Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) An 18-year-old youth in Telangana spent 11 days on a tree after testing positive for Covid-19 as he could not isolate himself in his small home.Fearing that he might infect his parents and sister if he stays in the house, Ramawat Shiva Naik set up his own innovative 'isolation facility' on a tree near the house. A resident of Kothanandikonda village in Adavidevulapally mandal of Nalgonda district, Shiva is an engineering student at college in Hyderabad. As the college was closed due to second wave of Covid-19 a few weeks ago, Shiva had returned home. To help his family, he started working as 'hamali' (porter) at a paddy procurement centre set up by the state government in the village to purchase paddy from farmers. As he was suffering from fever and had other suspected symptoms of Covid-19, he underwent the test at a primary health centre (PHC) , located about five km from his village. He tested positive for Covid on May 4 but since he had mild symptoms, a health worker at PHC told him that there is no need for hospitalisation but advised him to isolate at home. With four members of family sharing a one-room house with a single washroom, Shiva found that home isolation is not possible. With no government-run isolation facility in his village or in surrounding villages, the youth hit upon innovative idea. "I had no other option. I did not want my family members to suffer because of me," said Shiva.Since he had learnt that Covid-infected people are suffering from low saturation level, he chose the tree for his isolation hoping that this will help him maintain good oxygen levels. He selected a tree in front of his house as the isolation facility. The tree, which is called 'Ganuga' in Telugu (Pongame tree), is also said to have some medicinal properties. Using bamboo sticks, ropes and few other items, he made a cot and tied it to the tree branches. Shiva's parents used to keep his meals, water and other requirements in bucket and he used to pull up the same with a rope. Shiva remained in touch with family and friends through his mobile phone, which also proved useful to kill the time. He sent a few messages calling up on local authorities to set up an isolation centre in the area. Responding to his appeal and growing requests from people in his village and about a dozen other villages, the authorities set up an isolation centre late last week. They converted a hostel meant for students belonging to Scheduled Tribes into an isolation centre. They also persuaded Shiva to move to the centre. He will soon be completing his isolation period.Shiva's incident highlighted the problems faced by Covid infected in villages. Living in small houses with no or single washroom, they can't isolate themselves.In some instances, last year and also during the ongoing second wave, individuals who test positive were not allowed to enter into villages. At few places, Covid-infected patients are living in isolation either in huts outside the villages or in the fields. --IANS ms/ash
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 2 (IANS) This is a clear case of superstition and faith riding over science as people in the Bahadurganj area in Shahjahanpur are making a beeline for a Peepal tree after being declared Covid positive.About half a dozen members from two families who have tested positive are now lying under the Peepal tree for a dose of oxygen.Urmila, one of the women lying under the tree, says, "I was having a problem in breathing and there was no hospital or oxygen support. Someone told me that the Peepal tree gives out oxygen and my family brought me here. I am now feeling better and can breathe better.Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Roshanlal Varma reached the area and met the people. Expressing anger over the state of affairs in health care, he even called up district officials on Saturday and asked them to shift the patients to hospitals,Urmila, however, said that since she was feeling better under the Peepal tree, she did not want to be shifted to the hospital.Her family member said, "We were told that Peepal gives out maximum oxygen. Since there was no option left, we brought my aunt here and she has recovered to a large extent. What matters is that she is improving and does not need oxygen support. We do not care what people say."Medical experts in Lucknow, meanwhile, claim that the impact is more psychological than physical. "It is probably fresh air that is helping people breathe easy," said a King George's Medical University (KGMU) doctor.--IANSamita/dpb
Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) Earthen pots hung on a Peepal tree, usually near the cremation grounds, is a rarity in normal times.As per Hindu tradition, the ashes placed in the earthen pot, called 'Ghant' is hung on a Peepal tree until the ashes are immersed.Usually, a tree has two to three Ghant hanging on them at a time. These are usually of those whose children are abroad and cannot return immediately for cremation.Today, however, with the pandemic raging on and the death toll mounting, the number of 'ghant' hanging on Peepal tree is growing by the day."There are more than two dozen 'ghant' hanging here. People are not coming back to collect the ashes of their family members and we cannot discard them. Maybe, after waiting for a few more days, we will immerse them in the river," said Krishna (name changed on request) a worker at the Gulala cremation ghat in Lucknow.He said that the Covid scare was so great that there have been at least three instances in the past one week where the relatives have left the bodies at the cremation ground without cremating them because they were asked to wait for their turn.While hanging a 'ghant' is a traditional way of keeping the ashes till the immersion is done, some cremation grounds have also got lockers where the urn can be kept."Our lockers are full and people now put a slip with the name of the deceased and hang the pot on the tree," said Alok, a worker at the Parmat Ghat in Kanpur.Workers at the cremation grounds say that here is no time to perform pre-cremation rituals that include chanting of mantras."We now do the basics and the pyre is set on fire because there are bodies waiting in the queue. Even the cremation of non-Covid bodies is being rushed up. It is a sad situation but the fact is that no one - not even the closest relatives, want to stay at the cremation groundAbhimanyu Tiwari, a priest at Rasoolabad ghat in Prayagraj, said, "We are performing cremation for around 60-70 bodies every day and more than half of them are not able to perform the last rites. Still, there are so many Ghant tied on the tree that just a look makes a person shiver."Post death rituals are also being done away."When my father died last week, my mother-in-law, husband and sister-in-law had also tested positive. They are all in home isolation and there is no question of even holding a prayer meeting for my father-in-law," said Nalini Singh, a young homemaker.Most of the people, in whose families deaths have taken place, are not holding the 'Tehraveen' ritual that is held on the 13th day of the death."There is no point because people cannot attend the ritual which is actually a kind of farewell feast in memory of the deceased. We will hold a prayer meeting when things normalize," said Nishant Mehrotra, who lost both his parents to Covid this month.--IANSamita/rt
London, March 1 (IANS) Families across England with school-going children will be eligible for two rapid coronavirus tests a week when students return to classrooms, according to UK health authorities.The new measures apply to anyone in a household or support bubble with a child or young person who will return to college, primary or secondary school in England on March 8, Xinhua news agency quoted the Department of Health and Social Care as saying in a statement on Sunday."Testing family members will provide yet another layer of reassurance to parents and education staff that schools are as safe as possible, building on the massive increase in testing for secondary school and college students, and strengthened requirements around face coverings in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained," Education Secretary Gavin Williamson was quoted as saying.Meanwhile, Medical Director and Director of Health Protection for Public Health England Yvonne Doyle also urged people to get tested."I would encourage all eligible households to take up the offer of twice weekly rapid testing -- it's quick and painless and could help save lives," Doyle said.According to the UK government, secondary school and college students will now be tested twice a week, receiving three initial tests at school or college before transitioning to twice weekly home testing.Primary school children will not be regularly asymptomatically tested due to low levels of transmission between younger aged children but will continue to need to come forward for tests if they have symptoms, the UK government in a statement.England is currently under the third national lockdown since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. Similar restriction measures are also in place in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.The UK has so far reported a total of 4,188,827 coronavirus cases and 123,083 deaths.--IANSksk/
Pudina (mint) is one of the oldest culinary herbs known to humans. It has remarkable medicinal properties and is a rich source of polyphenols. It has carminative and antispasmodic properties.
Benefits of Mint Leaves: Saurabh Arora, Inventor Pudhinaa, and Snec30, Director at Arbro say: "Pudina leaves or mint leaves are low on calories and contain very low amounts of proteins and fats. It has an enormous amount of Vitamin A, C, and B-complex that enhances skin and boosts immunity. Another nutritional benefit of pudina is that it is rich in iron, potassium, and manganese that increase hemoglobin, and improve brain function."
Arora Lists Down 10 Health Benefits Of Mint Leaves That One Must Know:
1. Helps in Digestion
Mint is rich in antioxidants, menthol, and phytonutrients that help the enzymes digest food. The essential oils in mint possess strong antibacterial and antiseptic effects that calm stomach cramps and help ease acidity and flatulence.
2. Treats Asthma
Regularly taking pudina can ease chest congestion. The methanol in mint acts as a decongestant, it helps loosen mucus collected in the lung and also shrinks swollen membranes in the nose to allow you to breathe easier. While using pudina, make sure that you don't overdose it, otherwise, your air passage will become irritated.
