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Serving Ideas For Garlic

Garlic is known for tremendous nutritional facts, it contains high quantity of vitamins and minerals. Filled with health promoting nutrients, which have proven benefits against coronary heart diseases, garlic contains Vitamin B-6, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-1 and Calcium.

Common Name : Garlic(Lehsun)
Botanical Name : Allium sativum
Forms :Tablet~Powder~Capsules~

Garlic known to contain a chemical called allicin, which contributes to its unique smell, this seems to be the key to its positive effect on people suffering from plenty of disorders.

Chemical constituents of garlic in every 100 grams are 33% of copper, 21% of iron, 26% selenium and 73% of manganese.

Garlic is a major ingredient of many of our recipes, below are some of the interesting serving ideas.

Garlic and prawns make an excellent combination, as it helps in eradicating the odors of seafood. Roast garlic can be eaten anytime. Garlic can also be baked with shallots and served as an appetizer. Crushed garlic can be added to butter, wh…

The Natural Psoriasis Home Remedies

Psoriasis develops when a person's immune system has faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up on the surface of the skin, causing patches of psoriasis to appear.

Psoriasis is a non-infectious, inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by well-defined erythematous (reddish) plaques with large adherent silvery scales. The main abnormality in psoriasis is an increased proliferation of the skin layers due to excessive division of the cell in the basal layers of the skin. Severe itching may associate with the plaques. Dryness of the skin and silvery scaling are characteristics of this condition.

According to Ayurveda, Psoriasis can be considered as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha. (Two of the basic energies/humors, which maintains our body equilibrium) Accumulation of low potency poisons (Dooshi vishas), are the basic pathological changes takin…

Organic Anti Aging Skin Care Products

Shop for organic anti aging skin care products.
Take this expert advice when shopping for anti-aging creams, serums and other products to keep your face looking young with the power of antioxidants and other natural ingredients. Anti-Aging Ingredients
There are many anti-aging ingredients on the market that may be included in beauty products. Some of the most popular are listed below, with a description of what each ingredient is and the anti-aging effects it has on the body. By knowing these ingredients, buyers can look at a product’s label and see for themselves what it contains and what the probable outcome will be when used on the skin.

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs): Chemical exfoliants like glycolic acid- Remove top layer of skin to reduce lines and wrinkles and smooth skin.Beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs): Chemical exfoliants like salicylic acid- Remove top layer of skin to reduce lines and wrinkles and smooth skinRetinoids (retinol): Vitamin A derivative- Antioxidant vitamin prevents free-r…

What are Antioxidants

Antioxidants usually cover all types of macro-nutrients that work greatly with various mechanisms. However, the body is unable to produce enough antioxidants in the body. Moreover, antioxidants in the body are damaged due to exogenous factors such as UV rays, X-rays, alcohol, pollution, strenuous exercise and smoking.

We need to understand that Antioxidants as the name suggests blocks the oxidation process by neutralizing the free radicals that otherwise destroy a larger portion of the body. Insufficient levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes, cause oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. Oxidative stress is damage to cell structure and cell function by overly reactive oxygen-containing molecules and chronic excessive inflammation. Oxidative stress seems to play a significant role in many human diseases, including cancers. For these reasons, oxidative stress can be considered to be both the cause and the consequence of some diseases.

So it is very impo…

Natural Alternatives for Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis is is a common skin disorder that produces raised, reddish, and often scaly patches. It can appear as one or multiple patches on the scalp, affect the entire scalp, and spread beyond the scalp to the forehead, back of the neck, or behind the ears.

Scalp psoriasis is not contagious. Like other types of psoriasis, its exact cause is unknown. But it's believed to result from an abnormality of the immune system that causes skin cells to grow too quickly and build up as patches. You may be more likely to develop scalp psoriasis if psoriasis runs in your family.

Some of the common natural alternatives to cure scalp psoriasis are:

Medicines for Treating Uric Acid

As we have already discussed in our last post how we can control our uric acid by making lifestyle changes and by following home remedies. Know more on Ayurvedic Cure for Increased Uric Acid

There are also natural supplements available to lower uric acid levels naturally.

Health Benefits of Spice Cardamom | Elaichi

Cardamom is a seed pod, known since centuries for its culinary and medicinal properties. The spice is native to evergreen rain forest of southern India and grown in only few tropical countries. Botanically, it belongs to the family of "Zingiberaceae" and consists of two genera; Elettaria and Amomum.

Cardamom commonly known in India as "choti elaichi", cardamom's scientific name is Elletaria cardamomum. In Ayurveda it is considered to be a very useful and effective medicine. In Ayurvedic texts cardamom is referred to as "ela".

In the traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, cardamom seeds are also used as lozenges to suck on after meals to help digestion. From an Ayurvedic perspective, acid from tea and coffee, and spicy foods like curries, irritate the intestines, leading to an increase of gas-producing mucus that then makes congestive ingredients such as milk, cheese, and wheat much more difficult to digest.

It turns out that the tiny cardamom seeds re…

Peepal Tree Health Benefits

Peepal tree is native to the Indian sub-continent. Peepal or Ashwatha tree is of great importance in Ayurveda. It is believed to cure diseases such as gonorrhoea, haemorrhoids, diarrhoea, dysentery, gastrohelcosis, neuralgia and inflammations. Peepal tree is of religious importance also in India.

