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Basil is a famous plant. Upon touching, this plant releases very pleasant aroma. High fragrance oil is extracted from Basil leaves which is very beneficial in different health conditions. This plant is available in Africa, Asia and South America. Now a day, this plant is specially cultivated for oil purposes in many countries of the world.
Basil curing and medical benefits are known for thousands of years. Apart from using basil as medicines, it is also used as fragrant spice and is included in pickles and wines, which make these more fragrant. For example, it is a major ingredient of famous Russian wine, ‘Vodka’.
Basil oil is commonly used in production of cosmetic products, perfumes and soaps, It contains many useful ingredients.
Following are the 10 important benefits of Basil Leaves and Basil Oil:
1: Helpful Immunity Booster.
Basil is used for centuries as an effective health tonic. It is considered very useful to regain lost energies and for longevity. Because of its immunity boosting capacity, it is being used for protection against Plague, Malaria, Influenza and Gastric-intestinal infection.
According to different studies, an element present in Basil is known as Adaptogens. It possesses the characteristics to enhance lives of the body cells. That’s why; use of basil enhances the body immunity to a greater extent. Adaptageans help in increasing cells activities, hence increasing protein-synthesizing process, which improves and normalizes all related systems.
If 3 to 5 Basil leaves are chewed nicely before breakfast, it will enhance the body immunity against almost all the diseases.
Through research, it has been established that Basil plays an important role to cure ulcers comparing to any other ulcer medicine.
3: For Swellings:
Basil is being used in China for a long time as curing medicine for swelling problems. This characteristic in Basil is due to the presence of a compound called, ‘Albeserin’. Scientists have also discovered the presence of Vitamin C in Basil leaves and believe that this could also a contributing factor in curing swellings.
4: For Pain and Fever:
Basil is used to effectively control fever, vomiting and pains. It is also useful in stomach pains and gastritis. Basil oil too possesses characteristic to control fever.
Basil possesses anti-cancer characteristic. A recent study on mice shows that Basil leaves have the ability to cure cancer. Similarly, it also possesses characteristic to prevent heart diseases and stroke. The results of this study have raised high hoped of developing anti-cancer drugs involving Basil and Basil leaves.
Almost all kinds of Basil extracts possess anti-fungal characteristics. Use of basil oil has also been proved useful for controlling fungus.
After many experiments, Basil has been proved extremely effective against many kinds of bacteria. In all these experiments, Basil leave extracts were mixed with alcohol as well as water also.
Basil oil has been found very useful as pesticides. It has also the ability to control Larvae. This oil can eliminate effectively many kinds of pests and larvae.
9: For Cough, Cold and Influenza:
For curing cough, cold and influenza, boil basil leaves with the tea and use it for few days. It will give you a magical curing effect.
10: Blood Sugar:
Research work on mice shows that Basil has the ability to reduce sugar levels in the blood. According to this research work, sugar levels of diabetic mice reduced 43 percent by giving them basil extracts only for 15 days. Whereas, upon stopping its use, 24 percent increase was recorded in their sugar levels. This study has also given high hopes of developing sugar drugs involving basil extracts for humans, very soon.
Honey is being used as a medicine for centuries. Research has proved that if Cinnamon is used with honey, it is extremely beneficial for many diseases. Scientists have total consensus on the efficacy of Honey and Cinnamon for our health. Many scientists also believe that if taken calculated quantity, honey and cinnamon are even beneficial for diabetic patients. These contain iron and different Vitamins in abundance.
Following are the 15 most important health benefits of Honey and Cinnamon:
1: Joint Pains and Swellings:
By applying the mixture of honey, cinnamon and warm water, to the joint pains, will give immediate relief from the pains. Similarly, if two tablespoon of honey along with a teaspoon of cinnamon mixed with one cup of hot water is taken orally, twice a day, it can cure chronic joint pains and swellings to a greater extent.
According to a s study at Copenhagen University, doctors experimented by giving one tablespoon of honey along with half teaspoon of cinnamon powder to 200 patients before breakfast. In only one week, 73 patients got cured fully and in one month hundred percent of patients with joint pains and joint swellings, started walking without any pains.
To cure baldness and hair fall problems, if the mixture of one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and hot virgin olive oil, is applied on hair 15 minutes before taking bath, will give you amazing results.
If honey and cinnamon powder is taken along with warm water, it will help in killing prostrate germs and provides a long termed protection from prostrate cancer.
Mix 5 teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon and apply this thrice a day to the affected tooth for few days. This will help in curing toothache.
Mix two tablespoon of honey with 3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 16 ounce of tea and use it thrice a day. This will help in curing chronic cholesterol patients too. Additionally, using honey with daily meals also helps in reducing cholesterol levels.
