27/08/2016

Home remedies for heart diseases




Heart disease refers to numerous problems that affect the structure and functions of the heart. It is most often related to atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in arterial walls, that causes narrowing of the arteries, thereby inhibiting blood flow and increasing the risk for a heart attack or stroke.
The heart is an amazing structure, tough yet fragile. A muscle, its network of arteries and veins transport blood through your body, nourishing organs and tissues. When the heart is working as it should, you barely notice it. But when your heart starts acting strangely, you have cause to worry. Thankfully, you live in a day when heart disease can be treated very successfully, and in some cases, the condition can even be reversed. Several home remedies can assist in keeping your heart healthy.
Causes of Heart Disease:
Lots of pressure in the arteries can cause them to become stiff and thick. This hardening of the arteries is known as Atherosclerosis and can restrict the blood flow to other organs and tissues in the body. Unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, obesity or smoking are the main risk factors for this disease.
Heart Arrhythmia is caused by abnormal heart rhythms. The conditions that result in this abnormality are drug abuse, coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects (birth defects), diabetes, smoking, drug abuse, stress, high blood pressure, consumption of alcohol or caffeine (excessive), valvular heart disease, few over-the-counter medication, dietary supplements, herbal remedies and prescription medications.
Pericarditis, myocarditis and endocarditis are developed when bacterium, chemicals or virus reach the heart muscle. The most common causes of heart infections include:
Bacteria: When a number of bacteria enter the bloodstream, endocarditis is caused. The bacteria can enter while eating food or brushing teeth. It is extremely important to keep your teeth clean all the time. Also avoid outside food to prevent these diseases.
Medication: Medicines that cause a toxic or allergic reaction. Illegal drugs, some antibiotics like sulfonamide drugs and penicillin can cause heart infections
Inflammation of blood vessels, other inflammatory conditions, lupus, tissue disorders can also cause heart infections.


Heart disease can be improved — or even prevented — by making certain lifestyle changes. The following changes can help anyone who wants to improve heart health:
Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease. A BMI of less than 25 and a waist circumference of 35 inches (88.9 centimeters) or less is the goal for preventing and treating heart disease.
Physical activity will reduce the chances of high cholesterol, diabetes, stress and blood pressure. Exercise of 30 minutes each day is recommended, but if you can allocate an hour every day, it could do wonders to your body. Try to stay as conscious as you can by taking the stairs, walking your dog or even gardening.
Master herbalist Dr. John Christopher was nicknamed doctor cayenne because he praised its value as a heart health tonic, which if strong enough could halt a heart attack in progress.
Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice techniques for managing stress, such as muscle relaxation and deep breathing.
Studies have determined that pomegranate juice helps unclog arteries by reducing artery thickness. L-Arginine is a supplement that helps increase blood vessel nitric oxide to repair arterial inner lining damage.
Deal with depression. Being depressed can increase your risk of heart disease significantly. Talk to your doctor if you feel hopeless or uninterested in your life.
Practice good hygiene. Stay away from people with infectious diseases such as colds, get vaccinated against the flu, regularly wash your hands, and brush and floss your teeth regularly to keep yourself well.
Increase your magnesium intake. It's the most important ignored mineral in existence involving 300 metabolic processes. It directly affects heart health, especially with heart beat regulation. Yet most Americans are magnesium deficient.Greens are excellent sources of magnesium, which can also be supplemented orally with magnesium citrate formulas or topically with magnesium chloride, and even by soaking in Epsom salts.
Move. Exercise helps you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and control diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure — all risk factors for heart disease. If you have a heart arrhythmia or heart defect, there may be some restrictions on the activities you can do, so talk to your doctor.


With your doctor's OK, aim for 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
Avoid oils that are processed by heat or hydrogenated. These cause inflammation, and they're ubiquitous in processed and fast foods. But there is one cold pressed oil to avoid, Canola (rapeseed) oil. It's not the health food it's promoted to be.
Eat healthy foods. A heart-healthy diet based on fruits, vegetables and whole grains — and low in saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and added sugar — can help you control your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Check your cholesterol. Ask your doctor for a baseline cholesterol test when you're in your 20s and then at least every five years. You may need to start testing earlier if high cholesterol is in your family. If your test results aren't within desirable ranges, your doctor may recommend more frequent measurements.
Most people should aim for an LDL level below 130 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 3.4 millimoles per liter (mmol/L). If you have other risk factors for heart disease, you should aim for an LDL below 100 mg/dL (2.6 mmol/L). If you're at very high risk of heart disease — if you've already had a heart attack or have diabetes, for example — aim for an even lower LDL level — below 70 mg/dL (1.8 mmol/L).


Increase your omega-3 fatty acid intake. Both cardiologists mentioned above refer to the imbalance of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 as an inflammatory factor in the standard American diet Omega-3 is high in fish and krill oils, fatty fish, freshly ground flax seeds, hemp seeds, and chia seeds as well as avocados and free range eggs. The oils from those plants are also beneficial if they are organic and cold pressed.
Keep diabetes under control. If you have diabetes, tight blood sugar control can help reduce the risk of heart disease
Stop smoking. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease, especially atherosclerosis. Quitting is the best way to reduce your risk of heart disease and its complications.
Control your blood pressure. Ask your doctor for a blood pressure measurement at least every two years. He or she may recommend more frequent measurements if your blood pressure is higher than normal or you have a history of heart disease. Optimal blood pressure is less than 120 systolic and 80 diastolic, as measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg)


