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Benefits of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali) And Its Side Effects

The hyacinth bean is one of the lesser known tropical and subtropical food legumes. Though little known, it has been cultivated for many years in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Europe. It is a good source of protein and can be used in the form of unripe pods, green mature and dry seed.

Benefits of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali) And Its Side Effects

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Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Nutritional Value of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Health Benefits of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Maintain focus
Prevents heart failure
Contains antioxidants
Prevents lung disorders
Contains fiber
Avoids insomnia
Contains nutrients
Rich source of vitamin D
Contains amino acids
Contains potassium
Improves overall health
Fodder for livestock
Uses of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Origin And Cultivation of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

Hyacinth bean in English is a climbing shrub also known by its other names, such as lablab-bean, bonavist bean/pea, dolichos bean, musical bean, tonga bean, sweet pulse, wild bean seim bean, lablab bean, Egyptian kidney bean, Indian bean, bataw and Australian pea. Its scientific name is ‘Lablab purpureus’. It is a species of bean which originates from the family Fabaceae. It is native to India. The hyacinth beans’ plant is annual or short-lived perennial, twining or trailing herb, with a thick stem which is about 6 meters long. The plant can grow between 10 to 15 feet in height.The flowers are purple or white in color and grow on well-drained soil. The fruit of hyacinth bean is a broad scimitar and smooth pods which is bright purple to pale green in color. The pods are 4 to 5 cms long. Each pod usually contains 4-6 seeds, round to oval and 1 cm long.

Nutritional Value of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

Hyacinth bean is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is a very good source of protein, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and copper. It is also a good source of thiamin, magnesium and manganese. Generally, it contains 111.13% of iron, 73.56% of copper, 50.27% of zinc, magnesium which is 149%, phosphorus which is 78%, potassium which is 74%, sodium which is 2%, manganese which is 165% and selenium which is 25%. It also contains 43% carbohydrate and 100% protein. The cooked Hyacinth beans without salt can provide you with 227 calories per 1 cup of 194 grams. The same amount of serving can provide 159 mg of magnesium, 233 mg of phosphorus, 15.79 g of protein and 78 mg of calcium.

Health Benefits of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Health Benefits of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

Maintain focus

Copper is one of the essential minerals for the brain pathways such as galactose and dopamine. It usually helps to maintain mood, outlook and focus. If you have low copper presence in your body, it can lead to fatigue, poor mood, concentration trouble and low metabolic activity. It can also be associated in utilizing tyrosinase, ascorbate oxidase, superoxide dismutase and vitamin C

Prevents heart failure

Vitamin B1 is one of the vital vitamins needed for the production of acetylcholine which is actually a neurotransmitter that helps to relay messages from the nerves to the muscles. The heart depends on these signals and it is found that the proper use of energy helps to provide signals between the nerves and muscles. Studies have found that vitamin B1 helps to counteract heart disease as it retains the healthy ventricular function and treats heart failure

Contains antioxidants

Hyacinth bean contain zinc which has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help to counteract oxidative stress and reduce the risk of cancer. Zinc also assists the healthy cell division, prevents mutation of cells and prohibits tumor growth. The research found that the adequate intake of zinc had reduced the oxidative stress along with the infections and side effects. It can keep the immune system in a good condition.

Prevents lung disorders

Minerals such as selenium, manganese and zinc are present in hyacinth beans and help the people suffering from having lung disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is found that oxidative stress is a cause for respiratory disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Manganese present in the bean helps reduce the oxidative stress as well as inflammation by producing the SOD which again helps to heal the lungs.

Contains fiber

Fiber plays the most important role in digestion and insoluble fiber that speeds up the time to pass the waste from the body. It also helps to prevent bloating, constipation and indigestion. Soluble fiber can enhance digestion by absorbing the water to form a viscous substance which is provoked by the bacteria in a digestive tract.

Avoids insomnia

Insomnia is caused by the low consumption and absorption of nutrient. The intake of adequate amount of magnesium can help to increase sleep and lower levels of cortisol with high concentrations of melatonin. A study found that the magnesium supplement actually reduce the symptoms of insomnia, improve sleep time, sleep efficiency and sleep onset. It can also reduce cortisol.

Contains nutrients

Iron usually helps to transport oxygen to the cells. It also helps the body to absorb nutrients and digest proteins from the food. Low level of iron can make you feel sluggish, less active and exhaustive. The general symptoms of iron deficiency are mood change, low concentration and muscle co-ordination problems.

