Author: zico
Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Habits

How you eat is as important as what you eat. Here are some ‘s suggestions for healthy eating, followed by a list of habits to avoid.


  • Choose foods according to your constitution. They will nourish you and not aggravate your doshas.
  • Choose foods according to the season.
  • Eat fresh, sattvic food of the best quality you can afford.
  • Do not eat unless you feel hungry.
  • Do not drink unless you feel thirsty. If you are hungry and you drink instead of eating, the liquid will dissolve the digestive enzymes and reduce your gastric fire.
  • Sit, don’t stand, to eat.
  • When eating, eat. That is, don’t read, watch TV, or be distracted by too much conversation. Focus on the food.
    Chew well, at least 32 times per mouthful. This enables the digestive enzymes in the mouth to do their work properly.
  • Eat at a moderate speed. Don’t gobble your food.
  • Fill one-third of your stomach with food, one-third with water, and leave one-third empty.
  • Don’t eat more at a meal than the amount of food you can hold in two cupped hands. Overeating expands the stomach so that you will feel the need for additional food.
  • Overeating also creates toxins in the digestive tract.
  • During meals, don’t drink iced drinks or fruit juice, sip a little warm water between mouthfuls of food.
  • Honey should never be cooked. If it is cooked, the molecules become like a glue that adheres to mucous membranes and clogs the subtle channels, producing toxins.


  • Overeating
  • Eating too soon after a full meal
  • Drinking too much water, or no water, during a meal
  • Drinking very chilled water during a meal, or indeed at any time Eating when constipated
  • Eating at the wrong time of day, either too early or too late.
  • Eating too much heavy food or too little light food
  • Eating fruit or drinking fruit juice with a meal
  • Eating without real hunger
  • Emotional eating
  • Eating incompatible food combinations
  • Munching between meals
  • Incompatible Food Combinations
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شونیز، جستہ السودا، اور بلک کروے، نایجیلا ستویا، کرشن جیرک، بلک کیومن۔ سنگریلا۔
کلونجی کے پودے کی اصل جاے پیداش روم ہے۔ اور اس کے آثار مصر کے مختلف علاقوں سے آثارے قدیمہ اور احرام مصر سے بھی دریافت ہوا ہے جس میں توتخ آمن کا مقبرہ بھی شامل ہے۔ سونیز اور جستہ السوداء کے نام سے پرانی عربی کتابوں میں کلونجی کا زکر ملتا ہے۔ اور چونکہ اس کی اصل جاے پیداش روم ہے تو اس سے اندازہ ہوتا ہے کے قدیم یونانی اطباء اس سے بخوبی واقف تھے اور انہی سے اس کا علم عرب اظباء نے سیکھا۔ ہندوستان میں یہ ایک خدرو پودا ہے یا پھر اس کی کاشت کی جاتی ہے جناچہ ہماچل پردیش اور آسام میں اس کی کاشت ہوتی ہے۔ مشرقی اترپردیش میں کلونجی کو سنگریلا کہا جاتا ہے اور اسے گیڑوں سے گنے کے کھیتوں کو محفوظ رکھنے کے لیے کھیت کے اطراف ایک قطار کی صورت ڈالا جاتا ہے۔ اس عمل سے گیڈر کھیت میں داخل نہیں ہوتے۔ 
آیورویدک کتابوں میں اس کا نام “کرشن جیرک” لکھا ہے۔ جس کے معنی ذیرہ سیاہ ہوتے ہیں لیکن اس سے کلونجی کا کوءی تعلق نہیں۔ 
بخاری اور مسلم میں ہدیس ہے کلونجی میں سواے موت کے ہر بیماری کا علاج ہے۔
کلونجی کا پودا ۴۵ سینٹی میٹر اونچا ہوتا ہے۔ پتے ۲ سے ۴ سینٹی میٹر لمبے اور دو یا تین حصوں میں منقسم ہوتے ہیں۔ پھال اس کے ہلکے نیلگوں اور چھوٹے ہوتے ہیں جن میں آٹھ پنکھڑیاں ہوتی ہیں۔ اکثر شہد کی مکھی ان سے رس حاصل کرتی ہے۔ تخم [بیج] تکونے سیاہ رنگ کے، تیز بواور تلخ مزہ کے ہوتے ہیں۔ 
کلونجی کا مزاج گرم و خشک ہوتا ہے۔ اگر گرم اور خشک مزاج والے استعمال کریں تو اس کے ساتھ سرد و تر چیز لیں۔
محلّل و کاسر ریاح، مدر حیض ا مقوی اعصاب ہونے کی وجہ سے کلونجی کو نفخ شکم، درد شکم، قولنج، استسقاء، احتباس حیض، ضعف اعصاب، ضعف دماغ، نسیان، فالج، رعشہ جیسے امراض میں استعممال کیا جاتا ہے۔ 
نفخ شکم کے لیے ۱گرام سفوف کلونجی پانی کے ساتھ استعال کریں-
احتباس حیض کےلیے کلنجی کو کوٹ کے پانی میں یبال لیں اور وہ پانی یستعمال کریں۔
اعصابی طاقت کے لیے ۲ گرام کلونجی کا سفوف بنا کر شہد میں ملا کر روزانہ صبح نہار منہ استعمال کریں۔
کلونجی کا تیل اگزیما اور سوراسس ک لیے استعمال ہوتا ہے۔
دانتوں اور مسوڑوں کے لیے کلونجی کو سرکہ میں ملا کر استعمال کاریں۔
دمہ، کھانسی یا الرجی میں ایک پیالی گرم پانی میں ۱ چمچہ شہد اور آدھا چمچہ کلونجی کا تیل ملا کر صبح نہار منہ اور رات کو کھانے کے بعد استعمال کریں۔
زیابیطس میں ۱ پیالی کہوہ میں آدھا چمچہ کلونجی کا تیل ملا کر استعمال کریں
دل کے تمام امراض میں ایک پیالی بکری کے دودھ میں آدھا چمچہ کلونجی کا تیل ملا کر استعمال کریں
جوڑوں کے درد میں ۱ چمچمہ سرکہ ، ۲ چمچ شہد اور آدھا چمچ کلونجی کا تیل ملا کر مالش کریں
یاداشت بڑھانے کے لیے ۱۰ گرام تازہ پودینا ایک پیالی پانی میں ابال کر آدھا چمچ کلونجی کا تیل ملا کر کے استعمال کریں
Herbal Way to Control Anger and Hostility

