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Medicinal Properties of Asafoetida or Hing According to Ayurveda

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hing Ayurveda, asafoetida health benefits, health benefits of hingAsafoetida or hing is the dried gum extracted from rhizome or tap root of plants belonging to Ferula species. It is mainly available in Iran, Afghanistan and cultivated in India. Its strong fetid odour is the reason for the name Asafoetida. It gives a pleasant flavour when cooked in dishes or when used in seasoning, for which even powdered form of hing can be used.

Papaya the Best Fruit for Diabetes

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papaya for diabetesDiabetic patients experience a dilemma about consuming fruits.  The reason behind this is many fruits are high in glycaemic index (sugar concentration) and may increase blood sugar level. Maintaining blood sugar level in normal limits is a big task for diabetes patients. A little change in food quantity and quality may lead to fluctuation of sugar levels in blood.

Home Remedies with Coconut

Home Remedies with Coconut

Home Remedies with CoconutCoconut is known as Narilkela in Ayurveda. This fruit is eulogised in texts of Ayurveda for its cooling properties. Coconut pacifies different doshas at different stages of its ripening. Usually fully ripe coconut pacifies pitta and vata.

Health benefits of Vidanga - Embelia Ribes the weight Loss herb

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health benefits of vidanga,  health benefits of embelia ribesVidanga or Embelia Ribes  belongs to Family Myrsinaceae.  It is a large semi climber shrub with long drooping branches. Leaves simple and their upper surface is shiny. The flowers are greenish white. The fruits are globular and wrinkled, grayish berries, become dark brown when ripe.

Kokilaksha-Asteracantha Longifolia Health Benefits

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Kokilaksha Asteracantha  Longifolia Health BenefitsKokilakasha or Asteracantha Longifolia is a small thorny herb which grows to 2-4 feet height. The flowers are purple in colour and have orange streaks. The seeds of this plant are red in colour and when kept in mouth feel sticky and slippery. It usually grows in marshy areas where water is available. It can be found near ponds, paddy fields etc.

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Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ginger

Ayurveda Health Benefits of Ginger

Ayurveda Health Benefits of GingerGinger is a very well-known spice. It is used in almost all cuisines around the world.  Texts of Ayurveda immensely price the medicinal properties of ginger. Ginger is used in two forms- raw or dry. Raw ginger is called “Aardraka” and dry ginger is called “Shunti”.

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Ayurveda Health benefits of Fennel Seeds or Saunf

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fennel seeds Ayurveda, saunf Ayurveda, fennel seeds health benefitsFennel (Foeniculum vulgare) belongs to carrot family. It is a flowering plant with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It grows on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.

Ayurveda Health Benefits of Cardamom

Ayurveda Health Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a spice which is used globally. It belongs to zinziberaceae family. It is also known as lesser cardamom for its small size.  It’s a shrub with lots of leaves. The plant of cardamom is a perennial herb containing reed like structure. It is 3-4 meters in height and three to four years old plant bears fruits. Various Sanskrit names have been coined which represent its features and origin.

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Ayurveda Health Benefits Of Eclipta Alba or Bhringaraj

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Health Benefits Of Eclipta Alba , Health Benefits of  Bhringaraj , Bhringaraj benefitsBhringaraj (Eclipta Alba) also known as “maaka” belongs to compositae family. It is small shrub which grows up to 1 foot. It bears white coloured flowers. It grows all over India in places where there is plenty of water supply.

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Health Benefits of Shatavari-An Ayurveda View

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Health benefits of shatavari , Ayurveda benefits of shatavari , benefits of shatavariShatavari (Asparagus racemosus ) Belongs to family Liliaceae and grows throughout Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas. It is a climber which grows up to 2 meters. It is also known by other Sanskrit names Shataveerya, Bahusutha, and Atirasa.

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