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 growth of cancer cells. Green tea also helps in lowering the cholesterol levels. (more…)
March 13, 2011 in Diet and Diseases
The human body usually reacts to infection or irritation through a swelling, redness or pain, which are inevitable signs of inflammation. Infection and inflammation therein need not be caused only when we hurt ourselves. Studies of late reveal that consuming wrong foods can cause inflammation within the body. Obesity by itself can trigger off inflammation. (more…)
Baking soda is, and continues to be the foremost item any kitchen should stock up on. Otherwise known as bicarbonate of soda, it takes care of a variety of issues, from foot odor to flatulence. It’s medicinal and health benefits stem from its natural antacid properties.
Baking soda is so handy that it can tackle any issue from age spots to sun burns or heat rashes. Make a paste of baking soda mixed with hydrogen peroxide in equal proportions. This helps to lighten age spots when applied as a pack on affected areas. Bitten or stung by an insect? Quickly apply a paste of baking soda and water to relieve pain and itching. Most of us suffer from foot and body odor. Here too the wonderful bicarbonate of soda steps in to solve the problem. A paste of baking soda and water helps relieve athlete’s foot. (more…)
OMEGA 3 FATTY ACID BENEFITS
Omega fatty acids are nutritional elements that greatly help in lowering triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol. They are absolutely essential for promoting good health and happiness. They also act as anticoagulants to prevent blood from clotting.
It’s a well known fact that Omega 3 fatty acids are highly effective in curing inflammation and diseases associated with it. In several instances, it has been seen that inflammation accelerates auto immune disorders like Lupus and type-1 diabetes. But there are very low cost trace minerals which help to boost the assimilation of Omega 3 fatty acids, which in turn control inflammation and related diseases. (more…)
Healing of all kinds starts first and foremost in the mind. Instead of resorting to radiation therapy, chemotherapy and so on, as soon as a patient is diagnosed with cancer, most importantly, the patient has to believe and be convinced that his mind and his faith in himself has tremendous recuperative properties. Radiation, chemo and other treatments that aim to burn away the cancer cells, only help to further weaken the immune system of a body which has already been ravaged by cancer cells. (more…)
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 made from the saffron crocus flower. Research indicates that a few compounds in saffron do promote anti-cancer activity. It also helps in stimulating the secretion of stomach acids which supposedly assists in the contraction of muscles, for instance, as in the uterus. (more…)
Eczema is one of the most common diseases of the skin in India. It is manifest in the inflammation of the skin. Papules, vesicles and pustules get formed over the skin with more or less discharge. As a matter of fact eczema denotes the reaction of the skin to various forms of irritation. The root cause of this trouble, besides being the external eruptions, lies in the defective excretion of the bowels or kidneys. Eczema is of three types: dry, weeping or rub rum where it affects only the leg. (more…)
Nausea can occur as a natural reaction from any stomach inflammation or irritation from bad food, a variety of drugs, alcohol, food additives, excess gas, food allergies, parasites or simple hunger. Conditions like pain, flu, headache, anxiety, stress or problems in the digestive tract or gall bladder produce similar results, and we all know through experience that odors and visual stimuli can do the same. Nausea of pregnancy occurs due to swelling of the stomach linings of an entirely different nature are disturbances in the inner ear, due to inflammation or motion (motion sickness). Vomiting can result in excess fluid loss and dehydration, and there is the risk of choking on acrid material. (more…)
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, stalked, alternate; leaflets oblanceoiate, crenate, gland dotted; middle leaf is stalked and larger while the later one’s are sessile. Flowers greenish, fragrant, sweet scented, in axillary panicles. Fruit is globose with woody shells, with yellowish rind, seeds numerous oblong, compressed, embedded in orange brown sweet gummy pulp. (more…)
February 20, 2011 in Therapies
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES
Edward Bach (1880-1936), a physician and graduate of Birmingham University and the University College Hospital, London, became convinced that stress, if unresolved, leads to physical distress. In 1930 he abandoned his practice at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and went to live in the country. Once there, he identified medicinal healing agents in wild-flowers. (more…)