Anger and hostility are signs of aggravated pitta in the nervous system. Pitta is necessary for right understanding and judgment, but when it gets disturbed or out of balance, it creates misunderstanding and wrong judgment, leading to anger and hostility. The aim is to bring the pitta back to its normal constitutional function.

Here are several simple home remedies to cool down that hot pitta and keep tempers under control.


Perhaps most important, a person who becomes angry easily or often should follow the pitta-pacifying diet,  specially avoiding hot, spicy and fermented foods, citrus fruit, and sour fruit.
Favor simple, bland foods and cool drinks, and avoid alcohol and drinks with caffeine.


It’s also not recommended for people with a pitta body type to
take saunas or steam baths, to get overheated from exercise or sports, or to be in too much direct sun. In other words: keep cool.


Rub some bhringaraj oil or coconut oil on your scalp and on
the soles of the feet. That will help to bring down the excess pitta.  You can do this every night before getting in bed to regularly moderate pitta. Be sure to wear some old socks and a hat, or put a towel on your pillow, to prevent the oil from staining.


Another simple and effective way to help balance your
emotions is to place a drop of sandalwood essential oil on the “third eye” area between your eyebrows, as well as on the throat, breastbone, navel, temples, and wrists. Just a small amount of oil is sufficient.


Drink chamomile-tulsi-rose tea.

Chamomile 1 part
Tulsi (holy basil) 1 part
Rose petal powder 2 parts

Steep ½ teaspoon of this mixture in 1 cup of hot water, cool it,
and then drink. You can drink it 3 times a day, after each meal.

• You can use an even simpler formula. Take ½ teaspoon of chamomile and 1 teaspoon of fresh, finely chopped cilantro leaves, and steep them in 1 cup hot water for about 10 minutes. Allow this tea to cool before you drink it.


Into 1 cup of grape juice, add ½ teaspoon cumin,
½ teaspoon fennel, and ½ teaspoon sandalwood powder. This cooling, pitta-pacifying drink will help to settle angry feelings and other pitta symptoms such as burning in the stomach.


