Month: February 2019
فالج سے مکمل نجات یہ نسخہ فالج کے مریضوں کے لئے بہترین ہے اجزاء: انار کا رس آدھا گلاس، کجھور تین عدد (گٹھلی)کے بغیر ترکیب: کجھور اور انار کے رس کو بلینڈر میں ڈال کر اچھی طرح مکس کر لیں استعمال: دن میں ایک بار کسی وقت مریض کو پلا دیں ایک مہینے کے مسلسل استعمال سے فالج سے چھٹکارہ مل جائے گا نوٹ: شوگر کے مرض میں فالج کا اٹیک ہونے کا خطرہ بڑھ جاتا ھے اس لئے جس حد تک ممکن ہو شوگر کی بیماری کو کنٹرول کریں تاکہ فالج سے بچا جا سکے.

Remedy for Paralysis:

1. Half Glass of pomegranate Juice

2. 3 Dates without seed.

Put both in blender and blend well, then drink it. Do this daily one time in a day for 30 days. In shaa Allah it will cure paralysis.

 

فالج سے مکمل نجات
یہ نسخہ فالج کے مریضوں کے لئے بہترین ہے
اجزاء:
انار کا رس آدھا گلاس، کجھور تین عدد (گٹھلی)کے بغیر
ترکیب:
کجھور اور انار کے رس کو بلینڈر میں ڈال کر اچھی طرح مکس کر لیں
استعمال:
دن میں ایک بار کسی وقت مریض کو پلا دیں ایک مہینے کے مسلسل استعمال سے فالج سے چھٹکارہ مل جائے گا
نوٹ:
شوگر کے مرض میں فالج کا اٹیک ہونے کا خطرہ بڑھ جاتا ھے اس لئے جس حد تک ممکن ہو شوگر کی بیماری کو کنٹرول کریں تاکہ فالج سے بچا جا سکے.

20 Healing Herbal Teas

Tea is one of our favourite beverages. On a cold, blustery day, a hot cup of tea is warm and soothing, while in the throes of summer you can pour it over ice for a thirst-quenching refresher. There are many powerful healing herbs for tea that can transform it from a tasty beverage into a health-supportive drink, which is why we are sharing our favourite 20 Healing Herbs for Tea with you.

Peppermint

Why It’s Powerful: Helps to relax the muscles of the digestive tract and reduce spasms.

Recipe to Try: Detox Tea

A delicious and super beneficial detox tea that is essential during the monsoons and winters. Not only does it protect you from a host of viral infections, this detox tea also helps you boost immunity, soothe scratchy throat,relieves headaches and nausea and even clears out chest congestion.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups water
1/4 inch Ginger pounded or crushed
3-4 spearmint leaves (can use tulsi/holybasil if you don’t have mint)
3-4 whole black pepper
1 Lime
3 tbsp Honey I use organic wild flower honey
2 tsp black tea dust If using leaves, use about 3 tsp (or less depending on how strong you like it)
INSTRUCTIONS
Add the water to a saucepan and put it on heat. Add the crushed ginger, spearmint leaves, black pepper and let it come to a boil, simmer for 3 mins till fragrant. Add the tea dust and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let it steep for 5 mins. Strain, add sweetener (honey) and lime juice as per taste, serve immediately!

Chaga

Why It’s Powerful: The king of mushrooms, it’s a powerful immune-booster that has anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties.

Reishi

Why It’s Powerful: The queen of mushrooms, soothes and calms the nervous system and has immune-modulating compounds.

Chamomile

Why It’s Powerful: Calming and great for digestion.

Recipe to Try: Secret Garden Relaxation Tea

Ingredients:
6 tablespoons chamomile
4 tablespoons lavender
2 tablespoons licorice
4 tablespoons lemon balm
2 tablespoons spearmint

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a jar and toss to combine.
To make tea/tisane, put 1 teaspoon of herb blend into a tea strainer for every 1 cup of water. Fit tea strainer into tea pot and pour boiling water over herbs. Allow to seep for 5 minutes. Serve with honey if desired.

Ginger

Why It’s Powerful: Anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and great for nausea.

Recipe to Try: Get Well Ginger Root Tea

A warming and comforting ginger root tea to get you feeling better in no time!

