2012 in review

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4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 40,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

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Elimination affects your entire physiology (mind, body and emotions)

Feeling heavy, lethargic, fatigued, worried or a little down??? Its almost routine complaint of 90% patients. Why so??? Why its happening???

Ayurveda define like this-
Like all living organisms, your body has a natural rhythm.
At night, the body focuses on repairing, cleansing and rejuvenating itself, from its individual cells to its organ systems.

At the end of this cycle, your body wants to unload the toxins that have been cleansed from the tissues and metabolized by your digestive system while you slept. It does this by evacuating the bowel and bladder first thing in the morning.

A happy digestion outcomes to balanced health and strong immune system, says Ayurveda.When food is not properly digested, we all know how it makes us feel – heavy and lethargic, bad breath in the morning, irritable moods and more….
Per Ayurveda, poor digestion is the root cause of all diseases.

Irregular elimination (known commonly as occasional constipation) can cause you to feel off-balance mentally and physically. You may think it’s not a big deal to skip a morning, yet regular elimination makes a huge difference in how you feel during the day.

During the day, on the other hand, your body is in an active absorption phase, dominated by agni, the digestive fire. If you don’t have proper bowel and bladder elimination in the morning, the toxins that were cleansed from the tissues during the night get reabsorbed into the body. These reabsorbed toxins can result in lethargy, fatigue, feelings of sadness and, over time, weakened immunity. Regular elimination also supports cholesterol health.

Since elimination affects your entire physiology (mind, body and emotions), you can’t neglect or ignore it. With a few changes in your diet and routine, you can get in tune with your body’s natural rhythm and make regular elimination a part of your daily routine.

Tips to optimize digestion –
1) Eat only when you are hungry
2) Avoid eating a heavy meal in the evening
3) Avoid ice-cold drinks
4) Be present to the food on your plate when you sit down for a meal
5) Leave the table still feeling a little hungry

I encourage you to start listening to your body; tune in to how your tummy feels after eating and drinking. Try to notice how it reacts to “that particular dish” or “that particular drink” you had. Also, perceive how your body feels when you skip a meal or eat on the go.

What we eat, when we eat and how we eat… matters a lot. Pay attention to your tummy!!

Regularity in sleeping, waking, eating and elimination, indeed following a daily routine, and being disciplined helps to maintain the integrity of the doshas and good health.


Unique Ayurveda Body & Face Scrub

Sometime beautiful things are around us but we dont see that eyesight. Ayurveda is around us, in our kitchen too.
So many herbs and spices are common in India’s kitchens. I found something good for the SKIN. yeah, almost everybody is very much sensitive for their looks n skin. And in spite of using those chemicals and harmful products of malls, we must turn our face to nature. Some time those inexpensive natural things works better then synthetic-un natural and costly beauty products.

Here in this post i m giving such very useful homemade Ayurveda remedy  for Refreshing skin – A unique Scrub for ur body.

it saves a ton of money and the finished product is quite rewarding.

This unique lemon,lentil,oil n sugar scrub can be used on both the body and face. It is ideal for rough spots like feet, knees, elbows and hands. It’s also great for nail beds and cuticles. To use on the face, this scrub works wonderfully for those with acne-prone skin. But, of course, the entire body can benefit from a lentil, essential oil, lemon and sugar exfoliation that leaves skin soft and insanely smooth. Indulge in this scrub from head to toe!

What you’ll need:

2 cup of fine crushed Urad Dal (White lentil) +  504121752008273051_Fe4cpcR4_c
1 cup of white sugar +
1/4cup Almond Oil +
1/4 cup Coconut Oil +
1/2 cup olive oil +
1/2 cup Honey +
2 cup of Lemon Juice

Add lemon juice and all oil in to a bowl, Add the honey and stir quickly until the ingredients bind together into a medium thick consistency.

You can add or subtract the amount of  oil and honey that you use depending on how thick you want your scrub to be. Add in the sugar and White lentil and mix.

As a body scrub:

Apply to body, paying extra close attention to elbows, knees, feet and hands (nails and cuticles especially) and rub in circular motions for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse. Enjoy the silky softness of your impossibly smooth skin.

As a face scrub:

lemon-sugar-scrub-3wm_thumb3_thumbThe scrub is also great for the face, but use with gentle circular motions. This scrub is ideal for people who suffer from breakouts and acne as all of the ingredients are highly beneficial to acne prone skin. Lemon tightens pores and evens out the skin tone, sugar removes dead skin cells and cleans pores, olive oil heals acne scaring, and honey prevents future breakouts.

