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Benefits of Fennel (Saunf) And Its Side Effects

The primary benefit of Shankhpushpi is that it is a brain tonic and improves memory and intellect. Besides that it can be used to treat epilepsy and headache. It also controls vomiting and helps to cure diabetes.

Benefits of Fennel (Saunf) And Its Side Effects

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Fennel (Saunf)
Nutritional Value of Fennel (Saunf)
Health Benefits of Fennel (Saunf)
Prevents Anaemia
Aids Digestion
Works as an Antacid
Antiflatulent
Laxative
Controls Cholesterol Levels
Good Source of Potassium
Stimulates Milk Secretion
Induces menstruation
Uses of Fennel (Saunf)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel (Saunf)
Cultivation of Fennel (Saunf)

Fennel (Saunf)

Fennel is an herb whose bulbs, leaves seeds are all edible. Its scientific name is Foeniculum Vulgare Miller. This plant belongs to the unbellifereae family which also has parsley, carrots and coriander in it. It is a perennial plant that grows yellow flowers and has feathery leaves. The finely segmented leaves hang from shiny green branches. The plant grows to a height of about 4-5 feet. It is used as a spice to flavour curries and breads in both the western and the oriental cuisine. It is a common plant found in kitchen gardens for its flavouring properties.

Nutritional Value of Fennel (Saunf)

Fennel has list of nutritional values. It is a good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. It also contains potassium molybdenum, manganese, copper, phosphorus and folate. Calcium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, iron and niacin too are found in it.

Health Benefits of Fennel (Saunf)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Fennel (Saunf)
Health Benefits of Fennel (Saunf)

Prevents Anaemia

Fennel is a good source of iron and an amino acid called histidine. These help in the manufacture of haemoglobin. The main component of haemoglobin is iron. Histidine on the other hand stimulates the manufacture of haemoglobin and the other constituents of blood.

Aids Digestion

The components of essential oils present in fennel triggers the secretion of digestive juices and enzymes which in turn paces up the process of digestion. This helps reduce bloating of the belly due to flatulence (excessive gas formation). Inflammation of the stomach and the intestine is reduced by fennel and facilitates maximum absorption of nutrients from the digested food.

Works as an Antacid

Fennel by nature is basic. This helps it to neutralise the acidity of the stomach which can sometimes increase due to improper dietary habits, unregulated lifestyle, body weight etc. Acidity causes heart burn and having fennel after meals can reduce chances of it happening. This property of fennel makes it a common ingredient in anti-acidity medications.

Antiflatulent

The carminative property of aspartic acid which is present in fennel makes it a good antiflatulent. Excessive gas formation can cause stomach ache. Having fennel extract is a good way to get rid of the extra gas. It is suitable for all ages and can be given to both infants and aged people.

Laxative

Fennel seeds’ powder acts as a good laxative. It helps cure constipation, abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other diseases related to the intestine. The roughage present in fennel helps regulate the bowel movement. It induces intestinal activity by maintaining peristaltic movements through inducing the secretion of bile and gastric juices.

Controls Cholesterol Levels

The fibre present in fennel makes it a good option for keeping cholesterol levels low in the blood. High levels of cholesterol can be harmful for the body as it causes various health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and artherosclerosis. It is extremely essential to maintain suitable levels of cholesterol and fennel is a good solution to this problem.

Good Source of Potassium

Fennel is an essential source of potassium which is extremely important for the body. Potassium regulates the water balance as well as the acid-base balance in our body. It also plays an integral role to pass on nerve impulses from one end of the body to the other. It reduces the tension on the blood vessels by dilating them. This results in reduction of blood pressure. Having high pressure can be dangerous for the health as it may cause heart5 attacks and strokes among various other health problems. Potassium also improves brain functions and hence having fennel shall help you to improve your mental functioning and cognitive abilities.

