Manjal Milagu Paal,Manjal Inji Pisiral & Other Manjal Remedies - Turmeric Milk, Turmeric Pickle & Other Turmeric Remedies
AND OTHER MANJAL REMEDIES
Dried whole turmeric is always stored in Indian homes and is used in Poojas and religious rituals. They are given with vermilion, betel leaves, coconut and flowers as a symbol of auspiciousness to all the ladies on special occasions.
The warm paste ( NOT SCALDING HOT ) is applied on both the temples, on the forehead, and on either sides of the bridge of the nose of the baby as shown in the picture. This is called as Manjal Patthu.
Add powdered palm jaggery to taste and savour the Manjal Milagu Paal while hot.
A piece of Palm candy can be used like a throat lozenge for throat irritation.
Mango ginger ( a ginger with mango flavour ) is usually used in this pickle. But normal ginger also tastes good.
Mix together the chopped turmeric, ginger , salt and lime juice in a bowl.
Turmeric is also a wonderful beauty aid. An application of Turmeric paste before bath destroys bacteria and keeps the skin clean and glowing. A turmeric face pack gives a soft and golden glow to the face. A variety of Turmeric called Kasturi Manjal is used in preparing a herbal bath powder.