Air On Sale! Shocked?? You heard that right.

Air On Sale! Shocked?? You heard that right.

Once upon a time, there was an era, when Mother Earth, was respected & worshiped as “Dharti Maa”, who nurtured us like her children. Supreme health is what people enjoyed earlier with nature’s boons. But soon, some smart and intelligent humans began exploiting our resourceful Earth. Their exploitative power and dominance lead to greed. Food, water, air, and shelter started diminishing and their distribution is now imbalanced and unequal.

We are currently struggling to live in a world, which has everything ready to be sold. From canned foods, to ready to use curries or gravies, to dehydrated food products. Food is so expensive and not worth the value and nutrition that used to be earlier in the world today. Why have we made a ready-made world? Because no one has the so-called “Time” to invest. We are paving the way for health hazards by consuming these products.
Food and water have been sold for many years. The packaged drinking water quenches thirst while on the run so well. But have you ever stopped and thought that you actually “paid for drinking water”. The element that nature provides us unconditionally and free of cost.

Air Arrested!

Surprisingly, now air with different aromas also has a price tag. The air was the only thing that was available free to us. But now even that seems a luxury.

How can a necessity be a luxury?

Our planet has life because of air, water, and food. Firstly, we polluted the natural, clean and fresh air and then we invented air purifiers. We have polluted our environment by means of industrialization and now finding an alternative to escape its hazardous effects.

The means of our survival-air is now on “SALE“.

How much are you ready to spend to inhale some fresh air?

Have a look at how air is being sold in China.

Animated earth coughing and surrounded by black air

We are not saving the Earth for generations to come. We are being selfish in the now, not thinking of our future generations.
Why don’t we think of giving a better environment by planting trees? Is doing that too difficult? 

It can save us from the cost of buying air purifiers and bottled air in the ages to come. Don’t you agree?

Health nowadays is the major concern more than a career. We should give a thought to whether there are enough resources left for the newborns to survive, as ‘survival‘ is now a challenge. We all are sitting on a ticking time bomb. The choice is ours, whether to stop this timer and survive or let it explode to destroy this amazing life. We still have time before it’s already too late and impossible to reverse the damage. Together we can put an end to this business of selling air. We cannot spend the rest of our life with masks on because trees are the solution and saviours, not masks and bottled air.

Start the initiative from your own place. ‘Vertical gardens’ or ‘green walls’ are a solution to less horizontal space. The living greens in the wall will help reduce the carbon footprint around your place and maintain the internal temperature.


Lend A Hand To Release Air

Let’s give Earth its original wealth and prosperity back and make our lives a little easier, healthier, and happier. Question yourself, how many trees are required for breathing fresh and cleaning the polluted air? Analyse, introspect and do your part, contribute to Mother Nature what you took away from it. Don’t wait for anyone else to start, you be the initiator.

“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam“- the whole world is one family. Let us make it feel like a home to everyone and even the animals. Animals, both wild and domesticated they cannot buy air.

So, are you ready to step ahead? Do share your valuable views in the comment box.

Edited by- Ms. Seema Sheriff (Relationship coach and content writer by passion)

15 Sacred Trees Native to India- Continued..

I am back with the rest of the sacred trees which I promised you in my last blog of 15 Sacred Trees Native to India“. 

Sorry for keeping you waiting. Go on now, give a read to all the trees left and add the knowledge to your hat.

List of Sacred Trees:

8. Banana (Musa acuminata)

Banana tree symbolizes Lord Vishnu and its fruit is offered to Goddess Lakshmi and Vishnu for a prosperous life. Conforming to ancient scriptures, the tree is regarded as Devaguru or planet Jupiter. As a matter of fact, banana is the only plant whose leaves, flower, fruit and stem have medicinal properties. Its leaves represent regeneration and growth and are tied to pillars, hung at the entrance to mark an auspicious occasion. They are also used as plates to serve food or prasad.Bananas hanging on tree


    Banana peel

  • The unripe banana peel has more antioxidants than a ripe banana which is due to the presence of ‘phenolics’. 
  • The ‘lutein’ present in the peel reduces oxidative stress and neutralizes free radicals in the body.
  • Extracts of banana peel have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also enriched with bioactive compounds such as carotenoids and polyphenols.
  • According to a 2015 study, banana peels have shown antimicrobial activity against P. gingivalis , the gingivitis causing bacteria .
  • Peels can be added to soil to increase fertility. 

   Banana fruit

  • Bananas are a rich source of vitamin B6 and manganese.
  • The fruit is rich in iron, thus helpful for anaemic people. 
  • Keeps in check high blood pressure.
  • It is Known as the brain tonic as it is rich in potassium and also maintains heart health.
  • It helps neutralize acid in the stomach and provides relief from ulcers and improves digestive health. 

