As you know that weather can have a great impact on your health, in winters the most common disease that a person suffers from is the common cold. During the rainy season it is typhoid or diarrhoea, but did you know that the number of cases of typhoid or diarrhoea, increases during summers? According to the survey, people suffer more from UTI in summers than in any season.
If you google the word herb, you will find a variety of definitions, but what exactly are herbs or herbal medicine? Herbal medicines are the medicinal plants or the formulations made from plants that will help to cure a certain type of disease or will promote your immunity.
Cumin seeds are also known as jeera in Hindi and Marathi. It is known as jeerak in Ayurveda, the word jeerak indicates its ability to improve your digestive power. The botanical name of cumin is Cuminum cyminum Linn and it belongs to the Umbelliferae family.
In Ayurveda, jeera has a very crucial role specifically in disorders related to your digestion. The cumin seeds have a tendency to increase pitta dosha and balance Vata and Kapha dosha. It has ushna potency.
The scientific name of Brahmi is Bacopa Monnieri. Brahmi is one of the most important drugs in the field of Ayurveda. Brahmi has been given great importance for its ability to improve intelligence like no other drugs. It also has anti-ageing properties. It is used by diabetic patients, and it is also one kind of antioxidant.
Most of us don’t wake up until we’ve had our dose of caffeine. The two most popular forms of beverages are black coffee and green tea. Black coffee and green tea have many health benefits. They both have great properties, making them ideal for evening or morning teas. Distinguishing between coffee and green tea can be difficult. But we are mentioning a few things you should know about them.
INTRODUCTION TO ASHWAGANDHA –
The scientific name of Ashwagandha is Withania Somnifera. In English, we call it winter cherry. In Hindi, it is also called Asgandha. As the name suggests, ashwa means horse and gandha mean odour, the roots of the plant Ashwagandha smell like a horse. Ashwagandha is used to provide strength to the body. Bala or strength providing medicines usually have Ashwagandha as one of the key ingredients. Most of us have heard about Chinese ginseng. Ashwagandha is named Indian ginseng.
Ayurveda works on the principle of tri-doshas which state that there are three doshas residing in our body: Vata, pitta, and Kapha. These tri-doshas should be in equilibrium. One will develop a disease if these doshas lose their balance or equilibrium.
Summers in India can get pretty hot, so there is an increase in pitta dosha in hot summers, which can cause indigestion, nausea, skin disorders, hyperacidity or acid reflux.
INTRODUCTION TO AMLA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS INDIAN GOOSEBERRY –
Amla, also known as Amalaki, has a sour taste as its name suggests.
The botanical name of amla is Emblica Officinalis or Phyllanthus Emblica. Amla is from
Euphorbiaceae family. Amla is also known as Indian gooseberry.