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Jaggery Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Jaggery

Do not take Jaggery if suffering from Ulcerative Colitis. Long term use of Jaggery may cause Weight gain. The active component of Jaggery is sugar. Thus, it is not recommended for a diabetic person. Prolonged use of Jaggery is may risk the development of intestional worms.
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Jaggery is the unprocessed form of Sugar. It is made from Sugarcane or Date. The sap or juice from sugarcane or date is heated and concentrated to form a brownish yellow product, called Jaggery.

Jaggery is sweet in taste. It is full of essential vitamins, minerals and provides instant energy to the body.

Note :
Jaggery is good for heart, the health benefits are more when Jaggery ages. For Heart health take Jaggery which is at least one year old. The older the better.

Fresh jaggery aggravates kapha, produces gas in the stomach and suppresses the power of digestion.
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Jaggery General

Jaggery or Gur is a sweetener used in preparation of various dishes all around the world. Jaggery is made from the sap or juice obtained from a sugarcane or date palm. Jaggery is an healthy alternative to sugar and associated with a number of health benefits.

Jaggery is a perfect natural cleansing agent. It keeps the Respiratory tract , Intestines, Stomach and the Lungs clean. Regular use of Jaggery provides relief from Constipation and Indigestion. Jaggery is a Digestive herb, it accelerates the digestion process by activating the digestive enzymes. Jaggery transforms into acetic acid and aids digestion. This is the reason, why Gur is eaten after the meals in most houses in India.

Jaggery contains Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, etc. These vital nutrients are needed for proper growth and development of the body. Jaggery contains Magnesium, it is known for improving the health of Muscles and Nerves. Jaggery is good source of iron, it fights Anemia by improving the hemoglobin levels in the blood. It is also beneficial in regulating the menstrual cycles in women.

The antioxidant nature of Jaggery prevents the damage to cells from free radicals. Zinc and Selenium present in Jaggery are known for boosting the immunity against infections, viruses and germs. The Blood purifying propensity of Jaggery supports the Liver functions. Jaggery expels harmful toxins from the body and helps in detoxifying the Liver.

It is anciently used in Ayurveda for treating Respiratory troubles like Asthma, Cough and Cold. Jaggery helps in fighting bloating, Migraine and Water retention. Mix Jaggery in warm water and drink it. You will find relief from these problems.

Mood swings is a common problem during PMS. It is caused by variations in the levels of hormones in the body. Jaggery causes release of endorphins, it relaxes the body and relieves from anxiety. Jaggery is muscle relaxant, it provides relief from uterine cramps and reduces abdominal pain.

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Jaggery ( Gur ) for Acid Reflux

Jaggery ( Gur ) assists our internal system to digest the food easily. It neutralizes the acid production in the stomach.
Take a small piece of Jaggery ( Gur ) after every meal. Don't eat. Let it dissolves in the saliva. The relief is instantaneous.

Jaggery ( Gur) for Anemia

Have a piece of Jaggery daily. It contain iron in high quantity.

Jaggery for Pica Syndrome

Consume a small piece of Jaggery daily after meals.
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Herbal Treatment For Premenstrual Syndrome 3

Take half teaspoon of Celery ( Shalari in India ) seeds, half teaspoon of Dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder. Fry them in one teaspoon of Ghee. Add one teaspoon Jaggery (Gur in India ) (crushed). Heat it for half minute. Have it with one cup milk once before a week of menstrual cycle.

Herbal Treatment For Strangury 3

Soak dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ) in some Water for 2 hours. Now mix One tablespoon Turmeric ( Haldi in India ) and Jaggery ( Gur in India ) and drink.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 10

Take dried Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder with equal quantity of Jaggery ( Gur in India ) twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 10

Crush 5 grams each of dry Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and old Jaggery ( Gur in India ). Take every morning.

Herbal Treatment For Hiccups 2

Mix Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder and Jaggery ( Gur in India ) in warm water and pour a few drops in the nose to stops Hiccups.

Herbal Treatment For Repeated Miscarriage 1

Take 200 gram Horseradish bark and 100 gram Jaggery. Prepare decoction in half jug of water. Drink 1/4 cup once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Gout 3

Take Terminalia Chebula by adding Jaggery. Have two tablespoon two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 9

Grind Jaggery, Sesame in milk. Add Ghee and put this mixture on fire for 5-7 minutes. Take this mixture two times a day to get relief in Headache.

