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Potassium

Potassium – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage We should not underestimate the importance of potassium in our diet plan. It is an important component which is essential for a healthy body. Potassium is an essential body mineral which is important for both cellular and electrical function. Potassium plays an important role in synthesis of proteins and muscle tissues. It also works inside our cells to maintain the pH. Blood serum contains approximately 4-5 mg of total potassium where as red

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage What is Carbohydrates?Carbohydrates are the main sources of energy in the body. These are macronutrients which means it is one of the main source to gain energy. There are three different types of carbohydrates – sugar, starch and fiber. These are found through different sources of food. Carbohydrates provide glucose to body which is converted into energy that supports biophysical functions and activity. Carbohydrates are the main part of healthy diet. Sources of

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Phosphorous

Phosphorous – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Phosphorous is considered as essential constituent of human bones. It is important nutrient for the normal functioning of body. It makes about 1% of our total body weight. It is found in the every cell of our body and plays an important role in the body functions. It supports the body to uitilise fats, proteins and carbohydrates for repair and maintenance of cells. Being a part of nucleoproteins, it regulates cell division and

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Selenium

Selenium – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Selenium is a trace mineral which is found in soil, certain foods and also available in the small amount in water. It is also a crucial mineral for our body. Selenium acts as antioxidant when it combines with vitamin E. Antioxidants fight against the free radicals which may result in the damage of DNA and cell membrane. These free radicals are responsible for ageing and other health complications like cancer and heart diseases.

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Iron

Iron – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Iron is considered as the one of most essential element on this earth. Major role of iron is to aid the red blood cells to transport the oxygen to the different parts of body. Iron also helps in the different processes inside the cells which help to produce energy for our body. Iron is important for the formation of red blood cells (hematopoiesis). Iron is part of hemoglobin which is pigment of red

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Biotin

Biotin – Uses, Benefits, Sources and Dosage Biotin is known as ‘beauty vitamin’ because of its beneficial effects on nails, hair and skin. Biotin is the vitamin H which is the part of B complex group of vitamins. Our body needs biotin to metabolize fats, carbohydrates and amino acids. Biotin is found in various cosmetic products for hair and nails as it helps to strength the hair and nails. Biotin is also water soluble like all other vitamin B. Bacteria

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Lodhra / Symplocos Racemosa

Lodhra (Symplocos Racemosa) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Description of Lodhra Plant Lodhra is an evergreen medium size tree with height of 6-8.5m. Lodhra Leaves: 3 to 4 inches long, circular or oval shaped, leaf stalk is small and it is velvety to touch. Lodhra Flower: Flowering generally occurs in the month of November and continues till the month of February. Flowers are cream colored, small in size and are mostly found in clusters. Lodhra Fruit: Purple blackish in color

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Vatsanabha / Aconitum ferox

Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox) – Properties, Benefits & Dosage Description of plant Vatsanabha (Aconitum ferox) is a perennial, tuberous rooted and herbaceous shrub that grows up to 3 feet in height. Leaves of this plant are cleft or lobed, simple, alternate and oval in shape. Towards the bottom leaves are larger in size and on the top of the plant leaves growing are smaller and shorter. Tuberous roots of this plant are dark brown in color from outside and are yellow

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Lime / Lemon / Citrus limon

Lime, Lemon (Citrus limon) Description of Plant Citrus limon (Nimbuka) plant is a straggling bush or small tree which is 3-4 meters tall in height, having numerous angular branches and sharp spines in the leaf-axils. The leaves of this plant are acute, alternate, shiny, and evergreen. The flowers are small, white solitary, and hardly 2 or 3 together, in axils. The plant bears yellow ovoid, rounded berry, fruit with a nipple-shaped edges. The plant flowers and fruits almost the whole

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Kushta / Indian Costus Root / Saussurea lappa

Alsi, Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Description of Plant Kushta (Saussurea lappa) is an herb of strong, perennial 3-4 feet tall shrub and its outer surface appear yellowish brown – grayish brown having rough longitudinal furrows, fine netted wrinkles, and root branches. It has thick cylindrical roots 5-20 cm long, 1-6 cm in diameter, some with slight curve that sometimes split longitudinally and have purple colored flowers. The texture is hard and difficult to snap off. Sometimes presented with peeled outer bark

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