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3. Cures Headaches
Pudina contains menthol that can help relax muscles and ease the pain. Applying pudina juice on your forehead and temples can give you relief from headaches. Also, balms of pudina base or mint oil are effective in curing headaches.
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4. Eases Stress and Depression
One of the main advantages of mint is that it is the most widely used herb in aromatherapy. Pudina or mint has a strong, refreshing smell that can ease stress and refresh the body and mind. The apoptogenic activity of mint helps regulate the cortisol levels in the blood that triggers the body's natural response to ease the stress. Inhaling pudina essential oil can instantly release serotonin in the blood which is a neurotransmitter that is well known for easing symptoms of stress and depression.
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5. Makes Your Skin Healthy
Pudina has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help treat acne and pimple on the skin. Pudina leaves contain a high amount of salicylic acid which acts as anti-acne. It also acts as an effective skin cleanser. Pudina has antioxidant properties that help you get clean and youthful skin by removing free-radicals from the body. Another way pudina makes your skin healthy is that it retains the moisture in the skin, clears off dead skin cells, and dirt from the skin pores, and makes the skin look radiant and toned.
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6. Oral Care
Chewing pudina leaves is a great way to improve oral hygiene and dental health. The essential oils in pudina can help you get fresh breath. Also, using the mouthwash containing peppermint oil can help you kill bacteria in the mouth and provide you with healthy gums and teeth.
7. Improves Memory
According to research, mint can improve memory and retrieve the cognitive function of the brain. Consuming pudina regularly can increase brain power by improving alertness, and memory retention, and other cognitive functions.
8. Promotes Weight Loss
The aromatic herb pudina could help you with weight loss. The essential oils of pudina stimulate digestive enzymes to increase the bile flow and promote digestion. It also helps in improved nutrient absorption from the food. When the body is able to assimilate and absorb nutrients properly, your metabolism increases. The increase in metabolism promotes weight loss.
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9. Treats Common Cold
If you are struggling with a cold and finding it difficult to breathe, pudina is the best remedy for it. Most of the vapor rubs and inhalers contain mint. Mint naturally clears nose throat, bronchi, and lung congestion. Apart from respiratory channels, mint also eases irritation caused by chronic coughing.
10. Eases Symptoms of Nausea
Pudina is an effective treatment for nausea that often occurs in morning sickness. Eating a few pudina leaves or smelling it every morning can help pregnant women prevent the nauseous feeling or cope with it better. (Puja Gupta)
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Grapes Health Benefits; Grapes, also known as Draksha in Ayurveda, is a famous fruit, botanically a berry of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes offer various range of health and medicinal benefits. It can be consumed as a fresh fruit, dried, or in the form of juice. Grapes and Grape seeds consist of nutrients such as vitamins C and E. They have strong antioxidant activity making them beneficial in clearing the skin and making it look healthy and fresh. Regular application of Grapes in the form of a face pack can protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation as well as prevent damage caused because of free radicals, thus reducing wrinkles and dark spots. When grape juice is consumed regularly, it can fight certain diseases, making the immune system stronger.
Along with its various health benefits, excessive intake of Grapes or Grape juice may cause hyperacidity due to its high acidic nature. It sometimes may also result in abdominal discomfort, which may lead to diarrhea. Grapes have a semi-translucent flesh which is covered by a smooth skin. Some grapes contain edible seeds, while others are seedless.
Like blueberries, grapes are often covered by a protective, whitish bloom. Grapes that are eaten as it is or used in various recipes. The grapes used for recipes are called table grapes and as opposed to wine grapes, which are used in viniculture, or raisin grapes, which are used to make dried fruit.
The History of Grapes
The cultivation of grapes started 6000-8000 years ago in the Near East. The yeast, which is one of the earliest domesticated microorganisms, occurs naturally on the grapes' skin. This led to the discovery of alcoholic drinks, such as wine. The oldest winery, which was found is in Armenia, dated back to 4000 BC. In the 9th century AD, the city of Shiraz, the fifth-most-populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province, also known as Persia, produced the finest wine in the Middle East.
The Ancient Egyptians recorded the cultivation of purple grapes. History attests to the ancient Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans of growing purple grapes both for eating and wine production. The concept of cultivation of grapes had later spread to other regions in Europe, North Africa, and eventually in North America.
