Thai food has always been one of the world's favourite cuisines. One of the most distinctive aspects of our culinary heritage is the use of herbs and spices. But the herbs have another function; besides providing flavour, they all boast medical and therapeutic benefits to varying degrees. Filled with herbs and spices, a simple Thai meal can also help cure many ailments.
Some herbs used in Thai cooking have great medicinal benefits.
"Thai people tend to suffer from 'wind' disorders because we live in a tropical country," said Komson Dinakara na Ayudhaya, a traditional Thai physician and a special instructor at Rangsit University's Faculty of Oriental Medicine.
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