While traveling by road, air or water, if you are feeling dizzy or nauseous, you could be suffering from motion sickness. Sucking on a clove, peppermint or ginger candies, or licorice may help. So can sipping on a cup of chamomile, fennel, or fenugreek tea. Placing some sugar or half a nutmeg under the tongue while traveling is another way to avoid an episode.
Herbal galactagogues like fenugreek, moringa, and garlic will stimulate breast milk production, but fenugreek may cause bloating in some. Ginger will increase breast milk within the first three days of giving birth. Fiber and calcium can also boost breast milk, so consume foods like whole grains, palm dates, and dark leafy greens. To physically stimulate milk production, apply gentle pressure with your hand. Learn how to hand express milk and breastfeed often to get things flowing.
Are you experiencing poor lactation? Foods high in fiber like oats, barley, brown rice, beans, and calcium-rich leafy greens can increase breast milk. Fenugreek, ginger, palm dates, moringa, and alfalfa also boost milk flow. Aside from a balanced diet, Ayurveda also recommends medicinal preparations with sesame, garlic, and shatavari. Homeopathy uses preparations of stinging nettle, castor bean, and windflower. As always, check with your doctor before using herbal supplements or medications.
Fenugreek seeds are a handy home remedy that stimulates digestion, gives you plenty of antioxidants, and even helps fight diabetes and cholesterol. But if you’re prone to nausea, indigestion, or stomach upsets, you may want to be cautious about having them. Body odor issues and appetite suppression are other milder side effects. For pregnant women, however, there’s also a possible risk of contractions that can lead to a miscarriage. So be aware of the possible effects of having more than a 100 gm of these seeds and take them in moderation.
Before sleeping, brush your teeth (dip your brush in baking soda), scrub your tongue, and gargle (use baking soda solution or triphala-based decoction). Lemon rind, mint leaves, cloves, fennel, cardamom seeds, and fenugreek tea are natural mouth fresheners. Hydrate well before sleeping. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, onions, garlic, and other fermented foods in your dinner. Eat fiber and zinc-rich foods.
Appearance, smell, and taste of an appetizer, as configured by its ingredients, can pique or stifle your interest in a meal. Ginger stimulates salivation and eliminates gastric problems. Bitter herbs, black pepper, fenugreek, and peppers can work up a screaming appetite. A good starter works best if you balance portion size and health with flavor so it is “just right.”
Ayurveda looks to restore balance of mind, emotions, body type, and lifestyle of an individual holistically. It also tackles the problem of cellulite the same manner. Cellulite, according to ayurveda is caused by vitiated meda (agni that metabolizes fat) or dhathu in skin (twak) and flesh (mamsa). It is[.....]
Fenugreek is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae, also known as Trigonella foenum-graecum, Greek hay seed, and bird’s foot, is an herb that is commonly found growing in the Mediterranean region of the world. While the seeds and leaves are primarily used as a culinary spice, it is also[.....]
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