Pranamaya Kosh

Pranamaya Kosh

Biophoton Communication : Body Cells Talk Using Light

A growing body of evidence suggests that the molecular machinery of life emits and absorb photons. Now one biologist has evidence that this light is a new form of cellular communication.

photons

One more step towards accepting idea of 5 layered / पञ्चकोशीय existence. What they are trying to understand is nothing but communication @ प्राणमय शरीर layer.

Things to ponder upon:

1) Impact of artificial light on Photonic Communications and Information Encoding in Biological Systems (Activities after sunset, artificial lights in urban offices, mobile screens, laptop screens, TV). These activities surely disturb cellular communication. And we do get its effect in form of sickness.
2) Over exposure of artificial light on infants against age old practice in India to keep newborn in womb like natural light environment for first three months.
3) Importance of Sun in cellular communication. (Surya Namaskar)
4) Importance of Diya and homa @ home/Temple/Ritual site


Research


Nobody is quite sure how cells produce biophotons but the latest thinking is that various molecular processes can emit photons and that these are transported to the cell surface by energy carying excitons. A similar process carries the energy from photons across giant protein matrices during photosynthesis.

Whatever the mechanism, a growing number of biologists are convinced that when you switch off the lights, cells are bathed in the pale fireworks of a biophoton display.

This is not a bright phenomena. Biophotons are usually produced at the rate of dozens per second per square centimetre of cell culture.

Biophoton streams consist of short quasiperiodic bursts, which he says are remarkably similar to those used to send binary data over a noisy channel. That might help explain how cells can detect such low levels of radiation in a noisy environment.

If he’s right, then this could help to explain a number of interesting phenomenon that some biologists attribute to biophoton communication.

 

Biophotons from a growing plant seem to increase the rate of cell division in other plants by 30 per cent. That’s a growth rate that is significantly higher than is possible with ordinary light that is several orders of magnitude more intense.

 

biophotons from growing eggs can encourage the growth of other eggs of a similar age. However, the biophotons from mature eggs can hinder and disrupt the growth of younger eggs at a different stage of development. In some cases, biophotons from older eggs seem to stop the growth of immature eggs entirely.

Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1205.4134v1.pdf

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/427982/biophoton-communication-can-cells-talk-using-light/

 

Deepawali Churning: Pre-requisites for being blessed by Maa Sita

From this Deepawali to next Deepawali, strive to be micro version of Hanuman at least. So that Maa Sita can bless.

Maa's blessings
Maa’s blessings

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Pre-requisites for being blessed by माँ सीता
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राम: अयोध्या रक्षक, सीता पति
अयोध्या : ह्रदय
हनुमान : प्राण
सीता: कुण्डलिनी
लंका : मूलाधार
At the end of the war, Ram accepts the seat @ अयोध्या. The citizens of Ayodhya host flags on every house. Rama returns to his paternal palace in Ayodhya. Sugreeva orders four of his monkeys to bring water from four oceans in jars given to them. Some monkeys brought water from five hundred rivers, as also from the four oceans for the purpose of the ceremony. Vasishta along with other brahmins as priests caused Rama to be consecrated with that water. The virgins, ministers, warriors, merchants, the four gods as well as other gods sprinkled sap of all kinds of herbs on Rama. Vasishta and other priests officiating the coronation-ceremony adorned Rama with an auspicious and charming crown. Then, Rama gives away presents to the priests as well as Sugreeva and Angada. Rama presents a pearl-necklace to Seetha and Seetha presents that necklace in turn to Hanuman.

How to identify the Hanuman, the Bhakt, the Sadhak of Maa?

