Saturday, 4 October 2014

Society Gardening and Farming

    As we have moved to the 21st Century, we of-late with massive development happening in the Metropolitan and Tier cities, with rapid changes every year in cities and towns across the nation we are witnessing high rise in air pollution with many four wheelers, two wheelers and Industrial pollution emitting toxic gases that causes Bronchitis, Asthma and other complicated diseases, the quality of life in cities have deteriorated.

   With progress & development, the government has given permissions to carry out Residential, Commercial projects as well as Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in land which is favorable for agriculture whereby Farmers are cheated by immoral greedy corrupt land grabbing brokers and agents working for corrupt politicians and party who is a part of MNC lobby, trade land with big time Builders or MNC to set up their Business ventures in such lands.  

    With such land deals the future of India looks very scary if we loose agricultural lands for building commercial and residential sectors then where will Farmers grow food grains like rice and wheat etc. If an example has to be provided  then we are aware of Apna Desh  Ka Damad Mr. Robert Vadra and his DLF Land Deals in and around the outskirts of Noida and Haryana to a tune of thousands of crores. Likewise same sort of corruption has been happening in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and eastern states too.

Pizza Mummyka Damad: Jinda Ree


    Mindless thinking of the government via corrupt and foolish politicians passing the bill, India has lost many thousand hectares of land in form of SEZ's, Industrial Development Corporations (IDC), Residential and Commercial Complexes. With quick and easy money by selling their lands to SEZ many farmers are willing to dispose their lands to these evil and greedy land grabbers. Imagine how many metric tons of food grains could have been produces on such lands.

It's so ironic when there are Barren Lands where SEZ's and IDC's can be developed, why are land grabbers builders & developers keen to develop SEZ & Commercial Hub on Agricultural Lands.
 
   Our Cities reduced to a concrete jungle, with High Rise Apartments & Townships, Commercial Plaza's in and around the outskirts of the city, and added to our Hi Fi lifestyle is taking toll & as we have distanced ourselves away from nature and our cultural heritage so much that we don't have time else we have adjusted ourselves so much to city culture that we abhor looking back.

    What's more as it's a known fact, these greedy immoral builders & developers hardly gives any space with many buildings or Apartments decked like a pack of cards of  which is OPEN to SKY, as he looks any which way he can fill his pockets which leaves with very little land which can be used for gardening purpose. 
 
Only a fool will buy a home here...
    What's more these building's in a township is stacked so much together like a deck of cards that around 80% of the flat in such townships are devoid of sunlight reaching their homes as buildings in between blocks sunshine from entering home, whats more with less distance in between buildings, clogs good flow of wind & air circulation creating problems for residents in the building as dust gets accumulated and they become more prone to allergies and other respiratory problems. Such residents are forced to purchase an Air Conditioner and that creates a dent in their pockets with inflating Electricity Bills.

    Society Farming is a concept which has to be a vogue, if you are reading this blog and happen to be a Chairman or Secretary of your Society then this blog is beneficial for your society else you can inform it to your society members as this blog will provide you some vital  information about the need of gardening practices in your premises and definitely in a big way the fruits of gardening shall pay you rich dividends.

    As a society in a Building or an Apartment comprises of 50 residential flats approx. on an average, one can judge if a society is good or bad and all it's members are living in peace and harmony by noticing that the apartment is well maintained clean and tidy and necessary steps have been taken in due time to protect their Building. Before we can start with Society Gardening you have to understand why it's a Must.

    Our nation is blessed with Plenty of Trees, and is home to many fruits & Flower bearing trees which no other nation in the world is blessed with natures bounty like India. Many of the trees are such that it does not require frequent care or maintenance and planting these trees are very much within the budgetary estimate, what's more as you plant it, year on year the benefit shall manifold. 

    I have seen many Building apartments and Townships in and around Mumbai having some trees round the corner and for the sake of showing they care for nature, display an artificial garden to attract Customers to buy flats. But we never see any natural fruit and flower bearing trees in such gardens, these gardens seems so artificial that they plant some hybrid trees and bushes that are so useless that even birds don't reside on such tress with no Health or Natural benefits, Shade, Grace and Beauty, one wonders why such useless trees have been planted.

