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Benefits of Burdock (Arctium lappa)


Burdock plant

Burdock is a nourishing herb that has been used for thousands of years to aid in the healing of everything from acne to cancer. It is commonly referred to as an alterative, which is loosely defined as altering the body towards health.
Burdock root is so effective because it is a super food that is jammed-packed with essential nutrients. It is high in chromium, magnesium, and Inulin – all of which help to regulate blood sugar. Herbalists commonly use burdock for those with diabetes, syndrome X, insulin resistance, and other blood sugar disorders. Burdock is also high in iron and helps

Dandelions: Some Recipes for Daily Use

Dandelions
Dandelions, as I have mentioned earlier is one of the world’s most nutritious foods. The leaves of this weed contain twice as much as calcium as kale or spinach. Dandelion leaves are loaded with Vitamins A and C, phosphorous, potassium and magnesium.
So, it’s a good idea to include this weed in our day to day diet and give some place to this wonderful plant in our kitchen garden. Today I will mention 7 recipes that can make some dishes out of this wonderful plant for daily use. Hope you like it.

Dandelion Recipe No. 1: boiled dandelions
In a pan, place 1 to 1/2 cups chopped or UN-chopped dandelion greens (per serving), 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and bring to a light boil. Immediately reduce

heat, stirring, until the

Benefits of Haritaki/Harad-Mother Herb

Haritaki

The tree of deciduous Haritaki or Harar or Harad as it’s known in Hindi grows at an altitude of 1,800 meters. The long ovate leaves are acute, in opposite pairs about 10 to 20 cm long.  Each fruit has a single seed that is light yellow in color. The tree grows in almost all places in India. It is known as haritaki, abhaya and pathya in Sanskrit; harad in Hindi; hirada in Marathi; alalekaayi in Kannada; kadukkai in Tamil; horitoky in Bengali; xilikha in Assamese and karakkaya in Telugu. Other popular names are Black Myrobalan, Chebulic Myrobalan, Hardh, Ink Tree, Harar, Hardad, and Indian Gall Nut. Its Botanical name is Terminalia chebula/Coleus forskohlii
Haritaki; is termed as the mother of human beings. As a mother never does bad for her progeny similarly Haritaki never does bad for health of a fellow.

Bhringaraja- Tonic for Hair and other benefits


Bhringaraj
Sanskrit Name: Bhringaraj / Kesharaj
English Name: False Daisy
Botanical Name: Eclipta alba
Bhringaraj or Eclipta alba is an Ayurvedic herb found throughout India and the southwestern U.S. Its name means “ruler of the hair” and so is considered to be the best Ayurvedic remedy for hair loss, premature graying and is also said to help make hair dark, dense and lustrous. The herb has also been used in Traditional Ayurveda as a rejuvenative tonic for the liver, for various skin conditions and as a tonic for the mind.
The extract obtained from Bhringaraj plant contains an alkaloid called ecliptine. This extract is resinous in nature. The leaves of the plant contain

On this auspicious Festival of lights



An occasion to celebrate Victory over defeat, Light over darkness, Awareness over Ignorance, An Occasion to Celebrate Life …. May this auspicious occasion light up your life with Happiness, Joy, Health and Peace.


Happy Diwali

Resveratrol- Uses and Benefits



Resveratrol
Resveratrol Found naturally in the skin of grapes, mulberries, peanuts or food products like red wine. Chemically it is 3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene, a stilbenoid , a type of polyphenol, and a phytolexin produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi.
Few of the benefits of Resveratrol are given below:
1) Weight Loss and Diabetes: Some preliminary researches show the effectiveness of Resveratrol in loosing weight. Scientists found that resveratrol may stimulate the expression of adiponectin (a hormone shown to possess anti-obesity properties and fight insulin resistance
2) Cancer: Published in Cancer Prevention Research, the study found that resveratrol helped prevent estrogen from reacting with DNA molecules and forming compounds that mark the start of cancer cell formation. Resveratrol is found especially to be helpful in early stages of breast cancer.
3) Heart Disease: Resveratrol may help decrease LDL ("bad") cholesterol, prevent hardening of the arteries and keep blood pressure in check thus helpful in plummeting Heart Diseases
4) Aging and Skin Care: Results revealed that resveratrol helped reduce oxidative stress (an aging-related biological process linked to a number of diseases) and inflammation. Thus helpful in reducing of wrinkles and

Ginkgo Biloba-Benefits and Uses


Ginkgo biloba tree
Ginkgo biloba tree

Ginkgo biloba leaves
Ginkgo biloba leaves
Ginkgo biloba has been traced back nearly 300 million years making it the oldest living tree species – the tree could live up to 1,000 years. More than 40 components of the ginkgo biloba tree have been isolated and identified, but only two of them -- flavonoids and terpenoids -- are believed to account for Ginkgo biloba’s beneficial health effects. Flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants, and studies have revealed that flavonoids protect the nerves, heart muscle, blood vessels, and retina from damage. Terpenoids aid blood flow by dilating the blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of platelets. Many of the modern submissions come from the research of German scientists. Ginkgo is a prescription herb in Germany. The Chinese have used the plant medicinally for ages.

Ginkgo biloba is Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Improves blood flow, Strengthens blood vessels, Relaxes the lungs, circulatory system tonic, vasodilator

Ginkgo biloba’s natural health benefits have been accepted by

Note:-This is a blog about health, nutirtion, diet food, nutritional supplement, health problems, weed, medicinal plants, healthy living. In this health and wellness blog I am discussing the herbal uses, effects of weed, about herbs, food for vegetarians, medicinal plants like celery, dandelion, amla, milk thistle and all other natural healers for healthy living. The motive behind this blog is to bring awareness among people about its surrounding, the mother nature and its precious gifts. The Gifts that we have forgotten long back. Please consult your doctor or herbal practitioner before using any herbs.