तामिङ्गितज्ञः सम्प्रेक्ष्य बभाषे जनकात्मजाम् |
प्रदेहि सुभगे हारन् यस्य तुष्टासि भामिनि || ६-१२८-८१
तेजो धृतिर्यशो दाक्ष्यं सामर्थ्यं विनयो नयः |
पौरुषन् विक्रमो बुद्धिर्यस्मिन्नेतानि नित्यदा || ६-१२८-८२

Looking at her, Rama who was acquainted with the gesture of another spoke to Seetha as follows: “Dear Seetha! Give the pearl-necklace to a person, with whom you are pleased and in whom the following viz. sharpness, firmness, renown, dexterity, competence, modesty, prudence, virility, prowess and intelligence are ever present.”

Ram is benevolent. He will give away everything based on your capacity. But the gift from Maa is for only Hanuman.

Who is Hanuman?
हनुमान = प्राण that has following present: तेज,धृति,यश,चतुरता,शक्ति,विनय,निति,पुरुषार्थ,पराक्रम,उत्तम बुध्धि

May this Deepawali, you cultivate/revive at least micro version of Hanuman in self! Be प्राणवान! पवनपुत्र हनुमान!साक्षात् अग्नि!

Research : Bacteria Communicates Like Neurons

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the-electrical-communication-of-microbiota
the-electrical-communication-of-microbiota

Some interesting discoveries are happening in main stream science. This was our primary concept of Ayurveda. 72000 (नाड़ी) energy flow going on to keep the human body alive.

Imagine the havoc we create by bombarding chemicals in form of food, medicines and luxury items.

These under-currents giving us life also give life to other forms. Respect them.

Damn, it is all interplay of energy! Who are we? Nothing but inter-play of energies!Virus, bacteria, neuron – all are respecting interplay of Prana! 🙂

Bacteria communicate like neurons, study finds

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/biotech/sdut-bacteria-communicate-suel-2015oct21-story.html

“All of our senses, behavior and intelligence emerge from electrical communications among neurons in the brain mediated by ion channels. Now we find that bacteria use similar ion channels to communicate and resolve metabolic stress. Our discovery suggests that neurological disorders that are triggered by metabolic stress may have ancient bacterial origins, and could thus provide a new perspective on how to treat such conditions.”

 

Ion channels enable electrical communication in bacterial communities

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v527/n7576/full/nature15709.html

 

The study of bacterial ion channels has provided fundamental insights into the structural basis of neuronal signalling; however, the native role of ion channels in bacteria has remained elusive. Here we show that ion channels conduct long-range electrical signals within bacterial biofilm communities through spatially propagating waves of potassium. These waves result from a positive feedback loop, in which a metabolic trigger induces release of intracellular potassium, which in turn depolarizes neighbouring cells. Propagating through the biofilm, this wave of depolarization coordinates metabolic states among cells in the interior and periphery of the biofilm. Deletion of the potassium channel abolishes this response. As predicted by a mathematical model, we further show that spatial propagation can be hindered by specific genetic perturbations to potassium channel gating. Together, these results demonstrate a function for ion channels in bacterial biofilms, and provide a prokaryotic paradigm for active, long-range electrical signalling in cellular communities.

Pranayama is not mere exercise routine

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Pranayama
Pranayama

प्राणायाम is not 30 minutes morning exercise as it is marketed nowadays in sick society seeking instant cure.

प्राणायाम is नित्य process. Once the child is initiated with गायत्री मन्त्र, प्राणायाम साधना begins. When child starts learning it at right age, with practice, by the age he or she reaches ripe age when body starts decay, he or she can maintain the Prana.

Here are some quotes explaining importance of नित्य प्राणायाम. All your physical activities should happen with continuous प्राणायाम.

