#1 Jaggery is a sweet sugar substitute which is rich in many vital nutrients and minerals. What’s more, it also boosts immunity, keeps the body warm and controls the temperature of the body. It’s a natural alternative for medicine to treat cold and cough and is a natural sweetener. Put some in your daily tea or coffee, which will also activate natural digestive enzymes in the body, preventing constipation. It helps you keep your gut healthy. It also helps cleanse the liver by flushing out harmful toxins. Mix a piece of jaggery with warm water and drink up to keep colds at bay.
#2 Jaggery is not only available in powder form and palm jaggery form, it is also available in liquid (kakvi) form. It is usually consumed in winters because it has a warming effect on the body. One of its most beneficial effects is that it is a natural blood purifier. It helps prevent free radical damage because it is absolutely full to the brim with antioxidants, zinc and selenium. Apart from increasing the hemoglobin count in the body, it eases menstrual pain.