The Magic of Turmeric For Health and Beauty

Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1310864187

Category: Cooking

Page: 42

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The Magic of Turmeric For Health and Beauty Contents Introduction There Is Something about Turmeric How to Grow Turmeric Best Soil for Turmeric. How to Harvest Turmeric Turmeric Essential Oil Storing Your Turmeric How to Grind Turmeric Using Turmeric for Dyeing Turmeric as an Insecticide Turmeric for Beauty Natural Skin Remedy Getting Rid of Skin Blemishes Getting Rid of Sunburn Turmeric Body Mask Oatmeal Turmeric Scrub Turmeric in a Toothpaste? Sprouted Lentil Veggie Burger Orange Turmeric Cake Marinated Grilled Prawns Savory Chickpeas Turmeric to Heal You. Tummy Parasites? Suffering from anemia? Turmeric for Curing Wounds Turmeric Antiseptic Turmeric and Onions team up against Colon Cancer Conclusion Introduction There is an ancient and amusing saying, very prevalent in the East," Mr. Rat found a rhizome of turmeric; he immediately opened up a grocers/herbalist shop!" This may be used to talk about a dreaming, ambitious person, who is trying to extend his wings beyond his capacities, but on the other hand, it talks all about the power of turmeric. As a grocer, Mr. Rat could not only sell turmeric as a condiment and as a spice, for cooking purposes, but he also had easy access to the cure-all for all ailments – turmeric! Scientific research in the West, has found out that turmeric, has antibiotic and germicidal qualities, but that was already known in the ancient alternative medicine of the Orient and of the East. It had to be a necessary part of the medical arsenal of every wise woman out there, in ancient times, because if she did not have easy access to the medicine man or to a physician, she just had to resort to plain old turmeric. So her family's cough and cold prevalent chest infections, cuts, wounds, and even skin problems in her teenage kids, with those pimples and skin blemishes could be cured by turmeric. The idea that turmeric is used just as a spice, giving flavor and a golden color to cuisine, is slowly and steadily disappearing from the Western mind. Instead, they are getting to know more about its curative properties, thanks to research telling them about Curcumin – a natural product present in turmeric, which keeps you safe, healthy, and also prevents cancer. Chinese, Greek, Egyptian, Indian, and Oriental medicine knew all about the value of this rhizome since ancient times. This plant belongs to the same family as the equally important curative Herb – ginger. The herb that you are going to get in the market, is going to be a golden yellow powder, made up of grinding dry rhizomes in a heavy-duty grinder. I remember one of the persuasive salesman, trying to persuade my father to buy some of his hundred percent pure, freshly ground in his own mill turmeric powder, packaged in his own shop. My father looked at him and told him, "last time I bought some of this hundred percent pure, freshly packaged powder from the market, I put a teaspoon full of it in the water, and I have got enough of saffron dye mixed in it to dye a turban!" That shut the sales man up, because that is when guilty conscience works. Yes it is true; the powder that you are going to get in the market today is possibly definitely not pure, that is why it is necessary for you to use a grinder to grind the rhizomes. This book is going to tell you all about the magic of turmeric, and you are going to be surprised to know that you knew so less about this amazing herb/spice. Not only is it being used extensively to cure and prevent life-threatening diseases, but it can help save you a lot of headaches and possible financial expenditure, related to your health in the future.
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The Magic of Marigolds - Marigolds for Health and Beauty

Author: John Davidson

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1311673717

Category: Cooking

Page: 55

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The Magic of Marigolds - Marigolds for Health and Beauty Table of Contents Introduction Use of Marigolds In Herbal Lore And Tradition Planting Marigolds in Your Garden Beauty Products Made from Marigolds and Tips How to Make Marigold Skincare Cream Marigolds in Cooking Appendix Conclusion Introduction I was under the impression that the beautiful Marigold was just an ornamental flower looking great in my garden, until I found out that it was an herbaceous perennial, used in herbal medicines, natural remedies, and also in beauty recipes. So, this book is going to tell you all about the magic of marigolds, how to see them grow and flourish in your garden, and also use them in cookery, as well as in beauty recipes. In Asia, marigolds are an integral part of social life. Every auspicious ceremony needs garlands of marigolds and jasmines to adorn the houses, photographs of the gods, goddesses, and guests who have been invited to bless the ceremony with their presence. Marigolds are originally natives of North India, Africa, and Mexico. From here, they were taken all over the civilized world by traders. So that means you are going to see Calendula officinalis, otherwise known as garden Marigold , common Marigold and even pot Marigold , growing all in warm and temperate regions all over the globe. But a Mexican priest told me that ancient legend says the name Marigold is supposed to be in praise of the Virgin Mary – “Mary’s Gold”. Also, he told me that this flower named cempasúchil in Mexico was considered to be the sacred flower of the dead, and had to be offered during the celebration of The Day of the Dead, when people prayed to their departed near and dear ones. In India, this flower is called Satvarga- just like the Sun. Marigolds may bloom throughout the year, if the conditions are favorable, and the sun is warm and shining, so naturally this flower is one of the most preferred choices to use in happy celebrations, when you want to depict and praise light and sunshine. Do you know that the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Indians used Marigold flowers as a natural dye? They also colored foods with Marigold flowers to give the dish a golden yellow tint, especially when they did not have turmeric or saffron around. So if you want to nibble Marigolds, remember that only Pot Marigold Species T. tenuifolia florets are edible. Do not use Marigold leaves in any culinary masterpiece.
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The Magic of Gooseberries For Health and Beauty

