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Herbs and health

QUICK TIP – LEMON FOR LUNACY

LEMONStruggles of life sometimes push people from a state of severe depression to the brink of insanity and so it’s important to take care of self. It is said in Ayurveda that lemon is very useful in lunacy and really bring calmness to the mind.It imparts a cooling effect to the body and refreshes the mind.

Cut lemon into two halves and then rub the pieces in turn, on your forehead thoroughly, even a little on the hair at the edges. Follow this routine regularly and if it works then stick to it and make lemon a part of your life.

 

KULTH HEALTH BENEFITS

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HORSE GRAM - KULTH

Kulth, known as ‘Horse Gram’ in English is a legume and has very good health benefits, if consumed on a regular basis. This bean has got good consumption in a few states of India. And people of these states cook it in different ways and cherish it a lot. This bean has a warming effect on the body, that’s why in northern India it is eaten in winters. It is said to keep away cold conditions like running nose and sneezing. Another very important benefit of Kulth, which is widely believed by a lot of people, is that regular usage of boiled extract of this bean prevents stone formation in the body.It is helpful in removing kidney stones through urine.

Preparing the bean soup is simple, pressure cook a bowl of Kulth with two glasses of water for 20 minutes on a low flame. Sieve the cooked beans and put some salt in the soup and have it hot. Take this soup regularly for a few days if you are down with cold, otherwise you can have it as per your own requirement. Eat the sorted beans also by sprinkling some salt on it but after a little while. People eat this bean as a part of their cuisine and it makes a very tasty curry, we will publish its recipe very soon on our blog. So by then, enjoy kulth soup and its health benefits.

 

Garlic for reducing Cholesterol

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Health is not something which needs attention from time to time rather it is such an important issue which should be constantly monitored. One very important aspect of a good health is to keep one’s cholesterol level under check because it can lead to many fatal problems, which may pose a risk to your life. The heart attack and the brain stroke are the most fatal among other health problems, which are directly linked to the increased level of cholesterol.

If you are already having high cholesterol then every effort should be made to reduce it. First of all you must take your medicines and the diet prescribed by your doctor dutifully. And besides this, there is no harm in trying some home remedies which sometimes prove very beneficial.

Using raw garlic cloves can help you lower your cholesterol level. There are a lot of people who have been benefited from raw garlic. So, it’s worth a try. Take two pieces of raw garlic cloves every morning with water on an empty stomach. It is said to reduce serum level cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

Garlic

But before putting them down the throat make sure you cut them into very small pieces, otherwise they may get stuck in your throat. Make sure you take raw garlic cloves, not cooked ones; the Garlic which you use in cooking loses its effectiveness because of heat, that’s why it does not have much impact on cholesterol. Follow this method in a routine and get yourself checked for cholesterol, if it works for you then you can always follow it whenever your cholesterol rise.

Ladies who are pregnant or have given birth to a child should not take garlic as it is a blood thinner and it might increase the chances of internal bleeding in them.

 

Hair and nutrition

These days hair problem is very common, especially among boys and girls in their teens.They suffer from all kind of problems related to hair like graying of hair, hair fall, splitting hair etc. The problems of hair is not restricted to only old age people, it includes people of all age groups.

Increasing levels of pollution in the air and poor dietary habits have really deteriorated the situation a lot; these conditions have a very damaging effect on the hair and by using only the fad products over the counter are not going to save your hair.

Let us discuss how good nutrition can play an important role in the grooming of hair. This important aspect of maintaining healthy and lustrous hair is taken very lightly by the people. The whole stress is given to the physical applications of products on the hair, which is not right, unless you do not have good nutrition, the chances of your having a good and healthy shinning hair is almost negligible. The living part of hair is under the scalp contained within hair follicle, where the network of blood vessels bring nutrition to the hair roots, making them robust and healthy, and if this nutrition becomes poor it results in the damaged hair.

A good balanced diet is important for a healthy body, and hair being a part of the body suffers too if there is a deficiency in the diet. Take notice of a few important vitamins and minerals which are necessary for healthy hair.

Biotin or vitamin 7

It is a very important water soluble vitamin which is necessary for cell growth and metabolic functions. It plays a vital role in keeping roots of hair strong and its deficiency can cause hair loss and hair brittleness and make the nails flaky.

It is said that the deficiency of biotin is very rare as it is synthesized by some bacteria in the stomach of human beings in enough quantity, but still it is better to be careful and the subject should consciously try to include the appropriate sources of biotin in reasonable amounts in his diet. Eat green leafy vegetables; peanuts and egg’s yolk , (do not eat the white matter of the egg as it is believed to reduce the amount of biotin in our body, but you can have it by cooking it lightly without overheating it.) these all are good sources of biotin.

Vitamins B6, B5 and B12

These vitamins are necessary for lustrous hair, prevention of hair fall and for reducing the dandruff.Try your best to achieve a good balanced diet so as not to have deficiency of these vitamins. The good sources of these vitamins are as follows.

B5: Corn, broccoli, legumes, soybean

B6: Vegetables, cereals, nuts, Bananas

B12: Eggs, milk and milk products

Vitamins A and C

Vitamin A and C helps in the production of sebum which has anti-inflammatory properties and also keeps our hair smooth. The good sources of these vitamins are:

A: All green leafy vegetables, carrot, papaya etc.

C: All citric fruits like orange, lemon, Indian gooseberry (amla), green chilies etc.

Proteins

Our hair is made up of keratin which is build by the proteins. It gives structural strength to the hair and if there is deficiency of protein in the diet it makes hair weak and discolored, so be observant and always have protein rich diet but do not indulge in excess as it may prove harmful rather than doing any good. The good sources of protein are pulses, milk products, soybean etc.

Minerals

The minerals which are vital for our hair are zinc, selenium and calcium. The selenium is good for conditioning of hair and zinc prevents hair fall. The good sources of zinc are nuts, almonds, cereals etc and of selenium are mushrooms, nuts, eggs and cereals. Please remember that zinc and selenium are needed by the body in trace quantities and its excess may cause toxicity in the body.

Calcium is needed for good growth of hair and its best sources are curd, low fat dairy products, almonds, hazelnut, broccoli, sesame etc

The role of iron in the body is very crucial as it is a part of hemoglobin protein, which is responsible for carrying oxygen to all parts of the body for respiration process. If this hemoglobin protein becomes deficient in iron, its oxygen carrying capacity diminishes, which affects the release of energy in the whole body including the hair roots and this makes the hair rough and dull in color.

Omega-3 fatty acids

It too plays a vital role in maintaining hair health. It is necessary for augmenting the original hair color and keeping smooth hair scalp. Few good sources of omega-3 fatty acids are canola oil, flaxseed oil and kiwifruit.

These all vitamins and minerals are necessary for good hair and all could easily become a part of your diet, if you stay aware of the kind of food you are eating. Along with the good diet, exercise well and have a sound sleep. This will go a long way in helping you to maintain a lustrous, healthy hair.