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Benefits of Moringa And Its Side Effects

Moringa is beneficial for a wide variety of reasons and hence is sometimes referred to as ‘super food’. Moringa is often used to treat arthritis, anemia, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, epilepsy and stomach and intestinal disorders. It also helps to deal with headache, heart problems, and kidney stones, helps to lower high blood pressure, regulates retention of fluid in our body and prevents bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections.

Benefits of Moringa And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Nutritional Value of Moringa
Health Benefits of Moringa
Prevents inflammation
Good for your bone
Helps prevent cancer
Antibacterial properties
Good for your brain
Helps protect the liver
Helps to improve body immunity
Reduces symptoms of diabetes
Helps prevent kidney problems
Prevents respiratory problems
Uses of Moringa
Side-Effects & Allergies of Moringa
Cultivation of Moringa


Moringa or Moringa oleifera is otherwise known as the ‘drumstick tree’ and has a variety of nutritional benefits. The name moringa may have been derived from the word ‘Murungai’ which means ‘twisted pod’ in the Tamil language. It is native to India but is also grown in different parts of the world and is also known by a host of different names. Various parts of the plant including the roots, leaves, barks, flowers, fruits and seeds are used to make medicines.

Nutritional Value of Moringa

There are a large number of nutrients and vitamins in moringa that are beneficial for us. The vitamins which are present in moringa plant are Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, folates and ascorbic acid. Calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and zinc are the essential minerals which are present in this plant. It also contains essential amino acids which help in the production of protein in our body.

Health Benefits of Moringa

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Moringa
Health Benefits of Moringa

Prevents inflammation

The presence of flavonoids like beta-carotenoids, Vitamin C, quertecin and Chlorogenic acid in moringa help to prevent inflammation. Quertecin helps to stabilize histamine production in the body and while Chlorogenic Acid helps to balance blood sugar levels. This helps to control inflammation as fluctuations in blood sugar levels have been found to cause inflammation, diabetes and other problems.

Good for your bone

Moringa has essential minerals like calcium and phosphorus which help to keep our bones healthy and strong. Extracts from this plant have been found to possess anti-inflammatory properties that help to treat conditions like arthritis and also help to fix mandibular or jaw bone fractures.

Helps prevent cancer

Moringa extracts help to prevent cancer as they contain phenolic components like quertecin and kaempferol which exhibit chemopreventive properties. Niazimicin is a bioactive compound present in moringa which help to restraint the development of cancer cells. Moringa extracts prevent the proliferation of malignant cells and helps induce apoptosis or programmed cell death and thus helps prevent various types of cancer like ovarian cancer, liver cancer and skin cancer.

Antibacterial properties

Moringa extracts act against food-borne microorganisms like Salmonella, Rhizopus species, E.coli, Enterobacter aerogenus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus and thus protect us from the disease-causing microbes. The leaves of moringa plant have anti-fungal properties that help to inhibit the growth of disease-causing fungi and prevent us from contracting diseases.

Good for your brain

Moringa is rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C and these help to fight oxidation which may lead to neural degeneration. Moringa has an essential role in regulating essential neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and noradrenline in the brain which play a vital role in the functioning of memory, mood and even organs. Thus consumption of moringa can help to have an affirmative effect on mental health and aids in preventing Parkinson’s disease.

Helps protect the liver

The liver is one of the most vital organs of our body and it is responsible for metabolism of fats and nutrients, bile production and even blood detoxification. The liver carries out all these functions with the aid of enzymes and moringa oil helps to maintain the liver enzyme levels. It further helps to reduce fibrosis and liver damage by reducing oxidative stress and increases protein content in the liver.

Helps to improve body immunity

Moringa leaves contain ethanol which helps to boost body immunity. It helps to improve cellular immune response and increases the count of leucocytes and antibodies which protect our body against a variety of illnesses.

Reduces symptoms of diabetes

Moringa leaf powder helps to reduce lipid and glucose levels and regulates oxidative stress. It also helps to improve hemoglobin levels and the total protein content in people suffering from diabetes. Thus it helps to fight diabetes by lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Helps prevent kidney problems

Moringa extracts act as effective bio-absorbent and helps to remove heavy metals and harmful toxins from the body. Thus consumption of moringa help to fight against nephrotoxicity, a condition where kidneys are damaged due to exposure to toxins or drugs. Moringa exhibits this property due to the presence of powerful anti-oxidants.