INGREDIENTS
1.5 inches fresh ginger root sliced into thick chunks
1 tsp manuka honey UMF 15+ if you are sick, lower UMF if you are not
1 Large lemon juiced If small lemon use two lemons
6 cups filtered water

INSTRUCTIONS
Peel and slice ginger root into thick chunks
Add 6 cups of filtered water to your kettle (or pot)
Add sliced ginger root to kettle (or pot)
Bring to a boil
Reduce heat to the lowest setting (or warming zone if your stove has one)
Cover and let tea steep for 5-10 minutes (the longer it steeps, the stronger the ginger flavor will be)
Pour tea into mugs
Add 1 tsp of honey to each mug
Divide the lemon juice between the mugs
Serve
RECIPE NOTES
If you do not have honey on hand, this is delicious with just the ginger and lemon as well. I’ve included pics with the honey and without.

Turmeric

Why It’s Powerful: Strongly anti-inflammatory and rich in anti-cancer properties.

Recipe to Try: Simple Turmeric Tea

Ingredients
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of clove
pinch of nutmeg
tsp fresh ginger (optional)
pinch of fresh ground black pepper*
As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.
1-2 cups of water
Raw honey to sweeten
Milk sub of choice (I went with fresh coconut milk, but almond and hemp would both be delicious)
Make It Like So
Slow and steady stove top method
Simmer herbs and water together for 10 mins.
Strain out and add honey and milk.
Fast and furious blender method
Boil water in your kettle and add to blender (a blender with gradual speed increase will reduce likely hood of pressure from steam of boiled water exploding out of your blender).
Add in spices and blend until smooth and unified in colour.
Strain out tea and add milk and honey.

Passionflower

Why It’s Powerful: Promotes sleep and relaxation, lowers blood pressure.

Lemon Balm

Why It’s Powerful: Soothes the nerves, calms the mind and body.

Cinnamon

Why It’s Powerful: Great for balancing blood sugar. Cinnamon also offers a natural sweetness.

Recipe to Try: Yogi Tea

Ingredients
8 cups water
6 cinnamon sticks
2 Tbs cardamom seed
2 Tbs whole cloves
2 inches fresh ginger root (sliced)
almond milk as desired
Make It Like So
Put all spices into pot with water.
Simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add honey and milk.
Serve hot or cold.

Fennel

Why It’s Powerful: Reduces digestive spasms and gas, eases symptoms of coughs and colds.

Recipe to Try: Cumin, Coriander + Fennel Tea

CCF tea is an ayurvedic tea made of cumin, coriander and fennel seeds that does wonders to heal your digestion system and help your body thrive!

INGREDIENTS
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
4-5 cups water
Cumin Coriander Fennel tea in a mug ZINGIJOURNAL www.zingijournal.com CCF Tea
INSTRUCTIONS
Stovetop Method
In a medium pot, combine the CCF seeds and room temperature water.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Strain the seeds out of the tea and enjoy this soothing, healing tea!
Brewing Method
This tea can also be brewed as you would brew normal tea. Just combine the CCF seeds and freshly boiled water in your teapot or french press and brew for 10 minutes. Strain and sip away!

Lemon

Why It’s Powerful: High in Vitamin C, stimulates digestion and detoxes the liver.

Maca

Why It’s Powerful: Helps relieve stress, boost energy levels, balance hormones and increase sex drive.

Ashwagandha

Why It’s Powerful: Relieves stress, calms the mind, boosts energy levels and reduces inflammation. Also supports thyroid health.

Licorice

Why It’s Powerful: A great digestive aid, and it’s anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

Marshmallow

Why It’s Powerful: A mucilaginous herb that soothes the mucus membranes of the digestive system, respiratory tract and urinary tract.

Lemongrass

Why It’s Powerful: Reduces digestive discomfort and helps soothe pain, lowers cholesterol levels

Recipe to Try: Lemongrass Ginger Tea

Ingredients
1 stalk of Lemongrass
½ Lemon, sliced
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 inch knob of Ginger
2 cups of Water
1 Tbsp Honey
Instructions
Prepare lemongrass by slicing into smaller pieces so it will fit into the pot. Then slice down the middle to expose the inside.
Combine water, ginger, cinnamon, lemongrass and lemon in a small pot and bring to boil. Turn off, cover and let steep for 15 minutes.
Strain into a cup and stir in honey. Enjoy!

Lavender

Why It’s Powerful: Has a calming and sedative effect, helps to relax the muscles.

Recipe to Try: Lavender Chamomile Mint Tea

Ingredients
1/2 cup dried lavender flowers
1/2 cup dried chamomile
1/2 cup dried peppermint leaves
1/2 cup dried nettle leaves
1 generous pinch ground cayenne pepper
For each pitcher (optional)
juice of 2 whole lemons
1/4 cup honey dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
Instructions
For the tea:
Combine first 5 ingredients (lavender through cayenne pepper) in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
To make a pitcher of tea:
In a large kettle, boil 8 cups of water; remove from heat. Add 3 rounded tablespoons of tea to a tea ball and submerge in kettle. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. Use a spoon to press tea against the tea ball walls to extract extra flavor. Stir in lemon juice and honey mixture.
Allow to cool, transfer to pitcher and refrigerate.
Serve with or without ice. Enjoy!

