Chukkuvellam is the colloquial name of a medicated drinking water in Kerala
. It is prepared from Chukku (dry ginger) and has carminative and digestive properties. Chukkuvellam is made by boiling water with dry ginger. It is served slightly hot and has a turbid appearance. Chukkuvellam increases appetite, digests foods and clears abdominal discomforts.