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Benefits of Some Thai Ingredients



1.Garlic

Benefits: Lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, relieves flatulence and urinary problems and helps with menstrual cycles, swellings, bruises and dermatitis. Garlic oil will take away marks left from bug bites. Selenium found in garlic stimulates enzyme production. Use: Garlic is used in all Stir-Fried dishes. Chop and fry the garlic until it is golden brown and use it in noodles, or mix it pounded coriander root and pepper to make a meat marinade


2.Turmeric

Relieves flatulence, stomach ache, nausea and diarrhea and helps the liver and respiratory system. It also relieves swollen joints and rheumatism. The anti-oxidant content lowers the risk of cancer, and it is believed to even slow ageing, Turmeric root contains Vitamins A and C.

3.Lemongrass

One of the favourite herbs in Thai cuisine, and it has been used since ancient times. Lemongrass is great for boosting the immune system. It is great at relieving cold & flu symptoms, like fever or headaches.

4.Coconut Milk

One of the most delicious things on earth! This important ingredient contains valuable fatty acids (that most people in the West are lacking) and helps to control bad cholesterol. Also, it helps modulates metabolic functions.


5.Chilies

Chilies have great benefits to our health, being one of the reasons why it is widely used by other cultures. In fact, recent studies show that eating chilies is great for protecting your heart and maintain a consistent insulin and glucose levels. It also improves your sleeping habits.


6.Coriander

This herb has two ways of use in Thai cuisine: one as a seed, and the other one as a fresh herb. Both are very healthy, but coriander seed has been used since ancient time by several civilisations like Greece, India and China. They are great for the digestive system. It is perfect for bacterial and fungal infections, and for helping the loss of appetite.


7.Galangal

Benefits: Relieves flatulence, diarrhea, asthma and bronchitis and reduces phlegm. Apply mixed, pounded fresh roots mixed with whisky to the skin to stop fungus and ringworm. Galangal contains Vitamins B1 and B2, calcium and phosphorous.

It is very similar to ginger, having the ability to improve digestion. It is grown in Southeast-Asian countries and it is widely used in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Galangal is a great source of fiber, iron, sodium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and phytonutrients. It helps in promoting the blood circulation in the body and any discomfort caused in the stomach due to inflammation or other disease.


8.Nutmeg

Benefits: Nutmeg has been a key part of traditional medicine. The essential oil improves blood circulation, urinary issues and peptic ulcers, relieves flatulence and diarrhea and reduces phlegm. It is also a natural laxative. Use: The fruit and flowers are used to season baked items, butter and sausages, Helps preserve food. It is being used in cosmetics too.


11.Ginger

Benefits: Relieves flatulence, Intestinal cramps, nausea, headache and stomach ache. The anti-oxidant content lowers the risk of cancer. it will freshen up the mind as well. Ginger contains calciumใ


12.Red, Yellow, Green Chilies

Benefits: Prevents bronchitis and colds, heals ulcer bruises, kills bacteria and relieves flatulence. Chilli spur pepper contains protein, Vitamins B1, B2 and C, calcium and iron.


13.Tamarind

Benefits: Thanks to its mineral-based acid, tamarind sauce helps the digestion system, including the intestines, and cools the body. It relieves constipation and diarrhea and prevents phlegm build-up.


14.Kaffir Lime

Benefits: Relieves flatulence and nausea and stops bleeding from the gums and teeth. Kaffir lime contains beta-carotene, Vitamins A, B2 and C and calcium and protein.


15.Shallot

Benefits: Relieves cold symptoms, apthous ulcers and eye-socket pain, improves flatulence, urinary and menstrual ailments, digestion and appetite, lowers cholesterol and helps eliminate toxins. Shallots contain selenium and Vitamins D, A and C.

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