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Mar 16, 2012

ALMONDS and its Health Benfits


Almonds are considered a Natural Wonder because of its immense Health Benefits,especially, for women. 
Packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and health-promoting fats, research reveals that these nuts reduce risk of heart disease and lowers cholesterol. Frequent consumption of almonds aids weight management as they satiate your appetite and curb cravings. 

Listed are the Health benefits of almonds:
1.Helps to cure anemia: Sufficient amounts of copper when combined with iron and vitamins can boost production of red blood cells and cure anemia. Since almonds pack in a high percentage of copper, they make for an ideal supplement. Further, these highly nutritious nuts help increase bone mineral density, making a strong skeletal system.

2.Wonder food for Ladies: Consumption of almonds before and after pregnancy are recommended by Doctors. A leading source of Vitamin E, the most essential nutrient for Pregnant ladies; a handful of almonds can supply 33% of the Vitamin E required by the body.

3.Aids weight loss:  Almonds have the effect of making you feel full and thereby reducing cravings and possibilities of over eating.

4.Prevents birth defects: Adequate Folic acid to baby prevent birth defects . Folic acid, which plays a big role in healthy cell growth and tissue formation, is found in high doses in Almonds.

5.Good for your hair and skin: The antioxidant properties of almonds are considered to be good for your skin and hair. Applying Almonds Oil also result in the same.

6.For a healthy heart Increases Good Cholesterol:  Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats that is known to lower risk of heart diseases. Including almonds in your regular diet helps increase “good” cholesterol, levels, and lowers “bad” cholesterol, levels.

7.More help with energy production: Nutrients in almonds such as manganese, riboflavin, and copper are all known to aid energy production, an Instant energy booster.

Jun 23, 2011

Choose Brown Rice Over White Rice


Why the Brown Rice?
Brown rice is also called 'unpolished rice' and is brown in color.Brown rice has a mild nutty flavor, is chewier and offer more nutrition than the white rice. Only the outermost layer of a grain of rice (husk) is removed to produce brown rice, while the subsequent layers underneath the husk that contains several vitamins and fiber are removed and polished further to produce white rice.
Brown rice is a good source of various essential nutrients like energy, carbohydrate, dietary fiber, B vitamins and minerals like manganese, selenium, magnesium, zinc, folate, iron etc.

One cup of brown rice gives 3.5 grams of fiber while the same amount of white rice gives less than 1 gram of fiber.

Health experts and Nutritionists are now increasingly recommending brown rice as an excellent source of all-round nutrition. As for the health conscious people, brown rice would be the obvious choice as many health benefits of brown rice have been proved.

  • Brown rice has a low glycemic index than white rice which helps to prevent the sugar spikes in diabetics. 
  • Study has shown that people who consume at least 2 servings of brown rice per week reduced the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • It has been shown to lower the risk of total cholesterol and LDL level. 
  • It helps the individuals to keep a check on their weight, since the brown rice can make them feel full, which in turn make them to eat less.
  • It can help to protect the body against certain cancers, as it contains antioxidants like selenium and zinc and fiber.
  • It has also shown to reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease and stroke.

For all the health benefits, the brown rice is good. And don't forget to make this delicious, nutty-flavored grain a frequent addition to your meals!

Jun 14, 2011

Health Personality Society Life




Health:
 1.     Drink plenty of water.
 2.    Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3.    Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
4.    Live with the 3 E's - Energy, Enthusiasm and      Empathy.
 5.    Make time to pray.
 6.    Play more games.
7.    Read more books than you did in 2009.
8.    Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9.    Sleep for 7 hours.
10.  Take a 10-30 minutes' walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

 Personality:
 11.    Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12.    Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
 13.    Don't over do. Keep your limits.
 14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
 15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
 16.    Dream more while you are awake.
 17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
 18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/ her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
 19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
 20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
 21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
 22.    Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like Algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
 23.    Smile and laugh more.
 24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:
 25.    Call your family often.
 26.    Each day give something good to others.
 27.    Forgive everyone for everything.
 28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
 29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.
 30.    What other people think of you is none of your business.
 31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. stay in touch.

 Life:
 32.    Do the right thing!
 33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
 34.    GOD heals everything.
 35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
 36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
 37.    The best is yet to come.
 38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
 39.    Your Innermost is always happy. So, be happy.
 

Dec 7, 2010

Good Sleep


Good rest and sound sleep is very important. 

If u don't sleep well,
The toxins in your body will accumulate,affecting your health and your mood.

The main causes of liver damage
are:
1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause..
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming too much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best

Cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consuming overly done foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried

Veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits is very important for our body to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals.

Because,

 
Evening 9 - 11pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary/ toxic chemicals (de- toxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in a un relaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on her health.

Night at 11pm - 1am:
The de-toxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

 
Early morning 1 - 3am: de-toxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3 - 5am:
de-toxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the de-toxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.


Morning 5 - 7am:
de-toxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am:
Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 -10am rather than no meal at all. Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals.

 
Midnight to 4am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood.

Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

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Oct 25, 2010

Skin Healthy Skin


Healthy diet is essential for a healthy skin !

 
 Fruits and vegetables should be a constituent of this diet.  They are rich in nutrients and have powerful antioxidants.  The antioxidants guard against free radicals which are the minute enemies that accelerate the aging process.  
 
The fruits and vegetables should be taken in different varieties since some help in gaining and lose of weight.

Raw food majority contain more minerals and stronger life energy.  
Some fruits which help in enhancing beauty are; fresh summer fruits such as peaches, plums and nectannes.  They are good sources of antioxidants and other phynonutrients.  Antioxidants are essential for protecting skin from damaging ultraviolet rays and they are more effective when more than one is present.

  Yogurt contains natural acids and antioxidants also found in some fruits.  This nourishes and lightly exfoliates skin, while oil released from walnuts gives softness and sheen to the skin. 
 Berries contains antioxidants and natural ant inflammatory compounds that help repair skin and prevents further damage by neutralizing free radicals in your body, to control wrinkles you can take olive oil and cantaloupe.  These maintain a dewy healthy skin since they have antioxidants that help pores stay clear.  The fruits also contain high carotene content which keeps skin cells healthy. 
 Soya contains estrogen that stimulates connective tissues and promotes healthy skin. 
 
