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The healing power of flowers

Can flowers heal you? Take this quiz and find out. There is a refreshing interest in flowers as beverages and infusions, all thanks to the rising number of tea rooms and bars offering a variety of flavours. Perhaps not many of these neo-converts, who see it only as a light substitute for coffee, realise that these floral infusions are health supplements and even regarded as powerful herbs. Some of these floral infusions are a part of healing traditions across the world, and must have been in ..., 1 month ago

Quiz: Health benefits of everyday herbs

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, takes you through five questions that explain how and why certain herbs have become effective household remedies. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons In several cultures common herbs are listed as having spiritual, religious or superstitious significance. The science of herbs can be simply explained through the phyto-nutrients that plants have created as part of their evolutionary safeguards, to protect against a hostile ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Is your upper back healthy?

Take this simple quiz and find out Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar It is common knowledge that overall flexibility is a marker of youthfulness. There are two types of aging. One is chronological, which means you state your age by your birth certificate, marking it from the day you were born. This is now an outdated way of looking at health. The new way to look at your age is through biological aging -- this means your insides have a different aging from what your birth certificate says. This is ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

5 amazing facts about the brain

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, poses five questions which will unravel this marvellous part of our body, and relate to the idea of its health in a proactive way. Photographs: Ali Eminov/Creative Commons Even though it is possibly the most used part of our body, and is busy even when we sleep, we know very little about the brain.  It weighs two per cent of one’s body weight, but uses 20 per cent of its fuel. Its health is implied in several ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

The harmful effects of monosodium glutamate

Recently, many states in India banned Maggi because of high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate found in some samples. But do you know how MSG affects your health? It has been around for 100 years now. But only in the last few years have we woken up to the ill-effects of monosodium glutamate (MSG), popularly known as ajinomoto, which is added to food to give it flavour. It has yet managed to stay on in the food market under different names. Its supporters felt that this was a racist attack ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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