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Tulsi -12 medicinal values, ways to use and when to avoid.

Tulsi, scientifically called as Ocimum tenuiflorum holds a special place in many Indian households. It is called as Holy basil.
The medicinal benefits are huge and our ancestors have made it ritual to plant in every household. This ritual is great as we can reap the benefits of tulsi which is available in our house.



 Medicinal values of tulsi :
Improves Immunity :
It has natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties . It strengthens our immune system.
Therefore, our ancestors use to give water in which tulsi leaves are added and boiled to drink, for people with fever.
Relieve Stress :
Stress is common in today's modern world. Tulsi has anti-oxidant effect which eliminates the free radicals and maintains cortisol level in our body thus relieving stress.
Relieves GERD :
Biting tulsi leaves after food relieves GERD (Gastrointestinal Re flux Disease). People with digestion issues can rely on tulsi leaves.
Reduces Blood sugar levels :
It is found that tulsi leaves reduce blood sugar lev…

Does ur child not eat well? This could be one of the reasons..

Intestinal infection is caused by parasites that dwell in intestines of the child body and take the nutrition from the digested food.
Baby. Jiya is 4 year old kid . She used to wake up at night, complaining of itching around anus. She use to get stomach pain often and sometimes used to vomit. When taken to paediatrician , doctor said it's worm infestation. Let's see what is worm infestation , it's types, causes and treatment in this blog.



Types :
Flat worms like Tape worm:
Tape worm lives in intestine attaching to Intestinal wall.
Some of them live in water and drinking this contaminated water causes infection.
Round worms like Ascariasis:
This round worm lives in soil. It enters when the child ingest it. Therefore, children must wash hands properly after playing in soil.

Causes : Poor sanitation Unsafe drinking water. Contact with contaminated faeces Not washing hands properly Intake of under cooked fish and meat.

Risk factors :
Children are more vulnerable to worm infections be…

Alcoholism - Effects on Health, Treatment and Rehabilitation.

INTRODUCTION:
Alcoholism is increasing these days . In this blog, I will discuss its effects on various organs of our body, treatment and Rehabilitation.
Mr. Vasu started taking alcohol in little amounts for relaxation which later turned into an addiction which costed him his life. When it is taken in minimum levels it may or may not harm u . But when it goes into an addiction it harms your each and every part of your body.




Brain :
Alcohol interferes with brain communication pathways affecting cognitive and motor abilities. Hence, we see the changes like slurred speech, gait , improper reasoning ,lack of concentration. If this continues over period of time, it results in weaking of Central nervous system. Loss of memory too may result. Thiamine deficiency too results which in turn makes it worse for the central nervous system.



Heart :
Long time drinking results in change in cardiac muscles causing cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure resulting in cardiac problems.





Liver :
Alcohol has to pass t…

10 ways to improve gross motor skills in above 5 year old.

Sia is 6 year old girl . She loves to watch television cartoon shows and sees videos in mobile alot. This is her major time pass. Now a days it's quite the behaviour of kids . I am not saying this is bad habit but set time for screen time and involve the child in physical activities. In this blog , I discuss what are the ways to improve Gross motor skills in children above 5 year old.
Gross motor skills are the action that majorly involves a larger movements like -
Walking
Running
Throwing
Jumping
Dancing
Lifting Skipping


Few ways to improve gross motor skills :
1. Take the child to park to play .
Allow them to run , walk in the safe places. Make them slide , swing,n go round. It all helps in learning balance.

2. Climbing the stairs :
Climbing stairs strengthen the core muscles legs and helps in gaining body's awareness and balance.


3. Riding tricycle :
Riding tricycle is a fun . Get with the wheels for balance and u can remove the wheels for balance around 6 years of age or when chil…

7 simple kitchen changes towards healthier u..

We all want to lead a healthy life. We have to put in some efforts to do this .  Here are 5 simple kitchen lifestyle changes u can make in a step to healthier life..
1. Store water in copper pitcher or copper vessel :


Avoid plastic bottles and use steel or copper bottles .

Copper is vital mineral ,drinking from copper vessel gives the mineral to our body.

It has antimicrobial, antioxidant , anti inflammatory properties.

Make sure to wash and dry and keep the copper vessel clean.





2. Use earthen pots to store water in summer :
Drinking water from clay pots in summer prevents heat stroke.


3. Replace the plastic water bottle and lunch boxes with steel :
These days fancy plastic lunch boxes for kids are available , but ditch the plastic and use other safe option like steel.


4. Take steel spoon with u :
When u eat out , the plastic spoons are used . Use steel spoon for your healthier life and also environmental health.




5. Replace Aluminium cookware with steel :

Heavy exposure to this metal is bad . …

5 Must Medications to Pack for your Children while Travelling..

Travelling is fun for few, lifestyle for few, craziness for few and even punishment for few who wants their comfort zone. It all depends on their interests. But when u travel with a kid, u have to make alot of changes from packing to the places we visit. In this blog I mainly focus on medications one has to take for kid when u travel.
Mrs. Diya was travelling with her family and her friends family. She has 5 year old girl child  Prisha. Prisha had eaten an  egg  in a restaurant and then they headed to a remote resort which is out of connectivity . It was in the night, she started having fever and vomiting. Diya had  taken fever reducing syrup which she gave . But had not carried anti emetics to control her vomiting and she could not buy the medicine as it was remote area. Well, here is a list of medicines one need to take when u travel with child.




1. For Fever and pain :

Antipyretic medications containing paracetamol to bring down the temperature and also eases moderate pain.
Note : Al…

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