Monday, January 31, 2011

Can I Take Saffron During Pregnancy?

Can I Take Saffron During Pregnancy? Saffron and Pregnancy: An Overview Saffron is best known as a world's most expensive spice, although it is sometimes used medicinally as an herbal supplement. While a normal intake of saffron through dietary means is considered safe for most people, including pregnant women, large doses could be dangerous during pregnancy.

Medicinal use of saffron is not considered safe for pregnant women. It has been reported that high doses of saffron (10 grams or more) can cause contractions and even miscarriages. In some cultures, saffron is taken during pregnancy to improve the complexion of the infant. There is no evidence to suggest that this really works, but it is probably not harmful if the saffron is limited to small amounts. Keep in mind that just because other pregnant women have used a natural product without problems, this does not mean the product is safe. It takes a large group of pregnant women taking a particular medication or herb to see if it increases the risk of problems, such as miscarriages or birth defects, as these problems often occur infrequently. Saffron and Pregnancy: Final Thoughts If you are pregnant, it is always a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any medication or supplement. The two of you can consider the possible risks and benefits of using saffron in your particular situation, as well as any other treatment alternatives.

During pregnancy:  Taking saffron with milk is good for pregnant women. Saffron has a relaxing effect on the system. It helps to improve digestion as during pregnancy, digestion is slow.

According to Ayurveda taking saffron helps in the movement of the baby (baby's acivity in the stomach). Since moms can feel the movement by 5 months, it is advised they take saffron from the 5th month onwards. Also saffron tends increase body heat, that is why it is advised a little later in pregnancy. When you take saffron use 3-4 strands in a glass of milk and drink once a day.

Available in : 5, 10, 20, 50 Grams
Price: 1550/- 5 Grams
Postage/Registration charges: 150/-

Organic Saffron-Crocus Sativus L. available at:
Chenab Industries Kashmir-CIK
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar SGR J&K 190001

Mob: 09858986794
Ph: 01933-223705
e-mail: cikashmir@gmail.com
web: http://chenabindustries.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ginkgo biloba seeds and seedlings

We would like to share our pleasure at being able to help re-establish the ginkgo tree around the world ! . The world is uniting in its care for Mother Earth. We are happy to do our part.

Ginkgo  biloba seeds and seedlings available at :
Chenab Industries Kashmir-CIK
POB: 667 GPO Srinagar J&K 190001
Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 09858986794
e-mail: cikashmir@gmail.com
home: http://chenabindustries.blogspot.com

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lavatera cashmeriana planting/seed material


Family : Malvaceae
Habitat : Forest clearings, meadows, shrubberies etc.
Distribution : Himalaya : Kashmir, Gilgat
Botanical features : Perennial herb . Stem upto 2 m tall. Leaves 3-5 lobed, lower leaves rounded heart-shaped with 5 shallow and toothed lobes. Flowers bright-pink with dark beined petals on terminal spikes. Fruit of many black carpets surrounded by the calyx and epicalyx.
Part used : Root, Leaf, Flowers
Medicinal  uses : A known medicinal herb used in many Unani medicinal preparations. It is supposed to be used in throat problems. The herb is given as a mild laxative. The roots are collected in large quantities and sold as crude drug in market.

Lavatera cashmeriana
Qty: 50 seeds/pkt
Price Rs. 550/-US$30

Available at:
Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
Ist street, Nambalbal, Pampore PPR J&K 192121]
Or.
PO Box 667 GPO Srinagar SGR JK 190001
Ph: 01933-223705
Mob: 9858986794
e-mail: jkmpic@gmail.com
home : http://jkmpic.blogspot.com