Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bottle Gourd Juice - Your Heart Saviour

Bottle Gourd - the heart Saviour
   Bottle gourd is little familiar to the western countries but it is often used in Indian cookery. Bottle gourd (doodhi/ lauki) is getting popular throughout the world due to its remedial properties. For thousands of years, bottle Gourd juice has been used in Ayurvedic medicines to treat various problems. Bottle gourd is a great source of phosphorous, fiber, potassium, iron, sodium, and vitamin. It has very less amount of calories fat and cholesterol. 
   It has a number of uses for its health benefits. One of the most significant uses is in heart problems. Even one can be saved from bypass surgery!
Juice of Bottle Gourd
- Take a fresh bottle gourd (as it is without peeling the skin).
- Wash it in clean water. Grate it well. Grind this in the grinder.
- While grinding put 7 leaves of Tulsi and 5 mint leaves.
- Filter this in cotton cloth to separate juice.
- The juice should be about 125 grams.
- Add 125 gram of water so as to make it 250 grams.
- Then add 4 grinded peppers and a gram of rock salt.

  • Drink three times a day, in the morning, at day time and at night – after at least half an hour of food. First three-four days, it can be taken a bit less in quantity(less than 250 ml). When your body gets adjusted with this then start taking the full dose (250 ml). In the beginning, this juice works on the gastro-intestinal tract to correct its anomaly, so you may feel little uncomfortable. But don’t bother—continue the dose.
  • This should be continued for two three months according to your need. And afterwards, the dose can be limited to taking once or twice a day according to the necessity.
  • Don’t drop the medicine at once. Both the juice therapy and medicine should be continued side by
    Bottle Gourd to Purify the Blood.
    side with the gap of one to two hours.
  • Everyday five – six kilometers of comfortable walk should be done in the morning or evening. Or else it can be divided into two—in the morning and evening. Don’t over-exert.
  • Sour items should be avoided. Avoid curd with cream. Non-veg items and any intoxicating items like alcohol and smoking etc. should not be taken.
  • Food at night should be taken at least three hours before sleep.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Constipation and Its Natural Treatment

Constipation - a common problem nowadays
Constipation is so common nowadays that almost everybody suffers from it to more or less extent. There may be so many reasons of constipation. It may be low fiber diet or dehydration. Sometimes it is caused by abuse of laxatives and other times colon problems may be the cause. Mainly the excessive use of fast food and unsystematic lifestyle is the trigger for constipation.

Natural Healing
Reasons for constipation
  • One can take mud pack in the abdominal area every day.
  • Anema with normal water can be taken once a day for some days.
  • Water should be drunk in plenty amount.
  • Some yogasanas like Halasan, Pad Sanchalanasan, Sarvangasan, etc should be practiced.
  • Some pranayamas like Kapalbhati, Bhastrika, Anulom Vilom, etc. can be done regularly.
  • Gharshan Snan, Hot-Cold Waist Bath, etc. should be applied.
  • Fasting can observed for 6-7days if possible; otherwise juice fasting is the best solution.
  • After waking up early in the morning, it is good to drink 2 steel glasses of tepid water.
  • If it is in severe condition, then breakfast can be skipped for some days.
  • The habit of taking trifala at night also works a lot.
  • Even raw spinach juice of ½ kg every day in the morning can work wonder.
  • One should start taking more fruits, salads, and fibrous diet.
  • Avoidance of junk food and fatty diet is the best solution of constipation.
  • One should learn to relax the mind and body after a hard work or mental labor.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Health - Not the Mere Absence of Diseases !

Health is a universal sound state on all dimensions - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Disease or "dis-ease" can be taken as a absence of comfort in the body. Disease results when any cell does not function properly whether due to trauma, toxin formations in the body, lack of communication, etc. The main reason of disease is stress and the accumulation of toxic matters in our body. Stress tears down health resulting in disease and our body has to pay the price for defying the laws of nature. It is us who earn the disease as we create a favorable condition for the dieases to get way into our tissues and organs. We must "work" for disease.
Disease is nothing more than the body responding to the wrong we have committed. It is the body's attempt at keeping us away from the toxins and traumas we have earned with violation of the laws of nature. Pathological changes are the cell's response to stress. The tissue changes which result in diseases, are the outward manifestation of internal compensation to stress and accumulated toxins. Until the cause is treated, the condition will remain in one form or another.
Naturopathic healing is a distinctively natural way to health and healing that centers on the integrity of the whole person. It emphasizes on multiple levels to look at: lifestyle, dietary habits, emotions and thinking patterns. These all facets have a great a relationship with the symptoms that are visible in our body. Whether we believe it or not, our body knows how we got sick, why we got sick and how to heal us.

Healing versus Suppression

Illness does not occur without any reason. Underlying causes of disease must be sought and treated before a person can recover completely from illness. Symptoms are the expressions the body's effort to heal, but are not the trigger of diseases. So, it's a great folly to suppress the symptoms with treatment. Doctors and surgeons treat instead of removing causes. The elimination of the symptom is never the same as the elimination of the disease. In Allopathy, a symptom is usually thought of as the patient's real disease and the effort is to hold back, decrease or eliminate this symptom. This is often an irrational way of addressing the underlying cause and this trend is never going bring any efficacious healing. The Naturopath seeks to treat the causes of disease, rather than to merely root out or suppress symptoms.