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Tamarind

One of the sour taste ingredients. It is rare to find non-tamarind broth in South Indian cuisine. Everything like sambar and rasam, will not taste good if tamarind is not added. The food we eat must have salt, tamarind, and salt. If it is not mainly tamarind, many times the food will not taste good. The same tamarind has a lot of medicinal properties. There are those who simply eat tamarind without adding it to their recipes.

Tamarind Tree

The tropical tamarind tree is drought tolerant. It does not need water after some growth. The leaves, flowers, pods, nuts, and bark of the tree and resins are all useful for us. Its wood is used to make sturdy furniture.

We get tamarind from such a tree. Tamarind tree not only gives shade to man but is also an important food item to be added to food for taste and health. This tree grows up to 80 feet tall, can live more than 100 years. If the nut is grown as a plant, it will start flowering in a maximum of 4 years.

Nutrients contained in tamarind

100 g of tamarind contains 7% of calcium, 20% of iron, 6% of vitamin C, 1% of vitamin A, 13% of potassium, 12% of niacin, 16% of phosphorus, 23% of magnesium, and 13% of fiber.

Health benefits of tamarind

Tamarind is one of the most widely used ingredients in our South Indian cuisine. So far we have been reminded of this tamarind just for taste. But there are numerous health benefits behind it. Let's see what they are,

Acts as a pain reliever

In case of swelling, sprain, or seizure in any part of the body such as arm, leg, or hip, dissolve the tamarind well, boil it with salt and apply it on the affected area. It will cure pain, swelling, and sprain. 

Cure dysury

Dysury is one of the problems of men during the summer. Some people experience severe irritation and pain in the penis during those times. In those cases, if you take the whole or only the skin of the nut and eat it, you will get instant healing.

Has anti-inflammatory properties

Both tamarind and tamarind leaves have anti-inflammatory properties. We get a lot of diseases because of chronic inflammation. So to get rid of this chronic inflammation, you can use tamarind juice or tamarind tea with honey to it and drink it daily. Will make good progress.

Protecting heart health

Tamarind contains flavonoids and polyphenols that protect heart health. These increase the good cholesterol in our body and lower the bad cholesterol and triglyceride. Increases immunity. Thus the heart will be healthy and safe. Tamarind works very fast in dissolving the bad cholesterol that has accumulated in the heart.

Reducing abdominal pain

For those who suffer from fever and stomach ache, soak the tamarind in water and then dissolve it well and give it to drink along with jaggery for immediate relief.

Preventing vomiting and nausea

Women often suffer from morning sickness during pregnancy. When you wake up in the morning there will be vomiting, nausea, excessive hunger, and so on. Vomiting occurs immediately after eating anything. Our ancestors have been using tamarind for generations to stop this.

So nausea and vomiting will be reduced to some extent when pregnant women add tamarind. And women are more likely to suffer from constipation during pregnancy. Tamarind is also a laxative. You can taste sour juice to prevent nausea.


Reducing body heat

Take the required amount of both tamarind flower, young tamarind, and add dried chilies and salt to it and let it dry. If it is eaten like pickles, it will reduce body heat and cause a good appetite.
Tamarind is used in many specialties in desserts, snacks, and food preparation. We also get the full health benefit by eating tamarind often.


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Dry ginger

One of the ancestral vows is that there is no supernatural medicine than Sukku and no supernatural God than Subramaniam. If you have dry ginger with you, there is no disease that exists. Ginger in the morning, Dry ginger in the afternoon, Terminalia chebula at night, if you add these three in some way every day, the disease will not come close to us.

After the ginger has dried well, without its juice in it called Sukku. It does not spoil so easily. But it also has all the health benefits you need. Sukku will make any kind of food digestible. Breaks down toxins in the body. Cleanses the intestines and esophagus.

Medicinal benefits of Dry Ginger

Cure Arthritis
Grind Dry ginger with little milk and boil it. Cooldown until slightly hot. Apply this milk to the pain area to cure arthritis pain. 

