Sunday, December 30, 2012

Get well with Garlic

  Garlic is a glabrous, bulbous herb which grows to about 30 cm. high. The leaves are flat, narrow and long. The bulb consists of numerous bulblets, known as cloves, enclosed within a whitish skin. It is well known herb in the garden. It is grown for culinary and medicinal purposes.

Its Medicinal use:
  • Kill or expel worms from the body.
  • Prevents or cures spasms.
  • Stimulates flow of saliva, helps in digestion, relieves flatulence and griping pains from stomach and bowels.
  • Promotes the flow of urine.
  • promotes the removal of mucous secretions from the brochial tubes.
  • To reduce or eliminate fevers.
  • Promotes the dissipation of a growth or swelling.
  • Can be used in chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, asthma, and other respiratory ailments.
  • It is excellent medicine for colds and can be used in the case of sore throat, hoarseness and tonsillitis.
  • Best remedy for hypertension.
  • Acts as a natural antibiotic and prevents cancer.
  • Good remedy for earache, deafness and the delay of graying of hairs.
  • It is also good for various skin problems.
  • Scientific studies have proved that the consumption of garlic reduces the cholesterol level in the body.
How to use:
  • Use of raw garlic in salads is one of the best remedies for hypertension.
  • The decoction of garlic mixed with coconut oil is given for worms and in smaller doses it is good for infection of the sciatic nerve, inflammation of the respiratory tract and hysteria.
  • The tea garlic, sweetened with honey is recommended for whooping cough, fever and disorders of the nervous system.
  • Externally used, garlic is a disinfectant. It is applied over tumour and wounds. It is a recommended as a poultice for ringworm.
  • Raw garlic juice is good for whooping cough and pulmonary consumption or tuberculosis. Diluted in water the garlic juice is good for earache, deafness and prevention of gray hair. The juice is also used for skin eruptions, corns, fungal infection of the skin, and skin spots.
  • A crushed clove of garlic heated in a tiny vessel or tablespoon containing coconut oil can be very effective for earaches. Only the mild warm oil should be introduced into the painful ear.
Parts to be used:
The bulb (as food, the whole plant can be used).
Dose:
As indicated above.
Caution: Those who suffer from hypertension (low blood pressure) should not use garlic.

Cure it with Onion

 Onion is a plant that does not need any description because is well-known everywhere.

 Its Medicinal use:
  • As a stimulant.
  • Promotes the flow of urine.
  • Promotes the removal of mucous secretions from the bronchial tubes.
  • Promotes menstrual flow.
  • Soothes and protects the alimentary tract and relieves inflammation.
  • Purifies blood.
  • Tuberculosis, infectious venereal diseases, typhoid fever, abnormal accumulation of liquid in cellular tissue, diabetes, cough, chest and lung problems, influenza, rheumatism, inflamed joints, skin diseases, kidney/gallstones, liver problems, intermittent fever, asthma, nausea and constipation.
  • Good for insect bites, tumors, inflammations, boils containing pus, ulcers, nasal bleeding and arthritis.
  • Raw onion juice promotes growth of hair and prevents baldness.
How to use:
  1. Onion eaten raw, is good for the various disorders and diseases mentioned under Medicinal use.
  2. Mixed with a little pure honey, the onion is externally used for insect bites, tumours, inflammations, boils containing pus, ulcers, nasal bleeding and arthritis.
Dose:
 As indicated.
Don't eat between meals. Nothing except water. Keep a full 5 to 6 hours in between meals. 

If you want Flawless White Skin

How is it?
  Skin peeling and skin bleaching are two different whitening techniques. Tretinoin is an example of skin peeling substance. It causes the most superficial layer of the skin to mature faster and peel off. Those who have dark discoloration caused by the inflammation from an acne or chickenpox can apply this to peel off the darkened skin. But even without this chemical, that layer of the skin, in natural process, the skin will eventually peel off and blend with the original skin tone in a slower process.
  The most popular medication being used now to whiten the skin is through the use of glutathione. Glutathione is an amino acid compound primarily used  as "liver vitamin" or as antioxidant. Its side effect is to stop or block skin pigmentation that can lead to a whiter and smoother  skin. It is now widely used for this cosmetic effect. It is available in several forms: as capsule, as spray under the tongue, and an inject-able preparation.

What can you do?
Beauty treatments are effective when used properly. when you decide to use any of this agents, keep in your mind that you may develop side effects or reactions from them.
  If you use these substances, be sure to use sun block cream or lotion. Tretinoin has been found to increase the incidence of skin cancer in experimental animals when exposed to sunlight without sun protection.

What the Doctor can do?
  Your doctor, a dermatologist or cosmetic can give you the proper guidance on how to apply or take these peeling and bleaching creams and capsules. Make sure that you have consulted a properly trained and experienced personnel to do the procedure to prevent yourself from having a worse problem than when you started the treatment.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The truth about the effect of Soda or Soft drinks in our Body

Almost everyone are used to drink soft drinks occasional or daily, and because almost are drinking, we don't mind and disregard the bad effect of it in our body. But let us be vigilant this time, we might be protecting our body from harmful device but we are putting in daily liquid that gives pleasure to our taste but slowly killing not only our tissue and organ but our whole system.
Let us act smartly and quickly before it is too late, the warning is already arrived, don't wait for the danger of losing our only vehicle, the body which the living soul rides. Let us live happily by staying healthy.
The picture below will show the details of the soft drink can destroy if we continue the habit of drinking it daily.





Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cola Drinks had been used as Insecticides


Agricultural scientists said that the high sugar content of the cola drinks can be very effective in combating pests.
Unsurprisingly, Pepsi and Coca-Cola strongly disagree, saying there is nothing in the drinks that can be used in pest control.
Farmers in the Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari districts of Chhattisgarh say they have successfully used Pepsi and Coke to protect their rice plantations against pests.
It is a trend that has been seen in other parts of India, with farmers also using Indian brands of colas.
The practice of using soft drinks in lieu of pesticides, which are 10 times more expensive, is gaining so much popularity that sales of the drinks have increased drastically in remote villages.
Farmers say the use of pesticides costs them 70 rupees ($1.50) an acre.
By comparison, if they mix a bottle of Pepsi or Coke with water and spray it on the crop it costs 55-60 rupees less per acre.

Old practice
Agricultural specialist Devendra Sharma says farmers are mistaken in thinking that the drinks are the same as pesticides.
He says the drinks are effectively sugar syrups and when they are poured on crops they attract ants which in turn feed on the larva of insects.
Mr Sharma says using sugar syrup for pest control is not a new practice.
"Jaggery made from sugar cane has been used commonly for pest control on many occasions. Pepsi and Coca-Cola are being used to achieve the same result," he says.
Fearless researchers nail two big, bad American multinationals selling toxic soda to India's masses? Get Bollywood on the line! Unfortunately for Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP), this scenario isn't a film pitch. An anti-corporate lynch mob has pursued the pair of soda makers since Aug. 9, when a New Delhi environmental group released data purporting to show their soft drinks contain levels of pesticides that greatly exceed proposed Indian safety standards. In response, several Indian states banned sales of Coke and Pepsi.

If the companies have been negligent, of course, they deserve to be punished. But so far it appears that they have been singled out because they are foreign-owned. No Indian soft drink makers have been tested for similar violations, even though many people believe that pesticide levels are even higher in Indian-made milk and bottled tea. And while pesticide residues are present in virtually all groundwater in India, New Delhi has largely ignored the problem. "We are continuously challenged because of who we are," says Atul Singh, CEO of Coca-Cola India.
It's true: Farmers there have discovered that Coke and Pepsi are low-cost pesticides that, when sprayed on crops, deter insects quite effectively.


As this video clip shows, that may be because sodas in India have, from time to time, been found to contain alarmingly-high levels of pesticides due to local water contamination (Coke and Pepsi are always bottled locally, using the local water).
Or perhaps there's something else in the sodas that deters pests. Phosphoric acid, for example, is highly acidic and may function as a pest deterrent. Or perhaps it's the aspartame in the diet soda. Since aspartame as well known to promote neurological side effects in humans, it is conceivable that it may function as a neurotoxic pesticide when sprayed on crops.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Transform the Salty Six

We are supposed to get less than 1,500 mg salt a day (less than one teaspoon of table salt!). Most Americans far supersede this limit. Sodium's in most everything you eat, and now the American Heart Association (AHA) is highlighting the top foods with excess sodium, aptly named “The Salty Six.” Before we jump into the list, here's some context. A teaspoon of straight up salt contains 2,300 mg of sodium. When you look on a nutrition label, a serving's worth of sodium that's within the safe range are as follows:
  • Sodium-free = less than 5mg per serving
  • Very low sodium - 35 mg or less per serving
  • Low sodium = 140mg or less per serving

Keep in mind, high blood pressure and sodium affects more than your heart -- those darn wrinkles. Too much salt can decrease calcium levels in your body. So lowering your salt consumption keeps your bones stronger.


1. Bread And Rolls
This tops the list because we Americans simply consume too much bread, period. A 1-ounce slice has 100 to 200 mg of sodium. Limit your intake to the size of a disk (100-percent whole grain, only of course -- you want to avoid those wrinkles, or at least enjoy better orgasms).

2. Cold Cuts And Cured Meats
Skip these altogether. The preservatives add a criminal amount of sodium to your meal. If you must do meat, lean ham and lean pork (tenderloin) will have less salt. Drop the Canadian bacon!

3. Pizza
It’s the perfect storm: bread, cheese, pepperoni and marinara sauce. One slice alone can make up more than half of your daily recommended intake! Go homemade with no-salt-added sauce, 100% whole wheat or other-grain-you-love dough, low-sodium cheese and leave the pepperoni at the door with the delivery.

4. PoultryGo skinless, lean and grilled. Watch out for grilled chicken sandwiches at popular fast food restaurants, those have 820 - 1330mg of sodium! That’s almost your day right there.




5. Soup
Make your own rather than canned (those ”low-cal” soups have around 800 mg)! Choose a low-sodium broth and season with spices and herbs. There are some soups you can enjoy (see our"You: On A Diet" for several really great ones with less -- some way less -- than 480 mg of sodium
6. Sandwhiches
Use the same meat alternatives as you do soup. Don’t forget about tofu and seitan! As for PB & J, try natural nut butters without added salt. To avoid going overboard on bread: open-faced sandwiches or fresh lettuce wraps.

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