Aug 8, 2009

Botanical Name : Emblica Officinalis

Botanical Name :
Emblica Officinalis, Phyllanthus Emblica

English/Common Name:
Indian Gooseberry

Ayurvedic Name :

Family : Euphorbiaceae

Part Used : Dried fruit, Ripe Fruit, Seed, Leaves, Root, Bark, Flowers.

Habitat and Botany :
A deciduous tree with exfoliating bark.

Principal Constituents:
Amla contains the highest amount of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), Phyllembin, Phyllemblic acid, Gallic acid, Ellagic acid in natural form and Cytokin like substance identified as Zeatin, Z riboside, Z nucleotide, Tannins 30%.

Action and Uses: Emblica Officinalis is Acrid, Cooling, Refrigerant, Diuretic, Laxative. It has Anabolic, Antibacterial, Antidiarrhoeal, Antidysenteric, Expectorant, Antispasmodic, Antipyretic, Antioxidative, Antiviral, Antiemetic, Antihepatotoxic, Immunomodulator and Resistance building properties. Its antibacterial, carminative, hypoglycemic, stomachic, Hypotensive and astringent action prevents infection, helps in healing of ulcers, treatment of jaundice, dyspepsia and cough and controls hyperacidity. Alma is a good Cardio Tonic and its mild stimulant action on heart helps to control blood pressure. The use of Indian Gooseberry enhances the antidiabetic action of Karela. Phyllanthus Emblica is a very good hair tonic.

Amla in the Products:
Amla in Femivita
Amla in Gluco Health
Amla in Heart Health
Amla in Male 40-Plus
Amla in Triphala

Indications: Dyspepsia, Peptic Ulcer, General Debility, Constipation, Hypercholesterolemia, Fever, Liver Disorders.

Ayurvedic Energetics:
Rasa : Sweet, sour, Pungent, Bitter, Astringent
Veerya : Cooling
Vipaka : Sweet
Guna : Light, Dry
Doshas :
Pharmacological Action:
Fruit, Cooling, Laxative, Stomachic, Tonic, Diuretic

Clinical Research: The Indian Gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis/Amla) is one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C, containing up to 720 mg/100g of fresh pulp and 921 mg/100cc of pressed juice. This is approximately 20 times the vitamin C content of an Orange. Amalaki fruit has, in fact, been used successfully to treat human scurvy. It is also effective in the treatment of amlapitta (peptic ulcer) as well as in non-ulcer dyspepsia. The alcoholic extract (1gm/kg) given to isoprotenol-pretreated rats resulted in an increase in cardiac glycogen and a decrease in serum LDH, suggesting a cardio-protective action. It also demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in serum cholesterol levels and an antiatherogenic effect in rabbits.

Traditional Uses: Indian Gooseberry (Emblica Officinalis/Amla) is commonly used in the treatment of burning sensation anywhere in the body, anorexia, constipation, urinary discharges, inflammatory bowels, cough, hemorrhoids, fever, thirst, and toxicity of the blood. The juice of the fresh bark mixed with honey and turmeric is given in gonorrhea. The leaf infusion with fenugreek seeds is given in chronic diarrhea. Acute bacillary dysentery may be treated with a syrup of Amalaki and lemon juice. The exudation from incisions made into the fruit is used as a collyrium in inflammatory eye conditions; the seeds are powdered and used to treat asthma, bronchitis, and biliousness. It is an ingredient in several important medicinal preparations including Triphala ("three fruits"), a laxative and carminative, and the famous Chywanprash, a general tonic for people of all ages, which improves mental and physical well being.

Caution: According to Ayurveda, herbs are taken in combination with other herbs to neutralize the toxicity of one herb with the opposing effect of the other or to enhance the particular effect of one herb with the help of other.

No side effects have been noted so far.

"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."

Aug 6, 2009

Chand Mohammed converts back to Hinduism

Chand Mohammed converts back to Hinduism

Chandigarh: The Chand-Fiza love saga came full circle today with Haryana's former deputy chief minister, Chander Mohan aka Chand Mohammed converting back to Hinduism and regretting that marrying Fiza was the "biggest mistake" of his life.

Chander Mohan, the elder son of former chief minister Bhajan Lal, visited a Bishnoi temple at Hisar today in an ambulance and performed a 'yajna' in the presence of religious leaders to convert back to Hinduism from Islam, a religion he had embraced at the time of marrying Anuradha Bali aka Fiza.

