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28 September, 2017

Health Tips-72: Thulasi and Ursolic acid


It has anti-microbial properties and is used for enhancing the immunity of the human body.  URSOLIC ACID present in the plant is a powerful anti-oxidant.

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Ursolic acid is present in many plants, such as Mirabilis jalapa, as well as in many fruits and herbs used in daily life (e.g. apples, basil, bilberries, cranberries, elder flower, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, oregano, thyme, hawthorn, and prunes). Apple peels contain large quantities of ursolic acid and related compounds.
Potential biochemical effects.

A number of potential biochemical effects of ursolic acid have been investigated, but there has been no clinical study demonstrating benefits to human health. In vitro, ursolic acid inhibits the proliferation of various cancer cell types by inhibiting the STAT3 activation pathway, and may also decrease proliferation of cancer cells and induce apoptosis. Ursolic acid has also been shown to inhibit JNK expression and IL-2 activation of JURKAT leukemic T Cells leading to the reduction in proliferation and T cell activation. Ursolic acid is a weak aromatase inhibitor (IC50 = 32 μM), and has been shown to increase the amount of muscle and brown fat and decrease white fat obesity and associated conditions when added to diets fed to mice. Under physiological concentrations, ursolic acid also induces eryptosis (the apoptosis-like suicidal cell death in defective red blood cells). It has been found to reduce muscle atrophy and to stimulate muscular growth in mice, also shows a potential cardioprotection.

In mice, ursolic acid induces neural regeneration after sciatic nerve injury. Ursolic acid improves domoic acid-induced cognitive deficits in mice. Ursolic acid improves high fat diet-induced cognitive impairments by blocking endoplasmic reticulum stress and IκB kinase β/nuclear factor-κB-mediated inflammatory pathways in mice. Ursolic acid attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced cognitive deficits in mouse brain through suppressing p38/NF-κB mediated inflammatory pathways. Ursolic acid ameliorates cognition deficits and attenuates oxidative damage in the brain of senescent mice induced by D-galactose. Ursolic acid enhances mouse liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy. Ursolic acid enhances the cellular immune system and pancreatic beta-cell function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice fed a high-fat diet. UA increased skeletal muscle mass, as well as grip strength and exercise capacity. Improved endurance, reduced the expression of the genes involved in the development of muscle atrophy, and decreased indicators of accumulated fatigue and exercise-induced stress. Ursolic acid ameliorates aging-metabolic phenotype through promoting of skeletal muscle rejuvenation.

In rats, ursolic acid ameliorated high-fat diet-induced hepatic steatosis and improved metabolic disorders in high-fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Grateful thanks to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Homeo Tips-14: Hydrogenoid constitution

Hydrogenoid constitution has an abnormal sensitiveness to damp and cold, inability to live near fresh water lakes, rivers, etc. or in damp chilly places. One of the best constitutional remedies for hydrogenoid people is Calcarea Carb, if the patient is obese, pot-bellied.

Auto Urine Therapy(AUT)-10: A Case of Epilepsy


Weaver, aged 28, had epileptic fits every 15 days. After the attack, he would have fever and would rest for two days. AUT was taken from 1995 and he has been cured completely in two months.

Courtesy: Mr.RM.R.Rajasekaran's Blog

Health Warnings-30: Diabetics in India

The number of diabetics in India in 2006 was 4.06 crore.  The number of diabetics in India will cross the number eight crore by 2030.

26 September, 2017

HEALTH HAZARDS-2: Most cancer is caused by processed food ...

Most cancer is caused by processed food and toxic ingredients, new study confirms


Homeo Tips-13: Inflammation of the Great Toe

Ledum Palustre is useful for rheumatic or gouty inflammation of the great toe; tends to harden into nodosities. In hot swelling of the hip and shoulder joints.

Courtesy: I Love Homeopathy, Site of Dr Kartik Raghava Murty.S 

Grateful thanks to Dr S.Kartik Raghava Murty.

Auto Urine Therapy(AUT)-9: Human Urine to Regrow Lost Teeth

For those who've lost their teeth to accidents and decay, there may be a new way to restore them: URINE.

Scientists in China have successfully used cells found in human urine to regrow teeth.
Stem cells obtained from urine could one day allow humans to regrow lost teeth, scientists claim.

Chinese scientists used stem cells from urine to create tiny 'tooth buds' that when transplanted into mice grew into tooth-like structures.

Stem cells — cells which can grow into any type of tissue — are popular among researchers looking for ways to grow new teeth to replace those lost with age and poor dental hygiene.

The group at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health used urine as the starting point, BBC News reported. Cells which are normally passed from the body, such as those from the lining of the body's waterworks, are harvested in the laboratory. These collected cells are then coaxed into becoming stem cells.

Excerpts from Google and The Times of India.

Grateful thanks to Google and The Times of India

Health Warnings-29: Living to a ripe old age

As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available.  Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone - Dr.Alan Greenberg 

Health Tips-71: Pomegranate Juice and Kidney Stones

Pomegranate juice has the ability to lower oxalate levels in urine. As generally kidney stones are formed as calcium oxalate, pomegranate juice could be a great help in lowering the risk of kidney stones.  Further, it is good for cardiovascular health and high BP.


Generally, low-salt diet is recommended for high BP.  But the fact is sugar is more responsible for High BP than salt.