  Banana stem

  • Heals gastric issues
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Detoxifies and improves digestion 

  Banana flower

  • Supports menstrual wellness 
  • Controls diabetes 
  • Keeps infections at an arm’s length 
  • Prevents cancer and heart diseases 
  • Has anti-ageing power
  • Its leaves and trunk are used to serve food and as welcoming gates respectively. 

9.  Sandalwood (Santalum album)

Sandalwood is widely used to manufacture perfumes and is also considered to be a holy and sacred tree. The wood is made into a paste which is considered pure and  then used in worshipping Lord Shiva and Vishnu. This paste is used to decorate icons of deities and calm the mind during the prayer. It is distributed to devotees for applying on their forehead. It is also heard that Goddess Lakshmi lives in the sandalwood tree. Sandalwood oil has a soft, warm and precious-wood scent.Sacred sandalwood tree

Sandalwood oil has been used with other therapies to manage:

  • common cold
  • urinary tract infections
  • liver and gallbladder problems
  • manage anxiety
  • support wound healing
  • guard against skin cancer
  • fight bacteria
  • digestive problems
  • muscle problems
  • hemorrhoids
  • scabies

10.   Parijaat tree, Kintoor (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis)

This tree is said to be found in Kintoor, Uttar Pradesh and is estimated to be 1000 to 5000 years old. This unique tree is believed to have been brought by Krishna from heaven.

Parijaat is associated with Mahabharata and is heard to be growing on Kunti’s ashes.

11. Plumeria (Plumeria rubra)

Plumeria is the symbol immortality as it blooms even after being uprooted. It is considered to be one of the holiest of trees amongst Hindus and is planted near temples. It is sacred to the God of Love, Kamadeva. It is also called Indian magnolia, frangipani and champa.

Health Benefits of Frangipani essential oil:

  • Maintains a healthy skin
  • Lowers headache
  • Has Antioxidant activity
  • It is used as a remedy for diarrhoea and itch in India.
  • Bark is used for fever, hard tumors and gonorrhoea.
  • Shoots and flowers are used to treat Malaria.

12. Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

The holy basil is respected, used as an immunity booster and is one of the best herbs available for medicinal purposes. The leaves of this easily available plant are rich in phytonutrients, Eugenol (a bioactive compound that has anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and reduces stress and plasma glucose levels, vitamins, and minerals.Sacred tulsi plantRecent studies have indicated that this sacred tulsi can help slow down the growth of HIV cells and inhibit development of certain carcinogenic cells. It protects you from cold, cough and viral infections too.The leaves can be infused with the morning tea.

13. Kadamb (Neolamarckia cadamba)

It is believed that Goddess Durga resides in the Kadamba forest. Also, lord Krishna carried out his childhood activities and played flute under this tree.

Karam-Kadamba is a famous harvest festival, celebrated on the eleventh lunar day of the Bhadra month. A twig from this tree is brought home and worshipped in the courtyard . Later in the day, young ears of grain which are the fruit-bearing spike of a cereal, are distributed among the loved ones.


  • The inflorescences and fruit of the sacred Kadamb can be consumed by humans.
  • The fresh leaves are fed to cattle.  
  • The extract of the leaves are used as a mouth gargle.
  • ‘Attar’, an Indian perfume obtained from Kadamba flowers.
  • It sheds large amounts of leaf and non-leaf litter which improves soil quality on decomposition.

14. Kunda ( Jasminum multiflorum)

Kunda gets its beauty from the beautiful white flowers and is sacred to Vishnu. The flowers (star jasmine)are used in many religious ceremonies and worship of gods and goddesses in Manipur. It is an essential part of the marriage ceremonies and the flowers are used as garlands in the ceremony.

Its aromatic flower is commonly used in perfumes and incense sticks.

15. Cannabis (Cannabis sativa)

Cannabis, commonly called bhang (a mixture of buds, leaves and flowers of female cannabis plant), consumption has been an age old tradition in Hindu religion. Its mention has been found in Hindu texts also.  It is associated with lord Shiva and is considered to be sacred. It is distributed as prasad during the popular Hindu festival called Shivratri and Holi and is offered to Shiva. It is mixed with nuts, spices and boiled with milk or rolled into balls for consumption.  But, mythology does not encourage Shiva worshippers to get high and also there is no textual evidence for this.

Bhang finds its uses in various ayurvedic medicines. Below given are some of its benefits:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety 
  • Treats digestion related issues
  • Treats nausea, vomiting and fever
  • May reduce pain

The takeaway of Sacredness

Trees are worshiped for what is revealed or signified through them or for being abode of some supreme power.

