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Natural Dye for Grey Hair

Dried amla fruit - 1cupMehndi powder- 1 teaspoonTea Powder- 1teaspoonEgg white of 1 eggJuice of 1/2 limeOlive oil -1 teaspoon

Method of preparation:
Boil the dried amla with some water for 5 minutes.Grind it with mixer and make it to paste.Add lime juice, mehndi powder, tea powder, egg white and olive oil to this paste.Mix it well.Wet the hair slightly and apply this paste on the hair with the help of hair brush.Allow it for dry 1 to 2 hours.After that wash your hair thoroughly.

Poor man's apple

Amla is a rare fruit and it contains all tastes except salt. It is known as 'Sarvadhosahara', which means remover of all diseases. The unripe fruits are light green. It is also known as Indian gooseberry. This forms an important constituent for more than 300 ayurvedic products. The active ingredient of amla are gallic acid structures attached to the vitamin C. It is a cheapest and highly nutritious fruit available anywhere. It is the richest source of vitamin C and it also contains many minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B complex, dietary fiber, antioxidants and tannin. This is a very important and popular ingredient of chyavanprash and tripala powder. The botanical name of the fruit is Emblica Officinalis. The amla tree is worshiped in India from ancient times as the 'Earth Mother'. To get the full benefit of vitamin C, the amla should be eaten raw. It can be eaten raw, mixed with other herbs or powdered form.
Amla is rich in antioxidants hence it can pr…


தொன்மை வாதிகளால்
தொடர்ந்த மூடப்பழக்கத்தால்
அடிமையாய் வாழ்ந்த நாட்டில்
அடித்தட்டு மக்களாக
அடுப்பூதும் பெண்ணாக

ஆண் அடிமைக்கு அடிமையாக
ஆண் ஆசைக்குக் கருவியாக
சுற்று சுவருக்குள்ளே
சுதந்திரக் காற்றலையை
சுவாசிக்க முடியாமல்
சோர்வுற்று தவித்தவளே

கணவன் இறந்தவுடன் மனையாள்
கணப்பொழுதும் பாராமல்
கருமகாரியங்கள் செய்யாமல்
காலன் அழைப்பு என்று (தீ )
கட்டைமேல் கட்டை வைத்து
கணவணோடு  அனுப்பியது
கடந்தகால வரலாறு

கருவுற்றுப் பிறந்த பிள்ளை
கல்வி அறிவில்லலா மூடர்களால்
கல்லிப்பாலும் விசஉணவும்
கலந்த கருக்கா நெல்லும்
உணவாகக் கொடுத்து
உயிரைப் பரித்தார்கள் ஏன் ?
பெண் சிசு என்பதாலே

ஒன்பதாம் நூற்றாண்டில்
உயிர்விட்ட சிசுக்கலெல்லாம்
உயிர்த்துக் குதித்தெழுந்து
ஒவொன்றாய் அறிவுபெற
பத்தொன்பதாம் நூற்றாண்டில்
பகுத்தறிவு பாசறைகள்
பாடசாலைக்கு அனுப்பியதால்
பாராள வந்து விட்டோம் -இன்று
பாதி இடம் பிடித்துவிட்டோம்

வரதட்சணை பெரும் கொடுமை
வயதான பெண் இனமோ
வாழவந்த பெண் இனத்தை
வாட்டி வதைப்பதாலே
வலுவற்ற ஆண்கள் எல்லாம்
வாடுகின்றார் சிறையினிலே
வரதட்சணை சட்டத்தாலே

கல்விகற்ற பெண் இனமே
கடல் அலையாய் நம் திரண்டு
கலப்புத் திருமணத்தை
 சுயம் வரத்தில் நாம் எடுத்து 

Yogasana For Back Pain

Salabhasana or Shalavasana
 Name of the pose is Locust pose. Shalav means Locust. Like locust lower part of the body raised from backward is called Shalavasana. It is an excellent asana for back pain.
steps to be practiced

Lie on the yoga mat  prone with legs closed together.Rest your chin on the mat place the arms straight under the thighs with palms downward.Raise legs together slowly.Stay in this position for few seconds in normal breathing and come back to the original position.Repeat this 2-3 times.
Benefits of this Asana:

It helps to cure
back painsciatica painstiffness of the spinal cordlumbar spondylosisconstipation andloss of appetite.It helps to maintain and tone of the back muscles. It protects spinal card.

