Yesterday we saw the kashayam for infants and younger kids. Now this home made syrup is for elder kids and adults to fight cough and sore throat. Thippili is known for its expectorant properties and chittarattai is known for clearing sore throat. Thippli/long pepper is comparatively sweeter than regular black pepper. Now adding panagal kandu/rock candy/ palm sugar makes this kashayam more yummy for kids.
(The one I am using is arisithippili, you can also use the kandathippili, the long stemmed ones for this)
For me in US, there is no over the counter medicine for cough. So I need to rely on these home made remedies. I always keep thippili and chittarattai at home.
You can also add tulsi leaves to this.
Here are ingredients:
- Chittarattai/Galangal – 1 inch piece
- Thippili/Pippal/Long Pepper – 2 tsps
- Pepper – 2 tsps
- Panagal Kandu/Palm Sugar/Rock Candy – 2 tbsps
- Turmeric – a pinch
- Water – 3 cups
- Boil everything in 3 cups of water, till it reduces to 1 cup.
Filter it and drink it warm. (Panangal kandu may have some impurities, so filtering always helps)
You can use the same ingredients twice. You can boil them again in 3 cups of water. You still get the essence.
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