Turmeric or as it is popularly known as “Queen of spices” or “Golden spice of life”, is a magical spice due to its many qualities. It is most commonly used a herb by people across the globe. But it is also famous for its antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-carcinogenic, and antiviral properties. Apart from being rich in vitamin C, E and K; turmeric also contains protein, calcium and copper, iron, zinc and magnesium. Bathed in these many minerals, turmeric is the most trusted and reliable source of medicine which helps in curing number of health problems.
When the feeling of overwhelming fear takes over your general sense and you feel as if you are losing control over your mind and body; you may be having an anxiety attack. These attacks make you feel awful and powerless since they make you give up on your own mind. One may have these attacks at regular intervals or may feel them once in a while. The main cause of such panic attacks is high stress in personal life. The most effective way to either avoid them or tackle them is through meditation and yoga.
Though one should visit a professional consultant to diagnose their exact condition, following it with some simple steps will only benefit them and help them get rid of such disorders naturally.
The benefits of honey after being included in the daily diet go beyond its sweet taste. Apart from acting as a natural sweetener, it has many qualities which are very beneficial for living a healthy life. It is popular as a natural source of adrenaline and reducing muscle fatigue.
Being high in carbohydrates, honey is not harmful when combined with other food items. It is recommended to drink honey with a glass of lukewarm water on an empty stomach to regulate good metabolism and facilitate fat disintegration.
With its historical roots based in the luminous land of India, Ayurveda is the oldest healthcare system in the world. It mingles the thoughts and knowledge of philosophy and medicine to create a natural course to treat illness of any nature. Numerous Ayurveda therapies and practices have been integrated in the general wellness methods along with medicinal use. The knowledge in Ayurveda texts is said to be first given by gods to sages and then passed onto the human physicians to treat the common people. It is an exclusive and unique branch of medicine with a thorough natural system which depends on the diagnosis of a body.
Apple cider vinegar or ACV falls in the class of vinegar which is derived from apple must or cider and has a pale to medium amber color. It is made by crushing and squeezing out the liquid from the apple. To start the alcoholic fermentation process, bacteria and yeast are added to the derived liquid. First the liquid turns in to the alcoholic form due to the sugar present and then the alcohol formed is turned into vinegar by Acetobacter.
Listed below are some uses and methods to use ACV in your regular diet:
An essential ingredient to complete one’s makeover is the change in the hair style. Hair is one of the things capable of wholly changing one’s looks. And a sad point occurs in one’s life when he or she starts losing their precious strands of hair or the hair starts losing their strength and vitality by becoming thinner. Since after a period of time, one can only prevent this situation by living a healthy life and by taking their care. Both tasks may sound easy, but are not. Hair loss is a very common problem among both males and females. At some point in their lives, a person goes through the process of hair loss which can be permanent if not treated well. To go for a treatment first understand the nature of the hair loss and the causes.
The most common reason behind the hair loss in men and women is genetics. Hair may naturally begin to thin due to premeditated genetic factors and aging process.
Below mentioned are some easy tips and remedies to reduce hair fall:
Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is a disease which impairs the body’s ability to produce or use the hormone insulin. When the body transforms the food consumed into energy (also called sugar or glucose), insulin is produced to help transport this energy to the cells.
Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination); they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia).
High blood pressure
For the constant supply of oxygen and energy in our body, the heart pumps blood around it. As the blood moves, it pushes against the sides of the blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is our blood pressure. If the pressure is too high, it results in extra strain on the arteries and heart which may lead to heart attacks and strokes.
High blood pressure or hypertension is caused when blood flows through our blood vessels at a higher than normal pressure. It makes the heart work harder to supply blood out to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis, stroke, kidney diseases and development of heart failure.
The factor common between Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine and British herbal medicine is a small plant with prickly and bitter leaves called Aloe Vera. Seen as an important ingredient for home remedies, the design of prickly leaves saves the plant from animals and insects. The leaves house a gooey and translucent gel, which is extremely bitter, made of about 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds, Vitamin A, B, C and E along with a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the human body. This gel is used in health products today. The aloe gel is primarily used as a skin remedy for issues such as burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores and it can also be taken orally for skin conditions including osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, constipation and fever.
Arthritis is the most common disease responsible for joints and body pain. Especially in patients above age of 60 years, this disease is very common, in which the patient suffers from swelling and stiffness bones with joint pain. Arthritis is also aggravated by cold weather, as lack of exercise during winters and deficiency of sunlight adds to the problem. Similarly, uric acid in body is a major cause of gout arthritis, about which we have already discussed in an earlier post ‘Uric Acid and Gout’.
Types of Arthritis: Broadly Arthritis is classified in three types, viz. Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis & Psoriatic Arthritis. But apart from these three, there are other types as well. Continue reading