Immunity Blend Seasoning

My spice cabinet has completely changed post-infection! This “immunity blend” is nice if you’re looking for a way to add some flavor and boost your immune system. I put it on everything. Just used it cooking hash browns for breakfast. Used it last night for mashed sweet potatoes. I still have to be careful what I eat, so it’s nice to give the old standby foods (like sweet potatoes) a little different flavor. Anyway, I love food, and I am grateful to finally be able to eat more things. I double love food that tastes good and benefits myself. Here’s what I shared about the benefits (per Ayurveda, not the FDA 😉 ) of these particular spices if you’re interested:

Turmeric is a detoxifying agent. It naturally cleanses the liver and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Since this spice is anti-inflammatory it reduces your risk of cancer and helps with weight management. Turmeric also has some benefits with Alzheimer’s, depression, and arthritis. Turmeric is best absorbed when paired with a healthy fat.

Black pepper is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps maintain a healthy colon. When combined with turmeric it increases the bioavailability of the active ingredient curcumin 3-fold. Black pepper heats the body to help deepen the affect of the rest of the spices.

Cumin improves energy and helps balance blood sugar. Cumin improves digestion by stimulating the pancreas to produce more pancreatic enzymes. It supports the proliferation of good microbes as well as detoxification of the intestinal tract.

Coriander is an antibacterial and detox spice that helps the liver chelate metals. It is high in Vitamin C to support the adrenals. Its properties are enhanced when combined with fennel.

Fennel is one of the best spices available to relieve constipation. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices to improve the absorption of nutrients from food. It is one of Ayurveda’s favorite lymph movers.

Ginger helps kill bad bacteria and viruses making it great for preventing and healing colds. It is a natural anti-inflammatory spice that soothes and relaxes your intestinal tract.

Cinnamon has been shown to stabilize blood sugar. It is used to balance digestion and inhibit bacterial growth.

This just stays on my fridge, so I can make it and put it into glass jars to use as needed.

Read more about these spices and their benefits:

12 Powerful Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices

Ayurveda: Beginner’s Guide

Health Benefits of Ayurveda Spices

1 Comment

Filed under C-Diff, Gut health, In My Kitchen, Just For The Health of It

One response to “Immunity Blend Seasoning

  1. Pingback: Easy Like Sunday Morning Hash Brown Scramble | Wider than the Sky

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s