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Ayurveda Medicinal Properties of Jaggery

Jaggery or gur is a non refined sweetener extracted from sugar cane juice. It has innumerable medicinal properties and also provide less calories than sugar. This is commonly used in India to prepare sweets and puddings. Know more aboutmedicinal properties of this healthy sweetener

Gur or jaggery is prepared from sugar cane juice. This is used as sweetening agent in many Indian traditional dishes. Jaggery contains plenty of nutrients as it is not completely refined like sugar. Texts of ayurveda eulogize this delicious substance as “Guda”.

Medicinal properties of Gur or jiggery:

•    Well prepared jaggery is store house of nutrients. According to ayurveda acharyas It eases bowel movement and acts as diuretic.
•    Guda or jaggery kept for a long time is very good for health and acts as cardiac tonic. It increases kapha and helps to gain a healthy weight. Hence it is recommended for persons who need brimhana therapy or weight gain therapy.
•    Gur is rich in several important vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium, calcium and phosphorus and antioxidants.
•    It supplies instant energy. Juices prepared using this as sweetening agent are healthy and reviving.
•    The iron content in this sweetener helps to boost blood hemoglobin level. Hence its use in pregnancy can be beneficial.
•    The potassium in gur helps to control blood pressure.
•    This sweetener can be used as a healthy substitute for sugar.

Home remedies with jaggery:

Common Cold: mix 1 tea spoon of powdered gur with 2 tea spoons of beetle leaves’ juice. Add ½ cup of warm water and sip slowly.

Consuming 1 small piece of jaggery daily, in empty stomach with a glass of water helps to relieve menstrual problems.

Regular use of this helps to reduce incidences of anemia.

Grind ½ tea spoon of gur, ½ tea spoon sesame seeds and few drops of milk to a fine paste. Applying this paste on forehead helps to relieve migraine headaches.

Grind 1 tea spoon jaggery with 2-3 black peppers. Keep this paste on tongue and slowly chew it to get relief from cough.


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This article is copy righted. The author Dr.SavithaSuri is an Ayurvedic Physician and web master of Ayurveda help through ayurveda remedies .Read more at Ayurveda medicinal properties of Jaggery




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