Friday, January 15, 2010



Acidity is not a disease but the result or consequence of other diseases in
the body. In other words, a person could be suffering from some other health problems
and acidity could be a symptom or disorder.

In this case, the acid formation in the stomach increases, which leads to
(1) Sour belches,
(2) Indigestion and
(3) Loss of appetite.
You may try and practice one or more of following cures which suites you best.


Take half a gram of SHANKH BHASMA and one gram of DRY MANGO POWDER.Mix both with honey and lick to relieve acidity.

Mix green coriander, garlic, ripe tomatoes, ginger, salt and chillies. Prepare a fine paste and eat it to overcome different stomach related problems. It is very beneficial to eat after an attack of fever.

Take 30 gm of FRESH CORIANDER JUICE to increase appetite within three days.

Chop 50 gm onion and mix in fresh curd set with cow milk. Eat this to control acidity.

Grind two-grams of aniseed, one gram of dry mango powder, ten grams of sugar candy and store it in a glass jar. Take three to four times with hot water to calm down all types of indigestion.

Roast bitter gourd flowers or leaves in clarified butter (ghee) and prepare a powder. Take one to two grams twice or thrice daily to control acidity.

Take equal quantities of white cumin seeds and coriander seeds. Eat with sugar to control acidity.

Add a little bit of roasted cumin seeds in orange juice and add a little bit of rock salt. Drink this juice for relief.

Grind wood apple (bilva or bael) leaves in water and sieve. Add 20 gm sugar candy and drink to overcome acidity.

Mix Moolhati churna in honey and clarified butter and lick to relieve acidity.

Grind 30 gm dry dates and 25 gm aniseed, soak in 200 gm water overnight. Crush nicely the next morning and add 10 gm sugar candy. Drink this daily to reduce acidity.

Grind 100 gm tamarind (seedless), 25 gm cumin seed, and 125 gm sugar candy and prepare a powder. Store it in a glass jar. Take three grams twice daily with water to control acidity.

Prepare a powder with eight grams of shora and ten-grams of sal ammoniac. Take four to six grains twice daily with water to overcome pitta. It gives instant results in case of acidity; burning sensation in chest, sour belches, etc.

Chew lemon peels nicely and suck the juice to control acidity.

Mix one spoon of ginger juice with equal quantity of pomegranate juice and drink for relief.

Suck one clove daily after meals to control acidity and related problems.

Keep a small piece of jaggery and suck the juice daily after meals. It is beneficial when sour saliva is produced due to acidity. It also controls gastric problem, and prevents foul air.

Mix two grams of small harad churna in equal quantity of jaggery and eat it. Drink water over it. Take this medicine half an hour before meals and follow it for just three days. Acidity will get eradicated.

Drink one spoon of gwarpatha (aloe vera) juice daily for relief.

Take five grams each of drumstick root and giloy root and prepare chutney. Take it with hot water.

Mix two cups of spinach juice, half-cup carrot juice and two spoons kulthi juice.

Mix SUGAR in half spoon PAPAYA MILK and take this medicine.

Add a little bit of SUGAR in RADISH JUICE and drink.

Prepare kwath with four cloves, two pieces of harad and a spoonful of ajowan, and drink for relief.

Grind ten grams each of mint, cumin seeds and black pepper and prepare chutney. Add one cup of water, boil it and then drink.

Grind equal quantities of neem offshoots, and neem skin and take half a spoon daily in the morning on empty stomach with water.

Wash three grams each of creeping grass and bathua leaves and chew them.

Grind five grams each of dry mango powder, black salt, cinnamon, asafetida, pipal, and harad, then sieve it. Take a spoonful with lukewarm water daily after meals to control acidity.

If acidity arises during the night then mix a spoonful of SODA BICARBONATE and equal quantity of LEMON JUICE juice in cold WATER and drink.

Prepare chutney with a pinch of rock salt, a small piece of ginger and a spoonful of lemon juice and eat it for relief.

Mix a spoonful of ajowan, a pinch of rock salt and a pinch of asafetida. Take this and drink water over it for relief.


Keep a lep of black mud on the stomach and tie a bandage over it. Apply the lep again if it gets dry.

