Last updated on June 22, 2014
The World Health Day. April 7th Saturday.
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Today being the world health day (Anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organization). Let us think seriously on the food we take.
Many resources available around us in nature are so precious but many do not know the real value of it. Here is a blog which reveals many such insignificance but precious materials available in our surroundings’, which can play a vital role in curing many common and even dreadful diseases.
This is written with a personal experience and the other data collected from various sources. Doctors and other para medical associates, friends, relatives and old people helped me in procuring this date at different intervals. I am sure this will definitely give a soothing experience to many who go through it and apply it in their practical life. If anyone got benefited by the suggestions solutions mentioned in this I am very much satisfied with it and believe that my efforts in this line is not in vain.
If anybody who read this blog know any other solution or suggestion to any other ailments from the natural resources they are most welcome to contribute to this blog. I request such readers to keep in touch with me through the comment column by posting a comment. So that we can include the same in the text accordingly.
I have found out few such common medicines which is most of the time available right in our kitchen and in our surroundings or courtyards.
Anyone can post their suggestions through the comment box provided at the bottom of this blog.
There are many diseases that those common plants can cure. In the plant kingdom there are a number of plants which can be called “The Life Savers” or “The Miracles of Nature” The Branch of Ayurvedic medicine discovered and utilized it and found it worth spreading. Thus we now have these wonderful secrets of Miracles of Nature. A good number of plants and leaves in our courtyards are really miracles in itself which we do not really recognize it or just ignore it.
Here are some such medicinal secrets of our daily used items.
Thulasi The Wonder Plant;
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It’s botanical name is “Oscimum sanctum” Also known as ‘Basil’. A common plant found in every Indian household especially in Hindu homes. It is considered as a symbol of pious reverence, only few are familiar with its miraculous nature or properties of this wonder plant. Though it is treated as symbol of holiness, piety and purity its medicinal properties are numerable. It has been proved by the scientific research that it produces ozone gas which purifies the air.
It is a best medicine to relieve gas and cures cold and cough, worms, infections in the urinary tract, backache and even gives relief to leprosy. It uses as a prevention to malaria. The one need to either munch it raw or mix it with other herbs grind it to a paste or prepare as a decotion and take.
Other medicinal uses of Tulsi:-
Tusli leaves juice mixed with cardamom (elaichi- in Hindi) powder prevents nausea and helps clear the motions.
Sniffing the fragrance of dried Tusli leaves or its black seeds gives great relief to nagging headache.
Chewing 5-6 leaves of this plant reduces hunger. It also reduces or cures nausea, bad breath, gum infection, distaste and also acts as a de-worming agent. It also clears respiration and works as a digestive agent.
The paste of Tulsi leaves, if applied on a bleeding wound it stop bleeding and it helps to heal the wound fast. The paste is also used for common skin ailments.
All parts of Tulsi , its leaves, seeds mixed with black pepper are given to pregnant women suffering from malaria and other general ailments. It is also used to stop nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and flatulence. The fresh flowers are used to cure coughs and colds. Tusli oil is an effective mosquito repellant.
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In Ayurveda medicine it is used as an antidote to snake bites and as a medicine for coughs, colds, bronchitis and diabetes. It can be taken as a drink with lemon juice or cardamoms. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.Use of this plant gives protection to enzymes present in the liver which helps to reduce fats and also lower cholesterol levels. It is used in making some creams and ointments to treat eczema, people with sensitive skins should avoid applying parts of the plant directly onto their skin as it may cause adverse reactions.
Dr. Reka Sri Ramulu, MBBS, MS. Scunderabad, A.P.
Dr. Anita Ramkrishan, MBBS Secunderabad, A.P
Dr. Rami Reddy MBBS, MS Hyderabad, A.P
Dr. Sebastian Paul, MBBS MS Kottayam, Kerala
Dr. C K Warrior, Ranny, Kerala.
Late Mr and Mrs, P T Varghese, (My Parents) Thiruvalla, Kerala
Late Mrs Saramma Thommi, (My Grandma) Pothanicadu, Kerala
Late Mrs. Mariamma P Chacko, Pothanicadu, Kerala
Late Mrs. Aleyamma Mathew, Mannarathara, Ranny, Kerala.
Mrs. Rosamma J Philip, Secunderabad, A.P.
Late Mrs. Phyllis Gomez, Secunderabad, A.P.
Mr. P V Thomas, Bangalore, Karnataka
Mr. Paul V Carpenter, Valanjavattom, Kerala
Mrs. Omana Philip, Secunderabad, A P
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