As we have already mentioned above, the Malva Nut is known as Niranjan Phal or Umasmangu in India. As per Ayurveda and Siddha medicines, Malva nut is extremely beneficial for cooling down the body and it is a recommended herbs to be consumed during summer and during the period of &ldquoAgni Nakshatra&rdquo. Thehealth benefits of Malva Nut (Umasmang) as per Ayurveda and Siddha medications are :
- CoolingCools down the entire body therefore, it is recommended for the following ailments :Fever
- Sore throats
- Tonsillitis (Tonsils)
- Throat infections
- Bloodshot eyes due to internal heat
- Boils due to internal heat
- Rashes due to internal heat
- Irregular Bowel Movements
- Irregular menstrual cycle due to internal heat
- Headaches due to internal heat
- Insomnia and sleep disorders due to internal heat
- Cleansing and DetoxifyingAs a detoxifying agent (Anti- toxicity), anti-inflammatory, and as antioxidant :Acne
- Pimples in the body and for boils that are due to toxic in the body
- Skin diseases like sorely rashes, eczema, and psoriasis
-  For cleansing the urinary organs (bladder, kidney, et cetera) and to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI)
- For removing water retention in the body.
- For removing toxic in the body due to irregular bowel movements.
- To relieve constipation
- To relive from bloody stool (blood in stool due to internal heat)
- For edema
- To relieve gastric, peptic ulcers, as well as for stomach ulcers
- To relieve arthritis (excessive water in between the joints)
- To relieve heartburn
- As it contains chemotherapeutic properties, it can also be used for the treatment and for the prevention of cancers.
How To Consume Malva Nuts (How To Eat Umasmangu)?
1. Wash the Malva nuts and soak it in water for 15 &ndash 30 minutes.
2) Remove the skin if you are to consume it for the purpose of relieving cough, sore throats, throat infections, et cetera. Otherwise, you can consume it along with the skin. If you do not like the taste of the skin, you may remove it too.
3) If it is too large, you may want to finely slice it into smaller pieces. (Recommended for kids).
4) Add it into your favourite beverages like coconut water, jeera water, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, apple juice, rose milk drink (avoid chemically produced colourants), green tea, lemon tea, chrysanthemum tea, jasmine tea, rose bud tea, or even in plain water mixed with pure honey, rock sugar, or jaggery. You can also add Sabja Seeds (Basil Seeds) together with your Malva nuts&rsquo drink. However, avoid mixing Malva Nuts with carbonated and alcoholic drinks as it will produce adverse effects to your health.
5) The Chinese will add the Malva Nuts into soups and traditional cooling beverages like &ldquotong sui&rdquo and &ldquoleng chee kang&rdquo (where the Malva Nuts will be boiled together).
6) In Thailand and Vietnam, Malva Puddings and Malva cakes are quite famous.
* You can soak the Malva Nuts in hot water but, avoid boiling it as it will decrease the healing properties. The best will be to soak the them in a lukewarm water for 20 minutes.