Wednesday, July 2, 2014


  1. Licorice is useful in bacterial and viral infections. Licorice is a very simple and low costing remedy for coughs and colds. Its even helpful for sore throat and bronchitis. 
  2. Licorice lightens skin tone, protects against Ultra violet radiation  and treats most skin disorders so it is also known for being a beautifier.
  3.  For body aches or burns, chew a stick of licorice.Being a antispasmodic, ant-inflammatory and mild presence of phyto-estrogen makes licorice a good herb for correcting PMS related symptoms. Take Licorice tea from 3 days advance to getting menstruation. (or chew licorice for a while).
  4. Taking 1 tsp of licorice powder in the night can help in cases of constipation
  5. Licorice help with digestive disorders like colic, ulcer and chronic gastritis.
  6. For sour belching and heart burns, 1/4 tsp 3 times a day helps.
  7. For peptic duodenal ulcers, licorice tea is helpful. 
  8. Licorice powder mixed with honey is a remedy for hiccups.
  9. It is also a blood purifier and controls bleeding.
  10. Licorice can be at great help for liver disorders. It helps liver cells to protect against fatty liver, diet induced injuries and  oxidative stress.
  11. Licorice help control nervousness and depression.
  12. Licorice is helpful for menopausal hormonal problems like mood swings, hot flashes, and exhaustion.
  13. Licorice is useful for various skin disorders like eczema, dry itchy skin, psoriasis, acne, rosacea and rashes including the one after loosing hair on scalp and body. Soak licorice powder in water and apply on affected area.
  14. If licorice is taken in a small quantity when you experience frequent vomiting, it can stop it. But when taken in large amounts, it will induce vomiting. If a person somehow happens to have poison in their system or in a case of food poisoning, the first step to cure is to make the patient vomit. Vomit will throw all poison out from the system and it will increase the chances of survival greatly. 
  15. Drinking Licorice tea or 1/2 ts of licorice helps in reducing weight.
  16. Licorice helps fighting infections like HIV, TB, herpes, shingles and hepatitis.
  17. Anti- inflammatory property of licorice helps with rheumatoid arthritis.
  18. Licorice is helpful in detoxification of liver and blood.
  19. Licorice helps in treating hormonal infertility in women.
  20. Licorice helps for skin disorders like dandruff and dry skin or oil secretion in scalp and promotes healthy hair growth.
  21. Anti-bacterial property of licorice makes it a good use for dental problems like plaque, gingivitis and for maintaining normal oral hygiene.
22. Licorice strengthens vocal cords, so it is very useful for those whose occupations require excessive usage of vocal chords like politicians, singers, teachers, lawyers, etc.

    *It's better to seek expert's advice before taking licorice if taking it more than 10 grams a day.
    *If you are taking any medications or pregnant, please consult experts before taking any remedies.

    * These are general guidelines but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
    *Best approach is to eat variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
    *Good things are good till used in moderation, overdo is not good.

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    Benefits of Pomegranate

    • Rich in anti-oxidants:
              Pomegranates are one of the most anti-oxidant fruits.
    • Cancer Preventing:
              The anti-oxidants in pomegranates help prevent many types of cancer.
    • Maintains Cardiovascular Health:
              Pomegranate is a great blood thinner as well as reduces blood pressure. It also helps               lower the cholesterol in your body and clears/stops plaque in blood vessels.
    • Weight loss:
              Pomegranates have a property to provide energy and cleanse the body.
    • Slows aging:
              They prevent many signs  aging such as wrinkles and age spots.

    * These are general guidelines but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
    *Best approach is to eat variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
    *Good things are good till used in moderation, overdo is not good.



    • Good source of calcium, iron, and vitamin B6.
    • Rosemary is a rich source of antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory compounds.
    • It helps in treating indigestion and other digestion issues.
    • Rosemary is also of great neurological age. It enhances memory and concentration. Carnosic acid, present in rosemary, helps in fending off radical damage on the brain. It delays brain aging.
    • Rosemary is also known to fight off many of the cancer-causing agents thus preventing many cancers.
    • The carnosic acid found in rosemary promotes eye health.
    • Helps in treatment of high blood pressure.
    • Rosemary oil is useful for the health of your hair too-it cures premature graying, dandruff, increases luster of hair, and also helps in hair growth.
    * These are general guidelines but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
    *Best approach is to eat variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
    *Good things are good till used in moderation, overdo is not good.

