Monday, June 22, 2020

Importance and Benefits of Pranayama




Referring to pranayama, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (2:52) state: Tatah kshiyate prakasavaranam – “Thence the covering of the light is destroyed.” Here the covering refers to that which obscures the chitta, consciousness, of the individual. Chitta is essentially pure, being itself made up of sattwa, but is obscured by rajas and tamas, just as fire is enveloped by smoke.

This amalgamation of rajas and tamas constitutes the covering or veil which is removed by the regular practice of pranayama. Thus it is said that pranayama purifies the consciousness, and once revealed, the light of knowledge shines.
Propelled by rajas and tamas, and entranced by the magic panorama of desire, the individual has made countless efforts to attain the coveted objects, and escape the unpleasant.

This accumulated karma of the yogi binds him to repeated births and deaths. The pure essence, which is luminous by nature, becomes covered by these karmas and the jiva, individual soul, is directed towards the wrong action. Through the practice of pranayama however, the karmas are attenuated. Eventually, they are destroyed, and the pure self is revealed. Just as fire destroys the fuel, so also pranayama destroys the bundles of sins.

Preparing the mind

Dharanasu cha yogyata manasah – “The mind becomes fit for concentration” (Yoga Sutras 2:53). Pranayama as the fourth limb of Patanjali’s raja yoga, prepares the mind for concentration by removing the veil of disturbing energy obstructing the light of consciousness. Following which, the mind becomes stable and steady like a flame in a windless place. When through pranayama, the prana vayu moves in the akasha tattwa, the breathing will be lessened and at this time it will be easy to stop the breath. Thus the velocity of the mind will be slowly lessened by pranayama, making it stable and focused for concentration and higher practices. Vikshepa, distraction, is removed, rajas and tamas are destroyed, and the mind becomes one-pointed.

The mind of a person can thus be made to transcend ordinary experience and exist on a plane higher than that of reason, known as the superconscious state, and get beyond the limit of concentration. One comes face to face with facts which ordinary consciousness cannot comprehend. This ought to be achieved by proper training and manipulation of the subtle forces of the body so as to cause them to give, as it were, an upward push to the mind into the higher regions.

When the mind is so raised into the “superconscious” state of perception, it begins to act from there and experiences higher facts and higher knowledge. Such is the ultimate object of yoga, which can be achieved by the practice of pranayama. The control of the vibratory prana means the yogi kindles the fire of supreme knowledge, the realization of the Self.

Physical benefits

Pranayama develops the lungs and those who practice it will have a powerful, sweet, melodious voice. The body becomes lean, strong and healthy. Excretions become scanty and the appetite becomes keen. The digestive fire is augmented. There is luster on the face and the eyes sparkle like diamonds. The practitioner becomes very handsome. The student becomes so perfect in brahmacharya, sensual restraint, that his mind will not be shaken even if a celestial maiden tries to embrace him.

The student is free from all sorts of diseases. The nadis, flows of energy, are purified.
Steady practice arouses inner spiritual light, happiness and peace of mind. It is impossible to extol the wonderful effects of pranayama adequately. It is the magic wand for attaining perfection in all spheres of life. Even a few days of practice will convince you of its remarkable glory. Start from today, this very moment. May God bless you.



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Yoga Poses for Women to get Relief from Menstrual Cramps



During the monthly cycles, females tend to experience painful menstrual cramps.
These cramps occur due to the contraction of the uterus to shed the endometriosis
Yoga poses can help you in dealing with those menstrual cramps.


These cramps can be more painful and discomforting for some women.
In order to honor that cycle, We recommend doing some of Iyengar Yoga poses that can help the female to get rid of menstrual cramps.

Yoga can be a great way to help you energize you soothe cramps and relieve bloating during your period.

These are some poses that will increase the circulation and blood flow into the pelvis which will help you to soothe your abdominal cramps that cause pain & uncomfortableness.
So here is a 40-minute sequence of Iyengar yoga poses that will help you to be on the ease on your monthly cycles
















Choose a place where you can practice without any hurdles or restrictions and which should be free of noise
Hold each pose for a period of 5 minutes or lower the time period of holding according to your particular needs.
In each pose draw your attention towards the abdominal region followed by deep abdominal breathing without any retention of the breath.
The feeling of relaxation should arise in your mind at the time of practice.

