Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Veggie Secrets

Today i will write some secrets about the vegetables.These vegetables not only satisfy our hunger but are also rich sources of vitamins ,various minerals and Salts.Adding to it in Ayurveda we say there is not plant which has no medicinal values.Similarly the todays topic.Here i will be saying the medicinal properties of various vegetables and fruits.

Botanical name:-Zingiber officinale

-Helps in cough
-good medicine for indigetion
-helps in abdominal distention and gas problems
-helps to liquify the solid sputum[flem]
-Good for comman cold
-Increases appitite and taste senstion
-Good if taken during fever.
-tea out of ginger root prevents morning sickness in pregnant woman,It also helps in heart burn in pregnants
-when chewed raw prevents the onset of motion sickness
-Produce execcive perspiration.Hence helps in fever condition to regulate and check the body temperature from rising

2.Garlic:[ Botanical name-Allium sativum; Family -Liliaceae]

- Kills cholestrol
-helps in maintaining a healthy heart
-acts as anti-helmentric[worms]
-Acts as analgesic to little extent
-Increases appitite
-Clears tongue and increases taste sensation
-anti microbial
-anti bacterial
-anti parasitic
-increases tones of intestine and helps in problems related to this like loose stools etc
-helps in good digestion of even heavy foods
-helps in all gastro-intestinal disorders
-helps in good functioning of liver,galbladder and stomach
-helps in bronchitis,sinus,comman and viral colds
-helps in reducing increased level of blood sugar
-helps in High blood pressure and is usually recommended
-in athero sclerosis[colestrol related problems
-helpful in most varities of viral infections
-used in migraine and other head aches
-helps in removal of corn[place it over the corn and allow it to stay there by bandaging for 1/2 day/12 hrs]


-Good source of iron,helps in increasing heamoglobin
-Helps in indigestion
-Helps in cough and comman cold


-Helps in mild hypertention
-rich source of sodium

5.mint leaves:

-helps in bad breath
-Helps in abdominal discomforts
-gas disturbance in the stomach
_Pain abdomen
-Activates the appitite
-Kills unwanted bacterial growth


-helps in bad breath
-Increasing appitite
-Helps in weight reduction
-Helps in indigetion
-Helps in fluid rebalance
-Helps in muscle cramps

7.Coriander leaves:

-Good for eye sight
-Helps fast hairgrowth when applied to scalp
-Rich source of iron
coriander seeds-
-helps in abdomial discomfort due to gaseous distention
-relieves pain
-increases appitite
-anti spasmodic
-helps in indigestion.increases digestion
-increases urin out put
-helpful in burning sensation during the process of urination[burning micturation]
-also a wormicidal action
-gives a very good relief in joint disorders including rhematism when applied to the painful joints
-used in eye disorders
-used for washing the skin in skin disorders like eczema
-cosmetic purpose

8.Curry leaves:

-Helps in killing cholestrol
_kills fat when taken in empty stomach
_Helps in diebetes
-Increases Heamoglobin percentage in blood


-helps in urinary tract infections
-Good when taken during jaundice
-cooling effect
-kidney and bladder diseases
-diseases related to stomach and intestine
-in conditions like cold,cough,bronchitis its very helpful
-its also used as anthelmintics i.e in different ttypes of worm trobles
-helpful in skin problems
-gives a clean glow to the face
helps in pimples and various other raktha pradoshaja vikara.
-its very light for digestion,hence best diet during conditions like fever and cold also.
-kidney stone [urinary calculus]
-used in daibetes
-also helps to relieve diarrhoea and the pain which is caused as a side effect.


