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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.

cinnamon-sticks

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.

Coconut as a home remedy to improve your health naturally

Coconuts are a versatile superfood providing nutrition, health benefits, and amazing medicinal properties all wrapped in one delicious package. Coconuts are totally natural, easily available and affordable; and every part of the fruit is useful.

Green coconut water uses:

–Natural, healthy source for hydration, energy and endurance, making it the perfect sports drink.
–Restores electrolytes after exercise, vomiting, diarrhea.
–Antiseptic properties provide antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal agents to purify blood — killing measles, herpes, influenza, AIDS, SARS, hepatitis C…
–Useful for emergency transfusions due to being close in composition to human plasma.
–Used to prevent vomiting, nausea and replace lost fluids in cases of malaria, typhoid, influenza…
–Dissolves kidney stones alkalizing urine pH.
–Used as a natural cleanse, coconut water mixed with olive oil eliminates intestinal parasites

Coconut oil medicinal uses:

 

Virgin coconut oil tastes and smells like coconut. Expeller pressed oil has no scent or taste and both types can be used medicinally.
–Kills bacteria causing urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, gum disease, staphylococcus, MRSA…
–Destroys fungus causing candida.
–Kills viruses causing flu, infectious disease, typhoid, HIV…
–Inhibits parasite growth such as tapeworm, liver flukes, giardia…
–Eases acid reflux, relieves gallbladder disease.
–Enhances proper bowel function and lowers incidence of hemorrhoids when oil is consumed.
–Relieves and heals intestinal disorders, ulcers, colitis, IBS, and Crohn’s disease.
–Stabilizes blood sugar and insulin production.
–Eases neuropathies and itching from diabetes.
–Protects against osteoporosis and reduces problems from cystic fibrosis.
–Enhances pancreatic function, enzyme production and reduces pancreatitis.
–Improves magnesium and calcium absorption, promoting stronger bones.
–Reduces joint and muscle inflammation, supporting repair of tissues.
–Regulates thyroid function.
–Protects against cancers of colon, breast, and digestive tract.
–Medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) protect against development of Alzheimer’s disease.
–MCFA strengthen heart and circulatory system protecting against artherosclerosis and heart disease.
–Prevents oxidation of fatty acids.
–Provides antioxidants to fight free radicals slowing aging and degenerative diseases such as arthritis.
–Relieves symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
–Reduces incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
–Stabilizes female hormones reducing hot flashes and vaginal dryness during menopause.
–Lessens symptoms associated with prostate enlargement.
–Strengthens the liver and protects against degeneration.
–Soothes earaches when mixed with garlic and olive oil.

 

Topical uses for coconut oil:

 

–Forms a chemical barrier on skin to protect and heal infections.
–Topical applications relieve pain and swelling from hemorrhoids.
–Moisturizes and softens dry skin.
–Reduces bags, puffiness and wrinkles under eyes.
–Lessens occurrence and appearance of varicose veins.
–Preps skin before shaving.
–Mixed with baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective toothpaste.
–Soothes sunburned skin and promotes healing of burns and blisters.
–Heals psoriasis and eczema lesions.
–Stops pain, burning, and itching of bug and snake bites.
–Prevents itching from poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
–Promotes firm skin tone, preventing age spots, sagging and wrinkles.
–Eliminates head lice.
–Removes makeup easily.
–Heals nail fungus under finger and toenails.
–Prevent nosebleeds by applying light film inside nostrils.
–In combination with cornstarch and baking soda, coconut oil makes an effective deodorant.
–Makes an excellent massage oil, a natural personal lubricant, and great sunscreen.
–Conditions hair, prevents split ends, reduces frizz, controls flaky scalp and dandruff.
–Removes scars and stretch marks.
–Repairs cracked, sore, dry nipples from nursing.
–Heals diaper rash and removes cradle cap on babies.

