History of Indian Spices

Indian Spices were known since the ancient time around 6000 BC and written records were found in Vedas. Various spices were mentioned in the Rig Veda. Various spices especially black pepper were referred in Yajur Veda. Indian Spices were considered as the “Spice bowl of the World”. Indian Spices played a significant role in strengthening its Economic condition since from the ancient and medieval ages. There is a long story about the Spice trading from the history of Indian Spices along with the ancient civilization. In order to take the advantage of rich natural wealth of Indian Spices many people from other countries invaded India such as Assyrians, Babylonians, Arabians, Romans, Egyptians, Chinese, Portuguese, the Dutch, the French, the Spanish, the British…

It is known that before 3000 BC. Spices trade has been started in India and Kerala is been known as the Land of Spices or “Spice Garden of India” and foreign traders and explorers desperately wanted to reach India especially Kerala for the purpose of Spice trades. Because of the greed and hunger for the want of Indian Spices many foreigners invaded India and the British set up trading empire known as The British East India Company. After that what happened every Indians know or our history books will teach us. Everything was to build a monopoly over the spice trading in short.