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Benefits of Cinnamon And Its Side Effects

Cinnamon is a spice that is rich in medicinal properties. It is used to combat cancer-causing radicals inside the body. It is a spice that can prevent colon cancer. Cinnamon is used for treating patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and in the treatment of attention deficit disorder. Cinnamon can treat erectile dysfunction in males and can cure impotence. Sperm production and sperm motility are increased due to increased sexual desire, and there is increased production of sperms from testosterone when one consumes cinnamon. Cinnamon is a spice that can improve good cholesterol in the body known as HDL, and further regulates the level of bad cholesterol. Cinnamon has anti-inflationary properties that help in the prevention of phlegm formation, and the common cold is kept at bay when one intakes cinnamon. It slowly releases carbohydrates in the body, and this is useful for type2 diabetes patients.

Benefits of Cinnamon And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Cinnamon
Nutritional Value of Cinnamon
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Powerhouse of antioxidants
Fight inflammation
Remedy for Toothache
Prevent Type2 Diabetes
Cure for neurodegenerative disease
Reduce your risk of cancer
Treat virus infections
Sure cure for attention deficit disorder (ADD)
Weight Management
Natual Remedy for Food Poisoning
Infertility Treatment
Youthful skin
Uses of Cinnamon
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon
Origin And Cultivation of Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a special mention in the Bible and is a spice that is obtained from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees. The mid brown color of the spice led to nomenclature cinnamon. Indonesia and China account for a majority of commercial cinnamon production, and there are varieties of cinnamon types available. Cinnamon is a spice that is used as a tea and is widely used in many cuisines across the world. Some reports suggest using “Ceylon“, a variety of cinnamon of tea, is considered as the true spice by many people. Some reports have given an interesting twist to Cinnamon. Cinnamon is a green, natural disinfectant which when mixed with warm water can be sprinkled on mosquito larvae. It then kills them and stops the spread of diseases such as dengue. Cinnamon was used as a hair shining gel in early days, and the paste was applied on the scalp and hair to get shiny hair. Cinnamon was expensive in early days; well, expensive than silver, and the rate was 15 times more than silver. Cinnamon was used in blessing ceremonies in early eras and was used in the embalming of bodies too.

Nutritional Value of Cinnamon

One tablespoon of cinnamon contains 19% of calories and also contains 4 grams of fibre. The biggest nutrition fact is that cinnamon contains 0% sugar and fat. One tablespoon of cinnamon contains 68% manganese and 8% calcium. One tablespoon of cinnamon contains 4% iron. A tablespoon of cinnamon when consumed daily is believed to bring a lot of positive changes in the body. Cinnamon is added in the powdered form in cuisines, and in certain places cinnamon sticks are used in making ‘biryani’.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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

Powerhouse of antioxidants

Cinnamon contains large doses of antioxidants that prevent free radical growth in the body. It slows down the ageing process of the body. Cinnamon has been tested as the highest antioxidant herb, and when compared with other herbs, it ranks seventh in antioxidants among spices. Flavonoid and phenolic acid are present in large numbers in cinnamon, and these compounds work together in bringing down stress.

Fight inflammation

Cinnamon has anti inflammatory properties and helps in lowering chances of heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and other related diseases. It has been found to reduce bad cholesterol and improve good cholesterol in the body. Cinnamon has the property of supporting lungs and can fight body tissue damage, due to its anti inflammatory property.

Remedy for Toothache

The bacteria growth inside the mouth leads to building up of plaque and other diseases in the teeth. Cinnamon has abundant antibacterial qualities and keep the teeth healthy, if taken regularly. Applying two drops of cinnamon oil to an aching tooth and surrounding areas has been found to decrease tooth pain and tooth decay.

Prevent Type2 Diabetes

Cinnamon has the power to increase insulin sensitivity, and this helps in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and metabolic resistance. ItCinnamon helps in lowering of blood sugar level in a person, and hence, is known as anti-diabetic food. Cinnamon slows down breaking up of carbohydrates in the digestive system, after entering the blood stream, thereby reducing blood sugar level. Hence, cinnamon can sometimes act as a boon for diabetic patients.

