An amazing health drink with the goodness of dry ginger, coriander seeds, cardamom, cumin seeds and black peppercorns to protect your health and to recover from various illness. Drink it at least twice a week to keep you energized throughout the week and maintain your wellness. Do not forget to make it for your whole family. Add jaggery/palm jaggery/plam sugar for making it sweeter in a healthy way.
Coriander, Cumin, Pepper, Cloves, Cardamon and Ginger
We call this as sukku malli coffee in Tamil as we are using both dry ginger(sukku in Tamil) and coriander seeds(malli in Tamil) as main ingredients.
How to use
Take 2.5 gms of Narasu's Insta in a Mug, Add Sugar if necessary. Dilute with boiling water, Add hot water/Milk as required, Stir gently.
Dry ginger has been widely used in India as a common household remedy since ancient times to treat various illness and to protect the wellness of the whole family. Dry ginger is a dried form of fresh ginger. Dry ginger has longer shelf life whereas fresh ginger does not have. So, it is always best to stock a cup of dry ginger at home. Sukku is primarily used to treat cold & cough and various stomach problems.
Let it be indigestion, stomach upset, diarrhea, sore throat, cold or cough, dry ginger can give you instant relief. Dry ginger coffee is the most comforting health drink when you have sore threat, cold and cough. It gives instant relief from soar throat. You can drink it twice daily until you get relief from the annoying health problems. Sukku is very good in removing toxins from your body and cleansing the kidneys and bowels. It also simulates blood circulation.
Dry ginger helps to treat nausea. That is the reason why people take dry ginger powder with them when they travel. It really works. I had eaten a mouthful of spoiled food while traveling in bus which I bought from a restaurant. I realized after swallowing it. I immediately started feeling nausea and stomach discomfort:( I was worrying how I could manage the overnight journey. Luckily I bought a dry ginger candy available in a shop where the bus was stopped for 10 minutes for break. I immediately felt a great relief from both the problems.
8 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CORIANDER SEEDS (MALLI)
1. Lower Blood Sugar
Coriander seeds and essential oil both have blood sugar-lowering effects on the human body. The effect is actually so therapeutic and likely that people who suffer from low blood sugar or take blood sugar-lowering medicine are warned to be careful with using coriander products. If you're looking to naturally treat diabetes and lower you blood sugar, you should start having more coriander in your daily diet. Multiple animal studies have backed up this notion and show that it can help stimulate the secretion of insulin and lower blood sugar. One study showed that coriander improved carbohydrate metabolism and increased hypoglycemic action. (2) Hopefully there will be more human studies soon, but either way, many people have experienced the antidiabetic effects of this spice for ages.
The essential oil has dual blood glucose-lowering effects in diabetes as well. It works both by enhancing the secretion of insulin from the pancreas and exhibiting insulin-like activity at the cellular level. You can combine two to three drops of coriander essential oil with a carrier oil and put it on the soles of your feet daily. Some people also like to apply this same mixture to the pancreas area at night with a warm compress.
2. Ease Digestive Discomfort
Why does coriander makes such a great digestive aid? Researchers have found that it works like an antispasmodic drug, relaxing contracted digestive muscles that cause the discomfort of IBS and other problematic gut disorders. A study published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences studied 32 people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic digestive complaint affecting 20 percent of Americans today. The study evaluated the effects of taking a preparation containing coriander versus taking a placebo. After eight weeks, those taking the coriander preparation had significantly lower severity and frequency of abdominal pain and discomfort. They also had less severity and frequency of bloated stomach compared to the placebo group.
3. Decrease Blood Pressure
For people suffering with hypertension, consuming this spice has been shown to reduce blood pressure. Not only does it help positively modulate gut activity, but it also has a diuretic effect on the body, which is very helpful to people suffering from high blood pressure. (4) When you treat high blood pressure, you also decrease your risk of serious and deadly conditions like blood clots and strokes.
4. Fight Food Poisoning
Several studies suggest that coriander is among several herbs that have strong antimicrobial effects against food-borne pathogens. When you use it in your cooking, you actually add an additional layer of protection against the risk of food poisoning. Coriander actually contains an antibacterial compound that may specifically fight against Salmonella, which is responsible for 1 million food-borne illnesses in the U.S. every year. A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry specifically showed its antibacterial activity against Salmonella choleraesuis. Coriander contains high levels of dodecenal, a natural compound that's actually twice as powerful of an antibiotic than the leading treatment for salmonella-based illness. By adding this spice into your diet, you can guard yourself against uncomfortable or even fatal food poisoning.
5. Improve Cholesterol Levels
Studies have shown that by incorporating coriander into your diet you can decrease your levels of bad cholesterol. In one animal experiment, a significant decrease in bad cholesterol or LDL and an increase in healthy cholesterol or HDL was shown among subjects who were administered coriander seeds. So you're looking to lower cholesterol overall and balance LDL to HDL cholesterol, this spice may help do the trick.
6. Help Urinary Tract Infections
Coriander seeds are helpful in relieving symptoms of a urinary tract infection or UTI. Simply soak 1.5 teaspoons of dried coriander seeds overnight in two cups of water. Strain and drink, or just add to your morning smoothie. It helps relieve the discomfort and pain associated with the UTI and helps speed overall healing.
7. Support Healthy Menstrual Function
Coriander seeds actually help support healthy menstrual function by helping regulate proper endocrine gland function and the hormones that regulate menstrual cycles. In addition, coriander can help reduce the bloating, cramps and pain during your cycle. Its use to regulate menstruation is a common practice in Ayurvedic medicine.
8. May Prevent Neurological Inflammation & Disease
Neurodegenerative diseases - including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and meningitis - are associated with chronic inflammation. A study published in the journal Molecular Neurobiology found that diets high in turmeric, pepper, clove, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and coriander helped target inflammatory pathways and prevent neurodegenerative diseases. Researchers noted that lifestyle factors of individuals with diets rich in these nutrients showed lower incidences of neurological degeneration.
SUKKU COFFEEE HEALTH BENEFITS
Although we call it as sukku coffee, we do not use coffee powder in it. It is actually used as a substitute for your regular coffee. We have already seen the goodness of dry ginger(sukku). As we are adding coriander seeds, cardamom, cumin seeds and whole black peppercorn seeds, jaggery(or palm jaggery or palm sugar), we are able to get the health benefits of all the ingredients by just drinking the sukku coffee. You can easily treat cold, cough and sore throat problems. Stomach problems can also be easily treat by sukku malli coffee
SUKKU COFFEE RECIPE : INSTRUCTIONS
To make sukku malli coffee, add 1 tbsp sukku malli coffee powder in the pan. Add 2 cups of water. Boil it till the water gets reduced to half of the original quantity. You can adjust the quantity of sukku malli coffee powder according to your preference. 1 tbsp is ideal for making 1 cup chukku coffee. Filter the sukku malli coffee and serve it hot. No other drink can comfort you so much when you have soar throat.