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CARROT

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Raw carrots assist in the normal functioning of the colon and is therefore good for those with stomach and intestinal troubles. It is also beneficial in case of diarrhea,acidity,heartburn and ulcers.To dissolve tumors and cysts, the fresh juice of carrots is drunk between meals at the rate of at least two glasses a day.A poultice of the grated carrots is also applied twice a day.Carrot juice or salad is also a remedy for painful urination,menstrual problem,kidney, and gall bladder obstructions,and yellowish discoloration of the skin. Medicinal Uses of Carrots 1.  Raw carrots assist in the normal functioning of the colon and is therefore good for those with stomach and intestinal troubles. 2.  It is also beneficial in case of diarrhea,acidity,heartburn and ulcers. 3.  To dissolve tumors and cysts, the fresh juice of carrots is drunk between meals at the rate of at least 2 glasses a day. 4.  A poultice of the grated carrots is also applied twice a day for open wounds, boils and abscesses,sor…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUCUMBER

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Cucumber has countless health benefits as well as cosmetic properties. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, folic acid (when it is not peeled it contains folic acid) and potassium. The skin of the cucumber is rich in fibre that contains variety of minerals such as potassium, magnesium and silica.
Health Benefits of Cucumber Listed below are some of the effective health benefits of cucumber: Cucumber has cleaning properties that removes accumulated waste and toxins from our body. It may improve arthritis since it eliminates uric acid. Cucumber juice mixed with carrot juice is said to be more beneficial to rheumatic conditions caused by excessive uric acid in the body. It has been found that people with diabetes are benefited from the consumption of cucumber or cucumber juice. Cucumber juice taken daily may help in the improvement of gout and eczema. Cucumber included in diet helps people suffering from chest, lung and stomach problems. The potassium content of cucumber helps in pro…

SAW PALMETTO

Saw palmetto has recently gained popularity in the U.S. for its medical uses among which is giving symptomatic relief for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) as well as conditions associated with the bladder and urinary tract. The extract of the partially dried berries of saw palmetto constitutes amounts of fatty acids like lauric acid, myristic acid, oleic acid, and palmitic acid, and also includes plant sterols and polysaccharides. The active part of saw palmetto is in these oils.

Saw palmetto is a type of dwarf palm that grows in some parts of Europe, Africa, and the southeastern part of the U.S. Many centuries back, saw palmetto was part of the staples of Indian-Americans who eventually discovered its uses. Today, however, substantive medical information on saw palmetto is yet to be supported by research. Most data from research only indicate that saw palmetto has no known side effects in laboratory animals that were fed 2g/kg of the herb's extracts for six months. Medical infor…

Anti-aging Nutrition

Everybody wants to feel and look younger than his or her age. Who wouldn’t? Nobody wants to have wrinkles, heart diseases and memory loss. Well, the only solution to that is to go on an antiaging nutrition diet. Antiaging nutrition diet is a diet that is rich in antioxidants.

Antioxidants are mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene and selenium. Antioxidants fight the free radicals in the body. Free radicals are oxygen fragments that attack and damage the life sustaining proteins, cell membranes and the cell genetic code of our body (of which primarily causes aging and diseases). Antioxidants protect the brain and the nervous system from oxidative damages that are linked with age-related memory loss. An antiaging nutrition prevents premature aging and diseases. The advantages of antioxidants are well known.

Fruit and vegetables rich in vitamin C are one example of an antiaging nutrition based diet. Citrus fruits…

FOODS TO GAIN WEIGHT

1. SalmonIncluding two or more servings of salmon everyday will ensure proper protein absorption and eventual weight gain. The essential oils protect against physical wear and tear and ensure better fat absorption.  2. TunaThe essential fatty acids in tuna contain a host of healthy fats, which not only aid in weight gain but also help in maintaining physical well-being. Including a tuna salad for lunch, on a regular basis, will help you gain those extra kilos needed. 3. ShrimpsIf you are a fan of seafood, then you must have at least two servings of shrimps daily. The rich nutrient and essential acid content in shrimps fills up your body with healthy calories, which help you gain weight faster. 4. Chicken BreastsGrill some chicken breasts and top them up with mayonnaise for a healthy salad lunch. Not only is it delicious to taste, but is nutritious enough to induce some healthy weight gain too.  5. Lean Ground BeefA healthy portion of ground beef in sandwiches and entrees will help you gai…

BANANA

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Bananas are one of the most famous common fruits amongst people of every age. Enjoyed in its various forms, bananas are eaten raw, accompanied with desserts, added in smoothies and consumed in many more ways too. Let us look at the benefits of eating this fruit. 1. Blood Pressure Regulation Banana is a fruit that contains high amount of potassium and low levels of salt. This combination helps to regulate the blood pressure It reduces the risk of heart related diseases. 2. Bone Strength The potassium content in bananas is good for the health of your bones. Eating bananas on a regular basis can prevent your bones from deteriorating. Consuming bananas can also neutralize the amount of sodium in your body, which ultimately saves calcium to get washed out from your body. 3. Source of energy Bananas are loaded with a lot of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C and Vitamin B-6. Considering this fact, it is evident that eating the fruit can provide you with great energy. Pack yourself a couple of b…