Cure for neurodegenerative disease

Cinnamon is found to have positive, soothing effects on patients with neurodegenerative disease. A study suggests that cinnamon inhibits two compounds that lead to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Intake of cinnamon further inhibits the growth of tau protein in the brain. This protein has been identified as a key factor in causing Alzheimer’s. Cinnamon has been found to protect neurons and motor sensory activities, and thus helps patients with Parkinson’s disease too.

Reduce your risk of cancer

Cinnamon is found to reduce the growth of cancer causing cells, and is found to reduce detoxifying elements from colon, thus reducing chances of occurrence of colon cancer.

Treat virus infections

Cinnamon has the power to ward off virus infections. It works best in controlling the symptoms of common cold. It also prevents formation of phlegm and chest congestion, and is ideally suited for winter season and cold climate.

Sure cure for attention deficit disorder (ADD)

Sure cure for attention deficit disorder (ADD):

Cinnamon is useful for people who have attention deficit disorder. These patients usually develop day dreaming qualities and get easily distracted. These patients have trouble sitting for long periods of time, and they have difficulty in keeping things organized. Excessive talking, being angry, impatience are some other symptoms seen among such people, and regular intake of cinnamon is found to have made substantial changes in the patients suffering from the attention deficit disorder.

Weight Management

Cinnamon helps in weight loss. This is because cinnamon helps in slow break up of food in the digestive system. This gives a feeling of fullness and reduces cravings, and further automatically helps in the intake of fewer food items.

Natual Remedy for Food Poisoning

Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties that help in fighting salmonella, a bacterial infection that affects intestines. The disease that is caused by salmonella is known as food poisoning.

Infertility Treatment

Cinnamon is a natural aphrodisiac, and is found to increase the sexual drive. It is also used in the infertility treatment. The role of cinnamon in the infertility treatment is to improve the sexual desire in men, thereby increasing the production of sperm.

Youthful skin

Cinnamon is found to improve the production of collagen in the body, and this helps in keeping the skin young and firm. Exfoliation of skin and scalp is done with cinnamon, and this keeps the skin and scalp nourished. Cinnamon is used as homemade facial and is used in the treatment of acne as well.

Uses of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is used in treating erectile dysfunction, a sexual disorder in males. Cinnamon is used in the treatment of muscular spasms and is ideal for athletes who need more oxygen flow to muscles. Cinnamon helps in restoring appetite and helps patients suffering from low appetite. Low appetite is caused due to indigestion, and cinnamon helps in the digestive process and restores body health. Cinnamon is used to keep fungal infections away and is always beneficial for small children. Cinnamon is used in stopping the destructive properties of multiple sclerosis and is also used to reduce the negative effect of high-fat meals. Chronic wounds are healed with cinnamon.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is found to be allergic in certain people, and they should refrain from taking cinnamon. Hive is a common allergic condition that is caused by cinnamon. Hives is a sudden outbreak of red swollen patches on the skin. Itchy eyes, nausea, chest congestion with phlegm, running nose and difficulty in swallowing are allergic symptoms of cinnamon, and one should immediately contact a doctor in case one observes these after consumption of cinnamon. Cinnamon supplements are not recommended to be taken in large numbers by pregnant women, or people suffering from liver disease or people who have had a surgery recently. If one is planning to use cinnamon oil, one can apply it on the skin and wait to find out if there are any allergic reactions, and then only use oil.

Origin And Cultivation of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is found to be allergic in certain people, and they should refrain from taking cinnamon. Hive is a common allergic condition that is caused by cinnamon. Hives is a sudden outbreak of red swollen patches on the skin. Itchy eyes, nausea, chest congestion with phlegm, running nose and difficulty in swallowing are allergic symptoms of cinnamon, and one should immediately contact a doctor in case one observes these after consumption of cinnamon. Cinnamon supplements are not recommended to be taken in large numbers by pregnant women, or people suffering from liver disease or people who have had a surgery recently. If one is planning to use cinnamon oil, one can apply it on the skin and wait to find out if there are any allergic reactions, and then only use oil.

