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Lemon grass is a perennial plant with thin , long fibrous leaves and having strong lemon like aroma and taste ,so it is called lemon grass .Cymbopogon or lemon grass is belongs to the family of poaceae ,native to Australia and tropical Asia . There are over 50 spices of lemon grass are available .It is one of the favored herb for preparing herbal tea and also used  commonly  in  preparing  food items like  ,soups ,salads ,and curries . It is having a lot of therapeutic and medicinal properties .
Common names of this plant includes lemon grass ,barbed wire grass ,silky heads ,fever grass and citronella . In India it is called choomana poolu .Lemon grass grows year -rounds in tropical climates with warm temperature .It does not usually produced seeds ,it produce with the portion of the root .It can survive indoor and outdoor environments . It is easily available from  in any ethnic stores ,health food stores and super markets .It contains more nutrients , good source of vitamin A , vita…

15 TH WORLD HEART DAY ( 2014 )

World heart day is  globally celebrated on  29th  September of every  year by world heart federation  since the year of 2000. They are creating  awareness about cardiovascular diseases ,stroke   and promoting  preventive measures that reduce the risk of heart diseases .Theme of this  15th world heart day  is on creating heart healthy environment by ensuring the people are to make healthy choices wherever they live work and play .It encourages  the people to reduce   the cardiovascular risk and promotes heart healthy planet .

Heart is a vital organ of our  body .We have to save our heart for  long and healthy living .In world wide most of the people are suffering from heart diseases and more deaths are caused by heart attacks and strokes  .We have to protect our heart from  heart diseases .Through the diet and natural ways we can protect our heart from cardiovascular diseases .

Following things are good for your heart 

- Doing a  regular exercise will  play a very important role in cardio…


Euphobia hirta is medicinal herb belongs to the family of euphorbiaceae ,commonly known as asthma weed and snake weed .This herb is look like a climber and can be found in plenty in the banks of rivers ,lakes and damp places .This is found in the countries like  India ,srilanka ,Japan ,philippines and most of the east Asian countries .It has reddish ,whitish tinge and grows lusciously during the rainy seasons .This herb is used in ayurveda ,siddha and herbal medicines for treating many diseases .This plant has lot of medicinal properties .The other name of this herb is in amman pacharisi in tamil ,nanapala in Telugu ,duddhi in Hindi ,akkigida in kannada ,nilappala in malayalam ,dugdhika in sanskrit .It has  a laxative ,astrigent ,refrigent properties . -  Apply the paste of this leaves externally to cure swelling and ulcers . - Milky extract of this plant  is very good remedy for warts .Apply the milky extract on this plant on warts for 2 to 3 days the warts will go off with in the days…


Gymnema sylvestre is a  traditional ,wonderful  ,precious and medicinal herb belongs to the family of asclepladaceae . It has a long history of use  in alternative system of Indian medicines  like Siddha ,ayurveda and herbal medicines for the treatment of diabetes  and weight reduction . It is  a woody climbing shrub native to tropical forests of southern and central India and Srilanka .The common name of this plant are gymnema ,cow plant ,gurmari ,gurmar and miracle plant 

.Leaves of this plant contains gymnemic acids , parabin ,glucose ,carobhydrates ,flavonnoids , quercitol ,lupol ,beta amyrin and stigmasterol .The hindi name gurmar means  destroy the sugar  .Chewing of this leaves suppresses the sensation of sweet ,this effects due to the presence  of gymnemic acid in  gymnema leaves .The leaves  are used to make medicines .It is used to treat many health problems like type 1 and type 2 diabetes ,gastric problems ,weight reduction ,water retention ,laxative ,diuretic ,appetite sup…


Pulsatilla nigricans is  a perennial ,flowering  and medicinal  plant belongs to the family of ranuculaceae , native to north and southern Europe . It has a simple  and erect stem , the height of 1.5 meters with flowers .The leaves are feather like bipinnatifid with linear segments .Flowers are numerous ,bell shaped dark violet color to blue color .The root of this plant  is thick and short sends of several strong fibers .The whole plant is covered with  silky hairs . The flowers pulsate from the winds .Changing the flower position as the wind changes its direction  .
The name pulsatilla is derived from the Latin word pulsate  ,meaning to beat or  stride .The name nigricans is derived from the word niger , meaning to dark color, as the flowers of this plant are usually dark in color .When the plant is rubbed it exuded acrid vapour . It has an acrid and burning taste .Pulsatilla always found in groups on dry and sandy soil ,having small water .The other names of this plant are meadow a…


Lycopodium clavatum is the most wide spread species in the genus lycopodium of the clubmoss family lycopodiaceae .It is also known as wolf 's foot clubmoss ,stag 's horn clubmoss , foxtail clubmoss ,running clubmoss and ground spine .It is perennial ever green plant that grows in pastures ,woodlands heaths and moors of great Britain ,North Europe  and North America .They are flower less ,vascular ,terrestrial plants with widely branched ,erect ,prostate or creeping stems with small ,needle like leaves that cover the stem and branches thickly . 
    The pale yellow pollen collected from the spores are used to make a homeopathic remedy called lycopodium .The pollen of this plant is odorless ,water resistant and highly flammable .It is also used to do coating for pills .The whole plant was used to heal kidney diseases .Mother tincture prepared from this plant is used for curing many diseases in homeopathy .This medicine is acts on blood vessels ,bones ,joints ,liver ,kidneys and …