Prevents respiratory problems

Moringa plant extracts help to prevent asthma and inflammation in the respiratory airways. Moringa helps to reduce the severity of asthmatic attacks and prevents other respiratory disorders like wheezing, cough, dyspnea and contraction of the chest. Moringa seeds have anti-allergenic qualities that have positive effects on the respiratory system as well.

Uses of Moringa

In addition to its health benefits, moringa plant has a host of other uses as well. Moringa can be used as an aphrodisiac and it also has proved to increase milk production in new mothers. The oil in moringa seeds can be used in foods, perfumes, hair care products and also as machine lubricant. Moringa, when applied directly to the skin, helps to kill germs and to dry wounds. It can also be used topically to cure infections, athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease, snake bite warts and wounds. The leaves, bark, fruits and roots are edible and they are consumed widely in India and parts of Africa. Moringa extracts also possess anti-cyanobacterial qualities and they help to purify water.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Moringa

Leaves, fruits and seeds of this plant are safe to be consumed by mouth. It is however risky to consume the roots or its extracts as it contains a toxic substance. Pregnant women should take extra care so as not to consume moringa roots. The leaves of this plant have a lightly laxative effect and this may cause some digestive problems in some people.

Cultivation of Moringa

The moringa plant was used in the Indian subcontinent in around 2000 B.C. It was used to treat over 300 illnesses ranging from skin blemishes to kidney stones and tubercolosis. Later it spread to Egypt where it was used as a sunscreen. In Greece and Rome, it was used both as an ointment and also as an expensive perfume. This plant also spread to South-East Asia and Pacific Islands and has since become a part of their diet.

Moringa grows best in the sub-Himalayan tracts of the Indian subcontinent. However it is grown throughout the world in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It grows best under direct sunlight and can be grown on a wide range of soil conditions. However, neutral to slightly acidic and well-drained sandy or loamy soil is ideal. Optimum rainfall is also required. A temperature range of 25-35 degrees celcius is best suited for the plant to grow.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello doctor my hemoglobin is 8g how could I raise my Hb without taking any medicine.

M.Phil - Psychology, BHMS
Hi, If only low Hb is ur problem, then don't worry. Stop all other medicines u take. Daily take 1cup of lemon juice followed by 2cups of thick concentrate of moringa leaf juice (1cup of moringa leaves+1litre of water,boil it well until it gets reduced to 2 cups ).Take 5 or 10 date fruits daily. You will find drastic change in Hb level in 1 month

I am very tired. I have lose my weight day by day And know I am so sick. I don't know what I do please help me.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Take high protein foods like all milk and milk products, eggs, pulses, sprouts, nuts, tofu, rajmah, chole, soyabean, paneer, chicken, fish etc. To gain muscle mass.
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Sir since two months or so I have been suffering from itching, scars on my palms and thighs. Even my finger bones are aching and at places skin has become dark. Its too much itching and I couldn't sleep. At time it seems that my whole body is itching.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Clean stomach periodically with warm water and panchskar chooran. Start tab/ cap moringa, haridra and neem each 1 tds for a week and then each 1 bd for a month. Reportt back for further information.

Please suggest a good calcium tablets at age of 42 for women if she has less calcium in her body.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Calcium is abundantly available in natural food sources. The more naturally existing foods you take the better. Calcium supplements are firstly not fully absorbed by the body and in long run usage it has the tendency to give kidney stones. Dark green vegetables, low fat dairy, moringa, nuts, finger millet are some excellent sources of calcium and magnesium (which is very important for calcium absorption). Simultaneously, take care of your vitamin D as well.

How can one avoid or delay onset of arthritis and osteoporosis, particularly in knee and foot joints? Which are the foods which help in increasing the bone-density and strength? Also what are the precautions to be taken to avoid excess calcium intake in foods?

