Monday, June 2, 2014

Barley grains

Barley(malted) is essential grain in making beer and whiskey. Barley used to thicken the soup. Russia is one of top producers of barley in the world. In England barley is used as algicide which prevents algae in water.Barley have eight essential amino-acids which is essential for human body. In Saudi Arabia barley soup was taken traditionally on Ramdin festival. Barley is used as common diet for autoimmune disorder of the small intestine.Greeks believe that barley is important food for athletes.Hordearii is another name of gladiators which means 'eaters of barley'. In china, barley is treated as symbol of male virility. Barley water will make the body cool.

Nutritional Benefits with Barley grains:

  • Barley fights with many skin diseases.
  • Barley + dry gooseberry powder will eliminate obesity.
  • Barley + cow ghee smoke will reduce cold.
  • Barley gruel + honey will stop vomits, fever, thirst and stomach pains.
  • Barley boiled milk will eliminates constipation.
  • Barley + Wheat + Fenugreek seed paste acts as medicine for bulges or wounds.
  • Barley and Brown rice decoction + gooseberry juice will eliminate anemia.
  • Barley + sesame seeds + rock candy powder with honey will reduce the risk of abortions.
  • Barley ash + sesame oil will relieve pains occurred due to burns.
  • Barley ash + rock candy will fights against Asthma.
  • Barley powder will eliminate kidney stones.
  • Barley will helps to reduce cholesterol in the body. Its has pectin and sticky substance to lower cholesterol levels.
  • Barley have beta glucans and tocotrienol which helps in eliminating cholesterol.
  • Barley - 5kg, small Chick peas -1.5kg, soybeans - 1kg, Fenugreek seeds - 1kg, Wheat -1kg  dry powder will lower diabetes. This mix can used in making roti and breads.
  • Barley + chick peas paste with milk will fights against oily skin when applied on face.
  • Barley powder can be used as facepack.
  • Barley boosts intestine power and protects intestinal health.
  • Barley gruel + lemon juice + buttermilk eliminate urinary infections.
  • Barley increase production of milk in lactating mothers.
  • Barley powder + vinegar will reduce headache when applied.
  • Barley is rich in carbohydrates and fiber due to this Barley makes digestion process easy.
  • Barley is rich in folate and B-vitamins which is essential for old-age people and pregnents.
  • Barley didn't have lysine amino acid so better to take Barley with Eggs, meat , milk and beans.
  • Barley have molybdenum-59.9%, manganese-59.5%, fiber-42.4%, selenium-42%, copper-34.4%, vitamin B1-33.3%, chromium-23.3%, phosphorus-23.1%, magnesium-20.3%, vitamin B3-17.6%.
  • Barley decreases the risk factor of colon cancer and hemorrhoids.
  • Barley is very useful in reducing high blood pressure and heart attacks.
  • Barley prevents gallstones due to presence of insoluble fiber.
  • Barley has selenium which fights against certain cancers.
  • Barley reduces rheumatoid arthritis due to presence of copper.
  • Barley has phosphorus which repair cells and protects body tissues.
Cautions with Barley grains:
  • People who have guliten sensitivity or allergy shouldn't consume Barley.
  • Barley shouldn't be consumed before and after surgery.
  • Barley sprouts shouldn't be consumed during pregnancy.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Eating icecream cause cold..??

Eating ice cream cause cold..??
Cold is an irritating infection which is contagious too.When u get cold, you feel irritated,throat disturbances,body pains, sneezes and running nose.

Whatever tips or medicines we use, will just give temporary relief but doesn't cure permanently.Many people get cold affected when ever season changes. People believe that eating ice-cream and drinking cold water in summer and drinking lemon, oranges and other citrus fruit juices in winter causes Cold. And they also exaggerate that this will cause tonsils. 

Cold get affected even if people don't eat ice-cream or drink citrus juices. Weather consists of Rhino Virus which enter our body regularly without our knowledge.When ever resistance power reduces in human body the effect of rhino virus shown. Whenever weather is cold or very hot, this virus causes cold entering into body and cold can get caused even with allergy.

People believe that intake of citrus fruits causes cold and so they shouldn't be consumed when cold got affected. But, this citrus fruits are not at all a reason. In fact citrus fruits acts as medicine to reduce cold. Vitamin-C in citrus fruits will increase resistance power and helps in reduction of cold. some people think onion got power to reduce cold.

But, if the onion is consumed more bad affects will be there when compared to good. The experiment on animals resulted in anemic nature when onions consumed. It's been proven that consumption of a kilo onions per day will result in anemia in human begins.

When Rhino virus entered in to body, a thin layer in nose and throat will be covered by water and gets swollen, so this result dead cell formation in that areas and pushed as mucus.

Role of Lemon juice in prevention of cold

In 1970's many scientists' and doctors' hard work resulted that Vitamin-C will help in prevention of cold. Dr.Pouling's book, "Vitamin C- Cold" stated that usage of 1000 mg of Vitamin C daily will reduce 45% of Cold and increases 60% of your body resistance power. He also suggested that taking Vitamin C accordingly would reduce cold completely. All his experiments have been proven by Anderson.

In 1912, Vitamin C is named as Scurvy Vitamin and Anti-Scarbutin. Later in
1918, British had named this vitamin it as C as it dissolves in water. In 1921, Santas and Drammand's argument changed its named prefixed by Vitamin and it came into usage as "Vitamin C". 

Vitamin C will stay in more amounts in only some parts of our body. Vitamin C plays an important role staying in Edrinaline and WBC and whenever we get angry or feel tensed or fear, these edrinal glands release Edrinaline, WBC which fights against the disease causing bacteria.

