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Beetroot Juice benefits patients with High blood Pressure

 

A cup of Beetroot Juice is the best Ayurvedic remedy to beat High Blood Pressure. Beetroot is found to be rich in Nitrates, which gives a soothing effect on the blood vessels that directly helps in lowering the Blood Pressure.

 

Researches explain that dietary intake of nitrate content vegetables such as Beetroot, Lettuce, Cabbage or Fennel could easily show improvement in cardiovascular health.

 

According to the researchers, two Beetroots or one large bowl of Lettuce leaves contain the same amount of nitrate. People who consumed this were found to have seen decrease by 10 points in their blood pressure level.

 

It was surprising to see how very little amount of nitrate was used to see such a large effects.

 

Tips to select your best beetroot: Do not select beetroots that look dry or have cracks on them. Look for the smooth beetroots with round shape. Smaller beetroots usually give a better taste than the larger ones. Avoid beets that are larger than 3 inches in their diameter. Rounder beetroots offer sweeter taste.

 

Beetroot and Celery juice for lowering your blood pressure:Use 1 Beetroot, 1 Apple, 4 Celery stalks and 1 inch Ginger to blend and make this powerful fresh juice to fight your high blood pressure.

 

Ayurveda’s Rejuvenation Herb- Manjistha

 

Manjistha is a valuable herb in Ayurveda. Manjistha has excellent due to its blood purifying anti-oxidant properties.Manjistha means bright red, which has got its name from its red roots. It has very good effects on the circulatory system, arterial system and the excretory system. Here is why Manjistha is known as the best herb in Ayurveda

  1. Manjistha helps heal inflammation and gives a smooth and even skin tone. When externally used as a paste either alone or with honey, it keeps the skin glowing, removes pimples, freckles and discoloration.

 

  1. Manjistha quickens healing when certain wounds are washed with the extraction of Manjistha herb and is dressed with solid extract. Chronic and non-healing wounds can also be treated with Manjistha.

 

  1. It helps in treating varicose veins, eczema, bruising, and bleeding disorders. An external splint of Manjistha can be applied during fractures.

 

  1. Manjistha works well during diarrhea and when combined with lodhra skin powder.The herb is beneficial in gastrointestinal ailments like dyspepsia, loss of appetite, worm infestations, aids digestion, and kills toxins.

 

  1. Manjistha acts a blood purifier, it controls irritation of nerves and pacifies mind. The extraction of Manjistha is also beneficial in treating gout, when combined with other herbs.

 

  1. It is also seen that Manjistha has visible effects on female reproductive organs, and hence is used to treat problems like irregular menstruation, etc. Manjistha improves menstrual bleeding disorders and relieves pain.

 

  1. Manjistha is also excellent diabetic patients and is useful in the  treatment of urinary calculi.

Health benefits of Sesame Seeds

  1. Full of Protein- Sesame seeds provide a good source of dietary protein. Protein makes upto 20% of the seed with 4.7 grams of protein per ounce. They can be perfect to form a high vegetarian protein diet.

 

  1. Lowers Cholesterol- It helps in lowering cholesterol as it contains phytosterols that block cholesterol production. Black sesame seeds are especially high in phytosterols. Sesame seeds have the highest phytosterol content of all seeds and nuts.

 

  1. Best remedy for Anemia- Sesame seeds, especially the black ones have a good source of iron in it. Therefore it can be used for people who are suffering from anemia and weakness.

 

  1. Reduces Anxiety- Sesame seeds contain the stress-relieving minerals like magnesium and calcium. It also contains calming vitamins like thiamin and tryptophan that help in reducing pain, assisting moods and help in having a sound sleep.

 

  1. Bone health- Sesame seeds contain zinc that help in boosting the bone mineral density and the bone health. The deficiency of this mineral can cause Osteoporosis. Sesame seeds are a great source of calcium that is also very vital to bone health.

 

  1. Helps in Digestion- Sesame seeds are very rich in dietary fiber which help in supporting a healthy digestive system. Its high fiber content helps in smooth functioning of the intestine, thus facilitating waste disposal and relieving constipation.

Keep diseases at bay, with 2 cups of green tea every day!!

  1. Contains large amount of Bio-active compounds that improve health.

Many of the bioactive compounds found in the tea leaves are loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as a powerful antioxidant. These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body which help in  protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a major role in aging and all sorts of diseases.

  1. Having Green Tea can help improve in various aspects of Brain function.

Green tea contains caffeine (less than coffee), but enough to produce an effect.Caffeine  consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function that improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which when combined with caffeine can help in improving brain function.

