Herbs and Spices for Thai Food.

What makes Thai cooking so special are the herbs and spices that are used. Here is a list of the more common ones used in Thai cooking and some of their reported health benefits. Cinnamon (Ob-choey) The dark brown bark of the cinnamon tree normally contains a sweet flavour. Cinnamon, commonly used in both Western and Thai cuisine and is available in varied forms. In Thai cooking the bark is converted into cinnamon powder and is used in massaman curry and pa-loe (Chinese five-spice stew). Medicinal benefit: reported to help promote vitality and acts as a remedy for exhaustion. Coriander Root (Rak-pak-chee) Coriander roots are an essential seasoning in Thai cooking. They have a deeper, more in

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