In North America, native grapes that belonged to various species of the genus Vitis are cultivated in the wild across the continent and were a part of the diet of many Native Americans. However, they were considered by early European colonists to be unsuitable for winemaking.
Grapes are the kind of fruits that usually grow in clusters of 15 to 300. Their color can range up to crimson, black, a dark shade of blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. White grapes exist too, but they are green in color. The white color is the result of evolution, which is derived from purple grapes. When mutation takes place in two regulatory genes of white grapes, it turns off the production of anthocyanins. These are the water-soluble vacuolar pigments, that depending on their pH, may appear red, blue, purple, or black. In simple words, it is responsible for the color of purple grapes.
From a botanical standpoint, one of the most popular and widely cultivated table and wine grapes is Vitis vinifera (Common Grape Vine), and several thousand varieties of this grape exist across Europe. In the United States, native species of Vitis grapes include Vitis labrusca (which includes the Concord grape) and Vitis rotundifolia (which includes the muscadine grapes). In Asia, one native grape that is widely-cultivated is Vitis amurensis (the Amur grape). And from a commercial standpoint, varieties of grapes from around the world have now been hybridized to produce unique blends of flavor, texture, and environmental suitability.
The types of Grapes
Table and Wine Grapes
The grapes that are commercially cultivated are also called table grapes or wine grapes, based on their intended consumption method. While almost all of them belong to the same species, Vitis Vinifera, table grapes and wine grapes have significant differences. They are brought about through something called "selective breeding." Those who cultivate table grapes tend to have large, seedless fruits with relatively thin skin. Whereas wine grapes are smaller, usually seeded, and have relatively thick skins, which is a much desirable characteristic in winemaking since much of the aroma in wine comes from the grapes' skin. Wine grapes also tend to be very sweet. They are harvested at the time when their juice is approximately 24% sugar by weight. In comparison, commercially produced "100% grape juice", made from table grapes, is usually around 15% sugar by weight.
● Seedless grapes
Those who cultivate seedless grapes now make up most of the majority of table grape plantings. Grapevines are usually vegetatively propagated; this means that any form of asexual reproduction which takes place in plants where a new plant will grow from a fragment of the parent plant or a specialized reproductive structure. This means that the lack of seed in the grapes does not present any problems. It becomes an issue for breeders when they must either use a seeded variety as the female parent or rescue embryos early in development using the tissue culture techniques.
Several sources of the seedlessness trait exist, and essentially all commercial cultivators get it from one of three sources. They are the Thompson seedless, Russian seedless, and the black monukka. All being cultivars of Vitis vinidera. There are currently more than a dozen varieties of seedless grapes. And several of them, such as Einset Seedless, Benjamin Gunnels's Prime seedless grapes, Reliance, and Venus, have been specially cultivated for hardiness and premium quality in the relatively cold climates of the northeastern United States and southern Ontario. The disadvantage in eating the improved quality of seedless grapes is the loss of potential health benefits provided by the enriched phytochemical content of grape seeds.
Raisins, currants, and sultanas
In several parts of Europe and North America, dried grapes are called "raisins." A raisin is any form of dried grape. While the word "raisin" is a French load word, the French word refers to the fresh fruit grappe. From this word, English translation for grape was derived. It simply refers to the bunch of grapes, which is usually observed.
Currant is the dried Zante Black Corinth grape. This name is a corruption of the French “raisin de Corinthe” or the Corinth grape. Currant also refers to the blackcurrant and the redcurrant. The two berries are unrelated to grapes.
A sultana was originally a raisin made from the Sultana grapes of Turkish origin, also known as Thompson Seedless in the United States. But the word is now applied to raisins made from either white grapes or red grapes that are bleached to resemble the traditional sultana.
Benefits of Grapes
Constipation is infrequent bowel movement or the difficulty in passing stool. Constipation is generally described as having less than three bowel movements a week. According to scientific studies, grapes are quite helpful in relieving an individual from constipation. Its organic acid, sugar, and cellulose in the fruit provide us its laxative properties. Grapes are also believed to cure chronic constipation by toning up intestinal muscles and the stomach. Grapes are also quite high in insoluble fiber, which helps clean the system.