    As by now we are aware that we are consuming chemically grown food grains and vegetables, and also aware of its side effects and that too when prices keep soaring high every year @ 20 to 30% it has become evident that we are deteriorating our health and that too by paying a heavy price, we get sick and then waste our money on pharma drugs. (Pharma Industry bhi Khoosh Alopathy Doctors bhi Khoosh)

    When Food and Vegetables are inorganic and Chemically processed, far worse is the case with Fruits, these evil people has not even left fruits, when this is what was left for the common man to thrive upon when he is fasting or on a staple diet fruits is the most chemically processed food let out in open markets in India, NONE OF THE FRUITS WE BUY FROM MARKET, SUPER STORE OR A DOMESTIC MARKET HAS NIL NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHICH IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS.


Indian Robust Banana.
South American Banana.


      Our robust Indian Banana with a dark green colour had many nutritional values and tasted so good that off late its been completely wiped out and replaced with a long light green Banana from South America which looks but but does not taste as good as our robust banana, more so it has very little nutritional value compared to our indigenous variety. 

      Same is the case with Apples, Oranges and other fruits, when India has the best fruits compared to fruits from other continents then why is the market flooded with foreign fruits, which not only tastes bad but also has very little nutritional values and is way out of comparison to our nutritious Fruits. Imported oranges are not only expensive but tastes awful. Moreover why on earth should i purchase this Foreign Based Fruits and loose my money to International trade when every Fast Moving Consumer Goods in India is a products of the MNC right from Biscuits to Shoes, we are loosing our rupee to International market and now we are doing the same with our fruits too...  

The Only Solution is Society Gardening & Farming....

    Decide for yourself if you wish to eat indigenous Fruits that could impact your life in a better manner, if your want your children to know what Indian Fruits is all about and it's nutritional values, it's taste and having it without any use of Chemical Pesticides and fertilizers, then its vital that you plant such fruit bearing trees in your Society itself in such area which is OPEN TO SKY

   Before you have decided to start this project it shall be better to decide what sort of trees you would like to plant on your society premises, The Builder might have used concrete in many of the area open to sky so if needed be you can break open certain areas for planting trees, for which it will be better if you could consult with a Landscape designer or a Plant Nursery Expert who will guide you about which tree will be favorable in your area depending upon climate and soil conditions. Please take necessary guidance from him as he should be knowledgeable enough to tell you how high the tree shall grow and even the size of it's width and the depth of it's tap root. He should also tell you how many fruits on a average each tree shall produce depending on which the same can be divided amongst each of the society members. 

    Also ask for guidance from him where to buy the tree sapling, and strictly tell him that we need to nurture the tree in an organic manner free from Pesticides and Fertilizers. The best way of taking care of your trees in an organic way is by use of Dung and Urine from a Cow of Indian Prodigy. Please note that Dung and Urine of European Breed Jersey and Holstein Cows is not only useless but toxic too. Keep stock of Cow Dung about half a Ton and use the same at intervals as advised by your landscape designer. Cow Dung and Urine is the best pesticide for any plant or trees.

    Since you are planting trees in your society be convinced that it does not ask for much or the care and requirement like how it happens with corp, its only when it's in the primary stage many Flower and Fruit bearing trees in India requires some care that is to water it tow times a day and feed it with manure and composite for a healthy growth. Only taking care of it for the first six months later it shall take care of itself as its roots shall become capable of taking necessary nutrients from the soil enough to take care of itself and later its roots will find its way to the water bed beneath the soil. Many of the Fruit bearing trees are fast growing and by the 3rd or 4th year it shall bear fruits which is an indication that you reaped the fruits of success. After which you and your society members can share the bounty equally, and what more satisfying is that this fruit is the result of your hard-work with no chemical pesticides or even waste Rs 100 or 200 for a Kilo. 

Advantages of Fruit Bearing Trees:
  • Since the fruit is produced in your vicinity, you are sure it's 100% organic.
  • Fruit bearing trees attract various types of attractive birds to your locality.
  • Saves you expenses on fruits else you shall be paying Rs 100/- a kilo an average.

I have listed out certain fruit bearing trees that shall benefit your life and society in a much better way than Gulmohur , Ashoka and Hybrid trees etc that have Nil value.

The Amla Tree

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus Emblica

    Though this tree requires extra care and efforts to grow but once this tree starts bearing fruits then it will keep bearing fruits all through the year. The Fruit of this tree widely used as tonic in Ayurveda many other medicines too. Ayurveda has given Amla a 10/10 for it's benefits and below are the reason's why.



