New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the apex trade association of the country, as part of its 'Illness to Wellness' campaign, today unveiled India's largest primary healthcare survey report on the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the county followed by a virtual panel discussion.
The report titled "Non-Communicable Diseases in India" covered 2,33,672 people and 673 public health offices in 21 states, to analyse the rising cases of NCDs in the country and the social profile of suffering households
Calling diabetes an overpowering non-communicable disease, Dr. Ambrish Mittal, Chairman and Head, Endocrinology and Diabetes Department, Max Healthcare (Pan Max), said, "Diabetes has risen exponentially in India from 2 per cent in the 1970s in urban areas to between 10-20 per cent in 2020. The cases of diabetes are even higher in metros at 35-40 per cent. This spike is linked to urbanization led by economic development and has been more prevalent in urban areas as compared to rural areas."
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a sharper focus on health care. Patterns emerging from Covid management across the country indicate that people with co-morbidities of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have a higher mortality rate than those who do not.
Report prepared by Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI), the survey report observed that India's non-communicable disease burden is growing at an alarming rate with the average age for onset falling sharply.
It reported that NCDs increase after 18 years and show a quantum leap when an individual crosses the age of 35 years. It found that more than 2/3 of the individuals suffering from NCDs are in the most productive-life age groups i.e., between 26-59 years. This is an alarming trend and points to the grim reality that the burden of NCDs on India is long-lasting given that 65 per cent of the country's population is below 35 years of age.
The survey suggested that the prevalence of having any NCDs among the population is 116 per 1,000 population in India. It identified hypertension, digestive disease, and diabetes as the top three NCDs followed by respiratory diseases, brain/neurological disorders, heart diseases/CVD, kidney disorders, and cancer in the order of prevalence.
Rajinder K. Dhamija, Head of Neurology Department, Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi said, "The cases of stroke have grown 4 times in the last 30 years. This can be attributed to changes in the lifestyle and the demography of our country. It is worth noting that the life expectancy of our population has increased from 47 years in the 1970s to 70 years today. This means that we have a large aging population that is vulnerable to neurological diseases, dementia, stroke, etc. There is also an interesting trend of lower-income countries witnessing a rise in cases of vascular diseases like stroke and mortality, unlike developed countries that are more resourceful and yet registering a decline in such cases. This is due to an epidemic of diseases like diabetes and hypertension coupled with changes in lifestyle, an aging population, lack of physical activity, and air pollution."
On a collective basis, the report identified air pollution as the most prevalent risk factor among the surveyed population. It was trailed by low physical activity -- a key metabolic and physical activity and an imbalanced diet, a behavioural risk factor that occupied 3rd spot.
An imbalanced diet includes a diet low in legumes, milk, omega-3 fatty acids, vegetables, fruits, calcium etc. High consumption of sugar and trans-fats due to growing urbanisation often leads to sedentary and stressed lifestyle also contribute to factors that lead to an imbalanced diet.
Interestingly, chewing tobacco and tobacco consumption were found not to play any significant role in the occurrence of NCD, and alcohol consumption was found to have an even smaller impact on the prevalence of NCD. Together these intoxications, deeply connected to modern-day lifestyle, were found to have a much lesser impact on the occurrence of NCDs.
Throwing light on the co-morbidity of NCDs with each other, the study underlined that hypertension has the highest comorbidity with almost all NCDs. This is followed by diabetes, kidney, and digestive disorders in their relative simultaneous occurrence in morbidity. This coexistence, according to the survey, is followed by diabetes and respiratory diseases. On the other hand, cancer and kidney disease were found to have lower comorbidity.
The state of Odisha was found to have the highest prevalence of NCDs (272 per 1,000 population) while Gujarat registered the lowest prevalence (60 per 1,000). Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and West Bengal were other states where NCD prevalence was higher than the national average. This calls for state-specific strategies to tackle NCDs.
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the apex trade association of the country, as part of its 'Illness to Wellness' campaign, today unveiled India's largest primary healthcare survey report on the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the county followed by a virtual panel discussion.The report titled "Non-Communicable Diseases in India" covered 2,33,672 people and 673 public health offices in 21 states, to analyse the rising cases of NCDs in the country and the social profile of suffering households Calling diabetes an overpowering non-communicable disease, Dr. Ambrish Mittal, Chairman and Head, Endocrinology and Diabetes Department, Max Healthcare (Pan Max), said, "Diabetes has risen exponentially in India from 2 per cent in the 1970s in urban areas to between 10-20 per cent in 2020. The cases of diabetes are even higher in metros at 35-40 per cent. This spike is linked to urbanization led by economic development and has been more prevalent in urban areas as compared to rural areas." The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a sharper focus on health care. Patterns emerging from Covid management across the country indicate that people with co-morbidities of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have a higher mortality rate than those who do not. Report prepared by Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI), the survey report observed that India's non-communicable disease burden is growing at an alarming rate with the average age for onset falling sharply. It reported that NCDs increase after 18 years and show a quantum leap when an individual crosses the age of 35 years. It found that more than 2/3 of the individuals suffering from NCDs are in the most productive-life age groups i.e., between 26-59 years. This is an alarming trend and points to the grim reality that the burden of NCDs on India is long-lasting given that 65 per cent of the country's population is below 35 years of age. The survey suggested that the prevalence of having any NCDs among the population is 116 per 1,000 population in India. It identified hypertension, digestive disease, and diabetes as the top three NCDs followed by respiratory diseases, brain/neurological disorders, heart diseases/CVD, kidney disorders, and cancer in the order of prevalence. Rajinder K. Dhamija, Head of Neurology Department, Lady Hardinge Medical College New Delhi said, "The cases of stroke have grown 4 times in the last 30 years. This can be attributed to changes in the lifestyle and the demography of our country. It is worth noting that the life expectancy of our population has increased from 47 years in the 1970s to 70 years today. This means that we have a large aging population that is vulnerable to neurological diseases, dementia, stroke, etc. There is also an interesting trend of lower-income countries witnessing a rise in cases of vascular diseases like stroke and mortality, unlike developed countries that are more resourceful and yet registering a decline in such cases. This is due to an epidemic of diseases like diabetes and hypertension coupled with changes in lifestyle, an aging population, lack of physical activity, and air pollution." On a collective basis, the report identified air pollution as the most prevalent risk factor among the surveyed population. It was trailed by low physical activity -- a key metabolic and physical activity and an imbalanced diet, a behavioural risk factor that occupied 3rd spot. An imbalanced diet includes a diet low in legumes, milk, omega-3 fatty acids, vegetables, fruits, calcium etc. High consumption of sugar and trans-fats due to growing urbanisation often leads to sedentary and stressed lifestyle also contribute to factors that lead to an imbalanced diet. Interestingly, chewing tobacco and tobacco consumption were found not to play any significant role in the occurrence of NCD, and alcohol consumption was found to have an even smaller impact on the prevalence of NCD. Together these intoxications, deeply connected to modern-day lifestyle, were found to have a much lesser impact on the occurrence of NCDs. Throwing light on the co-morbidity of NCDs with each other, the study underlined that hypertension has the highest comorbidity with almost all NCDs. This is followed by diabetes, kidney, and digestive disorders in their relative simultaneous occurrence in morbidity. This coexistence, according to the survey, is followed by diabetes and respiratory diseases. On the other hand, cancer and kidney disease were found to have lower comorbidity. The state of Odisha was found to have the highest prevalence of NCDs (272 per 1,000 population) while Gujarat registered the lowest prevalence (60 per 1,000). Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and West Bengal were other states where NCD prevalence was higher than the national average. This calls for state-specific strategies to tackle NCDs. --IANSsan/dpb
Nysha Khanna (name changed), a 30-year-old working professional from Mumbai was admitted to Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur due to hyper insulin secretion post-Covid recovery. She was repeatedly getting episodes of low blood sugar. Her sugar level was 40 mg/dL and she was thoroughly examined to rule out the presence of a pancreatic tumor. It was confirmed that she suffered from a rare condition called autoimmune response wherein the body produces an extremely high amount of insulin and the patient gets repeated hypoglycemia, sweating, drop in sugar levels, and diarrhea because of the Covid and antibiotics, said the hospital.<br> <br>Supportive treatment was given to her like monitoring her sugar on a daily basis with no medication. She was asked to come for regular follow-ups as the condition will go away after three months, said the hospital. "But if her sugar levels go below 30 mg/dL then she may get convulsion and even lose her life. Coronavirus not only gives a tough time to your respiratory health but even digestive issues may crop up post-Covid recovery. The virus can replicate in the digestive tract after clearing in the airways."