Acupressure points for Nausea and vomiting

Acupressure is an alternative and Chinese traditional medicine for healing diseases.It is a safe method for self healing.It promotes and generate over all healing,along with symptom relief  with no side effects.this is the easy method of healing and relieving symptoms by applying pressure to various acupressure points on the body.Once acupressure points pressed ,the muscles in the area relaxed,blood circulation increases,enabling the body to heal diseases.

Point to be pressed:
P 6- this point is located underside of the forearm that is 3 fingers width  upwards from middle of the hand this point with thumb finger in press and release manure for 14 to 21 times.stimulation of this particular point will relieve nausea and vomiting with in few minutes.It is appeared to be more effective than anti emetic drugs  in treating postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Coriander (Dhaniya)

Coriander is an annual, ancient, aromatic, stimulant and medicinal herb which grows upto 50 cm height. Although its origin is Southern Europe and Middle East Asia, it widely grown and used allover the world. Coriander leaves are mainly used in chutneys, salads, sauces, curries, rasam, sambar and garnishing the food items. From ancient times, this has been used as food and medicine. All parts of this plant is edible but the fresh leaves and the dry seeds are the parts which are mainly used. The fresh leaves are used in many Indian foods, Chinese dishes and Mexican curries. Dried seeds are roasted and then are made into tea, this tea is used to treat stomach problems like blotting, headaches, nausea and cough.
Coriander leaves contain high amount of vitamin A, beta carotene, calcium, potassium and some amount of folate, dietary fiber, magnesium, sodium, vitamin C, E, K, luteine, zeaxanthin and B complex.
Because of its antioxidant property, it prevents food spoilage. Coriander leaves are…

The mother medicine of nature (Tulsi)

Tulsi is an annual branched, fragrant and very useful medicinal herb which grows upto 30-90 cm height. It is also called 'Queen of herbs'. This is considered as a sacred plant and is grown in many Indian houses. This is used in Ayurveda for many years for curing many diseases. All parts of this plant has medicinal value. Tulsi leaves have antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It constitutes some chemicals such as ascorbic acid, carotene, alkalide, rosmarinic acid, eugenol, carvacrol, linalool, ß-caryophyllene, ß-elemene and germacrene D. Tulsi leaves works wonders against many diseases.
It improves the immunity system.With its antimicrobial property, it fights against fever, dengu, malaria, H1N1 flu, influenza, cough and cold.It is a good remedy for respiratory diseases like lung diseases, asthma and bronchitis.It reduces the total cholesterol level and prevent the heart diseases.It showed to reduce the blood glucose level when combined with hypoglycemic drugs.It …

Queen of Spices (TURMERIC)

Turmeric has been used in India for millenniums and is one of major part of Ayurvedic medicine. This belongs to ginger family and is one of the important ingredient in the Indian Kitchen. It was first used primarily used as a dye and food coloring agent and later for its possible medicinal properties, it is used as medicine. It is called 'manjal' in tamil. Turmeric contains wide range of antioxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also constitutes many healthy nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber, nyacin, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, vitamins C, E and K.

It prevents cancer and destroys the cancer cells as its anti-carcinogenic.It reduces the cholesterol level and also prevents cardiovascular diseases.It reduces the symptoms of cold and flu.It destroys the free radicals which are responsible for damaging body cells.It improves digestion and stimulate…

Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis

Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis commonly known as hibiscus flower is widely grown as ornamental plant in all continents except Antarctica. It is also called Chinese rose and shoe flower and also sembaruthi in tamil. It is a shrub that can grow upto 8-15 feets. Many hybrid varieties with vivid colors like white, red, orange, pink, yellow are available. Red hibiscus with 5 petals is the national flower of Malaysia and its picture is minted on the Malaysian ringgit.

This flower has medicinally important active constituents including steroids, flavenoids, alkanoids, tannin, carotene, thyamine, riboflovin, nyacin and ascorbic acid. This has many medicinal uses. It is a good remedy without any harmful side effects and of least cost which has been used in siddha, ayurvedha and unani medical systems for many years.

