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Health Benefits Of Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is extracted from sesame seeds. Sesamum indicum is the scientific name given for sesame seeds and is one of the oils which is used since ancient lore.The use of sesame seeds dates back to the ancient Egyptian era around 1500 B.C, when it was used to treat pain. In China, it is said to have been in use for food and medicinal purposes for more than 3000 years. […]

Health Benefits of Gomutra or Cow urine that will surprise you

Cow is considered a sacred or holy in India, particularly, among the Hindus. In Ayurveda, cow urine (also called Gomutra) is claimed to be quite beneficial and is a natural source of many minerals required by the body. Cow urine is 95 percent water with 2.5 percent urea, miners, 24 types of salts, hormones and 2.5 percent enzymes. Other ingredients include iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbonic acid, potash, nitrogen, ammonia, manganese, […]

Start Your Day With a Glass of Warm Water

Start Your Day With a Glass of Warm Water According to Ayurveda and ancient Chinese medicine drinking water is beneficial. One of the basic principles of Ayurveda is to consume a cup of warm water alongside your meals. In Japan, people have been following the ritual of “Water Cure”, which is to drink 4 glasses of every morning right after waking up, even before brushing your teeth and it should […]

Fish Oil Health Benefits and Side effects

Fish oil comes from the tissues of oily fish. The best sources are cold-water, fatty fish. When it comes to human consumption of fish oil, you can get it from fish themselves or from a fish oil supplement. Fish oil is one of the most important sources of omega-3 fatty acids and omega 6 fatty acids. They are derived from fish, as the name suggests and have several health benefits. […]

6 Remarkable Benefits of Jackfruit Seeds

Jackfruit is the largest tree fruit in the world, capable of growing big and heavy. It’s packed with protein and loads of other nutrients like Vitamin B and Potassium. But, did you know that the seeds of this fruit are healthy too? These seeds are rich in thiamin and riboflavin which help in turning the food you eat into energy and keep your eyes, skin and hair healthy. The seeds […]

8 Superb Health Benefits Of Reishi Mushroom

It seems like every other day, there is a super food making its debut in the market. The latest on the list is the reishi mushroom. This beautiful red mushroom that looks almost like a work of art, has been used for many medicinal purposes for several years, especially in traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, the Chinese have been reaping the benefits of reishi mushroom tea for thousands of years […]

Benefits Of Sweet Flag For Babies

Sweet flag (Acorus calamus) is a perennial herb with immense medicinal value. It is a semi-aquatic herb with distinctive aromatic underground stems, which has numerous medical properties. The dried rhizome of the plant contains a yellow odorous oil. It is an important ingredient in many Ayurvedic medicines, not just for babies, but also for adults. Hippocrates of Kos, the Father of Modern Medicine, and other medical practitioners around the world […]

Soluble and insoluble fibre: Know their differences, why you need both in your diet!

We all know fibre plays an important role in our diet. Fibre, found only in plant products, can be in two forms – soluble and insoluble – both play different roles in promoting health and preventing diseases. Soluble fibre and its health benefits Soluble fibre is ‘soluble’ in water. It forms a gel-like substance and swells when mixed with water.   Foods rich in soluble fiber include oats and oatmeal, legumes […]

Radish: All you need to know about its nutritional values and health benefits

Radish – It is a beloved part of our salad, has a pungent taste and has got lots of juices. They can be white, red, purple or black and are consumed raw as well as cooked.   Radishes may not be our ‘favourite’ vegetable, but they certainly posses certain characteristics that make them a ‘good’ veggie.   With a high water content and enough of Vitamin C, as well as Zinc […]

Black pepper: Five amazing health benefits you don't know about

“Piper nigrum” or the black pepper is the world most traded spice and is found in almost everyone’s kitchen. Black pepper is primarily used in the kitchen to add spice and flavour to our food. But wait! There’s much more to these tiny black seeds than just adding taste to the food. The health benefits of black pepper include relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, seasonal cold, constipation, indigestion, dental disease […]