In 1971, the experiments conducted in scotland had proven that Vitamin-C in WBC is completely used in 24hours after cold got affected.

Required levels of Vitamin-C ?

Following are the percentage weightages :
  • Men - 35 to 45Mg
  • Women - 35 to 45Mg
  • Pregnants - 60Mg
  • Lactating women- 80Mg
Our body has a capacity of storing Vitamin-C required for a month and these will be reduced drastically once we are affected with disease. Vitamin - C will be hindranced when we are stressed mentally and physically. people who smoke, drink and drug addicts will even suffer with Vitamin-C deficiency. Its been recognised that the volume of Vitamin-C is very less in smokers.  People who went for surgeries will recover soon by intake of Vitamin-C suppliments. Vitamin-C removes the poison effect due to heavy metals in the body.

Percentage levels of Vitamin-C in Fruits and veggies:
  • Orange - 50Mg
  • Grapes - 38Mg
  • Lemon - 46Mg
  • Pineapple - 17Mg
  • Banana -10Mg
  • Cauliflower - 78Mg
  • Cabbage - 47Mg
  • Green Peas - 27Mg
  • Tomato - 23Mg
  • Potato - 20Mg
  • Green Pepper - 128Mg
  • Green Turnip - 139Mg
Don't mix sugar in any juice, that makes cold severe. Add natural honey instead of sugar.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Summer health and wellness tips

Summer health and wellness tips:

  • The tender coconut water will cool body heat naturally and fights against summer. Coconut water replaces the loss of fluids in the body in summer. Coconut water prevents dehydration. Due to presence of electrolytes in coconut water will immediately give relaxation.
  • Drink fresh fruit juices, the antioxidants and water content present in the fruits gives quick energy and kills the thirst.
  • Buttermilk not only fills your thirst but also keep your body cool in summer.
  • Drink at least 8-glasses of pure water to balance fluid levels in the body.
  •  Drink cool herbal tea or green tea. They relax the brain, speed up metabolism process and makes active.
  • Cucumber has the tendency to make your body cool. Use cucumber slices for cooling eyes.
  • Watermelon contains large quantity of water and vitamin-c. This will help the body dehydration and fights against diseases.
  • Cover your head with a hat or umbrella which are very wide to protect your hair from sun rays. Black hair will absorb more heat.
  • Cover your eyes with branded sunglasses.
  • The lemons have Vitamin - C which acts as a source for body immunity and natural thirst-quencher.
  • Spend evenings in greenery parks, it calms down your over exhausted mood.
  • Wear cotton, lightweight or loose clothes for evaporation of sweat.
  • Paint your home with paints which give coolness and acts as protection from sun heat.
  • Take bath with cool water regularly at-least 2 times a day to clean gems which fed on your sweat.
  • Plan a trip to cool places to get mental relaxation.
  • Put some oil to your foot. The foot will dry out quickly and causes wrinkles.
  • Coriander seed water has the capacity to give coolness to the body and reduces the ill effects of summer.
  • Ripe mango is a good summer fruit.
  • Eat more veggie salads. Eat less traditional food avoids oily food.
  • Sleep quickly and awake early. Early mornings are best time for finishing important works before heat sun rays attack. 
  • Drink barley water. It has excellent cooling properties and removes toxins from the body.
  • If you have a swimming pool nearby then try to swim in water. This makes nervous active and keep you fresh.
  • If you want to lose weight, summer is the best time to lose extra weight.

  • Don't drink carbonated beverages as they contain high amounts of sugars and unwanted gas which will not fit for your body in summer.
  • Ice creams will give temporary relief but make you lazy and uncomfortable in summer.
  • Don't consume alcohol such as beers. They won't cool body instead they generate severe heat and make you inactive.
  • Don't drink coffee or tea as they increase body heat and make you dehydrate.
  • Don't plan your programs between 11AM to 4PM. This is the correct time for heavy sun rays and it will absorb moist in your body. If needed to go out apply sunscreen lotions which have high SPF to protect skin from sun rays.
  • Avoid spicy and salty foods which promote thirst and bring fatigue.
  • Stay away from insects especially mosquitoes. These will cause many diseases. Use repellants, coils to stay away from them.
  • Avoid fried food and artificial sugars. These make you thirsty.
  • Due to hot summer people will likely to loose sexual stamina, better to avoid intercourse in hot days, It leads to various urinary problems due to imbalance of liquids in the body.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Cholesterol is white crystalline solid compound produced by liver and plays an important role in blood plasma and cell membranes. Cholesterol,triglyceride are different forms of storage substances of fats in the body. Chemical structure of cholesterol is C27-H4-OH and triglyceride is CHOH2-CHOH-CHOH2.

To maintain an optimal health, cholesterol and triglycerides are essential. Cholesterol and triglycerides play an important role in cell development but if they cross normal level which is essential for body chemical reactions, it will distress the health. Our body has the capacity to prepare required cholesterol or fats. But people intake certain junk foods (pastas, pizzas,fast foods, Burgers, Oils etc) which increases fat levels in body and considered as cholesterol foods. Lack of exercise, food habits, busy life style are some of the reasons effecting increase in cholesterol levels in body.

Lipid profile test gives total analysis of cholesterol and triglycerides percentage in body.  People always focus on cholesterol levels and ignore triglycerides percentage due to lack of awareness. This became main reason for so many health problems. In India, people have more triglycerides percentage when compared to cholesterol level in blood. This shares main percentage in causing heart related problems.

