Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Some Interesting Radish Health Benefits~

Radish is an tasty and healthy vegetable that we must take, it is originated from southern Asia. They grow in the Quick time, so several home gardeners prefer this.The Amazing health Benefits of the Radish

1) The Radish had huge amounts of the antioxidants and other compounds .
2) Radish had good antioxidants which lower the risk of heart disease and lowers the cholesterol levels in the body
3) Radish stimulate the bile production and it is beneficial for the Digestion.A part from this it is also used for the constipation as it is rich in fiber
4) Radish is an good blood purifier and raise the Oxygen Levels in the Body.So it is an good Treatment forJaundice.

5) Radish was Diuretic in nature and helps the kidney and liver function, it is very useful in the Treatment of the Urinary disorder.

6) Radish is an good Source of Potassium which can regulate the Blood Pressure well.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Guru Poornima is an Indian festival that is celebrated as per the Hindu Moon Sign calendar to express reverence towards your Guru, your teacher or mentors. It falls on the day of the full moon or Poornima of Ashadh month. Etymologically, the word Guru has been derived from two parts – Gu that means darkness and Ru that is the antidote to the darkness. Naturally, the word Guru implies someone who shows takes us away from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.

There is a Shloka that states -
Agyan timirandhasya gyananjan shalakaya
chakshurunmilitam yen tasmai shri gurave namah

Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnuhu, Guru Devo Maheswaraha
Guru Saakshaat Parabhrahma, Tasmai Sri Gurve Namah

Traditionally the festival is celebrated by Buddhists in the honor the lord Buddha who gave His first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India. While Hindus celebrate it in the honour of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest gurus in ancient Hindu traditions, and a symbol of the Guru-shishya tradition.

Vyasa was not only believed to have been born on this day, but also to have started writing the Brahma Sutras on ashadha sudha padyami which ends on this day, hence their recitations as a dedication to him, are organised on this day, which is also known as Vyasa Purnima.
The festival is common to all spiritual traditions in Hinduism, where it is dedicated to the expression of gratitude towards the teacher by his/her disciple.

Hindu ascetics and wandering monks (sanyasis), observe this day by offering puja to the Guru, during the Chaturmas, a four month period during the rainy season, when they choose seclusion, and halt at one selected place; some also give discourses to the local public. Students of the Indian classical music, which also follows the Guru shishya parampara, celebrate this festival.

SOURCE: Wiki and Hindu blog.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Health Benefits:
Four tablespoons of lemon juice will give you almost half the vitamin C you need for the day. Remember, antioxidants like vitamin C make cholesterol less likely to stick to your artery walls.

Lemons are also packed with a natural disease-preventing compound called limonene that may help lower cholesterol and is even being studied for its potentially potent anticancer powers.

The citric acid in lemon juice also helps stave off kidney stones by reducing the excretion of calcium in the urine. Lemon rind is rich in a compound called rutin, which strengthens the walls of veins and capillaries, potentially reducing the pain and severity of varicose veins.

Glycemic Load: Very low

Uses of Lemon

Prevent potatoes from turning brown:
Potatoes and cauliflower tend to turn brown when boiling, especially when you’re having company for dinner. You can make sure the white vegetables stay white by squeezing a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into the cooking water.

Freshen the fridge:
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell.

Keep rice from sticking:
To keep your rice from sticking together in a gloppy mass, add a spoonful of lemon juice to the boiling water when cooking. When the rice is done, let it cool for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork before serving.

Refresh cutting boards:
No wonder your kitchen cutting board smells! After all, you use it to chop onions, crush garlic, cut raw and cooked meat and chicken, and prepare fish. To get rid of the smell and help sanitize the cutting board, rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted juice straight from the bottle.

Make soggy lettuce crisp:
Don’t toss that soggy lettuce into the garbage. With the help of a little lemon juice you can toss it in a salad instead. Add the juice of half a lemon to a bowl of cold water. Then put the soggy lettuce in it and refrigerate for 1 hour. Make sure to dry the leaves completely before putting them into salads or sandwiches.

Clean your microwave:
Is the inside of your microwave caked with bits of hardened food? You can give it a good cleaning without scratching the surface with harsh cleansers or using a lot of elbow grease. Just mix 3 tablespoons lemon juice into 1 1/2 cups water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High for 5-10 minutes, allowing the steam to condense on the inside walls and ceiling of the oven. Then just wipe away the softened food with a dishrag..

Source - Reader's Digest
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013


The leaf juice in the dose of 10-20 ml is administered 
along with equal amount of honey three times a day for 
jaundice, intestinal worms etc. 

Neem oil along with equal amount of castor oil 
is given early morning in empty stomach to remove
the intestinal worms. 

The leaves of this plant along with turmeric is
ground together and applied over the areas of
insect bite, sori (a skin disease), sirangu (scabies),
fungal infection, karappan (eczema).

The decoction prepared from leaves and
bark is used to clean the ulcers and skin diseases.

The leaf paste is applied over the burns.

The decoction prepared from the flowers is
helpful in treating Gunmam or abdominal disorders.

The fruit is dried and the seeds are removed, this
is then powdered and given in the dose of 1-10 grams
two times a day for periodic fever.

The oil prepared from neem is an anti-septic and
applied externally for ulcers, ezcema and sirangu etc.

Neem oil is also used over herpes infection,
arthritis & kandamalai (cervical lymphadenitis).

The leaves are used as a bed for the patients
Suffering from pox infection.

The twigs of neem are used as an ancient
brush for teeth according to Siddha literature
the constant use of this will relieve tooth ache,
halitosis or bad odour from mouth etc.

Tender leaves of neem is an excellent medicine
for diabetic patients.

The neem oil, 5-6 drops is given along with milk in diabetes.

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