यथा पर्वतधातूनां दह्यन्ते धर्मनान्मला।
तथेन्द्रियकृता दोषः दह्यन्ते प्राणधारणात् ॥
-अमृतनादोपनिषद्
जिस प्रकार सोने को तपाने से उसके खोट जल जाते हैं, उसी प्रकार इन्द्रियों के विकार प्राणायाम से जल कर नष्ट होते हैं।

प्राणायामेन युक्तस्य विप्रस्य नियतात्मनः।
सर्वे दोषाः प्रवश्यन्ति सत्वस्यश्चैव जायते ॥
तपांसि यानि तप्यन्ते व्रतानि नियमाश्च ये।
सर्वयज्ञफलश्चैव प्राणायामश्च तत्समः ॥
-वायु पुराण
प्राणायाम से युक्त नियत आत्मा वाले विप्र के समस्त दोष नष्ट हो जाया करते हैं और फिर वह केवल सत्वगुण में ही स्थित रहा करता है। जो भी तपस्यायें तपी जाती हैं, व्रत लिए जाते हैं और नियम ग्रहण किये जाते हैं तथा समस्त यज्ञों के करने का जो भी कुछ फल होता है वह सब प्राणायाम के समान होता है।

तस्मायुक्तः सदा योगी प्राणायामपरो भवेत्।
सर्व पापविशुद्धात्मा परं ब्रह्माधिगच्छति ॥
-वायु पुराण
इसलिए योगी को सर्वदा युक्त होकर प्राणायाम में परायण होना चाहिये। वह फिर समस्त पापों से विशुद्ध आत्मा वाला होकर परब्रह्म को प्राप्त कर लिया करता है।

प्राणायामो भवत्येवं पातकेन्धनपावकः।
भवोदधिमहासेतुः प्रोच्यते योगिभिः सदा ॥
-योग सन्ध्या
प्राणायाम करने से जैसे पातक रूपी काष्ठ को भस्म करने वाला अग्नि होता है तैसे ही संसार रूपी समुद्र से तारने वाला बड़ा पुल योगियों ने प्राणायाम को कहा है।

चित्तं न साध्यं विविधैर्विचारै-
र्वितर्कवादैरपि वेदवादिभिः।
तस्मात्तु तस्यैव हि केवलं जयः-
प्राणो हि विद्येत न कश्चिदन्यः ॥
-योग रहस्य

विविध विचारों, तर्को और अध्ययन श्रवण आदि से चित्त का समाधान नहीं होता, मनोनिग्रह तो प्राणायाम से ही सम्भव है।

Translation reference: http://hindi.awgp.org/gayatri/AWGP_Offers/Literature_Life_Transforming/Books_Articles/Panchkosh_jagran/pranmay_kosh/pranmay%205.2

 

Man is known by the company he keeps : We all have individual microbial cloud

Man is known by the company he keeps.

Above phrase is popular cultural conclusion. There is no science involved but this is what wise from us have concluded.

 

CAPTION We each give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome to the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria can be traced back to an individual. New research focused on the personal microbial cloud -- the airborne microbes we emit into the air -- examined the microbial connection we have with the air around us. The findings demonstrate the extent to which humans possess a unique 'microbial cloud signature.' CREDIT Image created by Viputheshwar Sitaraman, of Draw Science. Also view this graphical abstract at pub.drawscience.org/2015/09/meadow
CAPTION
We each give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome to the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria can be traced back to an individual. New research focused on the personal microbial cloud — the airborne microbes we emit into the air — examined the microbial connection we have with the air around us. The findings demonstrate the extent to which humans possess a unique ‘microbial cloud signature.’
CREDIT
Image created by Viputheshwar Sitaraman, of Draw Science. Also view this graphical abstract at pub.drawscience.org/2015/09/meadow

Humans emit upwards of 106biological particles per hour, and have long been known to transmit pathogens to other individuals and to indoor surfaces.

 

Here is an interesting paper discussing same. Microbes are प्राणिक signature. You can say, floated and distributed cellular intelligence. Your home, your work area, your family members, your colleagues, they have their own signature. Museum of their own microbes. More time you spend with them, more you exchange this प्राणिक signatures. And slowly, above saying becomes true.

And so it is critical to keep good company. It is critical to do सत्संग.