When ever we eat food,  calories will be released. Liver will transform them into glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides and release to blood. Glucose will transform quickly into energy but cholesterol and triglycerides will remain in body as energy deposits. in extreme conditions when body requires energy, these cholesterol and triglycerides will be utilized as energy. But now a days these cholesterol and triglycerides are never utilized and their levels are increasing gradually day by day.

There are two types of cholesterol in the body 
1) HDL-High-density lipoprotein ( good cholesterol) .
2) LDL-Low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol).

 Increased levels of HDL cholesterol in body never harm to body. But LDL cholesterol will settle on blood vessels and disturbs the blood flow and increased levels of LDL gradually closes the blood vessels and interrupts blood flow. On the other hand, triglycerides saturate on blood vessels and gradually converted to LDL. By this action, heart will face trouble to take blood filled with oxygen. When ever blood vessels are completely closed, the person will be affected with severe heart attack.

Normal cholesterol levels or cholesterol ratios:
LDL which ranges in between '130 -200mg/dl 0r 50-95% MESA'  is considered as high rates of LDL cholesterol. Triglycerides which ranges in 200-499 mg/dl considered as risk levels where as normal level is lesser to those two.

Obesity is only one of the reason, there are several reasons which causes increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the body.  People who are having smoking and alcohol drinking habits will suffer from increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides percentage in the body. Diabetes and lack of exercise are other main reasons.

Activities to lower cholesterol:

  • Need to exercise at-least 30 minutes everyday.
  • Need to leave smoking and alcohol habits. 
  • Reduce the intake of pasta's, pizza's, burgers and fast foods which increases cholesterol levels in the body. 
  • Need to intake fresh vegetables and millet's.
  • Avoid Chocolates,Tea and coffee with added sugars.
  • In serious conditions need to take surgery for removing excess cholesterol from body.
  • Regularly check BMI(body mass index) and it should be less than 24.
  • Foods which have omega-3-fatty acids like fish,flax seeds have capacity to lower triglycerides levels in body.
Natural Cholesterol lowering foods:
  • Oats,Barley,Brown Rice, Millets
  • Flax seeds
  • Cereals
  • Nuts - Almonds, Walnuts, etc
  • Vegetables -Eggplant,Soya,Lady finger
  • Fruits.- Sour taste fruits(Citrus, Grapes, etc),Apples, Papaya
  • Garlic

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stomach Gas and Bloating

Stomach Gas and Bloating:
Releasing excess gas from stomach is a natural phenomena in human body. This process is known as Belching or burping. Swallowing air while drinking or eating quickly is the main reason of belching. Inflammation of the stomach lining is known as gastritis, delayed emptying stomach is known as gastroparesis. These diseases of stomach are related to chronic belching.

When gas doesn't go from stomach in natural way, it will buildup from stomach to intestines and leads stomach bloating. This stomach bloating will causes intense abdominal pain. Releasing gas or a bowel movement may relax the pain.

Stomach bloating with vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps with gas is known as Gastroenteritis. Food poison, unhygienic water, close contact with affected person leads to Gastroenteritis. Drinking of clean water by mixing salt and sugar is natural remedy for Gastroenteritis. Electrolyte powder,oral rehydration solution with proper care is needed to overcome this situation.

What causes stomach gas?
Food we eat, irregular life style, swallowing food without chewing, talking while eating, fiber foods like beans, chemical reaction of bacteria on food,  some foods like pulses,cereals, beans and cauliflower which are really good also a reason, carbonated drinks, smoking , foods that contain sulphur like meat,cauliflower,eggs which causes gas with bad smell, indigestible sugars in stomach reacts with bacteria in colon  and releases gas, indigestible fructose also releases gas, bacteria in intestine releases gas.

Prevention of stomach gas causes:
Chew the food properly, chewing slowly, limited food intake, stop smoking, Avoid Tobacco related mouth fresheners, exercise daily,limiting carbonated drinks and sweets, eating at regular times, drinking 10-12 glasses of fluids , simple walk after eating food, walking.

Stomach gas remedies:
  • Coriander seeds will relieve stomach gas and bloating. Coriander seeds will reduce stomach pain.
  • Ginger with honey in hot water act as stomach gas pain relief.
  • Intake ginger pieces with 1 spoon of lemon juice after every meal. It helps in quick digestion and eliminate stomach gas.
  • Asafoetida is a good remedy for eliminating stomach gas and bloating.
  • Garlic with Chickpeas (brown) or Bengal gram soup will cure stomach pain and gas.
  • Peach tree leaves in hot water will release excess stomach gas.
  • Carom seeds with Cardamom, black pepper and dry ginger powder will relieve stomach gas and bloating.
  • Cinnamon will reduce stomach pain and gas.
  • Holy basil leaves will prevent forming of stomach gas.
  • Asafoetida with rock salt, dry ginger and Cardamom powder will give stomach gas relief.
  • Cumin seeds boiled extract will act as stomach gas medicine.
  • Carom seeds,beewort root, dry ginger ,fennel seeds ,mustard seeds , fenugreek seeds, cardamom, cumin seeds, sour grapes are excellent stomach gas medicines or home remedies for stomach gas prevention.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


What is thyroid glad?
Thyroid is a small gland which is like a butterfly in structure and situated near throat. Thyroid is very important gland in the body when it functions lesser, life will be very slow,inactive and when it functions greater life will be full of puzzles, difficulties. Neglecting this Thyroid will cause disturbances in body parts which located from eyes to heart. Always need to track thyroid glad in the body.

