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Poppy Seeds Have Several Healing, Curative Properties

Healing Powers And Curative Properties Of Poppy Seeds:

Various studies have proved that poppy seeds are really effective in treating various health conditions, including fever, inflammation, insomnia and irritation of the stomach. The root is poppy seed plant is used as an ingredient in a number of cooling medicines. Poppy seed plant root is also used as a fever relieving drink (febrifuge). It can check vomiting in cholera. In addition, it can be used as tonic, thanks to its stimulating qualities.

Poppy Seeds Treat Insomnia:

Insomnia is a devastating, irritating condition of sleeplessness. Insomnia patients should be administered roughly 30 grams of milk extracted from poppy seeds mixed with sugar. Administering a spoon of poppy seed oil to the patient every night has also been found very effective in treating insomnia.

Poppy Seeds Treat Heat, Burning Sensation:

As an external remedy , the poppy plant has many uses. A paste of the root rubbed  on the skin  can remove burning sensation of the body. A paste  of its pulverized  roots  in water  can be used  as a cooling  agents. It finds use  in external application in fevers.

Dry Itch:

Ground poppy seeds with juice of lime until they turn into a smooth paste and apply this poppy seed paste on the areas affected by the common problem of dry itch. It helps a lot in reducing and gradually curing dry itch.

Image showing poppy seedsPoppy Seeds Treat Muscular And Neuralgic Pains:

Opium in the poppy seeds is very useful as a liniment for easing or soothing muscular pain as well as neuralgic pain. This drug has the power to effectively sooth painful piles, teeth cavities. Those suffering teeth cavities can put some of opium into the tooth hollow. However, one should take care that the saliva shouldn’t be swallowed.

Must To Be Taken Precautions:

Health benefits of opium-containing poppy seeds are well-known, but the use of these seeds requires great precaution as their regular consumption can cause significant harm. In some cases, the consumer can become intolerant to opium’s action or can get upset even with a small dose. In any such case, the use of this drug should be immediately stopped.
It is also worth noting here that infants and young kids have poor tolerance to opium. Thus, they should be administered this drug only as a last resort, and that too only under strict supervision of a qualified medical practitioner. It should be totally avoided during pregnancy and certain conditions, such as kidney diseases.

You May also like to read health benefits of: Turmeric, Holy BasilIndian Gooseberry (Amla), ClovesAloe Vera, FennelDalchini or cinnamon, Black Pepper.
Read more »

Healing Power and Curative Properties of Black Pepper


Black pepper is stimulant, pungent, aromatic, digestive and nervine tonic. Its pungency is mainly because of a resin known as chavicine, which is most plentiful in the mesocarp. Black Pepper is very-very useful in providing relief from flatulence.
an image showing raw and dry black pepperDigestive Disorders
Black pepper or extract from this herb is known for having a stimulating effect on the human body's digestive organs. It prompts production of an increased flow of saliva as well as gastric juices that help in easy digestion. Being an appetizer, black pepper is an easily available, easy-to-use home remedy for various digestive disorders. you can ground black pepper to turn this herb into a powder, and use it mixed with malted jaggery to treat conditions like digestiive disorders.
Common cold
Black pepper  is beneficial in the  treatment  of cold  and fever. Six pepper  seeds  finely  ground  and mixed  in a glass  of warm water along with 6 pieces of batasha (a kind of sugar candy), can  be taken  for a few nights for good results .
Amnesia
A pinch  of finely ground black pepper or a couple of drops of black pepper oil mixed with honey taken twice a day is very effective in treating amnesia or dullness of intellect.
Coughs
Pepper  is an effective  remedy for coughs  caused due to throat irritation . Three peppers sucked with a pinch of caraway seeds  and a crystal of common salt provides relief.
Impotency
Eating six black peppers with a few almonds once a day with milk serves as a nerve tonic and acts as an aphrodisiac, particularly in an impotent person.
Muscular Pains
As an external application, black pepper oil dilates the superficial vessels and acts as a counter-irritant. A tablespoon of black pepper powder fried in sesame oil until it is charred can be applied beneficially as analgesic liniment for mylagia and rheumatic pains. One can also use black pepper oil for the purpose.
Teeth Disorders
Black pepper powder and common salt  mixture is an excellent dentifrice  . Its daily use prevents dental caries, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums, toothaches and cures the increased  sensitiveness  of the teeth . A pinch  of pepper  powder  mixed  with clove oil can  be put  in the caries to alleviate toothache.
Pyorrhoea