One more reason why we restrict children to visit alien places alone. They have very sensitive प्राणमय शरीर. They are in growth or learning phase. So they are susceptible to imbibe alien signatures. And same is true for persons with weak mind.

“Our results confirm that an occupied space is microbially distinct from an unoccupied one, and and demonstrate for the first time that individuals release their own personalized microbial cloud,” the authors concluded.


It is always preferable to live life in tribe who share your roots, habits and customs. 🙂 (That is where Varna and Jati played critical role of sustaining Indian societal fabric)

One more reason why it is advised to keep newborn in quarantine area of home in company of mother only i.e. to avoid incompatible microbial clouds that may hamper growth. And only after निष्क्रमण संस्कार (4 months) , infant is allowed to go out and exchange with environment. It is called वृध्धि सूतक.

And same is the reason why unrestrained sex with multiple partners is causing severe immune deficiency. We call it AIDS. 🙂 (As there will be chaotic exchange of incompatible Pranic Footprints)

Microbial cloud https://goo.gl/PI2j51
Microbial cloud
https://goo.gl/PI2j51


Microbial cloud = प्राण in distribution = Floated intelligence. Some compatible with you, many not. ==> Infection, Immune disorders.

Reason why we clean homes regularly. Reason why we do grih-shanti before moving into new home. To stabilize the Floated intelligence of the home.

This does not mean that you cannot live life without doing all of this. 🙂 Just there may be unforeseen obstacles. Being sensitive about environment around helps us to perform our duties toward the world effortlessly. That is the purpose of life.


Research


“We each give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome to the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria can be traced back to an individual. New research focused on the personal microbial cloud — the airborne microbes we emit into the air — examined the microbial connection we have with the air around us. The findings demonstrate the extent to which humans possess a unique ‘microbial cloud signature.'”

New research finds that people emit their own personal microbial cloud

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/p-nrf091515.php

We each give off millions of bacteria from our human microbiome to the air around us every day, and that cloud of bacteria can be traced back to an individual. New research focused on the personal microbial cloud — the airborne microbes we emit into the air — examined the microbial connection we have with the air around us. The findings demonstrate the extent to which humans possess a unique ‘microbial cloud signature’.

The striking results were driven by several groups of bacteria that are ubiquitous on and in humans, such as Streptococcus, which is commonly found in the mouth, and Propionibacterium and Corynebacterium, both common skin residents. While these common human-associated microbes were detected in the air around all people in the study, the authors found that the different combinations of those bacteria were the key to distinguishing among individual people.

“We expected that we would be able to detect the human microbiome in the air around a person, but we were surprised to find that we could identify most of the occupants just by sampling their microbial cloud,” said lead author James F. Meadow, a postdoctoral researcher formerly from the Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon.

“Our results confirm that an occupied space is microbially distinct from an unoccupied one, and and demonstrate for the first time that individuals release their own personalized microbial cloud,” the authors concluded.

The research sheds light on the extent to which we release our human microbiome to our surrounding environment, and might help understand the mechanisms involved in the spread of infectious diseases in buildings. The results also suggest potential forensic applications, for example to identify or determine where a person has been, though it is unclear whether individual occupants can be detected in a crowd of other people.

Humans differ in their personal microbial cloud

https://peerj.com/articles/1258/

Dispersal of microbes between humans and the built environment can occur through direct contact with surfaces or through airborne release; the latter mechanism remains poorly understood. Humans emit upwards of 106biological particles per hour, and have long been known to transmit pathogens to other individuals and to indoor surfaces. However it has not previously been demonstrated that humans emit a detectible microbial cloud into surrounding indoor air, nor whether such clouds are sufficiently differentiated to allow the identification of individual occupants. We used high-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA genes to characterize the airborne bacterial contribution of a single person sitting in a sanitized custom experimental climate chamber. We compared that to air sampled in an adjacent, identical, unoccupied chamber, as well as to supply and exhaust air sources. Additionally, we assessed microbial communities in settled particles surrounding each occupant, to investigate the potential long-term fate of airborne microbial emissions. Most occupants could be clearly detected by their airborne bacterial emissions, as well as their contribution to settled particles, within 1.5–4 h. Bacterial clouds from the occupants were statistically distinct, allowing the identification of some individual occupants. Our results confirm that an occupied space is microbially distinct from an unoccupied one, and demonstrate for the first time that individuals release their own personalized microbial cloud.