Stimulates Milk Secretion

Lactating mothers can consume fennel to ensure a steady flow of milk to the suckling infant. Fennel stimulates the flow of milk during breast feeding. It is essential for babies to consume breast milk in their initial days and fennel helps to ease this for both the mother and the child.

Induces menstruation

Irregular menses can be a problem faced by many women. The fast life, lack of sleep, bad food habits, stress have all added to such irregularities in body functions. Fennel works well to induce menstruation. Chew on some fennel seeds to have a regular and proper menstrual flow on time.

Uses of Fennel (Saunf)

Fennel has been used for ages as a flavouring herb. It is added to various food preparations such as fish, vegetables, pastries, sweet pickles, candies, liqueurs, medicines etc. This was a food that was common in all the classes of the society, only the purpose for using it were different. While the rich used fennel to flavour food items that fit their expensive taste, the poor used it to suppress hunger and especially on days when they fasted. All the parts of this plant can be consumed and impart a flavour. The stalks can be consumed as a vegetable. Stored fruits and vegetables can be protected from toxic fungal growth by applying fennel oil on them. In apiculture (cultivation of honey) it is used as a plant from where the bees get the nectar. Fennel powder also drives fleas away from kennels and stables.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel (Saunf)

Generally fennel does not have any serious side effects. But people who are allergic to carrot, celery and mugwort could be allergic to fennel as well. It has been seen that consuming fennel makes skin more skin sensitive and it is advisable to apply sun protective creams to protect your skin from tanning and sunburn. Though solid evidence is not available, two cases of nervous system damage was seen in two breast-feeding babies from mothers who consumed fennel containing herbal tree. Pregnant women should also avoid having fennel

Cultivation of Fennel (Saunf)

Fennel originated in southern Europe and Asia Minor. It spread further in the temperate regions of Eurasia. Fennel requires a coastal climate to grow well and that is why it has not been spread over a large area and not been naturalised. Fennel requires abundance of sunshine and a well-drained soil to grow and can also be grown in gardens under controlled conditions.

Popular Questions & Answers

I'm 28 year old, I have semen leakage problem during sleep and it's happening since 18 year old. Whether it's normal or sexual disorder. Thanks in advance.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Lybrate User, First of all let me make it clear that you may experience nightfalls/Nocturnal Emission of sperm for twice in a month if you do not have a habit of masturbation or if you do not indulge in any sexual intercourse. However, if you experience nightfalls for more than twice in a month then it is surely abnormal. Every person experience an erection after a sleep of 6-8 hours. Such an erection during waking up from sleep is a typical characteristic of normal sexual system. An uninterrupted sleep of 6-8 hours pacifies the nerves which get hyper-activated after a long day work & results in a sexual arousal by channelising the blood flow towards the male sexual system. But an erected penis cannot ejaculate involuntarily unless it is being rubbed as it undergoes during masturbation & sexual intercourse. Involuntary