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How To Know If The Haldi You Are Using Is Pure Or Not?

Dr.Nisha Singh 90% (251ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lucknow
How To Know If The Haldi You Are Using Is Pure Or Not?

When it comes to Indian cuisine, it is all about a mélange of flavors and aroma that can entirely transform the face of any dish. One such important spice is turmeric which is not just revered for the amazing color and texture it adds to any food but for its medicinal value as well.

Turmeric or haldi is used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic treatments, and its values are now researched and approved by scientists and researchers all across the globe. But if you have decided to add turmeric in your daily edibles then you should be aware of the tips and tricks that would enable you to choose the pure form of turmeric over the unwanted filtered and chemically dyed ones.

Turmeric often tends to have unwanted additives such as chalk powder or starch or sawdust and sometimes, it is made to look appealing with the help of synthetic colors. Adulteration in spices is a common situation in India and therefore, it pays to ensure that the turmeric you buy and eat is free from Metanil yellow or lead chromate which is some of the toxic chemicals.

Quick tricks that can help you check

  1. Checking for chalk powder: You can take a pinch of turmeric powder in a glass flask and add a few drops of water to it. Now add a few drops of hydrochloric acid, and if you see it to give off bubbles, it is indicative of the presence of yellow soap powder or chalk powder or both.
  2. Presence of Metanil yellow: A few drops of hydrochloric acid in a pinch of turmeric will also help you understand whether it has Metanil yellow. Add some water and shake the mixture as vigorously as you can. If you see the mixture to turn pink, then rest assured that it contains this unwanted additive.
  3. Spotting adulterated turmeric root: Sometimes, we need turmeric root instead of the powder, and you will be surprised to know that it may also be coated with some unwanted substance. To test for it, you will have to place turmeric root on a piece of paper and pour some water on it. If you see it leaving color, it can be impure and polished to give the desired look.

Such simple measures can go a long way in maintaining the good health of your family. Hence care must be taken in this regard.

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Drink Pure water!

Dr.Vidya Sagar 92% (61ratings)
General Physician, Bhiwani
Drink Pure water!

Always use pure filtered drinking water because in india water is too much contaminated.

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Bloating: Causes and Remedies- Pure Inside Out

Dr.Vijay Rai 93% (70ratings)
Gastroenterologist, Kolkata
Bloating: Causes and Remedies- Pure Inside Out

Bloating isn't a medical condition. It doesn't necessarily mean that a person has eaten too much. It can be a case of eating wrong food which has not been digested by the body. Bloating occurs when air and water get trapped inside the stomach or intestine. As a result, the stomach gets swollen well past its normal level.

Culprits of bloating:Bloating can result from a number of cases. Fatty or junk foods are one of the biggest culprits of bloating. It hinders the digestion process and doesn't let the stomach empty on time. Carbohydrates too can cause bloating. Even carbonated drinks can play spoilsport. It creates bubbles in the stomach leading to indigestion and bloating. Some food items related to gas include cauliflower, lettuce, hard candy, beans, Brussels sprouts, broccoli etc. Apart from this, consumption of excessive junk food and soft drinks can lead to bloating.

Steps to avoid bloating: The best way to avoid bloating is to refrain from bloat causing foods as mentioned earlier. If you wear dentures, it should be ensured that it fits properly. There are instances when excess air gets inside the stomach due to an improper fixture of denture leading to bloating. Eating or drinking slowly is another good way of staying away from bloating. When you eat slowly, there are fewer chances of extra air getting inside the stomach. In the case of beverage consumption, avoiding the straw is a good idea. This way the unwanted air cannot make their way inside the tummy and play foul.

Taking a small walk after every meal is another good way of staying away from bloating. This way the gas inside the tummy cannot rise above the surface. The practice of calming technique such as yoga, deep breathing and meditation also goes a long way in giving relief from bloating.

Some home remedies to get rid of bloating include:

  • A cup of ginger, lemon and honey in a cup of hot water once everyday
  • 1 cup of herbal peppermint tea freshly prepared in boiled water
  • In the case of regular stomach bloating, intake of one caraway seed on a daily basis fetches immediate results
  • Consumption of a cup of baked pumpkin twice a week
  • Consumption of warm lemon water before you start your day is another good way of keeping bloating at bay.