 Green vegetables also help to clear pimples and black heads such vegetables are; spinach dietary.  They help in reducing inflammation and neutralize cell damaging agents.  
You can get five or six servings of leafy greens per week together with a daily serving of orange vegetables like carrots, pumpkins and peppers.  They contain beta carotene which is converted in to vitamin A in the body which heals the damaged skin tissues.

Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins A C and E which helps in healing wounds, since they help from connective tissues such fruits include, apricot, carrots, kales, collards, mango, spinach and sweet potato.  They contain vitamin A vitamin C is contained in; chili peppers, grape fruit, pineapple, cabbage plums and orange, you are required to take the above fruits in a right quantity as follows; take at least one serving of vitamin A – rich fruit or vegetables a day, one serving of vitamin C – rich fruit or vegetables a day.

Caution

There are some fruits and vegetables that can worsen the skin condition.
 
  For instance, rosacea is a skin condition characterized by facial redness and swelling.  It can be triggered by re,d black and white pepper.
  Eczema symptoms can be worsened by peanuts, soya, and tomatoes.  You are therefore required to avoid some fruits and vegetables that trigger any of the skin conditions.

You must be careful with the way you handle the fruits and vegetables when preparing or eating them.  You should wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food, especially fresh whole fruits and vegetables.  Rinse raw produce in warm water.  Do not use soaps or other detergents. 
 You can use a small scrub brush to remove surface dirt.  While cutting use smooth durable non- absorbent cutting boards that can be cleaned and sanitized easily.  The cutting boards should be washed by hot water, soap and scrub brush to remove food particles.  You can then sanitize the board.

People whose immune system may be compromised, for example, if you are very  old, you have chronic illness or you are under a certain medication, you should stick to pasteurized juices and adder, since pasteurization kills harmful levels of bacteria found in food. 
 
 Avoid fruits and vegetables that look brownish, slimy or dried out when buying them.  This is an indication that they have been stored under poor conditions. When you want to lose weight, take fewer calories daily.  This includes fruits and vegetables that are high in nutrients and low in calories such as tomatoes, cantaloupe, strawberries and broccoli.  They will make you feel ‘full’ hence consuming fewer calories.  You should also take water to keep your skin soft and smooth.

Sep 15, 2010

Breast Enhancement Technique Naturally


What is natural Breast Enhancement Technique ?

 
   Many women would like to know of alternatives to costly and risky breast enhancement techniques. 
There are some viable options in the market today and women who have tried them have got positive results. Although there is no research to prove that you could naturally grow your breasts, there are a few natural breast enhancement techniques  which give good results with no risk and expense.
 
    There are several ways in which you increase your breasts naturally. 
The use of herbs is the most common and tested method over the years.
Other methods include suction pumps, hypnosis, self-hypnosis, and different massage techniques. These are collectively known as natural breast enhancement techniques.

Here are a few natural ways to grow breasts:

  •     Consume lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. This will not only help you in developing breasts but also take care of your entire body. Include black olives, virgin olive oil, soya eggs, grains and grain oil, roasted peanuts, and sunflower seeds in your daily diet for at least six months.
  •     Some plants have proven to be very effective in breast enhancement such as dill seeds, liquorice root, basil flowers, and anise seeds. Crush these seeds with a crusher and mix them in equal parts. Consume this three times a day before meals. Keep the mixture under the tongue for fifteen minutes and swallow it with water.
  •    Massage the breasts with the proper technique. You can also use medicinal oils for massage. Use wheatgerm oil and dill oil in moderate quantities and apply it three times a day. Use a greater quantity only if the skin cannot absorb all the oil. Light and moderate breast massage everyday 15 minutes before sleeping is also the best way to stimulate breast growth.
  •     When a woman makes love, the hormonal level increases in her body, which will then help in breast enhancement. Research has proven that those women who have sexual intercourse and reach orgasm develop beautiful and naturally enlarged breasts.
  •     Try and avoid consuming caffeinated drinks such as coffee, caffeinated sodas, colas, teas, and chocolate. Caffeinated products are diuretic in nature and they counteract the natural breast enhancement techniques. Thus, it is good to avoid these drinks for a while completely.
  •     Eat a proper balanced diet, exercise regularly, reduce your stress levels, and maintain your blood sugar levels. This will help you maintain your hormonal balance and aid in breast growth.
  •     You could also take oral breast enhancement supplements.  Take these tablets in addition to consuming a protein rich diet or protein shakes.  Take these supplements carefully, following all the instructions mentioned on the box.
Although results vary from person to person, you should follow these natural techniques religiously for at least six months for better growth.


Health Benefits Papaya


The papaya is a fruit of the genus Carica papaya. The plant is native to America and was first cultivated in Mexico. Papaya is generally eaten raw, without skin and seeds.

Some of the health benefits of papaya are as follows:

• Papaya is a rich source of proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes are essential for the proper functioning of the digestive system as they help in the digestion of proteins. Papain, which is the most vital enzyme found exclusively in papayas, is instrumental in breaking down and digesting of meat proteins, and is used as a meat tenderizer.

• Papaya is known for its rejuvenating properties. It slows down the ageing process, thereby making you look younger for a longer while. This property of papaya is attributed to its ability to enable proper digestion that leads to maximum extraction and absorption of nutrients from various foods.

• Papaya is a rich source of arginine, an essential fatty acid that boosts the reproductive system and fertility in males.

• Papaya is also a good source of carpain, an enzyme supposedly beneficial for heart.

• Papaya helps in blood clotting and thereby quick healing of wounds. This is because papaya is a rich source of fibrin, an important factor in the blood clotting process. This factor is not common in the plant kingdom and is mainly formed in the body of animals, papaya being an exception.

• Papaya is rich in carotene that maintains the pigment balance of your skin.

• Papaya is a good source of Vitamin C and as such, boosts the immune system and protects you against various infections and ailments.

• Papaya juice in combination with pineapple juice is also recommended to cure cancer.

• Papaya helps in the restoration of essential bacteria in the gut, generally after antibiotic treatment.

• You may use the skin of papaya to heal wounds and bruises.

