Saturday, July 10, 2010

Gulkand Paan Mukhwas - Home Remedy for Bad Breath

1Bad breath can have disastrous consequences on your confidence and love life (in fact often on your social life as well). However, the following quick fix home remedies can help you get rid of this problem-

• Chew a stick of clove after every meal
• Mix a teaspoon of lemon juice in lukewarm water and gargle with it after every meal
• Chew mint leaves after your meals
• Chewing cardamom seeds can also help in getting rid of bad breath
• Make yogurt a part of daily diet
• Apples also help in getting rid of bad breath by killing the foul odor producing bacteria in the mouth
• Drink lots of water, as a dry mouth often causes bad breath
• Add a drop of tea tree oil to your toothpaste before you brush your teeth in the morning.

It is absolutely essential to adopt good dental care habits, such as brushing your teeth before going to bed; rinsing your mouth after every meal and keeping your 
tongue clean etc. However, if nothing works please consult your doctor, as chronic bad breath could also be the result of infections in the throat, mouth or stomach.


Gulkand Mukhwas - Mouth Freshner

Apart from these.... My dear "H" prepared this home-made, "Gulkand Mukhwas", Mukhwas is usually eaten after a meal to aid digestion and freshen the mouth and there are countless recipes out there.. This recipe calls for (Gulkand) rose petals in sugar syrup, adding Fresh Betel leaves,  sugar coated fennel seeds, pumpkin seeds, shredded coconut, cardamom seeds, clove powder & roasted coriander seeds called "dhana dal", all the ingredients can be easily found in any Indian Grocery Store, or google to buy online. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:
12 Fresh Betel Leaves
1 C Gulkand (Rose petals in sugar syrup)
1/2 C Fennel Seeds
1/2 C Dhana dal
1/4 C Shredded Dry Coconut
2 Tbsp Sugar coated fennel seeds
2 Tbsp Pumpkin seeds
1 tsp Cardamon seeds
1 tsp Clove, coarsely grinded , add according to your taste.

Method:
1.  In a big bowl, mix all the above ingredients and store in an airtight container in refrigerator, stays good for 2 weeks.

Benefits of Betel Leaves: 

Weakness of Nerves: Betel leaves are beneficial in the treatment of nervous pains, nervous exhaustion and debility. The juice of a few betel leaves, with a teaspoon of honey, will serve as a good tonic. A teaspoon of this can be taken twice a day.

Headaches:The betel leaf has analgesic and cooling properties. It can be applied with beneficial results over the painful area to relieve intense headache.

Respiratory Disorders: Betel leaves are useful in pulmonary affection in childhood and old age. The leaves, soaked in mustard oil and warmed, may be applied to the chest to relieve cough and difficulty in breathing.

Constipation: In the case of Constipation in children, a suppository made of the stalk of betel leaf dipped in castor oil can be introduced in the rectum. This instantly relieves Constipation.

Sore Throat: Local application of the leaves is' effective in treating sore throat. The crushed fruit or berry should be mixed with honey and taken to relieve irritating cough.

Inflammation: Applied locally, betel leaves are beneficial in the treatment of inflammation such as arthritis and orchitis, that is inflammation of the testes.

Wounds: Betel leaves can be used to heal wounds. The juice of a few leaves should be extracted and applied on the wound. Then a betel leaf should be wrapped over and bandaged. The wound will heal up with a single application within 2 days.

Boils: The herb is also an effective remedy for boils. A leaf is gently warmed till it gets softened, and is then coated with a layer of castor oil. The oiled leaf is spread over the inflamed part. This leaf has to be replaced, every few hours. After a few applications, the boil wilt rupture draining all the purulent matter. The application can be made at night and removed in the morning.


This Mukhwas straight goes to Home Remedies - II, hosted at ruchikacooks,for the month of March 2010,  event started by Us.


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39 comments:

Sayantani said...

Betel leaves are very good for digestion as well. for this recipe did you use dried betel leaves?

Swathi said...

Sadana and muskan,

Gulkand pan mukhwas looks really good

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Sayantani, these are fresh betel leaves, which i got from an indian grocery store..

Preeti Kashyap said...

Wow! that is a great pic...never tried making this!

ruchikacooks said...

Thanks for the entry Muskaan. I got your mail and updated the site. Check it out and let me know.

Subhashini said...

very useful tips and remedies dear

Mriganayani said...

Can you pack these up and sell them to me? I'll buy it all!! Looks delectable - perfect after any meal!

Fathima said...

Wow such an informative post... can't believe u guys made this... looks like the one we get from store.... simply good presentation..

simply.food said...

This mukwas looks lovely my hubby would devour it in no time.Your tips are wonderful and very educating.I hope you will drop by simply.food sometime.Joining your page in face book.

Jagruti said...

Khai ke paan banaras wala, khul jaye bandh akal ka tala..;-))heheheh.. Love to have this one after my heavy meal..soon I'll try it out!!You can send me all info on my mail about the evevnt...

3 hungry tummies said...

Thanks for the tips!

Sonia said...

Wow...you made it at home? Mukhwas looks so good and fresh. Thanks for recipe and helpful info. :)

Renu said...

very tempting picture !!

Meena said...

lovely-looking mukhwaas!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the ingredients that went into the mukhwas. I normally get the readymade one from the shop. Sensible to make one at home. Thanks for giving the composition of the same.

Priya said...

Woww gulkand pan mukhwas sounds truly fantastic...can u send me some..:)..

Reshmi said...

looks really good...these r best for digestion...

tasteofbeirut said...

I am so thrilled I found your site! Thanks so much for all the precious info and recipes!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great post, very informative, thanks for sharing....

Angie's Recipes said...

Another healthy and informative entry!

Daisy Blue said...

I love to have these at any restaurants after a meal..nice prop for the photo

AshKuku said...

I love to munch them.... I love the taste.... And u have captured it so beautifully..... KUDOS!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

PJ said...

oh wow, what a beautiful picture! i never tried making mukhwaas at home but you have gotten me motivated now :) where can I find beetle leaves in US, do you know?

Rachana Kothari said...

I love mukhwaas and can finish it off really fast:) A great entry to the event:) feel like trying out a bite right from the pic:)

Preety said...

that is great remedy..

Pavithra said...

Never tried making this at home.. we all love this. Wonderful color and tempted to do this. Great for party too every1 will love to have at the end of the party too, that too home made. Bookmarked.

Suparna said...

hi,
Interesting and useful post ...Oh!bad odour can be a pain really! and thanks for there are so many ways to combat it :)
Nice home made mukhwaas, looks inviting
TC

AdukalaVishesham said...

very informative post with tons of tips and remedies... mukwas looks lovely we have never tried making it home.. sounds interesting...

~ Lopa said...

wow you make mukhwas at home, how nice !

Thanks for sharing it :)

Katy ~ said...

This sounds sooo healthy and delicious ~ a much superior granola of sorts. Fabulous!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

seeing this I remember eating this when I was pregnant.........yum.

Nostalgia said...

Interesting that you made mukhwaas as home. Beautiful picture and recipe.

Shri said...

Oh wow!Looks like storebought!!

Deepa said...

hey great info..love the mukhwas click..totally professional..love to eat this after meals and in between too :P

Parita said...

Gorgeous pic!

Aps said...

We always get store brought mukawaas.... Good to know home made mukawass recipe... I just learnt how to make gulkand at home :)
Lovely post :)

Neha said...

different kind of post..good one

Madhavi said...

Thanks a ton muskan for this post, I love gulkand mukhvas :))

Poonam said...

Never tried that....But i think now i should!

 
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