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Ayurvedic Medicine Triphala Health Benefits and Uses

Ayurvedic Medicine Triphala

Ayurvedic Medicine Triphala

You all might have heard the word “Triphala” and some might have already used it or using daily. The people new to this word might question what is Triphala? The answer in short, the Triphala is an herbal formula used in the ancient science of Ayurveda. That is a mixture of three fruits known as ‘myrobalan plum’ they are Amalaki, Haritaki and Bibhitaki. The word ‘Triphala’ translates as this three fruits.There is a saying in india “No Mother” no worry if you have “Triphala”.This is an allusion which is belief that Triphala takes cares about the internal organs in the same way a mother cares for her children.

Triphala also called as “Trifala” it has a innumerable benefits, mainly due to its composition of 3 powerful healing herbs. In Ayurveda Triphala is known as ‘rasayan tridoshic’, means it balances or have rejuvenating effects on the three main constitutional elements vata-pitta-kapha that govern human life. It regulates Vata, maintaining metabolic processes in pitta and balances the nervous system that supports the structural integrity in kapha.

The Properties of Triphala:

The properties of Triphala depend on the properties of individual herbs that are used in it.

1.Amalaki: Also known as Indian gooseberry has the richest source of vitamin C among all fruits and vegetable. It is a light green fruit with a bitter taste due to its acidic content. The fruit is cooling and refreshing along with laxative and purgative properties. As it is rich in vitamin C, it accelerates blood clotting and heals wounds.It have also been used to regenerate a lost sexual vigor in both men and women.

2.Bibhitaki:It is herb with bitter taste also popularly known as Behra. Like the Amalaki it also it also have a properties of healing wound. It is a remedy for laxative, it reduces Fever and therefore it can be used an antipyretic drug.

3.Haritaki:It is one of the smoothest and safest used medicine in Ayurveda for laxative. It prevent Blood clotting,improves the functioning of the stomach and aids digestion. Haritaki is used to improve the nutritional imbalances in the system, and looks after the entire digestive, absorptive, assimilative and excretory process.

As Triphala which is made from these three valuable herbs it is a real boon to Ayurveda. Beside this there are also other three type of Triphala that are mention in “Nighantu and the Nirukta” the oldest Indian treatise on etymology, philology and sementics.Below are the other types.

Types of Triphala :

1.Swalpa Triphala: The combination of Draksha, kharjura and parushaka fruits together is called “Swalpa Triphala’.

2.Madhura Triplrala :The combination of Draksha, kharjura and kasuiarya fruits together-is called “swadu Triphala”. It is beneficial to vision, appetizer, promotes desire for food, and useful in alleviating irregular fever.

3.Sogandbi Triphala: The combination of Jatiphalam, ela and lavangam constitute is called “Sugandhi Triphala”. It is astringent, sweet in vipaka and useful in breaking constipation in kapha and vata doshas.

Ayurvedic Properties of Triphala :

Rasa :- Kasaya
Gun :- Ruksha, Sara
Virya :- Anusna
Vipaka :- Madhura
Doshashnata :- Tridoshasaniaka
Karma :- Chaksusys, Dipana, Vrishya, Prameha, Kustha, vishamajarnashaka, medohara

The Traditional uses of Ayurvedic Medicine Triphala:

Triphala to lose weight: Obesity occur for many reasons but one of the main reasons found in more people are due to by congestion of the internal organs of elimination including the liver and intestines. A recent study supports the traditional use of Triphala in the treatment of obesity. Researchers at (Biomedical Research Centre) found that triphala’s active molecules bind to the cellular receptor for CCK (Cholecystokinin). This CCK is a satiety hormone that released to indicate that you are full. The research on Synthetic analogues of CCK are under development by pharmaceutical companies. This will help controlling appetite and support healthy weight. Since both overeating and disrupt digestion lead to overload the gastrointestinal tract including the liver and intestine resulting obesity. In this condition Triphala prove be very effective in removing stagnation of both the liver and intestines.

Triphala to Control Diabetes: Triphala is found very effective in the treatment of diabetes (mellitus). It helps to stimulate the pancreas that contains islets of Langerhans which secrete insulin. Insulin is responsible for maintaining the appropriate level of glucose in the body. In a study done on rat by the (American Botanical Council) demonstrated that Triphala reduced the blood glucose levels in diabetic rats. The study concluded that the mechanism of action of these extracts in reducing blood glucose is not known, but may decrease the effect of inflammatory release cytokine in diabetics, which in turn may reduce insulin resistance. Moreover it was found that traditional medicines used to treat diabetes also have more significant antioxidant effects.

Triphala For Gouty Arthrists: There are various types of arthritis among this “gouty arthritis” are found in five percent of cases that have arthists. It is a painful condition which is believed to be due to the accumulation deposits of uric acid in the joints. According to the theory of Ayurveda the state of the colon is important in determining the condition of the bones. Vata absorption by the colon goes to the bones and causes arthritis. As Triphala believed be good for the colon it can be best in the treatment of arthritis.

Triphala For Digestion : Overall health depends healthy digestive system if our digestive is not proper it may create home of many diseases. Here Triphala can be very helpful as it is not habit forming one can use in long term without any side effects. Regular use of Triphala will benefit people suffering from the constipation. Triphala can be used to treat constipation in all the three doshas. It works by stimulating gastric mucosal of intestinal tract and balance digestion by removing toxins from the intestinal tract.

Triphala for Immunity: Triphala has powerful anti oxidant properties that help to regulate the metabolism of cells and facilitate in smooth functioning. This reduces the risk of overall production of free radicals which is supposed to be the main reasons of aging. Triphala stimulates the functioning of cell organelles such as mitochondria, Golgi bodies and nucleus which play a vital role in the proper functioning of the cell.

Triphala in Wound Healing: Ayurveda text “Susruta Samhita” recommend Triphala as a remedy that are good for the purification of a wound. There is modern research that supports that Triphala have properties that promotes healing of infected full thickness dermal wound. The study was focused on two different effects of Triphala. The results were as follows.

  • It was shown that an alcoholic extract of Triphala has proven effective against wound pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
  • An ointment made of Triphala was proven effective in wound closure. It was found that the effect of an ointment made of Triphala cured the infected wound faster. Thus concluded that active ingredients of Triphala can be an excellent therapeutic formulation for infected wounds.

Triphala as Antioxidant & Free Radical: The research has been done on in vitro antioxidant and free radical reactions of Triphala. A study on Ayurvedic formulation and its constituents evaluated that water extracts each healing properties from Triphala. The study, done on rats was found that all three compounds were effective in inhibiting of gamma radiation breaking into the plasmid DNA.

Triphala For Cancer Cure: A study on the Potential of traditional ayurvedic formulation “Triphala” have made some very important observations on the effectiveness of Triphala against cancer. The study was done on the cytotoxic effects of Triphala in a cell line of human breast cell cancer and thymic lymphoma tissue when transplanted to a mouse. The study found that the viability of the cell lines was reduced when Triphala concentrations were increased. Furthermore, it was discovered that normal breast cells, along with other normal cells were not affected. This important study points to the potential of clinical treatments of cancer with Triphala. So it is a future hope for cancer treatment.

Note:The pregnant women must start taking any new herbal supplements during gestation. Although amla which is one of the ingredients used in triphala that is recommended for lactating mother but Triphala is not advise as there is a risk that the properties that make cleansing may be beneficial to mothers but could prove toxic to a developing fetus.

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The Ancient Ayurveda Reciepe Kaunch Pak (Mucuna Pruriens) Benefits

Khajrikuili (Marathi: खाजरीकुइली)

Khajrikuili, cowitch, cowhage, velvet beans, sea beans, buffalo beans, Kapikachu, Atmagupta, pica-pica

Kaunch or Kapikachhu (Mucuna pruriens) is a plant found in Indian sub-continent and Africa. This amazing adaptogen herb is well known for its wide range of strengthening, tonifying effect with abundant beneficial properties. Whole Kaunch plants has medicinal properties and have been used widely in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine to treat nerve and sexual disorder’s  and also used as dietary supplement.