Rich source of vitamin D

Vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus are essential for maintaining the bone health as they support jaw-bone mineral density, tooth enamel and holds the teeth in place. Vitamins and minerals help cure tooth decay. Children require these foods that are rich in calcium and phosphorus which can assist in forming the hard structure of the teeth. Along with phosphorus, Vitamin D is also essential to balance the calcium in the body and hence enhance it absorption for the formation of tooth. Vitamin D also reduces the gum inflammation that is related with periodontal gum disease.

Contains amino acids

Protein foods contain amino acids which helps to balance hormones, control mood and treat anxiety. Protein also assists the function of neurotransmitters and harmonizes the hormones like serotonin and dopamine which can help us to calm down. Proteins generally balance the glucose and prevent irritability, mood change and cravings which are associated with the fluctuation of blood sugar level.

Contains potassium

Hyacinth beans contain adequate amount of potassium which actually reduce the muscle cramps and improves the overall strength of muscles. The deficiency of potassium can lead to muscle cramps. The potassium usually soothes muscles by balancing fluid levels. Deficiency of potassium leads to cramps, general pains and muscle spasms. It also helps to breakdown proteins and carbs that is needed for muscle repair and energy.

Improves overall health

Hyacinth Bean contains various nutrients, minerals, vitamins and lipids that help to enhance the overall health. It also possesses antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, tonic, aphrodisiac, hypocholesterolemic, galactagogue, appetite suppressants and antispasmodic properties that can help you prevent various types of ailments.

Fodder for livestock

The hyacinth bean is a very old domesticated pulse and a multi-purpose crop. Due to the availability of seed, it is often grown both as fodder for livestock and as an ornamental plant.

Uses of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

The leaves are used with rice flour and turmeric as a poultice for eczema in Peninsular Malaysia. It is used to treat gonorrhea which is made from its leaves. The leaves are used for leucorrhoea and menorrhagia in Philippines. The crushed leaves are used to cure headache. Green leaves of the bean can be used with vinegar to cure snakebites. It is used to treat sunstroke, vomiting, nausea, enteritis, diarrhea, alcoholism, abdominal pain, stomach disorders and arsenics. The flowers are used as antivenoms, emmenagogue, alexiteric and carminative. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach. The flowers are eaten raw or steamed. The root can also be boiled or baked for food. The seeds are usually used to make tofu and tempeh. In China, boiled ripe seeds are used as a carminative and tonic. The pods juice can be used to treat an inflammation of ear and throat.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

Hyacinth beans are generally unsafe if you eat them raw or in large amounts. Raw hyacinth beans also contain certain chemicals, called cyanogenic glycosides which can be very poisonous. Signs of poisoning generally include weakness, vomiting, dyspnea, twitching, stupor, and convulsions.

Origin And Cultivation of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)

Hyacinth beans are generally unsafe if you eat them raw or in large amounts. Raw hyacinth beans also contain certain chemicals, called cyanogenic glycosides which can be very poisonous. Signs of poisoning generally include weakness, vomiting, dyspnea, twitching, stupor, and convulsions.

Popular Questions & Answers

Please suggest. Is there any case in India whose diabetes is cured completely. If yes then approx how many cases there are. Is it really so difficult to find the cure of diabetes with such technologies.

MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diabetes is disease of lifestyle. It can't be cured but only controlled. There are lakhs of people who controlled their diabetes without medicines. It can be kept under control for years. But it usually happens only in those who have mild diabetes.
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Suffering from IBS problem since last more than 12 years. Consult many doctors and they did many tests like endoscopy, colonoscopy but all normal. I feel constipation and gas. Take about 45 mins while going for fresh. Go 2-3 times in day for fresh but have feelings to go more time also but due to time limitations I tolerate it. Gas problem is much much high. Whole day gas pass. If go for fresh then too much gas passed. Feel very shame if some relative come in our house or I go somewhere because big sounds of gas passing come while go to toilet.