Popular Questions & Answers

How can I improve my acidity problem. And sleeping problem.Please suggest me something for that.

M.S., B.S.M.S
Doctor, Chennai
Chose the food you eat and taking it at proper time can help overcome acidity. Buttermilk with pepper and corriander leaf can be taken regularly after food during lunch. Also consuming tea infusion made from cinnamon bark and fenugreek aids to heal the intestinal ulcer.

Hi factor i m diabetic i m facing problem in mouth since 3-4 months whatever I eat tastes like metallic or say all same very ditry taste I can not eat or drink anything pl help I use dabur red paste.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
Dear Lybrate user take 2-3 small pieces of cinnamon, boil under 30-40 ml water and drink it. Chew clove buds often or elaichi. They act as mouth freshener.
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I had sensation burning and swelling in the glans of penis and in sept I was diagnosed with candidiasis. After 1 month of anti fungal treatment with Af 400, lactobacillus and lulifin I am. Better but still swelling is persisting in the glans of penis. It is also accompanied with soreness and sensation sometimes in the glans of penis. Doctor suggested that cream should not be used for long duration as it will. Make me addictive so I have stopped it and currently I am using venusia lotion. Pls tell how swelling soreness and uncomfortable feeling will go away. Further there are some tiny pimples on My penis head too.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello- Go herbal this time. Follow these ayurvedic regimen: Include turmeric, garlic, pepper, cinnamon, clove and cardamom in your cooking. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily. Rinse your mouth after each meal. Control your sugar levels well by proper medication, diet and exercise. Avoid eating foods rich in sugar and which contain yeast. Minimise the use of dairy products. You can do warm salt water or sesame oil gargling daily. Boil 1 tsp of Triphala in a glass of water. Filter it and gargle when it is lukewarm twice daily. Internally you can take Neem, Tiktakam kashayam, Mahathikthakam Kashayam, Guggulu tiktaka Kashayam, etc. Take Guduchi and Amalaki internally to improve your immunity.

Good morning sir, I want to ask you about skin fairness. My skin is light black and harder than as usual. Can I get soft and fair skin permanently? For this what should we do, please direct me in details. For this I shall always be highly obliged to you. Think you.

MD Hom., Certificate in Food and Nutrition, BHMS, Diploma In Yoga
Homeopath, Indore
TRY some home remedies for soft and fairer skin - 1. Lemon is known to be a superior bleaching agent and scrubbing about half a lemon on your face regularly will help lighten your skin tone. This is one of the simplest yet effective home remedies for fair skin. 2. The juice of one potato can be squeezed and applied to your face; do it regularly and you will notice a gradual change. 3. Apply the pulp of a mashed tomato on your skin; not only will it lighten your skin tone but it will give it a pink glow too and makes skin soft 4. Mix equal quantities of honey and lemon juice and apply it on your skin to make skin soft 5. Another great natural way to get fair skin is to mix a tiny amount of cinnamon with about half a teaspoon of honey and apply it on your face. 6. If you have oily skin and want to lighten its tone, then applying a mixture of cucumber and lemon juice on it works wonders. 7. Curd is rich in lactic and zinc acid, both of which have natural skin lightening properties. 8. If you want to lighten scars on your skin then applying fresh coconut water on them really works. 9. A tiny amount of saffron mixed with olive oil is a great natural remedy to make your skin fair. 10. This effective fairness mask requires you to mix a spoonful each of almond oil, lemon juice and milk powder. Apply the mask on your skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes before you wash it off to get soft skin 11. If you have dry skin and want to lighten its tone, applying a mixture of honey and cucumber juice on it will make it fairer. 12. Another great way to get fair skin naturally is to apply the white of an egg on your face at least twice a week. 13. This skin lightening face pack requires you to make a mixture of tomato, curd and oatmeal and apply it on your face. 14. Take a ripe tomato, mash it and add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply it and watch your skin tone lighten gradually. 15. Another great way to make skin fair and soft is to apply a mixture of milk powder, papaya, honey and milk to your face. I hope these natural ways will help you for more details contact us.
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I have a addicted with Gutka. I wanna to get rid of it. For a last 7 years this habit was becoming very strong.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, There are many people who chew tobacco instead of smoking it. There may be many different ways to quit tobacco chewing, but most of these methods will include some amount of common ground. People who tend to busy themselves with various activities may not suffer from such serious cravings or from such serious withdrawals when they stop their consumption of tobacco. This is because the mental aspect of the addiction will be partially taken care of by the distractions that the individual has involved himself or herself with. It is important to quit tobacco chewing in a step by step manner. The process of quitting takes time as there will be setbacks when the individual simply cannot resist the desire for tobacco. With patience and perseverance, one can easily defeat the obstacles and quit tobacco chewing. Decide a date when you want to quit. Believe that you need to lead a healthy lifestyle and this can be only possible after you quit chewing of tobacco. Talk to people who had this habit and quit it on time. Ask them how they feel after quitting chewing of tobacco. Keep yourself busy. Yogasanas and meditation and exercises can be useful in avoiding this habit. Take the help of your family, friends or colleagues. To compensate for chewing of tobacco, consider various oral substitutes like carrot sticks, cinnamon sticks, candies.
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Popular Health Tips

