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February 27, 2012

Contest winners of our Healthy Walnut Recipe Contest!!!



JOINT WINNERS OF  PRAKRITI HERBALS ‘S  HEALTHY WALNUT ORIGINAL RECIPE CONTEST:
HEENA AWASTHI &MANASA SOGAL NADIG

WINNING ENTRY:HEENA AWASTHI:Gur Wali Akhrot (Jaggery coated Walnuts) 
Simple and addictive recipe- Take equal quantity of jaggery and walnut. Crush the jaggery to almost a fine powder. Add jaggery in the wok, stir on the medium heat till jaggery is almost melted (Switch off the heat)- throw in the cut walnut pieces and coat them well. Take a huge plate and slightly coat it with ghee. Spread the mixture onto the plate and let it cool  completely. Once cooled, break the mixture into walnut size pieces.Enjoy!! 🙂 Both Jaggery & Walnut are  good for your health and Skin-Heena Aswathi

WINNING ENTRY FROM MANASA SOGAL NADIG:Penne Pasta with Walnut Basil Pesto
Ingredients: 1 lb Pasta boiled as per directions  and drained; big Bunch of basil leaves; 1/2 cup walnuts slightly roasted; 1/2 cup shredded mozarella cheese;Olive oil approx 1/4 cup; Salt&Pepper to taste.
Method:In a food processor, put the walnuts, basil leaves-run when walnuts are chopped roughly-add cheese and process drizzling olive oil little by little till the pesto forms–Pesto has to be granular and  not very smooth. Make sure you use Extra virgin Olive oil. Mix with hot pasta and adjust seasoning to taste!!My kids’ summer favourite and I substitute pine nuts with walnuts in the pesto for the omega punch!!! :)))-Manasa Sogal Nadig

Walnuts are an excellent source of vitamin E &omega 3 fatty acids ,thus helping  to keep the skin &hair protected from dryness&reducing   hair fall.Walnuts are  also very high in iron content which reduce anaemia and help boost up the immune system as well.They reduce anaemia which is also very often  responsible for hairfall.
Olives and olive oil are friends of your heart and skin  as well.So do your heart &skin a big favour…….Use olive oil instead of butter,margarine or regular oils while cooking &even as  a daily snack.Know more about the 4 types of olive oil https://prakritiherbals.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/different-types-of-olive-oil-when-to-use-which-one/
Walnuts slowdown the ageing process as they are rich in compounds including vitamin E, Omega 3 fatty acids,ellagic acid, flavonoids, and melatonin, all of which have antioxidant properties-hence walnuts reduce wrinkles and fine lines.Walnuts have also been proven to reduce the onset &progression of age related diseases like Alzheimer’s!!It has  been found that Walnuts when eaten along with meals high in saturated fat limit the ability of the harmful fat to damage arteries.
So Munch just 7 walnuts a day,or try these recipes  and you will have met the recommended levels of minerals, vitamins, omega fatty acids and protein in your diet…………

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November 16, 2011

Aloe Vera -Nature’s Miracle Plant!!!!


Aloevera-Nature’s Miracle plant that has been used for millions  and million of years ….Why????Simply Because it works!!!

Aloevera looks like  a cactus,but actually isn’t-It is scientifically known as Aloe Barbadensis,and actually belongs to the Lily family like the onion and garlic which are also known for their antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties.Inside the green leaf is a transparent jelly like substance or gel which can be easily be scraped out.Early users of Aloevera  gel(1500 BC) discovered that when it was applied to a wound or burn,it healed faster&left no scars-an invaluable aid in a world where even minor wounds could prove fatal.
Tips on using aloevera gel directly from the plant:
Cut an aloevera leaf towards the base of the plant,wash well and keep immersed in water overnight to remove any impurities like aloin.The water may turn yellow or pink overnight.Discard it,wash the leaf again,and peel off the green surface.Scrape and Use only the transparent gel inside.Apply to the skin for 15-20 mins,and then wash off.

Although aloe is ninety-nine percent water, it also has more than 200 active nutrients and elements that support good health. Today there are over two hundred scientific research papers outlining the therapeutic benefits of aloe vera juice gel. Studies confirm that aloe vera gel heals the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties, burn healing capabilities and ability to decrease the effects of scars and wound.Hence Aloevera gel  is an effective home remedy for a wide variety of skin concerns,and allergy to aloevera is extremely rare.
Beneficial Actions of Aloe Vera gel on the skin and hair:

  • ANTIACNE-Reduces and prevents Acne-actually reduces pain with natural anti-inflammatory agents&is antibacterial.
  • REDUCES PIGMENTATION-lessens pigmentation intensity and lightens dark spots by regeneration of cells
  •  ANTIWRINKLE:Retards aging by stimulating collagen production,adding moisture and increasing flexibility
  • HEALS  BURNS:A household but medically proven remedy for burns-no burn scars remain if used immediately
  • SOOTHES SCRATCHY SKIN:Removes dead skin cells ,and  moisturizes by keeping the skin flexible and supple.
  • HEALS PSORIASIS : fights a variety of infections, including staph and fungus, with its antibacterial properties
  • MIRACLE MOISTURISER:adds emollients to up to seven layers of skin for a smooth,  healthy glow
  • REDUCES SCARS: minimizes potential scars and can even reverse scars if applied regularly for 1-2 months
  • REDUCES HAIR FALL: Balances the ph of the scalp and heals from within
  • REDUCES FRIZZINESS OF HAIR:Moisturises the hair&scalp and smoothens it naturally
  • REDUCES UNDEREYE CIRCLES:Improves circulation,and reduces pigmentation under the eyes
  • SOOTHES INFLAMED SKIN:Soothes skin after waxing and threading as well
  • SOOTHES SUNBURNT, HEATED SKIN:Cools and soothes skin especially when exposed to the harsh sunAnd these are only some of the unending benefits of this magical plant….So what are you waiting for???Just go grab that wonderful plant& the aloe vera gel-it’s a panacea for all your troubles….Check it out for yourselves &do share your experiences 🙂