Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols. The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower your risk of disease. Cinnamon has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels, having a potent anti-diabetic effect at 1–6 grams or 0.5–2 teaspoons per day. It has been shown to lead to various improvements for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in animal studies. Cinnamaldehyde has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which may reduce infections and help fight tooth decay and bad breath. Studies have shown that cinnamon can help fight HIV-1, the main type of HIV virus in humans.
Cardamom may help with digestive issue. The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body. It may be effective against a variety of bacterial strains that contribute to fungal infections, food poisoning and stomach issues. May improve breathing by stimulating better oxygen uptake and relaxing air passage to the lungs in humans and animals, decrease high blood sugar levels and anxiety.
Star of Anise
Star anise has been useful for treating a variety of fungal, bacterial and viral infections.
It has strong antiviral capabilities. In fact, it’s one of the main active ingredients in Tamiflu, a popular medication for the treatment of influenza