Physiotherapist, Vellore
Eat atleast moringa leaf 3 days for week. Eat padam daily 4 - 6 pices. Eat cabbage, cauliflower, green peas, milk and milk product. Soya milk if your non vegetarian eat egg, meat bone.
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Popular Health Tips

Moringa (Drumsticks) - Know The Amazing Health Benefits Of It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Moringa (Drumsticks) - Know The Amazing Health Benefits Of It!

The drumsticks, scientific name 'Moringa oleifera' often finds its way into the kitchen, used in the preparation of a variety of cuisines and delicacies, especially in India. From leaves to flowers, to seeds to the drumsticks itself, almost every part of Moringa or drumstick tree are edible and come laden with health benefits. In this article, we will discuss some of the benefits of drumsticks including their leaves, roots, flowers, and seeds.

Benefits of drumstick seeds

  • The drumstick seeds are a rich source of Vitamins (A, B-complex and C) and antioxidants and play a pivotal role in shielding the body from the harmful oxidative effects of the free radicals.
  • The seeds are also known for their anticarcinogenic properties. The drumstick seeds contain Oleic Acid which is a Good Cholesterol that keeps the heart hale and hearty.
  • People dealing with acne, acne scars, fine lines, can achieve fruitful results using oil extracted from the drumstick seeds, keeping the skin young and healthy.
  • The drumstick seeds are an excellent source of Zinc (known to promote healthy sperm production) and Iron (an ideal option for people with low hemoglobin or anemia).

Benefits of drumstick tree roots

  • The Moringa roots come as a blessing for people dealing with medical conditions such as thyroid disorders, digestive problems, asthma, Inflammatory disorders, skin problems, to name a few.
  • Research suggests the use of drumstick tree roots can be highly beneficial in the case of ovarian cancer.

Benefits of Moringa/ Drumstick leaves

  • If you want a healthy, glowing and youthful skin, the Moringa leaves are what the doctor has just advised. Packed with almost all the vital nutrients and vitamins (B, Beta-carotene, folic acid, C, K, and provitamin A), the Moringa leaves comes is an excellent blood purifier and keeps a host of skin problems including acne and pimples at bay.
  • The Moringa leaves contain pyridoxine, folic acid, and riboflavin, and come across as a natural remedy for people with digestive problems.

Benefits of Moringa Flowers

  • The Moringa Flowers act as aphrodisiacs, enhancing the sexual desire or libido in a person. Thus, the flower is beneficial for people dealing with low libido or sexual dysfunction.
  • The Moringa leaves have diuretic properties and are the best options for people trying to lose weight. This property makes the Moringa leaves an excellent remedy to deal with edema.

Other common benefits 

  • Moringa is a rich source of the amino acid Tryptophan and provides excellent relief from stress, anxiety, depression and related problems and complications by enhancing the production of the hormone Serotonin.
  • The antiurolithiatic property of Moringa roots goes a long way to prevent the formation of gallbladder stones or kidney stones.
  • Drumsticks keep the eyes healthy reducing the incidences of retinal dysfunction and dilation of the retinal vessels significantly.
  • Drumsticks are also known to give the immune system a much-needed boost, strengthening them to a great extent.

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

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Moringa Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - मोरिंगा (सहजन) के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Moringa Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - मोरिंगा (सहजन) के फायदे और नुकसान

मोरिंगा या सहजन जिसका वैज्ञानिक नाम मोरिंगा ओलीफेरा है. काफी हद तक संभव है कि आपने भी इसकी सब्जी खाई होगी. जैसा इसका खाने में स्वाद है ठीक उसी तरह इसमें पाए जाने वाले पोषक तत्वों की मात्रा भी है. सहजन में बीटा कैरोटिन, एमिनो एसिड और कई प्रकार के फिनॉलिक पाए जाते हैं. मोरिंगा की छाल गोंद बनाने के लिए जबकि इसके फूलों का प्रयोग हर्बल टॉनिक के रूप में किया जाता है. मोरिंगा के संपूर्ण वृक्ष का इस्तेमाल औषधीय उपयोग में किया जाता है. सहजन मुख्य रुप से अफगानिस्तान, उप हिमालयी क्षेत्र, बांग्लादेश, भारत और पाकिस्तान में पाया जाता है. मोरिंगा के फायदे और नुकसान निम्नलिखित हैं.