Dip your little finger into a jar of brahmi ghee (or plain ghee if
you haven’t made brahmi ghee), and lubricate the inside of your nostrils with a small amount. (Make sure your nails are trimmed so you don’t scratch yourself.) Then gently inhale the ghee upward. This sends a calming message to the brain. You will become quite tranquil; anger and hostility will dissolve like a cloud in the sky.


A cooling pranayama to help dissipate anger is shitali
pranayama. Make a tube of your tongue; breathe deeply through your mouth down into your belly; hold the breath for a few seconds; exhale through your nose. Do about 12 repetitions.


Good yoga asanas for pitta include the Camel, Cobra, Cow,
Boat, Goat, and Bridge poses.  Avoid the Headstand or other inverted poses such as the Plow and Shoulder Stand. Do not perform the Sun Salutation; do the Moon Salutation instead.


There is an ancient method of meditation that involves watching
your every emotion come and go, without either naming it or trying to tame it. As the feelings arise, breathe deeply, and exhale the emotions out.

Herbal Remedy to Stop Smoking or Alcohol

Why are people addicted? In the majority of cases (excluding tragic situations such as babies who are born addicted because of their mother’s addiction), people who are addicted start out simply seeking more pleasure and joy in their life. Their life is difficult and unhappy, their relationships may be painful and unfulfilling, they may be dissatisfied and stressed at work, and they simply don’t know how to deal with the situation. So they escape from the reality of their circumstances into drugs or alcohol.
Whether the addictive substance is tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, or something else, it soon goes beyond being a psychological escape and becomes a chemical dependency. Then, unless a certain level of the addictive substance is present in the blood, the person’s brain doesn’t
function properly. Treatment depends on how serious and long-standing the addiction is. For milder addictions, such as a recent smoking habit, the person may simply be able to stop. But if a chronic alcoholic suddenly stops drinking, it creates alcohol withdrawal syndrome that is difficult to deal with.

DOSE REDUCTION. Along with this cleansing program, slowly decrease the dose of the addictive substance. According to Ayurveda, unless some strong medications are available to deal with withdrawal, it is not good to completely stop using the addictive substance all at once, or a stressful withdrawal syndrome will probably occur.
• With nicotine toxicity (which affects the lungs and cardiovascular system) and alcohol toxicity (which affects the liver) we have to strengthen the affected organs. For alcohol toxicity, use this formula:

Chitrak 3 parts
Kutki 3 parts

Take ½ teaspoon of these herbs, with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera juice, 3 times a day.
• Ayurveda suggests a bitter wine made of aloe vera juice. (It is called kumari asava.) In place of hard liquor or other alcoholic drinks, the person who is addicted to alcohol can take small amounts of this light, dry wine. Try 4 teaspoons diluted with an equal amount of water. Then gradually reduce the amount of herbal wine in the dose, while at the same time using the above herbal formula to strengthen the damaged liver.
• The same applies to tobacco. For a person who is addicted to
nicotine, remove one-third to one-half of the tobacco from each cigarette (at the end you light), and fill the paper with a mixture of rose petals, brahmi, and jatamamsi (equal proportions). Smoke it until the tobacco starts burning. The moment the tobacco starts, put out the cigarette and discard it.

NASAL MEDICINE. Doing nasya with brahmi ghee will also reduce the toxicity of nicotine.

EXERCISE. Most of the time, whenever there is the desire to drink or to smoke, the person should go out for a walk in the fresh.

If there is strong alcohol addiction and the person experiences a headache, tremors, drowsiness, depression, or other alcohol
withdrawal symptoms when he or she stops drinking, see a
doctor right away: Medical help is needed. air, or do some other exercise, or go for a swim.

APPETITE STIMULATION. Some people drink because they have a low appetite. Unless they have a drink, they never feel hungry. In such cases, instead of alcohol, they can have some ginger tea to stimulate their appetite. Or try this recipe for a tea to stimulate agni, the digestive fire:

Agni Tea

1 quart water
⅛ pinch cayenne pepper
½ handful minced ginger root
2 tablespoons Sucanat or other sweetener
⅛ to ½ teaspoon rock salt

Put all the above ingredients in a pot and boil for 20 minutes.
Take the pot off the burner, cool for a few minutes, then add the juice of half a lime. Do not boil the lime juice.

YOGA ASANAS. Some yoga exercises will also be beneficial. Sun Salutations Should be included, and some Alternate Nostril breathing. So-Hum Meditation will also be helpful.

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