Ayurveda For Improving Eyesight

There are various methods in Ayurveda to improve eyesight. If proper care for eye is not take, it can result into various eye conditions such as age related macular degeneration and cataracts, which is a leading cause of blindness in the world.

The Ayurvedic name for defective eyesight is ‘Drishti Dosha’. Alochaka Pitta is responsible for maintaining eyesight and it weakens with age. Proper caring for the eyes is one preventative measure that helps.
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Causes of Defective Eyesite: –
Prolonged constipation and nervous debility can cause Drishti dosha. Common cold can also lead to eyesight defects.Stress , Diabetes, Excessive smoking, alcohol intake,caffienated drinks are also responsible for defective eyesight .

 

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Ayurvedic Diet for improving Eyesight:
– Consuming good amount of apple and grapes helps in improving your eyesight.
– Carrots have good quantity of vitamin A which proves to be one of the useful natural treatment for enhancing your eyesight.
– Cucumber juice does wonders for your eyesight as it tries to improve it immensely.
– Addition of spinach in your diet is beneficial.It purifies your blood, increases the hemoglobin and improves your eyesight.
– Turnip, fresh milk, cheese, butter, tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, soya beans, green peas, oranges and dates are good source of vitamin A include them in your diet.
– Almond is ideal for eyes; it strengthens the vision, and calm mental stress. Take 1-2 t. a day with warm milk or sweet orange juice.
– You can mix some cardamom seeds with 1 tablespoon of honey. Eat daily.
– Consuming blueberry juice also considered to be very useful for your eyes.

Ayurvedic Herbs for improving Eyesight:

 

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Amla – Extract the juice of fresh amla and drink 20 ml twice daily.
Asparagus – Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered asparagus in half teaspoon of honey. Take the mixture twice daily with warm cow’s milk.
Bhringraj – When Bhringraj herb or amla herb oil or paste is applied over eyes, they help in improving eye vision.
Black pepper- Black pepper powder should be mixed with honey o improve eyesight.
Ghee – Rub a small amount of ghee on soles of the feet to improve eye vision.
Garlic – The juice extracted from fresh garlic is used for regaining lost eyesight.
Rose petals – Freshly extracted juice of properly cleaned rose petals, which can be used both internally and externally for improving eye vision.
Liquorice – Take approximately half to 1 teaspoon of liquorice powder with cow’s milk twice daily. This powder can also be mixed with ghee or honey.
Triphala – Triphala is an important medicine for eye health, especially blurred vision or to prevent the development of cataract.

Exercises for Eyesight Improvement:

 

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— Close both the eyes very tightly by shutting the lids firmly. Open them suddenly which allows you to feel the stretch. Once open arch your brows and stretch your face. Repeat this several times a day.
— Look as far as possible and inhale then look down as far as possible and exhale. Blink your eyes more than dozen times. Do the same procedure by turning to your left and right then diagonally up to left, down to right, up to right and down to left followed by rapid blinking.
— Rotate your eyes in all the directions. Slowly and steadily concentrate one eye at a time. Do this exercise more than dozen times and try doing this with your eyes shut.
— By using palming which can be stated as a revised version of the thousand-year-old yoga tradition known was Hatha Yoga. It relieves strain and stress from your mind and eyes which needs the required break. For this you have to warm your hands by rubbing them together vigorously. Once it’s warm cover the eye without touching the eyelids. This relaxes the nerves and helps in blood circulation.
— You can also try sunning which means to use sun’s light for your eyes. Move your head from side to side for the heat to benefit the eyes. After a while try stretching the eyes to allow more sunlight to your eyes. Directly looking at the sun is never good. It is great method to reduce light sensitivity.
— Perform Netra Basti which is bathing your eyes with clarified butter to reduce eye strain and to improve eyesight.

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Health benefits of eating Tomatoes

1- Helps to keep blood vessels healthy

2- Rich in lycopene to promote prostate health
3- Full of vitamin C to keep immune system strong
4- A good source of beta-carotene for healthy vision

5- Studies have shown tomatoes help prevent breast cancer.
6- Contains compounds to help lower cholesterol

7- Rich in potassium for heart health
8- Full of vitamin E to keep skin healthy and beautiful
9- The skin is full of carotenoids tomatoes to promote wellness
10- Rich in energizing B vitamins to help you stay active

Symptoms not to be ignored

1. Constant coughing. If you’ve recently had flu, a cough will linger for a few days or even a few weeks. But if you have a cough which has moved in lock, stock and barrel, it’s time to get to the doctor. It could be one of several things, from tuberculosis, a chest infection and lung cancer, to name but a few.

2. Rectal bleeding. If your stools are dark in colour and you become aware of the fact that you regularly bleed from the anus, make that appointment. It could be any of a number of things, from benign (bleeding piles) to serious (colon cancer), but don’t take any chances.

