HEALTH BENEFITS OF MAKHANA ( FOX NUT):
The Health Benefits of MAKHANA are:
1.Snigdha(स्निग्ध): unctuous, oily
2. Vrushya(वृश्य): aphrodisiac, improves vigor
3. Garbh Samsthapak(गर्भस्थापक): ensure safe pregnancy
4. Vat Pitta har(वातपित्त हर): Pacified Vatta and Pitta dosha
5. Balya(बल्या): improves strength and immunity
6. Sheet(शीत): cool in potency
7.Pittastra(पित्त्स्त्रा) Daha(दाह) nuth(नुत): cures bleeding disorder and burning sensation.
Makhanas are gluten-free, protein rich, high in carbohydrates, magnesium, low in Cholesterol, fat, sodium and calories, making them beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes, obesity etc.
Dosage of Makhana:
The normal adult dosage for Makhana is 10 to 20 grams per day. In ayurvedic medicine, its seed powder is advised to take in a dosage of 5 to 10 grams twice daily. Its adult dosage can be increased up to 30 grams per day. It can be consumed twice a day at any time.
Shallow fry or Roast 100gms. of Makhana in 5-10gms. Of cow ghee at medium low flame till it get little brown or crunchy in taste. Add rock salt and black pepper in it and store in air tight jar. Or you can make powder of these roasted Makhana also.
So have these Makhana recipes as your healthy snacks with tea and coffee.