Health Benefits of Jamun (Black PLUM)

Jamun is commonly known as Indian berry, black berry or black plum. It is a tropical fruit available during the summer season in India. Jamun has amazing health benefits as it is antibacterial, carminative, anti-scorbutic and diuretic properties.

For Diabetic Patients: Jamun and its benefits: Jamun does miracle on diabetic patient as it has anti- diabetic properties. Both Jamun fruit and leaves are good for diabetic patient. Jamun has the ability to convert starch into energy which automatically cut shorts the sugar content in body. The major symptom for diabetic patients that includes frequent urination and thirst is also reduced through this fruit. The decoction of the bark and powdered seed is good in the treatment of diabetes. The extract of the bark, seeds and leaves helps in reduction of frequent urination rate. Jamun seeds powder contains jamboline, a type of glucose, which helps to control the conversion of starch into sugar.

For Stomach Ulcers:

Jamun has carminative, anti-scorbutic and diuretic properties that helps in treatment of digestive disorders. Chewing and eating jamun leaves helps in treating of diarrhea and ulcers. Jamun prevents necrosis and fibrosis. Due to presence of bio-chemical and phytochemical substance like polyphenol, the black plum acts like as anti-cancer substance.

Jamun seeds powder

For Oral Health: Chewing jamun leaves not only strengthens teeth but also helps to get rid of gum diseases. Boil jamun bark in water and use it for gargaling and store it in a bottle, this works as amazing mouth wash and also helps in prevention of gum diseases and mouth ulcers.

For Beauty and Skin: Jamun pulp and seeds powder are very effective to get rid of acne, pimples, oily skin, blemishes and wrinkles. Jamun seeds extract applied on the face have the ability to remove pimples, acnes and control oil secretion. It also has a great anti-ageing property.

Nutrition Content: Jamun has several nutritional benefits as it contains lots of nutrition in it such as glucose and fructose along with lesser calories,  calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, calories, carbohydrate, carotene, folic acid, fiber and water.

Jamun is also rich in iron which helps to increase the hemoglobin count and hence helps in blood purification therefore maintains a healthy heart. The potassium content in blood also helps in regulation of heart disease such as stroke and high blood pressure.

Jamun also cures asthma and cough. It is also beneficial in treating of piles and hemorrhoids.

GST- Dal, Foodgrains, Daily Consumer Goods Will Become Cheaper

Goods and service tax or GST will replace a string of state and central taxes from July 1.

Story Highlights:New Delhi: Goods and service tax or GST will bring good news for crores of people in the country. In an important meeting, in Gurgaon, the GST Council has finalized the rates of tax on all kicks which will be considered from July 1. Staples like pulses and rice will be cheaper. Along with both these, foodgrains has been added to the exempt list, which means that there will be no GST on these items. So far, both Staples have been applied with taxes in different states between 1 to 5 percent. Milk has been added to the exempt category, though tax on states like UP has not taxed milk from earlier days.

After implementation of GST, consumer durable companies will also get a price reduction. Due to the plurality of taxes, items like air conditioners used to invite 32 percent or more taxes. Now they have been put into 28 percent slab which means that the area, which is struggling against sales figures, can expect a major change.

But for those wanting to buy a car, there is nothing. Car will not get cheaper due to GST. Cars attract three categories of 1, 3 and 15 percent cess. High-end motorcycles will have a cess of 3 percent with 28 percent GST rate. On the first day of the meeting in GST Council,  for first 55 items CESS will be invited.

There is still a lot of work for GST Council because the prices of items like biscuits, footwear, gold, textiles, handloom handicrafts, electric powered agricultural equipment are yet to be decided.

The GST Council discussed the rate of tax for thousands of items, for which to be grouped in the categories of 0%, 5%, 12%, 18%, 28%, Special Category and Luxury goods in seven categories of taxes.