ejaculation of semen indicates that the internal muscles of your pelvic region are not strong enough to control the outflow of semen. However, nightfalls indicate that you are having a normal erection as well as it also proves that there is no deficit of sperm production in testis. Nightfall implies that there is only loss of control of the pelvic muscles. It is often observed that a person suffering from nightfalls complains of premature ejaculation during sexual intercourse if his problem of nightfalls is left untreated. The cause behind such quick discharge during sex is same as it is in case of nightfalls i.e. loss of the control of the muscles of pelvic region. One of the common causes behind the loss of control of pelvic muscles is Digestive troubles. Slow digestion compels the blood to circulate around the organs of digestive system until the ingested food is fully broken down into soluble food molecules. Such circulation of blood around the digestive system for a prolonged period often results in sluggish circulation of blood around the other systems of human body. Sexual system is one of such system whose normal functioning gets disturbed due to impaired digestion. To get rid of nightfalls carry on the following medication as directed:- 1) 5 drops of Homoeopathic Dilution SELENIUM 30, thrice daily, in empty stomach. 2) Take 30 drops of Homoeopathic Mother Tincture SALIX NIGRA Q in a cup of water daily after lunch 3) Take 30 drops of Homeopathic Mother Tincture ACID PHOS Q in a cup of water daily after lunch Apart from medicines You could try a home therapy. Soak 5 grams of Fennel seeds (SNOUFF) & 5 grams of Rock Candy (MISRI) in a glass of water before going to bed daily. On waking up next morning drink the Snouf-Misri soaked water in empty stomach. Kindly note that this medication may not be sufficient enough to take care of your problem. These medicines are based on the symptoms of your diseased condition & these medicines need to be complemented by further deep-acting remedies in order to permanently eliminate the underlying cause of the disease. So I would suggest you to consult me privately via Lybrate as it is very necessary to diagnose the proper underlying cause of your problem if you are wishing for a permanent relief from your problems. A permanent annihilation of the underlying cause of the disease will not only provide you relief from your troubles but it will also cease any chance of further relapse of that particular disease condition
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I am very fat, am doing exercise, walking but no use of it, what should I do to loss the weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
"When you are up to lose your weight, you not only have to keep your digestive system intact and break down all accumulated fat of your body but also remove all the toxins from your body. When you get rid of the toxins, you allow all your body’s systems function to their full capacity, including metabolism. So, make this detox tea every day in the morning and sip it hot or warm throughout the day. You will need: Cumin seeds- ½ tsp +Coriander seeds- ½ tsp + Fennel seeds- ½ tsp + Water- 4 cups -Thermos flask- 1 Directions: In the morning, boil 4 cups of water. Add cumin, coriander and fennel seeds to the boiling water. Allow it to boil for about five more minutes. Then strain the tea and store in a thermos flask. Now have this tea in small amounts all through the day. It should be tolerably hot or at least warm when you have it."