Benefits--
  • Anti oxidant-- free radical scavenger, Anti viral, Anti microbial, Anti inflammatory--good for threat inflammation, Anti fungal and yeast inhibiting, Anti mutagenic, Anti histamic, Anti spasmodic, Anti aging, Anti anemic, Anti allergenic, Anti cancer--Ellagic acid.
  • Reduces fever- anti pyre-tic, Reduce Cough and Asthma, Reduces Blood Cholesterol level, Nausea, Giddiness, Vomiting, Urinary problems.
  • Excellent Liver Tonic, Fantastic source of Vitamin C ascorbic acid.
  • Valued 25 times higher than Apple or Two Oranges.
  • Eliminates toxins from liver accumulated due to side effects of western chemical medicines.Increases Hemoglobin and Red Blood Cell Count.
  • Sunstroke cooling agent and Reducing internal body heat.
  • Brain tonic for memory power and intelligence.
  • Provides fiber improves appetite and enhance digestion & treats constipation.
  • Strengthens lungs, Purifies blood  .
  • Eye tonic, Aphrodisiac, Improves body immunity and defense function.
  • Enhances hair growth and prevents hair fall and greying --used in hair oils and shampoo.
  • Prevents bad breath and strengthens teeth, Juice diluted in water is excellent skin moisturizer
  • Used for Hyper acidity and ulcers, Pancreas regeneration, Diabetes treatment
  • Middle age crisis menstrual disorders, Removes excess salivation, Improves muscle tone

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The Drumstick Tree

Scientific Name: Moringa Oleifera
 

One of the most fastest growing trees, do not require any care as it can grow as high as possible so it is necessary to trim it at times else it will be difficult to fetch the Drumsticks or its leaves. Juice of its leaves is an excellent medicine for Diabetes and Curry of Drum Sticks works like a "Natural Viagra". Its an excellent remedy for premature ejaculation and other sexual disorder related problems.




Benefits:
  • Tasty food-- drumstick and leaves provide excellent and cheap nutrition , as it grows wild. Good for stamina and strength.
  • Infants get better quality milk from a lactating mother if she has the cooked leaves as food, as it promotes digestion too.
  • Leaves as food makes the skin glow and enriches anemic blood have high fibre content and is anti flatulent.
  • Antibacterial, Antibiotic, Anti fungal, Anti epileptic and antispasmodic
  • Juice from leaves stops shallow bleeding, anti-septic & works as poultice on sores
  • Juice from leaves applied on the body can protect tissues from nuclear radiation fallout.
  • Leaves as food reduce severe side effects of chemo therapy, as it is anti-tumor and anti inflammatory.
  • Juice from Leaves good for Diabetes , Controls Glucose levels.
  • Leaves good as diuretic and stabilizing blood pressure.
  • Muringa seed pleasant oil good for cooking.
  • Root paste is constipating and can treat worms.
  • Seeds are purgative, Flower juice encourages urination, Seed oil for hysteria
  • Tree bark , root and gum is used in Ayurvedic Kashayam Tonics

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The Sacred Neem Tree

Scientific Name: Azadirachta Indica
 
This tree does not require any introduction in India, it can easily be grown anywhere in India from Cold to Hot climate, the Neem tree is considered very sacred in India and is used for many Vedic Rituals. The tree is used widely in Ayurveda from it's leaves to roots every thing is beneficial. Neem tree works as an excellent Mosquito repellent, it has a smell that drives away Mosquito. Bathing in hot water soaked with Neem leaves will drive away any skin related disease. You can use Neem twigs to brush your teeth instead of using plastic in your mouth why not use nature with Neem Twigs. Neem tree provides lot of Oxygen so it's an excellent tree to be used in places where the flow of air circulation is poor. It is believed that Neem tree is a Gift given to mankind by Bramharishi Vishwamitra.

Benefits:
 
  • It's ANTI –Bacterial, ANTI –Fungal, ANTI –Viral, ANTI –Parasitic, ANTI –Inflammatory, ANTI –Pyre-tic
  • It combats acne, rash allergy, ringworm's, lice, dandruff, hair fall, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, constipation, worms , malaria, sinus, cough, STD, ulcers,  pox scarring, foot fungi.
  • It drives away insects, mosquitoes and snakes. It does NOT harm birds.
    All Vedic sages brushed their teeth with neem twig. Its bitter taste formats the taste of the tongue.
  • It is used in food godowns in India as it drives away unwanted pests and termites. Powdered bark and root is applied on pets to drive away fleas.
  • Get rid of mosquitoes by sprinkling neem water—fooling the smell senses of the mosquitoes.
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The Arjuna Tree.... 


