COCONUT WATER: A Nutritious Drink for Better Health

We always look for a healthy drink which can quench our thirst in summers by giving our body a soothing and cooling effect and also pampering our taste buds. Coconut water is that ideal drink to have because it is natural and nutritious. Except winters, you can enjoy this health drink in any season and keep yourself hydrated.  Coconut Water

Health Benefits of Tender Coconut Water

  • Has a cooling effect on the body and mind
  • Provides satiety
  • Kindles digestive fire
  • Easy to digest OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Pacifies thirst
  • Sweet to taste
  • Clears urinary bladder

Best Time to Drink Coconut Water

You can have coconut water any hour expect early mornings on empty stomach.

Who Can Take Coconut Water Coconut water kids

People of all age can include this wonderful drink in their routine. From children to adults to old aged people, anyone can have it.

Health Problems in Which Coconut Water is Advised

  • Urinary tract infection
  • When there is a feeling of burning sensation in stomach
  • Generalized feversCoconut fever
  • Blood impurities

Intake of coconut water in all these health conditions can help your body recover faster.

So say goodbye to unhealthy beverages and shift to this natural and healthy drink which is extremely beneficial to your health……

 

Compatible and Incompatible Foods Articles with Milk

Milk has always been considered as an integral part of our diet. Because of its various health benefits, it has become the main content of our meals. We all are in habit of consuming some snacks or food articles with milk. But we need to understand that not all food articles go well with milk and when milk is clubbed with incompatible food articles, it loses its property to benefit the body, instead harms the system.

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Given below is a list of some food articles which are compatible and incompatible with milk.

Compatible Food Items with Milk

These are some of the food items which you can have along with milk and multiply the benefits of milk:

  • Fruits like mango, dried grapes (munakka) Milk mango - Copy
  • Ghee, honey, sugar milk, honey and bread
  • Herbs like dried ginger, black pepper, cinnamon etc. Milk cinnamon
  • Barley

 

Non-compatible Food Items with Milk

Here are some food items which you must never club with milk as they are very damaging:

  • Fruits like jamun, banana, pomegranate or any citrus fruit Milk Fruits
  • Oil, liquor, salty articles Milk Salt Food
  • Green leafy vegetables, mustard, jackfruit, radish etc.
  • Fish and meat

Moreover, always consume milk in a warm state for healthier system

So now you know which things you must avoid consuming with milk. Draw the benefits of milk by clubbing them with the right food articles. For free online consultation, write at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in

Unhealthy Activities to Avoid Before and After Meals

We all focus on healthy, balanced and nutritious diet for physical and mental well being. But merely eating a healthy diet is NOT sufficient. Our activities before and after the intake of food are very important to ensure we get the desired results from the food that we have consumed. And most importantly, the diet which we have taken doesn’t harm us.

Meals dos donts

Unknowingly we all do certain practices right before and after our meals which have adverse effects on our system. And just by avoiding these actions, we can actually become healthier and fitter.

Activities to Avoid Before Food

  • Never have food immediately when you are very hungry for a long time after missing on your meal. Meals Water before food
  • Have 2-3 sips of water before you take food.

Activities to Avoid After Food

  • Avoid bathing or swimming for at least an hour after meals. Meals after bath
  • Avoid sleeping immediately after meals. If one wishes to lie down after meal, make sure he walks a little and lie down in a left lateral position.
  • Avoid running, dancing and excessive walking. Meals running
  • Immediately drinking water after food isn’t appropriate. It’s good to have it after 15 minutes.
  • Avoid cold, heavy-to-digest or sweet articles and liquids like juices etc. after meals

So, enjoy your meals to the fullest and draw maximum benefits from the healthy diet you consume by keeping a little check on the activities you do just before and after the meals.

If you need any assistance with your diet practices or lifestyle habits or medical consultation, then write to me at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in.

 

Why Usage of Ghee is Important as per Ayurveda?

