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The Key to Better Health – Discover the Top 7 Health Benefits of Ingredients used in Indian Takeaway

There’s never been a better time to be buying-up on vitamin tablets and building your immune to help defend you against common viruses and diseases. With the current global pandemic of COVID-19, anything you can take, eat and do to help protect you should be at the top of your to-do list.

Today, we look at some of the key ingredients used to create and prepare delectable Indian curries and cuisine and how they can help promote and build your defense against common viruses such the cold and flu as well as help protect you from other more serious health issues.


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We’ve searched online and found these claims listed on reputable health-focused websites, you should carry out your own research however these are common facts that are validated across multiple sites and listings.


Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.

The Colonial British Indian Cuisine restaurants prepare many Indian dishes using turmeric as an ingredient. Start your defence here!


Garlic is a plant in the onion family that’s grown for its distinctive taste and health benefits. Garlic is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. Garlic supplements help prevent and reduce the severity of common illnesses like the flu and common cold.

Garlic is a real flu-fighter.

Get your garlic fix without the overwhelming taste and smell. Our chefs prepare many Indian curries, Indian rice dishes and Indian entrées and naan bread with garlic-infused for your better health. See the menu here


Ginger is a popular spice. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. Fresh ginger may also be effective against the RSV virus, a common cause of respiratory infections.

Ginger promotes respiratory health and helps fight against infections. It also tastes delicious in Indian curries, find a range of Indian meals featuring ginger online with The Colonial British Indian Cuisine restaurants in Sydney!


Cardamom is an ancient remedy that may have many medicinal properties. The antioxidant compounds in cardamom may help protect cells from damage and slow down and prevent inflammation in your body. Cardamom may improve breathing by stimulating better oxygen uptake and relaxing air passage to the lungs in humans and animals.

Can you see the benefits of having Cardamom in your diet? Enjoy curry-ful cardamom in your next Indian takeaway order. Plus, enjoy 30% OFF when you order direct online!


Cumin aids digestion by increasing the activity of digestive proteins. It may also reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Cumin is very dense in iron, providing almost 20% of your daily iron in one teaspoon. Cumin's traditional use as a seasoning may restrict the growth of infectious bacteria and fungi. This may reduce food-borne illnesses.

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Studies show that cloves may promote oral health, thanks to their antimicrobial properties, which may help kill harmful bacteria. Test-tube studies show that the compounds in cloves may reduce cancer cell growth and promote cancer cell death. Cloves have many potential health benefits, including keeping blood sugar in check and helping block the growth of bacteria

Treat yourself to a dish featuring cloves and other health-beneficial spices traditionally found in Indian food. Enjoy delicious and nutritious Indian curry by The Colonial Indian takeaway in Sydney.

Star Anise

The oil produced from star anise contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu. Anise also helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps and reduce nausea. Consuming star anise tea after meals helps treat digestive ailments such as bloating, gas, indigestion and constipation.

So this Star has been used to treat cough and flu symptoms? Well you know what we’ll be ordering today, a delicious Indian curry with the infusion of Star Anise – build your defence here!

Keep safe, keep your distance and most importantly be sure to get your vitamins and nutrients and consume super-foods and spices that can help build your immune and defend your body from any nasties!

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