NATIONAL FRUIT OF BANGLADESH ( JACK FRUIT )

JACK FRUIT
 Sweet ,delicious and highly nutritious jack fruit is having many health benefits .This popular Asian fruit is belongs to the family of moraceae .Scientific name of this fruit is Artocarpus heterophyllus . Common name of this fruit is jack fruit .In Tamil pala pazham ,in malayalam chakka  ,kathal in bengali ,panasa in telugu and katahal in hindi .It is cultivated in India 3000 to 6000 years ago .It is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of Indian subcontinent ,Malaysia ,Thailand ,Indonesia and Brazil for its fruits and bark wood .Jack fruit is a huge tree that grows to as high as 30 meters height .Jack fruit outer surface is covered with the blunt thorns like projections which becomes soft as the fruit ripe and inside it is having soft bulbs with seeds .which is yellow in color . It is having a distinct aroma .It has ripening season in Asia of late spring to late summer .Thailand and Vietnam are the major producer of jack fruit .Fresh fruit contains many nutrients ,it has good amount of vitamin B6 ( pyridoxine ) ,niacin ,riboflavin and folic acid .It is good source of potassium ,magnesium ,manganese ,iron , calcium ,vitamin  C ,vitamin A carotene -B ,xanthin ,lutein and ,cryptoxanthin -B.
- It contains high amount of calories ,simple sugars like fructose and sucrose .This provides quick boost of energy .It has no cholesterol ,It is more safe and healthy food .
- It helps to 

  •  Regulate the blood pressure  and reduce the risk of heart diseases because of its high potassium content .
  • Reduce the cholesterol because it has no cholesterol .
  • Proper functioning of thyroid gland .
  • very effective to prevent and cure anemia .
  • Improves digestion and prevents constipation because of its dietary fiber content which makes bulk laxative .
  • Protects eyes from cataract and macular degeneration 
  • Beneficial for asthma patients .
  • strengthen the bones .
  •  keep skin moisture levels and protect skin diseases .
  • protect from cancer because it contains antioxidants and flavonoids .
  •  boost our immune system ,
Canned jack fruit is sometimes referred to as vegetable meat .It is available in the market in the form of  fresh fruit ,canned fruit or frozen ,already prepared and cut ,dried chips ,,flour ,noodles ,papad and  ice creams .









HEALTH BENEFITS OF CINNAMON ( CINNAMUM VERUM )

CINNAMON
 Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belongs to the genus " Cinnamomum " native to Caribbean ,south america and southeast Asia .It is a common aromatic spice and flavoring agent . Once it is considered more precious than gold .Normally it is used  in the form of dried bark and essential oil . It is used in the food items likes beverages ,deserts and main course meals .Cinnamon contains some nutrients like calcium ,iron ,fiber , thiamine  B1 ,riboflavin B2 ,niacin B3 ,B12 ,vitamin C ,vitamin K ,manganese and many other nutrients .Many research studies indicates that the cinnamon have incredible health benefits .
- Cinnamon is a very powerful spice has been known to have anti inflammatory ,analgesic ,antiviral ,anti bacterial ,anti fungal and aphrodisiac properties .
- It has been used as a astringent ,antiperspirant and deodorant .
- Cinnamon extract will regulates the blood sugar levels , reduce the fasting blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes and also prevent from type 2 diabetes .It is very good  and effective  for diabetic patients .
- It helps to reduce the cardiovascular disease . It helps reduce the total cholesterol , LDL cholesterol ,and triglycerides .
- It helps to reduce the gastric ulcers ,indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome .
- It protect from cancer .
- It is very good for menstrual pain ,infertility and erectile dysfunction .
- It is acting as a  food preservative .
- It is very  effective against ulcer causing bacteria and other micro organisms .It has an anti microbial properties .
- It helps to inhibits the development of Alzheimer,s disease .
- It is very effective against HIV disease .
- It helps  to activate the insulin receptors and helps to reduce the insulin resistance .
- Cinnamon can help to reduce the body ,s negative responses to eating high fat meals .
-Cinnamon with honey is very effective remedy for pimples .
- It helps to cure the cold and cough .
- It helps to prevent bad breath and tooth decay .
- It helps improve the memory and brain function .


