SOME OF THE HEALTH BENEFETS OF JAMBUL FRUIT

 

 

Jambul is also called Jamun in India. In English, it is called by various names like, black plum, java plum, malabar plum, jambolan etc.

The Jamun tree is native to India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Indonesia. However it is now being grown in Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago. It was introduced in Florida, USA in 1911.

 

It is an evergreen tree that lives for over 100 years. A good shade providing tree, all parts of the Jamun tree are useful in one way or the other. The tree grows well in tropical to sub tropical areas.

 

The tree flowers with the onset of summer in March/April and bears fruit in May/June when it is hotter. The fruits’ skin is in various shades of purple, some almost black coloured. It ia an oblong shaped berry and the ripe berry has a deep purple flesh that colours the mouth and tongue for a few hours after it is eaten. Thr fruit tastes sweet and tarty with an astringent action.

 

Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine use the fruit, seeds, bark, leaves etc to treat a variety of health problems.

Uses Of Various Parts Of The Jamun Tree

 

The wood is used for making cheap furniture, railway sleepers and as a foundation to instal motors in wells as the wood is not only strong but withstands moisture as well. It is also used to make agricultural equipments.

The leaves are used to decorate marriage pandals.

The seeds are used to make herbal teas for use by diabetics.

The fruits are used to prepare vinegar, wines, jams, jellies, squashes etc.

Nutrients In Jamun

 

Jambul Fruit

 

The seeds contain the glucoside jambolin which prevents the conversion of starch into sugar and this benefits by controlling blood sugar levels. They also contain many flavonoids, phenols and are rich in protein and calcium.

 

It is a very good source of carotene, iron, folic acid, calcium potassium, magnesium,phosphorus and sodium. It has high levels of Vitamin C.

 

The sugars are in the form of glucose and fructose which hydrate, cool and refresh the heat stressed body.

 

Jambuls are a rich source of antioxidants,and phytochemicals like anthocyanins, glucosides,ellagic acid, oxalic acid, kaemferol etc. The seeds and leaves contain essential oils.

The following are some of the health benefits of jambul.

 

Jambul is very good to treat Gout. Boil the bark well in water till the water thickens. Cool and apply this watery paste on the affected part to relieve pain and inflammation.

 

In Diabetes, drink jamun juice and mango juice mixed in equal quantities.

 

To remove body weakness, treat anaemia, increase memory and remove sexual weakness, take 1 tsp each of jamun juice, honey and amla juice everyday in the morning.

 

Eating jamuns stimulates the liver and relieves bladder problems.

 

To increase appetite and treat constipation take vinegar made of raw jamun fruits with equal quantity of water, twice a day.

 

To treat stomatitis and mouth and teeth problems apply jamun juice and also drink it.

 

For treating pimples, grind the dry seeds. Add some cow’s milk and apply on the pimples while going to bed at night. Wash in the morning. Continue for a few days.

 

For diarrhoea, mix a little rock salt in jamun juice and drink.

 

For Acidity, eat jamuns with black salt and roasted cumin seed powder.

 

To maintain a healthy voice and relieve hoarseness, gargle with a concoction of jamun seeds boiled in water for some time and cooled.

 

For those suffering from renal stones, eating powdered jamun seeds with yoghurt helps.

 

For children suffering from bedwetting, give the child 1/2 tsp powdered jamun seeds with water 2 times a day for some days to stop this habit.

 

Jamun stimulates the melanin making cells and thus helps in curing leucoderma.

 

Risk of heart attacks can be reduced by eating jambul regularly as it prevents hardening of the arteries.

 

To stop vomiting drink jamun juice.

 

For boils and other skin disorders apply some jamun seeds mixed with a little oil on the affected area.

Some Precautions

 

Never eat Jambul on empty stomach.

 

Never drink milk after consuming jamun.

 

Do not eat them in excess as it may cause body aches and fevers.

 

Sources: Rajan Singh Jolly

 

 

 

 

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

First,I was dying to finish my high school and start college And then I was dying to finish my college and start working Then I was dying to marry and have children And then I was dying for my children To grow old enough So I could go back to work But then I was dying to retire And now I am dying… And suddenly I realized I forgot to live

                      

Please don’t let this happen to you Appreciate your current situation And enjoy each day … Old friend

 

To make money we loose our health,

And then to restore our health we loose our money…

We live as if we are never going to die,

And we die as if we never lived…

                                          HOW TO STAY YOUNG

 

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight, and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them’

 

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

 

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’

 

4. Enjoy the simple things.

 

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

 

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

 

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

 

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

 

9.   Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

 

 10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.  AND ALWAYS REMEMBER : Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but   by the moments that take our breath away.

Worry about nothing, pray about everything!!!