Dr Roy Patankar, Gastroenterologist and Director of Zen Multispecialty, said: "Many patients have reported post-covid problems wherein the liver enzymes go up owing to the swelling of the liver cells, effects on the pancreas and sugar going up as insulin production are low. Certain medications given during the treatment of Covid have side-effects on the kidney too."
Dr Patankar added: "Those patients who suffer from digestive issues post recovery will have to take adequate rest and drink a lot of fluids. Do not forget to load up on those vitamin C, D, and calcium supplements as suggested by the expert. Stick to a high fiber diet, take probiotics, and cut down on heavy fried foods. Do blood tests as recommended by your expert to manage serious complications."
"Instead of concentrating only on the lungs post-covid recovery and opting for breathing exercises, it is also essential to monitor digestive health. Include fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in the diet, limiting foods with added sugar and fats. Chew your food properly, and stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water." (Siddhi Jain)
Licorice, popularly known as Mulethi or Sweetwood, is one of the most useful and powerful medicinal herbs. Licorice herb is consumed as a flavoring agent in tea and other beverages and is scented. Licorice is used to cure many ailments, mainly treating the sore throat and cough. It soothes your throat, and due to its anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, it is also helpful in managing gastric problems like stomach ulcers and heartburn.
In India, Licorice is usually called Mulethi; it acts as a good flavoring agent and is also used as a home remedy due to its widespread medical properties. In Indian Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, Licorice is a popular condiment that has been in use since ancient times. This medicinal herb is of huge value in naturally treating sore throat, bronchitis, mouth ulcers, chest congestion, strengthening bones and muscles, kidney problems, hair loss, etc., and has extensive health benefits reach.
Licorice should be consumed in a specified quantity as, in some cases, excessive consumption of Licorice may cause headaches and nausea. Generally, to improve energy levels and manage fatigue, licorice can also be taken. In the case of mouth sores and dental plaques, Licorice helps manage oral problems. Due to its healing and cooling properties, applying a paste of Licorice powder and honey might help relieve mouth sores. To improve skin texture and color, licorice powder is quite helpful.
The presence of powerful phytochemicals such as flavonoids, chalcones, saponins, and xenoestrogens contains certain medicinal properties of mulethi chiefly. Glycyrrhizin, i.e., salts of glycyrrhizic acid, is a common saponin found in roots of mulethi that is accountable for the characteristic sweet taste, which is 50 times sweeter than sugar flavor. The distinct yellowish color of mulethi is provided by some popular chalcones like Liquiritin, lico avonol, liquiritigenin, etc. Due to anethole, the roots of licorice are aromatic.
Licorice's common uses are to heal swelling, i.e., inflammation of the liver or hepatitis, eczema mouth sores, and many other conditions that can be proved scientifically to validate certain uses. Licorice is also consumed in tobacco products, beverages, and flavor foods. Licorice may interfere with the body's response against COVID-19 as per some experts. Licorice majorly increases the chemicals in our body that heal ulcers, and these chemicals in licorice are considered to reduce swelling, thin mucus secretions, and reduce cough.
SYNONYMS OF LICORICE: Glycyrrhizae, Glycyrrhizic Acid, Glycyrrhizinic Acid, Isoflavone, Jethi-Madh, Kanzo, Lakritze, Licorice Root, Jethimard, Jestamadu, Jyeshtamadhu, Atimadhura, Multhi, Irattimadhuram, Jatimadhu, Jastimadhu, Athimadhuram, Atimadhuramu, Asl-us-sus, Liquiritiae Radix, Liquirizia, Mulathi, Mulethi, Orozuz, Can Cao, Chinese Licorice, Deglycyrrhized Licorice, East European Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra violacea, Glycyrrhiza glabra glandulifera, Glycyrrhiza glandulifera, Glycyrrhiza Radix, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Gan Cao, Gan Zao, Glabra, Glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza echinate, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza glabra typica, Phytoestrogen, Phyto-œstrogène, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Mulethi, Mulathi, Muleti, Jethimadhu, Jethimadh, Yastimadhuka, Yastika, Madhuka, Madhuyasti, Yastyahva, Jesthimadhu, Yeshtmadhu, Yashtimadhu, Jethimadha, Regliz, Russian Licorice, Spanish Licorice, Subholz, Sussholz, Sweet Root, Turkish Licorice, Ural Licorice, Yashtimadhu, Yashti-Madhu, Yashti-Madhuka, Zhi Gan Cao Acid Glycyrrhizique, Acide Glycyrrhizinique, Alcacuz, Alcazuz, Bois Doux.
What is the foundation of Licorice?
BENEFITS OF LICORICE:
1. What are the benefits of Licorice for Cough?
Licorice powder helps cure sore throat, cough, and excessive creation of mucus in the respiratory tract. It also aids in loosening the mucus and coughing it out.