1. त्वचा को चमकदार बनाने में
मोरिंगा की फली से बनी सब्जियां या फिर इस के बीज का तेल त्वचा पर लगाने से त्वचा की चमक हमेशा बरकरार रहती है. क्योंकि इसमें विटामिन ए प्रचुर मात्रा में पाया जाता है. विटामिन ए त्वचा की सुंदरता को बरकरार रखने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. मोरिंगा किस सेवन से ड्राई त्वचा भी खिल उठती है. यही नहीं मोरिंगा चेहरे पर होने वाले पिंपल्स को भी खत्म करता है और आपकी त्वचा को निखारता है.
2. शुक्राणुओं की संख्या बढ़ाने में
मोरिंगा के फल की सहायता से शुक्राणुओं की संख्या और उनकी गुणवत्ता में भी सुधार किया जा सकता है. यही महावारी में महिलाओं के लिए भी कई परेशानियों को दूर करने वाला होता है. सहजन का सेवन महिलाओं को गर्भाशय की समस्याओं से भी बचाता है. पुरुषों में या शुक्राणुओं की संख्या बढ़ाने के साथ साथ उनकी वीर्य को गाढ़ा करने में भी मददगार होता है.
3. बच्चों के लिए
छोटे शिशुओं की तंदुरुस्ती के लिए भी मोरिंगा का सेवन महत्वपूर्ण माना जाता है. आपको बता दें कि सहजन में कैल्शियम लोहा मैग्नीशियम फास्फोरस आदि भरपूर मात्रा में पाए जाते हैं. शरीर में कैल्शियम बच्चों की हड्डियों और दांतों को मजबूत बनाने में सहायक होते हैं. वहीँ गर्भवती महिलाओं को यदि इस दौरान सहजन का सेवन कराया जाए तो उनके होने वाले बच्चों में भी कैल्शियम की भरपूर मात्रा मिलती है. इसमें पाए जाने वाले सभी तत्व बच्चों के शरीर को स्वस्थ रखने में सहायक भूमिका निभाते हैं.
4. सर दर्द के उपचार में
यदि आप सर दर्द से परेशान रहते हैं तो इससे राहत के लिए भी आप सहजन का इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं. मोरिंगा के पत्तों का पेस्ट बनाकर घाव पर लगा सकते हैं. सर दर्द में इससे फायदा लेने के लिए इसकी सब्जी बनाकर खा सकते हैं. आप चाहें तो सहजन के पत्तों को पीस कर इसे हल्का गर्म करके सिर में लेप लगाकर भी इसके फायदे ले सकते हैं. इसके अलावा इसके बीज को पीसकर सूंघने से भी सर दर्द दूर दूर दूर होता है. सहजन के बीज का पाउडर भी सर दर्द दूर करने के लिए उपयोग में लाया जाता है.
5. उच्च रक्तचाप में
उच्च रक्तचाप से पीड़ित व्यक्ति भी सहजन से राहत पा सकते हैं. जिन व्यक्ति जिन लोगों को उच्च रक्तचाप की समस्या होती है. उन्हें सहजन की पत्तियों का रस निकाल कर इस का काढ़ा बनाकर सेवन करने से राहत मिलती है. इसके अलावा साजन की इसके अलावा यह गाना आपको घबराहट उल्टी चक्कर आने आदि समस्याओं से भी बचाता है.
6. पाचन संबंधी समस्याओं के निपटान में
पेचिश, दस्त, कोलाइटिस आदि जैसे पाचन से संबंधित समस्याओं को दूर करने के लिए भी मोरिंगा का उपयोग किया जाता है. एक चम्मच मोरिंगा के ताजी पत्तियों का रस को एक चम्मच शहद में, नारियल पानी मिलाकर पीने से पाचन संबंधित तमाम समस्याओं से आपको राहत मिलती है. आप चाहे तो इसके फली की सब्जियां बनाकर भी खा सकते हैं. इससे भी आपको कब्ज आदि समस्याओं से छुटकारा मिलता है. यही नहीं सहजन की सब्जी गुर्दे और मूत्राशय की समस्या से पीड़ितों को भी खिलाया जा सकता है. पीलिया में भी इसके फायदे देखे जाते हैं.