• Papaya is rich in antioxidants that help detoxify the body, thereby preventing the incidence of ailments like leukemia.

• Papaya is rich in minerals like potassium and magnesium which serve various functions like strengthening the teeth and bones.

• The seeds of papaya are antihelmintic and remove worms from the stomach and intestines.

• Papaya juice may be helpful in alleviating sickness like nausea and morning sickness.

• Papaya seeds may be used as a healthy replacement for black pepper.

Papaya is a fruit with abundant health advantages and must form a part of your diet.

Jul 13, 2010

Kegel Exercise For Married


 Kegel Exercise can improve your bladder control !

Pubococcygeus or "PC" muscles which form the floor of the pelvis are just like other muscles. Pelvis Exercise can make them stronger. For just 5 minutes, three times a day can improve your bladder control .

Who Need to do Kegel ?

1.  Woman who gave birth.

          After woman gave birth, size of vagina will change and the vagina wall lost it elastic. Both party will experience less pleasure because of loose vagina.

2.  Woman who experience stress incontinence.

          Your pc muscles are used to support your bladder. If you have a weak pelvic muscle, stress incontinence occur. Whenever pressure increased in your abdomen (laughing, sneezing or coughing), urine leak from your bladder. Stress incontinence is very common. 50% of all women have occasional incontinence and 20% of woman age over 75 experience everyday stress incontinence.

3.  Woman who is going to give birth.

          Kegel exercise can tone vagina muscle so delivery will be easier. Also, you muscle will regain faster after child birth

4.  Woman who has advancing age, obesity, chronic bronchitis, asthma and childbearing.   
      

  These woman are more likly to suffer from daily incontience.

5.  Woman who suffer vaginismus and dyspareunia.

          pelvic exercise can tone your muscle up so it is less likly to suffer from vaginal muscle spasm

Benefit of Kegel Exercise :


1.  Strengthen and tone muscle of vaginal canal. Vaginal exercise can also increase the blood flow to the genital area.

2.  Prevent urinary Incontinence, prolepses, and many other problems of the pelvic floor that are often associated with aging. Prevent leaking urine when you sneeze or cough.

3.  A strong vagina will be tighter, which your partner will notice and enjoy

4.  Conditioned muscles will make child delivery easier.

5.  It is easy to perform. Unlike other exercise, you won't sweat or feel tried. It take few minutes a day and you can do it in everywhere without other's notice

Locate the PC Muscle :

 
1.  Sit down on a toilet. Start peeing and stop the flow of urine midstream for few seconds. Then release the flow. Repeat few times until you find the right muscle. The muscle you used to stop the urine is the pelvic floor muscle.

2.  Lie down and put your finger inside your vagina. Tighten muscle around our finger as if holding back urine. If you feel your finger being squeezed, then you have located the right muscle.


Tips for Kegel :

 
1)  Don't squeeze other muscle. Your anal and abdomen muscle should be relax. If you feel other muscle pulling, you will need to start from step one to locate your PC muscle.

2)  Breath slowly and deeply. Breathe in when you squeeze and breathe out as you relax. If you experience headache, you are tensing your chest and holding your breath.

3)  Put your hand on your abdomen. If you feel any movement, you are using your abdominal muscle as well. You should isolated your vaginal exercise from any other muscle. Use your hand to test if you are using other muscle.

4)  You can do Kegel anywhere. No one can tell when your are squeezing your PC muscle. You can do Kegel when you work, drive or watching TV.


 Explanation

The aim of Kegel exercises is to improve muscle tone by strengthening the pubococcygeus muscles of the pelvic floor. Kegel is a popular prescribed exercise for pregnant women to prepare the pelvic floor for physiological stresses of the later stages of pregnancy and vaginal childbirth. Kegel exercises are said to be good for treating vaginal prolapse and preventing uterine prolapse in women and for treating prostate pain and swelling resulting from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis in men. Kegel exercises may be beneficial in treating urinary incontinence in both men and women Kegel exercises may also increase sexual gratification.

A Kegel exerciser :

A Kegel exerciser is a medical device designed to be used by women to exercise the pubococcygeus muscle (also called the PC muscle). There are three main types: barbells, springs, and rubber bulbs. The barbells (or vaginal barbell) can be used as a vaginal exerciser or as a vaginal dildo or sex toy. Made of smooth, polished solid stainless steel, it is cylindrical in shape, with a rounded bulge at each end. They typically weigh one pound (454g) and measure approximately 6¾ inches (17.1 cm) in length with a diameter of one inch (2.5 cm) at the widest part. Being made of stainless steel, vaginal barbells are nonporous and can be wiped clean with a cloth moistened with mild soap and water. Spring devices are made of plastic, with removable springs to allow progressive resistance. These allow pressing directly against resistance. An advantage of rubber bulb devices is that they provide visual feedback (via a gauge) of how much pressure is being applied.

Benefits for women :

Factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, aging, being overweight, and abdominal surgery such as cesarean section, often result in the weakening of the pelvic muscles. This can be assessed by either digital examination of vaginal pressure or using a Kegel perineometer. Kegel exercises are useful in regaining pelvic floor muscle strength in such cases.
 
 Urinary incontinence :


The consequences of weakened pelvic floor muscles may include urinary or bowel incontinence, which may be helped by therapeutic strengthening of these muscles. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by the Cochrane Collaboration concluded that "PFMT [Pelvic floor muscle training] be included in first-line conservative management programs for women with stress, urge, or mixed, urinary incontinence...The treatment effect might be greater in middle aged women (in their 40's and 50's) with stress urinary incontinence alone...".

  Pelvic prolapse :


The exercises are also often used to help prevent prolapse of pelvic organs. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by the Cochrane Collaboration concluded that "there is some encouragement from a feasibility study that pelvic floor muscle training, delivered by a physiotherapist to symptomatic women in an outpatient setting, may reduce severity of prolapse".

  Benefits for men :


Though most commonly used by women, men can also use Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises are employed to strengthen the pubococcygeal muscle and other muscles of the pelvic diaphragm. Kegels can help men achieve stronger erections and gain greater control over ejaculation. The objective of this may be similar to that of the exercise in women with weakened pelvic floor: to increase bladder and bowel control and sexual function.
 
