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Blueberries and their benefits.


Blueberries are harvested from a perennial flowering plant native to North America and belong to the same genus as cranberries and huckleberries.

Benefits – Blueberries have a unique dark blue/purple colour when ripe and act as excellent antioxidants. The antioxidants in blueberries protect the cell damage, detoxify the body and even destroy bacteria and viruses.

Blueberries have other anti-aging properties… Blueberries also allow your body to regulate the production of energy while lowering fat and blood sugar levels and reducing body fat stores and chronic inflammation.

In addition Blueberries have a strong neuro-protective action that can boost, memory and concentration, and prevent neuro-degeneration and even slow the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Blueberries are also known to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, fighting cancer and cardiovascular disease, supporting bone and eye health, aiding digestion, boosting the immune system and can even increase one’s lifespan.

Blueberries are among the fruits that have the lowest amount of carbohydrates per serving.

How much blueberries can be had in a day:

Recommended daily intake differs depending on age and gender, but approximately two cups of fruit is usually recommended for adults – easy to achieve throughout the day in snacks and as part of meals. And, at just 45 calories per serving, wild blueberries deliver substantial nutrients for every calorie consumed.

Blueberries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals:

It’s an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They contain manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C, which keep the body healthy from within.

  • Manganese: this mineral is known for keeping your bones strong and has lipids, amino acids, protein, and it also improves metabolism
  • Vitamin K: This vitamin helps the body heal faster by causing immediate clotting preventing blood loss and closing the wound quickly.
  • Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid in the form of vitamin C helps build a strong immune system and also fights several diseases.


Blueberries are rated number one in antioxidant-rich foods and are used worldwide for its healing and health benefits.  An adequate helping of blueberries over the top of warm oatmeal or pancakes can take your meal to another level while giving you all the health benefits. Eaten in moderation, blueberries do not have any adverse side effects.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 180.


This remedy is made from a spider, which is called as the ROTTEN CUBAN TARENTULA.  It is found in Cuba.

It is a remedy that is useful in toxic and septic states.

It is very useful in Diphtheria, in severe cases where there is a severe inflammation and prostration.

It is said to soothe patients who are dying. It is said to soothe the last struggles of the patient.

It is useful in cases where there is itching in the genital area.

It is useful in Bubonic plague.

It is useful in skin conditions, when there are pimples, carbuncles and boils that sting and pain. It has the capacity to resolve abscess and prevent gangrene.

Other remedies that complement Tarentula Cubensis include, Pyrogen, Anthracinum, Echinacea and Crotalus horridus.


Tarentula Cubensis is my standby in any abscess where there is severe pain.  I formerly thought I had a wonderful remedy for such conditions in ARSENICUM and ANTHRACINUM but I have found that Tarentula Cubensis does much better.

  • Dr. Benthack.

In felons, Tarentula Cubensis is simply wonderful. I have seen felons, which had kept patients awake night after night, walking the floor in agony from the terrible pains relieved in a very short time that they could sleep in perfect comfort until the swellings spontaneously discharged and progressed into a rapid cure.

  • Dr. Nash

Tarentula Cubensis soothes the dying sufferer and I have never seen any other remedy do so.

  • Dr. Kent

By a very ingenious selection of AGARICUS by Dr. Korndoerfer, in the case of a 2 year old child who had evident meningitis and who was not relieved by APIS, SULPHUR etc., the rolling of the head ceased, alarmingly forewarning of imbecility happily vanished and the patient fully recovered. I used the drug in a case of typhoid in which the child rolled her head and bit her nightgown.  Some improvement followed.  TARENTULA was then given with slight aggravation followed by lasting improvement. The two should be remembered in impending imbecility.

Dr. E A Farrington.

I think TARENTULA CUBENSIS is more useful in whooping cough that IPAECAC or CASTANEA VESCA or any other remedy I know; it is marvellous.

  • Dr. Macfarlan.