Herbal Treatment For Palpitation 1

Take dried Coriander leaves, Aniseed and Jaggery in 1:1:2 ratio. Have 1 tsp of the mixture after every meal.

Herbal Treatment For Leucorrhoea 3

Prepare decoction with flowers of Shoe Flower. Take 30 ml of it and add 20 ml Milk, 1 tsp Jaggery and half tsp Carom. Drink 20 ml once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Impotence 10

Mix tuber juice of Asparagus Racemosus with Butter and Milk in 1:1:8 ratio. Mix well till it gets waxy consistancy. Add 20 g each of Jaggery, Honey and Long Pepper. Take 1 tsp of the mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Piles 14

Take 4 tablespoon of Yam powder and 2 tablespoon of Plumbago Zeylanica. Add half tablespoon of Blackpepper, Jaggery to taste. Mix well. Take this mixture two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Leucorrhoea 4

Take the following herbs :
Roselle : Guddahal : Flower : 1
Carom : Ajvain : Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Milk : Dudh : 1 glass
Jaggery : Gur : according to taste
Take a pan. Boil Roselle and Carom in Milk. Add Jaggery. Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Difficult Menses 4

Take 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera ( Gheekumari ) pulp. Add half tablespoon jaggery ( Gur ) and little amount of Asafoetida ( Hing ). Mix well. Have a pinch of this mixture twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Ascaris 13

Make the powder of Henbane herb. Mix it with a little amount of Jaggery. Take it with water every early morning for two weeks.

Herbal Treatment For Anorexia 13

Take half teaspoon of Black Pepper powder. Add 1 tablespoon of Jaggery powder in it. Have it daily for a week to improve the Appetite. Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ) stimulates the secretion of Hydrochloric acid in the Stomach. Hydrochloric acid restores the normal level of appetite. Jaggery ( Gur in India ) normalizes the enzymatic activity in the abdomen. It improves Digestion and Appetite.

Herbal Treatment For Insanity 1

Datura Stramonium ( Dhatura in India ) possesses strong Sedative and Carminative properties. These properties help to calm the mind and soothe the nervous system.
Take the following :
Datura Stramonium Root Powder : 125 mg
Milk : 500 ml
Jaggery ( Gur in India ) : 5 gm
Clarified Butter ( Ghee in India ) : 5 ml
Take Milk in a saucepan. Add Datura Stramonium root powder, Jaggery and Clarified Butter in it. Stir well. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the Milk. Drink twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Malaria 10

The Anti pyretic property of Datura Stramonium ( Dhatura in India ) helps to lower down the body temperature. It inhibits the infection and treats Malaria.
Grind 1 to 2 fresh leaves of Datura Stramonium to form a paste. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of Jaggery ( Gur in India ) in it. Mix well. Have it daily to cure Malaria.

Herbal Treatment For Hepatomegaly 1

Mix half teaspoon each of Jaggery and powdered peel of Terminalia Chebula ( Harad ). Consume it with one glass of lukewarm water daily in the morning and evening for one month.