-used in worms{anti-helmentic]
-helps in spasmodic pain to a little extent
-helps in heart problems to a little extent
-increases out put of urine
-increases the milk secretion in a lactating mother{galactogauge]
-helps in eliminating stools out properly as its rich fibrous vegetable
-helps in liver conditions
-helps to increase heamoglobin which inturn treats aneamia
-increases the appitite
-rich source of glucose hence helps in relieving fatigue
-helps in boosting immune system
-acts as tonic when consumed with honey
-very beneficial when taken with milk in case of comman cold.
-beneficial in problems related to gastro intestinal tract i.e- all stomach and intestine related cases
-acts as a tonic and helps the liver,pancreas and kidney to performthier function properly
-anti helmentic
-improves and corrects visionary errors and ,helps in good eye sight
-Helps in constipation as its a rich source of fibres
-recommended in cases of hemorroids


-used in urinary tract infection
-increases urine out put
-used in worms
-helps in releiving pain to a little extent
-it stimulates the secretions of digestive juices,hence helps in easy digestion
-good dietory suppliment in weight watchers diets
-rich source of potasium hence helps in swelling and other cases of water retention
-rich source of water hence helps in dehyration cases
-its cool by nature and suppose to produce calming effect over the nervous system.
-helps in cough which is dry and reccurant in nature
-helps in stones in urinary system
-helps in eye irritations


-helps in releivingspasmodic type of pain
-calms down mental tentions and worries,helps in reduces sleep condition and favours sound sleep
-diuretics[increases urine out put]
-increases milk secreations in a lactating mother
-reduces the gastric secretions and helps in acidity of stomach/gastritis
-used as eye wash in eye discomforts ,conjunctivitis

13.Parsley:[Botanical name-petroselinum;family-Umbilliferae]

-helps in relieving pain as it has anesthetic action
-anti spasmodic
-increases the hunger and appetite
-increases urine out put
-increases digestion
-helful in urinary tract diseases
-hepful in hear realted diseases
-helps in bad breath
-helps in gum inflamatins and cleanses mouth and renders freshness
-helpful in stomach and digestive tract disorders
-relieves thirst
-as it stimulates the utrine musclesw helps in menstuation and regulates the menstrual cycle
-helpful in diabetis to a little extent
-imroves vision
-juice of parsley with lemon juice helps in removing freklesand various other skin pigmentations
-helpful in skin disorders

14.Rasberry:[botanical name-Rubus strigosus;family-Rosaceae]

-anti bacterial
-good tonic
-increases appitite
-tea of rasberry helps in comman cold,fever
-it helps in quick recovery of diseases of stomach and intestine
-helps in diarrhoea
-increases hb%
-helps in respiratory disorders
-acne problems[both internally and externally]
-prevents baldness and premature greying of hair
-rasberry leaves act as a tonic when taken during the course of pregnancy


-Fennel seeds are used to prepare tea which helps to reduce morning sickness in pregnant ladies

16.Sage:[Botanical name-Salvia officinalis;family- Labiatae]

-used for sore throat [decoction form]
-anti septic action,hence helps in wound healing
-anti spasmodic
-helps in productive cough as an expectorant.
-used in female sterility
-usually in diseases of upper respiratory tract and oral problems
-in tonsillitis,laryngitis,gum infection
-bad breath
- in skin diseases
-in conditions of hair loss exeternal application of sage is beneficial
-its used to decrease the milk secretion in nursing mothers.
- helps in digestion
-gastric problems
-inflamation of gastero intestinal tracts
-should be AVOIDED during pregnancy


Botanical name:- Thymus serpellum/T.vulgaris
part used for medicinal purpose- Arial.[everything above the ground]

-whooping cough
-tooth pain
-for joint pains[used in bath]
-Infungal and other skin diseases its quite useful
-used in cough,bronchitis,asthama[as expectorant]
-stomach pain,indigestion,stomach infections
-most commanly used for bedwetting and diarrhoea in kids
-In condition like dandruff [externally]

19.Bay leaves:

Botanical name:- Cocculus indicus

-used for travel sickness

20.Okra [ladies finger]

-This ia vegetable rich in vitamin B and C
-Rich in folic acid
-Rich source of iron
-Increases the Memory power
-Helps in good memory and brain development in kids
-It helps in easy delivery if taken during the course of pregnancy
-Rich source of fibres,and starch