Monday, January 18, 2010

JAMUN



JAMUN  (JAMBUL)

Jamun fruit is a deep purple to bluish colour.The fruit is with a large number of minerals, and calories, as compared to other fruits. The seed of the fruit is also rich in protein and carbohydrates and lot of calcium have also been found.
The leaves of the jarich source of vitamins and minerals
Jamun tree possess anti-bacterial properties and is used for making medicines for the strengthening of the teeth and gums. The bark of the tree has antithelmintic properties, and is used to formulate many herbal medicines. The juice of the jamun fruit is extremely soothing and has a colling effect. It helps in the proper functioning of the digestive system. The leaves of the tree also help in controlling the blood pressure and gingivitis.The pulp carries incredible amounts of nutrients. These consist of antioxidants like tannic acid, Gallic acid and oxalic acids. Some alkaloids are also present in it which gives it a little bitter flavor.

In India this fruit available in summer.Pitta is generally aggravated during summers and leads to stress and frustration. The java plum is able to bring down the ill effects of Pitta as well as of kapha. It is an incredible coolant for the body. The fruit is also used to prepare beverages .They serve the similar purpose of providing hydration and maintaining cool of the body during scorching summer months.
The pulp carries incredible amounts of nutrients. These consist of antioxidants like tannic acid, Gallic acid and oxalic acids. Some alkaloids are also present in it which gives it a little bitter flavor.
The ripe back plum is a liver stimulant. It is a digestive and is light on stomach.
The juice of the fruits is effective in treating diarrhea and dysentery. The leaves of this plant are used to treat ulcerative colitis in traditional medicine systems. It is also part of herbal tonic preparations. Jamun powder also has property to reduce skin blemishes.is good for sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, thirst, dysentery, blood impurities and ulcers.
Fruit is a good tonic and have cooling effects The fruits of jamun are used to prepare vinegar which is very good carminative.The ash from burnt leaves is good for gums and teeth.
 Jamun is one of the best medicines for treatment of diabetes and also other various ailments. For diarrhea the dried powder of jamun seeds is mixed with mango seed powder and jaggery.
 The paste of jamun leaves is very good to dry the pus-filled wounds. The diabetic patient can include jamun fruit and its dried seed powder to control the blood sugar level.To get relief from vomiting and its burning sensation, one can take extracts of soft mango and jamun leaves mixed in honey two times a day.

Nutritive Value per 100 gm of Jamun Fruit.
Protein: 0.7 gm
 Fat: 0.3 gm,
Minerals: 0.4 gm,
Fiber: 0.9 gm,
Carbohydrates: 14 gm,
Energy: 62 kcal,Calcium: 15 mg .
Phosphorus: 15 mg,
Vitamin C: 18 mg,
Sodium: 26.2 mg,
Potassium: 55 mg,
Oxalic Acid: 89 mg
Carotene: 48 mg

