Monday, 10 December 2007

How Works Rudraksha Healing

Rudraksha beads, botanically known as Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb, are the seeds of the fruit from Rudraksha trees. Rudraksha trees are found mainly in Indonesia, Nepal, and India. There are clefts on the surface of the beads which are used to characterize the beads. For example, a five facet Rudraksha bead has five clefts on it. A ten facet Rudraksha bead has ten clefts on it.

Rudraksha beads are available with 1 to 38 facets. Beads with 1 and 15 to 38 facets are rare. The 5 facet bead is commonly available and thus the most popular due to its effectiveness and economical cost. Yogis wear necklaces called malas (Sanskrit for garland) which typically consist of 108 five facet Rudraksha beads and a larger "meru" bead. The tassled "meru" bead is symbolic of the transcended state, and indicates the beginning and end of a cycle. Malas consist of 108 Rudraksha beads because according to Vedic literature, Brahmand (the universe) is made up of 108 elements.

The beneficial powers of Rudraksha beads have been known in Asia for ages and are well documented in traditional and contemporary literature. Due to increasing popularity of Rudraksha malas with the general populace in India, scientific studies have been undertaken in recent years to determine just how Rudraksha Healing works. One of the best known research papers was published by Dr. Suhas Roy of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Banaras, India.

Dr. Roy's research confirmed that the healing powers of Rudraksha beads flow from their electro-magnetic properties. When Rudraksha beads are placed over the heart, they act to stabilize the heart beat. Similar to magnets, the beads work on the principle of Dynamic Polarity. Blood circulation and heart beat automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region. Depending on the polarity and intensity of this induced magnetic field, Rudraksha beads transmit subtle electrical and inductive impulses with opposing polarity and intensity. According, a proportionate balancing force is exerted on the heart to regulate it if it starts beating above or below normal rates. This action helps to ensure ideal blood circulation in the body.

The human body is a complex bio-electronic circuit comprised of the Central Nervous System and the organs and functions it regulates.

Streamlined blood flow has a powerful rejuvenating impact on this circuit and serves to prevent stress-related disorders caused by the damaging effects of excess energy on neurons and neurotransmitters. In essence, Rudraksha beads help bring about the well-known "relaxation response" which is the ultimate goal of meditation, yoga, tai chi, biofeedback, and countless other Alternative Medicine methodologies.

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Herb It Up

Publication: The Financial Express
Author: Kiran Yadav

You may not need another reason to love that extra oregano in your Greek salad, but this ‘food for thought’ is worth considering. Well, the herb clearly has more to boast than its bold flavour. For one, it is not just rich in antioxidants but also phytochemicals that help the body fight cancer.

Other exotic herbs like thyme, rosemary, basil, peppermint, parsley, savory, marjoram and chives too rub shoulders with oregano when it comes to health properties. The better news is that as people increasingly experiment with Mexican, Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cuisines, more and more exotic herbs are finding way to the Indian palate.

Says chef Abhijit Prasad of InterContinental, Delhi, “Herbs spice up the food in a health way. We try and use as much fresh herbs as possible, growing a lot of them here at the hotel.”

A research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry highlights that herbs propel higher antioxidant activity than fruits, vegetables and even some spices like garlic.

But what are antioxidants? Dr Karuna Chaturvedi, head, dietitics wing, Apollo Delhi explains, “Antioxidants prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.

Environmental pollution and pesticides in the food that we are subjected to daily cause the generation of free radicals in the body. Research has proved that destroying free radicals can help the body fight heart diseases and even cancer. Consuming antioxidants is important because the body cannot manufacture it internally. Vitamin E, C and beta-carotene are the main antioxidants.”

According to research, the oregano family is most anti oxidant dense. On a per gram fresh weight basis, oregano has 42 times more antioxidant activity than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and four times more than blueberries!

Dr Bindu Sharma, medical director at Dr Batras Positive Health Clinic says, “Oregano’s anti-bacterial properties make it a potent cure for gastrointestinal disease Giardiasis … even more than its prescribed drug Tinidazol. It is also rich in calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, Omega 3 and other fatty acids.”

Other herbs high in antioxidants include dill, garden thyme, rosemary and peppermint. For instance, the pine-scented herb rosemary contains carnosol, a strong antioxidant, which helps guard against breast cancer by detoxifying substances that can initiate cancer process. It may also protect against skin and lung cancers.