24/08/2016

Health benefits of mustard oil



Mustard or Sarson seeds are specially used for the oil purposes all over the India as well as abroad however some other parts of the mustard plant are also used for eating purposes in India. The cooked vegetable of green leafy mustard is very famous dish of the India and known as the “Sarson de Saag”. Mustard seeds are used as spices to cook special vegetables to increase taste and flavor.
Mustard seeds are the small, rounded and yellow colored spice cultivated in many regions of the world. Mustard seeds are found in three varieties such as black, brown and white mustard. Mustard oil is a special part of the mustard which is also known as the Sarson ka tel and used for multiple purposes like body massage, hair growth, cooking and lots of ritual purposes in India. Countries producing high amount of mustard seeds are India, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, United States, Pakistan and etc.As the name suggests, mustard oil is a fatty vegetable oil extracted from the mustard seeds. It is dark yellow in color and slightly pungent. There are generally three types of mustard oils depending upon the manner of extraction. The first is a fatty vegetable oil obtained by pressing the mustard seeds. The second one is a essential oil that is made by grinding the seeds, mixing them with water and extracting the oil through distillation. The third process involves infusing mustard seed extract with other vegetable oils such as soy bean oil. All three categories of oil have a pungent nutty taste and a strong aroma.
Benefits of Mustard/Sarson Seeds Oil
Mustard seeds are used to produce dark yellowish mustard oil which contains fatty acids and proteins. Mustard oil is produced by three different processes such as grinding, extraction and infusion processes. Mustard is used in many ways in the Indian recipes according to the needs and requirements. It is the rich source of both omegalpha-3 and omegalpha-6 fatty acids including vitamin E, antioxidants, minerals and etc which helps in the properly nourishing the body. All forms of the mustard have lots of nutritional health benefits which are mentioned in this article.
Mustard oil has had contradictory reputations in different parts of the world over the years. It is a very popular oil on the Indian Subcontinent, specifically in the Eastern parts of India and in Bangladesh. There, it is used as an edible oil and is considered very healthy, whereas in the rest of the world, it is often considered toxic, irritable and not suitable for edible purposes. In some parts of Europe, there is even a ban on selling this oil and in some other countries; it is sold as a massage oil reserved for external application only.
Being an edible oil, mustard which is also known as the ‘Sarso Ka Tel’ or ‘Sarson Ka Tel‘ in Hindi, ‘Aava Nune‘ in Telugu, ‘Kadugu Ennai‘ in Tamil, ‘Kedugenna‘ in Malayalam, ‘Rainu Nu Tel‘ in Gujarati, ‘Rai Da Tel‘ in Punjabi, ‘Mohariche Tel‘ in Marathi and ‘Sarsay Tel‘ in Bengali. It is widely used for cooking in northern, central, eastern and north eastern India. Unfortunately, it was considered unfit for consumption by countries like USA, Canada and European Union as it contained erucic acid which had adverse effect on rats. However, later it was proved that vegetable fat was less digested by rats and that consumption of this oil had no adverse effects on humans. Moreover, mustard oil is rich in non-saturated and unsaturated fats, and hence is beneficial for heart.



Cardiac Health
Incorporating mustard oil into your diet may help protect against heart disease, according to a study in the April 2004 issue of the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition." The oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, both of which help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol. Improving your cholesterol balance will also help lower triglycerides, or blood fat levels, which can in turn prevent obesity, kidney disease, and hyperthyroidism, in addition to improving heart health.
Anti-Bacterial
Mustard oil is thought to work as an antibacterial agent when taken both internally and externally, and as an antifungal when used externally. Internally, it can fight bacteria infections in the colon, intestines, and other parts of the digestive tract. Externally, it can treat both bacterial and fungal infections when applied directly to the skin. In fact, researchers from the Armed Forces Institute, reporting in the October 2004 issue of the "Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons" state that a 1 to 1 mixture of honey and mustard oil is effective at killing deApart from being a favorite in grandma’s kitchen, this oil forms a part and parcel of Indian tradition and culture. It is used for lighting ‘diyas’ in Diwali as well as in rituals performed in North Indian weddings. Being a rich source of omegAlpha3 and omegAlpha6 fatty acids, vitamin E and antioxidants, it is considered as one of the healthiest oils. It has been used in Ayurveda since times immemorial due to its healing and medicinal properties and is considered beneficial for hair, skin and body.
Beneficial During Asthma
Mustard oil is considered a natural remedy for asthma and sinusitis. In case of an asthma attack, massaging the chest with brown mustard oil instead of the usual vapor rubs can give relief as breathing in the vapor improves airflow to the lungs. You can also mix one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of mustard oil and have a spoonful several times a day. Alternatively, swallow a mixture of one teaspoon of honey and mustard oil thrice a day. These remedies are effective in controlling asthma.
Stimulates Digestion: This oil is known as a stimulant and helps the intestine to produce digestive juices, which increase the peristaltic movement of the food, and hence the digestion process. Also the same process helps in increasing appetite by increasing production of gastric juices in our system.
Mustard oil is considered to be an oil that has low saturated fat as compared to other cooking oils. This pungent tasting oil is mostly used for cooking in parts of Gujarat, Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Orissa, Haryana and some other parts ofIndia. It basically consists of fatty acid, oleic acid, erucic acid and linoleic acid. It has antioxidant and cholesterol reducing properties. It is also loaded with essential vitamins. Though this oil is nutty tasting it is good for heart and also has many other benefits.
Boosts Healthy Blood CirculationExternally body massage with the mustard oil boosts up the blood circulation throughout the body and stimulates sweat glands to maintain the body temperature.
Increases Appetite




Good health depends upon a healthy appetite to a great extent. Mustard oil acts as an appetizer by stimulating the gastric juices in the stomach. It increases hunger by irritating the intestinal lining. Thus, those having poor appetite can consider using it as cooking oil.Balances Blood Cholesterol Level
It is rich in the monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which helps in balancing the blood cholesterol level thus reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Prevents from Cancer
It contains a compound called Glucosinolate which has anti-carcinogenic property thus hinders the growth of cancerous cells in the body.
It is phytonutrients rich spice protects from the colorectal, stomach and gastrointestinal cancers.
Stimulates Hair Growth
Massaging your scalp with mustard oil stimulates hair growth by increasing blood circulation in the scalp. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, particularly, a high amount of beta-carotene. This beta-carotene gets converted into vitamin A which is excellent for hair growth. Besides, it contains iron, fatty acids, calcium and magnesium, all of which promote hair growth.
Prevents from Respiratory Disorders
It is a good home remedy to treat the asthma, sinusitis, cold, cough and etc if massaged to the chest very well.
Benefits Of Mustard Oil For Hair
If you wish for long, thick and lustrous hair, then mustard oil is a good solution for a healthy mane. Be it consumption or application, mustard oil provides essential nutrients to the hair follicles for proper growth. Some of the benefits of mustard oil for hair are as follows
Not only for cooking food but also this oil has importance in North-Indiantradition. It is used for lighting 'diyas' during Diwali. It is also used in the ceremony called 'Mayian'. It is performed one day before the wedding at both bride's and bridegroom's place. Read on to know more about how mustard oil can prove beneficial in daily life.
Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A recent comparative study done on varieties of edible oils revealed that mustard oil reduced the risk of Cardio vascular diseases by 70 percent, so mustard oil cuts down the risk of heart diseases if used in moderation by lowering cholesterol levels within the body.
Benefits of Mustard Oil For Skin
Mustard oil is extremely beneficial for skin and is often used in aroma therapy treatments. However, before applying it topically, it is advisable to do patch a test to ensure that you are not allergic to it. Moreover, cold pressed mustard oil should be considered for topical application. Some of the benefits of this oil for skin are as follows.



