Silk Sarees ~ How to find Original

Almost every woman loves to wear Silk Saree, especially for traditional occasions like Weddings, Yagam / Homams, when doing pariharams or even for visiting temples.

OLDEN DAYS : It was seen as a symbol of Pride. Only wealthy people would be having it. Those days Silver Zari, Golden Zari and Diamond needle designs were very famous. Even I have very few Sarees of traditional design and texture. (My history is only 25 years, my mom has her grand mom’s silk saree too, not in a wearable condition- still shining and soft silky)

NOW : Quite a big variety of Sarees: Kanchipuram silks, Thirubhuvanam silks, Banaras silks, Mysore Silks etc etc., Each claims only them as pure.

WHAT MODERNOLD SAYS?

-> Yes, Silk Sarees are must have ones in every girls’ wardrobe.

So, How to Identify Pure Silk?

Colour of Saree – IT IS TRUE that pure silks at handlooms generally wove only Typical Traditional Colours, like yellow, red, blue, green, cream and shades of it. (Shades here means to say mix of above colours only, say purple.) One typical traditional handloom can give you 6 sarees for a single warp. So mostly they wont make blouses, because, almost one saree cost will go as 5 saree’s blouse.

Colour of Zari – The If you cannot determine the presence of copper, how to identify pure Kanchipuram silk saree remains a difficult task. However, you can note the difference between a pure zari saree and a tested zari saree if you closely examine the colour of the zari work. Tested zari sarees are sold at a cheaper price in general to lure people who want to buy Kanchipuram silk sarees.

Texture of Saree – REAL Silk saree threads are indeed very soft and shiny in texture. Even the Soft Silks  which are sold nowadays are made up with bleached silk threads, which will not long last. It will be easily torn even at saree foldings.

Thread burn test – General method of testing. Just take a thread and burn it. If  you get ash and it smells like hair or unpleasant smell, it is PURE. If it is not, you wont get ash and it looks like if you lit a fibre or nylon.

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Coconut Oil = Mother’s milk !!! YES

All these benefit are related to the Virgin Coconut Oil.

Coconut-Oil-Benefits
All Commercially processed or hydrogenated oil is not only deprived of any nutrition, it is hazardous for human body.

Lauric Acid , which is found in Coconut Oil , can be found only in Mother’s milk. Coconut oil can be consumed without even cooking. Highly digestible at all ages. Just google for lauric acid and coconut to know more benefits.

Dr.Sivaraman, a famous doctor from Tamil nadu, tells if you are denying coconut to your child, then you are doing injustice to your child. You can give even raw coconut pieces with jaggery which is very tasty and atmost healthy. (From Ancient days to Modern days, as our blog intent to)

Suggestions: I recommend incorporating 2-3 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil (uncooked and unheated) daily in your diet – It tastes delicious on toast, rice and lentils. It can be safely given to babies. Depending on the age of the child, add one-half to two teaspoon of virgin coconut oil a day to their food.

 

Proven Applications: Mix 2-teaspoon full of Turmeric Powder in half cup of coconut oil and 1-tablespoon of Virgin Olive Oil and keep refrigerated in a tight jar for application on wounds and burns (no need to apply on fresh minor cuts) to accelerate the healing and prevent infection. Coconut oil helps heal the scar tissues (i.e. no scar marks).

Kerala consumes coconut and coconut oil daily in foods and external use, since long. Kerala reports very less Skin problem, hair loss. The Beauty of Keralites is obvious.

This mix is also fantastic for application as Suppositories (give shape when somewhat frozen and let it harden in the freezer) to heal rectal swelling, discomfort and hemorrhoids – Be aware of the turmeric color, though.

Resources :Omega 3 in coconut oil , Virgin Coconut oil

 

Whats inside your toothpaste?

Salt?? Neem?? Charcoal?? Whatever you ad says….

“Good teeth, birth to death” by  Dr. Judd explains that when we brush our teeth with conventional tooth paste that the glycerin in the toothpaste (all have it, even organic ones) coats are teeth. This is what the glycerin is there to do, protect the teeth from stains. However, if you have this coat of ‘gunk’ (if you will), on your teeth then your enamel will not regrow. So then your teeth are just getting beat up, then covered with a thin barrier wall. Sure this barrier wall is great, but it is not natural and has adverse side effects. If you have a layer of glycerin on your teeth they can not repair themselves, thus you get sensitive teeth or cavities or rot. And the fluoride in your toothpaste it not helping. Before fluoride was used for the teeth it was used as rat poison. yeah.

