Moringa, also known as the ‘drumstick tree’, is being widely promoted as a “superfood” nowadays because of its rich nutritional profile. Let’s take a look at moringa’s benefits, uses, and its Ayurvedic applications.

Even though moringa has only recently gained popularity as a superfood, it has been a part of the Ayurvedic system of medicine for ages and is still considered a key ingredient in many Ayurvedic preparations.

Moringa leaves and immature pods are extensively used in South Indian dishes like sambar and chutney (a type of freshly prepared sauce).

Besides these dishes, moringa leaves, flowers, and immature pods are also used for culinary purposes in different parts of the world. Its roots are also considered edible in some countries.

Moringa can be used in making curries, vegetable soups, lentil soups, and sauces. It can be used as an independent vegetable or mixed with other vegetables. It can also be used for making sandwiches, bakery goods, and bread.

A paste made up of the bark and leaves of moringa is useful in relieving burning sensation, inflammatory conditions and abscesses. Its paste is also helpful in wound healing.
The seed oil of moringa is helpful in relieving pain and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Moringa seed oil is useful in relieving pain caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
The powder made up of moringa seeds is used in nasya (medicine is administered through nasal passage).
This nasya is helpful in headache.
Moringa increases nervine stimulus, as a result, it can be used as a nervine tonic for a weak nervous system.
Moringa is also useful in conditions like paralysis and facial palsy.
Moringa improves taste and increases appetite.
Moringa improves digestive strength (agni).
Moringa is binding in nature and is good for diarrhea. The red variety of moringa promotes proper bowel movements.
Moringa is helpful in problems like abdominal pain and abdominal distension.
Moringa is helpful in worm infestation.
Moringa is good for the heart and acts as a cardiac tonic.
Moringa is helpful in various Kapha dosha related problems.
Moringa is useful in cough and cold.
Moringa acts as a diuretic and has alkaline properties. So it is useful in dysuria (difficulty in passing urine) and if urine is more acidic.
Moringa is helpful in problems related to menstruation like amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.
Moringa is helpful in managing overweight and obesity.
Moringa has detoxifying properties and useful in toxin-related problems.
Moringa increases sweating in the body.usefull in fever conditions.


1. Moringa increases Pitta dosha and vitiates blood. Using moringa is contraindicated in bleeding disorders and for people with a Pitta prakriti (prakriti means physical constitution).

2. Also, the excessive intake of moringa may lead to a burning sensation in the body and other symptoms caused by an aggravated Pitta dosha.


Pushkarmool is an Ayurvedic herb that offers path breaking results in chest pain, cough and respiratory discomfort. It is a useful herb that is used for treating bronchitis and heart diseases. The botanical name of this herb is Inula racemosa and it is probably one of the powerful herbs. It is basically an Asian plant belonging to the daisy family. The roots of this plant are used in the form of indigenous medicine and even as an expectorant. It is widely used in various health problems like asthma, chronic cough, sinusitis, cold, emphysema, lung collapse, and COPD. It is probably one of the most versatile herbs that can be used for its multiple medicinal benefits.

It possesses antifungal properties and is quite effective in curing pain, swelling and pus formation.
The powder of this herb is effective in treating tuberculoid ulcers when sprinkled on them or when the paste is applied on the ulcers

The powder or the paste is used for relieving painful swelling conditions.
The herb is helpful in stimulation the nervous system and the brain and therefore it is quite effective in vata and cerebral impairment disorders.

It works in the form of a blood purifier and cardiac supplement. Therefore, it is useful in blood disorders and cardiac debility.
Pushkarmool is the most effective drug for treating cardiac asthma.
It stimulates the kidneys and helps in increasing the formation of urine.
It helps in clearing the airways and in alleviating hiccups, dyspnoea and cough.
It strengthens the digestive tract and improves digestion.
Pushkarmool improves cardiac circulation, relieves weakness and boosts tissue metabolism.
It helps in reducing menstruation pain and facilitates normal flow.
It is also used in the form of an aphrodisiac.

Note- any herbal formulation should be under taken under the supervision of a ayush doctor ,self intake is always not adviceable.


Brahmi has been used for centuries in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. Either by itself or with a combination of other herbs, brahmi has long been an important medicine in Ayurveda.

In renowned Ayurvedic medical texts like the Dravyaguna Vijnana (herbal pharmacology), brahmi has been categorized under medhya herbs.