Black pepper oil is very useful in treating pyorrhea or pus in the gums. A mixture of finely powdered pepper and salt can be massaged over the gums to relieve inflammation. Black pepper oil can also be used for the same purpose.
Read more »

Turmeric Offers Numerous Health Benefits


Turmeric (Botanical name: Curcuma longa), which is called "haldi" in India, is a perennial herb that grows up to 90 centimeters in height. It has short stem and large leaves. The part of this herb that is used as a spice is its short, thick underground stems (rhizomes). 
Image showing raw turmeric 
Indians have been using turmeric for times immemorial. This herb has been mentioned in several early Sanskrit works, which shows that even Vedic people knew about this herb. While Indian have been growing and using turmeric since ancient ages, Chinese came to know about it just before the seventh century A.D. Polynesians carried it to as far as Hawaii and Easter Island. This herb contains several essential nutrients, such as calcium, phosphorous, carbohydrates, carotene and iron. 

Native to South-Eastern Asia, turmeric offers a number of health benefits, thanks to its remarkable medicinal properties and healing powers. Let’s have a look at some of those benefits:


Turmeric Cures Intestinal disorders: 
Turmeric or haldi has powerful antiseptic properties. The juice of raw haldi or turmeric or its powder is highly beneficial in treating intestinal problems. You can take it mixed with buttermilk or water to treat disorders like chronic diarrhea.

Turmeric Cures Worms: 
Raw turmeric juice or its dry turmeric powder is also highly beneficial in treating intestinal worms. Taking a teaspoon full of raw turmeric juice mixed with a pinch of salt as the first thing in the morning on regular basis expels worms without causing any harmful side effects. 

Image showing turmeric powderTurmeric Cures Anemia:
Anemia is one of the most common health issues across the entire globe. Being rich in iron, turmeric plays a crucial role in treating the condition. Taking a teaspoon full of raw turmeric juice mixed with a spoon of honey as the first thing in the morning on regular basis goes a long way in reducing anemia. 

Turmeric Cures Common cold And Cough:
Turmeric is an effective as well as easy to use home remedy for chronic cough and cold, thanks to its antiseptic properties. Boil half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk over a slow fire. Giving it to the patient of cough and cold helps treat symptoms like runny none, soar throat and chronic cough. It can be sweetened by adding a spoon of honey to it.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: Holy BasilIndian Gooseberry (Amla)ClovesAloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamon, Poppy Seeds, Black Pepper.
Read more »

Health Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)


Holy Basil, which is called Tulsi in India, is multi branched, aromatic herb that generally grows up to the height of within one meter. This plant is hairy all over, and has tender, slightly oval-shaped leaves. It is also characterized by small slender spikes and slightly yellowish or reddish seeds that grow in compact clusters. This herb is somewhat bitter and pungent.

Holy Basil is native to India and Western Europeans got it only in the 16th century. Now, it is widely grown and used around the globe, thanks to its unique healing powers. Let’s have a quick look at what Holy Basil or Tulsi can give us to maintain good health:

leaves of Holy Basil or Tulsi

Healing powers and curative properties of Holy Basil/Tulsi:



Sore Throat: Put some Holy Basil leaves into a glass of water, and boil it. Drinking this boiled water in case of soar throat helps cure the condition. Add some salt to this water, and you can use it to gargle, which is perhaps the best and most affordable home remedy to cure the irritating condition of sore throat. You can also add Tulsi leaves to your tea.


