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    Aliments and Medicinal Plants Which Favours the Enjoyment of Happiness

    Aliments and medicinal plants which favours the enjoyment of happiness (1)



    by ayurveda teacher Andrei Gamulea

    What we are all looking for is happiness and as some researchers thinks, one of the mysteries of the state of happiness resides also in the mysterious transformations that occurs in the nature, more precisely, in the phisyological modifications that take place in our body under the action of various ingredients contained in the aliments and medicinal plants that we use. Taking into consideration that, most of us are what we eat, here you can find in the following several aliments and medicinal plants which can help us to awaken and amplify in our beings, in a perfectly natural way, well being, calm, the psycho-emotional balance and in the end even the state of happiness, whcih we can say, we can „taste” it in this manner, here and now.

    The bananas

    Sweet and of a nice consistency, the well mellow bananas are rich in fibers, potasium and magnesium. Through their content, these fruits lead fast to a psychic state of well being, they reduce and helps fighting against depression, maintaining the emotional balance. Tasted separately or in a delicious fruits salad, fresh bananas can adjust the level of magnesium in the body, favouring a fast recovery of the body after prolonged efforts, both physical and mental. The association of the potasium with magnesium in the content of bananas ensures a remarcable effect of relaxation and recovery at the level of nervous cells. This association offers also an excellent adaptability at the possible emotional fluctuations that may occur, leading in the end to attain a better emotional selfcontrol.

    The sweet oranges



    There are two main categories of oranges: the sweet ones and the sour ones. The number of varieties of sweet oranges is remarcable. The sweet oranges contains inozitol, a substance that adjust the levels of serotonin and insulin. By the same token, the regular consumption of sweet oranges attenuates the fluctuations of psychic and mental dispositions and helps eliminate the depression and anxiety. The constant use of sweet oranges, could also help reduce the exceeding fats and cholesterol, favouring the harmonization of the physical body. In addition, the sweet oranges are an important source of vitamin C, only one orange fruit offering up to 150% from the daily recommended dose of vitamin C. In this respect is known that in conditions of great stress, large amounts of vitamin C are very helpful because then both the consume of noradrenalin as well as the consume of adrenalin is considerably increased. Both the taste and the flavour of the oranges are extremely invigorating. Recent studies shows that only the smell of fresh orange can reduce considerably the states of anxiety, awakening the well being and the optimism.


    The peaches



    Originating from Tibet and China, the peach tree is being cultivated from over 200 years for its sweet and juicy fruits. Peaches contains antioxidants and fibers. An amount of 150 grams of fresh peaches supplies 8% from the daily recommended dose of soluble fibers which reduces the level of cholesterol from the blood stream. This effect is usually felt by those that tastes several mellow peaches, as a sensation of energetical refreshment, similar with the sensation we have after a walk in plain air, in a mountain forest. Peaches contains also potasium, element which is not at all accidentally called „the mineral element of youth”, because it has an extremely important role in the adjustment of a high number of chemical processes in the body.


    The ananas


    Rarely used in their natural form, the ananas fruits are an excellent source of macronutrients. Only 100 grams of fresh ananas fruit can supply 25% from the daily recommended dose of vitamin C for an adult. Refreshing and tasty, the ananas is also an excellent activator of the digestive processes. The ananas contains bromeline, an enzyme well known for accelerating especially the digestion of proteins. In the end, the effect felt after consuming almost 200 grams of fresh ananas is one of considerably instant refreshment both physical and psychic.



    The grapefruit


    The grapefruit is rich in folic acid (vitamin B9), which is crucial for the distribution of oxygen to the brain. According to a recent american study, the sanguine level of folic acid is lower at those that suffers often states of depression. The folic acid (vitamin B9) contributes in forming healthy cells and plays a very important role in preventing the anomalies of the nervous system. In the same time, grapefruit is a key ingredient for the serotonine production which is sometimes suggestively called „the hormone of happiness”. By the same token, the consumption of only one grapefruit daily can bring an instant state of psychic serenity. Besides, one of the main effects of folic acid (vitamin B9) is that of maintaining the emotional and psychic balance. By the same token, a glass of fresh grapefruit juice, sweetened with honey, can make dissapear almost instantly the bad psychic states.


