Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Curry Leaves

How to whiten your teeth:

Baking soda is good for brushing your teeth. Water your toothbrush and dip it into baking soda to create natural baking soda toothpaste. Brush your teeth and then rinse your mouth. To increase effectiveness and make your mouth feel clean and fresh after the brushing add a few drops of lemon, cinnamon or peppermint essential oils. Your teeth will be whiter, without stains and polished after the brushing with baking soda.
After a couple of weeks of brushing with baking soda every second day, you should cut back to doing it just once or twice a week. This is because the abrasive properties of the baking soda may damage the enamel on your teeth if used too frequently.
Be aware that brushing your teeth with baking soda should not replace brushing your teeth with regular toothpaste. Regular brushing will help to fight cavities, plaque build up, gum disease, and keep your breath fresh.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Some food combinations that should be avoided according to Ayurveda:

  •  Avoid taking milk or yogurt with sour or citrus fruits.
  •  Avoid eating fruits together with potatoes or other starchy foods. Fructose (and other sugars) is digested quickly, whereas starch takes quite some time. In this case the sugar would not be properly digested.
  •  Avoid eating melons and grains together. Melons digest quickly whereas grains take more time. This combination will upset the stomach. Melons should be eaten alone or left alone. Honey should never be cooked. Honey digests slowly when cooked and the molecules become a non-homogenized glue which adheres to mucous membranes and clogs subtle channels, producing toxins. Uncooked honey is nectar. Cooked honey is poison.
  •  Do not eat meat protein and milk protein together. Meat is heating and milk is cooling so they counteract one another, disturb agni and produce ama.
  • Milk and melons should not be eaten together. Both are cooling, but milk is laxative and melon is diuretic, and milk requires more time for digestion. Moreover the action of hydrochloric acid in the stomach causes the milk to curdle. For this reason Ayurveda advises against taking milk with sour fruits, yogurt, sour cream, cheese, and fish.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Amlapitta- Hyperacidity-Dietary Recommendations

  • In morning drink empty stomach- luke warmwater+lemon+black salt.

  • Drink cold milk ,as it reduces heat in the body.

  • Having Amla in morning is also beneficial.

  • Gulkanda(Rose petals' preparation) is very helpful for reducing heat in the body.

  • Favourable fruits:Pomegranate,custardapple,Figs,raisins,Coconut,Ripe apples.

  • Avoid carbonated Beverages-Accumalation of gaseous cabon dioxide causes burping and acid to bubble upwards.In addition,carbondioxide in aqueous solution forms carbonic acid,further eroding the mucus lining of the stomach.

  • Leftovers and other ferments such as pickles,spicy foods,oily stuff should be avoided.

  • Preservatives irritates the food pipe and stomach,so avoid tinned and ready to eat foods.

  • Avoid late sleeping,overeating,stress.

  • Can have 2-3 dates in breakfast.

  • Basil seeds or 1 spoon use in also benifitial.

  • Semolina kheer,ragi kheer,Wheat vermicilli in milk .

  • kokam sarbat ,aloe vera juice,mint juice - good in hyperacidity.

  • Vegetables in acidity:Snake gourd,bottlegourd,tinda,parwar,Cabbage,ladyfinger,Bittergourd.

  • Soup- sweet corn soup.

  • Chutney-ridge gourd,bottlegourd,onion,wood apple.

  • Avoid- Alcohal,ciggarettes,coffee,chocolates,fried stuff and mayonaise.


Sunday, 2 June 2013


Diet followed by Hypertension patients should be in such a way that it reduces excess body weight and excess body fat ,thereby reducing the blood pressure.
A vegetarian diet including the following is ideal for hypertension - Garlic, Lemon, bitter gourd, drumstick, mint, spring onion etc.

•One must eat garlic every day for lowering & controlling the high blood pressure. Can also eat raw 1 to 2 garlic cloves daily.
  • Eat maximum onion as it is beneficial in it.
  • Fresh fruits are very useful in fighting high blood pressure. Indian Gooseberry, Grapes, banana, guava, banana, pineapple, papaya and watermelon are considered beneficial.
  • Lemon is useful in lowering the high blood pressure.The quantity of salt used should be minimized to the maximum possible extend. Excessive use of salt is considered to be the main culprit behind many heart diseases especially hypertension.
  • Non vegetarian food like red meat and eggs yolk should be completely avoided due to its high salt content.
  • Coffee should be avoided because of its caffeine content.
  • Reduce the quantity of oil used and completely avoid the use of hydrogenated oils.
  • Grind the soya bean with wheat flour for roti.
  • Apple reduces sodium in the body.
  • Eat Barley. It is useful in hypertension.
  • Include Beet in diet. It reduces the high blood pressure.
  • 100 ml of juice of raw Cabbage with ¼ tea spoon of cumin seed powder to be taken in the morning on empty stomach.
  • Avoid- Pickles, frozen food articles, Custards, ice creams, jelly, fatty substances, and oily, spicy, fried food.
  • Cut back on frozen dinners, pizza, canned soups, broths and salad dressings, which are high in sodium.If you drink alcohol, do it in moderation (360 ml /week)
  • Stop smoking.
  • Check food labels for information of sodium in the food.
  • Look for products with “unsalted” or “sodium free”labels.


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Ayurvedic Twelve Dietary Principles -Dwadasha Ashana Vichara

Sushruta has explained the following twelve principles about the diet-
i) Food with cold potency -Persons suffering from thirst, heat, alcoholism and burning sensation and those who are suffering from internal hemorrhage,poisoning, fainting should take this type of diet .

ii) Food with hot potency -This type of food and drinks are suitable for patients suffering from disorders of Kapha and Vata and for those who have been given purification therapy. Similarly, those who are drinking sneha(oily stuff) and are very dry (Ruksha) should take food with warm or hot potency.

iii) Oily food –Persons with Vata constitution, rough skin, dry koshtha(constipated) ,performing lot of physical exercise should always take unctuous food and drinks.

iv) Rough food(Rukshan) – People suffering from obesity, have been received snehana and suffering from Prameha(type of Diabetes) should take food in rough quality.

v) Liquid Diet - Patients who have developed dehydration, thirst and debility should be on liquid diet

vii) Single diet in dayPersons having weak Agni(metabolic fire) should eat only once(1 meal) in a day.

viii) Diet twice in day – Those having good digestive power should eat two times(2 meals) a day.

ix) Diet containing medicine – If the patient has aversion for particular medicine, it should be mixed with food and given to him.

x) Diet in small quantity - Patients having low Agni should always eat small amount of food.
xi) Palliative diet – Appropriate diet given in consideration of season and place.

xii) Normal diet - Persons who are perfectly healthy should consume normal diet.