Back to Nature – Secrets Behind Balinese Spices

From fever to the cancer cure treatment

Spices have been the main ingredients in Balinese cuisine. Their absence would incomplete the taste of the food. Strong aromatic traditional Balinese cooking generates the appetites to eat. The whole basic ingredients are in the basic spices, which is called basa (sambal). This base is divided into two; which are Basa Alit (simple sambal) and Basa Agung (complete sambal). Basa Alit only contains ongion, chilly and salt. While the Basa Agung will contain complete herbs and spices, some of them would include the most common spices which are Lemongrass, Ginger, Cassia, chilly, garlic, fried Shallots, salt, brown sugar, tumeric, chili and onion. Surprisingly, these all ingredients keep an ultimate function as herbal remedy, which have been uncovered by the medical technology. Since hundred years ago, Indonesian ancestors have been using the basic ingredients in their food and now passed down to our generation and the international world needs to be introduced of what these can do. The natural cure has been in our food many years ago. Let’s start having a close look on to the spices and the benefits to our health:

Chilly, the most difficult ingredient to taste for the burn it will cause in the mouth, tongue and throat. The killing hot chilly comes in three types, which always appear in Balinese food for better flavor and generating appetites. The most favorite chilly and always used is the small chilly or tabia krinyi. The hot level is the highest of all. The finger length chilly is called tabia Lombok, which is less hot. The last one is one inch long chilly which is fat chilly. These chilies come in different colors from green, yellow to red depends on the maturity. However, they all are used in the cooking. Medically researched, chilly has many benefits to human’s health. Chilly kills more than 75% bacteria presents in the food as the anti bacteria. Chilly capsicin extract serves as anti cancer and immune system booster. Besides, it fights against diabetic, burn fat by going through skin’s deep tissue and reliefs stuffed nose, which opens up congested sinuses.

Ginger. Through a wide research, ginger has performed many important functions such as for Ovarian Cancer Treatment. Ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied. Ginger has an important function in slowing down the growth of colorectal cancer cells. For women who often suffer from Morning Sickness, having small chunks of ginger can reduce or remove it. It has Anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful natural painkiller as well as the natural remedy for reducing heartburn.

Lesser Galangal
Rhizome ginger family, which appears smaller than the ginger with pleasant aroma. The rhizome benefits are for abdominal pain, vomiting, hiccups, and diarrhea helps, arthritis and fevers treatment.

Zedoary. It looks like ginger with its unique smell and flavor. The solid presentation of the root is harder than ginger. It is tougher to crash than a ginger. The most common uses for Zedoary are to treat wounds, inflammations, pain, and skin ailments. Consuming Zedoary does not have to be directly. It can be mixed in food processing or in the drinks. When it is mixed in the drinks, it will perform better in combating urinary tract infections and urine related disorders, gastro-intestinal tract and thus cures flatulence, colic and ulceration. Other benefits are as a treatment for dyspepsia, cough, vomiting and as a body stimulant. Besides it also helps to purify blood, improve the liver condition, digestion process and maintains normal body temperature.

So, what stops you from trying the natural remedy…? Get them mixed in the food eaten everyday. The best way is to get them through various Balinese Dishes during your vacation.

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