Manjakani (scientific name: Quercus infectoria gall) is an ancient herbal remedy originating from Persia, Turkey and the Mediterranean regions and traded worldwide along ancient spice routes. Manjakani is rich in tannins known as gallotannins that possess a very strong anti-oxidant effect (ORAC > 40 000 µmol TE/g).
In traditional medicine Manjakani is understood to have the following benefits:
Contents: 50 grams of finely powdered pure Manjakani nuts (Quercus infectoria gall). No excipients added.
As a tea: Add one spoon (from the tiny spoon given with the product) to 300mls of hot water and sweeten to taste with Coconut Sugar or honey if required. May be taken twice daily for 1 week. The taste is sour and astringent so adjust the amount according to taste acceptability.
As a hygiene wash: Boil one flat regular teaspoon of Manjakani powder in 1 and a half cups of water for 5 minutes or until only one half cup remains and let cool. May add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to change the pH to acidic and insert as a sterile douche. Repeat daily for 5 days.
As with most herbs, not recommended for use during pregnancy or during menstruation.