If a person is suffering from heavy acidity problems how to overcome the acidity problems and what problems accure because of acidity.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi lybrate-user, Hi Lybrate-user, you should do pranayama ,follow diet plans and panchkarma treatment helps you. Avoid habit of smoking, tea or coffee. Should be avoid salty, spicy excessive sour and non veg. Take more water and liquid like buttermilk, coconut water. Also take leafy vegetables, full of fibre diet, oats, cereal etc. As per Ayurveda Eat sweet taste of food more can you help. In morning take 200 ml water boil low flame to reduce 100 ml. Leave sometime make it warm then add 2 teaspoons honey and drink it. You can also do this at your home: take 12-15 dry black grapes wash with plain water 1 teaspoon sugarcane 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds soak overnight in 100 ml water. In morning take empty stomach. Eat anything aft one hour. For further details to permanent cure can take an online consultation.

While i am sleeping the sperm is automatically released so give suggestions to control the stoppage of sperm.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear Lybrate User, First of all let me make it clear that you may experience nightfalls/Nocturnal Emission of sperm for twice in a month if you do not have a habit of masturbation or if you do not indulge in any sexual intercourse. However, if you experience nightfalls for more than twice in a month then it is surely abnormal. Every person experience an erection after a sleep of 6-8 hours. Such an erection during waking up from sleep is a typical characteristic of normal sexual system. An uninterrupted sleep of 6-8 hours pacifies the nerves which get hyper-activated after a long day work & results in a sexual arousal by channelising the blood flow towards the male sexual system. But an erected penis cannot ejaculate involuntarily unless it is being rubbed as it undergoes during masturbation & sexual intercourse. Involuntary ejaculation of semen indicates that the internal muscles of your pelvic region are not strong enough to control the outflow of semen. However, nightfalls indicate that you are having a normal erection as well as it also proves that there is no deficit of sperm production in testis. Nightfall implies that there is only loss of control of the pelvic muscles. It is often observed that a person suffering from nightfalls complains of premature ejaculation during sexual intercourse if his problem of nightfalls is left untreated. The cause behind such quick discharge during sex is same as it is in case of nightfalls i.e. loss of the control of the muscles of pelvic region. One of the common causes behind the loss of control of pelvic muscles is Digestive troubles. Slow digestion compels the blood to circulate around the organs of digestive system until the ingested food is fully broken down into soluble food molecules. Such circulation of blood around the digestive system for a prolonged period often results in sluggish circulation of blood around the other systems of human body. Sexual system is one of such system whose normal functioning gets disturbed due to impaired digestion. To get rid of nightfalls carry on the following medication as directed:- 1) 5 drops of Homoeopathic Dilution SELENIUM 30, thrice daily, in empty stomach. 2) Take 30 drops of Homoeopathic Mother Tincture SALIX NIGRA Q in a cup of water daily after lunch 3) Take 30 drops of Homeopathic Mother Tincture ACID PHOS Q in a cup of water daily after lunch Apart from medicines You could try a home therapy. Soak 5 grams of Fennel seeds (SNOUFF) & 5 grams of Rock Candy (MISRI) in a glass of water before going to bed daily. On waking up next morning drink the Snouf-Misri soaked water in empty stomach. Kindly note that this medication may not be sufficient enough to take care of your problem. These medicines are based on the symptoms of your diseased condition & these medicines need to be complemented by further deep-acting remedies in order to permanently eliminate the underlying cause of the disease. So I would suggest you to consult me privately via Lybrate as it is very necessary to diagnose the proper underlying cause of your problem if you are wishing for a permanent relief from your problems. A permanent annihilation of the underlying cause of the disease will not only provide you relief from your troubles but it will also cease any chance of further relapse of that particular disease condition

I'm 30 years old girl (unmarried) & my male partners age also 30 years. We are in 10 years of a relationship & we don't get into the intercourse. But when we get into the physically intimate my partner fall his feelings into the 10 to 15 mins is their any serious matter? We getting married very soon. please help us.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Please note the following in respect to your queries - this is for your partner.... Please use -- Natural aphrodisiacs which can improve your libido and prevent premature ejaculation. This would include carrots, fennel seeds, celery, bananas, garlic, onion, ginger, shellfish, lettuce etc. - Including these foods in your daily diet will ensure that you remain free from sexual problems, including premature ejaculation. Also take a dose of Acid Phos 1M/single dose and revert after 2 weeks. Avoid watching porn. Limit masturbation to once/twice a week only. Continue treatment.
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Fennel (Saunf) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सौंफ के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Fennel (Saunf) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सौंफ के फायदे और नुकसान

घर-घर में मसालों और अन्य कामों में उपयोग किए जाने वाले सौंफ से लगभग सभी लोग परिचित ही होंगे. सौंफ एक स्वादिष्ट और सुगंधित जड़ी बूटी है. जाहिर है इसमें कई तरह के औषधीय गुणों की भी मौजूद भी होती है. यही कारण है कि इसका प्रयोग रसोई घर से लेकर आयुर्वेद तक में किया जाता है. कोई छोटी मोटी बीमारियों और अन्य तरह की समस्याओं के निपटान में सौंफ हमारी मदद करता है. जहां तक इस में पाए जाने वाले उपयोगी तत्व की बात है तो इस में मैंगनीज विटामिन सी वाले कोटेशन और फाइबर आदि प्रमुख हैं. अपने गुणों के कारण सौंफ के फायदों की लिस्ट काफी लम्बी है. आइए इस पर प्रकाश डालते हैं.

