Miracles of ‘Babri Byool’ in Ramadhan

Miracles of ‘Babri Byool’ in Ramadhan
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Srinagar, May 20: The holy month of Ramadhan is here, and this calls for a month-long fasting for people among the Muslim community from across the globe. Fasting from sunrise till the dusk and then eating food at odd hours, one would naturally tend to feel dehydrated and weak.
Basil seeds (Babri Byool)
Having the right kind of food that is healthy and nutritious is one among the several ways in which you could keep up the energy and stay hydrated during the holy month of Ramadhan. Basil seeds, also known as “Babri Byool” in Kashmiri, are being widely used throughout the globe during the month of Ramadhan. The basil seeds are black in colour and are collected from the sweet basil plants.
Basil seed is a must-have food to be had during the month of Ramadhan, as these seeds are loaded with fibre, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamins. This helps keep up the energy, gives a cooling effect to the body and also keeps it hydrated.
Here are the amazing health benefits of having basil seeds during Ramadhan:
Packed with nutrition
Adding basil seeds to your regular diet will help regain all the lost carbohydrates, proteins, fats, sugar, dietary fibres, vitamins and minerals. Tukh malanga regulates your bodily functions and keeps you from a number of ailments.
Helps in digestion
Scientists have proven that basil seeds have excellent carminative effects because they contain a very high level of insoluble dietary fibres. They serve the purpose of a natural detoxifying agent, which cleanse out the entire gastrointestinal tract efficiently. As the stomach becomes toxin-free, the process of digestion turns easier and the chances of developing various digestive issues such as an upset stomach, cramps, indigestion and flatulence also go down.
Cures constipation
Being rich in insoluble dietary fibres, tukh malanga can reduce constipation to a great extent or even cure it completely. All you need to do is to soak a handful of the seeds in a glass of milk and drink it every night before going to bed. It will make bowel movements smoother, thereby relieving constipation.
Heals acidity and stomach burn
Such seeds are very soothing for our gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach. If you feel an acute burning sensation in your abdomen, you should consume some basil seeds. Give it one week and you will definitely see a difference!
Regulates body heat
When it comes to keeping our body cool during scorching summer days, tukh malanga can be a true rescuer. It has great cooling properties and is used as an effective body coolant. Just submerge a handful of fresh basil seeds in a glass of cold water and drink it after an hour or so.
Reduces stress
These seeds are one of the best natural stress busters. As mentioned earlier, they have wonderful calming effects on our body, which are to some extent similar to aromatherapy. Therefore, incorporating these seeds in your daily food actually means reduced stress levels, increased mental clarity, improved mental strength and uplifted mood.
Suppresses Appetite
Soak the basil seeds and have it as you break the fast and then give a gap of about 15-20 minutes before you take your meal. This will help prevent overeating and will also give you a feeling of fullness for a long period of time. It can be taken by adding the seeds to yogurt, fruits or juices. You could also drink the jelly-like basil seed mixture to suppress your appetite, thereby avoiding binge-eating or over-eating.