Old or freshly made which jaggery is better??

🌿Gud or jaggery is used in ayurvedic preparation not only for its sweetness but also for its nutritional value. 😊

🌿 In India it was tradition to give gud with cold water to guests as it gives instant energy and rejuvenate one.🤩

🌿Gud is unrefined ,raw, concentrated sugarcane juice.🌱

🌿It is rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium,iron,zinc, calcium phosphorus.👍

🌿Ayurvedic properties of gud

According to ayurveda there are 2 types of gud🌻
1.dhaut( washed)- it does not increase kapha, balance vata and pitta more pitta balancing .It increase urine and stool.

2.Adhaut( unwashed or unrefined)- it balance vata and pitta . increase fat and strength in body ,it cleanses bladder,blood but in excess can cause intestinal worms.

👉Fresh gud increase kapha in body and cause Indigestion, those with strong digestion can use it.

👉Old gud is more sweet then fresh gud but it is easy to digest, balances all 3 doshas, so gud should be 1 year or more old for consumption.

👉 White or yellow gud is not of good quality.

🌿Health benefits of jaggery

☑️It improve appetite, digestion and relieve constipation. 😊

☑️ Jaggery with jeera before food give relief in bloating, flatulence and burping. 🤗

☑️It provides instant energy and reduces weakness. 😎

☑️ Good for heart, control blood pressure. Relieves palpitations. ♥️

☑️ It act as blood purifier. 👌

☑️Useful in Anemia. 👍

☑️ In obesity, swelling, high cholesterol and hypothyroidism use it with ginger.

☑️ Bladder cleanser ,it increases urine output,help in burning urination

☑️ fresh or new jaggery helps in gaining weight. 😀

☑️Useful in cough and cold ,use it along with black pepper and dried ginger powder. 🤧

☑️ It should be used as preventive in asthma and allergic respiratory disorders. 🌿

☑️ In hiccups, body ache, joint pain and difficulty in breathing use gud with dried ginger powder is useful. 🍀

☑️ In migraine and headache gud with cow ghee is beneficial. 🌵

☑️ It is helpful in Premenstrual symptoms like cramps, abdominal pain , backache,mood swings, jaggery with black sesame seed twice daily give relief in Premenstrual symptoms and this also works in Anemia. 🌺

☑️ In burning sensation use it with harad powder. 🌹

☑️ In piles it should be used with haritaki before food. 🌸

☑️ Improves sperm quality and quantity.

☑️Gud ,ghee along with chapati increases strength and stamina.

🌿Side effects

👉In excess it increases body weight.

👉Long term use can cause intestinal worms.

👉Ayurveda suggest not to use radish and gud with fish❌

👉 Avoid it with milk. ❌

🤔Is it good to use jaggery daily?

👉No as with daily use it can cause weight gain, increases phlegm collection, decreases taste in food, decreases digestive strength and may also cause intestinal worms.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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