Boost Immunity and Digestion with Spices

In traditional Indian medicine, spices are as much about flavor and enjoyment as they are therapeutic and medicinal. Each spice carries it’s own abilities to change the body’s chemistry, to heat or to cool, to increase digestive juices or to keep digestion steady, even to rebalance the flora and protective lining of the stomach and intestines vital to digesting any food.
In this upcoming season of sneezes, coughs and groggy mornings, help yourself stay on top by making the following spice mix and having this with your dinner grain or vegetable. Make the choice to stay healthy and appreciate each bite:

Immunity Spice Mix*

  • 6 parts turmeric
  • 3 parts ground cumin
  • 3 parts ground coriander
  • 6 parts ground fennel
  • 1 part powdered, dry ginger
  • 1 part ground black pepper
  • 1/4 part ground cinnamon


  • Mix the spices together well.
  • Heat one teaspoon of the spice mixture in one tablespoon of ghee, using medium-high heat, until the mixture releases an aroma. Remove from the heat immediately so it won’t burn.
  • Add this spiced ghee to cooked rice, vegetables, or other foods.
*From The Answer to Cancer by Hari Sharma, M.D. and James Meade, Ph.D.

About Kimberly Skrobol

A student of yoga since 1995, Kimberly has studied and taught in New York, Spain and southern India. She holds advanced international TUV ISO 9001 certifications in Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Nutrition. Kimberly also holds a Masters in Education and a Masters in Health and Fitness as a Nationally certified Nutritional Counselor specializing in traditional Eastern and Western philosophies. 

 Kimberly’s unique approach is to blend the values of traditional practices with the pace of modern life. This results in a stronger body and mind with appreciation for each individuals preferences and lifestyle practices.
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