Lightens The Skin
In order to make your facial skin smooth, apply a mixture of mustard oil and coconut oil on your face and massage the area in circles for 5-6 minutes. Gently wipe your face with a smooth and wet cotton cloth. This will stimulate blood circulation, thus lightening your skin as well as getting rid of pimples.
Removes Tan And Dark Spots

Mustard oil is effective in removing tan and dark spots to give you a naturally glowing skin. For this purpose, prepare a face mask by mixing mustard oil, besan (Bengal gram flour), curd and a few drops of lemon juice and apply it on your face. Rinse with cold water after 10 to 15 minutes. This should be done thrice a week for best results.
Provides Relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Its anti-inflammatory properties provide relief from the irritable bowel syndrome by 
soothing the stomach wall.
Treats Rashes And Infections
Due to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, mustard oil is effective in treating rashes and other skin infections, thus preventing your skin from dryness, dullness and itching. A body massage with mustard oil rejuvenates and cleans your skin by increasing blood circulation. Besides, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is effective in reducing skin inflammation and facilitates quick healing of cuts and wound
Relieves Inflammation
It also provides relief from the pain of rheumatic arthritis, arthritis and osteoporosis by nourishing the joints.
Relieves Joint Pain It has special minerals called selenium and magnesium which relieves the joint pain and skin inflammation.
Inhibits Bacterial, Fungal and Microbial Growth


It is a good anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial agent as it contains glucosinolate and isothiocyanate which inhibits the bacterial, fungal and microbial growth.
Stimulates Sweat Glands
Whether consumed or applied topically, mustard oil stimulates the sweat glands and opens the pores of the skin. Thus, it helps in reducing the body temperature and removes unwanted toxins, water and salts from the body.Prevents from Insect-Borne Diseases
It is a very good mosquito repellent agent due to its sharp aroma nature thus prevents from many insect-borne diseases.
Slows Down Ageing Process

It helps in slows down the ageing process as it contains flavonoids and antioxidants like carotenes, zea-xanthins, lutein and vitamins like A, B, C and K.
Obstructs Cancer Cells Growth
It protects from the gastrointestinal cancer as it is packed with the amazing phytonutrients which obstruct the cancer cells growth.

21/08/2016

Health benefits of sugarcane juice



India is one of the world's largest producers of sugarcane, after Brazil which is possibly why you'll find almost no companies which offer packaged sugarcane juice. It can be priced as low as Rs.10 or as high as Rs.40, but it's available through the country and not limited to one specific region. The top 5 sugarcane producing states are Uttar Pradesh,Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
The summers seem to be beating down on us and with the heat come diseases like heatstrokes and bouts of dehydration. But there is one summer drink that can help you overcome the sweltering heat and other diseases in a jiffy – sugarcane juice
Sugarcane juice or ganne ka ras as it is known in Hindi is a popular drink in India especially in summers. India is one of the leading producers of sugar cane in the world. It is one of the healthiest drinks giving lot of natural energy to the body. Sugarcane juice is rich in zinc, chromium, cobalt, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, potassium and copper. It contains Vitamins A, C, B1, and B2, B5 and B6 and iron. Besides this it has antioxidants, proteins soluble fiber and phytonutrient.
Health benefits of sugarcane juice given below-

potent energy booster:

Sugarcane contains a large amount of glucose along with other compounds. The glucose and other electrolytes make it an instant pick-me-up. Not only does it give you that instant boost of energy, but if drunk when cold, it helps cool down the body during the harsh summers. Read why energy drinks can adversely affect your health


Prevents heart diseases: 

It also prevents heart diseases and stroke as it helps decrease the levels of unhealthy or cholesterol and triglycerides.

Helps in reducing weight: 

As sugarcane juice reduces the bad cholesterol levels in the body and has natural sugars, it helps in reducing weight. It is high in soluble fibre which aids in shedding weight.
Good for treating diabetes: Sugarcane is sweet in taste and is full of natural sweeteners, which have a low gylcemic index (GI), hence it works very well for diabetic patients.
*Sugarcane juice reduces the bad cholesterol level in the body and has natural sugar. It helps in eliminating toxins from the body by cleansing, improving metabolism and detoxifying the body. This aids in gradual weight loss especially if taken regularly with lime juice or coconut water.

Prevents cancer: 




Sugarcane juice is alkaline in nature because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese, which helps prevent diseases like cancer, that cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Thus it helps in fighting various types of cancer such as prostate and breast cancer.
Sugarcane juice is alkaline in nature because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese, which helps prevent diseases like cancer, that cannot survive in an alkaline environment. Thus it helps in fighting various types of cancer such as prostate and breast cancer.

Aids in digestion: 


It is good for the well-being of the digestive system due to its high potassium levels. It helps in keeping the digestive system in good shape, prevents stomach infections and is considered to be particularly useful in treating the problem of constipation.
Prevents heart diseases: It also prevents heart diseases and stroke as it helps decrease the levels of unhealthy or cholesterol and triglycerides.
Aids in digestion: It is good for the well-being of the digestive system due to its high potassium levels. It helps in keeping the digestive system in good shape, prevents stomach infections and is considered to be particularly useful in treating the problem of constipation.


Facilitates Development Of Bones And Teeth

To every growing child, hand a sugarcane stick and you can gladly forget teeth-related problems.
Sugarcane is an extremely rich source of calcium which helps build your skeletal strength, including bones and teeth

Ayurveda


Ayurvedic Medicine prizes sugar cane for it's ability to energize and rejuvenate the body.
It is prescribed for the following:
Toning the skin and all body tissues
Moisturizing the skin and the body's tissues
Cleansing and stimulating the digestive system
Revitalizing and detoxifying the liver, kidneys, and blood stream

Increasing male fertility and vitality

Drinking sugarcane juice instead of artificial and aerated drinks helps to improve the health of a person.

The juice of Sugarcane helps in treating the burning sensation while passing urine, prostatitis, kidney stones, STD (sexually transmitted disease), and urinary tract infections
Sugarcane juice reduces the bad cholesterol level in the body and has natural sugar. It helps in eliminating toxins from the body by cleansing, improving metabolism and detoxifying the body. This aids in gradual weight loss especially if taken regularly with lime juice or coconut water.
It is found to be beneficial for pregnant women because of its contents of iron and folates. These contents enhance the hemoglobin level in pregnant women. It also prevents the unborn baby from variety of birth defects.


Clears skin imperfections:

 When it comes to healthy skin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) which are part of the natural constituents of sugarcane juice, are supposed to have a lot of benefits. They fight acne, reduce blemishes, prevent ageing and help in keeping the skin hydrated. Just apply sugarcane juice to your skin and let it dry or add it to your favourite face mask and scrub, and your skin will look radiant and clean.
*Sugarcane juice has been discovered to be good for those people who are struggling with febrile disorders. Febrile disorders result in fevers, which can lead to seizures and loss of proteins in the body. It is quite common in infants and children. Sugarcane juice helps in compensating the lost protein and helps in recovery.
*Studies show that sugarcane is effective in fighting against cancer especially breast and prostate cancer.
*Sugarcane juice boosts protein levels in the body which is helpful in maintaining the health of the kidney.

