Acidity or sour belching is very disturbing. These days because of unhealthy eating practices, it has become a very common problem. Its constant presence, despite the intake of medications, requires a cross-check in the dietary practices.
Tips to Prevent Acidity
We have a few wrongly adopted practices which need a rectification so that the constant damage to the body is arrested and the results are seen quickly.
- ‘No’ to cold items: There is a notion of having cold articles like cold milk or ice-cream or curd to subside the burning sensation in the throat and stomach. This is a very damaging unhealthy practice. Therefore, should be discontinued immediately. Instead you can have combination of mishri and saunf.
- Switch to pitcher water: To get rid of heart burn, avoid fridge child water. Replace it with pitcher water.
- Avoid tea and coffee: If it’s hard to resist, then make sure you sip plain water before tea and coffee. Also, you can flavor your tea with elaichi. This helps in not causing acidity due to tea or coffee consumption.
- Curd : It is not very appropriate for this condition. But if you are addicted to it, you can take the liberty to consume it in the afternoons only (to subside the cravings).
- Spicy delicacies a no-no: Spicy diet contributes a lot to the condition of acidity. Despite acidity, if you fail to conquer your love for spices, then make sure you add ghee or consume sweet with your meal to counter its effect.
These are simple and easy-to-adopt changes which you can include in your routine and see evident results. These tips will not cost you even a single penny but will bring amazing results.
We all have heard about Gokhru in Ayurvedic article and texts. It is an important Ayurvedic herb. There are majorly two types of gokhru viz., Gokhru (Chota) and Gokhru (Bada). Though their properties are same but usually, Gokhru (chota) is used in urinary and kidney disorders and Gokhru (bada) is used for aphrodisiac purpose.
Uses of Gokhru (Chota)
- Blood in urine: It can be taken with milk added with sugar.
- Obstruction in passage of urine: Tea like preparation can be used. A combination of gokhru (chota), kharaiti, kathaili and sonth powders are added to equal quantity of water and milk which is to be boiled till the water evaporates and only milk is left. Filter it and add jaggery to it. This will ensure smooth and swift flow of urine.
- Renal stone: It’s given with honey in kidney stones.
- Pedal oedema: It can be taken with water. Frequent urination will bring down the swelling.
- Burning sensation in urine: It can be mixed with mishri powder and taken with water. The cooling effect of this combination will bring down the burning sensation.
Uses of Gokhru (Bada)
- Rejuvenative and Aphrodisiac: Combination of powders of gokhru (bada), giloy and amvala can be taken with milk morning and evening.
- Erectile dysfunction: Its powder with ghee and sugar can be taken for this condition. The effect manifolds if warm milk is taken on it.
- Backache: It can be taken with sonth
This herb is easily available in a ready-to-use sizes at Gyan Herbal Home.
We all witness lush yellow flowers on trees this season. Those beautiful trees are none other than the Amaltas trees. This tree holds amazing medicinal value. Although, all the parts of this tree are used medicinally, the focus will be the pods. These pods contain pulp which is considered very healthy.
The pulp of Amaltas is effective in multiple health conditions and has been widely used in the classical and folklore practices. The pulp is laxative in nature.
Amaltas Pulp Herbal Combination
It is quite a simple formation. You can mix the pulp along with various digesting herbs mainly sanay patra, saindha namak and nimbu ras, which together acts as herbal Ayurvedic laxative. Here are some conditions in which this combination is very effective:
- Helps in detoxifying the gastrointestinal tract
- Brings down the swellings and joint pains
- Curbs flatulence, abdominal pain
- Clears constipation
- Eliminates the excessive systemic heat
All these properties of merely the pulp can cure so many ailments. This amazing herb can be given in various other combinations in many other diseases.
It is always ideal to make use of the herb under the guidance of an Ayurvedic physician to get optimum results. You can find these pods in ready to use form at Gyan Herbal Home.
Giloy, also called as Guduchi (classically), is a divine herb. It has been praised and appreciated in the classics of Ayurveda for magnificent health benefits.