To use, follow the same recipe instructions then apply to clean face in gentle, circular motions. Be cautious of using on open wounds as the lemon may sting. Leave on for 7-10 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Benefits of the Ingredients:

Urad dal- easily remove dead skin cells that make the skin look dull and lackluster. It quickly removes the superficial dead skin cells to reveal the fresh ones underneath. Skin instantly looks more youthful

Lemon – A natural source of Vitamin C; an ingredient commonly used to lighten sun and age spots and even out skin tone; A natural astringent that tightens pores and brightens the complexion.

Sugar – A natural exfoliator; a natural source of glycolic acid which evens out skin tone, cleans pores, and improves overall skin texture by removing dead, dull skin cells.

Olive Oil – High in Vitamin E which soothes and heals skin; a natural moisturizing ingredient often used for it’s anti-aging benefits.

Almond oil – i is rich in vitamins A, E and D, and also contains linoleic and oleic acids.Best nourishment for skin.

Coconut oil – its used as a skin moisturizer, helping with dry skin.

Honey – A natural source of anti-oxidants making it a perfect ingredients for age prevention n  a natural humectant so it locks water into the skin keeping the complexion hydrated; the antibacterial properties benefit acne-prone skin by reducing breakouts.

lemon_honeyEnjoy the vitalize lustrous n Glowing skin with this amazing scrub….!!! Let me know if you try it and how it works for you and happy bathing!!!

Stunning Sensational Herb Cinnamon

Naturally sweet and delightfully aromatic, cinnamon is a wonderful power food just common in kitchens’ spice rack in India. Cinnamon has been known from remote antiquity. Thousands years ago Ayurveda mentioned its valuable health and medicinal benefits.

Yes, this amazing spice can add delicious flavor and amazing health benefits, when sprinkled on your favorite dishes, or on new creations. Turn an ordinary dish or drink into the ultimate healthy comfort food. Soon you will be falling in love with cinnamon all over again after reading this post.

Find out some of the fascinating ways you can use cinnamon, and what makes it so effective, here-

 “त्वच्यं लघु उष्णं कटुकं स्वादु तिकत्श्च रुक्षकं I       

पित्तलं कफवातघ्नं कण्डु वामि अरुचि नाशनम् I 

 ह्रदय स्त्रिरोग वातर्श कृमि पीनस शक्र ह्यत्  II “


1. its anti fungal, antibacterial and anti parasitic n anti-inflammatory

2. useful in Type 2 diabetes, lower LDL “bad” cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides and GI upsets

3. excellent source of manganese, dietary fiber, iron and calcium

4. smelling cinnamon improves our memory and performance of certain tasks

5. increase resistance to and help fight the common cold by battling congestion and inducing perspiration

Cinnamon6. Increase ur immune system

7. Reduces body temperature due to fever

8. Relieves joint pain due to arthritis

9. Can treat diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and flatulence

10. will freshen your breath when chewed

11. cinnamon given therapeutically can improve glucose use and blood concentrations, which are known to favorably influence body fat levels

12. Applying a paste of cinnamon powder and honey can relieve toothache

13. It is a natural food preservative

14. proven effective for menstrual pain and other gynecological problems

15. for infertility -Cinnamon contains a natural chemical called cinnamaldehyde, which studies show increases the hormone progesterone and decreases testosterone production in women, helping to balance hormones.

16. Regularly take tea made with honey and a little cinnamon powder increase longevity

17. cinnamon reduces chronic inflammation linked with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor,meningitis n such neurological disorders

18. Not a health benefit, but a great reason to love cinnamon, it’s versatile. It works with sweet and savory dishes alike

19. useful in vata types of Piles

20.Very useful in treatment of worms in children

-Some other ideas for adding cinnamon to food include: added to unsweetened coffee or tea at breakfast, sprinkled on unsweetened applesauce, whole peaches or pears, used in whey protein smoothies, or even added to your scrambled eggs in the morning or at night!

-enjoy cinnamon occasionally in small amounts.Because it aggravates Pitta dosha. So larger amount cause gastric irritation.


The powerful Healing properties of Herb – GARLIC

Herb Garlic is Ayurveda ‘s mighty bulb…its have so many healing properties. Ancient texts indicates so many indications for various diseases. Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, allium. Its close relatives include the onion. With a history of human use of over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia

“यदा अमृतं वैनेतयो जहार सुर्सत्मात I  तदा ततोअप्तद बिन्दु : स रसोन उद्भव : भुवि II “

Ayurveda scholar Acharya Bhavpraksh mentioned that, when Garuda steel “Amruta” from Lord Indra, at that time the drops of Amruta sprinkled/fell down on earth and the Garlic is cultivated from those drops.