3. Blinding headaches. Everyone gets headaches from time to time, but if you start missing work regularly and live on painkillers, the time for action has come. It could be as simple as getting different glasses, changing your diet/lifestyle, or it could be more serious. Best to get to the truth as soon as possible.

4. Vision problems. Everyone’s vision deteriorates somewhat with age, but if your vision becomes blurry overnight, or changes in any other noticeable way, see an optician and a neurologist. It may be something insignificant, but it may also be serious.

5. Fever. If your temperature fluctuates between high and normal for no discernable reason, find out what’s wrong. If you run a fever for more than 3 days, visit your doctor.

6. Ongoing diarrhoea. Whether the result of food poisoning or a virus, diarrhoea is dangerous. And the longer it continues, the more dangerous it becomes, as it dehydrates you. If you regularly get diarrhoea, or if it carries on for more than two or three days, see the doctor. If your baby has diarrhoea, don’t waste a day before you see your doctor/nurse.

7. Chest pains. This could be as innocent as heartburn, but it could also signal that your heart is in trouble. If chest discomfort is accompanied by pains in your left arm, don’t bother with the GP – get straight to the hospital’s emergency room. You could be having a heart attack.

8. Night sweats. Sweating at night is not normal – it is often a symptom of tuberculosis, Aids or Hodgkin’s disease, which is a lymphatic cancer. Do something about it.

9. Genital sores. These are usually a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease. They should not be ignored, as this disease can be passed on to others, regardless of what it might be doing to you.

10. Menstrual problems or paralysis. A menstrual period that lasts more than ten days, or doesn’t arrive at all, should not be ignored. Non-arrival could mean you’re pregnant, or have fibroids or cysts on your ovaries. A period that overstays its welcome could mean many different things – point is, you should get to gynaecologist.

11. New moles. Most people have moles somewhere on their bodies. If a mole changes its colour, shape or size, it could be turning nasty. Watch out for new moles. It will not go away by itself and if left untreated, can ultimately become life-threatening.

12. Sudden muscle weakness. If you suddenly find you have difficulty standing, walking, balancing or that muscles that were fine the day before have become weak and useless, get it checked out. It could be, among other things, Parkinson’s disease or you may even have had a mild stroke. And yes, young people can have strokes too.

13. Breathing difficulties. Sudden onset of breathing difficulties could signify many things – from asthma, to an allergic reaction, to name but two. It should be remembered that untreated asthma can kill. Breathing problems can quickly become life-threatening. Don’t ignore it.

14. Constant urination. Everyone urinates a few times per day, but when you start getting up three or four times during the night to go to the toilet, something is wrong. It could be prostate problems or the onset of Type 2 diabetes or a bladder infection.

15. Bumps and lumps. Whether we’re talking swollen glands or lumps under the skin, these should never be ignored. Better be safe than sorry. It may be something benign like a mild infection or a pimple or boil, but then again, it may not. Do something about it.

16. Chronic exhaustion. Between working nine-to-five and keeping the family going, most people are tired, and not surprisingly. But when you suddenly feel as if getting out of bed in the morning is a major undertaking, something could be wrong. It may be depression, or the exhaustion could be a symptom of other ailments.

17. Loss of interest in life. If you or family members suspect you may be depressed, why suffer unnecessarily? We are no longer in the fourteenth century and depression can be treated. Most people who commit suicide suffer from depression. Up those serotonin levels before you get to these levels of desperation.

गरम पानी पीने के फायदे

सफाई और शुद्धी– यह शरीर को अंदर से साफ करता है। अगर आपका पाचन तंत्र सही नहीं रहता है, तो आपको दिन में दो बार गरम पानी पीना चाहिये। सुबह गरम पानी पीने से शरीर के सारे विशैले तत्‍व बाहर निकल जाते हैं, जिससे पूरा सिस्‍टम साफ हो जाता है। नींबू और शहद डालने से बड़ा फायदा होता है।

 

कब्‍ज दूर करे– शरीर में पानी की कमी हो जाने की वजह से कब्‍ज की समस्‍या पैदा हो जाती है। रोजाना एक ग्‍लास सुबह गरम पानी पीने से फूड पार्टिकल्‍स टूट जाएंगे और आसानी से मल बन निकल जाएंगे। 

मोटापा कम करे– सुबह के समय या फिर हर भोजन के बाद एक ग्‍लास गरम पानी में नींबू और शहद मिला कर पीने से चर्बी कम होती है। नींबू मे पेकटिन फाइबर होते हैं जो बार-बार भूख लगने से रोकते हैं।

सर्दी और जुखाम के लिये– अगर गले में दर्द या फिर टॉन्‍सिल हो गया हो, तो गरम पानी पीजिये। गरम पानी में हल्‍का सा सेंधा नमक मिला कर पीने से लाभ मिलता है।