ALL ABOUT CANCER

 

 

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

 

4.When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

 

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

 

WHAT CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

 

a.Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water – best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Source: JOHNS HOPKINS

20 BENEFETS OF TULSI OR HOLY BASIL

1. Healing Power: The tulsi plant has many medicinal     properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory. They promote the removal of the catarrhal matter and phlegm from the bronchial tube. The leaves strengthen the stomach and induce copious perspiration. The seed of the plant are mucilaginous.


2. Fever & Common Cold: The leaves of basil are specific for many fevers. During the rainy season, when malaria and dengue fever are widely prevalent, tender leaves, boiled with tea, act as preventive against theses diseases. In case of acute fevers, a decoction of the leaves boiled with powdered cardamom in half a liter of water and mixed with sugar and milk brings down the temperature. The juice of tulsi leaves can be used to bring down fever. Extract of tulsi leaves in fresh water should be given every 2 to 3 hours. In between one can keep giving sips of cold water. In children, it is every effective in bringing down the temperature.


3. Coughs: Tulsi is an important constituent of many Ayurvedic cough syrups and expectorants. It helps to mobilize mucus in bronchitis and asthma. Chewing tulsi leaves relieves cold and flu.


4. Sore Throat: Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as drink in case of sore throat. This water can also be used as a gargle.


5. Respiratory Disorder: The herb is useful in the treatment of respiratory system disorder. A decoction of the leaves, with honey and ginger is an effective remedy for bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cough and cold. A decoction of the leaves, cloves and common salt also gives immediate relief in case of influenza. They should be boiled in half a liter of water till only half the water is left and add then taken.


6. Kidney Stone: Basil has strengthening effect on the kidney. In case of renal stone the juice of basil leaves and honey, if taken regularly for 6 months it will expel them via the urinary tract.


7. Heart Disorder: Basil has a beneficial effect in cardiac disease and the weakness resulting from them. It reduces the level of blood cholesterol.


8. Children’s Ailments: Common pediatric problems like cough cold, fever, diarrhea and vomiting respond favorably to the juice of basil leaves. If pustules of chicken pox delay their appearance, basil leaves taken with saffron will hasten them.


9. Stress: Basil leaves are regarded as an ‘adaptogen’ or anti-stress agent. Recent studies have shown that the leaves afford significant protection against stress. Even healthy persons can chew 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent stress. It purifies blood and helps prevent several common elements.


10. Mouth Infections: The leaves are quit effective for the ulcer and infections in the mouth. A few leaves chewed will cure these conditions.


11. Insect Bites: The herb is a prophylactic or preventive and curative for insect stings or bites. A teaspoonful of the juice of the leaves is taken and is repeated after a few hours. Fresh juice must also be applied to the affected parts. A paste of fresh roots is also effective in case of bites of insects and leeches.


12. Skin Disorders: Applied locally, basil juice is beneficial in the treatment of ringworm and other skin diseases. It has also been tried successfully by some naturopaths in the treatment of leucoderma.


13. Teeth Disorder: The herb is useful in teeth disorders. Its leaves, dried in the sun and powdered, can be used for brushing teeth. It can also be mixed with mustered oil to make a paste and used as toothpaste. This is very good for maintaining dental health, counteracting bad breath and for massaging the gums. It is also useful in pyorrhea and other teeth disorders.


14. Headaches: Basil makes a good medicine for headache. A decoction of the leaves can be given for this disorder. Pounded leaves mixed with sandalwood paste can also be applied on the forehead for getting relief from heat, headache, and for providing coolness in general.


15. Eye Disorders: Basil juice is an effective remedy for sore eyes and night-blindness, which is generally caused by deficiency of vitamin A. Two drops of black basil juice are put into the eyes daily at bedtime.


16. Acts on nervous system: It act on nervous system providing them strength, relieves stress and helps in relieving pain.


17. It work as appetizer and promotes digestion by helping in secretion of digestive enzymes.


18. It helps in preventing flatulence and avoids constipated stool.


19. Tulsi juice drops are very effective in earache.


20. Keep powder of tulsi root in water for overnight and take it early morning for diabetes natural cure.

SOURCE: HEALTH  ALERT

SOME OF THE BENEFITS EATING FISH

Fish is a superfood. Packed with vitamins and minerals, and a major source of omega-3 fatty acids, fish can help to protect against a range of diseases, from cancer to heart disease, depression to arthritis. 

 

The benefits of eating fish

 

Heart disease

No wonder the Government wants us all to eat more, with the Food Standards Agency recommending at least two portions a week of fresh, frozen, or tinned seafood (one of them of oily fish). The British Heart Foundation says eating oily fish can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve your chances of survival following a heart attack. Fish does this by lowering levels of fats called triglycerides in the blood – raised levels are associated with heart disease. Fish oils also appear to help reduce blood clotting and abnormal heart rhythms after a heart attack.