NATURAL AND HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY FOR ALZHEIMER,S DISEASE

  Alzheimer,s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease and it is characterized by impairment of memory eventually by disturbance in reasoning ,planning ,language and perception .Degeneration of neuron cells in the brain is leads  to Alzheimer,s disease ..Presently over 35 million plus people world wide are suffering from Alzheimer,s disease .Most of the patients develop after the age of 65  .American peoples are suffering more from this disease than other people .Slightly more woman than men have Alzheimer,s disease .
Factors causing Alzheimer,s disease 
- Aging ( mostly developed above 65 years  ) 
- Genetically also comes  
- Hormonal changes ,low levels of testosterone,
- Certain drugs like antihistamines ,sleep aids ,anti depressants and narcotic pain relievers .
- High levels of amyloid protein .Amyloid protein is a toxic substance that can kill neurons in the brain that are important for learning and memory ,It leads to the Alzheimer,s disease .
- High blood pressure 
- Coronary artery disease 
- Diabetes and 
-Blood cholesterol.
Symptoms of Alzheimer,s disease .
- Shows difficult with language .
- Significant memory loss 
- Patient may forget recent events and people,s name 
- Can no longer manage to live alone without problems .
- Exhibits wandering and other behavioural abnormalities .
- Have difficulty in eating 
- Not recognize relatives ,friends ,and other familiar objects .
- They become agitated ,irritable extremely dependent .
- Disorientation 
- Misplacing things and
- judgment problems .
Homeopathic remedy for Alzheimer,s disease .
1 .Ashwagandha -Q 
2. Ginko biloba -Q
3 .Anacardium orentale 
These three medicines are very useful to cure Alzheimer,s disease .Many research studies shows that these medicines may reverse memory loss and improve cognitive ability in those who are suffer from this disease .
Natural remedy and prevention of Alzheimer,s disease
1. Turmeric 
   Curcumin which is found in the spice turmeric is very good for brain health.Tamil Nadu in India the rate of Alzheimer,s disease is very less because they are using turmeric  in their daily diet  .Curcumin is a  powerful antioxidants and have anti inflammatory properties .Low molecular weight and polar structure of curcumin allows it to penetrate the blood brain barrier effectively and bind to beta amyloid .Curcumin is more effective in inhibiting the protein fragments than more other Alzheimer,s disease treatment .
 2.Supplements of omega 3 fatty acids
.Vitamin B12 
Vitamin D and folic acid 
3 .Highly nutritious diet .
4 .Blue berries .Blue berries contain anthocyanosides which fight  for memory impairment associated with free radicals and amyloid plaques in the brain .
5 .Walnuts and almonds 
6. Purple grape juice 
7 .maintaining normal blood pressure 
8 . Strong social support 
9. Fish . 
10 . cinnamon .This  will be help to mange and prevent the Alzheimer,s disease .
TURMERICROOTS
FISH

BLUE BERRIES 















HEALTH BENEFITS OF NONI FRUIT ( MORINDA CITRIFOLIA )

NONI FRUIT 
 Morinda citrifolia is a tree belongs to the coffee family rubiaceae .This plant is native to Asia ,Australia and Islands of Polynesia .It is a small tree with white flowers .The fruit is yellow greenish - white in color and large .It is used as a folk medicine by Polynesians for over 2000 years .It is a traditional food and medicine in many tropical countries including South east Asia ,India ,Pacific Islands ,and Philippines .Noni is a traditional medicine for many diseases like Diabetes ,high blood pressure ,heart problems abnormal growth ,menstrual problems ,constipation ,piles ,liver diseases ,urinary infections  and other chronic disorders .Today noni fruits ,leaves ,flowers ,stems ,bark and roots are still used to make medicine for a long list of ailments .The other name of this tree is great morinda ,Indian mulberry  ,Noni,beach mulberry and cheese fruit .

