The Raisin Brew

The laxative brew of Raisin and Barley

Grapes fruit, when dehydrated becomes an important member of dry fruits’ family. Through the dehydration process, 80 percent of water in grape is dried up and the ingredients also become more concentrated. This is why raisins are said to contain more ‘goodies’ than grapes.

Raisins are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Eating raisins everyday will help in meeting our body’s requirement for iron, potassium, calcium, carbohydrates, vitamin B complexes and fiber. Let us have a look at its goodness:

  • Fibers in raisins absorb water, promote laxative effect and relieve constipation. It also helps in purging out wastes and toxins from the body.
  • Calcium content in raisins helps to strengthen bone and teeth. A micronutrient Boron helps body to absorb calcium easily.
  • Magnesium and potassium in raisins reduce toxins in the body and prevents diseases like Gout, Kidney calculi, Arthritis and others.
  • Raisins, alkaline in nature, help to reduce acidity in body and maintain gastro intestinal health.
  • Phytonutrients in raisins provides anti-oxidants to maintain good health.
  • Iron in raisins encourages better cell activities and reduces symptoms of weakness or fatigue.

Raisins are easy to preserve at home. Keeping them in air-tight containers and storing them in refrigerator helps in retaining its freshness for almost six months.

If you do not like popping in handful of raisins in mouth, here is an interesting brew that you can enjoy. This brew not only has the goodness of raisins but also the goodness of nourishing and high fiber content barley.

High fiber content in the Raisin brew helps in removing toxicity in the blood by purging out wastes from the body.

Preparation time: 15 minutes


  • Barley -1/4 cup
  • Water- 10 cups
  • Dried grapes or raisins -1/4 cup
  • Salt to taste

Preparation Method

  • 1. Wash the Barley and add water in it.
  • 2. Cook the contents in medium flame.
  • 3. Add dried grapes or raisins.
  • 4. Continue boiling until the water reduced by half.
  • 5. Strain the liquid with the help of filter.
  • 6. Drink one cup of this brew.