The white clove remedy – GARLIC

The knowledge on health benefits of garlic dates back to ancient Hindu epics. An incident in the manuscripts quotes that drops of heavenly nectar were accidentally spilt on the Himalaya Mountains, and after a few days a small plant with the divine properties of the next was found growing. This plant was called ‘Rason’ meaning ‘king of rasas as it possesses five out of six tastes (taste, sweet, salt, pungent, bitter and astringent except sour). Rason is known as garlic in English, and its biological name is Allium sativum. For over years it has been used as a natural flavouring agent in cuisines and extensively used for its medicinal value. The potential health benefits of garlic reside in one of its natural component, allicin, a strong antimicrobial. Allicin is the main active component in garlic, which in turn forms the other active components of garlic accounting for a list of health benefits.

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Withania somnifera also known as Ashwagandha: Science and Facts

  1. Also Known as: Ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry
  2. Medicinally relevant: The root and berry are used to make medicine
  3. The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell. The root has a strong aroma that is described as “horse-like.”
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Ayurveda: Building an effective Information Portal

Ayurveda, the Indian ethnic medical system is one of the most ancient living traditions. Ayurvedic system follows a holistic approach to health and disease solely relying on natural remedies using plants and minerals. Ayurveda emphasis on strict living principles and guidelines for a healthy body, giving more importance to the diet and daily exercise. There were few attempts to consolidate this invaluable data into the digital format but there were no futuristic platforms available which can link the science of Ayurveda to the modern science. The platform we propose and is currently under development intends to bridge this gap is designed in a way that it will use all the innovative technologies like machine learning, improved database engines, statistical algorithms etc. to combine the power of Ayurveda with the modern research.

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‘Living Embryophytes’: Everything you wanted to know about plants

“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink”, these lines remind me of the situation when one start out to search on any plants or plant related medicines. There are many webpages explaining one after the other benefits of using a particular plant or plant part/component. Along with it there would be another set of pages which would describe all ‘negative’ that could happen if you use the same plant source. In addition to this there will be ‘plant myths’ which we would have either picked up from our grandmas or ‘expert’ neighbours. This leaves the reader perplexed and he would start his search to understand the science behind plant action. This would open to him the ‘science Pandora box’ in the form of PubMed, Elseveir, Bentham, Science Direct and more libraries and journals. Though the articles from these journals holds the answers to your questions, the technical terms used like activation, inhibition, kinetics, pharmacological action and so on would only lead to more complexity.

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