Walnut – Medicinal Usage & Health Benefits

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INTRODUCTION

Walnut is a beautiful and fragrant tree, which is found in two forms:

Wild walnut: These are 100 to 200 ft tall that grow wild. The shell of the fruit is thick.

Agriculturally grown walnut: These are 50 to 80 ft tall and the fruits have a fine thin peel.

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MEDICINAL USAGE OF WALNUT

Weakness of Brain

Take 30 to 55 gm of walnut seed regularly. It helps in stabilizing the brain.

Facial Palsy

Massage the face with walnut oil and then take steam of a decoction made of anti – vata herbs.

Hysteria

Grind walnut seeds in Nirgundi juice. Use this mixture as nasal drops.

Eyesight

Take seeds of three walnuts and four pieces of barad. Burn them and grind the ash four black papers. Apply the paste as kohl.

Goitre

Drink 50 t0 70 gm decoction of walnuts leaves. Also wash the knots with this decoctions.

Teeth

Chewing the bark of walnut cleanses the teeth.

Galactogogue

To augment the quantity of breast milk, take 1gm roasted wheat flour, 10gm walnut leaves.

Cough

Chew roasted walnut seeds. It’s beneficial in control line cough.

Cholera

In case of flu when the body become stiff, massaging with walnut oil brings relief.

Purgation

Give 30 to 40 gm walnut oil in 200gm milk in the morning. It helps soften the abdominal area and stool is passed easily.

Intestinal worms

Prepare decoction of walnut bark. Give 40 to 60 gm of this decoction. It kills the worms in intestine.

Piles

In case of gastric piles , apply walnut oil on the blisters .it helps the swelling and relieves.

Emmenagogue

In case of irregular menstrual cycle, take 40 to 60 gm of decoction of fruit peel with 2teaspoonful honey, 3 – 4 times a day.

Urinary Diseases

Take 50gm walnut seeds, 40gm cbbuara and 10 gm cotton seeds. Grind them together and then roast in little quantity of ghee. Add equal amount of sugar candy to the mixture. Take 25 gm of this mixture every morning.

Natural Treatment for Asthma (Tamaka Shwasa)

It is a common & distressing condition which is characterized by recurrent attacks of spasms of the tubes of the lungs resetting in wheezing, coughing & a sense of suffocation.

Asthma

SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA

  • Coughing,
  • Wheezing,
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest tightness,
  • Fatigue,
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Confusion,
  • Rapid pulse

CAUSES OF ASTHMA

  • Inflammation
  • Airway constriction
  • Asthma triggers such as:
    1. Pollen, Dust mites, cockroaches
    2. Mold, Pet hair or dodder
    3. Charges in weather (cold air)
    4. Tobacco smoke
    5. Stress & strong emotions
      (Like jealousy, anger, hatred etc.)
    6. Unhealthy diet & life style.

NATURAL TREATMENT FOR ASTHMA

Herbs & Supplements:-

  • Haritaki Bala,
  • Saffron
  • Chyawanprash,
  • Ashwgandha
  • Kaishore guggulu,
  • Pipali
  • Vasaka,
  • Honey

Mind & Body approach:-

Pranayamas:-

  • Nadi Shodhna (Anuloma viloma)
  • Bhastrika

Aasnas:-

  • Shashanka Aasna
  • Bhujang Aasna
  • Dhanur Aasna
  • Gomukh Aasna
  • Sarvangasana
  • Surya Namaskara plays an important role.

Relaxation therapy:-

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation

DIET (DO’S & DON’TS)

Do’s:-

  • Plenty of fresh foods.
  • Lightly cooked vegetables
  • Whole meal grains, Pulses
  • Pepper, garlic & ginger (Especially in cold months)

Don’ts:-

  • Meat, Egg, Rice, Sweets
  • Dairy products
  • Refined flower products
  • Junk Food, Soft drinks
  • Heavy oily & fried foods
  • Chemically treated, processed, flavored & preserved foods.

PREVENTION

Avoid triggers & allegers

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Natural Treatment for Leucorrhoea

It is an abnormal condition of the reproductive organs of women in which there is white discharge from the genitals.

