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Star Anise [चक्रफूल]: Uses, Health Benefits and more…

Star anise (चक्रफूल) is dried flowery pericarp of the fruit-part of the plant. It is native to the southwestern china and northeast Vietnam.  It requires a warm climate, well drained soil and takes around 6 years to start fruiting . It was later grown in few parts in Himachal due to conducive soil. It is […]

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Is it really wrong to have daal and curd together?

Did you know that wrong food combinations can cause severe gastric issues? Since childhood my mom taught me what combinations I should not take together.  She never allowed us to have milk and fruits together, daal and curd together, and for a lot of people it is no fish and milk products together. I always […]

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This new year, embrace the bitter as well!

Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah, by eating apples dipped in honey to wish each other “a sweet new year”. Turkish people prepare sweet ‘Ashure’ to wish each other “health, safety, prosperity and spiritual growth”. Chinese people around the world make sweet glutinous rice cake ‘ Nian Gao’ to symbolize getting more and more prosperous each […]

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