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Benefits of Fennel Seeds

    • In Indian cuisine, there is a tradition of taking a few fennel seeds after a meal and chewing them (it's called mukhvas, meaning mouth freshener). 
    • This helps in the digestion of food by increasing digestive fluids. 
    • Fennel seeds are anti-flatulence so prevents gastric problems.
    • They also help in diarrhea and piles.
    • When experiencing diarrhea with bloating and cramps, chew 2-3 teaspoons until it is very finely ground. Then drink water.
    • For arthritis joint pain, boil one glass of water with 4 teaspoons of fennel seeds until there is 1/4 glass of water left. Then add 1 teaspoon of Castor oil and take this twice a day-morning and evening. Continue until you are fully recovered.
    • High level of potassium in fennel seeds help healthy brain functions and maintaining healthy blood pressure.
    • Fennel seeds are known as seeds of sight since it improves eyesight.
    • When dehydrated, fennel and coriander seeds concoction cures.
    • Iron and amino acid found in fennel seeds help against anemia.
    • Fennel is a Anti-oxidant so prevents from many degenerative decease .
    • Increases red blood cell production.
    • Increases urine frequency, so throws toxins out.
    • Helps in and prevents cardiovascular decease. 
    • Fennel  seeds help fight against scalp and hair infections.
    • fennel seeds help in reduction of PMS symptoms and related pain.
    • Vitamin c in fennel helps in boosting immunity.

    *When experiencing constipation or mouth ulcers one should discontinue ingesting fennel seeds for the time being. (Some theory believes that roughage in fennel seeds helps with constipation)
    * These are general guidelines, but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
    *Best approach is to eat a variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
    *Good things are good until used in moderation, when overdone it is not good.


    A couple of facts on cinnamon:
    -Cinnamon is actually the bark of a cinnamon tree. The leaves of a cinnamon tree are bay leaves. Cinnamon starts to harvest after the tree turns two years old.
    -In taste, cinnamon is fragrant, spicy, and sweet.
    -Srilankan cinnamon is known to be the best quality cinnamon because of its thin and fragrant variety.
    Benefits of Cinnamon:
    -It is useful in dry cough, tonsillitis, and sore throat. In this case, take a cotton swab with a long handle. Dip it in cinnamon oil and apply in the throat and tonsils
    -For bad breath, loose teeth, or painful teeth, add one teaspoon cinnamon powder in a glass of warm water and gargle it.
    -If any pain is experienced in a decaying tooth, take cinnamon oil on a swab and apply on the tooth.
    -For motion sickness or nausea, chewing on some cinnamon will help.
    -Cinnamon paste helps in swollen and painful wounds.
    -For headaches, cinnamon, dry ginger, and black pepper paste is useful.
    -For warts and uneven skin tone apply cinnamon paste made with lemon.
    -For swelling of joints, massage them with cinnamon oil
    -For colds, sinusitis, and headaches, inhale the steam of eucalyptus and cinnamon oil mixed. On a handkerchief, pour a few drops of cinnamon and eucalyptus oil, and inhale it.
    -Cinnamon is also a cancer preventer 
    -It is effective against candida yeast infections and also boosts your immune system
    -It is very useful in controlling blood sugar level 
    -Cinnamon is a natural disinfectant and anti-fungal 
    -With its bacteria-preventing properties, cinnamon is a food preservative.
    -Improves mental health- memory, alertness, cognitive development, and prevents Alzheimer's
    -Cinnamon is a mood enhancer as well

    * These are general guidelines but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
    *Best approach is to eat variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
    *Good things are good till used in moderation, overdo is not good.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014


    In nature we can find all the colors of the rainbow easily except blue. Blueberries are one of these hard-to-find blue foods or truly only one true blue to enjoy simply (without any cooking required).This antioxidant-rich berry has a numerous amount of benefits. To maximize the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, you should eat them raw and go for the organic blueberries.

    - Helps in improvement of brain health, thus helping to improve memory

    - Delays the onset of cognitive issues usually connected to aging

    - Blueberries can also be freezed without damaging the anthocyanin oxidants in them, so they can be eaten all throughout the year, even after the season is over

    -They are great for the regulation of blood sugar

    -It is of great aid in belly fat reduction

    -Promotes urinary tract health as well

    Saturday, May 31, 2014

    Benefits of Cardamom

    -Motion sickness : For motion sickness or morning sickness  mix cardamom and cumin powder in lemonade and drink. This remedy is even useful for Pregnancy related nausea, headache, vomit and vertigo. Or simply chew cardamom.

    - Insect bite: When insects like ant, ear warm, bee bite apply cardamom powder on it.