Thyroid gland function:

Thyroid will produce T3, T4 hormones by utilizing iodine in food. These hormones will reach to all parts of body through blood and keeps all the body parts in active state. These T- hormones will be balanced by Thyroid stimulating hormone(TSH) which is released by pituitary glad in the body. The disturbance in synchronization between hormones of thyroid and pituitary glads  will leads to Thyroid disturbances. 

What is meant by thyroid nodule?

A group of thyroid cells that grow inside thyroid glad and forms a lump. Thyroid ultrasound, MRI and CT scan are the measures to detect thyroid nodule. This thyroid nodule often confused with thyroid cancer. Severity of thyroid nodule leads to thyroid cancer. Thyroiditis is defined as inflammation of the thyroid gland.

Types of thyroid issues:

The body defense mechanism(Immunity system) sometimes think thyroid as intruder and fight against the gland and kills its functionality. In these situation it leads to two cases 1) Hypothyroidism : decreased production of hormones by thyroid 2) Hyperthyroidism : Increased production of hormones by thyroid.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism disease: In-activeness, tidiness, always want sleep, dry skin,less sweating , increased weight,irregular menstrual periods, hair loss, loss of memory, constipation, indigestion, difficulty in cool environment are the symptoms of hypothyroidism.These symptoms particularly high in women. Chemical reactions between hormones in women and thyroid hormones causes thyroid disturbance. When the symptoms of bulged throat , less development in children, late menstrual cycle are observed, need to take T3,T4 and TSH medical thyroid tests. If t3,t4 hormones are functioning in low level or normal level with increased level of TSH function indicates disturbance in Thyroid function. 

Proper medication need to take for thyroid symptoms. Doctors prescribe tablets which need to take for whole life. Need to take these tablets in early morning on empty stomach.women need not neglect these medication while in the time of pregnancy. If medication ignored person will go to coma it is known as myxedema. Thyroid plays important role in pregnant women. People suffers from throat bulge(gator) with deficiency of iodine. Need to follow thyroid diet upon doctor prescription.

Natural thyroid treatment for hypo-thyroidism:

People suffering from hypothyroidism need to intake cereals, leafy veggies, fish which are high in iron and vitamin-B. Need to avoid soya,cabbage,bracoli, mustards, spinach,strawberries,radish,cauliflower, Pearl millet because they have capacity to release goitrogens which infuse thyroid hormones.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism disease: irritation, low levels of mental balance,Palpitation, over sweating, weight reduction,sleeplessness,shivering, difficulty in facing heat are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of palpitation, resembling multi dimensional images before eyes, women without pregnancy, Bulging Eyes are considered as extreme levels of Hyperthyroidism.

Doctors prescribe medication of anti thyroid for Hyperthyroidism. For thyroid cancer, surgery to remove the gland or Radio Iodine treatment will be done if needed.

Natural thyroid treatment for hyper-thyroidism:

People suffering from Hyperthyroidism need to intake cereals, foods which are rich in anti-oxidants and omega fatty acids.

Majorly 80% of troubles caused by Hypothyroidism only 20% were affected from Hyperthyroidism. Interestingly people with age between 20-30 are suffering from Thyroid. 

Thyroid supplements:

Iodine plays important role in treating thyroid,kelp or seaweed,flax seeds,ginger,Coconut oil are other foods which naturally defense thyroid disease.Exercise regularly. Exercise brings fresh oxygen to the body and aids in removal of bad toxins.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kidney disease

Kidney problems:
Kidneys play vital role in eliminating wastes and toxins from the body. Kidneys releases body waste in urination and balances minerals and essential salts in the body. Kidneys functions 24 hours a day to keep us healthy. Kidney releases a hormone called 'erythropoietin' to balance blood levels in the body. If kidneys fails to do any of the above jobs it is considered as kidney on each side slightly above the waist and just a little towards the back near spine is exact kidney location in the body.
Kidney failure stages:
There are three types of kidney troubles. When kidneys functioning stops suddenly it is called as acute renal failure. When kidneys gradually stops functioning with in weeks, it is called as Rapid progressive failure. When kidneys gradually slow downs its functioning , it is called as chronic kidney failure. Acute renal failure of kidneys are dangerous but 90% of recovering the kidneys can be possible. Chronic kidney failure can be reduced by using medicines and sophisticated diet.

Reasons for kidney problems :

Main reasons for kidney failure are obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure leads chronic kidney failure. Due to these reasons pressure on kidneys gradually increases and leads kidney functional disturbances. Stones in kidneys, kidney bulge can also cause for kidney failure. Enlargement of prostate gland often seen in old-age people, high levels of cholesterol in the body also leads to kidney failure.

Kidney disease symptoms:

  • It is very difficult to know whether kidneys are functioning correctly. Symptoms can't be observed. But people with diabetes, high blood pressure, if elder people suffered from kidney disease in a family lineage need to take constant kidney health checkup.
  • Loss of protein in urine, leg inflammation, sudden bulge of face, fatigue,tiredness, anemia, vomiting' s,indigestion,skin rashes, cool sensation in summer,back pain near waist(lumbago),High blood pressure are the few symptoms of kidney failure.
  • Symptoms of decrease of strong smell in urine, frequent urination at nights  are the important kidney disease symptoms. people suffering with diabetes need to check sugar levels.
Checking kidney health:
  • checking protein percentage in urine, serum creatinine, ultrosound, PTH are the medical tests to estimate kidney failure.
Kidney disease diet:

Arousing of any problem related to kidney need to follow strict diet. 