मोरिंगा के नुकसान

  • गर्भवती महिलाएं सहजन के पत्ते, जड़, छाल और फूलों को गर्भावस्था के दौरान इस्तेमाल करने से बचें. 
  • संवेदनशील पेट वाले लोग इसकी सब्जी खाने से बचें.
  • प्रसव के कुछ हफ्ते बाद ही इसका प्रयोग करना चाहिए.
  • पीरियड्स के दौरान मोरिंगा का सेवन पित्त को बढ़ाता है. इसलिए इस दौरान इसका सेवन करने से बचें.
  • जिन लोगों को ब्लीडिंग डिसऑर्डर की समस्या है, वो भी इसे ना लें.
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Home Remedies for Babies up to 6 -7 Months

Ayurveda, Delhi
Home Remedies for Babies up to 6 -7 Months

Home remedies for babies up to 6 months

Cold & Cough remedies

1. Breast Milk

Breast milk is best home remedy for curing each and every disease in infants. Some children don’t latch properly when suffering with cold & cough. Don’t worry, keep offering breast milk. You don’t really have to give any other medicine for simple cold and cough. Breast milk will solve the problem.

2. Squirt Breast Milk in Nose

Lessor known use of breast milk. Some moms put few drops of breast milk in nose of child, and it helped in fast curing from cold.

3. Saline Water

If you don’t know, saline water is salted water. You can even make it at home but I recommend you to buy it from market because packed saline water has appropriate ratio of salt & water. Put few drops in the blocked nose of your child. Saline water will help unblocking the stuffy nose of your child. Keep cleaning the nose.

4. Nasal Suction with Pump

Suction pump is used for cleaning the nose of infants because cloth based hanky cotton based face towel can make rashes on soft nose of new born baby. Make sure to wash suction pump after every use.

5. Garlic & Ajwain Fumes

Garlic is very powerful medicine with anti-bacterial properties. Ajwain (carom seeds) also kills virus & bacterias.

Roast 2–3 big cloves of garlic & few pinches of Ajwain on tawa for just one minute. You will be able to smell powerful fumes. Let the mixture cool down and keep near your child. The smell of mixture will heal the cold & cough of your child. You can also bind the mixture in pouch for better handling.

6. Light Steam

Inhaling steam is a natural way to provide relief for blocked nose, chest congestion & cold.

I will not recommend proper steam for infants using steamer. Rather keep your room little steaming by placing a steamer or boiling water near your bed.

You can also make your bathroom steamy by running hot water tap for some time. Sit in bathroom for 10–15 minutes by taking your infant in your lap.

7. Cover chest, head and feet

You know better how to protect your child from cold. All kids are not same, so it’s better to observe your child. My son gets cold from chest and we take utmost care in winters to cover him with cloths, especially his chest. He remain okay without hat or socks.

8. Sanitizing hands

Once anyone in house is caught up with cold, make sure everyone keep their hands sanitized. It’s not rocket science but people spread infection by not keeping hands clean. It’s simple home remedy to protect your family from cold & cough.

9. Keep babies head elevated

Babies feel difficulty in sleeping when suffering from blocked nose & cold. Elevate your baby’s head with help of pillow or cushion while she is sleeping to minimize the discomfort of blocked nose. Other home remedies can work better when child is at rest and sleeping.

10. Oil Massage

Light massage of mustard oil or coconut oil will help your baby to get relief from cough. Do massage on chest & back of your baby.

11. Coconut Oil with drumstick leaves

Warn up coconut oil and put some drumstick leaves (moringa). It is effective home remedies when applied on hair of child who is suffering from cold.

12. Herbal Coconut Oil Massage

Warm up coconut oil and add tulsi leaves. Tulsi will leave its healing properties in the coconut oil. You can also add a pinch of camphor. Mix well to dissolve camphor into coconut oil. Massage the oil on chest of your baby before sleep. You can also do hair massage with same oil. It will give relief from cold and cough.