 Mother nature and its elements have their own value and benefits. They are worthy of respect and care. The trees or plants which are associated with gods should not be considered sacred alone but also the non-historical greens should be considered sacred. So, plant a tree and give back to nature for its unconditional love.

Do share more remedies and valuable information in the comment box.

15 Sacred Trees Native to India

India, the land of Gods and Goddesses where many divine powers took birth. People here see deities as the intermediaries with the divine world, and as a source of connection to God. In many traditions and religions, plants and trees are seen as a spiritual symbol. Rigveda and Atharvaveda take us into the history of plants, and their benefits in Ayurveda. These living greens symbolize divinity, fertility, purity, prosperity and growth. 

No doubt, plants and trees are the reason for the existence of entire human race.

So, let us have a look at a few plants and trees which are sacred and are worshipped all around India. 

1. Peepal (Ficus religiosa)

Peepal tree is popularly known as Bodhi tree. It is believed that Gautam Buddha gained enlightenment under this tree.

This tree represents three main gods in hinduism- Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The leaves represent Shiva, the trunk represents Vishnu and the roots represent Brahma. Therefore, it represents the Holy Trinity in the scriptures. A red thread is tied around the tree to worship it. According to Skanda Pyrana, Lord Vishnu resides under this tree. Peepal tree is considered as the ‘Tree of life’ not only amongst Hindus but also amongst Jains and Buddhists.

The three doshas, vāta, pitta and kapha fluctuate in the body due to various factors and health exists when an equal amount of these elements are present in one’s body. Peepal keeps the balance of these three elements.

This sacred tree finds uses in different ayurvedic medicines and is known to treat various ailments.

Sacred Peepal tree leaves


  • Peepal tree is a storehouse of oxygen as it emits large quantities of breathable air. Every part of this tree has a use. Asthma, high blood sugar levels, constipation and diarrhoea are treatable with the help of leaves, fruits, stem bark and root bark.
  • The peepal bark reduces the symptoms of diarrhea by the contraction of mucosal cells due to its astringent properties. Also, constipation can be managed by the peepal leaves.
  • Due to its anti-allergic properties the dried powder of peepal bark can be used to manage respiratory problems.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, inflammation related to eczema can be reduced using the leaf extract in the form of ointment by applying topically. Hence, it can manage skin diseases.
  • This sacred plant can also be used for a brighter complexion, cracked heels, toothache, impotency, ear infection, eye pain and purifying blood.

*Use peepal formulations under medical supervision only as it can cause allergies in hypersensitive people. 

  1. Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)

Banyan tree is the national tree of our country and is also known as ‘bargad’. It provides a vast field of shade due to its lush and large foliage. It is highly worshipped and is believed to fulfil wishes as per the Hindu mythology. This sacred tree is found commonly near a temple and homes and is known to regulate the balance of the three doshas as peepal does. It is known as the kalpa vriksha. It is generally considered as the humble abode of Krishna.

Banyan tree picture


The Antioxidant properties help reduce bad cholesterol levels and helps manage blood glucose levels by increasing insulin secretion.

 The aqueous extract of banyan leaves help reduce pain and inflammation due to arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Banyan tree fruit aids in stress reduction and manages anxiety and depression. 

  •  Digestive system

This tree has anti-microbial and healing properties which may treat diarrhea and dysentery. The tree extract has high fiber content which is used to treat constipation. 

  • Oral health

The two main strains of bacteria responsible for disturbing the oral health are Lactobacillus and Streptococcus mutans, towards which the banyan shows antibacterial effect and prevents tooth decay.

  •  Immune system

The banyan tree bark has bioactive compounds rich in antioxidant agents which neutralize the free radicals and prevent damage to internal organs. So, this extract is used in various Indian folk medicines. Hence, it also boosts immunity. 

  •  Vaginal infection

 Vaginal infection is caused due to the microbial flora of the vagina. Banyan tree (leaf extract) is antimicrobial in nature. The bark or the leaves are crushed to make a powder, which is then mixed with water to prepare a vaginal wash for treatment of the infection, particularly leucorrhea.

  • Skin care

It has the capability to block the toxic effects of several allergens and provides a soothing effect. It is also used to prevent skin damage. Concoctions prepared from banyan leaves and aloe vera help treat skin allergies and improve skin health. Therefore, the sacred banyan has skin protective properties. 

  • Diabetes

Diabetes is a major health concern worrying almost everyone. The bioactive compounds of the tree extract helps deal with diabetes.