Remember to listen to your body. If you are suffering from pain & discomfort, don’t push yourself, make sure to rest get better, eat well, stay hydrated first.




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Pray with Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Japa (108 Chanting) | Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra –The Power of Supreme Being

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |

उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ||

Aum Tryambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam |

Urvaarukamiva BandhanaanMrityormuksheeya Maamritaat ||

Meaning:ॐ (Aum) referred to the greatest God, Creator of the universe, “Lord Shiva”, this mantra depicts that we worship and sacrifice ourselves to the three-eyed one, who is the Supreme Being, the virtuous, the one who nourishes us.

उर्वारुकम् (Urvārukam), a kind of cucumber, here means the fruit like it fall off from the bondage of the stem, may we be released or liberated from mortality.

Also known as Rudra Mantra, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is much beneficial for our physical, mental and spiritual health. The mantra is actually the verse or sukta of Rigveda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. “Maha” means “Great”, “Mrityun” means “Death” and “Jaya” means “Victory”, and so the mantra means “Victory over mortality”. The mantra is also referred to as Mrita-Sanjivini Mantra or life-reviving mantras.

Power of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva holds great power and zeal. There are also many benefits to the mantra. It gives you the power to connect with your own self and to know your true nature.
The power of the mantra helps you in connecting with the divine energies present around you, present everywhere.
People carry the fear of mortality, the regular chanting of the mantras eliminates this fear from the mind of the person.
It is even believed and also mentioned in mythological stories, that the mantra carries the power of bringing back one from the well of death.
Chanting the mantra with positivity and purity creates a protective shield around you that will further help you against all the odds.
One will overcome the fear of challenges and hurdles with this mantra
Chanting the mantra daily induces faith and devotion inside you and cherish you with pleasure and prosperity.
Reminding the Mantra in your mind whenever you are in the state of confusion helps you overcome the situation.

From financial problems to family problems, Mahamrityunjaya Mantra helps you in every situation and every field. The mantra wards off the bad sight and helps in getting the desired results. It is actually a protective mantra for your body and spirit.

BEWARE! The world is fighting with COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is an infectious disease spreading in all over the world and was firstly identified in Wuhan, China. The disease is now considered pandemic by WHO. The common symptoms were much the same as pneumonia, i.e., cough, fever, a problem in breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, running nose and so on. The virus is spreading rapidly all over the globe and India also becomes the victim of this severe disease.

Everybody is fighting with their own way and so the school of Aatm Yogashla. The school family organized the mantra chanting session of Mahamrityunjaya Mantra of 108 Japa (chants) to get rid of this calamity. A very big thanks to Guru Ji Shankar Dey who inspired us to do this. Students, Faculty and Staff members were part of this and do the session with great proficiency.

Well! There is no fixed time to chant this divine mantra but “Brahma Muhurta”, i.e., the hours between 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM is considered the best for this. To increase energy, it is great to do the chanting in front of the Shiva linga or Shiva picture. Reciting it with Rudraksha mala is also good as Rudraksha represents Lord Shiva and is very auspicious.

The mantra can be chanted alone or in a group, as per your wish. There is not any particular ritual to do this Puja (Mantra), the only thing needed is your true devotion, dedication, purity of your soul and so. Also, there is no limit to chant this mantra but chanting it is beneficial to chant it at least 108-time minimum, but in a constant fixed rhythm.

With a calm mind, pure heart and peaceful soul; chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra or Japa regularly to get rid of all the problems, hurdles from your life.

May Shiva blesses you with its divinity and keeps you happy and healthy!


Friday, June 19, 2020

International Yoga Day - June 21, 2020 - It's Origin and Importance



As we all are aware of the fact that International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21st every year. But do you know that the idea of celebrating the International Day of Yoga worldwide was proposed by India’s current Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi?

He proposed this idea of celebrating a day dedicated to yoga, its benefits, and the hardworking yogis during his speech at the UN General Assembly on 27th September 2014. After that on 14th October 2014, the UN general assembly draft a resolution entitles “International Day of Yoga“. The proposal of celebrating the day of yoga was approved by 177 countries out of 193 members. The International Day of Yoga is truly a gift to the world of yogis from India. Also in the year 2015, a 10 rupees coin that symbolizes International Yoga Day was issued by the Reserve Bank of India.

