Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Overview

Benefits of Cherry And Its Side Effects

Cherries have rich content of anti-oxidants that have a lot of good effects on our health. Consumption of cherries also help to prevent certain types of cancer, reduces inflammation and prevents gout, brings relief from arthritic pain and even helps to reduce belly fat. In addition to these, cherries also supports healthy sleep, reduces post-exercise muscle pain, lowers risk of stroke and takes care of your skin and hair.

Benefits of Cherry And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Cherry
Nutritional Value of Cherry
Health Benefits of Cherry
Helps you to sleep
Prevents Alzheimer’s disease
Reduces risk of stroke
Helps prevent cancer
Treats gout and prevents inflammation
Helps reduce muscle pain
Regulates blood pressure
Good for your brain
Helps in weight loss
Good for migraines and also helps to boost your sex life
Uses of Cherry
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cherry
Cultivation of Cherry

Cherry

Cherry is a fleshy drupe which belongs to the genus prunus. A typical cheery has a hard seed in the center which is surrounded by edible fleshy fruit measuring around 2 cm in diameter. The skin is bright red or purple in colour. Two varieties of cherry are wild or sweet cherry and sour or tart cherry. They can be of different shapes and can be eaten as snacks or can be used in making tarts or cherry pies or juice.

Nutritional Value of Cherry

Vitamin C, which acts a powerful anti-oxidant, is present in good quantities in cherries. They do not contain fats, cholesterol or sodium. They have fiber, Vitamin A and essential minerals like iron, calcium and protein. They also contain substantial quantities of potassium. In addition to these, cherries also possess other beneficial compounds like boron, melatonin and anthocyanins.

Health Benefits of Cherry

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

Helps you to sleep

Cherries contain substantial quantities of melatonin that is instrumental in curing insomnia and it also helps to maintain healthy joints. Thus people suffering from sleep disorders can incorporate cherries in your diet. Drinking cherry juice helps to regulate sleep cycles.

Prevents Alzheimer’s disease

It has been found that incorporating cherries in diet can help that to person to deal with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Many doctors have recommended cherries to people suffering from Alzheimer’s. This is due to the presence of good quantities of anti-oxidants.

Reduces risk of stroke

Including cherries in your diet can help to prevent cardiovascular diseases. This is due to the presence of anthocyanins which provide tart cherries its red colour. The anthocyanins help to activate PPAR which regulates the genes responsible for fat and glucose metabolism. This keeps blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check.

Helps prevent cancer

Sweet cherries contain Vitamin C, anthocyanins and carotenoids that help to prevent certain types of cancer. Sweet cherries are also a good source of cyanidins , which is primarily responsible for this fruit’s cancer-preventive capabilities. Anthocyanins help to arrest cell cycle and apostosis. Cyanidin promotes cell differentiation and reduces the risks of healthy cells being converted into cancerous ones.

Treats gout and prevents inflammation

Gout occurs when there is excess of uric acid concentration in your body. Uric-acid forming crystals get deposited in your joints and this leads to swelling and inflammation. Cherries help to prevent this ailment by helping to regulate the metabolic processes that control the amount of uric acid in your blood.

Helps reduce muscle pain

Cherry juice helps to reduce muscle pain after exercises. Those involved in high-intensity workouts or trainings can incorporate cherry juice in their diet.

Regulates blood pressure

Cherries help to regulate blood pressure and heart rate and reduces the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases. This is due to the presence of potassium, which is a vasodilator. Cherries also contain phytosterols which reduces bad cholesterol levels.

Good for your brain

Consumption of cherries is good for your brain due to the presence of Vitamin A, Vitamin B and minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Thus it helps to prevent neural tube defects in infants and also takes improves your memory.

Helps in weight loss

Cherries mainly consist of water and are very low in calories. The fiber content in this fruit helps to keep you fuller for longer while the B vitamins like thiamine, ribloflavin and Vitamin B6 facilitate the metabolism and conversion of nutrients into energy. Thus cherries help you to lose weight.

