Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Avaram Poo Flower Tea Recipe + Health Benefits

 

Avaram poo tea is full of antioxidants and tastes really good. It is also one of the best substitutes for caffeinated drinks. The main problem with caffeinated drinks is that they are very dehydrating, this avarampoo tea is just the opposite, it hydrates the body very nicely. In the olden days, when people walked for a long distance under the hot sun, they used to carry a bundle of avarampoo (Tanner's - Cassia in English) on their heads to keep their body cool and prevent the body from getting dehydrated. If even keeping the flowers on the head prevents dehydration, just imagine how hydrated the body will be when you take it internally. Avarampoo is in full bloom throughout the year, especially if the rains are good, you can easily collect the flowers everywhere. Collect fresh avarampoo flowers, clean it well and sun dry till crisp under hot sun and store it an airtight bottle. To make avarampoo tea, take mature palm candy and hulled cardamom seeds, called cardamom- decort in English. These are the mature cardamom seeds that are are already slit open and sold in the markets. We can get it in country medical shops in the name of elarisi. Since cardamom is used widely in home remedies, it is sold in the country medical shops like this, as it is easier to use. You can also substitute it with regular green cardamom powder, pound them both together in a mortar and pestle along with dried avarampoo. Boil whole, organic milk in a pan, add this powder and when it comes to a boil switch off. This tea has a mild sweet taste that I completely love and if you find that the tea is very thick, you can use half cup milk and half cup water for making this simple tea. This tea keeps the body hydrated, is full of antioxidants that keeps the skin and body healthy, is very good for diabetic patients (they can skip the palm candy in the recipe), treats excessive thirst and painful urination very effectively. Elarisi treats mouth odor and palm candy is good for anemia. Collect avaram poo flowers when you visit a village, sun dry and use it year round. This tea can be given to young children, before they go out to play in the hot sun to keep them hydrated. 

 


METHOD:
1. Take fresh avarampoo in a plate and sun dry till crisp.


2. This is cardamom-decort or elarisi.


3. Pound elarisi, palm candy, black pepper corns (if using) and dried avarampoo flowers coarsely in a mortar and pestle.


4. Boil milk with the pounded mixture and once it boils, switch off.


 5. Strain and drink it hot.


NOTES:
  • For children you can use whole milk, for elders if you feel the tea is thick you can thin it down with water.
  • Make sure to dry the avarampoo well before storing, else it will spoil.
  • This tea can be consumed regularly and there are no side effects.
  • Increase or decrease the sweetness according to your taste.
  • Palm candy is rich in iron and minerals, so this tea is truly an amazing health drink that is full of minerals and antioxidants.
  • If you catch a cold or have a sore throat, add few black pepper corns while pounding, it will be very soothing.

28 comments:

  1. Can this to be taken during pregnancy? Ur reply is very much important to me

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    1. Hi, It is better not to take any herbs on a daily basis during pregnancy unless we are 100% sure about it. I am not very sure about pregnant women using avarampoo internally, so please don't consume it....

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  2. HI , can this be safe for use of diabetics & BP patients

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    1. Diabetic and BP patients can take avarampoo safely. But I would suggest checking the diabetic levels, if you are planning to take it on a day to day basis as it might lower it..

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  3. Hi , Aavarampoo is good with out milk.

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  4. mam we have avaram trees in our farming land is it possible to export to other countries,can u please tell the country in demand.

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    1. I am sorry, I am not sure about the demand of avarampoo in other countries and the exporting process...

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    2. Shall we take aavarampoo along with normal milk tea???? Is t good???

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    3. I have never taken avarampoo with normal milk tea so I don't know how it tastes...

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  5. hello Ramya,
    Thx for sharing...im taking avanam tea now for my diabetic but i hope to understand more ...as i heard theres a few types of species around.....so can u tell me more of which is the type for tis tea.....coz i wish to plant it at home.....hv a nice day.....

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    1. The one I have used for making this tea is Cassia auriculata | Senna auriculata....

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  6. Hi Ramya,
    Can we take kalmegh and also avarampoo tea everyday. I have diabetes, b.p and cholesterol. Please suggest me. Also is there anything that i consume to reduce s.g.p.t and s.p.o.t levels and central blood pressure.

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    1. Both avarampoo and kalmegh have anti diabetic activity and kalmegh has lipid lowering properties too and can be taken but I would suggest taking the tea under medical supervision as the blood sugar levels has to be closely monitored especially if you are already on medications...

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  7. Can i have the aavarampoo concoction (like kashayam) in the night?

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    1. Yes, you can add the avarampoo flowers to milk and consume like given in the post before going to bed...

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  8. Hi, im from singaporeb, saw this n checking where can i get it in Singapore? Diabetic person can drink everyday as water? The level not so high . Pls reply me asap. Thks

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    1. Try it in online shops like amazon, I think they do stock the dried flowers. Diabetic people can drink avarampoo tea but monitor the blood sugar levels closely...

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    2. Hey u can try asking in indian shops at singapore...i am sure they have..

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  9. Can avaram Flower petals be eaten RAW.

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  10. Ma family n I been taking avaarampoo for nearly 5 years now.It started with ma mum as she is a diabetic patient n after avaarampoo consumption,it shows tremendous reduce in sugar level.
    Since it proves antidiabetic characteristic,i am drinking it too to avoid getting diabetes...We boil the dried avaarampoo n will have it like a thick kasaayam...As i do not have diabetes,ma amount of aavarampoo is lesser than ma mum's.

    I am sharing ma experience so tat everyone can consume this without doubt...ma mum is also ab asthma patient ...people said aavarampoo would make it worst coz it cooling....Ma mum is fine n never had problem mayb coz she is strict in not taking fruits n most of vegetables to avoid asthma attack

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  11. How can toddlers benefit fr avaram pu

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    1. Avarmpoo can be added to toddlers bath powders, it will keep their skin blemish free...

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  12. Thank u very much Ramya Madam Today i had collected Avarampoo i will try for Diabetic

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  13. These can be use as a water purifier

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  14. These use as a water purifier

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  15. Can regular intake of this tea make us infertile because it's having antifertility property studied in Google... Answer please

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  16. Can regular intake of this tea make us infertile since it's having antifertility property studied through Google..... Advice please..

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