  1. Green tea helps in burning fat and improves physical performance.

Consuming green tea has helped in burning fat and boost the metabolic rate in humans. A study showed that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, indicating that green tea can help in  burning of fat.Several studies show that green tea leads to decrease in body fat, especially in the abdominal area.

  1. Improves Oral Health

Consuming green tea has shown improvement in dental health and has also showed lowering the risk of infection. Some studies show that they can kill bacteria and stop the growth of virus like the influenza virus,which helps in  lowering your risk of infections. It also contains properties that help fight bad breath. It also helps in controlling gum disease.

  1. Reduces the risk of Heart diseases.

Adults who drank more than 2 cups daily were at 26% lower risk of heart attack or stroke. Also, it was found that those who drank green tea had significantly wider arteries, meaning lower risk in heart diseases like atherosclerosis. Green tea has been shown in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation. Studies show that green tea consumers have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

  1. Natural remedy to cure Anxiety.

L-Theanine is an amino acid which is found in green tea that has a soothing and calming effect on people who consume it. Consuming green tea containing theanine has been shown to stimulate the production of brain waves known as alpha wave (that are seen when a person is in a relaxed state). It also alters the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain like serotonin and dopamine that can affect the mood.

Caraway seeds (or kala Jeera) has medicinal values too!!

 

  1. Anti-fungal and Anti-yeast by nature.

Caraway seeds is recognized to have anti-fungal properties. This implies that caraway seeds could be stored for an extended period of time without fearing them of getting spoilt.  Not only this, caraway seeds have proven to be anti-yeast by nature.

2. Helps in reducing cholesterol  levels.

Scientists have confirmed the health benefits of fiber-rich foods in reducing LDL cholesterol within the body. Caraway seeds have rich source of dietary fiber.Not just that, fiber helps in enhancing the amount of HDL cholesterol. These functions are very important in lessening  the chance of developing any kind of cardiovascular disease.

3. Cures digestive disorders.

 The therapeutic qualities that caraway seeds have are plenty in number. One of the crucial benefits is healing the gastrointestinal as well as digestive complaints. It is also used in healing the stomach ulcers due to its calming properties.

4. Relieves heartburn.

 If you experience any burning within your chest as well as throat area experienced with burps or hiccups,  the simplest action to take is to take a few numbers of caraway seeds. Either include it in boiling water or mix a spoonful of it in a bowl of curd and consume it. It may also be consumed in conjunction with peppermint oil to ease yourself from gastrointestinal disorders.

5. Cures Nausea and Vomiting.

 Nausea and vomiting are the not so good signs of either intestinal infection or any other bodily disorder. A simple method to keep yourself away from these symptoms is to consume caraway seeds. You’ll be surprised to see the relief that you’ll get from consuming the caraway seeds.

6. Loaded with Antioxidants.

 Caraway seeds are loaded with powerful flavonoid antioxidants which includes carotene, lutein,etc. Studies have discovered that these compounds are great in eliminating harmful radicals as well as protecting the body from cancers, premature-aging and infections.

7.Anti-Cancerous.

 Caraway seeds include chemicals like ‘limonene’, that has anti-cancer properties. It helps in halting the development of liver,breast,lungs and also stomach cancer.

8.Anti-Spasmodic.

 Caraway seed may put all sorts of health conditions associated with spasms at bay. It may instantly reduce the signs of muscular cramps and muscle pulls as it shuts down the effects of enzymes that are accountable for muscle contraction. It may also help in reducing respiratory-related spasms which cures hiccups, trouble in breathing as well as coughs. Caraway seed can certainly reduce the blockage related to cold and cough.

Why you should not miss Ayurvedic Village’s Wellness Camp!

 

Wellness matter. We say that because everything we do every day finally related to our well-being. This is the daily cycle of our life. Therefore, it is very important to achieve optimal wellness in order to subdue stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions.

One of the biggest reasons why Ayurveda is different from other medicines is because it teaches you to be your own healer. It empowers you by helping you find the right balance and harmony within your mind, body and soul.

Those who are new to the world of Ayurveda or wish to deepen the understanding of how your body works, we suggest you to attend Ayurvedic Village’s Wellness Camp on 10-11 October, 2015. You ask why? Well, here is why we think everyone should attend this event.

  1. It is a process of healing.

Modern medicine aims to find the major cause of your health troubles and suppress the symptoms with medications. On the contrary, Ayurveda doesn’t not solely focus on the diagnosis. It is a process of healing and extracting the issues from its roots. This approach helps you attain ultimate well-being.