This Indian herb is known by many names such as Khajrikuili (India) cowitch, cowhage, velvet beans (in United States, Australia, and southern Africa), sea beans, buffalo beans, Kapikachu, Atmagupta, pica-pica (Venezuela), frijol terciopelo (in Latin America) and many more. The Mucuna pruriens contains 40mg/g of a compound called Levodopa (L-dopa) a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. The plant and its extracts have been long been used in tribal communities as a toxin antagonist for various snakebites. Research on its effects have shown its potential use as the preventive treatment of snakebites such as cobra, Saw scaled viper, Malayan Pit viper and Krait.

Ayurvedic view on Kaunch Pak:

Ayurveda remedy “Kaunch Pak” are based on single herbs or used with the combination of one or more. The main herb widely use in it is Mucuna Prurita, commonly known as ‘Kaunch’.According to Ayurveda Kaunch Pak provides strength to female and makes her enable for pregnancy. It acts as beneficial for woman to maintaining menstrual cycle. It have been used from ancient time for many aliments such as Aphrodisiac activity, impotency, spermatorrhoea, sexual debility, enhance libido, fertility etc.

Pharmacodynamic Properties According To Ayurveda.

1. Rasa: Madhura (sweet)
2. Tikta (bitter)
3. Guna: Guru (heavy)
4. Snigdha (oily)
5. Virya: Ushna (hot)
6. Vipaka: Madhura (sweet)
7. Doshakarma: Vata shamak (alleviates V Dosha)

How to make kaunch Pak ?

The ayurvedic preparation of “Kaunch Pak” is used since ancient time. More than 1000 years so one cannot say or have the perfect (SOP) standard operating procedure it have changes a lot since that time. Every region has its own recipe they changed according to the Availability of their regional herbs. So the preparation of “kaunch Pak” may vary from one other. Below is one of those recipes.

1. First take kaunch seeds and soak in warm water for 12 hrs.

2. Then remove the seed, rub it with the help of a cotton cloth and keep the Seeds in the sunshine for drying.

3. After drying the seed, make the powder of the seeds and store in an airtight container. Some may directly use seed powder.

4. Now mix 1280gms of kaunch seeds powder with 16 times of cow’s milk and boil until reduced to 2/5 of the original.

5. Now add twice quantity of ghee in it and cook over medium heat.

6. Take four times of sugar quantity and make syrup of it. Now add the sugar syrup to the initial mixture.

7. Now add all these below 2o ingredients (20 gm) it must be used in powder form.

1. Vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea Willd)
2. Safed Musali (Chlorophytum borivillianum)
3. Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala Nees & Ebrm)
4. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Breyn)
5. Safed Jira (Cuminum cyminum Linn)
6. Elaichi (Elettaaria cardamomum Maton)
7. Lavang (Eugenia caryophyllus Linn)
8. Jivanti (Leptadenia reticulataWight & Arn)
9. Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea Linn)
10. Jatiphala (Myristica fragrans Houtt)
11. Pippali (Piper longum Linn)
12. Black pepper (Piper nigrum Linn)
13. Karanja ki giri (Pongamia glabra Vent)
14. Priyangu (Prunus mahalab Linn)
15. Gajpipal (Scindapsus Officinalis Schott (Roxb)
16. Bilwa (Semicarpus AnacardiumLinn. )
17. Ajowan (Tradyspermum ammi Sprague)
18. Sunthi (Zingiber Officinale Roscae)
19. Akarkara (Anacyclus pyrethrum Linn.)
20. Samudhri shosha ( Argyreia speciosa (L.F.)

When the mixture is cooled add 640gms of honey and Kesar and Decorate with silver foil. Kaunch Pak must be consumed in an amount that does not influence hunger and appetite for food.

Benefits of Mucuna Prurita

Mucuna Prurita is an annual twiner whose all parts such as seed, leaves, roots etc are of medicinal value it has been used for the following properties or conditions:

1. Mucuna Pruriens  benefits for body building: Mucuna pruriens can be a very advantageous supplement for bodybuilders as it is rich in amino acid L-Dopa, which helps to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Mucuna pruriens has been used as an anti-Parkinson’s disorder drug. Further benefit of Mucuna, is that it can increase the production of HGH (Human Growth Hormone). An increase in HGH levels can gain the body’s competency to build lean muscle and break down fat. Mucuna has also been shown to have diuretic effects. It increases tissue resiliency and improves coordination. Mucuna can also increase testosterone levels, which in turn can lead to increased muscle mass and strength.

2. Mucuna Pruriens  benefits  for Parkinson’s disease: The seed powder of Mucuna prurient possesses long traditional in Ayurvedic Indian medicine for many ailment including (kampavat in Ayurveda) Parkinson. The researchers have found that Mucuna prurient is more effective than the levodopa in reducing dyskinesias.Various compounds’ of Mucuna seeds such as gallic acid, unsaturated acids, harmin alkaloids, genistein, nicotine, bufotenin, lecithin, etc. have been isolated which possess neuroprotective activity and support the anti Parkinson’s Disease activity of levodopa.The seeds of Mucuna pruriens have about 0.2% – 2% of L-dopa in their dry condition.

3. Mucuna Pruriens  benefits for Human Growth Hormone: Mucuna prurient contains 40mg/g of a compound named L-DOPA, which perhaps support the body’s competency to stimulate the natural release of growth hormone. The blood carries the dopamine into the brain, where it spontaneously increases (HGH) production from the pituitary gland. The raise dopamine levels also optimize the production of other hormones, including testosterone, leading to increased sex drive and improved sexual function for both men and women, helping in stimulating muscle growth, as well as burning fat from fat cells.

4. Mucuna Pruriens Increase Sperm Count: Research done at the University of Lucknow in India has come to this conclusion that the supplement improved the quantity and quality of the men’s semen. They have tested with 75 healthy men and 75 men who were unable to have children. All the men were between 25 to 40 years. They were given 5 g a day of dried and ground Mucuna powder daily for three months. They have found that the healthy men had little room for improvement with no side effect. But the men with a low sperm count (scientifically known as oligozoospermia) have shown effect more noticeable. The analysis of the men’s blood showed lot of improvement in the semen which is associated with an increased to manufacture of the male sex hormone testosterone. The pituitary gland produces the messenger hormones FSH and LH, which prompt the testes to manufacture sperm and testosterone.

5. Mucuna Pruriens  benefits  for Aphrodisiac Effects: Mucuna pruriens is capable of rectifying sexual behaviour libido to accomplishment it. In an aphrodisiacal study done at College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Manipal on “Mucuna Pruriens” the dose of 75 mg/kg body weight was given daily to male albino rats. It was found that the sexual activity of male albino rats significantly increased the testosterone level. The research also discloses that sexual activity in animals had increased sexual desire and enhanced performance after 21 to 28 days. However, impotent animals did not derive any benefits.

Further study reveals that Mucuna Pruriens not only improved arousal and improved sexual activity to a pleasant extent but also maintain it for a longer time as indicated by the increase in below Ejaculation Latency and decrease in Post Ejaculatory Interval. Mucuna Prueins is shown to control central depressant activity and delay in ejaculation that could be due to hypersensitive of genitals. This study showed that Mucuna Pruriens can be used to improve libido and hindrance premature ejaculation.

Mucuna Pruriens Side Effects:

The women during pregnancy must completely avoid consumption of Mucuna Pruriens as it has uterine stimulant effect that may cause birth defects.

It have L-dopa that reacts to lowers the blood sugar level so people with  diabetes or hypoglycemia must only use Kauch under the supervision of health care expert.

It has androgenic activity, increasing testosterone levels so persons with excessive androgen syndromes should avoid using Kaunch.

Mucuna Pruriens seed contains high quantities of L-dopa that is used for Parkinson’s disease, people with Parkinson’s should only use under supervision of health care expert.