Licorice is fine for sore throat, throat irritation, cough, and bronchitis because of its Ropan, i.e., healing and expectorant characteristics.
2. What are the benefits of Licorice for Stomach ulcers?
Licorice root extract might assist in treating stomach ulcers. Glycyrrhetinic acid in Licorice extract has well-built anti-inflammatory characteristics and inhibits inflammatory mediators' activity to decrease pain and inflammation in the stomach.
1. Consume 1 teaspoonful of Licorice powder.
2. Take it thrice a day with 1 cup milk to relieve pain and inflammation related to stomach ulcers.
Licorice is helpful in stomach ulcer because of its Sita, i.e., cold) potency. It creates a thick mucus lining that safeguards the stomach due to its Ropan, i.e., healing nature.
3. What are the benefits of Licorice for Heartburn?
Licorice is efficient in treating functional dyspepsia and related symptoms such as pain due to intestinal gas, belching, upper abdominal fullness, bloating, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and hunger loss.
Licorice helps heartburn and decreases inflammation in the stomach because of its Sita, i.e., cold energy.
4. What are the benefits of Licorice for Fatigue?
Licorice is efficient in treating fatigue as it inhibits inflammatory mediators' activity to decrease dizziness and inflammation in the body.
Licorice is known to release tiredness and fatigue by offering instantaneous energy because of its Madhur, i.e., sweet, and Rasayana, i.e., Rejuvenating property.
5. What are the benefits of Licorice for Tuberculosis or TB?
Licorice might act as an alternate treatment in curing tuberculosis because of its antimicrobial activity that fights against the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Licorice helps improve immunity and control bacterial infections in the lungs of patients with tuberculosis because of its Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating and Ropan, i.e., healing characteristics.
6. What are the benefits of Licorice for Malaria?
Licorice might serve as a good anti-malarial agent because of the presence of Licochalcone A. It inhibits the expansion of parasites at all levels.
Licorice aids in fighting against malaria by improving immunity because of its Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating characteristics.
7. What are the benefits of Licorice for Fatty liver disease?
Licorice might be valuable in the case of the fatty liver caused by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). Because of its detoxification and antioxidant characteristics, Licorice reverses the liver harm inflicted by CCl4. It works by inhibiting liver enzymes' augmented activity and growing the level of antioxidants in the liver. Glycyrrhizic acid present in Licorice has high-quality hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory characteristics, which can effectively treat non-alcoholic hepatitis.
Licorice aids in improving immunity and controlling bacterial infections in the lungs of patients and helps fight against fatty liver disease by improving immunity because of its Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating characteristics Ropan, i.e., healing characteristics.
8. What are the benefits of Licorice for High cholesterol?
Licorice powder helps cure high cholesterol and excessive creation of mucus in the respiratory tract. It also aids in loosening the cholesterol formation in the body.
Licorice helps to cure high cholesterol and decreases the risk of plaque creation because of its Vata and Pitta balancing characteristics.
9. What are the benefits of Licorice for Arthritis?
Licorice can assist in managing rheumatoid arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory characteristics. It inhibits the activity of inflammatory mediators and cures pain and inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis is known as Sandhivata, in which an aggravated Vata causes pain and swelling in the joints. Licorice balances Vata because of its Sita, i.e., cold characteristics, and provides relief in case of arthritis as per Ayurveda.
10. What are the benefits of Licorice for Prostate cancer?
Glycyrrhizin in Licorice serves as a therapeutic agent against prostate cancer. Glycyrrhizin inhibits cell reproduction of prostate cancer cells by inducing apoptosis. Hence, Licorice is recognized to have anti-tumorigenic activity against prostate cancer cells.
Licorice helps improve immunity and control bacterial infections in the prostate of patients because of its Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating and Ropan, i.e., healing characteristics.
USES & EFFECTIVENESS OF LICORICE
• Eczema: Eczema or atopic dermatitis can improve the skin as there is some evidence that applying licorice to skin cures skin. Three times Application of a gel containing licorice daily for 2 weeks reduces redness, swelling, itching, and makes your skin glowing. After breathing tube removal, some people may feel the side effects of the same. To help prevent cough and a sore throat from occurring when the tube is removed and Sucking on a licorice lozenge or gargling with a licorice fluid shortly before placement of a breathing tube cures skin related diseases.
• Canker sores: Application of licorice gel in the mouth for 16 hours daily for 8 days decreases the size of canker sores but does not speed up healing time as per the research. To decrease pain in patients with canker sores, researchers show that applying licorice gel on patches and gargling with warm water containing licorice cure canker sores.
• Dental plaque: It has been found in recent research that the application of a toothpaste containing licorice twice daily does not decrease plaque, gingivitis, or bleeding when compared to a toothpaste without licorice. It is advised to use mouthwash consisting of glycyrrhizin also does not seem to decrease plaque.
• Dry mouth: As per recent research, researchers believe that consuming a licorice mouthwash with every meal for 10 days in people on kidney dialysis with dry mouth might boost dry mouthfeel but not the amount of saliva formed.
• Indigestion: It is advised to consume a definite combination of products consisting of the licorice roots and many other herbal ingredients that help improve indigestion or dyspepsia symptoms. When used alone, It's unclear if licorice is beneficial or not. Ulcers, Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori can occur due to a digestive tract infection. Taking a standard medication treatment alone cures the infection more than taking licorice twice daily together with standard medication for H. pylori infection, as the researchers claim. For the infection in people with peptic ulcer disease, Licorice may only be helpful. Still, researchers are working on licorice to provide the best product.
• Hepatitis: While treating hepatitis B and hepatitis C when given intravenously by IV, certain licorice components might be effective, which has been proven with shreds of evidence. To reduce death by about 50%, using a specific IV licorice product can be beneficial for the latest research. This has experimented with certain patients in the research, and most have been cured by using licorice.
• High cholesterol: Consuming licorice root extract every day for 1 month decreases total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, i.e., bad cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with high cholesterol. As per research, bad cholesterol can be controlled by the consumption of licorice powder.
• High potassium levels: Licorice reduces potassium levels in people with diabetes or kidney problems due to anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties; problems related to high potassium levels can be controlled by taking licorice.
• Mouth sores: If you are struggling with issues of Mouth sores, then a specific licorice component intravenously by IV boosts symptoms of mouth sores or lichen planus in people with hepatitis C.
• Symptoms of menopause: Consuming licorice root extract can decrease the number and intensity of hot flashes in menopausal women as per the latest research. At the same time, other researchers think that licorice builds up fat in the liver in people who drink little or no alcohol, i.e., non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD. Research shows that consuming 2 grams of licorice root extract daily for 2 months decreases test markers of liver injury in liver disease patients not caused by drinking alcohol.
