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TOVBE

by Nazan Saatci ve Dostlari on october, 2012
"Tövbe kökünü
istiğfar yaprağı ile
kalp havanında
tevhid tokmağı ile döv
insaf eleğinden geçir
muhabbet balı ile
aşk ateşinde pişir
kanaat parmağı ile
sabah akşam ye"

Yunus Emre



MUCIZE NANE VE NANENIN FAYDALARI / BENEFITS OF MINT


Ballıbabagiller familyasından; Latince adı /Mentha piperita/ olan nane
yüksek oranda menthol içerikli uçucu yağ, tanen, acı maddeler, flavon
içerir. Mide bulantısı ve kusmada etkinliğiyle tanınır. Kramp çözücü ve
şişkinliği gidericidir.nemli yerlerde yetişen, genellikle tüylü ve çok kokulu otsu bir bitki cinsidir. Başak biçiminde beyaz, pembe veya morumsu çiçekleri vardır. Güzel kokuludur.

Nanenin Faydaları: Hazmı kolaylaştırır. Gaz söktürür. Karaciğer yetersizliğini giderir. Safra akışını düzenler. Mide ağrılarını keser. Bağırsak spazmını giderir. Nefes almayı kolaylaştırır.

Astım, grip, bronşit ve öksürük için yararlıdır.Ateşi düşürür. Sinirleri kuvvetlendirir. Sükûnet verir. Heyecanları ve korkuyu yatıştırır. Kusmaları önler. Migren, uykusuzluk ve baş dönmelerinde faydalıdır.

El ayak titremesi, dil tutukluğu, felç ve uykusuzlukta kullanılır. Kalbi kuvvetlendirir. Sinirsel kalp çarpıntılarını keser. Erkeklerde ruhsal kaynaklı iktidarsızlığı giderir. Aybaşı kanamalarının muntazam ve ağrısız olmasını sağlar.
Sütle şişen memelerin şişini indirir. Soğuk algınlığında faydalıdır. Bağırsak solucanlarının düşürülmesinde yardımcı olur. İdrar söktürür. Mide ülseri ve gastrit olanlar fazla kullanmamalıdır. Şekercilik, likörcülük, lavantacılık ve eczacılıkta kullanılır.

Nane yağının, alın, ense, şakaklar ve kulak arkasına sürülmesi migren
ve çeşitli baş ağrılarında, boyun, ense ve kas ağrıları gibi sorunlarda
rahatlatıcı etki sağlayabilir.
Nane Yararları
• Safra kesesi salgılarını artırır.
• Nane çayı hazımsızlık, mide krampları ve gaz sorunlarının
giderilmesinde faydalıdır..
• Gaz sorunlarını giderici özelliği midenin üst tarafında yemek
borusundaki kasları gevşeterek midedeki gazın çıkmasını sağlamasına
bağlı olduğu düşünülmektedir
Sancılı adet dönemiden rahatlama sağlayabilir.
• Nanenin spazm giderici bileşeni uçucu yağındaki mentoldür.
• /Mentolün/ spazm giderici ve gaz söktürücü etkisinin yanında, ödem
giderici etkisiyle /divertikülit/ proplemlerinde faydalı olabileceği
belirtiliyor.
• Safra söktürücü özelliğiyle yağlı gıdaların sindirimine yardım eder.
• Sancılı adet dönemiden rahatlama sağlayabilir.
• Nane yağının, alın, ense, şakaklar ve kulak arkasına sürülmesi migren
ve çeşitli baş ağrılarında, boyun, ense ve kas ağrıları gibi sorunlarda
rahatlatıcı etki sağlayabilir.
• Taze nane /ostrojen/ hormon seviyesini yükseltir.
• Nanedeki mentolün kalsiyum kanal antagonisti etkisine bağlı olarak düz
kas hücrelerinin kasılmasını azalttığı düşünülüyor.
• Tıbbi nane yağı olan kremlerin dıştan ağrıyan yere sürülmesi artrit ve
diğer kas ve kemik proplemlerinde ağrının hafifletilmesine yardımcı
olabilir.
• *Nane Çayı*: 1 ya da 2 tatlı kaşığı nane 1 bardak kaynar suyla
haşlandıktan sonra üstü kapalı olacak şekilde 10 dakika demlenir
süzülerek ve tatlandırılmadan içilir. Günde 2 – 3 bardak içilebilir.
• Her bitkisel ürün kullanımında olduğu gibi naneninde sürekli
kullanımından kaçınılmalıdır.
• Ülseri ve gastriti olanlar fazla kullanmamalıdır.• Reflü sorunu olanların nane çayı içmesi önerilmemektedir.
• Karaciğer yetmezliği ya da siroz olanlar fazla oranda tüketmemelidir.
• Nane çayının fazla oranda içilmesi rahimde kasılmalara yol
açabileceğinden dolayı hamile kadınlar tüketmemelidir.
  • Ayrıca çok sık içilen nane çayının rahim içi zarındaki hücreleri
tahrip edebileceği ve bundan dolayı da hamile kalma olasılığının
azalabileceği belirtilmektedir

Benefits of Mint plant

The benefits of using fresh mint leaves in our daily diet is manifold. Here are some of them
  • Inhaling fresh mint leaves relieves you from congestion problems, like sinus infections and common cold.
Your teeth becomes white when you chew fresh mint leaves for a while at least once or twice a week.
  • Mint leaves eliminate toxins from the body and when included in the diet on a regular basis, eliminates bacteria and fungus  from the body.
Tips to brewing an excellent fresh mint tea
  • Drinking herbal mint tea reduces irritated bowel syndromes and cleanses the stomach.

Mint is used in a variety of ways, but the most common is through the brewing of mint tea.Fresh mint tea can be made by pouring hot, but not boiling, water over fresh leaves of mint. When preparing mint tea, it is important that the preparation be covered while it is steeping to prevent the valuable volatile oils from evaporating.
Milk and sweetener can be used optionally.
  • The antifungal properties associated with mint help in curing asthma and other allergic conditions.
  • Mint helps in getting rid of headaches and migraines.

Description of Mint plant
   Perennial herb, that spreads itself quickly, mint (Mentha piperita, Mentha spicata) has small violet or purple-white flowers that bloom all over its growing period. Depending on the type, the herb can grow up to 60 or 90cm tall. A particularity of this herb is represented by the "orange mint" that spreads a subtle orange perfume.

   Mint can be cultivated in any area with a temperate-continental climate. It can multiply by dividing its roots and can be planted anytime during its growing period. It tolerates sandy soil but needs to be planted in a sunny place. It needs high quantities of water, especially if the soil is argillaceous.

Properties and benefits of Mint
   Because of its active compounds contained, mint has sedative, disinfectant and cicatrizing properties. It can be successfully used in gastro-intestinal disorders; it helps the liver and calms indigestion. It contains menthol, menthone, menthofuran, a-pinene, limonene, cardinene, acetic aldehide, isovaleriana, vitamin C and antibiotic substances.

Treatments
   Because of its menthol, mint has a very good action over the digestive system, causing a small anesthesia of the gastric mucous membrane. It also stimulates digestion.

   Mint can treat diarrhea, gastric fever or toxic infections. It stimulates the biliary secretion and helps the digestion of fats.

