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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Ayurveda – Science or Belief System

Ayurveda, the Indian system of medicine, is one of oldest medical systems in the world. Ayurveda is also the first complete medical system which has identified specialties such as General medicine, Surgery, Head & Neck medicine, Psychiatry, Mother & child health, Reproductive medicine, Geriatrics and Toxicology. It is a structured medical system with a view on diseases causative factors, pathologica framework and specific treatments. But more than just a medical system Ayurveda is a way of life which encompasses practices to stay healthy day and night, seasons and even preventive measures during epidemics.

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