Good for migraines and also helps to boost your sex life

Cherries contain anthocyanins and bioflavonoids that reduce inflammation and thus provides relief from migraines. Cherries also help to increase libido in both men and women. Vitamin A and Vitamin C, present in cherries, help to improve testosterone and estrogen and also improves sexual appetite.

Uses of Cherry

Cherries can be used in a variety of ways and utilized in different cuisines. It has a number of beneficial effects for our hair and skin. Cherries help to keep your skin healthy due to the presence of multiple vitamins. It is often used in skin lightening and also anti-aging properties. The presence of so many vitamins also help to strengthen your hair and facilitates hair growth.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Cherry

Cherries contain dietary fiber and excess consumption of this fruit can cause gastrointestinal problems. Excessive consumption can cause intestinal gas, bloating and cramps. Cherries do not contain many essential vitamins and minerals and so cannot be used as a replacement for other nutrition-rich foods. Sometimes sensitive people may develop some allergies on consumption of this fruit.

Cultivation of Cherry

Cherries have been consumed for a long time. Roman conquerors, Chinese noblemen and Greek citizens- all considered the cherry to be a delicacy. This fruit was brought to America in the early 17th century by the European settlers. It is also believed that sweet cherries actually originated in Asia and that they were carried to Europe by birds.

Cherries grow best in cool climate as it requires 1200-1500 hours of chilling period. They grow well at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. Deep sandy soil with a pH range of 6-7.5 is necessary for this fruit to grow properly. An annual rainfall of 100 – 125 cm is required for the plant.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi Sir I am suffering from schizophrenia. Ek saal se is se parishan hu Kya Karu mai please help me.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness and requires proper treatment. Consult a Psychiatrist who will assess you in detail and ensure that you continue with medication and counseling as advised. Go for regular follow ups and do not stop or make any changes in your medication without your doctor's approval.

What should I do to increase my sexual stamina? Means what should I eat and drink?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
I understand your problem. Certain foods are loaded with nutrients that boost sex drive and increase one’s staying power. Eating these foods help in increasing bedroom power. They help in increasing the production of sex hormones. Vitamins and minerals keep one sexually healthy. The diet that provides energy to sex contains vitamins, minerals and other nutrients required for a healthy body. Zinc is one of the most important ingredients for the proper functioning of the prostate glands of a man. It helps in prostate infections, prostate cancer andhelp sperm production. Oysters, almonds, cashew nuts, sesame seeds, and walnuts are best sources of zinc. Nuts and seeds are also rich sources of arginine, an amino acid which is essentially required for healthy erections and sperm production. Fruits like apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, papayas etc. Play a vital role in keeping the body sexually healthy. Fresh and leafy green vegetables like asparagus, carrots, cucumber, and spinach are the best source for most vitamins and minerals. Dates – Eat 5 – 7 dates everyday for a week to see surprising sexual stamina. Aswagandha – It is a gift for Indians. Consume Aswagandha lehyam (paste) 10 grams for instant sexual stamina. You can find the result in few hours. You can find aswagandha in the nearest ayurvedic shop. Chocolates – There are antioxidants in chocolates. These are good for the body as it increases the excitement. The chemical called phenylethalmine is there in these foods and enhances the sexual drive of the people. Pumpkin seeds – These are rich in zinc and this is good for boosting the sperms of men. This again improves the deficiency of testosterone in some men. The seeds are full of vitamins that give energy to the libido of any human being. Fishes – The sea water fishes are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and these helps in improving the libido. This enhances the sexual stamina and the sexual urge for men and women. Eating of fish can diminish depression and give new hope and bright mood. The brain function is also improved with the omega 3 fatty acids and hence is good for all over improvement of sexual urge. Some such fishes are – trout, Tuna, Sardines, Herring, Anchovies, Mackerel and Wild Salmon. Onions – These are vegetables with aphrodisiac properties to help the libido. If you think you have low libido, you can take this by crushing them and frying them in butter. You must add honey with the golden onions and eat them in empty stomach for improving the sexual drive. Oysters – Oysters have been used since a long time as a love drug. Casanova and Cleopatra had one thing in common. They had a love for oysters. Oysters have been known to have been used by the Italian romancer to seduce women. In fact, research has proven that oysters are a good love drug. Oysters improve the levels of dopamine in the body and they are said to boost the libido levels both in men as well as in women. Oysters are rich in zinc, which is essential for the production of healthy sperms. Watermelon –Some experts have touted watermelon as the latest love drug. Since it contains citrulline amino acids, it helps relax the very blood vessels that enhance the sex drive in a person. If you want to get your partner in the mood, then prepare a watermelon sorbet and share it with him. Asparagus –Not only does asparagus have a suggestive shape, but it is also rich in a Vitamin B known as folate! This fosters the production of histamine, which is important for a healthy sex drive both in men as well as in women. If you want, you can even grow your own asparagus or buy it fresh from the Farmer’s Market. Avocados ­ – Not only are avocados known as fruits that increase the brain levels, but they are now being touted as love drugs. Celery –Eating celeries may be the last thing you would think of to boost the libido, but research goes to show that it increases the pheromone levels in the sweat of a person and makes the males more attractive to the females. Figs – Legend has it that figs were a hot favourite with Queen Cleopatra. The ancient Greeks also thought it improves the fertility levels of a person. Banana –This fruit that is rich in potassium can help boost your libido and your sexual performance. Red hot chilli peppers –Naturally hot and spicy, this food is known to boost both the libido of a person, as well as their sexual performance. Eggs –Eggs can help balance the hormone levels of a person and improve the sexual performance of a person by decreasing their stress levels. HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT ALSO HELP FOR IT I HAVE UNIQE TREATMENT FOR INCREASE SEXUAL POWER.
2 people found this helpful

