Monday, June 29, 2009

Warm Lemon Juice Benefits

Hello everybody,

In the comment to the last post, one of the nature lover asked the benefits of drinking warm lemon juice in the morning. Hence, in this article i am going to mention some of the health benefits of drinking warm lemon juice.

Acts as rejuvenator
Being a rich source of Vitamin c, Lemon has rejuvenating properties. Even the smell of lemon can refresh us. Peeling lemon in your bath-water will also refresh you.

Improves Digestive System
Lemon helps the digestive system to make the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It flushes out the body toxins. Mind well, these body toxins are the starting cause of many diseases.

Helps in reducing weight
Drinking warm lemon juice can also help in reducing your weight.

Helps in tackling heart-related issues
Lemon contains potassium which helps people having heart-related issues.

Monday, June 8, 2009


One of my friend sent me an email with these 52 health tips. I found it good enough to share with you all.


1. Drink eight glasses of water a day.

2. Include two vegetables and one fruit in every meal.

3. Begin each meal with a raw vegetable salad.

4. Make a light snack of assorted sprouts.

5. Start the day with a glass of warm water and a dash of lime.

6. Use only fresh vegetables.

7. Once a week have only fresh fruits until noon, make lunch the first meal of the day.

8. Eat only freshly cooked meals not refrigerated leftovers.

9. Include one green vegetable and one yellow vegetables in every meal.

10. Go on a ‘juice fast’ for a day. Start with vegetable juice, and sip fruit for lunch and dinner.

11. Kick the old coffee habit. Have a glass of fresh fruit juice instead.

12. Cut out all deep-fried foods from your diet.

13. Cut down on high sugar products like soft drinks, ice-cream, candy and cookies in your diet.

14. Never skip a meal, even if you ‘re on a diet. Eat a fresh fruit or have vegetable juice instead.

15. Avoid beverages like soda, coffee, colas and so on.

16. Include high fibre foods – plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains – in planning your diet.

17. Use salt in moderation.

18. Wash vegetables thoroughly in clean water before chopping.

19. Stream or boil vegetables (rather than fry or sauté).

20. Retain peels of potato, cucumber, carrot and tomato while cooking.

21. Do take a moment off to mentally list out the nutritional value of the food you ‘re about to eat.

22. Don’t rush through your meals. Set aside enough time to appreciate, enjoy and digest your food.

23. Make every meal an enjoyable experience. Set dishes out attractively and chew slowly to appreciate the full flavour of the foods you eat.

24. Choose to be radiantly healthy. Keep yourself inf ormed about the nutritive value of every food you buy.

25. Shop for groceries yourself. Notice the look, feel and smell of fresh fruit and vegetables and enjoy their intrinsic goodness.

26. Watch out for eating habits paired with emotional states, like reaching for a chocolate when you’re depressed. Resist the urge and eat fruit instead.

27. Eat popcorn (rather than chips) while watching a movie.

28. Sit at the table at meal times. Don’t read the paper or review bills while eating.

29. Make it a point to have dinner with the entire family at the table, and not in front of the TV.

30. Eat just to the point of the fullness. Don’t stuff yourself !

31. Stop smoking.

32. Restrict alcohol consumption.

33. Get a good night’s sleep, every night.

34. Enrol today in an exercise programme.

35. Take a brisk, 20 minute invigorating walk each morning.

36. Spend 10 minutes every morning and evening doing basic stretches.

37. Do not use elevators when you can climb the stairs.

38. Enrol in a TM programme today.

39. Focus on your breathing. Take a deep breath, then exhale slowly. Repeat a couple of times a day.

40. Learn to relax. Spend 20 minutes consciously relaxing each muscle of your body.

41. Spend 20 minutes a day in silent meditation, prayer or contemplation.

42. Learn the healing power of laughter. Watch a crazy movie, recall a joke or read a funny book and laugh out loud.

43. Tap the powers of your sub-conscious. Relax your body for 20 minutes and project the’Perfect You’ on your mind screen.

44. Balance your lifestyle. Devote equal time each week to work and fun.

45. Join kids in a sports activity and rediscover the joys of childhood.

46. Do keep in touch with friends. Call up or visit them and be at peace with the world.

47. Enrol in an activity (like dancing, swimming or roller skating…) you never indulged in because you were afraid of “what people might say”.

