Category: Diabetes & Complications

Everyone should know the Health Benefits of Amla Juice(Amla Saar)(Indian Gooseberry)

Overview

Amla which is also known as Indian gooseberry is power house of rich nutrients and vit. c. It contains many essential minerals and vitamins which are not only an integral part of our body’s health and well being, but also play a major role in preventing and managing some of the most common diseases which are widespread. It can be consumed in various ways like eaten raw, juiced, powdered, or can be made into an array of jams, pickles, dips or spreads. Amla is a great source of vitamin c which helps in boosting immunity, strengthen metabolism and prevents bacterial and viral infections.

Health Benefits of Amla Juice

According to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurveda Amla Saar ( amla juice) have the property of balancing the all the processes in the body and brings equilibrium in all three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vit. C which is present in the amla is a natural antioxidant, which protects you against the harmful effects of free radicals.
  • It helps in slowing down the aging process. It is needed for collagen production hence keeping skin, hair healthy and improves the immunity.
  • Amla saar strengthens the eyes, teeth and roots of the hair.
  • Amla juice increases the blood (rakta) and shukra dhatu(semen).
  • It is very effective in piitaj vyadhis like burning sensation in urine, acidity, leucorrhoea, piles etc.

Following are some of the uses of Amla juice

For Physical strength:

  • Take Amla juice and add Ashwagandha churna(2gm) and sugar candy(mishri) to this. This will improve physical strength, vigour, and will also help in infertility. It improves Shukra dhatu in the body and increases the fertility.

Help in Diabetes:

  • Taking amla saar by mixing with 2-4 gms of turmeric shows good results in diabetes. It also helps in controlling nocturnal emission, and in semen related issues.

Leucorrhoea:

  • Amla saar taken with sugar candy(mishri) is very beneficial in leucorrhoea and in excessive bleeding during monthly periods in women.

For strength:

  • Mix honey, sugar candy and brown sugar (shakar) in 10-15 ml of amla saar and take this mixture in between the meal. It will provide strength to the body, helps in fighting infections,and increase the immunity within the body.

Burning micturation

  • Take half a cup of amla juice with 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Take 50 ml juice of Amla and add 25 gms of honey or Shakaar(brown sugar) in it.
  • Take this mixture in the morning and evening. It will maintain the healthy flow of urine, and will also remove constipation. It will also cure the premature ejaculation.

In bleeding:

  • Apply fresh juice of amla over the bleeding part. It will stop the bleeding.

Dhatuvardhak(Increase semen production and its quality):

  • Take 2 teaspoons of amla rasa(juice) mixing with one teaspoon of pure cow ghee. Take this mixture three times a day for 7 days.

Amla Juice for Weak Eyesight

Weak EyeSight

  • Putting the juice of gooseberry(amla) in the eyes. Or juice of sahajan leaves and mixing it in 1/4th of 1 gm rock salt and apply it in the eyes. It will cure the initial cataract.
  • Amla rasa helps in maintaining healthy eyesight. Also taking amla with green coriander leaves is beneficial in eye disorders.

For Hiccoughs:

  • Take 10-20 ml juice of amla and add 2-3 gms of Piper longum powder and 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Take it twice in a day. It is beneficial in hiccoughs.
  • Mixing 3 gms of pipali powder and 5 gms of honey in 10ml amal juice gives relief from hiccoughs.

For vomiting:

  • Take 20 ml of amla juice and add one tea spoon of honey and 10 gm powder of white chandan (santalum album). It will stop the vomiting.
  • Take amla rasa and add pippali (piper longum) powder and honey to it. It will be beneficial in vomiting.

For urine problems:

  • Taking 20 ml juice of amla and adding 2 gms of turmeric powder and 10 gms of honey and drink this mixture two times a day. It will help in passing the urine and will help in its proper flow.
  • Taking 20 ml of amla juice by adding cardamom powder to it will cure the Mutrakricchta i.e urine retention

Raktaatisara( bloody diarrhea)

  • In bloody diarrhea take 10-20 ml of amla rasa by adding 10 gm honey and 5 gm ghee to it. Give it to the patient. After that  make the patient to drink 100 ml goat milk thrice in a day.

For raktagulma:

  • Taking amla juice and add black pepper powder to it will cure the rakta gulma.

For Mutra atisara (som roga)

  • Make a mixture of one ripe banana, 10 ml amla juice, 5 gm honey, 250 ml of milk. Then give to the patient. It will cure mutraatisara.

For severe diarrhea

  • Make a paste of 5-6 amla and apply it around the umbilical region and pour juice of ginger in umbilicus. With this, even severe to severe diarrhea can be cured.

For burning and itching in the vagina:

Other Uses of Amla Juice

  • By using the juice of amla  mixed in water for bathing helps to overcome financial issues. But don’t use it on Saptami(7thday of the month), Navami(9th day of the month),  Amavasya(new moon), Sunday, Surya grahan(solar eclipse), Chander grahan(lunar eclipse) स्कंद पुराण, वैष्णव खंड (Skand puran, Vaishnav khand)
  • Washing the dead person’s bones with the juice of amla and stirring it in any river, provides moksha to that person.(स्कंद पुराण, वैष्णव खंड)

Note

  • So, there you go, it is a nature’s elixir packed to combat most of our daily health woes. Give it a try, you will be amazed and will stay healthy.

