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Ayurveda Remedy for Alcoholism

Ayurveda Remedy for Alcoholism
Ayurveda Remedy for Alcoholism
Alcoholism is a chronic disease, in which a person craves for excessive consumption of alcohol. This disease creates physical, mental, spiritual, social, economical and family problems. Alcohol not just damages the liver and cause digestive disorders but is very harmful to the brain cells. Excessive drinking can result to heart problems.
In Ayurveda and Sanskrit texts it is called as Mansikam Visargah, Madyapash, Madyasakti .Madya = Alcohol, Pash = Habit, Aasakti = Craving.
Natural Ayurveda Home Remedies:-
  1. Drink half a glass of raw celery juice, mixed with an equal amount of water, once in a day. Keep repeating this for atleast a month.
  2. Mix 3-4 dates in half a glass of water and take this drink 2 times daily for a whole month.
  3. Take 500 g of carom seeds, add them to 8 L of water, boil the mixture till about 2 L water is left. Filter the mixture, Drink 3-4 tbsp whenever you get a craving for alcohol.
  4. Drink 2 glasses of apple juice everyday to reduce the craving.
  5. Make a powder of coriander + capsicum + sugar flakes . Soak one teaspoon in a cup of water for eight hour. Filter and take in the morning.- (Antioxidant)
  6. Take a lemon juice with sugar and pinch of salt every morning (Detoxifier)
  7. Take curd or yogurt. (Detoxifier)
  8. Take one teaspoon of onion juice.
  9. Take pomegranate or Apple or Grape juice at least two to three times a week.
  10. Take 10 gram of clarified butter- ghee with sugar. (Antioxidant, Detoxifier)


These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.

Ayurvedic treatment for alcoholism-
The person is given Panchakarma treatment in the beginning.
Vamana – vomiting therapy
Virechana – purgative therapy
Basti – enema therapy
Nasya – nasal drops therapy are administered initially.
This detoxifies body and mind and prepares the body for oral medication and other further treatments.

Important Ayurvedic herbs used in the treatment of alcoholism:
Herbs to improve memory, concentration and to fight depression:
Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis),
Kanphool (dandeleon),
Brahmi – Bacopa monneiri
Kudzu Pueraria lobata,
Ashwagandha – withania somnifera,

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Benefits of Shikakai (Acacia concinna): Promote Hair Growth & Cleanse Hair

What is Shikakai?
Shikakai is a shrub-like tree that grows in central India. It has been used for a very long time as a cleanser for hair, body, and pretty much anywhere else where a cleanser might come in handy. What sets this plant apart from the rest is that Shikakai actually lathers moderately because its bark has saponins, which foam up when shaken in water, similar to soap.

Its Properties & Uses :
Rasa: Astringent
Virya: Cooling
Vipaka: Pungent
Guna: Heavy Dry

Shikakai is very high in vitamin C, as well as vitamins A, D, E and K, which act as antioxidants and are essential for healthy and rapid hair growth. The vitamins found in shikakai provide the hair follicles with the necessary micronutrients to help hair grow fast and healthy.

Benefits of Shikakai
  1. Shikakai has a very low pH levels, which means your hair won’t be stripped of its natural oils.
  2. It works as a shampoo and detangler at the same time. Since shikakai does not strip your hair of its natural oils, there's less chances of your hair getting all tangled up.
  3. Prevents and eliminates dandruff
  4. Nourishes hair, making it grow faster and stronger.
  5. Can be used as shampoo, face cleanser and body soap. This means there will be less bottles taking up precious shower space.
  6. Strengthens and conditions hair.
  7. Keeps hair moisturized and shiny.
  8. Protects the scalp from fungal infections and even hair lice.
  9. Helps delay the appearance of gray hairs.
  10. Strengthens hair roots.
  11. Delays the apparance of wrinkles.
  12. Shikakai Powder is a dirt buster for your scalp and has the following advantages:
  13. Provides new life to hair strands 
  14. Strengthens hair roots
  15. Increases bounciness and silkiness of hair 
  16. Clears dandruff 
  17. Keeps the scalp clean and cool. 
How to Use
As Herbal Shampoo
Make a paste of shikakai, soap nut and gooseberry powder. This would serve as an effective herbal shampoo.

As a Paste for a Hair Mask
You will need to buy the shikakai powder and add either water or herbal tea, until you end up with a mixture with the consistency of yogurt.

