This chilly April, as most of us shelter in place, we may be in need of some warming spices for what ails us. One of the ways that I am being pro-active is to boost my own immune system with herbal remedies, good diet and preventative care, and you don't get stronger medicine than well prepared food! Indian food is chalked full of robust herbals that are both nutritive and medicinal. This is a culture that believes food should be medicine, and it is! Take garlic, Turmeric and ginger, three celebrated examples, all baked into Deepak's food with heart. Garlic is a potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Turmeric and Ginger are both anti-inflammatory and aid in digestion. We also use cinnamon, clove, fenugreek, chilli, cardamom and so many other lovely warming spices that really keep rhume at bay. Eaten on a daily basis, herbs help to reinforce health and over time, your homeostasis shifts to a more resilient place. And all of this made ready for you with Deepak's signature spice blends freshly ground in house. To guarantee maximum potential, we never use powdered blends, and are continually producing small batches of masalas for immediate use.
So, whatever your situation is in the unprecedented time, taking steps to include spices in your diet will nourish the body and fortify your house.
by Tahl Ghitter-Kalsi B.a. , Yoga teacher, Herbalist, mother and Wife.