  1. It digs in your inner self

Practitioners will ask you a plenty of questions at your wellness consultation – about your past and present health, your daily activities, your spiritual practices, your work and social life and your emotional and mental health. It is highly recommended that you answer all the questions elaborately and honestly as this session helps the doctor suggest tailor-made Ayurvedic treatments according to your individual needs.

  1. When nothing else works

So you have recurring symptoms like gas, bloating, belching, heartburn, grogginess after eating, fatigue, skin rashes and irritations, difficulty sleeping, frequent colds or acne. However, you have failed to find any diagnosis or cure to those problems. You tried everything under the sun – diet, supplements, exercise, other therapies, etc., but nothing seems to work. So, all you need is a wellness consultation.

Our team of expert doctors will give a comprehensive wellness consultation. Chief physician will be available on prior appointment. You will be given lifestyle and diet suggestions to improve your well-being. Every small step you take will move you forward on your healing path.

Our purpose in life is to feel good and live in harmony with the world around us. A right Ayurvedic practitioner and consultation will help you on your journey to finding the state of health and balance. So, look nowhere else! Ayurvedic Village’s Wellness camp provides just that. Take some time off your itinerary for yourself this weekend.

Visit www.ayurvedicvillage.com for more details or give us a call on 7506650605.

Saffron – The ‘Golden Spice’ of Ayurveda!

Derived from the Arabic word, Zafran, Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world. However, in the world of Ayurveda, it is called as ‘Varnya Gana’ which can be translated as the one that enhances fairness and adds glow to the skin. Not just in Ayurveda, Saffron is quite popular in Chinese and Unani medicinal preparations. It has the ability to pacify all three doshas.

The health benefits of Saffron cannot be overstated more. It is an all-rounder spice that helps with many health troubles.

  • These red sticks act as ‘Rasayana’ and helps your body attain complete rejuvenation by improving your immunity and energy levels.
  • Saffron has bronchodilator effects which improve the respiratory functions of the lungs. It also helps in boosting pulmonary oxygenation therefore it works best for conditions like cough, cold, asthma, etc.
  • If you have soreness and inflammation in your mouth or tongue, you can simple massage your gums with saffron.
  • In heart patients, it aids to lower the blood cholesterol and triglycerides by keeping the blood presume under control. It can also be called as a cardio tonic.
  • Ailments like indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea and acidity can be cured with Saffron. Also, it improves your digestion and increases your appetite.
  • If you are facing trouble in between the sheets, Saffron works great as an aphrodisiac and cure impotence.
  • For those who are suffering from insomnia, mix a pinch of saffron with warm milk and drink it at night for a sound sleep.
  • For women, Saffron is a wonder herb. It not only helps managing PMS and irregular menstruation, but it has also been prescribed to facilitate difficult labour.
  • Saffron is considered as a blood purifier and anti–inflammatory in nature.
  • Popularly known for treating skin troubles, many Ayurvedic medicines contain Saffron for getting rid of acne, dry skin, dark circles, spots, etc. It beautifies you by giving you a natural glow. Also, when a pregnant woman drinks milk mixed with Saffron in her 3rd trimester, it imparts fair complexion on the baby.
  • Along with physical woes, Saffron deals greatly with neurodegenerative disorders. It promotes learning, memory retention, and recalling capacity. It is useful in the treatment and management of age related mental impairment. Saffron has been known as an effective and safe treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

Are you drinking enough water?

There is no denying that sometimes a single glass of water can be more nerve-soothing than a cup of coffee. Inspite of this, many of us don’t manage to drink enough water every day. Be it our hectic schedules or scarcity of the resource, drinking limited amount of water can be harmful to our bodies. However, many of us don’t even realize that they are depriving themselves of water. Asking ourselves that ‘Am I drinking enough water?’ will never fetch the right answer.

Therefore, you need to ask yourself the following questions to know if your daily intake of water sufficient?

  1. Is your skin dry?

Since skin being the largest organ in the body, the effects of drinking less amount of water can be first seen on it. If your skin isn’t hydrated properly, it will turn dry. A lack of water means a lack of sweat, which leads to a body’s inability to wash away excess dirt and oil accumulated throughout the day.

  1. Are your eyes dry?

Now it is obvious that more organs than mouth, throat or skin will be affected. Without water, your tear ducts dry up and you will have bloodshot eyes. This could cause more trouble if you wear contacts or wear glasses on a daily basis.