On June 21st, 2015, the world observed the first International Day of Yoga that helps in putting the benefits and needs of Yoga in front of the whole world. In India under the supervision of the Ministry of AYUSH, around 35,985 yoga lovers, our Honorable Prime Minister Modi along with the dignities from 84 nations performed yoga at Rajpath in New Delhi. They performed yoga for about 35 minutes that includes the practice of 21 Yoga postures or Yoga Asana. Apart from the capital city of India, the day was commemorate with enthusiasm in each and every corner of the world.

Reason to Choose 21st June for International Day of Yoga


PM Modi proposed the idea to select the longest day of the year which was held on 21st June for this auspicious and wellness art. 21st June has its importance from the yoga perspective. Lord Shiva is considered as Adi Yogi or the first Yogi and the day of summer solstice was considered as the day when lord shiva renders the Yoga knowledge to the world. Thus the international day of Yoga is considered as the day of showering yoga knowledge by Adi Yogi to the whole world. From then onwards, 21st June is considered as the day of Yoga or “International Yoga Day” and it celebrated by passion and dedication by the yogis all around the world.

Significance of International Yoga Day


Yoga is an art of health, wellness, and rejuvenation. It is the part of Indian lifestyle, culture, and civilization from the pre-Vedic era. Apart from its known benefits on the functioning of the body, yoga is also it helps in the integration of mind and soul and brings peace to life. As today’s world is full of hectic and polluted lifestyle, so the person is always in search of the finest way to attain stability and peace inside our body. So International Yoga Day is celebrated to make the whole world aware about the utmost benefits of yoga. This day will help in the flourishing of this finest art of health and wellness to each and every corner of the world. People can be aware of the benefits that they can obtain from yoga if they regularly practice it.

Yoga is filled with many medical benefits and that is with no side effects. Yoga can help in curing diseases such as chronic pain, blood pressure, diabetes, and physical injuries in the most organic way. Also, it is considered to be the safest way to attain a peaceful state of mind and soul. As day by day, our environment is getting polluted, so the art of yoga can help in dealing with the negative effects of the polluted environment and makes us fit and fresh. Thus the need for celebrating International Yoga Day is most essential. The International Day of Yoga helps in spreading awareness about the effects and importance of yoga on people’s health.

Several listed benefits of International Yoga Day are as follows:-

  • International Yoga Day helps in understanding the true meaning of yoga and attain the state of confidence, calmness, and courage in their lives.
  • International Yoga day builds the bond of understanding between yoga and people and helps them connect with nature.
  • Decrease the growing rate of diseases in the world.
  • Spreading Peace, growth, and development throughout the world.
  • Providing a sure shot solution to the mental illness by Yoga.
  • Developing the immunity to survive the polluted modern-day environment.

The theme of International Yoga Day 2020


As the whole world nowadays are suffering from deadly Coronavirus and most of the part of the world are having lockdowns, so this year the theme of International Yoga Day is “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family“. So, the people from, every corner of the world focused on the immunity booster yoga from their homes.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Yoga and the Subconscious Mind



Yoga is power! The power of our Subconscious mind, here arises the question; What is a Subconscious mind?

I was reading the famous book by Joseph Murphy, “The Power of your subconscious mind”. The book was undoubtedly one of the most brilliant works of Dr. Murphy, which depicts the power of healing yourself, vanishing your fears and making you live a better life. In that book, Dr. Joseph Murphy explains the various life events and instances of its power.

The subconscious mind is the power of your hidden emotions, hidden thoughts and hidden energy. Whenever we are going through any situation, we always come through two thoughts. One thought comes from your mind and other from your subconscious mind. You just have to understand, which one is the best? You have to listen to the call of your subconscious mind. All the automatic reactions and actions define the subconscious mind. Let’s take a simple example of it:

You learn to drive a car and when you get skilled in it, you simply become able to use its gears, pedals without looking at. Have you ever thought; why does this happen? This is the power of your subconscious mind.

Some of the instances, I found in the book of Dr. Joseph Murphy, “The Power of your Subconscious Mind”

A young lady while walking looked an attractive yet costly bag. She wants to have it but can’t due to its high price. She suddenly reminds an instance during her lecture where her professor said, “Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.” She starts chanting in mind, “That bag is mine. I accept it mentally, and my subconscious sees to it that I receive it.” And now call it a miracle or the power of the subconscious mind that her fiance presented her with a bag exactly the same as the one she had looked at.