Says Dr Sakshi Chawla, chief dietician, Fortis Hospital, Noida, “Indian herbs are as healthy. Just eating 1-2 cloves on an empty stomach everyday helps lower cholesterol and relieve hypertension. Turmeric is well-known for its antiseptic and pain relieving properties. Aloe vera, rich in anti-oxidants, is excellent for hair and skin and also helps fight cancer. Most importantly it can be easily grown at home.”

Using even small amount of herbs in cooking provides many phytochemicals with potential anticancer benefits according to scientists at the American Institute for Cancer Research. For instance Parsley, with its faint and subtle flavor, is rich in polyacetylenes which protects against carcinogens found in tobacco smoke and may also help combat tumor.

So be it in soups, stews, salad dressings, baked vegetables or roasted chicken…for flavour or merely for garnishing, preferably fresh or else dried, just go ahead and herb it up! But remember, a balanced diet is indispensable.

Know How Ayurveda Helps You to Increase Libido

Publication: American Chronicle
Author: Dr.John Anne

Sex is the most essential part of any species to grow. This is the method by which one can reproduce his progeny. Even Mother Nature supports this gesture and this is the reason why opposite sex attract each other. This phenomenon can scientifically be explained as when man and women come near each other certain hormones gets secreted that are helpful in provoking the feeling of mutual indulgence with each other. This is also the key of best relationship a man and woman have. They both feel satisfied with each other and explore the eternal love hidden in heart of both.

But there may occur some factors that may lead to lose the interest among them. They are not satisfied with their love and tensions build up. Constant fights and blaming occurs eventually leading to the end of the relationship. In the opinion of relationship experts most of these stressful relationships are due to unsatisfactory sexual life. Both lose interest in each other and the love section vanishes away from their life. They constantly feel this relation as a burden on them and they always find some way out so that they can get relieved from this burden.

If the root cause is known to you than why not to resolve this issue. Increase your libido to again bloom your love life. Recollect all the petals that you shed off to make that beautiful flower of love bloom again and fill your life with happiness and joy.

Ayurveda has answer to all your sex related problems. There are herbs that will not only increase your libido but also will fill you with enthusiasm like never before. These herabs are time tested and has benefited millions of people world wide.

Below are some of the ayurvedic herbs that will help you in increasing your libido and also treats you up from various sex problems.

Shilajit (asphaltum, mineral pitch) – Shilajit is obtained from the power of Himalaya. It is a natural extract that is generally seen excruding out from the Himalayan Mountains in summer season. It is resinous extract that oozes out of the Himalayan Mountain. It is of black to bark brown in color. It has a power to make us strong just like a rock. It not only increases the immunity of the body but also acts as a wonderful aphrodisiac agent. It increases the libido in the body and gives boost to our sexual life. It improves blood circulation there by helps in better blood supply to the penis and testicular area. It improves the quality of sperms and is also helpful in increasing the vigor in the body. It is commonly known as Indian Viagra.

Safed musli (curculigo orchioides) – it is one of the most effective aphrodisiac agent that is obtained from curculigo ordhioides plant. It is found wildly gowning in India but is now a days cultivated commercially in organic farms to meet the demand of doctors and pharmaceutical companies. This status of safed musli will tell you that how heavy is its demand. This demand is due to excellent result of safed musli in enhancing the sexual life. It is popularly known as alternative Viagra. The plant part used is the roots that has sufficient levels of aphrodisiac agent. It not only increases the sexual power of the man but also increases the physical stamina. As it is of herb origin, it is non toxic for our body and bears no side effects.

Akarakara (Spanish pellitory, anacylus pyrethrum) – one of the best ayurvedic sexual enhancer that not only improves the sexual life but also increases the performance to make your beloved experience the height of your love. Akarakara or commonly known as Spanish pellitory has been used since centuries to treat the sexual related problems like premature ejaculation, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction and impotence. The plant part used is roots, which are dried and the is converted in powder. It improves blood circulation in the body and also purifies blood. It increases the sperm count and quality of sperm is also increased.

Ashwagandha (withinia somnifera) - it is one of the best aphrodisiac agent that increases the sexual potential and also improves the sexual problem. It improves the blood circulation and promotes sexual growth. It increases the stamina and also enhances the sperm production. It is very helpful in increasing the libido. It famous world wide as Indian ginseng due to its properties very similar to that of ginseng. The plant part used in roots, which is dried and then powder is made out of it.