MBBS
General Physician,
Hi First of all I will advise you not to take stress as stress aggravates irritable bowel syndrome. It happens when our large intestine colon gets hypersensitive and overreacts to mild stimulation. First of all tell me do you feel pain too and exactly where and are stools hard or weak and secondly are you taking any other medications for anything else too. Now for gas and constipation do as follows:- Take Tab Pantocid 40 mg Od Half hour before breakfast Syp Looz 3tsf BD And do some diet and lifestyle modifications like   CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS FIND A DOCTOR FIND LOWEST DRUG PRICES HEALTH A-Z DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS LIVING HEALTHY FAMILY & PREGNANCY NEWS & EXPERTS MOBILE APPS SUBSCRIPTIONS SUBSCRIBE SUBSCRIBE Irritable Bowel Syndrome    Guide  Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS affects between 25 and 45 million Americans. Most of them are women. People are most likely to get the condition in their late teens to early 40s. IBS is a mix of belly discomfort or pain and trouble with bowel habits: either going more or less often than normal (diarrhea or constipation) or having a different kind of stool (thin, hard, or soft and liquid). It’s not life-threatening, and it doesn't make you more likely to get other colon conditions, such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or colon cancer. But IBS can be a long-lasting problem that changes how you live your life. People with IBS may miss work or school more often, and they may feel less able to take part in daily activities. Some people may need to change their work setting: shifting to working at home, changing hours, or even not working at all. What Are the Symptoms of IBS? People with IBS have symptoms that can include: Diarrhea (often described as violent episodes of diarrhea) Constipation Constipation alternating with diarrhea Belly pains or cramps, usually in the lower half of the belly, that get worse after meals and feel better after a bowel movement A lot of gas or bloating Harder or looser stools than normal (pellets or flat ribbon stools) A belly that sticks out CONTINUE READING BELOW Stress can make symptoms worse. Some people also have urinary symptoms or sexual problems. There are four types of the condition. There is IBS with constipation (IBS-C) and IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D). Some people have an alternating pattern of constipation and diarrhea. This is called mixed IBS (IBS-M).  Other people don’t fit into these categories easily, called unsubtyped IBS, or IBS-U. What Are the Causes? While there are several things known to trigger IBS symptoms, experts don't know what causes the condition. Studies suggest that the colon gets hypersensitive, overreacting to mild stimulation. Instead of slow, rhythmic muscle movements, the bowel muscles spasm. That can cause diarrhea or constipation. Some think that IBS happens when the muscles in the bowels don't squeeze normally, which affects the movement of stool. But studies don’t seem to back this up. Another theory suggests it may involve chemicals made by the body, such as serotonin and gastrin, that control nerve signals between the brain and digestive tract. CONTINUE READING BELOW Other researchers are studying to see if certain bacteria in the bowels can lead to the condition Because IBS happens in women much more often than in men, some believe hormones may play a role. So far, studies haven’t borne this out. How Is It Diagnosed? There are no specific lab tests that can diagnose IBS. Your doctor will see if your symptoms match with the definition of IBS, and he may run tests to rule out conditions such as: Food allergies or intolerances, such as lactose intolerance and poor dietary habits Medications such as high blood pressure drugs, iron, and certain antacids Infection Enzyme deficiencies where the pancreas isn't releasing enough enzymes to properly digest or break down food Inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease Your doctor may do some of the following tests to decide if you have IBS: Flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to look for signs of blockage or inflammation in your intestines Upper endoscopy if you have heartburn or indigestion X-rays Blood tests to look for anemia (too few red blood cells), thyroid problems, and signs of infection Stool tests for blood or infections Tests for lactose intolerance, gluten allergy, or celiac disease Tests to look for problems with your bowel muscles CONTINUE READING BELOW How Is IBS Treated? Nearly all people with IBS can get help, but no single treatment works for everyone. You and your doctor will need to work together to find the right treatment plan to manage your symptoms. Many things can trigger IBS symptoms, including certain foods, medicines, the presence of gas or stool, and emotional stress. You’ll need to learn what your triggers are. You may need to make some lifestyle changes and take medication. Diet and Lifestyle Changes Usually, with a few basic changes in diet and activities, IBS will improve over time. Here are some tips to help reduce symptoms: Avoid caffeine (in coffee, teas, and sodas). Add more fiber  with foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. Drink at least three to four glasses of water per day. Don't smoke. Learn to relax, either by getting more exercise Limit how much milk or cheese you eat. Eat smaller meals more often instead of big meals.
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Hi, My Mom is 47 years old and Diabetic patient. Her sugar level is under control. For Constipation sometimes she takes Madiphala rasayana with lemon (almost 2 times in a week). This gives her relief. Is it good if diabetic patient's have that syrup?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Madiphala rasayana is not good for diabetic patient madiphal is citrus fruil but process in syrup base .which is sweet in nature. Triphala powder is good for her constipation.