 

Alzheimer’s

Polyunsaturated fatty acids found in many fish may prevent damage to brain cells. Eating fish can also reduce the risk of high blood pressure, which is linked with dementia. A French study of 2000 people showed that those who ate seafood at least once a week had a significantly lower risk of dementia over a seven-year period than those who didn’t.

 

Cancer

A Swedish study of 6000 men over a 30-year period showed that those who didn’t eat any fish had between double and treble the risk of developing prostate cancer, compared to those who ate moderate or large amounts. Shellfish, such as crab and lobster, also contains selenium, thought to have cancer-fighting properties.

 

Depression

It’s been reported that fish can help to ease depression. Again, it’s down to omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to raise levels of the brain chemical serotonin.

 

Arthritis

Population groups that eat a lot of fish – Inuits in Greenland, for example – have low rates of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Studies have also shown fish oils to be useful in relieving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Social benefits

According to research carried out in Mauritius, children given lots of fish from the age of three are less likely to have criminal records by the time they reach 23.

 

Skin

According to dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, author of The Perricone Prescription, a salmon-packed diet can help smooth out age lines

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Which fish to eat

White fish like cod are a good source of low-fat protein and minerals.

Oily fish such as sardines, pilchards, salmon and mackerel have the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids.

Crab, lobster and mussels come into the shellfish group and contain selenium, thought to have cancer-fighting properties.

 

 

The bottom line here is to eat fish in moderation.

 

Source : Saga

SIGNS OF ALCOHOLISM

At most of the occasions, you cannot avoid but land up holding a glass of wine or whiskey. This is more common among working professionals and friends. In official meetings or at parties, you will look odd without holding a glass of alcohol. This social practice can be harmful at times as many people can get addicted to alcohol.

 

Alcoholism is an addiction towards alcoholic beverages. Most of the people especially youth are getting into this addiction. In worst cases, these addicts cannot stay without drinking alcohol for even a single day. Those who are considered alcoholic do not even get sleep if they do not take a sip of their regular alcoholic beverage.

 

Alcoholism affects you, your health, and relationships. If you are used to drinking every other day, they you need to check if you are turning into an alcohol addict. Here are few warning signs that you need to check. These signs will help you know if you are turning into an alcoholic or not.

 

Warning signs of alcoholism:

You are drinking more: 

You started drinking with one peg and now you are drinking more than a quarter. If you have increased the consumption of alcohol, then it is a sign of alcoholism.

 

You have the capacity:

Even after drinking more than others, you still have the capacity to stand up and walk down home alone! If you are strong enough to gulp down more than others, it is a clear sign that you are becoming an alcoholic as your body is adapting to the presence of alcohol.

 

Drinking regularly:

If you inculcated the habit of drinking every day, it is a clear sign of alcoholism. When you start looking for opportunities or reasons to drink, it shows that you are getting addicted to it.

 

You have started hiding it:

When you start hiding the fact from others and yourself, it is a warning sign of alcoholism.

 

You get frustrated without it:

When alcoholism takes its toll on you, you get completely obsessed with it. Without drinking even a single glass of alcohol, you feel frustrated and constantly start consoling yourself.

 

Drinking without occasion:

Having a can of beer in the car just to get over stress is just an excuse to gulp down some chilled alcohol. When you start drinking without any occasion, it is a sign of alcoholism.

 

Get over hangover:

Drinking any time of the day is one of the signs of alcoholism. However, when you drink a glass early in the morning to get over hangover, your body is adapting to alcohol and you start thinking that it works! This addiction worsens the situation.

 

These are few signs of an alcoholic. If you are facing them then you need help immediately. Consult your doctor and get over this addiction before you go crazy and spoil your health.

 

Source : Amrish

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF EATING EGGS

1.Eggs are great for the eyes. According to one study, an egg a day may  prevent macular degeneraton due to the carotenoid content, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin. Both nutrients are more readily available to our bodies from eggs than from other sources.

 

2.In another study, researchers found that people who eat eggs every day lower their risk of developing cataracts, also because of the lutein and zeaxanthin in eggs.

 

3.One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids. 

4.According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In fact, according to one study, regular consumption of eggs may help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

 

5.They are a good source of choline. One egg yolk has about 300 micrograms of choline. Choline is an important nutrient that helps regulate the brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system.

 

6.They contain the right kind of fat. One egg contains just 5 grams of fat and only 1.5 grams of that is saturated fat.

 

7.New research shows that, contrary to previous belief, moderate consumption of eggs does not have a negative impact on cholesterol. In fact, recent studies have shown that regular consumption of two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol. 

 

8.Eggs are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D. 

 

9.Eggs may prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%. 

 

10.Eggs promote healthy hair and nails because of their high sulphur content and wide array of vitamins and minerals.

 

 

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