13. Diffuse Essential Oils in Room

Essential oils (EOs) are extracts of plants. They can come from the roots, leaves, flowers, stems, or a mixture of these. Don’t get confused with many type of fragrance oils found in the market. Fragrance oils are synthetic, they do not have the healing properties or effects. The essential oils that are good to diffuse to help with congestion are: Cedarwood, Clove, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lemon, Melaleuca (ericifolia), Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Thyme.

Dilute essential oils with water and put in diffuser for better results.

Home remedies for fever in babies (upto 6 months)

14. Breast Milk

Again, breast milk helps in fighting with fever (and it’s root cause). Don’t stop feeding your little one even in fever.

15. Skin to Skin Contact with mom

Most of people ignore the power of child’s connection with mom. Child remains inside mother’s womb for 9 months and always feel comfortable near mom. We have experimented it several times since the birth of our child. A direct skin to skin contact with mom gives tremendous relief to child. Give a close hug to your child without any cloths in between.

16. Lukewarm Bath

A warm bath helps bringing temperature to normal. Give your child a lukewarm bath in tub or by sponge.

17. Vinegar Sponge Bath

Add some vinegar to lukewarm water & give the bath to your little one. Soon your kid’s fever will be down.

18. Diluted Lavender Oil Massage

Like I mentioned in cold & cough remedies, oil massage helps in fever as well. Scientifically you have to give comfort to your child. Fever will go away when your child is in harmony. Dilute lavender oil in mustard or coconut oil. Give a light massage to your baby from head to toe.

19. Onion in Socks

Traditionally onions are used to cure fever in India. Cut the onion into 2–3 pieces and put under the feet, inside the socks of your child. Works best when the child is sleeping.

Home remedies for gas in stomach (upto 6 months)

20. Burp after every feed

You have to understand why babies have gas problems more often than elders. When infants drink milk, air stuck into their throat & stomach. The sound of burp happens when the air is released from stomach.

As they said, prevention is better than cure, always burp your baby after every feed and in-between the feed.

21. Exercising baby’s legs

If baby is feeling uncomfortable with gas problem, then help her in exercising by cycling legs for two minutes. Don’t do this exercise immediately after feeding but give a time gap of at least 30 minutes. Folding and pressing both legs towards stomach will also help releasing gas. We tried both methods and it worked most of the times.

22. Stomach massage

Light massage on stomach will help soothing your child. You can use any baby oil but I prefer mustard or coconut oil. Do tummy massage for five to seven minutes with light hand.

23. Hing (Asafoetida)

Hing is very effective Indian home remedy for gas related issues in children. Take a spoon of warm water and put a pinch of hing into it. We can not give hing to infants directly by mouth so apply the hing water on your child’s abdomen or around baby’s navel in anti-clockwise direction.

24. Warm Towel

Boil some water in the pan. Soak a clean hand towel into hot water and squeeze out excess water. Check the temperature and make sure towel is not too hot for the child. Place the warm towel on the tummy of your child and it will start giving relief to your kiddo from gas problem.

Home Remedies to cure vomit & loose motion in infants (upto 6 months)

25. Breast Feeding

Whatever the issues are, breastmilk is proven medicine for infants. Keep your child hydrated by breastmilk. Don’t give any other type of external milk, not even cow’s milk.

You should also look for reasons of vomit or loose motion. It could be because of some infection, teething, or just because of climate change. Try to recall what child has eaten in past 24 hours?

26. Change to soy based milk powder

If your child is taking formula powder then shift to soy based formula. Your child will have lesser rashes with soy based formula and it will help in fast recovery from loose motion.

27. Gripe Water

Gripe water is effective remedy for diarrhea in babies. Gripe water gives relief to stomach and help curing loose motions.

28. Curd and Buttermilk

It’s not recommended to children below 4 months but if your child is able to sit and started consuming semi-solids then give some curd and buttermilk. Curd has natural probiotic that help curing stomach related issues.

Home Remedies for babies more than 7 months

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29. Steam

Steam is the first thing you should try in case of cold & cough. Inhaling steam helps to clear baby’s blocked nose and open blocked airways. It helps your baby to sleep better and speed up recovery from cold , cough & congestion. You can use room humidifier or steamer to keep room air moist. Avoid to keep your baby close to hot & steamy water.

