Vasambu / Sweet Flag / Jerangau Putih Kering is a popular natural and medicinal herb widely used for infants and babies for different problems. The plant is called as Sweet Flag in English. In Tamil Nadu as it helps mothers to raise their infants and babies without illness. It is also called Malabar Nut. Vasambu root has a lot of medicinal properties. Most of the households in Tamil Nadu who follow natural remedies will have vasambu in stock.
How to use Vasambu?
There are different ways one can take vasambu internally. I have listed few of them below.
1. Crush Vasambu and boil it in water. Boil till the water is reduced to half quantity. Filter and drink the boiled water.
2. Dip Vasambu in water. Swipe it on a stone and use. For babies and infants, this is one of the best way to give.
3. Show Vasambu directly on flame till it is burnt and become black. Use a tong or pot holder to heat on direct flame. You can show on gas top or vilakku. Lit the vilakku using gingelly oil(nallennai in Tamil) or Castor Oil(Vilakku ennai). You can swipe it on a stone and use it. Or you can grind the burnt vasambu and store the powder in an air tight container. Some people coat the vasambu with castor oil(Vilakku ennai in Tamil) before showing it on fire.
You can mix vasambu with honey to consume it.
Top Health benefits of Vasambu / Sweet Flat / Jerangau Putih Kering :
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