    - Cures itchiness: Powder shells of cardamom and mix with soapberry water to cure old itchiness for whole body or scalp.

    - Blood Pressure and cholesterol control : As cardamom is a diuretic fiber and potassium rich spice, it is very good for people with high blood pressure as it lower downs the elevated blood pressure level in the body. And phyto enzymes present in cardamom helps control cholesterol.

    -Treats urinary disorders: Cardamom has been used in Ayurveda to help eliminating or preventing urinary disorders like cystisis, gonorrhea and nephritis 

    - Digestive aid :  It helps in improving the digestion, by making the saliva secretion better and also rouses the nervous system to stimulate digestion. Cardamom is very much related to ginger and is used in the same way to deal with digestive problems. It can be used to combat nausea, loss of appetite, acidity, gas, heartburn, bloating, constipation and other digestive problems.

    - Love potion / aphrodisiac: It is also used in love potions because of its aphrodisiac qualities. A catalyst for romance comes from its oil contents like borneol, camphor and eucalyptol which are volatile oils.

    - Hiccups: Cardamom is an anti-spasmodic spice which can help you in getting rid of hiccups. This anti-spasmodic trait of cardamom provides relief from involuntary muscle spasms, like intestinal and stomach cramps.

    - Detoxification: Cardamoms are known to detoxify the body. They cleanse and remove all the waste from the body through the kidneys.

    - Anti carcinogenic properties : Many of the phyto nutrients, vitamins and essential oils which are present in cardamom act as antioxidants. This magical spice helps in cleaning up the free radicals and tends to resist cellular aging.

    - Anti- depressant : cardamom tea is a perfect way to fight depression. It has a natural ingredient which tends to detoxify the body and rejuvenate the cells which altogether help in fighting depression.

    - Cold & Flu: Cardamom is a pungent spice which tends to help in preventing and relieving cold and flu symptoms. Cardamom is a good home remedy for cold and flu.

    - Pathogens: People having infections are suggested to consume cardamom which is known to prevent infections due to its therapeutic properties. The various essential oils in cardamom inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, mold and fungus.

    - Oral health : Cardamom is a cure for bad breath. Apart from its trait that helps in curing bad breath, cardamom is also used for mouth ulcers and mouth infections.

    -Anti-asthmatic Cardamom is considered to be highly beneficial for asthma patients. It also acts as a natural remedy for,  whooping cough and bronchitis.

    - Fair skin: One of the benefits of cardamom is that it can provide you with fair skin. Cardamom essential oil helps in removing blemishes, thus giving you a fairer complexion.

    - Improves Blood Circulation: Cardamom contains vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant. It improves blood circulation throughout the body, thus improving skin complexion as well.

    - Treats Skin Allergy:Black cardamom has anti-bacterial properties. It can be used as an antiseptic to treat skin allergies.

    - Therapeutic Properties: Cardamom can be mixed into skincare products for antiseptic and anti-inflammatory purposes to calm and soothe the skin, thanks to its therapeutic effects. When added to perfumes, it can stimulate the senses. Facial soaps use cardamom to impart a warming sensation on the skin. 

    - Lip Care: Cardamom essential oil is often added to cosmetics that are applied to the lips such as lip balms to impart the taste of the oil and make them smooth.

    - Clear Skin: Black cardamoms help in flushing out the toxins, free radicals and dangerous fluids those are harmful to the body including your skin. Therefore, chewing on some black cardamom detoxifies your body, thus providing you with a clearer skin.

    -Nourishment for scalp: Mix some cardamom powder and water and apply it on the scalp. It will nourish scalp as well will prevent dandruff.

    - Treatment of Scalp Infections: Cardamoms possess anti-bacterial properties which prevent the scalp from infections and irritation.

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    * These are general guidelines but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also.
    *Best approach is to eat variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
    *Good things are good till used in moderation, overdo is not good.

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    Benefits of Carom seeds

    -Intestinal worms: Carom seeds are very useful for eliminating stomach worms

    - Acidity: Mix one table spoon of carom seeds with one table spoon of cumin seeds. Consume them on a daily basis with some ginger powder. This natural remedy is a best way to cure indigestion problems. It is also useful in treating acidity and acid reflux problem.

    - Constipation: Carom seeds are the best remedy to cure digestion related problems. Hence, it can also help you to get rid of constipation. Carom seeds don’t have any side effects.

