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Health Benefits of Khus-Khus (Vetiver)

Health Benefits of Khus-Khus (Vetiver)
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Vetiver is a perennial, coarse bunchgrass native to India. It is commonly called ‘khus’ or ‘khus-khus’, though lesser known by its other name ‘vetiver’, which only few people are familiar with…

Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla (Nannari)

Health Benefits of Sarsaparilla (Nannari)
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Various medicinal and health benefits rest within the woody, slender or aromatic roots of the naruneendi (a.k.a. nannari) herb. The roots can be added to soups, stews, herbal supplements, drinks, and desserts owing to the high concentration of nutrients and organic compounds that the roots contain…

Health Benefits of Red, Black, and Green Gram

Health Benefits of Red, Black, and Green Gram
Posted on: April 27, 2018

They are small, typically cherry-coloured peas which are either round or oval. Pigeon peas, however, can also be yellow or brown in colour, and are thought to have originated in India. Throughout the tropics and subtropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, pigeon peas are currently grown as a pulse crop for its nutritious, dry seeds…

Teaching my child about 'Good' and 'Bad' foods

Teaching my child about ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ foods
Posted on: April 4, 2018

Children are like wet cement. Whatever they see, hear, and experience, leaves a lasting impression on their minds and reflects in their behaviour. Parents, more than anybody else, have one of the strongest influences on their children, and there hence lies a huge responsibility on them to model their own healthy behaviours…

Eye Exercises for Children

Eye Exercises for Children
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Parents want their children to remain healthy and fit, and thus, they become conscious about their kids’ health. Children, today, suffer from various eye problems caused by strained eyes, leading to poor vision, eye allergy, and eventually, even serious eye problems…

Wrist Exercises for Children

Wrist Exercises for Children
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Children appear to be constantly using their hands and eyes, occupied for long hours on their smartphones, iPads, laptops, or gaming consoles, texting their friends, posting stuff on their social media profiles, watching videos or movies, or playing video games…

What should children be taught about Personal Hygiene and Cleanliness?

What should children be taught about Personal Hygiene and Cleanliness?
Posted on: January 31, 2018

“Personal hygiene” is chiefly about physical cleanliness and the proper upkeep of personal appearance, which generally includes all areas of the body and the clothes children wear…

Toxic Waste Dumping: How does it affect us? - Part 2

Toxic Waste Dumping: How does it affect us? – Part 2
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Furthermore, health and environmental risks of unimaginable proportions are posed when untreated effluents from pharmaceutical companies seep into the groundwater, and subsequently make their way into drinking water supply and agricultural land…

Toxic Waste Dumping: How does it affect us? - Part 1

Toxic Waste Dumping: How does it affect us? – Part 1
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Industrial waste is one of the major agents that pollute water resources in all parts of the world, making water unfit for drinking and domestic purposes, use in agriculture, and feeding livestock. And, especially in a heavily populous country like India, with a massive consumer base to supply, hazardous wastes remain one of the biggest challenges…

Health Benefits of Cumin

Health Benefits of Cumin “Jeera” Seeds!
Posted on: November 29, 2017

What better ingredient than spices to make a dish more flavourful! However, besides just making food delicious, some of the traditional spices—especially used in Indian cuisine—are also the healthiest for more than one reason…

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