Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Health Benefits of Curry Leaves

The curry leaves have several health benefits. It is being used in Indian foods since centuries. The curry leaves are generally used for its flavor and display of food items.
Curry Leaves
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The 100 gram of curry leaves contain 66.3 % moisture, 6.1 % proteins, 1% fats, 16% carbohydrates, 6.4 % fiber and 4.2 % minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron and rich amounts of vitamin C.
Curry leaves have several benefits.
1. It is very beneficial for the stomach and helps in digestion.
2. The intake of curry leaves with lemon juice and sugar helps in nausea, vomiting and indigestion. 3. Grind the curry leaves and take it in empty stomach with buttermilk to get relief from constipation and other stomach disorders. 
4.  The intake of curry leaves with honey gives relief in dysentery, diarrhea and piles.
5. The roots of curry leaves have several health benefits and are very useful in kidney diseases.
6. The application of the paste of fresh curry leaves on wounds and burns is very helpful for healing.
7. The juice of fresh curry leaves is very beneficial as eye drops. 
8. The hair remains black and do not become prematurely white by the regular intake of curry leaves.
9. Boil the curry leaves in coconut oil till the leaves become black. Filter the extract and apply the oil on the roots of the hair to get soft silky and long hair.
10. Eat 8-10 curry leaves in the morning regularly for 3-4 months to control the diabetes. 

The Health Benefits of Green Chillies

The red chillies have several health benefits but the green chillies are more useful. The proper intake of green chillies acts as a medicine. 
Green Chillies
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The intake of green chillies in summer saves from sunstroke.
The deficiency of haemoglobin in blood could be checked in few days by the regular intake of green chillies.

The green chillies contain amino acids, folic acid, citric acid, glyceric acid, ascorbic acid and maleic acid which are beneficial for the body and the health of skin.

It helps in obesity as it stops the desire of overeating or eating again and again.


Monday, 18 July 2016

Home Remedies for Back Ache or Waist Pain

The problem of back ache has become very common and equally affects all including the young and the aged. The chief reasons of back ache are haphazard life styles and lack of physical labor. The problem of back ache increases with age and results in the difficulty to do day to day works. 
Lifting Technique
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Most of the people report back ache in the lower or central part of the waist. The pain may spread to both sides of the waist and lower parts of the hips. 
Here are few home remedies and the tips to change the lifestyle in order to get relief from back ache.   

Reasons of Back Ache
1. Wrong sitting posture.
2. Extra stress on muscles. 
3. Obesity.
4. Wearing high heeled shoes and sandals. 
5. Lifting heavy loads in wrong position or posture. 
5. Sleeping on soft mattresses. 
6. Prolonged illness. 
7. Surgical delivery.
8. Wearing high heels.
9. Deficiency of estrogen hormone which causes osteoporosis and deficiency of calcium at menopause stage. 
10. Extra fats around waist. 

Home Remedies
One can get rid of back pain with the help of following tips.

1. Put 3-4 fruits of garlic in coconut oil and heat till the garlic become black. Massage the back with this oil on cooling in the morning.
2. Soak the towel in hot salty water and place tit on the affected area. 
3. Heat about 50 to 60 gram of salt in a pan, wrap it in a opiece of cloth and put it on the affected area of the back.
4. Heat the thyme seeds or ajwain in moderate heat and swallow it after chewing. The regular intake of thyme seeds gives relief in waist pain. 
5. Do not sit in the same position for longer durations. Leave the chair after every half and hour and walk for few minutes. 
6. Avoid sleeping of soft mattresses and the hard beds are the best for the peole with waist pain.
7. The yoga postures like cobra posture (Bhujangasana), lotus posture (Shalabhasana), plough posture (Halasana), frog posure (Utanamundakasana) etc. give relief from waist pain.  
8. The deficiency of calcium makes the bones weak. So eat calcium rich foods. 
9. Exercises help in waist pain. So go for walking, swimming, cycling etc. Swimming reduces the weight and is a very good exercise for the waist. Keep the baxk straignt during cycling. These activities strengthen the muscles and help in weight loss. 
10. Instead of back it is better to bend the knees while lifting some heavy weight from the floor. 
11. The driving seat of the car should not be soft. Sit erect in proper posture and use seat belt. 
12. Do not sit in the office or on chair by taking the support of the back. The back should remain erect on the chair. A folded towel could be used behind the neck to maintain the erect position. 

Acidity- The Home and Herbal Remedies

It is necessary that the foods we eat should be properly digested. The stomach releases hydrochloric acid during digestion which helps in the proper digestion of the food. But sometimes this acid is released in excess and causes inflammation in stomach and leads to the pain or irritation in the path between pharynx and stomach. The situation is known as acidity or acid peptic problem.
Cavalry of the Sick
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Reasons for Acidity
The chief reasons of acidity include irregular eating habits, eating food without chewing and insufficient intake of water. The intake of spicy and junk food also causes acidity. Other reasons are hasty eating or eating under stress, smoking, ulcer and the intake of alcohol. The intake of heavy food alleviates the effect of acidity. Remaining hungry for longer durations and skipping the breakfast also causes acidity. 

Symptoms
The symptoms of acidity are dyspepsia, feeling of nausea, belches, stomach and chest inflammation and the loss of interest in eating.

Herbal or Ayurvedic Remedies
1. Take black salt and carom seed or thyme or ajwain in warm water for the swelling of the stomach in gastric problem. 
2. The leaves of fenugreek help in stomach inflammation and dysplasia.
3. The intake of aniseed of saunf is very effective in acidity especially for children.  It and helps in digestion too. 
4. The green cardamom alleviates inflammation of stomach and acidity. 
5. The intake of myrobalan or hurd gives relief from acidity and chest inflammation.
6. The intake of gentiana or swertia chirayita helps in diarrhea and gives relief in several from stomach disorders. 
7. Chamomile or babuna alleviates the inflammation of stomach and acidity. 
8. The intake of sandalwood powder helps in acidity and gastric. It is an age old remedy. 
9. The intake of garlic gives relief in acidity and is very effective in stomach disorders. 
10. The intake of ginger juice with honey gives instant relief in acidity. 
11. The intake of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) helps to increase the appetite and alleviates the stomach inflammation. 

Home remedies
1. Regularly take mint in any form.
2. Do not drink anything after the meals. 
3. The intake of almonds gives relief from chest inflammation caused due to acidity.
4. Add the vegetables containing vitamin B and vitamin E to the regular diet. 
5 Go for regular exercises and physical labor. 
6. Take cucumber, musk melon and water melon to get relief in acidity. 
7. The basil leaves give relief from acidity and nausea. 
8. Take coconut water. 
9. Add few drops of lemon juice to drinking water to get relief from acidity and chest inflammation.