30. Garlic Ajwain Potli

Dry roast 2–3 garlic cloves & one tablespoon of ajwain on dry tawa or pan. Once its roasted, switch off the flame. Make a potli out of it. You can place potli around baby’s bedding or in his cradle during sleep time. The garlicky ajwain smoke helps to get relief from blocked nose & chest congestion.

31. Dry roasted turmeric rub

Turmeric is one of popular home remedies for cold & cough. The antibacterial properties of turmeric makes it an effective solution to treat cough and cold naturally. Take a dried turmeric root, burn it and make a turmeric powder from it. Apply the turmeric paste(turmeric powder & few drops of water) on the baby’s nose to get relief from blocked nose.

32. Turmeric paste

Make a turmeric paste by mixing half teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 tablespoon of water. Heat it up on flame & apply the warm turmeric paste on baby’s chest, neck, feet. As turmeric has antibacterial properties, it helps to get relief from phlegm, congestion & cough.

33. Garlic & Mustard Oil Massage

Mustard oil has medical & antibacterial properties. Its a safe & effective way to cure cough & congestion in children. Put one or two garlic cloves in mustard oil and heat the oil. Once the oil is lukewarm, rub it on baby’s chest & feet. Warmth & smell of mustard oil helps to get quick relief from nasal congestion and cough & cold.

You can also heat the mustard oil with a teaspoon of rock salt into it. Once the oil is lukewarm, rub it on baby’s chest, back & feet.

34. Nilgiri Oil

Nilgiri oil, also known as eucalyptus oil, a good remedy for a cough and cold. Eucalyptus oil helps increase circulation in the body, helps expel phlegm and decongests the blocked airways. Nilgiri oil helps to keep nose moist. Just sprinkle few drops of nilgiri oil on baby’s clothes or on some handkerchief n keep it around baby.

35. Rub Essential Oil

Add one or more essential oils to a carrier oil and run some on your baby’s feet or chest. A few that should be safe to try are eucalyptus, lemon, and sandalwood (peppermint is not recommended).

36. Use Vaporub

Rub Vicks Vaporub to bottom of your baby’s feet and chest at night, cover her feet with cotton socks. Your baby will get instant relief from cough. VapoRubs actually don’t remove congestion, it makes baby feel better with its cooling action.

37. Tulsi Water

Tulsi juice helps to get relieve from cough, cold and fever. Boil few leaves of tulsi into water & give this water to your baby or you can add 2–3 spoons of tulsi water into baby’s milk.

38. Boil tulsi and badi Elachi

Boil 4–5 tulsi leaves and one badi elachi (black cardamom) in one cup of water. Once boiled, strained and let it cool down. Feed two teaspoons of this water to your baby.

If you are giving top-up milk / formula to your baby then you can add 2–3 teaspoons of it to milk.

39. Panikoorka Juice

Panikoorka is an Ayurvedic herb, commonly used in south indian states to cure cough, cold, sore throat, nasal & chest congestion in children.

Boil the leaves of panikoorka for 4–5 minutes in 1 cup of water. Once cool down, feed 2 tablespoon of water to children. Its a very effective remedy to treat excess phlegm.

40. Warm water with ajwain

Water boiled with ajwain seeds is a good remedy for cough. Give this water on regular interval to your baby to keep him hydrated.

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No oil meal for diabetes, weight loss

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
No oil meal for diabetes, weight loss
No oil breakfast recipe

Moringa rolls stuffed with grilled cheesy mushroom capsicum salad, garnished with seasonal fruits and nepal tulsi,

Healthy food need not be tasteless, agree? it can be yummy too!

This is complete balanced healthy morning breakfast meal to start the day on a fresh healthy note, it has cereal, protein from low-fat cheese, micronutrients n fibre from mushrooms, capsicum, fruits, good antioxidants from wheat germ, strawberries, basil, iron from drumstick leaf, vitamin c from orange, vitamin e from wheat germ, well it's a complete package.

This easy to prepare, yummy, tasty, nutritious, healthy recipe is good for diabetics, weight watchers, cardiac patients, kids and the list goes on.