   It is recommended in cases of asthma, bronchitis and the flu because of its antispasmodic and sedative properties. Sinusitis can be treated with mint also, because menthol is a vasodilatator of the nasal mucous membrane. It can be used as an inhalation in small amounts as well as for chest massages.

   Mental fatigue, stress, depressive states and headaches can be ameliorated if mint oil is applied over the temples and backhead. Mint oil is a powerful stimulant and tonic. Mint is recommended for the treatment of rheumatism, for disinfection of the oral pocket and in cases of ear inflammation. Due to the fact that it has an antibacterial action it can cure acne and blackheads.

Mixtures
   Mint can be used to make tea, mouth rinse or mint oil.

Mint tea
   To make tea, you must boil one mint spoon of leaves in 200ml of water. The tea must be drunk cold, three times a day.

   Mouth rinse is made out of 5g of mint oil dissolved in 95g of concentrate alcohol. This drink is refreshing, antiseptic and it can remove the unwanted smell or taste. Mint oil mixed with hot water is used to treat the flu, laryngitis and hoarseness. The product obtained from 5g of mint oil and 95g of alcohol can be used to treat rheumatic pains and itches.

   Rheumatism can be treated also with mint baths, obtained by boiling 200g of leaves in 3 liters of water and mixing the result with water at 37 degrees Celsius.

   Mint is also used as spice in the Arab cuisine. For example, a Lebanese recipe - lebneh (mint yoghurt) - is prepared by adding 2 or 3 green hashed mint leaves, 2 pieces of garlic and lemon juice in a cup of yoghurt. Mint leaves can be used also in summer drinks. Boiled vegetables will look better if they are decorated with mint leaves.

Caution
   There are a few cautions regarding the use of mint oil: it is not recommended to use mint oil during pregnancy and lactation or to apply it on babies' skin. For external use, the mint oil must be diluted, no more then 30 drops of oil should be used in a skin cream.

Kromoterapi renklerle tedavi nedir / What is Cromotheraphy? COLOUR THERAPY?

by Nazan Saatci ve Dostlari on octber 2012 at 3:56pm ·
Kromoterapi adıyla bilinen renk tedavisi eski Mısır'da Çin'de ve Hindistan'da çok eskiden beri biliniyordu. Bu tedavi yöntemi insanda bazı renklere ait merkezler olduğu teorisinden yola çıkmaktadır. Chakra adı verilen bu merkezler belirli organları yönetir. Bunlar belirli renklerle de uyum halindedir. Organik veya psikolojik nedenlerden dolayı bu merkezler görevlerini yapamaz duruma gelince hem idare ettikleri organlarda bazı hastalık belirtileri görülmeye başlanır hem de uyum halinde bulundukları renk titreşimleri azalarak bu renge olan ihtiyaçları artar. Kromoterapi de bu duruma gelen hastaya aksayan chakranın rengiyle ilgili tedavi uygulanır. Ayrıca bu merkezin uyum hali içinde bulunduğu renkle ilgili besinler tavsiye edilir. Bazen bu renk merkezi ile ilgili metaller taşınması da önerilebilir. Tedavi esnasındaki süre kromoterapi uzmanının tavsiyesine göre yapılır.

MAVİ RENK: Ses kısıklığı guatr ve kalp çarpıntılarına karşı. Mavi renkle uyum halinde olan kişilerin karakteristik özellikleri: Bu kimseler sezgileri güçlü yenilikler yaratabilen politik nitelikleri olan kişilerdir. Gerekli renk merkezleri çalışmıyorsa ise bu kişiler kararsız kırıcı çelişkilerle dolu bir kişiliğe bürünürler. Çarpıntı uykusuzluk baş ağrısı ses kısıklığı guatr ve göz hastalıkları hep mavi renkle uyum hali içinde bulunan chakranın iyi çalışmaması sonucu oluşur. Bu tedavi esnasında bakır kurşun nikel kalay ve alüminyum gibi madenleri üstünüzde bulundurmak yararlıdır. Mavi renkle tedavi yöntemini destekleyen besinler:: Erik vişne kara dut kara lahana patlıcan ve kara üzüm.

BEYAZ RENK:
İnsanlardan kaçma ve kendine acıma gibi psikolojik rahatsızlıklara karşı. Beyaz renk son derece pozitif bir renktir. Bu renkle uyum içinde bulunan chakra Hintçe'de Udana Çakra adıyla bilinir. Beyaz saflığı ve masumiyeti sembolize eden bir renktir. Bu renk merkezleri düzenli çalışan insanlar son derece adil iyiliksever ve tolerans sahibidir. Beyaz renk merkezi düzenli çalışmayan insanlarda merhametsizlik kendi kendine acıma inziva insanlardan kaçma gibi sorunlar ortaya çıkar. Bu renk merkezi ile ilgili renk tedavisinde uzmanlar hastalarının üzerinde altın inci elmas gibi madenleri bulundururlar.

SARI RENK:
Bağırsak akciğer hastalıklarına ve şekere karşı. Vücuttaki sarı renk merkezi düzenli çalışan kimseler aklı başında mantık sahibi ve ince kişiler dir. Eğer bu renkle uyum halinde bulunan chakra düzensiz çalışıyorsa bu şahıslarda bencillik duygusu artar. Sahtekarca davranışlar farkedilmeye başlar. Sarı renk merkezinin düzensizliği akciğer karaciğer bağırsak ve mide hastalıklarına şekere zihinsel yorgunluklara ve kabızlığa sebeptir. Sarı renkle ilgili tedavi uygulanırken Çin'li uzmanlar altın krom nikel bakır çinko gibi metallerin tedavi edilen kişilerin üzerinde bulundurulmasını tavsiye ederler. Yine sarı renk ile yapılan tedavi sırasında şu gıda maddelerinin yenilmesi tavsiye edilir: Kavun mısır muz limon kabak sarı renkli tohumlar ve sebzeler.

SİYAH RENK:
Akıl hastalıkları ve psikolojik rahatsızlıklara karşı. Bu renk merkezi düzenli çalışan kimseler çok hareketli ve canlıdır. Ancak bu renk merkezi düzensiz çalışıyorsa başka kimselerin renk merkezini de ya olumsuz olarak etkiler ya da kendisi başkalarından etkilenir. Bu merkezin düzensizliği özellikle akıl hastalıkları ve psikosomatik hastalıkların oluşmasına sebeptir. Bu renkle ilgili tedavi esnasında Çinli uzmanlar hastalarının üzerinde özellikle gümüş ve platin gibi değerli madenler bulundurmayı tercih ederler. Siyah zeytin siyah erik kara lahana gibi besinler bu tedavi süresince bol miktarda yenilmelidir. Şayet dolunaydan etkileniyorsanız şunu bilmelisiniz ki siyah renkle ilgili merkeziniz güzel çalışmıyor demektir.

