Sugar cane juice is probably the most popular and widely consumed juice here in India. An interesting fact is that it is in use since thousands of years. In Ayurveda, sugar cane juice, and its other derivatives such as jaggery is used in many formulations including lehyams (herbal jams), Asava, Arishta etc. Let us know what are its benefits.
Sugarcane juice benefits:
Sugar cane juice is nourishing, it is a natural diuretic.
Sugarcane juice has a low glycemic index, which keeps the body’s metabolism healthy and helps maintain a healthy body weight. Roughly one teaspoon of raw sugar contains only eleven calories. (Source: ehow.com)
Sugarcane is rich in Phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Sugarcane is an alkalizing substance, and therefore is beneficial at fighting cancer. Studies have shown that it has proven an effective at fighting prostate and breast cancer cells. Furthermore, it is exceptionally beneficial for rehydration as it not only cools the body but also energizes with a high quantity of useful carbohydrates and protein. The nutrients found in sugarcane are beneficial to inner organ functioning, including the kidneys, heart and brain.
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For whom Sugar cane juice suits best?
Sugar cane juice is ideal for those who are
- who often suffer from burning sensation all over the body
- who suffer from burning sensation when urinating
- who are tired due to excess sun exposure, during summer.
- who have Pitta body type and Vata body type.
Sugar cane juice is not ideal for
For those having Kapha body type
When to take Sugar cane juice?
The best time to take sugar cane juice is the afternoon, when Pitta Dosha is predominant. It is better to avoid it during night.
Ayurvedic medicines with sugarcane as ingredient:
Maharajaprasarini thailam - used in pain due to neuro – muscular origin, as in spondylosis.