*The antioxidants in sugar cane juice help in fighting against infections and boosting the immune system of the body. It also protects liver the liver against infections and helps in keeping the bilirubin levels in control.
*When it comes to healthy skin, alpha hydroxy acids are supposed to have lot of benefits. They fight acne, reduce blemishes, prevent ageing and help in keeping the skin hydrated. One of the most effective alpha hydroxy acids is glycolic acid and sugarcane, is one of its few natural sources. Just apply sugar cane juice to your skin and let it dry or add it to your favourite face mask and scrub. Use it regularly to see the effect.
*The antioxidants in sugarcane juice help to fight infections and boost the immune system of the body. It also protects the liver against infections and helps in keeping the bilirubin levels in control. This is one of the reason that doctors’ advice jaundice patients to drink sugar cane juice, as it is one of the few things that gets easily digested and does not put any pressure on the liver and also helps in reducing the bilirubin levels.
*Sugarcane juice also acts a good digestive aid due to the presence of potassium. It helps in keeping the digestive system in good shape, prevents stomach infections and is considered to be particularly useful in treating the problem of constipation.
Studies show that sugarcane juice protects against tooth decay and bad breath due to its high mineral content. So save yourself the next trip to the dentist and drink a glass of fresh sugarcane juice to get shiny white teeth.


Prevents Bad Breath 

And Tooth DecayBad breath is a major cause for social embarrassment. If you have a history of tooth decay leading to bad breath, you should consider sugarcane juice as a home remedy.Sugarcane contains a host of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus that help build your teeth enamel . The consistent flow of nutrients prevents decay and strengthens your teeth . Also, bad breath is another symptom of nutrient deficiency that sugar cane juice helps counter
*Even though cane juice tastes very sweet and has high sugar content, it is good for diabetic patients. It contains natural sugar which has low glycemic index that prevents steep rise in blood glucose levels in diabetics, so it can act as a substitute of aerated drinks for them. However, people with Type-2 diabetes should consume it in moderation and after consultation with their doctors.

Ensures Safe Pregnancy

Sugarcane juice has been found to be a great addition to a pregnant woman’s diet. It facilitates quicker conceptions and safer pregnancy Sugarcane juice contains trace amounts of folic acid or vitamin B-9 that is known to protect from neural birth defects like Spini Bifida Also, research has discovered that sugarcane juice minimizes ovulating problems in women, thereby increasing chances of conception
*Sugarcane juice is considered an alkaline forming food because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese in it. Diseases like cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment and that’s why studies show that it is effective in fighting cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer.As sugar cane juice boosts protein levels in the body, it helps in maintaining the health of the kidney. Taken in a diluted form, with lime juice and coconut water, sugar cane juice helps in reducing the burning sensation which is commonly associated with urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, kidney stones and prostatitis.


20/08/2016

Health benefits of black salt



The Indian black salt, also known as 'Kala Namak', is a popular variety of Indian volcanic stone salts. It is used extensively in India, Pakistan and internationally, by those who know its benefits. Its unusual color comes from the presence of tiny amounts of iron and other minerals.
Black salt has amazing health benefits and medicinal uses and it is popularly called kala namak in India. It is a type of natural rock salt that is full of minerals and natural goodness. It gets it's deep dark color because of the minerals and iron found in it and when ground it looks pink in color. In India it is very popular for it's use in making chat items. I love pani puris (a very popular Indian snack) and I always have kala namak at home for making it. Kala namak is used as a seasoning for the pani (the green water that is used to fill the puris). I have never given kala namak a second thought till I came to know of it's wonderful uses and benefits, now I try to include it often. Kalanamak has the following wonderful uses:


  Kala namak | Black salt for blood pressure

Kala namak has low sodium content than the regular table salt and it is said to be very effective for pressure patients. Though kala namak has low sodium content than normal salt, pressure patients should not consume too much of it as even kala namak has good amount of sodium. 2. Kala Namak | Black salt for weight loss: If you are looking for low sodium alternatives for regular salt for your weight loss regimen, then kala namak is the best choice. Kala namak does not go well with gravies as it has a distinctive smell, but it is absolutely good for salads and soups. You can spice up any salad with black salt 3. Kala Namak For skin: kala namak like most of the natural salts is very good for the skin. It relaxes muscles, is an absolute delight for using it as a detox bath. Using kala namak in detox bath is one of the best ways to relax, unwind and treat achy muscles. 4. Kala namak for Gastritis: Kala namak is very good for treating gastritis and if combined with carom seed water, it gives very good relief. You can find the carom seed water recipe in the blog. 5. Kala namak | Black salt for hair growth: Kala namak is rich in iron and vital minerals and nutrients required for hair growth, try including it in your diet as often as you can. Next time you make soups add a little of kala namak to it, it will enhance the flavor. But don't add too much of black salt, it will not taste good. You can also sprinkle it on eggs daily. Try your best to substitute refined table salt with black salt. I tried a detox bath blend with black salt, you can also use this recipe as a foot soak. This is an absolute detox bath recipe and it is suitable for all types of skin. Trust me, you will feel like as if you underwent an expensive spa treatment after using this bath soak, that is because of the relaxing nature of black salt. Though black salt has a distinctive smell, it pair up beautifully with rose petals and rose essential oil in this detox bath recipe to make a wonderful home treatment....
scientific researchers show that the common salt i.e. the white salt we use can cause paralysis, thyroid problem, impotence issues and high blood pressure problem!
This special salt is found in the Himalayan mountain ranges and
has some excellent health benefits that you should know about. In India, black salt is often prescribed for patients with high blood pressure or those who require a low-salt diet. Why? Because black salt is low on sodium, and so doesn't raise the blood pressure like normal salt does. It is also a popular treatment for heartburn and intestinal gas. In short, it provides a boost to the digestive system



Indian black salt has been used as a condiment for many hundreds of years in Asian countries surrounding the Himalayan mountains. It was originally obtained from either natural volcanic mines in Northern India and Pakistan or the surrounding salt lakes of Sambhar or Didwana. Traditionally, the salt was processed with heat, charcoal and plant material, which yielded a dark crystal rich in sulfide compounds. The traditionally made salt is also high in iron and many other minerals. Modern manufacturing processes can make the salt synthetically, which looks similar to the traditional form, but it has less mineral content.
Indian blacksalt is regarded as a cooling down spice in ayurvedic medicine and it is recommended for most health issues like constipation, upset stomach, heartburn, bloating, flatulence, goiter, very poor eyesight along with hysteria, in line with the book “Herbs of which Heal. ” Within India, black salt might be recommended in order to people in low-salt diets caused by hypertension due to the fact it’s believed to be lower in sodium content compared to regular kitchen table salt. Needless to say, the arrangement of Native indian black salt varies a lot and would depend mainly in whether it’s produced using conventional or modern-day techniques. Synthetically made black salt includes a sodium information very very near to regular kitchen table salt. Discuss your current salt options with your entire doctor in case you have high blood vessels pressure
Himalayan Black salt is a cooling salt and loaded with therapeutic advantages. Apart from being laxative and also curing intestinal disorders, it helps improving eyesight.
A healthy alternative to sea salt
Salt is incredibly common in everyday life. We find it in a huge amount of snacks and dishes. This is usually iodized salt or sea salt. However, an overdose of salt in our daily lives is a common problem that may lead to paralysis, thyroid problems and high blood pressure, to name just a few. The two most dangerous chemicals in sea salt are potassium iodate and aluminum silicate. This is why sea salt is banned in some countries. However, black salt is a great alternative to iodized salt, and here are a few of its benefits compared to iodized salt:

* Treats arthritis problems
* Treats paralysis problems
* Lowers high blood pressure
* Deals with impotency issues

Hair fall, receding hairline, and all the medical procedures are no less than a nightmare for anyone.
This might amaze you, but black salt works here too! It consists of many essential minerals; it strengthens and increases the natural hair growth.
It consists of many essential minerals; it strengthens and increases the natural hair growth.
Cooking Benefits
Indian black salt is used extensively on Indian food, including chutneys, yogurts, pickles, salads and all kinds of fruits. It’s often appreciated by strict vegans because it mimics the taste of eggs in tofu and other vegetarian dishes. During the hot Indian summer months, it’s also sometimes used to flavor cool drinks, which is a practical way to replace sodium lost through excessive perspiration.

Joint Disorders

Joint disorders can be a real pain for the person affected and for the family as well. In case of joint disorders with stiffness, black salt can be beneficial, all you have to do is:
In case of joint disorders with stiffness, black salt can be beneficial, all you have to do is:
Firstly apply the oil prescribed by the doctor
After 10-15 minutes take black salt inside a cloth( about a cup of it)
Pack it and heat it in a pan, keep checking its tolerance on the skin



Apply this pack over the affected joint
Reheating can be done
Follow this for 4-5 minutes
Use Of Black Salt In Obesity & High CholesterolSurprising right? But this is true because black salt has the dissolving and disintegrating effect, it is widely used in anti-obesity products like Lavana taila and anti-cholesterol products
There is a slight difference between the sodium content of white salt and black salt. Black salt contains less amount of sodium, so those of you who are looking for low salt alternatives for weight loss switch to black salt.
You may get a little uncomfortable with the smell initially, but it works wonders when used in soups and salads.

Therapeutic benefits:

In accordance with Ayurveda or Knowledge of Life, black salt is a cooling salt and loaded with therapeutic advantages. Besides being laxative and curing intestinal disorders, it improves your eye sight as well. In the words of Ayurveda, Indian black salt or kala namak is the most beneficial variety of salt. The reason behind this is that, unlike common Iodized salt, it doesn’t enhance the sodium content of your blood. Due to its high sulphur content, it can lower the gastric fire and cause weak digestion. So, consider using this salt in balanced amounts.oft and beautiful skin:
Instead of using chemical based soaps, foot baths and spas, consider using black salt in your bath water. However, make sure that the water isn’t too hot. In case your skin is sensitive and prone to irritations, it works as an excellent healing element. It works magically for cracked feet, swollen feet, athlete’s foot, warts and sprains. In short, it’ll heal away all your pain and worries while you enjoy a pure and natural salt bath. Your body will feel completely rejuvenated and replenished.

Black Salt In Respiratory Disorders

Now-a-day salt therapy clinics are emerging all over the world though this technique was originated during ancient Greek civilization. Back then, this treatment was called Halotherapy in which Halo stands for salt in Greek.
According to the ancient Ayurvedic culture in India inhaling of salt cleanses the nose and throat areas. Himalayan crystal salt i.e. black salt is used extensively for this purpose.
As a proof of the success of this technique, workers in a salt mine have an excellent respiratory system. Modern salt therapy includes Himalayan crystal salt inhalers. This is how it works.
Salt crystals are present in a chamber, as the affected person breathes the salt is absorbed by the moisture present in the air, from there it goes straight into the lungs.
arthritis pain

Health benefits of black salt 

Black salt can be helpful for promoting a better cardiovascular healthArthritis can be highly painful and it can actually reduce the quality of life for the elderly. Black salt or kala namak can be effectively used for compressing the joints and to reduce the pain. To use Kala Namak for treating arthritis or any other kind of joint pain all you need to do is to pack some black salt in a cotton cloth and warm it by placing it directly on a heated pan. Now you can use the black salt filled pouch to compress the joints. Use this treatment 3-4 times every day for longer relief.
Black salt is believed to have some effects in reducing the bad cholesterol in the blood. A reduced amount of bad cholesterol boosts the percentage of good cholesterol in the body and can be highly effective to prevent the thickening of the blood vessels. Lower cholesterol directly aids in the cardiovascular health. Moreover, this salt has lesser amount of sodium than the common table salt, which makes it a better alternative for heart and overall cardiovascular health. So, if you have high blood pressure or a condition of heart, substituting the table salt in your cooked food for black salt can give some great results.



Strong and problem free hair:
If you’re suffering from a receding hairline and frustrated of using all the medical supplements and hair tonics, try something natural this time. Since black salt contains a lot of essential minerals, it helps boost your hair’s natural growth. What’s more, it strengthens your hair and treats split end issues as well. In case you have dandruff problems or acute hair fall, consider taking black salt with tomato juice, at least once a day. It not only improves your hair growth and thickness, but also enhances its sheen and lustre.

18/08/2016

Health benefits of dates



The benefits of dates include relief from constipation, intestinal disorders, heart problems,anemia, sexual dysfunction, diarrhea, abdominal cancer, and many other conditions. Dates are good for gaining weight also. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper andmagnesium which are all beneficial for health. Some health specialists have said that eating one day per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.
Dates, popularly called (Khajoor/Khajur) in Hindi, ‘Kharjuramu‘ in Telugu, ‘Pericham pazham‘ in Tamil, ‘Eenthapazham‘ in Malayalam, ‘Kharjoora‘ in Kannada, ‘Khejoor‘ in Bengali, ‘Khajur‘ in Gujarati and ‘Kharik‘ in Marathi. Dates are eaten as a regular dry fruit by most of the people. They are a very rich source of vitamins and minerals and are very beneficial for the body. People in the Middle East and the Indus Valley used to consume dates as a staple food. It’s a miracle fruit that does us tons of good. Keeping this in mind, it is important to try and promote the consumption of dates on a frequent basis.
Dates are packed with a host of nutrients that provide several benefits for the skin and hair, and for your overall health. They are also known to improve eyesight and night blindness. Dates have no side effects and can be easily included in your diet.The fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which prevents LDL cholesterol absorption in the gut. Additionally, the fiber works as a bulk laxative. It, thus, helps to protect the colon mucous membrane from cancer-causing chemicals binding to it in the colon.
They contain health benefiting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins. Tannins are known to possess anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties.
The massive health benefits of dates have made them one of the best ingredients for muscle development. People consume dates in several ways, such as mixing the paste of the dates with milk, yogurt or with bread or butter to make them even more delicious. The paste is beneficial for both adults and children, especially during a time of recovery from injury or illness.
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ey compose antioxidant flavonoids such as ß-carotene, lutein, and zea-xanthin. These antioxidants found to have the ability to protect cells and other structures in the body from harmful effects of oxygen-free radicals. Thus, eating dates found to offer some protection from colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cance
they are an excellent sources of potassium. 100 g contains 696 mg or 16% of daily-recommended levels of this electrolyte. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure. They, thus, offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases.