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Basil -Tulsi



Basil -Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)Family: Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Tulsi is used in Ayurvedic preparations for treating various ailments.
Basil is one of most miraculous Herbs .Very rich in antioxidants ,potassium,calcium,zinc ,iron, and vitamin A and C.
Basil have antiinflammatoey ,antiseptic,anti-infective and diuretic properties.
  • Ayurvedic physicians have always made use of basil to balance our chakra system. There are, seven major chakras in the human body. They form the energy centers, and points of energy flow. They also act as energy "links" in the body. In other words, they mirror our energetic connection with the realm of pure consciousness and our spiritual existence.
  • Ayurvedic ,Tulsi leaves in the treatment of arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, diabetes, fever, influenza, peptic ulcer, and rheumatism. Although in the treatment of pain, earache, epilepsy (fits), heart disease, malaria, sinusitis, snake bite, stomach-ache and vomiting.
  • Basil, in ayurvedic medicine, has for long been used as a anti-worm remedy; it has also been favored to help stimulate lactation in nursing women, and prevent hair loss. Cough ,sore throat,and cold and cough .
  • Basil contains a variety of constituents, including eugenol, camphor, caryophyllene,
    ursolic acid, luteolin and apigenin that function collectively to normalize stress-related neuroendocrine hormones and enhance immune function.
  • Basil exhibits impressive adaptogenic activity.
    Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level is critical to promoting optimal health
  • It is good medicine ,boil 10 t0 20 basils leaves i one cup of water .Drink warm in the morning.Relieving from wet cough.
  • Basil juice act on nervous system providing them strength, relieves stress and helps in relieving pain
  • Drinking Tulsi in tea form promotes a sense of well being, relieves stress, supports immunity, increases strength, and provides relief from cold, fever and flu symptoms.
  • Daily usage may help lower cortisol levels which helps lower blood sugar levels and protects the system from stress.benefit the immune system by increasing the number and activity of neutrophil cells, which are normally decreased by stress.
  • Nausea and diarrhoea ,have a glass of tulsi leaves juice..Take 1 cup warm water soak 20 to 30 leaves for few minutes and add 5-7 pepper corns,a pinch of salt .Grind To prepare the juice , with water and strain the mixture well and drink.
  • Drink a glass of basils leaves juice every morning to keep your heart in great shape.
  • Chicken pox Malaria .Drink the juice of basils leaves mixed with a pinch of saffron powder .
  • Make herbal tulsi tea drink in the morning in the rainy season avoid cold and cough.
  • Put some tulsi leaves and neem leaves a pinch of turmeric powder in your bathing water,Keep the water in sun light it get warm a few minutes before taking bath, to make the skin smooth and disease free. It helps in getting rid of many skin disorders, like ringworms, rashes and eczema.
  • Keep powder of tulsi root in water for overnight and take it early morning for diabetes natural cure.
  • Tulsi contains ingredients that destroy the bacteria responsible for plaque and cavities. Its leaves also work as an excellent mouth fresher and healthy ,shiny and white teeth.It is also effective in treating ulcer, although you should avoid keeping it in your mouth for longer periods.Mix the juice of basils leaves and 1/4 tsp lemon juice a pinch of salt and apply the teeth and after brushing .
  • This plants odour that insects away ,there by rendering the house safe .
  • To treat menstrual problems.
  • Tulsi juice when mixed with ginger juice is very effective in abdominal disorder in children.Mix with basils leaves juice and ginger juice to treat colic in children.
  • Make a tea Tulsi leaves,dry ginger ,and sugar or jaggery along with hot water or make a hot tea it reduce the fever.
  • Take daily tulsi leaves juice it prevent cancer.
  • Tulsi tea when blended with honey and ginger, makes an all natural herbal remedy for asthma, influenza, and bronchitis.

Monday, August 3, 2009

DATES

Dates are an ancients natural product which every culture has been using from time immemorial.dates are one seed fruit of Phoenix dactylifera a tree of the palm family.though usually they very much shape ,size,colour,quality,and consistency of flesh according to the conditions of their culture.Dates grow very well in desert regions as they require plenty of heat and little water.it look like coconut tree.
Good quality dates are fleshy but not moist.The moist ones are usually too soft and slightly yellowish .While buying dates care has to be taken to buy good ones free from dust,flies too infest the openly sold ones.Nowadays good ones packed neatly in packets are available in markets.
DATES -are specially recommended for pregnant woman.as it is said to be good for anaemia. There is a strong believe in many culture including India.,that taken during pregnancy dates improve lactation and also the child complexion.Infants are given this at the time of teething to inculcate the bitting habits.
It is as heat producing but generally it is considered safe for all age group.It is used in many Ayurvedic concoctions and home meditions.dates is very good natural sugar.

PREPARATIONS USING DATES:
Fresh ones can be cut or chop ed remove the seeds and boiled in milk for 10 - 15 minutes until they are soft and used many sweet preparations ,chutneys.
Dry dates are used frying them in to ghee or til oil gives them better taste.
DATES KEER
BOIL 10-15 Dates in 1 litre milk .keep aside for 2-4 hours or overnight and taken in the morning.(Boil the dates in milk and allow some time for the reaction to take place.