48. Forgive someone who you think has done you wrong and cleanse your spirit of rancor.

49. Do a nice turn to someone you don’t know too well, but who could do with a friend.

50. Spend a quiet half-hour chatting with your family.

51. Listen to soothing music for 15 minutes at least each day.

52. Read a great book once a week.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Korfad/Aloe - Natural Anti-dandruff

In the last article we have seen that the gel of Aloe Vera (korfad) acts as natural sunscreen cream protecting our screen from sun in hot summer.

There is yet another problem which increases in summer - dandruff. Dandruff is excessive shedding of dead skin from the scalp. And it increases with extreme exposure to heat. In fact, dandruff increases with extreme exposure to both heat and cold. So this problem also increases in winter. There are many shampoos available in the market which claims to clear your dandruff. But we are obsessed to find out 100% natural, effective, most cost effective (thanks to recession) and the simplest solution. Right? So here's what nature offers us.

We have seen in last article how to extract gel from the korfad leaf. Now, after extracting the gel from korfad leaves, apply it on your head like you apply hair oil. Korfad gel will help remove the dead skin from your head and also strengthen the skin to fight excessive heat or cold. This will normalize the the rate of shedding dead skin i.e. dandruff. And your dandruff problem is resolved.

Korfad is really a great blessing nature has offered us. We can use korfad externally as well as internally. Drinking of korfad juice also has many health benefits. I think, korfad is a must have plant in your garden.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Korfad/Aloe as natural sunscreen

We have seen many uses of Aloe Vera (Korfad) in previous posts. Here is yet another use of Aloe Vera (korfad).

In hot summer, we used to use some sunscreen cream to avoid sun burn of our skin. We know that most of the skin-care lotions contains Aloe Vera (korfad) alongwith other chemical ingredients. But do we know that if you have Aloe Vera (korfad) plant in our garden, we can get 100% natural, without any chemical and many folds effective sunscreen within minutes. Yes, its true. We can use Aloe Vera(korfad) leaves as sunscreen. Just follow following steps.
  • Take an Aloe Vera(korfad) leaf.
  • Remove any spines along the edge.
  • Tear it lengthwise.
  • Extract the gel inside it into a glass or vessel.
  • Apply this gel to your skin.

Yes, this is as simple as that. The gel of Aloe Vera(korfad) leaf serves as natural sunscreen. The gel is transperant and is enriched with ingredients needed to care your screen. The gel of Aloe Vera(korfad) leaf not only cares your skin from sun, it will also makes it beautiful and bright. It can be extracted in minutes. Korfad has great healing porperties. Hence, it will cure if there is any injury on your skin as well. Moreover, we know how costly the sunscreen are in the market. If you have Aloe Vera (korfad) plant in your garden, then it wont cost you anything. Save your skin the natural way and save money too. Good deal, isn't it?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Plant without medical properties.

Recently, i came across a story from Indain sculptures. After reading this story, i thought that this story is the base of my blog and i must share it with all my readers and all nature lovers. But for understanding the story, you must know about the education system of those days in India. So, let's start with it.

In ancient India, there was 'gurukul' education system. Where 'guru' means teacher/master and 'kul' means house. So, the young boys were sent to the home of a well-knowledgable person. These 'gurukul's were situated away from human locality, mostly in forest. The students were kept away from the society and were given the knowledge of various subjects alongwith practical knowledge. All pupils were treated same, irrespective of the families they belong. After completion of the education, the guru's were given guru-dakshina from shishya (student). Guru-dakshina means financial or any other kind of help to the master.

After completing the education of herbs and medicine in gurukul, one of the shishya went to his guru and asked him what guru-dakshina does he desire from shishya. Guru asked the boy to go and search for only one plant which do not have any medical property. The name of such plant is the guru-dakshina he desires from shishya. After hearing that shishya asked guru for some time and went in the forest. He started examining every plant for its medical properties. He worked for days, weeks, months. He worked days and nights. After a year, the shishya went back to his guru disappointed that he could not find any plant not having medical properties. With a very heavy heart, he told his guru that he could not pay guru-dakshina as he could not find out the plant without medical properties in spite of working  hard for a year and examining all the plants in the forest. To his amusement, guru smiled and told him that he already knew there was no such plant in the universe. Nature has stuffed medical properties in all plants. Nothing is useless. And the realization of this truth, alongwith the knowledge about medical properties of so many plants was the best guru-dakshina he has got from shishya.

Moral of the story 
Nature is the greatest artist. Nature never creates anything useless. Everything has some role to play. Every plant has some sort of medical property in it. Its just a matter that we are ignorant about it.

So, lets discover, share every blessing of nature. Instead of trying to dominate nature, lets live with it.