Fennel – A small amount of fennel seeds adds distinct flavor to a dish. They are also used in relishes. Fennel seeds when chewed after meal acts as a digestive aid and a breath freshener.
Cumin – Cumin seeds are one of the main ingredients in seasoning. They can also be roasted and added to many spice blends. They aid in digestion and also thought to help in the treatment of common cold.
Asafetida – Asafetida is used extensively in bean and vegetable dishes. It is used most commonly as a digestive aid and it is reputed to lessen flatulence and thus considered a must in beans and cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower.
Turmeric – Turmeric is used for color and health benefits. It is considered to be a powerful healer. It is used as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.