Kashayam for Easy and Normal Delivery

Kashayam for Easy and Normal Delivery

Kashayam for easy and normal delivery and good health of mother and baby.

Delivery Kashayam

Delivery Kashayam

 

Ingredients:

  1. Charana Root 20 grams,
  2. Kurunthatti root 20 grams (Sida rhombifolia),
  3. black pepper 10 Nos.
  4. Palm sugar or Jaggery or honey as per taste.

For convenience, the ingredients can also be powdered as per the given ratio and stored to be used everyday.

Method:

Take 500 ml of water in mud pot or brass vessel.

Add all the ingredients and boil the water until it becomes less than half(200 ml). Filter and ready to be consumed.Pregnent women should drink this Kashayam every night after end of 8 month to ensure easy and normal delivery.

Benifits:

The oily nature (valuvaluppu) of the roots helps the baby to come out easily.

More over, the herbs will improve the immunity and health of mother and the baby.

 

Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold

Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold
Kashayam

Kashayam

 

Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold

Ingredients:

Ginger -1 small piece
Pepper – 6 numbers
Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds – 2 teaspoons
Carom seeds – 2 teaspoons
Basil leaf – 1 handful
Betel leaf – 1  no

Method:

  1. Pound all of the above lightly and mix it with around 250ml of water.
  2. Leave it to boil, until the water evaporates and gets reduced to 100ml. Add a small pinch of turmeric powder. Now, pour it in a glass and add little honey and squeeze half lemon.

This kashayam is an immediate cure for cold and body ache.

Health benefits of adding ginger
Ginger is the best cure for digestion problems and cold. It is also an appetizer. It also cures blood pressure. It also used in treating nausea and vomitting. It is an effective medicine for weight loss.

Health benefits of adding pepper
Black pepper stimulates secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This
Black peppers digestive benefits are caused by stimulating taste buds which increases the amount of hydrochloric acid that the stomach produces. This additional secretion improves digestion of food once it reaches the stomach. This is one of the most notable attributes of black pepper. This increase in acid is effective in decreasing the amount of intestinal gas, reducing the embarrassing side effect of passing gas along with preventing constipation and heartburn.It eliminates bacteria in the stomach, thereby acting as a best antibacterial agent. Black pepper, rich in antioxidants, effectively controls blood pressure and heart rate. Pepper corns contains carotenes which help the body to fight cancers.  Piperine, found in peppercorns, effectively counteracts the development of cancer. This along with turmeric is the best and natural anti-cancer agent.

Health benefits of adding cumin seeds
Another natural medicine that acts as appetizer, boosts up immune systems, relieves cold, reduces excess fat accumulated in the body, aids easy digestion. Another main use of cumin seeds is that it helps in normal labour.
It eliminates false delivery pain. And when it is boiled in water and given it facilitates normal and easy delivery of the baby.

Health benefits of adding turmeric
This traditional anti-septic, anti-bacterial,anti-fungal,anti-inflammatory  herb is definitely God’s gift to mankind. That is why our ancestors used it in almost in every possible way in their day-to-day life. Be it in kitchen, where almost all the food is prepared using turmeric, in the bathroom where ladies apply it on their face (a natural fairness cream, eradicates pimples and black spots, removes excess hair growth on the face, and also treats white discharge problems in women). In temples, where it is an important offering to God. Giving betel leaf, Areca nut ( supari or pakku) and turmeric piece to the guests is our traditional practice, needless to say why our ancestors followed this procedure for generations due to their rich medicinal benefits.

Mango- ginger pickle/ manga inji pickle / alma-haldi/ mamidallam pickle / Curcuma Amada Pickle

Mango- ginger pickle/ manga inji pickle/ alma-haldi/mamidallam pickle /Curcuma Amada Pickle

This mango  – giner (manga inji) is one of the very old traditional pickle (oorugai) item in south indian cusine. In olden days, this pickle will be prepared in almost all the houses. It is also eaten raw as we get direct health benefits.

Curcuma Amada is the botanical name. French, it is Ginermbre Mangue, german it is called mangoingwer, hindi: Am Haldi, Amada, tamil :Manga Injee

gingermango

gingermango

Ingredients:

  • Mango ginger – 500 grams
  • Lemon – 1
  • asafetida -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2 nos
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curry leaves – little

Method:
1) Wash the mango ginge/manga inji well.
2) scrap off the skin well and wash again, so that there are no sand particles.
3) Cut the mango ginger into small pieces.
4) Cut the green chilies into small pieces.
5) Mix the mango ginger/ manga ingi and chilies and mix well.
6) Squeeze the lemon into it and add salt. Mix it well.
7) Turn on the flame, and pour 2 tea spoons of oil.
8) Season with mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and asafetida.
9) Now add the seasoning to the mango ginger mix and stir well.
10) mango ginger is now ready.