Scientific Name: Terminalia arjuna

The use of Arjuna tree bark as a heart tonic is explained by the father of Medicine Charaka 4200 BC in his text .  Charaka & Sushruta who wrote the Ashtanga Sangraha and Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita. Arjun Bark decoction prevents build up deposits , and also dissolves the existing deposits in the arteries.  Hence it reverses hardening of the arteries.  It had blood lipid lowering activity and thins the blood.  It is good for  alleviating “hritshool” (angina) and helps maintain cholesterol levels due to lipid lowering effects. The whole tree is so rich on calcium that even the soil it grows on becomes rich on this element too.  The bark composition is 34% Calcium Carbonate.  Calcium carbonate also is used as an antacid to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and upset stomach.

Benefits:

  • The bark enhances heart muscle tone and prevents heart palpitations, also used to prevent liver cirrhosis and liver enlargement. The bark is used to treat STD and gonorrhea . 
  • It's used for treatment of wounds, ulcers, scorpion bites and bleeding piles , applied topically.  
  • It is useful for  abdominal disorders such as diarrhea. It pulverizes the calculi stones in urinary tract and kidneys and flushed it out. 
  • It is good for bile duct disorders. Arjuna bark powder  metabolizes cellular energy the powder of the bark is useful for brushing your teeth.
  • Its stem bark is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyre-tic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral,  anti-mutagen and as an astringent. 
  • The bark is used to prevent early ejaculation and impotence .
  • It prevents accumulation of fluids, thereby reduces edema. 
  • No wonder Rig Veda praised this tree 7000 years ago. 

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The Sacred Coconut Tree 

Scientific name: Cocos Nucifera
 
      The Whole Konkan Belt of India is Known because of Coconut Tree. Coconut of Sri Phala ( the fruit of God ), is the only fruit used to symbolize ‘God’ while doing a Hindu puja. Coconut has divine and quantum properties. Since past 11000 years Hindu vedic rituals require breaking of the coconut at Yagnas.  It is form of bloodless sacrifice. In Vedic Hindusim there is NO animal sacrifice. The liquid spilt is electrolytic plasma and it contains lauric acid found in mother’s milk.  Blood is an electrolyte. Human perception occurs because of interactions between the subatomic particles of our brains and the quantum energy sea. We literally resonate the Cosmos .  


   So when we break a coconut for a ritual , in lieu of the blood sacrifice , we do it with intention. The quantum field or pure consciousness is influenced by intention. Intention is like the tuning fork which causes other forks to resonate to the same frequency. Like I said , before breaking the coconut we must have an intention ( Example:  deliver us from evil  OR let this home overflow with happiness always  ). You must be totally in the moment with NIL ego, to have the Alpha brain wave .  This is to tune our self to the quantum level energy matrix,  this energy is transferred to our DNA. Human intention can create quantum fluctuations in the ZERO POINT FIELD ( akasha ) , a vast unharnessed energy source.  

   Each individual mind has access to the universal mind. The moment you break the coconut , scalar waves from your DNA , race out through  the fabric of space time cosmos, like a tsunami ( solition wave ) to do its own miracle. This is NOT Hindu mysticism , this is quantum science. Vedas had the last laugh after quantum scientists understood these concepts—discarded their bibles for the Bhagawat Gita, and wrote in their wills that they want to be cremated NOT buried.. 

Again a gift of Bramharshi Vishwamitra.



Let me list out the good effects of LIVING coconut water:--
  • Prevents hypertension, Prevents fatty liver problems.
  • Increases libido and sexual performance for both sexes.
  • Revitalised the reproductive system , for barren couples.
  • Anti-oxidant and chases away free radicals.
  • Flushes toxins away from the cells due to proper surface tension.
  • Urinary infections and bladder problem.
  • Natural diuretic for flushing the urinary system, the water flows through fast.
  • Prevents kidney stones and flushing ones already built up.
  • Controls Cholesterol and hardening of arteries.
  • Improves bowel movement and hence constipation.
  • Helps faster recovery from Bacterial and Viral diseases, without side effects.
  • Boosts blood circulation due to pH balance.
  • Increases metabolism and weight loss, Boosts immune system.
  • Isotonic beverage , more Potassium/ Sodium , less Sodium and NIL fats.
  • An excellent skin softener and anti wrinkle wash.
Contains the following minerals:--

Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium, Zinc, Sodium, Selenium, Copper, Manganese...
  
Contains the following Vitamins:--  

Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Choline

It was tradition in Kerala that small children after breast feeding period was over was first given pure nutritious un-fermented toddy,  before they were given external feed.