Author: John Davidson

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1310466173

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 55

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The Magic of Gooseberries For Health and Beauty Table of Contents Introduction How to Grow Gooseberries Gooseberry Varieties Planting a Single Shoot Gooseberry Tree Gooseberry Diseases Gooseberry Cuttings Gooseberry Harvesting Gooseberries for Health Magic Chyavanprash Chyavanprash Recipe: Gulqand – Rose Jam – Recipe: The Natural Cure For Sugar Diabetes Gooseberry for Increasing Brainpower Preventing Excessive Thirst and Prickly Heat Getting Rid of Cough Hoarse Throat Curing Migraine How Useful Is Gooseberry with Honey Try This Tip Preventing Vitamin C Deficiency Liver Problems Curing Jaundice Gooseberries for Beauty Suffering from Skin Ailments? Making a Gooseberry Skincare Cream Hair Loss Recipe Natural Conditioners for the Hair: Traditional Natural Shampoo Best Natural Rinse after a Shampoo How to make Rose water (Gulab Jal) Natural Hair Dye My Own Shampoo Hair Darkener How to Make Gooseberry Hair Oil Taking Care of Your Teeth Pyorreah Shaking teeth Gooseberries in Traditional Cooking Gooseberry Chutney Traditional Gooseberry jam Traditional Gooseberry pickles The Difference between Chutneys and Pickles Conclusion How to dry gooseberries? Desi ghee Author Bio Introduction Playing gooseberry may be an aphorism to describe an unwanted person, who is not needed in a self-contained and self absorbed group of two, but in reality, the common gooseberry is one of the most precious, wanted and valuable of natural plants. Gooseberry shrubs can be found all over the world, where the climate has plenty of sun, and the humidity content in the air is high. Native American gooseberries are larger than their Asian counterparts. Not only is this an excellent medicinal plant, but it is also well-known for its beautifying qualities. In fact, the ancient sages in the East. Make sure that they had plenty of gooseberries, in their daily diet, because they considered this fruit to be the reason for their longevity, everlasting good health, and youthful looks. The ancients called this the gift of the gods, and thought that the gods had given the gooseberry to man because even though they could not give him immortality, they could give him longevity in the shape of gooseberries. That is because Indian myth says that this plant grew from a few drops of nectar, dropping on the earth by the gods taking the treasures of the sea, to the heavens. These treasures were obtained by churning the seas by the gods and the demons. Out of them, the nectar of immortality was one. Gooseberries, also known as Emblica officianalis have long been a religious, and political symbol in India and China.This is the reason why, in ancient Indian history, myth and religious tradition, giving a gooseberry to somebody who you honored and revered was considered to be the prerogative of Kings. The Hindus worship the gooseberry tree, because they consider Lord Vishnu to live in this plant. Living in South India as a child, I consider myself to have been brought upon gooseberries, because that was what we used to gnaw at school, and best friends used to share their “nellikas” among themselves. Hiding your own supply of gooseberries was considered the height of selfishness and treachery among friends. These gooseberries were of course “purloined” from the gooseberry trees, growing in particularly targeted gardens. It is a wonder how we managed to digest those raw gooseberries, along with raw guavas. And all of us had the lyrics of a very popular song of the time down pat, of which the chorus was – Nellikai amma illi baa [lit – gooseberry lady, come here…] We enjoyed the extremely sour taste of gooseberries, when we did not have tamarinds around. And that is why, whenever we had some time to spare, we would be hitting the branches of the deciduous gooseberry tree with a long stick in order to make the gooseberries fall.
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The Magic of Lemons - Using Lemons for Health and Beauty

Author: John Davidson

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 131157431X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 55