    The pumpkin




    This vegetable has a high content of zinc which, as some polish researches discovered, maintains alive the nervous cells, eliminating the burdensome states of spirit. This oligo-element, the zinc, is used in transforming the aminated acid tryptophan in serotonine, called „the hormone of happiness”, and some researches states that i tis also involved in what we can call „the secret chemistry of love“. Mellow pumpkin is a real tasty feast if it is served with honey and aromatic plants. You can also peel the pumpkin of its skin, cut it in small pieces and then it can be fried slightly in olive oil, adding various aromatic plants such as sage, rosemary, basil or mint and condiments (coriander, fennel, caraway, anise, cinnamon or vanilla). The zinc contained by the pumpkin is responsible of the stimulation of taste and smell buds and of the sight receptors. Hereby, the zinc present in the pumpkin increase sight, taste and smell. By the same token, as we will taste the specific flavour of a well cokked pumpkin, we can feel as the attraction towards the shiny pumpkin will increase „as we speak”.



    The spinach


    Originating from ancient Persia, the spinach has an impressive history. In the VIIth century, the king of Nepal sent spinach in China as a gift. In the XIth century, it was introduced in Spain by the moors and in England it was known as the „spanish vegetable”. In the XVIth century, the spinach was highly appreciated by the king of France. At the end of firt half of the past century, the spinach became already famous due to Popeye, the character created by the designer E. C. Segar. Related with the beet, the spinach is rich in folic acid (vitamin B9) which is soluble in water an dis very important to keep the psychic balance. Besides, even the name of this vitamin - „folic acid” – cames from the latin word „folium”, meaning leaf, beacause the folic acid can be found mostly in green vegetables such as spinach. A serving of spinach consumed daily is recommended to eliminate the states of depression. In addition, the spinach proved to be an excellent neuroprotector. The constant consumption of raw spinach, as salad or cooked, leads to increased cerebral functions.


    The cauliflower



    The cauliflower originates from Turkey and its farming spread throughout Europe starting with the XVIth century. The cauiflower is a vegetable rich in vitamin C. The alimentation poor in this vitamin inhibates the production of dopamine, this being responsible of the absorbtion of iron which stimulates the general energy of the body. The dopamine is involved too in the control of the general state of well being. A recent british study showed that 100 grams of raw cauliflower offers to the body 70 mg of vitamin C, quantity which is an excellent stimulator of well being. In addition, the cauliflower contains a considerable amount of folic acid (vitamin B9), reason for which, if we will serve in the evening, before going to sleep, some raw cauliflower with cream and some crisp food, such as corn flakes, we could have after that a profound state of calm which will ensure us in the following night a calm and refreshing sleep.



    The mushrooms


    The eastern civilisations used the mushrooms both as food as well as medicine. The mushrooms are a very good source of vitamin B2 (riboflavine) and vitamine B3 (niacine). The vitamine B2 is involved in a great number of reactions that produces energy. This is why, a mushroom dish is so appreciated for its regenerating effect that occurs. On the other hand, a deficit of niacine (vitamine B3) can cause depression. When the niacine level is low, the body produces vitamine B3 from tryptophane, and so the quantity left to be transformed in serotonine being very low. This reaction is not favourable for maintaining a state of well being and the psychic balance. Because the mushrooms are rich in niacine (vitamine B3), their use in the alimentation proves to be very useful. The mushrooms can be cooked with olive oi land then fried on the grill. Some of them, as the mushrooms called champignion could be consumed even raw, in salads.



