MUDRA FOR DRYNESS OF EYES AND SKIN (VARUN MUDRA)

Mudras are yogic posture or hand gesture,holistic and natural way for curing diseases.
According to ancient philosophy our body is made up of five elements. 
They are air,water,fire,earth and space.The five fingers of our both hands represents these five elements.
Thumbs- Fire,Index finger- Air,Middle finger-Space,Ring finger -Earth,Little finger -water.
Any imbalances of these elements can disturb body immune system and can cause diseases.
Varun in Indian mythology varun is the Lord of rain ,sky and all water resources.Varun mudra is easy to perform,which can be performed at any time and any way while sitting ,standing ,walking,lying down in the bed ,throughout the day. 

Steps for doing varun mudra
  • Touch the tip of the little finger with the tip of the thumb in both hands.
  • Remaining other fingers stretched out.( Shown in the above figure)
  • Keep this position for 10 to 15 minutes with normal breathing.
  • Regular practice of this mudra will
  •  Helps to cure 
  • Dryness of Skin,eyes,mouth,throat and intestines.
  • Balances the water content in the body and prevents all diseases due to lack of water.
  • Get rid of constipation.
  • Gives glow to the skin. 
  • Removes pimples and acne. 
  • Improves digestion.
  • Reduce the joint pain and muscle pain.
  • Reduce the symptoms of psoriasis.
  • Improves the blood circulation. 
  • Purifies blood.
  • Improves immunity.
  • Removes dehydration.
  • Good for anemia,gastritis,hormonal imbalances,urinary problems,scanty menstruation.
  • Reduces the cholesterol level.
  • Improves the functions of heart .
  • Prevents aging.


HEALTH BENEFITS OF PERIWINKLE

PERIWINKLE FLOWER 

Periwinkle is a perennial evergreen herbaceous medicinal herb growing 1 Meter tall  with trailing branches.The leaves are shiny dark green ,hairless with a pale midrib and a short petiole,they are arranged in opposite pairs .Flowers are white to dark pink with a darker red center,and a basal tube with 5 petal like lobes. Blue and white color flowers varieties are also available. The stems from roots at the nodes as they creep along the ground.
  • Periwinkle is a endangered species and common ornamental plant in India,native to Madagascar.
  • Scientific name of this plant is "Catharanthus roseus" belongs to the family of "Apocyanaceae".
  • Common names of this plant are periwinkle,red periwinkle,  old maid,chruch flower,ram goat rose,myrtle and magdalena. 
  • It is a traditional medicine used in world wide including Europe,China,India,Pacific and Caribbean Islands to treat numerous diseases .
  • It has an  antibacterial,anticancer,antispasmodic,carminative ,coagulant,depurative,diuretic,emetic and sedative properties.
  • This plant has some main constituents like vincamine,vanillic acid,urolic acid,beta sitosterol,reserpine,P-coumatic acid,tannin and 100 alkaloids that can be found in periwinkle plants extracts.
  • Periwinkle is an excellent all round astringent they may be used internally and externally .
  • It helps to cure :
  • Leukemia,Hodgkin's disease,Malignant lymphoma,neuroblastoma ,wilms tumor,high blood pressure,cerebral blood flow,Diarrhea,Memory loss,Menorrhagia.
  •  Cerebral vasodilator for enhancing mental alertness,increase blood flow to the brain and improve the oxygenation of the cells.
  • sore throats,sour mouth,inflamed tonsils, gargling,bleeding piles,fatigue,insomnia,menopause,headache,depression,tinnitus,aggressiveness,
  • anxiety,diabetes,cystitis,uterine fibroids gastritis,glaucoma and stroke.
  • externally it is used as an oil or ointment for dermatitis,acne ,eczema ,bleeding gums,nose bleeds,mouth ulcers,bleeding hemorrhoids and urinary problems.
you can take this herb internally as tea,decoction,plant powder and mother tincture and externally as ointments and oil. 
Dosage:
For adults.
Decoction-10 - 20ml/day.
Mother tincture-10-12 drops with 30ml of water/day.
Plant powder- 3-5 grams/day.