I am 24, How to increase the sperm quality and quantity in natural way, Please suggest me some remedies what to do.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
To increase sperm quality and quantity - 1. Oxidative stress may lead to infertility in men. Some evidence indicates that taking antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C, may improve fertility. Foods that are rich in vitamin C (and should be eaten raw) are papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, oranges, kiwifruit, cauliflower 2. Exercising regularly can boost your testosterone levels and improve your fertility 3. Stress can reduce sexual satisfaction and fertility. Stress management and relaxation should be high on your agenda 4. Taking vitamin D supplements may boost testosterone levels in vitamin D-deficient men with low testosterone levels. 5. A few studies examining the use of fenugreek to improve sexual performance and libido have shown promise. However, most studies used a fenugreek seed extract supplement. 6. Taking zinc supplements may increase testosterone levels and improve fertility in men with low zinc status or deficiency- sources of zinc are sesame seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, and green peas 7. Folic acid- folic acid (in the B vitamin family) can boost sperm health. Folic acid is found in lentil beans (1 cup provides almost your entire daily needs.), asparagus, spinach, black beans, kidney beans. 8. B12- Has been shown to increase sperm counts. Many people are deficient in B12; Some foods rich in B12 are dairy and animal products 9. Eat only organic, Avoid soy foods, Eat one dark leafy green vegetable a day, Eat one dark leafy green vegetable a day, take NUTS daily 10. Drink plenty of water 11. Avoid dairy products or at least keep it to a minimum- You can replace milk with nutrient and protein rich nut milks. 12. Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb that may increase testosterone levels and improve male fertility By incorporating these tips into your daily diet you will begin to have more energy, create a stronger immune system as well as promote healthy fertility and increase the sperm count if these doesn't help then contact us for homeopathic medicines.

Colours of RAINBOW as a medicine to our mental SPIRITUAL PHYSICAL health? VORA OF OUR BODY IS DAMAGED HOW TO RECTIFY THE SAME? MIND POWER GAME FOR DEVELOPING OUR MENTAL ABILITY?