Magnesium is an very essential mineral in human metabolism .Magnesium involved approximately 300 biochemical reactions in the body . Its  play a key role in bone metabolism , 50 TO 60 percentage of the magnesium is stored in our bones . It is essential for ,maintaining nerve function ,normal muscle function ,building strong bones ,maintaining heart beat and healthy immune system .Daily requirement of the magnesium is 400 mg for an adult .Magnesium deficiency and low intake of magnesium leads to many diseases like bone loss ,muscle spams ,cardiovascular problems ,high blood pressure ,diabetes ,migraine head aches ,anxiety ,depression , fatigue ,nerve weakness ,inflammations  and cerebral infraction .We can over come through by taking magnesium rich natural food stuffs .
Magnesium rich foods stuffs are 
Pumpkin seeds ,spinach , kale ,almonds ,cashew nuts ,brazil nuts ,sesame seeds ,peanuts ,walnuts ,sunflower seeds ,fresh beans ,soybeans ,pinto beans .kidney  beans ,chick peas ,brown rice…


We all aware of the health benefits eating of papaya fruit but we are not much aware of papaya leaf extract health benefits .It has lot of medicinal properties ,due to this property  it gives relief against some deadly diseases like dengue fever and cancer .Papaya leaves contains important nutrients like vitamin A ,B, C and E , carbohydrates ,protein ,calcium ,phosphorous ,iron ,antioxidants  ,flavonoids ,fiber ,water , enzymes chymopapin , papain and 50 more active nutrients .Papaya leaf juice is quite bitter in taste .Papaya leaf extract is a traditional method for curing dengue fever .
Several research studies indicated that 
papaya leaf juice helps to  
   - boost platelets  counts and also prevents and relieve the  symptoms of dengue fever because of its chymopapin and papain enzymes  . Having 20 to 25 ml of papaya leaf juice twice a day for a week gives quick results  at the time of dengue fever .It is a ,simple , inexpensive, and the best  natural method for treating dengue fever…


Touch me not plant is a creeping annual herb native to south and central america ,found in all over the world in tropical regions .It is a medicinal herb using in ayurveda and home remedy for curing many diseases .The leaves of this plant will be fold when we touched or shaken ,to protect them from predators ,re- opening minutes later , so it is called humble plant ,shameful plant .It is a pan tropical weed ,grows mostly in shady areas ,under trees or shrubs .The stem is slender branching and sparsely to densely prickly ,growing to a length of 1.5 m .The common names of this plant are sensitive plant , shameful plant ,humble plant ,sleeping grass and touch me not .Botanical name of this plant is mimosa pudica  belongs to the family fabaceae .In other languages like Tamil thotta surungi ,in malayalam thotta vaddi .

This plant is very effective in treating a wide range of disease conditions like allergy ,asthma ,hypertension ,blood cholesterol ,mouth and lung cancer ,piles ,premature ej…


Guduchi is an ancient ,an  important ,famous ,powerful , and divine herb having full of medicinal properties used in Indian system of ayurvedic  medicines  for curing  many diseases  . It is called Jivanti ,it means life giving ,because it can literally give your life back .Guduchi is an herbaceous  ,tall climbing medicinal  shrub of the family menispermaceae , found in tropical areas of India ,myanmar and srilanka .It is typically growing in deciduous and dry forests .The leaves are heart shaped ,the succulent bark is creamy white to grey in color ,with deep clefts spotted with lenticels ,puts out long slender aerial roots and is often grown on Neem and mango trees .Botanical name of the guduchi is tinospora cordifolia ,in Tamil ,shindhil kodi ,amirtavalli . In telugu tippa teega ,in malayalam amruthu ,in kannada amruthaballi ,n hindi Giloy . The other name of this plant amirta is indicating the importance and healing body from various diseases  .
All parts of the guduchi are used for…


Bay leaves are referred to the aromatic leaf of the bay laurel plant belongs to the Lauraceae family .Bay leaves trees are native to  Mediterranean region .Bay leaves have lot of healing and  medicinal property .Scientific name of the  bay leaf tree is Laurus Nobilis .Bay leaves are used in soups ,meat ,chicken ,sea food preparations ,some vegetarian dishes like veg biryani ,kurma and sauces . These leaves very important to make biryani that is why it is called biryani leaf in Tamil Nadu.

The bay leaf plant is tall ,conical and ever green tree growing up to 30 feet height .Yellow or greenish star shaped flowers appear in this tree.Bay leaves gives a pleasing and sweet aroma when added to the dish .It is an important spice in the moghulai style of cooking biryani and kurma .Both fresh and dried leaves are used  in cooking and impart a distinctive flavor and aroma .The fresh leaves are very mild and do not develop their full flavor until several weeks after picking and drying .

 Bay leave…