Health-Mix made from traditional ingredients

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Today our Kids are not getting their sufficient energy through their Irregular food habits. So we are feeding unnatural foods drinks and so on.

Many times, the greatest secrets to our healthy living is with our granny. In our house, we never had those modern so called health drink. Many people do not have time or know to get these forgotten natural food ingredients to make a health mix that we can consume daily. When I was connecting farmer’s traditional products to parenting community, one of the key questions all the parents or old age people ask me was, can I recommend a good natural health mix. So I decided to get my granny’s recipe we used for ages. Not to be surprised, it was a big hit! Now, I am horned to share this recipe to our holistic parenting group.

Ingredients

S.No Ingredients Description
1 Mapillai Samba (traditional rice) Known as Bridegroom’s rice :). It helps in increasing Ojas in our body (energy). This rice is said to improve digestion, cure mouth ulcers, Fight against cancer, Increase haemoglobin content in blood and peoples with diabetic also can consume this rice.
2 Kodo millet Known for medicinal properties (including anti-diabetic and anti-rheumatic attributes), helps heal wounds and has a tranquilizing effect.
3 Little millet Known help prevention of constipation & heals all the problems related to stomach. It improves the semen counts of men. It also helps for women with irregular periods problems. Its high fiber helps to reduce the fat depositions in the body.
4 Barnyard millet Known to have 6 times high fiber content when compared with wheat. Its a gluten free millet with high calcium, phosporous & fiber. It is high in carbohydates and fat too. It helps to maintain the body temperature. It acts as a good anti oxidant too.
5 Foxtail millet
Known for its rich in dietary fiber and minerals such as copper & iron.It helps us to keep our body strong and immune.It helps to control blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
6  Pearl millet  Known for have 8 times more iron of the rice. It is very rich in Calcium, Protein, Iron & Magnesium. It helps to reduce the bad cholestral level in our body. Its a great body coolant. It helps to improve the digestion power & heals stomach ulcers too.It helps to improve bowel movements & prevents constipation. It makes our body strong. It helps to increase the secretion of milk for lactating mothers.
7 Ragi It reverts Skin aging, Increases Lactation, Helps Digestion, Treats Anemia, good Source of Protein and Amino Acids, Aids Relaxation, Reduces Cholesterol, Controls Diabetes, Increases Bone Strength and Helps in Weight Loss.
8 Sorghum It has vitamins like niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin, as well as high levels of magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, phosphorous, and potassium, as well as nearly half the daily required intake of protein and a very significant amount of dietary fiber.
9 Green gram Known for its rich in Vitamin A, B, C and E and also in many minerals including iron, calcium, potassium vegetarian protein. As per Ancient Chinese medicine it also contains anti-cancer properties.
10 Black gram  Known for Anti inflammatory properties and strengthens nervous system cure male and female sexual related problems.
11 Horse gram  Known for its rich in iron, calcium and vegetarian source of protein.
12 Bengal gram  Known as Energy booster, Diabetics, Digestive system, Treat anemia, Eliminates stones,  treatment of curing skin problems like acne, pimple, dermatitis, eczema and scabies etc.
13 Roasted gram  it prevents constipation and lessens the risk of heart disease also a good source of calcium, potassium and magnesium.
14 Ground nut  Known for health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
15 Dry ginger  Known to relief from gastrointestinal distress, very beneficial in the prevention of motion sickness. It reduces nausea and cold sweats, dizziness and vomiting.
16 Pepper  Known to relief from cold, detox your skin, and even help fight cancer and lot more.
17 Cardamom  Anti-Carcinogenic Properties, Good for Cardiovascular Health, Control of Cholesterol, Anti-Depressant, Treating Urinary Disorders, Anti-Asthmatic Property and Anti-Inflammatory Properties and lot more.
18 Flax seed Know for its omega 3, Reduce Hypertension, Depression, Liver Disease and lot more.

It takes 2 people as a team to work for at least 7 days to prepare this mix, end result is 54 kg to 72 kg pack. Since there is no preservatives, buy only quantity that you plan to use within few weeks.