Benefits of mango- ginger:
Mango-ginger/ manga inji aids digestion. It is also a good appetizer.The pulp of mango ginger is applied over sprains and bruises to rapid healing. It controls cholesterol in the blood. Stimulates blood circulation. To obtain maximum benefits you cut mango ginger raw ie without cooking. It cleans the stomach and clears gastric trouble. It also treats certain skin diseases.  Researchers in Germany have recently discovered that it is a good medicine for obesity. People who are fat have taken mango-ginger regularly, and they have gradually lost weight. It is good to eat mango ginger during winter season.

Please check out the full video Recipe on Youtube for Mango- ginger pickle/ manga inji pickle / alma-haldi/ mamidallam pickle / Curcuma Amada Pickle:

Organic Clothes – A Natural Healer

Organic Clothes – A Natural Healer

organic dress

organic dress

Organic Clothes – A Natural Healer . In modern days, we have started to understand the value of the word “organic”. Starting from the milk we drink, the vegetables and groceries we use in our day-to-day life, we have now gone organic. How about organic clothes? ‘Clothes maketh a man’ goes the proverb, but wearing organic clothes not only maketh a man but also heals him.

These naturally healing clothes are techniques that are handed down from generation to generation in India. In the making, cotton collected for weaving is genuine organic cotton, and is purified using cow’s urine, which is a traditional Indian system of medicine. The bleaching of the yarn is done using an herbal concoction where cow’s urine is mainly used. And this is again, not from any other cow, but cow fed with only organic food. After this, it is dipped in a natural adhesive where many herbs, aloe vera, camphor are all used.

The colors are also organic, from plants and no artificial dyes are used for this process. Turmeric, a natural anti septic, is used to give the yellow color for the clothes, The indigo shade is obtained from the neela amari plant, which is known for its anti-venom properties. Tulsi leaf or the holy basil leaf, which is loaded with natural medicinal properties, is used to obtain the green color. Another natural anti bacterial and antiseptic herb, neem, is also used to obtain the green color.

These organic clothes are eco-friendly, non-polluting and chemicals-free. Apart from these benefits, these clothes are a cure for many ailments like arthritis, rheumatism, depression, skin-ailments, insomnia and even diabetes. They also make you go stress-free and fresh. People suffering from certain skin problems like psoriasis, allergies can use these clothes to help them feel better. People who have skin cancer, and are undergoing chemotherapy use these clothes to make them cope better with the trauma and feel cooler. These clothes made out of a wide range of natural herbs produce better cure for all the ailments.

The body odour is gone off naturally, thanks to the herbs that are both medicinal and produce natural aroma. As we sweat, skin absorbs the herbal properties of the clothes thereby promoting wellness to the skin.  “Health is Wealth” is the old saying, but health lies not only on what you eat but also on what you wear. And as always,’ Prevention is better than cure’.

 

 

 

Super Foods – Old Wine in New Glass

Super Foods – Old Wine in New Glass

 

onion-garlic

onion-garlic

Now-a-days there’s much awareness of what are called “Super Foods”. This is our traditional concept that has come with a new name called “Super foods”. These are foods that are loaded with good qualities which help in lowering blood cholesterol, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Nutritionists and medical practitioners are urging people to maintain healthy lifestyle using the “super foods”.

It’s much easier to include these super foods in our diet, onion and garlic – the two most widely used vegetables in India, have many benefits. Garlic even prevents certain types of cancers. Tomatoes are rich in lycopine. A glass of carrot of beet root juice all make a wholesome fortifying breakfast.

Super foods is not actually a new concept, Maca for instance grown in the mountains is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, tannins, alkaloids and other phytochemicals. This superfood was consumed for thousands of years by the Incas. Colostrum – the milk given by the cow within 8-hours of the birth of its calf, is high in anti-ageing properties. This superfood helps in building the immune system.

We are now-a-days using UHT milk, but it is always better to go in for fresh milk. Gooseberry(Amla), which was a very traditional food item used since our olden days, is very rich in Vitamin C. It is a remedy for many disease. Ayurveda, an ancient medicine uses Goose berry(Amla) for treating many disease like :

Hair care: Amla enriches hair growth and hair pigmentation. Amla oil is very popular in India as it serves as a very good hair growth booster thereby preventing hair loos.

Eye care: Taking Gooseberry juice with honey is good for improving eyesight. It reduces intraocular tension.

Diabetes: Gooseberry contains chromium. It has a therapeutic value in diabetics. Indian Gooseberry or Amla stimulate the isolated group of cells that secrete the hormone insulin. Thus it reduces blood sugar in diabetic patient.

Diarrhea and dysentery: Amla has very good laxative property in it, therefore it is a good medicine for diarrhoea and dysentery.

Improving appetite: Consuming Gooseberry powder with butter and honey before meal improves appetite. It helps in balancing Nitrogen level and thus increases weight in a healthy way.

Onion, garlic, ginger, green beans, carrots, spinach, honey, soy tomatoes and squarsh which are good sources of antioxidants and phytonutrients make good super foods. Along with these super foods, yoga,exercise and meditation, which was all a regular habit of our ancestors could make your life healthy and beautiful.