Kidney Stones: Holy Basil mixed with honey has strengthening effect on the kidney. It taken on regular basis, it expels renal stones via the urinary tract.

Cough & Cold: Common cold is one of the most common conditions that normally hit with change in season. Taking holy basil leaves is an effective home remedy to fight back the disease, without causing any side effect. Holy basil leaves also play a key role in curing fever, diarrhea and vomiting. During rainy season, malaria and dengue often become widespread and a great number of people, particularly children and the elderly, fall victims to these diseases. Tender leaves of holy basil, boiled with tea, act as an effective deterrent against these health issues.

Insect Bites: Being prophylactic and curative in nature, leaves of holy basil play a vital in curing insect bites. The victim/patient should be administered a spoon full of holy basil leaves' juice at regular intervals of a few hours. You can also apply the holy basil juice on the bite to alleviate pain and accelerate recovery. regular consumption of holy basil leaves or juice in small amounts also purifies blood.

Stress: Leaves of Holy Basil or Tulsi also work as anti-stress agents. Various studies have shown that taking these leaves on regular basis keeps stress at an arm’s length. In addition, these leaves purify blood and helps prevent a number of common ailments, such as common cold.

Botanical name of Holy Basil or Tulsi is Ocimum sanctum, and it is grown in flower pots in most of the Hindu homes in India and across the world. Because Hindus believe that this herb is an earthy manifestation of Goddess Vrindavani, who is dear to LordVishnu.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: Indian Gooseberry (Amla)ClovesAloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack Pepper.
Read more »

Health Benefits of Indian Gooseberry (Amla)


Indian Gooseberry, which is called Amla in India, is a middle-sized deciduous tree. Its leaves are generally very closely set and are up 13 mm in length. Its fleshy, round-shaped fruit is also called by the same name -- Indian Gooseberry or Amla. The fruit is normally 1.5 to 2.5 cms in diameter, and pale green or yellowish in color. It has been used for ages in various medicines in India and some other parts of the world like China and the Middle East. Ancient Ayurveda expert Shusrut has called it the best of all sour fruits, thanks to its various healing and curative properties.


Healing or curative properties of Indian Gooseberry or Amla:



Respiratory disorders: Indian Gooseberry or Amla offers a number of health benefits. It is very helpful and beneficial in curing respiratory disorders. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB), bronchitis and asthma.


Eye issues: Taking two spoons full of Amla juice daily goes a long way in preserving eye sight. Amla juice is also helpful in the treatment of other eye disorders like conjunctivitis and glaucoma. You can also mix this juice with honey.

Scurvy: Being rich in vitamin C, Amla or Indian Gooseberry offers protection against scurvy. Take a spoon full of dry Amla (Amla churan) and mix it with some honey. Taking this concoction thrice a day helps treat the condition.

Aging: Indian Gooseberry is an efficient revitalizing herb. It is rich in vitamin C and some other nutrients that play a valuable role in preventing or delaying aging. It enhances body’s immunity power and resistance against various diseases and conditions. In addition, it strengthens hair and the heart.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: ClovesAloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack Pepper, Turmeric.
Read more »

Cloves Treat Various Conditions


Cloves Help Cure Throat Irritation & Coughs: Taking 3-5 drops of clove oil mixed with honey eases painful symptoms of spasmodic coughs. Clove oil is thus a very beneficial herb for patients of tuberculosis (T.B.), bronchitis and asthma. Asthma patients can also take a decoction prepared by boiling 5-10 cloves in around 30-40ml of water can take with honey two-three times a day as an expectorant. Adding a clove of garlic to the mixture of clove oil and honey further boosts this home remedy’s preventive and curative properties.

cloves from www.letmesay.inCloves Help Cure Headache: Cloves are also very effective home remedy for headaches. Applying clove paste, prepared by mixing cloves, crystal salt and milk, provides relief from headache. Being a hygroscopic agent, salt soaks up fluid and alleviates strain.