Dtn. Neetha dilip.
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Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Diabetes is one of the fast growing lifestyle disorder that can be effectively managed with few lifestyle modifications and eating a healthy diet. Characterized by high blood sugar levels in the body, this condition affects the body’s ability to either produce insulin or to use insulin effectively. Although there are numerous treatment options available to keep your blood sugar levels in control, home remedies can work wonders in achieving this task. Here are top 10 effective home remedies to maintain your blood sugar levels and lead a healthy life with diabetes.
#1 Holy Basil (tulsi) leaves
The leaves of holy basil are packed with antioxidants and essential oils that produce eugenol, methyl eugenol and caryophyllene. Collectively these compounds help the pancreatic beta cells (cells that store and release insulin) to function properly and increase sensitivity to insulin. An added advantage is that the antioxidants present in the leaves help beat the ill effects of oxidative stress.
Tip: Consume two to three tulsi leaves whole or about one tablespoon full of its juice on an empty stomach to lower the blood sugar levels. Here are top 10 health benefits of tulsi
#2 Flax seeds (Alsi)
Due to their high fibre content flaxseeds help digestion and aid in the proper absorption of fats and sugars. Consuming flax seed helps reduce a diabetic’s postprandial sugar level by almost 28 per cent.
Tip: Consume one tablespoon of ground flaxseed powder every morning on an empty stomach with a glass of warm water. However, do not have more than 2 tablespoons per day, as it can be detrimental to your health. Here are 11 ways to include flaxseeds in your diet.
#3 Leaves of bilberry (neelabadari) plant
The leaves of bilberry have been used in Ayurveda for many centuries to control diabetes. Recently, the Journal of Nutrition stated that the leaves of the Bilberry plant contain high amounts of anthocyanidin, which enhance the action of various proteins involved in glucose transportation and fat metabolism. Due to this unique property, bilberry leaves are a great way to lower one’s blood sugar levels.
Tip: Crush bilberry leaves in a mortar and pestle and consume 100 milligrams of this extract everyday on an empty stomach.
#4 Cinnamon (dalchini)
Also known as dalchini, it improves insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose levels. Having as little as ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day can improve one’s insulin sensitivity and help controlling weight, thereby decreasing one’s risk for heart disease.
Tip: Include about 1 gram of dalchini into your daily diet for about a month to help lower blood sugar levels. Read more health benefits of cinnamon.
#5 Green Tea
Unlike other tea leaves, green tea is unfermented and is high in polyphenol content. Polyphenol is a strong antioxidant and hypo-glycaemic compound that helps control the release of blood sugars and helps the body use insulin better. Read more 10 types of flavoured green tea that have 20 health benefits.
Tip: Steep a bag of green tea in hot water for 2-3 minutes. Remove the bag and drink a cup of this tea in the morning or before your meals.
#6 Drumstick leaves
Also called moringa, the leaves of this plant are best known for their ability to boost one’s energy. In the case of diabetics, the moringa leaf increases satiety and slows the breakdown of food and lower blood pressure.
Tip: Take a few drumstick leaves, wash and crush them to extract their juice. Now take about 1/4th cup of this juice and drink it on an empty stomach, every morning to keep your sugar levels under control.
#7 Psyllium husk (Isabgol)
Also known as psyllium husk is often used as a laxative. When isabgol comes in contact with water, it swells to form a gel-like substance. This slows the breakdown and absorption of blood glucose. Isabgol also protects the stomach lining from ulcers and acidity.
Tip: Cosume isabgol after every meal, ideally with milk or water. Avoid having it with curd as it can lead to constipation. For homoeopathic treatment give detailed history - Dr Rushali Angchekar
Vaibhavi homoeo clinic
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Table of Content

Nutritional Value of Moringa
Health Benefits of Moringa
Prevents inflammation
Good for your bone
Helps prevent cancer
Antibacterial properties
Good for your brain
Helps protect the liver
Helps to improve body immunity
Reduces symptoms of diabetes
Helps prevent kidney problems
Prevents respiratory problems
Uses of Moringa
Side-Effects & Allergies of Moringa
Cultivation of Moringa