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Rock candy is known in India with the name mishri. It tastes sweet and is composed of large crystals of sugar. It is nothing but unrefined sugar. It is made of sugarcane. It can also be made of palm dates.
Refined sugar is sweeter than rock candy sugar. That is why rock candy is much safer than refined sugar. Also, it is used as a home remedy for certain minor ailments. Yes, it has some medicinal uses.
It contains vitamins, mineral and also amino acids too. In some places, it is used as a natural remedy to treat asthma, anemia, breathing issues, cold, cough, blood pressure and even kidney issues.
Though it is surprising to know that a form of sugar can be used as a remedy, here are some facts.
Ancient Indians used rock candy as a medicine to prevent cold and cough. It can soothe the oral cavity, loosen the mucous and reduce cough. Simply put a small piece of rock candy in your mouth and swallow the saliva.
If you are suffering from mouth odour, mix a pinch of cumin seeds to a half teaspoon of rock sugar candy.
If you are suffering from fatigue, try this remedy. Mix half a teaspoon of cow ghee with half a teaspoon of rock sugar candy along with a few ground nuts and consume it.
Take 2 almonds, a teaspoon of rock candy and half a teaspoon of black pepper powder, grind all of them together into fine powder. Consume it along with milk for 3-4 days to get rid of cold.
If you are suffering from sore throat, mix half a teaspoon of black pepper, half a teaspoon of ghee and half a teaspoon of rock candy.
Mix small amounts of rock sugar candy with almonds and cumin. Consume this mixture before bed regularly to boost memory and improve your eyesight.
In order to boost immunity, mix rock candy, almond and and pepper and consume it twice a week.
Take 2 teaspoons of onion juice and ass a teaspoon of rock candy to it. Consume it for a week. This remedy is said to work for kidney stones.