6: Cough, Cold and Flu:
In cases of common cough, cold and flu, use one tablespoon of honey along with 1/4th teaspoon of cinnamon powder for three days. Moreover, it will also protect you from influenza.
7: Stomachache and Ulcers:
Using powdered cinnamon along with honey will provide immediate relief to stomachache and helps in curing Ulcers. This is also beneficial for gastritis problems as well as reduces acidity and improves digestion.
8: Heart Attacks:
During breakfast, if honey and cinnamon powder is used, it will reduce fat in the arteries and will protect from heart attacks. Those people who have already had a heart attack will be saved from second attack, if they use honey and cinnamon regularly. It also improves heart rate.
9: Immune System:
Daily usage of honey and cinnamon enhances body immune system very much and thus protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks as it makes the white blood cells stronger to fight against them.
Using tea made of honey and cinnamon powder twice or thrice a day will make your skin fresh and helps delaying ageing process. It also provides added energy to the body and improves longevity.
11: Acne, Black Spots and Eczema:
Mix three tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and apply this paste to acne and black spots before sleeping and wash face in the morning with warm water. Using this treatment for two weeks will cure acne and black spots to a greater extent. Moreover, using honey and cinnamon in equal quantities will cure eczema and other skin diseases.
Boil honey and cinnamon powder in one cup of water and use it before breakfast and at nighttime before sleep. This will reduce body weight by cutting down extra fats in the body.
Recent studies in Japan and Australia have proved that honey and cinnamon are useful in curing stomach and bone cancers. Such patients are advised to use one tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder thrice a day for one month. This will give such patients very good results.
To overcome fatigue, if one uses half tablespoon of honey along with half teaspoon of cinnamon powder with one cup of warm water at early morning and in the afternoon, for a week, it will reduce fatigue and improves body energy levels very much.
15: Mouth Odor:
Rinsing the mouth in morning with a mixture of honey and cinnamon powder will help in getting rid of mouth odor and freshen breath the whole day.
Studying all the above mentioned health benefits of honey and cinnamon, it is highly advisable to use these two natural gifts as much as possible in our daily routine life to be able to get most benefits for our health.
Aloe Vera is a famous medical plant, which is being used for last 3500 years with all its benefits and remedial characteristics. Aloe Vera originated in East Africa and now this useful plant is cultivated in majority of countries, mostly for commercial purposes. Ancient Greek scientists used to apply its pulp to cure injuries, skin rashes, stings of venom-bearing insects and even problems related to gums and toothaches. This plant is used commonly in the traditional herbal medicines of many countries.
Following are the important benefits of Aloe Vera:
Skin Diseases and Skin Care
Aloe Vera plant is very useful in curing skin rashes, cuts, and pains. Dermatologists now prescribe the pulp of aloe vera to be used for black spots on faces, acne and other skin related diseases. Similarly, it is also being used in cosmetic products as a major ingredient. It acts as an effective sun block. It protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun to a greater extent. In ancient times, the African hunters were using aloe vera pulp for protection against perspiration and its smell.
Aloe vera also has anti ageing characteristics as its usage reduces wrinkles and give added freshness to the skin. Similarly, by applying this pulp to hair, it slows down hair whitening process. It also cures eczema.
Aloe Vera Cream
Mix one-cup Aloe Vera pulp with 500 Gms. Vitamin C and blend it well in a blender. Refrigerate it and apply this cream on affected skin for 15 to 20 minutes twice a day. This will give and added freshness to your skin and will also cure skin problems.
Aloe Vera is useful for burn injuries and sunburns, as well as on skins damaged by Radiation for cancer patients. It gives a soothing effect if fresh juice of Aloe Vera leaves and its pulp is applied to affected areas after the Radiation treatment for cancer patients.
In addition to common injuries, aloe vera also cures injuries due to poisonous plants and insects. It is also useful for Frost Bite injuries. It is as much useful for pains related to internal injuries after any accident.
Aloe Vera pulp is very beneficial for diabetic patients. According to a research work, non-insulin user patients reacted positively after taking half teaspoon of aloe vera pulp for around 12 weeks. There sugar level came down to fifty percent without any significant weight loss.
Olive oil is nutritious edible oil, which has lots of health benefits. Olive trees are among those plants which man has grown from very beginning. In the beginning, Olive trees were only found in countries around Mediterranean Sea. These trees were then brought from Spain and cultivated in North American countries. Now olive trees are present in South America, Australia and North Africa also, in abundance. Olive trees are usually alive for centuries. Some ancient olive trees found in modern Palestine, has its trunk as big as 20 feet in circumference.
Olive contains 60 to 70 percent of oil, which is used as cooking oil. It is also used as massage oil, as well as being used in soaps, medicines and cosmetic products. During ancient era, raw olive oil was being used as a lamp oil also.