Proteins

Dates provide readily assimilable proteins that are required by the body.

They are a rich source of the nutrients which are the main building blocks for muscles.
Dates provide us with plenty of proteins, which are in turn very essential for the regular functioning of the body.

Boosting Brain Health –

 Some studies, such as one found in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that sufficient vitamin B6 levels are associated with improved brain performance and better test scores.
Reduced Stroke Risk – After evaluating 7 studies published over a 14 year time period, researchers found stroke risk was reduced by 9% for every every 100 milligrams of magnesium a person consumes per day. The research can be found in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.





Vitamins

Dates are also rich in various types of vitamins.

It contains vitamins like B1, B2, B3, and B5, as well as A1 and C. You can easily consume most of your required dose of vitamins by making dates a part of your diet


Reduced Blood Pressure –

Magnesium has been shown to help lower blood pressure – and again, dates are full of the mineral. Additionally, potassium is another mineral in dates that has several functions within the body, aiding with the proper workings of the heart and helping to reduce blood pressure
Sexual Advantage
Dates are known to increase one’s sexual stamina. It has been used as an aphrodisiac since ages.
For this purpose, dates have to be soaked overnight in goat milk and consumed the next morning

Cures Constipation:

Bowel problems is often times understood to be having a bowel motion a lot less than Three times each week. It always is associated to hard stools or even trouble passing stools. You might have discomfort whilst passing stools or even might be not able to have a bowel motion right after pushing or even pressing in excess of Ten minutes. To get the laxative impact through dates, you have to dip dates for just one complete night in water. You need to eat these soaked dates each and every morning just like syrup to obtain their genuine benefits.


Energy

You can have dates for a quick snack as the natural sugars in it boosts the body’s energy.
It avoids the need for you to have an unhealthy snack or a high-calorie meal.

A Healthy Pregnancy and Delivery – 

Further adding to the health benefits of dates, one study performed by researchers at the University of Science and Technology set out to discover how the date fruit impacted labor parameters and delivery outcomes. After studying 69 women for a year and 1 month, the researchers found that “the consumption of date fruit in the last 4 weeks before labour significantly reduced the need for induction and augmentation of labour, and produced a more favourable, but non-significant, delivery outcome. The results warrant a randomised controlled trial.”

Abdominal Cancer Cure
Dates help in curing abdominal cancer.
The benefits of dates are so many that one must make it a habit to include dates in their daily diet.

Anti-Inflammatory –





Dates are rich in magnesium – a mineral known for its anti-inflammatory benefits. One study found that “inflammatory indicators in the body such as CRP (C-reactive protein), TNF (tumor necrosis factor alpha), and IL6 (interleukin 6) were all reduced when magnesium intake was increased.” Further, inflammation in the arterial walls was also reduced with magnesium intake. Based on magnesium’s anti-inflammatory properties and the findings of this study, magnesium can effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other inflammation-related health ailments.

Iron

Iron is an important element for the human body.

Dates are rich sources of iron. People who are suffering from iron deficiency can include dates in their diet to hike their iron levels.
The fluorine in dates helps prevent tooth decay.

Potassium And Sodium
Dates are rich in potassium and have very less sodium, which is a good combination for a healthy nervous system.
The potassium in the dates reduces cholesterol and also lessens the risk of a stroke.
Promoting Digestive Health, Relieving Constipation – Fiber is essential for promoting colon health and making for regular bowel movements. The insoluble and soluble fiber found in dates help to clean out the gastrointestinal system, allowing the colon to work at greater levels of efficiency. Some other benefits relating to fiber and colon health are reduced risks of colitis, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. Dates could even be coupled with other home remedies for hemorrhoids.
Dates Are Great For:Weight loss
Relieving constipation, supporting regular bowel movements
Promoting heart health, reducing heart disease risk
Diarrhea
Iron-deficiency anemia
Reducing blood pressure
Impotence
Promoting respiratory and digestive health
Pregnancy deliveries
Hemorrhoid prevention
Chronic conditions such as arthritis
Reducing colitis risk
Preventing colon
cancer

17/08/2016

Health benefits of nutmeg



Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a long list of associated health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function, detoxify the body, boost skin health, alleviate oral conditions, reduce insomnia, increase immune system function, and prevent leukemia, and improve blood circulation.
Pleasantly aromatic, nutmeg is actually seed kernel of fruit-nutmeg. It is one of the highly prized spices known since antiquity for its aromatic, aphrodisiac, and curative properties. Nutmegs are evergreen trees, native to the rain forest Indonesian Moluccas Island; also known as the Spice Islands.

Known as a popular spice around the world, nutmeg is also popular for its many health benefits. In fact, since ancient times, nutmeg has been used as a remedy for various ailments or to improve health in general. Here are some of the health benefits that nutmeg provides.
Pain Relief
Nutmeg is also an effective sedative. In fact, nutmeg is a staple in ancient Chinese medicine. The Chinese used the spice to treat inflammation and abdominal pain. Use nutmeg if you are suffering from aching joints, muscle pain, arthritis, sores and other ailments. To relieve the pain, apply nutmeg oil to the affected areas.The Chinese commonly included nutmeg in medicine for patients who were suffering from pain or inflammation. Nutmeg is currently used for a variety of pain, from general aches to arthritis. Some practitioners use the essential oil for rubbing on joints or other parts of the body that are experiencing pain
Bad Breath Treatment
Because of its antibacterial properties, nutmeg can also effectively treat halitosis or bad breath. As you probably know, bad breath is usually caused by a build-up of bacteria in your mouth. Nutmeg can rid your mouth of these bacteria. This is the reason why nutmeg is a common ingredient in many brands of toothpastes. Nutmeg can also be used to treat gum problems and toothaches
Antibacterial