DATES PICKLE:
Wipe dry dates well.Remove the seeds.Prepare a solution of lime juice with sugar and salt.There should be enough solution to immerse the dates.Keep in sunlight for 3-4 days or more until the dates suck up the juice.
This is good lactating mothers.
DATES CHUTNEY
5-10 Dates,1 lime size turmerind.1 lime size jaggery,1 red chilli whole salt to taste.soak the dates for 2-3 hours in little milk until it soft .Grind all the ingredients to a paste.
add little milk make chutney.
Phoenix dactylifera-DATES

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Health Tips

Taking a brisk walk
Taking a brisk 30 minutes walk everyday, apart from meditation and prayers (which help in reducing negative emotions) are a sure-cut way to getting refreshed. Apart from this, being optimistic and looking at brighter side of things by bringing in laughter and happiness to life, is by itself a great way to de-stress.
Drinking water:
Daily take 8- 10 cup glasses of water.
Drink half of your weight in ounces of water throughout the day. If you weigh 160 pounds, then your daily water intake should be 80 ounces, or 10 glasses of water a day. This formula applies to the amount of water.If you don’t drink enough water, then you might observe the following signs of dehydration:
1-frequent headaches
2-midday fatigue
3-dark, strong-smelling urine
4-feces are small, hard pellets
5-constipation
6-dry skin, loss of elasticity in skin.
Every meal before and after drink a glass of water .Early mooring 2-3 glass of water.Evening 2 glass of water and night 2 glass of water.So you drink 8-10 glass of water for whole day .
EAT MORE VEGETABLE AND FRUITS:
Take 5 servings of fruit and vegetables everyday.
Take sour fruits such as mangoes, grapes, lemons, tomatoes, oranges, berries, and guavas , sweet fruits such as cheeku and banana etc . You should try to have fruits with peels, as peels too have additional nutrients and fiber.Fresh juices made up of sweet lime, oranges, pineapple, musk melon, and water melons in summer as it is helpful in keeping you hydrated. If you take a vegetable soup for lunch, And take one cup vegetabe and 1 cup fruits salad. All of these will add vitamins, minerals and fiber to your diet.
Taking more raw food and eating as much organic food as possible. eat raw nuts and sprouted seeds and sprouted pulses.
SPROUTED PULSES:
1 cup sprouted while green pulses is sprouted .
Take 1 cup moong dal .Wash the pulses and soak in water for 5 to 6 hours at day time and Drain the water and put the soaked pulses in a bowl. Cover with a piece of cloth. Do not tie the pulses in the cloth. Leave overnight. Next moring you get sproutd pulses.The Vitamin C content of moong is greatly increased by soaking them in water and allowing germination.
Many whole pulses -e.g. aduki, chickpeas, whole lentils, marrowfat peas, mungdal,black chickpeas and soya beans can be sprouted which increases their nutritional value.
Why sprout?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DRY GINGER

DRY GINGER
Zingiber officinale
TAMIL SUKKU,HINDI -SAUNTH
Ginger is a herbal medicine .It use in India most of the food.
Dry ginger used for tea,cake ,some snake,drinks .ginger beverages and for use in therapeutic herbal remedies.
In sidda medicine it mostly used .The ginger has a slender stem; ginger is a perennial plant, about 24 to 39 inches in height. who suffer from frequent blood clots to help keep their blood free from clots.
One of the main benefits of the herbal ginger remedy is its ability to stimulate the circulatory system. The herb also helps in bringing an increased flow of blood to the surface of the skin; this singular property makes the ginger a very important herbal remedy for the treatment of conditions such as chilblains and to treat impaired circulation along the hands and feet of patients. The herb also effectively helps in controlling elevated or high blood pressure as it directly affects the circulation of blood. Perspiration in the body is increased by remedies made from the ginger and at the same time, the herb helps in bringing about a reduction in elevated body temperature during fevers.Herbal remedies made from the ginger have a warming and soothing effect and help alleviate persistent coughs, all kinds of colds and flu,headaches,pain,muscles pain , join pain,gas problem in stomach ,morning sickness ,colic,nausea,motion sickness,infection,kidney stone,skin disorders,and toothache,, and other related problems of the respiratory system
If you have not have a dry ginger(sukku podi in Tamil) or dry ginger powder ,you can purchase fresh ginger cut it small piece ,sundry the pieces,it become very dry crushed and grant it in the grinder a powder.

