Blog about Herbs, Benefits of Saptarangi, Swine Flu Cure, Health by Nature, Medicinal Plants, Benefits of Amla or Indian Gooseberry, Benefits of Celery, Dandelion, Benefits of Milk Thistle, Ginkgo Biloba, Aloe Vera

Acne- Simple Home Remedies

Most people believe acne to be the bane of adolescence, but it can also happen to adults, even those who went through their teens blemish-free. In teenagers acne may plague otherwise healthy kids and so is considered an acute condition. However, Ayurveda considered it to be a sign of unbalanced pitta dosha which need to be balanced. 

What are Acne's signs?
Acne are - red, inflamed pimples, whiteheads, blackheads-occur when oil glands produce too much oil (sebum) or oil that contains ama, the toxic byproducts of poorly digested foods such as junk food or if you don’t chew your food properly or eat too much. Bacteria on the skin interact with the sebum and cause abscesses to form-inflammation and plugging up of the hair follicles near the glands. Infection may set in which can eventually cause scars.
a person with acne can cure it by following a simple regime like not eating too spicy and oily food, avoid junk foods and carbonated drinks, drink lots of water all day long and follow the below home remedies.

Some home remedies for acne
1) Turmeric is antibiotic and antibacterial. Form a paste of 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder with a little water; carefully apply to blemished with a cotton swab- be careful with your clothes as turmeric will stain clothes.
2) You can also wash your face in the morning using Besan (chickpea powder) mixed with water to make a paste; apply to your skin like a lotion and

Swine Flu: Cure through Herbs.

Ayurveda has the answer to swine flu. Not only in curing the diseases but also in preventing it. 

But first let’s know what Swine flu is.
Swine flu, also called swine influenza, hog flu, or pig flu is a respiratory disease of pigs that is caused by an influenza virus. The first flu virus secluded from pigs was influenza A H1N1 in 1930. This virus is a subtype of influenza that is named for the composition of the proteins hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) that form its viral coat. Since the 1930s three other subtypes of flu viruses also have been isolated from pigs, including H1N2, H3N1, and H3N2. The emergence of H3N2 in pigs occurred in the late 1990s and is suspected of having been transmitted to pigs from humans. Although swine influenza viruses are similar to the influenza viruses that circulate among humans, swine viruses possess distinct antigens (A substance that when introduced into the body stimulates the production of an antibody. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, foreign blood cells, and the cells of transplanted organs.).
In contemporary medicine there is no drug to deal with Swine flu, thus only supporting medicines are in the market. In many cases, antibiotics are administered to prevent the surfacing of bacterial infection.

Treatment of Swine Flu through herbs
Yes that’s true, Herbs like Giloy, Tulsi, Clove etc have potential to counter the Swine Flu virus.  We are well aware of herbs like Giloy, Tulsi, Cloves and their numerous beneficial properties.

Herbs for Meditation and Yoga Practice

Below are planned, unique, primarily Indian herbs for yoga practice. These are available through many herb or Ayurveda stores or can be purchased online.

Arjuna/ Terminalia arjuna
Arjuna is a tonic and rejuvenative for the heart that promotes vyana  vayu and increases prana. It helps develop devotion and gives us the extra courage and energy for our spiritual practice, just as Arjuna was able to fight for dharma at the side of Lord Krishna.

Amalaki/ Emblica officinalis
Amalaki is a tonic and rejuvenative for all the tissues. It balances the doshas and increases ojas. Taken in the form of a jelly called Chyavan Prash,it is an excellent food for yoga practice and a good energy booster. It is a prime tonic for young children,pregnant women, the elderly and anyone in need of extra strength and

Aloe Vera
Aloe is an entire medicine chest in itself. Relative to yoga practice, it is excellent for cleansing the plasma, skin, blood and the liver, all the main physical and pranic systems. It has rejuvenative effects for the female reproductive system as well.