Dose: There is no specifically determined herbal dosage for aphrodisiac, but of the expert agree on 15-30 grams a day for adults as a safe and effective amount.
Note: As dose may vary from person to person  so ‘Mucuna Pruriens” must only use under the supervision of a qualified doctors.

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What Benefits Do Bananas Have An Ayurvedic View

large-banana-tree from keralaThere is a famous western medicines say, “An Apple a day keeps the doctor away”,  in the same way Ayurveda have its own saying “Eating a banana will keep you away from all diseases”. Compare to apple banana have four times more proteins, five times vitamin A and iron, three times the phosphorus, two times carbohydrate and twice other vitamins and minerals.This golden fruit of tropical regions contains all the essential nutrients needed for health. This fruit is known to be a store of vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. It contains vitamins A, B, B-6 beside calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium etc. Raw bananas contain about 20 to 25 percent starch. Then during the maturation process the starch is almost converted with assimilable sugar.

Ayurveda View On Banana

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems based on the five basic elements of nature that influence the three humors (doshas) of the body. Ayurveda recommends banana as the first solid food for babies. The yellow skin Banana can cures most diseases caused by the three humors (vata, pitta and kapha). Although it balances vata and pitta doshas it may increase kapha dosha if not properly digested. An interesting feature is that bananas can reduce your weight causes obesity and at the same time it can build the body. Ayurveda also recommends feeding of banana to anemic children.

According to the Ayurveda texts such as “Sushruta Samhita” explain the benefits of banana that can be used as both fruit and vegetables. They note that the banana is only the plant whose stem, flower, leaves; skin means whole plant is full of medicinal properties. It also keeps the body cool by balancing the vata and pitta dosha.

Medicinal Uses Of Banana Stem:

When harvesting bananas the tree so called stem is cut away. The tender inner part of the stem can be used as vegetable. The stem are very fibrous so it is necessary to clean the fiber yarn properly .The stems are cut into a smaller pieces and soaked in buttermilk or diluted yogurt for half an hour and can be consume. In southern part of India it is cooked as a vegetable and eaten with rice.

The banana stem are of rich fiber so it very beneficial for those people with a weight loss program .In addition it have good amount of potassium and vitamin B6 that helps in the production of insulin and increase hemoglobin . It is also beneficial to a person having blood pressure.Eating banana stem once a week will keep blood pressure under control. It also helps to maintain fluid balance within the body and detoxify the body.

Medicinal uses of Banana Flower:

The flower grows at the end of a bunch of bananas it is cone shape redish brown with cream colored florets layers in inner part .It can be used as vegetable, it should be thoroughly cleaned before being cooked. The banana flower is rich in proteins, vitamins and flavonoids. The flower has been used as traditional medicine to treat various illnesses such as constipation, ulcer and bronchitis problems also helpful in menstrual cramps

Medicinal uses of Banana Plant Leaves:

In southern part of India using banana leaves in daily life have a traditional look they serve food in banana leaves. For them Banana leaf is considered a sign of purity and therefore people consider big meal to be served in a banana leaf. The medicinal benefits of banana leaf juice is that it is an amazing cleanser. It is very beneficial for cleaning bowel if taken half a glass once a week, leaf juice mixed with warm water can also be used for gargling. It provides relief from sore throat, can be crushed and applied to the skin. It is also beneficial in skin irritations, Heals burns and other minor injuries

Medicinal uses of Banana Peel:

Banana peel or so called skin is rich in polyphenols and carotenoids that are phytochemicals with antioxidant properties. The Studies have found that unripe banana peel contains more antioxidants properties than ripe banana.
The other antioxidant properties found in banana peel is ‘lutein’, which is known to reduce oxidative stress and neutralize free radicals in various parts of body including the skin.The ‘lutein’ found in banana peel is also known for providing nutritional substance to eyes  reducing the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, filter out harmful UV rays which damage the eyes and protect cells in the eyes from  free radicals damage .The researchers suggest a minimum of 6 mg – 10 mg of ‘lutein’ is required daily to be healthy and fit that can be obtained from dark green leafy vegetables, spinach and fruits, so why not from banana peel instead of throwing it away.

Other Curative Properties of Banana

Banana is used as traditional medicine in India and the ancient Persia it is called the golden fruit due to the secret of perpetual youth nature. Today banana is known to consume for the healthy digestion. It create a feeling of youth as it have calcium , phosphorus and nitrogen all of which then work to build sound and regenerated tissues. Below is some more benefit of eating banana.

Kidney Disorders: Banana fruit have low protein and salt and are rich in carbohydrates that are useful to person having kidney disorders. It is also useful in different aliments such as uremia, a toxic condition of the blood cause due to kidney congestion and dysfunction. In such cases bananas must only being taken for three to four days, the consumption of bananas is eight to nine per day. The banana are suitable for all persons with kidney problems, including nephritis .

Note: The person suffering from kidney failure must avoid it as it have high content of potassium that can harm kidney.

Urinary disorders: The banana stem juice is a well-known remedy for urinary disorders. It improves the functional efficiency of kidney and liver thereby reduces the pains and diseased condition in them. It clears the excretion organs in the abdominal portion and helps to eliminate toxins in form of urine. It has been found that it is helpful in the treatment for removal of kidney stones, gall bladder, and prostate. It is advisable to mix this juice with the juice of ash gourd for best result.

Allergies: The banana fruit is very useful for those people who are allergic to certain foods causing a result of skin rashes.It is also useful in aliment such as digestive disorders or asthma. Unlike many other protein-rich foods they contain an amino acid which the people cannot tolerate and causes them allergy. But bananas contain only benign amino-acids that are not allergic. Even though it may not causes allergic reactions, but in some individuals who are allergic should avoid it.

Constipation and diarrhea: Bananas is well known remedy for both constipation and diarrhea it normalize the functions of the colon in the large intestine to absorb large amounts of water for proper bowel moments. It is beneficial in constipation due to its richness of pectin that functions as water absorbent and gives them greater production ability. It functions to change the bacteria in the intestines from harmful type bacilli to beneficial acidophilus bacilli.

Menstrual disorders: The uses of Banana flower is known to be best natural remedy for menstrual disorders. If it is taken with curd it is very useful for menstrual disorders such as excessive menstrual bleeding and pain. Banana flower helps to increase progesterone hormone which reduces the bleeding.

Precautions : Banana should be consume only when it is fully ripe or else it cannot be digested in the small intestine, which then fermented in the large intestine , often causing wind problem.

Bananas should not be stored in a refrigerator as it prevents it from ripening. The person suffering from kidney failure or kidney related problem must not consume banana as it has high content of potassium that is unhealthy for such person.

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Best Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices of Ayurveda

Best Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices of Ayurveda

Best Anti-Inflammatory Herbs & Spices of Ayurveda

Today, there are varieties of anti-inflammatory drugs available in the market. They promise to ease our pain and calm angry allergic reactions. While they may provide quick relief but long-term use of some anti-inflammatory medications can weaken our immune system or cause unwanted side effects. Nature has provided many anti-inflammatory foods that not only work with negligible adverse reaction, but also provide us a great tasting. In addition, it can reduce inflammation, as well provides us plenty of vitamins and minerals that increase our immune health.

Whenever we flavor our meals with herbs or spices, it becomes supercharged foods without adding a single calorie. It transforms the regular food into something truly unique superficial taste, which is good for our body, just by adding herbs and spices to meals. There are various herbs and spices that consist of a wide variety of some of the most effective antioxidants of any food. In fact, lots of herbs and spices have the even wider range of antioxidant, some spices like cloves, turmeric; cinnamon has up to 10-50x more antioxidants ORAC value (a weight comparison weight) compared with cranberries.

Benefit of Antioxidants to Health

1.It Boost Metabolism along with Fat Burns :  Many herbs and spices are thermogenic, which means that naturally help boost metabolism, partly because they are very rich in nutrients.