Medhya herbs are used in Ayurveda as nootropics i.e. cognition enhancers to improve memory, intelligence, and other neurological functions.


Brahmi reduces stress and anxiety as it decreases the levels of cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone. Brahmi counteracts the effects of stress by regulating hormones involved with the stress response.

Brahmi is known to help ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease due to the presence of the amyloid compound in the neuron that is responsible for damaging the brain. The bio-chemical known as bacosides in Brahmi helps in re-building brain tissues by influencing the brain cells.



TAMIL NAME:ali vidhai
HINDI NAME:chandrashoor

Garden cress is also known by other names in different regions throughout the world. Some of its names include garden pepper cress, peppergrass, pepperwort or poor man’s pepper.

The botanical name of garden cress is Lepidium sativum. It belongs to family Cruciferae.


  1. The local application of garden cress paste is useful for pain relief in conditions like backache, sciatica, lumbar spondylolisthesis, and other similar conditions.
  2. Its paste also has antibacterial properties and is useful for a variety of skin problems.
  3. Besides its paste, it is also taken orally for painful conditions because of its analgesic properties.
  4. Garden cress is useful for gout.
  5. Garden cress is helpful in improving digestive strength, so used in managing problems like low digestive fire and improper digestion of food.
  6. Garden cress has carminative properties and it is useful for gas and bloating.
  7. Garden cress is useful for abdominal cramps and pains.
  8. Garden cress acts as a binding agent (like psyllium husk).
  9. That is why it is useful in diarrhea and dysentery.
  10. Garden cress has blood purifying properties.
  11. Garden cress is useful for hiccups.
  12. Garden cress is useful in removing excess mucus from the body. This is why it’s used for various respiratory issues in Ayurveda.
  13. Garden cress has diuretic properties. It is useful for dysuria.
  14. Garden cress acts as an aphrodisiac in men. It is given in various problems related to men like increasing quantity and quality of semen.
  15. Garden cress is helpful in women’s health disorders like amenorrhoea, irregular menstrual cycle, and painful menstruation.
  16. In women, garden cress is administered after delivery to avoid postnatal complications. It is supposed to provide strength and help in purifying the uterus after delivery.
  17. Garden cress has galactagogue properties. It promotes healthy lactation.
  18. Garden cress improves strength and immunity.
    In Vata dosha disorders (like neuralgia and paralysis), garden cress is used in a powder form or boiled in milk.

Bel Fruit Juice – Benefits

Bel (Aegle marmelos)

English name: Wood apple

Tamil: Vilvamaran

Malyalam: Koolam

Kannada: Belladi hannu

What is Bel?

Bel or Aegle marmelos is a spiritual, religious and medicinal plant, native of India and Bangaladesh and spread throughout South East Asia. The fruit takes about 10 to 11 months to ripen.

Wood Apple is a sweet, aromatic and astringent in nature. Bel has many benefits and uses such as to cure tuberculosis, hepatitis, dysentery, constipation, peptic ulcer, piles and many more, useful in worm infestation and stomach related problems.


1.Bel is known for its medicinal values because of the presence of many bio-chemical substance such as alkaloids, antioxidants, polysaccharides and essential oils.

2.The fleshy inner product of bael is curative, pesticidal, nutritive as well as therapeutic in nature, which is used for the treatment of many diseases and disorders.

3.Wood apple leaves are of therapeutic value and used in lowering of blood cholesterol.

4.It is anti-inflammatory in nature. Its extracts when applied on the exposed area, help to cure inflammation.

5.Bael’s roots are antidiarrhoetic, antidote to snake venom and anti-inflammatory for healing.


1.Bel juice is useful in curing of constipation because of its laxative properties.

2.Bel juice gives great comfort in heartburn, acidity, hyperacidity and indigestion.

3.If you are suffering from intestinal parasites, it is advisable to drink bael juice because of its antidote nature.

4.Aegle marmelos juice is good for heart and brain. Bel juice mixed with Ghee, is beneficial in prevention of heart disease. 5.It is also used as heart tonic.

6.Chewing of raw leaves of Bel help to solve many gastric problems.

7.Bael juice is rich in vitamin C, and good for scurvy treatment.

Religious importance of Bael:

Bael has great religious significance. In Hindu tradition, the leaves and the fruit of the plant are offered to god during prayer, especially god Shiva. Its leaves are also used to worship Parvati and Viva Rupra. The fruit is used in religious ceremonies and rituals and its mentioned is also seen in Vedas and Mahabharata.