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Eating Karela (Bitter Gourd)

How to Reverse Diabetes NaturallyOverview

Bitter Gourd (Karela) is also known as Balsam Pear or Bitter Melon. It is also called Momordica charantia and is a climbing shrub that grows in tropical climate. It belongs to the same plant family as cucumbers, pumpkin and squash. It is despised for its bitter taste but is considered one of the best foods to be consumed because of its various health benefits. Bitter Gourd is not a vegetable but a fruit as the part of the plant that is used for consumption and for medicinal purpose.

Bitter Gourd is packed with nutrients ranging from iron, magnesium, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin c and potassium. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber. It is a good source of Omega 6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, and Oleic acid.  Bitter gourd is very beneficial in managing disorders like diabetes and asthma.

The leaves and Bitter Gourd itself can be consumed for health benefits. It can be either cooked as a dish, baked, boiled, fried or consumed as raw juice.  It can be either made into a smoothie along with apples and spinach or be cooked as soup. It is also available in form of baked chips, pickles and chutneys. There are numerous reasons why one should start eating Bitter Gourd.

Some of the most important reasons are listed below:

Weight Management:

  • Bitter gourd is a natural agent for treating obesity. The fruit is low in calories, fats and carbohydrates. 100 grams of Bitter Gourd contains just 20 calories. It has the ability to keep one fuller for a longer period of time. The pods of Bitter gourd contain 80% water. Bitter melon contains antioxidants that improve metabolism and flush out toxins from the body.  Regular consumption of Bitter Gourd helps in relieving constipation and indigestion. Thus, it is very useful in losing weight.

Blood Purifier:

  • The anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties of bitter gourd help it to clear toxins from the body, purify it and improve blood circulation throughout the body. Bitter Gourd juice should be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach to detox the body. It helps with controlling blood clotting too, thus helping the wounds to heal faster.
  • Bitter Gourd is used to treat acne, rashes, psoriasis, toxemia, blood boils and itching in any part of the body. It is rich in folate and is very useful for menstruating women and pregnant women to prevent anemia and maintain blood iron levels. Bitter Gourd is known to reduce neural tube defects in developing baby if consumed at the time of pregnancy.

Treats Respiratory disorders:

  • Bitter Gourd is a simple home remedy to relief cough, cold, improve breathing and clear up the sputum. The pods of Bitter Gourd is used to treat asthma.

Health Benefits of Bitter gourd

Manages Diabetes:

  • Bitter gourd contains polypeptide-p (p insulin), alkaloids and charatin which help in reducing blood sugar levels naturally for Type 2 diabetic patients. Consuming bitter gourd, helps in regulating metabolism, thus prevents unpredictable spikes and drops in insulin levels.
  • Bitter gourd increases the absorption of glucose by the liver, fats and muscle tissue thus helps in reducing blood sugar levels and reduces demand on pancreas for insulin.
  • Bitter gourd acts as a hypoglycemic agent. Consuming bitter gourd juice increases the uptake of glucose and improves the glycemic control. Bitter Gourd activates the kinases protein that helps in absorption of sugar, thus aids in bringing diabetes under control.
  • Plant based insulin in bitter gourd also helps patients with type 1 diabetes. A glass of bitter gourd juice, daily (50 ml) is the most successful home remedy for diabetes.

Cleanses the liver:

  • A glass of bitter gourd juice daily acts as liver tonic and heal all kinds of liver problems. The juice cleanses the bowel and prevents liver failure by strengthening the anti-oxidant activity of the liver enzymes. It is very helpful in improving liver and kidney functions. It repairs liver and increases its capacity to clean blood.

Improves Eye sight:

  • Bitter Gourd is a good source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Vitamin A. It helps in preventing cataract development and progression.
  • Vitamin A also plays an important role in cell communication and aids in new cell growth and development.
  • Consuming Bitter gourd (raw, cooked or in juice form) helps in maintaining better vision by supporting retinal function and nourishing the corneas and conjunctival membranes.
  • Bitter Gourd is also a great home remedy to treat dark circles. It helps in preventing all vision related problems and strengthens the eye sight over time.

Boosts Skin and Hair Health:

  • The regular consumption of Bitter Gourd protects the skin from blemishes and acne. The vitamin C content in Bitter gourd makes it a power anti-oxidant that fights harmful free radicals and prevents wrinkles. This fruit contains anti-ageing properties as it keeps the tissues strong by facilitating collagen production thus it slows down the aging process naturally. It also protects the skin from Ultra Violet rays damage. Consuming Bitter Gourd helps to get rid of deep skin infections.

How to Use

  • Applying Bitter gourd juice to the scalp decreases hair loss and graying of the hair. It treats dandruff, scalp itchiness, split ends and rough hair. The juice may be applied directly to the scalp or mixed with some curd. Biotin, Zinc and Vitamin A and C help in imparting shine and luster to the hair.

Other Benefits of Bitter Gourd

  • Bitter Gourd has proved to be beneficial for HIV/AIDS patients as they contain phytochemicals which improve immunity and reduce the overall infection and inflammation in the patient. It also helps in lowering cholesterol levels, thus reducing risk of heart problems.
  • Bitter Gourd is a rich source of Vitamin C that protects our cells from free radicals involved in cancer development. It boosts immunity and helps in iron absorption in the body. It also improves stamina and energy levels of the individual and aids sound sleep.
  • To make Bitter Gourd less bitter one can sauté it in olive oil or sprinkle some salt over the cut bitter gourd pieces and let it sit for few minutes. Soaking Bitter Gourd in Tamarind juice also helps in taking away the bitterness.