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Monday, 23 March 2015

Health benefits of Sumac Tea/ Sumac-Ade / Lemonade Recipe

Health benefits of Sumac Tea/ Sumac-Ade / Lemonade Recipe

Do you know what sumac herb is? Can you eat Sumac, how to differentiate poisoned Sumac and eatable Sumac? What is Sumac drink recipe? 
Sumac benefits
Sumac drink belongs to Indian, American, Lebanese, Middle Eastern and Persian culture.Sumac is a reddish/velvet coarse spice and has tangy flavour. The herb had some good nutrients including Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Malic acid. The plant contains Calcium malate, Iodine, Gallic-acid-methylester, tannic Dihydrofisetin, Fisetin and gallic acids, Selenium, Tartaric-acid, and other beneficial minerals. Sumac is healthy and nutritious, and it’s used in folk medicine as well as modern medicine. It had Low calorie, reduces fat and carbohydrate. Mostly Sumac is used as a spice. Sumac fruits mostly used as a tonic to improve the appetite and it treats diarrhea. Its berries are astringent, Blood Purifier. They were chewed as a remedy for bed-wetting. Sumac aids in reducing fever. Sumac is good for arthritis, respiratory problems such as bronchitis, colds, skin inflammation, and flues.
Sumac juice is used to relieve stomach upset. A tea made from the berries has been used to treat sore throats.” Its seeds are effective against Aspergillus’s fungus which causes lung infection and other organs infection. this herb ripens in summer and people dried it and ground it to produce the spice. you can make an excellent and quite refreshing drink that’s just like lemonade but its casually called “Sumac-Ade.” you can drink it with grilled fish, Zaatar (wild thyme herbal mix), grilled meats and salads etc. here I am just going to share sumac tea /Sumac ade or drink recipe



ü      2 cones of freshly picked Sumac
ü      2 cups of fresh cold water

Sumac-Ade Preparation:

Chose ripen sumac, ripen sumac has a dark velvet color. Avoid taking Sumac cones immediately after rain since it tends to wash away the flavor. Remove small Sumac berries from the stems and place them in fresh cold water. Crush the berries with your hands for a couple of minutes, or you could alternatively put the mixture into a blender and let it blend away. Leave them in water about one or two hour depending on how strong of a flavour required. Now strain it by a cheesecloth mix sugar as per your taste. Drink is ready to serve cold with ice. Avoid hot water to prepare Sumac drink.

Sumac Names:

There are many other names of Sumac like: Elm-leafed Sumac; shumac ;gewürzsumach (German); Sicilian sumac; summaq (Arabic); somagh (Farsi); sommacco (Italian); kankrasing (Hindi);  soumaki (Greek): sumaq (Hebrew);; sumac (French), Somak (Turkish); zumaque (Spanish).

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Morus Alba / White mulberry health benefits

Morus Alba / White mulberry health benefits 

White mulberry health benefits for skin
Morus Alba health benefits
Morus Alba or the white mulberry is native of china it is a fast growing and short lived type of mulberry and it is usually grown-up for feeding the silkworms which are big source of commercial silk production. 
These berries has small and medium size and cultivated in iran, Afghanistan, India and Southern Europe. White Mulberries medical properties help making Chinese medicines which treats many diseases. In china white mulberries are also commonly grown as a decorative shade tree. White mulberry can be eaten fresh or in jams, jellies forms. These berries are used to decorate and to make taste in bread, cookies, caster or puddings. It is also used as a substitute for raisin.
White mulberry is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, and B complex vitamins such as vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid. White berries are source of many important minerals including potassium, iron, magnesium and manganese.
White mulberry is an abundant source of protein and fiber. Half cup of its serving provides you with 30-35 percent of your daily fiber needs. High amount of fiber of these berries helps in lowering blood sugar levels and regulates digestive system. White mulberries also help in lowering cholesterol. Berries are source of resveratrol, zea-xanthin, anthocyanins, lutein, ß- α-carotene and carotene.

Morus Alba health benefits 

Benefits for Diabetics

White mulberries are helpful in preventing diabetes and controlling sugar level.

Benefits for Anemia patients

White mulberry are good for treating anemia patients

Improve immune system

These berries improves immune system and boosts immunity

Benefits for Eye health

Regular use of these berries increases eye health

White mulberry has anti-stress effects

Studies recommend that white mulberries are beneficial for treating oxidative stress-induced disorders.

Beneficial for hairs

White mulberry improves hairs health if apply you apply these berries juice on scalp of hairs it stimulates hairs and improve health. Juice of mulberries helps in avoiding premature gray hairs.

White mulberry is rich in antioxidants

White mulberries are antioxidants and helps in protecting against many serious diseases like cardiovascular  problems and cancer.

Benefits for skin whitening

White mulberry makes skin complexion whiter and lighter its extracts contain Betulinic acid helps in reducing production of melanin which results skin whitening. You might have already read morus alba in ingredients of skin whitening cosmetic products.

Good for hearth health and blood pressure 

White mulberry promotes heart health. White mulberries are used in Chinese medicine for lowering LDL (bad cholesterol levels) in the blood stream. White berries juice helps in controlling blood pressure.


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