Tulsi & Beetal Leaves Soup which is a mix of tulsi,beetal leaves, pepper, carom seeds & Jeera seeds.
Beetal leaves have innumerous health benefits which includes control of diabetes, weight loss, indigestion to name a few. I remember in childhood we were not allowed to eat beetal leaves and there were lots of grandma stories built around it like a cow would come and hit you if you eat ïŠ etc. Though scientifically, I could not find any reason from any of the sources. It is however very good for pregnant women.
Holy basil plant on the other hand is available in many houses in India as it is considered as a sacred plant. It is been used in auyurvedic medicines.
The soup is good for cold and cough and can be consumed as a soup also. I have not blended the ginger with the soup as we like the crunchy ginger in our soup. However the ginger can be blended along with other ingredients. Garlic is completely optional and can be omitted if you donâ€™t need to. The soup generates body heat hence it must be consumed only during cold/rainy or winter time. The soup is also spicy as the taste of beetal leaves, tulsi, carom seeds & pepper are naturally spicy. I am not sure if this can be consumed as a pre-natal diet due to this heaty nature. However this is very good for postnatal diet.