Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Nature and Health




 *Brahmi is Brain*
*Arjuna is Heart*
*Ashwagandha is Strength*
*Shatavari is Stamina*
*Guduchi ( गिलोय)is Immunity*
*Mulethi is throat*
*Ginger is digestion*
*Coconut oil is metabolism*
*Sweet Potatoes are Pancreas*
*Pumpkin is the Gut*
*Carrots are Retina*
*Tulsi is Oxygen*
*Tomatoes are Prostate*
*Pomegranate is Red blood cells*
*Water is Blood*
*Grapes are Lungs*
*Papaya is Liver*
*Apples are breathing Respiration*
*Moringa is Muscles & joints*
*We are gifted daily 660 litres of oxygen equivalent to 15 lakhs of ventilator cost, from the day we are born & yet we are searching about credibility of medicinal plants & their claims substantiation.*

            *TRUST NATURE*


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Monday, 26 July 2021

Ancient Indian tips for good health


 *Some Ancient Indian Health Tips.*

1. *Ajeerne Bhojanam Visham.*

If previously taken Lunch is not digested, taking Dinner will be equivalent to taking Poison. (We can certainly know and feel ourselves if the earlier food is digested. Hunger is one signal that the previous food is digested.)

2.  *Ardharogahari Nidhraa*

Proper Sleep cures half of your Diseases.

3. *Mudhgadhaali Gadhavyaali*

Of all the Pulses, Greengrams (In Tamil, 'Pachcha Payaru' or 'Payatham Paruppu') are the best. It boosts Immunity. Other Pulses all have one or the other side effects.

4. *Bagnaasthi Sandhaanakaro Rasonaha*

Garlic even joins broken Bones.

5. *Athi Sarvathra Varjayeth*

Anything consumed in Excess, just because it tastes good, is not good for Health. Be moderate.

6. *Naasthimoolam Anoushadham*

There is No Vegetable that has no medicinal benefit to the body.

7. *Na Vaidhyaha Prabhuraayushaha*

No Doctor is Lord of our Longevity. Doctors have limitations.

8. *Chinthaa Vyaadhi Prakaashaya*

Worry aggravates ill health.

9. *Vyayaamascha Sanaihi Sanaihi*

Do any Exercise slowly. Speedy exercise is not good.

10. *Ajavath charvanam Kuryaath*

Chew your Food like a Goat. Never Swallow food in a hurry. Saliva aids first in digestion.

11. *Snaanam Naama Manahprasaadhanakaram Dhuswapna Vidhwasanam*

Bath removes Depression. It drives away Bad Dreams.

12. *Na Snaanam Aachareth Bhukthvaa*.

Never take Bath immediately after taking Food. Digestion is adversely affected.

13. *Naasthi Meghasamam Thoyam.*

No water matches Rainwater in purity.

14. *Ajeerne Bheshajam Vaari*

Indigestion can be addressed by taking plain water.

15. *Sarvathra Noothanam Sastham Sevakaanne Puraathanam.*

Always prefer things that are Fresh. Old Rice and Old Servant need to be replaced with new. (Here what it actually means in respect of Servant is: Change his Duties and not terminate.)

16. *Nithyam Sarvaa Rasaabhyaasaha.*

Take complete Food that has all tastes viz: Salt, Sweet, Bitter, Sour, Astringent and Pungent).

17. *Jataram Poorayedhardham Annahi*

Fill your Stomach half with Solids, a quarter with Water and rest leave it empty.

18. *Bhukthvopa Visathasthandraa*

Never sit idle after taking Food. Walk for at least half an hour.

19. *Kshuth Saadhuthaam Janayathi*

Hunger increases the taste of food. (In other words, eat only when hungry.)

20. *Chinthaa Jaraanaam Manushyaanaam*

Worrying speeds up ageing.

21. *Satham Vihaaya Bhokthavyam*

When it is time for food, keep even 100 jobs aside.

22. *Sarvaa Dharmeshu Madhyamaam*.

Choose always the middle path. Avoid going for extremes in anything.


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Trusting God!!

 You are the power of God. This is the reality and the truth.

We live in a world full of troubles and difficulties but how do we remove these dangers ? Have trust in yourself and have trust in God. God is always with and within you. If my hand is cut off, then I may shout, but God will not shout because He gives power to the hands to cope and to heal. Be strong and courageous. If you meditate daily and sincerely, you will get all-round development, perfection and love. Meditate calmly. A moment’s good company will enable you to cross the worldly ocean, which is very dangerous. The worldly ocean is full of the crocodiles of ego and the sharks of emotion, which are ready to sink their teeth into you and add troubles to your life. This world is more perilous than the ocean with its many waves, it’s ups and downs. Through all these difficulties, you must watch God. If you meditate, the power of God will allow you to see the waves for what they are.