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The Pomegranate 

Scientific Name: Punica Granatum


    More than a tree it's a bush and can also be grown indoors too, It requires dry soil and minimal water requirements. It can also be grown on a big flower pot & is a very essential plant for each and every house hold. Because it is given the status of a DIVINE
FRUIT in Ayurveda and the Vedas. Ayurveda used pomegranate to prevent as well as cure. Since this fruit requires dry soil, the main source of pomegranate in ancient times used to be Afghanistan, which was part of India.  Pomegranates are drought- tolerant. In wet  areas, they can be prone to root decay from fungal diseases. They are tolerant to cold temperatures as low as -13 deg C. The flowers, leaves, bark, peel and the seeds of pomegranate are all edible and have potent medicinal qualities.  The Vedas of 5000 BC , considers pomegranate is as a Symbol of fertility and prosperity.  Pomegranate along with coconut is an auspicious item in Indian Hindu weddings.

   Pomegranate is the most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits, protects against damaging
free radicals. The rind (a tough outer layer or covering) of this fruit is used
for curing diarrhea, dysentery and intestinal parasites, over modern western medicine. The peels or rind of pomegranate are astringent and bitter to taste. Pomegranate peels should be left to dry in the sun.

   Pomegranate gives good Calcium, Magnesium , Potassium , Zinc , Vitamin C , Phosphorus and dietary fiber.

  The health benefits of phosphorous include Healthy bone formation, Improved digestion, Regulated excretion, Protein formation, Hormonal balance, Improved energy extraction, Cellular repair, Optimized chemical reactions & Proper nutrient utilization.
Benefits of consuming pomegranate as per 6000 year old Ayurveda :---

  • Boosts the immunity system and has the highest potential among fruits to inhibit the transmission of HIV.  
  • Its high content of anti- oxidants stimulate the white blood cells to neutralize toxins in the body .
  • Lowers  bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises good cholesterol (HDL) levels. Lowers  high blood pressure.
  • Prevents formation of plaque in the arteries. Prevents heart attacks .  
  • It  keeps the blood from coagulating and forming blood clots. 
  • Prevents prostate cancer. Prevents kidney problems. 
  • It is good for people who are on modern dialysis.
  • Prevents hormone dependent breast cancer in women by blocking certain enzymes.
  •  It is a  natural aphrodisiac and improves sperm count and semen quality. ( AAHA pomegranate kidhar hai? Leke aao !)
  • Strengthens  hair follicles and thus prevents hair fall, and also gives hair a lustrous appearance.
  • Helps in the regeneration of cells in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin and thus  hastens the process of healing of wounds.
  • Pomegranate juice application on oily skin prevents the outbreak of pimples and controls the production of sebum.  
  • It slows down the process of aging by reducing wrinkles on the face caused by constant exposure to sun.  
  • It regenerates the skin cells and prevent hyper pigmentation.
  • Soothes the stomach, and has  a vital role in the secretion of enzymes which aids proper digestion.
  • Prevents breast cancer in women. Diabetics can have this juice as it does not elevate the blood sugar level as other fruit juices do.
  • Reduces dental plaque. Pomegranate seed extract prevents Alzheimer’s disease .
    Prevents PMS depression in women .
  • Pomegranate juice used as eye drops prevents the development of cataracts.
    Decoction made by boiling pomegranate peels are used  for gargling in case of sore throat and tonsillitis.
  • Roasted and powdered pomegranate skin can be mixed with  lime juice and applied  for soothing pimples, and for removing  black heads.  
  • Good to prevent nausea and vomiting. The flower juice, rind and tree bark aid in stopping nose and gum bleeds.
  • Boiling the tree root will help  kill worms and parasites.
  • Roast the peel  until it is dark brown and brittle. Crush into powder and mix with a little coconut oil apply over the anus to prevent anal itching .
  • Water boiled with pomegranate leaves strengthens the receding gums.
  • Pomegranate juice increases memory power .
  • It is recommended that the pomegranate be consumed with along its seeds. Punicic acid is an omega-5 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid found in pomegranate seed which has cancer preventive actions.

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The Curry Leaf Tree.  

Scientific Name: Murraya Koenigii

Evey Indian from north to south, east to west know what Curry leaf is, Its used in all Indian Cuisines either at the start or at the end. the Tadka is incomplete without Curry leaf. Every one is aware of its benefits but sadly though what we get in super markets and domestic market is the Curry leaf which is soaked in chemicals and has nil nutritional value. Gone are those days when we got organic Curry Leaves. The Curry leaf tree though is very difficult to grow as it takes a lot of time and patience but once in full bloom it will grow in abundance and that will benefit you a great deal. It's second to the Sacred Neem tree and like Neem it's an excellent Mosquito repellent and provides a better air circulation in your locality. Burn dried curry leaves and mosquito will run away in an instant.


