Hing, also called asafoetida is a regular spice applied in Indian dishes. From cooking tadka dal to cooking simple veggies, just a pinch of hing picks up the flavor of the food's various notches.
Hing is mainly a latex gum that is an excerption from several species of a perennial herb called ferula. Its strong flavor and fragrance are what makes it a must-have in curries and dals.
Hing has been used in traditionary medicines since time immemorial and it's a known fact that it is a stockroom of health advantages. All thanks to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, sedative, and diuretic properties, hing is really a magic remedy.
Hing Water Drink
Hing water helps to give a much-needed boost to your metabolism which afore helps in weight loss. A metabolic is at a higher rate it means better digestion and quicker weight loss. It is contained with antioxidants, which is why common consumption of hing water can defend your body from free fiery.
It is totally simple to ready yourself for a glass of hing water. First, take a glass of lukewarm water and use one-fourth of a pinch of hing in it. Mix well and intake this drink especially on a devoid stomach. You can also put a pinch of turmeric to this, as that too helps in quicker weight loss.
Uncountable Benefits- Stomach Problems
Say the word "goodbye" to issues like bloating, gas, and stomach ache by including hing in your diet. After-meal, do one thing just take half a teaspoon of ajwain, add a pinch of halite, along with a pinch of hing, and dram down with lukewarm water. This is one of the most helpful home remedies that work like magic and you will get comfort within minutes.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Hing is a natural helper of blood thinner which may help in abidance your blood pressure under check. People who are dealing with high blood pressure must add hing in their routine diet to helping their BP levels under the limit.
Hing includes coumarin which helps to improve blood flow and prevents the formation of clots.
Respiratory System Issues
Diseases like bronchitis, chest congestion, and asthma could be down by adding hing as a home remedy. Just add and mix some honey, hing, and ginger powder. Intake of this mixture three-four times a day.
Rightful to its anti-inflammatory properties, hing can instantly calm the pain of insect stings and bites. You need to add a pinch of hing with a little garlic paste and put it where an insect bite. This remedy will not only calm the pain but also cure swelling and redness.
For more chronic cases, this home remedy might just bring changeable relief that's we suggest you always why a doctor’s suggestion might be necessary.
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) On the first day of the National Nutrition Week, observed every year from September 1 to 7 in India, various public health experts said the focus should be on the issue of under-nutrition, over nutrition or micro-nutrient deficiencies in children and women.The National Nutrition Week was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 1982 with the objective to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition for the human body.According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, one in four adults and one in five school-going children are overweight in India, and nearly one-third of the diseases can be controlled with a proper diet. According to a UN report in 2017, India has 190.7 million undernourished people and 38.4 percent of children under five in India are stunted."Despite beginning nutrition-oriented development programmes especially focused on children, like integrated child development services 45 years ago, India still has children suffering from undernutrition and malnutrition, stunting, wasting and other problems. On the other hand, children in well-to-do families are suffering due to heavy intake of refined foods and carbonated beverages," said Kamal Narayan Omer, CEO, Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council in New Delhi.Omer said the right eating habits and eating the right kind of food can play a significant role in reducing India's burden of non-communicable diseases in adults. "The imbalance needs to be addressed urgently and we must work to find the right alternatives to foods that are causing this nutritional imbalance in the most vulnerable section of our society."Besides this, India is home to non-nutritious, non-balanced food either in the form of under nutrition, over nutrition or micro-nutrient deficiencies. Various other experts feel that the need of the hour is to encourage and provide balanced and nutritious food for everybody especially for women and the new-born."We need to ensure that the nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive schemes or interventions that benefit the bottom of the pyramid are formed so that the vulnerable population can have access to affirmative actions, services and entitlements. The community structures and service providers should be accountable enough for early identification and management of malnutrition within communities is vital for addressing malnutrition," said Shuchin Bajaj, Founder and Director, Ujala Cygnus Healthcare in New Delhi.Another doctor, Manisha Ranjan, who is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at Motherhood Hospital, quoted Oxfam which estimated that after the pandemic an additional 100 million Indians are vulnerable to food distress and those particularly hard hit are women and women-headed households."In the patriarchal family structure that India has, children (and the girl child in particular) and women will bear the brunt of this calamity. A woman needs nutrients right from their adolescent age because they undergo a lot of hormonal imbalance as the body prepares for menstruation," Ranjan added.Malnutrition perpetuates the vicious cycle of intergenerational undernutrition that results in a high incidence of babies born with low birth weight, more susceptible to infections, more likely to experience growth failure, reflected in high levels of child undernutrition and anaemia, said Sunil Rajpal, Associate Professor, Health Economist, IIHMR University, Jaipur."A recent study by researchers from the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi has estimated that spending $1 on nutritional interventions in India could generate public economic returns of $19.35 to $22.21, which is multiple times more than the global average. This indicates the huge potential we have as well as the gravity of the task since the lockdown and economic downfall due to Covid-19 is likely to push millions more to nutritional deficiency," added Rajpal.--IANSaka/sdr/bg
New York, Aug 29 (IANS) New research suggests that children can shed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, even if they never develop symptoms or for long after symptoms have cleared.The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, provides important insight on the role children might play in the spread of Covid-19 as communities continue to develop public health strategies to reign in this disease.The study that sparked this commentary focused on 91 pediatric patients followed at 22 hospitals throughout South Korea. "Unlike in the American health system, those who test positive for Covid-19 in South Korea stay at the hospital until they clear their infections even if they aren't symptomatic," said study researcher Roberta L. DeBiasi from Children's National Hospital in the US.The patients here were identified for testing through contact tracing or developing symptoms. About 22 per cent never developed symptoms, 20 per cent were initially asymptomatic but developed symptoms later, and 58 per cent were symptomatic at their initial test. Over the course of the study, the hospitals where these children stayed continued to test them every three days on average, providing a picture of how long viral shedding continues over time.The study's findings show that the duration of symptoms varied widely, from three days to nearly three weeks. There was also a significant study in how long children continued to shed virus and could be potentially infectious. While the virus was detectable for an average of about two-and-a-half weeks in the entire group, a significant portion of the children -- about a fifth of the asymptomatic patients and about half of the symptomatic ones -- were still shedding virus at the three-week mark.The researchers wrote that the study makes several important points that add to the knowledge base about Covid-19 in children. One of these is a large number of asymptomatic patients -- about a fifth of the group followed in this study. Another is that children, a group widely thought to develop a mostly mild disease that quickly passes, can retain symptoms for weeks. A third and important point, they said, is the duration of viral shedding. Even asymptomatic children continued to shed virus for a long time after initial testing, making them potential key vectors.Recently, a study published in The BMJ journal, revealed that children and young people have less severe Covid-19 than adults and death is exceptionally rare.Earlier, another research published this month in the Journal of Pediatrics, found that children play a larger role in the community spread of the Covid-19.--IANSbu/na/in