2.It Helps to  stabilize blood sugar :  A number of spices are good for controlling blood sugar and insulin control. Some are even good as some of the diabetes medications. When the blood sugar is well managed, you are more likely to store fat and burn calories result might be not as overweight.

3.It works as Anti-inflammatory Agent : Powerful Scientific studies show that herbs and spices can actually work as well or better than some drugs in soothing inflammation without the negative side effects of individual drugs.

4.It works as Anti-bacterial- anti-viral and anti-fungal Agent :  Many herbs and spices contain properties which actually kill dangerous pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungi resistant. The natural properties of these foods work against many microbes that are resistant to conventional drugs.

Natural Herbs for Inflammation

1.Turmeric (हल्दी ) : yellow-orange pigment in turmeric known as curcumin is  the main active ingredient in this super spic. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits are really comparable to many drugs available in market. But, unlike drugs, curcumin is not toxic at all. Curcumin is more effective  in the Alzheimer’s disease other that of drugs, because it reduces the oxidation and inflammation in the brain. This spice also helps in speeds recovery and its active ingredient, curcumin, is also highly effective against diseases such as irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and arthritis. Curcumin also improve liver function and reduced homocysteine ​​prevents heart disease.

2.Ginger (अदरक) : Ginger is very powerful spice for your health in many ways. Ginger contains more than 25 different antioxidants, that makes it very effective in fighting free radicals in our bodily systems. Ginger is also known for its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting and motion sickness. In the studies it have been found that  ginger are more effective than the common drugs available in the  a market used for motion sickness. As ginger has no harmful side effects like many drugs, it is very good for morning sickness. Studies show that only 1 gram of ginger before surgery is more effective than standard anti-nausea medication given for nausea and vomiting after surgery.Ginger is also a soothing remedy for sore throats, colds and flu, because of its antiviral properties. Ginger also beneficial in  coughs and is an effective expect-orator. Try a tea made with hot water to a simmer with a few slices of ginger and a small amount of honey and lemon for a soothing tonic when you are sick.Ginger have a strong anti-inflammatory, properties that helps to reduce pain and inflammation of arthritis and muscle aches. Ginger also removes cholesterol and avoids blood clots that may lead to strokes or heart disease.

3.Basil (तुलसी): Basil is an herb with outstanding therapeutic with very effective anti-inflammatory properties that work for arthritis, allergies and inflammatory bowel disease. Besides basil also helps to kill harmful bacteria that cause food poisoning, including Staphylococcus Listeria and  Escherichia coli O157:H7. Basil is also a prime source of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant that prevents free- damage.Free- damage is a main reason of heart disease, cancer and various other serious health conditions and maturing. Since its dark-green color, that is an excellent source of vitamin K, calcium and magnesium, which is excellent for the bones. It in addition is a great source of iron, manganese, vitamin C and potassium. One can use both dried and fresh basil and  in food freely to maximize its health benefits.

4.Cinnamon (दालचीनी) :  This spice has one of the strongest antioxidant levels than any other spice. Cinnamon is highly effective, for diabetes (type1 and type 2 ) it helped to stabilize blood sugar levels within the blood. In a study, it was found that the person with type two diabetes, if taken two teaspoons, a day can reduce blood sugar up to 20-30%, and also reduces the levels of LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides. Cinnamon besides has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, that help to soothe pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, such as arthritis. Cinnamon has a positive impact on brain function, the smells of the cinnamon or chewing cinnamon-flavored gum may help to improve memory and concentration. Cinnamon also reduces inflammation of the blood vessels leading to coronary artery disease and heart disease it also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

5.Thyme (अजवायन के फूल): The active ingredients thyme is known as for the healing of bronchitis, sore throat, chest congestion, laryngitis and asthma. Thyme is effective in treatment of inflammanation and mouthwashes it is often used as an ingredient in cough drops and mouthwashes. Thyme is  also beneficial in aliments like stomach gastritis, dyspepsia and intestinal colic it is a excellent reliever. Thyme aids to prevent cancer, improve memory, treat Alzheimer’s disease, calm nerves and relieve depression, nightmares and insomnia. An study on thyme shows that it increases the amount of DHA (that is an important ingredient of omega-3 fatty acids acids) in the cells within the brain, heart and kidney.

6.Cumin (जीरा) : Cumin is another spice that has high antioxidant’s properties.It is also known for good digestion, especially. It motivates the gallbladder and pancreas to cover up enzymes and gall that break down food into usable nutrients your body can use. Cumin also helps detoxify the body, and is very effective for respiratory disorders like asthma and bronchitis. Cinnamon can also help to maintain levels of blood sugar to be stable, that means it is best for diabetics or pre-diabetics, and there are fewer chances of weight gain and excess body fat. It has been studied that Cumin have shown to work as well as some diabetic drugs generally used to regulate insulin and glycogen. Cumin also has a very good source of iron, vitamin C and vitamin A, which is good for the immune system.

7. Cayenne ( लाल मिर्च) :  This hot spice dish not only heats the body but also increases’s body metabolism, helping to burn fat faster. And research study proved that when a person eats an appetizer with red pepper flakes, they eat 15% less food than others. Cayenne avoids stomach upset; cayenne pepper is, in fact, healing stomach tissues, motivates digestive enzymes and helps to prevent stomach ulcers. Cayenne takes down LDL blood cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and decreases the formation of blood clots, that prevent heart attacks and strokes. Cayenne is a very productive remedy as anti-inflammatory and an excellent painkiller everything from headaches to arthritis, muscle aches, clearing nasal congestion and strengthen the immune system. You must try pepper on your eggs in the morning, in soups, meatloaf as little spice increase metabolism.

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How To Improve Digestion Power Naturally : Ayurvedic Herbs For Digestion

How To Improve Digestion Power Naturally

How To Improve Digestion Power Naturally

According to Ayurveda, healthy digestion plays an essential part in organizing good health and well-being. When the digestive process fails to perform optimally, the body turns out to be clogged, blocking circulation and inhibitory activity of toxins out of the body. Hence it is essential that persons work to establish good digestion.

Ayurveda is an antediluvian framework of therapeutic from India that focuses on the balance the five elements, being air, fire, water, ether and earth. According to ayurvedic, the body is constructed of these elements. Ailment takes place when the balance is out,so medication must be executed to help to restore this equilibrium. The five elements, when combined in different compounds make up the three “doshas” or “biological modes” that involve the nature of creatures and of all things.

The elements can change into out of balance on account of any one of these factors; poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, disease, mental problems, stress, and other destabilizing forces. Hence, ayurvedic therapy targets on bringing about balance by the diet, use of herbs, exercise, and good lifestyle choices. In spite of the fact that Ayurvedic remedies have been used thousands of years ago, this form of therapeutics is still aliveness and practiced by millions of people all over the world. The idea of stabilizing one’s elements using diet, lifestyle, and ayurvedic therapies is appetizing and can apply to anyone not simply for Indian.

Ayurvedic Herbs For Digestion

There are various recipes, lifestyle adaptations and herbs advised to correct a variety of disturbances. The following ayurvedic treatments offer a simple way to fight digestive ailments.

1. Ginger (Zinziber officinalis): A traditional treatment for arthritis, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, painful stomach conditions and nausea; ginger is an excellent digestive, anti-inflammatory and blood thinner. It holds proteolytic enzyme;enzymes are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger in addition has anti-oxidant and anti-platelet mass activities, and it growth’s circulation. Chewing ginger ahead meals help to digest the food. According to Ayurvedic ethics, indigestion is the first beginning of inflammatory diseases. It recommended dose of ginger is 2-10 grams with meals, but those people are on blood-thinning medication must not take more than 2 grams per day.

2. Amla (Emblica officinalis):Amla fruit, familiar as the Indian gooseberry, is one of the richest sources of bioflavonoids and Vitamin C. This plum-sized fruit is respected for its anti-aging and immune-enhancing properties. Study has shown that the potency of 8. 7mg of natural Vitamin C complex from Amla is equal to 100mg of synthetic Vitamin C. In addition to its antioxidant properties; Amla, moreover, has been antifungal, anti hepatotoxic, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenate properties.

3. Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula): Haritaki is a rich source of  succinic acid, fructose, tannins, amino acids, acids, and beta sitosterol. Studies have shown that it has anti-viral properties that can fight against cytomegalovirus and its anti-bacterial properties against Salmonella, E-coli and Cholera. Ayurvedic literary texts specify that Haritaki’s is a good digestive aid and have properties to eliminative toxic accumulation. In the Haritaki fruit One-third of third of consist of astringent substances such as tannic acid, chebulic acid, gallic acid and chebulinic acid, all these qualities are considered powerful anti-oxidants. Haritaki also holds the anthraquinone, purgatives and sennoside in small quantities.

4. Pipply ( Piper longum): Charak, the principal of Ayurveda, has defined this plant as an appetite stimulator, anticolic, antitussive, and aids in building hostility to disease. Its alkaloids, piperine, piper longuminine and dihydrostigmasterol, have been shown to boost the absorption of drugs manifold. Various analyses have also shown that whole fruit has anti-allergenic properties. The Piper longum’s irritant action increases gastric juice secretions

5. Bahera (Terminalia belerica): Bahera has a rich source of tannins, that have  shown surprising results in treating symptoms of chronic sinusitis and asthama. Institutional experiments have also indicated it’s anti-histaminic, antitussive, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. The latest study conducted in Kerala, India has displayed an anti-HIV and anti-malarial effect.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Tips For Good Digestion

Ayurveda suggests us to eat slowly, in a relaxing setting, alone or with persons with whom we experience relaxed. It is also significant not to eat while you are upset. While eating you must not be watching television or talking while you chew food.  Do not drink cold water while eating; this weakens your digestive fluids, rather sip warmed water or a stimulating tea such as long pepper tea or ginger tea.

It is very essential that you eat only when you are hungry, giving over enough time between meals that is about 4-6 hours. Consuming at dissimilar times each day creates irregular enzyme releases thus may slow down digestion. The biggest meal of the day must be lunch, when digestion is strongest.

Perfect food proportion will differ from person to person relying on body type, weight, height and digestive power. Vata persons and those with Vata disorders must eat small, frequent, and easily digestible meals in order to sustain their blood sugar well-balanced. Warm foods are also essential for the Vata people. Pita characters and those with Pita disarrays have large hungers and besides need to eat repeated and easily digested meals, but their food must be cooler in nature. Kapha character’s people have to eat only a couple of meals a day as they have a tendency to gain weight.

Before you eat, meditate on the food as it is very essential to establish a relationship with food this meditation will allow you to digest various qualities of the food. The aroma and color, will also support to animate the digestive process

Seat quietly after each meal, for 3-5 minutes and later take a short walk, this will help in stabilizing the mental, emotional and physical characteristics of the digestive system.

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Top 10 Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs And Their Uses

Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs And Their Uses

Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs And Their Uses

Ayurvedic herbs are a part of holistic and unconventional therapies many use to cleanse the body from the innermost and external. Such herbs are natural herbs that can be used to cure the smallest disturbance in body or help to moderate symptoms of larger health disturbances. There are various kinds of India’s medicinal herbs, to acquire the best from it, it is necessary to know what specific herbs are they and particularly how it helps to treat. There are many Ayurvedic medicines that are still labeled under dietary supplements but involve the ingredients that have been used to treat the body for many millenniums.
The generosity and therapeutic properties of herbal plants were researched by people ever since ages. The study of herbal healing plants, recognized as Ayurveda was practiced in India. Use of plants for medicament and healing dates back to the Vedic period. Today, execution of traditional methods to treat body sicknesses has become a profession. This has additionally boosted its commercial production, and the rate of utilization has considerably increased.

1.Amla(Emblica myrobalan):आमला

According to Ayurveda, Amalaki renovates and maintains new tissues and enhances the red blood cell count. It rinses the mouth, nourishes the gums and teeth, strengthens the bones, and is the highest natural source of Vitamin C. It occupies all six tastes except for salty. It is a rasayana for Pitta with sattvic properties. It is an acidulous hemostatic it stops bleeding, forming it useful for gingivitis, hemorrhoids, and anemia. Amalaki is also anthelmintic and stimulative it improves the hunger and controls blood sugar in diabetes. It is used to cure fever, wheeze, eye diseases, irritation of the stomach and colon, jaundice, stomach upset, light headedness, quivers, colitis, irregularity, hiccups, and generally, any liver or heart complaints. It is also applied as a paste to the head in mental upsets.

2.Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):अश्वगंधा

According to Ayurveda, known as Indian “Ginseng,” Ashwagandha Root has been historically used for general debility, sexual debility, convalescence, old age, emaciation of children, memory loss, muscular exhaustion, overwork, tissue deficiency, fatigue, and nervous exhaustion. It also regenerates the hormonal system, aids in treating glandular swellings, promotes healing of tissues, ameliorates overwork and lack of sleep, and can be externally used on wounds. It is a galactagogue, and is additionally used to treat spermatorrhea and infertility, with a long standing tradition as an aphrodisiac. Also known as the “Winter Cherry,” it can be used to treat dry asthma, breathing problems, cough, skin problems, eye disorders, anemia, paralysis, and even shows promise in assisting the management of Multiple Sclerosis.

3.Babul Chall (Acacia arabica):बबूल

Also known as the “Gum Arabic Tree,” this plant is astringent, demulcent, nutritive, expectorant, and also an aphrodisiac. It is traditionally used in the treatment of gonorrhea with dropsy, cough, diarrhea, as a gargle for spongy gums, apthous stomatitis, cancer, and sore throat, or as a douche or enema in gonorrhea, cystitis, vaginitis, leucorrhea, piles, and anal prolapse. It is helpful fore cure of diabetes,wounds, hemmorrhagic ulcers, fever,dysentery, conjuctivitis,burns, bleeding, catarrh and sexual debility complaints.

4.Bala (Sida cordifolia):बला

These herbs are also known as Country Mallow, it contains ephedrine, which is beneficial as a cardiac stimulating, diuretic, decongestant, anti-asthmatic, anti-depressant, and more. It is used traditionally in Ayurveda for a wide range in a situation such as bleeding piles, facial paralysis, colic, tenesmus, heart disease, sexual debility, convalescence, sciatica, tinnitus, headache, chronic dysentery, frequent micturition, stiff neck, and external massage. It is classified as a cooling, astringent, stomachic, tonic, bitter, febrifuge, softening capable of helping several nerve conditions, including inflammation. In Ayurvedic terminology, Bala is “Vata Pacifying.”

*Use this herb with very great caution or avoid generally if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, thyroid disease, prostate disease, or diabetes. Do not use this herb in the company of anti-depressants, or if you are pregnant. Avoid utilizing this herb for longer than seven days consecutively, or it may cause habit forming.

5.Bibitaki (Terminalia belerica): बहेड़ा

According to Ayurveda, this herb is acidulous, tonic, laxative, expectorating, and laxative. It is effective in the cure of eye problems, wheezes, hoarseness, sore throats, scorpion sting, indigestion, rheumatism, hair problems, chronic dysentery, and practically any gastrointestinal disorder.

6.Bilwa (Aegle mermelos):बेल

According to Ayurveda, Bilwa is a sweet, chilling, aromatic, therapeutic, nutritious fruit useful in the nursing of chronic dysentery, indigestion, melancholia, heart palpitations, amoebous dysentery, psilosis, hypochondria, fever, and diarrhea. It is a laxative when fresh, useful in irregularity. It is also named the Bael Fruit and is the symbol of riches and fertility in ayurveda.

7.Brahmi (Hydrocotyle asiatica):ब्राह्मी

As per Ayurvedic practices, Brahmi is a nervine tonic and rejuvenate, play a unique action on the blood circulation in the brain. It is used to manage anxious disorders, epilepsy, stuttering, and memory loss, and it improves, increase intelligence, and revive the crown chakra. It motivates the immune system, and is believed to increase longevity and retreat premature aging. It is also used to manage hair loss, particularly as an oil applied externally.