  1. Do you have joint pain?

Not many of us know that our cartilage and spinal discs are made of 80% water. It helps to keep the bones grinding from each other. By keeping our body hydrated, your joints are ready to experience any sudden movements.

  1. Do you stay sick longer?

Water flushes out harmful toxins from the body. But if you go into a dehydration mode, the body starts sucking up the stored water from other organs or blood. And that will open up Pandora’s box.

  1. Are you experiencing digestive problems?

Water lubricates the digestive system. Without enough water, the amount and strength of mucus inside your stomach increases, giving way to stomach acid harm you. This leads to heartburn, indigestion and constipation.

  1. Are you aging prematurely?

The amount of water our bodies retain naturally decreases as we age. Hence, the older we get, the more amount of water we should drink. While premature aging is more evident on the outside, the damage it does to our insides will ultimately be felt over time.

So, pour yourself a glass of water now!

Corporate life and stress management

 

Managing any number of responsibilities, constantly travelling and juggling other facets of life are the key reasons causing stress in the corporate world. Men and women working in a corporate organization are suffering from health related matters as well such as, hypertension, heart conditions, high blood pressure, etc.

The types of people that are likely to fall into this category might be, CEO’s, CFO’s, COO’s, politicians, bankers, investors, brokers, realtors and YOU! Yes, you might not even realize that your job is taking a toll on your health. Therefore comes the big question, “How can one manage his corporate life and stress?” Like every other health trouble, stress too should be treated as a grave concern.

So, we bring you a few tips to help you be a pro at your work while not being hindered by stress.

  • A healthy lifestyle is the first step towards achieving any healthy goal. Also, exercise more often. Walking is the best way to relax your mind and improve circulation in the body.
  • If you wish to take it a notch higher perform a tough physical workout once a week. It will help to reduce stress and improve physical as well as mental health.
  • Be your jovial best. Try to have more fun at work. Smile more often and induce a sense of humour with your staff. It will create sustainable relationships that will go a long way.
  • Don’t fret about things you have no control over. Instead, change your attitude towards it.
  • Practice Abhyanga as this ancient practice of self massage with medicated oils have the ability to calm the nervous system and rejuvenates you.
  • Try a good cleansing practice to get rid of toxins in your body. A detox diet along with ayurvedic cleansing therapies like Sneha Vasti or Shirodhara works best for stress.
  • Another ayurvedic therapy that fights stress is Nasyam as it soothes the nasal passages by relieving the accumulated stress and enhances mental clarity.
  • Before going to bed, massage your feet every night. This practice grounds the energy, soothes the nervous system, reduces stress, quiets the mind, and promotes sound sleep.
  • Take a leave from your work every year for at least two weeks. Take a vacation to a place that will induce peace in your life, recharge your batteries and restore your mental health.

One such place for stress management is Ayurvedic Village. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, experience the sheer bliss of Ayurveda and rejuvenate your body like never before at Ayurvedic Village. For more details, visit – www.ayurvedicvillage.com

Ayurvedic Herbs that help you meditate

The best way to fight stress and increase your ability to focus is through meditation. Increasing your ability to focus can boost creativity, promote problem-solving skills and decrease the stress associated with multi-tasking. However, sometimes, we need some help before even starting the meditation. If you are one of those anxious types who struggle keeping patience, meditating could be a big challenge for you. But, you can enhance your experience of meditation with the help of some of ayurveda’s herbs.

Brahmi

Translated as ‘the herbs that gives the knowledge of Brahman or Supreme reality’, Brahmi is a brain tonic. It calms your mental wellbeing and clarity while boosting memory and concentration. Add 1/2 teaspoon of organic brahmi powder to a cup of hot water, then add honey to taste, and drink the tea just before your meditation practice.

Jatamamsi

This ayurvedic herb is a mental soother as it calms the nerves of an anxious, agitated mind. Originated from the Himalayas, Jatamamsi is a powerful brain booster and memory enhancer. Boil 1 teaspoon of jatamamsi in 1 cup of milk for five minutes and drink in the morning.

Hibiscus

Also known as ‘mantra repetition’, these exquisite flowers enhance the attention in meditation. It also helps in strengthening devotion and making mantras more fruitful. Set 1/4 ounce of the organic flowers in 1 pint of cool water, and drink a cup of this refreshing summer tea to encourage devotion to your spiritual practice.

Shankha Pushpi

Shankha Pushpi rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. It enhances your creativity and intelligence by improving the blood circulation in your brain. It also aids in learning and boosting memory. Prepare an infusion by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of the powdered organic herb in a cup of hot water.