Another instance that will make you aware of the power of the subconscious mind,

A little girl had a crippling form of arthritis together with a so-called incurable form of skin disease. Doctors had failed to alleviate the condition. The girl’s father keeps saying, “I would give my right arm to see my daughter cured.” One day the family was out riding when their car collided with another and the father’s right arm was torn off at the shoulder, and immediately the daughter’s arthritis and skin condition vanished.

With all this, what have you understood? You must make certain to give your subconscious only suggestions which heal, bless, and elevate to inspire you in all your ways. Remember that your subconscious mind cannot take a joke. It takes you at your word.

Understand the power of the subconscious mind and think positive always.

There are more incidents claiming the power of the subconscious mind, which you can read from the book of Dr. Joseph Murphy.

Subconscious Mind and Conscious Mind


Your reasoning mind is your conscious mind, all the major decisions you made are done with your conscious mind like you choose your food, your partner, your house and so; all this action are done with your conscious mind.

Apart from this, there are some actions which function on your own; such as, digestion, breathing, circulation and so. Your subconscious mind works on what you consciously believe. Your subconscious mind is like the soil that accepts any type of thoughts like soil, so, it is necessary to always think in a positive direction and keeps yourself away from negative or destructive thoughts.

You always find two-man, with the same situation but different emotions; Do you know the answers? Why is one man sad and another joyous? Why is one man prosperous and another miserable? Why is one man successful and another faces failure? All this depends on the power of your subconscious mind, on the power of your thoughts.

A man was suffering from paralysis and is not getting any way to get rid of it even after being treated from famous hospitals. Then, he came across a Healing Centre, the last hope of him getting fine. The center was adamant to treat him and gave him the assurance to make him well. The person also found hope of getting fine. After a month, he gets fine with this healing power. In the end, on asking the treatment, he understands that it happens only with his positive thoughts and power of his subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind is the Healing Power of your body, of your soul.


Yoga is a power that works in awakening positive thoughts in your subconscious mind. Positivity is the remedy of all the malady and so yoga. It takes you to the route of the right living. The power of yoga integrated your lower consciousness with the higher consciousness. It is actually the union of your real personality and reel personality, reel personality refers to the imaginary one you want to be. Yoga with positivity is a supreme power with which one can experience the inner capability of a person.

If you are finding for a way to induce a thought of positivity inside you, then certainly yoga is the best. The practice of yogic breathing and asanas helps you in accessing your subconscious mind and thus let your powerful emotions flow with thoughts.

Everyone has an inner guru, which guides him/her at every phase, one just need to find that inner guru and move forward in your life; Yoga helps you in this. With this, you will also find victory over your fear, worries and problems. It will further make you relax and confident so that you can accept everything with an open heart and cope up bravely with everything.

Do Yoga and Active Your Subconscious Mind with Positive Thoughts

5 Signs That Shows You Are a Yogi by Soul

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You know, everyone possesses some special qualities by birth which shows their interest or passion towards a particular aspect. From a very early age, you might come up with a common question often asked by many, “What is Your Aim?” The most common and a tough question though.


But that was the time, you start discovering something special about you, you start exploring the passion inside you and that was the time, you came across your sole aim.

So, here with this article, we are helping you in discovering the yogi hidden inside you. Well, you can’t define a yogi but you have to admit there are some obvious signs which prove that you will become a yogi in the near future.




Let us tell you some of those signs!

1. Peace is your final destination

You love to stay away from the hustle and bustle, crowd and want to escape a place which is so peaceful, so soothing, then Congratulations, there is a little lifestyle of a yogi lies inside you. Yes! For a yogi, peace is the final destination, it is something, he wishes to attain in his life.


2. Early to Bed Early to Rise is your kind of Rhyme

You don’t prefer to stay awake till late at night? You love to wake up early in the morning? Yes! This is something, a yogi loves. The right Dinacharya, as per Ayurveda is considered as waking up 2 hours before sunrise and to sleep around 9 p.m so that one can get approx 7 hours of sleep before 4:30 am.


3. Ahimsa is on the top of your Dictionary

A person who adopts the lifestyle of a yogi will go miles away from Hinsa or Violence. The basic mantra of his life is then Ahimsa (Non-Violence). He doesn’t prefer to do any such thing in which he has to violate the law of Ahimsa and if you are such, then do recognise the yogi lies inside you.