Cloves Help Cure Toothache: Cloves are an effective home remedy for toothache. Being rich in antiseptic properties, clove oil decreases pain in tooth and fights back infection and tooth decay. Thus it is one of several major health benefits of cloves.

Cloves Help Cure Cramps: Patients suffering from muscular cramps can benefit a lot from clove oil. Massaging the affected area with a few drops clove oil provides much-required relief from the discomfort caused by cramps.



You may also like to read the health benefits of: Aloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack PepperTurmeric,Indian Gooseberry (Amla).
Read more »

Skin Benefits of Aloe Vera

image showing inside of Aloe VeraAloe Vera (Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis) is widely known as Ghee Kanvar in India as well as some parts of its neighboring country Pakistan. This highly beneficial herb features light green, fleshy leaves that have blunt points and small prickles at their margins. It is the gel/juice of Aloe Vera’s fleshy leaves that is consumed and used in manufacturing various health and beauty products.
Some of the top health benefits of Aloe Vera as as mentioned below:

Aloe Vera Benefits for Skin:


Aloe Vera is widely known for its property of bringing glow and radiance to the skin, but it is not the only skin benefit that this herb brings. There are many more skin benefits of using Aloe Vera regularly, some top of which are as mentioned below:

1. Strong natural moisturizer: Aloe Vera is a very strong natural moisturizer. It is very helpful in keeping the skin moistened, smooth as well as shiny, thanks to its anti early-aging properties. You can directly apply Aloe Vera gel or juice onto your skin regularly. Consuming the gel or juice of Aloe purifies the blood, which also paves way for smoother and unblemished, beautiful skin. Its moistening, softening, soothing and healing properties helps cure sun-damaged or tanned skin.

2. Good, natural face pack: Aloe Vera makes good, natural, harmless face pack for soft skin of your face. Mixing a tablespoon of aloe vera gel or juice with multani mitti and powder of orange peels makes a very effective, natural face pack. Apply this face pack on your face, leave it there for 15-20 minutes and then wash it away with fresh water.  It will remove any dryness and dullness, and give you a smooth, tones and full-of-vitality skin.

3. Reduces wrinkles: Applying pure Aloe Vera gel mixed with pure honey on face or any other wrinkled part of the body reduces wrinkles. It makes aloe vera a very effective anti-premature-aging herb.

4. Reduces dark circles: Applying Aloe Vera gel mixed with coconut oil on skin under eyes reduces dark circles. By using it regularly, you can get rid of dark spot or blemishes for ever. Applying this solution on elbows, ankles and knees is an effective way to get rid of darkness of skin at these areas.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: ClovesFennelDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack PepperTurmeric,Indian Gooseberry (Amla).

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Saunf or Fennel - a useful spice

a spice called saunf or fennel
Saunf or Fennel, which is known to scientists or researchers as Fenniculum Vulgare, has been is use in India and its neighboring countries for centuries. Cultivated in numerous parts of the Indian subcontinent and commonly called saunf, this aromatic spice or herb is yellowish-green inn color.

This perennial or biennial spice/herb is a rich source of protein, fat, fibre, iron, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorous thiamin, sodium, and various minerals in addition to some other nutrients.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: ClovesAloe VeraDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack PepperTurmeric,Indian Gooseberry (Amla).
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Dalchini or Cinnamon - a useful spice

A spice called dalchini or cinnamonDalchini or cinnamon, which is known to scientists as cinnamomum Zeylancium, is one of the highly useful spices that offer a number of health benefits. Native to tropical Asia and commonly called ‘Dalchini’ in India, cinnamon can be identified from its warm-sweet aromatic taste.

It comes from a tree, called dalchini or cinnamon tree. It is actually the inner bark of the dalchini tree that is used as spice. The inner bark that is used as dalchini spice is thick, smooth and dark-brown in color. The bark pieces mostly curl into quills or cylindrical shapes while drying. 

