Sunday, November 20, 2005

Herbal Remedies Natural Health Newsletter, November 2005, Issue 253: "Now a new study(8) has added a simple spice to the list of possible AD preventatives: Turmeric .
Curcuma longa is a ginger-like plant that grows in tropical regions. The roots contain a bright yellow substance (turmeric) that contains curcumin and other curcuminoids. Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for centuries, but it's only within the past few years that western medicine has taken note of curcumin?s disease-preventing properties.(9)
In the study, researchers found that curcumin ?significantly reduced? the buildup of beta-amyloid protein in the synapses between the brain cells that are critical for memory. They went on to recommend taking between 400-500 mg of turmeric three times per day, but cautioned that ?individuals prone to bleeding or on blood thinners should not take turmeric?.(10)"

Friday, November 18, 2005

Can Ayurveda cure HIV/AIDS?

If Government will take initiative to establish Ayurveda Research Centre, then India will soon find out the medicine to treat the HIV/Aids, said Dr P Sivarama, noted Ayurveda practitioner.

Speaking to the reporters here on Wednesday, he said the Indian Herbal Therapy used for Cytomegaloviral Esophagitis (HIV patients) had recently proved effective and affordable drug for HIV.

He said CD4 - a part of White Blood Corpuscles - drops in HIV patient due to viruses. This renders the patient weak getting fever and the patient even cannot gulp his saliva, as it causes a pain in the chest, said Dr Sivarama.

He said the Ayurvedic therapy helps in destroying the viruses and the patient can be saved. Dr Sivarama said the Ayurvedic therapy mentioned, was not the complete solution for HIV/Aids patients, but it could certainly increase the life span of the patient.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Now, Ayurveda will make geeks feel better- The Times of India: "Ayurveda is all set to target the IT industry to treat backaches, insomnia and blurring eyesight which many techies are generally prone to.

A detailed treatment protocol for treating software professionals would be outlined at the three-day Global Summit on Ayurveda at Thrissur next month, said eminent ayurveda expert Neelakantan Mooss..

'We have found that they suffer from computer vision syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, lumbago and cervical spondylosis and we are coming out with a treatment protocol,' he told reporters.

According to Mooss, big IT firms like Infosys and the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore are planning to start ayurveda centres in their campus. "

Monday, November 07, 2005

Honey, Oh! My Honey

The Predigested Natural Food Since ancient times, humans have used honey as a natural food, as a sweetener, for medical use, for beautification and for many other purposes.

Benefits of Honey

Regular use of honey mixed with the carrot juice helps to improve the eyesight. It should be taken one hour before meals in the morning.

Mixture of equal quantities of honey and ginger juice is a good expectorant. It gives immediate relief in symptoms like cold, cough, sore throat, congestion of chest and runny nose.

Mix half a gram of black pepper powder with honey and ginger juice mixture (equal quantity). Take this mixture at least three times a day. It helps to cure asthma.

Blood Pressure
Take one teaspoonful of garlic juice mixed with two teaspoonful of honey. It can be taken twice a day in the morning and evening. Regular use of this mixture is beneficial for high blood pressure.

Blood Purification and Fat Reduction
Take one glass of warm water and mix 1-2 teaspoonful of honey and one teaspoonful of lemon juice. Take this preparation daily before evacuation. It helps to purify the blood. It also helps to reduce fat and to clean the bowels.

Heart Tonic
One teaspoonful of anise powder mixed with one or two teaspoonful of honey acts a very nice tonic for the heart. It strengthens the heart muscles and improves its functions.