• Obesity: Consuming licorice doesn't decrease body weight in overweight or obese people, but it improves the metabolism that repairs the body in a way that stimulates weight loss.
• Parkinson’s disease: Consuming licorice by mouth may boost symptoms and tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease as per the latest study, which improves the quality of research needed to confirm.
• Stomach ulcers: Licorice usually speeds up the healing of stomach ulcers when made, especially on the health care experts' instructions. Consuming a definite licorice product consisting of definite antacids for 4-16 weeks might speed up ulcer healing. To improve stomach ulcer symptoms taking similar licorice products that do not contain additional antacids to reduce stomach ulcers.
• Physical performance in elderly adults: Exercise, in general, does not get better with their walking speed or other physical abilities as per recent research, and this licorice oil to older women is used to make the bones stronger. Licorice is consumed to repair hormonal disorder, causing enlarged ovaries with cysts, i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS.
Is Licorice effective?
Licorice is quite effective in treating ailments such as Heartburn, Arthritis, Chronic hepatitis C virus or HCV infection, Cough, Local anesthesia,i.e., Numb tissues in a specific area, Malaria, Menopausal symptoms, Obesity, Prostate cancer, Stomach ulcers, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Tuberculosis, Familial Mediterranean fever, i.e., Hereditary inflammatory disorder, Fatigue, Fatty liver disease, High cholesterol, Increased potassium levels in the blood, Infections, Infertility, Irritable bowel syndrome.
SIDE EFFECTS & SAFETY MEASURES OF LICORICE
• When taken by mouth: Licorice is taken in most food items; it is safest for human consumption and should be utilized in a specified amount. When taken by mouth in larger amounts as medicine, this licorice has been clinically tested and is known as glycyrrhizin, which is safe for consumption. It should be consumed by individuals as prescribed by the medical officers that are doses of up to 4.5 grams daily for up to 4 months. People might develop high blood pressure and other serious side effects that chew tobacco flavored with licorice, drink licorice tea, or ingest large amounts of candy or lozenges containing licorice.
• To consume in huge amounts for more than 4 weeks or in smaller amounts, long-term licorice products that include glycyrrhizin are probably unsafe. For several weeks or longer, one can cause severe side effects consuming licorice 5 grams or more. The consumption of high dosage leads to very high blood pressure, paralysis, irregular heart rhythms, low potassium levels, weakness, and heart attack. Individuals who eat a lot of salt or have heart disease, kidney disease, or high blood pressure are extra sensitive to licorice. After eating smaller amounts of licorice, one can have these troubles.
• When applied to the skin: When a licorice gel is used with licorice root extract, 2% is applied to the skin for up to 2 weeks; in such cases, Licorice is perhaps safe. In various people, it may cause a rash after consuming licorice in inappropriate quantity.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS & WARNINGS
• Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant, then it is unsafe to take licorice by mouth. To increase the risk of early delivery, high utilization of licorice during pregnancy, i.e., about 250 grams of licorice per week, is utilized, which is unsafe. Early delivery or might cause a miscarriage. When breastfeeding, there isn't much dependable information available about the safety of consuming licorice. Avoid using licorice and stay on the safe side.
• Heart disease: Consumption of licorice can make congestive heart failure worse and cause the body to store water. It can also boost the risk of an unbalanced heartbeat. If you have heart disease, don’t consume licorice.
• Hormone-sensitive: Ailments like such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids, and uterine cancer: Licorice might act as an estrogen in the body. Don't use licorice if you have any situation that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen.
• The consumption of licorice can raise high blood pressure: Blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, don’t consume large amounts of it.
• Hypertonic: Usually, Hypertonic is a kind of muscle condition caused by nerve problems. To cure the same taking Licorice can cause the level of potassium to go down in the blood. Licorice can create hypertonic worse, so keep away from consuming licorice if you have hypertonic.
• Hypokalemia: Generally, Hypokalemia is Low potassium levels in the blood. Don't utilize licorice if you have this situation; if your potassium is already low, licorice might make it excessively low.
• Kidney disease: Don't use licorice as the overuse of licorice could make kidney disease worse.
• Sexual problems in men: Licorice can worsen erectile dysfunction by lowering levels of a hormone called testosterone and worsen a man's interest in sex.
• Surgery: Avoid consuming licorice at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery as Licorice might hinder blood pressure control during and after surgery.
HOW TO CONSUME LICORICE
1. Licorice Honey Face pack
• Consume 15-20 fresh Licorice leaves and blend them to form a smooth paste
• 2 teaspoon of honey to the paste should be Added
• Evenly apply licorice paste over the face, neck, and hands
• For 5-6 minutes, it should be kept
• With tap water, wash carefully
• Three times a week, utilize this remedy to get relief of tanning and dullness.
2. Consume Licorice Powder with Amla juice
• Consume 2 teaspoons of Licorice powder
• Apply licorice gel consistently on the scalp and blend 5-6 teaspoons of amla juice with licorice
• For 1-2 hours, let it sit
• With tap water, wash carefully
• Twice a week, utilize this remedy for a spotless and oil-free scalp.
3. Use Licorice Powder with Turmeric
• Consume ½ teaspoon of Licorice powder
• ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of Multani Mitti must be added
• 2-3 teaspoons of rose water should be added to licorice powder
• Blend all the components to form a silky paste
• Keep for 5-6 minutes to dry and apply evenly on the face and neck
• With tap water, wash carefully
• To improve your skin tone, repeat it thrice a week.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Can Licorice powder be used for hair growth?
Licorice powder is frequently utilized then it can assist in controlling hair loss, but sufficient scientific evidence is not available currently. It might also help in the expansion of new hair.
Licorice is fine for hair growth; to protect hair and increase the hair quality, licorice can be used to maintain the quality of hair, then Ropan, i.e., healing and expectorant characteristics of licorice, is very beneficial.
Q. What are the benefits of Licorice tea?
Licorice comprises definite constituents that guard the liver against harm—drinking Licorice tea that helps in managing ulcers, diabetes inflammation, constipation, and depression.
Licorice assists in administering issues such as the stomach, mouth ulcers, hyperacidity, and can be consumed along with ginger in the form of tea. Licorice promotes healthy liver function because of its Pitta balancing and Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating characteristics due to its Vata and Pitta balancing characteristics.
Q. Can Licorice help relieve muscle cramps?
Yes, particular substances are attained from the licorice root that helps reduce muscle cramps or spasms.
Muscular cramps are due to the unevenness of Vata Dosha in the body. As Licorice has the property of balancing Vata Dosha, it acts very efficiently in muscular cramps.