GINGER MASALA POWDER
Dry ginger powder
200 g dry ginger
2-3 green cardamon
100 gram jaggery or sugar

METHOD


  • Crushed the dry ginger add the green cardamon,and sugar or jaggery grind it in a grander ,make dry ginger powder.(the grinder should be not wet ).

  • The powder shout be in dry only .store and use for tea or coffee.or any keer.it good for health.

or crushed the dry ginger make a powder and sieve mix cardamon powder,jaggery powder or sugar powder mix well and store .


Stomach problem boil 1 1/2 cup of water and bring to boil the water and add 1-2 tsp dry ginger powder boil for 5-10 minutes( reduce one cup ) .take this water with butter milk or milk .


Gas problem take 3 tsp lime juice,1 tsp dry ginger powder,2 -4 cup warm water 3-4 tsp jaggery or sugar add all ingredients mix well .take this water every 10 t0 15 minutes early morning and evening or three time it relives the gas problem.

DRY GINGER MASALA TEA POWDER
200 gram Dry Ginger
1/4 cup coriander seeds whole
4-6 green cardamom
2 cinnamon stick
100 gram green tea
METHOD
Crushed the dry ginger and add coriander seeds green cardamom,cinnamon stick ,mix well.grind a powder in a mixer .add green tea .if you make a tea take this one tsp this masala make a tea.
PANAGAM
INGEREDIENTS
100 Gram jaggery
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 lime
a small pit Dry ginger (chukku) (1-2 tsp )
METHOD
dissole jaggery i 2 cup of water.Filter and add lime juice,cardamom powder,and dry ginger powder .cool it in refrigerater and serve.
THIS PANACAM
Improves circulation and blood flow .
Relieves cold and flu symptoms
Gas problem and stomach cramps, improves digestion and relieves nausea
Reduces menstrual cramping
Helps regulate blood sugar
Boosts the immune system



Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SIDDHA MEDICINES

SIDDHA MEDICINES

The Siddha System of medicine is the oldest in the world. There are two ancient system of medicine in India. The Siddha which flourished in South India and Ayurvedha prevalent in North India.The word Siddha comes from the word Siddhi which means heavenly bliss.Siddha generally refers to Athma Siddha that is the 8th supernatural power. Those who attained or achieved the above said powers are known as Siddhars.

There were 18 important siddhars in olden days and they developed this system of medicine. Hence, it is called Siddha Medicine.

Basic Principles Siddha science considers nature and man as essentially one.

Siddha System of Medicine along with Ayurveda constitutes what is known as Indian Medicine. Siddha System is a Dravidian version of Indian Medicine developed by ancient Tamil sages known as Siddhars. Fundamental principles and treatment modalities of Siddha are more or less similar to Ayurveda. The system is prevalent in South India.

The Siddha medicines meant for the human body are prepared, based on the theory of Panchabuthas (metals of gold, lead, copper, iron and zinc). Gold and lead are used for the maintenance of the body. Iron, the only metal attracted by the electric power of the magnet, and zinc, used for generating electricity, are employed in the medicines which are administered for the extension of life. And copper is used for the preservation of heat in the body. The learned modern scientists of today have yet to know the rejuvenation theories followed by Siddhars of Tamil Nadu in ancient times.

Siddha system of medicine is based on Saiva Siddhantha. Siddha is a Tamil word that is derived from its root 'chit' which means perfection in life or "heavenly bliss".

The fundamental subjects of Siddha methodology are

1.VADHAM (ALCHEMY)

2.AITHIYAM (MEDICINE)

3.YOGAM (YOGA)

4.GNANAM or THATHUVAM (PHILOSOPHY)

Siddhars, spiritual scientists of Tamil Nadu explored and explained the reality of Nature and its relationship to man by their yogic awareness and experimental findings. They postulated the concept of spiritualism for self improvement and the practices propounded by them came to be known as the "SIDDHA SYSTEM".The eight mighty SIDDHIC PROCESS or OCTOMIRACLE ("ATTA-MA-SIDDHI") which could keep the body strong and perfect for EXTERNAL LIFE, where THERE IS NO DEATH OR REBIRTH.

