Key ingredients and their properties
NJAVARA RICE (Oryza sativa)
Njavara is a different rice variety pertaining to Kerala. Njavara is the indigenous race of rice which exist in 2 forms, black and golden, of which black coloured njavara rice seems to be more healthier than the golden variety. It is believed to have medicinal properties to rectify the basic ailments affecting the respiratory, circulatory as well as the digestive system. Njavara Kizhi and the Njavara theppu treatments in Ayurveda make use of these nutritious Navara cereals. Powdered Njavara is often mixed with milk and is consumed as porridge. This rice variety is also known for its religious significance, as it is sometimes used in temples for different religious ceremonies. During winter season recipes prepared of Njavara rice is known to have a positive effect on building immunity.
JEERAKAM- (Cuminum Cyminum)
Called Cumin seeds in English, Jeera is an Indian Spice as well as ayurvedic medicine used for several diseases of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and reproductive system.
DHNAYAKA(Coriander sativum )
Fresh leaves and seeds have been integral parts of Indian dietetics. Chopped leaves and powdered coriander are used for garnishing various food items in India. Primarily both of them have a significant effect on the digestive process. Coriander prevents flatulence and controls spasmodic pain as recommended by Ayurveda. Extract of coriander seeds has a marked antispasmodic activity.
NAGARA (Zingiber officinalae )
Due to its strong flavor, Ginger is an essential ingredient in many Asian cuisines. Its therapeutic benefits have been recorded in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ginger is a potent anti-nauseatic and is beneficial in treating upset stomach.Gingerol and shogaol, active components of Ginger, suppress gastric contractions. Both the fresh and dried rhizomes of Ginger suppress gastric secretion and reduce vomiting. The compounds 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol have a number of pharmacological properties, including antipyretic, analgesic, antitussive and hypotensive properties.
MARICHA (Piper nigrum)
Commonly known as black pepper. Common ingredient at the kitchen. Its properties include Antidepressant, Antifungal, Anti diarrhoeal, Anti inflammatory, Anti mutagenic, Anti-metastatic activity. Crushed pepper with honey relieves cold and steam inhalation along with eucalyptus reduces chest congestion.
Pippali is known as “tridoshic” herb as it suits all body types. Thus regular consumption of pippali in suggested quantity can help you to immune your body to quiet an extent. Pippali has Anti-microbial, Anti-inflammatory activity. Consumption of pippali is said to exhibit anti spasmodic action and hypoglycaemic effect which is believed to lower blood sugar level. It is also reported to be antagonist in respiratory depression. Also due to its cooling post-digestive effect consumption of pippali is considered as a safe and effective option to avoid all sorts of digestive disorders.
LAVANGA(Syzygium aromaticum )
Our experts have successfully proven the activities like dental analgesic, carminative, stimulant, aromatic, antiseptic, appetizer, digestive, aphrodisiac, and antiallergic property of Lavanga. It has been also found out that eugenol extracted from clove oil has antiproliferative action on cancer cells. Cloves also possess antiulcer and purgative action. On topical application, the essential oil extracted from clove relieves pain and promotes wound healing. Gastrointestinal tract diseases can be treated by administering a boiled aqueous extract of Clove.
According to Ayurveda, it balances the Vatha and Kapha dosha. It is a good digestive, and has properties of removing phlegm. It is also good for the skin.
ELA (Elettaria cardomum)
Commonly called Elaichi, it has very good antiibacterial and anfungal properties. It helps in reducing inflammation. Cardamon is often given the epithet ‘queen of spices’ as it is used to flavor food in many countries. In addition, the herb has several health benefits. The German Commission E has indicated the use of Cardamom in dyspepsia and as a cholagogue, which promotes bile discharge from the system. The herb is also helpful in treating gum and teeth infections, throat congestion and kidney disorders