Nature provides us with an abundance of nourishing and healing foods, let’s embrace them for a healthier and happier life
Palm-related products such as Neera, Palm Jaggery, Palm Candy, and Palmyrah fruit are highly valued and were regularly consumed by our ancestors because of their high medical properties. Ancient scripts like Ayurveda and Siddha medicine are based on this.. And many tribal and village people still use this Divine product for their health and longevity.
Few years back, the Famous Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Vol 4, Is. 1 published about these, and the whole scientific community was amazed to see how our ancestors know this value and nicely integrated it into their lifestyle 1000s of years ago.
Some of the nutritional properties are:
- Vitamins: Good source of several vitamins, including vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), and vitamin B6. These vitamins are important for maintaining healthy skin, hair, and eyes, as well as for supporting the nervous system and immune systems.
- Minerals: Rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, and potassium. Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells, while calcium is important for building and maintaining strong bones and teeth. Potassium is important for regulating blood pressure and supporting heart health.
- Antioxidants: Contains natural antioxidants such as phenolic compounds and flavonoids, which help protect the body against damage from harmful free radicals. These antioxidants can also help reduce inflammation in the body.
- Low glycemic index: Low glycemic index, which means it releases sugar into the bloodstream slowly and does not cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. This makes it a healthier alternative to refined sugar for people with diabetes or those looking to manage their blood sugar levels.
- Digestive properties: Known for its digestive properties and is often used as a natural remedy for constipation, bloating, and other digestive issues. It can help promote regular bowel movements and improve overall digestive health.
- Immune-boosting properties: Contains natural compounds that have immune-boosting properties, such as zinc and selenium. These compounds can help support the immune system and protect against infections.
- Energy booster: Good source of carbohydrates and can provide a quick boost of energy. It is often used by athletes and people with active lifestyles as a natural energy drink.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body. This makes it a useful natural remedy for conditions such as arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. And Many more…
These are our In-house doctors and a must in every kitchen. Some easy home remedies
- Cough and cold: Palm candy can be added to warm milk along with turmeric to help relieve cough and cold symptoms.
- Sore throat: A mixture of palm candy, ginger, and honey in warm water can be used to soothe a sore throat.
- Digestive issues: Palm candy can be mixed with ginger and cumin seeds and consumed after meals to aid digestion and prevent bloating.
- Menstrual cramps: A mixture of palm candy, ginger, and sesame seeds can be consumed during periods to help relieve menstrual cramps.
- Skin health: A paste made from palm candy and milk can be applied to the skin to moisturize and nourish dry, dull skin.
- Anemia: Palm candy is a good source of iron, which makes it beneficial for people with anemia. It can be consumed along with foods rich in vitamin C to improve iron absorption.
- Energy booster: Palm candy can be added to beverages such as tea or milk to provide a natural energy boost.
- Detoxification: Palm candy can be mixed with lemon juice and consumed in the morning to help detoxify the body and improve overall health.
- Headache: A mixture of palm candy and watermelon seeds can be consumed to help relieve headaches.
- Nausea: Palm candy can be mixed with ginger juice and consumed to help relieve nausea.
- Insomnia: A mixture of palm candy, honey, and warm milk can be consumed before bed to promote better sleep and relieve insomnia.
- Joint pain: Palm candy can be mixed with fenugreek seeds and consumed to help relieve joint pain and inflammation.
- Toothache: A mixture of palm candy and clove oil can be applied to the affected tooth to help relieve toothache.
- Blood pressure: Palm candy contains potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure. Consuming palm candy regularly may help maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
- Weight loss: Palm candy is a healthier alternative to refined sugar and can be used in moderation as a sweetener in weight loss diets.
- Asthma: A mixture of palm candy, black pepper, and honey can be consumed to help relieve asthma symptoms.
- Immunity: Palm candy is rich in antioxidants, which can help boost immunity and protect against disease. Consuming palm candy regularly may help improve overall immunity.
- Constipation: Palm candy can be mixed with black salt and consumed with warm water to help relieve constipation.
- Sunstroke: A mixture of palm candy and tender coconut water can be consumed to help relieve symptoms of sunstroke.
- Blood circulation: Palm candy contains iron and copper, which are essential for healthy blood circulation. Consuming palm candy regularly may help improve blood flow and prevent anemia.
- PMS (premenstual syndrome):
- Palm candy and ginger tea: Boil a small piece of ginger in water and add palm candy to taste. Drinking this tea can help relieve menstrual cramps and other PMS symptoms.
- Palm candy and sesame seeds: Mix palm candy with sesame seeds and consume this mixture during periods to help relieve cramps.
- Palm candy and fennel seeds: Mix palm candy with fennel seeds and consume this mixture after meals to help relieve bloating and other digestive issues that can occur during PMS.
- Palm candy and jaggery laddoo: You can make a sweet treat by mixing palm candy and jaggery with ghee and flour to make laddoos. These can be consumed during periods to help boost energy levels and relieve cramps.
- Palm candy and milk: Mix palm candy with warm milk and consume this mixture before bed to help promote better sleep and relieve PMS-related insomnia.
This is a seasonal tree, that is from March to September, We would highly recommend aligning it with the season gift offered by mother nature and equipping your kitchen.
Ideally, it takes 50 L of Palm Nectar to make a good quality of fewer than 10 Kgs palm jaggery. It is a week process that involved, 5 to 6 types of skilled workers. Now the question is how you can keep the cost low? In the market, most of them add sugar and other items to reduce the cost and the quality of Palm products has really gone down.
Using White sugar because of low cost does not justify the to avoid use of Palm products. When you calculate the health benefits of this with other harmful low-cost products, you will know this is still a cost-effective solution in health terms.
Eat Natural, Live Naturally!