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Health Learning Series

The Magic of Chillies For Cooking and Healing

The Magic of Chillies For Cooking and Healing

Table of Contents
Introduction
What Is the Difference between Chillies and Chili Peppers?
How to Grow Chillies.
Growing Chillies from Their Seeds
What Makes the Chillie so Hot?
Why Do People Crave Chillies?
Original Traditional Cuisine Including Curries.
Spicy Dry Chicken Curry.
Red-Hot Thai Curry Paste
Massaman Curry Paste
Massaman Beef Curry
Measuring the Heat of Chillies
Chillies for Healing
Traditional Winter Hot Oil
Chillies Infused Oil
Appendix
Traditional Hungarian Goulash.
Desi Ghee
How to Make Coconut Cream
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
Why is it to that the word “Chillies” does not conjure up a vista of something really hot, in the Eastern mind, but does so, in the Western mind? That is because few Easterners are particularly fascinated by the heat of chillies, because as they say, Familiarity Breeds Contempt. They are so used to having chillies as a part of the daily cuisine, and in their natural remedies, that it has never been an exotic spice or a herb to them.
An Easterner knows that chillies are hot. He knows that he can alleviate the burning sensation by taking a spoonful of yogurt, or a spoonful of sugar. In fact, in 1902, an American pharmacist William Scoville did some research on how many drops of sugar water were needed to alleviate the burning sensation of a hot chili pepper! But in the East, the chillies are just not restricted to their heat content – they are used to give the deep red color to gravies, especially hot red curries and gravies like Goan Vindaloos and Rogan Josh. Eastern sauces and pickles are given their piquancy with a handful of chillies.
Some of the milder chillies are stuffed with a mixture of spices and mashed potatoes, and served as a vegetable. Capsicum is a good example of that particular chillie family.
Chillies are just not an integral part of Indian cuisine; they are also very popular among the Chinese, the Thais and other oriental and Eastern cuisine, excepting the Japanese. The Japanese, have kept away from the Chillie Revolution, and that is why their food, though delicious and nutritious is comparatively bland in heat content.
Thai cuisine is a mixture of heat and herbs and spices. Chillies are just sprinkle on the top of the Thai dishes, to lend color, and flavor. They are also sprinkle on Thai salads in powdered form, to give the salads the touch of hot piquancy. Read more…

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The Magic of Cloves For Healing and Cooking

The Magic of Cloves For Healing and Cooking

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Grow Cloves
Growing from Seeds
Time for Germinating
Transplanting Your Seedlings
Water Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink…
When Do You Get the Flowers and the Seeds?
When Do You Harvest Them?
Can You Grow Clove Plants from Cuttings?
Clove Pomander
Clove Oil
Cloves in Ancient Remedies
Cloves as Insect Repellent
Suffering from Diarrhea?
Not Feeling Hungry?
Chest Congestion
Throat Infections
Healing Cuts and Bruises
Clove – Cinnamon Ointment
Cloves in Making Masalas
Garam Masala
Lamb Roast with Cloves
Dal Fry
Anyone for Tempering?
Conclusion
Winter oil

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Introduction
I remember my father recounting a traditional and ancient Persian poem to me, which he had learned when his grandmother was busy cooking in the kitchen. She was just following ancient traditions, when women from the Mogul times – 14th-century – sang this song for fun in the kitchen, while cooking and amusing their kids at the same time.
The translation from the vernacular goes something like this –
Clove and cardamom – good pals they
Went for a forbidden swim for kicks.
And soon we heard Clove yelling.
“Golly, cardamom has gone for a six ”.
¬ and so on, in more hilarious verses, about how clove would and could not bother to drag the drowning cardamom out of the water, because he would get wet, catch a cold, his momma had told him not to go swimming, and so on! Until cardamom came out of the water and both went home.
Home, meaning the tummy of a gourmet who would appreciate the presence of cloves and cardamom in his delicately seasoned dish.
The Association of cloves and cardamoms have been a part of the lives of spices in the East. Where you put in a couple of ground cloves, you may be asked whether you want to add some more cardamoms in, too. Most often, you say yes, because after all that is going to increase the taste quotient. Cloves also go well with cinnamon, star anise, basil and pepper.