Noni fruit is a multiple fruit that has a pungent odour which ripening and is hence also known as cheese fruit .It contains many seeds .It is sometimes called starvation fruit .This fruits contains carbohydrates ,dietary fibers ,macronutrients , vitamin A ,vitamin C ,niacin ,iron ,potassium ,calcium  and sodium . Research studyies have identified over 50 compounds in the noni fruit and that have therapeutic value .It contains number of phyto chemicals like lignans ,oligo ,polysaccharides ,flavonoids ,fatty acids ,scopoletin ,catechin ,beta - sitosterol,alkaloids  ,linoleic acid etc .
- Anthraquinones and scopoletin found in noni fruit have been proven to be helpul against bacteria ,fungus ,inflammations and allergies .
- Damnacanthal that is present in the noni fruit will inhibits the pre- cancerous cells .
- The scopoletin in noni is responsible for treating high blood pressure ,palpitations and cardiovascular problems .
-It regulates and strengthens the protein cells in our body because of its alkaloid xeronine .
- Terpenes are  found in this also help to rejuvenate  the body cells .
- This fruit extract is also helps in the shrinking of prostate enlargement and uterine fibroids menstrual cramps and irregular menstruation .
- It helps to produce a brownish purple dye that may be used for making batik ,in hawail .Yellow dye is extracted from the roots for dyeing fabrics .
- Noni  fruit is very helpful for diabetes ,liver disease ,constipation ,colic ,convulsions ,menstrual problems ,vaginal discharge during pregnancy ,malaria ,nausea ,smallpox ,enlarged spleen ,swelling ,asthma ,arthritis ,other bone problems ,cold and  cough ,digestive problems ,depression ,high blood pressure ,kidney disorders ,migraine headaches ,premenstrual syndrome ,stroke ,AIDS ,drug addiction ,atherosclerosis  ,circulation problems ,gastric ulcer ,other infections , acne , urinary infections ,pain and sedation .






HEALTH BENEFITS OF BETEL LEAVES

BETEL LEAVES 
   This plant is used as a herbal medicine since many years in India .It belongs to the piperaceae family .Botanical name of this plant is piper betel .The betel leaf is cultivated in most of south and southeast Asia .Since it is a creeper it leaning on another tree or long pole to support and may reach 15 meters height .It needs high land especially fertile soil to grow .Betel leaves are heart shaped  ,smooth ,shining  ,long stalked leaves with pointed apex and bright green in color .Betel leaves contains tannin ,sugar ,essential oils ,beta carotene ,thiamine ,chromium ,rich in enzymes like diastase and catalase besides as essential aminoacids and  little amount of other minerals Because of its medicinal property it has been used in ayurvedic system of medicine .  It is a mild stimulant and its medicinal property it is consumed in Asia and in the world wide  countries . In ancient times it has been used as an aromatic stimulant ,anti flatulent  and several household remedies .In India betel leaves are very important ingredient to perform Pooja in Hindu temples .It is native to central Asia , Easten Malaysia and spread at a various tropical countries . 

Many research studies shows that 
- Betel leaves extract is having free radicals scavenging properties that were greater than that of butylated hydroxyl  toluene .Because of this property it prevent cancer .
- Oil from this leaves containing a phenol called chavicol which has powerful antiseptic properties .It inhibits the growth of typhoid ,cholera and tuberculosis causing  bacteria . Essential oil is yellow aromatic liquid with a sharp stinging and burning taste .
- It prevents the type 2 diabetes because of its anti diabetic property .Trivalent chromium is essential element for maintaining normal blood sugar levels .It is present in the betel leaves which helps to prevent diabetes and help to reduce high blood sugar levels in diabetic patients .
- It helps to cure bronchitis ,cough ,nose bleeding ,bleeding gums ,acne ,intestinal warms ,bad breath ,,respiratory problems ,nervous disorders ,abdomen pain ,constipation ,wounds ,headaches and inflammations .
- Five to six betel leaves are combined with a little bit of calcium carbonate is said to be an equivalent to about 300 ml of milk . It will give good amount of calcium which is very good for our bones .
- Chewing betel leaves prevent many diseases like diabetes , cancer produce a sense of well being ,increase of alertness , salivation and sweating .
- Fresh juice extract with honey and pepper  is good  for treating cough , bronchitis and respiratory problems .
- A warm betel leaf coated with a layer of castor oil is spread over in the arthritis affected area ,this will be helpful for treating inflammation of the arthritis .
- It prevent many diseases because of its immune boosting  ,anti fungal and antibacterial property .
- Betel leaves taking with tobacco leads to many problems like dental carries ,neurosis ,and oral cancer also .You should avoid betel leaves with tobacco .





