Jaggery - Home Remedies

Jaggery is a natural sugar made by boiling sugar cane or palm juice until it solidifies. Jaggery is a wholesome, unrefined whole sugar which contains the goodness of minerals and vitamins. It is rich in iron, magnesium and potassium. One teaspoon of jaggery contains approximately 4-5 mg calcium, 2-3 mg phosphorus, 8 mg magnesium, 48 mg potassium, 0.5 mg iron. It has very sweet taste and many indian sweets are prepared with Jaggery. It is often called the medicinal sugar because of its health benefits known to Ayurveda. Here are some home remedies with jaggery

Dry Cough
This ayurvedic home remedy is very effective for curing common cough. Make a juice of washed Tulasi leaves. Mix it with jaggery. Take this mixture three times a day for relieved throat.

Common Cold
Mix dried ginger powder, Ghee (Clarified Butter) and Jaggery together in equal quantity. Have this mixture in small quantities 3-4 times a day.

For some types of severe headaches, Jaggery has been used in Ayurveda since ancient times. Mix ghee(Clarified Butter) and jaggery in same proportion and eat daily for 5-6 days. Mix old jaggery with same proportion of sesame seeds and grind both with a little milk. Heat the mixture with a small quantity of ghee. Apply this mixture to forhead for headache relief.

Acidity and Indigestion
A small Jaggery piece taken after the meals helps in eliminating acidity, improves digestion and also helps in the expulsion of worms in small children.This reduces fatulence as well.

Menstrual Cramps
Grind togeather bitter gourd leaves, 1 garlic, 3 peppercorns with 1 tsp of Jaggery. This paste will relieve Menstrual Cramps. Ayurveda also suggests taking jaggery with milk twice aday during menstruation.

Swollen feet during pregnancy
Mix 1 tsp Jaggery with 2 tsp Fennel seeds and 250ml water. Boil and reduce the liquid to half. This drink is effective in reducing swelling during preganncy.

Palpitation is a condition wherein there is an irregular interval of heartbeats. Mix equal quantity of aniseed, dry coriander, and jaggery powder. Take 6 gm of mixed powder after each meal.

Jaggery and dry ginger powder combination with warm water is effective for stoping hiccups.


Brad Miller June 27, 2009 at 2:35 AM  

Being a healthy person speaks more of you know that you have a healthy body outside and inside. There are a lot of things you must consider for you to have it. If you think you are not, then health remedies should be take into account to try the natural one.

vilas deshmukh January 17, 2012 at 4:56 AM  

good information

Anonymous February 12, 2012 at 9:26 PM  

Thanks for the education! This is really helpful!

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