Nevertheless, this book is going to tell you all about the magic of cloves, which has been considered to be one of the most precious spices treasured down the centuries by the West. Wars were fought for cardamoms, cinnamon, pepper and cloves. Trade routes to the Indies, and to the East were jealously guarded by adventurous traders in the West.
Cloves first originated in Indonesia from where traders took them all over the world, in ancient times. In fact, 3000 years ago, a Chinese emperor asked his courtiers to chew ding xiang in order to keep their breath fresh, when they came into his presence.
Apart from its use in medicine, it was, and is also used extensively to add taste, sweetness, and warmth to a dish.
Archaeologists have found traces of cloves in archaeological excavations going back to 1721 BC in Syria. So this shows how long this great and precious spice has been associated with mankind. Read more…

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The Magic of Coconuts For Cooking and Health

The Magic of Coconuts For Cooking and Health

Table of Contents
Introduction
The Power of Coconut Oil
Which Coconuts To Plant
Coconut Birdhouse
Growing of Coconuts in a Nursery
Where to Grow a Coconut
Harvesting coconuts.
Other Uses of Coconuts
How to Make Coconut Butter
Coconut Cream and Coconut Milk
Coconut Cream
Coconut Milk Comes First
How to Make Coconut Cream Last Longer
Coconuts in Cuisine
Indonesian Chili Chicken
Simple Coconut Chutney
Traditional South Indian Coconut Chutney
Traditional Coconut Pudding
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
The moment you hear the word “nut” you visualize a small, well, nut with a hard shell, which needs to be removed. So how did the coconut get to be called a nut, when it is definitely not a nut, but a drupe?
Whether drupe or nut, the name Coco was given to this native of South America, by Spanish explorers, because they thought that it resembled the face of a monkey [Coco.] In fact, the eyes as well as the hairy appearance of the enough, made them think of a monkey, but in ancient eastern mythology, it was considered to be the face of Lord Shiva the destroyer in Hindu mythology who had three eyes
For generations, the coconut has been considered to be the tree of life, because it has provided people down the ages, with everything they wished. Oil, juice, food to eat in the shape of coconut meat, coconut milk and everything nourishing, which you can get from the coconut is readily available at hand. All you have to do is climb the tree like a Coco and gather coconuts.
Did you know that more than one third of the world subsists on coconuts for survival? Many Countries have based their economies on coconut products. And that is why, in many parts of the East, cutting down the coconut tree is taboo, because of its spiritual, emotional, and traditional associated bond with human beings.
Coconuts are extremely rich in minerals, vitamins and in fiber. Doctors in coastal areas know that they do not have to worry about any harm coming to victims of typhoons and epidemics, as long as they are coconuts around.
Asian, Eastern and Pacific cultures have long use the products of coconut, for healing and curing, especially in alternative medicines. Coconut oil is considered to be the best moisturizer as well as healing base for medical preparations since ancient times. So everything from massaging to conditioning your hair and making beauty cosmetics from coconut have been a part of Eastern, Pacific and Asian culture for millenniums.
The West has finally woken up to the medical and healing potential of the coconut and its products. Thanks to extensive research being done in the UK and in the USA, people have got to know all about the healing power of the coconut. However, it was only when Jennifer Aniston was seen in the supermarket with lots of coconuts, that it began to become really popular in America as a healthy food item. Until then, it was just used as a hair conditioner or a skin moisturizer and in other natural beauty preparations.
Nobody can suffer from malnutrition or dehydration, if you have a coconut tree around.
It is surprising how recently modern research has found out that coconuts are both antiviral and antibacterial. In ancient Eastern medicine, people knew how to cure throat infections, mouth infections, bladder and urinary infections, kidney related diseases, influenza, pneumonia and other diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi for millenniums. In fact, if you had a tree of life in your garden, you would live almost as long as did the tree.
That is because you were eating itself the fruit, which would keep you healthy and with a strong autoimmune system throughout your life. Read more..

