Thursday, March 17, 2011

Guduchi Tinospora Cordifolia benefits

Guduchi also known as Tinospora cordifolia is considered a premier adaptogenic herb. It helps build the body's immune system and resists infections.

According to Hindu mythology, some drops of nectar fell from the heavens and Guduchi grew from them. Another name for Guduchi is also Amrit meaning nectar or imperishable.

Some of the benefits of Guduchi are:

1. It builds the body's immune system
Guduchi capsules
2. It helps reduce stresses on the body
3. It helps stave colds and other infections
4. Some studies showed benefits in reducing the side effects of chemotherapy
5. It helps in skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
6. It scavenges free radicals and helps delay aging.

Guduchi can be taken in powder or capsule form
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Benefits of Garlic

The benefits of garlic come primarily from its rich content of thiosulfinates, sulfides, sulfoxides, and other sulfur compounds. Garlic has been prized as a spice and medicine since ancient times in communities around the world.

Cardiovascular benefits - Garlic is said to protect against cardiovascular disease, to lower blood pressure and prevent blood platelet clumping.

Himalaya Garlic / Lasuna
Cholesterol benefits - Garlic is said to lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Antioxidant - Garlic contains allicin which scavenges free radicals and increases antioxidant enzymes atalase and glutathione peroxidase. Garlic inhibits lipid peroxidation and extends the life of the liver.

Antibacterial - Garlic is said to be a very effective antibacterial agent. It is often used as home remedy for various bacterial infections including Listeria, Salmonella, E. coli, Cryptococcal meningitis, Candida albican and Staphylococcus.

Garlic capsules from Himalaya Herbals