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Ayurvedic Immunity-Boosting Spice Mix

ISSUED // February 28

Ayurvedic Immunity-Boosting Spice Mix

Why we love this recipe

Different spices have certain properties that help to naturally boost the immune system

Turmeric is detoxifying and helps to enhance intelligence of cells in the immune system. Cumin burns toxins (ama), and black pepper clears the channels to allow immunity-enhancing ojas to reach the deeper tissues.

Here is a spice mixture for enhancing immunity.



  1. Roast, or dry-fry, whole cumin, coriander, fennel and black pepper and then grind the mixture into a powder. Add turmeric, ginger and cinnamon.
  2. Mix all the powdered spices well and store in an airtight container in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
  3. For daily use, sauté one teaspoon of ghee, heating until you smell the aroma. Immediately remove the pan from the heat to avoid burning the spices.
  4. Sauté the spices in ghee and sprinkle or drizzle on vegetables, rice or other grains, or cook them in vegetables like a soup.
  5. Or add steamed vegetables to the spice mixture while still in the pan and stir.
  6. Or sprinkle them on your food if you eat your noon meal out. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This spice mixture should be used regularly to flavor one dish for the main meal of the day to boost immunity and enhance digestion.


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