4. This whole world is like your family

You consider the whole world as your near and dear one, as your family. All the same, all are equal for you, you possess the same nature, same behavior towards one another. You don’t wish to hurt anyone, you love everyone; if you have this type of character, then yes, you are a true yogi from inside out.


5. Yoga Retreat is your priority over a luxury vacation

You love to explore, you love to travel. But you know what, there are two types of travelers, one who loves to spend a vacation in a luxury environment and one who loves to explore in a natural, in a spiritual environment. A yogi always prefers to travel in a spiritual environment, amidst the true nature, the motherly feel of the earth.

If you also prefer such type of vacation over a luxury stay, then there is a quality of being yogi lies inside you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

21 Herbs & Spices to Boost Your Immunity



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Have you ever thought; what’s your biggest wish? Some of you will say, to be the richest, some will say, a world tour and so, but let me tell you, the biggest wish of you all is to live healthily.
Am I Right?

Yoga works in this direction but yoga with the right diet and nutrients is the best way to keep yourself healthy. There are many herbs, fruits, and spices which you can easily find in Indian Kitchen that will help you to boost your immunity and make you healthy and fit.

Some of these are:-



01- Basil (Tulsi)


The holy and natural remedy, Tulsi or Basil is something very common which you might find at your house. The leaves of tulsi help you in overcoming you from certain infections such as cough, cold, fever and so. Also, it is beneficial in fighting with High Cholesterol, Anxiety and so on.

Note: People who are having blood-sugar-lowering medication should be cautious while taking tulsi.


02- Ginger (Adark)

For many years, Gingers have been used to treat stomach problems, arthritis, high cholesterol, menstrual cramps, and other health conditions. It can be taken in several ways, either chew it or make its tea or just boil it with water.

Note: As Ginger is considered a hot spice by origin, so sometimes, it may cause mild side effects, including stomach upset, heartburn, and so.


03- Turmeric (Haldi)

A common spice in Indian Cooking, Turmeric has been long used in Ayurvedic medicines to treat a wide range of diseases. It is an antiseptic and immunity booster herbs, used to cure pain-related conditions, fatigue, dental pains and so on.

Note: Although, it is something considered safe but taking it regularly for a longer period of time may cause gastrointestinal problems.


04- Honey (Shahad)

Honey shows to offer various healing powers and health benefits with its characteristics. It contains many health and fitness benefits. From curing the cough to eliminate allergies, Honey has been the best in all ways. Even, it is the best substitute for sugar to add in your everyday lives.

Note: Honey raises blood glucose level, so if you are a diabetes patient, then do avoid Honey.


05- Tinospora (Giloy)

Also known as Guduchi in Sanskrit, the herb is an important immunomodulator and ingredient of several ayurvedic medicines. Fever, infections, low immunity, gout, rheumatoid arthritis are some of the diseases that can be cured with Gilor or Tinospora.

Note: Well, there is no such side effects of this herb but using this in excess can cause heat sensation in the body.


06- Fenugreek Seeds (Dana Methi)

Besides an essential part of Indian Spices, Fenugreek seeds use in preventing some diseases such as intestinal gas, cramps, flatulence, bloating, indigestion, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, arthritis, liver toxicity. It is also beneficial in settling down the liver-related problems.

Note: Diarrhea is the most common side effects occur with the excess use of fenugreek seeds.


07- Broccoli

One of the tasty vegetable which is highly nutritious and contains medicinal benefits. It is effective to improve your digestive system, lower cholesterol levels, prevent various forms of cancer. Moreover, it also prevents the body from allergic reactions and boosts immunity power.

Note: Broccoli contains Vitamin K, and so it is not good for people having blood-thinners.


08- Spinach (Palak)

The tasty green vegetable contains vitamins and minerals which is basically used as Ayurvedic medicine to treat stomach illness, intestinal complaints and fatigue. The vegetable also benefits children in promoting their growth and recovery from illness.

Note: People having Diabetes, Kidney disease and Blood disorder should consume the vegetable after the advice of a physician.


09- Kiwi

The plant producing this delicious fruit, Kiwi is used as a medicine in treating various ailments and illnesses, especially for treating asthma. Also, Constipation and High blood pressure can also be treated with Kiwi. It is used as an immunity booster.

Note: Kiwi is not preferable for people having blood disorders and allergies. It also increases the risk of blood loss during surgery.