Surya Namaskar : Remedy for premature weaken heart, skin and early aging

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आयुर्वेद , अथर्वेद का उपवेद है। अथर्वेद में सूर्य की रश्मियों से उपचार की कई विधियाँ मिलती हैं। जैसे ” अनुसूर्यमुदयतां हृदूद्योतो हरिमा चते.। गो रोहितस्य वर्णेंन तेन त्वापरिदध्मसि ।। ” यह ऋचा हृदय रोगी से सम्बोधित है। इसमें कहा गया है कि ” तेरा हृदयोत्तेजन , हृदशूल , हृददाह , आदि हृदय रोग , हलीमक , पाण्डु रोग , सूर्य की किरणों के माध्यम से देह से बाहर निकल जायें। अतः तुम नारंगी रंग वाले सूर्य की प्ररंभिक किरणों का सेवन करो। ”

Sunrise Worship as remedy
Sunrise Worship as remedy

उद्द्यन्नाद्य मित्रमह आरोहन्नुत्रम दिवं
हृदयरोगम मम र्सू हरिमाणं च नाशाय||

इस ऋचा का अर्थ है कि सूर्य की किरणें हृदय और त्वचा के अनेक रोगों को ठीक करती हैं।

Surya Namaskar during Sunrise is a best (preventive medicine) way to stay away from Heart Attack and allied life style diseases known to suck vigor out of life.

Sun is the ultimate source of cellular intelligence. If there is fault in your cellular intelligence, only he can save. Go, surrender to him with revered heart, without any arrogance and rationality. Worship him daily.

But wait!We wake up at 8! 😀 😀

Don’t you know new mantra? ‘Work hard, party harder!’ We go to bed at 1 am and you expect us to in front of Sun at sunrise! No way! Then be ready for consequences! 🙂 Invite dooms day for you and your kids!

Ganapati, Shunda and Prana Worship

Type of Trunks Image from: http://www.dsource.in/resource/ganesha/aesthetic-exploration-3d-part-2
Type of Trunks
Image from: http://www.dsource.in/resource/ganesha/aesthetic-exploration-3d-part-2

At least शुण्ड-long breathing. That is when one can transcend Muladhara and uplift self from gross existence. It will take 1000 births to reach their with current pace. 🙂

Right one to balance the stupor ones.
Left one to balance hyper active ones.

At least शुण्ड-long breathing.

How long the शुण्ड should be?

We will take reference from Shiva Swarodaya.

When we talk about Prana and breathing, it is more than air flowing through nostrils. It is about subtle flow. If you can master your breathing, you can realize the flow of Prana. And flow of prana is reflection of Aatma[1]

So by realizing flow of the prana, one can also reach one step closer to self-realization.

If you ever take time to observe the breathing, you will notice that respiration takes place by one nostril at a time. Either left or right will be active.

It is breathing that takes hints from cosmic Prana and instructs individual prana. From sickness to healing, breathing controls the fate.

It will take entire book to explain this in detail but we will focus on length for this note.

When you are examining alternate breath, at different time of the day, you will also notice change in the length of breath. Sometimes it is longer, sometimes shorter.

Distance is measured in ‘Finger length’

  • The natural length is 7-12 fingers.
  • During the state of emotions/excitement – 12-36
  • Singling – 16
  • Walking -24
  • Eating – 20
  • Sleeping – 30
  • Exercise – 36

When there is control over length, there are siddhi(s).