Brahmi is additionally an excellent blood purifier and therapeutic with healing action on the skin and all tissues. It is effective in ulcers, burns, venereal diseases such as syphyllis, and prolonged skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is a cooling antipyretic and is used to handle child dysentery, infantile diarrhea, and enlargement of the glands. It is a “Pitta calming” and “sattvic” herb, that is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and an emmenagogue useful in amenia.

8.Bringraj (Eclipta erecta):केशराज

According to Ayurvedic practices, Bringraj is used for various diseases including bleeding of any kind, asame way in which Eclipta is used against other countries, such as China and Australia. Bringraj is a tonic, therapeutic and deobstruent, with a special effect on the liver, where it can be comfort cirrhosis, hepatitis, or enlargement of the liver and bad temper. Its effect on the blood is of use in anemia and skin disorders. It is also used as a nervine in Ayurvedic medicine to deal with mental disorders, migraines and insomnia. Bringraj is a revitalizing herb with reputed powers to benefit in the treatment of premature graying of the hair, losing hair and alopeciay. It has powerful vomitive and laxative properties making it a classical choice in dysentery or fevers, wherever it is a febrifuge and moderate laxative. Moreover, it is used as an overall antiseptic and acerbic oral remedy, such as affected gums and movable or falling teeth.

9.Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica):चित्रक

According to Ayurvedic traditions, Chitrak intensifies the digestive powers, stimulating appetite, and used to cure a variety of disturbances of the nutritive tract, such as indigestion, looseness of the bowels and piles. It is an antiseptic, and is also productive for the control of skin disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and mental disorders. The paste is applied externally to the skin, where it acts as an irritant and opens pimples. It lowers blood pressure so it is to be used only with great caution internally, since it can cause abortion, and large doses can cause respiratory failure.

10.Erand (Ricinus communis):अरंडी

According to Ayurvedic traditions, Erand known as the Castor Oil plant, is a powerful laxative. The Castor Bean is used to produce an oil, which rather should be cold processed and prepared without the use of the solvent hexane. Castor Oil packs of oil on washcloth can be used to the abdominal area for swelling and loosening old matter in the bowels. Although a serious laxative, Erand Oil is used to correct diarrhea. Topically it is used to care for sore mother’s breasts, pinkeye (applied over the eye as a plaster) or when combined with other herbs, it can be applied in cases of pleuralgia and fungal infections. It is a powerful adversary of Candia albicans, the well-known yeast-like fungi. A poultice of the beans will also motive boils to mature and discharge and will aid rheumatic inflammation. The dried root is an antipyretic.

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Top 10 Ayurvedic Herbs To Lower Cholesterol

What Is Cholesterol ?

Top 10 Ayurvedic Herbs To Lower Cholesterol

Top 10 Ayurvedic Herbs To Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fatness material found in all cells of the body. Cholesterol in addition found in various foods that we eat. Our body does require cholesterol to create hormones, vitamin D, and substances that improve digest of foods fast. As cholesterol is fatty, it does not mix with blood and is carried in small units called lipoproteins. These mainly contain fat or lipid inside and protein on the outside.Just like water and oil,the blood and the cholesterol do not intermix.The Cholesterol travels through the blood and make the inner layer coated with a protein substance called a “lipoprotein”. There are two kinds of lipoproteins one is known as Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) this cholesterol is known as a bad cholesterol. The second is a High-density lipoprotein (HDL)  riglycerides  they are from in which fat is transported through your blood to the tissues.

Whenever there is excessively more LDL-cholesterol in the blood, it can cause to build-up cholesterol in the arteries. That is why LDL cholesterol is named as the “bad cholesterol.HDL-cholesterol helps  to remove cholesterol from the blood and also help to cleanup the fatty buildup. Hence HDL-cholesterol is called the “good cholesterol” The reason is not yet clear that whether the high triglycerides sole increase the risk of heart disease. However, lots of people with high triglycerides as well have high LDL or low HDL levels, that do develop the risk of heart disease.

Ayurveda View On Lower Cholesterol

Ayurveda has a partly distinct view on cholesterol than Western medicine. According to the Ayurveda view’s cholesterol play a significant role in maintaining and lubricating the body’s various circulatory channels, known as “shrotas”. The “shrotas” are the circulatory channels of the body; which carry micro-shrotas nutrients to the cells and waste from the cells. Larger shrotas, such as veins and the arteries carry blood from and to the heart. To be healthy and functional, the shrotas must be flexible and stretchable. Cholesterol plays an important  role in constantly lubricating and nourishing the shrotas. This is especially the case for the sensitive pranavahi shrotas that lead to the brain as well as the shrotas that carry hot fluids, which is refered to blood.

Ayurvedic Medicine To Lower Cholesterol

According to  the ayurvedic aspect, the formation of cholesterol does not necessarily need to be reduced, but it requires to be balanced. When the digestion is well-balanced, and in condition then the body generates the right amount of cholesterol, in the right portion to nourish the body. Ayurveda advises you to contain all tastes, sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent at least one dinner each day, to help balance unnatural appetites. Here are 10 foods that can help you to lower cholesterol.

1.Guggul lower cholesterol

Guggul is a mixture of substances prepared from the plant called Commiphora mukul.It  is a certified treatment for cholesterol in Ayurvedic approach it  stops the atherosclerosis apart from inflammatory disorders. Various research on the effects of guggul was recorded that serum cholesterol is  dropped by 17.5%. Moreover, HDL cholesterol went up to 60% in the people responding to guggul, while clofibrate did not intensify HDL. Daily intake of guggul is recommended on the based on the amount of guggul sterones extract. The suggested amount of guggulsterones is 25 mg taken three times per day. The extracts generally contain up to 5-10% guggulsterones.Doctors familiar with its generally suggest taking guggul for at least twelve weeks before sizing up its effect.

2.Coconut oil lower cholesterol

Coconut  contains high levels of these solidities and is the best foods which help in lowering LDL cholesterol in the body. You can be substituting your diet from saturated animal fats to the healthy supplies of saturated fats like coconut oil, olive oil, oil, avocados; They’ll have the properties that can perform a reduction of  LDL cholesterol by nearly 15-20% compared to those people  who on a diet higher in saturated animal fats.

3.Onion lower cholesterol

Onions are used to cure many diseases in ayurveda. There are various studies carried out on  the effects of onion. It has been recorded that constant consumption of onion for five months (approx 80 grams daily) can decrease serum cholesterol below normal in healthy humans. The study done by Dr. Radhakrishnan and Dr Madhavan Kutty  in late 1988 at the principal of Trivandrum Medical College has reported that the people having disorders due to blood pressure or coronary disease when consume 100 grams of onion daily found a decrease in cholesterol. It helped the functioning of the heart by correcting thrombosis along with reducing cholesterol. One should be aware that while using onion, one must not discard the outer skin as the fibres from onion skin have the properties  to lower fat properties.

4.Flaxseed oil lower cholesterol

It has been found that consumption up to 50 grams of Flax Seeds daily, have to reduce LDL cholesterol in healthy young adults by up to 8%, and 38 grams of flax seeds per day decreased LDL cholesterol by 14% in people with high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia). Not only does this food provide you cholesterol-lowering abilities, but it also provides many other important nutrients, like omega 3. Flax Seeds can be used in different ways like adding to your cereal in the morning, or garnished on salad as an oil.

5.Turmeric lower cholesterol

Turmeric is other well-known herbs in ayurveda. Its derived known as “curcumin” have the properties of lowering serum cholesterol and blood-sugar level, it also acts as anti-oxidant to clean up serum peroxides to prevent atherosclerotic changes. Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine (TAM) suggests an internal dosage of 10-20 ml infusion or 1-3 grams powder can also be taken. A lavished teaspoonful of powdered turmeric can be mixed with water to slurry and drunk two to three times a day.