    - Mouth problems: Carom seeds have been proven to cure tooth pain. Floss your mouth with one part of clove oil, one part of carom oil and water for treating tooth ache, bad odor and decay. It is the best and effective way to maintain oral hygiene.

    - Kidney disorder: Carom seeds are very essential to cure kidney stones. They can also be useful to treat and reduce the pain due to kidney disorders.

    - Asthma: Consuming carom seeds with warm water give instant relief from cold and expel cough and mucus from the body. It is also useful for treating bronchitis and asthma. It can be consumed with jaggery twice a day.

    - Liver and kidney: Drink ajwain water for curing intestinal pain caused because of indigestion and infection. This herb is also very beneficial for curing liver and kidney malfunctions.

    - Cold: This seed is the best natural way to cure cold symptoms such as a blocked nose. Take a steam from ajwain seeds infused in hot water for best relief.

     - Itching, Boils & Eczema: Grind ajwain seeds with lukewarm water to make its paste. Apply this paste on any affected part of the face or body. Also, try washing the affected part with the ajwain water for best results. In case of swelling due to boils or pimples, make the paste of ground carom seeds with lemon juice. It will be helpful in removing the swelling.

    Excessive Bleeding & Irregular Menses: Women with this problem can drink ajwain water. Soak handful of carom seeds in earthen vessel filled with water at night. Grind them and drink it in the morning.

    Digestion: Carom seeds benefits digestive problems. Chewing 1 tbsp of raw carom seeds with sugar can help you get rid of indigestion. It can also be consumed without sugar.

    Arthritis: Carom seed oil is a very useful method to cure arthritis pain. Massage on affected joints regularly with carom seed oil to get relief from rheumatic pain.

    Diarrhea: Carom seed is a natural remedy to cure dysentery or diarrhea. Boil a handful of carom seeds in one glass of water. Cool and strain this to consume twice a day. This is an orthodox remedy to cure indigestion and dysentery.

    - Viral infections: Combine yogurt with carom seeds powder. Applying this paste on face for a whole night can help to lighten acne scars. Wash it with lukewarm water in the morning for best results.

    Flu: Boil carom seeds with cinnamon in water. Strain & drink 4 times in a day to cure flu.

    Mosquito repellent: Mix mustard oil with ground carom seeds. Dip cardboard pieces in this mixture and tie in the corners of your room. This will help you get rid of the mosquitoes from the room.

    Lost appetite: Mix and grind carom seeds, fennel seeds, dried ginger powder, salt and black cumin seeds. Add hot ghee to that mixture. Mix the mixture with cooked rice. This will surely increase lost appetite.

    Piles: Mix dried pomegranate flowers, poppy seeds and dried neem leaves. Consume this mixture with milk twice a day during bleeding piles. Drinking buttermilk with carom seeds powder and rock salt after lunch/dinner is useful for minimizing the condition.

    Heals pain: Mix carom seeds, onion seeds, fenugreek seeds with saboot isabgol. Grind them all and consume 1 tbsp of this powder everyday in the morning. Consume this on an empty stomach for best and positive results.

    Sexual disability: Roast carom seeds with some tamarind kernels and clarified butter. Grind them well, take 1tsp of this mixture and add to a glass of milk and honey. This is a proven method to reduce sexual disability. Consume this regularly at night for effective results.

    Breastfeeding: Carom seeds with fennel seeds are used to make ajwain aur saunf ka pani. This is useful to cleanse uterus and increase milk production. Add 1 tbsp of fennel seeds with ½ tbsp carom seeds and 1 litre of water. Boil them for 5 minutes and cool it. Cool and consume this everyday for best results.

    Menstrual cramps: Carom seeds acts as a nerve tonic, hence it can lower menstrual cramps during menses. Thus, the benefits of carom seeds are quite wonderful. You can also apply its oil on muscle to relax them.

    Stomach problemsSoak three teaspoon of carom seeds in lime juice and dry it in shade. Grind this and mix some black salt. Consume this twice a day with lukewarm water. This is a useful method to cure loss of appetite, flatulence and other stomach problems. Do this daily till you get the results.

    Belching: Many gas related problems can be cured by a mixture of dried ginger, carom seeds and black salt. This is useful to treat problems like gas, indigestion, and belching. You can also try to add this in warm water with cardamom and drink it.

    Migraine: Wrap carom seeds in the tissue paper and smell this. It is useful to reduce migraine headache. Also they can be burnt and inhaled for other problems related to head.

    Heart health: Consume one tablespoon of carom seeds with warm water to stimulate the heart. It is also beneficial to cure chest pain. You can mix one teaspoon of jaggery with some carom seeds to get quick relief.

