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Triphala

In India, it is said: “No mother? Do not worry so long as you have triphala.” Indian people believe that it can care for the internal organs as a mother cares for her children.

Triphala is a Sanskrit term where “tri” means “three” and “phala” meaning “fruit”. The mixture is a combination of Amala berry (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki berry (Terminalia belerica) and Haritaki berry (Terminalia chebula) in recommended proportions.

Triphala Health Benefits

Triphala powder (churna) is a traditional Ayurvedic formula which has many healing properties. Here are a few of its benefits as explained on livestrong.com:

Gastrointestinal Motility

Triphala is believed to promote gastrointestinal motility. Doctors often prescribe prokinetic drugs to treat gastrointestinal conditions. In a study published in the "Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, “researchers found that triphala is equally effective in gastric emptying as prokinetic drugs without producing negative side effects.

Antibacterial Effects

Triphala is also believed to possess antibacterial properties. In a study published in the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology," researchers found evidence of antibacterial activity against various bacterial species associated with the development of gastritis, ulcers and stomach cancers.

Antioxidant And Antitumor Effects

Triphala is further believed to possess antioxidant and antitumor properties. One of its three constituent fruits, Amla, is the world's richest source of vitamin C. In a study of patients ingesting triphala published in the January 2001 issue of "Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology," the fruit led to improvements in lipoprotein serum profiles, including increased HDL, decreased LDL and lower total cholesterol levels. Researchers also isolated a number of tannins in Amla that may contribute to triphala's antioxidant properties. Amla fruit is further believed to extend life span for animals with tumors.

How To Use Triphala

Triphala is a herbal formula used to treat variety of health conditions by medical practitioners. It does carry risk of side effects in a few scenarios and hence it’s advised to consult a medical practitioner to learn about the recommended dosage. Some of the suggested ways as mentioned on draxe.com:

Health

  • Triphala is usually taken on an empty stomach. The powder can be used to make a tea by adding a half-teaspoon of powder to a cup of hot water. Stir well and wait for it to cool. You can also combine the powder with honey or ghee before a meal.
  • As a digestive tonic and laxative, triphala is best taken in the evening, about two hours after eating, and at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Oral rinsing using triphala extract is believed to create a protective effect indicating a potential role in dental care.

Beauty

  • Triphala powder can also be applied topically to skin to speed up the healing of bruises and sunburns.
  • Triphala is traditionally used as a tonic in hair and eye washes.

Note: Before following any of the mentioned ways of usage of triphala kindly consult a medical practitioner to understand the correct dosage recommended for you.

Triphala Potential Side Effects

Triphala is an Ayurvedic medicine and it’s important to be aware of its possible side effects to avoid health complications. Few side effects as mentioned on healthwatchcenter.in:

  • Not Safe For Use During Pregnancy: Ayurvedic physicians refrain from prescribing this medicine to pregnant women. It is also proved to show toxic effects on the baby and can also induce miscarriage.
  • Diarrhea: Triphala being powerful cleansing agent is beneficial for people who suffer from chronic constipation but at the same time, it can have a deeper effect on people, especially if they have a sensitive intestinal lining.
  • Disrupted Sleep And Insomnia: This happens at the initial stage of consuming this mixture and the condition will slowly go away once the body gets used to the medicine.
  • Increase Blood Sugar Level: There are studies which show that the Indian Gooseberry which is present in this mixture can cause the elevation of blood sugar level.
  • Unwanted Weight Loss: Triphala's colon cleansing effect eliminates the toxins present in the body which causes loss of excessive fat. Hence if one has an average weight then kindly consult an Ayurvedic medical practitioner for correct dosage details.
  • Allergic Reactions: It can cause allergic reactions in the body if one is allergic to one or more of the ingredients of the triphala mixture.

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Weightloss with spices

Maintaining a healthy weight is important to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and several other serious health conditions. Starving diet, avoiding your favourite foods, going sugar-free and/or oil-free or bland food are not the solutions. Including healthy nutritional components of food is as important.

Spices and Weight-Loss Relation

JAIME YOUNG, author of Wintry Reasons to Spice Your Meals, explains how do spices help with the weight-loss process:

Spices Create Fullness: Tastier food is more satisfying, and if you're not satisfied, then you're more likely to overeat. Try adding spices to recipes that you already make.

Less is More: Spicing your food adds natural flavour, which decreases the amount of fat and sodium you need to make meals feel hearty and heart-warming. In fact, a recent study found that antioxidant-rich spices like cinnamon, paprika, and cloves can actually reduce the negative effects of meals high in fat.

Curbs Cravings: According to Kate Geagan, MS, RD, author of Go Green, Get Lean, herbs and spices can play tricks on your sweet tooth. "Using herbs and spices expands your palette without extra calories and may decrease the amount of salt, fat, and sugar you use without sacrificing flavour," Geagan told WebMD.

Vedica Organics Spices and Their Benefits

With the wide varieties of spices offered here at Vedica organics, find below the spices which specifically help with weight loss as mentioned on website Naturopathycure.

Coriander: Fresh coriander leaves are typically used in sauces, curries and salads. Dried coriander seeds are used to flavour vegetables and curries. It has aromatic properties and it is a natural diuretic. It stimulates digestive process and help flush out impurities from the system. It helps to reduce water retention, cholesterol and regulates insulin level and thus helps in weight loss.

Turmeric: Bright yellow spice is consumed in dried powder for as well as a fresh herb. Turmeric helps in regulating body mechanism and in breaking down fat. A Columbia University research has shown that turmeric is effective in reducing the chances of diabetes.

Cardamom: It helps in boosting metabolism and also in keeping our digestive system healthy. It is low in saturated fat.

