Sattvic Masalas: How These Spices Protect Immunity?
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Sattvic masalas are those old Indian spices that were part of a strict ayurvedic diet. These still exist in the Indian kitchen, but now they often get paired with non-sattvic foods, taking away from the core benefits they bring into your health and lifestyle. A sattvic meal is healthy and light on your stomach. It is vegetarian, fresh, filled with nutrients and healthy. The idea behind a sattvic diet is to help enable you to live life in a calm, happy, healthy state of mind with an energy that comes from within your core. 

Mr Amit Juneja, CEO and MD Annakoot by ISKCON Bangalore, shares five sattvic spices available in every Indian kitchen.


A potent immunity booster, ginger helps your body fight germs and stay healthy and stress-free. Ginger in its powder form gives aroma and adds on taste to the food. It also has anti-inflammatory properties due to gingerol, which comes with powerful medicinal properties.

Black pepper

Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, besides being a potent antibacterial agent, black pepper helps your body stay healthy in a wholesome way. In addition, black pepper also has anti-inflammatory properties, which prove to be very helpful in chronic inflammation.


Remembered to be one of the most effective nutritional supplements, turmeric is filled with properties that benefit the human body. Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric acts as an immunity booster and helps your body heal from viral infections.

Garam Masala

A delicate blend of various spices, garam masala helps enhance the flavour of any meal while helping the body digest, fight inflammation and keep your immunity levels high. Rich in antioxidants, it helps your body stay healthy and filled with energy. 

Coriander Powder

A staple in most Indian meal preparations, coriander powder, is known to help digestion and give relief from flatulence by improving bowel movement. In addition, it helps make the gut stronger, which allows the body to fight infection faster and better.