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

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Dry Grapes
Botanical Name
Dry Vitis Vinifera
Hindi Name
Kishmish, Dakh

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Raisin is a dried form of Grape fruit.
Best used for Anemia
Dry Grapes or Raisins are small in size whereas Big Raisins commonly known as Munakka are big in size.
Caution : Raisins are hot in nature. In summers soak Raisins in water overnight and eat in the morning.

Note : The antioxidant power of Raisins is three times more than fresh grapes.


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Materia Medica for Raisins

Raisin General

A dried grape is called Raisin. Raisins are packed with essential vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. They make you feel strong, healthy and full of energy. They are useful in countering fatigue and weakness. Recommended for growing children and sportsperson.
Boost your grasping power with Raisins. The presence of phosphorous and Vitamin C is useful in preventing Memory loss. Phosphorus is needed for proper Brain functioning. It is present in and around the Brain Cells. Deficiency of phosphorous is linked with the onset of Alzheimer, Dementia and Cognitive Malfunctioning. Raisins prevent the gradual deterioration of long and short term memory. They are ideal for students and elderly people.
Eyes Poblems
Raisins enhance blood circulation and supply of vital nutrients to the eye capillaries. Raisins guard the eyes against oxidative damage from free radicals. They are beneficial in treating Glaucoma, Night blindness, Eyestrain and Cataract.
Are you RBC or Hemoglobin deficient? In other words, do you often feel fatigued, weakness, pale skin or shortness of breath? These are the symptoms of Anemia. Get your Hemoglobin levels checked. My Hemoglobin levels are normal. I eat Raisins daily.. Raisins contain iron, manganese, copper and folate. These are needed in promoting the production of Red Blood Cells.
Stomach Troubles
Acidity is a common problem of the Stomach. Acidity is a root cause of health problems like Boils, Hair loss, Heart diseases, Skin diseases and Cancer. Raisins contain Magnesium and Potassium, these two minerals are better in neutralizing the acids.
Cancer Prevention
Free radicals are behind he growth of Cancer Cells in the body. Raisins are a rich source of polyphenolic antioxidant called Catechins. Catechins inhibit the activity of the enzymes that generate free radicals. Include Raisins in your diet for prevention from Cancer.
Bone Health
Calcium and Boron are necessary for Bone health. Bone formation and proper absorption of Calcium is a function of Boron. Both these minerals are present in Raisins. It reduce the chances of Osteoporosis occurrence.
Skin Health
Raisins prevents Tooth decay and formation of Cavities. As it is rich in Vitamin A which is beneficial for our eyes.
Due to its Resveratrol content, it slows down the progress of Skin Aging. It enhances the blood circulation which gives you a natural skin glow.
Hair Health
Raisins are rich source of Iron. It promotes blood circulation which act as a tonic for hair growth.
Raisins eliminate toxic substances from the digestive tract. They are beneficial in preventing bacterial growth and intestinal diseases.
The fibers present in Raisin are useful in promoting excretion of bile.

It stimulates Libido, cures Erectile Dysfunction and increase sperm motility.
Single Herb

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Backache

Take 3-4 Raisins at bed time.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Fever

Dip some Raisins in a cup of water. Leave it overnight. Crush the raisins in the water. Strain and drink. You may add few drops of Lemon juice before drinking.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Low Blood Pressure

Dip some Raisins in the water overnight. Eat them in the morning on an empty stomach. Consume it regularly to control the fluctuation in the Blood Pressure.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Tennis Elbow

Take 1 kg golden Raisin. Dip them in Gin. Gin is a spirit type alcohol having flavor from Juniper Berries. It is easily available at liquor shop. Let the tincture remain for 1 week at room temperature. Eat 5 raisins from it in the morning. Use this remedy for about 6 months. You will see the magical results within this period.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Swollen Elbow

If an Injury is the cause, and you have developed a Tennis Elbow, then use Raisins.
Make a tincture of Golden Raisins with Gin ( Alcohol ). Keep Golden Raisins in Gin for at least 10 days. Eat 10 Raisins early in the morning. Eat continuously for at least one month.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Anemia

Raisins ( Kishmish in India ) contain Iron, Copper and Vitamin B. These nutrients are essential for the formation of Red blood cells.
Soak 15 to 25 Raisins ( Kishmish) in water. Leave it overnight. Next morning, eat the Raisins ( Kishmish) and drink the water. Repeat the process everyday.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Constipation

