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Spirulina Health Benefits

Spirulina Health Benefits

The spirulina health benefits originate in its protein content which is a superior form of protein to that normally found in plants. The reason for this is that it contains all 22 essential amino acids, which not even legumes are able to provide. It is rich in gamma-linolenic acid and also contains alpha linolenic acid, linoleic acid and many more fatty acids good for your health.
Medicinal benefits of marigold flower

Medicinal benefits of marigold flower

Marigold is a brightly colored summer flower, also referred to by the name Calendula. It is an ancient medicinal herb with several medicinal properties and uses. Marigold has always been used from time immemorial in the treatment of headaches, toothache, and swelling and also for strengthening of the heart. This lovely flower has been used in several culinary recipes like soups and stews and hence [...]
Benefits of drinking green tea

Benefits of drinking green tea

No other beverage can lay claim to as many health benefits as green tea. The Chinese have been using green tea as a medicine for over four thousand years. They use it to treat everything from a mild headache to chronic depression. Studies reveal that consuming green tea reduces the risk of esophageal cancer by nearly sixty percent. This is because of a particular compound which aids in inhibiting the [...]
Health Benefits of Saffron

Health Benefits of Saffron

BENEFITS OF SAFFRON Saffron is basically a flowering plant which is widely used as a culinary spice. It is also used in herbal supplements due to its varied health benefits. Right from treating depression, asthma, atherosclerosis and stressful menstrual cycles, saffron’s benefits extend to even treating cancer and helping to lower bad cholesterol levels. Saffron is in fact, an expensive spice [...]
Bael fruit benefits and uses in Ayurveda

Bael fruit benefits and uses in Ayurveda

Botanical Name : Aegle Marmelos Eng. : Bael tree, Holy fruit tree Other English Names: Stone apple, Bengal quince Hindi : Bel, Sirphal Bael tree is held sacred by the Hindus. The history of this tree has been traced to Vedic period (2000 B.C. -800 B.C.). Distribution: Throughout India, in dry forests, also cultivated The plant: A medium-sized, deciduous tree, having strong axillary thorns. Leaves trifoliate, [...]
Nardostachys jatamansi Benefits

Nardostachys jatamansi Benefits

Nardostachys grandiflora Syn: Nardostachys jatamansi Family – Valerianaceae Local/Common names – Jatamansi, Balchharh, Mansi, Machhi, Spikenard. Distribution – The herb is found in the alpine Himalayas from Himachal Pradesh to Sikkim in India and Bhutan, at altitudes between 3000-5000 m. In Himachal Pradesh, this plant is found in alpine rocky slopes in Manjiban, Jakha-Kanda, Tan-gankhai [...]
Benefits and Uses of Castor oil

Benefits and Uses of Castor oil

The evergreen castor plant is native to tropical Africa and India, where it may grow to a 40 foot tree. The beans contain an extremely deadly toxin (poison), which must be removes by special processing before the oil is usable.
Black pepper health benefits

Black pepper health benefits

Black Pepper (Kalimirch) Also known as Latin : Piper nigrum English : Black Pepper Sanskrit : Maricam Hindi : Kalimirch Marathi : Miri Tamil : Milaku Telugu : Miriyalu Malayalam : Kurumulaku Kannada : Ollimonasu Among the spices, black pepper is the king. It is the most important, most popular and most widely used spice in the world. It has extensive culinary uses for flavouring and preserving processed [...]
Using herbal medicines safely- a practical guide

Using herbal medicines safely- a practical guide

People have been using herbal medicines for thousands of years to meet their health needs. Self treatment is suit the primary use of herbs today, even though enlightened clinics and practitioners are beginning to incorporate herbal remedies as complementary medicines.
Hemidesmus Indicus (Anantmool) herb benefits in Ayurveda

Hemidesmus Indicus (Anantmool) herb benefits in Ayurveda

Hemidesmus Indicus (Anantmool) is a perennial climber found throughout India, and more commonly in the eastern and southern parts of India, up to an elevation of 900 m. The leaves and roots, with emetic, expectorant, and antidyscntric properties, are considered a substitute for ipecacuanha. The use of the plant was initially regional, confined only to areas where the plant grows. Later, interest in [...]
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