Herbal Treatment For Heart Disease 6

Mix Withania Somnifera( Ashwagandha ) root powder and Terminalia Bellirica( Baheda ) powder in equal proportion. Consume 1 teaspoon of this mixture with Jaggery daily. It will provide relief from Chest Pain.
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K Singh ( India )
19 Aug 2016
i have been suffering from chronic distention , bloating , indigestion, acidity for the last 12-14 years , it ultimately cause anxiety , depression etc. making life very miserable
19 Aug 2016
Dear K singh
For Your Stomach problems.
1. Take Pippali : Start with one dose of tincture. Add 1 drop every day until you reach up to 12 drops. Then reverse the course, when you reach up to 12 drops the start decreasing the drops until you reach 1.
2. Boil Fennel ( 2 big spoons ), strain and store that water in a bottle. Drink that water every day. Boil fresh water in the morning and evening too.
3. Eat fresh leaves of Basil and mint every morning.
4. Take a pinch of baking soda and dissolve it in a glass of water. take it every day.
For Depression and Anxiety :
1. Passion Flower : Buy tablets and take 1 every day.
2. Have 2 cups of green tea daily.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Syed azmatullah ( Karnataka )
28 Dec 2016
Heart problem k liya jaggery good or bad
31 Jan 2017
Old Jaggery is good for those suffering from heart problems. Make sure, you are not Diabetic.
And, by old Jaggery I mean, it should be minimum one year old .
It is a wise thing to use Jaggery as a substitute for Sugar.
Yash maurya ( New Delhi )
13 Jan 2017
My mother, age 46, suffering from asthma and dry cough for thew last 6-7 years,please Sir/Madam suggest some beneficial cure.
31 Jan 2017
For Dry cough, give her a teaspoon of honey with 2 pinches of black pepper powder added to it every day.
You may also give her a teaspoon of cough wort powder with warm water, for a week. For Asthma, give her Turnip in the salad, every day.
Avoid giving milk or milk products.
Add 2-3 cloves of Garlic to a pot of hot water. Steep it for 15 minutes, Strain the water and drink it.Try this for a week. Dear, please discuss with your healthcare provider,before you try any remedy.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Kanchan ( India )
27 Mar 2017
I have started eating jaggery from last 10 days and today when I researched about its daily consumption, I got to know that prolong consumption can lead to intestinal worms. May I know the reason behind the intestinal worms side-effect? Is it related to preparation method? Which Jaggery is better? Brown or Yellow? I get jaggery from kiranas and I can often see black particles in the jaggery. Can I consume jaggery after heating it up? So that it kills all the germs.
Also, what's the optimum quantity to be eaten daily? And from where can I get good quality jaggery?
Rekha Desai
30 Mar 2017
Kanchan. Consuming too much Jagger and for long duration may cause intestinal worms. 5 to 10 gms can be taken daily. To expel the worms. Mix carom seeds powder and black salt in 3 : 1 ratio and consume about 2 gm of this mixture with warm water before bed time. Wormseed is widely used for expelling hookworms, tapeworms, and roundworms. Wormseed tea can be taken daily. No, do not heat it up.
The brown jaggery is the best.
Loretta ( America Atlanta Georgia )
05 Apr 2017
My name is Loretta I started dating Jagger fall in October and in November I develop the circles and very puffy eyes and the doctors can't find anything wrong with me health-wise except that I can not get my eyes go down the puffiness under my eyes what can I do
Deshkaran Singh
06 Apr 2017
Put the cold slices of cucumber over the eyes, every day for 20 minutes.
Crushed Banana is also one of the cures for Puffy eyes. Apply the meshes banana around the eyes for 20 minutes. then wash it off.
Gaurav ( India )
17 Jun 2017
I feel urge to empty bowel after eating lunch.solution please.
11 Jul 2017
Gaurav. Please explain since when are you suffering from this problem. Is it only after you eat lunch or does it happen after having every meal?
Please tell us what do you exactly have for lunch ?
Any other symptoms that you might have noticed.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Tasneem hussain mahurawala ( India/m.p. )
10 Aug 2017
Hello sir/mam i m suffering from hypothyroid disease...so can you plz tell me that consuming jaggery is good for me or not??
14 Feb 2018
You may ask your doctor about it. Jaggery and its interaction with Hypothyroidism medicines.
Purva ( USA )
06 Nov 2017

Daily I put one spoon jaggery powder in milk instead of sugar and drink it. Do I need to stop having jaggery on regular basis as I read it somewhere having jaggery for prolonged time is not good??
14 Feb 2018
Yes, It must not be taken for a prolonged time. It may cause Intestinal worms.
04 Sep 2020
consuming sugar is harmful. Then what to do?
Saad ( Pakistan )
09 Feb 2018
My name is saad.my age is 17 years. I am a patient of liver.can i take gur(jaggery)one piece per day?
Saad ( Pakistan )
09 Feb 2018
My age is 17.5 years.i am patient of liver.can i take jaggery one piece per day?
14 Feb 2018
Yes, you can take Jaggery after your meals. What is the exact Liver problem you are suffering from ?
You may take Kutki powder,, half teaspoon with a glass of water after breakfast for 5 days. Only take for 5 days.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
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