Ashwagandha/ Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha is the best ayurvedic tonic for both body and mind. It strengthens and

Benefits of Giloy: Swine Flu and Dengue

In Ayurveda, Giloy is one of the most essential herbs in use. In recent times it becomes popular as its name is linked in the treatment of Swine Flu. It is also known as Guduchi in India.It is also known as Madhuparni, Amrita, Chinnaruha, Vatsadaani, Tantrika, Kundalini and Chakralakshanika in different parts of india.

Giloy pacifies all the three Doshas so it is quite effective in diseases of Tri-dosha origin. Below are few of the numerous benefits of Giloy.
  • Giloy possesses antiseptic and analgesic properties. It is used in common skin conditions and gout. If its juice is taken with Neem and Amla (Indian Gooseberry) it is very effective. You can see the effect in couple of weeks.
  • Juice of 1 feet long branch of Giloy and seven leaves of Tulsi(Holy Basil); boiled and taken as a herbal drink enhances body’s resistance level up to three times. It also increases platelets count, which decreases considerably in Dengue fever and Swine Flu. So it is one of the potent remedy for Swine Flu and Dengue. 
  • Giloy is quite useful in thirst, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, liver disorders, jaundice, acid-peptic disorder, dysentery and worms. During indigestion the juice is taken or the paste of the leaves is given with butter milk.
  • Giloy is effective in cardiac debility, blood, disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly, gout and anemia.
  • Because of its Snigdha Guna and Madhura Vipaka; Guyduchi is also a very good aphrodisiac (drug that stimulates sexual desire).  
  • Giloy benefits a lot in prameha – urinary insufficiencies specially diabetes and other disorders of urinary bladder. In Diabetes it juice is taken in good amount regularly.

Ayurveda prescription for Skin Problems-With Fruits

As we all know that fruits are so very essential for our health and 1-2 serving of fruits daily are always recommended by the doctors, herbalist and other health practitioners. In this post i am writing down some Ayurveda prescriptions by using fruits in solving various skin problems with ease at home.

Acne (muNahasa):
  • Daub some Lemon juice over acnes and keep it overnight, rinse your face in the morning with warm water. Repeat this process for some days for best results.
  • Mix a paste of Pomegranate Peal, Lodh Tree bark (Botanical Name: Symplocos Racemosa) and Turmeric Powder in equal quantities with water and apply on the face after steam. Keep in on for 15-20 minutes and rinse.
  • Rub Orange skin over affected area.

Dryness of skin
  • Rub the pulp of pear over the affected area. Drinking juice daily is also advantageous.
  • Apply Lemon juice mix with honey over the skin and rinse after 10-15 minutes is excellent for dry skin.

  • Rub Orange skin over affected area.
  • Mix a paste of Pomegranate Peal, Lodh Tree bark (Botanical Name: Symplocos Racemosa) and Turmeric Powder in equal quantities with water and apply on the face after steam. Keep in on for 15-20 minutes and rinse.

Benefits of Jambul(Jamun)-Home Remedies

Jambul (Syzygium cumini) is an evergreen tropical tree and is native to India, Bangladesh, NepalPakistanSri Lanka, Philippines, and Indonesia. This fruit is also known as Jamun in Indian subcontinent and is so popular that even one of the favorite sweet dishes “Gulab Jamun(rose fruit)” got its name from this deep purple fruit.
There are many health benefits of this wonderful fruit, out of which few home remedies for the below mentioned diseases are clarified.   

  • Gums: For stronger gums rub dried Jambul leaves powder on gums. It is also beneficial for bleeding gums.
  • Mouth Ulcer: Extract juice from the soft leaves of Jambul plant and rinse your mouth, repeat if necessary for fast result.
  • Dysentery: Jambul sherbet is considered to be quite beneficial for the treatment of dysentery.
  • Stomach ache:  Take 2 teaspoon of Jamun/Jambul Vinegar after food. Jambul vinegar is also beneficial in other problems like liver or spleen enlargement.
  • Scorpion bite: Rubbing of crushed Jambul leaves over the bitten area helps immensely in relieving bite pain.

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.