How to Use/Cook?

For single person – Take 250ml of water, make it warm, put 2 spoons of this health mix, stir with warm water for 2 minutes. After that, add little organic jaggery and drink it.

You can make Porridge, Adai dosa, Puttu, Paayasam, etc.

Cost is Rs.380 / Kg. You can reach us at +91.9042642642 or mani@greenhands.in

We are part of Greenhands, a community driven shopping project, that revives Indian indigenous traditional organic food. A project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.

Author: Mani

Manikandan was an Internet Marketing Consultant. Few year back, listening to his inner calling, he quit his career to pursue his passion, to revive our ancient foods. Currently he is heading www.greenhands.in project connect farmers and ancient healers to the community. you can reach him at +91.9042642642 or mani@greenhands.in

The miracle rice “Karuppu Kavuni Arisi”, Black Kavuni Rice.

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In olden days, the Chettinad community in south India were known for their wide spread of trading network ranging from Arabia to South East Asia. During their business travel to sell our Indian spices, precious stones, and so on, there was huge cultural exchange of value and knowledge. Best example is Burmese teak to adorn their palaces, and less known rice to south India, which has become a part of their cuisine as well, Karuppu Kavuni Arisi, black kavuni rice.

All these ancient rices are packed with health benefits than these Modern day supplements. There is rice for every human need. Sample this, there is a rice called a maapillai samba, given to married people or people trying to conceive, fundamentally it increased the ojas in the body. There is another rice variety called as Neela samba, which would increase lactation for feeding mothers. The list goes on and on.

Black Kavuni Rice was once served only for royal family in china. General public was denied access to this rice, probably merchants were always friends with royal families that’s how they got their hand with this rice varities. Even today there is no chettinad wedding without black kavuni rice desserts.

Black rice, white dishIn ancient days, when a girl attends puberty, they used to make black rice pudding (called as puttu also known as Rangoon puttu). This is because this will help her stabilizes her body and increase the iron in blood and stops accumulating fat in back and hip region, a place women add more fat. Over a period of time, we forgot the black rice and we only followed the ritual and pudding part. Even today, in some part of villages, when a girl is getting ready to be married, they used to give black rice based food to rebuild her into proper shape.

American Chemical Society (ACS) says, one spoonful of black rice contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than a spoonful of blueberries.
Today lot of scientific data points are surfacing about this miracle rice, American Chemical Society (ACS) says, one spoonful of black rice contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than a spoonful of blueberries. Until then, blueberries was considered the richest source of anthocyanin antioxidants. Black kavuni has 18 amino acids, zinc that counts for immunity, iron that counts for carrying oxygen and the list goes like, copper, carotene, anthocyanin and several important vitamins. Our ancient healing text says, black rice helps to prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease. This is very good for your kidney, stomach and liver. Another beauty of this is. Due to high fibre content, consuming just 1/3rd the quantity is more than enough for the day and you will not feel hunger. It is amazing to see how our ancestor’s contribution for balanced holistic life. That is why they say, food is our medicine and medicine is our food!
How to Use/Cook? (Recipes) You can prepare Sweet Pongal / Adai / Puttu / Dosa. Check here for some quick recipes. 
One of the purpose of our group is to create awareness of our ancient rich food habits, that can be incorporated in our daily life to keeps us healthy, and avoid those junk, cereals, chemical based food. If you like to order this rice, Mr.Mani has got a commitment from farmers to supply 108 kgs to our parenting group. Each family can order either 1kg or 2kg max. This is more than enough for a family for 4 members / month.

We are part of Greenhands, a community driven shopping project, that revives Indian indigenous traditional organic food. A project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.

Author: Mani

Manikandan was an Internet Marketing Consultant. Few year back, listening to his inner calling, he quit his career to pursue his passion, to revive our ancient foods. Currently he is heading www.greenhands.in project connect farmers and ancient healers to the community. you can reach him at +91.9042642642 or mani@greenhands.in