    Avocado



    The avocado fruit is known and used in alimentation from more than 7000 years. Incas and aztecs appreciated avocado for its soft texture and the multiple great effects of this fruit. The avocado fruit contains potasium, follats, carotenoids, and vitamine B6 (piridoxine). A cup of avocado sliced in small pieces (146 grams) contains 874,54 mg potasium, 90,37 mcg follats and 0,41mg vitamine B6 (piridoxine). The avocado fruit is a very good source of potasium, fighting against states of tiredness and helping acheiving a state of general calm. The vitamine B6, present in the avocado fruit, contributes also in maintaining the psychic and psychosomatic balance. It appears in the processes of decarboxylation from which results precursors alamines of the neurotransmitters (noradrenaline and serotonine). Consequently, either is served simple, fresh, or i tis added in raws salads, with tomatoes, mushrooms or squashes, the avocado fruit is a real beneficent „vegetable butter”, which makes dissapearing instantly depression, irritability, anxiety or agitation.




    The carrots



    Carrots cultivation and their use in alimentation is a subject for thousands of years. There are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C. A recent British study made a connection between lack of vitamin B8 (biotin) from the carrots and the nervous breakdowns. It is well known the fact that vitaminB8 (biotin) it‘s a key in the glucid, lipid and proteins metabolism, and that it stimulates vitamin C activity. As a result, regulate consume of carots, as fresh juices in the morning or even added in daily food gives us all a general state of well being and keeps us in a permanent good mood. Carrots' Beta-carotene it’s an excellent antioxidant, which gives us all no beyound our age regenerative virtues .So a good cup of fresh carrots juice it’s an excellent solution for fatigue states.



    The string bean



    The string bean has a rich content of magnesium (28 mg from 100 grams). According to a british study, those that suffers of depression presents a lower level of magnesium. The magnesium is an important factor that interferes in maintaining the psychic balance, is a very good sedative of the nervous system and has an antidepression effect. The magnesium is present in almost all green vegetables, particularly in the string bean. Therefore, a dish with fresh string bean can increase the level of magnesium in our body, helping us stay on the right side of the emotional balance. In addition, the magnesium from the string bean has a complex action at the cerebral level, generating a stimulation of the nervous cells.



    The algae



    The algae are some primitive plants, photosynthetisants, with a very simple structure. They have been used even from 5000 years ago as nourishment for the man, thanks to the high nutritional properties that they have. The algae are rich in iodine that is excellent to stabilize the tendencies to mental fluctuations, to eliminate the states of depression and to improve the general level of energy. At the same time the algae facilitate the mental concentration and the vigilance state of attention. Having a content of over 50% proteins, the algae are used to the preparing of soups and sour soups and especially of the dishes based on rice and of a great variety of raw vegetable salads. Frequently the algae replace some vegetables in the nourishment of a big number of people.



    The sweet cheese



    The sweet cheese guaranties us a “sweet sleep”. This is because it is one of the best sources of triptofane, an aminat acid used in the production of melatonin that encourages the sleep. The triptofane is one of the 10 essential aminoacids that the human organism uses to synthesize the proteins. It has an important role in the best functioning of the nervous system, especially connected with the relaxation, the sleep and to the natural capacity of rest. From the benefits it provides is also the one of regulating the appetite. The triptofane share is useful in the cases of insomnias. At the same time the triptofane positively influences the psychic and emotional state, or otherwise said, it cheers up. The triptofane acts as a forerunner of serotonin, neurotransmitter that helps the organism in regulating the appetite, in the capacity of rest and of general psychic state. Thanks to the function of increasing the serotonin’s level, the triptofane contributes to the treatment of a great number of disorders, among which the insomnia, the depression and the anxiety. So if the insomnia or the state of well-being gives signs of weakness, don’t avoid taking a snack consisting of integral bread and fresh sweet cheese. You can also add on top some fresh leaves of parsley that are also an excellent natural source of triptofane.



    The goat milk




    The goat milk has rich calcium content: 500 ml goat milk contains 70% from the daily necessary recommended dose of calcium. As it is known, the calcium is an important re-balancing element of the psychic and mental disposition. From a physiological point of view, it is very useful for the transmission of nervous impulses. Therefore, remember in time that a calcium deficiency often leads the increase of nervousness. So, the use of the fresh goat milk can be of great help for the maintaining of the psycho-mental balance. This is one of the reasons for which the calcium can be called, for good reason, “the mineral responsible for our state of calmness”. Therefore, don’t delay the use of goat milk each time it is necessary.