खूब पसीना बहाए– जब भी आप कोई गरम चीज़ खाते या पीते हैं, तो बहुत पसीना निकलता है। ऐसा तब होता है जब शरीर का टम्‍परेचर बढ जाता है और पिया गया पानी उसे ठंडा करता है, तभी पसीना निकलता है। पसीने से त्‍वचा से नमक बाहर निकलता है और शरीर की अशुद्धी दूर होती है।

शरीर का दर्द दूर करे– मासकि शुरु होने के दिनो में पेट में दर्द होता है, तब गरम पानी में इलायची पाउडर डाल कर पिएं। इससे ना केवल मासिक का दर्द बल्कि शरीर, पेट और सिरदर्द भी सही हो जाता है।

Stress-Busting Foods

Stress: We all have it, and how we handle it can make all the difference. Stress management can be a powerful tool for wellness, since too much stress can affect physical health. There are many strategies, and one of them is all about what you eat. Read on to learn how a stress management diet can help.

 

Stress-Busting Foods: How They Work

Foods can help tame stress in several ways. Comfort foods, like a bowl of warm oatmeal, boost levels of serotonin, a calming brain chemical. Other foods can cut levels of cortisol and adrenaline, stress hormones that take a toll on the body over time. And a healthy diet can counter the impact of stress, by shoring up the immune system and lowering blood pressure. Do you know which foods are stress busters?

 

Complex Carbs

 

All carbs prompt the brain to make more serotonin. For a steady supply of this feel-good chemical, it’s best to eat complex carbs, which are digested more slowly. Good choices include whole-grain breakfast cereals, breads, and pastas, as well as old-fashioned oatmeal. Complex carbs can also help you feel balanced by stabilizing blood sugar levels.

 

Simple Carbs

 

Dieticians usually recommend steering clear of simple carbs, which include sweets and soda. But in a pinch, these foods can hit the spot. Simple sugars are digested quickly, leading to a spike in serotonin. Still, it doesn’t last long, and there are healthier options. So don’t make these a stress-relieving habit; you should limit these.

 

Oranges

 

Oranges make the list for their wealth of vitamin C. Studies suggest this vitamin can curb levels of stress hormones while strengthening the immune system. In one study of people with high blood pressure, blood pressure and cortisol levels (a stress hormone) returned to normal more quickly when people took vitamin C before a stressful task.

 

Spinach

 

Popeye never lets stress get the best of him — maybe it’s all the magnesium in his spinach. Too little magnesium may trigger headaches and fatigue, compounding the effects of stress. One cup of spinach goes a long way toward replenishing magnesium stores. Not a spinach eater? Try some cooked soybeans or a filet of salmon, also high in magnesium. Green leafy vegetables are a rich source of magnesium.

 

Black Tea

 

Drinking black tea may help you recover from stressful events more quickly. One study compared people who drank four cups of tea daily for six weeks with people who drank another beverage. The tea drinkers reported feeling calmer and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol after stressful situations. When it comes to stress, the caffeine in coffee can boost stress hormones and raise blood pressure.

 

Almonds

 

Almonds are chock-full of helpful vitamins: vitamin E to bolster the immune system, plus B vitamins, which may make you more resilient during bouts of stress such as depression. To get the benefits, snack on a quarter of a cup every day.

 

Raw Veggies

 

Crunchy raw vegetables can help ease stress in a purely mechanical way. Munching celery or carrot sticks helps release a clenched jaw, and that can ward off tension

 

De-Stress With Exercise

 

Besides changing your diet, one of the best stress-busting strategies is to start exercising. Aerobic exercise boosts oxygen circulation and spurs your body to make feel-good chemicals called endorphins. Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three to four times a week. If you’re not active now, tell your health care provider you’re going to start exercising — they’ll root for you and make sure you’re ready to get moving.

Papaya – The World’s Healthiest Foods

पपीता एक ऐसा मधुर फल है जो सस्ता एवं सर्वत्र सुलभ है। यह फल प्राय: बारहों मास पाया जाता है। किन्तु फरवरी से मार्च तथा मई से अक्तूबर के बीच का समय पपीते की ऋतु मानी जाती है। कच्चे पपीते में विटामिन ‘ए’ तथा पके पपीते में विटामिन ‘सी’ की मात्रा भरपूर पायी जाती है।


आयुर्वेद में पपीता (पपाया) को अनेक असाध्य रोगों को दूर करने वाला बताया गया है। संग्रहणी, आमाजीर्ण, मन्दाग्नि, पाण्डुरोग (पीलिया), प्लीहा वृध्दि, बन्ध्यत्व को दूर करने वाला, हृदय के लिए उपयोगी, रक्त के जमाव में उपयोगी होने के कारण पपीते का महत्व हमारे जीवन के लिए बहुत अधिक हो जाता है।