Q. Can Licorice help with weight loss?
Licorice increases human metabolism and is not adequate as scientific shreds of evidence are not available for the use of Licorice in weight loss.
Licorice makes it efficient in maintaining normal body weight as it has Balya, i.e., tonic characteristics.
Q. Does Licorice help improve gastrointestinal health?
Licorice comprises definite substances that have anti‐inflammatory characteristics. It soothes the stomach by shielding the gastrointestinal tract lining Due to this and any kind of pain or inflammation.
The gastrointestinal disturbance is suffered due to the imbalance of Pitta dosha. Licorice has the characteristics of balancing Pitta Dosha in the body, which assists in improving digestive health.
Q. Does Licorice aid the treatment of diabetes?
Yes, licorice might assist in improving insulin resistance, which helps in the treatment of diabetes.
Due to an imbalance of Vata and Kapha dosha, diabetes is a situation that occurs. Licorice assists in supervising diabetes because of its Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating characteristics. It helps control normal blood sugar levels and prevents the complexities of diabetes by balancing Vata and Kapha dosha.
Q. Does Licorice help improve male fertility?
For the use of Licorice in male fertility, there is no enough scientific evidence available.
It improves male fertility, as Licorice has Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating, and Vajikaran, i.e., aphrodisiac characteristics.
Q. Does Licorice help relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome or PMS and menopause?
Licorice root contains certain substances that help in the symptomatic control of menopause and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) by lowering the estrogen level.
Premenstrual syndrome or PMS and menopause both are the effects of imbalanced Vata and Pitta Dosha. Licorice has Vata and Pitta Dosha balancing property, which assists in managing the features of both these problems.
Q. What does Licorice do to your skin and hair?
Glycyrrhizin in Licorice is determined to be the chief component to battle against free radicals and prevent skin disease. Licorice has antimicrobial, antioxidant, UV protective, and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Licorice powder, when applied regularly, improves the elasticity of the skin apart from these benefits.
Due to its Ropan, i.e., healing properties, it shows good results in treating blemishes, and licorice is good for skin and dark spots because of its Pitta balancing and Rasayana characteristics.
Q. Does Licorice help in skin lightening?
Licorice is known as the safest skin lightening instrument. Liquidity in Licorice powder inhibits an enzyme named tyrosinase, leading to a reduction in the melanin content. It contributes to a reduction in melanin as antioxidants are present in Licorice, which helps in skin lightening.
Licorice helps to cure blemishes and dark spots in melasma because of its Pitta balancing and Rasayana, i.e., rejuvenating characteristics. It also gives a soothing and cooling effect on the skin.
Q. How is Licorice powder good for hair?
DGlycyrrhizin present in it, Licorice powder is good for the hair. It aids in fighting against free radicals and prevents hair damage.
Due to its Pitta and Vata balancing characteristics, licorice powder controls hair fall and premature greying.
Q. Is Licorice good for your dental health?
Licorice has anti-cariogenic characteristics that prevent cavities' formation and inhibit the devotion and biofilm creation of the bacteria on teeth. Licorice powder stimulates saliva flow and is sweet, known to have antibacterial action, cleansing effect, and demineralization activity to restore the mineral loss. Licorice powder also decreases the creation of inflammatory mediators accountable for the inflammation of gums.
It is advised to use mouthwash consisting of glycyrrhizin, also does not seem to decrease plaque.
The COVID-19 pandemic has locked everyone at home. Everyone learned a lot of things which they didn’t do before. Everyone learned to make a lot of recipes and enjoyed them but, forgot to take care of their digestive system and they face some digestive disease, So now you can see some ways here, which will beneficial for you in getting rid of the digestive disease by Ayurveda. When we say cure any diseases with Ayurveda so, as a patient first you have to do faith in Ayurveda treatment.
What is Digestive Disease?
The digestive system is a complicated and spacious part of the body. The digestive system helps your body absorb the necessary nutrients and is responsible for getting rid of waste. It ranges all the path from the mouth to the rectum. Digestive disease can mean more than unwanted signs. Minor issues that are left untreated can lead to more serious, chronic illnesses.
Digestive diseases are digestive disorders, which is sometimes called the gastrointestinal (GI) mode. Indigestion, food, and drink are broken down into small portions (nutrients) that the body can expand and use as energy and building blocks for cells.
What are the causes and symptoms of digestive disease?
The digestive disease is an umbrella term applied to represent any health condition that affects one of these components. They could include:
1. Acid reflux
Also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), acid reflux happens when the fluids in your stomach ruse back up into the esophagus. This is more likely to occurs after eating a large amount of meal, being done overweight or obese, eating deep-fried foods, recumbent down soon after eating, smoking, or pregnancy.
Symptoms: The first symptom you’ll notice is a burning sensation in your throat and chest when you are facing the digestive disease. Also, you’ll likely taste a bitter acid backing into your mouth, sore throat, belching, nausea, and bloating.
The gallbladder is an organ down the liver. It contains bile — a fluid that aids digestion. When there’s too much cholesterol in the bile, these evolve into hard, pebble stone-like masses. The gallstones themselves do not cause pain. However, when they block bile from moving, you experience pain and other signs.
Symptoms: In addition to stomach pain, if you are suffering from gallstones, you’ll notice dark urine, clay-colored bowel movements, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.
3. Peptic ulcers
These are lesions along the lining of the stomach or miniature intestine. Also called peptic ulcers, stomach ulcers are caused by infection by a bacteria called H. pylori, or abusing aspirin or other anti-phlogistic medications.
Symptoms: Symptoms of ulcers can spectrum from mild to severe. They include heartburn, blood in bowel movements, stomach pain, blood in vomit, and vomiting.
4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The disorder of the large intestine is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It’s a chronic condition that happens when the muscles on the gastroenteric wall contract as you digest food. It may also be caused after experiencing gastroenteritis. It’s often to ruin by stress, certain foods, and hormonal changes.
Symptoms: Excessive gas, bloating, alternating between diarrhea and constipation, and mucus in bowel movements. If you see blood in your stools, consult with a doctor as soon as possible.
5. Crohn’s Disease
This situation exists whenever a person experiences chronic swelling of the gastrointestinal system— meaning anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum. This swelling can result in your intestines not absorbing nutrients, which can lead to denutrition. A person may have the disease and not experience any signs until they have flare-ups.
Symptoms: Abdominal cramping, an instant need to go to the bathroom, fever, frequent diarrhea, blood in your stool, fatigue, and weight loss. You’ll also feel diminished appetite and feel like you have little to no energy.