6.Brown Rice yeast lower cholesterol

Various studies have shown that brown rice has significantly lowered LDL blood cholesterol levels. Brown rice, in particular, has been proven to reduce levels by more than  14%.Morever brown rice or oat bran can also be added to the homemade breads, cereals consume every morning. Brown rice can as well help to bring down your total LDL counts.

7.Chillies lower cholesterol

Foods involving chillies are said to be as nutrition’s that burn fat. Chilies contain capsaicin that supports in growing the metabolism. Capsaicin is known as thermogenic food,that causes the body to burn calories just after 20 minutes, chillies are eaten.

8.Garlic to lower cholesterol

It has been proven that half a clove of uncooked garlic a day can notably reduce LDL cholesterol levels up to 12%. Consuming uncooked garlic is by far the foremost way of eating it. It can certainly be added to salads, or lightly tossed in with your favorite stir to fry. Whatever the taste may be sure to eat it every day in order to obtain its health benefits.

9.Musta lower cholesterol

Musta is the root of a plant which belongs to grass family. Various trials, conducted on the effects of this route in obese patients have to establish that oral administration of the root powder produced vital reduction in body weight and lowered irregular blood pressure. The powder of musta tubers was prepared into capsules of 500 mg each. Two capsules were given to the person two times in a day with for two months it was found that all of them lost weight gradually during the trial period. This study confirms the traditional curative claim about the advantageous effect of musta in decreasing fat. The likely mechanism may be by either crushing an appetite center in the brain or affecting the carbohydrate metabolism.

10.Almonds lower cholesterol

Various scientific researches to conclude that eating a cup of almonds can reduce one’s LDL cholesterol up to almost 10%. Almonds not only help bring down your “bad” cholesterol, but they also substantially maintain one’s bone density as they are one of nature’s highest sources of calcium. Almonds are a wonderful snack which can be eaten by adding to homemade cereals, or making a  “almond milk shake” or it can be eaten on their own.” Almonds are also an important source of dietary fiber, which helps to take care of a healthy bowel.

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Nutritional Value And Health Benefits Of Coriander Seeds

What Are Coriander Seeds ?

Health Benefits Of Coriander Seeds

Health Benefits Of Coriander Seeds

Coriander is an ayurvedic medicinal herbaceous plant, that is vastly used as a flavoring substitute for its unique smell and taste. It is used as an necessary ingredient in the curries and other choice foods. It is commonly known as Kotgmir or Dhania.The name coriander in fact originated from the Greek word Koris meaning bedbug. This plant is considered to be endogenously from Greece, but it has become popularly used spice in nearly all of the Asian countries. The scientific name for Coriander is Coriandrum Sativum L.Coriander is native to Southeastern Europe and cultivated extensively all over India, China, Europe, Middle East,  and Turkey. It is identified as cilantro in the west. This herbaceous plant grows up to 2 feet in height with branching stems, appearing deep green delicate, bald, bi or tri-lobed leaves. The mature plant produces small light pink color flowers that later on turn into spherical or oval-shaped fruits (which are seeds). The seeds are oval, measure about 4-6 mm in diameter with interior hollow space containing two vertical vittae containing some significant essential oils.

The seeds are ready for harvest-time as the plants turn brown, leaves begin to dry and fall. Unripe seeds are light green and taste bitter. To harvest, the crop is cut, tied in small bundles, and dried in the sunlight for a couple of days. To separate the seeds, either the bundles hammered with stick or a lightweight roller used to wear off the pods.

Benefits Of Eating Coriander Seeds

Today, coriander is seeds and leaves are being used worldwide for culinary and medicinal purposes.Below  here are some of the benefit which are very useful for health.

1.Coriander Seeds for Menstruation

Coriander seeds are also helpful in the treatment of excessive menstruation. Take six grams of Coriander seeds boiled in half a litre of water, take this decoction off the fire when only half the water is left. Add  little sugar to it and should be taken when it is little warm. This is one of the popular home remedies for menstruation. Being stimulated in nature and serving proper emission from the endocrine glands, it also helps proper secretion of the hormones and thereby encouraging proper menstrual cycles and reducing pains, etc. during periods.

2.Coriander Seeds for  Weight Loss

Coriander has a natural diuretic drug property, which can benefit in weight loss. Coriander is a dried seed with sweet-smelling qualities that quicken digestion. Coriander is also used for healing of dermatitis rashes and hives. Coriander is as well useful to purify the blood and to reduce gas.

3.Coriander Seeds for  Swelling

Coriander seeds have Cineole, that is one of the 11 ingredients of the essential oils, and linoleic acid, existing in coriander, acquire anti rheumatoid and anti arthritic properties, that are very helpful for swelling caused due to these two reasons. For other people, such as swelling due to nonfunctional of kidney or anemia, it is viewed to be advantageous to some degree, as some of the ingredients help elimination of extra water from the body.

4.Coriander Seeds for High Cholesterol

Some of the acids present in coriander seeds like linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid;Stearic acid and ascorbic acid (like vitamin-C) are very productive in lowering the cholesterol level in the blood. They also reduce the cholesterol buildup along the internal walls of the blood vessels and veins.

5.Coriander Seeds for Diarrhea

Some of the basics of essential oils in coriander such as Borneol and Linalool are helpful in digestion, for proper functioning of liver, bonding of bowels and are also very helping to cure diarrhea. It is as well beneficial in diarrhea caused by microbial and fungal action. As basics like Cine-ole, Borneol, Limonene, Alpha-pinene & beta-phenylalanine have anti-bacterial effects. In addition, the fresh coriander leaves are superior appetizers.

6.Coriander Seeds for Mouth Ulcers

Citronella basics of essential oils in coriander, is an outstanding antiseptic. In addition, unlike components have anti microbial and healing effects, that do not let wounds and ulcers inside the mouth go worse. They aid curative up of ulcers and freshen up the breath.

7.Coriander Seeds for Digestion

Due to its rich aroma of coriander and its essential oils, it is apart from being an exceptional appetizer. Aids in proper release of enzymes and digestive fluids of the stomach also stimulates digestion and peristaltic motion. It is useful in treating troubles like anorexia.

8.Coriander Seeds for Small Pox

The essential oils in coriander are rich in anti microbial, anti oxidant, anti infectious and detoxicating basics and acids. The properties of  iron and vitamin-C  also strengthen the immune system. These properties aid to prevent and cure small pox. They also reduce the pain and have a relaxing effect on pox patients.

9.Coriander Seeds for Eyes

Coriander has lots of anti oxidants like vitamin-A, vitamin-C and various minerals like phosphorus as the essential oils in it, that prevents aging of eye, macular deterioration and comforts eyes against stress.coriander is a very good sterilizer and has anti-microbial properties, that protect the eyes from infectious diseases like conjunctivitis.

Medicinal Properties Of Coriander Seeds

Coriander seeds contain many plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.

1.Rich in Anti-Flatulent Properties:

The typical aromatic flavor of coriander seeds approaches from the various fatty acids and essential volatile oils. Various important fatty acids in the dried seeds include petroselinum acid, linoleic acid (known as omega-6), oleic acid, and palmitic acid. In addition, the seeds include essential oils such as linalool (68%), a-pinene (10%), geraniol, camphene, terpine etc. Together these active principles are liable for digestive, flatus-relieving, and anti-flatulent properties of the seeds.

2.Rich in Fiber Diet :

As like other spices, coriander is also rich in of dietetical fiber. 100 g seeds provide 41.9 g of fiber. A lot of this fiber is metabolically inert insoluble fiber, that helps to raise a bulk of the food by absorbing water throughout the digestive system and aid easing constipation situation.

3.Rich in Nutrients & Antioxidants :

Coriander seeds in addition possess dietary fibers bind to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and subordinate their re-absorption in colon, in this way help to subordinate serum LDL cholesterol levels. In conjunction with flavonoid anti-oxidants, fiber composition of coriander aids to protect the colon mucus membrane from cancers. Unlike different dry spice seeds that are lacked in vitamin C, coriander seeds contain a large quantity of this anti-oxidant vitamin. 100 g of dried seeds give 21 mg or 35% of RDI of this vitamin.