  • Mosquito-borne diseases

Culex and Anopheles are the vectors for japanese encephalitis and malaria, respectively. The methanolic extract of the tree helps to keep in check the mosquito population due to its larvicidal properties. 

  • Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

The aerial or prop roots’ extract is rich in anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which work against many types of bacteria and fungi.

  •  Pollution control

This sacred tree is also a helping hand to nature as it has the potential to minimize the air polluting agents, thus maintaining the air quality of an area.

  1. Ashoka (Saraca asoca)

Ashoka tree is sacred to Buddhists, Jains and Hindus and is known to be associated with Kama Deva (the god of love). It is heard that Shakyamuni Buddha took birth under an ashoka tree situated in Lumbini Garden. Hanuman meets Sita in the garden of ashoka trees (Ashoka Vatika) which is mentioned in the Ramayana. 

This tree has elegant flowers and is an evergreen species. A Toran of Ashoka leaves is hung on the main door on an auspicious occasion as it creates a positive atmosphere in the house.

Sacred Ashoka leaves


  1. Consumption of ashoka juice may promote healthy skin as it purifies blood.
  2. It aids in controlling internal bleeding in case of piles due to its astringent properties.
  3. Application of its juice on the skin helps get rid of excess oil.
  4. Ashoka helps in managing menstrual problems like irregular and painful periods.
  5. Its powder consumption can relieve abdominal pain.
  1. Mango (Mangifera indica)

The Mango tree and also its fruit is considered as a vital ingredient for any puja or religious ceremony. The leaves are hung in the house to mark an auspicious occasion as it is said that the leaves mark goddess Lakshmi. Also, these are placed on kalash on rituals during  Purnakumba (a hindu ceremony). The coconut on the top of kalash symbolizes the head of the god and the leaves symbolize limbs. The tree has also been quoted in Mahabharata,  Ramayana and Puranas. The sacred fruit symbolizes fertility and purity and is known as the ‘King of fruits’. 

Mango leaves and fruits


  1. Leaves
  • The mango leaves have anti-inflammatory agents which are generally due to mangiferin which prevents inflammation.
  • The leaf extract helps to control diabetes, obesity and regulates fat metabolism.
  • They are rich in terpenoids and polyphenols. The latter have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and help avoid heart diseases, obesity and cancer, whereas, the former are  antioxidants which fight against free radicals leading to a healthy immune system.
  • The mangiferin in mango leaves may have anticancer agents, as it combats oxidative stress and fights inflammation.
  1. Fruit
  1. Bael (Aegle marmelos)

Bael tree is linked with lord Shiva. Its leaves are always offered to Shiva and the religious ceremonies are incomplete in the absence of bael fruits and leaves. The fruit is also used to worship Parvati and Viva rupra.

Bael fruit and leaves

There are numerous benefits associated with this sacred tree out of which some are listed below:

  • Relieves constipation 
  • Its leaves help fight against the recurring colds and respiratory problems. 
  • Bael juice contributes in beautifying hair by enhancing hair growth.
  • Keeps a check on the bad cholesterol levels.
  • This vitamin C rich fruit helps keep scurvy at bay
  • Prevents peptic ulcers due to its soothing effects
  • The bael fruit aids in increasing blood count
  • Prevents gynaecological problems
  • Its juice and squash keeps you hydrated in summers.
  1. Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Neem tree is known to be associated with goddess Durga and is believed to protect against the evil spirits. It is highly respected in India. It has various health benefits and ayurvedic uses.

A special puja is held on Chaitra Navaratri when prayers are offered to the Neem tree, symbolising the worship of goddess Shitala. People often bathe new-born babies in water boiled with neem leaves because of its medicinal and sacred properties .

Neem leaves


  1. Its paste relieves tired or irritated eyes, fades away dark spots, chronic ulcers or eruptions on skin, treats dandruff and heals wounds. 
  2. Its leaves prevents bleeding nose, treats upset stomach, intestinal worms, cardiovascular diseases, gingivitis. The leaves aid in birth control and abortion. 
  3. The flower controls phlegm and reduces bile.
  4. The bark is used for skin diseases, pain, fever and malaria. 
  5. The neem twigs of this sacred tree aid in relieving cough, asthma, urinary disorders, diabetes and checks low sperm count.
  1. Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

The coconut tree of South India is also one of the most worshipped trees. It is used in religious ceremonies and distributed as prasad at various holy places. Coconuts are worshipped to lord at auspicious occasions and are considered as sacred and lucky.


  • Coconut milk

Coconut milk finds its uses in food as well as health. It imparts an extra taste to the meals.

The milk can relieve sore throat and eye infection. Drinking half a glass of this milk can reduce constipation. 

