Almond oil and its benefits


almond-oil

Badam rogan (almond oil) is oil extracted from almonds and is rich in vitamin E, vitamin D, calcium and magnesium. Vitamin E acts as antioxidant and improves blood circulation.

The various problems related to hairs such as hair fall, breakage ,dandruff can be treated by using it.  It is very beneficial for any type of hairs.

Also in case of migraine, 3-4 drop can be taken through each nostril , which gives relief from migraine. Believe me it works like magic in migraine headache.

Badam rogan can be used internally or externally, both. With badam rogan head massage can be done.  Leave it for 45mins to one hour in hair then wash. This can be done twice a week.  This gives nourishment to hairs.

Badam rogan is rich in vitamin E so it keeps skin young. It nourishes skin and keeps it soft and healthy.  It can also be applied on dark circles externally.

Benefits of badam rogan (Almond oil)

  • Helps in hair growth
  • Reduces hair fall
  • Reduces hair breakage
  • Removes dandruff
  • Removes dryness of skin  and make it soft
  • Keeps skin healthy and young
  • Improves memory
  • Give relief from constipation

Badam rogan can be taken daily by adding 1 tbsp in milk.

So if you are having problems related to hair or skin  give it a try by adding it in your glass of milk daily. Believe me it works…..

Sitkari pranayama


Sitkari pranayam is the pranayam recommended to people who have pittaj type of nature or pittaj diseases.

Process.

Sit in any meditative pose and try to touch the tongue upwards and join the upper and lower row of teeth and open the lips. Now inhale in such a way that the sound of “see-see” come from the mouth , inhalation should be in such a way that it fully fill your lung. Both teeth and tongue should be stable at their position. Do the Jalandhar bandh after the poorak (inhalation). Remain in the same position for as long as we can. Now rechak or exhalation is done through nose by closing the mouth. This process should be repeated eight to ten times. Sitkari pranayam can be done without Jalandhar bandh or without kumbhak.

Benefits

  • it is beneficial in diseases of tongue mouth and throat.
  • It cures diseases of spleen, liver, indigestion and fever.
  • It controls high blood pressure; it purifies blood and is mostly practiced in pittaj diseases.
  • It cures dental problems like pyorrhea, diseases of throat, mouth , nose, tongue etc.
  • It reduces sleep and controls body temperature.
  • The patients suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure) should perform this for fifty to sixty times for real Benefit.

Ujjayi pranayam and its benefits


English: Om in telugu

Ujjayi pramayam is type of pranayam which has a great importance. It should be performed empty stomach in morning and at evening. To perform this pranayam one should sit in an easy asan on a mat. Contract the throat and inhale while doing this pranayam. Sound similar to snoring which is made while contracting the throat while inhaling. One should sit in any meditative pose and should inhale from both nostrils, contract the throat and you will feel touch of air in the throat. The air must not touch our nose. When the air touches the throat a specific sound is produced in the throat. For the beginners only poorak (inhalation) and rechak (expiration) is advisable, they should not do kumbhak (stop after inhalation). In general after poorak, the kumbhak is performed for the same duration and then doubles its duration i.e. in 1:2 ratio. If kumbhak is practice for ten seconds then Jalandhar bandh and Moolbandh are also performed along with it. After the kumbhak, rechak is performed. To do rechak right nostril is pressed with right thumb and air is expired from the left nostril.

Benefits:

  • Ujjayi pranayam is beneficial to those persons who are suffering from chronic cough, chronic cold, dysentery, indigestion, liver and spleen problems.
  • It cures all the phlegmous diseases (kafaj diseases).
  • Ujjayi pranayam must be practiced 10 to 13 times to control the hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
  • Regular performance of Ujjayi pranayam makes our sound sweet and melodious.
  • It cures lisping of children.
  • Ujjayi is the best pranayam in arousing kundilini, meditation and for concentration (dhyan).

Ujjayi pranayam reduces snoring problem in just 5 to 7 days.

Parkinsonism and Yoga


The main symptom of Parkinsonism is tremors. In 75% of all cases of Parkinsonism these tremors are mainly seen in proximities i.e. in hands and in feet. These tremors may involve any part of the body. These symptoms aggravates during work mainly of arms and in hands. These symptoms also subside by supporting the effected limb. During the rest these tremors occur at the rate of 4-6 htz/sec, and during work these increases up to 8-12 htz. /sec. Usually these tremors are best seen during the resting position of body. Patient feels discomfort while writing. If he writes forcefully the words he write are small than usual. Patient is unable to open the buttons of his shirt or feel discomfort in holding spoon or cup etc.

Yoga

            In Parkinsonism there are good results of Yoga, exercise and Pranayama. We can give strength to our muscles and to the nerves. It also improves mental and spiritual weakness, neurasthenia and nervous breakdowns. The main asanas useful in Parkinsonism are

Sarvangasana

Uttanpadasana

Yoga postures sarvangasana
Yoga postures sarvangasana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dhanurasana

Ardhchakarasana

Pawanmukatasana

Shalabhasana

Bhujangasana

Pooran shalabhasana

Naukasana

Matasayasana

Janusheerashasana

Ardhmatsyenderasana

Padamasana

Gomukhasana

Shavasana

            After the practice of these asanas continuously for six months regularly patient feels incredible changes in his body especially in muscular and nervous power. Lifeless nerves and muscles get rejuvenation from these asanas.

            In the beginning patient get tiered due to over excitement of the nerves, while doing these asanas. In this stage easy asanas should be performed. But after few days, increase of serotonin and dopamine in blood lead to special mental enjoyment which makes the life joyful, charming, awesome. Beside these asanas patient can include small joints exercises, pranayama and exercises into his pack of asanas.  In pranayama he can do deep breathing exercise, Anulom-Vilom ujjayi, naadi shodhan pranayama also. In hot season he can include shitali and sitkari pranayama.      