At present, 299 items are on exemption list from taxes on central level and 99 are in the states. While the states demanded that many items of daily use should be added to the no tax category in their area, but center instructed to keep the list limited to 100 odd items only.

After few hours of discussions, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia announced toothpaste, soap, hair oil would be cheaper after GST.

Due to GST, many central and state levels will have an impact, many other daily uses like toothpaste, hair oil and soap will be attracted from 28 percent tax compared to 18 percent GST.

Milk will be exempted from GST; The grains will be cheap, hair oil, soap, tooth paste will be applied with 18% GST. Sugar, tea, coffee, edible oil will also be applied with 5% tax.

Addressing a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “GST is an efficient system of taxation and it will help in the prevention of tax evasion by the inherent efficiency.”

Why Is Fish Oil Beneficial?

Fish Oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which can be extracted from fish tissue or is easily found as supplements in the form of capsules. Fish Oil has several health benefits such as kidney failure,  kidney complications, diabetes, cirrhosis, cholesterol regulation, stroke, depression, psychosis, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental coordination disorder, epilepsy, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, mental impairment, Alzheimer’s and migraine headache.

Omega-3 can be found in below foods:

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • FlaxSeed
  • Chia Seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Nato


Health Benefits:

Cholesterol: Omega – 3 helps in regulation of heartbeat, blood pressure, decrease in blood clot formation, heart disease regulation can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke chances.

Prevents Cancer: Fish Oil found in cold water fish reduces the risk of Prostrate, breast, colon cancer.

Depression: Omega-3 fights against depression, Alzheimer’s by improving brain function.

Make the Environment Green and Clean

Number of Plant and tress are continuously decreasing with the increase demand of infrastructure, multiplexes and buildings. No one bothers about the adverse effect on the environment and climatic changes. With every increase in deforestation there is a change in environmental condition popularly known as “Global Warming”.

Trees plantation helps in balance of wild life by providing them food and shelter. Balance of Carbon-dioxide and oxygen should be maintained to reduce fatal disease and climatic variations. Trees plantation can reduce the soil erosion and even lessen the adverse effect of air pollution.

Items that Can be reused
Paper Old copies
Old books
Paper bags
Old greeting cards
Cardboard box
Plastic Containers
Glass and ceramics Bottles
Miscellaneous Old cans

With increase in the number of automobiles, the pollution level has also increased but to get rid of the fatal and adverse effect we have not contributed our share. Let’s Plant more trees in order to save our mother Earth and protect environment from climatic changes.

Recycle and reuse of the materials that have already been used and have been thrown in dustbin can also make a huge difference in saving natural resources and energy. We can collect the garbage from our kitchen where organic waste such as leftover foodstuff, vegetable peels, and spoilt or dried fruits and vegetables can be easily found may help in the compost pits that have been dug in the garden.

Destination Alert by Indian Railways

As time changes, technologies are getting smarter. Our Indian Railway is also taking a step forward with it. Recently Indian Railways has announced one service which you will really appreciate. This service is basically for the person who travels at night and also having his destination during sleeping hours.

If you are travelling and your destination is supposed to come at night, they this service is for you because Indian Railways will wake you up before you reach your destination. You just need to follow a simple step:

  • Send an SMS typing “ALERT” followed by your 10 digit PNR Number and send it to 139. Or
  • Make a call at 139 and enter your 10 digit PNR number following the instructions.

Your phone alarm will be set at your destination time and before reaching there even if you will be sleeping, it will start ringing and you will be waken up.
So now you can rely on these services and sleep without any worry while travelling to miss your destination because India Railways is taking care of your destination.

Provident Fund Withdrawal to Become Easier

In India there are more than 4 crore subscribers for provident fund. Therefore the government has simplified the norms for withdrawal. According to new rule, a partial PF withdrawal is possible by submitting appropriate documents for justifying the purpose without any approval from employer.