Ghee is an integral part of a wholesome Indian food. But off lately, the prevailing myths about ghee have resulted into its minimal or no use. Ghee is given a step-motherly treatment in today’s India where it was lavishly used and surprisingly the cholesterol levels were never so high back then what are now despite no ghee intake. Herbal Ghee

WONDERFUL BENEFITS OF GHEE

Absolutely, we need to change our perception towards ghee by not considering it merely a saturated fat. Ghee is very essential for our body to function properly. For this very reason, Ayurveda has always promoted the use of ghee for reasons mentioned below.

Boon in Acidity

Ghee in foodGhee helps in reducing acidity by forming a line on the stomach wall and preventing the irritation. Make sure you add it to your daal or chapatti to enjoy a regular healthy intake in your daily diet.

Promotes Digestion

It promotes the digestive fire thereby helping you to digest your food properly. Also, a good digestion relieves the complaint of constipation which is quite a common problem these days, especially in winters.

Helpful in Joint Pains

In degenerative joint pains, it is essential to ensure regular intake of Ghee as it strengthens the bone and supporting tissues.

Good for Vision

Ghee for eyesGhee is a preventive and also a curative aid to deteriorating vision. For clear vision and healthier eyes, it can be taken with triphala powder. Now you know why most of the kids these days have poor eyesight…their poor intake of ghee.

Promotes Mental Faculties

Ghee for brainGhee is very helpful in promoting learning, retaining and memorizing. Therefore, it keeps your child’s brain sharp and active. Ensure you supplement your child with optimum quantity of ghee.

Immunity Booster

Ghee is known to be a wonderful immunity booster as it is helpful in curtailing infection. The tradition of conducting homas at home with lavish use of ghee has proved to keep environment healthy and positive. Lightening a ghee diya in house is a tradition which again promotes health.

External Usage

It has a cooling effect therefore its application on a scald or a burn prevents the formation of blisters.

Looking into these benefits of ghee, it is suggested that we all must include ghee in our daily routine for a healthier life rather keeping it at an arm’s distance.

Always Remember…

Prefer drinking lukewarm water over ghee instead of plain or cold water. People suffering from diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol must consult an Ayurvedic physician to draw the benefits from ghee.

Enjoy Stronger Digestion with Ginger

Winters bring along the desire to introduce the flavor of Ginger to our food. In some houses, Ginger becomes an important and inseparable ingredient of the kitchen in this season. Ginger is available in both wet and dry form.  Ginger sonth powder

Indian kitchens use both, the wet ginger (adrak) and dried ginger (sonth) in routine. Apart from its taste value, ginger has amazing therapeutic properties as well. It promotes appetite and enhances digestion, relieves pain, removes systemic toxins, relieves constipation etc.

Health Benefits of Ginger/ Sonth:

Out of various uses of ginger, a few have been mentioned below:

Digestion and Weight Loss

Ginger Weight loss

Ginger aids digestive fire which in turn sharpens the appetite. This in turn helps in clearing the accumulated toxins in the system by digesting them. As a result you enjoy stronger digestion along with weight loss in a healthier manner.

Its combination with black pepper (kalimirch) and long pepper (peepal) is termed as Trikatu which is very effective in indigestion, flatulence, stomachache etc.

Treats Ailments

Girl blowing her noseIt comes with warming and stimulating properties which are helpful in treating common health ailments. It works well in conditions like cholesterol, fevers etc. which are a resultant of toxin-accumulation.

Addition to Teas and Milk

Ginger Tea]Its lavish use in teas is very common because it’s wonderful aroma and flavor. Also, it makes tea easily digestible. If added to warm milk then it helps in clearing cough and cold and other respiratory conditions.

Effective in Joint Pains

Prepare and consume a decoction of ginger for treating varied joint pains.

Ingredient to Sweet Delicacies

Sonth is used in various Indian sweet delicacies like laddus and other traditional preparations because of its property to digest the heavy to digest sumptuous sweets.

Promotes Stamina

Combined with other herbal powders and drugs, sonth is very effective in promoting stamina.

You can buy your pack of Sonth or Ginger from Gyan Herbal Home and use it in winters to stay fit and healthy.

