|5-6 Fresh Aavarampoo|
|1 tsp Tea powder|
|1 1/2 cup Water|
|1 tsp Honey|
Many from down south will be familiar with the name Avarampoo. Avarampoo is the tamizh name for Tanner’s cassia. This is a legume tree. The flowers of these are bright yellow in colour. These generally grow along the sea coast. Why is this Aavarampoo so important? Well! This is one of the superfoods that India can boast off. Westerners have made a lot of research on this but we seem to miss out on our local herbs. The scientific name is Senna Auriculata.AAvarampoo can be used in daily cooking for its herbal properties and one such is this herbal aavarampoo tea
There is an age-old saying in tamizh which goes like this-“Aavarampoo Irukka Savarai Kandadhundo”. This quote translates as- Will there be death where aavarampoo grows? Such is the medicinal value of these flowers. The first thing that knowledgeable people tell you about aavarampoo is that it is the best for any diabetic patient. Yes, it is very good for diabetes. But there are many other reasons which can improve your overall health.
These flowers are used as a coolant because of its hydrating properties. In olden days they would keep the plants on their heads while working in the sun. Such is the cooling power of this medicinal herb
It is said to regulate blood sugar levels. It helps in the regulation of insulin. Hence many diabetic patients take this concoction in empty stomach in the morning
It is said to cure kidney related ailments
The seeds have strong antibacterial property and hence finds its use in medicine
The bark of the tree is used to treat rheumatism
Finally when it is consumed in tea or when the dried flowers are powdered and applied on the face as a face pack, it helps in the skin to rejuvenate and glow.
To make this herbal aavarampoo tea, we can either use fresh flowers or dried flowers. You can buy a lot of fresh flowers when it is available in the market. Then shade dry it. It becomes crispy after a few days. Then run it in a blender and powder it. Store it in an airtight container. You can use 1 tsp of the powder to make one cup of tea or use 5-6 fresh flowers. You can mix the powder with yoghurt and apply as a face pack. All this will ensure that you have flawless skin with a healthy glow in the long run. This is my contribution to the foodie Monday bloghop theme “Glowing skin” suggested by Amrita. The other recipe which you can use to maintain a healthy glowing skin would be this Carrot-orangejuice
This is the information that is only for the educational purpose. I do not claim any authority of the above-said subject and discretion and medical advice is necessary before you use the above-mentioned herb
Boil the tea powder with the aavarampoo and ginger. Let it steep for 10 minutes
Now strain it in a cup, squeeze the lemon. Add honey if you need a sweetener and drink warm
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