Taro Root (Colocasia) – Uses, Recipes, Remedies, Toxicity, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaTaro is a tuber crop and is a natural source of energy. It is considered as a good source of carbohydrates and potassium. Traditionally the plant is used as remedy for general debility, constipation, baldness, stomatitis, piles, liver ailments etc. Taro roots and tender leaves are used as vegetables. Juice of leaf … Read more

Interrelationship Between Various Systems of Body

By Mr AK Shyam The Human body is composed of eleven separate BUT interconnected systems – Skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous, integumentary, immune, endocrine and reproductive.  These systems work in tandem to maintain health. Skeletal system Skeletal system provides structure to the human body, stores minerals, produces blood cells and protects delicate organs. … Read more

Khechari Mudra – Method Of Doing, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SKha or Khe in Sanskrit means space or the supreme reality i.e. the Brahman. Khechari Mudra helps the practitioner to move in the blissful infinite consciousness of the supreme reality. It is considered to be the king of all gestures. It is also an advanced practice … Read more

Unmani Mudra – Meaning, Method Of Practice, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SUnmani Mudra is one of the Mana Mudra i.e. head gesture practice. It points to the state which is beyond thought and all worldly and materialistic attachments are released. It is more of a mental practice than a physical practice. It is called as mindlessness mudra. … Read more

Divine Jasmine – Tamilnadia uliginosa – Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaTamilnadia uliginosa is commonly known as Divine Jasmine. It is used widely for its medicinal properties. Traditionally fruits are used to treat diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, migraine, pimples, boils etc. Ripe fruits are sweet in taste, coolant and diuretic in nature. Unripe fruits are astringent and used as vegetable.It is called Pindara in … Read more

Water Spinach – Uses, Qualities, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaWater spinach is a nutritious vegetable used for both culinary and therapeutic proposes. It is traditionally used to treat diabetes, constipation, opium poisoning, heavy metal toxicity, piles, ringworm etc. In Unani system of medicine, water spinach is used as carminative and used as a remedy to treat inflammation, fever, jaundice, bronchitis, biliousness, … Read more

Pat Shak (Jute Mallow) – Uses, Remedies, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaPat shak is an important source of jute fiber. It is used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Traditionally jute mallow is used as a remedy in pain, dysentery, enteritis, fever and tumors. Its leaves are unctuous and diuretic. It relieves burning sensation and promotes the strength. Seeds are purgative in nature. … Read more

Snake Cucumber – Uses, Remedies, Medicinal Qualities

Dr Renita D’SouzaSnake cucumber is a natural coolant and a good source of vitamins C, A, K, and potassium. It is diuretic and used mainly in urinary and kidney problems. There are different varieties of snake cucumber. It is the most preferable fruit during summer which can be cooked or eaten raw. This fruit looks … Read more

Sword Bean – Medicinal Qualities, Toxicity, Research

By Dr Renita D’SouzaSword beans are nutritious edible bean. It is used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. Its young pods are used as vegetable. Seeds are used to make soups and stews. In folklore practice, its seeds, pods, stems and roots are used to treat dysentery, nausea, hemorrhoids, sinusitis, back pain, obesity, diarrhea and … Read more

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