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Why You Should Never Throw Away Orange or Banana Peels

Why You Should Never Throw Away Orange or Banana Peels
The peels of fruits hold some of the most incredible nutrients in the world. There are dozens of uses, both medicinal and practical, for orange and banana peels that are unknown to most. Next time you think about throwing away one of these peels, you may want to have this information handy. Always try and minimize your pesticide levels by selecting organic oranges, but since they’re very low in the pesticides, it’s not essential and a good cleaning with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 1 cup of water will remove almost any pesticide remaining within the outer peel. Orange peel and apple skin are similar since most of the nutrients and benefits are in the skin of these fruits. Medicinal Properties of Orange Peels As per Ayurveda, orange peel is tikta (bitter) and it improves digestion and removes sluggishness in the abdomen. Due to its pacifying properties, orange peel powder helps dissolving phlegm in respiratory systems and alleviate cough, asthama etc.

Dosha Quiz Result A Question of Balance Section Two provides a snapshot of your current mind body state. The mind body principle that scores the highest number of points in each section, is the one requiring the most attention at this time. Invoke Your Inner Pharmacy The first step in regaining balance is to recognize that the environment around you has a profound influence on how you feel. Accumulated Kapha Out of balance Kapha leads to heaviness, sluggishness and congestion. Body Mind Meditate twice a day to clear the mind and rejuvenate the bodyWear invigorating fragrancesListen to up-beat sounds to invoke your natural energyOrganize the clutter in your environment – your outer world reflects your inner worldAwaken at sunrise and create an invigorating morning routineDiffuse invigorating fragrances into your environmentFavor bright, strong, bold colors with vivid shapes and designsLook for opportunities to be more spontaneousEmbrace uncertainty Back to Home

Deepak Chopra & Chopra Center's Dosha Quiz Part 1(As featured on Oprah Winfrey's OWN) Health Benefits of Onion The health benefits of onion are endless because of its powerful anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties. Description The onion is a member of the lily family, a close relation of garlic. It is often called the “king of vegetables” because of its pungent taste. There are many varieties of the onion—white, yellow, red and green globes. The smaller the onions, the more pungent they are. Nutritional Benefits There is considerable variation in composition between different varieties and they also vary with the stage of maturity and the length of storage. Onion is a powerful anti-septic that is rich in vitamins A, B and C. Health Benefits Ancient records reveal that onions have been used as far back as 4000 B.C. as a cure-all for many illnesses. Even now, we find many medicinal properties from this dynamite bulb: Anemia: The high content of iron in onion makes it beneficial for the treatment of anemia. Diuretic and blood cleansing: Help counter fluid retention, urinary gravel, arthritis and gout.

Onion Juice Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts And Side Effects A proper and well balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy. Today it has been scientifically proven that vegetables, raw vegetable juices, fruits and fruit juices are extremely beneficial to health and should form a large part of your diet. An important fact to remember while preparing vegetable juice is that the vegetables must be fresh and not spoiled. Hygiene is also important, and the vegetables must be washed thoroughly in cold water before being crushed. This helps to get rid of any residual insecticides or pesticides that may still be present. Amongst vegetables, onion juice has many health benefits. Not all onions however, have a high medicinal value. Medical experts have long acknowledged the benefits of onion juice for the health of the cardiac system. One medium sized onion is sufficient to fill a shot glass. Hair: Onion juice has long been used to stimulate hair growth. Onion juice can also be used to provide relief from an itchy scalp that is caused by dandruff.

Medicinal Qualities of Stinging Nettle Stinging nettle is an astringent, diuretic, tonic, anodyne, pectoral, rubefacient, styptic, anthelmintic, nutritive, alterative, hemetic, anti-rheumatic, anti-allergenic, anti-lithic/lithotriptic, haemostatic, stimulant, decongestant, herpatic, febrifuge, kidney depurative/nephritic, galactagogue, hypoglycemic, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-histamine. Nettle leaf is among the most valuable herbal remedies. Because of its many nutrients, stinging nettle is traditionally used as a spring tonic. It is a slow-acting nutritive herb that gently cleanses the body of metabolic wastes. It is one of the safest alteratives, especially in the treatment of chronic disorders that require long-term treatment. It has a gentle, stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, enhancing the excretion of wastes through the kidneys. Nettle’s iron content makes it a wonderful blood builder, and the presence of vitamin C aids in the iron absorption. *Allergies Hay fever Seasonal allergies Asthma Hives *Ague