Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spice Remedies for All Disease

Spice Remedies for All Disease

Mix a gram of dalchini/cinnamon powder with a teaspoon of honey to cure cold. Prepare a cup of tea to which you should add ginger, clove, bayleaf and black pepper... This should be consumed twice a day. Reduce theintake as the cold disappears.

Ginger tea is very good to cure cold. Preparation of tea: cut gingerinto small pieces and boil it with water, boil it a few times and thenadd sugar to sweeten and milk to taste, and drink it hot.

Add a gram of turmeric (haldi) powder to a teaspoon of honey forcuring dry cough.. Also chew a cardamom for a long time.

For blocked nose or to relieve congestion, take a table spoon ofcrushed carom seeds (ajwain) and tie it in a cloth and inhale it.

Add a tea spoon of cumin seeds (jeera) and a few small pieces of dryginger to a glass of boiling water. Simmer it for a few minutes, andthen let it cool. Drink it twice daily. This will cure cold as well assour throat.

Boil ajwain in water and inhale the steam.

Rub ginger paste on the backache to get relief..

Have 1-2 pod garlic (lasan) first thing in the morning with water

Mix 1 table spoon and 1 table spoon ginger (adrak) juice, 1 tablespoon of crushed cumin seeds (jeera), and have it twice daily.

For the cure of migraine or acute cold in the head; boil a tablespoonof pepper powder, and a pinch of turmeric in a cup of milk, and have itdaily for a few couple of days.

A tablespoon of amla juice mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd(karela) juice and taken daily for 2 months reduces blood sugar.

For any cut or wound, apply turmeric powder to the injured portion tostop the bleeding. It also works as an antiseptic. You can tie abandage after applying haldi/turmeric.

You must do a self-massage using mustard oil every morning. Just takea little oil between your palms and rub it all over your body. Then takea shower. This is especially beneficial during winter. You could alsomix a little mustard powder with water to make a paste and apply this onyour palms and soles of your feet.

If you have a regular migraine problem, include five almonds alongwith hot milk in your daily diet. You could also have a gram of blackpepper along with honey or milk, twice or thrice a day. Make an almond pasteby rubbing wet almonds against a stone. This can be applied to forehead.
Eat an apple with a little salt on an empty stomach everyday and seeits wonderful effects. OR When headache is caused by cold winds, cinnamonworks best in curing headache. Make a paste of cinnamon by mixing inwater and apply it all over your forehead


Turmeric can be used in treating arthritis due to itsanti-inflammatory property. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishesto help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder percup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for localaction.

Turmeric lower cholesterol and by preventing the formation of theinternal blood clots improves circulation and prevents heart diseaseand stroke. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding to dishesto help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder per cupof warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for local action.

Turmeric can be used to relieve digestive problems like ulcers,dysentery. Turmeric can be taken as a drink other than adding todishes to help prevent all problems. Use one teaspoon of turmeric powder percup of warm milk every day. It is also used as a paste for localaction.

Mix 1 teaspoon honey with ? teaspoon cinnamon powder and have at night.

Take a warm slice of lemon and sprinkle salt, sugar and black pepperon it.. The lemon should be eaten until the hiccups stop.

In 1 glass of water, add 2 tbsps of coriander/dhania seeds and bringto a boil. Let the decoction cool for some time and then strain. Drinkthis mixture two times in a day. OR Sunflower seeds are extremelybeneficial, as they contain linoleic acid that helps in reducing the cholesteroldeposits on the walls of arteries...

Radish juice should be taken twice a day, once in the morning andthen later in the night. Initially drink about ? cup of radish juice andthen gradually increase it to ? cup. OR Soak 3-4 figs in a glass of water.Keep it overnight. Consume the figs on an empty stomach, the next dayin the morning

Take 2 cardamoms/elachi and roast them on a dry pan (tava). Powder thecardamoms and thereafter add a tsp of honey in it. Consume itfrequently. It serves as a fabulous home remedy for vomiting. OR Inthe mixture of 1 tsp of mint juice and 1 tsp limejuice, add ? tsp ofginger juice and 1 tsp honey. Drink this mixture to prevent vomiting. ORLimejuice is an effective remedy for vomiting. Take a glass of chilledlimejuice and sip slowly. To prevent vomiting, drink ginger tea. OR In1 glass water, add some honey and drink sip by sip.

Apply castor oil daily over the problematic area. Continue forseveral months. OR Apply milky juice of fresh and barely-ripe figs a number oftimes a day. Continue for two weeks. OR Rub cut raw potatoes on theaffected area several times daily. Continue for at least two weeks. ORRub cut onions on the warts to stimulate the circulation of blood.. ORApply milk from the cut end of dandelion over the warts 2-3 times aday. OR Apply oil extracted from the shell of the cashew nut over thewarts. OR Apply Papaya juice OR Apply Pineapple juice.

