Clove was toothache cure in mother’s kitchen, mystery and delight added to kahwa tea. There is a lot more to this aromatic than meets the eye.
The uniqueness of salt is that it is both category and singular spice. While we may all have nostalgic recollections of mustard oil or turmeric, salt offers a static point of reference.
In Ayurveda, ghee is a sattvic food, a promoter of peace. In the pan, it performs the same role.
In Ayurveda, jaggery is used to restore energy. It can be used the same way in your every day cooking, too.
Yellow mustard seed is the sculptor that shaves away the dead wood around your body.