Antioxidants for Healthy Penis Skin

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Antioxidants for Healthy Penis Skin

Because many men think of their penis primarily in terms of its usefulness in sexual activities, they don't always remember that good penis health means more than taking steps to ensure a solid working erection. But in fact, there are many different aspects of penis health, including taking steps to ensure healthy penis skin, both for practical and aesthetic reasons. Part of keeping penis skin healthy involves incorporating antioxidants into the penis care routine.

What are antioxidants?

On a technical level, an antioxidant is a molecule that helps keep other molecules from getting oxidized. Oxidation, in turn, is a chemical process that creates something called free radicals, which then can cause damage to cells, such as skin cells. They can also contribute to heart disease, cancer and other health conditions. However, not all free radicals are bad, and a certain amount of them are useful. For example, oxidation is important in helping the liver detoxify food and the body to help fight certain bacteria.

On a more-than-molecular level, antioxidants refers to those vitamins, minerals and nutrients that have an ability to keep those free radicals (and the damage they do) at bay.

How do antioxidants help skin?

Many skin care products are rich in antioxidants, because keeping oxidative stress from damaging skin cells helps ensure the health of skin. There are many things that can damage the skin, both on the surface and on a more molecular level. The stronger the skin is on the molecular level, the better it is able to withstand attacks on the surface level.

How does a person get antioxidants?

The body itself makes some antioxidants and depends upon a healthy diet to help supplement those amounts. Some foods are richer sources of antioxidants than others. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the following are some foods particularly high in antioxidants:

- Goji berries

- Wild blueberries

- Dark chocolate

- Pecans

- Artichokes

- Elderberries

- Kidney beans

- Cranberries

- Blackberries

- Cilantro

And these are some of the herbs that are very good sources of antioxidants:

- Clove

- Cinnamon

- Oregano

- Turmeric

- Cocoa

- Cumin

- Dried parsley

- Basil

- Ginger

- Thyme

As mentioned earlier, many skin care products are also good sources of antioxidants. This can be especially important because skin that is damaged by free radicals can be vulnerable - and unattractive as well.

Free radical damage is one of the things that leads to skin looking prematurely aged. It can contribute to drying out and to the cracks, wrinkles and blemishes that can mar otherwise attractive skin.

This is as true of penis skin as it is of skin elsewhere on the body. Penis skin is naturally delicate, so that the organ is more readily receptive to friction and stimulation. This can also make it more susceptible to cracking and wrinkling. When cracks appear on the penis skin, they can also open up a pathway for bacteria to get inside, creating further penis health concerns.