  • Need to avoid meat,sweets,chocolates and sweeteners. Need to intake cereals which high fiber content like(Wheat, Barley,Millets,Oats,..,etc). Due to intake of cereals energy will be released slowly in blood and reduces pressure on kidneys.
  • Need to reduce salt. Salts increases bad water content in body causing obesity, leg inflammations and fatigue. Salt is one of reason for forming stones in kidney. Intake only 4grams of salt every day. Avoid salted nuts,pickles and salt biscuits.
  • Need to intake Omega fatty acids, poly unsaturated fats to reduce bad cholesterol which is formed my kidney failure.
  • Need to avoid Banana,Papaya, water melon,oranges and other foods which are high in potassium. Excess potassium levels increases pressure on kidneys. Kidneys cannot flush potassium easily. Before using vegetables soak them one hour in water to decrease potassium levels.
  • Intake buttermilk avoid milk,curd and other bakery items.Avoid vitamin-D capsules which increases calcium in the urantion and leads to kidney stones. Avoid yellow starch in egg, Tea,coffee, betel nut, cool drinks which have high levels of phosphates.
  • Chronic disease can be controlled by following above diet. Kidney dialysis need to be done if the symptoms are severe and final stage is kidney transplantation. 
Nephrology is the medical term which deals with kidney diseases.March 13th is considered as world kidney day.National Kidney Foundation(NKF) is a major voluntary health organization in the New York,USA with over 30 local branches across the country.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Hemorrhoid or Piles or Bleeding in stool or Sharp Pain at the edge of Anal or Anal fissures

What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are sponge like muscles present in rectum or anus.These helps in controlling stool movement. If they swell or inflamed they lead to severe pain causing symptoms for piles. People get embarrassed to take medical checkup with doctor, often ladies feel difficulty to express the symptom to others.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids:
There are two types of hemorrhoids based on symptoms 1) Internal hemorrhoid 2) External hemorrhoid. Internal hemorrhoids leads blood discharge in stool where as external hemorrhoid leads pain, heat ,redness and improper stool. Loss of cushion at the joints makes improper bowel movement and painful discharge with blood. People experience more heat at the bottom and cant sit and stand properly.Some people suffer from itching with hemorrhoids.Internal hemorrhoids cannot be seen because they hide internally but external hemorrhoids can be seen with naked eye. A lump or lumps can be seen at the edge of anus when people suffering with external hemorrhoid. Passing stool becomes difficult because stool will become harder and dry.

What causes hemorrhoids?
There are several factors which cause piles.This can often occur in the people who are suffering from constipation, vigorous sexual activity in particularly seen with newly married couples due to increased intra-abdominal pressure, poor water balance in body, daily intake of meat and dry items likes fry's, smoking immediately after eating food,pregnancy,obesity,prolong sitting posture..,etc. 

Hemorrhoid treatment:
In general people will intake more fibers, more liquids and constant rest.  Doctors prescribe general laxatives for relieving pain while passing stool and ointments, creams and gels.

Barley water: Take a handful of barley rinse and soak in 2-3 glasses of water for whole night. Filter the water early in the morning from barley grains, add honey and lemon juice to the filtered water for good taste. Drink this water on empty stomach. Barley contains 43% of fiber and essential minerals,vitamins(molybdenum-60%, manganese-60%, selenium-42%, copper-34%, vitamin B1-33%,chromium-23%, phosphorus-23%, magnesium-20.3%, vitamin B3-18%). Intake of barley in any form maintains intestinal health,decreases risk of colon cancer and hemorrhoids. It is very useful in releasing excess heat from the body.

Butter milk:Consuming 2 glasses of buttermilk will correct the enzymes which act on digestive system and improve liver functionality. Buttermilk will gradually decrease size of piles and gives immediate relief from pain by suppressing excessive heat. Adding a pinch of ginger and few mint leaves to the buttermilk considered as highly beneficial.

Dry figs: Dry figs naturally eliminates constipation and helps in easy bowel movement without pain. At least intake of 4 dried figs are necessary to eliminate hemorrhoids. Soak two dried figs for whole night eat them early in the morning and two dried figs after last meal or before going to bed.

Radish & Carrot : These veggies aid powerful body detoxification and helpful in treating piles. These veggies cure constipation by improving water retention capacity in the body.

Yams: Yam dried powder will cure hemorrhoids. Yams with Buttermilk will cure piles in 30 days.

Coconut: Applying coconut oil on affected area and eating dried coconut after every meal are highly beneficial. Coconut oil possess anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and dried coconut have large amounts of fiber(75%). Coconut water cools the body and provides essential electrolytes to body by avoiding dehydration.

Banana : Eat three ripen bananas daily . Banana acts as laxative and helps in easy bowel movement . Boiled raw banana also acts as remedy in curing hemorrhoids.Eat banana after every meal.

Green gram : Green gram contains 64% of fiber . Not only green gram all legumes have high amounts of fiber which helps in smooth bowel movement. Try to eat recipes which contain boiled green grams.

Water : Drink at least 2 liters of water which is helpful to keep body hydrate and helpful in evacuation of stool by eliminating dryness. Early morning 1 liter before lunch half liter before 4PM half liter.

Exercise: Daily do exercise. Vajrasana for 15-30min is best posture to digest the food in quick time without any trouble. This vajrasana can also be done after consuming meal. This exercise will help in digestive system to process the food easily. Chewing bubblegum after every meal. Chew bubble gum without sucking juice for at least 1 or 2 hours is best when people have no time to do exercise.

Wheat flour, Brown rice, leafy veggies and fruits are also beneficial in curing hemorrhoids. 