Cure bile issues

Make a dry ginger powder and mix it with a little lemon juice and drink it to clear the bile issues in the body.

Expelling mucus

Make a tea with Dry ginger, pepper, Coriander, Cloves, Alpinia officinarum,(Cittarattai) and drink frequently, this will expel even if the severe cold within three days.

Gas trouble will go away

Eat a little bit of dry ginger with betel leaf to resolve the gastric problems.

Relieve headaches

Add a little water to the dry ginger and grind it like a paste and rub it on the forehead to get rid of the headache.

Gives energy to the body

Mix dry ginger, black pepper, and palm sugar and make  "dry ginger water" drink this water to relieve ailments, fatigue, and agility.

Alcohol intoxication will be clear

Make a paste with dry ginger and Coriander seeds and eat to remove intoxication caused by drinking too much alcohol and it will make a return to normal within some time.

Allergy is cured

Make a powder of dry ginger along with fenugreek seeds and mix it with honey. Eat this to cure allergies.

Relieves vomiting and nausea

If you chew dry ginger with a little basil leaf, the persistent vomiting and nausea will stop. Add dry ginger, pepper, and lime and grind to a fine paste and apply to the throat area. This will cure a sore throat. The natural voice will return back. 

Curing constipation

If you take a little dry ginger and grind it with a small onion and eat, the harmful germs that have accumulated in the rectum will be destroyed. This will cure constipation. Hemorrhoids can be cured by making a tea with coriander, dry ginger, and drink.

Curing toxins

If you are bitten by a scorpion or a centipede, you can chew a little dry ginger, five peppercorns, a betel leaf and drink a tumbler of water to avoid the poison.

Relieves headaches and coughs

Hiccups will stop if eaten dry ginger with jagger. It can be taken as a decoction to relieve cough and increase appetite. Boiled milk with dry ginger can cure headaches.

Cure Morning sickness, nausea

Dry ginger is used as an obstetrician. Vomiting and nausea will go away if you eat dry ginger and ginger at the right time. Put two teaspoons of dry ginger powder in half a liter of water and boil it till it becomes a quarter-liter. Drink six teaspoons of this water three times a day to cure stomach pain, Obesity, diarrhea, nausea, loss of taste. 
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We can find Spinned Loach fish only in the freshwater like canals and fields and streams. Particularly we can see this fish mainly in the two months before the paddy harvest. Only in those months, Spinned loach fish will come on sale in the markets. Like meat, this fish contains a lot of nutrients.



In fact, fish contain more nutrients than meat. We could get a lot of nutrients from this fish. These fish are especially good for babies. Because it is easily digested. Although fish can be eaten in the form of dry fish, its benefits can be reaped. Well, now let's see the benefits of eating ayirai fish.

Fish are high in protein, rich in vitamins and minerals. It is also low in saturated fats and high in unsaturated fats. In addition, it contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Like saturated fats, cannot clog blood vessels. High levels of unsaturated fats in this fish, make them easily digested and impede blood flow. If you have a high blood pressure problem, add this fish to your diet often. Thus blood pressure can be maintained evenly.

Some nutritionists claim that meat increases hormone levels. This means that eating meat may increase the risk of developing hormonal disorders such as diabetes. But eating spined loach fish is said to reduce the risk of diabetes.

Free radicals are a major cause of cancer. However, some types of cancer cells also develop through the action of hormones. Breast cancer is cancer that is caused by hormonal activity. But if you eat this fish, you can reduce the risk of breast cancer.

One of the benefits of spined fish is maintaining heart health. The fatty acids in these small fish help maintain healthy blood flow, prevent blood clots, and keep the heart-healthy.

Macular degeneration usually affects people over the age of 50 and causes visual impairment. But by adding this fish to the diet frequently, adequate vitamins in it can improve the health of the eyes and prevent macular degeneration.

Vitamins and Minerals in this Freshwater Fish Can Prevent Visual Impairment. Also prevents evening blindness and some chronic eye diseases.

Vitamin E in this Fish, Improves skin health. So if you want your skin to be healthy and beautiful without skin problems, add this fish oil to your diet often.