AN EXCELLENT ACUPRESSURE POINT FOR TREATING HEMORRHOIDS

GV 4  ( GOVERNING VESSEL MERIDIAN )
DU - 4 or GV -4 ( Governing vessel meridian ) 
  It is one of the main acupressure point to increase the vital yang energy of the patient  and it is very  important ,useful  and effective point for treating all types of hemorrhoids .We have to press this point with our thumb in  press and release manner for 1 to 2 minutes ,morning and evening  up to 4 to 5 days ,this will help you to relieve  ,the symptoms caused by hemorrhoids ,even in severe case can fully disappear after the pressing treatment .We can press this point both male and female ,acute or chronic cases of hemorrhoids .Chinese name of this point is Ming men .English name of this point is Life door .
Location of this point 
This point is located on the midline of the lower back in the depression below the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra .It is  located in the governing vessel meridian .
Other benefits of pressing this point 
- It regulates the DU meridian .
- It heals the body heat .
- It tonifies the kidney .
- It helps to cure the diseases like lumbago ,or stiffness of the back ,lower back pain ,abdomen pain ,uterine and vaginal bleeding ,menopause ,irregular menstruation ,leukorrhea ,cerebral congestion ,intestinal colic pain ,coldness of limbs ,impotence indigestion ,hemorrhoids and urinary disorders .





NATURE'S GIFT FOR SUMMER ( WATERMELON FRUIT )

 
WATERMELON FRUIT
Watermelon is a delicious ,wonderful ,highly nutritious and special fruit for beating summer season .It was originated from southern African countries and from where it spread to all over the world .Botanical name of this fruit is Citruslanatus .It belongs to the family of cucurbitaceae of the genus citrullus .It is related to the cucumber and pumpkin that grows vines on the ground .China is the largest producer of watermelon in the world .United states ,turkey ,Brazil ,Iran and Egypt are  the second largest producers of watermelon .

  Very sweet ,tasty and thirst quenching  watermelons are the great source of much needed water and electrolytes to beat the tropical summer temperature .The flesh of this fruit is juicy ,red ,pink ,or yellow with numerous black seeds embedded in the middle of the fruit flesh .Verities of watermelons are cultivated world over .
Watermelons packed with lot of nutrients like vitamin A ,vitamin C ,vitamin E ,vitamin D ,niacin ,thiamin ,B6 ,B12 ,pantothenic acid iron ,calcium ,magnesium ,manganese ,zinc ,potassium ,phosphorus ,aminoacids ,antioxidants and flavonoids .
- Watermelons contains 92 percentage of alkaline water which is very good for those who are suffering from ulcer .It is a natural diuretic that can help you to hydrate your body .
- A powerful antioxidant lycopene is present in it , it is very essential for our heart . 100 grams of fresh watermelon provides 4532 micro grams of lycopene .It helps to prevent the coronary heart diseases and stroke.
 - It is very low in calories 100 grams of fresh fruit flesh will provide only 30 calories .It helps to maintain the normal body weight .
- This fruit is having excellent source of vitamin A ,  a powerful fat soluble antioxidant ,100 grams of fruit gives 569 micro grams which is very essential for our vision,immunity ,maintaining healthy mucus membrane and skin .
- It is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids like lycopene ,bete carotene ,lutein ,zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin helps to protect against all types of cancers .
-It is a good source of potassium ,it is an  important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control the heart rate and blood pressure .
- It contains aminoacids  like cirrulline and arginine which can help and maintain arteries ,blood flow and over all cardiovascular health .
- It helps to improve our immunity because it is having glutathione which is called mother of all antioxidants and natural antioxidant vitamin C also develop resistance against infectious agent .
- It is good for our kidney ,it helps to cure kidney stones ,clean our kidney and urinary bladder .
- It helps to lowers the uric acid in the blood .It helps to cure gout .
- It is having natural sugar which can help us sustain our energy .
- It helps to remove the fluid retention in our body .
- It helps to increase the HDL cholesterol and lowers the LDL cholesterol because of it has no cholesterol .
- It helps to remove  the constipation and prevent piles .
- It is very good for arthritis .
- According to the experts may be a very simple aphrodisiac which reinforces a person's sex drive .
- It helps to reduce the  bad breath .
- Watermelon seeds contains copper which involved in the production of melanin .
- It makes your brain sharper because it contains vitamin B6 ,and B12 is good for your brain function .
Have this highly nutritious  fruit in summer for beating summer temperature .












