Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Health Benefits

Guava (Psidium Guajava)

The guava is a good source of several vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, carotenoids (vitamin A), and folate. It is also a good source of fiber, and vitamin E which is known to help prevent gastrointestinal cancers as well as lowering cholesterol levels. Guava is better than orange because guava contain more Vitamin C than orange and it is cheaper than orange.

Herbal Medicine for Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
How To Take : Boil 10 to 15 leaves of Guava in a cup of water for 20 minutes. Strain and drink the extracts thrice daily for 3 months. The pain and inflammation are resolved in a month and complete cure is effected in 3 months of the treatment. Not To Use With: As such no interactions are seen with this herb; therefore no specific precaution needs to be followed while using this treatment. Side Effects: No side effects are seen with this herb. Expected Results: The symptoms are improved in a month of the treatment. Expected Results Within: 1 month

Rheumatoid Arthritis
is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and deformity of the joints. Other problems throughout the body may also develop, including inflammation of blood vessels , the development of bumps in various parts of the body, lung disease, blood disorders, and weakening of the bones. RA usually affects several joints at the same time, on both sides of your body. The joints of hands, wrists, feet and knees are usually the first joints affected. The symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis are reduced due to analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and deformity of the joints. Guava leaf possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic action and is a natural alternative to pain killers such as Ibuprofen brands available in the market like (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin and Medipren). There is no any side effect associated with guava leaf also.

Health Benefits of Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid
The health benefits of Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid include the prevention and cure of scurvy, treatment of common cold, boosting the immune system, lowering hyper tension, cure of lead toxicity, curing cataracts, treatment of cancer, combating stroke, maintain elasticity of skin, healing of wounds, and controlling the symptoms of asthma.

Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid is the one of the most effective and safest nutrients. It is a water soluble vitamin. It is the powerful antioxidant for the synthesis of collagen which helps to make blood vessels and body muscles strong. Human body doesn’t have the capacity to generate Vitamin C. Therefore, it needs to receive it through foods and other supplements. The cooking of food at low temperature and for short time is important to keep the Vitamin C preserved.

Deficiency Symptoms :
A severe deficiency of Vitamin C can cause scurvy, a fatal disease. The symptoms of scurvy are loose teeth, bleeding and bruising, joint pain and swelling, tooth and hair loss, hemorrhages, inability to fight infections, and mild anemia.

Health Benefits of Vitamin A or Retinol Vitamin A is an important nutrient. Retinal and retinol are referred as preformed Vitamin A. It helps in increasing the body’s immunity to fight infections and keeps your eyes and skin, moist.

Vitamin A or retinol is a fat soluble vitamin, which plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development. Vitamin A deficiency is the most important cause of blindness among children. Vitamin A can prevent night blindness and dry eye and ensure clear vision.

Deficiency symptoms:
Some of the major deficiency symptoms of Vitamin A include keratinization of the skin, night blindness, burning sensation or itching in eyes, inflammation of eyelids, xerophthalmia (dryness of the conjunctiva), dull lusterless hair dandruff, brittle nails that break easily, sexual disorders, precancerous changes in the body tissues. The deficiency of Vitamin A might also result in fatigue, insomnia and depression.