This condition available when a person develops pockets within the walls of the colon. These pouches are called diverticula. During digestion, food molecules can get stuck in these pockets. Since they are not discarded during regular bowel movements, diverticula become transmissible. Once an infection available, the situation is known as diverticulitis.
Symptoms: Constipation, tenderness, fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. Pain is often centralized on the lower left side of the abdomen and persists for various days.
7. Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is an autoimmune deformation in the small intestine. When someone with the condition eats gluten, their body reacted by attacking the small intestine. It can evolve at any age. Left without treatment, it can lead to more serious health conditions.
Symptoms: Signs of celiac disease contain constipation, chronic diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, gas, irritability, fatigue, pale stools, and cut of dental enamel. If the patient is a child, celiac disease may occur to them to be small for their age or have late puberty.
Tummy Troubles? Stroke Your Digestive Fire with Yoga
Out of the 5 universal elements in every human being, fire is responsible for potency, power, and modification. Respective of the third chakra, Agni (or fire) can reason inflammation and indigestion when imbalanced. Following are some yoga asanas that will help you preserve the balance of this element.
This is a chain of 12 poses. In the beginning, stand straight and introduce your folded hands to the heart. Now pick up your hands above your head and then bend them touching your feet. Bring one foot onward between your palms into a cavalier pose followed by a mountain pose and the eight disjoin pose.
Take up your chest off the ground in the cobra pose followed again by a mountain pose and a cavalier pose with the other leg. And after that stand with hands to your feet slowly bringing them towards the sky. Return to the starting position.
Phalkasana is a great basis pose that will help you move into other poses. It helps strengthen your abdomen and arms. Start by stand down on your hands and knees. Keep your wrist straight beneath your shoulders.
Elaborate your fingers and press beneath through your arms without compressing your chest. Step back with one and other feet and bring your body into one straight line parallel to the ground. Hold it for 10-20 seconds and make it free.
This pose strengthens your basic muscles. Start by getting into a downward-facing dog pose. While inhaling lift your right leg up towards your back. Firstly exhale and bring your knee towards your nose. Repeat this step 3-5 times with one leg and switch legs for another 3-5 rounds.
Utkatasana also called a chair pose, works on your legs and arms, and encourages your abdominal muscles. Start by standing upright with your legs hip-width different. Inhale and raise your arms above. Breathe and bend your knees so that your thighs are similar to the floor. Hold it for 10-20 seconds and quietly come back up.
Navasana starts by sitting on the ground and bending your knees. Rollback balancing your weight on the tailbone and keeping the legs at a 900 angle in front of you. Now stretch your arms forward. Hold it for 10-15 seconds and release. This asana helps in building your core and hip flexors.
How Ayurveda Cure Digestive Disease?
Unlike regular treatment for digestive disease, Ayurveda’s first step goes to the very root of the problem and addresses it naturally. Not only that, Ayurvedic medicines and herbs restore the natural cycle of digestion. Let's find out how.
1. Reignites Agni–
The first step is to work on the mandagni. First reignites the weak Agni. This is done care of custom-made diet & lifestyle changes done after a reasonable understanding of the state of the septic system.
2. Balances Dosha–
Vata and Kapha get over Pitta, therefore Ayurvedic treatment focuses on transfer all three doshas back to a balanced state.
3. Repairs spoilage–
Chemicals in antacids and fast relievers can give a bad effect on the fragile villi and mucosal layer. The Ayurvedic treatment repairs the spoilage to restore the normal digestive process.
4. Restore the intestine–
The procedure of digestion is intricate and be dependent on multiple organs with the intestine to perform well. Ayurvedic treatment restores the entire intestine and all the organs.
5. Calmative the mind–
A healthy intestine needs a healthy mind. Only Ayurveda works on calmative the mind while treating digestive disease.
The Ayurvedic Treatments work for digestion problems. The various Ayurvedic herbs, medicines, and treatments make sure that a person leads a “Digestive disease-free life”.
To know more or consult with the best Ayurveda doctors. They will give you the best solution which helps you.
Also known as Saunf in Hindi, Fennel seeds are some of the most popular Indian spices. Fennel seeds, if inserted into a regular diet, will benefit your health immensely. Fennel seeds have been in use since ancient times and are used for various activities. The advantages of Fennel seeds are manifold. The seeds have a very sweet-and-bitter type of taste. Besides health benefits, Fennel seeds also have a lot of culinary benefits.
If you are suffering from problems related to digestion, Fennel seeds can help you a lot. Fennel seeds are equipped with a component known as "Anethole," which will improve your digestive activities. A lot of health professionals recommend chewing some fennel seeds after meals. Anethole is also very beneficial for lactating women as it can boost breast milk secretion. These seeds are jam-packed with Vitamin C, the deficiency of which may result in health problems. You can also consume these seeds for preventing constipation, bloating, colic. If you are feeling nauseous or sick, these seeds can help you feel better. Many people even consume Fennel seeds regularly to manage their weight. During menstruation cycles, these seeds can be included in the diet to help prevent menstrual cramps. This is due to the fact that Fennel seeds aid in reducing uterine contractions. The diuretic property of these seeds can prove beneficial against kidney and bladder ailments. If your eye is injured, which has resulted in an inflammation of the same, it can be reduced with the help of some cotton soaked in Fennel seed water.
Fennel seeds are popularly known as “Saunf” in Hindi and Punjabi. Meanwhile, fennel seeds are known as “Variari” and “Badi-sopu" in Gujarati and Kannada, respectively. In Marathi, Fennel seeds are referred to as "Badishep." Used excessively in Bengal, fennel seeds are referred to as "Pan," "Muhiri," and "Mauri" in Bengali. These fennel seeds are known by other names such as Shaleen, Madhurika, Kattusatkuppa, Madesi Saunf, Bitter Fennel, Aslul, Rajyana, Panamadhuri, Badi sopu, Sabbsige, Aslul ejiyanaj, among others. Scientifically known as Foeniculum vulgare Miller, the uses of Fennel seeds remain the same throughout the different regions. Fennel seeds serve as one of the key ingredients in “Paanch Phoran Masala," which is used extensively throughout the country for cooking a vast array of dishes. People also tend to include Fennel seeds in their diets in other forms because of all the health benefits these seeds have to offer.
Fennel is a cooling spice, as opposed to most spices that are hot in nature. Fennel seeds, therefore, are grown across the Northern States of India as a cold climate crop. It is widely speculated that fennel seeds have been in use since ancient times. Apparently, ancient Greeks referred to this item as "Marathon." Pheidippides, the messenger who warned Sparta of the Persian attack, was gifted with fennel seeds for his accomplishments. Greeks and Romans used these seeds for their medicinal and culinary values. In recent times, countries such as India, the USA, France, and Russia have emerged as top cultivators of these items.