LACİVERT RENK:
Göz kulak burun sinir bozuklukları ve ruh hastalıklarına karşı. Lacivert renge bazen İndigo mavisi de denir. Açık gecelerdeki gökyüzünün rengidir. Lacivert renk merkezleri düzenli çalışan kişiler ruhen düzgündür kuvvetli bir hafızaları vardır ve oldukça zekidirler. Olayları bir bütün olarak kavrayabilme yeteneğine sahiptirler. Hoşgörülü ve iyimser bir kişilikleri vardır. Eğer bu renkle uyum halinde bulunan renk merkezi düzensiz çalışıyorsa bu kişiler unutkanlaşır. Çabuk kızarlar ve anlayışsız kötümser bir tavır sergilerler. Bu renk merkezinin düzensiz çalışması sonucunda akciğer göz kulak ve burun rahatsızlıkları yüz felci sinir bozuklukları ve ruh hastalıkları gibi durumlar ortaya çıkar. Lacivert renkle ilgili renk tedavisine devam edilirken uzmanların tavsiyesi krom demir bakır brom potasyum gibi metallerin hastanın üzerinde bulundurulmasıdır. Bu renkle ilgili tedavi sırasında mavi ve mor renge sahip besin maddeleri (siyah üzüm kara lahana gibi) yenmelidir.

TURUNCU RENK:
Astım bronşit ve romatizma hastalıklarına karşı. Bu renkle uyum hali içinde bulunan merkeze Hintçe'de Şodistana denir. Benliğin oturduğu yer anlamındadır. Turuncu renk merkezi düzenli çalışan kimseler sağ duyu sahibi iyi insanlardır. Merkez düzgün çalışmıyor ve görevini yapamıyorsa bu kişilerde astım bronşit romatizma gut hastalığı gibi hastalıklar ortaya çıkar. Turuncu renk merkezi ile ilgili renk tedavisi yapılırken demir kalsiyum karbon ve alkalilerin çoğu gibi elementlerin tedavi gören kişinin üzerinde bulunması doktorlar tarafından tavsiye edilir. Yine tedavi sırasında havuç zerdali şeftali portakal mandalina ve diğer turuncu renkli meyve ve sebzelerin bolca yenmesi yararlıdır.

YEŞİL RENK:
Baş ağrısı yüksek tansiyon mide ülseri ve kanser gibi rahatsızlıklara karşı. Yeşil renkle ilgili chakraları düzgün çalışan kimseler vicdan sahibi ve adil kişilerdir. Bu renk merkezi özellikle ruh sağlığı açısından çok önem taşıyan bir merkezdir. Şayet yeşil renkle uyum hali içinde bulunan bu chakra düzenli çalışmıyorsa bu kişiler kötü kalpli ve kindar bir kişilik sergilerler. Arkadaşlarına ihanet edebilir ve başkalarıyla asla işbirliği içinde olmazlar. Yeşil renk ruh ile beden arasında denge ve uyum kurulmasında önemli bir renktir. Bu renkle ilgili tedavi esnasında sodyum bakır nikel krom kobalt azot klorofil demir sülfat gibi elementlerin hastanın üzerinde bulunması tavsiye edilir. Baş ağrısı kan çıbanı kalp hastalıkları yüksek tansiyon mide ülseri ve kanser gibi rahatsızlıklar hep bu merkezin düzensiz çalışmasından dolayı ortaya çıkar. Tedavi devam ettiği süre boyunca bol miktarda yeşil sebze ve meyvelerin yenilmesi tavsiye edilir.

MOR RENK:
Böbrek kalp hastalıklarına karşı. Mor renkle uyum hali içinde olanlar daha çok sanatla uğraşan insanlardır. Son derece idealisttirler. İlhamları ve sezgileri oldukça güçlüdür. Vücutlarında mor renk merkezi düzenli çalışmayanlarda kendini beğenme küstahlık 'her şeyi ben bilirim' demek ve çeşitli kompleksler gibi marazi haller gözlenir. Mor renk merkezinin çalışmaması durumunda fizyolojik olarak ortaya çıkan hastalıklar: Epilepsi sinir hastalıkları mesane ve böbrek rahatsızlıkları mide kalp ve damar hastalıkları. Mor renk merkezinin normal çalışmasını sağlamak için yapılan renk tedavisinde hastaların üstlerinde manganez alüminyum kalsiyum kobalt arsenik ve titanyum gibi maddelerin bulundurulması tavsiye edilir. Yine bu tedaviye devam edildiği zaman süreci içinde kara üzüm kara dut mor lahana patlıcan ve pancar gibi besinlerin bol miktarda kullanılması çok faydalıdır


Color Therapy - Chromotherapy
It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one's feelings, moods, and emotions.
Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. The color we see is the part of the visible spectrum that is reflected back by a certain object.
We know that when all colors join the result is white light. Therefore working with White Light brings about completeness, oneness, union of all complementary parts.
Colors affect us in different ways: 
  • Color is one of the languages of the soul, just look at inspired or meditative paintings.
  • They influence our mood and emotions. 
  • They have their impact on our sense of well-being or un-easiness. 
  • Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression; it sheds light on our personality.
  • Colors affect our way of perception (light colors make a space look big, a high ceiling looks less high when painted in a dark color, etc.)
  • Colors have a symbolic meaning which is immediately recognized by our subconsciousness. It must be said that not all colors mean the same to all persons and all cultures.
  • They influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies. 
  • Colors tell something about biological attraction and sexual availability. 
Before examining color and its healing implications, we must address a very important concept: that of cause and effect. True healing comes about when the cause of the condition or illness is addressed and transformed. If healing goes no further than a mere relief or masking of the symptoms, then, eventually, that which brought about the need for healing, in the first place, will resurface and manifest itself within the body in one form or another.
Body is an outward expression of that which is taking place within the mind, the soul (subconscious) , and the spirit (superconscious) of the individual. Thus, any healing technique which deals only with the physical body and the energy field of the individual tends to accomplish one thing: it jump starts the individual, so to speak, and gives him or her an added boost of energy. That energy boost then allows that person's own internal healing mechanism to become mobilized into greater activity.
Keeping this in mind, let us look at how color can help jump-start the tired or diseased body. Color healing, known as Chromotherapy, can be implemented in a number of ways. The ancients built great halls of color healing, where individuals entered and were bathed in light that was filtered through various colored glass panels or windows.
Energy (spiritual) healers often supplement their healing work with color healing. As they lay their hands on the patient, they mentally direct specific color rays into the patient's aura and body. Oftentimes, the color used is inspired by the superconscious.
In healing colors act as balancers: we administer the color(s) someone needs more of, or we give the opposite of the color someone has too much of.
Color Chart
A preference for certain colors can point at two things: 
  • self-expression (you choose the colors which match your personality; for instance green for a lover of harmony and nature)
  • completion (you choose the colors you need more of; for instance an active, passionate person chooses blue colors to cool down his nature).
An aversion against certain colors gives information as well. Possible explanations are given in the chart.