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Laparoscopic Surgery For Gastrointestinal Problems - The Benefits!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
General Surgeon, Delhi
Laparoscopic Surgery For Gastrointestinal Problems - The Benefits!

Laparoscopy is an advanced surgical technique that is often used to find out and treat any abnormalities or a myriad of medical complications such as an infection, ectopic pregnancy (a condition where the embryo attaches itself to an organ other than the uterus), cyst, fibroids, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease. Laparoscopy comes in handy in the case of an accident or an injury where it helps in the detection of any damages to the internal organs. There are instances where laparoscopy is even used in a biopsy (to collect the tissue sample).

The technique involves a small incision, often in the belly, through which a lighted tube, called a laparoscope, is inserted into the abdomen to analyze or treat the problem. The technique is quite hassle-free, causing minimum discomfort to the patient. In fact, there are so many associated benefits that more and more people are choosing laparoscopy over other surgical techniques and open surgery.  In this regard, some of the advantages of laparoscopy that deserves a special mention are as follows:

  1. Involves a smaller incision: Most of the surgical procedures, including open surgery, can be quite messy. The laparoscopic technique is simple, minimally invasive, and involves an incision which is 1.2 inch or less.
  2. Quick recovery with lesser chances of an infection: In surgeries involving a large cut, there is a high probability of infection at the incision site, leading to complications and delaying the recovery and healing process. In laparoscopy, with a small incision, chances of an infection or associated complications are almost negligible. An infection-free surgery will heal at a faster rate, ensuring a quick recovery.
  3. The USP of Laparoscopy lies in the fact that the procedure is less painful (since the procedure involves a small cut with reduced loss of blood) as compared to many of the other surgical techniques. In some of the surgeries (including an open surgery), there may be profuse bleeding with the patient even requiring a blood transfusion. Such complications are unheard of in the case of a Laparoscopic surgery. In fact, patients undergoing a laparoscopy are often required to spend a lesser time in the hospital.
  4. Negligible chances of a wrong diagnosis: PCOS or endometriosis can be a contributing factor, triggering infertility in women. In females with fertility issues, an accurate diagnosis can go a long way to treat the condition better. The symptoms and complications associated with PCO or endometriosis can be alleviated if diagnosed early and accurately. Laparoscopy, in the majority of the cases, ensures an accurate diagnosis, making the treatment effective.

Most of the surgical treatments such as an open surgery can leave a huge hole in your pocket. Laparoscopy, though effective, is not very expensive, making it a highly affordable surgical treatment.

Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastrointestinal Problems

The Laparoscopy surgery is often advised to treat a myriad of gastrointestinal problems such as Diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, Familial polyposis, Colorectal Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis. The Laparoscopy surgery may also be helpful in the case of severe constipation, bowel incontinence (a condition where a person fails to control the bowel movements) or a rectal prolapse.

As with most laparoscopic surgeries, the procedure involves the surgeon to make few (usually 3 and more) incisions in the abdomen. With the stomach inflated with carbon dioxide gas (to view the diseased organs better), a laparoscope and the surgical instruments are then placed into the stomach via the incisions to perform the surgery. The different laparoscopic surgeries of the intestine to treat the gastrointestinal disorders include:

  1. Abdominoperineal Resection: In people with cancer affecting the anus or the lower part of the rectum, a surgeon may perform the Abdominoperineal Resection to get rid of the rectum, anus as well as the sigmoid colon. With the removal of the rectum and the anus, the surgeon creates a colostomy (an arrangement to connect the healthy end of the colon to the anterior wall of the abdomen through an incision) to eliminate the waste and the fecal matter out of the body. 
  2. Proctosigmoidectomy: In people suffering from Diverticulitis (an inflammation or infection of the diverticula) and polyps (both cancerous as well nonmalignant growths), a Proctosigmoidectomy may be carried out to excise (complete or partial removal depending on the severity of the case) the affected part of the sigmoid colon or the rectum.
  3. Total abdominal colectomy: This laparoscopic surgery is used to treat conditions of Crohn's disease  (an inflammatory bowel disease that causes abdominal pain and a host of associated symptoms), Ulcerative colitis (severe inflammation of the colon), or Familial polyposis (a condition that triggers the formation of many colon polyps). Total abdominal colectomy involves the surgical removal of the large intestine (usually from lower part of the ileum to the rectum which is then followed by the stitching the end of the ileum and the rectum together).
  4. Right colectomy: As the name suggests, Right Colectomy, also termed as Ileocolectomy involves the surgical removal of the right side of the colon or the large intestine. The excision also includes the end part of the small intestine (attached to the right side of the colon). The Right Colectomy is used to treat cancer, the symptoms associated with Crohn's disease as well as the polyps.
  5. Rectopexy: In the case of a rectal prolapse, where the rectum protrudes out of its original place, a rectopexy goes a long way to stitch the rectum to its original position.
  6. Total proctocolectomy: This is a laparoscopic surgery to remove the large intestine, the rectum and the anus (the anus may or not be removed depending on the severity). People with inflammatory problems of the colon such as Crohn's disease or  Ulcerative colitis benefit immensely from total proctocolectomy. The surgery may be followed by a temporary ileostomy (in the case the anus is removed or damaged, a permanent ileostomy may be needed) to eliminate the wastes out of the body.
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Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