MIRACLE FOOD ( APPLE FRUIT )

 
APPLE FRUITS
Apple is one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world .Apples  have long been associated with the story of Adam and eve .Apples are obtained from the medium sized tree belonging to the Rosaceae family . A wonderful ,delicious and crunchy apple fruit is packed with lot of health promoting and disease fighting vitamins ,minerals ,phytonutrients and antioxidents . Notably most of the antioxidents are present in the peel of an apple fruit .''An apple a day keeps the doctor away'' is the popular proverb about an apple . Many research studies suggest that eating an apple regularly is having number of health benefits 

-  It helps to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes .Phytonutrient polyphenols present in apples clearly lowers the rate of glucose absorption from our intestine .It stimulate the beta cells in the  pancreas to secrete more insulin.It helps to activate the muscle cell insulin receptors for better sugar regulation in our body. Because of its trivalent chromium content helps to prevent insulin resistance  type 2 diabetes .
- Apples are low in calories 100 grams of apple slices will provide only 50 calories .It is very helpful for reducing and managing our body weight .
- It has no saturated fats and no cholesterol because it will decrease the risk  of coronary heart diseases and hyperlipidemia .
- It is a good source of fiber content that is called pectin ,a soluble fiber  which helps to prevent the absorption of LDL cholesterol in our diet .
- It contains B complex vitamins like  thiamin ,riboflavin ,phyridoxin  which helps as co factor for the enzymes in metabolism as well as various synthetic functions inside the body .
- It is a good source of vitamin C and beta carotene .Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant ,it develop resistance against infectious agents and harmful pro inflammatory free radicals from our body .
- It is having minerals like  potassium ,phosphorous  ,chromium and calcium .Potassium is important component of cell ,body fluids ,it helps to control the heart rate and blood pressure .It helps to counters the bad influence of sodium .
- It helps to reduce the risk of  all type of cancers  including pancreatic cancer because of its antioxidants property.Phyto nutrients polyphenolic compounds helps the body to protect from the harmful free radicals .
- It helps to remove diarrhea and constipation .It helps to alleviate hemorrhoids .
- It protects liver and prevents gall stones .
- It helps to prevent cataract .
- Quercelin  present in apples can  boost our immunity .
- Apples have been found to protect neuron cells against oxidative stress ,reduce the the risk of neurogenerative disorders such as alzheimers disease.
- It helps to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- It prevent from from aging .
-It has anti asthma benefits because  anti inflammatory and antioxidents present in it .
Protect the cut apples from browning reaction add some lemon juice to it , It will prevent the apples from browning reaction .






HEALTH BENEFITS OF PISTACHIO NUTS

PISTACHIO NUTS 
 Pistachio nuts are popular ,healthy and delicious snacks packed with lot of  nutrients .Botanical name of this pistachio is " pistachio vera .'' Pistachio nuts are dry fruits of species of trees belonging to the anacardiaceae family of the genus pistachia .The plant is medium sized broad ,bushy and deciduous tree .It grows well under hot dry climates with cool winters .It is originally from central Asia and middle east Asia .The tree produces a seed . Iran ,United states and Turkey are the major producer of pistachios .
   Pistachio nuts are power houses of lot of vitamins , minerals ,antioxidants and mono unsaturated fatty acids .It contains vitamins like vitamin A ,vitamin B1 ( thiamine ) ,vitamin B6 ,vitamin E ,copper ,iron ,magnesium ,calcium ,manganese ,zinc ,copper ,selenium phytosterols ,carotenoids like zeaxanthin ,lutein ,protein ,dietary fiber ,mono unsaturated fatty acids like omega 3 fatty acids ( oleic acid )and energy .
 Many studies shows that 
-  Regular consumption of  hand full of pistachio nuts will helps to reduce the LDL cholesterol and increase the HDL cholesterol in the blood because it is a great source of phytosterols ,the natural plant compounds that block the absorption of cholesterol .
-It helps to prevent the coronary heart diseases and stroke because it is having monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid .
- It is having vitamin B6 and iron which helps in the production red blood cells and  increase the haemoglobin levels which are responsible of supplying oxygen to the body .
-Pistachios are rich in vitamin E fat soluble antioxidant  ,it is very good for skin ,it prevents aging and skin cancer .
- It helps to protect the body from various diseases and infectious diseases through increase our immunity .
- It helps to lowers the risk of macular degeneration because it contains cartenoids like zeaxanthin and lutein which prevent the damage from free radicals .
- This nuts are having full of antioxidants that protect cells from damage by harmful chemicals .
- Copper is an essential trace minerals that is required in neuro transmission metabolism .
- Pistachio oil is flavourful ,pleasant ,aroma and has  an excellent emollient properties .It helps the skin protected from dryness .It is used for traditional medicine in massage therapy ,aroma therapy ,in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry .
- Pistachio nuts are rich in calories because of its fat content .
Pistachio nuts are available in the market in the raw form and roasted form .Add this highly nutritious healthy nuts to your regular diet .