  • Coconut oil

Coconut oil helps get rid of skin and scalp dryness.

Its boiled flower concoction helps relieve kidney related diseases.

The oil may treat headache and fever.

  •    Coconut water

Coconut water contains natural vitamin C and potassium.It does wonders during summers by hydrating and energizing every part of your body.It is good for both kidneys and bladder.It relieves stomach aches.

  •    Coconut roots

Coconut roots may treat kidney, gall bladder and urinary infections in some cases. The boiled water of coconut roots is used to take care of oral health.

You all would be knowing many other benefits and importance of the sacred trees than the ones I have mentioned. Share your benefits and remedies with us in the comment box.

To be continued…

10 Immunity Boosting Herbs- Nature has every solution

What is immunity?

The ability of an organism to resist a particular infection by the action of specific antibodies is known as immunity.

A healthy and strong immune system is the most valuable thing a person can own. When it comes to keeping immunity strong, the use of natural remedies cannot be replaced by any medication in the world. Nature gifted humans with these remedies long ago but it seems that we have forgotten its worth due to modernization of lifestyle, busy schedule or we can say the change in mentality changed everything. Though, there are many people who depend upon these remedies for a healthy life.

Strengthen your immunity in a healthy way


A strong immunity is driven by various factors like; lifestyle, environment, psychological factors, age and the most important is our eating habits which have worsened due to lack of time and increased number of responsibilities and laziness. The desire to have everything done within seconds is leading us to become more lethargic and inactive. Any disbalance in these factors may lead to intimidating effects on one’s health. Like, stress can lead to a hormonal imbalance, polluted environment may lead to various problems like asthma, diarrhoea, pneumonia, etc. Bad eating habits lead to obesity, sleepiness, inactive body and much more.

Coming to the concern of our immunity, a few initial changes in all the factors which drive a strong immune system can lead to a healthy life, although we cannot undo the age factor.

The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected people all over the world. The Indian Prime Minister is not only requesting the citizens to stay inside and follow certain measures but is advising us to bring in the use of ayurvedic home remedies to boost our immunity against the novel coronavirus.

Below given are some herbs that can help increase immunity in a healthy way. As, you scroll down reading, you will find that these wonderful herbs not only build up a strong immune system but also have other wonderful benefits and effects on our overall health. So, let’s begin.

  1. Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Vitamin C is the pivotal nutrient that our body needs to build strong immunity. Moringa contains 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges. Moringa tree is also known as the Vitamin tree. It has some other vital nutrients that strengthen cells, muscles, tissues and help the body to heal. In addition, it has high levels of amino acids, iron, potassium, and calcium. The ethanolic extracts of Moringa leaves have significant immunomodulatory effect on immune system. These help to invigorate cellular immune response and increases the level of WBC, lymphocyte, and neutrophil count in the body.

That is not all!

The antioxidant properties of Moringa help heal wounds faster, improve digestion, manage diabetes, improve cardiovascular health, and prevent neurodegenerative disorders. Also, it is enriched with anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. It keeps deadly tumors away.

  1. Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Since ancient times, neem has been widely used as an immunity booster and is a native to India. Thanks to its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which keep the body safe from harmful pathogen attacks. It detoxes the blood by flushing out the harmful impurities which helps strengthen immunity. Oils are extracted from the leaves to add in traditional medicines while the leaves are dried and used as herbs in alternative medicine.

The antioxidant property prevents the damage of free radical attacks, reduces cancer and heart disease. Neem can be taken in the form of supplements also, but the best way to benefit from it is consuming it raw or as a decoction.

  1. Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

The holy basil is respected, used as an immunity booster and is one of the best herbs available for medicinal purposes. The leaves of this easily available plant are rich in phytonutrients, Eugenol (a bioactive compound that has anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and reduces stress and plasma glucose levels, vitamins, and minerals.

Recent studies have indicated that tulsi can help slow down the growth of HIV cells and inhibit development of certain carcinogenic cells. It protects you from cold, cough and viral infections too.

The leaves can be infused with the morning tea.

  1. Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ginger has been used since ancient times against flu and common cold. It is great at preventing respiratory tract infections, powers up the immune system and kill viruses due to presence of an antioxidant -gingerol. It has been widely used for curing colds and coughs, nausea, asthma, morning sickness, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems and even depression. Ginger is enriched with anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and anti-cancerous properties.

Powdered ginger mixed with pulverized cloves, cardamom and caraway has been used for digestive ailments since ancient times. It can be added to meals or boiled in tea which turns out to be really delicious and is one of my favorite beverages during winters, yum!

