NEW DELHI: An organ has been identified by scientists which might be the “biggest organ” in the human body. Interstitium was earlier thought to be widespread, fluid-filled spaces within and between tissues all over the body. A study published by Nature is the first to identify these compartments collectively as a new organ.
Interstitium would be the 80th organ in the human body. Before the study, it was thought that the connective tissue underneath the skin and lining other organs was a dense layer.
The study shows that the new human organ is actually a network of compartments filled with liquid. According to experts, these interstitial spaces are organized by a collagen “mesh” and can shrink and expand “and may thus serve as shock absorbers.”
They also say that insterstitum spaces may play a crucial role in helping cancer spread to different parts of the body making it metastatic. Metastasis is the medical term for cancer that spreads to a different part of the body from where it started.
When cancer enters this layer, in the skin or in the viscera, it is then that it starts spreading to other parts of the body.
Interstitial tissue and interstitial fluid were a known phenomenon. However, doctors say that its functionality had been underestimated. The new study provides fresh insights into the previously unrecognised feature of the body.
The human body has been studied through the ages. Till now, it was an established fact that it consisted of 79 organs. The most surprising aspect of this discovery is that it remained unknown for so many years.
Bali launches “Swachhata Pakhwara” at Gandhi Nagar Hospital
Jammu, April 01:- As a part of nation-wide sanitation campaign under Swachh Bharat Mission, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat launched “Swachhata Pakhwara” (Cleanliness Fortnight) under the slogan “Swachhata Se Siddhi” from Government Gandhi Nagar Hospital here today.
This state-wide special campaign (Ist April to 15th April) has been organized by the State National Health Mission (NHM) in collaboration with Directorate of Health Services, Family Welfare and CCDU of PHE Department. The programme will cover all Government run health institutions across the state and a massive cleanliness drive will be carried out with the active involvement of various social/religious and non-governmental organizations.
Speaking on the occasion, the health minister said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi under a special initiative had launched a nation-wide sanitation campaign on 2nd of October, 2014 with an objective to make the country clean and sanitized, with special focus on government hospitals, public places like railway stations, bus stands, schools etc and since then this campaign has become popular and being observed every year on different themes and slogans.
He said sanitation is mandatory for leading a healthy life and it is the collective duty of all stakeholders of the society to contribute for this noble cause and ensure cleanliness not only in their homes and surroundings, but in public places as well to ensure neat and clean environment. He called upon all sections of the society, including NGOs, social/organizations to draw up a special plan to undertake the awareness activities on sanitation across the State for which the state Government will extend necessary support, he asserted.
On this auspicious occasion, the Minister administered “Swachhata Pledge” to the audience and urged them to create awareness in the society on the cleanliness and hygiene to ensure neat and clean atmosphere for healthy life. He also launched a plantation drive by planting saplings in the premises of hospital. He also called for preservation of environment and natural resources through different mediums like print, electronic media and by organizing special seminars, awareness camps in schools so that the entire society awake and contribute for this noble mission. He said the programme should not be symbolic, but a practical on ground.
Giving details of the activities to be carried out during the sanitation fortnight, Mission Director, NHM, Dr. Yashpal Sharma said that a well-knit plan of things has been drawn up in collaboration with other organizations, under which all hospitals across the state will be covered. The teams have been framed to supervise the activities in all hospitals and creating awareness among the general masses. He said the awareness campaign on sanitation has already been started by the NHM through different means like installation of hoardings with special slogans at prominent public places, FM radio/doordarshan, print and electronic media, nukkad programmes on regular basis.
The artists of Sargam Club Samba entertained the audience with their mesmerizing performance through skits andnukkad natak and given effective message on sanitation and preservation of environment and natural resources.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included, Director Family Welfare, Dr. Sameer Mattoo, Deputy Director Health (HQs), Dr. Chander Prakash, CMO, Jammu, Dr. Sanjay Turki, Medical Superintendents Gandhi Nagar hospital, Dr. ADS Manhas, MS, SSH, Dr. Arun Sharma, social activists, large number of doctors, para-medics, ASHA workers and functionaries of NHM and CCDU.