The antibacterial properties may help relieve inflammation and sores, while it's also useful if you suffer from bad breath for that same reason. General gum and mouth sores or infections may be relieved with nutmeg, which is certainly more pleasant than garlic cloves! Add a bit to your toothpaste for a fresh taste and daily cleanse. Nutmeg essential oil can also be used on a sore tooth. The medical industry recognizes ingredients such as macelignan as effective against strep throat because it works as an antibacterial agent
Sleep Aid
If you have difficulty sleeping at night, drink a cup of milk with some nutmeg powder. This will help you achieve relaxation and will induce sleep.
Leukemia
This same active ingredient, methanolic, it may also fight against certain leukemia cells.
Skin Care
If skin care is one of your priorities then you might want to incorporate nutmeg into your regimen. Nutmeg can actually help you achieve smoother and healthier skin by helping you treat several skin problems. A scrub made from nutmeg powder and orange lentil powder can help you remove blackheads, a type of acne characterized by pores clogged with excess oil and dead skin cells. If you suffer from acne marks, nutmeg can also help make your scars less noticeable. What you need to do is mix some nutmeg powder with some honey to make a paste, which you will then apply to the acne marks.
 Brain Tonic
During ancient times, Roman and Greek civilizations used nutmeg as a type of brain tonic. This is because nutmeg can effectively stimulate your brain. As a result, it can help eliminate fatigue and stress. If you are suffering from anxiety or depression, nutmeg may also be a good remedy. Nutmeg can also improve your concentration so you can become more efficient and focused at work or at school.Nutmeg can be taken to stimulate the brain and to ward off stress and lack of energy. Nutmeg ingredient myristicin can also be effective against Alzheimer's and other memory-related conditions.
*A dusting of nutmeg adds aroma and enhances the taste of your food. It also gives you trace minerals that keep the immune system strong. Potassium, calcium, iron and manganese are among key minerals found in nutmeg.
*Just a little nutmeg, ground and mixed with water or honey into a paste, can make skin look clearer and brighter within a few days, reducing scars and alleviating acne. You can also add nutmeg to your face scrub for the same benefits.
*For centuries, nutmeg has been used as a medicinal spice that brings relief from digestive problems. So grate a little nutmeg into your soups and stews for a boost of flavor and a healthy gut!
Medicinal Benefits
*Nutmeg oil is potent brain booster, increasing circulation and allowing you to concentrate better. It also works by stimulating the brain and therefore removes mental exhaustion and stress.
*Nutmeg oil also stimulates the cardiovascular system and therefore is a good tonic for the heart.
*Nutmeg is an effective liver and kidney detoxifier.
*Nutmeg powder heated on the pan with sesame oil until brown is an effective external application to relieve any rheumatic pain, neuralgia and sciatica. The oil should be cooled and strained before application. Nutmeg oil is also effective in treating menstrual cramps, muscular and joint pain as it is an excellent sedative.
*Nutmeg can help clear up congestion due to colds, this is the reason why it is used in many cough syrups.
*Nutmeg powder (about 5 to 15 grams), mixed with apple juice or banana, is used as a specific remedy for diarrhea caused by indigestion.

*A regular massage of the abdomen with nutmeg oil, three weeks before delivery is believed to be very helpful for child birth.
Nutmeg paste mixed with honey is given to infants who cry at night for no apparent reason, to induce sleep.
*Nutmeg oil helps in removing bad breath. It is also antiseptic in nature and is effective for toothaches and aching gums
Indigestion Relief
If you suffer from digestion-related problems like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, flatulence and so on, nutmeg can effectively offer you relief. Nutmeg oil relieves stomachaches by removing the excess gas from your intestines. Nutmeg can also boost your appetite.RelaxationWhen mixed with warm milk, nutmeg can relax the body and help you to fall asleep more easily. This same property is why some people seek nutmeg as an aid to reduce anxiety.
Culinary Uses
Nutmeg is used in sweet and spicy dishes like pies, custard, cookies spice cakes, cheese sauces, soups, egg and vegetables dishes. Mace is often preferred in light-colored dishes for the bright orange, saffron-like color it imparts.



Liver and Kidney Detox
Detoxification is an important factor of good health. Diet, pollution, stress, tobacco, medication and other external substances can lead to the build-up of toxins in your organs. The liver and kidney are two of the organs where this toxic build-up usually develops. As a tonic, nutmeg can clean your liver and kidney and remove these toxins. If you are suffering from a liver disease then nutmeg can also be beneficial. Nutmeg is also effective in preventing and dissolving kidney stones. When your liver and kidney are successfully detoxified, they can perform their function better.

How to Take
Nutmeg is usually taken in powder form. Some recommend no more than a sprinkle added to food and drinks, while others intake 1/4 teaspoon on a daily basis.
Simply adding nutmeg to recipes can increase flavor and have health benefits. Nutmeg may be part of a healthy diet thanks to trace minerals found in this plant: potassium, calcium, iron and manganese. Consider nutmeg in soups or sprinkled on treats such as pumpkin pie or warm milk drinks. Nutmeg may also go well in hot chocolate or on top of hot cereals such as oatmeal.

Health benefits of bay leaf


Some of the most impressive health benefits of bay leaves include their ability to detoxify the body, slow the aging process, speed wound healing, protect the body from bacterial infections, manage diabetes, improve heart health, reduce inflammation, alleviate respiratory issues, optimize digestion, and prevent certain types of cancer.
Traditional Uses
Bay leaves have been used medicinally for centuries. They were eaten fresh or dried and infused into warm water to be taken internally for a variety of ailments. The resulting infusion was a diuretic, increasing urination to remove excess water from the body, and an emetic, to induce vomiting. Bay *leaves also have astringent properties, which could help stop secretions due to infection and help reduce excessive sweating brought on by illness. None of these traditional uses have been backed up by modern science, but current technology has allowed for deeper investigation that has revealed startling results.Keep Cancer at Bay
*Researchers are aggressively seeking new ways to treat and eventually prevent breast cancer. A new studyhas found that extract from the bay leaf plant is a natural option that might be able to help. The extract may help kill cancer cells by assisting apoptosis, or programmed cell death.
Bay leaf or Tejpatta not only gives aromatic flavor in Indian culinary, but it also have great properties for beauty and health. Not just the leaves, but the whole plant have powerful medicated properties with rich antioxidants, essential oils, tannins and flavonoids. Bay leaves have excellent anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and anti-fungal properties. The essential oil from Bay leaves contains mostly cineol, eugenol, acetyl eugenol, methyl eugenol, α and ß-pinene, phellandrene, linalool, geraniol and terpineol which makes it most powerful in therapeutic uses for skin, hair and overall health.
Treatment of Diabetes:



