Health benefits of Thandai


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Health benefits of Thandai

Thandai is a refreshing milk based beverage specifically associated with the Holi festival. During dry summer winds, Thandai makes you feel cooler and have many other health benefits as well.

It also serves an instant energizer in the scorching summer heat. Thandai is very closely associated with bhang. On Holi, thandai is served along with bhang to intoxicate the beverage.

The recipe of Thandai - Cooking- snacks ,sweets - colourful healthy recipes for a colourful Holi festival

The ingredients present in thandai have several health benefits.

Fennel seeds possess volatile oils which are known for its antioxidants, anti-flatulence, cooling properties.

Peppercorn is considered as the king of spices, it has medicinal properties as it has piperine in it. It is also loaded with many minerals like manganese, zinc, calcium, iron and vitamin A.

Watermelon seeds are one of the best sources of energy, protein and iron.

Rose petals are very good for digestion problems and menstrual irregularities.

Almonds are loaded with healthy fats. It is also a rich source of vitamin E and are known for their antioxidant effects.

Poppy seeds they contain iron, phosphorus and fiber. They also contain thiamine and riboflavin as well as B vitamins. The presence of linoleic acid in poppy seeds protects the body from heart attacks and other heart disorders.

Pumpkin seeds are high in Omega 3 fatty acid and the heart-healing mineral-magnesium, which is also Nature's natural relaxant.

Saffron-the active components in saffron have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-oxidant, digestive, anti-convulsant.

Milk is a complete food (expect for iron and vitamin C). It is good source of calcium and protein for vegetarians. It is also a rich source of micro nutrients like zinc, phosphorus and iron. Cold milk is known to be an antacid and have cooling effects on the body.

Go ahead enjoy this cooling beverage, with its magical properties in abundance. Happy Holi!


Silver Ruler's of Penmai
Feb 5, 2012
I don't know about this. During temple festivel some people will give to public butter milk /jaggary water/ paanagam in summer days. Some people will give cashwnut with jaggari powder for best energy at car festivels. (முந்தரி பருப்பு வெல்ல சக்கரை /தூள் வெல்லம்)
A real glucose to body.

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