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Natural Remedy Series

Health Benefits of Black Cumin For Cooking and Health

Health Benefits of Black Cumin For Cooking and Health

Table of Contents
Preface
Getting started
Chapter # 1: Intro
Chapter # 2: How is black cumin commonly used?
Chapter # 3: Black cumin recipes
Chapter # 4: Growing your own black cumin
Chapter # 5: Precautions
Benefits of black cumin to the brain
Chapter # 1: Boosts memory
Benefits of black cumin to the body
Chapter # 1: Fights cancer
Chapter # 2: Strengthens the immune system
Chapter # 3: Alleviates allergic conditions
Chapter # 4: Eases high blood pressure
Chapter # 5: Counters the effects of radiation
Chapter # 6: Reduces frequency of pediatric seizures
Chapter # 7: Helps in weight loss
Chapter # 8: Helps with migraines
Conclusion
References

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Preface
Many plants that seem so innocuous to us today have been used in traditional medicine for centuries and have produced astonishing results. Greek and Indian medicine in particular has taken leverage of numerous herbs and plants in curing a wide variety of ailments. Only today has science caught up with what our ancestors took as common knowledge. Research conducted over the past few decades have begun to testify to the health benefits of these botanical wonders.
One such amazing plant is Black Cumin more specifically known as Nigella sativa. It is a plant that blossoms yearly and was found originally in the southern and southwestern regions of Asia. Growing to a height ranging from twenty to thirty centimeters, it is characterized by its thin and straight leaves, fragile blue / white flowers and large bloated fruit holding the renowned Black Cumin seed.
The seed of this plant has been used in cuisines around the globe but is particularly famous and notable in Sub-continental cooking. Its pungent taste and unique aroma has made it famous in many dishes. Its importance in the kitchen aside, this seed has a host of medicinal benefits that make it ideal for consumption from a health perspective. It can have a positive effect on both body and mind and scientific evidence has been gathered to support this.
This book aims to educate you in the many benefits of this truly miraculous plant whose seeds work wonders for human health. It will instruct you on the best way to take advantage of Black Cumin’s benefits and easily make it a part of your daily life. There will also be tips on cultivating your own Black Cumin seeds to use in your kitchen! By the time you reach the end, this humble plant will have definitely made an impression on your mind.
Many of you will have overlooked Black Cumin seeds as a mere spice to be used in cooking but after reading the health benefits of the same, you’ll begin to look at them with a new found reverence. Read more…

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The Magic of Lemons – Using Lemons for Health and Beauty

The Magic of Lemons – Using Lemons for Health and Beauty

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Grow a Lemon Tree
How to Benefit from Lemons
Traditional lemon squash (Nimbu pani- lit- lemon water)
Asthma relief
High Blood Pressure
Cantaloupe Remedy
Neem Juice Remedy
Beetroot/Sugarbeet Remedy
Anemia Cure
Spinach Remedy
Carrot Juice Remedy
Pomegranate Horseradish Remedy
Spicy Fried Liver
Curing a Wound Infection
Honey Lemon Juice Cure
Sacred Basil Leaves Cure
Burns Cure
Burn Cure Paste
Getting Rid of Burn Scars
Rosewater
How To Make Rose Water
Where Do You Get Fullers Earth?
Other Common Uses of Lemons
Traditional Lemon Pickles
Traditional Lemon Sherbet
Traditional Bleaching Cream
Lemon cleaner
Easy Tips
Conclusion
Author’s bio