After re-converting, he apologised to the Bishnoi community, saying that marrying Fiza was the "biggest mistake of my life".

The religious leaders imposed on him a fine of donating one hundred quintals of grain and an equal quantity of green fodder to feed birds and cattle respectively.

03/08/2009 20:56:38
reply for rasheedas request
why you muslim people do terrorism stop that first.. Hindu thing is internal matter. What do you know about Hindu Gurus?? dont blame them.. Your minority appeasing politicians are doing the split.. there is no caste system but still even the celebrities propagate that any way we all know this rasheedas appooppan will be a hindu and he changed the religion either he is a coward or for money.. come back to Sanatana Dharma if you want to learn sastras you can approach any Guru... realised masters.. dont just put some air here and run away..ISLAM RELIGION IS TERRORIST RELIGION FIRST DESTROY THAT FOOLISHNESS FROM THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH.
02/08/2009 13:17:50
Is conversion not a personnel choice?
Why should we talk more about conversion and reconversion while living in a secular democratic country? This is a fundamental right of every citizen to accept and practice any religion,which suits the knowledge he acquired.If I find that Hinduism is a faith, which will lead me to spiritual happiness and salvation, of course Hinduism will be my faith.A Good Hindu can spread the merits of Hinduism, but a Muslim is barred from spreading hatred about other religions. TRUTH WILL PREVAIL
02/08/2009 10:23:28
Hello, as a muslim of india i wish the piests, leaders of hindu follow the request (comment)of PARAMESWARAN.And impliment it as soon as posible. his comment "If Sanskrit education is introduced from Std I, and puranas, and dharma shastras are made popular by bringing cheap and compact editions, it will become relatively easy to propagate the wisdom of our ancesto"
After that minimum 50% of hindus can be real hindus, now the 98% hindus (including dalits) dont know what is hinduism. just blindly they follow there guru and do al mess in all over India.
31/07/2009 13:52:57
Minorities are enjoying more freedom in India.
Chand Mohammed converted to Islam only for using it for enjoying that lady and later arranged an easy TALAK. If was not converted to Islam, he can not leave her so easily.

Moral of the story is : If you have power and money, you can enjoy your life and violate anything if you are an Islam. Even the Indian rules, police, and politicians will protect you.

31/07/2009 01:21:24
Request to HK-Pls delete this news
Chand mohammed converted to Islam not coz of the religious greatness,thts to satisfy his sexual interests-Biogamy.

He even convertted back also as same,he wants now to continue his political life

30/07/2009 22:22:56
Hindus should ignore all this..
Hindus should stop worrying idiots like Chand Mohammed (or what ever his current name is now). These people would convert to any religion if they get some rights to "use/enjoy" some woman. These people are a blot to any religion. Their conversions, and reconversions should be just ignored.
30/07/2009 07:19:41
Reconverting to Hinduism
If people are properly educated in spiritual science, they will automatically come to Hinduism. Hinduism should also show openness to accept such people. Why do we close our temple doors to such people? In fact a true convert to Hinduism has more faith than the sham-Hindu communist.

If Sanskrit education is introduced from Std I, and puranas, and dharma shastras are made popular by bringing cheap and compact editions, it will become relatively easy to propagate the wisdom of our ancestors.
Arindam Bandhopadhyay
30/07/2009 05:32:32
Chand Mohammed converts back to Hinduism
Should Hindus be elated to take back the 'Chander Mohan's, who desert their faith for trivial worldly pleasures?
Arindam Bandhopadhyay
30/07/2009 05:32:32
Chand Mohammed converts back to Hinduism
Should Hindus be elated to take back the 'Chander Mohan's, who desert their faith for trivial worldly pleasures.
30/07/2009 01:43:40
Jamaat-e-Islami wants non-Muslims to vow to protect Bangla freedom
Jamaat-e-Islami party of Bangladesh wants its non-Muslim members to take an oath to protect the country's "independence and sovereignty" but has exempted Muslims from taking such a pledge. In addition, a non-Muslim Jamaat member must work for establishing the 'rule of Islam' in the country, in order to continue being a member of the party.
29/07/2009 14:09:09
Hindu temples should reconvert former Hindus.
Hindu temples should help people generously from reconverting back to Hinduism from other religions like Islam and Christianity .
Hary Nambiar
29/07/2009 06:48:47
The man is a thorough hypocrite.
This man is a thorough hypocrite. Neither does he have any idea of what religion is nor does he have any integrity. He blames the lady for his fallacies. I have never heard a story of a woman taking the initiative and inducing a man to convert into another religion and marrying her. He is the one who designed the plot and engineered its construction to satisfy his uncontrollable appetite for sex. He should not be allowed to be in the presence of a female without the presence of a grown up adult. The man is completely untrustworthy and should never be elected to a public office. I would not blame anyone for taking revenge on him. I don’t believe that Hindus have a reason to be proud because he has returned to the fold of Hindus. He will continue his cheating behavior and return to positions of power, but the snake in him will again bite fatally, as he has done to that unfortunate woman!
29/07/2009 06:42:15
Fizaaaaaaaa go to Gazaaaaaaaa
What happened to Fiza? He needs to be fearfull for lift now, as Fiza Gang will take revenge!
29/07/2009 04:18:46
Re converted to Hinduism
Dear Sir,