Bay leaves have been found to be effective in treating type 2 diabetes as they cause reduction in blood glucose, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. To get maximum results, these leaves can be powdered and consumed for 30 days. This will cause a drop in sugar levels in the body as well as regulate the functioning of your heart. This is because the antioxidants in bay leaf enable the body to process insulin more efficiently, thus making it a good choice for diabetics and people with insulin resistance.
*According to a 2009 study, taking capsules that contain 1-3g of bay leaf daily can help lower and manage glucose levels and cholesterol levels in people with diabetes. This is most likely because bay leaves contain polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. This promising information indicates that bay leaf could help regulate and even prevent diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases.
Digestive Health: Bay leaves have a very strong effect on the gastrointestinal system, both stimulating urination as a diuretic, which decreases the toxicity of the body, but also stimulating vomiting (as an emetic) when something toxic has been consumed. Furthermore, the organic compounds found in bay leaves are very effective for settling upset stomachs, soothing irritable bowel syndrome, or even lessening the symptoms of Celiac’s disease. Some of the more complex proteins in our modern diet can be difficult to digest, but the unique enzymes found in bay leaves help to facilitate efficient digestion and nutrient intake.
Bay Leaf Medicinal Uses
Bay Leaves are great to be used as medicines. Bay Leaves are very effective as diuretics and consuming those helps remove excess water from the body as urine thus clearing toxins and wastes away. It stabilizes insulin processing in the human body thus reducing high sugar levels in bloodstream.
*Massaging your body daily with a few drops of oil extracted from Bay Leaves can help reduce pain and inflammation caused by minor bumps, arthritis, strains and sprains. Massaging temples with Bay Leaf oil can help relieve headaches and migraine pains due to Parthenolides present in them.
*Bay Leaf oil is also useful in treating joint pain, digestive ailments, respiratory tract infection, flu and cold symptoms. Eugenol in Bay Leaf oil gives it antibacterial and antifungal properties which makes it perfect for curing infections. Liquid Bay Leaf extract strengthens and tones the digestive tract.
Bay Leaf Essential Oil contains ingredients like cineol, α- pinene, β-pinene, methyl eugenol, acetyl eugenol, linalool, terpineol, geraniol, eugenol and chavicol. Slighlty sniffing oil extracted from Bay *Leaf benefits sinus and lung congestion. Sniffing too much of it directly can be damaging for health. *It is advisable that you add a few drops of Bay Leaf oil to a vaporizer and inhale the air.
Are you suffering from sunburns? Using Bay Leaf oil as a cool compress over sunburn can work as an effective cure.
*Bay Leaf oil is famous for its astringent properties. People with oily skin can add a few drops of this oil to the essential skin toner and massage their body to treat acne problems and tone their skin.

 Treat Your Wounds
Researchers want to find out. Studies so far have shown that the leaf extract’s healing properties can reduce inflammation in the wound area. While these experiments have been conducted on rats, scientists are optimistic that bay leaf could function similarly in humans. If so, the age-old tradition of using this leaf for healing would finally have scientific proof.
Health benefits of the bay leaf
In ancient times bay leaves were used medicinally for a number of things. They were used for ailments of the liver, kidney and stomach and were also thought to alleviate wasp and bee stings.
*Nowadays, bay leaves are still used by herbalists to treat even more illnesses and complaints than ever. Below is a list of how bay leaves are used curatively today:
A cloth soaked in boiled bay leaves in water, which is placed on the chest can relieve chest infections, flu, coughs and bronchitis.
*Massage bay leaf essential oil onto affected areas to relieve sprains, swellings, backache and arthritic and rheumatic pains.
*An infusion of bay leaves will promote sweating, which will help clear up flu and feverish symptoms.
*Bay leaves settle the stomach and help to treat digestive disorders.
*They are useful for proper digestion and can reduce flatulence.
*They can help to breakdown and digest certain food types such as proteins.
*A bay leaf rinse can help to treat dandruff.
Brain Disorders
Ancient texts refer to the bay leaf as a treatment for seizures. In a recent study, scientists decided to try to find out of this legend could be scientifically proven. They discovered that bay leaf extract was indeed effective in protecting rats again seizures. This is likely because of the extract’s unique chemical components.
*Scientists hope to use this new research to begin studying the effect of the extract on humans. For example, bay leaf might be able to help people diagnosed with epilepsy
Bay leaves can be used as a traditional medicine to treat various diseases. Here is a disease that can be treated with bay leaf:
Treating Gout. Usefulness of bay leaves as a remedy gout can be done by boiling the leaves. Way, take 10 bay leaves and boiled with 700 cc of water or 3.5 glasses of starfruit. Let it stew until the remaining one cup. Strain the cooking water and drink while warm. Do it regularly every day so that gout speedy recovery.
Treating acute ulcer. For those of you who suffer from heartburn, bay leaf benefits can be a natural cure of the disease. Rinse and 15-20 fresh leaves. Boil ½ liter of water to boil for 15 minutes. Add palm sugar (sugar) to taste. After the cold boiled water, drink the water as herbal tea. Do it every day until the pain disappeared and a full stomach.
Overcoming drunk alcohol. Usefulness of plants greeting this one does not take advantage of its leaves, but the fruit. Wash the fruit greetings handheld cook, mash and squeeze the juice. Strain the fruit juice drink to get drunk greetings then quickly lost due to alcohol.
Treat diarrhea naturally. Besides using guava fruit that is still young, bay leaves can also be used to treat diarrhea. Provide 15 fresh bay leaves. Boil in two cups of water to boiling. Add a little salt and let it cool. Drinking water at once to quickly recover diarrhea.
*Make a clean white teeth. Traditional toothpaste made ​​from the leaves yellow proven to whiten teeth naturally and safely. Drying the bay leaves and orange peel to dry. Puree with ground water and mix the two together. Stir well to form a paste. Use the properties of bay leaves as a traditional toothpaste.
Improve Endurance Body. Plants Leaves Greeting indeed have a whole range of vitamins, including Vitamin C. The leaves Regards To Health Benefits of Vitamin C can certainly increase endurance. You can add a bay leaf on each dish or process into tea and how to process them is the same as above.
Lowering cholesterol. Take 10-15 leaves of fresh, washed briefly and then boiled in 3 cups water until the remaining 1 cup only. Once cool then strain the leaves boiled water and drink well at night. Do it regularly to cholesterol and diabetes speedy recovery.
Helps reduce body weight. For those of you who have excess weight problems, the benefits of bay leaves to lose weight you can try. Wash 20-30 leaves and then boiled with 4 cups of water. After remaining 2 cups, remove and let cool. Drink 2 times a day morning and evening each 1 cup to weight loss.



Treating diabetes. Boil 7-15 leaves with 3 cups of water until the remaining 1 cup only. Strain and let it cool and then drink well before eating. Do it twice a day so that the properties of the bay leaf is absorbed by the body.

Lowering blood pressure. 

Provide 7-10 fresh leaves, boiled with 3 cups of water until remaining 1 glass. Once cool, strain and then drink 2 times a day of each half a glass.
Respiratory Conditions: When the essential oil of bay leaves is extracted, it can be mixed into a salve and applied to the chest to help alleviate various respiratory conditions. This can also be achieved with a poultice made of the leaves. Spread it on the chest and allow it to remain overnight. Inhaling the vapors has a similar effect to aromatherapy and can loosen up phlegm and eliminate dangerous bacteria that may be trapped in your respiratory tracts thanks to its natural antibacterial quality.