Leucorrhoea

SYMPTOMS OF LEUCORRHOEA

  • Constipation
  • Frequent headache
  • Intense irritation
  • Black patches under the eyes
  • Burning sensation in palms & soles
  • Weakness
  • Anorexia
  • Anemia
  • Vertigo
  • Foul smell

CAUSES OF LEUCORRHOEA

  • Fungal infections
  • Parasitic infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Unhygienic conditions
  • Sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Diabetes
  • Tension
  • Lack of sleep
  • Low immunity

NATURAL TREATMENT OF LEUCORRHOEA

HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS

  • Triphala
  • Hauber
  • Devdaru
  • Elaichi
  • Trikatu

MIND & BODY APPROACH:-

PRANAYAMAS:-

  • Nadi Shodhna
  • Bhastrika
  • Ujjayi

AASNAS:-

  • Surya Namaskara
  • Vajra Aasna
  • Shashanka Aasna
  • Ushtra Aasna
  • Sarvanga Aasna
  • Dhanura Aasna

RELAXATION THERAPY:-

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation

Diet

Do’s Don’ts
Light diet Mustard oil
Nutritious diet Citrus fruits
Prevail Spicy foods
Green & fresh vegetables & fruits Deep fried foods
Bitter gourd Fatty foods

Lifestyle

Maintain hygiene

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Paan Patta (Betel Leaves) – Properties, Medicinal Benefits, Usage & Harmful Effects

paan patta, betel leaves

paan patta, betel leaves

Botanical Name – Piper betle

Family – Piperaceae

Sanskrit name – Nagavallari, Tambool, Mukhabhushan, Varnalata

It is a well known plant all over India. Specially grown in warm and humid region, especially in Bihar, Orissa, and Banaras. Betel of Banaras is considered to be best quality.

The climbing vine of betel is very soft and pretty. The leaves are heart shape with veins, its thick and with 1 inch long stem. It has pleasant odour and taste is slightly warm and fragrant.

The leaf contains proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and tannin. Its rich in iron, iodine, vitamin A, B, and C. It has volatile oil containing phenol and tarpine.

Properties

Rasa – Katu and Tikta

Guna – Tikshna, Ruksha, Laghu

Virya – Ushna

Effect on dosha – It pacific kapha and vata dosha and it aggravates pitta dosha.

Medicinal Usage

Headache

Tie betel leaf on ear lobes. It cures the headache due to gastric problems.

Night blindness

Put drops of betel juice in eyes. It is beneficial in curing night blindness.

Heart disorders

The usage of betel leaves gives strength to heart and cure heart pain.

Its squash gives strength to heart.

Influenza in children

In case of excessive cold, warm a betel leaf and smear it with castor oil and tie on chest of the child. It cures the effect of cold and control the uneasiness of child.

Chronic rhinitis

Grind its root along with liquorice root and give this to patient with honey. It cures cold related disorders.

Digestion

Sucking of betel leaves enhance production of saliva which further enhance the digestive functions.

It is beneficial in curing the gas formation in stomach.

Constipation in child

Smear oil on pedicel of betel leave and place it in anus of the child. It cures constipation and gastric problems in children.

Erectile dysfunction

Patient should chew betel leaves. Also tie the leaves on penis.

Fever

Give 2.5 gm warm extract of betel, 2-3 times a day it cures fever.

Swelling of joints

Heat the betel leaves and tie them on the swollen area. It relieves the pain and also dissolves the swelling.

Wound

Tie betel leaves on ulcers. It helps the wounds heal faster.

Harmful Effects of Betel Leaves

It is strong, war, and excites pitta, hence is not advised in excessive bleeding disorders, traumatic injury to thorax. Excess intake of betel reduces appetite and weakens liver slowly so it should be taken in appropriate amount. It contain hapixine and betel nut contain arkidine both are poisonous elements hence it should be taken in less amount. Excess of catechu can damage lungs and excess lime cane can damage the teeth.

Natural Treatment of Hypertension

Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is higher than 140mm Hg systolic (upper) or 90mm Hg diastolic (lower) [120mm Hg systolic & 80mm Hg diastolic is normal value]. On three separate readings recorded several weeks apart. Blood pressure is the lateral pressure exerted by blood on the vessel walls while flowing through it.

Hypertension

TYPES OF HYPERTENSION

1. Primary or Essential Hypertension:-

Cause of increase in Blood pressure is unknown.

2. Secondary Hypertension:-

Caused by disease of the kidney, Endocrines or some other organs.

SYMPTOMS OF HYPERTENSION

  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Dizzy spells
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Anger
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • High cholesterol
  • Red eyes.