As you know in our nation all most 90 % muslims are converted. There ancestors were hindus. By force in the Auranzeb Era, they have been converted to Islam. I would like to request those Muslims feels they belongs to this sacred heritage and culture of hinduism, they must return to there odl culture, without having any delay and further thought in this regard. Again I would like to VHP, Hindu Mumnani, RSS, HJS, Hindu Ekata Sangathan to do for the "GHAR APASI' of converted. Bande Mataram
John B
29/07/2009 00:25:18
Chand Mohd
Welcome back into your fold Mr Mohan and I applaud your decision, something which Kamla Das couldn't do.

Aug 5, 2009

Mumbai kids to Hillary “SOS - Stop Climate Change”

Mumbai kids to Hillary “SOS - Stop Climate Change”

Mumbai, India — Children from the Bal Jivan Trust, who were visiting the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station on Carter Road today, had a message for Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, United States of America, asking that the world’s biggest climate polluter take responsibility to avert a climate catastrophe. More than 50 children from low lying areas around Vakola, Mumbai, held up post cards of their experience during the city floods, and a banner that said “SOS - Hillary, Stop Climate Change”.
“The people of Mumbai are demanding that Hillary Clinton take personal responsibility to prevent runaway climate change and the massive social and environmental disaster that would ensue. This city is vulnerable to rising sea levels, tidal surges and intense rainfall”, said Vinuta Gopal, climate campaigner, Greenpeace.

The biggest irony of climate change is that the economically weaker sections in the developing world will be worst hit (through floods, droughts, storm surges and disease), even though they have the least contribution to the climate change problem. For this reason, Greenpeace is calling on the US to accept its responsibility and take the urgent steps needed to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

To avoid catastrophic climate change, developed countries must reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and lower them as close to zero as possible by 2050. But, current US climate plans are far from what is required to solve the problem. Currently Washington has planned cuts amounting to only 14 percent of current levels by 2020.

Statement from Greenpeace USA Deputy Campaigns Director Carroll Muffett in response to the US Climate Bill, issued on June 26, 2009:
“The passage of the inadequate ACES bill through the House today is a victory for coal industry lobbyists, oil industry lobbyists, agriculture industry lobbyists, steel and cement industry lobbyists, among many others. But it is a tremendous loss for the American people or for the world in our common fight to avert climate catastrophe.

“To avoid the worst effects of global warming, we must reduce emissions by 25-40% below 1990 levels by 2020, and the short term target of this bill is a paltry 4%. The massive offsets in this bill means that we can continue at our current emissions level for years, and huge giveaways mean a new generation of nuclear and coal plants.

“Unless the bill is substantially strengthened in the Senate, we have a lot more work ahead of us. We are calling upon President Obama to use every tool at his disposal, both within and outside Congress, to get us back to the science-based targets he promised.”

Aug 4, 2009

Cattle in Transportation


Cattle in Transportation

India has more than 6,00,000 villages, many which do not have asphalted motorable roads. In hilly regions where even a horse cannot tread, oxen can pull their carts with ease.

Superiority of Ox Carts :

Bullock Cart

Bullock Cart

  • Boasting of the largest rail road network of the world, Indian Railways transported 55.7 crore tons of goods in 2004-05. In the same year, the humble ox carts transported 278.5 crore tons!
  • In that year, trains moved 511.2 crore passengers while ox carts had 2044.8 crore customers!
  • Oxen have carried up to 14 ton goods non-stop 24 hours, without water and food.
  • Most importantly, the carts do not produce air or sound pollution.

