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Ponnavarai is a medicinal herb having lots of curative properties. Botanical name of this herb is senna occidentalis or cassia occidentalis. It belongs to the family of fabaceace. Cassia occidentalis or senna occidentalis is a perennial shrub that grows in tropical and temperate climates. It is mostly found in rainy season in between the plants, roadsides, waste lands all over TamilNadu in India.
This plant grows up to height of 3 feet. Its flowers are yellow in color. Other names of this herb are coffee senna, stinking weed, kasundi, mogdad coffee, etc. Seeds of this shrub are commonly used as an adulterant in coffee. The whole plants, seeds, leaves roots has lot of nutrients like apigenin, amodiene, emodin, quercetin, amino acids, volatile oil, oleic acid, tannin, linoleic acid, minerals like magnesium, calsium, iron, etc.
The leaves of this herb is very effective in treating obesity and constipation. Take a hand full of leaves, wash it and the cut into small pieces. Add green gram dha…

World Diabetes Day 2018

Today is World Diabetes Day!Every year, November 14th is  celebrated as the World diabetes day since 1991. Theme of this year's World Diabetes Day is "Family and Diabetes". Globally, the incidence of diabetes is increasing in an alarming rate. Currently more than 42.5 crore people are living with some form of diabetes. In this, most of the people are affected with type 2 diabetes.
Family plays a vital role in modifying the risk factor by educating the social, economical, physical, emotional and mental health of diseased. Early diagnose and treatment will prevent complications and death. Untreated diabetes results in damage of vital organs such as kidneys, eyes, liver, etc., cardiovascular diseases, stroke and limb amputation. Type 2 diabetes of pre-diabetes, insulin resistance stages can be reversed with the right kind of balanced diet, exercise, herbs and yoga.
Type 2 diabetes may be caused by vitamin D deficiency, Chromium and Magnesium deficiency, lack of physical activ…


What is Zika?Zika virus is a member of virus family Flaviviride and genus Flavivirus. It is transmitted by mosquitoes such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus which are active in the day time. These are the same type of mosquitoes which transmit diseases like dengue, yellow fever and Japanese Encephalitis. The disease caused by Zika virus is known as Zika fever. It can be transmitted from the infected pregnant woman to her fetus. History of ZikaIn 1950s, it was spread from Africa to other countries. Recently in 2016, Zika virus was spread over Latin America and the Caribbean islands, causing birth defects mainly microcephaly which causes abnormal head sizes in the new born babies of infected mothers. Now, cases of Zika virus are reported in states like Rajasthan. Adverse effectsThe virus has been linked to thousands of birth defects like microcephaly, wherein the babies are born with smaller heads and brains, other problems like  seizures, vision problems, hearing loss, intelle…


GAC FRUIT Gac fruit is an edible fruit which is highly nutritious and has a lot of attractive medicinal benefits. Botanical name of this fruit is Momordica cochinchinensis. It belongs to the family of Curcubitaceae. Traditionally, gac has been used as food as well as medicine for treating many diseases in China, India, Carribean islands and inSoutheast Asian countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, Phillipines, etc. Leaves and fruits are used in Vietnamese culinary dishes. There are several beverages prepared from gac fruit for wedding and other festivals in their culture.
Gac is purely seasonal fruit that only ripens once in a year. It is a climber plant and is usually cultivated to grow on fences. Gac fruits round to oval in shape and  orange in color. The outer layer of this fruit is covered with red color thorns which are toxic and whole outer layer is not edible. So, these should be removed while consuming and the soft pulp inside the fruit surrounding the seeds is the only edible part o…