    Article from The spiritual book of the International Yoga Symposium, Costineşti 2009
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    Aliments and medicinal plants which favours the enjoyment of happiness (2)

    Aliments and medicinal plants which favours the enjoyment of happiness (2)


    by ayurveda teacher Andrei Gămulea



    The walnuts



    The walnuts are for a good reason associated to the improving effects of the cerebral capacities. Not at random, the nature made that the form of the walnuts without shell to look like the form of some miniature brains! Their efficiency in this direction is related to the fact that the walnuts are an excellent source of Omega 3, that contribute to the good functioning of the brain cells and of the best functioning of its neurotransmitters. At the teenagers and the adults with deficiency of Omega 3 the accesses of violence and fury are frequent, and at the aged persons the penury or the brain from fat acids of the Omega 3 type can lead to cerebral vascular accidents, memory problems and senile madness. The children of whose mothers had consumed a sufficient quantity of the Omega 3 type prove to have a high intelligence coefficient.




    The hazelnuts



    The hazelnuts are original from Asia. These represent one of the oldest crops, mentioned in the ancient oriental writings as being blessed nourishment. The hazelnuts contain a big quantity of pholic acid (the vitamin B9), favoring this way the decrease of depressive states and of the melancholy. It is known the fact that in the case of vitamin B9 deficiency it is affected the producing process of serotonin, and the producing disorders of serotonin are associated with irritability, aggressiveness, with the diminishing of concentration power and the memory deficiency. Therefore the consumption of hazelnuts can be quite helpful. The hazelnuts can be baked or grinded with a blender. They also present a high calcium content (140 mg at 100 g), reason for which the consumption of hazelnuts allows that instead of the depressive states, a profound state of calmness and self control would rapidly install in our being.



    The sweet almonds



    The fruit of the almond tree (Prunus amygdalus),tree from the Rosaceae family, the edible almonds(the sweet almonds) present a very high energetic share, being rich in unsaturated fat acids, vegetal proteins and sugars. The sweet almonds can be eaten both fresh and dried. The almond kennels can be consumed as such or they can be used at the preparing of the sweets. At the same time the almonds represent one of the most important vegetal natural sources of calcium(252 mg at 100 g).The calcium facilitates the transmission of the nervous impulse, intervening in the processes of the acetylcholine, noradrenalin and serotonin’s releasing, contributing this way to the maintaining of the nervous system’s balance. This is why the almonds are much appreciated for the psychic and mental welfare that they offer and for the state of tranquility that appears soon after we eat them. Even more, the almonds contribute also to the bettering of the natural capacity of memorizing.



    The sesame seeds



    The sesame seeds come from India and from there they spread in the whole world. The sesame seeds represent one of the best sources of treonine, an aminat acid. This is an element of whose deficiency in the organism can provoke the appearance of the depressions. The sesame seeds can be softly roasted, then grinded finely with a small addition of salt and then the powder can be sprinkled on raw vegetable salads. The sesame seeds can be also consumed under the form of tahini-the well-known extremely tasty and nourishing paste from sesame seeds. So that it would be easy to digest, it is best to prepare it with the addition of lemon juice, salt and water, till it results a thin paste, almost of the fruit juice consistency.



    The liquorices



    The liquorices is one of the used herbs in the most traditional formulas, both in the millenary ayurvedic science, and in the Chinese medicine. Among its numerous components, the root of liquorices contains also glyceritic acid, component that stops the decrease of the cortisone level, helping this way the organism to face successfully the situations characterized by stress. Therefore, the root of liquorices can be used to eliminate the states of tension or psychic fatigue. Besides, the liquorices contain also isoflavone, a molecule used to eliminate the depression states. Used under the form of dried powder, the liquorices can improve the depressive state and the anxiety. Its specific sweet taste confers a certain state of calmness and tranquility. It shouldn’t be used though in big amounts, at most a gram of powder once, because otherwise it is possible to determine at some persons the vomitive reflex.