Curry leaf tree grows well in tropical right through to Mediterranean and temperate
climates and has compound leaves and fragrant flowers through spring and summer. The best growing conditions for curry leaf tree are in full sun to light shade and it’s not at all fussy about soil type or even too particular about drainage. Prune your curry plant a couple of times a year to keep it bushy – and you’ll want to harvest the leaves anyway, so this should be easy.

Health Benefits of Curry Leaves

Most people think that curry leaves just add flavor to the food and they throw the leaves away while eating eating their soup or curry. However, curry leaves are far more important than many people realize, and they offer a number of health benefits without the side effects of other medicines.

Gastrointestinal Protection: Use of curry leaves is recommended as a cure for gastrointestinal issues in Ayurvedic methodology. Make juice out of a bunch of curry leaves and add lime juice.

Antioxidant Properties: Research studies have indicated that curry leaves is a good source of antioxidants.  The presence of various Vitamins like vitamin A, B, C and E help in reducing oxidative stress and free radical scavenging activity.

Anti-Diabetic Properties: Perhaps one of the biggest health benefits of curry leaves is its use in diabetes control.

Fights Cancer: The chemical constituents found in curry leaves such as phenols are helpful in fighting cancers such as leukemia, prostate cancer and colorectal cancers. Research on curry leaves showed evidence of cancer fighting properties in the carbazole alkaloids extract from curry leaves.

Lowers Cholesterol Levels:  Curry leaves are also known to reduce bad LDL cholesterol level. Studies conducted have shown that curry leaves have the potential to reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

Good for Hair Growth: Curry leaves are believed to help in strengthening hair roots. Dry curry leaf powder mixed in oil can be applied to your hair with a quick massage. The paste from curry leaves can also be applied in cases of gray hair. Doing these on a regular basis can improve hair growth as well.

Radio-Protective and Chemo-Protective: Studies on the extracts of curry leaves have shown positive results in reducing the effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, while also offering protection against chromosomal damage, protection of bone marrow and prevention of free radicals becoming active in the body.

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The Mango Tree  

Scientific Name: Mangifera Indica

   In India we don't need introduction about this tree, it's grown all over the nation, although there's a plenty of variety as per demographic condition of our nation. Many sub
products are created from Mango as in Jams, Squash, Juice, Candy, Syrup etc. The leaves of this tree is considered sacred by our ancestors and used in auspicious occasions like Marriage, House Warming, festivals etc. the leaves is also used to ward of bad omens which is why in every Hindu homes you shall see a bundle of leaves is hung at the main door of a house. OK time to break the jinx about warding of evil. The fact is Mango leaves emits out a lot of Negative ION and so are other trees like Banyan, Neem, Banana Etc. This Negative helps our body in a lot of ways as it normalize our Blood pressure and keeps us happy and stress free hence our ancestors said that mango leaves ward off Bad Omen. It's a Beautiful tree and one tree shall provide plenty of mango more enough to satisfy your requirement. Imagine the expense when you have to purchase a Dozen for 600 to 800 Rs.  The Mango is rightly called the King of Fruits for it's various health benefits.

   The Mango Tree can be easily grown as it can be grow in any soil conditions, provided it receives plenty of sunshine. It s a very helpful tree in Summer season as when the temperature is high its the only tree that provides a cool atmosphere around its vicinity, it works as a natural Air Conditioner which is why in tropical regions you shall find a Mango tree in each and every house. Even our Vastu Shastra (Indian Architecture) recommends to plant Mango tree in the garden or courtyard.
A Powerful Fruit
 
   Mangoes are a unique tropical fruit with a delicious taste unlike any other in nature. They are seasonal and mainly available during the months of summer. Mangoes contain many vitamins and minerals which give your body optimum nutrition. They are rich in amino acids, flavonoids, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium, beta carotene, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Let's find out more and see what makes this fruit a top choice for improving health.
Mangoes In Moderation

   Because of their high sugar content which is converted in the body from the starch they contain, having mangoes all of the time may not be in your best interest. They are a perfect example of a super healthy fruit as long as its consumed in moderation. The sugars may be natural but it is still wise to follow this advice. However, for body builders or people looking to intentionally put on extra weight, making milkshakes with mangoes can be an excellent outlet.
Boosts Brain Power

   Vitamin B-6 is important for maintaining and improving the health and functioning of our brains. Mangoes are abundant in this vitamin, making it a useful resource for increasing brain power. Another nutrient in this fruit that can provide these benefits is glutamine which is shown to improve memory and concentration. If you are looking for natural ways to boost enhance your cognitive functions, add some mangoes to your diet. This can also be a wonderful fruit to consume for students who have important tests or studies to participate in.