Raisins contains Dietary Fiber which provides relief from Constipation.
Consume 4-5 Raisins daily.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Cough

Take 30 to 35 Raisins and fry it in Ghee. Eat it.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Debility

Raisins contains Fructose and Glucose which provides a boost of energy.
Consume 5-6 Raisins daily.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Cancer

Raisins are a rich source of polyphenolic antioxidants called Catechins. It will inhibit the free radicals which lead to growth of Cancer cells.
Include Raisins in your daily diet. It will increase the level of powerful antioxidants and prevents Cancer.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for High Blood Pressure

Raisins are a rich source of Potassium which lowers the blood pressure.
Consume 4-5 Raisins daily.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Diabetes

Raisins helps in sugar absorption and lowers the insulin levels.
Eat 4-5 Raisins daily.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Impotence

Raisins contains Arginine which stimulates the Libido.
Boil 4-5 Raisins in one glass of Milk and add 2-3 threads of Saffron in it. Drink it.

Raisin ( Kishmish ) for Acidosis

Raisins contains Potassium and Magnesium which neutralize the acids.
Consume 4-5 Raisins daily.

Raisin for Dizziness

Soak 4 to 5 in water for 1 hour. Then grind it and have this drink every day.
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Herbal Treatment For Malaria 6

Add 5 g Ginger ( Adrak in India ) and 8 g Raisins ( Kishmish in India ) in 200 ml water. Boil and let it cool. Drink 1 cup of it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Tuberculosis 4

Take 250 g pulp of Custard Apple and 100 g seedless Raisins. Boil them in 500 ml water. Strain and cool. Have 1 cup of it by adding some sugar, Cinnamon pwder and Cardamom powder in it. Drink it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Asthma 29

Take following herbs in mentioned quantity :
150 g Raisin
200 g Date Palm
50 ml Honey
50 g Long Pepper
Grind them to make paste. Take 1 tsp twice a day with warm Milk.

Herbal Treatment For Memory Enhancer 1

Take one tablespoon of Fig and one teaspoon Raisins. Boil in one cup of milk. Drink once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Blood Impurity 5

Take 2 Date Palm ( Khajur ), 2 Fig ( Anjeer ) and 5 Raisins ( Kishmish ). Soak in water at night. Next morning, Chew them slowly.

Herbal Treatment For Amnesia 1

Soak 10 Raisins ( Kishmish ) at night. In the next morning drink the water. Eat Raisins with 2 Walnuts ( Akhrot ). Repeat this procedure daily to get the best results.

Herbal Treatment For Debility 10

Soak One dried Fig ( Anjeer ), a few Raisins and 1-2 Almonds ( Badam ) in some water overnight. Next morning eat all these and drink the water.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 2

Grind Dates , Raisins, Black Pepper, Long Pepper and Terminalia Bellirica ( Baheda in India ) in equal quantities. Take One tablespoon of this paste with equal quantity of Honey thrice a day. It is also good for cough.

Herbal Treatment For Chikungunya 3

Boil a glass of water for 5 minutes . Add 1 teaspoon each of Ajwain , Raisins , 5 Neem Leaves and 10 Tulsi Leaves . Boil for 10 minutes . Pour it in a glass without straining . Drink and chew while its hot , take it 3 times a day , half an hour after meal .

Herbal Treatment For Lower back pain 17

Ingredients :
Coarse Sooji ( Semolina ) - 4 Cups
Ghee ( Clarified Butter ) - 2 Cups
Coconut ( Dry sliced ) - 1/2 Cup
Pistachio Nuts ( Sweet ) - 1/2 Cup
Almonds ( Unpeeled ) - 2 Cups
Munakka ( Big raisins ) - 1/2 Cup
Crystal Sugar ( Mishri ) - 3 Cups
Green Cardamom Seeds - 10
Katira Gond ( Tragacanth gum ) - 1/2 Cup
KamarKas ( Bastard Teak ) - 1/2 Cup
Char Maghaz - 1/2 Cup
( Combination of Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, Cantaloupe Seeds and Watermelon seeds )
Makhanay ( Euryale Ferox ) - 1/2 Cup
Raisins - 1/2 Cup