D ( Diabetology), AFIH, DNB (F.MEDICINE), MBBS
General Physician, Pune
Diabetes and Your Pancreas: Things You Should Know!

You pass by that cake shop and happen to glance at a sumptuous chocolate cake, and then realization dawns on you that you are not allowed to eat simple sugar. Why? The answer to it is diabetes, for which you only have your pancreas to blame. Situated behind the stomach in your body, the pancreas is an organ whose role is to produce hormones and enzymes that aid in the digestive process. One of the hormones that the pancreas produces is insulin which is required by the body to metabolize sugar that is present in various foods.

So, if your pancreas does not produce the required amount of insulin or fails to utilize insulin effectively, it leads to accumulation of glucose in your blood. The improper functioning of the pancreas leads to diabetes. There are four types of diabetes and they are classified with respect to the manner in which the pancreas mal-functions:

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: In this type, the immune system of the body wrongly attacks the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. This impairs the ability of the pancreas to secrete insulin, thus leading to Type 1 diabetes. However, even after extensive research in this field, the exact triggers haven’t been found yet.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin. It can either mean that the pancreas is producing less than normal insulin or the body is not being able to utilize the produced insulin effectively. Factors such as a poor diet and lack of exercise increase the risks of Type 2 Diabetes.
  3. Pre-diabetes: Pre-diabetes is a condition wherein the blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered as ‘diabetes’. It can again occur due to a reduced secretion of insulin or the inability of the body to utilize the insulin effectively.
  4. Gestational Diabetes: This type of diabetes can develop only during pregnancy. This occurs primarily as the placenta, that connects the fetus with the body’s blood supply, produces hormones that impair the functioning of insulin. This type of diabetes can affect both the mother and the child.

Another common link
Pancreatitis is a condition that is marked by an inflammation of the pancreatic cells. This inflammation can damage the beta cells that produce insulin, thus resulting in diabetes. Factors that contribute to it are a poor diet, lack of exercise, presence of excessive calcium in the blood or excessive alcohol consumption.

How can you avoid the same?
It is best that you incorporate lifestyle changes if you have any of these disorders, and talk to your doctor about a treatment plan. Making a few simple lifestyle changes such as eating healthy, avoiding smoking and exercising on a regular basis can reduce the chances of you suffering from both diabetes and any other pancreatic problems. 

Type Diabetes

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Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Best Homeopathic Medicines for Treatment of Diabetes!

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition wherein the body doesn’t metabolise sugar properly. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, is responsible for carrying the sugar or glucose, from the bloodstream to the individual cells. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, glucose builds up in your bloodstream and enters your urine. Homeopathy focuses on the overall health of the individual. Homeopathic medicines for diabetes include:

1. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic medicine is best for diabetics who have weak muscles, increased appetites and frequent urination.
2. Phosphorus: If symptoms include weak vision, Phosphorus is the best remedy for it.
3. Syzygium Jambolanum: This is one of the best homeopathic remedies for diabetes mellitus. It acts efficiently and promptly in lowering sugar levels.
4. Phosphoric acid: If you feel exhausted or weak all the time, either physically or mentally, then Phosphoric acid is beneficial. Weak memory, forgetfulness and numb feet are also treated with Phosphoric acid.
5. Gymnema Sylvestre: Sometimes, diabetics drastically lose weight and have low energy levels. Gymnema Sylvestre is an excellent remedy for such symptoms.

