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Organic skincare works better & does wonders on your skin. The quality and performance of the natural ingredients makes them worth your beauty efforts.

Human body uses nutrients absorbed not only through food, but also through the skin. It is medically understood that what goes on your skin absorbs into your bloodstream and is carried through your body. We are all aware of benefits of eating healthy. But let’s not forget that skin is an organ which is alive, growing and changing every second of every day.

By choosing to go organic with your skincare, you are choosing products whose ingredients work with the sophisticated natural systems of your skin. And given the right nutrients, your skin can care for and mend itself.

Let’s explore the beauty secrets of few of the very common spices we all use almost every day!

Cinnamon

Cinnamon might be unassuming but it delivers fantastically when it comes to speeding blood circulation which makes your skin breathe thereby removing acne. It's also packed with antioxidants — substances that fight skin damage. The beauty uses of cinnamon also include making a blush at home, and a foundation tint.

How:

Add cinnamon to a lip scrub or lip balm (if you are making it at home) and apply it on your lips. The spicy effect of cinnamon will push blood to your lips and hence give them a rosy and natural look.

Garlic Powder

Your hair follicle needs nutrients to produce thick, healthy hair. Often due to stress and insufficient nutrition, we face the problem of hair thinning. Since garlic has high amount of amino acid, it helps restore and re-energise hair follicles thereby giving you healthy and strong hair. The Vitamin C and strong sequence of disulfide in garlic further promotes hair growth.

How:

Garlic hair mask could be prepared by combining 1/4 tsp of garlic powder with 2 ounces of olive oil, heat the mixture for 30sec and massage scalp and rinse out after 20mins.

Ginger

Ginger Tea is best for sore throat, cold and cough but it’s a reservoir of beauty benefits too. One of the tips for glowing skin is ginger. When applied to face, it can give a great amount of shine, glow and natural radiance to your face and yet save you the cost of expensive creams and lotions.

How:

Apply the juice of fresh ginger piece on your face and let it stay on for 10mins. Initially, it might give you a feeling of slight irritation but over a period the burning sensation will lessen out.

Pepper

Pepper is a hot remedy to get clear skin (and there is no second meaning here). When you mix it with other ingredients and apply it on your skin, you are on your way to loosening skin pores and removing acne and blackheads. That is why pepper is so popular in getting blemish-free skin.

How:

Mix 1 tsp yogurt with 1 tbsp. black pepper and apply the mixture on your face. After a couple of minutes, rinse it off to see the desire results.

One can as well prepare a body warming scrub by mixing salt, pepper and olive oil to exfoliate dead skin.

Turmeric

Turmeric also known as haldi, has main ingredient-curcumin that has an instrumental role to play in fighting inflammation. With the benefits of turmeric, you can say goodbye to skin hazards such as acne, wrinkles, fine lines and instead get brightened skin tone. No wonder why, the Hindu marriage has a ceremony devoted to turmeric to impart beauty on the bride’s face. This is one of the homemade beauty tips for glowing skin.

How:

Turmeric with honey and mix it to make it a thick paste. Apply it on your skin and let it stay for 20 minutes.

Fennel

Fennel is a great anti-inflammatory spice and used for reducing skin sensitivity. Being antiseptic in nature, fennel seed is great for oily and acne prone skin types because it can remove the dirt and bacteria often causing oil buildup and breakouts. It contains vitamins A, C, and E, which is an awesome combination for dark spots and wrinkles.

How:

Crush fennel seeds and combine with boiling water to make a rinse that will help reduce dandruff and strengthen hair strands.

Blend 1tbs of fennel seeds, 2tbs of oatmeal. Add 1/4 cup of boiled water. Keep the mask on for 5 minutes and rinse well with lukewarm water.

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story of spice

Ever imagined how would your favourite food taste without chilli /pepper??

Did you know the spices so common these days were once a much prized good and often used as commodity money for commerce!

Black pepper is referred to as “king of spices” or “black gold” and Cardamom as the “queen of spices”, which happens to rank 3rd in the list of highly expensive of spices, even today. Isn’t that fascinating?

Spice’s origination dates back to as old as 1000 BC where medical systems based upon herbs could be found in China, Korea, and India. Early uses were connected with magic, medicine, religion, tradition and preservation.

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What is a Spice?

Spice, basically is a seed, fruit, root, bark, berry, bud or vegetable substance primarily used for flavouring, colouring or preserving food.


