Cardamom Home Made Remedies & Side Effects

Cardamom is a spice native to India and belongs to the genera “Elettaria” and “Amomum“, and family “Zingiberaceae“. It’s Scientific Name is “Elettaria Cardamom“, and botanical name is “Amomum Cardamom“. It is known as green cardamom in English, Cardamome in French, Kardamom in German, Elaichi in … Read more

Shahjeera or Caraway Seeds Benefits & Recipes

Caraway seeds are known as Shah Jeera (Sajeera or Kala Jeera) and are between dark brown to black color. They are native to western Asia, Europe and Northern Africa. The plant is similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family, with finely divided, feathery … Read more

Medicinal Usage & Health Benefits of Long Pepper

Long pepper (Piper longum, Pippali, Indian long pepper) is dried and used as a spice. Black, green and white pepper are found and the very word ‘Pepper‘ is derived from word ‘Pippali‘ used in South India. Another species of long pepper, Piper retrofractum, is native to … Read more

Supta Vajrasana (Reclined Thunderbolt Pose), procedure and benefits

In Sanskrit, supta (सुप्त) means ‘reclined‘, Vajra means ‘thunderbolt‘ and asana means ‘posture’. This is mainly useful in improving the digestive system and boosting our stamina. Although there are 14 variations in this supta vajrasana, practicing one and mastering it is enough to tone your body. … Read more

Kakasana (Crow Pose) Benefits

Kakasana, the crow pose got its name because in this posture, the posture of a cawing crow – with the body’s weight supported on the elbows and hands and the head thrust well forward. One of the most valuable balancing poses, the Crow or Kakasana is … Read more

Pada Hastasana posture and benefits

In the Sanskrit language pada means ‘foot’ and hasta refers to the ‘hand’. Therefore padahasta asana means the ‘hand to foot pose’. The Hands to Feet Pose or Pada Hastasana gives many benefits – trimming the waist, restoring elasticity to the spine, and stretching the ligaments … Read more

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