Step 1:
Take 1/2 cup of Ghee in a broad pan and heat. Add Coconut , Pistachio , Almonds , Munakka , Katira Gond , Char Maghaz , Makhanay and Raisins to it . Fry on a low heat until it turns light brown. Spread them separately on a paper till all the Ghee is absorbed.
Step 2:
Crush all the nuts coarsely.
Step 3:
Take a pan and fry Kamarkas and lay it separately on a paper.
Step 4:
Take 2 cups of Ghee and heat it. Add Green Cardamom Seeds and let them splutter and then add Sooji and mix well till Sooji turns light brown. Do not let Sooji burn.
Step 5:
Add all the crushed nuts and Crystal Sugar to the mixture and keep mixing on a low heat. Sugar should stay a bit crunchy.
Step 6:
Add Kamarkas in it and mix again. Let it cool.
Step 7:
Consume one large table spoon every day with warm milk. Preserve it in an air-tight container. It stays fresh up to 2 months.

Herbal Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction 1

Take 1 teaspoon each of Saffron, Cardamom, Dry Coconut Gratings, Raisins and Powdered Rock Sugar ( Mishri ). Mix and wrap all the herbs in a Betel leaf. Chew it after meals.

Herbal Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction 5

Take 1 teaspoon of Black Raisins and wash them in lukewarm water. Boil it in 250 ml of Milk for 20 minutes. Drink it thrice daily.
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20 Mar 2016
Can I eat almond and dakh together daily.
23 Mar 2016
Yes you can eat them together. Do not eat more than 10 dakh ( raisin ) and 5 Almonds in a day .
Do not eat them in summers as they are hot in potency. If you wish to eat in summers then dip raisins and almonds in a glass of water. Leave it overnight and then eat in the morning.
Madan Mohan Mukherjee ( India/ W.B. )
20 Sep 2016
Kindly reply me whether raisin (kismish) are benefited for the permanent cure of skin allergies, eczema etc.
Thanking you
Madan Mohan Mukherjee
Meghna Jamwal
21 Sep 2016
Raisins, specially the black ones are known to delay signs of aging, like blemishes, wrinkles and sagging of skin. The herb has antioxidants which prevent the skin from damage caused by sun and air pollution...
Regular consumption of this herb makes skin look beautiful and radiant. If you talk about allergies like eczema, vitiligo or rashes, or itching, then I don't think raisin is the right herb. For those allergies, the herbs are-- Neem, Tea tree essential oil, Turmeric, Eclipta, Bakuchi oil, etc. There are many, depending on the type of allergy that you wanna cure.
Natalie Bennett ( Jamaica, West Indies )
28 Dec 2016
Why do you have to soak the raisins all the time? You said it is a hot fruit that should not be consumed in the summer, why is that so?
Lishki Sehgal ( India )
03 Jan 2017
The Raisins are hot in nature, thus, not recommended in summers. So, it is always recommended to soak it, so as to change it's potency from hot to cold. Because it is not recommended to be used as a cure in summers ( or in hot region ), therefore, it is recommended to soak it Natalie.
Pooja thakur ( Maharashtra )
09 Feb 2017
I m consuming raisins for health benefits but i dont want to gain weight . What can i do . Plz help
13 Feb 2017
Why are you consuming Raisins ?
And also mention the method, are you taking the as it is or are you taking the soaked raisins ?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Laxman ( Telangana )
19 Feb 2017
Iam suffering with fissure, can I take raisins, is it control bleeding?
21 Feb 2017
What Fissures are you suffering from ?
Anal, rectum or Heel fissures ?
Patel A ( Maharashtra )
21 Feb 2017
Can giving more soaked black raisins cause cough in kids? How much should be given to 3 to 4 yrs. old kids?
21 Feb 2017
2 ton 3 raisins can be given.
Why do you want to give your kids the saked black raisins ?
Himanshu pathak ( India MP )
23 Mar 2017
Can i boil raisins and dates together in milk to consume??
23 Mar 2017
HImanshu. Yes, you may boil them. But, both these are hot in nature. Why do you want to take this combination ?
07 Apr 2017