CAUSES OF HYPERTENSION

  • Obesity, Kidney disease,
  • Excess alcohol consumption,
  • Use of certain drugs e.g. cocain, steroids
  • Arteriosclerosis (Thickening of the walls of the arterioles, with loss of elasticity & contractibility)
  • Fatty deposition inside arteries.
  • Hormonal disorders, Heart defects, Sleep apnea, Pregnancy.

NATURAL TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION

Herbs & Supplements:-

  • Jatamansi
  • Arjuna (Chaal)
  • Ashwagandha
  • Shatavari
  • Sarpgandha

Mind & Body Approach:-

Pranayamas:-

  • Anuloma viloma (slow)
  • Kapal bhati (slow)
  • Bhramari

Aasnas:-

Shava asana

Relaxation Therapy:-

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation.

Diet (Do’s & Don’ts)

Do’s Don’ts
Lemon, Garlic Common salt
Beat Yoghurt
Juice of raw cabbage Soft drinks
Milk, Eggs & all fruits Meat
Leaves & Juice of Reddish Fish
  Frozen food (e.g. custards, Ice-creams, jelly, cold water)
  Junk food
  Fatty substances

Lifestyle

  • Healthy diet, Manage diet
  • Eat fruits, vegetables
  • Fat free or low fat milk & dietary products.
  • Regular Exercise.

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Natural Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the large intestine (colon) and rectum.

Ulcerative colitis

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

  • Abdominal pain and cramping that usually disappears after a bowel movement
  • Abdominal sounds (a gurgling or splashing sound heard over the intestine)
  • Diarrhea, from only a few episodes to very often throughout the day (blood and mucus may be present)
  • Fever
  • Tenesmus (rectal pain)
  • Weight loss

Other symptoms that may occur with ulcerative colitis include the following:

Causes, Incidence and Risk Factors of Ulcerative Colitis

The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. It may affect any age group, although there are peaks at ages 15 – 30 and then again at ages 50 – 70.

The disease usually begins in the rectal area and may eventually extend through the entire large intestine. Repeated swelling (inflammation) leads to thickening of the wall of the intestine and rectum with scar tissue. In activeness of colon tissue or sepsis (severe infection) may occur with severe disease. The symptoms vary in severity and may start slowly or suddenly. Many factors can lead to attacks, including respiratory infections or physical stress. Risk factors include a family history of ulcerative colitis.

Mind & Body Approach

Pranayamas

  • Anuloma Viloma
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Ujjayi

Asanas

Pawanmuktasana series

Relaxation Therapy

Yoga Nidra and abdominal breath awareness in Savasana.

Diet (Do’s & Don’ts)

Do’s Don’ts
Butter Milk, Cottage Cheese, Soya Milk Milk, Ice Cream, Milk Made Sweets
Cauliflower, Carrot, Potato, Pumpkin, Brinjal, Gourd. Capsicum, Sarsosag, Methi, Raddish, Raw Salads, Okara, Arbi, Cabbage
Banana, Papaya, Apple, Chikkoo, Water Melon, Grapes, Guava Mango.
Filtered /Boiled Water, Tea with Little Milk, Orange Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Mausami Juice, Lemon Water (Nimbu Pani) Alchol, Coffee, Milk Shake, Cold Drinks
Almonds (Socked / Peeled) , Dried Raisin. Cashew Nut, Walnut, Chilgosa, Ground Nut, Jaggr.
Mint Chutney. Coconut Chutney Green Chillies, Vinegar, Tomato Ketchup, All Type Of Pickles.
Boiled Rice, Wheat Flour, Roasted Bread, Corn Flour, Black Gram Flour. Popcorn.
Pure and Vanaspati Ghee, Refined Oil, Coconut Oil, Butter Mustard Oil and Til Oil.
Moong Dal, Arhar Dal, Channa Dal, Masoor Dal, Urd Dal. Rajmha, Lobia, Black Gram, White Gram.
Boiled Eggs 1-2/ Week, Roasted Chicken. Fish, Meat

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Properties & Health Benefits of Carrot

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carrot, health benefits, carrot properties

Botanical Name – Daucus carota

Family – Apiaceae

Sanskrit name – Garjar, Pindamool

It is a well-known plant. Carrot is a very common vegetable used around India and also many other preparations like sweet dish, pickle and jams etc. There are different verities cultivated as well as grow all over India.

It’s annual plant growing till height of 1-4 ft tall. The roots are 4-12 inches long and pulpy.

Carrot contains nutrients like protein, carbohydrates and fibres. It is a very rich source of Vitamin A, B, C, and vitamin B group.

