Masala - Indian name is a mixture of fragrant spices that besides giving a spicy flavor dishes have a beneficial effect on the human body and its processes. Each region of India masala cultivated his own version, but the basis for all combinations put the same ingredients.
Varieties masala and their properties
Masala is a very popular spice, due to its unique properties to increase the nutritional value of any meal. Moreover, Masala helps the digestive tract, improves digestion and digestibility of food, has a disinfecting effect.
In our country the most widely several popular varieties of masala, which include tandoori masala, punch-masala, garam masala, chaat masala and the combination of spices for tea.
One of the best known and most popular varieties in the world masala is garam masala
. The composition of its various variations are black and white pepper, cloves and cinnamon, curry leaves and laurel, long pepper and star anise pippali, Zira (Indian cumin) and black cumin, coriander and black, green and brown cardamom, as well as nutmeg
. All these components have a number of masala useful properties
. For example, the stud is used in medicine as a carminative and bactericidal agent helps relieve toothache, eliminates the infection of the oral cavity
. In addition, it is soothing and regenerating force agents used after a nervous and physical exhaustion, and even activate memory
. No less useful component of this type is the so-called masala Roman caraway (cumin and cumin)
. This spice is rich in healing essential oils, protein and calcium, it contains sugar and resinous substances
. Include it in your daily diet can help the body clear of toxins
. It is believed that Zira cleanses the respiratory organs, and stimulates the nervous system, which allows a person to feel the rush of ease
A combination of a large number of different components of spicy chaat masala
. Its members may include Tung bean powder, asafoetida (Hing, ferrule) and mango (amchur), powdered black and red (cayenne) pepper, ginger, cumin seeds and fennel as well as black volcanic salt (Kala Namak) and already prepared mixture garam masala
. Each of the components of this masala has a healing effect on the human body
. For example, asafoetida, despite its sharp taste and smell, is a very efficient tool in combating osteochondrosis, arthritis and sciatica, favors the restoration of the hormonal functions of the gonads and adrenal glands, is an excellent antispasmodic, sedative and laxative, it helps to get rid of ear pain, intestinal and skin parasites
. Fennel contains carotene, ascorbic acid, and a variety of vitamins
. This spice is an antioxidant, an excellent tool for cleaning the blood and removing toxins and the perfect remedy for a weak stomach, pancreatitis and gallstones
. Doctors recommend to include fennel in the treatment of neuroses, depression and insomnia, cancer and radiation exposure, as well as in some other cases
Tandoori masala is a "bouquet" of spices, designed for cooking in the tandoor (tandoor) and give them useful properties. Tandoori masala is the basis of garam masala, and its auxiliary components are all the same cumin, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. All these components are well known for their healing properties. A distinguishing feature of tandoori masala is the ability to maintain all the useful properties with significant exposure to temperature and even strengthen them.
The most "simple" is the punch-masala - spiced mixture of five spices: fennel or anise seeds fenugreek and black mustard, black cumin (fennel flower) and Indian (cumin). Seeds of fenugreek, a distinctive part of this masala, have a mass of useful properties and unique smell. Shambhala is a valuable source of iron, protein and vitamins B and D. It promotes the release of mucus from the body, toxins, excess fat, stimulating mental abilities, and serves as an effective means of bracing.
Chai Masala - immunomodulator and Energy
Of particular note is the tea masala - a mixture of spices, rich thick aroma revered South Asians, and now many other corners of the Earth. Chai tea used to prepare a particular beverage on the basis of strong Indian tea with added milk fat. This drink is a kind of energy, having a strong warming, tonic and tonic effect.
Recipes masala tea there as much as the options for using other types of masala, but the main components must always be Black tea, ginger, fennel, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and milk, without which the beneficial properties of herbs are not disclosed until the end . Furthermore, in addition to tea masala can be used in different variations star anise, fenugreek, turmeric, pepper, almonds, rose petals and other traditional oriental spices.
The benefits of tea masala is combined effect of all of its member spices - not without reason before the era of Pharmacology as drugs used by them. Spices ensure the inclusion in the composition of the drink a unique vitamin and mineral complex, have amazing curative effect not only on the body but also on the psycho-emotional component. Weak tea masala, combined with mint or lemon balm is recommended to use as a natural sedative. In India, masala tea is often used to treat all sorts of ailments, lethargy, lack of appetite, cardiovascular diseases, disorders of metabolism and blood circulation, as well as all kinds of colds and infectious diseases.
The unique taste, useful properties and effective healing effect masala tea is allowed to build in the category of favorite out of all hot drinks in India and other South Asian countries.