Matcha

Why It’s Powerful: Rich in antioxidants, boosts energy levels, contains l-theanine – an amino acid that increases focus and concentration.

Jasmine

Why It’s Powerful: Reduces inflammation, promotes sleep and relaxation, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

Echinacea

Why It’s Powerful: Stimulates the immune system and has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anticancer effects.

How To Take Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an important medicinal plant due to its pharmacodynamic properties. It has several beneficial effects but despite its therapeutic value, Ashwagandha sometimes is difficult to be consumed in its raw form. It has a very bitter taste. To overcome this, here are 21 effective formulations prepared with Ashwagandha powder, including snacks, drinks and sweets as well as remedies. These may be more acceptable and palatable to you then the raw powder alone.

Ashwagandha Remedies + Ashwagandha Recipes

Before taking any herbal supplement consult with your healthcare provider to see if it’s right for you.

1. Ashwagandha Roasted In Ghee to Reduce Sweet Cravings.

An ounce of Ashwagandha roasted in ghee and mixed with a tablespoon of date sugar is delicious. You may find it effective to eat this in the morning about twenty minutes before breakfast, in the mid-afternoon and at bedtime with a cup of hot milk.

Ashwagandha Powder ( Asgandh )

2. Ashwagandha With Honey [Aphrodisiac]

One teaspoon of Ashwagandha with ghee, sugar and honey is a very good aphrodisiac. It increases semen quantity, sperm count and mobility. It is effectively used in erectile dysfunction, low libido and premature ejaculation.

3. Ashwagandha & Vidari [Low Sex Drive]

For a strengthening drink for men with low sex drive, take 1 teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder with ½ teaspoon of the herb Vidari mixed in warm milk. Drink this at bedtime.

4. Ashwagandha To Increase Breast Milk

Ashwagandha acts as galactogogue. It thickens and increases the nutritive value of breast milk when given to nursing mothers.

5. Ashwagandha Tea

Ashwagandha Tea can be prepared by boiling the powder in milk. This is referred to in Ayurveda as the Kshirpaka method of extracting the active principle of the herb in milk.

Kshirpaka Method Of Ashwagandha Tea

Take half a glass of water and half a glass of milk in a pan. Add 1 gram of Ashwagandha powder and bring to a boil. When reduced to half, remove from the heat. Once cool, add sugar.

6. Rich Ashwagandha Sweet And Salty Cookies

You will need….
1/2 cup refined wheat flour
pinch of salt
2 tsp Ashwagandha powder
1/4 cup butter
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk

Directions

Sift the flour, salt and ashwagandha powder together 3-4 times with a sieve and set aside. Melt the butter in a pan. Add sugar to the melted butter and mix well. Next add the milk and mix together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix together and knead into a dough. Form the dough into cookies on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 375 F for 2-3 minutes.

7. Healthy Low Cost Ashwagandha Cookies.

Here’s another way of preparing cookies with Ashwagandha.

These are low cost nutritive biscuits made of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha and Licorice (Yashtimadhu, Glycyrrhiza glabra) powder. They are rich in carbohydrates, energy, protein and fat. They have medicinal importance in particular for malnourished populations.

Ingredients
1 cup refined wheat flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp dried coconut
1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Shatavari powder
1/2 tsp Ashwagandha powder
1/2 tsp Licorice root powder
2 drops Vanilla essence
3 1/4 tsp baking powder
1-2 tbsp water

Mix all ingredients together to form a dough. Shape into cookies on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

8. No-Bake Ashwagandha Balls (Churan)

Ingredients
1 1/2 tsp jaggery
2 tsp Ashwagandha powder
pinch black salt
pinch black pepper

First, powder the jaggery. Then add the Ashwagandha powder to it. Rub these together well. Add black salt and black pepper and mix together. Shape into balls. This is easy to make and no cooking is required. Store in an airtight container. Ashwagandha Powder (Churan) Balls are highly nutritious.

