Monthly Archives: April 2012

Vision is a gift of God!

It is in our hands how we take care of our eyes. All the while that our eyes are open, they are performing the visual function. Only when we close our eyes do they get rest.
In today’s world in fact we are overusing our eyes to the extreme limits! Forget adults, even the children are not away from this.Television,Computers,Mobiles are all a cause of ruining our vision. Doesn’t mean that we stop using all these modern age gadgets but it should be in control. As we overtire our eyes we suffer from redness,irritation,watering,pricking of our eyes.
So what is the solution??
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First is limit your usage of these electrical gadgets. Secondly you can use some eye medicine for your eyes which would relieve you from all various symptoms like swelling, itching, redness, dry eye syndrome, foreign body sensation etc. The ayurvedic medicine for these symptoms is Jiwadaya Netraprabha. Though it causes burning when you instill the drops but the end result is relief from all your symptoms.Hence just bear a little pain and get a handsome gain!!

Herb of the week – Khus (Useera) – Vetiveria zizanioides

Description of the Plant

Chrysopogon zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver is a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India. It is popularly known as khus.

Morphology

The vetiver grass lives in bunches. Shoots growing from the underground crown make the plant frost and fire resistant and allow it to survive heavy grazing pressure. The leaves can become up to 120-150 centimetres long and 0.8 centimeters wide.The plant stems are erect and stiff and can persist deep water flow. The root system of vetiver is finely structured and very strong,which grows 3–4 meters deep within the first year.

Useful parts of the herb

Roots

Uses

Erosion control

The downward growing roots makes vetiver an excellent stabilizing hedge for stream banks, terraces, and rice paddies, and protect soil from sheet erosion. As roots bind to the soil, it cannot dislodge. The plant also penetrates and loosens compacted soils.

Runoff mitigation and water conversation

The close-growing culms also help to block the runoff of surface water. It slows water’s flow velocity and thus increases the amount absorbed by the soil (infiltration).

Vetiver mulch increases water infiltration and reduces evaporation, thus protects soil moisture under hot and dry conditions. The mulch also protects against splash erosion.

Crop protection

Vetiver can be used for crop protection. It attracts pests such as the stem borer (Chilo partellus), which lay their eggs preferably on vetiver. The larvae can not move on the leaves due to hairs, hence fall to the ground and die.

As a mulch, vetiver is used for weed control in coffee, cocoa and tea plantations.

Animal feed

The leaves of vetiver are a useful byproduct to feed cattle, goats, sheep and horses.

Perfumery and aromatherapy

Vetiver is mainly cultivated for the fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots. Due to its excellent fixative properties, vetiver is used widely in perfumes.

Medicinal use

Vetiver has been used in traditional medicine in S.Asia, S.E.Asia, and W.Africa.

In-house use

Khus (vetiver roots) is often used to replace the straw or wood shaving pads in evaporative coolers. Otherwise vetiver cooler perfume or even pure khus attar can be added to the tank. These do not catch fire as easily, while wood shavings catch fire easily.

Mats made by weaving vetiver roots and binding them with ropes/cords are used to cool rooms in a house during summer. They are hung in a doorway and kept moist by spraying with water periodically. They cool the passing air and emit a cool and refreshing aroma.

In the hot summer months a muslin sachet of vetiver roots is tossed into the earthen pot that keeps household’s drinking water cool and aromatic. Khus scented syrups are sold.

Fuel cleaning

Dr. Nativ Dudai from volcanic institute in Israel found out that the plant is capable of growing in a fuel-contaminated ground and is able to clean the ground, which makes the soil almost fuel-free.

Other uses

Vetiver grass is used as roof thatch, mud brick making for housing construction, strings and ropes and ornamentals (the light purple flowers).

Crop Management

In general, vetiver is highly tolerant to herbicides and pesticides.

Medicinal Properties of the Plant as per Ayurveda

Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, vata, burning sensation, hyperdipsia, ulcer, skin diseases, vomiting nausea, flatulence, dyspepsia, colic, cough, fever, low back pain, headache and general debility.

Acidity & Summer

Summer has begun!

U can feel the heat , right????

It is troubling externally as well as internally. So, how do we combat with it?

To avoid external heat, you can stay indoors especially between 11a.m. to 4p.m. Use sunglasses, caps, hats, etc. You can also choose to apply sunscreen on face, exposed parts of hands, arms, etc.

For internal heat, which may lead to hyper acidity, ulcers, etc.- you need to be more careful and take appropriate measures to avoid serious damage. Preventive measures include increasing your fluid intake. Take lots of fresh fruits, salads in your meals. Avoid oily,spicy,junk,fermented food.

You can also start using ANTAJ by Jiwadaya Netraprabha. Its main ingredients include Jeshtimadh, Khajur, Shatavari, Kali Draksha. All of these are known for their cooling effect (sheet virya or cooling potency). They suppress the abnormal jatar-agni (digestive juice in abdomen) thereby giving relief from hyperacidity.

With 2 teaspoonfuls of ANTAJ three times a day, you can keep hyper acidity away!!

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