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Introduction
Lemon trees are very pretty and the lemon’s flower is sweet/but the fruit of the lemon is impossible to eat./¬ This song was very popular in the 60s and 70s, but the songwriter was wrong. Just not eating a lemon, because it is sour in taste, is going to prevent you from experiencing all the natural benefits of this versatile citrus fruit.
Lemons are considered to have originated in Asia, – China and Burma – from where they managed to conquer the world. Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds back to Europe, from his travels. It thus began to be cultivated in Europe, where before it was a rarity.
It was only in the 1740s, that people in the West began to understand that there was some power in the lemons, which prevented sailors from suffering from scurvy and beriberi. They had not heard of vitamins C at that time of course, but sailing tradition spread the word through word of mouth that whenever sailors reached some islands, they had to eat of the fruit and the grasses there. That would prevent their gums from bleeding, pain in the muscles and in the bones and make them feel healthier. These fruits were citrus fruits, including lemons.
This cause and effect apparent result made European Navies make it a rule that every ship sailing out of harbor should have a plentiful supply of lemons, green grasses and other citrus fruits to feed to the sailors and the officers, during the voyage.
However, lemons have been known since 10 A.D. in Persia, where they were used for beautifying, culinary and medical purposes. Also, their gardens used to have lemon trees, and plenty of their traditional poetry described the lemon flower along with pomegranate flowers as a symbol of beauty and grace.

The characteristic sourness of the lemon, is due to the citric acid content in it. That is why lemon juice, as well as its rind and pulp, is used in culinary preparations, all over the world. The whole of the lemon fruit can be used, with the rind ground to add a flavor to special baked dishes. Lemon juice or even the peel of the dried lemon can be used for preparing beauty products and also in natural herbal remedies. Read more..

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The Magic of Milk, Butter and Cheese For Healing and Cooking

The Magic of Milk, Butter and Cheese For Healing and Cooking

Table of Contents
Introduction
Knowing More about Buttermilk
Traditional Buttermilk
Making Butter Out Of Cream
What Are the Health Benefits of Buttermilk
Diarrhea Cure
Loss of Concentration
Insomnia
Urinary Infections
Mending Broken Bones
Potential Chest Infections
Buttermilk for Liver Problems
Flatulence Cure
Buttermilk Cake with Nuts
Traditional Clarified Butter
Salty Buttermilk
How Do You Make Traditional Buttermilk
Spicy Salt
How to Make Cottage Cheese
Is Tofu the Same As Cottage Cheese?
Cream Cottage Cheese Tikka
Now What Is Chaat Masala?
Tikka Gravy
Ros-Gollas
Storing Cheese
Cooking with Cheeses
Favorite Stopgap Food – Macaroni and Cheese
Cottage Cheese Salad
French Cheese Pie
Louisiana Cheese Fondue
How to Make that Perfect Yogurt
Conclusion
Author Bio

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Introduction
There is a beautiful mythological story of a God in Eastern legend. It seems he was a bit bored with his heavenly abode and decided to go exploring on the earth. Moreover, he kept staying on here, much to the dismay and surprise of all his friends, who missed him when they had feasts of nectar of immortality, and other heavenly delicacies. Therefore, they came hunting for him.
And what did they find? He was sitting in the Hermitage of a saint and dining off fresh milk, butter and buttermilk. Moreover, just like Oliver, he wanted more. So the rest of the gods began to think that there was something here, rather special on this earth, which enticed a God away from Celestial spheres.
Naturally, they demanded the rest of the members of the Hermitage to feed them exactly what that God was having. Yes, that one sitting over there with his hand in the clay earthenware pot, scooping out something white. In an attitude of contemplative and euphoric bliss. Well, yes, he is a God. You did not recognize him? Look at his feet. They do not touch the ground. Oh yes, ours do not touch the ground either. But then we are hungry for what he is eating.
And so the gods discovered butter, and buttermilk, which they decided were the foods of the gods. However, they had to come to earth to eat it. That was because cows, buffaloes, goats and other milk bearing animals did not flourish so much in their lands. But they did on Mother Earth.
Well, we are very lucky in one matter. Being thoroughly earthbound, we can indulge ourselves in butter, butter, milk, milk, and other milk products like cheese, cream cheese, and anything else of which you can think, to our hearts content. And if we have the pure stuff, that is going to help keep us healthy, and fighting fit.
Did you know that Abraham said that it was butter and buttermilk, which gave him his longevity. Also, it was the reason why his tribe members were so fecund, when compared to other tribes. This belief is still held in the East, that a diet of homemade butter, and buttermilk drunk regularly every day keeps you healthy,virile and also potent. Read more…

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The Miraculous Healing Powers of Ginger