1. कैंसर के उपचार में
कैंसर जैसी खतरनाक बिमारी का खतरा कम करने में भी कैंसर की महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका है. दरअसल सौंफ, बृहदान्त्र से कैंसर से उत्पन्न विषाक्त पदार्थों को हटाने में सहायक है. इसके अलावा सौंफ में एनेथोल नामक एक अच्छी क्वालिटी का कैंसर रोधी एंटी-इन्फ्लेमेटरी फायटोनुट्रिएंट भी पाया जाता है.
2. दिल के लिए
ह्रदय के परेशानियों से निजात दिलाने में भी सौंफ का उपयोग किया जा सकता है. सौंफ, पोटेशियम, फाइबर, विटामिन सी और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट का भी एक अच्छा स्त्रोत है. ह्रदय और उच्च रक्तचाप के तमाम समस्याओं से निपटने में हमारी सहायता करता है.
3. माउथ फ्रेशनर के रूप में
सौंफ के बीज सुगंध वाले होते हैं. ये सुगन्धित होने के साथ ही रोगाणुओं से लड़ने वाले भी होते हैं. इसमें पाए जाने वाले एंटी इन्फ्लेमेटरी गुण मसूड़ों के दर्द को भी कम करने में सहायक होते हैं. सौंफ के सुगन्धित बीजों को चबाने के अलावा आप इससे बनी चाय को ठंडा करके कुल्ला भी कर सकते हैं.
4. पीरियड्स के दौरान
पीरियड्स को बाधित करने वाले कारणों को ख़त्म करके इसे नियमित करने में सौंफ में पाया जाने वाला एम्मेनागोगे और फ्योटोस्ट्रोजन पाए जाते हैं. ये तत्व स्तन वृद्धि, पूर्व-मासिक सिंड्रोम और रजनोवृत्ति आदि की समस्याओं में उपयोगी है.
5. आंखों के लिए
सौंफ से होने वाले तमाम फायदों में एक इसका आँखों के लिए होने वाला उपयोग भी है. कई शोधों से आए निष्कर्षों से ये पता चला है कि ये मोतियाबिंद और आँखों में जलन आदि के उपचार में सहायक साबित हो सकता है.
6. चाय के रूप में
सौंफ में डिएफोरेटिक  गुण पाए जाने के कारण ये पसीने को उत्तेजित कर विषाक्तता को दूर करता है. इसके अलावा ये एक मूत्रवर्धक के रूप में, मुत्रपथ की तमाम समस्याओं और जोखिमों को कम करता है. इसके लिए आपको बस सौंफ का चाय पीना है.
7. श्वसन संबंधी समस्याओं में
सौंफ का उपयोग हम शवासन संबंधी समस्याओं जैसे कि फ्लू, सर्दी, साइनस और खांसी जैसे रोगों के उपचार में भी किया जा सकता है. इसके लिए आप एक कप पानी में दो चम्मच सौंफ डालकर, पानी के आधा हो जाने तक उबालें. इसके बाद इसे छानकर ठंडा हो जाने पर इसकी मदद से कुल्ला करें.
8. मस्तिष्क के लिए
सौंफ में मौजूद पोटेशियम की प्रचुर मात्रा इसे एक बेहतरीन मस्तिष्क बूस्टर के रूप में स्थापित करती है. इससे संज्ञानात्मक प्रदर्शन और मस्तिष्क की कार्यशीलता को भी बढ़ावा मिलता है. सौंफ मस्तिष्क में ऑक्सीजन की आपूर्ति बढ़ाकर तनावमुक्त रखने में भी सहायक हो सकता है.
9. पाचन शक्ति के लिए
पाचन शक्ति के लिए तो सौंफ एक अचूक इलाज की तरह है. सौंफ के बीज में पेट की कई समस्याओं को ठीक करने वाले तत्व होते हैं. इसमें शूल, पेट फूलना, अपच, गैस, कब्ज, सूजन आदि पेट की समस्याओं को दूर करने की क्षमता होती है. इसका सेवन करना भी एकदम आसान है. भोजन करने के उपरान्त एक छोटा चम्मच सौंफ का बीज मुंह में लेकर चुसना होता है.
10. वजन कम करने के लिए
मोटापे की समस्या से आज कई लोग परेशान हैं. मोटापे से छुटकारा पाने का सबसे आसान उपाय है सौंफ का सेवन. दरअसल सौंफ का बीज एक प्राकृतिक वसा नाशक के रूप में कार्य करता है. ये हमारे शरीर में उपापचय को उत्तेजित करके वसा के पाचन को बढ़ावा देती है. 