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy. Mix 2 drops of Aspen+ 2 drops of Mimulus + 2 drops of Mustard +Cherry Plum 2 drops + 2 drops of Scleranthus + + 2 drops of White chestnut Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose) on empty stomach. If problem continues consult me online. These flower remedies are available in Homoeopathy pharmacy.

Popular Health Tips

3 Foods For That Glowing Young Skin

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
3 Foods For That Glowing Young Skin

There are foods that stir up our cells and lead to a breakdown tearing apart the keratin, collagen, and elastin to make our skin look perfectly natural and radiant. Conversely, stress, toxic overload and an unhealthy diet, all contribute to lackluster skin and eventually poor physical and mental makeup. So here we bring to you 3 superfoods that will make your skin feel beautiful and healthy with no chemical loaded creams or botox!
1. Mangoes - Many of us will agree to the fact that mango is one of the tastiest fruits around. So it's a cherry on the cake to know that mangoes also act as an excellent anti-ageing food. They are high on vitamin c content as well as beta-carotene, which gets converted to vitamin a. This duo of vitamins works quite effectively to produce anti-ageing cells and thus keeps our skin revitalized. Mangoes pace up the cell regeneration process wherein old skin cells get replaced by the new cells, making our complexion look youthful.
2. Spinach - This green leafy vegetable is high in nutrients and also contains antioxidants. Besides, spinach is also a good source of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin b, c, and e as well as omega-3 fatty acids which help keep our skin healthy and radiant.
3. Munch on walnuts - Vitamin e is a strong antioxidant, which strengthens our immune system, guards our cell membranes and produces red blood cells whilst walnuts are an excellent source of this vitamin type. So include just a handful of walnuts in your diet to say hello to the naturally glowing skin. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3524 people found this helpful

3 Causes Of Vaginal Dryness And Its Treatment!

D.E.H.M
Sexologist, Faridabad
3 Causes Of Vaginal Dryness And Its Treatment!

Desire is an elusive thing, especially in women. Anything can disturb it- a scent, a wrong touch or physiological reasons like vaginal dryness. If you want the top ways to treat this desire-dampener, read on.

Causes:

One of the most common causes of vaginal dryness is a decrease in estrogen levels during menopause or perimenopause, after childbirth, or during breastfeeding.

One in every three women falls prey to vaginal dryness during menopause. It can afflict younger women too for a couple of reasons like chemotherapy, breastfeeding, removal of ovaries, certain medicines and endometriosis.

The moisture in vagina keeps it elastic and once it tapers off, interest in sex wanes and intercourse becomes painful and the vagina feels itchy and stretched. It becomes thinner too.

The condition is diagnosed through a pelvic exam by your gynaecologist. And the good news is that it can be treated easily.

Treatment:

Topical oestrogen therapy is the most common treatment for vaginal dryness due to low oestrogen levels. This provides oestrogen to the vagina for relieving symptoms. You can choose one of these three types of vaginal oestrogen:

  1. Vaginal Oestrogen Ring, Estring: This can be inserted into the vagina. It is a soft and flexible ring and releases a steady stream of oestrogen directly to the vaginal tissues. It needs to be replaced every three months.
  2. Vaginal Oestrogen Tablet, Vagifem: This tablet can be inserted into your vagina with an applicator as per instructions of the gynaecologist.
  3. Vaginal Oestrogen Cream, Estrace, Premarin: This cream can be inserted into the vagina using an applicator again as per the doctor’s instructions.

Several side effects are associated with these oestrogen products like vaginal bleeding and breast pain.

It is also contraindicated for women who have breast cancer or those with a history of endometrial cancer. If you have any vaginal bleeding or are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not use such products.

In order to keep the vagina more lubricated, try using a vaginal moisturizer like Replens, Lubrin instead.

Using a water-based lubricant like Astroglide and K-Y jelly before intercourse can take away the pain of intercourse.

Eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. Include more of these- Raw pumpkin, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna for their fatty acid content.

