The fame of Indian spices is older than the recorded history. The story of Indian spices is more than 7000 years old. Spices and herbs have been used by Indians for thousands of years for both culinary and health purposes. Due to such a huge range of spices like turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, clove, coriander and red chili, the taste of Indian food never changed. Spices like ginger, turmeric, and fenugreek are used as medicines from ancient times. Looking at curative properties of some of the spices – Ginger prevents dyspepsia, garlic reduces cholesterol and hypertension and fenugreek is a good resistance builder and with pepper often serve as antihistamines, turmeric is used for stomach ulcers and for glow of the skin. Some spices like cloves, fennels and cardamom are used as mouth refreshing agents and they are used all over the world.
The environment of India is perfect; heavy humidity, high rainfall, dry and hot weather favors the conditions for growth of different spices.
Indian food and its taste is famous all over the world; the delicious aroma, great taste, unique color and finger-licking flavor. All these together make a perfect blend and are found in Indian foods only.
So today, India is one of the largest exporting nation of spices in the world. Vast variety of spices grow due to natural conditions available in various parts of India.