Monday, 10 July 2017

Jamun - yummy Black berries benefits

Jamun  has many health and medicinal benefits. Being it a seasonal fruits, one should try to have more and more amount of Jamun  during the month of June, July and August. Some of the amazing and surprising health benefits of jamun are as:

Jamun  is good to treat digestive disorders such as diarrhea, dysentery and dyspepsia.
Jamun  along with curd is good against digestive problems.
Teeth related problems can be solved by applying jamun pulp..
Jamun  is beneficial in treating of piles and hemorrhoids.
It helps in cough and asthma.
Jamun  enhances your immune system.
It protects you from cold and acts as anti-aging agent.
The  fruit is best  to cure spleen enlargement and urine retention.
Jamun  should be taken to overcome the problem of female sterility.

Jamun precautions and side effects

Pregnant as well as breast-feeding mother should avoid jamun., It lowers blood sugar; therefore, one should not eat jamum before and after two weeks of surgery.
Eating of jamun empty stomach should be avoided.
Milk shouldn’t be taken after eating jamun.
Eating of excess jamun leads to body ache and fever. Excessive eating of it is also not good for throat and chest.
Heavy dose of jamun may cause cough and accumulation of sputum in the lungs.
Jamun enhances vatta dosha, so people with high vatta should avoid it.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Ayurveda describes increse of Vata and accumulation of Pitain the body During Varsha ritu (Rainy season).This is the major cause of various diseases occuring during the rainy season. The food and lifestyle should  be such which helps in balancing Vata and Pita.

Diet in rainy season:

Water available in the reservoirs during monsoon is comparatively heavy to digest and the metabolism is sluggish during this period. An individual is likely to experience loss of appetite.Keeping this in mind one needs to make following changes in his diet:
  • -- Consume light and fresh foods prepared from barley, rice and wheat
  • -- Include cow’s ghee, lean meat, lentils, green gram, rice and wheat in daily diet.
  • -- consume small piece of ginger with rock salt before every meal because of less appetite.
  • -- take Sour and salted soups of vegetables.Onion, lean meat and vegetables may also be used in soups.
  • -- If the days are cooler due to heavy rains, take a diet that is sour, salty and oily.
  • --Drink boiled and cooled water mixed with little honey
  • --Add ginger and green gram in your daily diet
  • --Eat warm food and avoid eating uncooked foods and salads
  • --avoid drinking excess of fluids at this further slows down the metabolism.
  • --Avoid consuming stale food and unhygienic .
  • --Avoid leafy vegetables during monsoon.
  • --Avoid curds, red meat and any foodstuff, which takes longer time to digest. One may have buttermilk instead of curds.
  • --Bhavaprakash states that consuming ‘haritaki (terminalia chebula) with rock salt or you can have Harad in monsoon season is beneficial to health.
  • Use 1 tsp lemonjuice daily to boost immunity in water or dal etc but not in Direct form.
  • Have a happy and healthy rainy season..
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