India is known as ‘The Home of Spices’. Spices don’t just add taste to food but also provide nutritional benefits with their curative and disease prevention properties.
Choose the option that is closest in meaning to the main word and complete the sentence.
1. Methi (may-thi)
Some studies have shown that ____ seeds help lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
(a) ax (b) fenugreek (c) cumin
2. Laung (long)
Troubled by a toothache in the middle of the night? Chew a few pieces of ____ for some relief.
(a) cinnamon (b) cardamom (c) cloves
3. Daalcheeni (daal-chi-nee)
Obtained from the inner bark of trees, ____ is used not only as a spice for foods but also as a bug repellent.
(a) ginger (b) garlic (c) cinnamon
4. Ajwain (aj-veyn)
The best natural way to cure a blocked nose is to take a steam from ____infused in hot water.
(a) carom seeds (b) sesame seeds (c) sunflower seeds
5. Hing (heeng)
Since ancient times, ____ has been used as a home remedy for indigestion and other stomach problems.
(a) mustard (b) asafoetida (c) turmeric
1 . B , 2 . C , 3 . C , 4 . A , 5 . B
The clues will help you find the answers to complete the word pyramid. Each answer must contain the previous answer. You may arrange the words with a new letter.
Hint: Start from the top
1. You in SMS language
2. United Nations in short
3. A vase used for the ashes of the dead
4. We rejoice when our cricketers score these
5. A person formally trained to look aer sick people
6. A state of disturbance or turmoil
7. To walk leisurely
8. People who provoke by taunts
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