Red
Healing properties: Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. Red energizes heart and blood circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. Energizes all organs and the senses hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch. Increases sexual desire and activity. Stimulates ovulation and menstruation. Never treat cancer with red, because this color will stimulate cell growth!
Red links with and stimulates the root chakra, at the base of the spine, causing the adrenal glands to release adrenalin. This results in greater strength. Red causes hemoglobin to multiply, thus increasing energy and raising body temperature. It is excellent for anemia and blood-related conditions. It loosens, opens up clogs, releases stiffness and constrictions. It is excellent for areas that have become stiffened or constricted.
Esoteric/magickal: Deities of love, passion, sexuality and war (to stimulate a healthy portion of assertiveness). Great energy, courage, will-power, determination, speed, assertiveness, aggression, masculinity, independence, physical strength, sports, competition, conflicts, health, sexual attraction and potency, love and passion, fertility.
Preference for red: Red is associated with passionate love, sex, great energy, impulse, action and stimulation, assertiveness and aggression, courage, strength and power, adventure, danger, warnings, revolt and revolution. Temperamental and ambitious people with a need for personal freedom.
Aversion to red: A person who has an aversion to red may be over-active, too impulsive, hot-tempered, aggressive and egocentric, or have difficulties with people with such characteristics. It can also symbolize deeply hidden fears and rejection of his own assertiveness.
 Orange
Healing properties: Orange is warm, cheering, non-constricting. Orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions. Orange shows new possibilities and other options in life. Stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm, and helps assimilate new ideas.It is also helpful in dealing with excess sexual expression.
Orange stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion. Increases the activity of the thyroid. Reliefs muscle cramps and spasms. Increases the amount of mother milk.
Finally, orange links very strongly with the sacral chakra.
Esoteric/magickal: Deities of good luck and fortune. Attraction, charm, kindness, encouragement, stimulation, optimism, success, abundance, prosperity, feast and celebration, energy, achieving business-goals, investments, success in legal matters.
Preference for orange: Orange represents the warmth of the fire. It brings even more energy than yellow, celebration and great abundance, comfort, enjoyment of the senses. Warm, sociable, dynamic and independent people who dedicate themselves to whatever they do.
Aversion to orange: A person who has an aversion to orange may have suppressed sexual feelings or other difficulties with sensual enjoyment of life. The attitude can also be over-sensual, indulgent, or too materialistic.
 Yellow
Healing properties: Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind. It helps awaken mental inspiration and stimulates higher mentality. Thus, it is an excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments. It also energizes the muscles. Dark yellow soothes pains in the nerves (shooting pains)
Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. Speeds up the digestion and assimilation, and the stool.
It helps the pores of the skin and aids scarred tissue in healing itself.
Yellow links with and stimulates the solar plexus, or psychic center. It can be used for psychic burnout or other psychic-related conditions or ailments. Activates and cheers up depressed and melancholic people. Gives lust for life.
Esoteric/magical: Elemental air. Deities for trade, travel, knowledge and magick. Life-force, vitality, change, progress, contact, communication, trade, commerce, to persuade with confidence, joy, cheerfulness, learning, knowledge, mental clarity, concentration, memorizing, tests, speaking and writing, traveling, affirmation, visualization.
Preference for yellow: The color of the sun, life-force, vividity, vitality and energy. The color of cheerfulness, curiosity, alternation, flexibility, progress, amusement, contact through traveling and communication, learning and practical knowledge. A feeling for writing and speaking.
Aversion to yellow: A person who has aversion to yellow may be emotionally disappointed and bitter.May have tendency to rationalize feelings, or to avoid the depth of life by often changing relationships, many superficial relationships and/or constant changing activities.
 Green
Healing properties: Green is the color of Nature and the earth. It is balance and harmony in essence and possesses a soothing influence upon both mind and body. It is neither relaxing nor astringent in its impact.  Green can be used for just about any condition in need of healing.
Green rings psychological and emotional harmony and balance.
Green links with and stimulates the heart chakra.Green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart. It has both an energizing effect and a moderating or soothing effect. 
It cures hormonal imbalances. Stimulates growth hormone and rejuvenation. Cleans and purifies from germs, bacteria and rotting material. Harmonizes the digestion, stomach, liver, gall. Has a healing effect on kidneys. Increases immunity. Builds up muscles, bones and tissues. Stimulates inner peace. Strengthens the nervous system.
Esoteric/magickal: Elemental earth (dark green) and elemental water (blue-green). Nature, fertility, growth, rejuvenation, recovering, healing, harvest and abundance, prosperity, harmony, balance, peace, hope, mother earth, home, herbal magick, plants and animals, counteract greed and jealousy.
Preference for green: Green brings peace, rest, hope, comfort and nurturing, calmness and harmony. Interest in nature, plants, fellowmen, children and animals, health and healing, natural and plain life. Longing for a safe home and family-life. A dislike of conflicts.
Aversion to green: A person who has an aversion to green may be more interested in independence and self-development than in a warm family-life. May prefer to keep a certain distance in (sexual) relationships.
 Blue
Healing properties: Blue is cooling, electric, astringent. Dr. Edwin Babbitt, in his classic, "The Principles of Light and Color," states that "The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world."
Cools down inflammations (don't forget rheumatic inflammations), fever, high blood pressure, stops bleedings, reliefs the bursting headaches, calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria. Brings tranquility. Anti-itching. Anti-irritation (for instance redness of the skin), anti-stress. Soothes suffering.
Blue can be used for any type of ailments associated with speech, communication, or the throat. Excellent forlaryngitis or inflammation of the larynx.
Blue links with and stimulates the throat chakra. The throat chakra is often referenced as the "power center" and "the greatest center in the body" because it is the primary center of expression and communication, through speech.
Esoteric/magickal: Elemental water and elemental air. Deities of the sea, truth and wisdom. Peace and tranquility, calmness, truth, wisdom, justice, counsel, guidance, understanding, patience, loyalty and honor, sincerity, devotion, healing, femininity, prophetic dreams, protection during sleep, astral projection.
Preference for blue: Cool and soothing, dreamy and magical. Peace and rest. For people who keep a certain distance, but give calm and practical help; they are faithful and loyal, have a sense for order, logic and rational thinking. Flying in day-dreaming, ideals or nostalgia when felt mis-understood. Dark blue is more severe and can be melancholic. Blue is also the color of truth.
Aversion to blue: A person who has an aversion to blue, may be very disciplined, strong career worker, with an aversion of commentary or restriction. He may have charted out a clear direction for his life and wants to follow that lacelike .
 Indigo
Healing properties: Indigo is a great purifier of the bloodstream and also benefits mental problems. It is a freeing and purifying agent.
Indigo combines the deep blue of devotion with a trace of stabilizing and objective red. Indigo is cool, electric, and astringent.
Indigo links with and stimulates the brow chakra (third eye) and controls the pineal gland. It governs both physical and spiritual perception.  It can be of great assistance in dealing with ailments of the eyes and ears.
 Violet / Purple
Healing properties: These are colors of transformation.  They heal melancholy, hysteria, delusions and alcohol addiction and bring spiritual insights and renewal. These colors slow down an over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity). Bring sleep. Soothe mental and emotional stress. Decrease sexual activity. Decrease sensitivity to pain. They help in detoxification.
Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed that you can increase the power of meditation ten-fold by meditating under the gentle rays of Violet, as found in Church windows.
Esoteric/magickal: Elemental spirit. Divination and prophecy. Angels. Psychic abilities, divination, counter-acting negativity/black magick, reversing curses, psychic healing, psychic power, inspiration, meditation, spirituality, spiritual power, astral projection, third eye, compassion, counter-acting depression.
Preference for violet/purple: Colors for meditation, contemplation, mysticism, spirituality and religion power. A longing to ascend and dissolve polarities (purple consists of the active red and passive blue), to improve the world. Reservation, mystery and dignity. Soft, sensitive people with often paranormal abilities.
Aversion to violet / purple:  A person who has an aversion for violet / purple may have very serious attitude towards life; and may find it difficult to give dreams, fantasies, vague fears or memories a place in it. May have tendency to rejection everything he regards as unnatural or unrealistic.
 White
Healing properties: White is the perfect color; for it is all colors, in perfect balance and harmony. It is the color of the awakened Spirit; the light of perfection; the light of the Cosmic Consciousness,the Divine Light.
Just about everyone has heard of surrounding people with the "White Light of Healing and Protection." White light raises the vibration of one's consciousness and the body, bringing harmony in all aspects of one's life. Directing white into to a part of the body that needs healing is one of the fastest ways to bring about healing.