Also include foods with high plant oestrogens like flaxseed, soy, legumes, cherries, nuts, apples and celery.

Drink lots of water to stay hydrated. And, last but not the least, do regular exercise. Twenty minutes of fast walking will keep your heart strong and up the blood supply to your pelvic region and improve your hormonal balance. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3255 people found this helpful

Male Masturbation - Top Things Every Man Should Know!

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist, Dehradun
Male Masturbation - Top Things Every Man Should Know!

Self stimulation or pleasuring your self which will help you in achieving that ultimate pleasure is what defines male masturbation. The most common way of male masturbation is by jerking the penis while stimulating oneself in the best way possible with the help of visuals. On regular days, a five minute jerk before attaining an orgasm is okay, but on other days when you want to last longer, you can practice edging (slowing down right before an orgasm) for a heightened climax.

There is no proper time to masturbate during the day, but it is advised that masturbation should be limited once in 10 days. Because, your cum is made up of blood and protein, losing too much due to multiple masturbation sessions can be harmful for your health and result in lethargy, penis pain and problems during sex. If you want to deviate from the regular form of fantasising and jerking, you could try the following:

  1. Lubrication: Using flavoured lubricants will help your penis feel more stimulated as the foreskin moves up and down more effortlessly. This will arouse you more throughout the process of jerking and result in a better orgasm.
  2. Kegel exercises: Practicing holds and quick pumps will help the muscles in your penis become stronger and more relaxed. This will ensure a better jerk-off during masturbation which means more pleasure.
  3. Visualise/ fantasise: Instead of relying on porn during masturbation, visualise or fantasise a situation for better stimulation and a more heightened orgasm.

Masturbating before sexual intercourse is a great option for both men and women as it makes the penis harder in men and increases sperm mobility, while in women, masturbation can be a wonderful form of foreplay and increase lubrication. Masturbating before intercourse also helps in delaying the climax during intercourse. Masturbating twice a day is considered normal; however, if you are practicing the process more than the acceptable number of times, you could face ill-effects of over-masturbation.

The common side-effects of over-masturbation are:

Certain Ayurvedic remedies can be used to recover from the side effects of over masturbation:

Ayurveda stresses on the use of natural products to cure the negative side-effects caused due to over-masturbation. Here are a few Ayurvedic products you can opt for:

  • Drink warm milk mixed with saffron strands to reverse the harmful effects of over-masturbation
  • Herbal extracts of winter cherry and purple orchid can help in curing the ill-effects of over-masturbation and refraining from engaging in masturbation
  • Shilajit capsules are all natural Ayurvedic capsules help in blood circulation and better mobility of sperms. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
3464 people found this helpful

Food Items To Be Avoided By Patients With Low Platelet Count

MD - Pathology
Pathologist, Noida
Food Items To Be Avoided By Patients With Low Platelet Count

Now this is a very interesting topic. We have always focused on food items which help raise platelet counts. So, this topic is equally important, if not more. This blog lists various food items that are best avoided in patients having low platelet counts. Scientific evidence is lacking, in majority, on why these food items are best avoided. Most of these are gradual observations that people have noticed over the years.

So the list goes as :

  1. Ginkgo Biloba – used as a memory enhancer
  2. Ginseng – used as energy boosting supplement
  3. Raw garlic
  4. Pomegranates
  5. Omega three intake foods – fish etc
  6. Red wine
  7. Smoking
  8. Pineapple – which are considered as antiplatelet agents
  9. Fruits and vegetables that contain “salicyclates” - such as cucumbers, mushroom, raddish, berries, cherries. Salicyclates act as blood thinners and prevent clotting
  10. Coffee – it is not the caffeine but phenolic acids present in coffee that are the culprit.
  11. Alcohol
  12. Foods containing quinine – ex. Tonic water – a bitter liquid which is used as a mix for alcoholic drinks
  13. Foods containing Aspartame: Aspartame is a low calorie sweetener. It is used in diet sodas, energy drinks, protein shakes, flavoured milk and juices, breath mints and jellies. In fact ice-creams, and chewing gums and ketchups may also contain aspartame.
  14. The above food items are to be best avoided if you suffer from dengue.

