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Health Benefits of Acacia Honey

Acacia Acacia, known commonly as mimosa, acacia, thorntree or wattle, is a polyphyletic genus of shrubs and trees belonging to the subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae.
Acacias are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, particularly Australia (where they are called wattles) and Africa, where they are well-known landmarks on the veld and savanna.
Vachellia nilotica (commonly known as gum arabic tree, babul, thorn mimosa, Egyptian acacia or thorny acacia is a tree in the family Fabaceae. It is native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. 
The tender twig of this plant is used as a toothbrush in south-east Africa, Pakistan and India. The exudate gum of this tree is known as gum arabic has been collected for the manufacture of medicines, dyes and paints. In the present commercial market, gum arabic is defined as the dried exudate from the trunks and branches of Senegalia (Acacia) senegal or Vachellia (Acacia) seyal in the family Leguminosae (Fabac…

Blackberry Fruit Benefits and Disadvantages

Blackberry, just like any other types of berries, this small fruits contains tons of benefits for our body from our hair to our heart and bones Blackberries offer many health benefits, including:They’re packed with vitamin CThey’re high in fiberGreat source of vitamin KHigh in manganeseMay boost brain healthHelps support oral health

Benefits of Blackberries Skin: Anthocyanocide and polyphenols are two of the antioxidants found in blackberries. These two compounds are very good in fighting the free radicals. The addition of vitamin A and vitamin C only make this fruit even better. They help our skin to form collagen that can help the skin cell to regenerate and eventually will slows down aging process of our skin.Hair: Many women dream to have a thick shiny strong and bouncy hair. Thanks to the vitamin C in the blackberries, this substance can help our hair to be stronger due to its ability to produce collagen.Sore gum is one of a small disease in our body that can be so annoying. Howeve…

Sivananda Meditation, Yoga and Vedanta

Sivananda Saraswati was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivananda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.Swami Sivananda’s teachings crystallised the basic tenets of all religions, combining all yoga paths into one – the Yoga of Synthesis which he summed up with, ‘Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise’. His own life was a shining example of the ideal wish to spread his message of love and service. He had disciples around the world, of all nationalities, religions and creeds. Swami Sivananda entered mahasamadhi (left his physical body) on July 14, 1963.

Sivananda Vedanta YogaThe International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organisation founded in 1957 by Swami Vishnudevananda and named in honour of his teacher H.H. Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaj, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. The Organisation propagates the authentic teaching of yoga and vedanta,

Surya Namaskar For Weight Loss and Yoga Asana Health Benefits

The Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) In Hindu mythology, the sun god is worshipped as a symbol of health and immortal life. The Rig Veda declares that "Surya is the Soul, both of the moving and unmoving beings". The Sun Salutation originated as a series of prostrations to the sun.
The logical conclusion is that the sun is the life or energy source for this planet and is an element in everything we eat, drink or breathe. 
The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskara, is a Yoga practice comprises a sequence of 12 yoga postures, best done at sunrise. If done fast, it provides a good cardiovascular workout. If done at a slower pace, these postures help tone the muscles and can relax the system and meditative.  Each pose coordinates with your breathing: Inhale to extend, and exhale to bend. 

Regular practice of Sun Salutation improves the functions of the heart, liver, intestine, stomach, chest, throat, and legs – basically, the whole body. The process purifies the blood and improves blo…

How to Check Water Retention and Ways to Reduce Water Retention

The average adult human body is 50-65% water. Water is vital for dissolving nutrients and eliminating waste out of the body thus helping the body to function properly. 
Water retention occurs when excess fluids build up inside your body. Water retention occurs in the circulatory system or within tissues and cavities. It can cause swelling in the hands, feet, ankles and legs. It is also known as fluid retention or edema. 
There are several reasons why it happens, many of which are not serious.  Some women experience water retention during pregnancy or before their monthly period. People who are physically inactive, such as when bedridden or sitting through long flights, may also be affected.However, water retention can also be a symptom of a severe medical condition like kidney disease or heart failure. If you're experiencing sudden or severe water retention, seek medical attention immediately. Yet, in cases where the swelling is mild and there is no underlying health condition, yo…

Ayurvedic Abhyanga Massage

AbhyangaAbhyanga is a special type of Ayurvedic warm oil massage that involves anointing oneself with healing dosha-specific oils. A Sanskrit term, abhyanga means "massaging the body's limbs" or "glowing body." It is derived from abhi, meaning "into" or "glow," and anga meaning "limb." Regular practice of abhyanga massage promotes overall health and longevity. It is especially good for balancing the various doshas, with particular benefits for those with a vata dosha imbalance.

Ayurvedic Abhyanga MassageAbhyanga — the ayurvedic oil massage — is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by Ayurveda for overall health and well-being. Abhyangam full body massagenourishes; pacifies the doshas; relieves fatigue; provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep; enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin; promotes longevity; and nourishes all parts of the body."
Ayurvedic Massage BenefitsIncreased circulation, especiall…

Quick Remedy for Heartburn / Acid Reflux

Heartburn is a painful burning feeling in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. If you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have GERD. But you can have GERD without having heartburn.