Need to consume water,barley water,buttermilk before 4PM.Shouldn't consume heavy water contents after 4PM which leads to cold and cough. If it is unavoidable try to add turmeric or black pepper to it.Water can be taken in any form like coconut water,barley water,buttermilk, etc.,

Need to take easy digestible foods which have water content like fruits,vegetables and soups. Try to include soup in every meal.

Avoid packaged food,canned food, refrigerated food, jams, sweets and pastries. Always eat freshly prepared food.

If things get worse, need to consult physician or Ayurvedic consultant to take medicine or surgery for hemorrhoids depending on severity.

Things to avoid:
Coffee and Tea 
Spicy food
Red chillies, green chillies
Non-Vegetarian food.
Dry items or fried foods.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Indian Gooseberry

Indian Gooseberry:
Indian gooseberry is a popular fruit in India for it richness in Vitamin-C. No other fruit cannot be compared to Indian gooseberry in terms of Vitamin-C. if it is dried ,the amount of Vitamin-C will not be change.Its botanical name is Phyllanthus emblica and popularly called as Amla or Amlika. Only 10 grams of Indian gooseberry is enough to fulfill daily requirement of vitamin-c. Great saint Adi-Sankaracharya recited Kanakadhara stotram to make poor brahmin lady become wealthy by taking Amla from her as charity on lunar day dwadashi. Hindus believe God Vishnu resides in Amla tree. There is a festival called Amalaka Ekadashi related to Amla. It is very precious to eat under Amla tree on Karthika month in india.

Nutritional Benefits with Indian Gooseberry:
  • Indian gooseberry juice or Amla juice one spoon is equal to 2 kilos of Guava, 18 kilo Grapes, 3 kilos of Mangoes, 180 cups of cow milk in terms of vitamin-C.
  • Indian gooseberry juice one spoon a day will cure Asthma,Cold and other respiratory diseases.
  • Indian gooseberry juice 2-3 times a day will cure mouth and nose bleeds.
  • Indian gooseberry powder or amla powder 2 spoons a day will remove all troubles related to menstruation.
  • Indian gooseberry powder or amla powder will be very useful to gain bone strength.
  • Amla powder + Inknut + turmeric extract will cure diabetes which is minor affected.
  • Amla powder + banana leaf and flower extract will regularize monthly menstrual periods.
  • Amla extract is very useful for people suffering from Rheumatism and joint pains.
  • Amla Churna is very helpful to fight against initial stage of cancer.
  • Amla powder + milk will cure stomach burns.
  • Amla powder is very useful to maintain good sight and to eliminate eye troubles.
  • Amla powder + Neem powder can be used as tooth powder to cure tooth pains and mouth ulcers.
  • Amla bark powder + Mango seed(which is inside shell) powder mixed with water will strengthen hair. This mango amla powder gives think hair growth.
  • Amla bark extract will control loose motions.
  • Amla hair oil benefits hair growth. It has ability to penetrate the scalp, strengthens hair from the root and prevents grey hair.
  • Amla hair oil acts as chelating agent which binds ions of iron and copper.
  • Amla oil used for hair and skin to cure various diseases.
  • indian gooseberry extract or Amla extract exhibits Anti-inflamatory and Anticoagulant(prevent the coagulation of blood in brain and other parts) properties.
  • Amla Juice or Amla Oil or Amla powder act as antiviral and anti microbial.
  • Amla leaves or Amla fruit or Amla bark fights against cancer, age-related disease of a kidneys, and diabetes.
  • Indian gooseberry contains Vitamin A - 9%,Vitamin C-69%,Vitamin E-3%,Thiamin-4%,Riboflavin-3%,Niacin-2%,VitaminB6-6%
  • Folate-2%,Pantothenic Acid-4%,Calcium-4%,Iron-3%,Magnesium-4%,Phosphorus-4%,Potassium-8%,Zinc-1%,Copper-5%,Manganese-11%,Selenium-1%.
Cautions with Indian gooseberry:
  • Indian gooseberry should not be heated. Eating Indian gooseberry which is mildly heated can be consumed.
  • Dry the Indian gooseberry in a shadow place under sun.
  • Over Consumption of raw extract of Indian gooseberry juice will leads to throat pain.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds:
Fenugreek seeds are used as spice in Indian kitchens. The seed powder used widely in pickles and spice mix used in many variety Indian dishes. Researchers made organic wrappers with fenugreek seeds which are capable of keeping fruits and vegetables fresh for longer time when compared to chemical synthesis. Fenugreek seeds also called as Methi seeds in Hindi and menthulu in Telugu language.