This herb is known for its efficacy in multiple conditions –
- Infective fevers like malaria, seasonal fevers;
- Liver disorders like jaundice, fatty liver;
- Intestinal problems like amoebiasis, indigestion;
- Skin ailments like eczema, impurities in blood;
- Endocrinal diseases like Diabetes;
- Urinary diseases
Home Remedies Using Giloy in Different Diseases
Apart from the mentioned conditions, this herb is very effective in the diseases mentioned below. Read on to find easy to prepare home remedy combinations for natural treatments:
- Liver disorder: Combination of giloy, kutki and triphala can be given.
- Fever: Giloy powder with triphala churna and honey can be administered to treat fever.
- Jaundice: Giloy can be given with honey in jaundice.
- Indigestion: Giloy, laung and dalchini powders can be prepared into a decoction. It can be taken thrice a day. This combination improves digestion.
- Skin ailments: Powder of giloy, khair, neem patra, amvala and haldi can be mixed and given to cure skin ailments like itching, burning sensation and rashes. It is a very effective depurative.
- Diabetes: Giloy with neem patra, jamun guthli, gudmar, karela helps in maintaining sugar levels.
- General tonic: The benefit of this herb is that even healthy individuals can consume it. It promotes general health and boosts immunity.
There are infinite uses of this herb but only a few are mentioned here. So get your pack at Gyan Herbal Home.
Elaichi, also known as lesser cardamom, is a refreshing fragrant herb. This herb has been used extensively to flavor teas and also as a mouth-freshener. Not only this, it is also an essential ingredient to Indian cuisine. It has medicinal properties are attributed to it. You can use this wonderful Indian herb to for different home remedies and draw benefits out of it.
Elaichi has a wide range of action but its major effect is on the gastrointestinal tract. It can rectify various digestion related ailments and the organs involved in the process of digestion. Elaichi promotes digestion. Therefore, as a part of our tradition, we consume elaichi after meals.
Health Benefits of Elaichi
Given below are some wonderful health benefits associated with this Ayurvedic herb:
- Nausea or vomiting: Decoction prepared from elaichi helps in pacifying nausea feeling.
- Giddiness: Decoction of elaichi is added with a small quantity of gud (jaggery) to curb giddiness.
- Palpitation: Elaichi powder along with peeplamool powder and small quantity of ghee is very effective to bring down palpitation.
- Acidity and indigestion: It can be given with saunf and mishri An immediate relief can be achieved in acidity and indigestion as it improvises the enzymatic secretion.
- Difficulty in passing urine: It is helpful in clearing the obstruction in passage of urine.
This miraculous herb can relieve you from simple but common ailments. So, instead of popping up a tablet, try using these simple remedies to treat your condition in a simpler and quicker way. Add it to your tea or meals to stay healthy…..
Right start to the day puts everything right. But we are not aware about the right things to do.
This post brings to you the appropriate routine to spend the day that has been very clearly specified in the Ayurvedic classics.
Daily Healthy Routine Tips
- Waking up at Brahma mahurat (the estimated time is 4:30 a.m.)
- Freshening up to be followed by brushing of the teeth.
- Oral hygiene: It is essential to brush teeth with datun (bitter toothbrush stick) and scrapping of toxins from the tongue.
- Application of anjana (surma or kohl, for eye care), instilling few drops of oil in the nostrils (nose care) and gargling (oral care). This clears all the major orifices of the body and cleans all the channels.
- Massaging the body to strengthen the muscles and protect the skin. Importantly, the soles, ear lobules and scalp should be massaged properly.
- Exercising should be followed after this. This helps in toning the muscles. One shouldn’t exercise beyond his capacity. After exercising, mild pressure over the body is beneficial.
- One should bathe once the sweating has stopped and the body temperature has come to normal. Use of Ubton (herbal paste to bathe) is suggested to bathe instead of soap. Ubton can be prepared depending on the skin type.
For dry skin: Milk or cream or curd based ubton can be used.
For oily skin: Besan based ubton can be prepared.
Make sure you do not use hot water over the head.
- After bathing, one should take meals. Avoid having anything except water before bathing.
One should consume meals only when the previously consumed meal is digested and you feel hungry.
This routine is ideal to follow only by those who are not suffering with any medical condition. This routine brings a balance between physical, spiritual and mental well being. Try this dincharya (day spending routine) for a week and draw the benefits.