Both ‘Gur and Til’ have enormous medicinal value in Ayurveda and are widely used as a remedy in herbal formulations.

Do you know that eating ‘Gur and Til’ in winters serves way more benefits than usual days? Jaggery has certain minerals which are beneficial for the body. The minerals found in jaggery are phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, potassium and is loaded with antioxidants, which helps to boost the immune system and helps the body fight against diseases. Apart from being an all-rounder, Til and jaggery is known to be beneficial for throat problems too. ‘Gur and Til’ reduces the irritation in the throat by creating a soothing layer on the inner lining of the throat and reduces dryness. It dilates the blood vessels in the area and improves blood flow, thus creating warmth in the respiratory tract.

It is normally recommended to consume ‘Gur and Til’ in winter only as it is known to produce heat in the body. To keep the body warm we need heat and the heat is produced by the calories from food. That is why Gur and Til are considered warm as it gives enough calories to keep the body warm. It also helps to dilate blood vessels and produces warmth in the body. It is therefore, said to be beneficial to have Gur and Til in winters.

While it is good to consume Gur and Til in winter, it may have completely opposite effects when consumed in hot months. So, avail the benefits of eating Gur and Til in this winter.


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Joydev Mishra


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