What would be the alternatives?

Sea Salt 

dissolve the salt in water first and then dip your brush in the saltwater before brushing.

Baking Soda

This has got to be one of the most popular natural toothpaste alternatives.

Dry Brushing

According to some, there’s no need to use anything at all: dry brushing does the job.

Brush with Pure Water

If dry brushing doesn’t quite cut it for you, try brushing with pure water.

This also works surprisingly well for clearing debris from the teeth, but you still don’t get that minty mouth feel.

Coconut Oil

Another great natural toothpaste alternative.Why?

Its antifungal and antibacterial properties come in handy for mouth cleaning.

Oil Pulling (click to know more)

 

Resources :dangers of fluoride

Eat with it and EAT IT

Yes. You read it right.

Wanted to share a wonderful innovation, EDIBLE CUTLERY , a eco-friendly and tasty alternative to Plastic / Wood / ceramic cutlery items. Of course, need of the hour.

This edible cutlery is a perfect alternative to harmful disposable cutlery, it is not only environmentally safe but also enriched with nutritious ingredients.

More truth comes out here  (just click for a small video)

For orders, you can mail to :  bakeys.narayana@gmail.com  or   info@bakeys.com

Resource : https://www.facebook.com/thebetterindia/

 

 

Mouth Wash or Oil Wash?

Do you like that fresh minty feel of your mouthwash?? Ahh, This is for you..

Mouthwash clearly offers certain benefits — but it’s important to know that not all mouth rinses are the same.

What is the problem with mouthwash?

Store-bought types contain a variety of ingredients ranging from fluoride (Act) to alcohol (Listerine) to chlorhexidine (Peridex).

If the alcohol content of your mouth rinse is too high, it may actually end up irritating the canker sore more than helping it.

Linked with Oral Cancer.

What are the natural alternatives?

  1. Saltwater rinses:                                                                                                                                               This can be made at home with warm water and salt. Gargle it daily
  2. Oil Pulling:                                                                                                                                                           Wonderful Therapy followed by our ancestors.  Just click this to know the importance accepted by Global doctors. How to do? Simple.

– Take 5-10 ml of Gingelly Oil or Sesame oil or Coconut oil.

–  Gargle it for 10-15 min strictly. Only then all parts of mouth will get the oil.

–  After the oil turn milky watery liquid, spit it.

– Rinse your mouth.  You can even do it after tea / coffee but before food.

Sources : FAQ on Oil Pulling

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Chemical free life

No Soap, No Shampoo, No Chemical –  No Toxin

Why did we give up soap?

Just watch this video to know visually better.

Because it is toxic. Even using old fashion soaps means you are rubbing down your body’s largest organ, daily, with poison.

I researched many home made soaps (bit less hazardous chemicals), natural soaps, eco- friendly soaps and I came to the conclusion that all soap is simply a SOAP.

Then What is the alternative?

Looking back what our ancestors did..

we provide you 3 Best natural soap alternatives used by ancient Indians prescribed by Rajiv Dixit, a great Indian social activist.
1. Multani Mitti with Curd

 Multani mitti is one ancient secret for beautiful skin of Indians. Still, many people in India use multani mitti as  face pack. Now, what all you need to do is mix Multani mitti with curd and make it into paste a night before you use it. The next morning massage your skin with this Multani mitti paste and just wash your skin with warm water. That’s it. This makes your skin glowing and radiant. This helps in making you skin soft too.
2. Besan ( Gram ) flour with milk cream

This is the second best alternative for soaps. Mix Besan (Gram) flour with cream and massage your skin with it and wash away with warm water. Gram flour with malai helps in making your skin radiant and pimple free. Even this is a best soap alternative for those with oily skin.
3. Masoor dal (Red lentil) powder with honey

The first thing is to get some Masoor dal ( in english we call it Red lentil ), and grind it into powder. Then mix some pure honey to it. Then rub this paste on skin as mentioned already and wash away with water. This is the best naturalsoap alternative to exfoliate skin. This even removes dead cell from your skin and gives your face a much fresh and young look. It softens your skin too.
For better results, you can even mix pure almond oil, fresh milk, honey and curd in any of the above 3 powders mentioned. And one more important thing is, don’t expect best results in one or two days. You need to try these at least for a week or two to experience better results.
Resource :http://www.turnspiritual.in