If you're having heartburn(acid reflux) for a couple of time in a week, try our natural home remedies for instant relief .
Simple Quick Remedies for Heartburn (Acid Reflux)ButterMilkChia SeedsFennelButtermilk

Drink buttermilk 3-4 times a day until you get a relief!

For Best Results:
Mix black pepper, grounded cumin seed powder, fresh coriander leaves, curry leaves in a plain homemade buttermilk

Chia Seeds in Lemon/Coconut Water

You will need water(or coconut water), Chia seeds, lemon and honey(optional). It is definitely one of the easiest Chia recipe and it is the best one around.

All you have to do is, add Chia seeds in a glass and add water to it.
Stir this mixture until the two have combined…

Reasons for Late & Irregular Menses | Menstrual Disorders Ayurveda

Missed or late periods happen for many reasons other than pregnancy. Common causes can range from hormonal imbalances to serious medical conditions. Learn more about menstrual disorders as per Ayurveda.

Irregularity in menses/periods can be due to a number of causes. There may be underdevelopment or congestion of genital organs. Constitutional diseases, like anemia, tuberculosis and even chronic malaria are some diseases also commonly responsible for causing scanty menses at prolonged intervals.Some women suffer from endocrine disorders, like hypothyroidism, toxic goiter, PCOS/ PCOD and other hormonal disturbances. The best thing for those who are bugged by the problem of delayed and irregular periods would be to consult a gynecologist who, after thorough check-up, can find out the cause and treat you accordingly.

According to Ayurveda, poor diet and inefficient digestion are the main causative factors for these disorders.

Improperly digested food leads to the production of toxi…

How to Remove Blackheads Instantly

Natural Healthcare Guide shares some super-easy remedies to easily remove deep blackheads and how with the help of natural cleansers you can just not treat blackheads but also prevent future occurrences.

Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of  Blackheads Use Baking Soda:
It is one of the cheapest ways to get rid of your blackheads. You should only apply the baking soda twice in a week, excessive use of baking soda is not good for your skin. Methods to use baking soda is as under:

– Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with enough pure or mineral water to make a paste.
– Gently massage this paste onto your blackheads and let it sit for few minutes.
– Rinse of with warm water.

Cinnamon and Honey:
Cinnamon and Honey are considered the perfect combination for removing blackheads from your skin. Honey contains antibacterial agents that help to clean your clogged pores and thereby removing blackheads. Cinnamon complements honey by improving blood circulation and making the skin smoother and easier for removi…

Pea Sized Lump in Neck: Do I Need To Worry?

What is this Pea Sized Lump in Neck?Most lumps in our body are not much of a concern. If the following characteristics are there of a new bump under your skin and you begin to panic, then the chances are that it is not serious:
SoftMove and change form with touchGrow large and painful with activity and get smaller with rest

It May be a Lymph NodeLymph nodes are movable, pea-size lumps found throughout the body, but are mostly in the neck, groin, armpits, and behind the collarbone. Their role is to get rid of toxins and dead blood cells. When you have a cold or even a minor infection, your lymph nodes may swell because they’re being bombarded with dead cells. If the swollen gland persists or grows bigger than a pea and stays that way for more than two weeks, or if you notice more swollen glands, it’s best to see your doctor to have it checked.
Sebaceous cystsSebaceous cysts are a common type of cyst that forms in blocked or damaged sebaceous glands. These glands secrete sebum, which is…

Yeast Infection in Women and It's Home Remedies

Yeast Infection in WomenVaginal yeast infection is a common fungal infection of the genitals. It causes inflammation, irritation, itching, and vaginal discharge. It most commonly affects women, but men can get it too.Vaginal yeast infections, also called vaginal Candidiasis or vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC), are experienced by as many as 3 out of 4 women during their lifetime. Most women experience at least two infections.
If this is your first time experiencing the symptoms of a yeast infection, you should visit a gynecologist to verify that you actually have a yeast infection.

What is a vaginal yeast infection?
A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina that causes itching and burning of the vulva, the area around the vagina. Vaginal yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. Are some women are more at risk for yeast infections?
Your risk for yeast infections is higher if: You are pregnantYou have diabetes and your blood sugar is not under control…

Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Nuts in your diet is the best option to lead a healthy lifestyle. Cashews: Booster for your brain.

Cashew nut are crunchy and delicious nuts which everyone loves. Cashew nuts are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which are great for optimum health.

Cashew is very good for Health Concerns related to:
High Blood PressureHeart HealthWeight Loss

This popular healthy snack has many health benefits. A few health benefits of cashew nuts are presented below:
Cashews nuts are full of proanthocyanidins, it has the ability to stop cancer cells from dividing or reducing the speed of division of cancer cells. It also has the ability to reduce the risks of developing colon cancer. The high amount of anti-oxidants protects the body from cancer as well as cardiovascular diseases.The fat content in cashew nuts is lower when compared to other nuts. Oleic acid is a mono-saturated fat which is great for the heart; it is the same fat which is found in the olive oil. This fat reduces the triglycerid…