You may also like to read the health benefits of: ClovesAloe VeraFennel, Poppy SeedsBlack PepperTurmeric,Indian Gooseberry (Amla).
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Showing posts with label Herbs. Show all posts
2/18/2017
Poppy Seeds Have Several Healing, Curative Properties

Healing Powers And Curative Properties Of Poppy Seeds:

Various studies have proved that poppy seeds are really effective in treating various health conditions, including fever, inflammation, insomnia and irritation of the stomach. The root is poppy seed plant is used as an ingredient in a number of cooling medicines. Poppy seed plant root is also used as a fever relieving drink (febrifuge). It can check vomiting in cholera. In addition, it can be used as tonic, thanks to its stimulating qualities.

Poppy Seeds Treat Insomnia:

Insomnia is a devastating, irritating condition of sleeplessness. Insomnia patients should be administered roughly 30 grams of milk extracted from poppy seeds mixed with sugar. Administering a spoon of poppy seed oil to the patient every night has also been found very effective in treating insomnia.

Poppy Seeds Treat Heat, Burning Sensation:

As an external remedy , the poppy plant has many uses. A paste of the root rubbed  on the skin  can remove burning sensation of the body. A paste  of its pulverized  roots  in water  can be used  as a cooling  agents. It finds use  in external application in fevers.

Dry Itch:

Ground poppy seeds with juice of lime until they turn into a smooth paste and apply this poppy seed paste on the areas affected by the common problem of dry itch. It helps a lot in reducing and gradually curing dry itch.

Image showing poppy seedsPoppy Seeds Treat Muscular And Neuralgic Pains:

Opium in the poppy seeds is very useful as a liniment for easing or soothing muscular pain as well as neuralgic pain. This drug has the power to effectively sooth painful piles, teeth cavities. Those suffering teeth cavities can put some of opium into the tooth hollow. However, one should take care that the saliva shouldn’t be swallowed.

Must To Be Taken Precautions:

Health benefits of opium-containing poppy seeds are well-known, but the use of these seeds requires great precaution as their regular consumption can cause significant harm. In some cases, the consumer can become intolerant to opium’s action or can get upset even with a small dose. In any such case, the use of this drug should be immediately stopped.
It is also worth noting here that infants and young kids have poor tolerance to opium. Thus, they should be administered this drug only as a last resort, and that too only under strict supervision of a qualified medical practitioner. It should be totally avoided during pregnancy and certain conditions, such as kidney diseases.

You May also like to read health benefits of: Turmeric, Holy BasilIndian Gooseberry (Amla), ClovesAloe Vera, FennelDalchini or cinnamon, Black Pepper.
2/10/2017
Healing Power and Curative Properties of Black Pepper

Black pepper is stimulant, pungent, aromatic, digestive and nervine tonic. Its pungency is mainly because of a resin known as chavicine, which is most plentiful in the mesocarp. Black Pepper is very-very useful in providing relief from flatulence.
an image showing raw and dry black pepperDigestive Disorders
Black pepper or extract from this herb is known for having a stimulating effect on the human body's digestive organs. It prompts production of an increased flow of saliva as well as gastric juices that help in easy digestion. Being an appetizer, black pepper is an easily available, easy-to-use home remedy for various digestive disorders. you can ground black pepper to turn this herb into a powder, and use it mixed with malted jaggery to treat conditions like digestiive disorders.
Common cold
Black pepper  is beneficial in the  treatment  of cold  and fever. Six pepper  seeds  finely  ground  and mixed  in a glass  of warm water along with 6 pieces of batasha (a kind of sugar candy), can  be taken  for a few nights for good results .
Amnesia
A pinch  of finely ground black pepper or a couple of drops of black pepper oil mixed with honey taken twice a day is very effective in treating amnesia or dullness of intellect.
Coughs
Pepper  is an effective  remedy for coughs  caused due to throat irritation . Three peppers sucked with a pinch of caraway seeds  and a crystal of common salt provides relief.
Impotency
Eating six black peppers with a few almonds once a day with milk serves as a nerve tonic and acts as an aphrodisiac, particularly in an impotent person.
Muscular Pains
As an external application, black pepper oil dilates the superficial vessels and acts as a counter-irritant. A tablespoon of black pepper powder fried in sesame oil until it is charred can be applied beneficially as analgesic liniment for mylagia and rheumatic pains. One can also use black pepper oil for the purpose.
Teeth Disorders
Black pepper powder and common salt  mixture is an excellent dentifrice  . Its daily use prevents dental caries, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums, toothaches and cures the increased  sensitiveness  of the teeth . A pinch  of pepper  powder  mixed  with clove oil can  be put  in the caries to alleviate toothache.
Pyorrhoea