For this reason, penis skin needs to be exposed to a healthy level of antioxidants. One way to help achieve this is through the daily application of a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Clearly, for it to be effective, the crème must include antioxidants. This can more readily be achieved if the crème contains vitamins A and C, as well as alpha lipoic acid. All three of these have antioxidant capabilities. Vitamin A has the added bonus of fighting bacteria that cause penis odor, while vitamin C also helps give penis skin its necessary tone and elasticity. Alpha lipoic acid has strong antioxidant properties on its own and also helps boost those of vitamin C.

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Home Remedies For Diabetes

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Ahmedabad
Home Remedies For Diabetes


Natural hone remedies to treat diabetes at home

Diabetes treatment: 15 home remedies to treat diabetes at home (thinkstock photos/getty images)

India is said to be the diabetes capital of the world. With nearly 50 million people in india suffering from diabetes, the country has a big challenge to face. First, let's know what is diabetes. The elevated sugar in the blood is called diabetes. There are two primary reasons behind diabetes - one is when our body stops producing insulin and second is when the body does not respond to insulin that is produced by the body. Insulin is broken down by the body and used as energy, which is transported to the cells. There are two types of diabetes - type I diabetes and type ii diabetes. Let's know about them in a little detail: 

Type I diabetes 


Type I diabetes usually occurs in people who are below the age 20 and that is why it is also called as juvenile diabetes. In this type, the body becomes partially or completely unable to produce insulin. Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease. In this, your immune system attacks the pancreas from where the insulin is produced, thereby making the pancreas inefficient or unable to produce insulin. Type I diabetes cannot be prevented, it can only be controlled with healthy lifestyle changes.

Type ii diabetes

Type ii diabetes is more common than type I diabetes in india. Type ii diabetes usually happens to people who are above the age of 40. This type of diabetes is caused due to insulin resistance. In this case, the pancreas produces insulin but the body is not able to respond to it properly. There can be many reasons behind type ii diabetes. Some of the reasons can be being overweight, high blood pressure, having a poor diet, taking too much stress, hormone imbalance, certain medications and leading a sedentary lifestyle. Though type ii diabetes can be reversed. 

Let's us know some natural ways by which we can treat diabetes at home: 

What not to eat: 

There are some foods which can negatively impact your diabetes. So, the first thing you need to do is to remove these foods from your diet. 


1. Refined sugar - we all know that sugar, until it is in its most natural form, is bad for people suffering from diabetes. When consumed, refined sugar spikes the blood sugar rapidly. Sometimes even the natural form like honey can cause a sudden spike in the blood sugar levels. So, it's better to avoid refined sugar by all means if you are a diabetic. 


2. Whole grains - grains that have gluten in them should be avoided. Gluten is associated with diabetes as its intake can cause leaky gut leading to inflammation which in turn can lead to auto immune diseases. 


3. Alcohol - alcohol consumption is directly related to diabetes. Alcohol not only damages your liver but also attacks the pancreas that produces insulin. Diabetes is linked with consumption of heavy alcohol which is two to three glasses a day. Beer should especially be avoided as it has a lot of carbohydrates. 


4. Cow's milk - just like whole grains, cow milk can trigger the immune system which can lead to inflammation. Milk coming from sheep and goat is not harmful in fact it helps to maintain the blood sugar level. But the conventional cow milk can be dangerous for you if you are suffering from diabetes. 


5. Gmo foods - gmo foods have the capability to promote diabetes along with causing liver and kidney diseases. Go for products which are labeled as gmo-free. 

What to eat and do 

Cinnamon 

Cinnamon contains a bioactive compound that can help to fight and prevent diabetes. Cinnamon is known to stimulate the insulin activity and thus regulate the blood sugar level. As excess of anything is bad, likewise cinnamon if taken in excess can increase the risk of liver damage due to a compound called coumarin present in it. The true cinnamon, not the one buy from shops (cassia cinnamon) is safer to have.

