Here are five common spices used in Indian cooking that do just that!
Chili: Adding heat to a dish, chili raises the body’s metabolism, increases blood circulation and the heart rate to trigger the release of endorphins, producing a feeling of well-being and a natural high. Chili can go into any Indian curry recipe!
Ginger: Known for its spicy and zesty notes, stimulating the digestive tract causing an increase in circulation, ginger has a calming effect (known to settle nausea) and awakens the senses. It has a relaxing, soothing, dreamy effect when infused in a tonic or a drink, such as Masala Chai.
Fennel Seeds: Commonly used in India as a natural breath freshener fennel seeds are known to increase libido and ‘get you in the mood’ as it contain natural compounds similar to the hormone estrogen. Try a hot cup of Arvinda’s Garam Masala Hot Chocolate to steam things up.
Cardamom: Perfumy cardamom, is sweet and aromatic, freshens breath and is known to stimulate the sexual appetite. In India, this is known to be a natural aphrodisiac and is included in most of India’s desserts, sweets and Masala Chai.
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A teaspoon of: Ed Sheeran. Listening to: Grade 8.