Home Health Nutrition Nutrition oi-Shivangi Karn By Shivangi Karn on November 13, 2019 Honeybush tea is brewed from the leaves of the honeybush plant, which is native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The plant, also known as Cyclopia is marked by attractive yellow flowers that smell of fresh honey and the leaves too, possess a sweet aroma. Honeybush is a flowering plant of family Fabaceae. The taste of honeybush tea is similar to the rooibos (red bush) tea, another herbal tea of South Africa whose plant belongs to the same family as honeybush. It is believed that when honeybush tea is prepared, the whole house gets filled with its aroma. Unlike other herbal teas, honeybush tea contains no caffeine which makes it safer to consume during the pregnancy. What more you desire? Let's get down to know more about its health benefits.  Bioactive Compounds In Honeybush Tea Honeybush tea is made from the leaves of honeybush plant. The leaves contain essential phenolic … [Read more...] about 11 Proven Health Benefits Of Honeybush Tea
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Neha Ghosh By Neha Ghosh on November 13, 2019 Kava (Piper methysticum) is a herbal shrub with heart-shaped leaves and woody stems and it belongs to the Piperaceae family. It grows in the Western and South Pacific Islands. Kava is also known as kava kava, kawa kawa, ava, awa, malak, yaqano, rauschpfeffer, and sakao. Kava has been used as a recreational drink, and currently, it is used in herbal medications to treat insomnia and anxiety  . Kava is traditionally used to make a drink by making a paste of the plant's root and mixing it with water or coconut milk. It possesses an active ingredient called kavalactones, which are known to provide an array of health benefits. Read on to find out. Health Benefits Of Kava 1. Treats insomnia Kava has a calming effect on the mind which can help reduce insomnia and stress, according to a study  . According to another study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, insomnia associated with … [Read more...] about Kava: Health Benefits, Side Effects And How To Use
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Lekhaka By Lekhaka on December 28, 2016 Menopause is a point in a woman's life when she stops menstruating and comes face to face with innumerable health conditions. Hot flushes, sleeping problems, fatigue, depression, mood swings, memory loss and no interest in sex are some of these. In this article, we are going to talk about certain surprising health problems that are associated with menopause. According to research, menopausal women were found to start suffering from sleep apnea. This is not because of the hot flushes that they are found to be suffering from at this stage of their life. Sleep apnea is caused in menopausal women because their progesterone level falls and they start gaining weight during this time. Sleep apnea causes disturbance in sleeping and this can cause heart attacks, strokes and even diabetes in menopausal women. With ageing, we tend to lose our hearing power. But it has been found that in menopausal women hearing … [Read more...] about Do You Know About These Surprising Health Problems Associated With Menopause?
Home Health Wellness Wellness ians-Lekhaka By Lekhaka on February 22, 2017 Men with heavy alcohol intake over the years may be at higher risk of developing arterial stiffness, premature ageing of arteries, increasing their risk for heart disease, says a study. The findings showed that drinking too much can affect the elasticity of the arterial walls, causing arterial stiffness,and prematurely age the arteries, interfering with blood flow. It has been suggested alcohol intake may increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, the good cholesterol, or decrease platelet stickiness. "Conversely, heavier alcohol intake may activate certain enzymes that would lead to collagen accumulation, which could, in turn, exacerbate the rate of arterial stiffening," said lead author Darragh O'Neill, epidemiological researcher at the University College London. Also Read: Ways To Reduce The Bad Effects Of Alcohol Former male drinkers were also at risk as compared to moderate drinkers … [Read more...] about Alert! Heavy Drinking Can Cause These Major Health Problems In Men
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Luna Dewan By Luna Dewan on April 2, 2017 A minimum of 7 hours of sleep is necessary for an adult to keep the body functioning normally and to keep the body metabolism at its best. Often we hear about the health risks associated with sleeping less but have you heard that sleeping too much can also impact your health in a negative way? So is it bad to sleep too much? Well, the answer is yes. According to the National Sleep Foundation, an adult requires a minimum of 7 hours of sleep and a maximum of 9 hours of sleep. If a person sleeps beyond nine hours then he is at a risk of developing several health problems. Also Read: How To Beat Mid-afternoon Drowsiness Also on the contrary if you sleep less than 5 hours a day one tends to develop a lot of health issues. Hence, like the food that we eat needs to be healthy, getting the correct amount of sleep is highly essential to keep oneself healthy. So today in this article we will be listing out a … [Read more...] about These Health Problems Can Arise If You Sleep Too Much