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Nutmeg: Tree, History and Medicinal Uses -T. V. VenkateswaranNutmeg, spice consisting of the seed of the Myristica fragrans, native to the Moluccas or Spice Islands of Indonesia was the reason for many a colonial wars. Called jathikai in Tamil, Jaiphal in Hindi, the nutmeg tree is a large a tropical evergreen that produces two spices — mace and nutmeg. Nutmeg is the seed kernel inside the fruit and mace is the lacy covering (aril) on the kernel. As a part of the ‘ecological imperialism’, taken out from its native land and planted in the Caribbean, the spice became so important that it finds a pride of place in the flag of Grenada. Though called ‘nut’meg, Nutmeg is not a nut, but t...
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  June 9, 2018, 8:09 pm
Memory Improvement Tips -Dr. Yatish AgarwalFrom kagzi badam to Memory Plus, there are tens of concoctions which promise you better memory. Alas! Only if things had been that easy! Each of us would have been a genius.Memory slips, or moments of forgetfulness, are something we all suffer from. Often a name is on the tip of our tongue but we fail to come out with it. It is the same when we try to recall the most suitable word and fail. Situations such as this arise often enough and we wonder how we could improve our memory.Before we go on to learn some simple ways, you must know why Mother Nature planned it such. In fact, if you think some more, you will soon realise that the evolution of imper...
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  June 1, 2018, 10:18 pm
Curry Leaf: An Authentic Indian Spice-T. V. VenkateswaranCalled in Tamil as Karuveppilai (or Karuvepila ), Bengali as Barsunga and in Hindi Meetha neem (or as Kari patta, Katneem), curry leaf’s botanical nomenclature is Murraya koenigii Spreng. In certain parts of the country it is also called as Kadhi Patha and is used to made the delicay made out of curd and channa dal powder–kadhi. Native to India, curry plant is found wild almost everywhere in the Indian subcontinent excluding the higher levels of the Himalayas. There are references to this plant in ancient Tamil classic Sangam literature (c 2 BCE); wherein the plant is referred as ‘kanchaka narumuri’. Found in the outer Himalaya...
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  May 16, 2018, 9:08 pm
Caraway seed nutrition facts, medicinal properties and health benefits -T. V. Venkateswaran Called Gunyan, Shia jeera, Vilayati jeera in Hindi, Perum Jerragam (or Seemai Jeeragam) in Tamil, Caraway appears like cumin but is very distinct species and spice. In like manner, though caraway are usually but incorrectly called “caraway seeds” but are actually fruits of the plant Carum carvi L. Caraway seeds are the main part of the plant used, although the entire plant is edible. The roots can be cooked like carrots or parsnips, and the young leaves can be used in salads or as a seasoning.Caraway is cultivated from Central Europe to Asia; it is not clear, however, whether carawa...
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  April 27, 2018, 9:49 am
How to Prevent Diabetes Naturally? Dr. Yatish Agarwal Over 35 million people in India suffer from diabetes today. Unless we take rearguard action and initiate prompt preventive steps both at the individual and community level, the disease is all set to swamp us. The predictions are that by the year 2025, the country would have over 57 million people with diabetes making it the worst hub of the disease in the world.The rise in cases of diabetes has been exponential over the last two decades. Roughly 10-12 percent adults in urban India, and 3-4 percent in countryside suffer from it. Worse still, more than one-half do not even know that they have diabetes. Since the illness can jeopar...
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  April 17, 2018, 5:50 pm
Cinnamon Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits -T.V. Venkateswaran Tasting sweet and fragrant as well as, warm and aromatic, cinnamon is one of the ancient spices. Cinnamon, usually regarded as the bark of the Cinnamomum zeylanicum tree, (or ‘true cinnamon’) is native to Srilanka, parts of South India and the Tenasserim Hills of Burma. However another variety Cassia is widely prevalent in China. Like the spice itself the name of the spice too is ‘spicy’! In India and Iran, it is called darchini, meaning “wood from China”, which more accurately describes cassia; much of which came from China where large groves of trees grew around the city of Kweilin (now called Guilin). [“kw...
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  April 13, 2018, 9:19 pm
Top 12 Ways to Beat the Heat   -Dr. Yatish AgarwalWith the summer sun beating at its fiery best, life becomes insufferable. The scorching heat drives you nuts and saps you off all energy. You feel utterly exhausted and drop dead even before the sun begins to set. Your body’s natural control mechanisms—skin and perspiration—fail if you are exposed to high temperatures for prolonged periods.A few practical steps can however work a coup d’état against the heat and help you maintain the cool. Summer sense is all about staying out of sun, taking sufficient fluids, maintaining body salts, dressing properly and splashing in lavender water! Read on, for some simple tips. 1. Stay out o...
