Organic Green Sorrel / Ambat Chuka
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The sorrel herb is actually a native plant of Europe and Asia, and now grows in over 200 varieties in the world. It contains oxalic acid in it, which is responsible for the tangy taste it has but which is also a poison and hence dietary intake should be regulated. Having less quantities is not harmless. The usage of organic green sorrel dates back to ancietn history where the ancient Romans used sorrel leaves to quench thirst when water wasn't available. The ancient Chinese used the squeezed sorrel juice for removal of freckles on the skin as well as stains from clothes. The stem and leaves of this plant is also used for dyeing purposes. Did you know the sorrel leaves were used to wrap butter in the old times ?
Organic green sorrel leaves is packed with nutrients. It has a good amount of dietary fiber and is rich in vitamin A and C. In addition to that, sorrel also has antioxidants like myricetin, quercetin etc. It also has a good amount of other vitamins such as vitamin B1, B6, thiamin and niacin. Sorrel leaves also contain a decent amount of minerals like Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc and Calcium. The health benefits of sorrel leaves are numerous which are— they aid in weight loss, they detoxify our body due to high amount of antioxidants prsent in them, improve eysight, they help in reducing inflammation and lower blood pressure as well, they can cure skin diseases like eczema etc. due to high volume of vitamin C and they are also helpful in treating insomnia.