Esoteric/magickal: Purification and cleaning on all levels, contact with higher self and spiritual helpers, (inner) peace, aura-healing, truth seeking, consecration, spiritual enlightenment, protection against negativity by raising your vibration, breaking curses, exorcism, meditation, divination, inspiration, clairvoyance, invoking spirits White can be a replacement for any other color your magick requires.
Preference for white: White points at innocence, purity, virginity, cleanliness, freshness, simplicity, nothingness, oneness and completion, truth. In certain cultures white is the color of death and mourning.
Aversion to white: A person who has an aversion to white color isforemost or solely interested in 'realistic' and tangible things, not in illusions or things that are beyond seeing or understanding. Knows and accepts the own imperfection and does not wish to achieve perfection.
 Magenta
Healing properties: Strengthens contact with your life purpose. Stimulates adrenalineand heart activity.
Esoteric/magickal: Scorpio-energy. Magnetism, to attract or speed up things, extra power, when immediate action and great spiritual power are needed, life purpose, life path.
Preference for magenta: Much energy and activity focused on achieving power and self-realization. Strong but controlled passions and emotions. Daring, ready to fight, willing to give everything for a goal. Can drive things too far and have fixed ideas.
Aversion to magenta:  A person who has an aversion to magenta may feel overwhelmed by people with strong convictions or heavy emotions like jealousy; also may have difficulties with exposing deep emotions.
 Pink
Healing properties: Heals grief and sadness. Restores youthfulness. Brings you in contact with your feelings.
Esoteric/magickal: Softness and tenderness, romance, caring, nurturing, for children, youth, peace, friendship, femininity, emotional love, emotional healing.
Preference for pink: Regarded as a feminine color. Pink symbolizes softness, sweetness, innocence, youthfulness and tenderness. Soft and kind people.
Aversion to pink: A person who has an aversion to pink may have a challenge with expressingsoft, tender, female side.
 Turquoise
Healing properties: Increases intuition and sensitivity. Works disinfecting and antiseptic. Tones the general system. Builds the skin. Relaxes sensations of stress.
Esoteric/magickal: Alterations, intellectual and intuitive insights, technique, inventions, originality, renewal, brotherhood, humanism.
Preference for turquoise: Just like the wide turquoise sea you don't want to feel restricted and you don't immediately bring to the surface what goes on in you; emotions can remain hidden. A color for non-triviality, renewal, innovation and inventions, progressive technics, alternative ways of living together, humanity.
Aversion to turquoise:  A person who has an aversion to turquoise may be looking for solidity and security in society, especially in marriage. Also, may be reluctant to think originally or to walk new paths.
 Brown
Esoteric/magickal: Elemental earth. The planet-spirit Saturn. Stability, grounding, conservation, protection of household, family and pets, healing animals, finding lost objects, material constructions (buildings etc.), material increase, to make relationships solid, to increase decisiveness and concentration, attracting help in financial crisis.
Preference for brown: An earthly color for practical people with a preference for natural, tribal and primitive things, solidity and simplicity. Brown can be warm and cosy but also depressing. Family-life persons, stable people, loyal friends.
Aversion to brown: A person who has an aversion to brown may feel an aversion against normal, boring, trivial life; may not feel connected with his roots (home-land, family, etc); may experience instability in health and attitude.
 Grey
Esoteric/magickal: Neutralizing negative influences, erasing or cancelling situations, causing stalemates
Preference for grey: Very neutral and indifferent, non-expressive. It can be deliberate, but also lifeless, fixed, depressed and apathic. Reserved, cool people; unwilling to expose themselves or to have obligations. Grey can be refined and tactful.
Aversion to grey:  A personwho has an aversion to grey may prefers to be straight to the point, no time for political and tactical attitudes. Demands clarity, a knowing where one stands.
 Black
Esoteric/magickal: Elemental earth. Deities of the underworld. Repel/banish evil and negativity, protection, banishing, binding, breaking free from bad habits/addictions, deep meditation, opens up deep unconscious levels.
Preference for black: Symbolizes seriousness, darkness, depression, death, mourning, mystery, secrecy, occultism, a standing apart from or revolting against triviality, provocation, underground, underworld, things that have to remain hidden, nothingness as the great source of all creation, the need to keep your energy with you. Black is a color for extremes, everything and nothing. People who foremost trust themselves.
Aversion to black: A person who has an aversion to black may have fear for the unknown, or fear for the abuse of power. Desires to become free from all kinds of dependency, blockages, hindrances; to throw off shackles.
 Gold
Esoteric/magickal: Absolute authority, (self)confidence, creativity, perfection, solar energies, male energy, financial riches, investments, luxury, winning, worldly power, magickal power, overcoming bad habits/addictions.
 Silver
Esoteric/magickal: Female energy, cycles, rebirth, reincarnation, healing of hormonal imbalances, emotional stability, remove or neutralize negativity, intuition, dreams, psychic abilities and psychic workings.
 Copper/Bronze
Esoteric/magickal: Love and passion, for positive relationships in love, friendship and business, career promotions, negotiations.
The point to remember concerning color therapy -  is that complete healing generally comes about through some type of internal transformation. Heal the mind and the body will, surely, follow suit.


 




SIZ HANGI GRUBA GIRIYORSUNUZ?...

by Nazan Saatci ve Dostlari on Tuesday, octber 13 2012
SIZ HANGI GRUBA GIRIYORSUNUZ?...

Kadınlar Kaça Ayrılır ..
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Compassion and the Individual

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Compassion and the Individual


 Tenzin Gyatso; The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

The purpose of life
 ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life?  I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy.  From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.  Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.  From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.  I don't know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves.  Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.

How to achieve happiness
For a start, it is possible to divide every kind of happiness and suffering into two main categories: mental and physical.  Of the two, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on most of us.  Unless we are either gravely ill or deprived of basic necessities, our physical condition plays a secondary role in life.  If the body is content, we virtually ignore it. The mind, however, registers every event, no matter how small. Hence we should devote our most serious efforts to bringing about mental peace.

From my own limited experience I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion.

The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. This helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the ultimate source of success in life.

As long as we live in this world we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but every one who has to undergo suffering, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity to overcome troubles. Indeed, with this attitude, each new obstacle can be seen as yet another valuable opportunity to improve our mind!