9. Ashwagandha Laddus (Sweets)

Ingredients
1 tsp white Musali (Asparagus adscendens)
1 tsp black Musli (Kali Musli)
1 tsp Nutmeg (jaiphal)
1 tsp Cardamom (elaichi)
2 tsp Cinnamon (dalchini)
1 tsp Ashwagandha
3 tsp Tragacanth gum
6 tsp coconut flakes
8 cups ghee
2 cups jaggery
1/2 cup wheat flour

Directions
1. Mix and grind all ingredients together except the wheat flour, ghee and coconut.
2. Now thoroughly mix the wheat flour in the ghee.
3. Break the jaggery into pieces and then heat it with a little ghee. Then mix it with the flour mixture.
4. Now mix the wheat flour mixture with the jaggery mixture.
5. Add the coconut.
6. You can also mix in almonds, cashews or raisins.
7. Now bind the laddu with your hands. Keep the size appropriate, not too big and not too small (approximately one ounce each).

Take one laddu every morning at breakfast.

These laddus are effective in headache, back pain, weak bones, anemia, swelling, infections and vaginal discharge in women. It is very beneficial to males as it helps in building stamina and strength along with muscle, enhances youthfulness and is an aphrodisiac. This laddu strengthens the body and also provides vigor and vitality.

Ashwagandha Capsule

10. Ashwagandha Banana Smoothie

Peel 3-4 bananas and cut into pieces. Grind the pieces, along with 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Ashwagandha powder in a blender. Add 1 cup chilled plant-based milk. Dairy fruit should not be eaten together according to Ayurveda. Mix this again until smooth. This is a tasty and healthy alternative way to take Ashwagandha. It is most beneficial during hot weather.

11. Semisolid Ashwagandha Sweets (Avaleha)

This is a semi-solid preparation prepared with the addition of jaggery or sugar-candy and boiled with prescribed juice of the Ashwagandha or its decoction. It is useful for proper digestion, to control cholesterol levels and maintain blood pressure.

Ingredients
Ashwagandha Powder (Churna)
Jaggery or sugar
Ashwagandha decoction (Kashaya)

The ratio of ingredients used in this recipe is 1:4:4 (Ashwagandha powder:sugar:Ashwagandha decotion). If jaggery is used in place of sugar the ratio would be 1:2:4 in quantity.

Directions
1. Make the Ashwagandha Decoction. Add Ashwagandha coarse powder to 16 times water and soak it for at least 2-3 hours (12 hours maximum). Then heat it on a mild to moderate flame, stirring constantly. Continue to heat this until the amount of water is reduced to 1/8. Once warm, filter it gently through a cotton cloth and your Ashwagandha Decoction is ready to use.
2. Dissolve the jaggery or sugar into the Ashwagandha decoction and strain it to remove any foreign particles.
3. Boil this solution over a moderate flame until a Paka is formed. A Paka, also called inspissated juice, has a semisolid consistency. The way to make sure that the Paka is perfectly formed is to press a few drops of it between the thumb and the index finger and then, move the fingers apart. If the liquid draws into a string, the Paka can be said to be perfectly formed. Another way to tell if the Paka is perfectly formed is if it sinks down in a glass of water without getting easily dissolve. It should then be removed from the heat.
4. Fine powder of Ashwagandha is then added and stirred continuously and vigorously to form a homogenous mixture.

Ashwagandha Avleha is ready. This can be easily made at home. When commercially made, well known preservatives like Sodium Propyl and Sodium Methyl Parabens as well as Sodium Benzoate are added to increase its shelf life appreciably.

Store these in a plastic container and use within three years.

You may find this effective: 1 teaspoon Ashwagandha Avaleha with 1 cup of milk on an empty stomach daily. It is useful for proper digestion, to control cholesterol levels and maintain blood pressure.

12. Ashwagandha Ghrita Or Ghee

Ashwagandha ghrita is a medicinal preparation, especially beneficial for children as it increases their inner strength, body weight, lung capacity and improves muscle tone, reducing weakness of the muscles. It is also effective in problems related to male and female infertility. It is made with ¼ part fine paste (kalka) of Ashwagandha and 4 times decoction (kashaya) of Ashwagandha.

13. Indian Ashwagandha Dessert (Shrikhand).

Shrikhand is a popular dessert particularly in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and some parts of South India. Shrikhand is a semi solid, sweetish-sour fermented milk product prepared from dahi or yogurt.

Ingredients
4 1/4 cups curd
1/2 cup sugar
5 Tbsp Ashwagandha powder
charoli nuts
cardamom
nutmeg
saffron
almond leaves to garnish

The whey is drained off from the curd to yield hung curd (chakka), a curd whose whey has been drained completely. Sugar, flavor and color are mixed into the hung curd to form a soft homogenous mass that resembles sweetened quark, a soft German cheese.

