Saturday, April 11, 2015

Best way to drink water - Pathimukam, Age old herb from Kerala

Pathimugam is used in an age old tradition of purifying water and is an excellent herbal medicine. Kerala is one state in India which is popular for use of ayurvedic medicines. In kerala usually hot water is used for drinking and adding this herb gives water slightly pinkish in colour and is served in a lot of restaurants and even at homes just before food.  This water is made by boiling the heartwood of Pathimugam (East Indian red wood) tree, a multipurpose tree that is popularly used for different medicinal purposes in Kerala, India. This tree is also known by the name ‘sappan wood’ and is actually the heartwood of Caesalpinia Sappan Linn of Leguminosae family, a tree indigenously found in India.

For preparing this valued and amazing Kerala Ayurvedic water, firstly take a bowl and add water, boil it for about 2 – 3 minutes, add pathimugam and later strain the water and serve water hot.
Strain out the spices and pour the water into a thermo flask and sip throughout the day. This recipe is thirst quenching and refreshing.

This herbal drinking water has the ability to cure anti-thirst, improvement of complexion and tendency to cure many types of diseases such as cancer, kidney disorder, piles, cholesterol, blood purification, stomach ailments, skin diseases, diabetics, heart diseases etc. When used regularly this spiced water can help reduce headaches, sluggishness and aid digestion