How Alcohol Damages Our Liver?

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Alcohol is a chemical compound that is used as a beverage all over the world. It acts as both stimulant   and depressant depending on the amount of consumption. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 15 people die every day or one every 96 minutes from the effects of drinking alcohol in India. Drinking too much on a single occasion can significantly impact one’s health in a bad way. It may interfere with the brain’s communication pathways that changes mood thus making it difficult to coordinate. It may also damage heart, causes liver inflammation, cancers, and weakens immune system finally making your body a much easier target for disease.   Effects of alcohol abuse on liver The liver is one of the largest organs in the body present in upper right part of the abdomen, just below the ribs. It detoxifies and filters out harmful substances from blood, makes bile to digest food, stores energy and nutrients, and manufactures hormones, proteins, and enzymes t...
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What Does Alcohol Do To Your Liver???

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Liver serves as the body’s liquor control board. When you have a glass of wine, beer or other liquor, the liver is in charge of processing this alcohol and detoxifying the blood. It is a powerful organ and can usually cope with drinking a small amount of alcohol. However the liver can only handle a certain amount of alcohol at any given time, so if you drink more than the liver can deal with by drinking too quickly, or drinking too much, your liver cells struggle to process it.   The regular alcohol consumption or heavy alcohol intake may lead to multiple types of liver damage including:  
  • Fatty Liver
Too much fat can build up in your liver if you drink more than the liver can handle. This can cause inflammation and fatty liver disease. If you are overweight and drink too much, it increases the chance of damaging your liver.  
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
Alcoholic hepatitis is caused by inflammation of the liver associated with long term, excessive drinking. ...
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PIPERINE : THE MOST EFFECTIVE BIOENHANCER

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The use of herbal medicines has been increased recently all over the world due to their impressive therapeutic effects and fewer adverse effects. However many herbal extracts like curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric, despite of its significant anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties does not exerts its complete efficacy and pharmacological effects due to an enzyme in our liver that impedes its absorption, resulting in poor absorption in the body and hence poor availability. But there comes an ultimate solution to this problem- Piperine, the bioactive component of black pepper, which is widely used as a food spice and flavouring agent. It has anti-inflammatory activity, antifungal, antipyretic and bioavailability enhancing actions. It is the world’s first bioavailability enhancer that was discovered. According to a research, piperine was found to increase bioavailability of different drugs ranging from 30% to 2000%. Piperine is added to curcumin supplemen...
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THE LIVER AND NEEM

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Neem (Azhadirachta Indica) is a tree found in India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, SriLanka, Malaysia and Pakistan. It grows in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Since antiquity neem has been renowned for healing. The earliest Sanskrit medical writings refer to the benefits of its fruits, seeds, oil, leaves, roots, and bark. Each of these has long been used in the Indian Ayurveda and Unani systems of medicine. One such medical uses of neem are in liver dysfunction. Liver is the largest single gland in the body and the second largest organ, the liver filters about a quart of blood every minute, detoxifying blood by filtering toxins and other chemicals from it. When possible, it converts toxics to less harmful chemicals through various reactions that typically create free radicals. Benefits of Neem for Liver: Helps in detoxifying liver: Neem (Azhadirachta Indica) is a bitter tonic herb and is a well-known detoxifying agent. It cleanses the blood and the liver of toxins a...
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WHAT IS URIC ACID AND HOW TO CONTROL IT?

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Uric acid is a chemical produced when your body breaks down food that contain organic compounds called purines. Uric acid is usually filtered out by the kidneys and passes out of the body in urine. Small amount is passed out of the body in stool. If too much uric acid is being produced or if the kidneys are not able to remove it from the blood normally, the level of uric acid in the blood increases. High levels of uric acid in the blood can lead to the formation of solid crystals within the joints which causes a painful condition called gout. Gout is a type of arthritis which is caused by deposits of urate crystals in the joints which leads to swelling and restricted movement of affected joints. Moreover if gout is not treated these uric acid crystals can build up in the joints and nearby tissues. Very high levels of uric acid also indicates a variety of conditions including diabetes, bone marrow disorders such as leukemia and kidney disorders or kidney stones. Here are few precauti...
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CURCUMIN: A NEW FAT CUTTER!