सौंफ के नुकसान

  • सौंफ का सेवन आपको पेटदर्द और छींक जैसे एलर्जी का कारण बन सकता है.
  • स्तनपान कराने वाली माताओं के लिए इसका उपयोग पूरी तरह सुरक्षित नहीं कहा जा सकता है.
  • सौंफ के सेवन से आपके त्वचा के सूर्य की रौशनी में आने पर रैशेज जैसी परेशानियाँ हो सकती हैं.
     
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Unani Therapy - How It Can Help You Treat Diseases?

BHMS, MD - Psychiatry, MD - Homeopathy
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Unani Therapy - How It Can Help You Treat Diseases?

Unani, the system of traditional medicine, has been practiced in India for a long time now. Originated in Greece and pioneered by Hippocrates, it came to India through Arabs and Persians during the 11th century. Even though it has foreign roots, it has been practiced widely and adopted in India.

Core of Unani
The Unani system of medicine believes that disease is a natural process and their symptoms are reactions of the body to the disease. The proper functioning of the body is dependent on seven key factors or Umoor-E-Tabaiya - elements, temperament, humours, organs, vital forces, faculties and functions. Also, it emphasizes the presence of four humours in the body. These are the essential fluids, which the human body obtains from food and constitutes of various hormones and enzymes.

Each of these humours carry a temperament:

  • Blood – Dam: It is hot and moist.
  • Phlegm – Balgham: It is cold and moist.
  • Yellow bile – Safra: It is hot and dry.
  • Black bile – Sauda: It is cold and dry.

A person is considered to be healthy if these four humours and their corresponding temperaments are in a state of mutual equilibrium. Every individual has their own humoural composition, which represents their state of health. An imbalance in the humours leads to diseases and ailments in the body.

Diagnosis of Unani
The balance of the humours and the overall health of the body is assessed through the pulse or nabz, urine and stool. Also the functioning of the entire body and mental health is determined with the help of the pulse, urine and stool.

The Unani Therapy
Unani takes into account the whole personality of the individual and employs the following techniques:

  1. Regimental therapy – It is a special technique that uses detoxification methods to remove waste materials and improve the defence mechanism of the body. Some of the commonly used therapies under this section are as follows:
  2. Venesection – This corrects blood-related problems and relieves high blood pressure.
  3. Cupping – This cleans the skin and gets rid of waste matters
  4. Sweating – Dry or wet fomentation, massage, warm water bath are used to remove waste through the natural process of sweating.
  5. Diuresis – Waste products are excreted through urine and used as cure for certain diseases of heart, liver and lungs.
  6. Turkish bath - Hot or cold bath is taken to eradicate waste and increase nutrition.
  7. Massage – It improves the blood supply and relaxes muscles.

Pharmacotherapy
Important components used in Unani medicine are as follows:
• Hibiscus
• Haritaki
• Saunf
• Ashwagandha
• Almonds
• Kasni or chicory

Diet therapy: Proper monitoring of the diet in accordance with the individual is prescribed. This age-old alternate form of medicine is noteworthy for its remarkable benefits. 

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

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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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Acne - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Dehradun
Acne - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Yauvan pidika or acne vulgaris is an inflammatory skin disorder which is prevalent in both males and females. When the sebaceous glands present on skin produce excessive sebum, the hair follicles present on skin get clogged leading to the formation of acne. According to ayurveda, kapha, pitta & rakta and meda or fat dhathu are responsible for producing acne.

Ayurvedic treatment aims to eliminate the problem from its root. Herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) and Kushta (Saussurea lappa) are known for their properties to reduce acne. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Chandana (Santalum album) are also effective in treating acne. The application of Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans) and Khas-Khas (Vetiveria zizanioides) is believed to provide satisfactory results. Neem (Azadirachta indica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) are known for their blood purifying properties, which can lessen the occurrence of acne and pimple in the long run.

