Nobody thought that such a horrible situation would come and everybody would be forced to stay at home. Nobody ever experienced such pandemic situation too. People are struggling for life & living. Most people are under stress at a certain level. COVID, corona, immunity, mask, sanitizer, lockdown etc became very common words in a conversation between two people. Many people are trying various vegetables, fruits, dishes, drinks to boost their immunity power. Is this not true? What do you say? Do you also feel the same? But I tried to increase blood in body during this pandemic situation. That too in herbal way, any idea how?
I never tried this before.
Nowadays almost everybody are doing something to boost immunity. Some people are doing yoga regularly. Some people are trying different traditional remedies to boost their immunity. Many people started consuming Ayurvedic herbs to boost immunity power.
But recently I bought a bunch of kulekhara shak (leafy vegetable). Do you know kulekhara saag? Its scientific name is Hygrophila auriculata. Some people also call it as Kokolaksa or Gokulakanta. It is also known as In Vayalchulli (in Malayalam language), Neermulli (in Tamil language) etc.
This leafy vegetable is popular as a medicinal plant. In Ayurveda, it is known as a herb which can increase hemoglobin in blood. But a person needs to consume to regularly for a certain period to see such increment in hemoglobin count.
Apart from a medicinal herb, it is a popular leafy vegetable in West Bengal as well as various other parts of the country. It is used to make various traditional dishes. But it gives more benefits when it is consumed as juice. Though most rural people harvest it from the neighborhood and make paste from the fresh kulekhara leaves & stems to extract juice from it.
But I bought it from the market and I chose it boil it to get its juice. It is simple and preferable because I prepared a kulekhara curry from the residual of the leafy vegetable after preparing kulekhara juice.
Kulekhara juice drink recipe
- 200 gm kulekhara leafy vegetable
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 3 glasses water
- Clean saag and then wash under running water
- Cut those stems into small pieces
- Now boil water in a cooking pot and then add those kulekhara leaves & stems
- Boil it over medium flame for 10 minutes and switch off flame
- Now strain it
- Add honey & stir to mix
- Pour it into glasses and serve warm