Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup
Nannari Syrup 
Nannari is known as Sarasaparilla and as Hemidesmus indicus  botanically. It is an active principle and raw material in many ayurvedic medicines. The main action of this nannari is as a coolant. It cools down the body. It is used generally in many syrup preparations and it is known as sharbhat in hindi and sarbath in tamil.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

This kind of nannari syrup preparations are very valuable in summer with the sun is harsh. Usually when the dehydration is more, these types of natural cool drinks help replenish the body fluids.
Although it is a coolant it has a wonderful flavor which every one will love and cherish.
Nannari Syrup  Ingredients:
Nannari root - 50 gms
Water - 2 ½ cup (500 ml)
Sugar - 250 gms
Lime         - ½
For Sarbath
Syrup - ¼ cup
Water - ¾ cup
Lime juice - 2 tsp
Ice cubes          - 3
Nannari Syrup Method:
Wash the roots well and dry in a kitchen towel. Remove the centre hard white part of the root using pestle and mortar.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

 Collect all the soft root and grind it coarsely in the mixer.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

Boil the water till it bubbles.Add the ground nannari root powder in the boiled water.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup
 Close the container with a lid and keep undisturb for over night or 8 hours.
 After 8 hours filter the extract in the double filter or muslin cloth.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

 Boil the syrup along with sugar before one string consistency.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

Allow it to cool and add lime juice and stir well.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

The syrup is like as honey.  Store it in a clean glass bottles.

Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

For sarbath
 Add syrup ¼ th of the glass, ¾ th of water, ice cubes and lime juice and mix well and serve.
Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

Note: 
For making this quantity,it will take 15 to 20 minutes exactly.
The consistency is like honey.
Refrigerate and use because we cannot add preservatives.

Nannari Sarbath / Home made Nannari Syrup

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