            Whenever patient gets time he should perform ‘dhyana’. Sit in any sitting asana as in padamasana or sukhasana or should do dhyan in shavasana in lying position. Close your eyelids gently, and concentrate on each inhalation and exhalation. It should be performed after getting up early in the morning or before going to bed at night at least for 10 minutes. It shows miserable results within few days.  These concentration on the breath shows great recovery in the disease and should be done in awaken position. During this process mind should only concentrate on the breathing only, not on any other things as of any past or future happenings.

            Patient should take a long walk in an open air environment up to 1 to 6 kilometers. He should walk on green grass bare footed at least for 10 to 15 min. Sleep by opening the windows so that fresh air should enter into his room. Swimming is a good exercise for the patient of Parkinsonism. 

            Patient should give a brisk smile after he awake in the morning. His smile makes his day and life happy. As we start our day with smile all works we perform all day gets easier and we complete them happily without any stress. Smile removes loneliness, fear, tension and stress from the life. It gives us healthy and positive energy to us. Patient should have these feelings that he is not any sick person, I am a healthy person, I am not suffering from any disease, I am prosperous, all my muscles are healthy, there is no rigidity in them, I can walk easily, I can turn, I can walk, my each cell tissue and organ is rejuvenating . When a patient is full of self confidence then this disease can be defeated easily. When the patient awake by feeling these types of feelings his internal soul and his body gets a real energy and he feels energetic and charming which causes good impact on his muscles and on his nerves. Whenever you feel negative feelings you should just start thinking positive, as a gardener removes extra grass or unwanted plants from his garden so that all the nutrients of the garden can reach up to the flowers and fruits he wants. All negative thoughts decrease the energy of the body.

            The patient of Parkinsonism should perform his work calmly. He should very gentle and calm every time. He should express his abilities. Patient should remain busy every time. He should perform all his yoga, asanas and pranayama at time. He should perform his every work at time. There should be no space to any negativity in life.

All above processes increases the level of dopamine, serotonin, and happy massagers (neuro transmitters hormones), methyl ethyl amine in the blood. Which leads to decrease in symptom like, depression, stress, concentration, memory loss, loneliness etc.

‘Namaste’

Sinusitis and Ayurveda


Maxilar bone with left sided sinusitis (left m...
Maxilar bone with left sided sinusitis (left maxillar sinus light-coloured; in picture right-down). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Heaviness in head, headache, continuous sneezing, mild fever, redness and irritability of eyes, malaise, occasional fever continuous discharge coming out through nose; which may be watery or thick which may persist off and on. These all are the symptoms of sinusitis which may prolong to months.  

            Sometime this secretion stops and nose become dry. In chronic sinusitis there may be tenderness and pain over the sinus areas. If it is not treated timely it may lead to chronic suppurative infection of the nose. According to Ayurveda nasal polyps may arise there in the nose and lead to emphysema and chronic cough.

Causes

Exposure to cold, specific viral or bacteria lead to infection and inflammation of the nasal cavity, from where the infection spread to the sinuses. The secretion oozes out from the sinuses due to poor immunity, this condition is known as sinusitis. Any injury to nasal cavity, influenza, teeth infections are some other causes of the sinusitis. Dust, smoke, pungent perfumes, chilled weather, getting wet in rain, sleeplessness are other causes according to Ayurveda.

Treatment and diet chart

  • By getting up early at four ‘o clock one should do his daily routine habits like pass stool brushing his teeth, he should do Kunjar kriya, Jal-neti, rubber-neti or ghrit-neti.
  • At six a.m. massage of vertebral column, abdomen and of face should be done after that enema should be given to the patient. After enema patient should warm his feet with hot water and should give sponge bath with boiled neem leaves water.   At eight in morning give him lemon water or half glass of orange juice with adding water.
  • At eleven a.m. give him lemon water or orange juice or any seasonal fruit.
  • At two p.m. give him lemon water, honey or any vegetable soup.
  • At four p.m. we should give him local steam to his neck and face and cover it with hot towel.
  • At six p.m. pomegranate, orange, papaya, peach, apple, should be given as a light diet.
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, fried – spicy food, junk food, cold beverages, biscuits, meat, hard drink or wine, smoking, candies, chocolates should be avoided. In the beginning of sinusitis patient should take only water or lemon water for two to three days and should take light food up to five days. Up to this time the symptoms of sinusitis subside. After seven days we should subscribe him normal food habits which may contain vegetables, salad, cured, sprouts etc. When patient has no symptoms of disease, we should give him cold bath especially to his vertebral column. It helps in improving his immunity.

Prevention  

Avoid deep fried, fish, hard drink and coffee etc. Heavy products. Give your digestive system a break once in the week by fasting by taking lemon water or orange juice. After next day of fasting one should take enema.

Morning walk for 10 to 30 minutes improves your immunity which prevents the sinusitis. In acute stage of the disease jal-neti is contraindicated. In chronic cases rubber-neti jal-neti or ghrit-neti is advisable for one month.

Asanas useful in prevention of sinusitis

Home remedies

Reoccurrences of diseases is prevented by taking care of our daily routine food habits.

  • Take honey by mixing it with ginger juice.
  • Make tablet of Powder of saunth (dried ginger) mixed with jiggery anc should be taken twice daily.
  • Make decoction of 11 leaves of Tulsi, mishri 20 gm, blackpapper 11, ginger 2 gm. This decoction should be taken twice a day empty stomach for five days