TRIPHALA THE WONDER DRUG
By Dr. Milan Chauhan
Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal formula composed of the power of three drugs
amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki, triphala provides a scraping action on the colon
Its high Antioxidants & vitamin c rich also balances blood sugar levels. It’s said to
dispel both fear and anger from the body and protect the body against cancer.
The word ‘Phala’ in Sanskrit means fruit is the essence of the tree itself and these
three fruits having different healing properties in part due to its 5 different taste.
There are very few herbs in Ayurveda which include all 5 different tastes (sweet,
sour, salty, bitter and pungent). The more concentrated the taste, the more effective
and broad spectrum formula for balancing and board spectrum formula for balancing
Role of three fruit on Tridosha
Haritaki : Is good for vata dosha
Vibhitaki : Is good for kaphadosha
Amalaki : Is food for pitta dosha
Amalaki is beneficial for the heart health
Haritaki is beneficial for liver health &
Vibhitaki is more warming or heating
Good tonic for brain.
– Amalaki is the only cooling potency, useful for pitta dosha
– Haritaki & Vibhitaki are more warming and heating tonics useful for vata &
Top 10 Benefits of Triphala:-
Aids in weight loss and management
Immune boosting anti oxidants
Increase blood circulation
Improves the complexion
Anti cancerous properties
Stabilizes Blood sugar level
Anti inflammatory property
Amalaki Fruit : Emblica officinalis
– Considered to be fruit of immortality. Amlaki is Amrita, the vital nectar or
essence of the universe. It’s a patent rasayana, antiaging, free radical
scavenging and antioxidant. It’s a stable form of Vitamin-C which is supported
by the ascorbates which help prevent Vitamin-C loss.
Since Amalaki is healing for ulcers, hyperacidity, inflammation and burning
– Its best for healing pitta Dosha in Body & thus, regulates the jataragni (Agni)
or Metabolic fire without harming GIT track.
– Amalaki is one of the best herb to reduce anger since the pitta shamaka
(reduces pitta) cause for agni pradipkar (increase agni) leading to increase in
anger as well.
– Its very good for diabetes, bleeding tendencies, unwanted bleeding from
nose, rectum or in case menstrual bleeding.
– Since its having rasyana quality so act as an good immuno modulator.
– It proved to be best detoxification for liver commonly used for gall bladder
– Since it regulates blood sugar and the secretion of insulin so, its beneficial for
presenting pancreas and regulating insulin resistance.
– Triphala is sattvic and has purifying enlightening effect on the mind.
– It is been said that they are fruit of immorality, they will allow you to rise about
the fear of death, dying decaying and degeneration.
– They make human brain and body fearless and connect you with a greater
field of awareness and spirituality and consciousness.
Haritaki fruit (Terminalia Chebula)
Another name of the fruit is “Abhaya” which means fearless. It dispels the fear of
death, dying and disease, we can also find photo, of Buddha. Mediating with the
fruit of Haritaki in his hands and that is called as Medicine Buddha. As it pacifies the
raised Vata Dosha.
Even though it is heating in potency it is called as Versatile rasayana. Its good for
cleansing Haritaki, detoxification only and rejuvenation go hand and hand.
Vibhitaki fruit (Terminalia Bellirica)
– Its best homeostatic meaning that it helps to regulate the internal environment
(especially circulation of pure blood in the body), Acharaya Charaka calls
vibhitaki Netre hitam, meaning it is beneficial for the eyes and it cleanses
Rasa (Plasma), Rakta (blood), mamsa (muscular tissue) & medo dhatus
(adipose tissue) when they act dushyas (vitiated tissues) in the
pathophysiology of disease formation.
Haritaki : Vibhitaki : Amalaki is usually used in
1:1:1 ratio ; but according to body constitution the ratio can vary:-
For vata dominant person, the ratio would be 3:1:2 warm water in morning
and normal water at night depending on type of disorder.
For pitta dominant person, the ratio is 2:1:3 with cold water or ghee.