29 September it is!
Every year this day is celebrated asWorld Heart Dayby World Heart Foundation, to raise global awareness about heart diseases and stroke. This year's theme is 'My heart, your heart'. This emphasizes on looking after of our hearts and the hearts of our loved ones.
In this fast paced world, heart diseases have become a norm mainly due to unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle which includes consumption of unbalanced diet, overeating, junk food, consumption of alcohol, smoking, diabetes and lack of exercise. Necessary heart-healthy diet must be taken to prevent heart diseases. Natural foodstuffs for healthier heartHealthy foods like whole grains, nuts like walnuts, almonds & peanuts, yogurt, garlic, onion, fiber rich foods like variety of beans, mushrooms, pomegranate, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries amla, pears, tomato, cocoa, dark chocolate,drumstick leaves, hibiscus flower, capsicum, lotus flower, fish (salmon, tuna, etc.), flax seeds, olive oil, etc. …


Yellow Karisalankanni and Keezhanelli are the effective and best herbs for treating fatty liver.

Yellow Karisalankanni

Eclipta prostrata (or) yellow karisalankanni is a very important medicinal herb found all over India during rainy season. In Indian system of Ayurveda, this herb is called as bringaraj. This herb has lots of nutrients, antioxidants, plant chemicals, flavonoids, alkaloids, thiopenes, coumestans, polyacetylenes, etc. Regular consumption of karisalankanni will prevent liver damages. We can use this herb as a green in our daily diet. This herb cleans and detoxifies the liver.
Method 1 Chew 10 to 15 leaves of karisalankanni in empty stomach daily morning for 30 days. Method 2
Take 5 grams of karisalankanni powder with 5 ml of honey in stomach continuously for one month.


Phyllanthus Niruri or Keezhanelliis a very important medicinal herb found in India. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and hepato-protective properties. This herb will…


Dark circle is a blackish or bluish discoloration of the skin around the eyes. Dark circles under the eyes will negatively affect the look of a person and may intensify the aged look. So, it needs to be treated so as to maintain the facial beauty and personality. Causes There are numerous causes for dark circles like lack of sleep, unbalanced or poor diet, stress, dehydration, fatigue, allergies, sinusitis, eye strain, prolonged usage of devices like computer, TV and cell phones, eczema with itching, eye infections, anemia, hereditary, UV rays, etc. Helpful homeopathic medicinesHomeopathy provides a safe, effective and permanent remedy for dark circles. There are many homeopathic medicines available to treat dark circles without any side effects. Some of these are as follows: phosphoric acid, kali phos, ferrum mettalicum, cina, beriberi vulgaris, lycopodium, sepia, beri beri aqufolium, calendula, thujaand natrum mur. These homeopathic medicines works wonder in removing the dark circles. …


SJ 21
SJ 21 is the21st point of the San Jiao or triple burner meridian. It is one of the most powerful and excellent point for relieving ear problems. SJ 21 is also called as Erman or Eargate.
Location of this point It is located in the infront of the ear, ear depression anterior to the tragus or supratragic notch in each ear as shown in the figure. (The triangular notch is present infront of the ear is called tragus, and the point SJ 21 is present at the top of this tragus.)
Pressing this point will provide cure for hearing problemsear sorespus discharge from the earswelling of earstoothachestiffness of the lipsheadachejaw lockneck pain, etc.Directions for use Press this point for 2 to 3 minutes, daily morning and evening to get rid off the above mentioned problems.


Lotus seeds are delicious edible seeds obtained from the lotus plant. It has lots of medicinal and nutritional values. It is popularly known as kamal gatta in Hindi, padma beeja in Sanskrit,thamarai vithaiin Tamil and tavara vithulu in Telugu.

Lotus plant is a herbaceous, perennial, aquatic plant which belongs to the family of Nelumbonaceae. Botanical name of this plant is NelumboNuclfera. This plant is native to India and is found all over the world. Roots and stem grows under the water, the leaves and flowers float on the water. This plant blooms in summer season, the flowers are white and pink in color and sweet scented.

The seeds are black in color and are contained in a hard outer shell, are present inside the central part of the flower. These seeds have sweet taste and have chewy texture like that of almonds. The dried seeds tastes like chickpeas when baked.