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The Magic of Lemons - Using Lemons for Health and Beauty Table of Contents Introduction How to Grow a Lemon Tree How to Benefit from Lemons Traditional lemon squash (Nimbu pani- lit- lemon water) Asthma relief High Blood Pressure Cantaloupe Remedy Neem Juice Remedy Beetroot/Sugarbeet Remedy Anemia Cure Spinach Remedy Carrot Juice Remedy Pomegranate Horseradish Remedy Spicy Fried Liver Curing a Wound Infection Honey Lemon Juice Cure Sacred Basil Leaves Cure Burns Cure Burn Cure Paste Getting Rid of Burn Scars Rosewater How To Make Rose Water Where Do You Get Fullers Earth? Other Common Uses of Lemons Traditional Lemon Pickles Traditional Lemon Sherbet Traditional Bleaching Cream Lemon cleaner Easy Tips Conclusion Author's bio Introduction Lemon trees are very pretty and the lemon’s flower is sweet/but the fruit of the lemon is impossible to eat./¬ This song was very popular in the 60s and 70s, but the songwriter was wrong. Just not eating a lemon, because it is sour in taste, is going to prevent you from experiencing all the natural benefits of this versatile citrus fruit. Lemons are considered to have originated in Asia, – China and Burma – from where they managed to conquer the world. Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds back to Europe, from his travels. It thus began to be cultivated in Europe, where before it was a rarity. It was only in the 1740s, that people in the West began to understand that there was some power in the lemons, which prevented sailors from suffering from scurvy and beriberi. They had not heard of vitamins C at that time of course, but sailing tradition spread the word through word of mouth that whenever sailors reached some islands, they had to eat of the fruit and the grasses there. That would prevent their gums from bleeding, pain in the muscles and in the bones and make them feel healthier. These fruits were citrus fruits, including lemons. This cause and effect apparent result made European Navies make it a rule that every ship sailing out of harbor should have a plentiful supply of lemons, green grasses and other citrus fruits to feed to the sailors and the officers, during the voyage. However, lemons have been known since 10 A.D. in Persia, where they were used for beautifying, culinary and medical purposes. Also, their gardens used to have lemon trees, and plenty of their traditional poetry described the lemon flower along with pomegranate flowers as a symbol of beauty and grace. The characteristic sourness of the lemon, is due to the citric acid content in it. That is why lemon juice, as well as its rind and pulp, is used in culinary preparations, all over the world. The whole of the lemon fruit can be used, with the rind ground to add a flavor to special baked dishes. Lemon juice or even the peel of the dried lemon can be used for preparing beauty products and also in natural herbal remedies.
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The Magic of Saffron - For Beauty and to Heal

Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1310606064

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 49

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Table of Contents The Magic of Saffron Introduction Saffron Test How to Use Saffron? Cultivating Saffron Right Soil for Saffron Preparation of the Soil Crocus Diseases and Infections Harvesting Your Saffron Drying of Saffron Using Saffron in Cuisine Traditional Cooling Saffron – Almond Drink Saffron for Beauty and Health Saffron for Lightening the Complexion Beauty lotion Saffron to Cure Diseases Depression Cure Getting Rid of Kidney Stones Saffron as a Cold Preventative and Cure Saffron Milk Saffron as a Headache Remedy Best Moisturizing Lotion Saffron for Women’s Personal Health Teething problems Appendix Where Do You Get Edible Camphor? Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The moment you hear the word “saffron”, your immediate reaction is the vision of an exotic, valuable and very expensive spice. You may also think of a golden – orangeish color. The term saffron comes from the Persian term Zaferan for orange gold. That is because the Persians were supposed to be the first of the culinary gourmets to use saffron in cooking. They already knew all about the healing qualities of this precious spice and used it extensively in medicine. But when they found out that just a couple of stigmas of the precious crocus was able to give their dishes a lovely tint, aroma, and look, saffron came into popular usage. It is also said that saffron was used extensively in China, more than 2000 years ago, where it was used in herbal medicine. A saffron plant had up to four flowers. Each of them had three Crimson and bright stigmas. These stigmas are the most precious providers of saffron in their dried form. In ancient Greece, which is also a contender for “we discovered saffron first,” the people of Minoan and Cretan origin painted beautiful paintings of saffron collectors on their walls. Santorini excavations, going back to the Bronze Age, – more than 5000 years ago have extremely well defined frescoes of saffron collectors , wearing their native garb. This plant, belongs to the crocus family, and is called Crocus Sativus. It is supposed to be a native of Southwest Asia, from where it slowly and steadily spread to North America, North Africa, and Europe. As time went by, and people began to use new sea routes to discover brave brand-new worlds, the demand for more and more saffron began to grow, especially in ancient civilizations where cuisine and the standard of living was steeped in luxury. This is why the conquering Romans who could not do without crocus, make sure that wherever they went, they did take some crocus bulbs and corms along with them. Since those long gone days, this is considered to be one of the most expensive and exotic of spices known to mankind.
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The Hearth Witch's Kitchen Herbal

