Herbs and spices have been an essential part of Thai cuisine since ancient times. The special combination of herbs and spices used in the preparation of Thai dishes provides the unique taste. In addition, these herbs and spices have medicinal effect. Discover them below!
Lemongrass (ta khrai)
The lemongrass stems help you to cope with the cold, headache, coughing, diarrhea, aching, and mild asthma.
Galangal helps prevent inflammatory and arthritis, heart disease, cardiovascular problem and cancer; relieve discomfort caused by digestive problem; relieve asthma, cough and sore throat.
Shallot (hom daeng)
Shallots help lower cholesterol level, prevent certain types of cancer, provide anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral protection, lower blood pressure, treat diabetes, soothe nerves, boost circulation, and speed up digestion.
Kaffir lime leaves (bai ma krut)
The most important health benefits of kaffir lime leaves include its ability to promote oral health, detoxify the blood, boost skin health, improve digestion, lower inflammation, aid the immune system, reduce stress, and improve the health of hair
Coriander (phak chi)
The health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, indigestion, menstrual disorders, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders.
Sweet Basil (horapha)
Sweet basil leaves help relieve headache, colds and flu, flatulence, bloating, constipation, indigestion, and period pains. Crushed leaves can heal bruises and rashes.
Fingerroot (kra chai)
It is used for the treatment of illnesses such as muscle pain, rheumatism, peptic ulcer, leukemia, gastrointestinal disorder, dental caries, dermatitis, diarrhea, wounds and diuretic. The tonic made from roots is used as carminative, stomachic and an aid for colds, sore throat and cough.
Bird’s eye chili (phrik khi nu)
Bird’s eye chili is known for weight reducing qualities. It can play a key role in increasing the metabolism of the body, which results in more sweating and weight loss. It can help stimulate the action of stomach, improve digestion and reduce blood cholesterol. It is also used as a cure for dyspepsia, flatulence, arthritis, and toothache.
Cayenne pepper (phrik chi fa)
Cayenne pepper is used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, hemorrhoids, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, and diphtheria. It also has anti-irritant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Pepper (phrik thai)
Pepper is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, beta carotene and vitamin C. It helps prevent osteoporosis and cancer, nourish bone and teeth, and acts as antioxidant.
Garlic (kra thiam)
Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also has antibiotic properties, helping to keep the digestive system clean. It also builds the immunity against common cold and prevents heart ailments by clearing up blocked arteries. and stress.
Cumin improve immune system and treat insomnia, piles, asthma, bronchitis, respiratory disorders, common cold, skin disorders, boils and cancer.
Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory. Also, turmeric fight against bacterial infections.