Take hipbath for ten minutes daily in the morning and splash water at regular intervals.

Massage clarified butter (ghee) on both soles for ten minutes.

Keep hot water bag on the stomach, back, waist and knees.

Take a sauna bath in sitting position (can use a chair).

These remedies are very beneficial to overcome acidity.


Drink cow's MILK, POMEGRANATE JUICE. Eat sweet lime, aniseed, grapes, dry dates, myrobalan, fig, old rice, kheer, juicy things, round gourd, roasted gram flour, etc.

Consume bitter gourd, gourd, torai, wheat flour, green leafy vegetables, Harad, garlic, and honey everyday.

Eat fruits like papaya, guava, apple, banana, cheekoo, wood apple and myrobalan marmalade etc.

Stop the consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol, meat, fish, eggs, sweets, tobacco, stale rice, heavy food, dry mango powder, refined flour, potato, spices, fried things and snacks.

Do not consume clarified butter ghee, oil, curd, food that increases pitta, lentils, whole horse beans, etc. Do not get exposed to sun, and avoid constipation.

Stop the consumption of hot, acidic and bitter tasting food as they increase pitta.


Practice the YOGA of:


to overcome stomach disorders and reduce constipation and acidity.


Pranayam is very useful. KAPALBHATI pranayam should be practiced for five minutes everyday.

ANULOM-VILOM and NADI SHODHAN pranayam should also be practiced for ten minutes daily to overcome all stomach related problems and acidity.

Regular practice of AGNISAR KRIYA is also very beneficial.

UDDIYAN BANDK keeps the stomach healthy and calms down acidity and other related problems.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Correct Way of Eating Fruits

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not as easy as you think It's important to know how and when to eat..

What is the correct way of eating fruits?


If you eat fruit on an empty stomach, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD - Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit.. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid.. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining - every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat during (fruit from Asia with a foul smell yet delicious flavor) my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like running to the toilet etc. - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes - all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans.. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste.
Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoid which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE: Sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this??

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read this...It could save your life!

Health benefits of Lemon

Lemon is one of those super foods with a myriad health and cosmetic benefits. There are a few persons for whom it is an allergen, so make sure you are not allergic to this natural product, before you start enjoying the many benefits.

1. Lemon being a citrus fruit , fights against infection. It helps in production of WBC's and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading microorganism and prevents infection.

2. Lemon is an antioxidant which deactivates the free radicals preventing many dangerous diseases like stroke, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

3. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol).

4. Lemon is found to be anti-carcinogenic which lower the rates of colon, prostate, and breast cancer . They prevent faulty metabolism in the cell, which can predispose a cell to becoming carcinogenic. Also blocks the formation of nitrosamines in the gut.

5. Lemon juice is said to give a glow to the skin.

6. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.

7. The skin of lemon dried under the sun and then ground to make powder can be applied to the hair for a few minutes before bath which relieves head ache and cools the body.

8. Applying lemon juice to acne dries the existing ones and prevents from getting more.

9. Lemon juice acts as a natural hair lightner and skin bleach which reduces the pigment melanin and prevents the risk of chemical allergic reactions which is common with hair dyes and bleaches.

10. Lemon juice is given to relieve gingivitis, stomatitis, and inflammation of the tongue.

11. Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold.

12. Lemon juice is given to prevent or treat urinary tract infection and gonorrhea.

13. Lemon juice is applied to the sites of bites and stings of certain insects to relieve its poison and pain.

14. Lemon juice relieves colic pain and gastric problems .

15. Lemon juice soothes the dry skin when applied with little glycerin.

16. Lemon juice used for marinating seafood or meat kills bacteria and other organisms present in them, thereby prevents many gastro-intestinal tract infections.

17. Lemon juice with a pinch of salt (warm) every morning lowers cholesterol levels and brings down your weight.

18. Lemon juice is the best drink to prevent dehydration and shock in case of diarrhea.

19. Lemon juice can also be used as a mouthwash. It removes plaque, whitens the teeth and strengthens the enamel.

20. A table spoon on thick lemon syrup everyday relieves asthma.

21. Lemon juice relieves chilblains and itchy skin.

22. Gargling lemon juice relieves throat infection and also used as a treatment for diphtheria.

23. Lemon juice is an excellent treatment for dandruff and greasy hair.

24. Lemon applied over the face removes wrinkles and keeps you young.

25. Lemon juice helps to prevent and cure osteoarthritis

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yoga for Vata, Pitta and Kapha

There are different Yogic Postures for different body types. If you have not
found your body type as yet then find your Body Type.

