Rain is an excellent gift to human until you are not completely soaked in it. You have planned a nice weekend trip with your kids. But cold and cough caught you badly a day before your trip. At this time you can only think of some home remedies. Here we are going to give you a home doctor, in your kitchen’s cabinet. These Ayurvedic remedies are quick, easy, efficient and of course available at any time. Here are some quick ayurvedic remedies not only for a cough and cold but for many problems.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a traditional ingredient which is used as a spice for traditional Indian dishes. The dried root used as a spice of turmeric plant. It is warm by nature and bitter in taste. This plant contains a yellow colored chemical which is known as Curcumin. There are several chemical compounds found in turmeric, they all known as curcuminoids. Curcumin is a powerful active ingredient with anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. It helps body fight foreign attackers and helps in relieving damage.
Turmeric powder is helpful in curing arthritis, heartburn, joint pain, stomach pain, high cholesterol, stomach bloating, intestinal gas, liver problems, kidney problems, etc. Turmeric supplements also can be used for skin disorders like pain, ringworms, sprains, swellings, acne, skin sore and eye infections and gum diseases. Here are some turmeric powder benefits which are very beneficial for health. read more
Aloe Vera has great importance in Ayurveda because of its various benefits. Aloe Vera plant is about one to two feet tall with prickly leaves. The leaves have thick gel which is bitter but is widely known for its miraculous properties. It is mainly composed of 96% water and some organic and inorganic compounds, it also has a protein which has 18 of 20 amino acids found in the body. Aloe vera gel contains Acemannan which is complex carbohydrates and facilitates cells to absorb nutrients, nourish cells and also relieve them of toxins. read more
Ayurvedic Diet is one of the benefits of Ayurveda. This is the knowledge of healthy eating. We all are always confused about what to eat or what not to eat. The healthy immune system is the result of healthy eating and proper metabolism. This is very simple and direct way to get a healthy body. Ayurveda is all about getting the balance between oneself and universe, and Ayurvedic diet is one of the paths of Ayurveda to reach there. Improved health, energetic, youthfulness, better memory, reduced stress, strength, improved concentration and metabolism, these are the benefits which come along with healthy eating. Ayurveda diet does not follow any rules and regulations it is just about eating fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, fresh juices, these all with significant benefits. read more
Hair; beauty but also symbolise body health. If you are healthy, your hair will thrive, but if there is any deficiency of mineral, vitamin or protein, it will cause you hair loss. So you should modify your diet which contains hair growth vitamins, mineral and proteins. Average hair growth is about 6 inches in a year. If you don’t take proper care of hair, they will fall rather grow. As I mentioned in my previous article, there can be several factors which negatively affect hair. Like too much heating tools, hair styling with chemically high products, not proper oiling, deficiency in the body, unhealthy eating, environmental factors like pollution, dirt, heat, etc. These environmental factors can’t be controlled, but we can do something about our hair. A protein called Keratin forms hair. Hair comes out of follicles which have its own life cycle that can be affected by various factors like age, diseases and climatic factors. This life cycle is divided into 3 phases: read more
Every person eats food because it is the main source of energy for the body. When this food goes inside our body, it breakdown to get converted into glucose or sugar. This sugar is the main source of energy. But to absorb this energy by cells body need a hormone called Insulin, which is secreted by the pancreas. Without this hormone, cells can’t absorb this energy. If the body does not produce enough Insulin or body cells become non-reactive for this hormone, then this condition is Diabetes. Because of less insulin blood sugar level increases. This high blood sugar level in the body is termed as Diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus.
It’s of 3 types. These 3 types do not include Diabetes Insipidus and Diabetes Ketoacidosis. read more
Constipation is a very common problem in today’s life. One out of ten persons has this problem. But people often don’t like to talk about this problem much. Constipation is basically when you are unable to pass stool. There are some constipation symptoms like hard stool, less than 3 bowel movements per week, flatulence, bloating, sometimes blood in stool with pain. There may be a scientific reason for constipation, but sometimes it is unknown. There are some constipation causes like IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Diverticulitis, Colitis. Constipation symptoms can be different in different person.
In Vedic time people preferred “Yoga” or “Homa” for a purpose, like to get blessings from GOD and nature. In ancient times “Chatur Varnya” based community lifestyle was adapted. Everyone was not rich to be involved in Yoga. This situation leads to design a treatment protocol like Ayurveda, which is effective and less costly so that everyone could use it. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word. Sanskrit is very ancient language or you can say one of the initial languages of India. Ayurveda means “life span built on knowledge”. Ayurveda not only cures the illness but also gives the way to live life in a healthy manner. It is known for thousands of years. Firstly it was only in India but now the world knows it and also live it. read more
Nutmeg is tropical, aromatic evergreen plant. Nutmeg plant is the only plant which grows 2 spices together – nutmeg and mace. This plant grows 40 to 60 feet tall. Nutmeg flowers are cream colored, and nutmeg fruits are yellow and fleshy like apricot. The tree bears nutmeg which is the seed of nutmeg plant. Nutmeg is delicate and sweet flavored spice used worldwide in various recipes. This tree is of high importance because it contains various essential oils having highly beneficial properties. These beneficial components include dietary fiber, manganese, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, copper, magnesium, and malignant. Nutmeg due to the presence of these nutrients can cure pain, indigestion, strengthen cognitive functions, boost skin health, decrease insomnia, and increase immune system functions. read more
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. read more