    The ginseng



    The ginseng root comes from China and North America. The American natives knew the healing properties of the ginseng so that, when they traveled long distances, the chewed ginseng roots to face the tiredness. There are studies that showed that this wonder herb, known and appreciated from ancient times, improves the body’s response to stress and it reduces the anxiety. The ginseng stimulates the psychic energy, gives wellbeing and increases the inner energy. It is said that the Chinese wise men from the ancient times daily enjoyed a cup of elixir prepared from ginseng root.



    The parsley



    The parsley is an excellent source of L-glutamine, an amino acid that increases the power of mental concentration. It also helps in fighting against the anxiety and the stress, elevating the energetic level of the brain and increasing the vigilance. At the same time, the parsley is an important source of triptofane, which is a good regulator of the appetite. Therefore, the presence of even a little quantity of parsley in our daily food proves to be of much help for the maintaining of the general state of equilibrium. But when we especially intend to improve our energetic level and of our state of attention we mustn’t delay the moment of preparing a salad abundant in fine chopped parsley, to which we could add tomatoes, lemon and cold pressed olive oil.


    The corn



    Archeological researches had shown that the corn was cultivated on the American continent over 5000 years ago. Both from its golden colour, and its content, this golden corn cob can bring the sunshine in our house! A portion of corn assures us a quarter of the recommended daily share of B1 vitamin. On how it has been proved in a recent study, the vigilance, the energy and the welfare could be improved after two months of supplementing with the vitamin B1,coming from natural food, even without being a deficiency in this direction! The vitamin B1 (the thiamine) is absolutely necessary for the normal progress of the nervous system’s functions. Many of the stressed or nervous persons suffer in reality of a deficiency of this vitamin. The brain is a big consumer of glucose, and for metabolizing the glucose, the organism uses its thiamine reserves. Besides, the vitamin B1 is also involved in the synthesis of the neurotransmitters (for example the acetylcholine). This is why the corn represents a very valuable food. It should be eaten be it boiled, or under the form of corn mush, made from the proper boil of the corn flour. In this direction the millenary system of AYURVEDA, mentions that in this form of preparing it (corn mush) we can add a great variety of herbs and spices powders, as to the necessities, beneficiating this way of their effects.



    The integral wheat



    The trimethylglicine contained in the wheat participates at the producing of several chemical compounds existing in the brain, that improves the psychic, mental state, the psychic energy, the state of wellbeing, the vigilance, the concentration and the visual acuity. The main sources of trimethylglicine are the wheat germs and husk. Just for this reason, try to no longer use in the nourishment especially the white bread and rather choose the integral one, where the wheat germ is kept intact, in order to beneficiate from the content of integral wheat.



    The bean



    The bean is one of the oldest foods. Signs of its existence are dated over 2000 years ago. The white bean is an excellent source of folic acid (the vitamin B9), of whose presence in the organism influences in a benefic way the producing of noradrenalin, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for the motivation and pleasure sensations. Therefore, if you fell exhausted or apathetic, don’t hesitate to eat a portion of food made of white beans, prepared with olive oil and eventually with mustard or other aromatic spices, such as coriander and caraway. A well cooked bean dish, moderately consumed, is almost always a simple and natural manner to regain the state of calmness and of psychic balance. The white bean shouldn’t miss from the nourishment we use during a week.



    The lentil




    The lentil beans contain more proteins than all the other vegetables, excepting the soja and the horse bean. The lentil also contains iron (1,00mg per 100g). According to some recent studies, the state of depression is often a symptom of a chronic deficiency of iron, so as the state of weakness, tiredness or exhaustion. A portion of lentil dish assures us a good part of the iron share that is daily recommended. The iron is necessary for the assimilation of the vitamins belonging to the B complex, coming from nourishment. It increases the resistance to tiredness and plays an important part in the intellectual development. Therefore, don’t hesitate to enjoy the lentil especially under the form of the traditional ayurvedic dish called DHAL, which is a delicious Indian soup that is based on lentil, or add a handful of baked lentil to a vegetables soup or a raw vegetable salad.