If you want to have a better memory, eat spined loach fish. This is because the omega-3 and phosphorus in it help in the development of the brain. So if your child wants to be smart, give them this fish.

This fish contains not only phosphorus but also calcium needed to strengthen bones. So give this fish often to growing children. Thus their bone grows and becomes stronger.

The amino acids in ayirai fish strengthen the immune system and protect the body from the effects of the disease.

If you want to prevent malnutrition in pregnant women and children, give spined loach fish. The complex nutrients in it will improve and protect the health of pregnant women and children.

Protein is essential for repairing damaged tissue in the body. Although such nutrients are found in foods such as milk and eggs, ayirai fish are rich in nutrients. So eat ayirai fish often to repair the damaged tissues in the body faster.

Note # 1 Doctors and nutritionists say that no matter how healthy the fish is, it should not be consumed more than 3 times a week.

Note # 2 Fresh fish can be cooked and eaten anyway. But before cooking the dry fish, it should be lightly fried first. After frying, soak the fish in hot water for 30 minutes and strain the water. Then rinse the fish again with clean water.

Note # 3 Finally cook and eat as you like. But if the fish is overheated and boiled, the nutrients in it will run out.


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The biryani leaf or bay leaf we use in our diet has many medicinal benefits. We all think that the bay leaf we add to our dishes is just for smell and taste. But adding this leaf to the diet solves many problems including immunity and inflammation.


The bay leaf is said to be the leaf of the laurel tree native to the Mediterranean region. This leaf has many other names such as Tamalapathiri, Lavangapathiri, Biryani leaf, Bark leaf, Malabar leaf.

Nutrients in brinjal leaf

This type of leaf is widely cultivated in Nepal, Bhutan, and the Himalayas. This leaf is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, minerals such as calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, selenium, and iron.

Let's take a look at the benefits of adding this leaf to your diet, which contains so many nutrients.

Benefits of Briyani leaf

Bay leaf oil

The oil is extracted from the bay leaf. This oil is used as a medicine for hand and foot pain. Also, during a headache, rubbing and massaging with this oil will reduce the pain in 1 minute.

Get peace of mind

Take a dried biryani leaf and burn it in a room and go out of home for 10 minutes and when you enter that room again you can feel a peaceful atmosphere there. It is said to give peace of mind as positive energy flow is generated in the smoke of the burnt leaf.

Food is digestible

This leaf works as a remedy for problems in the colon and stomach. It contains a protein called 'Enzymes' which helps in quick digestion of food.

Reduces stress

Biryani leaves improve the secretion of insulin in the body, so it is very beneficial for diabetics. It contains a chemical called 'linalool' which helps in reducing and resisting stress.

Protects against cancer

Bay leaf contains caffeic acid, such as quercetin and eugenol. These inhibit the growth of cancer cells and protect us from the risk of cancer.

Removes unwanted fat

The acid 'caffeic' and 'rutin' in these leaves strengthen the thin blood vessels in the heart. It removes unwanted fat from the body.

Improves heart health

Putting biryani leaf in water and drinking a tumbler of this water daily can help get rid of kidney problems and kidney stones. It is noteworthy that the nutrients and compounds in the biryani leaf have been reported to improve heart health and prevent heart attack and stroke by drinking this water.

Biryani leaf to help for sleep

People who suffer from insomnia put biryani leaves in water and boil. Drink that water to get a good deep restful sleep.

Eliminates various diseases

Depression and tension are increasing day by day for humans. In this case, burning the biryani leaf used for biryani can relieve stress, according to a study. Take a brinjal leaf and burn it to get peace of mind and relief from stress in 5 minutes. The bay leaf is also a great remedy for vomiting, mouth ulcers, dehydration, fever, shortness of breath, and gastritis.

Use of bay leaf

Bay leaf is used to flavor curries, cakes, desserts, beverages, and bread. Used to stimulate appetite, correct digestive disorders, and correct kidney disorders. Used as a seasoning and seasoning for pickles and sauces. It is also used in the preparation of sweets.


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