Diabetes is a demanding disease, so it can affect your life in many ways. Managing your diabetes can be stressful. The way you feel when your blood glucose levels are low or really high adds to the stress. On top of that, there are the worries that you might develop complications, and the burden of dealing with any complications you may already have. It is no wonder that many people feel that diabetes affects their quality of life.

Why is quality of life important for people with diabetes?
Part of the answer is obvious: everyone wants to have the best possible quality of life. It just feels good to be satisfied and happy. But there is another reason, as well. Just as diabetes can affect your quality of life, your quality of life can affect your diabetes. When you are feeling good about your life in general and about your life with diabetes in particular, you have more energy to take good care of your diabetes. And when you take good care of yourself, you are likely to feel better day-to-day and to stay healthier in the long run. Feeling better and staying healthy give a further boost to your quality of life. So good quality of life activates a self-reinforcing positive cycle.

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Diabetic Nerve Pain: 5 Foot Care Tips to Protect Yourself:

1. Check both feet daily.
Look over both feet carefully every day, and be sure you check between all of your toes. Blisters and infections can start between your toes, and with diabetic neuropathy, you may not feel them until they’ve become irritated or infected.

2. Wash with warm — not hot — water.
Wash both of your feet briefly each day with warm — not hot — water. You may not be able to feel heat with your feet, so test the water with your hands first. Avoid soaking too long in water, since waterlogged sores have a harder time healing.

3. Make sure your shoes fit well.
It’s an investment worth making. Even the slightest rubbing or misfit shoe can cause a blister that turns into a sore that becomes infected and never heals.

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almayush, Epsom Salt foot soak

An Epsom salt bath is often used to reduce stress. However, there are other benefits to an Epsom salt foot soak, including:

Treating fungal infections
Pain relief
Removing splinters

While there are many claims that Epsom salt is an effective stress reliever, more research needs to be done to prove it’s an effective antibacterial and antifungal agent. Discuss your treatment options with your doctor before using this remedy.

1. Treating fungal infection
Epsom salt has been used to treat wounds and infections. While it doesn’t cure the infection, Epsom salt can be used to draw out the infection and soften the skin to help boost medication effects.

Epsom soaks can be used to support the work of medications your doctor has prescribed. Before using this treatment, discuss your options with a doctor. Some infections, such as staph infection, worsen from hot water or salt mixes.

For foot or toenail fungal infections, soak your feet twice a day for about 20 minutes. Consider adding tea tree oil or other essential diluted oils known to promote healing.

2. Exfoliation
Epsom salt can be used as an exfoliant to soften rough, cracked feet. Along with soaking your feet, massage a handful of Epsom salt into your skin for an added boost.



People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centred. Love them anyway!

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway!

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway!

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.!

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.!

People favour underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway.!

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.!

People really need help but may attack you if you help them. Help people anyway!!

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway!!

Body and Mind





A cell is a mass of protoplasm with a nucleus. It is endowed with intelligence. Some cells secrete, while some cells excrete. The cells of the testes secrete semen; the cells of the kidneys excrete urine.

Some cells act the part of a soldier. They defend the body from the inroads or attacks of foreign poisonous matter and germs.

They digest and throw them out. Some cells carry food materials to the tissues and organs. The cells perform their work without your conscious volition. Their activities are controlled by the sympathetic nervous system.

They are in direct communion with the mind in the brain. Every impulse of the mind, every thought, is conveyed to the cells. They are greatly influenced by the varying conditions or states of the mind.

If there are confusion, depression and other negative emotions and thoughts in the mind, they are telegraphically transmitted through the nerves to every cell in the body.

The soldier-cells become panic-stricken. They are weakened. They are not able to perform their function properly. They become inefficient.

Some people are extremely body-conscious, and possess no idea of the Self. They live irregular, indisciplined lives and fill their stomachs with sweets, pastries, and so on.

There is no rest for the digestive and the eliminating organs. They suffer from physical weakness and diseases.

The atoms, molecules and cells in their bodies produce discordant or inharmonious vibrations. They have no hope, confidence, faith, serenity and cheerfulness.

They are unhappy. The life-force is not operating properly. Their vitality is at a low ebb. Their mind is filled with fear, despair, worry and anxiety.

Every cell is influenced by your thoughts emotions and feelings !!

Don’t let your own kingdom destroy you by your negative emotions.!!