 Incontinence :


Regarding postprostatectomy urinary incontinence, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by the Cochrane Collaboration found that "there may be some benefit of offering pelvic floor muscle training with biofeedback early in the postoperative period immediately following removal of the catheter as it may promote an earlier return to continence".

  Sexual function :

 Kegel workouts can provide men with stronger erections. Research published in 2005 issue of BJU International, have shown that pelvic floor exercises could help restore erectile function in men with erectile dysfunction. There are said to be significant benefits for the problem of premature ejaculation from having more muscular control of the pelvis. 

It is also possible that strengthening the pelvic floor may allow some men to achieve a form of orgasm without allowing ejaculation, and thereby perhaps reach multiple "climaxes" during sexual activity.In men, this exercise lifts up the testicles, also strengthening the cremaster muscle, as well as the anal sphincter, as the anus is the main area contracted when a Kegel is done. This is because the pubococcygeus muscle begins around the anus and runs up to the urinary sphincter.

Jun 13, 2010

Apple Orange & Pomegranate


Orange juice is a popular beverage made from the extraction (squeezing) of liquid from fresh oranges. The term "orange juice" is also used, both colloquially and commercially, to refer to "concentrated  orange juice".Orange juice is a source of vitamin C  (ascorbic acid), potassium, thiamine, Phosphorus G, folic acid (Vitamin B9) and vitamin B6.  Research shows orange juice is more nutrient dense than many commonly consumed 100 percent fruit juices, such as apple, grape, pineapple and prune.

Citrus juices also contain flavonoids that are believed to have beneficial health effects. Orange juice containing pulp seems to be more nutritious than no-pulp varieties due to the flavonoids contained in the pulp.If drunk on an empty stomach, orange juice can exacerbate present gastrointestinal conditions and/or cause mild and temporary stomach upset. Due to the citric acid, orange juice typically has a pH of 3.5.Drinking or sipping orange juice can therefore cause erosion of the tooth enamel, otherwise known as 'acid erosion'. Some publications recommend using a straw when drinking orange juice so that the juice does not come into contact with the teeth.

Apple juice
is a common beverage for both children and adults. Apple juice is also a component of several cocktails, and is a filler in some other fruit drinks, because it is less expensive and more widely available than other juices. It may also be produced and consumed in a carbonated  form, referred to as sparkling apple juice.Vitamin C is sometimes added by fortification, because content is variable,  and much of that is lost in processing. Other vitamin concentrations are low, but apple juice does contain various mineral nutrients, including boron, which may promote healthy bones.  Apple juice has a significant concentration of polyphenols  that may protect from diseases associated with ageing due to the antioxidant  effects which help reduce the likeliness of developing cancer. Research from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) suggests that apple juice increases acetylcholine in the brain, resulting in increased memory.[


Pomegranate juice
is juice made from the pomegranate fruit. It is used in cooking both as a fresh juice and as a concentrated syrup.While preliminary research has shown that the fruit juice may play a role in reducing the risk of cancer, reducing serum cholesterol, and protecting arteries from clogging, more research is needed to validate these findings. Its possible benefits also need to be balanced against its high caloric content derived from its natural sugars.

The cholesterol reduction effect has been observed only in small studies.This, as well as the anti-clogging effect of pomegranate juice, are the result of its concentration of antioxidants, and are similar to the effects shown in studies of red wine, black tea, and purple grape juice. There have been no large clinical trials showing that antioxidants can prevent heart attacks or other major heart-related events.

People who had undergone surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer could significantly slow the increase of prostate specific antigen when they consumed a glass of pomegranate juice daily.

A 250 ml (8 oz) glass of pomegranate juice provides approximately 50% of an adult's recommended daily allowance (RDA) of the vitamins A, C and E, 100% RDA of folic acid, and 13% RDA of potassium.

Notwithstanding the possible benefits of the juice, each such glass also tops the maximum daily amount of sugar, as recommended by The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization. The organizations jointly recommend that only 10% of calories come directly from sugars . With almost 30 grams of sugar, a glass of pomegranate juice has more sugar than an equal size serving of some soft beverages, such as Coca Cola Classic and roughly equal to two servings of a sweetened breakfast cereal

Jun 6, 2010

Yoga Benefits


There are many different benefits that can be achieved by doing yoga on a regular basis and it is one of the best forms of exercise to bring about a balance in both the mind and the body and help to achieve harmony that is very difficult in today's world.

Regular yoga exercise throughout a person's life will help them to stay a lot healthier as they age with a reduction in aches and pains that are normally associated with ageing.

By remaining more flexible and strengthening the supporting tissues and muscles a person who has done yoga on a regular basis will be less likely to succumb to falls that happen regularly with elderly people.

Yoga not only affects your muscles and a calming of your mind but it has a positive affect on the whole of your inner self including your emotional and endocrinal system.

It is regarded as the most effective whole body workout and surprises many people including professional athletes of how much benefit they get from yoga and how strenuous the exercises can be when taking advanced.

It is not unusual to see professional athletes having difficulty performing the poses and exercises that elderly people are doing effortlessly.

The sooner you get involved with yoga the sooner you are going to reap the rewards that yoga can bring helping you to get more out of life and ultimately to live longer.

Yoga has proven to reduce and eliminate various different health ailments that affect many people.

It is often recommended by medical practitioners in recuperation of injuries and for those who are suffering from depression as it is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of health or lack thereof.

Even a minimal amount of Yoga performed regularly can have a noticeable effect on a person's state of health.
 
Few posts on Yoga and its benefits on our physical, emotional and mental health

 


What is Yoga


Are you crazy about yoga !

 
The reason why most people do yoga is that it makes them feel better and in shape. The different poses and postures make their body healthy. Yoga for most is the best way to relax and unwind. If you want to keep your body in shape, this might be the best exercise for you. 
Did you know that yoga is good to fight certain illness that may come? 
 
There had been researches which proved that yoga helps you to control anxiety, reduces asthma, arthritis, blood pressure, back pain, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, epilepsy, diabetes, headaches, stress and many more.

Yoga has a lot of benefits and advantages. 
All in a day’s work, it can reduce tension and stress. Of course after a heavy day, you will feel that your muscles have been stuck up and you will feel wasted.