Sometimes one or more homeopathic medicines may be combined to treat symptoms. Some common combinations include:

1. Lachesis, Arnica, Belladonna and Phosphorus are combined in a treatment to treat retinopathy, which is damage to the eyes caused by diabetes.
2. Serum Anguillae, Arsenic Album and Lycopodium are used together to treat kidney damage (nephropathy) in diabetics.
3. Helonias, Sulphur and Phosphoric acid are taken to deal with neuropathy or nerve problems such as numbness in feet and hands.
4. Syzygium Jambolanum is combined with Secale Cornutum to treat skin ulcers, which is a common problem among diabetics.
5. For people suffering from constipation due to diabetes, Natrum Sulph, Defloratum and Carlsbad are the best medicines.
6. To improve weak memory, Phosphoric acid, Nux Vom and Kali Phos are the best remedies for diabetics.
7. Sometimes diabetics complain of extreme, incapacitating weakness. To improve energy and boost overall health, Carbo Veg, Phosphoric acid, Phosphorus and Arsenic Album are recommended.

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Health Benefits Of Gram Flour/Besan

"N.D/N.M.D"
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi


1. Helps lower cholesterol: 
Gram flour contains healthy unsaturated fats which help in lowering the cholesterol level of the body. 

2. Controls diabetes: 
It is a great food for diabetics. Use it in your rotis, paranthas as a replacement for flour. 

3. Helps improve health of the heart: 
Besan has high soluble fiber content which is beneficial for the health of the heart. It is also endorsed by the heart care foundation. 

4. Helps getting rid of iron deficiency: 
Being rich in iron, consumption of besan on a daily basis can help your body recover from iron deficiencies like anaemia. 

5. Useful in pregnancy: 
Gram flour is rich in folate, a vitamin which takes care of the foetus’ brain and spinal cord development and ensures a healthy well developed baby. 

6. Helps during fatigue: gram flour is a good source of the vitamin thiamin which helps the body in converting food into energy. 

7. Helps regulate mood and appetite: besan is rich in vitamin b6. Vitamin b6 is an important component involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin plays an important in mood and appetite regulation. 

8. Helps regulate blood pressure: 
The magnesium content of besan helps in maintaining vascular health and it also helps in the regulation of blood pressure. 

9. Helps in strengthening of bones: 
The phosphorous in gram flour combines with calcium in the body to help in the formation of bones. 

10. Very. Effective for skin care and hair care.

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Preventive Care - Keep Your Health On Track!

MD - Medicine , MBBS
General Physician, Vadodara
Preventive Care - Keep Your Health On Track!

Most of us today live a hectic life be it pressing deadlines or tiring social engagements, but in all this hustle and bustle we tend to often neglect our health. Do we know that today for all of us there is a great need for preventive care, especially in today's world where the threats are magnified. This also includes being able to get the proper guidance to imbibe a healthier lifestyle with regular tests and health checkups that will help us in knowing our present state of health and will help is in identifying risks and threats well in advance.

  • Did you know, that almost seven out of ten fatalities or deaths are caused due to chronic disease and that half these cases do not recognise the early symptoms and risks with proper screening and regular
  • check ups. Sounds familiar, are you also one of those who have never cared for preventive healthcare check ups?
  • These preventive health checkups are actually life saving, as they update you on how fit and healthy you are. Preventive health care basically deals with the prevention of diseases and conditions that may be caused due to environmental factors, genetic predisposition of the patient, lifestyle choices as well as disease agents. In this field, constant check ups and preventive action equips people to deal with and ward off these causes so as to prevent the onset of a number of disease and ailments. Here is everything you need to know about preventive healthcare.
  • In today's time it is very simple to get a preventive health check up done, all it takes is a simple blood and urine test at a lab and you will be able to know all you need to know about your health. Further, if there has been an outbreak of an epidemic where you live, then preventive health care will help in getting the right tests done at the right time so as to ensure that you get the proper vaccinations. With preventive healthcare, you can also get genetic testing done on a regular basis so as to learn more about preventing diseases like asthma, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and many others that one might inherit genetically.
  • It is time that we take care of ourselves by booking a full body check up today and live a healthy and stress free life.

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

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Table of Content

Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Nutritional Value of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Health Benefits of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Maintain focus
Prevents heart failure
Contains antioxidants
Prevents lung disorders
Contains fiber
Avoids insomnia
Contains nutrients
Rich source of vitamin D
Contains amino acids
Contains potassium
Improves overall health
Fodder for livestock
Uses of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)
Origin And Cultivation of Hyacinth Beans (Sem ki Phali)