Jaggery is one power-packed ingredient which is widely used in India for both sweet and savoury dishes. It’s innumerable health benefits and delicious taste has made it a must-have product in every household. take a look at what makes it so special and desired.
Jaggery has natural cleansing properties which helps in solving digestion problems. Well, it not just tastes wonderful but is a natural cleansing agent that purifies blood. For better results, one should consume it every day with water or milk, as it helps in eradicating your body from all toxins.
Also, it is of great use to women and if included in daily diet, it helps to get rid of anemia as it is a great source of iron. It is suggested that it is a must eat for all women, especially teenagers and pregnant women. Jaggery is also great for battling skin woe sespecially if you have acne and pimples. Another health benefit is that it provides instant energy and should be consumed immediately when one feels extremely tired and exhausted. One of the best things about jaggery is that it is digested and absorbed gradually which in turn doesn’t raise blood sugar level immediately.
Jaggery is also helpful for people suffering from joint pains and migrane. Consuming jaggery with a piece of ginger every day helps in tackling these health ailments.
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Owing to its anti-allergy properties, jaggery is often recommended to asthma patients as it is a great remedy to cure asthma. It is generally given to new mothers soon after delivery because it helps remove all the blood clots within 40 days after the birth of a baby. It is also used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine to treat lung and throat infections. In Maharashtra, people who work in the hot sun are given a piece of jaggery to boost energy.
Availability: Throughout the year
Storage: Jaggery stores well as long as it is stored in an airtight container in a cool and dry place. Break the jaggery into smaller pieces and store, so that whenever you need to use it, you just have to take the amount that you need.
The writer is Senior Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon at A+ Medi Art