  • Expiration within 1 finger for continuous period = detachment
  • Expiration of breath within 2 finger – blissful state
  • Poetic abilities when it is 3 finger length
  • 5 fingers control gives foresight

Each cycle of breathing is also affected by 5 elements of which body is made. Each tattva has different influence on the breathe.  Each tattwa causes the air to flow from different angle and point in nostril. Even length of the breathe varies based on influence of the tattwa.

  • Earth :
    • 12 fingers
    • Flow from center of the nostril
    • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Water
    • 16 fingers
    • downwards
    • Duration : 16 minutes
  • Fire
    • 4 fingers
    • upward
    • Duration: 12 minutes
  • Air
    • 8 fingers
    • slanting
    • Duration : 8 minutes
  • Akasha
    • diffused
    • Duration 4 minutes

So when we worship Ganesha, we actually correct Earth element influence. It is the longest flow for one cycle of Swara/Breathe. (Active breathe flows from one nostril for 60 minutes. Out of which, Earth element has influence for 20 minutes.).

Earth element + Active Swara (Right or left) + Length of the trunk as per the Sankalpa of the Sadhana + Practice of breathing while chanting/japa

I will cut this note short and stop here and let readers contemplate on it.

More in upcoming notes.

Bibliography

  1. Shiv Swarodaya – Pandit Sridhar Shivalal Hindi translation

आत्मन एष प्राणो जायते । यथैषा पुरुषे छायैतस्मिन्नेतदाततं मनोकृतेनायात्यस्मिञ्शरीरे ॥ ३ ॥

This Prâna is born of the âtman. As this shadow in the man, so is this in the âtman. By the act of the mind, this comes into this body.

 

Ganesha’s favorite fruit and seasonal remedies

गणपति’s form महागणपति carries pomegranate in his hand. This is the season of worshiping him.

This is also season when many suffer from food infection and poisoning.

This is also season dental issues like gingivitis and pyorrhea.

Worshiping Ganesha during this month (भाद्रपद) and eating pomegranate after meals will save you from any type of bacterial infection and food poisoning. It will maintain optimum GUT microbes.

Season driven worship
Season driven worship

It also helps against aging related memory loss.

Pomegranate’s Neuroprotective Effects against Alzheimer’s Disease Src: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acschemneuro.5b00260
Pomegranate’s Neuroprotective Effects against Alzheimer’s Disease
Src: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acschemneuro.5b00260

What modern medicine shares are physical benefits of pomegranate. In my understanding, they are not complete unless we start worshiping Ganesha who represents Muladhara!


Reference for pomegranate


The antiplaque efficacy of pomegranate mouthrinse.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21206931

“these results indicate that the pomegranate mouthrinse has an antiplaque effect. Pomegranate extract is efficacious against A.a., P.g., and P.i. strains in vitro. Pomegranate mouthrinse should be explored as a long-term antiplaque rinse with prophylactic benefits.”

 

Pomegranate extract mouth rinsing effects on saliva measures relevant to gingivitis risk.

“Four weeks of mouth rinsing, thrice daily, with the pomegranate extract dissolved in water, altered salivary measures pertinent to oral health, including gingivitis. The changes were: Decreased total protein (which can correlate with plaque forming bacteria readings), diminished activities of aspartate aminotransferase (a marker of cell injury), attenuated alpha-glucosidase activity (a sucrose degrading enzyme), enhanced activities of the antioxidant enzyme ceruloplasmin (affording superior protection against oral oxidant stress), and augmented radical scavenging capacity (however non-significant). Hence, the use of pomegranate extracts in oral health products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes could be a viable option.”

Punica granatum (pomegranate) extract is active against dental plaque.

