December 25, 2021
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The new organic trend is now becoming so famous amongst the youth of today. People are accepting the need to take care of their body and look perfect and in shape. While we search for the several ways of staying fit and keeping ourselves healthy . Let us remind ourselves of some herbs that has been tradiional used as an age old medicine in India and are very healpful. The first herb which is considered the secret ingredient to health is Turmeric / Haldi. Haldi has been used as an antiseptic for quite a long period in India now. It was an age old custom to provide Haldi paste on wounds as an antiseptic and people used to consume haldi with milk when they fell ill. Turmeric rich in antiseptic properties. Moreover turmeric helps to preserve brain functions by increasing BDNF ( Brain dervied neutrophic factor)
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The next commonly used herb is cardamon . Cardamon is also termed as Elaichi . One of the best reasons to include cardamom in your diet is to reduce blood pressure . People nowadays have a an issue of high blood pressure that affects their daily lifestyle . Thus Elaichi is used to reduce blood pressure in people. Moreover it has other properties which helps to increase oxygen uptake in the lungs.
Tulsi is one of the most common herbs consumed in India. It is mainly consumed during the winters with a tinge of honey for curing issues like Cough and cold. It is also fed to babies to make their immunity strong . Tulsi also has anti ageing properties in it . Tulsi powder is also mixed with tea leaves and consumed as herbal tea.
The next herb which is commonly found in India and is great for consumption is ” Ashwagandha”. Ashwagandha is known to reduce levels of cortisol . Cortisol is a hormone that is released due to stress by the Adrenal glands . It is also prescribed by mental health professionals and can be consumed as a juice.
Coming to the last yet not the least herb from the list “Brahmi”. Brahmi is easy to spot and is commonly found in India. It is a great herb that can improve your cognitive skills. Moreover Brahmi is prescribed to people with poor self control . People who are impulsive and famm prey to anxiety and stress can be releived by consumption of Brahmi. Thus India has several medicinal herbs in abundance which can be used to have a healthy lifestyle.
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