Also known as common buckwheat, Japanese buckwheat, and silver hull buckwheat, 'kuttu' in hindi, it is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds (also called groats) and as a cover crop to enrich soil quality. It fights heart disease, reduces bone degeneration and increases iron in the blood to fight anaemia.
As the chill sets in, it becomes necessary to protect yourself from the temperature variations that can impact arthritic joint pain severely. And there are simple that can be followed to deal with the pain and enjoy the onset of winters: right from diet management, heat therapy to body massages with essential oils.
Even with the obnoxious rate of pollutants, on an individual and community level, we can follow certain simple steps to live through the deadly smog and avoid respiratory problems...
...from the old French limon, Italian limone, Arabic laymun and from the Persian limun, all of which is a generic term for citrus fruit, which is in relation to Sanskrit nimbu.
The medicinal properties of Black pepper can be attributed to the presence of a chemical compound called piperine. It acts as a natural antioxidant and has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Following a healthy diet is key to keeping your BP under check. Luckily, there are food items that can immediately help control hypertension and high blood pressure.
Rich in calcium, manganese and fiber, Cinnamon in your diet, helps to prevent various heart diseases & reduces levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). Cinnamaldehyde inhibits aggregation of platelets...
Curcumin, found in Turmeric is shown to increase levels of BDNF (a kind of growth hormone) which is linked to Improved Brain Function and lowers the risk of Neurological Diseases.
Uses of Nigella Oil and its Seeds are mentioned in Ayurveda & Unani for treatment of many diseases & ailments. The remarkable healing properties of Kalonji come from a compound called thymoquinone (TQ).