The Miraculous Healing Powers of Ginger

Table of Contents
Introduction
Knowing More about Ginger
Natural curative properties of Ginger
Precautions
Ginger for Your Skin
Cure infected boils
Removing skin blemishes
Curing Urticaria
Cure itching
What is Dodder?
How to make desi ghee for natural remedies
Pimple and blackheads remedy
Ginger For Serious Diseases
Rib Cage Pain
Flu
Jaundice
Tetanus
Gout
Malaria
Deafness
Insomnia
Ginger for your Throat
Ginger for your Tummy
Conclusion

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Introduction
How many times have you heard this aphorism, “he has lots of pep, vim and Ginger in him” while talking about a very energetic and dynamic person. Yes, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is that rhizome, which has been considered through millenniums to be a cure-all for all diseases in ancient medicine and give that extra zip to your life. It is a shrub, with its rhizomes growing underground. The Ginger root can have a diameter of anywhere between one – 6 inches. Ginger is best known for its strong odor and distinctively sharp taste.
The origin of Ginger is supposed to be in the Indian subcontinent, from where it reached China and became a necessary part of Chinese herbal medicine millenniums ago. It has been in use as an important ingredient in herbal medicines as well as oriental cuisine for millenniums. Traders in the eighth and ninth centuries took Ginger, which is a considered to be a spice to the other parts of the world. Ginger cultivation is done mainly in India, China and Taiwan. In India, the Ginger species cultivated in Kerala is considered to be supreme in matters of taste, potency and strength.

The medicinal properties of Ginger are considered to be tried and proven. Nevertheless, Western researchers are still looking for statistics which tell them that yes, Ginger works in curing diseases, and the result is visible. Well, this book should help them to get to know all about Ginger’s curative properties for diseases and to use any recipe given for any of their research. After all, these have been new ways to cure people naturally for millenniums by Chinese, Indian, [Ayurveda] Greek [Unani] and Persian physicians.
For millenniums people have believed that if you have a little bit of Ginger in your daily diet, it is going to help keep you healthy. It is also going to keep your immunity system healthy, through winter and summer.
Ginger is considered to be a heat producing rhizome and that is why it is eaten, more often in the winter than in summer. Dried ginger is known as a spice, while Ginger in its raw form, is considered to be a vegetable/herb. You can need Ginger raw or in cooked form. Ginger is also very popular as a Ginger pickle. So you find pieces of raw Ginger in your lemon juice accompaniment when you are eating out in an Asian restaurant, enjoy. Read more…

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The Miracle of Honey

The Miracle of Honey – Health Learning Series

Table of Contents
Introduction
Knowing More about Honey
Benefits of Honey
Natural Composition of Honey
Honey for Stomach Ailments
Indigestion
Constipation
Diarrhea
Gas
Nausea
Ulcers
Worms and Parasites in the stomach
Honey for Serious Conditions
Heart problems
Lung problems
Pneumonia
Diabetes
Stroke
Cholera
Kidney stones
TB
Typhoid
Jaundice
Flu
Anemia
Piles
Insomnia
High/Low Blood Pressure
Honey for Your Throat
Honey for your Skin
Appendix
Author Bio