Method Of Preparation
Curd which is well developed is tied with a muslin cloth. It is then placed in a hanging position for draining of whey for 8 hours. Hung curd (Chakka) is removed from the muslin cloth and stored under refrigeration. Then it is divided into 4 portions and Shrikhand is prepared by adding sugar and Ashwagandha powder.

It is mixed and kneaded to a smooth paste and stored in the refrigerator. Charoli nuts, cardamom, nutmeg, saffron and almond are added to it to improve the taste and nutritional quality. This product is enjoyed by many and has a great nutritional and therapeutic value.

14. Crunchy Ashwagandha Snacks

Maize flour, ghee, guar gum and Ashwagandha powder can be mixed together and used in making noodles, pasta and snacks.

For preparation of pasta, weigh out 250g of milled maize flour. Add one per cent salt and water to the flour along with 2 tsp of ghee, 2-6% Ashwagandha powder and guar gum (0.5-1.5%). Hardness of the raw pasta noodles, water uptake, swelling index and cooking time increases as the level of Ashwagandha powder and guar gum increases.

Ashwagandha powder can be incorporated up to 4% in pasta, snacks and 6% in noodles. It’s a healthy alternative for snacks.

15. Ashwagandha Tincture

Ashwagandha tinctures are highly concentrated alcoholic extracts. They are highly absorbable and easy to carry. It is prepared by macerating (soaking) Ashwagandha leaves and root in alcohol (usually vodka or organic grain alcohol) at a ratio typically ranging from 1:1 (herb to alcohol) to 1:10, depending on the desired strength.

Ashwagandha does not taste very pleasant so a tincture is an easily digestible way to take it. In this form, it absorbs quickly into circulation, and gives its effects faster than tablets and powders.

In acute manifestations of conditions like inflammation, anxiety or insomnia, when immediate relief is necessary, a tincture is highly effective.

16. Ashwagandha Calm Mind Tea (Medhya Kwath)

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) along with Brahmi (Centella asiatica), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) and Vacha (Acorus calamus) in equal amounts are boiled in 2 cups of water. Reduce to half. This is used as a mind relaxing tea.

17. Tonifying Ashwagandha Milk

In 1 cup warm milk or almond milk, add 1 teaspoon ghee, 1 teaspoon grated coconut, 1 teaspoon chopped dates, 2 teaspoons chopped almonds, ½ teaspoon saffron, 1/8 teaspoon cardamom seed or fennel seed, 1 teaspoon raw honey, 1 teaspoon Ashwaganda root powder and 1 teaspoon of Shatavari root powder. Stir and your tnic milk is ready.

18. Therapeutic Ashwagandha Enema

In Ayurvedic medicine, an enema with extract of Ashwagandha is effective in treating colitis.28 Consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner for proper use of Ayurvedic supplements and therapies.

A study observed that methanolic extracts of W. somnifera roots turns-on the synthesis of inducible nitric oxide synthase expression by acting at transcriptional level resulting in increased production of NO by macrophage. This was attributed to immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory activity. Roots of W. somnifera can potentially be utilized for the effective treatment of various inflammatory conditions.29

19. Ashwagandha Facial Tonic

For glowing skin, Ashwagandha with dried ginger and lemon acts as a toner. Take 1/2 teaspoon Ashwagandha powder, 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger powder, mix it in lemon juice and apply over your face for 15 minutes. Wash with water.

Its potent antioxidant properties help protect the skin against free radical damage and slows down the aging process by firming the skin for a more youthful look.

Ashwagandha stimulates DHEA, which is a precursor to both testosterone and estrogen and stimulates the production of natural skin oils. It also promotes the production of vital compounds and proteins for healthy skin such as hyaluronan for skin hydration, elastin to keep the skin supple and collagen for skin strength.30

20. Ashwagandha Anti Acne Cream

An anti-acne cream containing Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.31

A homemade face pack containing Ashwagandha can be very useful for acne. Take 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera pulp or gel, add a half teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder, 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric, and ¼ teaspoon Neem powder. Mix and apply it to the face.

21. Ashwagandha Gentle Face Cleanser

Mix 1 teaspoon Ashwagandha Powder and 1 teaspoon chickpea flour in lime juice. Gently massage it on the face for 2 minutes and then rinse with water. This is an effective cleanser. It cleanses the skin of impurities and pollutants very gently. It also revitalizes, rejuvenates and nourishes the skin.

Along with traditional Ayurvedic classical preparations of Ashwagandha, try these Ashwagandha remedies and recipes. Ashwagandha, a magical herb, is truly nature’s gift to mankind.

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