Category: Stomach
12 Herbs for Ramadan to Keep You Healthy

Allah (swt) has given us many plants and herbs through his miraculous creation. These plant and herbs have beneficial properties for both body and mind. Very easy to use in salad, sauce, dessert or to make into a herbal tea, they not only add flavour to dishes but also fight a range of physical and emotional ailments. This Ramadan use these herbs to fight problems such as bloating, tiredness and indigestion and feel the benefits!

1. Aniseed

Mix with yoghurt for a surprising yummy twist and fight bloating and indigestion at both iftar and suhur.

2. Basil

Season a simple tasty tomato sauce or toasted tomato bruschetta with this great stress busting and pain relieving herb.

3. Chamomile

The ultimate tool to fight a tummy ache! Make a simple tea with water and honey for a calming sweet remedy which can also ease anxiety, depression and help you get a great night’s sleep. To keep cool during summer, you can also turn your chamomile and honey mixture into ice lollies.

4. Cumin

Add to a simple tomato based meaty pasta sauce for a little tasty twist to both aid digestion and prevent insomnia.

5. Coriander

Combine fresh coriander leaves with avocado, tomato and a dash of fresh lime juice to make a yummy guacamole spread for toast at suhur, helping stimulate your digestion and freshen your breath.

6. Cinnamon

Use up left over rice in a delicious rice pudding and sprinkle with cinnamon – a great spice to lower your blood sugar and enhance your mood at suhur time!

7. Ginger

Make a refreshing tea with lemon, hot water and fresh ginger – a great spice for your digestive system which your stomach will definitely thank you for. Bye bye indigestion and nausea!

8. Garlic

Dress a tasty salad with vitamin packed fresh garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt for iftar to keep your blood sugar levels stable and stave off summer colds.

9. Mint

Give a fresh kick to a fruit salad by adding shredded mint leaves along with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Alternatively, make a mint tea using green tea and fresh mint leaves to promote digestion, sooth headaches and ease nausea, tiredness and depression.

10. Parsley

Prepare a simple soup with stock, parsley and thin pasta/noodles or prepare a healthy tabbouleh salad along with bulgur wheat, tomato, mint, olive oil and fresh lemon juice to fight bloating, bad breath, constipation and flatulence come iftar time.

11. Saffron

Brighten up your rice in colour and flavour and let this great spice fight bloating and constipation at the same time. If you suffer from mild depression or anxiety, this is also a great spice for you.

12. Thyme

To help with sore throats, stomach aches and flatulence, make a simple tea using thyme leaves and water or add to a salad, along with parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon and salt for either suhur or iftar.

 

In Ramadan What to Eat and What to Avoid

In Sahri:

Foods to eat during Sahri

Protein rich food:

Eggs are high in proteins and most nutritious. They not only help you to stay fuller, but can be made in several ways to suit your taste buds.

Fiber rich food:

Oat meal is rich in fiber and a perfect meal your body needs during Sahri. Soluble fiber turns to gel in the stomach and slows digestion, which helps lower cholesterol and blood glucose, perfect to keep you energized throughout your fast.

Calcium and vitamin rich food:

Dairy products are a great source of nutrition. Opt for a yogurt smoothie or choose a vanilla and honey milk shake to stay full and hydrated throughout the day.

Foods not to eat during Sahri

Simple or refined carbohydrates:

These are food that last only 3 to 4 hours and they are low in essential nutrients Such as: sugars, white flour, pastries, donuts, croissants.

Salty food:

Imbalance of sodium levels in your body makes you very thirsty while fasting so try to avoid salted nuts, pickles, chips and food that contain soya sauce.

Caffeinated drinks:

Coffee has caffeine which leads to insomnia and restlessness. In addition, it doesn’t hydrate and keeps you longing for water the whole day.

Foods to eat during Iftar :

Potassium rich fruits:

Dates are nutrient powerhouses and excellent food-item to break your fast. It not only helps you hydrate quickly, but gives you instant energy to make you feel rejuvenated after the long-hours of fasting.

Sufficient fluids:

Drink as much water or fruit juices as possible between Iftar and bedtime to avoid dehydration.

Raw nuts:

Almonds contain good fats which are essential, particularly when your body has been craving for fats after the long-hours of fasting. It is a perfect Iftar item which helps you feel full and in control, without the need to binge.

Hydrating vegetables:

Cucumbers, lettuce, and other vegetables are high in fiber and laden with the goodness of hydrating properties. It not only helps your body feel cool, but is also a great choice to keep you skin healthy and avoid constipation during Ramadan.

Foods not to eat during Iftar

Carbonated drinks:

Avoid drinking processed beverages and carbonated drinks. Stick to regular water and or coconut water to soothe your thirst.

High-sugar foods:

High-sugar food items as sweets, chocolates should be avoided. They are instant source of weight gain and can lead to complexities if consumed every day.

Fried-foods:

Greasy and fried food like fried dumplings and samosas should be avoided. Also avoid oily curries and greasy pastries to reap healthy benefits for your body during Ramadan.