 

Nutritional uses for coconut oil:

–Enhances absorption of nutrients and improves digestion.
–Provides a quick energy source and stimulates metabolism.
–Produces immediate, usable energy source rather than being stored as fat.
–Increases metabolic rate, stabilizes body weight, and controls food cravings.
–Enriches milk supply for breast-feeding women.
–Doesn’t form harmful by-products during cooking when used at high heat.

Pomegranate Fruit : Health Tips

Lets see some useful health tips abt Pomegranate fruit.

Family: Lythraceae Genus: Punica Species: P. granatum
Binomial name: Punica granatum Local: Dadim, Marathi : Dalimb.
L. Synonyms : Punica malus

Nutritional value per 100 g :

  • Energy 346 kJ (83 kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 18.7 g –
  • Sugars 13.7 g –
  • Dietary fiber 4.0 g
  • Fat 1.2 g
  • Protein 1.7 g
  • Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.07 mg (6%)
  • Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.05 mg (4%)
  • Niacin (vit. B3) 0.29 mg (2%)
  • Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.38 mg (8%)
  • Vitamin B6 0.08 mg (6%)
  • Folate (vit. B9) 38 μg (10%)
  • Vitamin C 10 mg (12%)
  • Calcium 10 mg (1%)
  • Iron 0.30 mg (2%)
  • Magnesium 12 mg (3%)
  • Phosphorus 36 mg (5%)
  • Potassium 236 mg (5%)
  • Zinc 0.35 mg (4%)

1. Rich in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
Pomegranate juice may contain close to three times the antioxidants as green tea or red wine. Antioxidants fight against free radicals — unstable molecules that can damage DNA and cell membranes. This cellular damage has been linked to all kinds of diseases including cancer.

2. Protect Your Heart:
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that pomegranate juice combats hardening of the arteries and related diseases like heart attacks and strokes. It seems to limit the genetic tendency toward hardening of the arteries.
“The protective effects of pomegranate juice were higher than previously assumed,” said Claudio Napoli, the study’s author and a professor of medicine and clinical pathology at the University of Naples, Italy.
Another study in the September 16 issue of the Journal of Cardiology found that after patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) drank pomegranate juice every day for three months:
• Blood flow to the heart improved by about 17 percent in the pomegranate group.
• Blood flow declined by 18 percent in the placebo group.
“In conclusion, daily consumption of pomegranate juice may improve stress-induced myocardial ischemia in patients who have CHD,” researchers said.

3. Fight Osteoarthritis:
Pomegranate extract may be useful in fighting osteoarthritis, according to a study at Case Western Reserve University, published in The Journal of Nutrition. In lab tests, the extract:
• Cut levels of an inflammatory chemical called interleukin-1b (IL-1b).
• Stopped enzymes that erode cartilage.
Researchers said their findings “indicate the pomegranate fruit extract or compounds derived from it may inhibit cartilage degradation in osteoarthritis and may also be a useful nutritive supplement for maintaining joint integrity and function.”

4. Keep Prostate Cancer From Returning
A study found that pomegranate juice may help fight the return of prostate cancer among men who have had surgery or radiation for the disease. In fact, among 48 such men who drank 8 ounces of pomegranate juice each day until their prostate cancer progressed:
• The juice significantly lengthened the time it took for the men’s average PSA levels (a gauge of prostate cancer progression) to double.
• None of the men developed cancer that spread beyond the prostate during the study.”Pomegranate juice contains antioxidant chemicals that may have cancer-preventing benefits,” the researchers said.

5. Help Lower Bad Cholesterol
Antioxidants in pomegranates have been found to reduce the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol in mice, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

6. Lower Blood Pressure
A study also found that pomegranates help lower blood pressure among people with hypertension.

7. Get Your Nutrients
One pomegranate has about 40 percent of the recommended daily vitamin C requirement for adults, along with folic acid, fiber, potassium, niacin and vitamins A and E.

8. Protection for Newborns
A study published in Pediatric Research found that drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy helped protect newborns’ brains during traumatic births.

9. Fight Breast Cancer
Israeli researchers found that pomegranate seed oil causes breast cancer cells to self-destruct, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
In addition , pomegranate juice also inhibits the formation of new tumors by inhibiting the function of cellular proteins.