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Introduction

The moment you hear the word “honey”, you immediately visualize something tasty, sweet, and healthy. If you consider it being nature’s best and most excellent tonic, it is not going to be an exaggeration. That is the reason why newborn babies in the East are fed honey, the moment they enter the world and are bathed, before they are given to their proud moms for their first feed. That is because this is a predigested food, and it is easy to digest, is nutritious, and is health giving. And the best thing about Honey is that you may keep it for a long while, and it is not going to spoil.
In fact, archaeologists found vestiges of preserved honey in 2000 year old earthenware pots, from excavated sites. A major part of the honey may have been absorbed into the earthenware with the passage of time, but there was still some left over from those days millenniums ago, when people were preserving honey and putting them into usage.
As far as the natural and curative properties of honey goes, the fact is indisputable that this product has been used as a cure-all for diseases for centuries in Mesopotamian, Russian, Native American, Aztec, South American, Indian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek and other ancient medical sciences. In fact, ask any wise man or shaman or herbalist who is well versed in ancient herbal lore about the importance of honey in making up his medicines. And he is going to nod his head widely, and praise it and the person who discovered it, and its natural curative properties.
Did you know that during the American Civil War and during WW1, when doctors ran out of medicine, they asked people or the army suppliers to supply them with honey? This was then placed on the open wounds, so that the infection could be cured or prevented. It is strange to see that the West has forgotten the use of honey as a natural healer.
This book is going to tell you all about the use of honey and its benefits in curing various ailments. The author is going to try her best to use commonly obtained ingredients easily available in your nearby market, garden or kitchen itself. Remember that if any remedy calls for warming up the medicine before use, do not heat honey to boiling point. This destroys all its curative properties. Just warm it mildly, for a couple of seconds, and that is going to be enough for the honey’s power to incorporate it in the ingredients to make Powerful Heal All.
Also, you may find that some of the remedies and recipes ask you to take some precautions when you are eating a medicine made up of honey. This can be as simple as not eating spicy and fatty food. You may be also asked not to eat meat.
Honey is without a doubt the best guardian of your health naturally. Ask all those people who have been using honey as a part of their natural diet every day. So if you suffer from any sort of disease, and want to look at the best way in which you can cure it naturally, all you have to do is browse through this book and find how honey is going to protect your health right now. Read more..

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The Magic of Carrots To Cure and to Heal

The Magic of Carrots To Cure and to Heal

Table of Contents
Introduction-Knowing More about Carrots
How to Grow Carrots
Mulching
Traditional Compost Making
Carrot harvest
Carrots to Heal Digestive problems
Indigestion
Dyspepsia
Camphor Cure
Constipation
Flatulence
Amoebic Dysentery/Diarrhea
Salty buttermilk
Digestive Cramps
Traditional Mung Dal Khichri
Increase of Spleen
Carrot Pickles
Gallbladder Problems
Sal Ammoniac Remedy
Jaundice
Sugarcane Juice Remedy
Watermelon remedy
Tomato Juice Remedy
Carrots in Traditional Cuisine
Carrots Sherbet
Traditional Carrot Halva
Carrots Chutney /Preserve
Fresh Carrots Chutney
Coconut Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Basil and Carrots Moroccan Carrot Salad
Refreshing Traditional Black Carrot Juice – Kanjee Carrot and Orange Marmalade
Traditional Carrot Cake
Traditional Carrot Soup
Creamed Carrots
Carrots Glazed in Butter
Conclusion
Appendix
Rose Water
Desi Ghee-Traditional Clarified Butter
How to Make Coconut Cream And Coconut Milk
Useful URLs
Author Bio

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Introduction – Knowing More about Carrots
If some wise man had not discovered carrots, more than 3000 BC, you would not see that wascally wabbit otherwise known as Bugs Bunny, chewing on a carrot today. The combination of rabbits and carrots is about as taken for granted as is ham and eggs, and salt and pepper.
Carrots were grown in China and in Afghanistan more than 1100 years ago. China is of course the largest grower and exporter of carrots in the world today. The different varieties are yellow, purple, white and red, even though we are so used to seeing orange carrots peeping out of the mouth of Bugs as Doc stalks him .

If the carrot was white or yellowish in color, we would think he was munching a horseradish…
Carrots belong to the same family, as other herbs like Parsley, cumin, dill and fennel. In fact, in most countries, the carrot greens are not discarded, but they are dried and used as herbs in cooking. So the next time you decide to harvest carrots, you do not throw away the tops. Instead, dry them, and try them out as dried herbs sprinkled on your soups.
77% of the carrot taproot is made up of Beta carotene. Apart from that, It Is Rich in Vitamin A.
Are carrots really good for eyesight? When I heard a friend talking to her child to eat more carrots, because that would improve his eyesight, I thought that was a really good psychological ploy to get him to eat vegetables. This has a basis on a historical fact, where the British use this psychological ploy as propaganda. Carrots were not rationed during the second world war. British technology had discovered nighttime radar, which allowed the RAF pilots to see enemy planes in the dark. So, they could attack the enemy planes.
The British propaganda machine made up a story, that it was the increased use of carrots in the pilots’ diet, which improved their vision, including night vision. This was accepted by the Germans, who already had some ancient traditional beliefs, saying that carrots improved eyesight. And so we children, including Dennis the Menace have to eat carrots whether we like them or not since that is what parents believe. Read more…