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  April 9, 2018, 8:29 pm
Nutritional and Health Benefits of Indian Bay Leaf -T V Venkateswaran Called also as Indian cassia, Indian Bay-leaf or Tejpatta is strongly aromatic, somewhat reminiscent to cinnamon or cloves. In appearance, it is similar to the other bay leaves, but is culinarily quite different. Said to be indigenous to south slopes of the Himalayas, leaves of this plant, which belong to Lauraceae (laurel family) are used to flavour food. Occasionally the bark may be used as an inferior substitute of cinnamon or cassia. The leaves of this tree is the spice having clove like taste and a faintly pepper like odour. EtymologyThe Sanskrit name tamalapattra means “dark leaf”; and the name of this spice in ...
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  April 3, 2018, 9:20 pm
Natural Home Remedies for Summer Skin Problems-Dr. Yatish Agarwal Under normal conditions, your body’s natural control mechanisms—skin and perspiration—adjust to the heat. However, the Indian summer can buckle the stoutest of bodies. These systems may fail when you are exposed to high temperatures for prolonged periods. You should therefore learn to pick the first signs of heat related problems and act before the situation gets out of hand.HEAT RASHHeat rash, or prickly heat, is a common problem during the summer months. Children, men and women all may suffer. The condition occurs due to blocked sweat glands. The sweat collects underneath the skin, invites a skin reaction, and lea...
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  March 30, 2018, 7:57 pm
The Health Benefits of Cumin -T.V. Venkateswaran You can’t do without cumin for south Indian Sambar Podi (sambar powder) or for that matter Mexican sauces or chilli con carne, nor ‘tarka’ of Vegetables is conceivable in the North India without Cumin. As far away as two ends of the globe cumin is an essential spices in Latin America, South East Asia or rather world-over; though indigenous to Egypt. Tasting strong, heavy and warm with a spicy-sweet aroma and a flavour described as pungent, powerful, sharp and slightly bitter, Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) is one of the oldest spices. However frying or dry roasting modifies aroma of cumin. Cumin is widely cultivated in Europe, Asia, the M...
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  March 20, 2018, 8:20 pm
Neck Pain: Ease the Strain-Dr. Yatish Agarwal The human neck is an extraordinary engineering marvel. Besides supporting the all-useful head, its easy flexibility permits a vast range of movements. This moment you may be gazing at the stars, the next peering at the velvet green that covers your lawn. You can also take a lateral movement that allows you a 180-degree motion, letting you look over either shoulder.However, this versatility has its price. Injuries, postural wrongs, mental ills, stresses and strains, aging and a host of infections and inflammations can cause severe pain in the neck during its movements, making life a terrible mess.That is the time you think of changing your wa...
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  March 11, 2018, 6:32 pm
12 Home Remedies for Neck Pain-Dr. Yatish Agarwal The human neck is an extraordinary engineering marvel. Besides supporting the all-useful head, its easy flexibility permits a vast range of movements. This moment you may be gazing at the stars, the next peering at the velvet green that covers your lawn. You can also take a lateral movement that allows you a 180-degree motion, letting you look over either shoulder.However, this versatility has its price. Injuries, postural wrongs, mental ills, stresses and strains, aging and a host of infections and inflammations can cause severe pain in the neck during its movements, making life a terrible mess.That is the time you think of changing you...
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  March 11, 2018, 6:32 pm
Nutmeg Facts, Health Benefits and Nutritional Value-T V Venkateswaran Nutmeg, spice consisting of the seed of the Myristica fragrans, native to the Moluccas or Spice Islands of Indonesia was the reason for many a colonial wars. Called jathikai in Tamil, Jaiphal in Hindi, the nutmeg tree is a large a tropical evergreen that produces two spices — mace and nutmeg. Nutmeg is the seed kernel inside the fruit and mace is the lacy covering (aril) on the kernel. As a part of the ‘ecological imperialism’, taken out from its native land and planted in the Caribbean, the spice became so important that it finds a pride of place in the flag of Grenada. Though called ‘nut’meg, Nutmeg is not...
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  February 14, 2018, 9:48 pm
I became a home mom after delivering my beautiful daughter. I still wanted to continue with my job but could not go to the office daily until my daughter was at least of age so I needed to have a computer at home with me. I could not take the one in my office because that would be against the company rule. I just had to buy mine, and use it at home, as much as I could. This need came rather quite too soon than expected. I mean that despite the fact that I became a mom, I did not just want to quit my job because I love doing what I do. Plus I did not want a replacement at all. I needed to get a desktop computer system that I would use for my work. Well, my boss had already agreed to me w...