    The soya milk




    The soya comes from China.3000 years ago, the soja beans were considered among the most important beans used in the nourishment. Through a relatively simple process of preparation, from the soya beans can be obtained the well-known soya milk that is among the richest foods in proteins. In the case of consuming the soya milk, the proteins turn into tyrosine, that increases the production of dopamine and noradrenalin, on which it is known that are chemical cerebral compounds, which help us feel full of energy and to always have a positive state of mind. For this reason we can choose to replace, for some periods of time, the breakfast regular milk with the soja milk.


    Tofu



    Tofu is the generic given name to the so-called soja cheese. According to a recent scientific study of the British researchers, the lack of triptofane can be a cause of depression. But this amino acid exists in a big quantity in tofu, the soya cheese, 747 mg la 100g, quantity that is therefore ideal to keep us in shape. If you are not convinced by its spongeous aspect, add it to a mix of fresh fruits and you will enjoy this way its benefits, even if then you won’t feel entirely its pleasant taste and its specific consistency!



    The humus



    The humus is the generic given name to a class of traditional dishes from the Near Orient, that are composed of chick pea paste or from sesame paste, or from the combination of the two. Generally, the humus has the aspect of a paste that resembles as consistency to the Romanian dish called “whipped beans”. Rich in proteins and in fibers, the humus prepared both from chick pea beans and sesame seeds must be consumed in moderate quantities, usually with addition of spices and lemon juice. The consumption of even a 100g portion of humus, leads to the control of the process of releasing the glucose in the blood, this devolving in a slow and regulate rhythm. This allows the avoiding of too big variations of sugars’ level that usually give birth to emotional fluctuations, depressive states and bad mood. Therefore, don’t hesitate to add to the daily menu the dishes from chick pea and sesame, of the humus type, even as appetizer, beside the integral bread or the cereals preparations.



    The tempeh



    The tempeh is a traditional food, coming from Indonesia, being based on fermented soja. It is also possible to get it chilled or frozen, to a form similar to the sponge cake. The tempeh is a very rich in fiber food and also represents an important source of proteins, minerals, calcium, iron and vitamin B2.In the opinion of some researchers, the aggressiveness would come from a deficiency of the vitamin B2.The vitamin B2 comes in the energy production. This vitamin is also necessary to the producing of butyric acid that has positive effects on the general disposition. The tempeh is a very good source of vitamin B2 and this is why it is recommended to be used as a main protein source, being an excellent replacer of the meat, for those who want to switch to a lacto-vegetarian diet. Nourishing and calming at the same time, the tempeh can be very useful in regaining the general welfare.



    Article from The spiritual book of the International Yoga Symposium, Costineşti 2009

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    Good post.Ginger is great for circulation.I keep a piece in the fridge and eat a piece daily.

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    Thank you!

    Did you say Ginger?

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    Here is a passage which I just translated from a book:

    Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

    The pungent and sweet ginger root is a strong stimulant, being considered an universal panacea. The ginger is useful especially in digestive and respiratory diseases, in arthritis, and it is a very good cardiac tonic. It favours the elimination of toxins from the intestines and assures a healthy intestinal flora. Also, the ginger trammels the forming of thrombosis, induces the decrease of the cholesterol level, and has an antibacterial effect. It calms the menstrual cramps caused by cold. Ginger-paste is also used in case of headaches.

    It has a stronger warming effect in dried form, than fresh. The root can be used integer (fresh or dried), in powder form, or as juice.

    In cooking, ginger is used with predilection for spicing sweet dishes, at preparation of curry, chutney and pickles. It’s a part of the spices mixtures, and also of the bitter liqueurs. The ginger is also added in chocolate or syrup, or it is candied.
    I may add, it is also useful in cases of nausea, motion sickness, and many more.

    I use ginger very often when cooking, and I know people who eat ginger with almost everything. It's really healthy.
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