For kapha dominancy, it would be 2:3:1 with warm water and honey
Triphala lkurna taken in
1. In weight loss warm water
2. In cough honey
3. In eyes problems with honey
4. In common cold with Trikatu power
5. In hair fall with honey
6. General tonic or as a rasayana with milk
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF TRIPHALA:
Triphala contains many biological compounds It mainly consist of tennins, gallic
acid, chebulagic acid and chebulinic acid. The vitamin-C content in triphala is also
very high. Vitamin-C content and chebulagic acid in Tirphala exert strong antioxidant
2. Mild antacid
3. Anti Gout.
4. Anti hypertensive
5. Weight loss
6. Constipation /flatulence
7. Abdominal distension
12. Male infertility due to pus in seminal fluid
13. Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic (mild)
14. Anti Cancer
16. Digestive stimulant
17. Fat burner
19. Immuno modulator
Ayurveda has unique principle for using Triphala Churna in different body
constitution according to the Dosha Prakriti it is to be taken.
Vata dominant – Pitta dominant – Kapha
Body type body type body type
Amla -2 parts Amla-3 parts Amla -1 parts
Vibhitaki – 1 parts Vibhitaki – 1 parts Vibhitaki -3 parts
Haritaki – 3 parts Haritaki – 2 parts Haritaki-2 parts
Dosage & Administration according To age
Infants upto (6 months) – Generally not recommended
Infants upto (6-12 months) – 500 mg –1 gm
Toddler Age (1-3 yrs) – 750 mg – 1.5 gms
Preschoolers (5-12grs) – 100 mg-2 gm
Grade-schoolers (5-12 yrs) – 1500 mg-3 gm
Teenager (13-19 yrs) – 2 gm-4 gm
Adult (19 to 60 yrs) – 3 gms – 6 gm
Adult (about 60 yrs) – 4 gms – 7 gm
Pregnancy – Not Recommended
Lactation – 3 gms – 6 gms
Fast or Dieting
Severe weight too
Dryness of skin
Abdominal pain /cramps
1. Triphala Rasayana
It’s the formulation usually prepared by mixing equal quantity of madhuka
(madhu tree) Tavakshir (East Indian Arrowroot) Pippali (long pepper),
Saindhava, (long salt), each one of the Loha (iron), suvarna (Gold), vacha
(Acorus Calamus) with either honey, ghee or sugar.
Stimulus the ojas
Beneficial to eyes
Removes ama from fatty tissues (Ama is undigested food)
Slow’s down ageing
Helps purification of Urinary Tract
Enhances digestive fire.
Beneficial for people who are overweight
Beneficial in case of skin inflammation, heat, infection, obesity, fatigue and
Ingredients: Haritaki, vibhitaki, amalaki shuddh guggulu
The guggulu is in the form of tablet
Benefits: Anti aging
– Cures constipation from the root
– Reduces cholesterol levels.
– Relieves Renal Stone Pains.
– Heals anal fissure, anal fistula and pile mass
– Excellent blood cleanser
– Works as a natural antibiotic
Triphala tail:- Balances vata, pitta and kapha
Ingredients :- Haritaki, vibhitaki, amla, amrutanalli, ketaki, asanaka, bala,
eranda and indravalli, aranda, kshreea cow milk, kushta,
padmaka, usheera, rakta chandana, musta, ela, patra, mamsi,
sariva, lauanga and anjana.
Benefits:- -Used to treat split hairs, grey hairs, improves hair strength
-Its useful in relieving headache, sinusitis, rhinitis
-Diseases pertaining to neck, eyes, ear and throat
Application- BD or at bed time daily.
17 fresh cases of Dengue reported in Jammu region – Jammu Voice News
JAMMU, : Seventeen fresh cases of dengue were reported today in Jammu region, taking the number of people affected with this vector-borne disease so far this season to 287.
According to official sources, as on today, a total of 1432 patients have been tested for dengue out of which 287 cases have been found positive and reports of 916 have been found negative while result of 229 samples are still awaited.
“No death has been reported due to Dengue so far”, they added. Elaborating more, sources said that out of 287 Dengue cases, maximum 251 have been reported in Jammu district followed by 11 in Samba, six each in Kathua and Udhampur districts, five each in Doda and Rajouri districts and one each in Poonch and Kishtwar districts.
They further revealed that out of these 287 dengue patients, 193 were adults (126 males and 67 females) and 94 were children (56 males and 38 females).
“So far Dengue has not claimed any life in Jammu region and most of the patients affected with the disease have returned to their homes after successful treatment in various hospitals”, they added.
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