Here at Love True Food , we custom make spices according to your constitution (dosha). The spices can help digest toxins from the gut and reset the lymph system. According to Ayurveda, specific spices have effects on our whole system. For example black pepper is heating and dry and aggravates fire (pitta) and dissolves earth (kapha) and pacifies air or vata. It's heating nature dissolves through mucus and clots. Now if we take a spice like coriander, it cools the system and pacifies fire and air. It always clears the mind. Having a knowledge base of basic spices can really affect the way food digests and assimilates into our system.
Below is a diagram that depicts the elements more clearly;
Here are some spices and their effects;
Ginger is invigorating, excellent digestive aid. Increases digestive capacity known as agni.
Saffron: Helps with beauty, is an aphrodisiac cough suppressant, antidepressant.
Cumin burns through ama (undigested food). It enhances appetite, and cleans the liver.
Turmeric, its bright yellow collar acts as an anti-inflammatory. Anti-viral, anti cancer and is great for skin and beauty.