Welcome to the Asian world, where high value is placed onfresh herbs and spices. Only, the right herbs and spices makethe versatile dishes of Asian cuisine to which we all love. In thissection, we introduce the most important herbs and spices and explain what healing properties they offer.
The taste of lemon grass is fresh and lemon-like with a hint of rose. It thus gives prepared dishes a very round flavor.
The smell of ginger is pleasantly aromatic; the taste is hot and spicy. It is warming, carminative and stimulates the circulation.
The turmeric root tastes slightly bitter, very aromatic and has a giner-like smell. Turmeric has a stimulating effect on gastric juice production and strengthens the immune system.
Star anise is similar in taste and smell with anise, but has a finer aroma. It has a cough-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect.
The galangal root tastes similar to ginger and has a fragrant smell of citrus and pine. The active substances in the roots are beneficial to the stomach and supports correct functions of digestive tract.
Coriander is known to many due to the Asian cuisine. The green herb and its seed gives not only a distinctive flavor to food, but also used as a natural antibiotic in medicine.