    But if your low platelet counts are diagnosed due to autoimmune diseases ( such as celiac disease), then additionally you need to take an anti-inflammatory diet along with avoidance of gluten containing foods. Now gluten containing foods are wheat, barley, rye and other grains. So these items should not be consumed if you suffer from celiac disease – a type of autoimmune disease. Anti-inflammatory diet means including fresh food in diet, minimize processed food and fast food, eat more fruits and vegetables, restrict caloric intake to 2000 to 3000 calories per day in adults. Of this caloric intake, 40-50% should come from carbohydrates, 30 % from fats, and 20 -30% from proteins. 

5 people found this helpful

8 Benefits Of Tomatoes!

MD -Internal Medicine
Ayurveda, Pune
8 Benefits Of Tomatoes!

Whether you consider tomato as a fruit or vegetable, it has a lot of benefits that can make a person healthier and fit. It is usually regarded as a salad that you may or may not want to eat as compared to other vegetables. However, Tomatoes, because of their helpful phytochemicals, such as lycopene, help in preventing a number of cancers and convey other medical advantages as well.

Read more to know the benefits proffered by tomatoes:

  1. Prevents cancer: As a magnificent source of vitamin C and different cell reinforcements, tomatoes can battle the development of abnormal cells that cause cancer. Lycopene is known to prevent prostate tumor. Epidemiologists recommend the consumption of tomato as it helps lower the possibility of prostate cancer. High fiber content present in tomatoes, that to when consumed in a raw form are know bring down the risk of colorectal cancer to some extent as per certain studies published.
  2. Blood pressure: Low sodium consumption keeps circulatory strain solid. Tomatoes are rich in potassium that helps in the same.
  3. Heart’s well-being: The fibre, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in tomatoes all bolster the heart’s well-being. An expansion in potassium, as well as a reduction in sodium, is the most essential dietary change that an individual can make to lessen their danger of cardiovascular diseases. Tomatoes additionally contain folic corrosive, which keeps the homocysteine levels under control. It reduces the risk of heart diseases.
  4. Diabetes: Tomatoes help bring down the blood sugar level in people with type1 diabetes. Whereas, people with type 2 diabetes may have enhanced glucose, lipids and insulin levels. One measure of cherry tomatoes gives around 2 grams of fibre and helps them keep their levels neutralized.
  5. Constipation: Eating foods that are high in water substance and fibre like tomatoes can help with hydration and advance normal solid discharge. Fibre adds mass to stool and is important for bowel movement.
  6. Eye health: Tomatoes are a rich sources of lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene, which are intense cancer prevention agents. They have been helpful in protecting the eyes against harm related to the advancement of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  7. Skin: Collagen, a fundamental part of the skin, hair, nails and connective tissue, is dependent on vitamin C. An inadequacy of vitamin C leads to certain skin problems. As vitamin C is a capable cancer prevention agent, a low intake can affect the skin and cause harm as our skin is often exposed to UV rays, infections and smoke. This usually results in wrinkles, hanging skin, blemishes and other antagonistic skin diseases.
  8. PregnancyA good amount of folic acid needs to be present before and during pregnancy to ensure the good health of the infant inside the mother’s womb. And, this can be found in good quantities in tomatoes.

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

7087 people found this helpful

Table of Content

Cherry
Nutritional Value of Cherry
Health Benefits of Cherry
Helps you to sleep
Prevents Alzheimer’s disease
Reduces risk of stroke
Helps prevent cancer
Treats gout and prevents inflammation
Helps reduce muscle pain
Regulates blood pressure
Good for your brain
Helps in weight loss
Good for migraines and also helps to boost your sex life
Uses of Cherry
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cherry
Cultivation of Cherry