How to make healthy Sirkankabeen drink
Often there are questions about what to drink so as to minimise dehydration. One of those drinks that are good for the Month of Ramadhan for this purpose is called Sirkankabeen or Srkinjabeen (سرکنکبین یا سکنجبین) – depending on whether it is made with honey or (brown) sugar respectively.
For those of us not lucky enough to be living in the I.R.Iran where these are readily available – you can easily make them at home. Here is how:
1 part grape vinegar
1 part or as much as needed of mint (the plant!)
2 parts honey or brown sugar or mixture of the two.
How to make:
Step 1: Mix the honey and vinegar and add mint to the mixture.
Step 2: Place on fire until it becomes a thick consistent texture.
Step 3: Boil for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Remove the mint.
Step 5: Dilute half a cup of this product with 4 cups of water and enjoy!
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Sayyid Samer Al-Hakim is a practicing pharmacist (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia) since 1999 and has been studying in the Seminary of Qum since 2014. In 2020, he completed his Bachelor’s degree, specialising in Qur’anic Sciences. He is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in Exegesis and Qur’anic Sciences.
Sayyid Samer enjoys interacting with those who have a desire to learn. Among the courses he has conducted are ‘Health and Wellbeing in Islamic Traditions’, ‘The Holy Qur’an: Understanding Translations and Concepts’, ‘Islamic Jurisprudence’, and ‘Migration’.
Sayyid Samer has authored Migration and the Choice Between a Permissible Difficult and a Forbidden Ease (2020), and Pursuing Excellence: The Guide to Memorising the Holy Qur’an (available online). He has also translated two works of Shaykh Mohsen Gharaati: Parables: Important Questions, Simple Answers (2017), and Ramadhan with The Holy Qur’an: 30 Lessons in 30 Days (2017).