Can i drink milk and black raisins together for constipation..? But i hav heard this combo will lead to weight gain..is it true..? Bcoz i dont want to lose weight as i m already suffering from PCOD.
17 Apr 2017
The combo leads to weight gain, not to weight loss. For constipation, drink Baking Soda, a pinch to a glass of water every day. And also, drink 2 tablespoons of Indian Gooseberry juice everyday for a month.
Akki ( India madhya pradesh )
14 Apr 2017
Is there any remidy of raisin to increase weight for skinny people
17 Apr 2017
Eating raisins every day can increase your weight. They are densely packed A small serving of raisins provide a high amount of calories. In case you want ton increase weight in a month, Eat about one-fifth cup of dried raisins throughout the day for a month. This is one of the easiest ways to gain weight.
You may also try dry Figs. These also help to increase weight.
Abhaykumar ( India, maharashtra )
18 Apr 2017
Can I eat kishmish with milk? Is it a good combination to increase libido? Or is there any side effects? If not after how much time after eating kishmish I can drink milk?
Sukrit Goel
26 Apr 2017
Yes, it is a good combination. But I would suggest that you do not take it during summers, because it is hot in nature and might not suit you. You may boil it in milk. an then have it. But why do you want to take it, if it is hot in nature.
Eat 250 gm of fresh watermelon, this will improve your libido and also you may take Horny Goatweed capsule, one daily, for a month.
Drink half glass of Pomegranate juice daily for a month.
Pushpa ( Maha )
22 Apr 2017
I take 5 dates & 5 raisins in 56 yrs old.what are effect on my health?(weight-55kg)
Randeep Kaith
26 Apr 2017
There is no side effect as such. The herb is hot in nature, so if you think you feel you have headache, dizziness, it will be probably because of prolonged use of Raisins and Dates. Why are you taking these herbs ?
Are you sufferring from any disease?
Krishan avtar ( India/Rajasthan )
24 Apr 2017
I am a diabetic can I have raisin water to cure my fatty liver
27 Apr 2017
Have Milk thistle capsules, one every day for a month. This is the best remedy for fatty Liver. Also, have Kutki Powder with a glass of warm water. take half teaspoon of this powder, every morning after breakfast for one week.
Please share the feedback after a month.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ayush ( Rajasthan )
27 Apr 2017
Sir, can u please tell me the use of raisin.... How to use raisin.... Actually I'm suffering from sex problem...
08 May 2017
What is the exact problem you are suffering from ?
Please share all the symptoms in detail .
Gopal Dev ( Assam )
04 May 2017
I am suffering from small pox. Fews are coming out not all , so should i eat with honey so that all pox breaks out . Your recommendation please. ..
Prasad Rahul ( India )
08 May 2017
Do not try to interfere. Let this disease take its course of action. Taking any herb in between may lead to other problems.
So, be patient and let it pass. This is what we all do. Rest is your choice. Stay healthy Gopal.
Mohan ( India )
22 Jun 2017
If left overnight in water and the water left after removing tge raisins from water.Does this water acts as BCAA?
Swapnil Dorjee ( Pune )
23 Jun 2017
Please explain it clearly, your query is not comprehensible. Mohan, please re-write the question.
Karan ( INDIA )
24 Jun 2017
how many raisins take daily.for sexual benifits ..and weight gain
19 Jul 2017
Take 5 to 8 Raisins every day. I hope you know that raisins are hot in nature, so if your potency is hot, you should not take it, instead take Saffron in milk or Cordyceps. To gain weight, eat healthy nutritious diet. Eat a banana with a glass of milk every morning.
Manisha ( Rajasthan India )
01 Jul 2017
My hemoglobin is only 10 and I always feel tired and sleepy some one suggest me to eat soaked kishmish n then drink milk . Is it effective? Can we take it together? But i don't want to increase weight
19 Jul 2017
To increase your hb, you should soak 5-7raisins in water, keep them soaked over night. Next morning, eat those raisins, this will increase your haemoglobin and you will not put on weight.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Kuldeep singh lakhanpal ( India/punjab )
06 Jul 2017
Hi respected . First of alll i want to thanks for your vakuable advise.my question is my mother was infected from HCV infection now shebis ok from two years.i got report of ultrasound and found enlargement in liver size.for that should i provide her raisins water o not.As in india there is summer.thanks.Hope to hear soin from you
19 Jul 2017
