Your Daily Dosage Soup
Siddha medicine encouraging us to take garlic, asafoetida, pepper, cumin, mint leaves, curry leaves, coriander leaves, mustard seed and ginger in our daily diet. Indians have been consuming one or more of these components knowingly or unknowingly in their life. However, there is a form of food which include all this ingredients which is very common with Indians but being neglected. Yes, that is Rasam or the Indian Soup.
Tamarind rasam, Lime rasam, Pepper rasam, Pineapple rasam, Coriander rasam are the common form of rasam consumed by us. All the ingredients somehow will be in all this type of Rasam. The type Rasam will gets its name by the major ingredient of that Rasam.
Rasam is actually an antidote. Rasam can help to increase the vitamins and minerals in the body.
The westerners meals contain a type of soup in their diet. Rasam is our Indian soup. Both soups brings the same medicinal effect to our body. Indigestion, loss of appetite, lethargic, bloated stomach will require rasam for immediate results.
‘Thy food thy medicine, thy medicine thy food’ is an old saying. The Indians have been following this for many centuries. Rasam is the complete package for this saying.
The cumin in Rasam will help in curing mucus in throat, bloated stomach, cataract and asthma.
The benefit of asafetida not limited to all kinds of stomach ailments, but also includes epilepsy. It also can keep the body and brain on calm stage. A lot of sickness can be cured by having a calm body and brain. Asafoetida increases libido and avoid miscarriage in pregnant ladies. Asafoetida contains the right level of carbohidrate and protein.
Adding coriander in Rasam can help to reduce fever and will ensure good flow of urine. It also helps in our visual capability, dried toungue and reduces the body heat.
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