Herbs for Brain, Liver, Heart and Stomach

مقویات اعضاء اربعہ

مقویات اعضاء اربعہ یعنی دل، دماغ، جگر اور معدہ کو طاقت دینے والی چیزیں جدا جدا لکھی جاتی ہیں۔ ضرورت کے موافق لیکر استعمال کریں۔

مقویات دماغ۔

سرد ادویہ،

موتی، آملہ،گل بہی، گل سیب، گل امرود، گل سرخ، عرق گلاب، نارنج، بھلانوہ، بندق، بالنگو، سونٹھ، ناگر موتھ،

گرم ادویہ۔

بالچھڑ، مشک، اگر، عنبر، غالبہ، لونگ، کندر، روغن عبہر، دماغ حیوانات ، گوشت مرغ، گوشت تیتر، اور بھیڑ کا دودھ۔

مقویات و مفرحات دل۔

سرد ادویہ،

امرود، انار شیریں، آملہ، املی، سیب، صندل، بنسلوچن، گل مختوم، ریباس، مونگے کی جڑ، کربا، کافور، گاوزبان، دھنیاخشک، گل سرخ، موتی، نارنج، نیلوفر ہلیلہ، یاقوت، ورق نقرہ، ورق طلاء، بجورے کا چھلکا،

گرم ادویہ۔

اسطوخودوس، ابریشم، بہمن سرخ، بہمن سفید، بسفاءج، بالنگو، تلسی، جدوار، دارچینی، ورونج، زرنبار، نرکچور، زعفران، بالچہڑ، ناگرموتھ، تج، شقاقل، اگر، عنبر، فرنجمشک، فاوانیا عود صلیب، الاءچی خرد، لاجورد، نعناع پودینا۔

مقویات جگر۔

سرد ادویہ،

کاسنی، انار، چھڑیلہ، اظفاء الطیب نکھ،

گرم ادویہ۔

جاءفل، حماما، حب بلسان، دار چینی، نافث، قرفہ، لونگ، کشوث، مصطلگی رومی، ناردین سنبل رومی۔

ضعف جگر زیادہ تر سردی اور تری سے ہوتا ہے۔ اسی واسطے مقوی جگر ادویہ اکثر گرم ہیں۔

مقویات معدہ۔

سرد ادویہ،

آملہ، اناردانہ، ہلیلہ، سماق، بہی، بنسلوچن، گل سرخ، ازخر،

گرم ادویہ۔

پوست ترنج، بالنگو، جاءفل، دارچینی، نرکچور، ناگرموتھ، تج، تیزپات، لونگ، الاءچی کلاں، کندر، کرویا زیرہ رومی، مصطلگی، شکطراشیع، نعناع پودینہ، اگر،

11 Remedies for 11 Body Problems

Following are 11 remedies for 11 common problem of a body everyone face in life.

1. For Healthy Skin

For healthy skin, one should splash cold rose water on his/her face twice a day at least. If you want to do more, then you can make a mixture of turmeric commonly known as haldi, lemon juice, gram flour commonly known as basin from which pakkora are made mixed with rose water and apply it to the face twice a week.

2. Weight Loss

Take 15 small sips from mixture of neem and warm water before getting out of your bed. Having breakfast is a must and have healthy snack like apples with you. You need to eat them every two hours to keep your metabolism running.

3. Body Odor

Fill half bucket with water and put powdered alum commonly known as phatkari in it. Now put one peppermint crystal in it. Peppermint crystal can be found in any jariboti shop easily. Rinse your body with this water after completing your shower to get rid of any bad body odor.

4. Healthy Hair

Take a clay bowl and fill it with water when new moon appears. Dip the ends of your hair in it and cut the ends of hair still dipped in water. This will give you the healthiest hair you ever had in your life.

5. Depression

Wash and finely chop a spinach leaf, heat it over flame till it dries. Now mix it with some black pepper and lemon. Use a tablespoon every morning and all your depression will be gone with the wind.

6. Glowing Skin

This is not some materialistic totka. It belongs to your inside. For glowing skin, you must have a glowing heart. A happy and big heart shows up on your face. You have to be fair internally to look fair on your outside.

7. Fair Knees and Elbows

If you have problem with knees and elbows darkness or discoloration, all you have to do is to cut a lemon in two pieces and put sugar in it. Now rub this lemon on your elbows and knees followed by the application of some petroleum jelly. Afterwards wipe all the sugar and petroleum jelly with the help of a towel soaked in hot water to find soft and fair skin in these parts.

8. Aching Feet

People using heels have often problem of aching feet. Take a shower and afterwards apply some mustard oil on your big toes from top to bottom. Massage for a few minutes which will help circulation of blood and you will get rid of aches and pain in your feet.

9. Bad Breath

This is common with smokers but generally it is a problem with all people. Take husk (ispaghol) every morning in a glass of warm water. It will regulate your digestive system and you can have the solution for bad breath. Bad breath is caused by bad digestive system. Another tip is to boil three raisins (kishmish) along with three small cardamoms (elaichi) and three mint leaves (pudina) in water and strain. Use this water to gargle every morning or you can drink this water in evening time as well. It will help you get rid of bad breath.

10. Sunburn

Easily available herb Aloe Vera is the best solution for sunburn. It is easy to find and abundant in our country so it can be used as a free solution for sunburn.

11. Dandruff Problem

Apple Cider vinegar is one of the best remedies recommended for dandruff. Take water and apple cider vinegar in equal quantities and mix one cup of water and one cup of apple cider vinegar and rinse it through your hair. Let it settle to the bottom of your hair for like 10 minutes. You can massage the scalp and you will notice that regular use of this tip will get you rid of dandruff.

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