Paramahansa Hariharananda


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Support your Child's mental health during Covid-19



The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health. Sound mental health allows children to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills.

Basics of good mental health:

-Unconditional love from family
-Safe and secure surroundings
-The opportunity to interact with other children
-Encouraging teachers and caretakers
-Good habits and discipline

 There are many things that can help keep children mentally sound. The most important thing is:
* being in good health,physically
*getting enough time to play and exercise both indoors and outdoors.
*spending quality time with both the parents and grandparents.

well-being of our children during this pandemic.
Follow a Schedule :
 In addition to schoolwork, be sure to incorporate time for uplifting activities including art, music, exercise and other activities with family.

Give  them CHORES: 
This is the most important life skill.Remember that chores must be age appropriate and it can be as simple as filling the jugs with water to making their own bed or cleaning small bowls and spoons.The older kids can do some complex chores like cooking and cleaning.This gives them a sense of responsibility.Don't forget to praise and appreciate their efforts.

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Drumstick(moringa) Paratha

 Moringa or drumstick is now considered a superfood because of it's nutritional value .This recipe of paratha is simple and everything that's needed to make a basic paratha remains the same and the only addition is the washed and chopped drumstick leaves and a few other ingredients that make full of flavour. You can also use dry drumstick leaves too to make this delicious paratha.

I have served it hot with hand pounded amla chutney and mixed vegetable curry.


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Friday, 6 November 2020

Poha Namkeen-Diwali Snacks

Poha Namkeen:

This is yet another special Diwali recipe that can be enjoyed with a hot cuppa tea or coffee on a cold evening. I have not fried the poha/chivda here. If you wish, you can fry the poha.I have made the sweet and tangy version here by adding powdered sugar and citric acid powder but it is completely optional.

Thin Poha-1.5 cups
Groundnuts-4 teaspoons
Cashewnuts-2 teaspoons
Almonds-1 teaspoon
Curry leaves-10 or12 leaves
Red chilli-2(optional)
Cumin seeds/jeera-1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds/til-2 teaspoons
Asafoetida/Hing-1/4 teaspoons
Oi/Ghee-to fry the nuts and curry leaves(3tablespoonsapprox.)
Salt-To taste
Sugar powder-2 teaspoons(optional)
Citric acid powder-1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Dried coconut-cut into thin strips-7-8

-Take a heavy bottomed iron pan and heat it on medium flame.
-Add the poha and dry roast it on low-medium flame for 4-5 minutes and take it out of the pan.
-Now, add oil/ghee to the same pan and fry the nuts, sesame seeds, red chillies and curry leaves in batches and keep them aside.
-Add another teaspoon of oil/ghee and add the hing, jeera and turmeric powder and mix the fried nuts,curry leaves and stir gently.
-Now, add the poha and salt,powdered sugar, citric acid and dried coconut and give it a good mix.
-Allow this mixture to cool and store it in a clean air tight jar.

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Wheat Shakarpara -a traditional diwali snacks

Wheat Shakarpare:

This diwali try making this traditional snacks. It's quick and easy to make. I have made the shakarpara with wheat, you can substitute wheat and corn flour in 50:50 proportion.

-whole wheat flour-1.5 cups
-water/milk-1 cup
-sugar-3 tablespoons
-oil for frying and to make the dough
-Knife to cut the shakarpara

-Heat the water or milk in a pan and add sugar.
-Stir the mixture to dissolve the sugar and let the mixture cool.
-Take a big bowl and add the wheat flour.
-Add 2 teaspoons of oil and mix it with the flour.
-Now ,pour the sugar and water mixture little by little with the help of a spoon to make a semi -soft dough.
-Allow this dough to rest for 15-20 minutes by covering the vessel with a lid.
-Knead the dough again and cut it into 2 equal portions.
-With the help of a board and rolling pin roll the portion of the dough to make a chapatti.
-The  chapatti rolled should be little thick.
-Take a knife and cut the chapatti into strips and vertically and horizontally into small squares.
-Heat oil in a larger pan. Ensure that your gas is on low flame.
-Take a few squares and fry them in batches till they turn golden brown.

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