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Can you imagine an Indian dish without turmeric (Haldi)? It forms an integral part of Indian cuisine and you will be surprised to know that according to a research done in the European Journal of Nutrition it has been proved that Curcumin (a yellow colour compound found in turmeric) may be useful for the treatment and prevention of obesity. Turmeric contains approximately 3% curcumin by weight, so a tablespoon of turmeric, which weighs 6.8 grams, contain about 0.204 gram curcumin in it. Curcumin helps in prevention of obesity because of its following properties: Curcumin prevents fat accumulation and hastens fat loss: Accumulation of fat in the adipose tissues or other tissues such as those of stomach and liver is characteristic of excessive weight and obesity. Curcumin can prevent fat accumulation in the adipose tissues thus hastens fat loss.
  • Curcumin can accelerate diet induced weight loss: The carbohydrate fraction of curcumin is notabsorbed in the body which is help...
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How does Daruhaldi keep our liver healthy?

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Daruhaldi exhibits medicinal properties which are instrumental in keeping major diseases at bay and promotes health. Daruhaldi’s Botanical Name is Berberis aristata. It is mostly found in the ranges of the Himalayas during specific seasons. It is a shrub and all the parts of it are used for curing illnesses. It has hepato-protective, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  1. Daruhaldi Boosts The Flow of Bile: It increases the flow of bile. Bile is an important digestive juice which helps the body to excrete waste products from the blood. Decrease in bile flow results in complications in liver function and leads to various liver problems. Daruhaldi boosts the flow of Bile resulting in correction of liver function.
  2. Daruhaldi Keeps the Liver Safe: Daruhaldi protects liver from Acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a commonly used drug for relieving fever and pain. However, high intake of acetaminophen severely damages liver and leads to acute liver problems or abnormal liver fun...
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CURCUMIN AND ITS BENEFITS IN DIABETES

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Diabetes is a condition wherein blood sugar levels in the body remain high as the body fails to regulate it. Blood sugar level is controlled by insulin in body. Various researches and studies have shown that Curcumin has many therapeutic properties which might have possible remedy for various diseases. Such are the different properties by which turmeric employs its medicinal properties in treating diabetes.
  • Curcumin act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent that help reduce inflammation in diabetes. This occurs when the insulin producing cells are invaded by cells of the immune system (condition referred as Insulinitis).
  • Curcumin works as natural antioxidants that help to improve antioxidant defense in diabetes.
  • Curcumin functions as an anti-hyperglycemic agent- it lowers elevated blood sugar level and balance blood glucose and insulin levels in diabetes.
  • Curcumin has cholesterol lowering properties that benefit metabolic health in diabetes by improving antioxidant defe...
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EAT, TREAT AND BEAT GOUT

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Gout is a kind of arthritis. It can cause an attack of sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe. Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood. So it is recommended to have a gout friendly diet. Therefore, primary dietary goal for gout is to limit your intake of foods with high amounts of purine in them (Purines are chemical compounds that, when metabolized, are broken down into uric acid). Gout-friendly meals:
  • Carrot, Sweet Potato, and Ginger are a few of the foods with the lowest amounts of purine. The preferable choice can be to make a soup, even better for avoiding gout; try using vegetable stock.
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables that are high in vitamin C such as peppers, cabbage, red potatoes and citrus fruits can be helpful. These foods likely aid in the management of gout by reducing the production of uric acid.
  • Low-Fat Dairy Products such as skim or low-fat milk is an excellent choice for those living with gout, and dairy...
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Curcumin To Zap The Acne Attack

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Acne is the painful, self-esteem bursting scars on your face that is typically only treated by prescription medications. This is why many people turn to antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals in the hopes to minimize the damage. While some relief may be obtained, it tends to be temporary and leads to the development of drug resistance and many side effects.   So if not antibiotics? What else?   Turmeric is said to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that aid in treating acne. The use of turmeric as a herbal remedy is believed to have begun in Ayurveda, the traditional Hindu medical system from India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The active ingredient in turmeric is Curcumin. This ingredient is what causes turmeric to have its bright yellow color, and it’s the ingredient that’s believed to have the medical properties such as:   Antibacterial Properties: The Curcumin in turmeric has been shown to have potent antibacterial properties and anti...
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