Growing Importance of Ayurveda Gardens in America

Ayurveda is the ancient science of using herbs to cure disease. According to Indian mythology, Ayurveda have always been a greater source for people to stay healthy. This science helps to identify the plants, which have string medicinal property that can be used to manufacture natural medicine. Indian scientists also believe that most of the green foods or vegetables we eat in our diet are having Ayurveda property that helps our immune system to fight diseases.

Even though I have been away from my birth land for quite some time, I have been partially in touch with my country for various facts one among them is Ayurveda. As a kid, I remember my grandfather who used to spend at least an hour in our back yard collecting all medicinal herbs. He would make some medicines out of it and make sure each family member consume them on daily basis. This constant practice must be a reason why our family would have very least health issues.

After spending some time In US, I Sanjeet Singh Veen decided on researching about the Ayurveda use in western countries. To my surprise western country is following the path of India since long. The first trade of spices was made between European countries in the year 1924 as per an articles published in ‘The lancet ’which gives an insightful information on the western worlds attitude towards Ayurveda.

American interests in Ayurveda

1980 and 90 became the marked years when Ayurveda was brought into the interests of the country. Realising its medicinal properties and utility aspects, the country started Ayurveda gardens in most of its parts. In 1996, the Ayurveda institution was founded. Many institutions and professionals came together to set up Ayurveda gardens that could boost the growth of medicines that can cure most dangerous diseases like AIDS.

Even many house-hols today have a small share of Ayurveda plants at their home understanding the importance of these plants. Who wants to eat those medicines and feel sick all the time, when nature is offering better solution to it?

American society of Ayurveda and Vedic sciences is also promoting the important of having plants that can purify your indoors from pollutants. Most of the citizens living in highly polluted areas practice the growth of Ayurveda firms to help government obtain their research base to provide better medicines. However, not all plants are given the patents rights for normal citizens to grow in their farms, but few species are still make easily available to local people.

3 Important Tricks to Raise a Cheap Garden Bed

Gardening is an art that can be master over the years. A beautiful well-maintained garden has lots of effort that goes into. For few months, I have been into the practice of raising beds for my rooftop garden. I had gone through many literature on gardening and videos that actually explained how it works. I am so pleased to share this post on raising cheap garden beds for the reason, I was so joyed doing this part and the environmental benefits it gives you. Preparing a garden bed is very expensive, but there are certain methods through which one can have them raised in cheap and economical way. Continue reading

Bonsai Gardening – The beauty of a miniature world

Gardening has always been most inspiring part of my life. One could actually rediscover their real identity being in constant touch with something that makes them forget every pain and encourages living up to everything. The color green has a strange magic that erases every negative emotion, which destroys your inner peace. People who have been into gardening, taking care of plants becomes more than just a pass time. You may not believe, but these creatures growing in front of you seems very lively and a part of your life. Well many of them do criticize me, as how Sanjeet Singh Veen a seriously involved automobile businessperson, talks about the sensitive touch involved with growing plants.

These feelings we develop for gardening does not pop up just like that until a small miracle happens to grow amazing in unexpected situations giving you a direct etc. Bonsai gardening was my first crush. I always wanted a miniature garden with colorful plants that in small size. Many of us have a misconception that bonsai is generally grown in indoors. The fact is bonsai can be amazing in your lawn, terrace anywhere you wish to have.

Tropical, sub-tropical, cold any climate bonsai can make the most attractive part of your garden. Bonsai plantations are unique and needs special care unlike the other plants. As these plants are grown in small areas, the nutrient retain capacity is very less. The main factors that must be considered while going with bonsai plantations are:

  • Light
  • Humidity
  • Fertilizers
  • Temperature

These plants must not be placed in high light intensity or low intensity. They need medium light and near a bright side to allow the right amount of sun and nutrients. Depending up on the type of plant, they must be exposed to the sun. Humidity is another important factor for bonsai; if they are tropical plants, they relatively need high need high humidity.  The combination of light humidity and quality fertilizers helps these plants to beat the changing climatic conditions. To summarize in a short and quick way, these special plants are not just unique in their form, but bestow a creative ambience to their surroundings. In few religions, bonsai plants are believed to be a sign of prosperity and peace. They are believed to bring good luck and are maintained with utmost care. No matter what reason you wish to choose to have these bonsai plants, these plants stands an an example that beauty is not measured by its size or shape.

Chef – A deemed career choice for Indians too

How many of us loved our mom cooking food and imagined to become like her when we are grown to be adults? How many of us wanted to share the responsibility with her not just to help her but deep down we want to see ourselves in the same shoes. I have grown seeing my mum cook the most amazing cuisines that was no less than the restaurant food. I always encouraged her to start up her own restaurant. However, my mother was never a commercial person her interest in cooking was limited to satisfy the palate of family. Continue reading

Rules of Refrigerating Your Cooked and Uncooked Food

Refrigerating has become a part of the modern cooking life. It comes as a savior especially when one has prepared surplus food and can save it for the next time. Whether it’s the left over pizzas from the previous night party or the lasagna you made for breakfast, it always makes a welcome feeling of a hidden surprise in the fridge to munch on. However, one thing is important depending upon the type of food being refrigerated and whether it will last until your expected consuming time. Continue reading

The Unusual Indian Dishes – One must try on their own discretion

Born Indian, if someone asks about my country, culture and food, the patriotic side comes out of me. Tess my friend happened to visit India last year around October. He was there for a month and visited the famous places of the country. India is not only famous for its culture, traditional and architectural monuments but for food as well. India being secular country, one can get a chance to taste wide range of cuisines. Tess was equally lucky to taste the most exotic foods from different parts of India. When Tess was describing his experience, it was surprising and simultaneously there was a thin line of proud feeling running through my veins. India is certainly a home for the best cuisines, but have you ever heard about these unusual foods of the country. Here is Sanjeet Singh Veen checklist of unusual foods of India, which I am sure going to exploit on my next trip.

