Mustard is used in cooking for many years. It is used as a spice as well as mustard oil. It is a beneficial herb. The mustard plant grows mostly in temperate regions. Mustard seeds both white and yellow are of same size, globular, odorless and pungent in taste. Both seeds contain almost same constituents about 30% to 40% vegetable oil, a trace amount of proteins and an active enzyme Myrosin. Mustard is used in 3 forms, as seeds, as mustard oil, and as a paste. The mustard seed contains no cholesterol, has only small amount of vegetable fat, and about 25% of protein. Every part of the mustard plant is beneficial for health issues. The mustard leaf contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B. It is a good source of vitamin A, magnesium and dietary fiber. Due to the presence of various minerals and nutrients mustard has multiple health benefits. It provides you relief from muscular pain, psoriasis, ringworm, contact dermatitis, and respiratory disorders.
Kelp or Bladderwrack or Seawrack or Seaweed grows in coastal areas around the world. Sea kelp is a rich source of natural vitamins and minerals including trace elements. Kelp plant can grow as much 2 feet per day. This plant can be used for medicinal purposes. Kelp is dependant on the sea for a number of nutritious elements present in it since seawater is the main source of nutrients.Kelp contains about 30 minerals. Kelp is packed with iodine, calcium, sulfur, silicon, phosphorus, iron, sodium, barium, boron, chromium, lithium, potassium, aluminum, strontium, bismuth, magnesium, copper, chloride, zinc, manganese, nickel, silver, vanadium, chlorine, cobalt, gallium, tin and zirconium. It contains vitamin C, E, D, K and B complex. It is often recommended to people having the mineral deficiency. kelp is a plant which is beneficial for both humans as well as plants. It strengthens the human immune system and promotes plant growth. Some benefits of kelp are discussed below. read more
Jojoba plant is a woody perennial bush grows in desert areas or dry regions. These plants do not shed its leaves with changes in season. Jojoba oil closely resembles sebum, unlike other vegetable oils. Sebum is a wax-like substance produced by our skin glands. Jojoba oil has a somewhat nutty odor and clear golden color in raw form but when refined is completely odorless. Jojoba oil is beneficial for skin and hair. It is used to treat acne, psoriasis, sunburns, chapped skin and many skin problems. It also encourages hair regrowth. Since jojoba is an emollient that is why it is beneficial. Jojoba is used as an ingredient in various cosmetic products such as lipstick, shampoo, makeup, cleansing products and body lotions and creams. read more
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or polycystic ovarian disease is a very common problem among girls of reproductive age. It causes hormonal imbalance and metabolic disorder in females. The hormonal imbalance creates problems to ovaries. Women with PCOS grow multiple cysts on their ovaries, that is why called polycystic ovarian syndrome. The ovaries make the egg that releases each month as a part of a healthy menstrual cycle. Women if suffering from PCOS then the egg may not develop or may not be released during ovulation. This causes irregularity in monthly menstrual cycles, and hormones get imbalanced. This hormonal imbalance further creates multiple health problems in women which can be taken as symptoms of PCOS. The exact PCOS cause is unknown. read more
Obesity is not a disease; it is a term used to define a person who is having too much weight. A person with excessive body fat is obese. This more weight may come from muscles, fat or body water or bone. Fat in the body is measured in terms of obesity Body Mass Index. Normally BMI between 18.5 to 25 is healthy, but if it is 30 or more, that person is considered obese. Obesity does not occur suddenly it occurs over time. You consume calories in the form of food, but when you intake more calories than you use in a daily activity, this extra calorie converted into fat and store in the body. Obesity may give rise to many health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, gallstones, arthritis, etc. Every person who is obese does not mean will have all these problems, these may vary from person to person. Obesity also causes an increased level of circulating fatty acids and inflammation. read more
A migraine is a severe headache which occurs as a result of some physiological changes in the brain. A headache can be of any type; one can not term normal head pain as a migraine headache. Some specific symptoms occur which tells that you have a migraine headache. These migraine headache symptoms can vary from person to person. A migraine normally occurs on just one side of the brain. A migraine occurs in various stages; it is not necessary you experience all of them. read more
Nature’s Golden Treat. The sight of the golden stream running from the extractor spigot for the very first time, is the most wondrous sight for newbie beekeepers. The culmination of months or maybe years of working bees to produce the first crop of this wonderful product successfully, has to be a sense of pride and wonder. Then to dip a finger and taste the sweetness and flavour truly is a moment to savour, but is just a first step in the processing and care necessary to maintain a quality product. read more
Kidney stones or Nephrolithiasis or Renal Lithiasis are formed due to a buildup of minerals and salts inside the kidney. Kidney stones can be as small as sugar granule or as big as a golf ball. Kidney stones can be formed due to many causes or affect any part of the urinary tract. The kidney is a filter for blood to remove waste from the body and to make urine. If the body gets dehydrated, urine becomes more and more concentrated which facilitate the minerals to stick together and form stones. Small sized kidney stones can pass through urine, but large sized stones get stuck in the ureter and cause pain. One has to take painkillers and drink loads of water to pass kidney stones. read more
Jaundice or Icterus is a condition of an appearance of yellow coloration on skin and white part of eyes. It occurs because of the presence of bilirubin substance. Bilirubin is a yellow colored chemical which is a waste material. Bilirubin is yellow chemical in hemoglobin, the substance which is a carrier of oxygen through the body. When the RBC’s (red blood cells) break down, the body builds new blood cells to replace old ones. It remains in blood after removal of iron from hemoglobin in red blood cells. When the level of the bilirubin increases in the blood stream, it starts leaking out into surrounding tissues, making them yellow colored. The yellow color of the skin and sclerae varies according to the amount present of bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin level, if become too high the yellow coloration of skin and white part of eyes converted to brown. In the human body, the liver is responsible for the filtration of waste material and also filtration of bilirubin from the blood. Once bilirubin is present in liver, it is secreted by in bile and then excreted.
According to Ayurveda, aggravation of Pitta Bio element can cause you jaundice. Increased consumption of oily, spicy, sour, salty, alkaline and too hot food can cause Pitta aggravation. The aggravated Pitta impair blood, and muscle tissues of the liver lead to blockage in channels of the liver. This results into thrown back of bile in the blood which leads to discoloration of skin and eyes. read more
Indigestion or Dyspepsia is a very common problem in today’s life because most of us eat anything without thinking, whether it will be good for digestive system or not. Indigestion is not a disease rather it is a discomfort in the stomach and upper abdomen. Ingestion is a condition of the stomach when stomach acid which is required to digest food, comes in contact with the mucosa of the digestive system. This mucosa is a protective lining of the digestive system, which breaks down when comes in contact with stomach acid. When this mucosa breaks down, this causes irritation and inflammation in the stomach with some other indigestion symptoms. It is a functional disease in which functions of stomach and small intestine get affected. Indigestion system can be different in different people. Even indigestion can be a symptom of a stomach disease. People who consume too much alcohol may get this problem, even some drugs like Aspirin or some other pain reliever, and emotion problem can also cause you Indigestion. read more