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Ayurvedic Use of Magical Anjeer/ Dried Figs for Constipation, Weight Loss, Stamina

"Ayurveda recommends Anjeer/Dried Figs for constipation and piles, detoxification and blood purification. It is a miracle formula for building stamina if taken with Milk.The main properties of Anjeer/Figs are diuretic, laxative, expectorant and highly nutritive."
Anjeer/Dried Figs is a powerful source of iron, calcium and copper, with a moderate presence of zinc. All Anjeer fruits contain vitamin A and vitamin C, along with vitamin B complex and vitamin D. However, nearly 30% of vitamin A is lost if the fruits become dry. 
Figs also known as Anjeer in India, belong to Mulberry family. Texts of Ayurveda refer to this fruit as FALGU or RAJAOUDUMBARA.


Ayurveda recommends anjeer in constipation and piles. The softening and mildly laxative properties of these fruits help to empty bowels without any trouble. Figs are rich in fiber and they also act as mild laxative. They increase the bulk of fecal matter and soften it. These pr…

Health Benefits of Dates

Dates are super healthy! Loaded with vital vitamins and minerals it supersedes any other dry fruit. It provides you with an instant boost of energy and satisfies that sweet tooth.

Nutrition Profile of Date
The number of calories in 100gms of dates is 282; the nutritional breakdown of 100gms of dates is as follows: Energy 282 kcal Protein 2.45 g Carbohydrate 75.03 g Sugar 63.35 g Fat 0.39 g Saturated Fat 0.032 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.036 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.019 g Cholesterol 0 mg Fibre 8 g Sodium 2 mg Potassium 656 mg

Amazing Benefits of Dates:1. Helps in relieving constipation: Dates are full of soluble fiber which helps in regulating bowel movement. Dates are very popular as natural laxative because of this property.

2. Lowers cholesterol: The dietary fibers present in dates prevent LDL cholesterol absorption in the stomach.

3. Reduces risk of colon cancer: Due to its laxative properties, dates reduce the risk of colon cancer by binding to the colon and protecting the lining of the …

Health Care Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut OilCoconut oil contains fatty acids with known health benefits. More than 50 percent of the fats in coconut oil are medium chain fatty acids, including lauric acid, which can fight bacteria and may help raise good cholesterol, or HDL.

However, moderation is still important. Experts warn that consuming large amounts of coconut oil will not benefit those at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil:Helps in weight loss. Helps to fight infections.Treats kidney and bladder stones.Most effective treatment for dry skin.Acts as an Anti-dandruff.How to use coconut oil for weight loss?The easiest way to start using coconut oil for weight loss is eating it by the spoonful.
Use the following guidelines to consume coconut oil before each meal:
1 tablespoon of pure virgin coconut oil before each meal for a total of 3 Tbsp per day.
If you find that coconut oil makes you a bit nauseous in the morning, it is recommended to be taken along with your black coffee shots.


Go Natural With Saffron or Kesar for Glowing Skin

The fragrant spice saffron, known as 'kesar' in Hindi, is the most expensive spice in the world and has been a beauty ingredient of the royals for many centuries. It has been a time-honoured ingredient in nurturing skin, making it blemish free and radiant. It has excellent purifying properties as well as is anti-bacterial in nature.  Saffron for glowing skin Pollution, harsh weather and external factors make the skin dull and lifeless. In order to get its glow back, make a pack using saffron and honey. Take a spoonful of honey and add a few strands of kesar in it. Mix it and apply on the face. The hydrating properties of honey and the healing properties of saffron improve blood circulation adding the glow back to the skin.
Saffron for fighting acne With its amazing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities, saffron is an ideal ingredient for treating acne and breakouts. It holds medicinal properties which can help in clearing up acne prone skin. Take 5-6 fresh basil leave…

Simple Remedies for Digestive Problems

As per ayurveda, fire or agni is responsible for our overall health. Agni has the ability to judge which substance entering our cells and tissues should be removed. The food you consume either strengthens this agni or affects it adversely and makes you weak.
Consuming junk foods, very cold foods, processed meats, etc. result in the formation of toxins which are referred to as ama in ayurveda. These toxins are the main causes for triggering ailments and weakening the body's immunity.

Here are the Simple Ways to help you in Maintaining the Balance of the Agni. Eat healthy and avoid having food that's too oily, fried, spicy or cold. Try eating more of alkaline foods; they aid in the regulation of this agni. Don't overeat; it's advised to eat limited portions of foods only when you feel hungry. You should make sure that there is a gap of at least 3 hours between every meal you have. Doing so would help in avoiding indigestion and other stomach-related problems like acidit…

Ayurvedic Colon Cleanse

Digestive tract is the epicenter of your health. Your gut is the main spot where nutrition and detoxification occurs as it feeds the trillions of cells in your body and helps get rid of poisons that build up. In digestive tract critical nutrients are absorbed and many toxic compounds are safely excreted from your body.  