In the present work, we studied the effect of the hydroalcoholic extract (HAE) from Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruits on dental plaque microorganisms. The study was conducted on 60 healthy patients (33 females and 27 males, with age ranging from 9 to 25 years) using fixed orthodontic appliances, and randomly distributed into 3 groups of 20 patients each. The first group (control) used distilled water, while the second and third groups used chlorhexidine (standard) and HAE as mouth-rinses, respectively. The dental plaque material was collected from each patient, before and after a 1-min mouth-rinse with 15 ml of either distilled water, chlorhexidine or HAE. In both dental plaque collections, the material was removed from patients without oral hygiene, for 24 h (no tooth brushing). Dental plaque samples were diluted in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) plated on Mueller-Hinton agar, and incubated for 48 h, at 37 degrees C. Results, expressed as the number of colony forming units per milliliter (CFU/mL), show that the HAE was very effective against dental plaque microorganisms, decreasing the CFU/ml by 84% (CFU x 10(5)), before mouth-rinse: 154.0 +/- 41.18; after mouthrinse: 25.4 +/- 7.76). While similar values were observed with chlorhexidine, used as standard and positive control (79% inhibition), only an 11% inhibition of CFU/ml was demonstrated in the distilled water group, negative control (CFU x 10(5)), before mouth-rinse: chlorhexidine, 208.7 +/- 58.81 and distilled water, 81.1 +/- 10.12; after mouth-rinse: chlorhexidine, 44.0 +/- 15.85 and distilled water, 71.9 +/- 8.68). The HAE presented also an antibacterial activity against selected microorganisms, and may be a possible alternative for the treatment of dental plaque bacteria.

Gut bacteria make pomegranate metabolites that may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Pomegranate’s Neuroprotective Effects against Alzheimer’s Disease Are Mediated by Urolithins, Its Ellagitannin-Gut Microbial Derived Metabolites

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acschemneuro.5b00260

Pomegranate shows neuroprotective effects against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in several reported animal studies. However, whether its constituent ellagitannins and/or their physiologically relevant gut microbiota-derived metabolites, namely, urolithins (6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-6-one derivatives), are the responsible bioactive constituents is unknown. Therefore, from a pomegranate extract (PE), previously reported by our group to have anti-AD effects in vivo, 21 constituents, which were primarily ellagitannins, were isolated and identified (by HPLC, NMR, and HRESIMS). In silico computational studies, used to predict blood-brain barrier permeability, revealed that none of the PE constituents, but the urolithins, fulfilled criteria required for penetration. Urolithins prevented β-amyloid fibrillation in vitro and methyl-urolithin B (3-methoxy-6H-dibenzo[b,d]pyran-6-one), but not PE or its predominant ellagitannins, had a protective effect in Caenorhabditis elegans post induction of amyloid β1–42 induced neurotoxicity and paralysis. Therefore, urolithins are the possible brain absorbable compounds which contribute to pomegranate’s anti-AD effects warranting further in vivo studies on these compounds.

Pomegranate finally reveals its powerful anti-aging secret

Intestinal bacteria transform a molecule contained in the fruit with spectacular results

Urolithin A induces mitophagy and prolongs lifespan in C. elegans and increases muscle function in rodents

http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v22/n8/full/nm.4132.html

Are pomegranates really the superfood we’ve been led to believe will counteract the aging process? Up to now, scientific proof has been fairly weak. And some controversial marketing tactics have led to skepticism as well. A team of scientists from EPFL and the company Amazentis wanted to explore the issue by taking a closer look at the secrets of this plump pink fruit. They discovered that a molecule in pomegranates, transformed by microbes in the gut, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging. In nematodes and rodents, the effect is nothing short of amazing. Human clinical trials are currently underway, but these initial findings have already been published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Ganesha Utsav, Center of body, Microbes And Health

In Sanatana dharma, one God has several forms described in scriptures. As per worshipper’s need, different form is prescribed for worship.

Mahaganapati
Mahaganapati
Vigneswara
Vigneswara

As per scriptures, देह-मध्य is where मूलाधार or abode of गणेश is. For humans, it is near GUT. For animals, in heart. For birds, in stomach. For trees, it is roots. For all living and non-living beings, देह-मध्य varies and so place of गणपति. Based on the place or the host, गणपति’s name, form, color, vehicle and decoration changes. So there are infinite forms of गणपति based on variations in प्राण combinations of each object (living or dead) has.

