Especially in the wake of the covid 19 pandemic, now more than ever, the significance of a strong immune system cannot be overemphasized. As such, are you looking to boost yours? Why not try these Indian anti-viral spices – whether for your general or Indian cuisine.


As one of the oldest medicinal spices in Indian Cuisine, Tumeric can help you heal wounds, alleviate inflammation, and of course, fight infections, consequently enhancing your immunity


With a truckload of active ingredients such as glycyrrhizin, Fennel can help you prevent replication and as well treat viral diseases.


Garlic features antioxidants and antiviral agents like gingerol and zingerone that can help you prevent virus penetration and replication 


In the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree, cinnamon can help you tackle inflammations and a vast range of infections. Not to mention the immunity-boosting polyphenol.


This spice has multiple compounds like apigenin and Ursolic acid, which are well known in India for their anti-viral and immune-boosting properties. With just a simple “Indian restaurant near me" query, you can find one around.


Looking for antioxidants and active ingredients for a vast range of infections, garlic has a truckload of them.

Cayenne pepper

Rich in Capsaicin, Cayenne pepper can help you suppress inflammation. Besides, it can improve your digestion and circulation while helping your immunity against viral infections

Black pepper

If you are looking for active anti-microbial and rich antioxidants, look no further than Black pepper


Besides its remedial property against cold and cough, clove can also help you prevent multiple infections and oxidative damage resulting from free radicals.


With Carvacrol embedded within this spice, you can access a vast range of anti-viral properties, and reduce the potency of several viruses.