Tips for Healthier Winter Season

We all wait for winters because it is the time to engage in delightful feasts and bask in the sun. Winter is Hemant Ritu as per Hindu calendar which commences in mid November and ends in mid January. It is the season to enjoy the most sumptuous diets. As per Ayurveda, this season is perfect to improve one’s immunity. Therefore, we must take measures to work upon it.

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Diet Tips for Winter Season

According to Ayurveda, you must follow these tips related with food to draw maximum health benefits from this season.

  • Because the digestive fire is magnified in this season, make sure that food dominant in sweet, sour and salty flavors dominates your meals.
  • It is important that you consume diet rich in ghee or oil. Avoid food with optimal quantities of ghee can cause internal dryness which is of course not healthy. Winter Food Ghee
  • It is the best time to treat yourself with milk and its derivatives like curd, butter, ghee, kheer etc.
  • Drinking warm water especially after meals will keep your system healthy.
  • You must even include sugar and jaggery in the diet.
  • If you like to consume liquor then this is a healthy season for it.
  • Avoid excessive intake of pulses, namkeens etc.

Lifestyle Tips for Winter Season

Not just food, but right regimen is equally important for fitness.

  • Stay at warm and cozy places. Do not expose to cold winds.
  • Pamper your body with soft winter sunlight in early noon which is essential to revitalize your skin pores. Winter Sunlight
  • Wear socks to keep your soles warm. Winter Socks
  • Daily body massage is a great idea to keep your skin healthy and lustrous. ayurvedic oil foot massage
  • Hair oil massage on regular basis is advised.
  • You can even apply paste of agaru or Eaglewood (Botanical name: Aquillaria agallocha) to the body to keep it warm.

With these tips, you are ready to enjoy winters to the fullest. If you have any other query about the same, please write me at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in

 

Fight Joint Pains with Ayurvedic Danamethi Laddus

Danamethi or Fenugreek is a very popular herb in Indian kitchen. It is widely used in Rajasthan. Commonly, it is used as a spice to add a particular flavor to our curries.

Fenugreek Seeds

As a general trend, people use this Ayurvedic herb to keep their gut healthy and digestion strong which helps them in keeping away lots of the health troubles.

Owing to this very important property of Danamethi, we introduce you the DANAMETHI LADDU, a healthy and wholesome traditional Indian sweet which promises amazing benefits to your health. Danamethi Laddu

Gyan Herbal Home excels the art of preparing this wonderful laddus by adding danamethi in wheat flour along with binding agents like jaggery(gud), ghee and appetizers like kalimirch, sonth, haldi etc.

Health Benefits of Danamethi Laddu

  • It strengthens the bone and muscle tissues thereby fighting degenerative joint pains. Therefore, it is ideal for aged people. Have it in winters and keep your joints free from all the pain. If your mother, father or any other elderly person in your family is suffering from severe joint pains, include these laddus in their diet for amazing results. Danamethi Laddu Joint Pains
  • Also it is very effective in keeping the digestion healthy and intact.
  • It alleviates weakness and promotes stamina and strength.
  • It clears the bowel.

Consumption Guidelines

Danamethi LadooYou can consume one laddu morning and night before going to bed with warm milk. It ensures a clean bowel next morning and ensures high energies.

Make sure you do not consume anything cold for at least 45mins after the consumption of these laddus.

This laddu is ideal for use in winters only.

So, enjoy the benefits of Danamethi Laddu and ensure health along with great taste.

We offer ready to eat range of Danamethi Laddus which have been prepared keeping in mind the health benefits. To order your pack of sweets, email us at info@gyanherbal.in.

How About Some Flaxseed Laddus for Healthier Body?

Alsi beej, popular as Flaxseeds, have become very popular in the society in recent times. They have been extensively used for their utility in controlling cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure. Apart from these qualities, flaxseeds are health promoting.

Heap of flax seeds in vintage wooden spoon

Gyan Herbal Home brings you flaxseeds in unique and healthier form for everyday use. We bring them to you as herbal laddus which are ideal for consumption in winter season.

Alsi Herbal Flaxseeds Laddu

Alsi laddus contain the richness of alsi seeds with wheat flour as the base along with rich Indian spices like kalimirch, laung, saunf, jaiphal, peepa mixed with bura, ghee etc.