Benefits of Fennel Seeds in Ayurvedic Treatment
There are so many advantages of incorporating Fennel seeds in your daily diet. Even in ancient times, these seeds were used for providing relief from various ailments. The popularity of Fennel seeds keeps growing exponentially, owing to its proven benefits. Let's look at some of the advantages of Fennel seeds.
Benefits of Fennel Seeds for Flatulence
Modern Scientific View
Fennel seeds help regulate our intestines' movement of smooth muscles through the carminative property that these seeds possess. As a result of this regulation, the trapped gas is dissipated, and people can get relief from flatulence. Fennel seeds can also help combat indigestion and bloating.
According to the view of ayurvedists, Fennel Seeds possess “Deepan” (Appetizer) and “Pachan” (digestive) properties, which can help in fighting flatulence.
Benefits of Fennel Seeds for Constipation
Modern Scientific View
Fennel seeds serve as the source of dietary fiber, which is essential for our digestive system's good functioning. Consuming fennel seeds will improve digestive activities and help combat constipation.
People working in Ayurveda's field swear by the benefits of Fennel seeds due to its multiple advantages.
Benefits of Fennel Seeds for Colicky Pain
Modern Scientific View
Accumulation of gas in the intestines may result in severe pain in the abdomen. This is a very common problem in breastfed infants. The presence of "Anethole” in these seeds relieves the pain by relaxing the intestinal smooth muscles and releasing the trapped gas. Fennel seeds can help prevent colic pain in babies. However, it is better to consult a doctor before allowing your children to have fennel seeds.
Fennel seeds possess the properties of Deepan and Pachan, which can help relieve colic pain in babies
Benefits of Fennel Seeds against Menstrual Pain
Modern Scientific View
Fennel seeds can lessen cramping during Menstruation. Fennel seeds come equipped with the estrogenic property, which can help reduce the frequency of uterine contractions.
Ayurvedic studies suggest that Fennel seeds can lessen menstrual pain by balancing the "Vata Dosha."
Benefits of Fennel seeds for Bronchitis
Fennel seeds contain "Anethole." It is a component that gives way to bronchodilatory property in people. Consuming fennel seeds on a regular basis can relax the muscles in the lungs and widen the airway.
There aren't many Ayurvedic studies about Fennel seeds with respect to Bronchitis. However, Ayurvedic studies point towards other benefits of Fennel seeds.
Benefits of Fennel Seeds for Respiratory Tract Infection
Upper respiratory tract infections can be reduced with the consumption of Fennel seeds. This is due to the presence of "Anethole," which can clear mucus from the respiratory tract. This can help people to breathe easier by reducing congestion in the respiratory tract.
Ayurvedic studies also point towards the huge benefits of Fennel seeds when it comes to any kind of sickness.
Recommended Dosages of Barley to help prevent Diseases
¼ to ½ teaspoon of Fennel seeds twice a day can work wonders for your body.
A lot of studies recommend that ¼ to ½ teaspoon of Fennel seeds powder can be extremely beneficial.
Fennel seeds capsules can be taken twice a day in the quantity of 1-2.
Children above six years can consume 2-4 teaspoon of Fennel seed Ark on a regular basis. Adults, meanwhile, can 6-10 teaspoons on a day-to-day basis.
How Can Fennel Seeds be used or consumed?
Dry Fennel seeds
Taking dry fennel seeds regularly can be very helpful.
Consume ½-1 teaspoon Fennel seeds on a daily basis.
Chew them thoroughly to derive the best results.
Powdered Fennel Seeds
Fennel seeds can be consumed in powdered form on a day-to-day basis in order to get the best results.
Take ½ - 1 teaspoon of Fennel seeds powder and mix it in a glass of lukewarm water.
Drink this concoction twice a day.
Continue doing this for 2-3 months to derive better results.
Fennels Seeds Ark
Children above 6 years of age can consume 2-4 teaspoons of Saunf ark mixed in a similar water quantity.
Adults can consume 6-10 teaspoons of Saunf Ark on a day-to-day basis.
Fennel Seeds Tea
Fennel seeds tea is another way of consuming fennel seeds, and people can obtain great relief from consuming this concoction. Fennel seeds tea can be very beneficial against intestinal gas.
Take 2 teaspoons of Fennel seeds and 1.5 cups of water inside a pan.
Add some crushed ginger to the above solution.
Boil the concoction on a medium flame for 5-7 mins
Strain the solution and drink
Fennel seeds infused water.
Water infused with Fennel seeds can help in facilitating weight loss and can also boost metabolism.
Pour a glass of water into a pan and bring it to a boil.
Pour the boiled water into a glass and add 2 teaspoons of Fennels seeds to the same.
Let the Fennel seeds infused water sit overnight.
Drink this water in the morning to derive health benefits
Precautionary Guide while consuming Fennel Seeds:
For Epileptic patients
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Science experts suggest that consumption of Fennel seeds may lead to a seizure. Hence, Epileptic patients are advised to seek a doctor's advice before consuming Fennel seeds and other medicines for epilepsy.
For Other Interactions
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Birth control pills contain estrogen. If taken along with Fennel seeds, the estrogenic properties of Fennel seeds might decrease its effectiveness. Therefore, an additional form of birth control may come in handy in these scenarios.
FAQs about Fennel Seeds
How do you prepare Fennel Seeds Tea?
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Fennel Seeds tea can be very helpful against intestinal gas. Here's how you can prepare Fennel Seeds tea.
Pour the required amount of water and bring it to a boil.
Crush a teaspoon of Fennel Seeds using a mortar and pestle.
Bring out the crushed seeds and place them inside a cup.
Pour the boiling water into the cup and cover the same.
Let the tea sit for 10 minutes before consuming it.
Amplify the taste of the tea by adding some honey
Are Fennel Seeds and Anise the same thing?
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Anise and Fennel seeds look similar. Also, both Anise and Fennel Seeds are used to add flavor to dishes. However, both come from very different plants. Anise, as compared to Fennel Seeds, is more pungent. Anise is a stronger spice, and people don't prefer chewing it.
How can the Consumption of Fennel Seeds help in Weight Loss?
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Fennel seeds aid weight loss by reducing hunger pangs. Our digestion is improved as a result of Fennel Seeds consumption. Thanks to an improved digestive system, absorbing nutrients becomes much easier. Therefore, you are satisfied, and hunger pangs also reduce gradually.
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"Ama" refers to toxic remains in our body due to improper digestion at different levels. This can increase weight. According to Ayurvedic studies, Fennel seeds can reduce Ama's production through its Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties.
Dry roast a cup of Fennel seeds for 2-3 minutes.