Culinary Herbs for Magic, Beauty, and Health

Author: Anna Franklin

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 073875823X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Herbal Wisdom the Hearth Witch Way Includes more than 150 recipes for teas, infusions, tinctures, syrups, baths, salves, balms, compresses, poultices, oils, creams, potions, candles, and much more. The Hearth Witch's Kitchen Herbal is an herbal with a difference—it shows how to use the herbs and spices most of us already have in our kitchens for home remedies, personal care, spiritual practice, spells, and rituals. The follow-up to the bestselling Hearth Witch's Compendium, this practical guide includes more than 150 recipes and focuses on twenty-three common culinary herbs and spices. For each plant, you will discover magical correspondences, culinary uses, cosmetic uses, medicinal uses, notes of caution, recipes, and lore. Also discover how to combine herbs with astrology, colors, and elemental energies for powerful magical workings. From basil to turmeric and incenses to syrups, this useful kitchen herbal is designed to help you expand your Hearth Witch skills for a more natural and magical life. Basil Black Pepper Caraway Cardamom Cayenne Cinnamon Clove Coriander Cumin Dill Fennel Fenugreek Garlic Ginger Lemon Mints Oats Oregano Parsley Rosemary Sage Thyme Turmeric
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Sugar-free Gluten-free Baking and Desserts

Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Scones, Pies, Puddings, Breads and Pizzas

Author: Kelly E. Keough

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569757046

Category: Cooking

Page: 200

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Features sugar-free and gluten-free recipes made with natural substitute ingredients such as quinoa, arrow root, agave, and yacon.
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Tropical Spa

Asian Secrets of Health, Beauty and Rekaxation

Author: Sophie Benge

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462906729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

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The Tropical Spa catalogs Asia's most luxurious spas with full-color photography and a wide range of stress-busting therapies. The emphasis is on spiritual well-being and natural curatives rather than on modern chemicals and synthetic preparations. Traditional beauty treatments for revitalizing facials; relaxing baths and scrubs; refreshing, healthy tonics and meals; massage oils; blends and techniques; and much more are offered here in an easy-to-follow manner. Many of the spa techniques were handed down from generation to generation. They are all designed to soothe, nurture and calm the body and mind. Practical tips and specific treatments are given to allow the reader to recreate the Asian spa experience at home. Many of the spa techniques were handed down from generation to generation. They are all designed to soothe, nurture and calm the body and mind. Also included are sections on bay treatments, Asia's top spas, and tropical pharmacopoeia.
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The Magic of Aloe Vera

Author: John Davidson

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1310074941

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 42

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Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Horses - For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with horses. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series. http://AmazingAnimalBooks.com The series is known as one of the most beautiful animal book series. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent in full color. Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of these beautiful horses: anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. *** You and your kids will love learning about horses*** Table of Contents 1. Facts About Horses 2. Breeds of Horses 3. Thoroughbred Horses 4. Barrel Horses 5. Race Horses 6. Dressage Horses 7. Shire Horses 8. Friesian Horses 9. Miniature Horses 10. Mustang Horses 11. Quarter Horses 12. Breeding Horses 13. Clydesdale Horses 14. Morgan Horses 15. Paint Horses 16. Riding Horses Get this book at this special price. Facts About Horses Are you already fond of horses at an early age? If you do, you will definitely enjoy the facts that you will learn about the strongest animal we know. How Horses Are Born Just before giving birth, a young pregnant horse gets into the right position. During its delivery, you will immediately see the first front foot coming out, followed by the second foot, then its nose. After the head is seen, the shoulders and the head are next, and this is known to be the most difficult part. After this challenging part, the hind legs and hips will come out easily until the baby horse, which is called colt (boy) and filly (girl) is completely out. Popular Terms for Horses Horse lovers often use terms which only them can understand. For someone, who is interested about horses, here are some common terms that you need to learn: 1. Aged - this is what you call a horse that is more than nine years old already 2. Backyard horse - this is a kind of horse that does not live in a barn. Instead, it lives with its owner or master. 3. Colt - this refers to a young horse that is less than four years old and has not been castrated yet. 4. Dam - this is what you call the mother of the horse 5. Filly- this refers to a young female horse that is below four years old 6. Foal- this is a baby pony or horse that is still under its mother's care 7. Mare - this is what you call a female horse that is already more than four years old 8. Stallion - this refers to a male horse that hasn't been castrated and already more than four years old How Old Does a Horse or Pony Get? Unlike people, horses only have short lifespans. Normally, a horse reaches 30 years, but it can still extend up to 40 years old. To determine its age, veterinarians examine and check the incisors (teeth) of the upper and lower jaws. It is very normal to talk about a horse' speed. The slowest speed is called walk and a bit faster than this is called trot. If you see a little faster than a trot, it is called canter and the fastest speed is called gallop.
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