How Simple Medicinal Herbs And Spices Can Heal

How Simple Medicinal Herbs And Spices Can Heal

One Common Medicinal Herb and Nine Common Spices That Help Heal Injuries and Illnesses Did you know that there is a shrub that grows abundantly in ...
Long pepper of Meghalaya

Long Pepper - A Spice That Is Used As A Spice As Well As In Home Remedies

Long Pepper is a pepper that is used both as a spice as well as a home remedy. Read more about this unique spice from Meghalaya, Northeast India
Ginger is good for health

Explore the Medicinal Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is renowned for its taste elevating properties and is almost a ‘must have’ in Asian cooking. Its use is so common that at times one tends to...
Bird's Eye Chilli peppers | Zizira

Bird’s Eye Chilli – A Red Confetti for Your Chicken Salad Recipe

Spicy chicken salad recipe! What can ever go wrong with something so delicious? Chicken salad can be surprisingly healthy and nourishing with the r...
Benefits of turmeric on the body

Benefits of Turmeric: The Miracle Spice for a Healthy You

Benefits of Turmeric Has a Long History In a study conducted in 2013, it was found that turmeric is just as effective as well as a safer alternativ...
Cinnamon from Meghalaya

Get Your Facts Right on Cinnamon Vs Cassia

There has been a lot of debate on the two cinnamon varieties, cinnamon and cassia, which has even led to terming one or the other as real and fake ...
Black pepper plant leaves

Black Pepper Farming: Black pepper production in India

Globally, 2019 saw black pepper production at 558,000 MT. Currently, Vietnam is the leading producer of black and white pepper with 298,000 MT of p...
Discovering The High Value Spices Grown In Meghalaya

Discovering The High Value Spices Grown In Meghalaya

The Spice Market Share in India Market trends for spices in Meghalaya (2015) A look at the last few years gives a strong indication that the mar...
12 Easy to Find Medicinal Plants of Meghalaya

12 Easy to Find Medicinal Plants of Meghalaya

Looking back at my childhood, one of my earliest recollections of a very popular medicine was Anacin. Any time anyone in the family or within earsh...
Spices of Meghalaya | Zizira

Spices of Northeast India and How To Use Them

Here is an album of spices of Northeast India, to give you a quick intro to the very many different varieties of spices in the Northeast region of ...
Turmeric from Meghalaya

Turmeric – The Next Queen of Spices

There are various spices found in Indian cuisine which is something we’ve all grown up with and accustomed to as well. And only as I write this, do I realize how we’ve been living with one such miracle spice all our lives.

Historically, turmeric (curcuma longa) has been in use for thousands of years in Asia. Early Polynesians carried the spice with them to Hawaii, where it is known as Olena, even today. Whereas in Europe, it has been used as a substitute for saffron for over seven centuries!

Bird’s Eye Chilli of Meghalaya

Bird’s Eye Chilli of Meghalaya

Bird’s Eye Chilli is treasured for its unique pungency and spiciness. The chilli gets its name from its petite size and a shape which is similar to a Bird’s Eye. Chillies are believed to have been cultivated for over 6,000 years and since then different varieties of chillies have been discovered.