It regulates the mensturation and it cures menorrhea.It lowers the high BP and prevents heart diseases.It stimulates the blood circulation in our body.It is also used for fertility control an…

Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are available in every kitchen. This is used in biriyani, confectionaries, sweets, biscuits and cakes. This seeds are richest source of calcium, potassium and phosphorus.

100 gms of poppy seeds contain 
1438 mg Calcium870 mg Phosphorus719 mg Potassium It also contains vitamins and minerals like B complex, manganese, zinc, copper and iron, unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and linolenic acid, and dietary fiber. It lowers the LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol. 
It is good remedy for sleeplessness when taken in blended form added to the milk before bed. It is a efficient cure for dysentry when this is roasted and blended and then added to honey. This is a traditional remedy for stomach problems. It improves the skin complexion when added with lime juice and cheese and then applied on face. Since this has calcium poppy seeds is good for bones.

Roman Bath (Steam Bath)

Steam bath is an ancient type of bath come from Rome, so it is called Roman bath. In early days Roman baths were supplied by natural hot springs beneath the ground. Now modern technology has enabled the installation of efficient, carefully controlled steam baths at fitness centers,yoga centers, health clinics and personal residences. Many steam rooms have different oils that create fragrance that fill the room.
Benefits of Steam Bath: It cleans your skin.It improves complexion.It alleviate the body pain.It improves the blood circulation.It removes the toxins from your body.It remove the symptoms of cold.It helps to relax the stiff muscles and joints.It reduces the stress.It boosts your immune system.It prevent the cold and flu symptoms.It clears the sinuses, bronchial and respiratory infections.It reduces the arthritis pain.The steam bath can be used for a maximum of 15-20 minutes, once in a month or twice. While using steam bath wear loose cotton wears.

Overheating may cause dizziness, …

Peach - A wonderful fruit

Peaches are delicious fruits available all over the temperate region. Peaches contain vitamins like A,C,E and K, thiamine, riboflavin, folate, potassium, pantothenic acid, zinc, copper, iron, calcium and many other minerals. It contains lycopene and lutein that reduces the risk of cancer and fight against other diseases. It is a good source of potassium and hence it helps relieve from fatigue, protects the heart and kidney, reduces the high blood pressure and increases the life expectancy. Having adequate dietary fiber, it reduces the cholesterol level and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. This fruit has refreshing and sweet taste. It helps in losing weight as its a low calorie fruit. This wonderful fruit is sure kit for improving health and immune system.


Ingridients: Coriander leavesPudina leavesCurry leavesPalm sugarSalt Procedure: Take same amount of coriander leaves,curry leaves,pudina leaves.Clean & wash these ingredients thoroughly.Mix these above said ingredients with some water and blend it.Filter the mixture and add palm sugar (required quantity), a pinch of salt to it and mix it well.Now the healthy and nutritious herbal juice is ready.This juice contains more amount of vitamin - A, Calcium,Iron. This juice is very useful for anemia, high blood pressure and digestive problems.

Yoga and Accupressure remedy for cervical spondylosis

Cervical Spondylosis:Degeneration of cervical vertebrae is called cervical spondylosis. It is otherwise known as arthritis of neck or chronic neck pain. The bones in the neck slowly degenerate due to some reasons.

Factors causing cervical spondylosis: AgeOverweightDoing work bending and twisting the neckPast spine and neck injurySlipped discSevere arthritisSmall fractures in spineOsteoporosisVitamin D deficiencySevere diabetesSymptoms: Severe shoulder pain which may spread to upper arm, fore arm and fingers.Numbness in hands and legsSevere neck painNeck stiffnessLoss of balanceWeakness in hands and neckIncreased pain while coughing, sneezing and while doing works like writing, typing, household works,etc. Headaches in back of the headGiddiness Teachers, computer operators, type writers, writers, sportspersons, aged and diabetic persons are more prone to this disease.