This paste can be used as a hair mask or as shampoo. Apply the paste to your hair and leave on for 30 minutes. If you find the shikakai hard to rinse, you an use diluted conditioner.

As an Hair Oil
You will need:
1 tbs. Shikakai powder
1/2 cup of your favorite base oil (almond, olive, avocado, coconut, etc...)

Instructions:

Mix the powder and the base oil and place in a closed container.
Shake (or stir) vigorously.
Place the container in a dark, fresh place.
Let the mixture rest for 3 weeks, shaking it occasionally to avoid the shikakai from settling.
After three weeks, your shakakai infused oil will be ready to use. The oil must be kept in a dry, cool, dark place for it to retain its properties.

You can use this oil on skin and hair.

If you feel doing this at home is tough, you can buy these products from any ayurvedic or organic product stores. Even these are available online.

Some of common Indian Ayurvedic brands are: Ayur, Khadi, Better Botanicals, Aloe Veda, Forest Essentials

You can buy this online also http://astore.amazon.com/shikakai-20

Health Benefits of Thyme

Thyme has been used for centuries, not only as a herb, but for medicinal purposes too.  Fragrant and delicious thyme has a number of uses in the kitchen too. Learn more about the health benefits of thyme and add more thyme to your diet.

Rich in nutrients
Thyme is packed with flavonoids that have antioxidant capacity. It is also a good source of manganese and vitamin K, which allow for antioxidant protection. Antioxidants protect against free radical damage and oxidative stress, which increase the risk of cancer and heart disease and accelerate the aging process.

Anti-inflammatory benefits
Several different studies have found that thyme contains anti-inflammatory properties and may help prevent chronic inflammation of the body. 

A healthy heart
The antioxidant protection of thyme combined with its anti-inflammatory effects help to prevent cardiovascular disease as chronic inflammation is one of the leading causes of heart disease. 

Fight off bacteria
Thyme has antibacterial properties which are proven to help fight a variety of bacteria and fungi, includinge.coli. Lab studies found that thyme oil extract showed fighting power against antibiotic-resistant strains of several different types of bacteria.

Breathe easy
Thyme helps to improve respiratory health and has been used for centuries to treat chest and respiratory conditions like coughs and bronchitis. Try making your own thyme tea by steeping a few leaves in hot water and allowing to brew. Drink the tea to help treat respiratory conditions and a cold.

Get some iron
Thyme is a great source of iron, providing nearly 20% of the recommended daily allowance for an adult in only 2,8 grams. Iron is essential for energy production and iron deficiency may cause anemia, fatigue and make the body more susceptible to infection.

Feel it in your bones
Thyme can also help to improve bone health as it is an excellent source of vitamin K and a good source of iron, calcium and manganese which are all essential to promoting proper bone growth, maintaining strong, healthy bones and preventing bone disease.

Skin health
Thyme acts as an effective fighting agent against the bacteria that causes skin acne. Herbs like thyme are thought to be gentler on the skin than other products because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
So add some thyme to your life and reap a range of rewards.


Thyme Nutritional Profile and Recommended Daily Allowance:
Thyme leaves offer significant levels of quality phyto-nutrients profile. Just 100 g of fresh leaves provides (% of Recommended daily allowance) 38% of dietary fiber, 27% of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 266% of vitamin C, 158% of vitamin A, 218% of iron, 40% of calcium, 40% of magnesium and 75% of manganese but no cholesterol.

Selection and storage
Both fresh and dried forms of thyme herb are available in the herb store. Buy fresh thyme whenever possible since it is superior in nutrients and rich in flavor. The leaves of fresh thyme should feature fresh and be a light green, and free from any dark spots or yellowing. Fresh thyme should be stored in the refrigerator wrapped in a slightly damp paper towel. Dried thyme can be kept in a tightly sealed glass container and stored in a cool, dark, and dry place where it will keep fresh for up to six months.

Culinary uses
Thyme herb imparts intense flavor to the recipes and should be added sparingly. In order to keep the fragrance and flavor intact, thyme herb is generally added at the last moment in the cooking recipes. This is because, prolonged cooking results in evaporation of its essential oils.

Here are some serving methods:
Thyme herb tea is a popular health drink.
Thyme has been used in the preparation of season soups, and sauces.
The herb is one of the ingredients in bouquet garni along with bay leaf, parsley, and celery.
Thyme, along with other spicy items, has been used to marinate and stuffing to chicken, fish and meat recipes.