Black pepper oil is very useful in treating pyorrhea or pus in the gums. A mixture of finely powdered pepper and salt can be massaged over the gums to relieve inflammation. Black pepper oil can also be used for the same purpose.
4/19/2016
Turmeric Offers Numerous Health Benefits

Turmeric (Botanical name: Curcuma longa), which is called "haldi" in India, is a perennial herb that grows up to 90 centimeters in height. It has short stem and large leaves. The part of this herb that is used as a spice is its short, thick underground stems (rhizomes). 
Image showing raw turmeric 
Indians have been using turmeric for times immemorial. This herb has been mentioned in several early Sanskrit works, which shows that even Vedic people knew about this herb. While Indian have been growing and using turmeric since ancient ages, Chinese came to know about it just before the seventh century A.D. Polynesians carried it to as far as Hawaii and Easter Island. This herb contains several essential nutrients, such as calcium, phosphorous, carbohydrates, carotene and iron. 

Native to South-Eastern Asia, turmeric offers a number of health benefits, thanks to its remarkable medicinal properties and healing powers. Let’s have a look at some of those benefits:


Turmeric Cures Intestinal disorders: 
Turmeric or haldi has powerful antiseptic properties. The juice of raw haldi or turmeric or its powder is highly beneficial in treating intestinal problems. You can take it mixed with buttermilk or water to treat disorders like chronic diarrhea.

Turmeric Cures Worms: 
Raw turmeric juice or its dry turmeric powder is also highly beneficial in treating intestinal worms. Taking a teaspoon full of raw turmeric juice mixed with a pinch of salt as the first thing in the morning on regular basis expels worms without causing any harmful side effects. 

Image showing turmeric powderTurmeric Cures Anemia:
Anemia is one of the most common health issues across the entire globe. Being rich in iron, turmeric plays a crucial role in treating the condition. Taking a teaspoon full of raw turmeric juice mixed with a spoon of honey as the first thing in the morning on regular basis goes a long way in reducing anemia. 

Turmeric Cures Common cold And Cough:
Turmeric is an effective as well as easy to use home remedy for chronic cough and cold, thanks to its antiseptic properties. Boil half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk over a slow fire. Giving it to the patient of cough and cold helps treat symptoms like runny none, soar throat and chronic cough. It can be sweetened by adding a spoon of honey to it.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: Holy BasilIndian Gooseberry (Amla)ClovesAloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamon, Poppy Seeds, Black Pepper.
4/15/2016
Health Benefits of Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Holy Basil, which is called Tulsi in India, is multi branched, aromatic herb that generally grows up to the height of within one meter. This plant is hairy all over, and has tender, slightly oval-shaped leaves. It is also characterized by small slender spikes and slightly yellowish or reddish seeds that grow in compact clusters. This herb is somewhat bitter and pungent.

Holy Basil is native to India and Western Europeans got it only in the 16th century. Now, it is widely grown and used around the globe, thanks to its unique healing powers. Let’s have a quick look at what Holy Basil or Tulsi can give us to maintain good health:

leaves of Holy Basil or Tulsi

Healing powers and curative properties of Holy Basil/Tulsi:



Sore Throat: Put some Holy Basil leaves into a glass of water, and boil it. Drinking this boiled water in case of soar throat helps cure the condition. Add some salt to this water, and you can use it to gargle, which is perhaps the best and most affordable home remedy to cure the irritating condition of sore throat. You can also add Tulsi leaves to your tea.


