Mix a gram of dalchini/cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey to** cure cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add ginger, clove, bay leaf and black pepper… This should be consumed twice a day.. Reduce the intake as the cold disappears.* **
GINGER FOR COLDS
Ginger tea is very good to cure cold. Preparation of tea: cut ginger into small pieces and boil it with water, boil it a few times and then add sugar to sweeten and milk to taste, and drink it hot.
Add a gram of turmeric (haldi) powder to a teaspoon of honey for curing dry cough. Also chew a cardamom for a long time.
For blocked nose or to relieve congestion, take a table spoon of crushed carom seeds (ajwain) and tie it in a cloth and inhale it.
Add a tea spoon of cumin seeds (jeera)…
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During my visit to the Social Good Summit in New York City last month, I attended a meeting with a group of bloggers to learn more about (RED), a division of the ONE Campaign that works to eliminate AIDS through consumer activism. (RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver as a way to engage people and businesses all over the world to fight the greatest challenge of our time – the fight to end AIDS.
(RED) partners with some of the world’s leading brands to offer a changing collection of iconic (RED) products triggering a unique way of consumer activism: With each purchase of a (RED) product 50% of the proceeds are donated to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which saves 100,000 lives a month.
What is so exciting about (RED) is that they make it so incredibly easy for consumers to give…
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I think I posted this before, but I couldn’t find it so I’m posting it since it’s so important if you’ve seen it before it’s a good reminder.
Our planet is dying. It’s dangerous to be in any sort of denial about this.
The most important question we can ask ourselves is “what am I doing to serve the planet, humanity and all of life?”
I’ll repeat what the person who passed this onto me said, “PLEASE take time to watch this and turn up your speakers. Allow it to soak into your soul.”
This is a non-commercial attempt from Sanctuary Asia (Facebook here too) to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless ‘consumers’ are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together…
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A great 11 minute summary:
And a letter from human rights activist par excellence Belinda McKenzie:
Coincidentally, in only a month since launching the Battle for Britain’s Children 2014-15 things seem to be moving in the right direction:
- Police are being given new powers to curb sex offendershttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/new-home-office-rules-give-police-sweeping-powers-to-curb-sex-offenders-8869778.html
- The Savile inquiry has widenedto include reports from a further 30 hospitals http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article3894244.ece
- A BBC paedophile has been found guiltyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24571287
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by Rita Banerji
Today all over India, married Hindu women merrily starve themselves of food and water, from sunrise to sunset, to ensure that the gods will give their husbands a long and healthy life. At sun-down the women view the moon through a kitchen sieve before they break their fast. This is the festival of Karva Chauth.
And here’s the reason behind this festival in a nutshell:
A married woman is called Sumangala [The fortunate one; the bringer of good luck].
A widow is called Amangala [the unfortunate one; the bringer of bad luck].
In fact the widow is considered such bad luck that she’s shunned from wedding and other ceremonies, barred from certain temples and places, just in case her ‘bad luck’ rubs off on other people. Till a few years ago, the families would just do away with this ‘bad luck’ by burning her…
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