Hindu temples sprang up over their samathis and are centres of devout worship even today. They form the most important temples in South India. The plot of underground where the Siddhas remained in Samathi, forms the sanctum of each temple. The Siddha named Sundarananthar and others are said to remain in samathi in the temple of Madurai. Agasthiar is embalmed in Kumbakonam, Karuvurar in kalasthi, Korakkar in Tirukalukuntram, kaduvali Siddar in Kancheepuram, Machamuni in Tiruparankuntram, Bohar in Palni, Thirumular in Chidambaram, Aluganni siddhar in Nagapatanam, Sattamuni in Shyali etc.
Sidda systum

ANIMA-The faculty of reducing gross body to the size of an atom and to enable him to fly in space.

MAHIMA-Power of expanding oneself without limit.

KARIMA-The power of reducing the primordial elements within himself to a point desired.

LAHIMA-The power of becoming as light as feather.
PRAPTHI-Faculty of knowing everything; Past, Present and Future and to secure everything as desired.

PRAHAMIYAM-The power of penetration like rays by which one can attain immortality.

ESATHWAM-Supreme power over animates and inanimate in the universe.VASITHAMThe power of securing any object.

In Siddha medicines are based mostly on Herbs , Herbalism and metallurgy. Metals are converted by them into medicinal compounds in powder form or solid components of high potency. Some Siddhas make use of a saltish substance ('muppu' or universal salt), to prepare medicines. This universal salt is capable of rejuvenating the entire human system. Siddhas dealt with metals, salts, minerals and animal products.
Fractures of the bone are set right by traditional bone -setters, who have learnt the art orally from generation to generation. It is a separate science prescribed by the Siddhars. It is known as 'Varma Treatment' by them. It deals with the various kinds of fractures and their cure.
There are about 64 types of medicines in Siddha. The common preparations are Bhasma (calcined metals and minerals), Churna (powders), Kashaya (decoctions), Lehya (confections), Ghrita (ghee) and Taila (oil).
Oil is used for external application by Siddhas. Bathing regularly after being anointed in the oil (in which the essence of the herb 'Karisilanganni' is added) is an antidote to skindiseases. For body pain, Marma Thailam, an oily preparation from herbs is applied to the body before going to bed. After a hot bath in the following morning, symptoms of relief are said to be marked.
Herbs are used to treat Asthma. According to mythology, some of the herbs are stated to have the power to transform old men into youth.
Powdered gold, silver and other metals extracts from pearls and corals, and juices of herbs are made use of by the manufactures of Siddha medicines. Even today, people are said to consume 'Thanga Bhasmam' or powdered gold to get over the handicaps of old age.
Cooked raw flour mixed with turmeric powder is boiled and used as bandage material to cure abscess formed in any part of the body.
Piles and eczema are cured by the Siddhas.
The Siddha system included not only medicine and alchemy but also yoga and philosophy. Siddha science acknowledges 64 kinds of yoga. Source of Information Books
http://www.tkdl.res.in/tkdl/langdefault/common/SourceInfo.asp?GL=Eng

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayurvedahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ayurvedahttp://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/t_es/t_es_tiwar_siddha.htmhttp://www.timherbals.com/main/traditionaltamilmedicine.htmlhttp://www.siddhamedicine.com/uniqueness.html