Thus we can strive gradually to become more compassionate, that is we can develop both genuine sympathy for others' suffering and the will to help remove their pain. As a result, our own serenity and inner strength will increase.

Our need for love
Ultimately, the reason why love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is simply that our nature cherishes them above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent one may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is sick or very young or very old, one must depend on the support of others.

Inter-dependence, of course, is a fundamental law of nature. Not only higher forms of life but also many of the smallest insects are social beings who, without any religion, law or education, survive by mutual cooperation based on an innate recognition of their interconnectedness. The most subtle level of material phenomena is also governed by interdependence. All phenomena from the planet we inhabit to the oceans, clouds, forests and flowers that surround us, arise in dependence upon subtle patterns of energy. Without their proper interaction, they dissolve and decay.

It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.

We have to consider what we human beings really are. We are not like machine-made objects. If we are merely mechanical entities, then machines themselves could alleviate all of our sufferings and fulfill our needs.

However, since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. Instead, we should consider our origins and nature to discover what we require.

Leaving aside the complex question of the creation and evolution of our universe, we can at least agree that each of us is the product of our own parents. In general, our conception took place not just in the context of sexual desire but from our parents' decision to have a child. Such decisions are founded on responsibility and altruism - the parents compassionate commitment to care of their child until it is able to take care of itself. Thus, from the very moment of our conception, our parents' love is directly in our creation.

Moreover, we are completely dependent upon our mothers' care from the earliest stages of our growth. According to some scientists, a pregnant woman's mental state, be it calm or agitated, has a direct physical effect on her unborn child.

The expression of love is also very important at the time of birth. Since the very first thing we do is suck milk from our mothers' breast, we naturally feel close to her, and she must feel love for us in order to feed us properly; if she feels anger or resentment her milk may not flow freely.

Then there is the critical period of brain development from the time of birth up to at least the age of three or four, during which time loving physical contact is the single most important factor for the normal growth of the child. If the child is not held, hugged, cuddled, or loved, its development will be impaired and its brain will not mature properly.

Since a child cannot survive without the care of others, love is its most important nourishment. The happiness of childhood, the allaying of the child's many fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence all depend directly upon love.

Nowadays, many children grow up in unhappy homes. If they do not receive proper affection, in later life they will rarely love their parents and, not infrequently, will find it hard to love others. This is very sad.

As children grow older and enter school, their need for support must be met by their teachers. If a teacher not only imparts academic education but also assumes responsibility for preparing students for life, his or her pupils will feel trust and respect and what has been taught will leave an indelible impression on their minds. On the other hand, subjects taught by a teacher who does not show true concern for his or her students' overall well-being will be regarded as temporary and not retained for long.

Similarly, if one is sick and being treated in hospital by a doctor who evinces a warm human feeling, one feels at ease and the doctors' desire to give the best possible care is itself curative, irrespective of the degree of his or her technical skill. On the other hand, if one's doctor lacks human feeling and displays an unfriendly expression, impatience or casual disregard, one will feel anxious, even if he or she is the most highly qualified doctor and the disease has been correctly diagnosed and the right medication prescribed. Inevitably, patients' feelings make a difference to the quality and completeness of their recovery.

Even when we engage in ordinary conversation in everyday life, if someone speaks with human feeling we enjoy listening, and respond accordingly; the whole conversation becomes interesting, however unimportant the topic may be. On the other hand, if a person speaks coldly or harshly, we feel uneasy and wish for a quick end to the interaction. From the least to the most important event, the affection and respect of others are vital for our happiness.

Recently I met a group of scientists in America who said that the rate of mental illness in their country was quite high-around twelve percent of the population. It became clear during our discussion that the main cause of depression was not a lack of material necessities but a deprivation of the affection of the others.

So, as you can see from everything I have written so far, one thing seems clear to me: whether or not we are consciously aware of it, from the day we are born, the need for human affection is in our very blood. Even if the affection comes from an animal or someone we would normally consider an enemy, both children and adults will naturally gravitate towards it.

I believe that no one is born free from the need for love. And this demonstrates that, although some modern schools of thought seek to do so, human beings cannot be defined as solely physical. No material object, however beautiful or valuable, can make us feel loved, because our deeper identity and true character lie in the subjective nature of the mind.

Developing compassion
Some of my friends have told me that, while love and compassion are marvelous and good, they are not really very relevant. Our world, they say, is not a place where such beliefs have much influence or power. They claim that anger and hatred are so much a part of human nature that humanity will always be dominated by them. I do not agree.

We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred-thousand years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant events are news, compassionate activities are so much part of daily life that they are taken for granted and, therefore, largely ignored.

So far I have been discussing mainly the mental benefits of compassion, but it contributes to good physical health as well, According to my personal experience, mental stability and physical well-being are directly related. Without question, anger and agitation make us more susceptible to illness. On the other hand, if the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease.

But of course it is also true that we all have an innate self-centeredness that inhibits our love for others. So, since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by only a calm mind, and since such peace of mind is brought about by only a compassionate attitude, how can we develop this? Obviously, it is not enough for us simply to think about how nice compassion is! We need to make a concerted effort to develop it; we must use all the events of our daily life to transform our thoughts and behavior.

First of all, we must be clear about what we mean by compassion. Many forms of compassionate feeling are mixed with desire and attachment. For instance, the love parents feel of their child is often strongly associated with their own emotional needs, so it is not fully compassionate. Again, in marriage, the love between husband and wife -  particularly at the beginning, when each partner still may not know the other's deeper character very well - depends more on attachment than genuine love. Our desire can be so strong that the person to whom we are attached appears to be good, when in fact he or she is very negative. In addition, we have a tendency to exaggerate small positive qualities. Thus when one partner's attitude changes, the other partner is often disappointed and his or her attitude changes too. This is an indication that love has been motivated more by personal need than by genuine care for the other individual.

True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively.

Of course, developing this kind of compassion is not at all easy! As a start, let us consider the following facts:
Whether people are beautiful and friendly or unattractive and disruptive, ultimately they are human beings, just like oneself. Like oneself, they want happiness and do not want suffering. Furthermore, their right to overcome suffering and be happy is equal to one's own. Now, when you recognize that all beings are equal in both their desire for happiness and their right to obtain it, you automatically feel empathy and closeness for them. Through accustoming your mind to this sense of universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to help them actively overcome their problems. Nor is this wish selective; it applies equally to all. As long as they are human beings experiencing pleasure and pain just as you do, there is no logical basis to discriminate between them or to alter your concern for them if they behave negatively.

Let me emphasize that it is within your power, given patience and time, to develop this kind of compassion. Of course, our self-centeredness, our distinctive attachment to the feeling of an independent, self-existent �I�, works fundamentally to inhibit our compassion. Indeed, true compassion can be experienced only when this type of self- grasping is eliminated. But this does not mean that we cannot start and make progress now.

How can we start
We should begin by removing the greatest hindrances to compassion: anger and hatred. As we all know, these are extremely powerful emotions and they can overwhelm our entire mind. Nevertheless, they can be controlled. If, however, they are not, these negative emotions will plague us - with no extra effort on their part! - and impede our quest for the happiness of a loving mind.

