10 Proven Benefits of Makhana (Fox Nuts)

Makhana or fox nuts (gorgon nuts) are cultivated for its edible starchy seeds used in various Indian foods and in Indian medicines.What is Makhana or fox nut?The seed portion of Euryale ferox plant is called fox nut or Makhana and is a popular food in Asian Subcontinent.It has both nutritive as well as medicinal uses. “Euryale” is derived…
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Musli Pak

Musli Pak contains Safed Musli as a main ingredient. It is beneficial for providing nourishment and strength to the body. It also has aphrodisiac properties. It helps to improve physical performance, strength and libido in men. It also improves sperm count by boosting spermatogenesis.In the case of women, it is helpful in the treatment of…
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Foods to Avoid in Summer

Which Foods should we avoid during summers?The heat increases during summers. Heat relates to Pitta Dosha. So, summer is a season of Pitta Dosha. The diet during summer should be pitta pacifying. In summers, the excess consumption of foods with pungent, sour and salty taste is not good. In addition, hot, oily, fried and fast food should also be…
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Side Effects of Musli Pak

Does Musli Pak cause constipation? What are side effects of musli pak?The most common side effects of Musli Pak is constipation. Therefore, some people may also require anti-constipation medicine along with it. It is also heavy to digest. So, it may also cause loss of appetite in a few rare cases.The side effects of Musli Pak are not…
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Mandukaparni (Centella Asiatica)

Mandukaparni is also known as manduki in Hindi and Gotu-Kola or Indian Pennywort in English. It is a native plant of Southeast Asia. It is a medicinal plant and its tremendous uses are mentioned in Ayurveda. It is commonly used as a brain food (or brain tonic) in Ayurveda and enhances mind power. The botanical name for mandukaparni is Centella…
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Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)

Shankhpushpi is a brain tonic that has tremendous potential in the proper working and functioning of the human brain. It is a traditional Ayurvedic herb. It is also called as Shankhuli or Shankhul in Hindi and Shankhpushpi in English. The botanical name of shankpushpi is Convolvulus pluricaulis. It has white and blue colored flowers that are round…
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Jyotishmati (Malkangani) – Celastrus Paniculatus

Jyotishmati is a woody herb with immense uses. It is an Ayurvedic plant that has many health benefits.  It is called by many names such as Malkangani in Hindi and Climbing Staff tree, Staff tree, Black oil tree or Intellect tree in English. Its botanical name of is Celastrus Paniculatus. It is native to India and used in various Ayurvedic…
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