Sugarcane or sugar cane refer to several species and hybrids of tall perennial grasses in the genus Saccharum, tribe Andropogoneae, that are used for sugar production. The plants are two to six metres tall with stout, jointed, fibrous stalks that are rich in sucrose, which accumulates in the stalk internodes.
Sugarcane (Rakke in hausa ireke – yoruba ), belongs to the grass family (Poaceae), It is available at a very cheap price for everyone so anyone can be part of its beneficial properties.
Sugarcane can be chewed using the teeth or juiced by crushing the peeled sugarcane in the machine.
It first originated in the New Guinea which was then distributed all over the world.
Scientific Name – Saccharum officinarum
Family – Poaceae
Origin – Papua New Guinea
Other Names – Ganna (Hindi), Karumbu (Tamil), Karibpu (Malayalam), Cheruku (Telugu) Ireke (Yoruba).
Commercially, it is grown in many countries including South Asia, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Nigeria, Latin America etc. Sugarcane juice is one of the most common drinking juice.
Sugarcane contains combination of sugars like the glucose, sucrose and fructose.
It assists to a great level in strengthening the major organs such as the eyes, stomach, heart, kidneys, mind, sex organs and etc if used regularly.
Sugarcane quenches thirst by rehydrating the body thus known as the instant body booster and used by athletes.
Increases Muscle Power
Ganna provides natural glucose to the body, which is necessary for maintaining the body’s muscle power.
Remedy for Sore Throat
Sugarcane Juice is considered as the best home remedy for treating sore throat and flu.
Helps Women Conceive faster
Women who are trying to conceive can indulge in having a glass of Sugarcane Juice daily because of its high folic acid content.
It is useful for a person suffering from fever and prevents protein loss in the body.
Sugarcane provides help in treating constipation due to its high potassium level.
Sugarcane Juice is very helpful in the treatment of jaundice, it provides instant recovery from jaundice by maintaining the glucose level in the body.
Regulates Digestive System Functioning
It is a very good energy drink for the well being of the digestive system.
Promotes Bone Growth
Sugarcane juice is helpful in the growth and development of the bones because of its calcium and phosphorous contents.
Promotes Wound Healing
Ganna has a type of sugar called “sucrose”,which helps in healing wounds as well as boosting the immune system.
Prevents from Heart Diseases
It also prevents from the heart diseases and strokes as it decreases the bad body cholesterol level and triglycerides.
Treats various Diseases
Sugarcane juice helps in treating dysuria (burning sensation while passing urine), prostatitis, kidney stones, STD (sexually transmitted disease), urinary tract infections and etc if taken with lime juice or coconut water.
Ganna also assists in other problems like hyper acidity, cystitis, enlarged prostate, gonorrhea, nephritis and etc.
Sugarcane juice is alkaline in nature, it helps in fighting various types of cancer like prostate and breast cancer.
Sugar is very useful for pèrsons suffering from anemia as it has good amount of iron which enhances the Hb level in the body.
Rich Source of Antioxidants
Sugarcane juice has an antioxidant property because of its flavonoid and phenolic compounds availability which works as an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-allergic, anti-tumor agents and prevents body from various diseases accordingly.
Prevents from DNA Damage
Its antioxidants property protects us from the radiation induced DNA damage as well as from the oxidative degradation of the cellular lipids or fats. It also fights with the free radicals and prevents ageing.
Rich Source of Live Enzymes
Freshly prepared juice of the sugarcane has different live enzymes as well as nutrients which gets absorbed by the body and nourishes the body.
Treats Kidney Disorders
Drinking fresh ganna ras in enough amount helps in treating kidney disorders and other urinary problems.