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AN EXCELLENT JUICE FOR SUMMER ( PUMPKIN JUICE )

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Method of preparation 


- Wash the pumpkin properly . - Peel off the hard skin of the pumpkin  - And remove the seeds from it . - Cut it into small pieces.  -  Place the pumpkin pieces in the juicer and  - Extract the juice  - Add desire quantity of honey . - Add pinch of nutmeg powder and mix it well . - keep it in the refrigerator for some time and the have this juice  . -  It  is Very tasty and highly nutritious juice . Nutrient contents   It contains vitamins like A,B 1 ,B 2 ,,B 6 ,C ,E and  K .  protein ,carbohydrates , fiber ,potassium ,calcium ,phosphorous ,magnesium ,iron ,copper  some vital salts etc.
Benefits 
It helps to     - gives  excellent cooling  effect to the body      -  lowers the body temperature      - Cues stomach ulcers and acidity     - Aids digestion   - Removes constipation  - very good for  kidney  function and urinary system . - good for gall bladder stones and kidney stones   - removes insomnia  - lowers the high blood pressure  - reduce the blood cholesterol levels  -  boost immun…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PERGULARIA DAEMIA ( VELIP PARUTHTHI )

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Pergularia daemia is a perennial twinning herb grows widely  hedges and along the roadsides of India and also tropical and sub tropical regions .It is commonly known as Trellis -vine .It  is one the well known medicinal plant in India especially in Tamil Nadu . 

In other languages it called uthamani  , velip paruththi in Tamil ,utran in Hindi ,trellis in English and uttravarunl in Sanskirt .It is belongs to the family of apocynaceae .

Foul smelling when bruised .stems bear milky juice and covered with longer stiff erect hairs .Leaves are thin broadly ovate and heart shaped ,covered with soft hairs .greenish yellow or dull white ,sweet scented flowers born in axillary ,double white corona at the base of a stamina column .

Fruits are paired with follicles covered with soft spinous outgrowth and release many seeds with long white hairs when they split open.    Seeds are densely velvety on both sides .The whole plant possess high medicinal value and it is used in  Indian  traditional medici…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEPHROSIA PURPUREA

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Tephrosia purpurea is a species of flowering plant in the family of fabaceae .This plant has pinnate leaves ,white and purplish flowers and flat hairy pods .
It is a common waste land weed  ,even grown in sides of the roads in many parts of India and Srilanka . It is under cultivation as green  manure crops in  poor soils .Tephrosia purpurea is commonly known as wild indigo ,kolunchi in Tamil ,Sarapunkha in Sanskrit ,Vempali  in Telugu .This plant has full of medicinal properties .
This plant was used as a traditional medicine for curing  many diseases like leprosy ,ulcers ,asthma ,tumors ,liver ,spleen ,heart  and blood related diseases  . 
-  Ayurvedic research studies shows that this plant has antihelmintic ,alexiteric ,alterative and anti pyretic properties .
-  The leaves and seeds of this plant contain  "tephrosin" which paralyzes the fish .That is why it is used as a fish poison .
 - A decoction of the roots of this plant  is used  in  treating depression ,diarrhea ,rheuma…

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURNIP GREENS

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Turnip greens are  dark green leafy tops of turnip plant .This edible  ,tasty , nutritious and  ancient vegetable  is thought to have been cultivated almost 4000 years ago .The African slaves adopted turnip greens was a substitutes and incorporated them into their food ways .Turnips were introduced into North America by the early European settlers and colonists .
 Fresh  turnip greens are readily available all around the year .Generally the top greens are tied in bunches and sold with them small tap roots .Turnip greens are part of the cruciferous vegetables family which also includes kale ,broccoli ,cabbage and collard greens.
Turnip greens packed with lots of nutrients which are necessary for our body .Turnip greens are excellent source of vitamin K ,vitamin A( in the form of beta carotene ,vitamin C ,folate ,copper ,manganese ,dietary fiber ,calcium ,vitamin E and vitamin B 6. 

 They are good source of potassium ,magnesium .pantothenic acid ,vitamin  B 1 ,B 2 ,iron ,phosphorus .omega…