Snake Cucumber – Uses, Remedies, Medicinal Qualities

Dr Renita D’SouzaSnake cucumber is a natural coolant and a good source of vitamins C, A, K, and potassium. It is diuretic and used mainly in urinary and kidney problems. There are different varieties of snake cucumber. It is the most preferable fruit during summer which can be cooked or eaten raw. This fruit looks … Read more

Sword Bean – Medicinal Qualities, Toxicity, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaSword beans are nutritious edible bean. It is used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Its young pods are used as vegetable. Seeds are used to make soups and stews. In folklore practice, its seeds, pods, stems and roots are used to treat dysentery, nausea, hemorrhoids, sinusitis, back pain, obesity, diarrhea and … Read more

Eggplant – Uses, Remedies, Qualities, Recipes, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaEggplant is the King of vegetables. It is used for culinary purposes and in traditional medicine. Delicious Brinjal recipes like Chutney, Curry, Pickle and dishes like Baingan bharta or gojju, Begun-pora (burnt/charred brinjal), Bharli vangi, Vangi bhat etc are popular in South Asian countries. (read more about brinjal recipes here)Eggplant is considered … Read more

Pillow Of Appropriate Size For Hassle Free Deep Sleep

By Dr M S KrishnamurthyPillow plays a very significant role in deep sleep. Many do not get sleep if the right pillow is not placed in the right position. Few are disturbed by the inappropriate sized pillows; because, pillow supports the head and neck and even the shoulder too. Remember that the weight of the … Read more

Pumpkin – Benefits, Remedies, Recipes, Oil, Nutrition and Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaPumpkin a nutritious vegetable included in our diet possessing various health benefits. Pumpkin fruit is a natural coolant. It is used as a remedy for fatigue, body-ache, loose stools, intestinal worm infestation etc. It has beneficial effect on teeth, throat and eye. Seeds are considered as good brain tonic. Botanical Name – … Read more

Rock Candy (Mishri, Khadi Sakhar) Uses, Remedies, Side Effects

Crystallized Rock Sugar is called Sita in Ayurveda, the Indian system of healthcare. Sita refers to white colour. The crystallized rock sugar was used since thousands of years. In fact, it is one of the ingredients of famous Ayurvedic anti ageing product called Chyawanprash. Hindi name – MishriKannada Name – Kallu Sakkare Sanskrit names – … Read more

Spinach (Palak) – Uses, Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaSpinach (palak) is a highly nutritious leafy green vegetable. It is used widely for culinary purposes and also possess medicinal value. As a vegetable, it is eaten raw or cooked. Tender leaves are used raw in salads. As a medicine, it is used to treat diabetes, urinary calculi, asthma, inflammation of liver, … Read more

Shambhavi Mudra – Meaning, Procedure, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Shambhavi Mudra is called as ‘the eyebrow center gazing gesture’. It is one of the highly regarded and practices gesture in Yogic and Tantric texts. It is very powerful gesture used in meditation. It is used to bring the mind into a state of balance … Read more

Bhujangini Mudra – Meaning, Method Of Doing, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S In Bhujangini one takes the form of a serpent with its hood flared while practicing the gesture and hence the name. It is a yoga technique believed to aid digestion and control hunger. It is popularly called as cobra respiration or cobra gesture. Bhujangini – … Read more

Kaki Mudra – Meaning, Method Of Doing, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kaki Mudra which is called as crow’s beak gesture is a form of controlled breathing. It is a beneficial gesture which promotes health, digestion, immunity and longevity. It is called so because in this gesture, the practitioner keeps his lips rounded so as to imitate … Read more

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