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The Jackfruit Tree 


Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus

   It's the biggest fruit that grows on trees.  Once planted it will take 4 to 5 years to bear fruits, Jackfruit tree species, growing throughout tropical climates in the world, offers an incredible super fruit that heals cancer and aids numerous health conditions. Jackfruit is an odd-looking fruit with bright yellow pods inside a bumpy green external skin. It can grow to be the size of a small child, but is most often just larger than a grapefruit. Jackfruit is full of nutrients and minerals, and helps support everything from the immune system to the digestive tract. The many health benefits of jackfruit are just below.








 


Benefits

  • Full of vitamin C, jackfruit is both antiviral and antibacterial. It boosts our immune system’s functioning and supports the creation of white blood cells, or lymphocytes so that we stay healthy and disease-free. Just a cup of jackfruit can supply 11.1 milligrams of this important antioxidant.
  • Along with its vitamin C content, a known cancer-fighter of its own repute, jackfruit is full of special cancer-fighting phytonutrients such as lignans, isoflavones and saponins. These same nutrients are known to slow aging, slow cancer-causing free-radicals, and prolong the lives of cells in the body as well.
  • Jackfruit helps to treat gastric ulcers and digestive disorders. It helps with constipation thanks to fiber content, and drives carcinogenic chemicals into the large intestine to be eliminated.
  • Full of vitamin A, jackfruit can help support better eye sight and prevent blindness caused by macular degeneration. It also helps with night blindness for the same reason.
  • The vitamin A in jackfruit is also a great way to support glowing, beautiful skin. Jackfruit is great for dieters, as it contains very few calories per serving and no saturated fats.
  • This tropical fruit contains enough iron to correct iron-deficiency anemia. Copper is an important element for maintaining thyroid health, and jackfruit is full of this important trace mineral.
  • Jackfruit can support energy levels with high levels of B2 – riboflavin, and B1 – thiamin, which helps cells convert energy from carbohydrates. Jackfruit serves as an excellent protective agent against viral and bacterial infections due to the presence of Vitamin C in it. In addition, this fruit is known to strengthen the immune system by improving the condition of white blood cells.
  • Enriched with phytonutrients, like lignans, isoflavones and saponins that contain anti-cancer and anti-ageing properties, jackfruits are beneficial in eliminating cancer-causing free radicals in the body and inhibiting the degeneration of cells. Owing to its anti-ulcer agents, jackfruits are known to digestive disorders.
  • With simple sugars such as fructose and sucrose present in jackfruit, it is useful in boosting energy levels, without adding fat or cholesterol to the body.
  • Magnesium, found in large amounts in jackfruit, absorb calcium in the body and contribute to strengthening of bones and prevention of bone related disorders like Osteoporosis.
  • With anti-ageing properties, jackfruits are known to inhibit the degeneration of cells, thereby giving the consumer a younger, suppler and more glowing skin.
  • The roots of jackfruit are extremely beneficial for people suffering from asthma. A concoction prepared by boiling its roots is a good remedy for wheezing and other respiratory problems.

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The Guava Tree 

Scientific Name: Psidium Guajava

    The Guava Tree is one of the Fastest Growing tree and it can grow in any soil conditions
even without any care for this is one tree that shall attract many Birds. So if your are a Bird watcher the care to plant this tree. the Guava has a Distinction of having plenty of Iron and with various Benefits. Also it bears many fruits in a single tree and it keeps giving fruits through out the year. It's a children delight as this tree can be easily be climbed upon and they like to play on this tree.



Benefits:

Some of the surprising and brilliant health benefits are listed below.
Weight loss: Guava is very helpful for those who want to lose weight without compromising their intake of proteins, vitamins and fiber. Guava is very high in roughage and rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, but it has no cholesterol and a low number of digestible carbohydrates. It is a is very filling snack and satisfies the appetite very easily. Guava, especially raw guava, also has far less sugar as compared to apples, oranges, grapes, and other fruit. Adding a medium-sized guava to your lunch and you will not feel hungry again until the evening. Ironically, it can also help with weight gain in lean, thin people. This is probably due to its wealth of nutrients, which keep the metabolism regulates and helps to promote the proper absorption of nutrients.