  1. Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica)

Bitter is better. Amalaki is also known as Amla, or Indian Gooseberry and is a popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It has large amount of Vitamin C which helps boost immunity. Vitamin C not only helps in stimulating the production of antibodies but is also a great source of antioxidants. It has strong anti-bacterial and astringent properties. Amla helps to increase WBC production in the blood.

What is more?

It helps fight common cold, improves eyesight, burns fat, beautifies hair, relieves pain, and improves skin.

  1. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Fenugreek is not only used as a herb (dried or fresh leaves), spice(seeds), vegetable (fresh leaves) but also as a condiment in artificial flavouring of maple syrup or in the production of steroids. Fenugreek seeds have a healthy nutritional profile, containing a good amount of fiber and minerals, including iron and magnesium. It acts as a natural antioxidant and strengthens the immune system. It has a rich source of vitamin E. The fenugreek fiber is used to cure constipation.

Furthermore, fenugreek

  • Increases breast milk production
  • Boosts testosterone production in men
  • May help control diabetes and blood sugar levels
  • Balances cholesterol levels
  • Has anti-burn properties

Herbal tea made with fenugreek, honey and lemon is a traditional remedy to treat fever. Sprouted seeds of fenugreek and microgreens are used in salads.

  1. Garlic (Allium sativum)

Garlic’s use was well documented by many major civilizations, including the Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese. Scientists now know that most of its health benefits are caused by Sulphur compounds formed when a garlic clove is chopped, crushed or chewed. Perhaps the most famous of those is known as allicin. However, allicin is an unstable compound that is only briefly present in fresh garlic after its been cut or crushed.


Garlic is used to add flavor to almost every form of cuisine across the world and is popularly used in Chinese dishes and these dishes are totally incomplete without it.

  1. Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia)

Giloy is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used and advocated in Indian medicine for ages”, says Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat. Its benefits and uses have even been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Many people include giloy in traditional kadhas as well. Here are some of the health benefits of giloy that you must know:

  • Boosts immunity
  • Treats chronic fever
  • Treats diabetes
  • Improves digestion
  • Fights respiratory problems
  • Treats arthritis
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces signs of aging
  • reduces asthmatic conditions

  1. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs in Aurvedic healing and is considered to be nature’s gift to mankind. It is classified as a rasayana i.e. rejuvenation in Ayurveda and expected to promote physical and mental health. The Sanskrit term Ashwagandha translates to “smell of horse”, and rightly so. Traditionally, it is believed that a person who consumes this herbal medicine will gain horse-like strength and vitality.


  • Helps overcome stress and depression
  • Leaves help heal joint pain, skin sores and reduce swelling.
  • Increases stamina and energy
  • Protects brain cells
  • Presence of anti-cancerous agents
  • Supports sexual health
  • Effective in treating insomnia
  • Regulates hormonal balance
  • Strengthens hair
  • Provides youthful look
  • Reduces cortisol levels

  1. Triphala 

Triphala contains the antioxidative properties of three fruits- haritaki, bibhitaki and amla. Half a teaspoon of Triphala has about 10 calories. It consists entirely of carbohydrates and does not contain any fats or proteins. It is now touted as a natural remedy for a variety of health conditions as it is loaded with Vitamin A and C.

Triphala is good for dental health, reduces blood sugar levels, keeps a check on constipation, protects skin and increases collagen production and improves hair quality and growth.



Now we see that building a strong immunity and a healthy immune system is no rocket science. All you need to borrow is just a few ingredients from nature.

Although none of these suggestions can prevent COVID-19, they may reinforce your body’s defences against harmful pathogens. Eating right is a great start, and there are other things you can do to protect yourself from diseases. Remember, a good and healthy change always brings up excellent results. We not only recommend making changes in the diet but also advise to indulge in exercise and yoga. The sum of all these suggestions will surely help the body in one way or the other. Anything can be achieved with a will and determination.

  “Healthy citizens are the greatest                  asset any country can have.”

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Radiation Free Homes and Offices-10 Indoor Plants To Eliminate Radiations


We live in a world ruled by technology and we are nothing but slaves to this world. Have you ever imagined how these beloved gadgets of yours are slowly killing you at your back?
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiations. Excessive radiations are the root cause of various health ailments, like- allergies, risk of cancer, stress, and neurological disorders.

According to the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), EMFs are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The IARC believes that some studies show a possible link between EMFs and cancer in people.