10- Licorice (Mulethi)

The herb of mulethi can be taken alone by mouth for various complaints like digestive system disorder such as stomach ulcers, heartburn, colic, inflammation, and chronic gastritis. It is also used in the treatment of itchy skin, eczema and melisma.

Note: Intake of licorice continuously for several weeks can cause high blood pressure, low potassium level, weakness and so on.


11- Cinnamon (Dalchini)

A very useful spice, Cinnamon is used by many but do you know, this also promises as an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It has been used as traditional medicine around the world.

Note: Cinnamon also shows various side effects such as Irritation and allergies, Toxicity, and Lower blood sugar.


12- Pumpkin seeds

A very healthy and tasty Pumpkin sees are a great source of vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fats which can also improve metabolisms, reduce blood pressure and bad cholesterol in the body. Moreover, it prevents and treats ailments like prostate cancer, kidney stones and insomnia.

Note: Pumpkin seeds are high on fiber that means, it can cause digestive problems, diarrhea and constipation.


13- Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

From many years, Amla is used by the people in medicines to treat several ailments such as high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, cancer, stomach disorder, eye problems, joint pain, osteoarthritis, obesity, and pain and swelling of the pancreas.

Note: If one is suffering from bleeding disorders, Liver problems and undergo a surgery, then one should avoid taking Indian Gooseberry or Amla.


14- Parsley

The flowering plant of the family Apiaceae, Parsley is a species called “Ajmood” in Hindi. It is used in the form of leaf and root and is used to treat diseases or ailments like cancer, diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis. Also, it is used to relieve pain with its wide anti-inflammatory properties and relief the body from gastrointestinal issues like indigestion, stomach cramps and nausea.

Note: It is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding. Also, it may cause a rash on the skin with its property.


15- Aloe vera (Ghrit-kumari)

Aloe vera produces gel and latex and is used as medications by either taken by mouth or applied to the skin. It is used in the treatment of obesity, osteoarthritis and diabetes. By applying on skin, it is used to treat acne, dandruff and many others.

Note: Aloe vera has various side effects such as stomach pain and cramps. Moreover, taking it for a longer period can cause problems like diarrhea, kidney problems, low potassium, weight loss, muscle weakness and so.


16- Dark Chocolate

By pressing roaster cocoa seeds, dark chocolate is made and there are many proven benefits of Cocoa. It is used in heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, kidney disease and bladder problems. It is also used for sharp memory and healthy brain.

Note: During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is necessary to intake it with the advice of doctors. Also, it can make anxiety disorders worse, Diarrhea and Diabetes.


17- Blueberries (Neelbadari)

The fruit and leaves of Blueberry plant is used to make medicine and in the treatment of a variety of conditions such as improved memory and thinking skills, prevention of heart disease, cancer and treatment of UTIs.

Note: Blueberry may lower levels of blood sugar, so the people with diabetes should not consume it or after the advice of the physician.


18- Dry Fruits

Dry fruits are of nutritional values and contain essential vitamins and minerals which help in fighting many ailments and diseases especially chronic disorders. They increase the immunity power of the body and improves brain power and health.

Note: Dry Fruit like Raisins and Dates should not be recommended to the diabetic patient. Similarly, people having high cholesterol should limit the intake of almonds.


19- Dry Ginger (Sonth)

Dry Ginger or Sonth is used in Indian Kitchen as a spice for seasoning and taste. It is an antioxidant and is also used in controlling pains, arthritis, and diabetes. It is also used for healthy brain and heart and manage high cholesterol.

Note: The excessive consumption of Sonth or dry ginger may cause diarrhea, acidity and heartburn.


20- Trikatu Churna

The herbal formulation of TrikatuChurna is used in Ayurveda used for stimulating digestion and increases the production of bile salt and increase digestive juices. Moreover, it is also used in stimulating the pancreas function.

Note: There are many side effects of TrikatuChurna such as acidity, heartburn, and Mouth ulcer.


21- White Pepper

White Pepper and Black Pepper originate from the same plant, just the difference is, White Pepper is made with the ripe seeds while Black Pepper with unripe fruit. It is used to treat stomach problems, diarrhea, malaria and cancer. It is also used in reducing pain and for a healthy vision.

Note: There is a component of White Pepper, known as Piperine which has been reported as the cause of fast heart rate, coughing, headache, sneezing and cold.

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