Sanskrit name: Ashwatha, Pippala
English name: Peepal tree, Sacred fig
Hindi or common name: Pipal, pipli, pipar
Scientific name: Ficus religiosa Linn

Health Benefits
Controls diabetes: In India, diabetes is a disease of serious concern because of the fact that increasingly many people are being diagnosed of this disease. Studies are shedding light on the possible use of peepal extracts in diabetes. Diabetes induced rats showed a significant drop in the blood glucose levels after being administered with peepal extracts. Apart from glucose levels, even cholesterol levels had also been controlled.Anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties: The leaf extracts of peepal contain anti-inflammatory as wel…

Mudra Secrets: Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air)

Vayu means air and the Vayu Mudra helps to regulate the element of air inside the body. Yoga mudras are specific hand gestures that help to channel the flow and balance off the different elements inside the body.

Vayu mudra (Mudra of Air)
can be practiced in a standing, sitting or lying down posture. It’s easy to do. Fold your index finger. As you fold your fingers you can see two bones. These are called phalanx bones. When you have folded your index finger the second bone that you see, you have to press it with the base of your thumb just as shown in the above picture. The rest of the three fingers should be kept extended as much as possible.

Do this at any time of the day as per your convenience. There is also no compulsion of doing this at an empty stomach. You may also practice this mudra with a full stomach.

Once you achieve the benefits from this mudra, stop doing it. After a certain time, it may cause imbalance within your system.

As the name suggests vaayu mudra, …

Ridge Gourd in Ayurveda

A natural jaundice remedy, the fruits of Luffa acutangula (Ridge Gourd) (belonging to family cucurbitaceae) are grown, harvested before maturity and is very popular in Asia. Ridge gourd as whole, seeds and dried crusts are all used for medicinal purposes.

Ayurveda has attributed ride gourd with a number of health benefits which current clinical research is supporting as well. The ridge gourds are rich in minerals and are very alkaline for the body and hence they have a cooling effect on the body.

From Ayurveda point of view, ridge gourd increases vata and kapha, but it cools down and pacifies the dosha pitta in the body.

In spite of their bland taste, ridge gourds have many health benefits. Click Here to Know More

Ayurvedic remedies with Ridge Gourd
For jaundice: One cup Ridge gourd juice mixed with 2 spoons of sugar, if taken twice daily cures jaundice.For bleeding from wounds: The pulp of the ridge gourd is ground and applied on the wound. This will stop bleeding from the wounds.For sto…

Ridge Gourd is a Natural Hair Color for your Gray Hair

Ridge gourd, often also called ribbed gourd, is widely used for treating premature graying of hair. It helps in enriching the hair roots as well as in restoring pigment. You need to make a hair tonic using coconut oil to use it for your graying hair.

You will need:
• Dried ribbed gourd pieces- half a cup
• Coconut oil- 1 cup Directions:
• Take the pieces of ridge gourd and dry them out in shade.
• Soak the dried pieces in coconut oil for about 3-4 days.
• Now boil the coconut oil along with soaked pieces of dried ribbed gourd.
• Boil it on low flame till the oil gets darkened, black in color.
• Strain and store.
• Use this oil to massage your scalp, at least twice a week.
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Health Benefits of Ridge Gourd | Turai | Beerakai | Dodka

Ridge gourd medically referred to as Luffa acutangula as well as called turiya or even turai or beerakai or dodka in several languages in India is yet another variety of gourd along with a functional veggie that provides a facet to the veggie delicacies. This can be referred to as Chinese Okra or even Sponge gourd.

This particular veggie is definitely a well-known veggie within the Asian, African as well as Arabic nations. Commonly known by various other title just like loofah, luffa or even tori etc. this particular veggie is considered to be originated from the Arabic desserts and also spread all through the entire world. It’s really a dark green veggie on the exterior side with white pulp as well as white seeds embedded inside in the spongy flesh. All of the varieties of the ridge gourd or even loofah are delicious and should be ingested just before they mature otherwise they are too woodsy and also fibrous to consume.

Ridge gourd is quite lower in saturated fats as well as calories…

Best Selling Books of Yoga Guru B. K. S. Iyengar

Yoga is one of the many different ways to connect with the cosmos and attain a state that is blissful and peaceful. Apart from taking a person into a state of eternal bliss, Yoga also cleanses, purifies and enables one to become physically and mentally healthy.

Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar (Guruji) is a living legend who has taught yoga in unique way to all his students. He finds the meaning of the yoga sutras by his practical search and regular practice of yoga. Thus, he has helped all to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras. His style of teaching yoga is called "Iyengar Yoga" and is now being followed by certified teachers across the world.

‘As human beings, we all seek to reconcile the paradox of how to make our way upon the earth while striving for something more permanent and profound. So many seek this greater Truth in the heavens, but it lies much closer than the clouds. It is within us and can be found by anyone on the Inward Journey.’

B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teachi…

Yoga the Path to Holistic Health: B.K.S. Iyengar

About B.K.S. Iyengar
Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar (Guruji) is a living legend who has taught yoga in unique way to all his students. He finds the meaning of the yoga sutras by his practical search and regular practice of yoga. Thus, he has helped all to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras. His style of teaching yoga is called "Iyengar Yoga" and is now being followed by certified teachers across the world.

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