In 8 oz of water, put ? tsp of baking soda and drink it. OR Drinkplenty of water, as it aids in flushing out the waste products from the body.OR Drink Cranberry juice. You can also add some apple juice for taste.

Mango serves as an effective home remedy for preventing the frequentattacks of sinus, as it is packed with loads of vitamin A. OR Anotherbeneficial remedy consists of consuming pungent foods like onion andgarlic, as a part of your daily meals. OR Fenugreek/methi leaves areconsidered valuable in curing sinusitis. In 250 ml water, boil 1 tspof Fenugreek seeds and reduce it to half. This will help you to perspire,dispel toxicity and reduce the fever period. OR Tie a tsp of blackcumin seeds in a thin cotton cloth and inhale.

Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it in a glass of water. Add 4 tsp ofhoney and ? tsp of salt in it. Drink it slowly sip by sip. OR Milk hasproved beneficial in treating tonsillitis. In 1 glass of pure boiledmilk, add a pinch of turmeric powder and pepper powder. Drink it everynight for about 3 days.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Stunning Crop Art

Stunning crop art has sprung up across rice fields in Japan. But this is no alien creation - the designs have been cleverly planted.Farmers creating the huge displays use no ink or dye. Instead, different colours of rice plants have been precisely and strategicallyArranged and grown in the paddy fields.As summer progresses and the plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins to emerge. A Sengoku warrior on horseback has been created from hundreds of thousands of rice plants, The colours created by using different varieties, in Inakadate in JapanThe largest and finest work is grown in the Aomori village of Inakadate, 600 miles north ofToyko, where the tradition began in 1993. The village has now earned a reputation for its agricultural artistry and this year, the enormousPictures of Napoleon and a Sengoku-period warrior, both on horseback, are visible in a pairOf fields adjacent to the town hall. More than 150,000 vistors come to Inakadat, where just 8,700 people live, every summer To see the extraordinary murals. Each year hundreds of volunteers and villagers plant four different varieties of riceIn late May across huge swathes of paddy fields. Napolean on horseback can be seen from the skies, created by precision planting andMonths of planning between villagers and farmers in Inkadate. Fictional warrior Naoe Kanetsugu and his wife Osen appear in fields in the town ofYonezawa, JapanAnd over the past few years, other villages have joined in with the plant designs.Another famous rice paddy art venue is in the town of Yonezawa in the Yamagata prefecture.This year's design shows the fictional 16th-century samurai warrior Naoe KanetsuguAnd his wife Osen, whose lives feature in television series Tenchijin.Various artwork has popped up in other rice-farming areas of Japan this year,Including designs of deer dancers. Smaller works of crop art can be seen in other rice-farming areas of Japan such as this imageOf Doraemon and deer dancers.The farmers create the murals by planting little purple and yellow-leafed Kodaimai riceAlong with their local green-leafed Tsugaru Roman variety to create the coloured patternsBetween planting and harvesting in September.The murals in Inakadate cover 15,000 square metres of paddy fields.
From ground level, the designs are invisible, and viewers have to climb the mock castle towerOf the village office to get a glimpse of the work.Rice-paddy art was started there in 1993 as a local revitalization project,An idea that grew out of meetings of the village committee. Closer to the image, the careful placement of thousands of rice plants in the paddy fieldsCan be seen. The different varieties of rice plant grow alongside each other to create the masterpieces.In the first nine years, the village office workers and local farmers grew a simple design ofMount Iwaki every year. But their ideas grew more complicated and attracted more attention. In 2005 agreements between landowners allowed the creation of enormous rice paddy art. A year later, organizers used computers to precisely plot planting of the four differentlyColored rice varieties that bring the images to life.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel, managed by the Jumeira Group and built by Said Khalil. The designer of the building Tom Wright. With its 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the tallest hotel in the world. Construction of Burj Al Arab began in 1994. According to the clients request the building was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Burj al Arab became an iconic or symbolic statement for Dubai. The hotel rests on an artificial island constructed 280 meters offshore. The surface of the island made of large rocks, which is circled with a concrete honey-comb pattern, which serves to protect the foundation from erosion. It took three years to reclaim the land from the sea, but less than three years to construct the building itself. The first 7 star hotel in the world , Burj Al Arab will not dissapoint, From the moment that you step into the lobby you realise immediately that you have entered another world. Without a doubt the most opulent hotel in Dubai and most probably the world, the Burj Al Arab will stun your senses and leave you wanting more.

Burj Arab Interiors

I am proudly saying
"I have also been involved with this project as
Interior Designer
from 1998 to 2002
with the Greenline Interiors."
-Vakkom G Sreekumar

Monday, August 17, 2009

Do you believe the Multistoried building you are staying is safe?


The building near the Ramada Continental Hotel in Abu Hail , Deira Dubai was in its final stages of completion, Foulath said there were 23 workers and an engineer in the building when they heard strange noises from the three-storey basement. The men grew suspicious and ran out of the building.