According to Ayurveda, constipation is caused due to a disrupted vata dosha. This can have various reasons like following an unhealthy lifestyle or eating an excessive amount of junk food, excess consumption of tea or coffee and improper sleep pattern, stress, and depression. All these factors greatly disrupt the vata dosha in the large intestine and cause constipation. Grapes help in managing constipation because of its vata balancing and sara, which is the mobility properties. Grapes increase the smoothness in the intestines and help in the easy expulsion of stool from the body.
● Take ½ to 1 cup of grapes or as per your requirement.
● Consume it during breakfast or two to three hours after meals.
2. Heart Disease
Grapes contain fiber and potassium, which both contribute greatly to the health of the heart. The polyphenols that exist in the grapes, such as resveratrol, are thought to have antioxidant, lipid-lowering, and anti-inflammatory actions, which might reduce the risk of heart-related problems like cardiovascular disease. Grapes can help prevent the building up of platelet and reduce blood pressure and the risk of irregular heart rhythms.
According to Ayurveda, grapes help manage heart disease because this fruit can prevent the damage of coronary endothelial cells. This happens mainly because of the grape's potent antioxidant property. It can also increase the level of nitric oxide and help in the relaxation of blood vessels. Grapes also help in controlling blood pressure and greatly reduce the risk of heart diseases.
3. Skin Regeneration
Our skin is primarily made of a protein called collagen. This is produced by cells known as fibroblasts. When the skin or any other tissue, for that matter, is wounded or has any tear, the wound-healing process initiates the generation of new fibroblasts to produce scar collagen. This is different from the usual collagen found in the skin. The grape-seed extract may help skin wounds heal faster, with less scarring. A new study suggests that the extract seemed to aid wound healing in two ways, It helps the body make more of the compound used to regenerate damaged blood vessels, and it also increased the number of free radicals in the affected area. Free radicals help clear potentially pathogenic bacteria from a wound, leaving fewer chances of infections and scarring.
Grapes are beneficial in the regeneration of the skin. When the grape seed extract is applied to the affected area, it promotes new skin cells' multiplication. Grape seed extract also consists of antioxidant properties that promote wound closure.
According to Ayurveda, grape pulp helps in controlling the swelling of the wound and can bring back the normal texture of the skin. This is mainly because of its ropan property, also known as the healing property. Grapes can also reduce inflammation because of its sita (cold) nature.
● take two to five drops of grape-seed oil
● add coconut oil to it
● mix these two oils together and apply it to the affected area at least once or twice a day for the quick healing of wounds.
4. Age-related memory loss
Grapes provide us with some important cognitive benefits. It is said that the daily consumption of Concord grape juice in a 1-2 cup amount over a period of several months has been shown to improve memory loss. Studies and research conducted on animals have shown that excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the brain can be prevented with the moderate intake of grape extracts, as can excessive accumulation of beta-amyloid protein in the hippocampus region of the brain. Synthesis of pro-inflammatory messaging molecules in the brain, which includes the IL-6, IL-1B, and TNF-alpha, has also been reduced due to grape extracts. While large-scale human studies are needed to confirm these potential benefits, we can expect that grapes' benefits can be proved with further research.
From an ayurvedic perspective, grapes are beneficial in managing age-related memory loss. Aging is associated with an increase in the number of free radicals, which leads to the degeneration of neurons. Flavonoids, which exists in grapes, is said to improve brain function greatly. Grapes also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Grape juice is also known to contribute to memory function improvement in older people who show symptoms of memory decline.
Additional benefits of grapes:
● Anti-inflammatory benefits of grapes
Besides the grape's strong antioxidant support, it also provides us with equally strong anti-inflammatory benefits. Research studies conducted in this area hardly involved dietary consumption of whole grapes, but rather supplemental consumptions of grape components or grape extracts. However, we have every reason to believe that the whole, fresh grapes offer these same anti-inflammatory benefits. Perhaps, just not to the same extent in a short-term situation like the few weeks or months that characterize most research studies. It's important to remember that grapes greatly contribute to our health, and these fruits can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
● Grapes have also been determined to lower the risk of excessive and unwanted inflammation in various ways. Many pro-inflammatory messaging molecules can have their activity level reduced by the consumption of grapes. These molecules include interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 1-beta (IL-1B), and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). Overproduction of the pro-inflammatory enzymes cyclo-oxygenase 1 and 2 (COX-1 and COX-2) is also less likely following grape components' consumption.