Symptoms of EMF exposure

According to some scientists, EMFs can affect the body’s nervous system function and cause harm to cells. Cancer and unusual growths may be one symptom of very high EMF exposure. Other symptoms may include:

• headache
• tiredness and fatigue
• dysesthesia (an itchy sensation)
• changes in memory
• dizziness
• irritability
• restlessness and anxiety
• sleep disturbances, including insomnia
• depression and depressive symptoms
• loss of appetite and weight loss
• nausea
• lack of concentration
• changes in an electroencephalogram (which measures electrical activity in the brain)
• skin burning and tingling

But, we don’t yet know enough about its effects on human health and have insufficient evidence. Further research in the next years may clear all our doubts.

Well, there is a way out of this ferocious circle. How many of you are aware of t anti-radiation plants? Yes, you read it right. Some miraculous plants are a boon to today’s human era. As the name anti-radiation describes them well, these contribute by absorbing the electromagnetic radiations emitted by our dear gadgets and purify the air inside a room.
What’s more? Plants absorb carbon dioxide and return oxygen, boost immunity and metabolism. Keeping them around, help in lowering stress levels and headache frequency.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, every task has taken an online route which means more exposure to dangerous rays. So, place a plant in near vicinity to minimize the harmful effects.

List of plants that eliminate radiations

Let’s have a look at the list of plants that absorb these harmful radiations:

Stone lotus flower
This plant does not demand daily watering, twice in a week is more than sufficient. It gives your workplace an aesthetic look and a nice smell. It’s not only beautiful but also eliminates radiations. It is easy to care for.

Spider plant
It is effective in improving air quality by reducing the toxins to a considerable amount ( NASA recommended). It is highly in demand and gives a great look to the place. It is effective in absorbing nuclear radiations, speeds the recovery of patients, maintains indoor humidity, and reduces stress.

Aloe Vera
It is very well known for its skin, hair, and medicinal benefits. We bet you would have never thought that it could act as an anti-radiator. Well, this is the truth about this multi-specialty succulent.
it is a natural laxative, it can fight breast cancer, it can keep your skin hydrated and can lower your blood sugar levels.

Rubber plant
This beautiful indoor plant absorbs high-frequency radiations when kept beside your gadgets. It acts as an effective air purifying plant and is known for its radioactive properties. It requires less maintenance. other benefits;
1. decreased chances of getting allergies
2. promotes stomach health
3. natural analgesic

In 2005, NASA conducted a home-based study and found that at least five plants commonly planted in-house at home or in offices can significantly absorb EMF radiations from electronic devices such as computers and phones – and cactus was one of them. Placing even a small cactus can reduce harmful radiation and purify the air. To elaborate;
1. it is an antiviral

2. has neuroprotective properties- a 2014 study found that it can protect nerve cells

3. high in antioxidants- a 2013 study found that the cactus is able to reduce oxidative stress.

4. regulates blood sugar levels- A 2012 study recommends that taking nopal cactus together with other diabetes medications helps regulate blood sugar.

5. It may reduce cholesterol- as suggested by a study, cactus can reduce cholesterol and also the LDL levels

6.can eliminate hangovers- A 2004 study proved that nopal cactus extract significantly reduces the severity of hangovers when consumed before drinking.

English Ivy
Ivy is one of the best absorbers of radiation available. It can absorb up to 90% of benzene in the air within 24 hours. It eliminates carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde. Make sure not to overwater your ivy. Its Flavonoids help in removing toxins from the body, tightening and strengthening blood vessels, reduce allergies and modulate enzymes to help your body.

Betel leaf plant
Because of its hydroxyl and superoxide scavenging properties, it can eliminate the radioactive components from the air and also it absorbs harmful gases too. what’s more;
1. it eases constipation
2. excellent analgesic
3. improves digestion
4. reduces respiratory problems

Asparagus fern
It has well-known antioxidant properties that help to defend against the damage caused by exposure to gamma radiation.
With a very wonderful fragrance, it has the power to absorb electromagnetic radiations in a room. Ferns have been ranked 9th in the air purifying list of NASA.

Mustard greens
You must have seen this plant going outdoors but it makes a perfect indoor plant too. It defends against the damage caused due to oxidative stress.
The amount of radiation will greatly reduce and you could breathe in pure air. They are also high in vitamin A, C, and beta-carotene. Hence, they are not only nutritional and delicious but also great at absorbing radiations.T

This plant may improve heart health, could boost immunity, may have anti-cancer effects, rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, and is an excellent source of vitamin K.

• Snake plant
This plant is known to be very effective in converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. It can improve your lung health. If you cannot find cactus, opt for this plant. It can be planted in any type of pot and requires less maintenance.
It absorbs CO2 at night also, is effective against allergies, and is Vastu and Feng shui friendly.

Radiations travel in a straight line, so keep that in mind when setting up your plant, and make sure not to block the path with other items. do not keep anything between your gadget and the plant as it may affect their ability to absorb the radiations.
Gift your family and employees a pure breathing experience by creating a radiation-free home and office.