You need to submit a self-declaration using a composite form under various grounds. Employee’s Provident Fund Organization has announced a new rule for making partial withdrawal of PF for medical bills, home loans/ land purchase, education of children, marriage of children etc. The employee registered with EPFO can submit composite form along with self-declaration in various grounds.

It includes the fund you need in advance for treatment of illness including hospitalization lasting for more than one month or if suffering from TB, Leprosy, cancer, paralysis heart ailment etc.

Earlier the member had to produce doctor certificate or medical certificate for withdrawing provident fund but now it has been changed. Member doesn’t require submitting any kind of certificate now for medical purpose. One can withdraw up to 6 months of his salary for illness.

EPFO allows withdrawing 90% of provident fund for home or land purchase. It is also allowed to pay loan EMI by using provident fund.

For Children Education or marriage, partial PF withdrawal is allowed.

For any kind of withdrawal, members just need to submit a self-declaration which includes claim form.

Member having their Aadhar card, PAN card and a registered bank account in EPFO can direct submit claim form in EPFO portal.

Why Is It Important to Learn New Language?

Multilingual people have a confidence and communication ability that makes them noticeable and different from the crowd. People having command in different languages overcome lingual barrier and effectively commute people of other culture and country.

  • Knowledge of Different Culture: Multilingual people can effectively communicate with people and learn different culture and tradition from an entirely different region. It can be regional language, culture or foreign language and culture.
  • Add-on to Resume: Knowledge of more than just one or two languages can add-on to your selection procedure during an interview and even you may bang on a handsome package.
  • Travel: People with knowledge of multiple languages find communication very easy on other regions.
  • Work: Multilingual people find an easy and smooth growth and easy way of commuting with colleagues and make a mark of their own.

Why To Learn Self-Defense Moves?

We all live in a society where women’s safety is a matter of concern. Elevation in crime rate like sexual assault, molestation, eve-teasing, acid attacks are increasing day by day. Whether it’s a working women or a house wife, every individual should learn few self defense moves. Today we will learn the reasons for learning self-defense moves:

Safety: By learning self-defense moves whether its karate, kickboxing, judo or any form of the defense techniques there develops a mental peace of being safe and secure. Safety had always been a matter of concern for women. So to get rid of such worries one must know the techniques and also carry self defense kits or instruments such as knife, pepper sprays, chili powder sprays, needle, etc.

Self-Confidence: Being independent builds up the confidence to grow and achieve the goal and individual aim. It helps you to grow up into a better person.

Being Alert: Crime doesn’t wait for any circumstances, so it’s always advised to be alert and not to freeze while an attacker attacks you. Instead off-guard the attacker first by submissive moves and then attack back and fight. Always be alert while walking on streets.

Inspire And Become A Role Model: An independent and brave women is always an inspiration for her family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

How To Speak English Frequently?

Many of us find difficult to communicate in English. The only reason is we get conscious while speaking. Here we will discuss four main points that can help us to get comfortable with the language and build up confidence. So here we go…..

Point Number 1: Listening is the foremost step that can help you understand the speaker’s view, perception. The more you listen, the more you understand the message what actually is being conveyed. Listening skills can be enhanced through listening to news, online videos, playing video games in English version, watch movies, listen to music, web series, etc.

Point Number 2: Speaking is an effective way to communicate. It’s always advised to think and make up words in English for effectively delivering it. Start with small words that you use every day. Then eventually shift to speaking a sentence. You can start your conversation with your friends, in this way you will get practicing partner and also both of you can correct each other and build up confidence.

Point Number 3: Reading is one of the main skills set in order to improve your vocabulary. The more you read, the more you grab words, phrases for better communication. Gather books, novels, or any magazine, newspaper, read online news, articles, blogs, etc. Reading and memorizing are the best steps to increase you vocabulary

Point number 4: Writing is an important way of communication. To improve writing skills you should have good command over grammar, punctuation and spelling. Writing helps to create good impression on your friends, colleagues, boss and clients. Make sure you complete your sentence, paragraph without any spelling mistake and with correct grammar.