Aminoacids in lotus seeds
Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Leucine and Lysine

Nutrients in lotus seeds
Lotus seeds are storehouse of nut…

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Kalanchoe pinnatais a tropical succulent flowering plant belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. It is an ornamental plant growing in the home gardens, parks, etc. It is a fast growing, drought tolerant plant which is easy to propagate, needs low water variety with beautiful flowers and has a lot of medicinal properties. 

It grows up to 3 to 6 feet tall in all climates. This plant has erect, thick & succulent stems that bears large, fleshy leaves. The oval leaflets are rounded with toothed edges. The attractive drooping blooms are borne on large panicles. These beautiful flowers are purple or yellowish white tinged calyxes and reddish corollas.

Vernacular names of this plant are Ranakalli in Tamil, Donkey ears, Air plant, Mixican leaf in English, Patharchattam in Hindi, Ranapala in Telugu,Elachedi in Malayalam, Kaadubasale in Kannada and Parnbeej in Sanskrit.

Chemical constutients present in this plant: Alpha and Beta amyrin, Beta sitosterol, N-alkane, wax hydrocarbons, wax alcohol, …

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Astercantha Longifolia is a medicinal herb which has lots of medicinal and curative properties. It is a herb that grows up to one or one and a half meters in height. Leaves of this plant are simile, shiny, ovate, lanceolate and opposite. 
Flowers of this plant are purple in color and has orange streaks. Seeds are red in color. Thorns arise near to leaf axils. Fruits are ovate, they become glabrous and glossy when mature.
This plant usually grows in marshy fields such as ponds, river beds, paddy fields, etc. This herb can be found commonly in the sub-tropical and tropical regions of India, especially everywhere in Tamil Nadu and in various other parts of the world like Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Philippines.
Vernacular names of the Astercantha Longifolia  are Neermulli in Tamil & Kannada, Jhinti in Hindi, Nirchulliin in Malayalam and Nirugobbi in Telugu.
Seeds of this plants are rich in Vitamin E, iron, proteins, etc. This plant contains terpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids…

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Chitharaththai (சித்தரத்தை) is a traditional medicine used as an home remedy for cough, cold, sore throat, chest congestion and arthritis. This is used in Naturopathy, Siddha, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, folk medicine, etc.Alpinina galanga belongs to zingiberaceae family. It is called as 'kulanjan' in Hindi, 'chitharatha' in Malayalam, 'chitharathai' in Tamil and 'dumparaashtrakamu'in Telugu.

It is native to India. It has a narrow foliage and stems with dull dark green leaves, white and red fragrant flowers. This rhizome (underground stem) grows narrowly oblong and much branched in the soil. 

This is rich in iron, sodium, vitamin A and vitamin C, flavonoids, phytonutrients, emodin, beta sitosterol, galangin and quercetin.

Chitharathai has anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic,anti-ulcer, anti-diarrhea, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties. Its anti-inflammatory property makes it very effective in treating arthritis. This rhizome (dried) and i…

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The Chia seeds are tiny black seeds extracted from the plant called Salvia Hispanica. It is nutrient dense and highly energy giving. Chia seeds are mainly grown in Mexico. Chia means strength in Mayan language. It is easily digestible and has lots of medicinal properties.
It is known as runners' food as runner use as a fuel  while running for long distances. Chia Seeds are good absorbent, i.e., when we soak in water the size of the seeds can expand up to ten times of its original size and form a gel like a substance. It has an ability to slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar.
Nutrients in Chia seeds 

Chia seeds contain essential Omega 3 fatty acids like alpha-linolenic acid, alpha linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, etc. It is also rich in highly powerful antioxidants, vitamins like vitamin A, D, B complex like Thiamine(B1), niacin (B6) and vitamin E, calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, iodine, sulphur, iron, copper, zinc, protein and dietary fiber.
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K-27, LI-11, SP-6 - These  are the most important and very helpful acupressure points for boosting immunity and prevention from flu and some inflammations. Pressing these points 1 to 2 minutes each, daily will help you to boost immunity and protect you from other diseases. Everyone should know these three points for their healthy life.