  • If you do yoga, your self esteem will be higher. It is important to gain more confidence inside and out so that you can face people with no worries.
  • Yoga is good for the body in increasing your muscle tone, strength, stamina and flexibility.
  • If you are too fat and conscious about your body figure, yoga can help you lower your fat and keep your body in shape. Yoga exercises can burn excess fat and give you the desired figure that you want.
  • If you need time to relax and forget your responsibilities, yoga will be good to improve your concentration and enhance your creativity. Yoga helps you to think more positively away from all anxieties. If you have a fresh mind, you can think of good things and apply it easily.
  • Your body needs to relax once in a while. Sometimes, work can leave us wasted and exhausted. During the heavy days, we may not find time to unwind because work is still on our tail. Yoga can help you create a sense of calmness and well being.
  • Yoga exercise helps you improve a good circulation. Your organs and veins need to be exercised for it to function properly.
  • Yoga can help stimulate your immune system and keep you away from diseases. If you have a good immune system, you can be sure that you are free from sickness.
  • Some people do yoga to be enlightened. They believe that yoga will help them bring up their spirit and keep them relieved. Yoga works differently for people be it spiritual, emotional, psychological, mental and physical.
  • People think that yoga is only for spiritual people. But that belief is wrong. Even if you are not that religious, you can do yoga. You will see and feel the difference at the same time find out how it works for you.
  • Due to the pressure and demands of life, we become stressed out and we forget the essence of life. We tend to lose touch with the ones we used to spend time with, even ourselves.
  • We find ourselves rushing most of the time with the deadlines and hassles we need to keep up with. This leaves us a small time to wander and have that physical awareness.
These are the few things that yoga can provide. Once in a while, find time to dedicate a part of it to yourself to relax and unwind which only yoga can give.
 

Yoga & Everyday Life


There are so many different types of yoga today, with this a problematic situation for beginners, it is best to choose a form of yoga that is appropriate for each individual’s level of fitness, physical and spiritual goals and health condition.  
Some of the most common types of yoga are listed below and briefly explained to guide you in choosing the best type of yoga that you can start with.

Iyengar Yoga: these types of yoga are solely focused on the alignment and precise movements. Yoga props such as blocks and straps are usually used as part of this type of yoga for those beginners who are not as flexible as the experts as to compensate for injuries.
These Yoga props help assist all sorts of people to be able to do the poses comfortably.
Because of its attention to details and the flexible modification of poses, these types of yoga is often a good form of exercise for people with back pain or neck pain, as they are likely to benefit from the random alteration to the poses.
Practicing these types of yoga will give you a good knowledge on the classics in yoga poses so that whatever other style you practice, you will have the basic fundamentals on how to do each position.
In Iyengar yoga the teacher focuses more on alignment and inner awareness. This awareness starts with the body and expands to other parts of the self as one continues with the regularity of practice.

Ashtanga Yoga: these types of yoga are commonly called “power yoga” because it is focused on a powerful flowing movement.
Such movements include pushups and lunges, which deals with strength and stamina. These types of yoga are best for people who have successfully overcome back injuries and are looking for more challenging practice.
People who are already athletic such as runners, gymnasts and cyclists who want to add more balance and concentration to their routines are also utilizing these types of yoga.

Bikram Yoga: these types of yoga are also known as the “hot yoga” for this is done in a very warm room. These types of yoga are excellent tools for increasing flexibility because the heat helps tissue to stretch.
But keep in mind that these types of yoga are not applicable to those that have developed cardio vascular diseases due to the strain placed on the body when vigorously exercising in the heat.

Viniyoga: these types of yoga links breathe and movement in flowing exercises that are adapted to each individual. These are often a good form of yoga for those with back problems or neck injuries because it can be easily adapted by anyone.

Raja Yoga: these types of yoga aims for liberation through meditation. These types of yoga are only for those people who are capable of intense concentration.

 Bhakti yoga: or commonly known as devotional yoga. These types of yoga focus on self surrender in the face of the divine.

Mantra yoga: much more know as the "yoga of potent sound,”. These types of yoga aims at liberation through the verbal or mental repetition of empowered sounds, such as "om," "hum," or "ram."
There are so many yoga institutions to choose from. It is also a good idea that before going into a class, discuss with the teacher first regarding hi or her philosophy and beliefs in order to find the most appropriate and personally appealing form of yoga for you.
 

Yoga & Aged People


Yoga is particularly good for elderly people as even the most basic exercises can offer them a lot of benefit.

Even those who are unable to stand can perform certain yoga exercises while seated.

For those who are a little more mobile many of the exercises that they can do in Yoga will help them to become more mobile still, or at the least more stable and coordinated which will reduce the incidence of them falling over and breaking bones or sustaining other types of injuries.

Such events can affect elderly people quite considerably and anything that can be done to reduce or eliminate these from happening will help to extend their life and improve their quality of life.

Whilst many elderly people sit for considerable periods of time throughout the day this in itself can bring about many aches and pains in the body and light stretching can help to reduce these muscular and joint pains.

It is well-known fact in the medical profession that the majority of people who seek assistance for their aches and pains will be able to eliminate the majority of their problems with simple stretching exercises done on a regular basis.

As pain is also a drain on energy levels there is the added benefit that even by doing a small amount of simple Yoga stretching, the elderly person can expect to have an increase in energy that will only make it all the more easier to continue with the yoga exercise.

The calm and relaxation that yoga exercise also brings with it can help to reduce a lot of the frustration that elderly people begin to feel when they are unable to do the things that they would like to do.

It helps them to cope a lot better with life and to enjoy what life has to offer them even when they are somewhat incapacitated.
 

Yoga & hypertension


For controlling your hypertension, there are two effective yoga exercises that helps lower the blood pressure:


Inverted Yoga
Inverted yoga reverses the action of gravity on the body. The most profound changes brought about by Inverted Yoga is in circulation. In inverted poses, legs and abdomen are placed higher than the heart.

Lengthening up through the legs and keep them very active so your spine opens and the entire body actively involved in the pose.
One of the reasons for this is simply because the force of gravity is reversed and venous return becomes significantly greater.
 
