Intermittent Fasting is one of the most popular fitness methods worldwide. This method is adopted with the aim of improving one's health and to simplify the lifestyle. It has powerful effects on our body and brain. It helps us to live a long life.
The heaviest internal organ liver, is the largest gland in human body located in the right upper side of abdominal cavity. It weighs about 1.5 kg in adult man. It is multifunctional organ. Most of us are aware about the role of liver in digestion and know about the common disease of liver i.e. Jaundice.
Pollution of air, water, food, radiation and chemicals are affecting the body badly and work pressure, mental trauma and sleeplessness are depressing the mind. The effect of all these is creating a wrong impact on the sense organs. Eyes, being the most precious organ, is ultra-sensitive and it can’t always withstand these pressures when they go beyond the limits.
Methi is used in many forms such as fresh leaves, dried vegetable, an aromatic spice and a medicine. Ayurvedic seers of olden days gave no reference of it in their work and it was only the treatises of later origin which mentioned about methi’s curative and healing properties. Methi has been used both as food and medicine by almost all ancient civilizations.
Clove an extremely aromatic crop is the dried flower bud from Clove tree. The name clove comes from the latin word clavus which means nail, as the shape of dried clove resembles that of a nail. It is native to the Maluku islands in Indonesia. Cloves are known for their strong taste and smell.
In Ayurveda, many holistic and scientific approaches have been described about planning of the diet. The fundamental principles like tridosha, prakriti, the tastes, processing of food, quality, quantity and the rules regarding eating food if considered while incorporating the diet, one can be kept away from many diseases of body and mind.
Body and brain are two important units which coordinate with one another for a smooth life. They are just like a car and a driver. If any one out of two develops a snag, car will be still. Human body also behaves in the same manner. If brain is not working properly then all body functions would be affected. A person is said to be healthy if he is both physically and mentally fit.
The word “Swarna Prashana” is comprised of two words – “Swarna” and “Prashana”. The term swarna is used for gold and prashana denotes the act of licking. Swarna Prashana is a very excellent way of enhancing immunity and intellectual power in children. Traditionally Swarna Prashana has been practised in Indian culture for ages.
It is a syndrome in which multiple cysts are formed in the ovaries leading to anovulatory cycles in the women of reproductive age. Ayurveda classifies PCOS as kapha and vata disorder leading to imbalance in the functioning of ovulation.
It is normal for a child to feel anxious sometimes before a stage appearance or a sports competition. One might feel distressed whensoever faces a problem at work or just before taking a test or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time.
The only source of knowledge is the experience. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Sulphur is a latin word which means 'Brimstone'. It is created naturally and is an essential chemical element. It is an important mineral in the human body but cannot be synthesized within the body. We rely on our ability to consume sulphur in our daily diet to keep us healthy.
Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional medicine. In addition to its flavoring effects, it is also considered an essential component of the kitchen pharmacy and is particularly used in combination with foods which cause delayed gastric emptying or flatulence. The rhizome part of the ginger is commonly used as a spice.
Digestion is the process which involves the breakdown of food taken into small molecules which can be absorbed into blood stream providing essential nutrients for the working of body and elimination of unwanted & undigested material out of it. In this whole activity, there is a huge role of digestive enzymes and juices which are specific for the type of food.
The thyroid gland is a small gland that lies just under the skin below the adam’s apple in the neck. It has two halves which are connected by isthmus in the middle giving thyroid gland the shape of a bow tie. Normally, the thyroid gland cannot be seen and can barely be felt. If it becomes abnormal it is enlarged and can be felt easily.
Rose flower is known as beautiful, aromatic creation of God. It is regarded as the best representation of love. It is related with sympathy also. As one of the most enduring symbols for endearment and appreciation, roses are among the most admired and evocative of flowers. The rose is one among the only flowers mentioned in The Bible (the other two are lilies and campfire).
Although with invention of new drugs, better management of the disease has been made possible, but medicines have to be taken almost life long and side effects of them pose other complications. For comprehensive understanding of this disease, we need to know what exactly high blood pressure is? What are its causes? What are its complications on our body and how to prevent and manage this disease without side effects ?
Used in most of the Indian homes and famous for its peculiar odour, Heeng (English-asafoetida, botanically-Ferula narthrex) is a resin of a plant which grows in the higher ranges of Kashmir, parts of Afganistan and Iran. Ancient texts described it as Heengu and several centuries of its constant use has bestowed upon it the peculiarity of a tempting spice and trusted medicine.
Guava popularly known as Amrood in Hindi is known for its unique flavour and fragrance. It is classified as a super fruit due to the numerous health benefits it has to offer.
Pippali is one of the herbs mentioned in all ancient scriptures of Ayurveda. Pippali is a sanskrit word for long pepper. Long pepper (piper longum) is a flowering vine in the family piperaceae. It is cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice. The plant grows in evergreen forests of India and is cultivated in Assam, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.