How to consume cinnamon 

- mix half or one teaspoon of grounded cinnamon with warm water and have it once daily. 

- boil raw cinnamon in 2 glasses of water. Let it cool for 30 minutes and have it daily.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is easily found in indian households. Though it's bitter in taste, but combing it with buttermilk makes it taste better. Usually, aloe vera is used for beauty purposes but as it has anti-inflammatory properties it can heal the wounds. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is said to control the blood sugar levels. 

Jamun 

Jamun and its leaves have proven to be helpful in lowering the blood sugar levels. Consuming approximately 100 grams of jamun every day is said to show tremendous improvement in your blood sugar levels.

Vitamin c

Vitamin c is not only good for skin but also for diabetes. Recent studies have shown that consuming approximately 600 mg of vitamin c daily can improve the blood sugar level significantly. People who have chronic diabetes should consume foods rich in vitamin c every day. Some foods rich in vitamin c are amla, orange, tomato and blueberry. 

Exercise

One of the main reasons behind type ii diabetes is being overweight. Any kind of physical activity, be it yoga, zumba, aerobics, gymming, playing sports can significantly improve blood sugar level by maintaining your weight. Not only this, walking every day can help to reduce the blood sugar level tremendously. 

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10 Practical Tips To Lose Those Extra Kilos

Bsc Food Science and Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
10 Practical Tips To Lose Those Extra Kilos

So here’s what most people want to know from us dietitians. Easy tricks to lose those extra kilos.

These are 10 practical, easy and extremely effective tricks that will help you to avoid over eating, boost your metabolism and lose weight without you having to follow strict diets or skip your precious meals.

  • On waking up, have a glass of lukewarm water with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon in it. It will help boost your metabolism.
  • Have breakfast within half an hour of you waking up.
  • Cut those extra sugars from your tea, coffee. If you love your tea with sugar and cant go without it, avoid having more than 2 cups of tea a day.
  • Have proper 4 meals and have a fixed meal routine in place.
  • No feasting, no fasting and strictly no binging. Skipping your meals is extremely dangerous for your health.
  • Start eating in a small plate and adapt a single serving concept. This will help you to avoid overeating and provide visual satiety.
  • Eat slowly and chew every bite properly. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register that your stomach is full. Eating faster than that makes you eat more than you require.
  • Have a glass of water 30 minutes before starting your meal and always start your meal with a salad.
  • Craving for sweets? have home made sweets and avoid eating out.
  • Know your invisible sugars and cut down on them. Soft drinks, fruit juices, ready to cook foods and other processed ready to eats contain the maximum sugars and are most responsible for increasing your weight.

Follow these simple tricks and you will definitely lose those extra kilos.

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Fever - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Fever - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

According to Ayurveda, ‘Jwara’ or fever refers to the irregularities of body temperature. In majority of the cases, there is reduced heat in the GIT (gastrointestinal tract) and an increased temperature in the external body. Fever might be a symptom of a disease or can be a disease in itself. According to Ayurveda, fever happens because of an imbalance in the following doshas:
1. Vata
2. Aghantuja
3. Pitta
4. Kapha
5. Vata-Kapha
6. Vata-Pitta
7. Vata-Pitta-Kapha
8. Pitta-Kapha

Fever Management Rules
Light food or fasting is advised at the early stage of fever. This helps in drawing away heat from the external parts nd shifts it to the center. You should drink warm water in all fevers, except Pitta fever. Doing so balances the stomach heat. Warm liquid foods that include sago or barley should be consumed. Vegetable soup help as well, but astringent foods should be avoided at the early stages of the fever. During the early fever stages, antipyretic medications are to be avoided. These medicines reduce the stomach’s temperature and by doing so, render the Ayurvedic treatment redundant as the GIT’s heat is lowered.

