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The Benefits of Triphala for Hair, Skin and Intestinal Health


Triphala powderWhat is Triphala?

Triphala is one of the most highly prized formulas in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine and it can have some remarkable benefits for your health and appearance.

The name triphala means ‘three fruits’ and it is made by combining preparations of dried and powdered bibhitaki, haritaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla).

Each of these powerful fruits have their own health giving properties but, according to Ayurveda, when they are combined in triphala powder the benefits are amplified.

Triphala is especially revered for its ability to aid in balancing the three doshas — vata, pitta and kapha. In Ayurvedic understanding, imbalances in the doshas can affect you not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well.
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How to Take Amla for Better Health


Indian Gooseberry usesAmla fruit, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a powerful and rejuvenating superfood for better health and more energy.

This page will look at how to take amla, how much to have and the best times and dosage.

How to Eat Fresh Amla Fruit and What Does It Taste Like?

Fresh amla fruit has an interesting flavor. I’d already been using the powdered version for a while when I found some in an Indian grocery store and bought a bag.

Cutting open the first amla the taste is quite sour and tart and my initial thought was that I might struggle to eat them all. I’d read though about a couple of tricks to try when eating amla.

The first was to taste a little salt before you bite into them. I tried this with a little Himalayan pink salt and it definitely improves the flavor. There was much more depth, less sourness and more of a combination of flavors, but hard to describe. Continue Reading

The Top 8 Benefits of Amla with Supporting Research


Amalaki benefitsAmla (Phyllanthus emblica) is one of the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine with an incredible list of health benefits and uses as a potent natural remedy for a variety of illnesses.

A whole book could be written on all of the potentially beneficial uses of the Indian gooseberry, also known as amalaki, emblic myrobalan, aonla, dhatriphala, yu gan zi and amla berry.

Ahead are some of the most valuable amla benefits for improving your health and wellness, with scientific studies and research to support the claims.

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What is Amla Powder and Why is it So Good for You?


AmalakiAmla, botanically known as Amilica Embillicus, is a small tree native to the Indian subcontinent that produces plum sized yellow fruit with some amazing benefits for our health.

If you’ve ever read anything about amla powder before you’ve probably heard it’s one of the world’s best sources of vitamin C.

Actually, that may not be the case. The real reasons amla is so good for you appear to be far more exotic and interesting. Continue Reading

Avocado and Diabetes Prevention and Treatment


Avocado for DiabeticsDiabetes is a massive health problem with approximately 19 million Americans diagnosed with the disease. There are also believed to be a further 7 million people who are undiagnosed sufferers, according to the National Institute of Diabetes.

That’s over 8% of the US population affected by a disease that is the leading cause of kidney failure, new cases of blindness in adults and non-trauma lower limb amputations.

Diabetes is also a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke and now the seventh highest cause of death in the United States.

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Are Avocados Fattening or Can They Help You Lose Weight?


Are avocados fatteningIs avocado fattening or should it be considered a beneficial food for losing weight?

New research is revealing that old advice to avoid high fat foods is dead wrong, particularly when it comes to avocados.

Read ahead to see why avocado is actually a premier weight loss food and how faulty low fat advice has been putting your health at risk.

Healthy Fats for Weight Loss

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Garlic and Parsley Oil Health Benefits


Parsley Oil BenefitsParsley and garlic oil are a particularly potent combination for better health. They both contain substances that may help prevent cancer, improve cardiovascular health and strengthen our immune systems against viral infections like the common cold.

Parsley oil has many benefits for your health and is also an exceptional natural deodorizer and will actually make the usually pungent garlic oil odorless.

Very good news if you want to enjoy garlic while still being able to talk to people without having them backing away.

Garlic, Parsley Oil and Cancer

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How to Use Parsley for Dark Circles Under the Eyes


Dark Circles under the eyes ParsleyMost people have some discoloration of the delicate skin under their eyes to varying degrees, particularly after a long day or big night out. But for many of us this is a more persistent problem.

There are many potential causes of dark circles under the eyes. While some people may have a genetic disposition, more commonly they are caused by lack of sleep, stress, eating unhealthy junk food, excess alcohol, menstruation for women, smoking, sinusitis and poor circulation to this area of the face.

Dark circles under the eyes and not a great thing to wake up to in the mirror in the morning but there is a natural treatment can help.

Crushed parsley, applied topically, is a simple remedy for skin discoloration and puffiness, that you can easily make and use at home.

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Parsley Juice for Kidney Cleansing and Liver Detoxification


Green juiceParsley juice is a potent and concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils.

Some of the best known parsley juice benefits include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification. Ahead are 2 special recipes for using parsley as a natural kidney treatment and liver healer.

The first is a powerful parsley juice with a combination of natural ingredients for effective detox and cleansing.

The second is a great tasting parsley, cucumber and watermelon smoothie that is especially good for flushing your kidneys of toxins.

First, a couple of precautions before using the amounts of parsley recommended in these recipes.

Parsley Side Effects

Importantly, despite it’s many health benefits, parsley juice should not be used in large amounts by pregnant women or those taking blood thinning medication.

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11 Parsley Benefits for Better Health, Less Disease and Improving Your Appearance


Parsley Benefits

The health benefits of parsley are quite amazing and it’s a superfood well worth eating a lot more of, particularly if you’d like to live longer and lower your risk of serious diseases like cancer, arthritis and heart disease.

If you’re young and care more about your appearance, parsley can help here too, with powerful nutrients for better skin, preventing acne and encouraging healthy hair growth.

Parsley is also a very beneficial digestive aid, detoxifier and internal cleanser, immune booster and can even make you smell better. Both curly and Italian parsley have very similar nutritional properties and there’s definitely a lot more to this herb than just garnish.

Here are 11 important health benefits that show just how good parsley is for you and why you should have it in your meals more often.

1. Aids Digestion and Improves Your Breath

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Could Papaya Leaf be a Cancer Treatment?


Cancer Papaya LeavesWhile the antioxidants, digestive enzymes and other nutritional factors in papaya can provide protection against developing cancer, recent research studies are showing papaya leaves may have potential as a treatment for those already suffering from the disease.

Here’s the research on using papaya leaf for cancer, a homemade remedy using the leaves and just what is in papaya that helps it fight cancerous cellular changes.

Papaya Leaf Cancer Studies

Research by Doctor Nam Dang at the University of Florida found an extract made from dried papaya leaves killed cancer cells directly and slowed the growth of tumor cells in cultures.

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How to Use Papaya Seeds for Parasites


Pawpaw parasitesIntestinal parasites are a far more common problem than most people realize. They are also notoriously difficult to diagnose due to the wide variety of symptoms that can result from a parasitic infection.

Some, but by no means all of these symptoms can include bloating and excessive gas, frequent diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, extreme fatigue, an increasing number of allergies and poor general immunity combined with a lack of energy and regular sickness.

The seeds from papaya fruit have strong anthelmintic and antiamoebic properties. This means they kill intestinal worms and other parasitic organisms in your digestive system and using papaya seeds for parasites has proven to be very effective.

Papaya Seeds and Honey Parasite Cleanse

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