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Benefits of Custard Apple

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Custard Apple or Seethaphal is a tropical fruit tree that grows easily. It was first culivated in West Indies. Its botanical name is 'ANNONA SQUAMOSA'. It is very popular in India. The pulp of the fruit is mixed with milk to make custard. As it has the taste of custard it is called 'Custard Apple'. The fruit has a peculiar aroma. Custard Apple is used to make Jams, Jellies and sherbets. 
The plant is propogated by grafting as well as through the seeds. Grafted plants produce fruits from the first year itself. The plant usually flowers between March and July. The fruits should be plucked before they are ripe and stored for ripening. 
Custard apple promotes digestion and is used as a cure for vomiting, diarrhoea, dysentry and vertigo. The unripe fruit is dried and powdered and is used as a cure for treating lice. The fruit is low in calorie content and contains minerals like iron, phosphorous, calcium and riboflavin. 
The plant is a evergreen shrub and reaches a maximum…

Beat the Heat with Fruit Juices

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Try out juices of grapes, watermelon, banana, jack fruit, lemon and pineapple during summer. Consumption of fruits and juices reduces body heat and benefits in controlling body temperature.

The strength of the body will be lost during this period. People feel tired and exhausted during the season due to extensive heat rays of the sun, the watery portion (or Kapha) of the body of people, animals, plants, foods and the entire environment will become dry and the vata will become more in the body and the atmosphere. The skin will become dry and may precipitate skin diseases as eczema..
What to Drink and Eat: One must drink the juices of grapes, watermelon, banana, jack fruit, lemon and pineapple. This is to say foods and juices of sweet and cold and easily digestible must be consumed. The preparations of sugar, barely/green gram, sharbats, buttermilk with sugar candy are to be used daily to cool the body. One must take the food of white rice with meat soup of meat of animals reared in cold…

Ayurvedic Massages and Treatments, Hemiplegia, Paralysis, Rheumatic Pains

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Kerala Ayurvedic Massages and Treatments Sirodhara, Ksheeradhara, Daanyamalardhara         DHANYAMLA DHARA
Warm herbal liquid is poured all over the body in a rhythmic way through a special vessel for 45 minutes to 1 hour daily. This treatment is very effective for hemiplegia, paralysis, rheumatic complaints etc.

DHARA
In this process, some herbal oils, medicated milk, medicated butter milk etc., are poured on the forehead in a special method for about 45 minutes in a day for a period of 7 to 21 days. This treatment is mainly for insomnia, vatha predominated diseases, mental tension and certain skin diseases.

DASAMOOLA KSHEERA DHARA
Medicated milk is poured all over the body and head with a special vessel from a certain height in a rhythmic manner. This treatment is good for insomnia, mental tensions, headache due to pitha dominant, menopause problems etc.

SARVANGA KASHAYA DHARA
This treatment is a kind of sudation therapy using herbal decoctions. This is a process by which the body is…

Symptoms of Rheumatological Problems and Ayurveda

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Author: SN AYurveda The foundation of ayurveda is based on the principle to live with nature in harmony. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian science that is potent to support and relieve the patients from many chronic diseases. Symptoms of rheumatological problems are fever, swelling, tenderness and more.

Ayurveda illustrates that the three doshas - vata that represents air and pitta signifying fire is mainly in charge of digestion and kapha that indicates earth is the stabilizing force, all these must be well-balanced. The equilibrium in all three humors contributes to the psychological status of a person.

Rheumatological problems and ayurveda suggests that the rheumatic issues are due to the imbalance of vata that is responsible for the health of nerves and skeletal framework. The different types of rheumatic problems include arthritis, sciatica, spondylitis, slipped disc, frozen shoulder, gout and more. These are the damaging diseases that affect the nerves and bones.

According to rhe…
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