DIETARY FIBER

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health? Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Selecting tasty foods that provide fiber isn't difficult. Find out how much dietary fiber you need, the foods that contain it and how to add them to meals and snacks. What is dietary fiber?Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb. Unlike other food components such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fiber isn't digested by your body. Therefore, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon and out of your body. It might seem like fiber doesn't do much, but it ha…

MOOD BOOSTING FOOD

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We often talk aboutfood to lose or gain weight, ignoring the fact that food directly impacts our psychological health too. Nearly each one of us realizes that a bite of chocolate works amazingly to uplift our mood. There is a scientific explanation for foods that have this kind of a mood-boosting effect. Try using the following mood-boosting foods the next time you feel low: Dense Carbohydrate Foods with Low GIYou should eat carbohydrate sources that are complex and have a low Glycemic Index (GI). This includes simple, homely food items like rotis made wholegrain wheat or multi-grain bread and basmati rice. These foods help to maintain a constant level of sugar throughout the day. Foods that contain easily absorbable sugars, like sweetened beverages, tend to spike our sugar levels and mood instantly. However, after some time the spike declines, inducing a low or de-energized feeling. In contrast,complex carbohydrate sourceslike potatoes and tofu ensure that our sugar levels are regulate…

FOODS THAT KILL YOU

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Our daily diet, unknowingly, consists of a lot of food that is actually poisonous and can cost us our life. Being alert about what you eat is really important as sometimes, even a seemingly regular food can turn fatal. Here are some foods that can actually kill you. 1. Mushrooms Toadstools are poisonous mushrooms that must not be eaten. Mushrooms that are found in the wild are the harmful ones and can cause grave damage to the body. However, you must take note of the fact that not all mushrooms are poisonous. 2. PotatoesOne of the most commonly eaten vegetable across the world, a potato plant is actually poisonous. Everything except the bulbs, that we consume, is extremely harmful. If you consume the leaves of the potato plant in surfeit quantities it can prove to be fatal. 3. CashewRaw cashews contain urushiol, which is a poisonous chemical that can lead to death of a person. The ones that are available in the market are not in their raw form as they are steamed before being packed for co…

ENCYCLOPEDI OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN HOMOEOPATHY BY Dr. K S GOPI

This volume is the first of ten and includes 111 plants of the 1200 key specimens that will be examined as essential to the homeopathic pharmacy. It boasts a simple but lucid style, arranged according to botanical classification. Besides identification and preparation of the mother tincture, toxicology, pharmacology, homeopathic action, duration of action, and dose are covered in just the right amount of detail (exquisitely brief is how it is described by one admirer).
Volume one offers an Introduction that contains an account of Hahnemann's life and his discoveries. This includes a brief synopsis of homeopathic terms and philosophy. Chapter Two offers Plant Description; useful for those who can't tell a capitulumic inflorescence from a rhizome. Chapter Three informs us of Plant Anatomy while Chapter four brings us up to speed on Drug Constituents. Both of these chapters are seriously scientific in the approach taken, illuminating the Forward where the work is offered outside t…

PREVENT CANCER

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Caneris one of the leading causes of death these days. It is a disease which causes the cells to divide and grow uncontrollably which leads to the formation of a tumor. The causes of cancer can be multifarious but this disease is predominantly caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Read on to find more about various natural ways that can help you prevent cancer.
1. Eat Broccoli Broccoli is one of thesuper foods which can help you effectively prevent cancer. However, it is not recommended to microwave broccoli as it destroys its ant carcinogenic flavonoids. It is best to boil broccoli or eat it raw as a snack. 2. Add Garlic to Your MealsGarlic has very powerful antioxidant properties. It also strengthens the immune system and helps to prevent cancer. Various studies have shown that garlic can exponentially decrease the odds of stomach cancer. 3. Get Some ExerciseAn inactive lifestyle with noexercise can drastically increase the odds of cancer. Regular exercise strengthens the immune system and …

BRAIN BOOSTING FOOD

1: Oily fish If you struggle to remember what day it is or what you had for dinner an hour ago, consider stocking up on the ultimate brain food, oily fish. Omega-3 fatty acids – found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines – are invaluable for just about every part of our body, and it seems our brains are no different. Researchers from the University of Kuopio in Finland found that eating oily fish three times a week reduces the risk of brain problems by 26 per cent and prevents against memory loss.  2: Dark, leafy greens Dark, leafy greens such as spinach, kale and broccoli are packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene, which are essential to keep your body and brain in good health. They are also a good source of folate, which can help to speed up information processing and memory recall. Research results published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also indicated that the folate found in leafy green vegetables can help to protect against cog…