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The Magic of Gooseberries For Health and Beauty

The Magic of Gooseberries For Health and Beauty

Table of Contents
Introduction
How to Grow Gooseberries
Gooseberry Varieties
Planting a Single Shoot Gooseberry Tree
Gooseberry Diseases
Gooseberry Cuttings
Gooseberry Harvesting
Gooseberries for Health
Magic Chyavanprash
Chyavanprash Recipe:
Gulqand – Rose Jam – Recipe:
The Natural Cure For Sugar Diabetes
Gooseberry for Increasing Brainpower
Preventing Excessive Thirst and Prickly Heat
Getting Rid of Cough
Hoarse Throat
Curing Migraine
How Useful Is Gooseberry with Honey
Try This Tip
Preventing Vitamin C Deficiency
Liver Problems
Curing Jaundice
Gooseberries for Beauty
Suffering from Skin Ailments?
Making a Gooseberry Skincare Cream
Hair Loss Recipe
Natural Conditioners for the Hair:
Traditional Natural Shampoo
Best Natural Rinse after a Shampoo
How to make Rose water (Gulab Jal)
Natural Hair Dye
My Own Shampoo
Hair Darkener
How to Make Gooseberry Hair Oil
Taking Care of Your Teeth
Pyorreah
Shaking teeth
Gooseberries in Traditional Cooking
Gooseberry Chutney
Traditional Gooseberry jam
Traditional Gooseberry pickles
The Difference between Chutneys and Pickles
Conclusion
How to dry gooseberries?
Desi ghee
Author Bio

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Introduction
Playing gooseberry may be an aphorism to describe an unwanted person, who is not needed in a self-contained and self absorbed group of two, but in reality, the common gooseberry is one of the most precious, wanted and valuable of natural plants.
Gooseberry shrubs can be found all over the world, where the climate has plenty of sun, and the humidity content in the air is high. Native American gooseberries are larger than their Asian counterparts.
Not only is this an excellent medicinal plant, but it is also well-known for its beautifying qualities. In fact, the ancient sages in the East. Make sure that they had plenty of gooseberries, in their daily diet, because they considered this fruit to be the reason for their longevity, everlasting good health, and youthful looks.
The ancients called this the gift of the gods, and thought that the gods had given the gooseberry to man because even though they could not give him immortality, they could give him longevity in the shape of gooseberries. That is because Indian myth says that this plant grew from a few drops of nectar, dropping on the earth by the gods taking the treasures of the sea, to the heavens. These treasures were obtained by churning the seas by the gods and the demons. Out of them, the nectar of immortality was one.
Gooseberries, also known as Emblica officianalis have long been a religious, and political symbol in India and China.This is the reason why, in ancient Indian history, myth and religious tradition, giving a gooseberry to somebody who you honored and revered was considered to be the prerogative of Kings. The Hindus worship the gooseberry tree, because they consider Lord Vishnu to live in this plant.
Living in South India as a child, I consider myself to have been brought upon gooseberries, because that was what we used to gnaw at school, and best friends used to share their “nellikas” among themselves. Hiding your own supply of gooseberries was considered the height of selfishness and treachery among friends. These gooseberries were of course “purloined” from the gooseberry trees, growing in particularly targeted gardens. It is a wonder how we managed to digest those raw gooseberries, along with raw guavas. And all of us had the lyrics of a very popular song of the time down pat, of which the chorus was – Nellikai amma illi baa [lit – gooseberry lady, come here…] We enjoyed the extremely sour taste of gooseberries, when we did not have tamarinds around. And that is why, whenever we had some time to spare, we would be hitting the branches of the deciduous gooseberry tree with a long stick in order to make the gooseberries fall. Read more..

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