Author Archives: Palak Gupta


Ghee or clarified butter is made from the milk of a buffalo or a cow. It is prepared by simmering the butter in a pan on a low flame. While skimming, all the impurities are removed which are floating on the surface. The milk fats are settled at the bottom of the pan; the remaining liquid is then strained and poured into a jar. The consistency, aroma and taste of the ghee depend on the quality of the butter used in the making and the duration of boiling. Ghee has a better shelf life as compared to butter and is considered more ideal than butter for sautéing spices.

Is Ghee healthy?

For the past 3-4 decades, ghee has been given defective stature due to its high saturated fat content. Excessive intake of ghee can cause diarrhea and indigestion. It is also recommended to avoid ghee during the early months of pregnancy and when one is suffering from common cold. Ghee may also be responsible for heart problems and weight gain (due to the presence of saturated fats).

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The pious act of eating is not to fulfill our stomachs but also our souls. In the terms of Ayurveda, the process of consuming food is essential and potent for the growth of our health and mind. Therefore, Ayurveda has laid down some simple and effective steps to improve one’s digestion. The need of properly digesting your food is a common knowledge. Without digesting our food properly, we cannot function to our maximum efforts and in return experience the feelings of being bloated, being weak, nauseous and abdominal pain.

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What is DRY COUGH?

A dry cough is a cough in which no or less mucus or phlegm is produced in our throats. It is very common during an episode of common cold or infection. A dry cough is an irritating tickle in the throat which makes the cough come up but without any mucus. The tickling urges one to cough and the person coughs consistently which leaves them exhausted with body ache and more irritation.

Symptoms of DRY COUGH:

  • Irritating tickling the throat
  • Absence of mucus in the cough
  • No blockage in the cough
  • Consistent coughing
  • Throat feels sore and dry
  • Feeling of fatigue
  • Weakened immunity
  • Feeling of irritation in the airway

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Tri-phala: “Tri” meaning “three” and “phala” meaning “fruit”.
TRIPHALA is an Ayurvedic herbal formula consisting powder from three fruits: amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. These three different fruits have different healing properties and the final product TRIPHALA is a brilliant traditional formula used for treating different pains or ailments. It is most commonly used for digestion and bowel problems. It is considered as the immensely valuable herbal formula since it is used for cancer treatments, gastrointestinal malfunctions, infections, inflammation and immune system malfunction.

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Depression is a serious medical condition which negatively affects the thinking, feeling and workings of a person. It is not restricted to the age, gender or class of a person and anybody can suffer from depression. If we observe closely, we may find someone suffering from depression. What we need to understand are the ways in which we can identify someone from depression and how can we help them.

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Surya Namaskar or as it is known as Sun Salutation is a yoga routine to pay respects to Sun. It is considered a way of acknowledging sun as the source of all things living on this planet and praising it for providing life.

Surya Namaskar Asana consists of 12 different yoga postures which are done in sequence. The postures collectively help you stretch all the body parts. Not only this asana is good for weight loss but it is actually seen as boon for healthy body and peaceful mind. By practicing Surya Namaskar Asana, we are not only paying our salutations to the sun but we are also connecting with the nature and with our own body and soul. Its most effective when performed in front of a rising Sun otherwise, one can also do it in a room and in the evening, as per their convenience.

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In this age of modern technology, one finds it impossible to work without their devices. These devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and television have become an integral part of our lives. They are our basic source of communication and interaction with the outer world. But while communicating with the world, we tend to forget about taking care of our most important body organ; the eyes. The eyes help us to connect with all the devices yet we fail to take good care of them.

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The magical potion called water can surprisingly cure so many of our health problems. Our body consists 60% of water and we should supply it with enough every day to replenish our body’s needs. With helping our organs to function properly, to making our skin glow; water is one solution drink which is widely and easily available. One should drink water throughout the day and not only when one is thirsty. Our body sheds out toxins via sweat and urine which is in the liquid form. To maintain the body balance one should drink about 8-10 glasses of water.

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How to breathe clean air in Delhi

The index of Delhi pollution is not a hidden agenda anymore.  Surpassing the dangerous limit and reaching at a hostile number, it has now gone up to 365 out of 500 which is very poor air quality. With low temperature, no efficient sunlight and no wind, the intake of this quality of air can cause respiratory illness. Also prolonged exposure to this kind of atmosphere can cause allergies or aggravate allergies further. This air is particularly harmful for people with asthma, lung diseases and chronic bronchitis.

To protect yourself from this harmful environment; Delhi people can follow some easy and effective steps. These steps are not only easy but can prevent the situation of Delhi getting anymore worse:
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We all have different skin types, but the only thing common in all the skin types is ACNE. This causes pimples with Redding effect in certain parts of our face. Many women and girls suffering from constant acne spend a bucket full of money on various beauty and skin care products. Some of these may produce a desired effect but that is also for a short period of time. The rest of the products are either ineffective or further damage the area. One needs to follow just some basic hygiene and eat right to get a smooth and glowing skin.

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