First and foremost thing we can do to Ganesh Pooja in human form is to maintain proper posture. 🙂 Right posture means stability of प्राण in देह-मध्य.

Second, we can keep our GUT clean. Modak made from Desi Cow ghee helps here in this season. 🙂

देह-मध्य शुचिता (cleansing of center of the body) is important.

Some of us worship Vinayaka, some worship Lambodara, some worship महागणपति.

महागणपति is depicted with pomegranate in hand. Like Modak, it is indicating vital food of the season.

Mahaganpati
Mahaganpati
Ucchistha Ganapati
Ucchistha Ganapati

There are three harvesting seasons for pomegranate in India.
1) November-March (Mrig bahar)
2) February-May (Hasta bahar)
3) June – August (Ambe Bahar – flowering happens along with Mango flowering)

In Maharashtra, farmers follow third harvest season. So when this time of the year they celebrate Ganesh Festival, pomegranate is vital part of food and life in all households.महागणपति form prescribes us to eat pomegranate in this season. It is no wonder that Maharashtra celebrates Ganesha with pomegranate.

Why?

All Sanatana Dharma symbols give hints related to three worlds 1) Physical body (आधि-भौतिक) 2) Internal working of body (आधि-दैविक) 3) Mental world (आध्यात्मिक)

It will take time understand meaning of pomegranate on आधि-दैविक and आध्यात्मिक plane but it is easy to understand its importance on आधि-भौतिक plane.

“१ अनार १०० बीमार” – “1 pomegranate for 100 diseases.”

pomegranate
pomegranate

This season is known for epidemics. pomegranate can help you keep Nation of trillion+ body cells healthy.

Google and search benefits of pomegranate.

As a part of our worship, we should study these symbols, decipher meanings and live life as per prescriptions.

Sugarcane is also part of महागणपति. It tropical region, this period is either planting or harvesting time for sugarcane.

Eating jaggery in this season is also important for health.


Reference:


Research on pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

https://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2014/august/researchonpomegranatedrugtostemalzheimersandparkinsons.php

Dr Olumayokun Olajide’s research will now look to produce compound derivatives of punicalagin for a drug that would treat neuro-inflammation

Dr Olumayokun Olajide ‌THE onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate. Also, the painful inflammation that accompanies illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and Parkinson’s disease could be reduced, according to the findings of a two-year project headed by University of Huddersfield scientist Dr Olumayokun Olajide, who specialises in the anti-inflammatory properties of natural products.

 

Research underway to create pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Modern medicine is re-inventing wheel invented by Ayurveda.
Those who have studied भावप्रकाश निघंटु, knows this very well.

In fact, it is common sense in local culture: “१ अनार १०० बीमार” – “1 pomegranate for 100 diseases.”

PS 1: Observe the trend. Modern chemical based pharma is losing ability to cure sickness using fancy chemical compounds. They are now researching on plant based medicines. If you are wise, embrace your local traditions! Or pay high price later by buying nice fancy pomegranate based medicines 😀

PS 2: Your kids are under going schooling which alieanted them far away from local culture. So they will hardly know all these things 🙂. Solution? De-school them daily 🙂. Spend more time with them. Spend more time in mother nature. She loves all of us and gives potent hints

Three habits and Vata Balance

Three tasks if you prefer to perform daily, you will be able to keep you and family’s old age preserved for long. In fact, you may die young as Vata remains stable. (Deranged Vata is sign of old age)

Grinding, churning, milling.

Natural exercise + Fresh raw material

Grain Flour, spices and Makkhan (and ghee, butter milk) – these three should be consumed fresh.

milling
milling
Churning
Churning
Grinding
Grinding

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