Diabetes: In a related benefit to blood pressure mentioned above, an intake of guava can also help those patients who suffer from diabetes. The high level of dietary fiber in guava helps to regulate the absorption of sugar by the body, which decreases the chances of major spikes and drops in insulin and glucose in the body. Studies have shown that consuming guava can help prevent the appearance of type-2 diabetes.

Eyesight: Guavas are extremely good sources of vitamin-A, which is well known as a booster for vision health. It can help slow down the appearance of cataracts, macular degeneration, and general health of the eyes. It can not only prevent degradation of eyesight, but even an improvement in eyesight once it has begun to degrade.

Cancer Prevention: One of the most celebrated and important benefits of adding guava to your diet is its ability to inhibit the growth and metastasis of cancerous cells. There have been numerous studies done in recent years on guava’s effects primarily on prostate cancer, breast cancer, and oral cancers. Guavas are also rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be wildly successful in reducing prostate cancer risk. That same antioxidant has also shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, although further human trials need to be done.

Scurvy: Guava can outdo many other fruits, including orange and other citrus fruits, in terms of its concentration of vitamin-C. A  deficiency of vitamin-C can cause scurvy, and proper intake of vitamin-C is the only known remedy for that dangerous disease. In fact, guavas contain 5X more vitamin-C than oranges, which are often heralded as the absolute best source of that beneficial vitamin.

Diarrhea & dysentery: Guava is very rich in astringents (compounds that make your gums feel tighter and fresher).  After you chew guava leaves, eat a raw guava, or use some guava-based toothpaste), your mouth feels healthier, and the astringent qualities also add substance to loose bowels and reduce symptoms of diarrhea.

Thyroid Health: Guavas are a good source for copper, which is an important part of regulating thyroid metabolism by helping to control hormone production and absorption. The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body for regulating hormones and organ system function, so guava can help balance your health in many ways.
 
Brain Health: Another of the tremendous positive benefits of guavas is the presence of B3 and B6 vitamins. B3 (also known as niacin) can increase blood flow and stimulates cognitive function. B6 is a great nutrient for brain and nerve function. Therefore, eating guava can help you increase brain function and sharpen you focus.

Cough & Cold: Juice of raw and immature guavas or a decoction of guava-leaves is very helpful in relieving coughs and colds by  reducing mucus, disinfecting the respiratory tract, throat and lungs, and inhibiting microbial activity with its astringent properties. Guava has one of the highest quantities of vitamin-C and iron among fruits, and both are proven to be preventive against colds and viral infections.

Skin Care: Guavas can improve the texture of your skin and help you to avoid skin problems more than even the highest ranked beauty creams or skin toner gels. This is chiefly due to the abundance of astringents in the fruit (more astringent is present in immature guavas) and in its leaves. Your skin can benefit from either eating the fruits (this helps tighten your muscles apart from your skin) or by rinsing your skin with a decoction of its immature fruit and leaves. 


High Blood Pressure: Guava helps reduce cholesterol in the blood and prevents it from thickening, thereby maintaining the fluidity of blood and reducing blood pressure. Studies have shown that food lacking fiber (such as refined flour) add to blood pressure, due to its quick conversion to sugar. Guava, being very rich in fiber and hypoglycemic in nature, helps reduce blood pressure.

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    So these are some of the Fruit bearing trees, that can be planted in your society and can benefit you in the long run keep feeding them with organic fertilizers at intervals and it will give more fruits, i am aware that many of the society members might discourage you from this concept and many are lazy, but its upto you to decide if you have to eat a chemically rotten fruit for which anyways you are paying a heavy price or want to eat a healthy food grown right at your back yard. If your Society members ain't interested then you your self can take the initiative any of the tree saplings can cost you in between RS. 100/- TO 1000/- max. and taking care of it for 1 year to the max. after which the tree will take care of itself and reap it's manifold benefits.

   I don't have to explain the benefits of planting a tree as this you are very much aware of but a Fruit Bearing tree not only helps you but also the Eco system too. Many birds are devoid of a good food and are crying out of starvation, many are dying because of eating chemically grown food grains, as their intestines are not able to bear the chemical reaction and as a result they die. In Mumbai the population of a Bird has reduced marginally cause of consuming this food. If you allow fruit bearing trees then these birds will happily feed on them. If you have a good health it will only help you, in this age which doctor wants you to he healthy, after all it's their business, Only thieves want you to be healthy so that you can sleep well.

May Mother Bharti Shower her Grace on You.....


Jayan Divakaran.