He also mentioned following qualities of Herb Garlic-

“रसोनो बृहणो वृष्य : स्निग्ध उष्ण : पाचन : सर : I 
भग्न संधान्कर कृत्कन्थ्यो गुरु : पित्तस्त्र वृद्धिद : I  
बल्वर्ण करो मेधाहितो नेत्रयो रसायन : II 
हृदयरोग जीर्ण जवर कुक्षि शुल् विबन्ध गुल्म अरुचि कास शोफ़न् I 
दुर्नाम कुष्ठनल्साद्जन्तु समिरन श्वास् कफान्स्च हन्ति II “

Here are some of Qualities…uses and some Results of medical researches also.

– a dose of 1-2 cloves per day was able to lower cholesterol by an average of 15 percent.This would reduce the risk of heart attack by 30 percent.

For centuries many cultures have hailed garlic as an aphrodisiac due to its ability to boost blood circulation.garlic uses

– garlic consumption may reduce the risk of developing several types of cancer, especially those associated with the gastrointestinal tract. Both the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize garlic as having potential anticancer properties.

Research scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology found that garlic can act as an antidote to heavy metal poisoning, showing effectiveness in reducing levels of cadmium, arsenic, copper, mercury and lead.

Traditionally, garlic was used to treat both internal and external infections. It was commonly prescribed for internal conditions of the ears, mouth, skin, stomach and throat, and applied externally to treat boils, spots and ulcers.

During the First and Second World Wars garlic was used to treat open wounds, and troops in the trenches relied on garlic as protection against gangrene and as a cure for dysentery. In China and India, garlic has long been recommended for cholera, dysentery and as an antiseptic lotion for washing wounds and ulcers.

– Hippocrates, Galen, Pliny the Elder, and Dioscorides all mention the use of garlic for many conditions, including parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, and low energy.

– garlic can work against a variety of bacteria and fungi, including Candida (see further along in this article), Cryptococcus (which causes meningitis), Microsporum (ringworm) and Salmonella.

– Apart from having fewer side effects, garlic’s overwhelming advantage over antibiotics is two- fold. First, it does not create bacterial resistance in the way antibiotics do; there is no evidence that bacteria become so accustomed to garlic that they start to live with it or even on it. Second, garlic has the ability to act on a range of bacterial and fungal infections rather than targeting specific bugs. It does not work as precisely or as quickly as antibiotics, but has a gentle and persistent action on the body. For this reason it is ideally suited to the treatment of infections that are not acute or immediately life threatening.

Garlic oil remedy will generally resolve simple earache (first stages of inflammation) within 24 hours. If the earache persists you should seek professional help — do not delay treatment, especially where children are concerned.

-Some people apply garlic oil to their skin to treat fungal infections, warts, and corns. There is some evidence supporting the topical use of garlic for fungal infections like ringworm, and athlete’s foot; but the effectiveness of garlic against warts and corns is still uncertain.

Garlic Ayurveda uses– Garlic is a common flavoring in food, some scientists have suggested that it might have a role as a food additive to prevent food poisonng.  There is some evidence that fresh garlic, but not aged garlic, can kill certain bacteria such as E. coli, antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and salmonella enteritidis in the laboratory

– Garlic has long been thought to possess antiviral properties and for many it reliably wards off the most prevalent viral infection of all: the common cold

– For centuries garlic has been used as a natural antiviral to ward off symptoms of colds and respiratory infections. These basic garlic preparations will bring overall relief and resistance.

– Garlic has been successful in combating even the most aggressive bacteria responsible for stomach upsets.

– Many commercial pesticides are harmful to the environment. Garlic though is all-natural but it can be as effective as any of these commercial variants. Simply mix garlic cloves and extracts with pepper and a bit of soap to make your own garlic pesticide.

– If you are taking prescribed anti-coagulant drugs such as warfarin, you should consult your doctor before taking any garlic supplements or eating large quantities of raw garlic.  too much raw garlic could irritate or even damage the digestive tract. As always, use common sense, don’t overdo it and if in doubt consult your doctor.

– Garlic makes a wonderful health supplement for many people but the so-called “garlic cure” is no substitute for the basics: sensible eating and appropriate exercise. Garlic should be seen as part of a healthy lifestyle – not as an alternative to it. Always consult your doctor first regarding any medical condition.