General fever treatment therapies

  1. Sudarshana Choorna should be taken twice daily and about 2 grams should suffice. This ‘Choorna’ can be taken along with any of the above mentioned treatments.
  2. Vasaka leaf is another simple remedy for treating fever. It should be mixed with ‘Shukti Bhasma’ (10%) and should be taken twice daily in 2 gram doses.
  3. Ginger tea is another remedy that always turns out to be comforting and is of great value. Consume a concoction made by adding half a teaspoon of fennel seeds, cinnamon, ginger powder and a little clove to a hot cup of water helps. The herbs should be soaked for about 10 minutes. They should be filtered afterwards before drinking the tea. It should be kept in mind that both ginger and aspirin dilute the blood. Thus, ginger tea should be avoided for two hours after consuming aspirin.
  4. Fasting for about a day is advised for fever without any other symptom as the body gets rid of toxins. A strict diet regimen should be followed after consulting a doctor. Steamed vegetables without spices are recommended. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
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6 Things That Can Possibly Help In Reducing Blood Sugar Level!

MBBS, M.MED, DFM, FID, CCEBDM, ACMDC, CCMTD
Diabetologist, Hyderabad
6 Things That Can Possibly Help In Reducing Blood Sugar Level!

People who suffer from high blood sugar can find it quite hard to keep their sugar levels in check. While the common practice is to maintain a low carbohydrate diet that is useful on the whole, there are other alternative diet options as well. The food items mentioned below either help by lowering sugar level or by increasing insulin sensitivity.

Items to include in your diet

  1. Starch: One of the items that help lower sugar levels is resistant starch. Starches are long chains of glucose and are found in food items such as bananas, potatoes, oats and various others. There are a few varieties that pass through digestion unchanged and are not absorbed as glucose in the blood. They are known as resistant starch. This type of starch is also known to increase insulin sensitivity significantly. They help in transfering glucose from the bloodstream into cells thus lowering sugar level and offering energy to the individual after meals. It is advised to not consume potatoes, but take a resistant starch supplement since potatoes contain digestible carbohydrates that increase sugar level.
  2. Ceylon Cinnamon: This is another great ancient remedy that has many compounds that prevent sugar from entering the bloodstream. It also enhances insulin sensitivity. Other great alternatives include cashews and almonds. These dry fruits are rich in Magnesium which is a mineral that ensures blood sugar regulation.
  3. Fenugreek: A powerful herb that is also a good source of soluble fiber. It has several compounds that are known to improve blood sugar control.
  4. Shirataki noodles: They are very low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Keeping your carbohydrate consumption low is very important for diabetes management. So, these Japanese noodles help in doing so. Since they contain mostly glucomannan, an indigestible fiber, Shirataki noodles help in reducing blood sugar levels after meals while improving other metabolic health factors in diabetics.
  5. Dark Chocolate: Another good option is cocoa in dark chocolate. The cocoa comes from the cocoa plant and contains flavanols. Cocoa is known to improve insulin resistance and overall blood sugar regulation. However, dark chocolate does contain a little sugar so you would want to go in for 85% cocoa or more. Treat this item as a cheat item for those days when you need to cheat with your diet since this has a neutral effect. Switching to dark chocolate immediately is best for those who are addicted to chocolate. It will serve as a neutral item at worst and will help with blood sugar regulation at best.
  6. Apple cider vinegar: Another beneficial item to add to your diet is apple cider vinegar. It is an ancient folk remedy that is known to increase glucose metabolism by increasing the sugar uptake from blood into cells.

These items are known to be very helpful for lowering blood sugar levels and keeping it in check. It is advised to consult your doctor and seek his approval before you add any of these items to your regular diet.

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Table of Content

Cinnamon
Nutritional Value of Cinnamon
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Powerhouse of antioxidants
Fight inflammation
Remedy for Toothache
Prevent Type2 Diabetes
Cure for neurodegenerative disease
Reduce your risk of cancer
Treat virus infections
Sure cure for attention deficit disorder (ADD)
Weight Management
Natual Remedy for Food Poisoning
Infertility Treatment
Youthful skin
Uses of Cinnamon
Side-Effects & Allergies of Cinnamon
Origin And Cultivation of Cinnamon