Monday, 29 December 2014

Most Popular Herbal Tea And Their Benefits

The definition of a herbal tea is any drink made from various plant parts, including flowers, leaves, seeds, bark and roots, which are not derived from the tea bush. This means that there are innumerable types of herbal tea and infinite blends of one or more ingredient.

Herbal teas are a great way to stay hydrated and support the health of the cells, tissues and organs. With literally thousands of medicinal herbs on the market, it may be confusing to know what herbs are safe and effective for many common complaints. While by no means a comprehensive list, these herbal teas are gentle, effective and readily available.

Ginger Tea

Ginger is an energizer and a stimulator. Drinking ginger tea both stimulates and soothes the digestive system. Ginger has been known to aid people experiencing nausea. Arthritic people have found ginger tea helpful since it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Rosehip Tea

Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant and are one of the best plant sources of vitamin C, which is important for the immune system, skin and tissue health and adrenal function. Consider reaching for rosehip tea next time you need a health boost.

Peppermint Tea

It's not for nothing that peppermint is used to flavour many of the antacid tablets available on the market. It's been known for centuries that peppermint relaxes muscles thus aiding digestion and relieving stomach cramps and flatulence. A pleasant-tasting tisane, it will, just like toothpaste, freshen your breath.

Cinnamon Tea

Some research has suggested that cinnamon can lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Even without that possible benefit, cinnamon tea is a warming and seasonal drink for winter. It can be drunk as a tisane or the cinnamon-flavoured water can be poured on top of a regular black teabag, which is then allowed to infuse for 2-3 minutes. Serve with sugar to taste.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is a fragrant herb that makes for a soothing drink. Peppermint helps you digest foods better and also reduces flatulence and digestive issues. Peppermint is prescribed to people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and gallstones in capsules. A Cup of peppermint tea will ease nausea and vomiting, especially if you suffer motion sickness. If you have heartburn, don’t drink peppermint tea as this might aggravate your condition. Peppermint tea brings down the severity of herpes outbreaks. The natural mint flavor of the herb helps to freshen your breath. Other health benefits of this tea are control of muscle aches and chronic pain, clearing of congestion and mild coughs, mild asthma and reduction of stress.

Lemon Balm Tea

Lemon balm tea is fragrant to drink and is a very effective tonic to calm nerves and anxiety. Cold lemon balm tea bags help relieve cold sores, or genital sores caused by the herpes simplex virus. Mix lemon balm leaves with valerian to treat anxiety, stress and insomnia.  Lemon Balm contains several properties, which control herpes and also regulate the thyroid.
Lemon balm when mixed with peppermint can calm an upset stomach, sooth the digestive track and reduce flatulence. Drink lemon balm tea if you suffer from nerve pain. Drinking lemon balm tea also helps strengthen memory and brain functions and also uplifts one’s mood.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Exploring The Health Benefits Of Yoga For Women

Yoga is the key factor for every woman to live healthy and happy life. Women on practicing yoga can avail several types of physical benefits, physiological benefits and spiritual benefits. Yoga as a word can be defined as a way of life where body and mind are in perfect harmony. Here are some of the benefits of yoga for women and  why you should seriously consider adding it your exercise routine.

Proper Breathing

The belief is that there's a direct connection between breath and the mind. Also known as “Pranayama” - prana (life force) and ayama (to extend). By regulating the flow of prana we learn how to take control of our mental state. Yoga breathing exercises teach us how to increase oxygen intake and recharge the body. Breathing should be full, slow, and rhythmical.

Stress Reduction

Women tend to stress more and quicker than men do. This is why most physicians advice their patients to practice yoga as it improves the concentration and allows to focus on reducing the emphasis that is put on stress in their lives.

Lose Some Weight

This is what most of us are striving to do- lose some of those extra pounds. Well, yoga can help you do just that. The regular and increased practice of suryanamaskar, which works every part of the body can help you lose some weight. Plus regular yoga makes you more aware and in tune with your body, which in turn promotes healthier eating habits.


Just because you’re not working with weights in yoga, that doesn’t mean the activity does build strength. Holding your own body weight in yoga poses encourages the body to develop incredible endurance and strength in the most functional of ways. You’ll be able to lift, carry and hold things better, whether that’s your kids, your groceries or your free weights.

Injury Prevention

All that stretching and strengthening will make you must less susceptible to injury when you workout. Yoga will help your body protect itself at the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles, meaning you’ll be much less tight and sore from other workouts.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Warm Up Matches Schedule

Although ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 kicks off from 14th February 2015, we have as many as 14 exciting warm up matches lined up for 2015 Cricket World Cup. These practice matches would begin from 8th February 2015 when India will play Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

It was observed in the 2011 Cricket World Cup edition that even the warm up matches received a very good response from the cricket fans. And when we have matches like India vs Australia or New Zealand vs South Africa lined up in the warm ups, we can't resist from watching the matches right? So don't miss a moment of the warm up matches and enjoy live cricket streaming and telecast on Star Sports network in India.

Have a look at the detailed schedule of warm-up matches is:

8 February, Sunday: India v Australia, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

9 February, Monday: South Africa v Sri Lanka, Hagley Oval, Christchurch; New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch; England v West Indies, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; Pakistan v Bangladesh, Blacktown ISP, Sydney

10 February, Tuesday: Ireland v Scotland, Blacktown ISP, Sydney; India v Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

11 February, Wednesday: New Zealand v South Africa, Hagley Oval, Christchurch; Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch; Australia v UAE, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; England v Pakistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

12 February, Thursday: West Indies v Scotland, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; Ireland v Bangladesh, Blacktown ISP, Sydney