Benefits of Aam Panna (Green Mangoes Drink)

Aam ka PannaAam panna is an Indian drink renowned for its resistant properties. It is made from green mangoes and is light green in color, and is consumed as a tasty and healthy beverage to fight against the intense Indian summer heat.

Green mango is a rich source of pectin, which gradually diminishes after the formation of the seed or after the mango ripens. Unripe mango is sour in taste because of the presence of oxalic, citric and malic acids.

Aam panna, which is prepared using raw mangoes, sugar and an assortment of spices, quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating. This drink is also considered beneficial in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.

It is also a good source of vitamin B1 and B2, niacin and vitamin C. In Indian culture, it is regarded as a tonic believed to increase resistance against tuberculosis, anemia, cholera and dysentery.




Raw Green Mango – 1 big Sugar – 1/4 cup(adjust according to ur preference) Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp Fresh Mint Leaves – 10 Chilled Water – as required Lemon Juice – as required(optional) Ice cubes – few Salt – to taste


  1. Dry roast cumin seeds for few mins until nice aroma rises, then powder it. In a mixer add sugar,salt,mint leaves,half of jeera and pepper and grind it to a fine powder.
  2. Pressure cook raw mango with enough water (just immersing level will do) until mushy, giving it 3-4 whistles. Peel off skin, take out the pulp alone and discard the seed, Add the pulp along with the sugar mint mixture and blend it to a smooth puree with no water. Now your raw mango preserve is ready.
  3. For 2 cups (500ml) of water add about 4 tbsp of the preserve, add 1 tsp lemon juice give a quick mix. Garnish with mint leaves and add some icecubes, sprinkle leftover jeera powder and serve chilled.
  4. Refreshing raw mango drink ready in minutes.

World Tuberculosis Day – Unite to end TB

Wishing You All a Happy Holi – The Celebration of Colours

Today, 24th March is the World Tuberculosis Day. WHO has given the theme this year 2016 – Unite to End TB.

I have attended a program on World TB day in Jehangir Hospital, Pune. This program was addressed by Dr. Vikram Padbidri And Dr. Ajit Kulkarni. Nowadays, We panic more for other epidemics like swine flu etc. but the official or unofficial data of TB should also take our attention to work on the prevention side. An unofficial statistics says, all over India almost 3 lac patients dies every year with TB. An official statistics issued by WHO says that in 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died worldwide.

Tuberculosis is airborne. It spreads through the air from one person to another. The primary mode of transmission for TB is inhalation. When a person with active disease of the lungs or throat coughs or sneezes or spit, individuals nearby may become infected by breathing-in the bacteria.

It was surprising to hear from Dr. Vikram Padbidri, Consultant and Head, Department of Microbiology and Infection Control at Jehangir Hospital that if an infected person spits in a public place, the bacteria of tuberculosis can remain alive up to 72 hours.

We can make huge contribution to prevent this epidemic disease by taking few simple but major steps :-