We have finally got some respite from the sweltering summery days; thanks to the rainy season. The joy of indulging in snacks in this amazing weather is above all. While storm brings a lot of help, it also brings along chances of you getting sick. Flu, common cold, cough and an upset stomach are some of the few health problems that become more prevalent during this time. It is all due to a weakened immunity, which makes the body play host to bacteria causing such issues. The humid climate adds to the growth of bacteria in the air, food and water, making things worse. During this time, support your immunity well in order to stay healthy. Eating the right food will not only help you stay healthy, but also guarantee a decent immunity system.

There are a few spices that work best on your immunity system and assist with boosting it better, particularly during monsoons. We enlist some spices that should definitely be added to your everyday diet.


According to the research published in the Journal PLOS ONE, curcumin, a compound present in turmeric, is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties that help boost immunity. A dash of turmeric can also manage your tummy troubles. So add some to your curries, dal, and rice dishes or simply drink it up with a glassful of milk to support immunity like never before.


Available whole, crushed or powdered, black pepper has carminative properties that reduce the chances of intestinal gas and other stomach issues. It doesn't just have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and fever-reducing properties but immune system upgrading properties too. You can add pepper in eggs, sandwiches, curries, soups, mixed greens, kadha, et al. You can also add some in your national masala online chai.


Cloves contain high amount of antioxidants, which aid the immune system in fighting off oxidative damage and cell-damaging free radicals. A functioning ingredient called eugenol in cloves helps in reducing the risk of developing infections and battles infection causing bacteria in the body.