Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ayurveda Health Tips: THE THREE FUNDAMENTAL SYSTEMS

Ayurveda Health Tips: THE THREE FUNDAMENTAL SYSTEMS: IN THE BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM THERE IS A SAYING - NATURE GOES WITH NATURE , AS WE KNOW THAT WHAT EVER WE EAT ,WE SAVE IT IS AS ENERGY. ENERGY C...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

THE NATURAL HEART TONIC ARJUNA

                                            ARJUNA

Arjuna is one the golden herb used for heart related problems 
as we look in to the herbs origin it a dense tree which grows to height of 20-70 meters and it has long comical round leaves 
the bark which give milky secretion when cut which is medicinal in character 
the bark is for medicinal use in several ayurvedic preparations 
the tree is named as NADISARJJA  the ayurvedic vaidyas use this herb for several heart ailments   

chakaradatta on the indian ayruvedic physician described it as heart tonic and skin purifier

he recommended the use of this kashya or decoction/concoction 
with milk helps in several heart ailments 
arjuna is indigenous to india   

the contains the elements of calcium small quantities of manganese and aluminum, and tannins 
the medical ingrediants are ARJININE, LACOTONE,ARJUNETIN, ESSENTIAL OIL SUGARS AND COLORING PIGMENT 

  1. arjuna is cardiac tonic 
  2. it has cooling properties 
  3. it arrests excess secretions
  4. or stops excess of bleeding 
  5. it enhances healing of wounds 
  6. it stimulates and tones the heart muscles 
  7. it is good for asthma aptietn 
  8. the bark if given with milk helps in calcium absorptions 
  9. it reduces the gastric irritation           

   

ANISEED/ AJAWAIN/VAAMU

                                  ANISEED 
Anise seed is also called as ajawain or celerytype small plant seed its fruits are known as aniseed its one of the oldest spice known  
the seeds are grey brown in color oval in shape with 3-4mm length 
it has great odor and pungent taste 
its known mostly in middle east and Europe where they use celery plant and seeds widely in their daily food preparation call it non veg or salad preparations etc, 
it contains proteins,fatty oils crude fibers, this seeds contains chavicol, p-methylene,acetone, sulphur for which they are extensively used in gastrointestinal problems

the terpenenes give astringent taste.

THE GOODNESS OF ANISEED
aniseed expels gases from stomach it can also be taken with ginger,
cummin, tamarind, pepper and cloves 
  1. mix one teaspoon of seeds in a glass of boiling water and after overnight leaving take 30ml two time daily that relieves gas fermentation in the stomach
  2. this herb when cooked with non vegetarian food not only gives good flavor  also  helps in digesting and stops fermentation process in the gut
  3. aniseeds reduces expectation where it expells the phlegm and reduces the breathlessness 
  4. tea made with aniseed reduces insomnia 
  5. aniseeds should not be boiled for a longer time as it would lose the essential oils which are the main medicines      

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ALFA-ALFA

ALFA-ALFA

Alfa alfa is known as medicago satina 
its one the nutritional valued herbs  its leguminous plant which grow as long as 45-50 cm. it has rich green alternate leaves purplish colored flowers it grows wildly

alfa alfa is a native of Europe its now wildly cultivated in china and some of the parts of India

alfa alfa is had high content of vitamin A,B,D,F,and G. with heavy amount of vitamin C and K. it has rich amount of calcium and phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, potassium. alfala contain a good amount of protein than grains like wheat and oats.
the content of amino acids which are required for a normal human are plenty in this plant 

alfa alfa has rich source of dietary fibers and chlorophyll which help in the process of digestion .

its one of the readily found food source,in uncooked form easily digestible food and as protein source for supplementation protein deficiency food from vegetable Origin 

 the seeds, leaves, and the stems of alfa alfa plant have important properties derived from the plants which reach up to certain heights 
where they absorb the trace mineral from the soil like the chromium and manganese which is the vital for the human digestive system and insulin metabolism.

alfa alfa is outstanding food alkalizes it  contain 150 mg of of alkali forming elements which neutralizers  food   

its slightly laxative due to chlorophyll present 

its digestive 

its diuretic 

serves as excellent tonic effect for the food 
mostly it helps for the aging and aged people        
HERBAL MEDICINE AND ITS PRACTICE 

The practice of herbal medicine dates backl to very early period known to the hunman history there are evidences of herbs curing the diseases for the revitalizing and rejuvenation of human body. the indian, egyptian, chinese,roman,greek civilizations are the most used medicinal histories.

plants were the main stay of medicine and food with mystical and superhuman powers of healing capacity

we all know quet well the British herbs were treated as focus for superstition reaching peak importance in the 18th century where every village has witch and every witch had potion made from herbs 

In India its been centuries that AYURVEDA has brought the science of living with nature.
many herbs have been in used for treating diseases there are references to go back to RIGVEDA AND ADHARNAVA VEDA      which have been written almost in 3500Bc.
many herbs have have the certainty of identity as of now.

THE CHARAKA SAMHITA,SUSRUTHA SAMHITHA, VAGHBATTA SAMHITHA ARE THE SUPER texts to learn more about herbs and their health benefits for the man kind.
there were around 700 herbs initially used and more and more herbs have come to treatment texts from various folk lores and traditional practitioners.
the chines have a compilation of around 1500 herbs pen tsang chang is the ancient Chinese practitioner dating back to 2000 BC 


the famous greek physician hippocratus too started his medical practice with herbal remedies.

herbs play a significant role specially in this modern times   when the damageing effects of food processing over cooking and over medication have bad effects.


the active constituents of herbs can enter the body in several ways. the AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF PANCHA GYANDERIYAS sidhanta helps to take herbs activation by different modes of transportation