Mustard: A research from Oxford Polytechnic Institute of England has revealed that body's metabolism rate can be improved by 25%, if one consumes one teaspoon of mustard. It has great weight loss properties.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon helps in reducing the blood sugar and increasing insulin levels, and hence lower the chance of prediabetes. It also boosts metabolism and lowers LDL cholesterol which in turn controls obesity.

Cumin: It boosts our immune system. It helps in burning out calories by assisting the digestive process. Research has shown that cumin is also effective in the cases of Arthritis, Asthma and Kidney diseases.

Pepper: Pepper contains piperine that boosts metabolism. Pepper also assists absorption of certain nutrients in the body. It is advisable to use freshly grounded pepper in your food as the concentration of key component- piperine is high.

Ginger: Ginger boosts metabolism and raises body temperature. It helps in removing toxins and aids digestion. Ginger is also known to suppress appetite important for weight loss.

Note: Before following any remedies, kindly contact a qualified Naturopath/Medical practitioner to understand if you are allergic to one or more of the above listed spices.

 

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To be healthy is incomplete without focusing on body, soul and mind. To keep body healthy there are various options, through exercises, practices, and food plays a critical part in keeping the body fit and healthy. Our lifestyle, food habits, practices contributes to our physical wellbeing.

I had been to this park on a weekend for a Walkathon hosted by our organization. It’s fun as always, and then got an opportunity to explore the greenery with fresh morning breeze and discovered that it’s one of the most happening places during weekends in the early morning. With friends we decided to visit the park every Sunday morning and since then, till date it’s been a practice. But then, off many forms of healthy practices or exercise techniques what people follow there, Yoga is something that appealed to me the most.

“Yoga is the practice of the science called Ayurveda.” There is no single definition of Yoga. Yoga Online defines it as “an ancient art based on harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit.”


On the other hand, Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word, by definition is a "Science of Life" or "wisdom of life" dealing with nature whose origination dates back to as old as 3000 years. This ancient art asserts necessary aspects of healthy living.

Ayurveda is recognized by The National Health Institutes/Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)/ NCCAM) as an Alternative Medicine, a complete medical system (http://nccam.nih.gov).

Yoga trains us to be mindful and at peace with our body and soul. There are many types of Yoga ranging from leisure to vigorous styles, to keep you fit in your way. It’s not just an exercise for your body but also for mind. Practicing Yoga not just improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems but above all healthy and stable mind is a complementary gift that you could enjoy.


Benefits of Yoga

Sound Sleep

After a long day, all you need is a good sleep which is as important as food and exercise that puts your body to reset mode and prepare you for the next day. Regular practice of Yoga helps cure several aliments of/associated to sleep. Dr. Rubin Naiman, PhD, an internationally recognized leader in sleep and dream health, On The “Yoga of Sleep”, integrates effective sleep science with time-honoured sacred perspectives, providing us in depth understanding of sleep and its value.

Weight Maintenance

I have personally seen many of my friends switch to Yoga and Ayurvedic practices in combination with Organic diet to address the various issues related to body weight maintenance. Either you are looking to lose your weight or add on kilos by increasing your appetite, it’s always a right choice.


Stress Relief and Creativity

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. And when your mind is relaxed, you tend to think more creatively and add value to whatever you do. Practising being relaxed, you can make stress, your positive strength as mentioned by Kelly McGonigal, health psychologist in her TED talk.


Boost Metabolism

Metabolism is directly proportional to your performance throughout the day. The modern lifestyle and the competitive world, expects you to be always positive, energetic and active. And with so much on your mind to excel and perform, metabolism plays a critical and important role. With regular practise, Yoga serves great way increasing your metabolism.


All Round Fitness

How great does it feel when you are described as most lively, energetic, active and a glowing personality? Yoga can help you ‘tone and sculpt’ your body just about as any exercise, but you are only truly healthy when you are not just physically fit, but also mentally and emotionally balanced.
“Health is not a mere absence of disease. It is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Organic Diet

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need - Ayurvedic Proverb

Ayurveda states that in order to be optimally healthy we should tune our bodies to nature's cycle. Moreover, Organic foods follow nature’s cycle and deliver only what nature intends them to in that particular season.

The idea behind the diet is to create balance and strength in the body and also provide healing to the organs and the blood.

Yoga not just emphasises on exercising techniques but as well on concept of balanced wholefoods diet and the eating philosophy.
These principles of good eating enhance powerful techniques of Yoga and Ayurveda, which help in maintaining a strong and healthy body, a stress-free mind and a positive spirituality.

Bringing purity in most natural form of food, Organic Farming methods combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on naturally occurring biological processes keeping away the added chemicals.

Vedica Organics, an online organic food store offers variety of organic foods including pulses, lentils, rice, spices and many more for your everyday cooking. Leave the hectic and chaotic modern life and start with yoga and organic food to a soulful healthy life.

Effects

Relieve Toxin Build Up

The cleansing process what the body goes through with the pure Organic blood and toxin removal process through exercise, you can be assured your glow will influence others in a positive way.

Robust Immune

With the effective toxin removal, your body definitely charges itself to fight any illness and longevity is what you can gift others as well by way of your service.

Wellness-Oriented Lifestyle

The ultimate goal of life is healthy and happy living and its infectious. On the onset of this practice you might be the one, but I can assure you being a leader very soon.

With all above mentioned, principles of Ayurveda, power of a Yoga and purity of Organic diet you can be well on your way to enjoying a more healing, balanced life in a limitless way. It’s just a matter of choice.

It really sounds true what Jim Rohn mentioned:


"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."

 

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