Its morning time and its cold and winter. Some of the snow melted. we can see beautiful, serene nature and beauty of our Himalayan mountains. Beautiful waterfalls and spruce trees with nice clean air. Flowing water rivers in Himalayan region. We are drinking Kahwa and enjoying cold Mountain super clean environment with beauty of nature Indigenous native people seems very nice and cooperative. Even on the way with are Dad and Mom motorcycle ride was awesome through twisty roads. one side beautiful mountains and other side deep valleys with beautiful trees , herbs. On the way we stopped ate paratha shack eating yummy Indian food with a cup of Indian Herbal tea and some stretching and yoga on the mountain breathing clean air and walking down to the streams and sitting on a stone dipping our feet in clean water. Then going through walking trails and listening to the sweet Music and taking pictures with science class and watching native girls carrying Grass and probably some food for their families and far away in the mountains we see fog and steam coming out of Chimney. On the Way watching native flora and fauna. Once we have experienced bus ride . It was awesome and going through squiggly roads and watching buffaloes eating Grass and Monkeys playing on the Way jumping on the mountains and climbing on the trees seems awesome. Reaching oud Bapujis home hugging and going out with my cousin watching native city streets and eating Candies and walking back home playing and watching my parents talking to our elderly uncle. Playing in their backyard and watching almond and orange trees and a native apple tree, After spending few days walking to my another cousin sisters home meeting my cousin brother and my cousin sisters talking and playing and after some days of excellent vacation we went back home. We just see two birdies playing outside on the grass and looking good and weather is turning good and we see sunshine and a neighbor jogging on the street. A car passed on the outside street. Its almost afternoon and going through the memory lane of my childhood memories with my parents in India from Punjab to Himalayan region was awesome. Watching plain streets and rivers and fields and native village houses to their domestic animals like cows and buffaloes, goats, lambs and sometime playing and petting them was awesome. Sometimes watching herds of domestic animals going across the street crossing them watching native temples and other religious places on the way to our trip to India Punjab. Walking in the streets watching people in the native village attires and watching street vendors and native shops watching people shopping and talking and buying stuff and how human civilization survived and flourish there. We were so happy to see them survive and adapting to the culture and language even after their differences. Surviving together and figuring out to live peacefully as they can talking enjoying native village and city values. Feels good to going through native to villagers through city lanes coming back home to America and writing about it is so calming and peaceful.
Today is Saturday and its night time how the islands are formed in Pacific oceans by Lava Flow in the cold ocean water by layering the islands and Magma millions of years ago collecting in the ocean forming Hawaiian island. I hope they have waterfalls and hiking Trails and nice pineapple to eat with Martini with a piece of Lemon. I wish we have almond Tree in our backyard and its almost Sunday morning and I can still see our dry leaf pile outside near neighbor’s fence. I think its still winter, but the weather is much clearer today. Our neighbors pine tree seems we can play hide and seek outside in our neighbors’ yard. We can still hear a kind of train far far away kind of annoying. We see a bird flying on sleeping trees due to winter months. Drinking tea is the best thing youcan do in winter months watching out of the windows working to improve on our writing skills.
Another valuable herbal plant we grow in summer is Thai Basil. It is found in south Asian countries. Generally purple stem basil. Its kind of Licorice flavor. Its almost 5000 years old. Its full of antioxidants is anti viral and anti bacterial due to presence of vitamins and some good herbal compounds that are very healthy. Its relative to Basil and used in herbal medicine from ancient times. Vitamins present in it are Vitamin A and K and iron in mineral form. Essential oils include limonene and eugenol that helps to reduce joint pain even prevents certain types of cancer and very helpful in reducing colds and flues. Taking a cup of water seep in some thai basil leaves in warm water and then drink it with teaspoon of honey is very helpful in winter season.
Another valuable herb cold be cloves. Cloves are fruit of tropical evergreen tree and used in herbal medicine and as a spice and belongs to Indonesia. Cloves are very helpful in gingivitis and to kill bacteria and anti-viral and very helpful in cold and flu. Decrease chest pain and decreases inflammation. Specially take some cloves put it in the warm water seep it for 10 minutes and then drink clove tea with teaspoon of honey. Its very healthy and good in cold winter months.
Cilantro is another herb used in Asian countries from Ancient Times and used in ayurvedic and herbal medicine from ancient times. Its seeds are even found 8000 years ago. It detoxifies the body. Prevents infections, help full in digestion, helps in weight loss and even helps against poisoning by clearing bad toxins out of the system. Take a cup of water and add some cilantro seeds keep it soak for whole night and in the morning, time add some sea salt and some candied ginger and eat the candied ginger with cilantro tea its very healthy and good.
I think we wrote nice blogs on some ancient herbs that we can make tea and good for us.