Bloating can also be a symptom of other intestinal related problems as well. If the general method of control and measured diet doesn't suffice, it is time to visit a doctor to find the underlying cause of your problem. Doctors perform a series of tests to understand the problem and prescribe the required medicine to control or cure the problem.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tibetan Singing Bowls - Pure Tone, No Background Music, Meditation!

Diploma In Electrical Engineering, MCA, MBA, Certification In Sound Therapy
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Tibetan Singing Bowls - Pure Tone, No Background Music, Meditation!

Tibetan singing bowls are handmade, out of bell metals in India. When they are placed both on or even around one’s body and get toned, they not only help to break up the patterns of energy that have remained stagnant but also help in inducing a sort of trace like state of mind, so as to give mind and body, a sense of relaxation as well as get them revitalized at the deepest level.

Buddhist monks have been using these singing bowls for a long time as their practice of meditation. Add to that, certain music therapists, massage therapists and yoga therapists, who also use Tibetan singing bowls while carrying out their treatment.

Uses of Tibetan Singing Bowls Tibetan Singing Bowls are used by people for quite a number of purposes. They include:

  1. Reduction in stress
  2. Relief from pain
  3. They are also in combination with other practices of healing like meditation as well as deep breathing.

Many are of the belief that the vibrations caused by a singing bowl can bring about positive changes in the body through:

  1. Getting the cells harmonized
  2. Balance the energy system of the body
  3. Can also stimulate the immune system and produce beneficial changes in brain waves.

Benefits of Tibetan Singing Bowls Certain scientific studies have even examined the potential benefits which these singing bowls carry, despite their long history of use.

The benefits include:

  1. Getting relief from the chronic spinal pain
  2. Helps to bring forth reduction in the systolic blood pressure
  3. The heart rate is also brought under control before a person gets directed towards a relaxation session.

How Can One Make Use of a Singing Bowl? Let us see how one can create sound with the help of a singing bowl:

  1. Press the accompanying mallet firmly against the outer edge of the bowl, in a circular motion.
  2. Then, once one can get to hear and bright, clear tone, he or she can slow down the motion.
  3. Make use of the full arm to make the motion and not just try to rotate it through the movement of the wrist.
  4. One can even make same kind of circular motion against the outside half of the bowl.
  5. In addition to it, one can even strike the bowl in a gentle manner before going ahead to start off with the circular motion.

Where to Find These Tibetan Singing Bowls? People can get hold of these Tibetan Singing Bowls in a number of places, which include:

  1. Meditation Centres
  2. Yoga Studios
  3. Music Shops
  4. Stores specializing in modern age products
  5. Proponents tend to suggest that even better quality bowls have the ability to produce more resonant sounds.
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For Good Sleep

Dr.Arun Gupta 90% (210ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
For Good Sleep
For good sleep, apply pure desi ghee on both soles before going to bed. This will help in getting good sleep.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Recurrent ulcers on tongue can be sign of vit B6 deficiency in pure vegetarians and then MILK is the solution.

Homeopath, Kolkata
Do regular required excise, eat healthy food and drink pure water 5 to 10 ltrs/aday

MBBS- 1996 & MD - (OBG)/DVD/DPM/Dip.Andrology.
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Hi. Every body should take good nice pure veg items mostly. Avoid or take smaller rate non veg those are in habits. Every body must take 4-5 liter water per day. Avoided allergic oily items. Don't take out side food.
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For healthy teeth and gums

Dr.B Suresh Kumar 91% (918ratings)
B H M S, MD, PG Hom (Lon), SCPH (Diploma in Predictive Homoeopathy), PG Diploma in Classical Homoeopathy,Greece, D.NY.S (Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science
Homeopath, Thrissur
For healthy teeth and gums
Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic. You can make oil pulling with pure coconut oil for 15 minutes in the morning or the night and spit of the oil after 15minutes. It will loose its oily nature after 15 min.

Super Fact of the Day: You consume about 550 litres of oxygen in a day!

Dr.S K Mittal 89% (3956ratings)
General Physician, Bangalore
Super Fact of the Day: You consume about 550 litres of oxygen in a day!
Have you ever given a thought as to how much oxygen you consume in a day? in a day, we use about 550 litres of pure oxygen out of the total 11000 litres of air that is consumed daily.

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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