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  February 8, 2018, 1:30 pm
Headaches: Causes, Types and Treatment-Dr. Yatish Agarwal Headac hes are the most notorious of all human afflictions. They are ruthlessly non-sparing, and it’s rare to find a man who has never suffered one. Many diverse conditions can split, throb or nag the head, and the list includes vascular disturbances, injuries, infections, intoxicants, hormonal upsets, tumours, and internal organ disorders.Fortunately, in nine cases out of ten, headaches are a result of an uneasy and tense mind. Next prevalent in frequency is the migraine. More frequent in women, it leads to pounding arteries and a throbbing head. Close on the heels of migraines follow cluster headaches that are common in men a...
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  January 23, 2018, 9:55 pm
Benjamin Franklin: Biography, Inventions & Facts -P.K. Mukherjee We know of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist who performed the famous kite experiment in a stormy weather that led to the discovery of static electricity. But, all the same, he was a versatile personality. He was a printer, writer, philosopher, statesman and a politician par excellence. Today, he is remembered in America as one of the founding fathers of the nation who was also a signatory to the draft of the Declaration of Independence. However, long before the idea of independence, Franklin had already outlined how a union of colonies might be achieved. He have had the privilege of representing Pennsylvania and e...
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  October 21, 2017, 10:33 pm
Heartburn Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention H eartburn or acid reflux is an extremely common problem. It occurs when the hydrochloric acid formed in the stomach flows back into the food pipe and sets its delicate lining aflame. The discomfort occurs primarily because the lining of the food pipe is not adequately protected against the harmful effects of the stomach acid. This causes inflammation and a burning sensation behind the breastbone. You may also suffer a sour acidic taste in the mouth and a sensation that the food is turning back. Sometimes, this may also be the root cause of persistent cough.Attacks of heartburn are usually brief and relatively mild. If they are...
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  June 11, 2017, 10:58 pm
Bad Breath : 20 Tips for a Clean Up Job -Dr. Yatish AgarwalExcept for manufacturers and ad companies who thrive on “selling” clean up toothpastes and mouthwashes, nobody quite relishes a bad breath. Still, you must never despise your self, a friend or a colleague for an occasional default. Indeed, to suffer from an occasional bad breath, especially in the morning, is as natural as breathing itself! The worry begins if the breath is too offensive or chronically foul. That could cast a devil of a shadow on your social life. Plus it can sign trouble.A number of conditions can taint the breath. The most obvious are pungent foods, poor oral hygiene, and smoking—all conditions that are ...
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  April 17, 2017, 4:48 pm
Sensitive Teeth : Causes And Cure Dr. Yatish Agarwal Of the many willing slaves that the body employs, teeth are the most hard working. They munch, crunch, cut and grind with equanimity, till their bite lasts. If it were not for them, chefs surely would go out of business because swallowed whole, food would not taste as good.But the same teeth, which find no nut too hard to crack, can get awfully fussy at times.Used to taking enormous pressures, they suddenly begin to tingle and ache even when you sip a glass of lemonade, a cold beverage or a hot cup of coffee. Biting into things, be they sweet, sour or plain, can get equally stressful, especially when you cannot pinpoint the locat...
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  August 17, 2015, 5:22 pm

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  January 28, 2015, 5:27 pm
Asiatic LionA Rare Species of Animal in India is Under Constant Threat of Extinction-Dr. Arvind Singh The Asiatic lion which is also known as the Indian lion is a sub-species of lion found... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
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  January 23, 2015, 5:00 am
Parthenium hysterophorus has the potentiality to fulfil the medicinal needs of human beings and also in the enhancement of the crop yield. Moreover, there is scope of using this plant as a raw... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
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  January 20, 2015, 5:00 am
DholeThe Whistling Wild Dog is Under Threat -Dr. Arvind Singh Dhole which is also known as 'Red Dog' 'Asiatic Wild Dog', and the 'Indian Wild Dog' is a species of wild dog native to South and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
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  January 16, 2015, 11:39 am
Biodiversity degeneration is a serious threat to human existence as it fulfils the need of food, fodder, fuel, fibre, timber, medicines and ornamentation, besides maintaining the ecological balance.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
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  January 13, 2015, 5:00 am
Indian RhinocerosDriven to Brink of Extinction Due to Poaching and Habitat Degradation-Dr. Arvind Singh  The Indian rhinoceros which is also called as “Indian... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]...
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  January 9, 2015, 5:00 am
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