Kidney Stones: Holy Basil mixed with honey has strengthening effect on the kidney. It taken on regular basis, it expels renal stones via the urinary tract.

Cough & Cold: Common cold is one of the most common conditions that normally hit with change in season. Taking holy basil leaves is an effective home remedy to fight back the disease, without causing any side effect. Holy basil leaves also play a key role in curing fever, diarrhea and vomiting. During rainy season, malaria and dengue often become widespread and a great number of people, particularly children and the elderly, fall victims to these diseases. Tender leaves of holy basil, boiled with tea, act as an effective deterrent against these health issues.

Insect Bites: Being prophylactic and curative in nature, leaves of holy basil play a vital in curing insect bites. The victim/patient should be administered a spoon full of holy basil leaves' juice at regular intervals of a few hours. You can also apply the holy basil juice on the bite to alleviate pain and accelerate recovery. regular consumption of holy basil leaves or juice in small amounts also purifies blood.

Stress: Leaves of Holy Basil or Tulsi also work as anti-stress agents. Various studies have shown that taking these leaves on regular basis keeps stress at an arm’s length. In addition, these leaves purify blood and helps prevent a number of common ailments, such as common cold.

Botanical name of Holy Basil or Tulsi is Ocimum sanctum, and it is grown in flower pots in most of the Hindu homes in India and across the world. Because Hindus believe that this herb is an earthy manifestation of Goddess Vrindavani, who is dear to LordVishnu.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: Indian Gooseberry (Amla)ClovesAloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack Pepper.
Health Benefits of Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian Gooseberry, which is called Amla in India, is a middle-sized deciduous tree. Its leaves are generally very closely set and are up 13 mm in length. Its fleshy, round-shaped fruit is also called by the same name -- Indian Gooseberry or Amla. The fruit is normally 1.5 to 2.5 cms in diameter, and pale green or yellowish in color. It has been used for ages in various medicines in India and some other parts of the world like China and the Middle East. Ancient Ayurveda expert Shusrut has called it the best of all sour fruits, thanks to its various healing and curative properties.


Healing or curative properties of Indian Gooseberry or Amla:



Respiratory disorders: Indian Gooseberry or Amla offers a number of health benefits. It is very helpful and beneficial in curing respiratory disorders. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB), bronchitis and asthma.


Eye issues: Taking two spoons full of Amla juice daily goes a long way in preserving eye sight. Amla juice is also helpful in the treatment of other eye disorders like conjunctivitis and glaucoma. You can also mix this juice with honey.

Scurvy: Being rich in vitamin C, Amla or Indian Gooseberry offers protection against scurvy. Take a spoon full of dry Amla (Amla churan) and mix it with some honey. Taking this concoction thrice a day helps treat the condition.

Aging: Indian Gooseberry is an efficient revitalizing herb. It is rich in vitamin C and some other nutrients that play a valuable role in preventing or delaying aging. It enhances body’s immunity power and resistance against various diseases and conditions. In addition, it strengthens hair and the heart.

You may also like to read the health benefits of: ClovesAloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack Pepper, Turmeric.
3/22/2016
Cloves Treat Various Conditions

Cloves Help Cure Throat Irritation & Coughs: Taking 3-5 drops of clove oil mixed with honey eases painful symptoms of spasmodic coughs. Clove oil is thus a very beneficial herb for patients of tuberculosis (T.B.), bronchitis and asthma. Asthma patients can also take a decoction prepared by boiling 5-10 cloves in around 30-40ml of water can take with honey two-three times a day as an expectorant. Adding a clove of garlic to the mixture of clove oil and honey further boosts this home remedy’s preventive and curative properties.

cloves from www.letmesay.inCloves Help Cure Headache: Cloves are also very effective home remedy for headaches. Applying clove paste, prepared by mixing cloves, crystal salt and milk, provides relief from headache. Being a hygroscopic agent, salt soaks up fluid and alleviates strain.