Nutritional Benefits with Fenugreek Seeds:
  • Fenugreek seeds strengthen flushing system and lowers cholesterol in pancreas.
  • Fenugreek seeds contain coumarin and trigonelline compounds which fights against diabetes Type-I,II.
  • Fenugreek seeds(50 grams) consuming daily in 3 intervals of time is good for diabetes people.
  • Fenugreek seeds decreases LDL cholesterol effectively when 10-20 grams taken daily with buttermilk.
  • Fenugreek seeds eliminate diarrhea, indigestion, intestinal gas and stomach bolts.
  • Fenugreek seeds increases heat in body thus eliminates cold and cough.
  • Fenugreek seeds reduce intestinal bulges and eliminate stomach ulcers, constipation.
  • Fenugreek seeds are bitter in taste but it has capacity to strengthen liver.
  • Fenugreek seeds are used from ancient times to conceive children by curing defects in male and female.
  • Fenugreek seeds contains saponin glycosides which helps in protecting womb of mother.
  • Fenugreek seeds are used to protect intestines by flushing waste blood after pregnancy.
  • Fenugreek seeds is used widely at the time of menstruation in India.
  • Fenugreek seeds increase lactation of milk in mothers.fenugreek seeds for breastfeeding was used from ancient times.
  • Fenugreek seed powder used to cure mouth ulcers, stomach upsets and used to eliminate worms in stomach.
  • Fenugreek seeds boiled extract or dication will cure fever and reduces body ,mouth odors.
  • Fenugreek seed paste when applied on hair and kept an hour everyday for one month will reduces hair loss and bald head.
  • Fenugreek seed powder + Shikakai powder (hair-fruit) will eliminate eye burns and protects eye sight.
  • Fenu greek seeds boiled extract effectively acts in curing sexual disorders.
  • Fenu greek seeds are very useful for people suffering from Lumbago(lower back pain), muscle cramps, sciatica, joint pains, bones and osteoporosis.
  • Fenu greek seeds paste also used externally to eradicate infections on skin, bulges, gout pains and wounds.
  • Fenu greek seeds helps in curing anemia.
  • Fenu greek seeds soaked overnight in water strengthens liver functionality , reduces heart pains ,acidity , diabetes and indigestion when intake seeds along with soaked water.
  • Fenugreek seed tea naturally enhance the breast and very useful for lactating mothers.
  • Fenugreek seeds + buttermilk cures stomach pains, burns or pains while passing urine.

 Cautions with fenugreek seeds:
  • Pregnant women should not consume fenugreek seeds it leads to abortions. It is safe to use before or after pregnancy.
  • Fenugreek seeds causes loose stools. Recommended dosage is 8-10 grams for healthy people.
  • Fenugreek promotes menstrual flow in women.
  • Usage of fenugreek seeds for people suffering from diabetes depends insulin dosage. Need to adjust insulin dosages while consuming fenugreek seeds.
  • New born baby smells like maple syrup and discharge loose stools when mother consume fenugreek seeds while giving milk.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mustard Seeds

Mustard seeds:

Mustard seeds are very tiny round seeds and available in various colors Black(most pungent taste), brown(slightly stronger taste) and white(mildest taste) colors. Mustard seed powder and mustard oil are popular in south India. Those were used widely in preparing mango pickles. It is one of spice used in Indian kitchens. In Hindi it is called as Rai or Lal sarsu .In Telugu it is called as 'Avalu'. 
mustard - white
Nutritional value with mustard seeds:
  • Mustard seeds + cotton plant leaves paste act as antidote for scorpion bite when applied on affected area.
  • Mustard seed paste smell can wake up a person who went down by severe nervous disorder disease called epilepsy.
  • Mustard seeds paste with jaggery will stop diarrhea(water motions).
  • Mustard seed oil is used to massage testicle to treat hydrocele swellings.
  • Mustard seed oil mixed with pomegranate bark paste used to massage on breast to get tight and attractive breast in women.
  • Mustard seed oil heated with Indian gum Arabic tree flowers is used to cure ear disorders when applied after cooling the oil.
  • Mustard seeds (fried) with curd rice will cure Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) disease.
  • Mustard seed oil with red chilli powder will act as antidote for dog bite and kills the poison within 4 days when applied on affected area.
  • Mustard seed oil is used in treatment to cure elephant leg.
  • Black mustard seed oil is used to massage on throat to relieve pain and bulges.
  • Black mustard seed paste will relieve migraines when applied on head.
  • Black mustard seed paste with mustard oil is used to treat bold head.
  • Black mustard seed oil will eliminate cold and cough when applied on foot and chest.
  • White mustard seeds will helps digestion.
  • White mustard seed oil will eliminate cough, fights with gastric troubles, treats various skin diseases and helps to gain healthy hair.
  • White mustard seed oil is very useful in treating piles and allergies.
  • White mustard seeds with jaggery and guggul used to treat bulges and boils.
  • White mustard seed oil will cure all types of ear infections.
  • White mustard seed paste with cow ghee will cure stye(eye infections).
  • White mustard seeds(10 grams) + Camphor(1.5 grams) + cow ghee(100grams)  will eliminate Chronic rhinitis (bulge in nose) when applied on affected area.
  • White mustard seed paste will eliminate tooth pains when gargled with water.
  • White mustard seed paste will eliminate dandruff, lice and hair loss when applied on hair. Useful in treating bald head.
  • White mustard seeds(5grams) with honey and ghee will cure cough , Bronchiolitis and asthma.
  • White mustard seed oil is used to treat piles. Oil should be applied on affected area.
  • White mustard seeds(2 grams) + sugar will cure indigestion.
  • White mustard seeds paste is massaged to treat sciatica.
  • White mustard seeds with camphor are used to cure knee pains.
  • Mustard seeds contain isothiocyanates which acts as anti-cancer agents.
  • Mustard seeds contain selenium and magnesium which fights against Asthma ,migraine and difficulties at menopause in women.
  • Mustard seeds  lower blood pressure and protects the heart.
  • Mustard seeds contain omega-fatty acids, potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
  • Brown mustard seeds or Indian mustard seeds contain selenium, Zinc ,iron and chromium. 
  • Mustard seeds are rich in protein with oil.The whole seed contains 44% of protein and 48% of Oil.
Cautions with Mustard seeds:
  • Mustard seed paste when applied on skin it should be rinse as quickly as possible. It will give allergic reaction if it was kept in contact with skin for long time. 10-20mins is preferable time.
  • Mustard seed paste packed in cloth is called as mustard plaster. It is used to avoid direct contact of paste on skin.
  • Mustard seeds shouldn't consume in large amounts. Only minute amounts of consumption are safe.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cumin Seeds