To manage the cervical spondylosis, the neck muscles has to be strengthened by neck exercises and yoga.
Accupressure Remedy …


Start the day with a glass of warm water and a dash of lime.Drink 8 glasses of water a day.Include two vegetables (one green vegetable ,one yellow vegetable) and one fruit in every meal.Begin each meal with a raw vegetable salad.Eat only fresh vegetables and freshly cooked food.Drink milk,vegetable juice and fruit juice daily.Include foods with high fiber content grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts in your diet.Use salt in moderation.Make a light snack of assorted sprouts.Steam or boil the vegetables rather than frying.Eat food slowly and enjoy your self.Stop smoking and restrict alcohol consumption.Have a good sleep for 8 hours a day.Take a brisk walk for 20 minutes a day.Enroll breathing exercise prog every day for 5 minutes.Learn to relax.Laugh out loudly when you watch a crazy movie ,recall a joke, read a funny book.Keep in touch with your friends.Forgive someone who you think has done you wrong.Spend  a quiet half-hour chatting with your family.Listen good music daily.Read a grea…

Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana otherwise known as Arnica is a homeopathic medicine extracted from Arnica Montana flowers found in American Continent.
 This medicine is used for  SprainsBlood clot caused by hitting the body anywhereSwelling caused by hitting the body anywhereWound like pain in the bodyBleedingInfluenzaTyphoidThis medicine mixed along with coconut oil will help in hair growth and will prevent premature graying. This medicine prevents the puss formation inside the wounds and this prevents the blood from getting septic. 
This medicine is available in the form of mother tincture, dilution, ointments and hair oil. This can be used for both internal and external purposes. This medicine can cure even the blood clot in the brain during the period of paralytic attack. This medicine has proved dissolving the blood clot that has prevailed for long times.

Best Medicine for Women

Ashoka Janosia is a homeopathic medicine prepared from Saraca Indica commonly known known as Ashoka tree. This is the one of the oldest sacred and medicinal tree found allover India. Ashoka Janosia is the best tonic for uterus. Uterus related problems like menorrhagia, leukorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps, uterine fibroid, uterine bleeding, hemorrhoid, women's infertility, menopause,  headaches can be cured by taking this medicine. This medicine is otherwise called as women's medicine.This medicine is available as mother tincture in homeopathic medicals. This has no side-effects.

Ashokarishta is an ayurvedic medicine which is prepared from ashoka tree which is highly useful for women's diseases. Ashoka tree has an anti-bacterial property. The bark of the ashoka tree contains tannin, sterol and organic calcium, methanol, phosphorous and other minerals. Methanol extracted from this is used for rheumatic arthritis. Other parts of this tree are used for curing pimples an…

Accupressure Reflexology

According to accupressure principle, the accupressure points that control inner organs of our body lies in the palm and foot. The nerves ends at the fingers and toes. The points that have been mapped in the below pictures having the number indicated represents the body organ related functions.

Accupressure Points as marked in the figure  BrainMemory related nerves Pituitary GlandPineal GlandHeadThroatNeckThyroid and ParathyroidSpinal CordPilesProstate gland Male OrganFemale OrganUterusTestesLymph glandHip and knee jointsUrinary BladderIntestinesRectumAppendixGallbladderLiverShoulderPancreasKidneyStomachAdrenal glandSolar PlexusLungsEarsSkinEar nervesNoseEyesHeartSpleenThymus glandsSinus glandPress the above mentioned points which are present in the foot and palm with your thumb in the manner of press and release for a total time of 15 minutes twice a day for the proper functioning of the corresponding organs. This can be done by ourselves for us without any
side-effectsfree of cost and s…

Heart's Best Friend

Olive oil is the heart's best friend. It is obtained from olive fruit by mechanical grinding and by extracting by mechanical and chemical means. This is widely used allover the world in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, lubrication and soaps. It constitutes omega-3 fatty acids,omega-6 fatty acids like Oleic acid, linoleic acid , palmitic acid, stearic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, many minerals, vitamin-E and K. Being a high concentrate of mono unsaturated fatty acids, it promotes the HDL cholesterol and lowers the LDL cholesterol thus reducing the chances of getting coronary heart diseases. It is a chemo-preventive agent for peptic and gastric ulcers.It prevents gall stones.It prevents cancer by affecting the oxidative damage to DNA and RNA revealing a possible carcinogenic factor using its anti-oxidant property. It is used as a home remedy for skin problems and for massaging kids and toddlers.  If we take Olive oil regularly,  it reduces the angerit enhances the mood to be che…

