Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SARSAPARILLA, NANNARI,THE QUANTUM SHERBET DRINK- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

SARSAPARILLA , NANNARI , THE QUANTUM SHERBET DRINK -  CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL





As children we used to play football, cricket and 7 tiles ( chatti ) , as soon as we came back from school, till dusk. During the holidays we used to play throughout the day. We were a gang of about 16 boys.

During the summer vacations, invariably there would be a exhibition ( fair ) in Calicut. One of my friends ( 13 years old ) used to have his own lemonade stall, like Dennis the Menace.

His elder brother and mother used to make Sarasaparilla sherbet concentrate for him. And we used to watch.  In Kerala everybody loves to have Nannari spiked lemonade in summer. So this stall used to do roaring business.

This is how they prepared it--

Method:
1) Break the Nannari roots into say 5 cm long pieces and then dry them under the hot sun for about 5 hours.
3) Crush the roots with a ammi and remove the hard portion from the inside of the root.
3) Powder the remaining parts.
4) Boil water in a vessel. Once it boils, remove the vessel from the fire and now add the powdered root and mix well.
5) Leave the mixture aside for 12 hours, without stirring--it has to diffuse.
6) Strain the liquid out with a muslin cloth into another vessel.
7) Add brown sugar into the mixture.
8) Place the mixture onto the stove again and boil till the texture become a bit sticky.
8) Let it cool, now bottle it
9) Add fresh lemon juice to a table spoon.
10) Put crushed ice and the lovely aroma ( woody + vanilla + fruity ) drink is ready to be served.

Sarsaparilla is called Anantamul in Sanskrit.  6000 year old Ayurveda uses Sarsaparilla root extensively as it is an anti-oxidant and has quantum healing effects.  

It is administered in the form of powder, infusion or decoction as syrup. 

It is also a major component of several Ayurvedic medicinal preparations.

Sarsaparilla (Hemidesmus indicus) is a woody wine that can grow up to a height of 50 m and bears small flowers and black, blue or red berry-like fruits.

The exposed part of the root is brown in colour, while the inner part is whitish. The root has an astringent taste and a pleasant odour. The herb is found in foothills and only the roots of the herb are used for extraction.

Decoction of stalks and leaves is used for skin eruptions.

Decoction of the roots ( which contain vitamins A, B-complex, C and D, also the minerals iron, manganese, sodium, silicon, sulfur, copper, Zinc, and iodine) , have several uses in the treatment of several disorders :--( in random order ) 

Diuretic , to increase the excretion of uric acid,increases volume of urine and flushes out stones from body

Coolant,  promotes sweating , binding with toxins in the skin and the sweating then pushes the toxins from the body through the skin pores---

let me rush through now--

blood purifier---anti-inflammatory--- arthritis--- edema--- rheumatism---- kidney---- liver cleansers---- treating kidney stones----  venereal diseases---- epilepsy---- nervous diseases---- tonsillitis---- syphillis---- stomach disorders---- lose weight----  constipation ---- alleviate inflammation of spleen and gall bladder---- urinary disorders---- anaemia----  wheezing---- infertility----impotence----.diarrhoea----acidity----  tonsillitis----antipyretic----, astringent to bowels----.urino-genital----tract inflammation----.gout---- epilepsy---- insanity---- chronic nervous diseases---- intestinal gas---- production of sexual hormones---- antibacterial activity---- .sore mouths of children---- lack of  appetite----bronchitis----asthma---- ulcers---- body odour---- mouth odour---- piles---- uterine complaints---- paralysis---- premature graying of hairs---- eye and catarrhal problems---- scrofula and ringworms---- abdominal distention---- turbid urine----  pre and post-natal care---- PMS---- immuno suppressant tonic---- eczema---- psoriasis----stimulates the flow of bile----  good for hair growth---- stimulates the production of sexual hormones etc

SURPRISED?  THIS IS ALL ABUT QUANTUM CATALYTIC ACTION !!..
  
Leprosy can be controlled by regular intake of the root powder in dose of 3 to 6 gms twice daily along with decoction of this plant. 

The juice of the roots can be applied as eye drops for burning sensation of the eyes.
  
The root powder can also be administered for dysentry, leucoderma and piles etc.

Negates the fatal effects of a phospholipase A2, which is one of the major components of venom released by cobra, krait and Russell’s viper snakes.--also for treatment of scorpion stings and rat bites.

A saponin from the plant is found to have antiinflammatory activity against formalin induced edema.


A safe natural and organic drink, as an  alternative to thirst quenching modern canned drinks that contains toxic and acidic chemicals. The Chinese Admiral Zheng He used to love it.

Indian Sarasaparilla or Nannari, is different from American Sarsaparilla which they use in root beer.


I will advise Chilean wine makers to use Sarsaparilla as a flavour--to make it an elexir .


Never confuse taste with flavour.  Taste is a chemical sense perceived by the receptor cells in the taste buds. Flavour is a fusion of multiple senses.  Your perception of scent is more than a thousand times stronger than your perception of taste. Taste is 78% smell.

Grace and peace!


CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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3 comments:

  1. i love to have nannari soda sherbet at perintalmanna or manjeri bus stand whenever i visit kerala....

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  2. Our science has always been very advanced since time memorial !!

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