Normally, the muscles of the calf and other skeletal muscles in the lower extremities must contract in order to pump unoxygenated blood and waste back to the heart through the veins.
 
In inverted poses, gravity causes the blood to flow easily back through the veins and this brings the blood pressure in the feet to a minimum. This in effect gives skeletal muscles a chance to rest.
 
In Inverted poses, drainage of blood and waste from the lower body back to the heart is increased and disorders such as varicose veins and swollen ankles are relieved.

Rhythmic Breathing
  • It's time to learn about breathing, because inhaling and exhaling has the power to nourish the body and calm the mind.
  • Not just any old breathing will do. If you're like most people, you take shallow breaths, pull in your stomach when you inhale and never empty your lungs of carbon dioxide when you exhale.
  • Here's the physiological explanation: Long, slow breaths are more efficient than short, fast ones.
  • To take in a good breath, your lungs must first be basically empty. Thus the key to efficient breathing lies in exhaling completely. A full exhalation begins with the upper chest, proceeds to the middle chest and finishes with tightening the abdominal muscles.
  • Only after a good exhalation can you draw in a good lungful of the oxygen-rich air your blood needs for nourishing cells.
 
 

Yoga & Hair Growth


 KEEPING IT AS SIMPLE AS IT IS. IT ALL DEPENDS ON PROPER BLOOD CIRCULATION.

DO SARVANAGSAN,SIRSAASAN AND GET THE ISSUE PROPERLY ADDRESSED.

This might come as a surprise to you that there have been many cases that have been documented where people who have taken up Yoga have found that has stimulated their hair growth.
This is not quite as silly as it may seem because many of the products on the market these days that are designed to stimulate hair growth do so by increasing the blood supply to the scalp.
And what do you think would be the best method of getting the blood supply to the scalp?
How about standing on your head as a yoga posture ?
 
One exercise it is commonly used by people performing Yoga is the inverted position where their legs are in the air with his head resting on the ground.
When this position is performed there is an additional blood supply to the head and people have found that this has actually stimulated the hair growth.
There is documented evidence to support these results and some people have actually shown that they have had better results from simply performing these particular poses in Yoga on a regular basis than they have from using many of the natural hair restoration and re-growth products that are widely promoted in the shops at great expense.

Not only has yoga proven to be very effective for a large number of people but it is also far more cost-effective than buying hair restoring products. After all it costs nothing to stand on your head and if it gives you the results that these other more expensive hair products claim to give then you are winning on both counts.
It will certainly do no harm and even if you are using hair restoration products then doing these yoga exercises will add benefit and the combination of the two might give you much more than expected.

It is certainly worth a try to see whether you get the same results that others have experienced.
 

Yoga & Asthma


Simply lifting a person's level of fitness can help to reduce the number of asthma attacks for many people.

Yoga is one of the best methods to help people to learn and implement better breathing habits [HAVE U EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS ]and this is something that can help those who suffer from asthma considerably.


There are various different reasons why people get affected by asthma and for a lot of them it is brought on during times of stress.

Yoga has proven to be one of the best ways of reducing and eliminating stress from people's lives and that alone can often be all that is needed to ensure that a person no longer needs to suffer from asthma attacks.

Anxiety is often a precursor to an asthma attack and once again yoga has been proven to reduce anxiety attacks in most people.

  • By simply learning and applying the breathing techniques that are taught in yoga a person can control situations that would normally have set off a reaction. 
  • Any time that the asthma can be controlled without the use of medication in the form of inhalers or other solutions the asthma sufferer goes one step further to eliminating it from their life. 
  • The mind is very powerful and it can affect the body functions both positively and negatively and each time the asthma sufferer manages to handle a situation where an attack would have occurred it sends a powerful and positive message to the subconscious that will add support to the next time such an event is encountered.

For some people with asthma it is the panic and anxiety that they feel when an attack begins to develop that makes the situation all the worse. 
The calm and relaxed manner that yoga helps these people develop also helps to reduce the impact of these events and in doing so either eliminates them or makes any asthma attack milder than what would normally be expected.
 

Yoga & Breathing


You don't need to fall into the stress mode of life. 
 
You can use breath to relax, rather than stress, your mind and body. 
 

Yoga helps you to relearn that natural state that your body and mind want to be in: relaxation.

 
Deep breathing is both calming and energizing. The energy you feel from a few minutes of careful breathe is not nervous or hyper, but that calm, steady energy we all need. Slow, steady, and quiet breathing gives a message to your nervous system: Be calm.
Whole books have been written on yoga breathing. Here is one 5-minute Breath Break.

1. Sit with your spine as straight as possible. Use a chair if necessary but don't slump into it. Feet flat on the floor with knees directly over the center of your feet. Use a book or cushion under your feet if they do not rest comfortably on the floor. Hands are on the tops of your legs.

2. Close your eyes gently and let them rest behind closed lids.

3. Think about your ribs, at the front, back, and at the sides of your body. Your lungs are behind those ribs.

4. Feel your lungs filling up, your ribs expanding out and up. Feel your lungs emptying, your ribs coming back down and in. Don't push the breath.

5. The first few times you do this, do it for 2 to 3 minutes, then do it for up to 5 to 10 minutes. At first, set aside a time at least once a day to do this. When you learn how good it makes you feel, you'll want to do it at other times as well.
Just as one stressful situation goes into your next challenge, relaxing for a few minutes every day gradually carries over into the rest of your daily life and activities.
 

Yoga & Health


 Yoga health benefits are vast as they help to stretch, tone and strengthen every part of the body; they also massage internal organs and allow the practitioner to find a healthy balance in life. 

 

Yoga benefits are evident. One simple recommendation: don’t overload. Yoga health benefits are countless as you will be stress free, smooth movements of your joints, reduces your joint pain and improvement of immunity system helps to fight with other diseases.

Stress is the number one suspect affecting all parts of our physical, endocrinal and emotional system. And with the help of yoga this things can be corrected.

At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders.

yoga health benefits Listed below are just some of the yoga health benefits that you can get.

Yoga Benefit 1: Yoga is known to increase flexibility; yoga has postures that trigger the different joints of the body. Including those joints that are not acted upon with regular exercises routines.