மருத்துவ குணம் நிறைந்த மகத்தான பழம்(passion fruit)

நம் நாட்டில் ஊட்டி,கொடைக்கானல்,பண்ணைக்காடு,குன்னூர் ஆகிய மலை பிரதேசங்களில் கிடைக்ககூடிய பேசன்(passion) பழம் மிகவும் அற்புதமான மருத்துவகுணம் கொண்ட பழம்ஆகும்.இப்பழம் கொடி வகையைச் சேர்ந்தது.15 முதல் 20 அடி வரை வளரக்கூடியது .இதன் வாழ்நாள் 5முதல் 7 வருடங்கள் ஆகும் .  இந்த பழங்களில் மஞ்சள் ,வயலெட் ஆகிய இரண்டு நிறங்கள் உண்டு .இப்பழம் உருண்டை வடிவத்தில் இருந்து ஓவல் வடிவத்தில் இருக்கும் .இதன் தோல் மெழுகு தடவியது போல் பிளாஸ்டிக் மாதரி இருக்கும் .இப்பழத்தின் உள்ளே கருப்பு நிற சின்ன சின்ன விதைகளும் ஜெல்லி மாதரி பகுதியும் இருக்கும் .இப்பழத்தில் நார்ச்சத்து அதிகமாகஇருப்பதால் இரத்தத்தில் உள்ள சர்க்கரை .இரத்த கொழுப்பு ஆகியவற்றை குறைக்கும்.சர்க்கரை வியாதி உள்ளவர்கள் தினமும் காலையில் வெறும் வயிற்றில் ஒரு  பழத்தை சாப்பிட்டால் சர்க்கரை நோய் கட்டுபாட்டில் இருக்கும்.ஒரு பழத்தில் 348 மில்லிகிராம் பொட்டாசியம் சத்து இருப்பதால் அதிக இரத்தஅழுத்தத்தை குறைக்கும்.இருதய துடிப்பை சீறாக்கும் வாய் மற்றும் நுரையீரல் புற்றுநோய் வராமல் தடுக்கும்.இப்பழத்தில் மேலும் வைட்டமின் A,வைட்டமின் C, B COMPLEX,பொட்டாசியம்,கால்சியம்…

The Nectar of Immortality

Honey is one of the splendid gifts to mankind. It is a sweet,highly palatable,semi-translucent liquid of a light yellowish-brown color. It is made by bees using nectar from flowers. It possess unique nutritional and medicinal value. It is mainly a good preservative and its anti-bacterial hence it prohibits the growth of harmful microorganisms. Being hygroscopic,when skin and hair is treated with this,this traps moisture leaving skin soft and supple,and hair glossy and healthy. Honey is natural cure for diarrhea,stomach related problems,sore-throats,coughs,anemia,skin rejuvenation,insomnia,for wounds and cuts. Its anti-inflammatory action reduces the swelling and pain. This is a good disinfecting agent which kills the germs and heals the wounds. It is golden liquid which is better substitute for sugar.
Raw honey can be used with breads and fruits. When added with ginger and lemon juice it cures nausea and indigestion. It is an anti-cancer. It boosts the immunity system. It has an anti-o…

One of the first plants grown by man...

The common fig tree is grown for its edible fruit throughout the temperate world.This was first cultivated in Egypt and is one of the known ancient food.The fig fruit can be eaten fresh or dry.This is commonly available in dried form as it cannot be stored for long days as raw because of its perishable nature.The raw fruit is soft,sweet,pulpy,juicy and delicious fruit full of small seeds that promotes health.Dried figs are richest source of calcium,potassium,magnesium,copper,dietary fiber,vitamin K and smaller amount of many other nutrients.This increases the blood plasma's antioxidant capacity using its antioxidant property.Vitamin K is the coagulation vitamin which decides the coagulation time of blood, as fig has Vitamin K in it, this improves coagulation of blood.It regulates the blood pressure and protects the heart from cardiovascular diseases.This prevents weakening of bones and also renal diseases.Even though this is sweet, diabetic,heart and BP patients can add this to th…