Its summer time again and people are desperate to cool themselves with any means they can. Its a pity that our good old healthy natural 'cool drinks' are being swept away by the Colas.
One such natural and once popular drink thats fighting for survival is the Nannari sharbeth.
"....nature has given us a wonder herb, `Sarasaparilla,' popularly known as `Nannari.' The roots of this herb have the medicinal property of protecting us from common summer ailments.
In the past, our elders had the habit of drinking a mixture of extracts from `Nannari' roots along with lemon juice and palm sugar (panangkarkandu). Later on, white sugar replaced palm sugar. Gradually, people began to prefer other attractive alternatives," says K.O.S. Nagarajan, Managing Partner of a 100-year-old sharbeth company under the brand name, `Ondippili.'
`Nannari' is a natural coolant. It has medicinal quality of providing relief from acidity and constipation. Besides, it purifies the blood," Mr. Nagarajan explains."We don't add any preservative or chemical. It is a pure health drink that relieves you from exhaustion."
Why dont you try it this summer?
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