Grind the seeds and store the same in an air-tight container.
Take a glass of water and pour ½ teaspoon of Fennel powder into it.
Continue this process for 2-3 months to dereive better results.
Chew some fennel seeds after your meals on a day-to-day basis to speed up digestion.
Can Fennel Seeds boost Breast Milk Production?
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Lactating mothers consume fennel seeds in order to boost the production of breast milk. “Anethole” possess galactogenic activity that increases the milk-secreting hormone “Prolactin." As a result of these secretions, the flow of milk also improves alongside the milk's quantity and quality. However, the advice of a doctor is recommended before taking fennel seeds during lactation.
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According to Ayurvedic studies, Fennel seeds have Balya property that can boost milk production in lactating mothers.
Boil 2-3 teaspoons of Fennel seeds in ½ to 1 liter of drinking water.
Let it boil for 5-6 minutes before consuming it.
Let it cool down and amplify the taste with a teaspoon of mishri or rock candy.
Stir it well and consume 2-3 cups of this water on a day-to-day basis.
How do Fennel Seeds help in Breast Enlargement?
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Many studies suggest that Fennel seeds can boost the overall size of breasts to a certain extent. According to a lot of scientific studies, Fennel seeds contain Phytoestrogens, which are estrogenic substances. These substances are proven to mimic the features of female hormones so that it may boost breast tissue growth. However, there is not enough evidence to support this feature of Fennel Seeds.
Can Fennel Seeds help Baby?
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Fennel Seeds are considered to be good for babies because it can provide relief from Flatulence in babies.
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Ayurvedic studies suggest that Saunf Ark possesses Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) properties. These Fennel Seeds can provide relief from Flatulence.
It is advised that children above 6 years of age must consume 2-4 teaspoons of Saunf ark mixed with water. This concoction can be taken twice a day.
Are Fennel Seeds effective against Colicky Pain?
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A severe abdominal pain, Colicky Pain, is caused as a result of the accumulation of gas in the intestines. Breastfed babies can fall prey to this kind of pain. According to Scientific studies, the presence of Anethole in Fennel Seeds can relax intestinal smooth muscles.
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The Deepan and Pachan properties of Fennel Seeds have proven very beneficial for humans.
1. Add water to Saunf ark, an ayurvedic concoction, and give it to your baby 45 minutes after a meal.
2. Repeat this process twice a day.
Can People with Hormone Sensitivity consume Fennel Seeds?
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People with hormone-sensitive conditions such as Breast Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cancer, among others, should avoid Fennel Seeds. The estrogenic properties of Fennel Seeds can worsen your situation.
What are the Benefits of Fennel Seeds infused Water?
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Fennel seeds are jam-packed with a lot of components that can improve health conditions in humans. Drinking Fennel Seeds infused water can boost breast milk production in lactating mothers.
Also, Fennel Seeds possess Diuretic Properties that can boost urine production and prevent urinary diseases. Fennel seeds or leaves boiled in water can manage nausea and stomach heat.
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Ayurvedic experts suggest that Fennel Seeds are essential for improving digestive activities in humans. The Deepan and Pachan properties of Fennel seeds can digest Ama. The Mutual or Diuretic Property of Fennel seeds can help in proper Urine flow.
Can Fennel Seeds Improve Digestion?
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Science experts suggest that Fennel Seeds are packed with components that can relax our gastrointestinal system's smooth muscles and prevent problems such as Bloating and Stomach Cramps.
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The Deepan and Pachan properties of Fennel Seeds can help digest food as well as Ama.
Consuming Fennel Seeds on a day-to-day basis can help solve a lot of digestive problems. People suffering from Constipation can consume Fennel Seeds on a regular basis to rid themselves of these problems.
Dry roast a cup of fennel seeds in a pan for 2-3 minutes. Grind it into a smooth powder and store the powder in an air-tight container.
Take a glass of lukewarm water and mix some fennel powder to the same. Drink this concoction before going to bed.
Repeat this process for a month to derive better results.
The dietary fiber's presence relieves constipation by increasing the bulk of the stool and pushing it out smoothly.
How can Fennel Seeds help in reducing Bad Breath?
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The antimicrobial properties of Fennel Seeds can help combat bad breath. These seeds can put an end to the growth of bacteria in the mouth and prevent bad breath. People can chew Fennel Seeds slowly in order to increase the production of saliva in the mouth.
Does Consumption of Fennel infuse Tea benefit People?
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Drinking Fennel Seeds infused tea can boost your appetite. It also offers some much-needed relief from indigestion. Drinking Fennel Tea every day can reduce the risks of Asthma, Cough, and Bronchitis in humans. Fennel Tea can also be consumed to combat eye inflammation.
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The Deepan and Pachan Properties of Fennel Infused Tea can help in improving digestion in humans. The Medhya Property of Fennel seeds is beneficial for our brains.
Add 2 teaspoons of Fennel seeds into 1.5 cups of water in a pan.
Add some crushed ginger into the concoction.
Boil it on a medium flame for 5-7 minutes.
Strain this concoction and drink it.
This Fennel infused tea can help combat gas or Flatulence.
How can Fennel Seeds help in Skin Lightening?
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Fennel seeds possess a lot of beneficial constituents and antioxidants. These components can fight against free radicals and prevent damage to cells. As a result, people can get glowing skin, which further slows down the aging process.
The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Fennel Seeds can inhibit swelling and skin infections. Fennel seeds stimulate estrogen receptors. Thus, consuming Fennel seeds regularly can manage acne and improve skin tone.
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Ayurvedic experts believe that increased pigmentation of the skin occurs due to imbalanced Pitta dosha in humans. This Pitta Balancing Property of Fennel Seeds can boost skin lightening in humans. It can reduce the pigmentation of the skin, which further lightens skin.
How do Fennel Seeds help against Flatulence or Gas Formation?
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Science experts believe that the carminative properties of Fennel Seeds can help in the regulation of smooth muscles in our intestines. Fennel seeds can be effective against problems of indigestion and bloating.
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The Deepan and Pachan properties of Fennel Seeds are very effective against flatulence, and consuming Fennel Seeds on a regular basis can provide great relief from flatulence.
Crush one teaspoon of fennel seeds using a mortar and pestle.
Add the crushed seeds to a glass of water and pour it into a pan. Wait until the water comes to boil and then simmer it until the water becomes half.
Strain the hot water and wait for it to reduce to a warm temperature.
Add a teaspoon of honey to the water.
Drink this concoction once a day. Continue this process for 1-2 months to achieve better results.
You can incorporate fennel seeds into your daily life by taking ½ teaspoon of fennel seeds after your meals twice a day. You can have the seeds with mishri or rock candy.