We can play our part by leaving our phones in another room while sleeping and using ear buds or speaker mode when on a call. In addition to this, we recommend you to cut down the time spent with your gadgets and try spending a moment relishing nature.

Miraculous Insulin Benefits

Benefits of Insulin Plant

Costus igneus, commonly known as Insulin plant in India, belongs to the family Costaceae. Consumption of its leaves is believed to lower blood glucose levels, and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant did report a fall in their blood glucose levels.  A leaf–a-day, keeps diabetes away is the famous saying about this plant. Diabetes is a disease of metabolism, where body is not able to synthesis sufficient insulin or the blood cells stop responding to the insulin produced in the body. The leaves of insulin plant contain mostly of Corosolic Acid which is beneficial in controlling diabetic. Its leaves strengthen the beta cells of the pancreas in the human body, thus balancing the insulin levels.

A number of studies and researches have been done to assess the anti-diabetic properties and potential of the insulin Plant. Besides, it’s been demonstrated to have various pharmacological activities like hypolipidemic (cholesterol lowering), diuretic, antioxidant, anti- inflammatory and anti-cancerous.

What does the insulin plant look like?

The plant has large fleshy leaves. The undersides of the leaves are smooth and dark green with light purple shade. The leaves are spirally arranged around the stem. The maximum height reaches up to 2 feet. The dried leaves are used in making of ayurvedic medicines. The flowers are orange in color. Flowering occurs during the warm months. The species reproduce vegetative by rhizome and birds disperse seeds when they feed on the fruits. Propagation is by stem cutting.

Here are some benefits of Insulin

  1. Curing Diabetes

 Insulin is a magical cure for diabetes. Consumption of its leaves reduces blood sugar level.  Regular consumption of the leaves can aid in preventing the onset of chronic health complications developed as a result of diabetes. The plant is a magic wand for the ill-effects of diabetes.

  1. Natural Pre-biotic to Smooth Digestion

The leaves have high level of natural fructose which smoothen the colon functioning system. It improves digestion by acting as a natural pre-biotic and promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut which aids in better nutrient absorption and digestion.

  1. Anti-Bacterial

The anti bacterial properties of Insulin help to kill the unwanted bacteria in the body. The methanolic extracts of flower and stem of C. pictus possess in vitro antioxidant activity against oxidative protein damage. It can protect your body from bacterial infections due to its antibacterial properties. So, say bye-bye to bacterial infections.

  1. Natural Antioxidant

The plant has antioxidant properties which help in destroying free radicals and protects body from several health disorders.  The antioxidant properties of the herb are concentrated in the methanolic extracts found in the rhizomes and leaves of the plant.

  1. Liver Illness

Liver dysfunction can lead to many disorders. It is very important to take care of your liver through your diet. Insulin leaf consumption will help to improve the health of the liver by eroding the poison slowly out from the liver. As the plant can break down the fat deposits and unnecessary toxins in the liver, it can treat liver problems and keep your liver healthy.

  1. Anti- inflammatory

Leaves promote smooth airflow in lungs. Thus, help to alleviate the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis and also aids in curing sore throat. Its potion can be consumed in winters as well to keep the common cold away.

  1. Kidney Health

Insulin plant has sodium and water retention capacity and diuretic property. Hence, it can improve the health of your both bladder and kidney by increasing urination rate. The increased urination rate prevents the development of kidney stones which can cause severe urination problems in the long run if not treated early.

  1. Immunity Enhancer


The changes in our lifestyle have made us much more sensitive to various elements which are constantly leading to a decrease in immunity level. This can be prevented to some extent by use of this plant. The antioxidant properties of the herb are effective in improving your immune system. It removes the toxins such as free radicals. Regular consumption can improve the immune system and shield your body from any illness.


  1. Blood Pressure Reducing

Hypertension has become very common now days due to our unhealthy diet intake. Fatty foods lead to increase in the blood pressure and can cause damage our body. Insulin herb is known to turn down hypertension. Regular consumption of the herb will aid in reducing high levels of blood pressure and calming the heart.

  1. Cancer Prevention

Preventing is always better than cure. Some studies showed that the Insulin plant has anti-proliferative and anti-cancerous properties. So, it can prevent cancer by killing bad cells and you can stop fearing cancer.

  1. Cholesterol Reducing


It also can reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. And thereby, prevent cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, it minimizes bad cholesterol and rises up the good cholesterol.


CAUTION: Pregnant women and lactating mothers should avoid the consumption of Insulin plant as it affects the hormonal balance.


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