HEALING Through Natural Foods by Dr. H.K. Bakhru is an invaluable book for every home. Thanks to a very elaborate Index at the back of the volume, one can zero in upon the illness or affliction, or irritant in one’s life and choose from a host of natural remedies that will see you through to a healthy life. The properties of each of the foods one can consume are explained in detail along with the ideal quantity to be consumed for betterment.
Alternatively, one can acquaint oneself with the various types of problems that routinely besiege us, chapter by chapter, and discover the cures which most often are found lying at home on our kitchen shelves.
Antibacterial Foods (that fight infection): Read about what cabbage, carrot, cloves, cumin seeds (jeera), curd, eggplant leaves, onion, turmeric, among many others, can do in protecting you against germs. What we do not know about cabbage is that it is an excellent muscle builder and cleanser, and in the test tube, has destroyed H.Pylori bacteria, the main culprit in stomach ulcers. Coconut is an ancient remedy for expelling all kinds of unfriendly intestinal worms. Garlic kills or cripples at least 72 infectious forms of bacteria. Radish is one of the richest sources of iron, calcium and sodium, invaluable in fighting infections.
Anticoagulant Foods (that prevent blood clots): Chilli pepper, clove, garlic, ginger, grapes, mushroom (black), olive oil, onion. Garlic even in moderate amounts reduces the bloods tendency to form clots within the arteries. Cloves help reduce the production of thromboxane, a powerful promoter of platelet clumping.
Calming and Sedative Foods (that induce tranquility and sleep): Aniseed, bottle gourd (lowki), dill, honey, milk, nutmeg, oats, among others. Honey has sleep inducing power and sedative and tranquilising properties, and its hypnotic action is effective against insomnia.
Cancer Fighting Foods (that control and prevent cancer): Beet juice, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables, carrot, curd, garlic, onion, Indian gooseberry (amla), neem, papaya leaves, soyabean, wheat grass juice. Cruciferous vegetables are cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts (chhoti gobi). Cabbage is invaluable for those fighting breast cancer, and in its raw form prevents colon cancer. One cannot talk enough about wheat grass juice, which furnishes the body with live minerals, vitamins, trace elements and chlorophyll.
by Dr. H.K. Bakhru
Jaico Publishing House