Cloves Help Cure Toothache: Cloves are an effective home remedy for toothache. Being rich in antiseptic properties, clove oil decreases pain in tooth and fights back infection and tooth decay. Thus it is one of several major health benefits of cloves.

Cloves Help Cure Cramps: Patients suffering from muscular cramps can benefit a lot from clove oil. Massaging the affected area with a few drops clove oil provides much-required relief from the discomfort caused by cramps.



You may also like to read the health benefits of: Aloe VeraFennelDalchini or cinnamonPoppy SeedsBlack PepperTurmeric,Indian Gooseberry (Amla).
Skin Benefits of Aloe Vera
image showing inside of Aloe VeraAloe Vera (Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis) is widely known as Ghee Kanvar in India as well as some parts of its neighboring country Pakistan. This highly beneficial herb features light green, fleshy leaves that have blunt points and small prickles at their margins. It is the gel/juice of Aloe Vera’s fleshy leaves that is consumed and used in manufacturing various health and beauty products.
Some of the top health benefits of Aloe Vera as as mentioned below:

Aloe Vera Benefits for Skin:


Aloe Vera is widely known for its property of bringing glow and radiance to the skin, but it is not the only skin benefit that this herb brings. There are many more skin benefits of using Aloe Vera regularly, some top of which are as mentioned below:

1. Strong natural moisturizer: Aloe Vera is a very strong natural moisturizer. It is very helpful in keeping the skin moistened, smooth as well as shiny, thanks to its anti early-aging properties. You can directly apply Aloe Vera gel or juice onto your skin regularly. Consuming the gel or juice of Aloe purifies the blood, which also paves way for smoother and unblemished, beautiful skin. Its moistening, softening, soothing and healing properties helps cure sun-damaged or tanned skin.

2. Good, natural face pack: Aloe Vera makes good, natural, harmless face pack for soft skin of your face. Mixing a tablespoon of aloe vera gel or juice with multani mitti and powder of orange peels makes a very effective, natural face pack. Apply this face pack on your face, leave it there for 15-20 minutes and then wash it away with fresh water.  It will remove any dryness and dullness, and give you a smooth, tones and full-of-vitality skin.

3. Reduces wrinkles: Applying pure Aloe Vera gel mixed with pure honey on face or any other wrinkled part of the body reduces wrinkles. It makes aloe vera a very effective anti-premature-aging herb.

4. Reduces dark circles: Applying Aloe Vera gel mixed with coconut oil on skin under eyes reduces dark circles. By using it regularly, you can get rid of dark spot or blemishes for ever. Applying this solution on elbows, ankles and knees is an effective way to get rid of darkness of skin at these areas.

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Saunf or Fennel - a useful spice
a spice called saunf or fennel
Saunf or Fennel, which is known to scientists or researchers as Fenniculum Vulgare, has been is use in India and its neighboring countries for centuries. Cultivated in numerous parts of the Indian subcontinent and commonly called saunf, this aromatic spice or herb is yellowish-green inn color.

This perennial or biennial spice/herb is a rich source of protein, fat, fibre, iron, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorous thiamin, sodium, and various minerals in addition to some other nutrients.

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Dalchini or Cinnamon - a useful spice
A spice called dalchini or cinnamonDalchini or cinnamon, which is known to scientists as cinnamomum Zeylancium, is one of the highly useful spices that offer a number of health benefits. Native to tropical Asia and commonly called ‘Dalchini’ in India, cinnamon can be identified from its warm-sweet aromatic taste.

It comes from a tree, called dalchini or cinnamon tree. It is actually the inner bark of the dalchini tree that is used as spice. The inner bark that is used as dalchini spice is thick, smooth and dark-brown in color. The bark pieces mostly curl into quills or cylindrical shapes while drying. 

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