Yoga Benefit 2: Yoga also increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons. The well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body.

It has also been found that the body which may have started doing yoga being a rigid one may experience a quite remarkable flexibility in the end on those parts of the body which have not been consciously worked upon.

Yoga Benefit 3: yoga also massages all organs of the body. Yoga is perhaps the only exercise that can work on through your internal organs in a thorough manner, including those that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime.

Yoga Benefit 4: Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the various body parts.  This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.

One of the far-reaching yoga health benefits  is the uncanny sense of awareness that it develops in the practitioner of an impending health disorder or infection. This in turn enables the person to take pre-emptive corrective action

Yoga Benefit 5: Yoga offers a complete detoxification of the body. It gently stretches the muscles and joints as we;; as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body.

This helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny of your body as well as providing nourishment up to the last point. This leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, energy and a remarkable zest for life.

Yoga Benefit 6: Yoga is also an excellent way to tone your muscles. Muscles which have been flaccid and weak are stimulated repeatedly to shed excess fats and flaccidity.

But these enormous physical benefits are just a “side effect” of this powerful practice. What yoga does is harmonize the mind with the body and these results in real quantum benefits.  For the best yoga positions and yoga exercises check out the secrets of yoga.

It is now an open secret that the will of the mind has enabled people to achieve extraordinary physical feats, which proves beyond doubt the mind and body connection.

Regular practitioners of yoga report an elevated sense of well being with marked mood improvement and a lessening of anxiety and depression. Regularly releasing this negativity leads to a reduction of depression in many people. Regular practice of yoga does that for you and thus, provides healthier organs, skin and brain.

Additionally, yoga’s ability to lower levels of cortisol helps keep calcium in the bones, thereby reducing chances of osteoporosis. Finally, yoga can make you more aware of your own body, more conscious of its strengths, weaknesses and needs.
 
 

May 16, 2010

Neem Tree


What are the benefits of Neem tree ?

Neem or Azadirachta Indica is a large, evergreen tree and has strong health maintaining properties. Its principle constituents are nimbin, nimbinin and nimbidin.

Neem is used as a poultice in boils, is antiseptic, demulcent, a tonic in catarrhal affections, stomachic, stimulant. It is useful in hypoglycemic, rheumatism, as an analgesic, antipyretic, sedative, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, anthelmintic and in skin diseases. The tree stem, root and bark possess astringent, tonic, and antiperiodic properties.

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The antibacterial, antifungal & blood purifying properties of Neem are useful in skin disorders and keeps the skin healthy

  •     Useful as a tonic and astringent that promotes wound healing
  •     Has detoxifying benefits that help maintain healthy circulatory, digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems
  •     Extract possesses anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties
  •     Beneficial in treating malarial fever and cutaneous diseases


All the parts of the plant and active principles and extracts possess a lot of significant pharmacological properties. Neem is bitter and alterative. It is used as a poultice in boils, is antiseptic, demulcent, a tonic in catarrhal affections, stomachic, stimulant. It is useful in snake bite, scorpion sting, hypoglycemic, in rheumatism, as an analgesic, antipyretic, sedative, antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, anthelmintic and in skin diseases. The tree stem, root and bark possess astringent, tonic, and antiperiodic properties. The bark is beneficial in malarial fever and useful in cutaneous diseases.

NEEM USES:

Psoriasis:

Sheryll Zenganeh the publisher of "Empress Press", a national newsletter for people with psoriasis and other serious skin conditions, has promoted the effectiveness of Neem. Sheryll suffered from Psoriasis for seventeen years before she came in contact with Neem. She stated in her newsletter that "today, thanks to the Neem tree and the products from NeemAura Naturals, my psoriasis is virtually gone and I now has soft, supple, youthful, gorgeous skin."

In clinical studies Neem extracts and oil were found to be as effective as coal tar and cortisone in treating psoriasis. However there were none of the usual side effects accompanying the use of Neem as there was with Coal tar and cortisone. When applied to the skin, Neem extracts and oil removed the redness and itching while improving the condition of the skin for the duration of the treatment.

Eczema:


In the case of eczema clinical studies demonstrate that even the application of weaker Neem leaf extracts effectively cured acute conditions of eczema, what to speak of the fresh cold pressed oil with its high concentration of active ingredients. Using a Soap or shampoo containing Neem oil can easily relieve the itching and redness of eczema. For specific areas of intensity on your skin apply Neem cream after bathing and/or shampooing with Neem oil products.

"I just want to comment that this Neem product has worked tremendously well for the excema I have around one of my eyes and my nose.  Thank you" Lisa, USA

Acne:


Neem effectively kills the bacteria that cause Acne and studies prove that Neem will reduce inflammation, even the inflammation produced by Acne.

Skin problems in general


Dry Skin, Wrinkles, Dandruff, Itchy Scalp, Skin Ulcers and Warts are other conditions that can be effectively resolved by the use of soaps, lotions, and creams, containing Neem leaf extracts and oil.

Neem's effectiveness against Periodontal Disease


Throughout India and South East Asia hundreds of millions of village people use Neem twigs and leaves to brush their teeth, and keep their gums free of disease and infection even though they have limited access to modern dental care. The ancient Ayurvedic practice of using Neem to heal and rejuvenate gum tissue and to prevent cavities and gum disease is verified in modern clinical studies.

Studies showed that Neem bark is more active then the leaves against certain bacteria and that Neem based tooth pastes and mouth washes significantly improved Pyorrhea, at various stages, in 70 patients. In another study Neem toothpaste prevented and even reversed gingivitis.

Neem’s effects on the immune system


I just mentioned how millions of people in India and Southeast Asia maintain excellent oral hygiene standards by brushing with Neem Twigs on a daily basis, there is however, another reason why these people brush with Neem twigs every morning. According to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda the bark of the Neem tree will strengthen an individuals resistance to disease. Modern clinical studies have identified a number of compounds in the Neem tree that effectively regulate immune system functions.