Enlargment of Liver can be cured by taking a herb called Kutki. Buy the powder, take half teaspoon of this powder with a glass of water, after breakfast, everyday for a week. Alo, buy Milk Thistle capsules online and, eat one capsule daily for a month.
Kaushal rajput ( Dubai UAE )
27 Aug 2017
I am 24 year old. And very skinny. i want to gain some weight in couple of months. Is i need to eat overnight soaked raisins or dry raisins for gain weight . Which one is good for gain weight!!
Ishaani Suri ( India )
04 Sep 2017
Dry raisins are hot in potency, so you should avoid that. SOaked raisins will boost your immunity and increase your hemoglobin. To put on weight have banana and milk every morning. DO regular exercise, so that your appetite increases. Do not take any artificial supplements.
Increase protein intake in your daily diet.
Pooja ( India )
10 Sep 2017
i want to know that i can take the raisin as my fibroid operation has been done on 18th August'17. so please confirm that its healthy for me or not.
Mahika ( India (Mumbai Suburb) )
15 Sep 2017
Can munakka(black rainin) is useful for throat infection and cronic constipation? How to use it in right manner. And also I don't want to put on more weight as I have already gain few weight in past few days due to medicines
Mudasir ( India/srinager )
19 Sep 2017
I have been consuming raisin water since last two months which has evalvated my hemoglobing and i have put on weight?when And How can it turn to normal
Ali ( Bahrain )
22 Sep 2017
I am eating 2 spoons of soaked raisins along with water in morning on empty stomach and also eating one oounce Almonds. . Is it good for sexual health?
Gourav ( India )
04 Oct 2017
My wife is having 20 pcs of raisin soaked overnight in water. She is pregnant now and has a low pressure & haemoglobin. Is it safe to have it in this condition?
Pranita ( INDIA )
17 Oct 2017
I want to gain weight ,I feel dizziness sometimes (very rare), I didn't check my hemoglobin level yet.
(I also use spectacles ,my left eye has no. 2.75 and right has 3)
I eat 5-6 kishmish 5-6 munakka 6 almonds (soaked overnight) every morning.
Will it be hot?
Should I soaked everything before eating them?
Should I change anything else in this way of eating?
Deep ( India )
03 Nov 2017
I am suffering from acidity...can i eat raisins daily in winter.as they are hot in nature will they create acid?
Krupa ( Karnataka )
12 Nov 2017
Preferable time and method to eat raisin and almond as a asthma patient ?
Yaser ( India )
15 Nov 2017
What are the side effects of munkha
NIKITA ( India/ gujarat )
03 Jan 2018
i had h pylori infection and had taken antibiotic for 14 days. i geard that raisin and honey is gud for me. how can i eat that
Bilal ( PUNJAB )
13 Feb 2018
Hi there !
I got lipoma disease.....and a little small fat tumor on my right arm....doctor said u have high cholesterol in my body....would u please tell me about diet....what should I eat or not? I eat almond walnut dry fig peanut daily.....and not eating the red meat....and I am drinking fresh fruits juice daily.....plz help me about my diet
Nisreen ( Rajasthan )
25 Feb 2018
Suffering from seasonal allergy ie. Cold do soaked raisins will benefit me
Niks ( Gujarat )
11 Mar 2018
I want to gain weight ,is it good combination of kismi and milk? Is their any side effects if I eat deep kismi in milk overnight?
Vandana Bhardwaj ( India/Haryana )
25 Mar 2018
Is munnaka beneficial for heart patients
02 May 2018
Hi, for people suffering from frequent urination at night, also called nocturia, can raisin help to cure it and how many to take per day?
Priyanka ( India )
14 May 2018
what are the main difference between kishmish and munakka & their health benefits also?which one is more useful for acidity and hair loss issues?
Esther ( India )
15 Jun 2018
Will raisin water reduce weight?Because I want to gain weight at the same time want to increase my blood count
Chanchal ( INDIA )
29 Aug 2018
Please advise can black raisin (manakka) be given to six year girl. My daughter is thin and very prone to cold and cough. I have heard that black raisins are hot in nature and I am leaving in a place where temperature shoots to 50 degrees in summers and drops to 5 degrees in winters. please advise can it lead to early menstruation age in her as currently she is just six years.
Karan ( Kochi )
24 Mar 2019
Is it good to eat raisin soaked with honey
Gaurav ( Canada )
30 Oct 2020
Sir i used to drink safi for glowing and clear skin but its hot in natured and my hair fall is increased after taking safi. Can i drink raisin water for clear skin ?
30 Oct 2020
yes you can. Raisin water benefits us in a number of ways. Except for skin, it also increases Hb.
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