Bishops weed is known to be the erect and small shrub comprising with soft fine hairs. The fruit of this particular herb is egg-shaped, greyish and minute in nature. In India this herb is known by the name of ajwain which is derived from the word adarjawan.
The seeds of the herb are used to prepare several valuable carminative and unani medicines. It has numerous healing or curative properties for health ailments such as the seeds of ajwain acts as a stimulant to counteract the affect of spasmodic disorders.
Gastro-intestinal disorders: It acts as an effective medicine for curing various gastro-intestinal disorders such as dysentery, diarrohea, dyspepsia, colic, cholera, indigestion and flatulence. It is advised that 1tsp of ajwain should be taken with rock salt to cure the problem of indigestion.
Respiratory Disorders: For curing respiratory disorders it is advised that the seeds of ajwain should be consumed with buttermilk to cure phlegm. For curing cough caused by influenza it is advised that ajwain seeds should be consumed with clove and salt to have beneficial results.
Common cold: For curing common cold it is advised that 1 tbsp of ajwain crushed seeds should be tied in the cloth and used for inhalation to have the beneficial results.
Migraine: To cure the migraine it is advised the ajwain seeds should be sniffed or smoked to have beneficial results.
Rheumatism: To cure the rheumatic or neuralgic pain it is advised that the oil extracted from the ajwain seeds should be applied thrice a day over the affected area.
Mouth Disorders: To cure various mouth disorders it is advised that the decoction of the seeds prepared with salt should be used for gargle daily to have beneficial results.
Earache: Ajwain proves to be an effective remedy for earache. It is advised that the ear drops prepared by boiling the seeds in 40 ml of milk till gets thicken and later filtered should be administered three times a day. For curing the pain caused in the ear by boils it is advised that 4gms of ajwain seeds should be boiled with 2 garlic cloves in sesame oil till it becomes hot. Later this oil is filtered and used as ear drops twice a day to have beneficial results.
Aphrodisiac: To cure aphrodisiac problem it is advised that the powder prepared by frying ajwain seeds with tamarind kernel seeds in pure ghee should be consumed in the ratio of 1 tsp daily with honey and milk at nighttime to have beneficial results.
When one of the world’s biggest employers cuts 10 percent of its workforce out of its discount business subsidiary known for selling cheap food in bulk (such a business should be doing pretty o.k. in a down economy, right?), it’s probably not a good sign the job market is on the mend.
In spite of the Federal Reserve and economists’ upbeat appraisal that retailers are leading us out of the economic melt-down, some 12,000 people handed in their white aprons and electric skillets on their way out of Sam’s Club for the last time. Call it very bad timing or a local outsourcing scratch on the back, but in an interview with the Associated Press, Sam’s Club CEO Brian Cornell announced his chain didn’t need his huge army of food demonstrators anymore. The company had decided to sign a contract with a private company near Bentonville, Arkansas (home of the Wal-Mart empire) to handle its in-store food sampling services.
No doubt throwing salt in what he sees as unneeded fat in his organization, those let go were treated to this wonderful quote from their former boss only minutes after they were told to stop clocking in:
“In the club channel, demo sampling events are a very important part of the experience,” said Cornell. “Shopper Events specializes in this area and they can take our sampling program to the next level.”
No matter what “level” he perceived his employees to have been on in the demo sampling hierarchy, they certainly deserved better than that. After all, the bulk of this employee set are older seniors who worked part-time to help supplement whatever retirement income they may have left and others were driven to the job on the promise they’d make full-time status and get from the company. But Wal-Mart has a notorious reputation for stringing along its part-time staff, keeping their hours at just-below-benefits level. Even for the fortunate few who did make it to full-time or management staff, the health insurance plans the company offered weren’t cheap.
Fortunately for the former food demonstrators at Sam’s there are affordable options for individual and group health insurance available on the open market. For them and others, insurance companies are starting to offer short term health insurance that gives seniors, the unemployed and workers in transition access to medical care without much hassle or risk from getting turned down.
Seems ironic that the company known for cutting its everyday low prices for customers jacks up premiums on its group health insurance nearly every year, doesn’t it?