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India is a country that has a very diverse history which is full of traditions and customs. For many people, these traditions and customs might look like nothing more than ordinary rituals but these Indian customs and traditions have several benefits for human health. All over India, these traditions and customs are practiced and have a relevance that is similar to the olden days. Today, we will be having a look at some of the Indian traditions and customs that are beneficial for human health:
1. Ear Piercing
Ear piercing is something that is common all over India. Most parents get their female children`s ears pierced during their adolescence and early age and it is something that is practiced not only in India but in other neighboring countries.
According to Ayurveda, one of the oldest healing systems in the world that originated in India, the ear lobe has an important point in the center which helps with the monthly menstrual cycle and also helps in maintaining female reproductive health. This is something that modern-day medicine does not teach you, however, you can`t neglect an ancient healing system such as Ayurveda.
2. Wearing Jewelry
Another tradition in India and South Asian countries is to wear jewelry at functions, weddings, parties, and even in daily life and this is something that has been a part of the region`s culture for a long time. People in India use and wear both Silver and Gold jewelry and both have their own benefits. Silver jewelry helps to improve blood circulation, prevents the onset of cold & flu while Gold jewelry reduces stress and regulates the temperature of the body.
3. Walking Barefoot On Grass
It has been shown by several researchers that walking barefoot on grass has different health benefits such as it can help improve your sleep, reduce pain, reduce stress levels, and also muscle tension too.
Freshly mowed grass with dew on top brings a feeling of freshness and grass & dew are both symbols of freshness. So an activity that many around the world might not take into account has several health benefits. So, the next time you see a grass bed in summer, think of a walk over it and perhaps a gathering with your friends in a nearby area to play a card game such as Solitaire Teen Patti, Twenty-eight, Klondike Solitaire, etc.
4. Eating With Hands
Eating with hands has been a part of Indian culture for ages and it is also being practiced in different parts of the world. Eating with hands instead of a spoon or fork has been known to be healthy for your guts. While eating with hands, good bacteria can enter your gut and help to fight off bad bacteria and other microbes. Eating with hands has another benefit that the food seems tastier when eating with hands.
5. Drink Water In Copper Utensils
It is also a common practice in India and other neighboring countries to drink water using copper utensils. Drinking water from copper utensils has been known to have several health benefits such as it boosts your immune system, helps in digestion, decreases wound healing time, strengthens the joints, just to name a few. This practice is common in South Asian Countries mostly.
6. Using Silver Plates & Utensils
You would find silver plates in most households in India and it is also a tradition in India to eat silver plates and silver utensils. Even in India`s historical scriptures, you would find mentions of people eating on silver plates and silver utensils. Silver has been known to have antiviral and antibacterial properties and it can kill these microbes. Eating in silver plates and utensils can help fortify the food that you eat, making the food healthier.
Fasting is something that even science has proven to be good for the human body. In India, both Muslims and Hindus fast. Be it Karvachauth or Ramadan, fasting has been followed in India for a long time and it has several important benefits for the human body. Fasting helps in weight loss, speeds up the metabolic processes of the body, improves brain & cognitive function, increases longevity, and also increases self-control over one`s body.
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