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Monday, March 28, 2011

Ayurvedic Supari

Supari is the processed Areca nuts which come in different flavors commercially.
Sanskrit name:Poogi Phalam
Tamil  : Paakku
Telugu - Vakka
Hindi - Supari.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer recognizes Areca nut to be a known human Carcinogen.However there is no scientific data that the raw nut causes cancer but this definitely damages the jaws over a period of time.

Thi Ayurvedic Supari recommended by Panditha Elchuri is said to promote digestion and throw away all the toxins from the body.

Ingredients needed :

  • Dried Gooseberry pieces  -- Amla pieces dried without the hard kernels  -- 100 gm
  • Somph  -- fennel seeds  -   25 gm
  • Roasted Jeera --cumin seeds  -25 gm
  • Ajwain  --thymol seeds,Carom seeds - Vaamu in Telugu-Omam in Tamil - 10 gm

Mix all the above with  a little ginger juice and lemon juice.Sprinkle a little rock salt.Dry in the sun.

Store in a clean dry glass jar.Chewing on this supari after meals will improve digestion,limit the usage of the regular supari and also flushes the toxins from the body.

(This can also be used as a Mukwas. Mukhwaas is a digestive aid and also freshens the breath eaten especially after a heavy meal.)

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