Monday, May 25, 2009

TAMIL MEDICINE

TAMIL MEDICINE :
1-Siddha maruthuvam , siddha medicine ,Paatti Vaaiththiyam or Tamil Medicine is one of the oldest system of medicine.Siddha medicine is the oldest and the foremost of all other medical systems of the world. Siddha maruthuvam practiced by the Dravidian society and was believed that they were founded by Siddhars(men with high knowledge - supermen) several centuries ago.Siddhars knew that the only way of stopping the cycle of rebirths was by making the body as strong as a stone, unaffected by diseases, old age or even death. Thus the Kayakalpa System was formed.
One of the best-known Siddhars was Agasthyar or Agasthya, who is believed to be the founding father of Siddha culture.
Siddha System of Medicine also known as Siddha Vaidya in India, is the oldest among the Indian Medical Systems namely Ayurveda, Siddha & Unani & its also the oldest medical system in the world.
siddhars' manuscripts written in their mother tong - Tamil. The manuscripts contain spiritual, philosophical, social or scientific essays both in prose and poetry. These essays are usually written on the palm leafs and just small part of them have been published up to now.
Since number of people, preferring natural health remedies and herbal health remedies are increasing day by day and Indian medical systems like Ayurveda is gaining popularity all over the world .
This was the Siddha system. The term 'Siddhi' means 'achievement' and the Siddhars were men who achieved certain results in medicine, as well as in yoga or tapas. The results in medicine were achieved by the Siddhars through their mental powers, they bequeathed to their 'Chilas' or pupils, who preserved and propagated the science. Eighteen siddhas seem to have existed. They should have lived at different periods and bequeathed their experiences in medicine and yoga to posterity. The basic concept of Siddha system of medicine is " Food is Medicine - Medicine is Food
SIDDHA TREATMENT :
Using medicines like Choornam, Kudineer, Vadagam etc. made of herbs.
Surgical methods like incision, excision, heat application, blood letting and leech application etc.
Physiotherapy - Thokkanam and Varma, the Siddha way of Touch therapy, Medicated Oil application , Fomentation, herbal steam bath etc.
Using medicines like Parpam, Chenduram, Chuxnam etc . made of minerals especially of metals.

The Siddha System is capable of treating all types of chronic diseases especially arthritis, skin problems urinary tract disorders, infertility , degenerative disorders like osteo arthritis , Senile Dementia,disease of the liver, medicinally treatable Spinal disorders ,general debility ,diarrhoea and intractable allergic disorders.

Siddha maruthuvam or Siddha vaithiyam is the process of using herbs and minerals as prescribed in the Siddha manuscripts to treat various diseases.

Siddhar Thirumoolar have defined the siddha medicine by these words:

Medicine is that which treats the disorders of the physical body;

Medicine is that which treats the disorders of the mind;

Medicine is that which prevents illness;

Medicine is that which enables immortality.




The following is the list of eighteen Siddhas according to one recension:
1. Nandi 2. Agasthiyar 3. Thirumular 4. Punnakkeesar 5. Pulasthiyar 6. Poonaikannar 7. Idaikadar 8. Bogar 9. Pulikai Isar 10. Karuvurar 11. Konkanavar 12. Kalangi 13. Sattainathar 14. Azhuganni 15. Agappai 16. Pambatti 17. Theraiyar and 18. Kudhambai.

Paatti Vaaiththiyam :
Grandmother's natural remedies - Paati / Kai Vaidhyam is one of the simple home medicine.

India-Ayurvedic treatment home remedy,” patti vaithiyam” ie., grandma’s handi,homely cure .

Those day grandmother make her home medicine .Herbal curry powder,suran,laheyam.

Every home has his own family medicine.This Grandmother natural remedies are very need to helpful and it very comfort and simple medicine and no side effects.

The simple home herps are ginger,pepper,lemon,aloe vera,cuminseeds,basil,curry leaves,saffron,aniseeds,omom,garlic.Turmeric ,Grass,ammla,Tulsi,Fenugreek,poppyseeds and more.

The oil are mostly coconut oil ,til oil,caster oil .

I know my Grandma ,my mother ,and my mother in law mostly use there home madicine .My mother and My mother in law are still living very healthy .

Mostly they are use herbs like kizhanelli, jathigai, kaddukai,Adathoda,Ginger,Garlic,Lemon, ,peper, coriander leaves,,curry leaves,Oridhazh Thamarai, Akkirakaaram,Aloe Vera,(kathalai)Karisalankanni,Cumin seeds,keerai,green vegetables,Kumkum ,Kizhanelli,Kuppaimeni,Jaadhikkai,Siriyanangai, Amman pacharisi, Amukkuragelangu,karunai ,Thoothuvalai,Sirukurinjan,Seenthil,Nanjaruppaan,Nilaavaarai,Vallarai,Vettiver,nanari var and more herbs,green leaves vegetable and spice.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddha_medicine

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