The following are some of the ayurvedic remedies for treating acne:

  1. To reduce the growth of pimple, rub powder of jamun (Syzygium cumini) seed and apply it on the pimple.
  2. The peel of orange has medicinal properties that can be used effectively in the treatment of pimple. Make a paste of orange peel powder and rose water; apply it on your face on a regular basis. It is an effective remedy that cures acne and improves the skin tone.
  3. To achieve an immediate result, apply a paste of lodhra (symplocos crateigodies), vach (acorus calamus) and dhania (coriander). Improvement will be noticed within 7 days.
  4. A paste of red chandan (red sandalwood) and jaiphal (nutmeg) are also effective in reducing the appearance of acne and pimples.
  5. Apply a paste of masoor dal (red lentils) with milk, ghee and camphor on your face. It reduces the appearance of acne and clears the scars which are left behind.
  6. Prepare a paste of lemon, kalaunji (seeds of fennel flower) and milk. Apply it on your face on a regular basis before going to bed. Wash your face with lukewarm water in the morning. This remedy ensures speedy disappearance of acne.
  7. Make a mixture of nimbu (lemon), extracts of tulsi (basil) and black kasundi (coffee pods), dry it in sun and apply the mixture on face. It is a powerful remedy that is known to cure the problem of acne.

Besides these home remedies, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle will also enable you to reduce the risk of recurrent acne. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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7 Symptoms Of Gastric Problems!

MBBS
General Physician, Pune
7 Symptoms Of Gastric Problems!

Also known as flatulence, gastric problems do not really mean any kind of disease. Rather, these occur as a result of some underlying condition or some distress affecting the digestive system. Gastric problems generally take their toll on the health of the person by showing their effects either as stomach pain or by making the person lose his appetite. These gastric problems generally come along with some of the serious health conditions like diarrhoea or problems like indigestion. It is now easy to treat flatulence by using the remedies that are readily available in households. 

Forms of gastric problem
Gastric problems do not generally occur alone and they usually come along with other conditions like digestive distress, diarrhoea or even cramps. Commonly this condition can be seen in three forms in a person. One is burping, the second form is belching and the third is flatulence. Each has their own magnitude of impact on the person. All three causes annoying effects to the person and can be taken care of with the help of some home remedies. The gastric problem can be of two types. One is the acute gastritis and the other is chronic gastritis. The first problem can be cleared off within few days time and the second problem needs some extra care and treatment. 

Symptoms of gastric problem
Some cases of gastric problem can be minor and can be taken care of easily. These problems can be resolved in a matter of one or two days. Other forms of flatulence can be severe and can cause other weaknesses in the body. Doctors say that gastric problems can be identified with the help of few easily comprehensible symptoms. 

Some of the common symptoms of the gastric problems are

  • Constant pain in the abdominal region
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Repeated vomiting and nausea
  • Increased pressure and pain in the chest area
  • Persistent headache
  • Sudden dizziness during work

Solution for the problem
There are some common home remedies for gastric worries which include: 

  • A little cinnamon powder can be mixed with a glass of warm milk and can be taken along with honey.
  • 2 spoons of apple cider vinegar must be mixed with a glass of warm water and cooled to the room temperature and drunk.
  • Equal amounts of fennel, ginger and cardamom must be ground together and a pinch of hing must be added to it and mixed with a cup of water. It must be taken twice a day.
  • 1 spoon each of carom seeds and black salt must be added to buttermilk and the solution has to be drunk. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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Table of Content

Fennel (Saunf)
Nutritional Value of Fennel (Saunf)
Health Benefits of Fennel (Saunf)
Prevents Anaemia
Aids Digestion
Works as an Antacid
Antiflatulent
Laxative
Controls Cholesterol Levels
Good Source of Potassium
Stimulates Milk Secretion
Induces menstruation
Uses of Fennel (Saunf)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Fennel (Saunf)
Cultivation of Fennel (Saunf)