Aug 3, 2009




New Delhi, the 26th August, 1998

S.O. 732(E)—Whereas certain draft rules further to amend the Experiments on Animals (Control and Supervision) Rules, 1968, was published as required by sub-section (1) of section 17 of the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 1960 (59 of 1960) under the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Environment and Forests vide number S.O.44(E) dated, the 15th January, 1998, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before the expiry of a period of 30 days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette containing the said notification are made available to the public;

And whereas the said Gazette was made available to the public on 15th January, 1998;

And whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public on the said draft rules have been duly considered by the Committee.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 17 of the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 1960 (59 of 1960), the Committee for control and supervision of experiments on animal hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Experiments on Animals (control and Supervision) Rules, 1968, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Experiments on Animals (controls and Supervision) (Amendment) Rules, 1998.

(2) The Shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Experiments on Animals (controls and Supervision) Rules, 1968,

    1. in rule 2, after clause (c), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-
    2. (d) "Animal-control authority", used with reference to an animals, includes any public or private authority, shelter or pound in possession or custody of the animal;

    3. after rule 4, the following rule shall be inserted, namely:-

"4A, Restriction on sale, etc., of animals for experiments.

    1. No officer, employee or agent of any animal-control authority shall sell, give, transfer, trade, supply or otherwise provide any animal coming into his or her possession to nay animal dealer, commercial kennel, pet shop, laboratory, educational institution or other scientific, biomedical or veterinary purposes.
    2. No hospital, educational institution, laboratory or any person shall purchase or accept any dog or cat not purposely bred for research from any animal-control authority, commercial kennel or animal dealer for use in research product development, testing, education, biologicals production, or other scientific, biomedical, or veterinary purpose."



Note,—The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide Number S.O. 2476 dated 13-7–1968 and subsequently amended vide No.5-1/68/INS dated 14-9-1968.1

Aug 2, 2009

India RGB forms “Varnasrama

India RGB forms “Varnasrama based – Rural Development Ministry”
India RGB forms “Varnasrama based – Rural Development Ministry” PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 April 2009 07:01
“No luxuries. Live very simple life and you save time for chanting Hare Krishna… That is my desire. Don’t waste time for bodily comforts…So produce you own food and produce your own cloth… This is success of life. In this way organize as far as possible, whether in Ceylon or in Czechoslovakia, wherever…Save time. Don’t be allured by machine civilization… This is soul killing civilization…I wanted to introduce this. Now I have given you ideas. You can do it. You are all intelligent.”

India Regional Governing Body Commission (IRGB) needs to be lauded for a recent unanimous decision on forming – “Varnasrama – based Rural Development Ministry”. Acting upon the proposal by the Varnasrama Development Committee setup by IRGB in 2007, this historic move will come as very encouraging to all concerned. His Holiness Bhakti Raghava Swami, who is involved in preaching and implementing various projects all over the world including his authoring few books on Varnasrama – “Make Vrndavana Villages”, “Varnasrama Education” and “Implementing Varnasrama” was recognized as the right leader in the field and was elected as the Minster for the same in India.

The proposal which came in two parts: First the “Proposal to form the Ministry” and second the “Mission, Goals Statement” paper. In the previous year, IRGB had approved a position paper on “Vrndavan Village Development in India” as was proposed by the same Varnasrama Development Committee and this came as a logical progression. The IRGB members observed that “Varnasrama mission is urgent and important” and the recent GBC resolution (1) “310 GBC Participation in Farm Projects” & (2) “311 Purchasing from ISKCON Farms and Farmers” only encourages the awareness and development in fulfilling Srila Prabhupada’s mission.

The ministry on Varnasrama would now mean a focused attention and effort in creating awareness, preaching, developing various programs connected, getting various individuals and groups of individuals involved in the varnasrama mission and to support, guide and facilitate the implementation of varnasrama projects all over India. Needless to say, this whole angle was not given enough importance, focus and attention and hence this decision was much awaited.

Formation of varnasrama research teams, varnasrama shikshalayas, model villages and many other programs are planned and will be done in consultation with the local authorities as presented in the paper. Srila Prabhupada’s dream of an alternative society will now take deeper roots in India and with this example all over the world.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

“Therefore I am asking so much here and…, “Farm, farm, farm, farm…” That is not my program – Krsna’s program: Annad bhavanti bhutani. Produce greenness everywhere, everywhere. Vrndavana.”
Srila Prabhupada conversations, May 27, 1977, Vrndavana.


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