Properties

Rasa – madhur, tikta, kashaya

Guna – laghu, teekshna

Virya – ushna

Vipaka – madhur

Effects on dosha

Health Benefits of Carrot

Migraine

Smear the carrot leaves in ghee and warm them to extract the juice. Put 2-3 drops in nose and ears. It causes sneezing and cures migraine pain.

Eyesight

Take 200 grams sauf, give bhawana 4 bhawana of carrot juice after drying use 5-10 grams of powder with milk every night. It is very helpful in improving the eye slight.

Heart disease

Grate the carrot and boil in milk. When carrot softens, add sugar,. This dish helps strengthen the heart.

Chest pain

Boil carrots in steam and extract juice. In 10 ml juice add 20 ml honey and give this to patient it cures the chest pain.

Cough

Mix sugar in carrot juice prepares a thick paste. Add little black pepper powder on it and give this to patient. It give relief in cough and clear throat.

Diarrhoea

Give 10-20 gm juice of carrot. It helps in this condition.

Piles

Give carrot juice with sour pomegranate juice or carrot cooked in curd. These are beneficial in curing piles.

Menstrual cycle

Give the decoction to the patient. If it is taken regularly it normalize the menstrual cycle and also relieves from pain during the cycle.

For purifying the uterus place the cloth dipped in wild carrot juice and places it in the vagina.

Ulcer and wounds

Boil and grind carrot. Apply the paste on wound and ulcers. It helps in faster healing.

Carrot pickle in vinegar helps in curing hepatitis and liver enlargement. In case of any adverse effect stop the treatment.

Jamun ( Black Plum)- Health Benefits & Side Effects

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  • Botanical Name – Syzygium cuminii
  • Family – Myrtaceae
  • Sanskrit name – Jambu, Mahaphala, Phalendra

It’s a evergreen plants are found everywhere in India. The tree of 80-100ft and 10-12ft wide. Gren 2-3 inch broad 3-6 long leaves and greenish white flower, purple colour ripen fruits. They have a 1-2 cm long seed. Plants bear flowers in april-june and fruits in june-july.

  • Rasa – Kashaya, madhura, amla
  • Guna – Laghu, ruksha
  • Virya – shitta
  • Vipaka – Katu
  • Effects on dosha – it increase vata and balances kapha and pitta

HEALTH BENEFITS

Diabetes

Take 1 part powder of its seeds, 1 part dry ginger powder, 1 part methi dana, 1 part gudmar. Grind fine powder of all drugs then sieve the powder through a fine cloth. Use this powder 1 table spoon 2 times a day its very beneficial in diabetes.

Boil 250 grams ripe jambal fruits in 500 ml boiling water for some time. Cruse the fruits in that water than filter through cloth. Give this to the patient twice a day. It control the diabetes and general body weakness.

Dry the leaves in sunlight and grind in fine powder use 5 – 10 grams 2 times a day for 1 month. It cures the diabetes.

Stomatitis

Use the juice of tender leaves mixed in water for gargling. It heals the mouth ulcers.

Diarrhoea

Give juice of 5-10 grams fresh leaves with 100 ml goat milk to the patient. It is very helpful in curing diarrhoea.

Flatulence

Use 10-20 ml vinegar of jamun fruits. It is nutritive and cures flatulence.

Calculus

Use of ripen jamun fruits are good to dissolve renal stones.

In case of urinary bladder stone juice of jamun fruits with rock salt are very beneficial.

Using of 5-10 grams of tender leaves mixed with 1-2 powder of black pepper 2times a day is good for renal calculus. Stones break easily and pass through urine flow.

Burns

Apply paste of its leaves on burns area. It cures and heals the area quickly.

Over all it cures bleeding disorders, diarrhoea due to pitta, controls boils. It’s very good in conditions like asthma, diabetes, cough, mouth ulcers and piles.

HARMFUL / SIDE EFFECTS

Excess eating of ripen fruits may cause damage to the lungs and stomach layers because it is digested very slowly. Enhance gas formation and cough formation. It should be consumed with black salt or rock salt.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Onion

Top 10 Health Benefits of Onion

  • Botanical Name – Allium cepa L.
  • Family – Liliaceae
  • Sanskrit name – Palandu, Mukhadushak, Yavneshth

Based on colour onion is of two varieties – red and white. It is used all across India as vegetable.

Onion contains proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, vitamin A, B, and C and its leaves contain a volatile oil with very unpleasant odour. It also contains stable oil which contains disulphide.

