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Spicy Riddles. Class IV Environmental Studies. Chapter 25. 1. I c an be powdered fine To make food hot and spicy, If too much of me is added I make you gasp – shheee .. Shheee .. Your eyes and nose begin to water And you cry! Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I?.
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Spicy Riddles Class IV Environmental Studies Chapter 25
1. Ican be powdered fine To make food hot and spicy, If too much of me is added I make you gasp – shheee.. Shheee.. Your eyes and nose begin to water And you cry! Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I?
Red Chilli (LalMirch) • It is a main ingredient used for adding hot flavour to the food. • The antioxidants present in chilli help to cope with cholesterol. It also helps burning calories.
2. Grind me and powder me – To make your food look yellow, I am mixed in oil by granny And applied to wounds quickly, I heal all wounds – big and small, That is why I am loved by all! Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I?
Turmeric(Haldi) • It is used in cooking and skin care products. It has wide range medicinal uses. • It helps deal with skin problems. Turmeric powder can be used for healing cuts and wounds. It also makes coping with diabetes easier.
3. Small and round like a pearl, I am black when I am whole. I can be powdered coarse or fine A sharp and spicy taste is mine, Whether it is salty or sweet I am added as a special treat, Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I?
Pepper (KaaliMirch) • It is extensively used in cooking, especially for garnishing. It is has many medicinal uses too. • It helps coping with cold, cough, infections etc. It helps to deal with muscle pains and digestive problems
4. I am small and shiny chap Sometimes I am brown and sometime black, Added to hot oil and ghee I spread my fragrance all around me, When I am roasted. Curd and jaljeera are favourite to me. Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I?
CuminSeed (Zeera) • It is used for cooking and it also possesses medicinal properties • It is a good source or iron and keeps immune system healthy. Water boiled with cumin seeds is good for coping with dysentery.
5. I look like Zeera though green am I, To make your stomach healthy I always try, Eat me always after your meal I refresh your mouth, you surely feel, Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I?
Fennel (Saunf) • Fennel seeds are mostly eaten after meals, as their aroma works as breath fresheners. • Fennel is a good home remedy for many stomach and gastrointestinal problems. They also relieve chronic coughs
6. I look like a nail but a bud am I, Chocolate brown colour and a Strong smell have I. When your toothache Makes you shout, I soothe the pain in your mouth. Think and tell me who am I? Tell me quickly, who am I?
Clove (Laung) • It is used as a cooking ingredient mainly for seasoning or preparing Masalas. • Clove oil is beneficial for coping with tooth ache and sore gums. It is also beneficial remedy for chest pains, fever, digestive problems, cough and cold.
Asafoetida (Hing) • It is used for seasoning food especially snacks and has medicinal uses. • A good remedy for whooping cough and stomach ache caused due to gas.
Bay leaf (TezPatta) • It is used in cooking to add a specific flavour to food. It also has some medicinal properties. • Bay leaf oil possesses antifungal and anti bacterial
Cardamom (Elaichi) • It is used in most of the Indian and other sweet dishes to give a good flavour and smell. It is also used widely in pharmaceutical sector. • Helps to control bad breath and digestive disorder. A whole cardamom chewed is good for coping with diabetes.
Cinnamon (Dalchini) • It is used for mainly for seasoning food and preparing masalas It has medicinal uses too. • It supports natural production of insulin and reduces blood cholesterol
Coriander (Dhaniya) • Coriander leaves as well as coriander seeds are used in cooking. It also has some medicinal uses. • It can be used externally on aching joints and rheumatism. It is also good for coping with soar throat, allergies, digestion problems, hay fever etc.
Curry leaves (Curry Patha) • It is used as a main ingredient for seasoning in some countries. It has many medicinal uses. • These leaves are beneficial for reducing blood sugar. Each part of the plant provides some benefit or the other. The dried leaves are extensively used in herbal medicines.
Garlic (Lassan) • It is used for cooking as well as for the medicinal purpose. • It is useful for coping with cough and cold. It also has antibiotic properties.
Ginger (Adrak) • It is used for giving a specific flavour to food and has many medicinal uses. • Helps to avoid digestive problems. It is beneficial for coping with cough and cold.
Mustard (Rye) • It is used for seasoning as well as green leafy vegetable. The use of mustard oil is extensive in India but it is banned in some countries. • Mustard oil is good for body massage and even for getting good hair. It consists of omega-3 fatty acids. It is an excellent source of iron, zinc, manganese, calcium, protein etc.
Nutmeg (Jaiphal) • It is used in powdered form for garnishing and also for masala preparation. It is used in soaps, perfumes and shampoos. It can also be used for medicinal purpose. • It is beneficial for the treatments of asthma, heart disorder and bad breath
Saffron(Zaffran/Kesar) • It is used for cooking as well as in beauty products. It is mainly used in sweet dishes. It has good medicinal properties. • It helps to cope with skin diseases. It is a good remedy for cough, cold and asthma.
Star Anise (Chakra Phool) • It is used in cooking and for medicinal purpose • Star anise oil is helpful for digestion and avoiding bad breath
The Indian state known as the Spice Garden is Kerala. Kerala is a small state full of hills and hillocks with stunning green sceneries. There are many spices growing naturally in abundance in the state.
References The Uses and benefits of Spices http://www.indiaparenting.com/food-and-nutrition/53_2737/the-uses-and-benefits-of-spices.html Environmental Studies Text book, Class IV