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Ginger Drink

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I never use to have ginger drink right form childhood even after knowing the benefits of having ginger drink. But finally only when we face some problems we suddenly search of a remedy that to a natural remedy to relieve us or keep away from the problem.

This ginger drink helps and relives indigestion, cold. Ginger Drink is prepared in few version, but this one is the simple and good for kids, which is mild spicy. It’s not good to have this drink often, one can have it once in a month, perfect for adults to have in empty stomach and good for kids after a milk or coffee in morning. Also it’s enough for one to consume only ¼ cup (100 ml), so it’s good to have on weekends.

Check out my other beverage recipe in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/beverages/.

Let us move on to the recipe…

Ginger Drink

Ginger Drink

Ingredients:

  • Ginger – 100 gm
  • Palm Rock Sugar / Panakarkandu – 10 gm
  • Ajwain / Carom seeds / Omam – ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and chop the ginger into fine pieces.
  • Heat ¼ litre of water in a small pot, wait until it boil.
  • Add in the ginger pieces, palm rock sugar and carom seeds, cover with the lid.
  • Allow it to boil for 10 -15 mins in medium flame.
  • Remove the lid and filter the water.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Note: You can adjust the quantity of palm rock sugar by increasing its quantity in order to increase the sweetness in it.

Kashayam / Herbal juice

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When the climate changes, there are few changes in our body, which starts with certain health issues like cold, fever and so on. According to the proverb, “Prevention is better than cure” – we could try to prevent us from certain health issues before infection. So whenever the weather gets chill, I use to prepare some medicines at home for all of us including kids. When we are about to give for kids the quantity of the ingredients should be reduced to half the quantity of given below.

Herbal juice for cold

Herbal juice for cold

Ingredients:

  • Betel leaf – 1 no
  • Dried Ginger (crushed) – ½ tsp
  • Garlic (crushed) – 2 nos
  • Karunjeeragam / Kalonji / Black caraway seeds – 1 tsp
  • Omum / Ajwain / Caraway seeds – ½ tsp
  • Panakarkandu / Palm sugar (crushed) – 1 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 1 ½ cup of water in a sauce pan.
  • Take out only the stalk from the betel leaf.
  • Now put all the ingredients including the stalk of betel leaf and cover with the lid.
  • Allow it to boil for 5 mins.
  • Remove from the fire. Drain it and drink hot.

This relieves us from cold, indigestion and also body pain.

Note:  The quantity mentioned here is for adults and for kids cut down half of the quantity. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the given ingredients.