The Amazing Aloe Vera

You all must have heard about Aloe Vera and its healing properties. You also must have heard about its importance in Ayurveda. It became so popular just because of its exceptional and extraordinary qualities and that is why it is sometimes also termed as ‘plant of immortality’. It is considered to be a miracle plant as it contains phytochemicals and other nutrients which are beneficial for hair, health and skin. Aloe Vera is full of…

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One woman’s initiative to transform health care

Elizabeth Holmes has been named in the Time’s ‘100 most influential people of 2015’ and she has also been nominated as the World’s youngest female self-made billionaire of 2015. She’s being compared to the likes of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. So, who is Elizabeth Holmes? What has she done to earn this privilege? Elizabet Holmes is an American health technology entrepreneur. Her net worth is $4.6 billion. She dropped out of Stanford founded ‘Theranos’…

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The Holy Basil

Tulsi is a sacred plant in Hindu belief. It is also known as Holy basil and its scientific name is Ocimum tenuiflorum. Hindus regard it as an earthly expression of the goddess Tulsi, better half of the god Vishnu. Many people have tulsi plants growing in front of their home. Traditionally, Tulsi is planted in the center of the central courtyard of Hindu houses.  Offering of its leaves is mandatory in ritualistic worship of Vishnu and…

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All About Lemons

We all like the distinctive sour taste of lemon juice and that is why it is a key ingredient in drinks and foods such as lemonade. Lemon Trees are evergreen and are  native to China. Lemons are used for a number of purposes and have a long list of benefits. It is an excellent and rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber. It has been known for its therapeutic properties…

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Development and pollution

All the countries in the world are divided into three categories,developed,developing and under developed countries . Naturally , an organism tries to develop itself.Likewise a country would try to be a developed country. A country is said to be developed if majority of its income is through the industrial sector.And in the developing and under developed countries,it is mainly through agricultural sector.Development of a country would mean large number of industries and large number of…

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Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

“Health is Wealth”– it is one of the most popular proverb nowadays. For most of us, being healthy means being physically fit. But the real definition of health is far beyond just being physically fit. It also means our mental, social as well as spiritual well-being. It is said that- “A healthy mind lies in a healthy body”. It is true that a healthy mind keeps a healthy body, but it is not necessary that…

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Neem – A Medicinal Herb

Neem sceintifically known as Azadirachta indica has been used for more than 4,500 years and have been recognized as a divine herb due to its extra-ordinary medicinal properties. Each part of the neem tree from root to the branches has some magical healing property. It has been a part of Ayurveda – the science of life since centuries due to miraculous effects. Neem is anti- bacterial, anti- parasitic, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti- fungal, all in…

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Chess: The Game of My Immune System

Let us play a game of chess. The Whites : My Immune System , The Blacks : The Invaders (microbes, dust, allergens, viruses) Choose the Team : WHITES (code : W) Pawns      : First Line of Defense (Anatomical, Physiological, Phagocytic and Inflammatory Barriers) Knights   : Acquired Immunity (Active (vaccination), Passive (natural serum transplant)) Bishops   : Inherent Immunity ( Macrophages, Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Mast Cells, Dendritic Cells, Natural Killer Cells) Rooks    …

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Benefits of Chocolates

Think of chocolate and it makes your mouth water. Well, it has a number of benefits. Chocolate is made up of cocoa beans which are the dried seeds of the tree “Theobroma Cacao” which means “food of the gods”. The cocoa beans are the basis of chocolate. They contain polyphenols with antioxidant properties which do not allow the formation of free radicals in our body and thus saves us from a number of diseases. Chocolate…

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Wonder drink-“COFFEE”

Let’s go for coffee! Has anyone asked you for a coffee today? If yes then you should surely go, not for the person who asked but for your own good health. Startled!! Don’t be. Because whatever you will be reading further in this article that will give you a clear idea of why I am bridging this connection between health and coffee. It looks like today’s metropolitan lives are fuelled by coffee. Sure, we love…

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