K-27 (Kidney meridian 27)
This is the last point of the kidney meridian. It is also called immune boosting super master and energy button. It is very helpful for people who are prone to upper respiratory problems and flu symptoms like shortness of breath and cough, low immunity, always feeling sick, fatigue etc. It helps to tune the total energy of the body and boost immunity. It is located in below the each side of the colar bone as shown in the figure. Right hand must be used to press the left side point and vice versa. Press this point daily 1 to 2 minutes morning and evening for better feel.

LI-11 (Large intestine 11)
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Nipha virus is a highly contagious and deadly virus mainly spread through fruit bats and pigs. When a person is infected with Nipha virus, the symptoms will start to appear within 3 to 14 days.

Initially presentation of this disease is non-specific with sudden onset of symptoms like fever, headache, muscle pain,nausea and vomiting which is followed by drowsiness and confusion.Showing some neurological signs like neck rigidity, photophobia, drowsiness, disorientation and mental confusion because of encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).Its symptoms goes analogous with that of influenza (common flu or animal flu).In serious cases, it might lead to myocarditis (inflammation of heart wall) and even coma in some cases.Risk factors 
People who are exposed to bats and pigs Consuming pork (pig meat) and fruits bitten by batsContact with people who already have Nipha virus infection.It spreads through cough and sneeze of the infected person.
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The Homeopathic medicine carbo vegetabilis is prepared from vegetable charcoal or wood charcoal.Mother tincture is prepared from Powdered charcoal and subsequently triturated with lactose sugar. 
Carbo veg is a life saving drug and useful in the last stages of some fatal diseases in collapse with coldness and sweating.It has an ability to absorb toxins from the body.
Carboveg is very useful to cure

Excess gas formation in the stomachBloatingBelchingIndigestionOver eatingEating fatty foodsBad combination of foodsFatigueConstipationDiarrheaRattling coughTinnitus with dizzinessWeak digestionGeneral weaknessFeeling better after passing a gas Worse from eating fatty foodsVery susceptable to cold weather Dislikes warm air roomsFetid smelling Breath foul smellingHeadacheHeart burnGiddinessBronchitisVomitting


H9 and K1
These are two important first aid acupressure points, which can do miracles during fainting or even heart attack. Pressing these two points will give immediate relief from heart attack.

H9 Acupressure point

Heart meridian 9 (H9)  is located on the radial side of little finger, at the corner of the nail on both hands. 
Apply firm pressure and steady pressure with your hand for 1 to 2 minutes.

K1 Acupressure point
Kidney meridian 1 (K1) acupressure point is located at the bottom of our foot, at the junction of its anterior one third and posterior two third, in the depression between the 2nd and 3rd toe joints. It is nicely located when the toes are planter flexed. 
Apply firm pressure and steady pressure with your hand for 1 to 2 minutes.
This will gives  immediate relief from cardiac pain, plain chest pain, fainting, shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, poor memory. Pressing of this point will help to activate the body's self healing power.

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Homeopathic medicines

1.Allium cepa

This medicine is prepared from red big onion through homeopathic method .It is mainly 
 used to cure  allergies,itching eyes,watery discharge from eyes and nose,hay fever, sinus problems etc.


This medicine is prepared from the plant Atropa belladonna this plant is also called deadly night shade.This medicine is mainly used to cure 

Hay fever ,throbbing headache,watery discharge from eyes ,nose,reddish eyes with fever etc. 


This medicine is prepared from the plant 
Baptisia tinctoria. This plant is commonly called whiled indigo.
This medicine is used to cure 
 fever like typhoid ,malaria,septic conditions of blood,sick feeling,digestive problems etc.

4.Bellis perennis

This medicine is prepared from Bellis perennis that is common daisy flower.It is mainly used to cure  muscular cuts , wounds.muscular soreness,sprains,injuries,venous congestion ,intolerance of cold bathing ,gout,debility of limbs,boils,varicose veins ,bruises etc.