Medicinal Properties of Onion

  • Rasa – Madhur, Katu
  • Guna – Guru, Ushna, Tikshna,
  • Virya – Usha
  • Vipaka – Madhura
  • Effects on Dosha – It increase pitta and kapha, pacifies vata

Health Benefits of Onion

  1. In case of Cold give 10-20 ml juice mixed with honey and use 2-3 times a day. It very beneficial in curing Cold.
  2. In case of eye disorders like Night Blindness, Eye Sight and Cataract squeeze juice of white variety onion mixed with double quantity of honey. Put 2 drops of this solution in eyes regularly.
  3. In case of ear ache put 2-4 drops of warm juice in ears. It cures ear ache and internal swelling of ears.
  4. In case of Cough use 5-10 ml fresh juice mixed with sugar.
  5. In case of Flatulence 20 ml of fresh juice, 1 gram black pepper, on pinch of asafoetida and salt thrice a day. It cures the gastric pain and abdominal gas.
  6. Calculus – by using 20-30 ml fresh juice 3 times a day for 2 months. It dissolves renal stones.
  7. By using decoction of onion, its cures burning sensation while urination.
  8. In piles grind 2 onions and apply paste on boils it cures the piles.
  9. Insect bite – applies its juice on bitten area. It gives immediate relief from pain.
  10. Immature abscess – apply paste of onion over abscess and it promotes its healing.

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment for Hemorrhoids / Piles (Arsha Roga)

PilesPiles are one of those disease which makes an individual extremely discomfortable. Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen veins of the anal canal. The inflammation may be internal, occurring inside the anus, or externally protruding mass through the anus.

Causes of piles

An irregular diet habits lead to the vitiation of all three doshas, and predominantly Vata dosha. Vitiated Vata dosha effects the digestion, leading to constipation. Due to chronic constipation, stool becomes dry and hard causing pressure over veins in the rectum. Due to prolong pressure these veins swollen up leading to haemorrhoids. Some other factors like obesity, sitting for long hours, overindulgence in intercourse, more coughing and straining, and suppressing the natural urges of the body contributes major role for causing piles.

More intake of spicy and junk foods, maida products, heavy non-vegetarian diet, less intake of water.

Type of Piles

  1. Vatajarsha
  2. Pittajarsha
  3. Kaphajarsha
  4. Raktaarsha (bleeding piles)

Symptoms of piles

  • Irritation
  • Discomfort around anus
  • Pain and bleeding may occur during defecation
  • Pea-sized swellings
  • A pile may move down, outside of the anus.
  • A mucus discharge after passing a stool.
  • Itchiness around your anus.
  • Soreness and inflammation around your anus.
  • Constipation

Dry piles (shushk arsh) – In dry piles there is inflammation of the external piles, continuous pain and become unbearable while voiding the bowels.

Bleeding piles (rakta arsh) – In bleeding piles, the internal piles start bleeding and there may be excessive bleeding which lead to anaemia and consequent emaciation.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Piles

Ayurvedic herbal preparations cures by establishing the equilibrium of Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and sapt dhatus.

The main treatment of Arsh is to improve the digestion and curing of constipation. In ayurveda mainly focusing over deepan-pachan and vata anulomana.

There are several herbs named:-

  • Madhuyashti
  • Abhya
  • Araghvadh
  • Erand
  • Trivrit
  • Jaypaal
  • Amlaki
  • Isabgul

In bleeding:-

  • Devadali
  • Khoon kharaba
  • Nagkesar churnam

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid the intake of heavy, dry, cool, and repeatedly cooked foods.
  • Avoid refined foods like jams, pastries, packaged foods.
  • Also avoid tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid pickles, potatoes, more of spicy food, food prepared of maida.
  • Avoid excessive fasting, overeating, having food during indigestion, and virudha aahara.
  • Increase the intake of fibrous diet like whole-wheat flour, whole grains, brown rice, barley, legumes, buttermilk, sidha namak, amla, green leafy vegetables.
  • Eat more fruits including oranges, figs, strawberries, kiwis, bananas, pears, papayas, apples, grapes, and mangoes.
  • Increase daily liquid consumption in the form of water, soup, juice, milk, buttermilk, etc.
  • Always have freshly prepare warm meal added with 1 teaspoon of cow’s ghee.

Herbal Remedies for Piles

  • Pranda gutika
  • Arshoghni vati
  • Kasisadi taila
  • Erand tailam
  • Arshkuthar ras
  • Panchsakaar churnam

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