So as a start, it is useful to investigate whether or not anger is of value. Sometimes, when we are discouraged by a difficult situation, anger does seem helpful, appearing to bring with it more energy, confidence and determination.

Here, though, we must examine our mental state carefully. While itis true that anger brings extra energy, if we explore the nature of this energy, we discover that it is blind: we cannot be sure whether its result will be positive or negative. This is because anger eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. So the energy of anger is almost always unreliable. It can cause an immense amount of destructive, unfortunate behavior. Moreover, if anger increases to the extreme, one becomes like a mad person, acting in ways that are as damaging to oneself as they are to others.

It is possible, however, to develop an equally forceful but far more controlled energy with which to handle difficult situations.

This controlled energy comes not only from a compassionate attitude, but also from reason and patience. These are the most powerful antidotes to anger. Unfortunately, many people misjudge these qualities as signs of weakness. I believe the opposite to be true: that they are the true signs of inner strength. Compassion is by nature gentle, peaceful and soft, but it is very powerful. It is those who easily lose their patience who are insecure and unstable. Thus, to me, the arousal of anger is a direct sign of weakness.

So, when a problem first arises, try to remain humble and maintain a sincere attitude and be concerned that the outcome is fair. Of course, others may try to take advantage of you, and if your remaining detached only encourages unjust aggression, adopt a strong stand, This, however, should be done with compassion, and if it is necessary to express your views and take strong countermeasures, do so without anger or ill-intent.
You should realize that even though your opponents appear to be harming you, in the end, their destructive activity will damage only themselves. In order to check your own selfish impulse to retaliate, you should recall your desire to practice compassion and assume responsibility for helping prevent the other person from suffering the consequences of his or her acts.

Thus, because the measures you employ have been calmly chosen, they will be more effective, more accurate and more forceful. Retaliation based on the blind energy of anger seldom hits the target.

Friends and enemies
I must emphasize again that merely thinking that compassion and reason and patience are good will not be enough to develop them. We must wait for difficulties to arise and then attempt to practice them.

And who creates such opportunities? Not our friends, of course, but our enemies. They are the ones who give us the most trouble, So if we truly wish to learn, we should consider enemies to be our best teacher!

For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should feel grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us develop a tranquil mind! Also, itis often the case in both personal and public life, that with a change in circumstances, enemies become friends.

So anger and hatred are always harmful, and unless we train our minds and work to reduce their negative force, they will continue to disturb us and disrupt our attempts to develop a calm mind. Anger and hatred are our real enemies. These are the forces we most need to confront and defeat, not the temporary enemies who appear intermittently throughout life.

Of course, it is natural and right that we all want friends. I often joke that if you really want to be selfish, you should be very altruistic! You should take good care of others, be concerned for their welfare, help them, serve them, make more friends, make more smiles, The result? When you yourself need help, you find plenty of helpers! If, on the other hand, you neglect the happiness of others, in the long term you will be the loser. And is friendship produced through quarrels and anger, jealousy and intense competitiveness? I do not think so. Only affection brings us genuine close friends.

In today's materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friends of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.

The trouble is that when things in the world go well for us, we become confident that we can manage by ourselves and feel we do not need friends, but as our status and health decline, we quickly realize how wrong we were. That is the moment when we learn who is really helpful and who is completely useless. So to prepare for that moment, to make genuine friends who will help us when the need arises, we ourselves must cultivate altruism!
Though sometimes people laugh when I say it, I myself always want more friends. I love smiles. Because of this I have the problem of knowing how to make more friends and how to get more smiles, in particular, genuine smiles. For there are many kinds of smile, such as sarcastic, artificial or diplomatic smiles. Many smiles produce no feeling of satisfaction, and sometimes they can even create suspicion or fear, can't they? But a genuine smile really gives us a feeling of freshness and is, I believe, unique to human beings. If these are the smiles we want, then we ourselves must create the reasons for them to appear.

Compassion and the world
In conclusion, I would like briefly to expand my thoughts beyond the topic of this short piece and make a wider point: individual happiness can contribute in a profound and effective way to the overall improvement of our entire human community.

Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences, because our basic natures are the same.

Ultimately, humanity is one and this small planet is our only home, If we are to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centered motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another.

If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self- worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.

I believe that at every level of society - familial, tribal, national and international - the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.

I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness.  It is the practice of compassion.


Health Benefits of Cumin

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Health Benefits of Cumin


Health Benefits of Cumin
The health benefits of cumin include digestion, piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils, immunity, and cancer.

Many of you might remember having hated those curries and soups which had roasted or friedcumin seeds in them, when you were kids, because they looked like small black insects. However, you liked the taste. So your Moms would sort them out before she served you.
Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum Cyminum, belongs to family Apiaceae and is extensively used in culinary in Indian Subcontinent and some other Asian, African and Latin American countries, as a condiment or spice. Those who are of the opinion that spices are bad for health should note that cumin can be beneficial for some of their most dreaded diseases, beyond their expectations. Let’s see how.
The health benefits of cumin include the following:

  • Digestion: Cumin is extremely good for digestion and related problems. The very smell (aroma) of it, which comes from an aromaticorganic compound called Cuminaldehyde, the main component of its essential oil, activates our salivary glands in our mouth (the mouth watering flavor), facilitating the primary digestion of the food. Next is Thymol, a compound present in cumin, which does same to the glands which secrete acids, bile and enzymes responsible for complete digestion of the foodin the stomach and the intestines, due to its Stimulating properties. Cumin is also Carminative i.e. relieves from you from gastroubles and thereby improves digestion and appetite. Due to its essential oils, magnesium andsodium content, it promotes digestion and also gives relief in stomach-ache when taken with hot water(like aqua ptycotis and mint). 
  • Piles: The main reason behind piles is constipation added with infections in the wound in the anal tract, which again is caused by constipation. Cumin, because of its dietary fiber content and carminative, stimulating, anti fungal and anti microbial properties due to the presence of essential oils comprising mainly of Cuminaldehyde and certain pyrazines, acts as a natural laxative in powdered form, helps healing up of infections or wounds in the digestive & excretory system and speeds up digestion too. What else a patient of piles would want?
  • Insomnia: This is a very peculiar property of cumin. It is a stimulant as well as a relaxant at the same time. This property cannot be attributed to a single component alone, just as causes of insomnia cannot be attributed to a single cause. But studies show that a proper intake of vitamins (particularly B-complex) and a good digestion help induce a sound sleep. Cumin helps both of these. Some of the components of the essential oil are hypnotic in nature and have tranquilizing effects.
  • Respiratory Disorders, Asthma, Bronchitis etc. Presence of caffeine (the stimulating agent), the richly aromatic essential oils (the disinfectants) make cumin an ideal anti congestive combination for those suffering from respiratory disorders such as Asthma, Bronchitis etc. 
  • Common Cold: Common Cold is a viral infection which affects our body frequently when our immune system goes weak. Again, the essential oils present in cumin act as disinfectants and help fight viral infections which cause common cold. Cumin also does not let cough formation in the respiratory system as it is supposed to be hot and dries up the excess mucus. Cumin is rich in iron and has considerable amount of vitamin-C, which are essential for a good immunity and keeps infections away.
  • Lactation: It is rich in iron and thus very good for lactating mothers as well as women who are undergoing menses or who are pregnant, since they are more in need of iron than others. Moreover, cumin is said to help ease and increase secretion of milk in lactating women due to presence of Thymol, which tends to increase secretions from glands, including milk which is a secretion from mammary glands. It is more beneficial if taken with honey. Cumin has remarkable amount of calcium (above 900 mg per 100 grams) which accounts to over 90% of our daily requirement of calcium. This calcium is an important constituent of milk and hence cumin is very good for lactating mothers.
  • Anemia: As stated above, cumin is very rich in iron (above 66 mg. in each 100 grams) which is more than 5 times the daily requirement of iron for an adult. This iron is the main constituent of haemoglobin in the red blood corpuscles of blood. It is haemoglobin which transfers oxygen (as oxide of iron) to the body-cells and whose deficiency causes anemia. So, cumin can be a nutritious additive to daily diet for anemic people.
  • Skin Disorders: Almost all of us know that vitamin-E is good for skin. It keeps the skin young and glowing. This vitamin is also present in abundance in cumin. The essential oils present in this have disinfectant and anti fungal properties. This prevents any microbial and fungal infection from affecting the skin.
  • Boils: Boils are just outlets for removal of toxic substances and foreign matters such as microbes etc. from the body. So, they are rather symptoms which show that a lot of toxic substances have accumulated in the body. Here cumin can help you a great deal. Those who regularly use cumin in food have been seen keeping free from boils, rashes, pimples etc. Components such as Cuminaldehyde, Thymol, phosphorus etc. are good de-toxicants which help in the regular removal of toxins from body, through excretory system of course, and not through boils.
  • Immunity: As discussed above, abundance of iron, presence of essential oils and vitamin-C & vitamin-A in cumin boosts up our immune system.
  • Cancer: Cumin itself has detoxifying and chemo-preventive properties and accelerates secretion of detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic enzymes from the glands, as it does to other secretions. As well as, it has nice anti oxidants like vitamin-C and vitamin-A in it, in addition to those essential oils, which, besides having countless other benefits, have anti carcinogenic properties too. It is particularly good forcancer of colon. 
  • Other benefits: More gifts! Cumin is also beneficial in treating renal coli, weak memory or lack of concentration, insect bites and sting etc. So, check it out!
This article was contributed by Aparup Mukherjee.












ANASONUN FAYDALARI

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ANASONUN FAYDALARI

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LATİNCE İSMİ: Pimpinella anisum
YÖRESEL İSİMLRİ: Enison, nanahan
TANIMI:Maydanozgillerden bin bitkinin küçük tohumlarıdır.Yurdumuzda Akdeniz bölgesinde,Rusya’da ve Akdeniz ülkelerinde çok yetişir.Anasonun tohumları çok küçük,yeşilimtrak tatlı ve baharatlıdır.
BİTKİ ÖZELLİKLERİ: Küçük beyaz çiçekli, 30-60cm yükseklikte, tüylü, bir yıllık bir kültür bitkisidir. Doğada aramamak gerekir.
KULLANILDIĞI YERLER:Bazı tatlı ve tuzlu hamur işlerinin üzerine ekilerek kullanılır.Tıpta da,sindirim bozukluklarına ve barsak gazının giderilmesinde kullanılır.Koku vermek ve çeşniyi arttırmak amacıyla yiyecek ve içeceklere ilave edilir.Hamur işlerine pişmeden önce serpilir.İçeceklerin hazırlanması sırasında kullanılır..
BİLEŞİMİ: Herkesin tanıdığı, hoş, aromatik bir kokusu vardır. Genelde %2-4 oranında değişen uçucu yağdan kaynaklanır bu koku. Anethol, uçucu yağın ana maddesidir. Ayrıca şeker ve albümin de içerir.
TOPLANMASI ve HAZIRLANMASI: Bir kültür bitkisi olan anasonun doğada aranmasına gerek yoktur. Baharatçılardan satın alınabilir.
KULLANIM ŞEKİLLERİ: Anason öncelikle gaz söktürücü, mideyi güçlendirici ve öksürüğü yatıştırıcı olarak kullanılmalıdır. Sürekli hıçkırıklarda bir bardak anason çayı denenebilir. İştah açıcı, mideyi rahatlatıcı, yatıştırıcı ve sindirimi kolaylaştırıcı olarak kullanılabilir. Uykusuzluğa karşı da denenebilir. Bebeklere ve küçük çocuklara gaz sıkıntılarında ve öksürüklerde anason çayı içirilmelidir. Tadı ve kokusu hoş olmayan bitki çaylarına veya bitkisel kaynaklı ilaçlara aroma katkısı olarak da kullanılabilir. Anason çayı, yeterli olmayan anne sütünü arttırır.Başlangıçta, mide şişkinliğine ve gazına karşı anasonun yararlarından söz edilmişti. Evet, anason bu alanda oldukça rahatlatıcıdır, ama frenk kimyonu ondan da etkilidir. Öksürük tedavisinde de, anasondan önce rezene gelir. Belki anason etkinlik açısından bu iki bitkinin gerisinde kalabilir, ama onun öne çıkan özelliği de, tadının çok iyi olmasıdır. Bu nedenle, yetişkinler ve çocuklar için mide şişkinliği ve gazına karşı hazırlanacak çaylarda, bu üç bitkinin eşit oranda karıştırılarak kullanılması çok daha yararlı olacaktır.
Anason çayı: Havanda hafifçe ezilmiş 1-2 çay kaşığı dolusu anason, 1 bardak kaynar suyla haşlanır ve demlenmesi için 8-10 dakika beklendikten sonra süzülür. Öksürüğe karşı, günde 2-4 bardak çay, bal ile tatlandırılarak içilir. Mide şişkinliğine karşı yine günde 2-3 bardak çay, tatlandırılmadan içilmelidir. Anasonun havanda hafifçe ezme işlemi, her çay demlenmesinde taze olarak yapılmalıdır.
ANASONUN FAYDALARI:*Anason hazmı kolaylaştırır.*İştahsızlığı ve yemeklere karşı duyulan tiksintiyi giderir. *Mide ve bağırsak gazlarını söktürür.*İdrarı artırır.*Kusmaları ve ishali keser.*Aybaşı kanamalarının düzenli olmasını sağlar. Ancak, aybaşı kanamaları ve hamilelik döneminde kullanılmaz.*Anne sütünü artırır.*Sinirleri yatıştırır.*Migren ağrılarını keser.*Beyin yorgunluğunu giderir.*Uyku verir.*Kalbi kuvvetlendirir.*Kan dolaşımının düzenli olmasını sağlar.*Cinsel arzuları kamçılar.*Astım, nefes darlığı ve bronşitte görülen şikayetleri giderir. *Öksürüğü keser.*Yaşlılarda meme sarkmasını önler.
YAN ETKİLERİ: Çok ender olmakla birlikte, solunum yolları veya sindirim organları alerjisi görülebilir. Bu durumda çay kullanımını kesmek gerekir.Fazla miktarda kullanıldığı zaman uyuşukluk verir. Başka hiçbir yan etkisi yoktur.
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