People who believe Indian food is just about rice, veggies, fruits, meats will be shocked to see that the country has lot more to offer in its hot pot apart from the regular stuff.

Chaprah-Have you been to Chhattisgarh? Well you certainly know what this Chaprah means in that case. This is the most unusual cuisine of this place, which is made of red ants and their eggs. Interestingly, this also the most favorite dish of the people who would want to munch something different from very usual foods. Prepared by drying the red ants and mixing with different spices can be enjoyed with any meal of your choice.

Forbidden rice–   Rice is usually white or brown, so what about black rice? Have you heard black rice turning to purple after it is cooked? If yes, then you must be aware of this unusual cuisine famous on the land of Manipur. Famously known as Magic Rice, is said to be having rich content of fiber and protein usually served in other parts of the country like Kerala and north Bengal.

Frog Legs – For many of us the name itself sounds very unusual and thinking about the cuisine is just not happening. Said to be having ample medicinal properties, the Lepchas a community of Sikkim use frog legs to prepare this recipe.

Eri Polu – If you do not want to try frog how about silkworm? Eri Polu is famous Food dishes of Assam that is prepared using silkworm pupa. After silk is extracted by boiling the cocoon, the left over is used in preparing the recipe.

4 Best Ways to Cook Drumstick or Moringa Leaves

When I was a child, my mother used to cook drumstick dal, which is still one of my favourite recipes. More than my mother, my grandmother was expert in making various recipes with drumstick leaves. Many of us do not know that drumstick leaves can be used to prepare tasty food items. The nutritional chat of the drumstick leaves include proteins, calcium, iron, beta-carotene, and vitamin. Moringa leaves are easily digested provided for cooking only tender leaf must be used. If you are using little older leaves than make sure to steam, cook or pressure cook before using it. Moringa leaves are one of the easily available and nutritious leafy vegetable.

Drumstick Leaves Dal – when I am talking about the best way to cook drumstick leaves; I have to include my favourite recipe on the list. This is the easiest way to cook Moringa leaves. For dal, you can use any dal of your choice (except for urad and chana). Clean the Moringa leaves and chop them. Cook your choice of dal with Moringa leaves. Once the dal is cooked add little japery or sugar and season with salt and pepper. For tampering, add cumin seeds, mustard, and red chilli. Mix dal nicely and finally add lemon juice or tamarind juice to give a tangy taste, which takes away the sour taste of the leaves.

Clear Soup – The healthiest way to have Moringa leaves is in the form of a soup. Boil some carrot, beans tomatoes, onion in water along with Moringa leaves. Add salt and pepper to the soup and serve it hot in a cold chill or a rainy weather.

Moringa Tea – A perfect tea with Moringa leaves for a perfect morning. You can use Moringa powder or leaves to prepare tea. These leaves can be used fresh to make tea and surprisingly the dried leaves have great nutritional value. Add a teaspoon of honey to improve the taste of the tea and serve it hot.

Scrambled Eggs – For me nothing is easier then preparing scrambled eggs for breakfast. This recipe can be combined with any vegetable to make it tastier. Try with Moringa leaves, you will not only love the taste but will also gain many health benefits.

Unlike the other leafy vegetables, Moringa leaves are not used for cooking in many countries, as people are not aware of its health benefits. Moringa leaves are rich in anti-oxidant properties, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Hence, make this amazing leaf part of your diet regime.

Sanjeet Veen’s Easy Guide to Set Up Your Own Garden

For all the nature lover’s out there, here’s a simple and easy step-by-step guide to creating your own garden just the way you like and make your home an eco-friendly zone. Just follow my simple guidelines to get started and achieve a well-manicured garden for your home. You have to begin by chalking out a plan for designing your garden. By having a rough sketch on paper, you can be assured of your expectations of the garden. Adding details to the design can help prevent any mistakes that can cost heavily, this would include the measurements, purchasing the requisite plants, insecticides and other fencing and gardening materials required for the job. Continue reading

Building a Sustainable Environment With Gardening

We heard a lot about gardening, have we ever thought about sustainable gardening? Gardening is practiced for many reasons. Few individuals indulge in the practice as a hobby, few like growing vegetables and fruits to meet their needs, few like beautifying their surroundings. Whatever might be the reason, plants are the green soldiers responsible for existence of many species. Why are we talking about sustainable gardening? Most of us know the meaning of sustainable, which encircle all the aspects of human endeavors.  As the green cover is reducing day by day, it is our responsibility to protect and improve the green cover to build a clean and peaceful environment. While most of the countries are involving into various projects that improves the planets green line, I Sanjeet Singh Veen take up this sustainable gardening in support to develop greenery around by surroundings. Are you with me? If yes, here are few things that will help you build sustainable gardens for better future.  Continue reading

What are the perfect methods of plantation?

Most of us are interested in gardening, while we lack the knowledge of the method that must be used for planting saplings. When I started taking interest into my gardening leisure pursuit, I was not quite sure from where to start. I have observed my grandparents the way they used to take extra care while planting any sapling. Interestingly they have knowledge about most of the plants and the soil they required to grow. My grandmother always used to day, Gardening is not about planting a random herb or a vegetable. One must understand the exact nature of these plants.   Continue reading