Olive oil is healthy oil enriched with different nutrients. The most important one is called, “Olien”. Different types of olive oils also possess different tastes. These tastes depend upon types of olives used for extraction, its ripening status and its storage period. The best type of olive oil is known as Virgin Olive Oil.
Olive Oil and Cancer
There are 800 to 900 useful elements present in olive oil. Among these, vitamin E is one of them. It possesses anti cancer characteristics and it also protects from blood clotting. With decades of research, olive oil’s miraculous effects have been greatly established. For a long time it has been notices that those people who use olive oil as cooking oil on daily basis, are well protected from cancer diseases. Olive oil also possesses anti-oxidant characteristics to a greater level. This means it helps in flushing out toxic from the blood, which can develop cancer. That’s why we can say it is an effective protection against cancer.
Olive Oil and Heart Disease
Olive oil is a useful tool against heart attacks and coronary heart diseases as it reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) in our body and enhances level of good cholesterol (HDL), which protects from arteries being blocked and also absorbs fat accumulated on the walls of the arteries.
Research has proved that by daily using one tablespoon of olive oil orally, it not only normalizes blood pressure and cholesterol, but also protects from heart diseases.
Basically, there are three types of fatty acids. Number one is called, ‘ Saturated Fats’, which is present in butter, cheese, cream, margarine and red meat fats. These are all dangerous because these enhance blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels, which can result in heart attacks.
Second type of fatty acids is called, ‘Poly Un-saturated Fatty Acid’, which are normally present in plants. These types of acids are just safe as it reduces both LDL and HDL cholesterol in the body, thus reduces blood pressure and helps treating obesity. Soya bean oil, sunflower oil, grape seeds oil and walnut oil are better examples of poly un-saturated fatty acids. Third type of fatty acid is called, ‘Mono Un-saturated Fatty Acids’. These are very beneficial for our health as it attacks LDL cholesterol directly and reduces its levels in our blood. At the same time, it also protects HDL cholesterol, which helps in removing arteries blockage, thus reducing the chances of heart attacks. Olive oil and Peanut oil are two best examples of mono un-saturated fatty acids. Very high level of this type of fatty acid is present in olive oil. That means, one tablespoon full of olive oil contains 11 grams of this fatty acid as against Soya bean and Corn oils in which only 4 grams are present.
Based on all the above discussed health benefits of olive oil, it is very much advisable to use olive oil as a sole cooking oil in our homes. And above all, by acquiring a habit of taking one tablespoon of olive oil orally daily, will surely help in keeping all the diseases way from you and your family.
Pomegranate is a very famous fruit, which is available in most of the countries and people like it very much. It may be a pleasant surprise for many readers that pomegranate is very beneficial in treating heart diseases like Angina Pectoris, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Coronary thrombosis as well as other types of Coronary heart diseases.
There are almost 50 heart related diseases in which Angina Pectoris, Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Coronary thrombosis are very common in males and females around the world now a days and which have fatal effects on many of them.
Research have proved that daily usage of Joshanda made from dried pomegranate seeds, before breakfast, is extremely useful in treating coronary heart diseases including Angina pectoris and heart diseased related to blocked arteries. In fact, this dried pomegranate seeds Joshanda has worked like magic in most of the Angina cases.
Similarly, this Joshanda has also been proved useful in cases where heart bypass surgery was advised due to blocked arteries. Such patients have reacted well and it’s positive results have also been seconded by their improved Angiography report taken after the usage of dried pomegranate seeds Joshanda.
Pomegranate Juice Acts Like a Blood Thinner
One can also use half glass of fresh pomegranate juice or eat one pomegranate daily before breakfast for the treatment of heart diseases, but using dried pomegranate seeds Joshanda is more and more beneficial. It has proved that this Joshanda act like a blood thinner and patients feel great relief from heart pains (Angina). It also helps in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) and improves the level of good cholesterol (HDL).
So only by using one glass of dried pomegranate seeds Joshanda, or half glass of fresh pomegranate juice or eating one pomegranate daily before breakfast, can keep you away from all of the above-mentioned heart diseases. It can have magical effects in eradicating these diseases by thinning of blood and removing blood clots, thus saving most patients from costly heart surgeries which are very common now a days, and unfortunately, become a regular profitable business around the world. Therefore, one should try to treat all of the heart diseases through Natural means.
How To Make Dried Pomegranate Seeds Joshanda?
Take around one fist of dried pomegranate seeds and boil it in half liter of water till quarter of a liter remains. This is called dried pomegranate seeds Joshanda. Now separate the residual seeds (thrash) by using a sieve and use this Joshanda daily before breakfast.