Black Beauty Fruit – Jambul / Jamun

Jambul

  • English Name – Jambul Tree
  • Sanskrit – Mahafala, Shurbhi patra, Mahajambu
  • Latin name – Eugenia Jambolana

Generally Fruit is available in the starting of Monsoon. Fruit Jambul is real Black beauty..! It contain very good medicinal qualities also.

The fruit has a combination of sweet, mildly sour and astringent  flavour and tends to colour the tongue purple.

The fruit aggravates Vata dosha and Good to subside Pitta and Kapha Dosha.

Its reach source of Iron, a high source of V vitamin A and C. Its  high source of Protein, Fibers and Calcium also. One can take it to increase Hemoglobin level. Fruit pulp acts on Liver, purifies Blood also. If consumed in excessive amount, the fruit can cause Constipation sometime. But in small quantities is good for your digestive system and digestive fire. Fruit pulp manage your Acidity and gives coolant effects. Wine and Vinegar  is also made from fruit.

Powder of Bark is used in diarrhea. Gargles of Decoction of bark are effective in mouth ulcers. The decoction is used to wash wounds externally. The bark and leaves are used to control Blood pressure.

Seed of Jambul is widely used to control blood sugar level.  Powder of seeds has good effects on Urinary systems.  Seeds are mainly used in Ayurveda medications.

Leaves of Jambu tree is used in Gynecological problems like Menorrhagia,  Leucorrhea,  Urinary tract infection also. Its powder is used in women who are  anemic.

One can enjoy the fruit in Monsoon season…but to achieve Medicinal use, one have to consult Ayurveda Doctor. And after advice and proper consultation one has to take the Medication.

Uses of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is used for sunburns, eczema, burns, insect bites, wounds, and for treating fungal infections.

Its anti fungal properties means that it is good for treating acne, athlete’s foot,and mouth sores.  It also aids in the stimulation of cell regeneration. The juice that is gotten from the whole leaf is helpful for healing a number of digestive disorders.

Aloe vera is most well known for its soothing effects on sunburn.  Aloe vera gel is antibacterial and helps to heal the burns. Its stimulates the immune system also.  Pure aloe vera gel can be obtained from health food stores, and there are various products that you can use in the event of a sunburn, such as creams, liquids, ointments, and lotions that all contain aloe vera.  Aloe vera has a moisturising effect.

If you have gotten burnt, bathe as soon as possible and apply the aloe vera product you have chosen to the selected area.  This will help to relieve the pain and inflammation.

On the skin, aloe vera has a number of benefits.  These include:

• helping dry, cracked skin
• for frostbite, burns, insect bites, blisters, and allergic reactions
• contains high numbers of healing agents
• helps create smooth, glowing skin
• aloe vera oil is very helpful for dry skin
• has excellent moisturising properties as it gives oxygen to the cells, in turn increasing the strength and synthesis of skin tissue
• helps to remove dead skin cells
• transports healthy substances through the skin
• helps to prevent ageing of the skin
• improves the appearance of skin lesions
• lightens dark spots on the face and reduces the intensity of skin pigmentation

Generally speaking, aloe vera is safe to use but there may be some side effects.  Long term usage of aloe vera can result in a fluid imbalance in the body, a potassium deficiency, hematuria, and albuminuria.  These are rare side effects, however.  Aloe vera should not be taken or used in the following circumstances:

• by children
• by pregnant women or those attempting to become pregnant
• if you are feeling abdominal pain
• if you are menstruating
• if you are breastfeeding
• if you have inflamed intestinal disease or appendicitis
• if you are taking licorice, diuretics, or corticosteroids
• if you have to take medication that contains cardiac glycosides
• if you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
• if you are taking anti-arrhythmic medication
• if you are having surgery such as a laparotomy

Always follow you doctor’s advise.Seek Ayurveda Doctor’s advise before taking any Herb or Ayurveda medication. Self medication always creates big problems for your body.This information are just for information.