Sunday, November 14, 2010

why Teacher's have headaches...?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

health benefit of cucumber

Cucumber is a vegetable that belongs to the same family as pumpkins, zucchinis and other squashes. It has a dark green skin, which reveals whitish or very light green flesh, when peeled. There are basically two types of cucumbers - the pickling varieties and the slicing varieties. Of these, the pickling variety is relatively small, around 2 - 4 inches long. Most of us know that cucumbers have cooling properties and are extremely good for bringing relief to the eyes in summers. However, they are associated with a number of other health and nutrition benefits too. To know about them, read on.

Nutritional Value of Cucumber

Given below is the amount of nutrients in 100 gm of raw, unpeeled cucumber

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)


65 kJ (16 kcal)


3.63 g


1.67 g

Dietary fiber

0.5 g


0.11 g


0.65 g

Thiamine (Vit. B1)

0.027 mg (2%)

Riboflavin (Vit. B2)

0.033 mg (2%)

Niacin (Vit. B3)

0.098 mg (1%)

Pantothenic acid (B5)

0.259 mg (5%)

Vitamin B6

0.040 mg (3%)

Folate (Vit. B9)

7 μg (2%)

Vitamin C

2.8 mg (5%)


16 mg (2%)


0.28 mg (2%)


13 mg (4%)


24 mg (3%)


147 mg (3%)


0.20 mg (2%)

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Cucumbers

  • Raw cucumber, when applied on the skin, can help reduce heat and inflammation.

  • The diuretic, cooling and cleansing property of cucumber makes it good for skin.

  • Fresh cucumber juice can provide relief from heartburn, acid stomach, gastritis and even ulcer.

  • Placing a cucumber slice over the eyes not only soothes them, but also reduces swelling.

  • Daily consumption of cucumber juice helps control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout.

  • Cucumber has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from lung, stomach and chest problems.

  • The potassium in cucumber makes it useful for the problem of high and low blood pressure.

  • Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps in protein digestion.

  • Cucumber juice is said to promote hair growth, especially when it is added to the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.

  • Cucumber juice, when mixed with carrot juice, is said to be good for rheumatic conditions caused by excessive uric acid in the body.

  • Cucumber can prove to be beneficial for those suffering from diseases of the teeth and gums, especially in cases of pyorrhea.

  • Being rich in minerals, cucumber helps prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.

  • Cucumber has been associated with healing properties in relation to diseases of the kidney, urinary bladder, liver and pancreas.

  • Those suffering from diabetes have been found to benefit from the consumption of cucumber/cucumber juice.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Geckos are small to average sized lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae, found in warmclimates throughout the world. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. Gekkonidae is the largest family of lizards, with an estimated 2,000 different species worldwide and many others likely yet to be discovered. The name stems from the Javanese word Tokek, inspired by the sound these animals make.

Geckos come in various colors and patterns such as purple, pink, blue and also white.

Some are subtly patterned and somewhat rubbery looking, while others are brightly colored. Some species can change color to blend in with their environment or with particular temperatures. Some species are parthenogenic, which means the female is capable of reproducing without copulating with a male. This improves the gecko's ability to spread to new islands. However, in a situation where a single female gecko populates an entire island, said island will suffer from a lack of genetic variation within the geckos that inhabit it. The Gecko's mating call sounds like a shortened bird chirping which attracts males when they are around so the female can create a baby with more genetic variation by using sexual reproduction instead of asexual. Geckos also make a quality pet for small households. They can live and breed in small tanks or terrariums. They must have proper living space to survive. The average temperature in the day should be between 78 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit (25 and 31 degrees Celsius) and at night temperatures should not go below 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) inside the tank. Proper foods for the geckos range from small baby crickets, roaches, phoenix worms and manufactured diets such as crested gecko diet. Many have a sweet tooth and like fresh fruits and honey.

Family Gekkonidae

§ Subfamily Aeluroscalabotinae

§ Genus Aeluroscalabotes, (monotypic) (A. felinus), Southeast Asia

§ Subfamily Diplodactylinae, 17 genera, found in Oceania

§ Genus Bavayia (11 species)

§ Genus Carphodactylus (monotypic)

§ Genus Crenadactylus (monotypic)

§ Genus Diplodactylus (40 species)

§ Genus Eurydactylodes (4 species)

§ Genus Hoplodactylus (10 species)

§ Genus Lucasium (monotypic)

§ Genus Naultinus (8 species)

§ Genus Nephrurus (11 species)

§ Genus Oedura (16 species)

§ Genus Phyllurus

§ Genus Pseudothecadactylus

§ Genus Rhacodactylus

§ Genus Rhynchoedura

§ Genus Saltuarius

§ Genus Strophurus

§ Genus Underwoodisaurus

§ Subfamily Eublepharinae, 5 genera

§ Genus Coleonyx

§ Genus Eublepharis

§ Genus Goniurosaurus

§ Genus Hemitheconyx

§ Genus Holodactylus

§ Subfamily Gekkoninae, 74 genera worldwide, some of the biggest genera are:

§ Genus Gehyra, Web-toed Geckos or Dtellas

§ Genus Gekko, true geckos

§ Genus Hemidactylus

§ Genus Phelsuma, day geckos, most are endemic to Madagascar.

§ Genus Phyllodactylus, leaf-toed geckos

§ Subfamily Teratoscincinae, wonder geckos

§ Genus Teratoscincus (7 species)

Friday, October 8, 2010


Cinnamon and Honey

Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. It will do what some call turning to sugar. In reality honey is always honey.. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will do what I rather call "crystallizing" . When this happens I loosen the lid, boil some water, and sit the honey container in the hot water,turn off the heat and let it liquefy. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes in the honey.

Cinnamon and Honey

Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases.. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases.

Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients. Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada , in its issue dated 17 January,1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists:


Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins.


Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.


Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.


Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.


Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses.


Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.


According to the studies done in India and Japan , it is revealed that if Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks.. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacterial and viral diseases.


Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.


A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ' Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu..


Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans also increase and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.


Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root..


Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.


Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.


Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.


Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M. when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.


People of South America , first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.


Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!

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