● Cardiovascular benefits of grapes
Our body's cardiovascular system gets the most benefits of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules present in the grapes. As the cells in our body need protection from the potential oxygen damage, especially in our arteries, where the oxygen concentration in our blood is especially high, grapes can provide strong antioxidant support.
The consumption of grapes in the form of red wine has been regarded as a way of understanding the "French Paradox." The French paradox talks about how the French people consume high levels of fat in their diet but are also observed to have a much lower heart disease level than would be expected from a population that consumes such a large amount of saturated fat. One of the reasons might also be that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties support provided to their cardiovascular system regularly by red wine. The idea that red wine, which comes from red grapes, could help in explaining the French Paradox is just one more reason for us to consider grapes as a helpful addition to a heart-healthy diet.
● Precautions to take while using grapes
Grapes may have a high chance of interfering with coagulant drugs. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with your healthcare professional before consuming grapes along with the coagulant drugs.
● It is said that grapes may interact with liver metabolism. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with your healthcare professional before consuming grapes while taking drugs that are metabolized by the liver.
● · Grapes may also interact with analgesic and antipyretic drugs. It is highly recommended to consult your healthcare professional before consuming grapes with analgesic and antipyretic drugs.
Some of the side-effects of grapes are:
● Stomach related problems
● Dry mouth
● Sore throat
How to properly use grapes
1. Grape Seed Extract Powder
a. Take 1-2 pinch of Grape Seed Extract Powder.
b. Mix with honey and water and have it after your meals once or twice a day.
2. Grape Powder
a. Take ¼-½ teaspoon Grape Powder.
b. Mix with water. Add honey for taste c. Drink it after lunch and dinner.
3. Ripe Grapes
a. Take a ½-1 cup of Grapes or as per your requirement.
b. Consume them, preferably during breakfast or 2-3 hours after meals.
4. Grapes Capsules
a. Take 1-2 capsules of Grapes.
b. Take them with water twice a day, preferably after meals.
5. Grapes Juice
a. Take 1-2 glasses of Grape juice as per your requirement.
b. Drink it, preferably at breakfast or in the afternoon.
1. Can grapes cause a yeast infection?
No, grapes do not cause yeast infections. This is because the polyphenols which are present in the grapes possess the potential antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities. Studies state that grapes can help to inhibit microbial growth, especially Escherichia coli.
From an ayurvedic perspective, leading an unhealthy lifestyle and following an unhealthy diet is responsible for causing yeast infections and cause an imbalance of vata dosha. The imbalance of the vata dosha is the main reason for yeast infections. Grapes possess vata balancing properties and greatly help in managing such an ailment.
2. Can grapes help with urinary problems?
Yes, grapes can help with problems related to urine-like cystitis and pain during urination. Grapes act as diuretics, thus helping the body increase the frequency and volume of the urine. Grapes also soothe the lining of the bladder.
According to Ayurveda, grapes are quite useful for managing urinary problems like burning sensation and pain during urination. This is mainly because of its sita property, which is the cooling property that exists in the fruit. This property relieves the individual of pain during urination. Grapes also increase the urine flow due to its mutral (diuretic) nature.
3. 2. Are grapes good for fertility?
Yes, grapes are beneficial for both men and women in improving fertility. For males, grapes help in improving sperm count, sperm movement, and sperm quality. Grapes are also quite helpful in improving conditions like erectile dysfunctions and premature ejaculation. Whereas in females, grapes help in greatly strengthening the reproductive system of the body.
According to Ayurveda, grapes help in maintaining good sexual wellness in both males and females. This is mainly due to its vrushya property, which is also known as the property that improves vigour. Consuming grapes daily can help manage erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation in males and increase libido in females.
4. 3. How do grapes help in the case of acne?
Acne is mainly caused because of the acne-causing bacteria on the clogged pores of the skin. Studies state that polyphenols, which are found in the grapes, possess antimicrobial activity, which helps in controlling acne and pimples.