Constipation and inflammation are two ways in which your digestive tract becomes sluggish and fails to do its job. Inflammation in your intestines interferes with proper nutrient absorption and causes a variety of digestive symptoms and constipation keeps those toxins in your digestive tract. 
Eliminating waste and toxins is an important process your body must undergo to improve your ability to digest food, absorb nutrients and reduce the chances of suffering these digestive issues. So you need ways to do your colon cleansing.
Luckily, there are herbs and natural ayurvedic remedies to bring you relief, help detoxify, soothe your gut, and solve constipation. Let’s look a…

Amaranth (Cholai) - a Hearty Vegetable

What is Amaranth?Amaranth Leaves - Power house of Nutrition Cholai comes in two varieties, green stemmed leaf and red stemmed. The red stemmed variety is more sour than the green stemmed variety. A few years back, the seeds (rajgira) of the plant had gained much popularity for their health benefiting properties because of which they were caped under the superfood segment. But tracing back history, amaranth seeds were the staple food of the Aztecs and have been used for centuries to make many dishes.

Health Benefits of Amarnath(Cholai): Some of the health benefits of amaranth is that.  The high presence of iron in amaranth leaves help iron deficiency which is the main cause of anemia. It can fight gray hair and hair loss. With the natural juice of amaranth leaves applied to hair can stop hair fall. The calcium it contains (like all leafy veges do) reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other calcium deficiencies.It also can improve eyesight with the help of vitamin C.  How we can include …

Yakrit Plihantak Churna Ayurvedic Remedy for All Liver Disorders

Yakrit Plihantak Churna is made using the blend of herbs such as bhumi amla, katuki, makoy, punarnava, kalmegh and bhringraj. It is a wonderful herbal combination of unique herbs for improving the functioning of the liver. It helps the liver to eliminate toxins. Also removes excessive fat from the liver and helps in regeneration of the damaged liver cells.

Benefits of Yakrit Plihantak Churna: This herbal formulation relieves jaundice, liver damage, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, infections, liver damage due to alcohol and toxins. Increases the bile production and excretion from liverThe herb Katuki in this medicine enhances the production and excretion of bile juice.Bhringraj, Mayoke and Kalmegh influence the functioning of the liver.Bhimu amla and Punarnava help to regenerate liver cells and relieve inflammation and liver enlargement.Giloy is the herb which acts as an immunomodulator and rectifies the metabolism of the liver.
Directions of use:
Half to one teaspoonful of this herbal pow…

Ayurvedic Remedies for Fighting Cold and Flu

What is the Flu?

The Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza Virus. These viruses spread through the air from person to person.

Signs & Symptoms
FeverCoughRunny NoseMuscle or Body AchesHeadachesFatigueVomitingDiarrheaFor cold and flu you don't need to visit doctor or go for over-the-counter decongestants. Cold is a natural phenomena of the body to push the accumulated toxins out from the body and it takes its course.All you need is a relief from headache, stuffy nose, cough, fever, itchy eyes or sore throat.These simple Home Remedies for Fighting the Cold and Flu will be a quick help!

Home Remedies for Cough and Cold for AdultsTulsi Cloves Mix
Take seven leaves of Tulsi (Basil) plant, 5 cloves (loong). Break the Cloves in small pieces and tear the tulsi leaves in small parts. Take one glass full of water (250ml) and put tulsi leaves and cloves in it. Heat this mixture until it becomes half. After getting it down from the gas-stove put a little black salt (send…

Reasons for Fast Weight Gain & How Ayurveda Can Help You To Lose Weight

Reasons for Fast Weight GainHere are 8 major factors that are leading causes of weight gain, obesity and metabolic disease, many of which have nothing to do with willpower. Ageing: As one ages the metabolic rate decreases leading to weight gain. This type of weight gain is observed in people in their late 30s. Underactive thyroid. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) means your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones, which play a central role in regulating your metabolism.DiabetesPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)Lifestyle Issues: Stress and low mood, Insomnia, DepressionWrong Combination of FoodsFluid RetentionThe metabolic rate and psychological aspects also contribute to weight gain.

Now lets understand what is metabolism or metabolic rate? It is the rate at which our body will use energy, better known as burning calories. If your body can burn calories faster then there is no excessive weight gain.

BMR or basal metabolic rate is the rate at which your body burns cal…

How to take Triphala Powder and Triphala Churna Benefits

Triphala is probably the most popular remedy used in the Indian traditional medicine system of Ayurveda. In Ayurveda, it is believed that the right use of Triphala churna can cure all diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer.

The word triphala is formed by combining two Sanskrit words. Tri means three and phala means fruits. It is a combination of the three best known fruits for health. These three fruits are:
Amla or the Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis)Haritaki or the Chebulic Myrobalans (Terminalia chebula)Bibhitaki (Terminalia Bellirica) All these three plants are known to have medicinal value and are used separately for various health and beauty issues. However, when combined together, these three form the most potent medicine that can provide benefits ranging from stimulating digestive health to delaying the aging process.

Health benefits & Triphala Choornam UsesGood Laxative and Stimulates the Digestive System
This potent medicine is often u…

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,
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