While you have learnt so many Keralan dishes like Puttu, we would like you to get a brief description about this famously used herb in several dishes in Tamil Nadu. There is always a discussion on testosterone in women but this herb enhances the testosterone in men. Along with that it has several other properties like aphrodisiac, anti-diabetics, antioxidant and lipid lowering profile. All this in just a single herb.
But why are we discussing about the herb at the Toddy Shop? This is because, we have guests who asks us to add in this special herb for its anti-allergic properties. So, we add in this herb to make the dish healthier and it is in quantities that you will not feel it in the taste. You can add this herb in your liquid foods so that its powder or paste dissolves in the liquid and do not form any lumps.
What is Orithal Thamarai?
Orithal Thamarai, also known as Oridazh thamarai is a tiny herb which grows in wilderness. Every part of this herb has its own medicinal properties. These plant-based herb remedies is found mostly in the Asian culture where saints find and use different kinds of herbs during their penance and has passed this knowledge to us with their palm leaf manuscripts.
You can also have this herb powder by mixing it with milk or honey. You just need to add in 2 grams of this herb powder in your day’s meal. When you have any type of appam while you add in liquid condiments than you can add the powder in the condiments too.
Benefits of Orithal Thamarai
The main benefit of having orithal thamarai is that is lets you regain the strength that you might require for working all day long. The quality of work increases when you feel energetic and fresh. Here are the other benefits you get when you add in this herb in your diet.
- It is super useful to men to increase their testosterone content in their body. This in turn increases their core strength and lets them build muscles.
- Cholesterol has these days became a large part of the diet. But we cannot have that much cholesterol levels in our body which might result in fatal diseases. This herb reduces the cholesterol levels in your body.
- The anti-oxidant properties of this herb helps you reduce your stress levels and that lessens your blood sugar which in turn let’s your body stay away from diabetic issues.
- Anemia is a condition where your body lacks the blood that is required. This natural herb has the ability to treat anemia as it has high amounts of iron in it.
- Many people have high levels of body heat which might result in other issues of the body. With this herb, you will be able to reduce the heat in your body
Side Effects of Orithal Thamarai
Although it is a completely natural herb, still it does have a few side effects which shouldn’t be ignored. Most of the plant-based herbs are free of any major side effect. But the Orithal thamarai is a little different as it has the following side effects.
- If this herb is eaten along with the diabetic medicine by the diabetic patients, then there is a possibility that they face an issue of very low sugar levels
- This herb generates heat in body and that might cause miscarriage for pregnant women. So, one shouldn’t consume this herb during pregnancy.