Neem’s benefits on degenerative disease’s :


Neem touches the daily life of almost every Indian, from the poorest peasant who snaps off a twig to use as a toothbrush, to wealthier individuals who purchase manufactured neem-based toothpastes, soaps and medicines. Therefore, when manufacturers in India applied for government approval of a new neem capsule to be used to treat diabetes, it was granted in under 24 hours. After almost 4,500 years of almost continuous use, even the Indian equivalent of the FDA apparently believes that "anything from neem has to be good" (Larson, 1993).

Preparations from the leaves or oils of the tree are used as general antiseptics, according to a report of The National Research Council's Ad Hoc Panel of the Board on Science and Technology for International Development. Neem's function as a fungicide depends on the compounds gedunin and nimbidol in its leaf.

Diabetes:


Diabetes is still on the increase but effective management through diet and exercise is fast becoming the first line of treatment. In the ancient system of Ayurveda when an excess of one taste causes a disease the opposite taste is introduced into the diet with herbs and food to reduce the imbalance. Diabetes is a disease of excess sweetness so bitter herbs and foods must be used to counteract the imbalance. Neem being very bitter was often used to treat diabetes in Ayurveda. Modern clinical studies reveal that Neem has been effective in treating and preventing Diabetes.

Whether drinking a simple cup of tea out of the leaves or taking extracts of the Neem leaf, Neem significantly and consistently reduced insulin requirements for nonkeytonic, insulin fast, and insulin sensitive forms of Diabetes. Because of the numerous and successful clinical studies with Neem on Diabetes and it's long history of successful use in Ayurveda for the same purpose, the Indian equivalent of the FDA has approved the manufacture and sale of Neem tablets, by Pharmaceutical companies, for the treatment of Diabetes.

Arthritis:

Traditionally Ayurveda has recommended the use of Neem leaf, seed, and bark, for reducing arthritic pain and inflammation and for halting the progression of the disease as well. The use of Neem for these purposes has been confirmed by modern clinical studies.

The pain, inflammation, and swelling of the joints in arthritis can be greatly reduced by different compounds in Neem. In numerous clinical studies the polysaccharides and other compounds of Neem leaf extract have produced a reduction in the inflammation caused by arthritis. One of the major components in Neem seed, which has demonstrated a significant effect against arthritis, is nimbidin. Other components that possess anti-inflammatory properties are limonoids and catechin.

There are several reasons why the compounds in Neem work so well. It appears that these compounds make a number of adjustments to various mechanisms in the body, which explains their anti-inflammatory effects. There is an inhibition in the release of mediators of acute inflammation, an antihistaminic effect, and a modification in the functioning of the immune system response. This last effect is extremely important. Neem's ability to change the way the immune system responds to arthritis, by reducing the generation of inflammation producing chemicals, may also be the reason why it halts the progress of the disease and why it may hold the promise of an actual cure.

In addition to its anti-inflammatory effects there are several leaf compounds like the above mentioned polysaccharides, catechin, and limonoids, which are clinically proven to be more potent than aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) in decreasing prostaglandin synthetase and the pain it causes.

Rheumatism:


Rheumatism or Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition that can cause serious pain and inflammation. Modern medicine uses strong drugs like phenyl butazone and cortisone to relive the pain and inflammation of Rheumatism, however these drugs can cause many uncomfortable side effects. Clinical studies have conclusively demonstrated that the anti-inflammatory activities of various compounds in Neem leaves are equally as effective as phenyl butazone and cortisone.

In addition to relieving pain and inflammation the active constituents in Neem leaves are clinically proven to inhibit the prostaglandin mechanism, that causes pain, more effectively than aspirin. In the same study Neem significantly reduced acute paw edema as well. The consumption of Neem Leaf capsules and the topical application of slightly warmed Neem cream can help to alleviate the pain and inflammation of this condition.

Chronic Fatigue:

There are two schools of thought on what causes of Chronic Fatigue.

Some are convinced that it is related to the Epstein Barr virus others believe that it is related to the candida albicans fungus. In either case Neem extracts have been proven clinically effective against both the virus and the fungus that are the suspected causes of Chronic Fatigue. Because the immune system becomes compromised in Chronic Fatigue Neem’s ability to enhance the immune response on a cellular level enhances its usefulness for this condition.

Cancer:

For centuries in India and Southeast Asia Ayurvedic practitioners and herbalists have successfully used Neem to reduce tumors. Clinical research performed in Europe and India using the polysaccharides and limonoids found in Neem bark, leaves, and seeds demonstrated some remarkable effects against cancers. These compounds not only reduced tumors and cancers but were also effective against lymphocytic leukemia. An amazing reduction in tumor size was reported when Neem extracts were injected around the tumors.
 

Others:

Heart Disease:Including high blood pressure, blood clots, cholesterol, and Arrhythmia/rapid heart beat.
Blood Disorders: Including poor circulation, blood poisoning, and kidney problems.
Digestive Disorders: Including heartburn/indigestion, peptic/duodenal ulcers, gastritis, and hemorrhoids.
Nervous Disorders: Including anxiety, epilepsy, and hives.

Tuberculosis, Bronchitis, Conjunctivitis, Allergies, Bad Breath, Hangover, Stress, Insomnia, Smoking, and on and on
 

Clinical Studies on NEEM :

There is plenty of scientific backup for Neem's immune enhancement properties as a booster of the macrophage's effectiveness. Scientific studies indicate that Neem boosts the immune system by energizing lymphocytes cells to respond to infection and other challenges to the body's immunity. 

Clinical trials were conducted on 9 patients of congestive heart failure with anasarca to study the diuretic effect of sodium nimbidinate. 250mg were administered daily by deep intra-muscular injection in the gluteal region. The injections were repeated for 2-13 days with an average of about 5 injections per patient. 

Four other patients were also studied as controls on the same lines with bed rest, low sodium diet and adequate digitalization without any diuretic. Eight of the patients showed a definite diuretic response. The control group did not show any diuresis. No toxic reaction was noted except local discomfort or slight pain. Clinical trials were conducted on 12 cases of congestive cardiac failure with sodium nimbidinate for diuretic activity. Encouraging diuretic activity was observed with good response in 4 cases. There was no significant toxicity.

Neem's role as a wonder drug is traced as far back as 4500 years ago. The benefits of neem are listed in the ancient documents Caraka-Samhita and Susruta Samhita, the books at the foundation of the Indian system of natural treatment, ayurveda.