Pili-pili Dawa (Swahili for Hot Stuff)
June 2004. The nurses and counsellors of the Medical Mission Sisters home-based care project in Korogocho slum came up with this recipe for their HIV+ clients.
A Great Recipe For Great Health!
Mix together the following ingredients:
|quanty||item||what it does for you|
|1||litre||vinegar (synthetic or apple cider)||balances the acidity of the body|
|1||piece||ginger (tangawezi)||aids digestion, medicinal for lungs and intestines|
|25||grams||tumeric powder||aids digestion, purifies the blood|
|50||grams||chili powder or 100 g of fresh chillies||increases appetite, aids digestion, raises body temperature, aids in good sleep|
|100||grams||molasses (treacle)||high in minerals and vitamins|
|25||grams||cinnamon||increases appetite, aids digestion, equalises blood pressure|
Crush the garlic and ginger. Mix all ingredients in a clean large glass jar. Let marinate (brew!) for 10 days or longer. Shake daily.
After 7 days strain through a clean cloth or filter.
Wow! Great stuff, Great Health.
Take 1-2 teaspoons “dose” daily. Sprinkle over food. Or mix into water and drink.
Increases appetite, encourages weight gain, help internal acid-alkaline balance, helps give a better sleep, raises and balances body temperature.