HEPAR SULF, BELLADONNA, ARNICA and SILICEA are of no use in chronic boils and carbuncles.  TARENTULA or ANTHRACINUM clear up the boils in a few days miraculously and brilliantly.

  • Dr. Dorothy Shepard.

The Ayurvedic view on energy foods.

Ayurveda the most ancient Indian medical system has golden tips for solving your energy crisis.  Ayurveda advocates a diet that is generous in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The ancient ayurvedic texts tell us that these foods are rich in life giving energy, healing powers, fighting body fatigue and have the power of detoxifying the body.

Grains have power:

The ancient seers used a term called as ‘Ojas’, an energy, which is the result of good digestion and creates a sense of lightness in the body, gives a person the inner energy or glow, confers immunity against infections and bestows the individual with bliss.

Long distance runners from Africa have always relied on carbohydrates in grains for long-term endurance and energy.  All carbohydrates are not the same. For instance the croissant is high in fat and low in nutrition.  Whole grains have lower cholesterol; they also have anti-bacterial properties and actually lower elevated blood sugar levels

Ayurveda considers rye, millet and amaranth as highly nutritious, as they have high protein and mineral content. In fact, these grains are considered so auspicious that they are used during Vedic ceremonies as items for worship.

Rye for instance, contains high proteins, and one cup yields about 15 grams of protein, 9 grams of iron and adequate quantities of B-complex vitamins, iron, zinc and copper which is an important trace element for boosting energy levels and raising the body’s immunity.

Energizing Vegetables and Fruits:

Ayruveda advocates that fresh vegetables and fruits should constitute forty percent of every meal. Green, leafy vegetables are rich in mineral and fiber, and they should be eaten often.

Ayurveda considers fruits as a rich source of energy.  Ayurvedic physicians recommend pears and apples, if you are hungry between meals. They recommend papaya, if you feel bloated after lunch.

Ayurveda strongly recommends the generous use of dry fruits, especially raisins. The ayurvedic texts extol the virtue of raisins calling them the best among dry fruits because it has the quality to enhance purity of the mind and pacify the mind and heart.  Dry fruits are a rich source of iron and Vitamin B6, and provide magnesium, calcium, zinc and potassium.  Raisins aid digestion and elimination when they are soaked in water overnight. One handful per person is a good amount everyday. 

Ayurveda also cautions against energy draining foods:

The ayurvedic texts warn us not to eat left over foods or highly seasoned foods and foods that make us sluggish. Ayurvedic physicians were extremely conscious of energy draining foods, which clogged the micro-channels called as Nadis and created an accumulation of toxins.


We have advanced a lot in this millennium.  But our diet practices are abysmal. We eat foods bereft of energy, we consume milk, which is a poison, we eat meat, and we eat tinned, canned and processed foods and do not realize how much harm we cause to ourselves.  It is fascinating how Ayurveda, a science that dates back thousands of years warns us of these dangers.  It was almost as if our ancient seers who wrote these treatises were aware, what humanity was going to come to in this millennium.


Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 179.


This remedy is derived from the tobacco plant. Its mother tincture is prepared from the fresh leaves of the tobacco before the flowering takes place.

This is a specific remedy for nausea and vomiting and hiccough.

This remedy is useful in vertigo, where the patient suddenly becomes pale and almost loses consciousness.

It is useful in cases of sick headaches associated with nausea and vomiting.

The nausea and vomiting is associated with coldness and sweat and prostration.

It is useful in cases of diarrhoea with deathly nausea.

It is a useful remedy in SEASICKNESS.

It is useful in cases of violent palpitation, when the pulse is irregular.

It is useful in cases of Angina pectoris.

It is useful in cases of asthma with a sick headache and vertigo.

It is useful in helping the patient kick the tobacco habit, when used in high potencies.

Carbo vegetablis follows this remedy.


It should be the one of the good Homeopathic drug for angina pectoris with coronary artery disease especially in smokers with high blood pressure