Health Benefits of Alsi Laddus

  • These laddus are nutritious and are a very good seasonal health supplement.
  • They are beneficial in promoting the stamina and strength of the body.
  • They are helpful in relieving joint pain and cardiac ailments. Alsi Cholestrol
  • They are effective in health conditions like diabetes and blood pressure.

Consumption guidelines

One herbal laddu morning and one ladoo in evening with warm milk is an ideal diet. The quantity of laddu can vary depending on one’s digestive capacity.

These laddus are ideal for winter consumption only.

So, bring these nutritional herbal mouth-watering laddus home and enjoy a healthy winters.

A word of caution: Make sure you do not consume anything cold on these ladoos. Also, Diabetics and Hypertensives should seek an Ayurvedic physician’s guidance before use.

Book your order now by sending an email on info@gyanherbal.in.

 

Dietary Tips for Healthier Liver Functioning

There is no better way than following a healthy diet regime to have a smooth functioning liver. After discussing the importance of liver in the system, here is an article that focuses on proactive precautions that we all can take by ensuring a healthier and more organized diet.

Food for Healthy Liver
Food for Healthy Liver

Food Tips for Healthy Liver

Occasion Fasting

It helps in digesting the accumulated toxins in the system thereby relaxing and decontaminating the liver.

Fast for Liver
Fast for Liver

Avoid Unwholesome Combinations

We often consume food in unhealthy combinations because of ignorance which adversely affects our health. For example, eating hot and cold combinations like curd and milk or ice cream and gulab jamun.

Eat When Hungry

You must eat only when your body demands it. This is important for reducing load on liver. Do not follow a clock to eat, follow your appetite.

Say NO to Late Night Munching

We often end up munching on all sorts of unhealthy snacks when we are up till late. Don’t do that as it is extremely unhealthy.

No late night food for healthy liver
No late night food for healthy liver

Don’t Completely Miss on Ghee

Indian cuisine suggests use of ghee in everyday meals and so does Ayurveda for healthier gut. Have it in lesser quantities on daily basis. In specific conditions, guidance of an Ayurvedic physician should be taken.

Reasons which impair liver functioning must also be avoided.

(as discussed in the previous article)

Follow these tips and stay healthy. If you have any doubts then mail me at vdshruti@gyanherbal.in.

 

Tips to Make Your Tea Healthy with These Ayurvedic Herbs

We all know the importance of a healthier start of the day but despite that we all get up with a cup of bed tea or coffee which is surely not a good way to begin your day. It is a common complaint that tea or coffee has become a habit and quitting it is impossible. In that case, you can revive or replace your tea with these amazing flavorsome options which are also very nourishing for the system.

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Tea Prepared With Arjunchaal Herb

Herbal Tea

We all are aware of the health benefits of Arjunchaal herb. It is believed to be an amazing Indian herb which is wonderful for good health of your heart. Here is a simple process to prepare this amazing morning tea.

  • Boil half cup water with half cup milk.
  • Add to it one tea spoon of Arjunchaal
  • Allow it to boil for good 5-10 minutes.
  • Add sugar as per taste.
  • Strain it in a cup and have it.

You can also add to it other herbs like Dalchini (Cinnamon) or Elaichi (Cardamom) to make it more delicious. If you want then you can also prepare it without milk.

Add Chai Masala to Your Tea

Chai Masala Tea

We know that tea is not good for the system as it is believed to be a cause of acidity and indigestion. Therefore, if you can have some magical combination added to you tea so that it relives you from the problems mentioned above.

Recipe of Herbal Chai Masala:

Here are some of the herbs that you can use for preparing a chai masala at home:

  • Dalchini (Cinnamon)
  • Kali Mirch (Black Pepper)
  • Elaichi (Cardamom)
  • Sonth (Dried Ginger)
  • Laung (Clove)

Mix all these herbs in powdered form in a preferable combination and store them in a glass jar. Add a pinch of this combination to your cup of tea just before the final boil and enjoy a flavorsome tea minus its side effects.

So now don’t feel guilty while sipping tea as now you are having a healthier combination.