Spice trade developed throughout South Asia and Middle East in around 2000 BC with cinnamon and pepper, and in East Asia with herbs and pepper. It established and destroyed empires, led to the discovery of new continents, and in many ways helped lay the foundation for the modern world.

Spices were amongst the most demanded and expensive products available in Europe in the Middle Ages, the most common being black pepper, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Back then, they were all imported from plantations in Asia and Africa, which made them expensive.

Many spices have antimicrobial properties. This may explain why it is more commonly used in warmer climates, which have more infectious disease, and why the use of spices is prominent in meat, which is particularly susceptible to spoiling. Spices are sometimes used in medicine, religious rituals, cosmetics or perfume production, or as a vegetable.

Ayurveda, one of the oldest forms of medicines, uses different herbs and spices to treat plethora of health issues, ranging from simple to complex.

When it comes to international platform today, India contributes 75% of global spice production. (Source: UN Food & Agriculture Organization)

United States began its entry into the world spice industry in the 18th century, when American businessmen began their own spice companies and started dealing directly with Asian growers rather than the established European companies.

Today Global travel, immigration and more adventurous palates are increasing the interest in spicy foods.

There are innumerable and scientifically proven benefits of spices.

To read and learn more about spices, click on the links below:

                                                Top 5 Reasons To Use Magic Spice Garam Masala

                                                Traditional Indian Spices for Detox

                                                Garam Masala- The Essential Indian Spice

Spices, native mostly to tropical regions, harbor valuable genes for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses thereby bringing in the invaluable goodness. One cannot reconstruct the natural occurrence of spice plants in all cases. Hence, at Vedica Organics, we ensure that the spices, purely organic in nature, are traded right from their place of origin to your doorstep at a highly competitive price.

Spice up your life with our varied spice products that makes your everyday cooking tastier and healthier. Vedica promotes organic products and some of our spices are top selling in the market.

For details on the list of Spices, Vedica Organics offer, click here.

Why Choose Organic Spices?

While the stance on using organically grown produce and meats is widespread and relatively clear, there is still some indecision surrounding the use of organic spices. However, when we take a closer look at the number of spices that are used in everyday cooking, there should remain no doubt as to why these flavor enhancers should not be derived from organic sources as well.

When traditionally grown spices, whether ground or whole are consumed, to be used in cooking, sprinkled on dishes, rubbed for marinating, or any other cooking procedure, they also carry the threat of tainting food with their accompanying chemical components. Here it becomes highly questionable if these spices are actually more beneficial or harmful to use in cooking.

For starters, traditionally grown spices, like their produce counterparts, are exposed to fumigation by hazardous chemicals that are highly destructive to the ecosystems where they are grown. The process unequivocally involves treatment with pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. In fact, the harsher the treatment, the more residue will be found in the finished product.

On the other hand, organically grown spices use ecological farming techniques by preventing or at least limiting contamination through this means. It is a given that all food that is grown needs to go through certain sanitation steps that will eradicate invasive contaminants. For conventionally grown spices, the accepted method is to use irradiation to kill contaminants without altering the taste and appearance of food. While the process does help in preserving the food, it can also generate carcinogenic by-products.

A safer and hazard free alternative is used when treating organic spices where companies sterilize their product with steam heat instead. This method is in compliance with organic standards where saturated steam is used under high pressure to kill microorganisms but without bruising the plant itself. The best part is that all this is accomplished without using any hazardous toxins.

As a result, organically grown spices do not contain any fillers, flavors or preservatives that may otherwise be detected in conventional spices; the use of these fillers and other additives becomes necessary as some of the flavor may have been lost during the manufacturing process. But since organically grown spices endure neither irradiation nor any other processed treatment, the finished product is free of any genetic modifications.

So with an increasing appetite for foreign and ethnic cuisines, spice consumers are turning to better options for purchasing organically grown spices and spice blends. There are a variety of brands that now service these products from grocery stores as well as from online sources. To get the best quality organic spices, especially catering to Indian cuisine enthusiasts, check out a variety of products at http://www.vedicaorganics.com/

Remember that spices are used to enhance a dish’s flavor, texture, color and aroma without compromising on any of its nutritional benefits. So to make your culinary favorites more delightful and interesting, opt for organically grown spices that will not only promote taste but also add to a meal’s wholesome value.