 पपीते के सेवन से चेहरे पर झुर्रियां पड़ना, बालों का झड़ना, कब्ज, पेट के कीड़े, वीर्यक्षय, स्कर्वी रोग, बवासीर, चर्मरोग, उच्च रक्तचाप, अनियमित मासिक धर्म आदि अनेक बीमारियां दूर हो जाती है। पपीते में कैल्शियम, फास्फोरस, लौह तत्व, विटामिन- ए, बी, सी, डी प्रोटीन, कार्बोज, खनिज आदि अनेक तत्व एक साथ हो जाते हैं। पपीते का बीमारी के अनुसार प्रयोग निम्नानुसार किया जा सकता है।

 

१) पपीते में ‘कारपेन या कार्पेइन’ नामक एक क्षारीय तत्व होता है जो रक्त चाप को नियंत्रित करता है। इसी कारण उच्च रक्तचाप (हाई ब्लड प्रेशर) के रोगी को एक पपीता (कच्चा) नियमित रूप से खाते रहना चाहिए।
२) बवासीर एक अत्यंत ही कष्टदायक रोग है चाहे वह खूनी बवासीर हो या बादी (सूखा) बवासीर। बवासीर के रोगियों को प्रतिदिन एक पका पपीता खाते रहना चाहिए। बवासीर के मस्सों पर कच्चे पपीते के दूध को लगाते रहने से काफी फायदा होता है।
३) पपीता यकृत तथा लिवर को पुष्ट करके उसे बल प्रदान करता है। पीलिया रोग में जबकि यकृत अत्यन्त कमजोर हो जाता है, पपीते का सेवन बहुत लाभदायक होता है। पीलिया के रोगी को प्रतिदिन एक पका पपीता अवश्य खाना चाहिए। इससे तिल्ली को भी लाभ पहुंचाया है तथा पाचन शक्ति भी सुधरती है।
४) महिलाओं में अनियमित मासिक धर्म एक आम शिकायत होती है। समय से पहले या समय के बाद मासिक आना, अधिक या कम स्राव का आना, दर्द के साथ मासिक का आना आदि से पीड़ित महिलाओं को ढाई सौ ग्राम पका पपीता प्रतिदिन कम से कम एक माह तक अवश्य ही सेवन करना चाहिए। इससे मासिक धर्म से संबंधित सभी परेशानियां दूर हो जाती है।
५) जिन प्रसूता को दूध कम बनता हो, उन्हें प्रतिदिन कच्चे पपीते का सेवन करना चाहिए। सब्जी के रूप में भी इसका सेवन किया जा सकता है।
६) सौंदर्य वृध्दि के लिए भी पपीते का इस्तेमाल किया जाता है। पपीते को चेहरे पर रगड़ने से चेहरे पर व्याप्त कील मुंहासे, कालिमा व मैल दूर हो जाते हैं तथा एक नया निखार आ जाता है। इसके लगाने से त्वचा कोमल व लावण्ययुक्त हो जाती है। इसके लिए हमेशा पके पपीते का ही प्रयोग करना चाहिए।
७) कब्ज सौ रोगों की जड़ है। अधिकांश लोगों को कब्ज होने की शिकायत होती है। ऐसे लोगों को चाहिए कि वे रात्रि भोजन के बाद पपीते का सेवन नियमित रूप से करते रहें। इससे सुबह दस्त साफ होता है तथा कब्ज दूर हो जाता है।
८) समय से पूर्व चेहरे पर झुर्रियां आना बुढ़ापे की निशानी है। अच्छे पके हुए पपीते के गूदे को उबटन की तरह चेहरे पर लगायें। आधा घंटा लगा रहने दें। जब वह सूख जाये तो गुनगुने पानी से चेहरा धो लें तथा मूंगफली के तेल से हल्के हाथ से चेहरे पर मालिश करें। ऐसा कम से कम एक माह तक नियमित करें।
९) नए जूते-चप्पल पहनने पर उसकी रगड़ लगने से पैरों में छाले हो जाते हैं। यदि इन पर कच्चे पपीते का रस लगाया जाए तो वे शीघ्र ठीक हो जाते हैं।
१०) पपीता वीर्यवर्ध्दक भी है। जिन पुरुषों को वीर्य कम बनता है और वीर्य में शुक्राणु भी कम हों, उन्हें नियमित रूप से पपीते का सेवन करना चाहिए।
११) हृदय रोगियों के लिए भी पपीता काफी लाभदायक होता है। अगर वे पपीते के पत्तों का काढ़ा बनाकर नियमित रूप से एक कप की मात्रा में रोज पीते हैं तो अतिशय लाभ होता है।