Cumin seeds:
Cumin seeds are powerful natural healing seeds. Cumin seeds have distinctive flavor and aroma. Ayurveda widely use for digestion, improving vision and strength, and lactation. In India it is used for its anti-oxidant and Antidiarrhoeal properties. 'Cuminum cyminum' is the botanical name of cumin seeds. Cumin seeds are called as 'Jilakarra' in Telugu and Jira in Hindi. 'Jeera Water is very famous drink in India.
Cumin Seeds
Nutritional value with Cumin Seeds:
  • Cumin seeds are excellent source of iron which is helpful in curing anemia.
  • Cumin seeds have anti-carcinogenic properties which protects from several types of cancers.
  • Cumin seeds help to detoxify the liver and fights against free radicals in the body.
  • Cumin seeds will increases the hunger and aids digestion.
  • Cumin seeds will eliminate stomach disturbances.
  • Cumin seeds(fried) powder +  Rock salt  will cure stomach pain and tooth troubles.
  • Cumin seeds make urine flow without any difficulty and eliminate gas in stomach.
  • Cumin seeds have capability to stop bleeding of blood.
  • Cumin ground powder + honey will cure vomits and stops bad odor from mouth.
  • Cumin seeds + Turmeric will reduce piles.
  • Cumin seeds will eliminate stomach worms when they chewed before going to bed.
  • Cumin seeds have anti-allergic and eliminates itching.
  • Cumin seeds ground powder + Banana  gives sound sleep.
  • Cumin seeds + Jaggery will relieve tiredness and fatigue.
  • Cumin seeds + Honey + salt will act as antidote for insect bites when applied on affected area.
  • Cumin seeds and Cardamom will cure mouth ulcers when chewed.
  • Cumin seeds + Salt will cure constipation.
  • Cumin seeds + Dry ginger powder decoction will eliminate throat pains and disturbances.
  • Cumin seeds have antiseptic properties which help in curing common cold.
  • Cumin seeds paste can be applied on boils as curative measure.
  • Cumin seeds have capacity to cure asthma.
  • Cumin seeds keep positive menstrual cycle.
  • Cumin seeds boost liver and kidney functionality which tends to increased body defense.
  • Cumin seeds also used to treat hair loss, hair damage and dandruff.
  • Cumin seeds are believed to have anti-aging properties and cures skin disorders.
  • Cumin seed water or popularly known as boiled 'jeera water' helps in removing thirst and indigestion.
  • Cumin seeds increases insulin sensitivity and beneficial for diabetes.
  • Cumin seeds increases bone density due to presence of calcium.
  • Cumin Seeds increases memory power and body immunity.
  • Cumin seed oil is used in treating cancers. It is anti-bacterial, anti-aging ingredient, anti-inflammatory agent.
Cautions with Cumin seeds:
  • Cumin seed oil shouldn't take more than two teaspoon per day.
  • Cumin seeds are always confused with Black seed, Black Onion Seed and Black Caraway Seed.
  • Cumin seeds with diabetic medication may decrease sugar levels to very low level.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Stevia extracts or stevia sugar are 300% sweeter and stevia leaves are 30% sweeter when compared to normal sugar.Hence it is called as Sweet leaf, Sugar leaf. Stevia rebaudiana is the botanical name. Stevia medicinal properties were found by Japanese and it was slowly spread to Thailand,Malaysia and Taiwan. Stevia leaves native to south america and used from ancient times.  

Nutritional value with Stevia:
  • Stevia leaves can be taken by diabetics to control sugar levels in the body.
  • Stevia leaves not only controls diabetes and also controls blood pressure ,hypertension, stomach burns, heart problems ,skin diseases and act as anti aging agent.
  • Stevia leaves can control mouth cancers when they chewed and act as a mouth freshener.
  • Stevia leaves contains no calories thus it will not increases glucose levels in the body.
  • Stevia is very good in reducing obesity and tooth problems.
  • Stevia exhibits anti-bacterial,anti-fungal and anti viral properties and increases body resistance very quickly.
  • Stevia is anti-diarrheal, anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor  and diuretic which helps in lowering uric acids levels in the body.
  • Stevia improves insulin sensitivity and improves production of insulin in the body and helps to fight against diabetes.
  • Stevia leaves used by South Americans as folk medicine to treat obesity and infections.
  • Stevia concentrate(2 to 3 drops) when added to shampoo while doing head bath it controls dandruff and makes hair healthy.
  • Stevia eliminates mouth sores and helps in treating gingivitis, tooth cavities and tooth decay.
  • Stevia tea eliminates indigestion, heart burns and controls stomach upsets.
  • Stevia increases calcium absorption in the body and helps to gain bone density.
  • Stevia leaves can be used as skin ointment to treat wrinkles and skin rashes. It can be applied as facial mask.
  • Stevia contains essential minerals which supports health such as phosphorus, calcium, proteins, vitamins, magnesium, zinc, sodium and other minerals.
  • Stevia grounded powder(dry or fresh) can be used as substitute of sugar.
Cautions with Stevia:
  • Stevia is a natural substitute of sugar and it has zero to minute side effects.
  • Research was going on stevia and its health benefits but no clinical reports yet not released.
  • More clinical studies states that Stevia is more effective in treating Type 2 diabetes.
  • Some of experiments states that stevia can cause low blood pressure.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Food and Drug Administration of the US suggested 4mg per kg of body weight is acceptable intake of stevia.
  • Pregnent women and people suffering from serious health disturbance's should take advise of doctor before consumption.