From where does Popeye the sailor derive all his power to fight the mammoth Bluto? Ask any child and pat comes the reply. It’s none other than spinach that gives the lean sailor such immense muscle. Spinach is one of the natural foods that are rich in nutrients and hence spinach juice benefits are many. Spinach is a broad green leafy vegetable that is rich in vitamins A, B complex, C, E, K and [...]
November 21, 2010 in Food
Onion is a source of energy and acts as a stimulant, increases vigour and vitality, acts as an expectorant and diuretic, slows the heart beat, prevents flatulence and dyspepsia. It is useful in various diseases.
BITTER GOURD THERAPY
Botanically called Hairy Mordica, Karela or bitter gourd (bitter guard) is very bitter in taste. But it is a rich source of phosphorus, so much so, that one Karela a day takes care of the entire need of phosphorus by our body. It is a blood purifier and activates spleen, liver and highly beneficial in diabetes. It is purgative, appetiser, digestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-flatulent [...]
Botanically called Carica Papaya, the fruit of papaya contains A, B, C Vitamins besides 89.6% water, 9.5% carbohydrates 5% proteins, 1% other extract, mineral salts 4%, calcium 0.1%, phosphorus 2%. Its pulp also has malic, tartaric and citric acid, resins, peper and sugar. The fruit is a rich source of vitamins. 100 gms. pulp has 30001. U. Vitamin A, 130 mg-vitaminC and 56 calories. The milk of ‘Papita [...]
Called Zingiber Officinale, ginger is a perennial plant widely cultivated in Asia for its aromatic, pungent rhizome (underground stem) used as a spice, flavouring food and medicine. Its use in India and China has been known from ancient times and by the first century AD traders had taken ginger to the Mediteranean region.
The spice has a pleasant, slightly biting taste, and is usually dried and ground [...]
Lemon, botanically called ‘Citrus Medico”, is a small tree or spreading bush of the rue family (Rutaceae). The lemon forms a spreading bush or a small tree 10 to 20 feet high if not trained or pruned. Its young leaves have a decidedly reddish tint, later they trun green. In some varieties, the young leaves of the lemon are angular, some have sharp thorns at the axilae of the leaves. The [...]
Amla (Emblic Myrobalans) Therapy
Botanically called Phyllanthus emblica, syn. Emblica officinalis , (Indian gooseberry) it is a rich source of vitamin C, amino acid, tannin, polyphenolic compounds, fixed oil, lipids and other essential oils. It may be compared with ‘Amrita’ (nectar) of the heavens owing to the medicinal qualities of this divine fruit. Its regular consumption is an anti-dote [...]
Also called Lehsun or Rashun in colloquial parlance in india, botanically it is called Allium sativum. It is a bulbous perennial plant of the lily family which is generally used for flavouring foods. Its aroma is powerful and taste is pungent. Its bulb contains antibiotic allium and it has antiseptic properties. It is also an expectorant and intestinal antispasmodic. Garlic has been [...]
It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures are used in the treatment of many diseases. Honey is produced in most of the parts of the world. Ayurveda have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effect for any kind of disease.
Today s science says that [...]
Honey is one of the most ancient elixir of life known to man since ages. It has wonderful healing properties. Therefore, it is very rightly called as “The Food of Gods” even in the developed scientific age. Still, we are unaware of the amazing medicinal properties of honey. If we think on the long term basis, we can get the most wonderful challenging effect of honey over chronic diseases.