    Alcoholic: This herb is also beneficial for the people who want to get rid of alcohol. Chewing carom seeds daily can help to get rid of alcohol craving.

    - Sperm count: Roast ajwain seeds with some tamarind kernels and clarified butter. Grind all of these ingredients. Grind them well, take a tsp of this mixture and add to a glass of milk and honey.
    This is a proven method to improve sperm count and treat premature ejaculation. Consume this regularly at night for effective results.

    Insecticide: They have many therapeutic uses as well as they are used widely in food preparations. Carom seeds are also used as an insecticide. Apart from this, this is an orthodox method for treating poisonous insect bites.

    Used in cooking: These seeds are widely used in Indian cooking as a spice. They can be roasted, fried in oil, or added in “panchphoran”. Ajwain is used in small quantity in making biscuits, snacks, sauces, soups, soft drinks and pickles for good digestion.

    Pimple: Apply powdered carom seeds with yogurt on your face. Keep it for half an hour and wash off with warm water. This remedy will help to lighten pimple scars.

    Reduce weight: Drink half glass of water with soaked carom seeds on an empty stomach. This will dissolve the fats.

    Consume 1tsp of carom seeds on an empty stomach every morning. It helps to lose about 4 to 5 kg in a month.

    Bed Wetting: Take 50 grams black sesame, 25 grams carom seeds and 100 grams of jaggery. Mix them well. Consume this mixture 1tsp twice a day. This will help in treating frequent urination and bedwetting.

    Ear pain: Heat 1tsp garlic and 2tsp carom seeds in sesame oil, till they are red in color. Cool it and strain to put some drops into the ears. This is also useful to treat boils in ears.

    Flatulence: Soak 3 tbsp of carom seeds in lime juice. Dry this in the shade. Powder and mix it with little black salt and consume 1 tsp twice a day with warm water.

    -Joint pains: Mix shatavari, black cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and carom seeds. Powder this and take ½ tsp every morning.

    Greying of Hair:

    Curry leaves – 2 to 3
    Dry grapes – 2
    Carom seeds – 1 pinch
    Sugar– to taste
    Add curry leaves, dry grapes, carom seeds in one cup of water and cook. Add sugar if required for taste. Drink 1 glass a day. This will stop greying of hair.

    - Colic: Boil 1 tsp of fennel seeds and ½ tsp of carom seeds in ½ liter of water. Cook it on a low flame for 5 minutes. Cool and strain it. Drink a cup daily after meals.

    Diabetes: Dry few neem leaves in the shade. Powder and store in a jar. At night, mix 1 tsp of the powder in hot milk with ½ tsp of powdered cumin and carom seeds. Consume it for 30 days.

    - Paralysis: Carom seeds soaked in water and consumed daily can be useful in treating paralysis, trembling and shaking.

    - Eye cleanser: Boil handful of carom seeds in a water. Cool and strain. Wash your eyes with this water to clean it.

    - Deafness: Carom seeds have been used in ancient times to cure deafness. Put few drops of this oil in your ears to get rid of this condition.

    - Body cleanser: Consumption of carom seeds tea can help in cleansing body toxins. Thus, this can reduce many skin and health related problems. This helps to purify blood and improve the blood flow in body.

    - Calculus: Consume 6 grams of carom seeds daily to get rid of this disease.

    - Menorrhagia: Soak 25 gm of carom seeds in a mud pot filled with water for whole night. Grind this and drink in the morning.

    - Urticaria: Consume 1 gram of carom seeds with 3 grams of jaggery. This is a useful remedy to cure this.

    -Worms in animal ears: If cattle has got worms in ears- boil 1 l water with 1 tbs carom seeds till reduced to half. When it cools at room temperature, pour it in animal's ear and the worms will die soon.
    -Cleaning wounds 
    Boil 1 l water with 1 tbs carom seeds till reduced to half. This concoction is natural antiseptic.
    *Carom seeds Doesn't stay good for long time so to store it, add 1 lemon juice 1 ts turmeric and 1 ts salt- then sun dry it and roast it at medium low heat . This makes sure to keep carom seeds for long time and can be used as MUKHAVAS for easy digestion after meal.

    *Avoid over consumption. It can lead to nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, allergy and headache in some people.
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    * These are general guidelines but everyone has different "TASIR" (nature of body), so follow that also. 
    *Best approach is to eat variety of nutritionally dense food rather than concentrating on one.
    *Good things are good till used in moderation, overdo is not good.