Yoga Asanas for Vata:
All postures should be performed while doing deep, quiet breathing.
· Asthma
Backward Bend, Plough, Knee to Chest, Corpse
· Backache
Knee to Chest, Plough, Half Wheel, Backward Bend
· Constipation
Backward Bend, Yoga Mudra, Knee to Chest, Shoulder Stand, Corpse. Belly
should be drawn in while doing these postures.
· Depression
Yoga Mudra, Plough, Corpse, Palm Tree, Lotus
· Sciatica
Knee to Chest, Backward Bend, Plough, Yoga Mudra, Half Wheel
· Sexual Debility
Backward Bend, Plough, Shoulder Stand, Elevated Lotus
· Varicose Veins
Head Stand, Backward Bend, Corpse
· Wrinkles
Yoga Mudra, Backward, Bend, Head Stand, Plough
· Rheumatoid Arthritis
Half Wheel, Bow, Plough, Head Stand, Backward Bend
· Headache
Plough, Yoga Mudra, Head Stand
· Insomnia
Corpse, Cobra, Backward Bend
· Menstrual Disorders
Plough, Cobra, Half Wheel, Yoga Mudra

Yoga Asanas for Pitta:
All postures should be performed while doing deep, quiet breathing
· Peptic Ulcer
Hidden Lotus,Sheetali (inhale through coiled tongue through mouth)
· Hyperthyroidism
Shoulder Stand, Ear Knee
· Malabsorption
Knee to Chest, Fish, Locust
· Hypertension
Shoulder Stand, Cobra, Half Bow, Quiet breathing
· Anger or Hate
Half Bow, Shoulder Stand, Hidden Lotus, Corpse
· Migraine Headache
Sheetali, Shoulder Stand, Fish
· Colitis
Fish, Ear Knee, Boat, Bow
· Liver Disorder
Fish, Shoulder Stand, Ear Knee, Hidden Lotus
· Hemorrhoids
Fish, Shoulder Stand, Bow
· Stomatitis (Inflammation of the Tongue) -

Yoga Asanas for Kapha:
All postures should be performed while doing, deep, quiet breathing.
· Bronchitis
Head Stand, Plough, Forward Bend, Backward Bend, Half Wheel, Fish
· Emphysema
Half Wheel, Shoulder Stand
· Sinus Congestion
Fish, Boat, Plough, Bow, Breath of Fire (Bhasrika)
· Sinus Headache
Lion, Head Knee, Fish
· Diabetes
Boat, Fish, Half Wheel, Backward Bend, Forward Bend
· Chronic Gastro
Intestinal Disorders - Fish, Locust, Cobra
· Sore Throat
Lion, Shoulder Stand, Locust, Fish
· Asthma
Half Wheel, Bow, Boat, Shoulder Stand, Palm Tree, Fish, Cobra

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Asana - 16. Bhujangasana

Cobra pose:

Benefit of this Asana:

* The arching of the spine increases flexibility and strength
* Rejuvenates spinal nerves enriching them with a rich blood supply
* Improves flexibility and tone of spinal muscles, massages, works and tones back muscles
* Helps relieve and prevent lower backache
* Helps cure or relieve lumbago, rheumatism, arthritis and menstrual problems
* Helps cure loss of appetite

Asana - 15. Sit-up

Benefit of this Asana:

* Strengthens and tightens the abdomen
* Open mouth exhalation stimulates diaphragm and eliminates toxins from lungs

Asana - 14. Pavanamuktasana

Wind removing pose:

Benefit of the Asana:

* Massages ascending, descending and transverse colon
* Regulates and normalises hydrochloric acid levels in stomach
* Improves and may cure conditions of constipation, flatulence and hyperacidity
* Relieves lower back pain
* Improves flexibility of the hip joints
* Firms and tones muscles of the abdominal wall, thighs and hips
* Increases peristalsis in the gut