4.Rich in Minerals Food:

The Coriander seeds are an excellent source of minerals like magnesium, iron,calcium, copper, calcium,zinc and potassium. Copper is essential in the production of red blood cells. Iron is necessary for cell metabolism and red blood cell creation. Zinc is a co-factor in various enzymes that control growth and development of sperm generation, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is a foremost element of cell and body fluids that aids in controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the powerful anti-oxidant enzyme and superoxide dismutase.

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Benefits Of Wearing Rudraksha Beads – Rudraksha Therapy

What is Rudraksha Beads ?

Benefits Of Wearing Rudraksha Beads

Benefits Of Wearing Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha meaning the eye of Rudra, in other words, eye of Lord Shiva it is considered to be the most powerful exposure of the Cosmic Force. Rudraksha is the entity of worship and also the derivation to reach the higher self. Rudraksha is often believed to represent the link between the earth and the heaven. These beads are the seeds of the Rudraksha fruit acquired from Rudraksha trees. The botanically name of Rudrakasha tree is  “Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb”  and in English it is name as “Utrasum Bead Tree”. The seed of the Rudraksha tree holds a unique place in Hinduism, and is believed to possess mystical and divine properties. Necklaces made of Rudraksha beads are considered promising as well as powerful, and are reported to have deep astrological and health benefits. It is believed that one who wears Rudraksha is unharmed by sins, and is safeguarded from all sinful acts or thoughts.

History Of Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha arrives from Sanskrit word and literally stands for the “eyes of Lord Shiva”rudra means “Shiva” and aksham means “tear of an eye”.Rudraksha has its etymological origin in the Sanskrit words, ‘Rudra’ stands for the other name for Lord Shiva, and ‘aksha’ means teardrop.Lord Shiva is an important god of Vedic age (125000yrs B.P.) and is portrayed wearing prayer beads of Rudraksha beads in the icon of distinct historical era. So it reveals that the merits of Rudraksha are original realized by Shiva himself and handed over to benefit of later era.

Rudraksha beads have been worn by the people of Nepal and India for thousand of years to care for physical and mental health and to gain fearless life on their spiritual path to enlighten and liberation.Mythological tales have it that the Rudraksha plant was born of Lord Shiva’s tear drops. Ancient scriptures, such as ‘Shiva Purana’, ‘Padma Purana’ and ‘Srimad Bhagavad’ speak of the immensity and marvelous powers of the Rudraksha. For thousands of years, they have ornamented the bodies of sages and saints lead a fearless life in widespread frontiers searching for enlightenment and freedom.

Rudraksha Properties & Biomedical Implications

It is believe that every human being and other living things on the earth  have their own Aura.The field of energy that surrounds people and other living things.This Aura reflects the energy of the spirit in that body,which extends about two to four inches around the body and a light or pastel shade.It contains every color and shade, like the rainbow it generally extends 2-5 inches around the body. Its color’s patterns and textures show much information about mental physical, emotional, spiritual, karmic, environmental and relational states. An Aura is like a thumb print which  is completely individual and expresses who you really are in all your splendors.

Rudraksh Bead has Paramagnetic, Electromagnetic, Dynamic Polarity and Diamagnetic so called the power to change its polarity. Rudraksh also has Anti Aging Properties based on their Electromagnetism. When Rudraksha Beads are worn, they make boundary and merge with the Human Body at a silent delicate level of Sensibility. Due to their Dielectric and Magnetic Properties, the Rudraksha Beads start an effect beneficial change in the Bio electric system of the Human Body in a life-supporting mode. As a reaction of this change in the electric makeup of our body, positive change is also begun in our Bio Chemical System.

It is believed and proved that Rudraksh beads have positive Electromagnetic and Inductive properties and whenever worn over the heart they send out complementary signals varying for different mukhis to the brain, motivating or examining particular brain chemicals and neurotransmitters there by giving rise to states of mind as specified in ancient scriptures.

Different Types Of Rudraksha Beads

Rudraksha beads are sorted based on the number of “mukhis”  which means the clefts and furrows on the surface they have. Each bead has a distinct effect on you, depending on the number of mukhis it has. These are crucial for the astrological point of view, since it is believed that Rudrakshas of different mukhis please different major planets. The scriptures speak of 1 to 38 mukhis, but Rudrakshas of 1 to 14 mukhis are generally found.

Top 10 Health Benefits Of Rudraksha Beads

The bead of Rudraksha has ayurvedic characters. Each Rudraksha has some anticipatory and healing therapeutic value. The beads of Rudraksha and its bark leaves, outer shell of the beads all are used to cure various illnesses, below are few of them.

1.Rudraksha Beads For Blood Purifier

Take one part of Rudraksha and six part of water the ratio of 1:6. Boil the water Crush Rudraksha and put it in boiling water and stir regularly until it grows into one fourth in volume, remove it from fire and use it as quath. Regularly, use along with honey purifies blood and act as general tonic.

2.Rudraksha Beads For Piles

Take the powder made from a Rudraksha bead mix with  triphala churna and guggul the ratio of 1:4:4. And seize orally with water or dissolve it in a cup full of water and take it. Alternatively, Prepare a paste out of root of Rudraksha and Rudraksha in the ratio of 4:1 composite and apply it on affected area.You can also prepare paste with Triphala and Rudraksha at 4:1,mix this with honey and apply affected area.

3.Rudraksha Beads For High Blood Pressure

For high blood pressure eat Rudraksha with cream, curd or milk. Put 5 mukhi Rudraksha in a glass of 3 ounces of ordinary water; add seven peppers, 7  Basil leaves, 1 clove and a big Cardamom. After 5, hours get this combination sieved and drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Drink this water at least two months. These are a certain remedies for curing high blood pressure.

4.Rudraksha Beads For Breathing Problems

Take Harad (Black Myroblan) also called Terminalia chebula , adusa’s bark (Adhatoda Vasica) and Rudraksha beads in a same ratio. Put all into water, water must be three times more than the ingredients and boil them to make quath.This quath is possessed with honey and it cures breathing problems like cough and general breathing problems.

5.Rudraksha Beads For Brain Fever

In cases of brain fever, take an earthen pot and put four to five beads of rudraksh with water and keep it overnight. Drink this water early morning on an empty stomach, do this for 40 days? You will definitely find the change.

7.Rudraksha Beads For Chicken Pox

Pox is pacified by taking jaggery soaked in jambira  (Citrus lemon) juice or 3 to 5 gm powdered of Rudraksha seeds with cow’s milk in the morning.Or In chickenpox, Rudraksha and black pepper in equal weight should be ground and sieved through a cloth.This powder should be drunk with stale water to cure chickenpox.

8.Rudraksha Beads For Chicken Pox Marks & Burns

Burn or pox marks on face can be treated by using the five mukhis Rudraksha.Rub and make a paste of five mukhis Rudraksha on clean surface and apply on these marks.You can get the best result from the Rudraksha treatment for the marks if it is  not older than a year.

9.Rudraksha Beads For Poisonous  Insects Bites.

Take Rudraksha and the root of kakoda at 1:4 ratios and take a one liter of water in preparing quath. Let ninety percent of water gets evaporated while boiling it. Now drink one spoon of quath with twice a spoon of ghee made up of cow’s milk regularly. For poisonous insects, bite applies the Rudraksha paste with lemon juice.

10.Rudraksha Beads For Brain Disease

Take a big sized four mukhis Rudraksha. Take a vessel containing about one litre of pure cow’s milk put four mukhis Rudraksha in it. Boil it for about ten minutes.Cool the milk to lukewarm temperature. Drink this milk on an empty stomach and do not eat anything for another half an hour. Carry on this for 21 days and you will get the benefit from all types of brain diseases.

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