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What was the origin of a New York “ticker tape parade”?
Before the electronic age, ticker tape was a thin paper ribbon of information fed mechanically to the brokers on Wall Street. At day’s end, floors were ankle deep with ticker tape. On October 28, 1886, the elaborate dedication of the Statue of Liberty was visible from the brokers’ windows, causing such excitement that they began tossing ticker tape out the windows. That’s how the ticker tape parade became a New York tradition.
What is the circulatory system?
What kind of stars are binary stars?
If a spring scale measures weight, what does a mass scale use to figure out mass? Are weight and mass measured the same way?
How do polarizing materials work?
How do we see the wind?
How does dry ice work to freeze things?
If the Moon is cold and dark, how does it give off light?
How does a dishwasher machine work?
How does an ultrasonic bath work?
What do kiwis use their beaks for?
Why do we call wealthy members of society “the upper crust”?
Inside the microwave oven, what is it that heats the food? How does the heat come out; where did it come from?
How are caves formed?
As the Space Shuttle falls, does it accelerate forever and does it go faster and faster?
Can microwave ovens leak microwaves? Is my mother's warning not to stand in front of the microwave while it's on valid?
How did Napoleon's reign end?
How does a washing machine clean our clothes?
Which thirteen colonies formed the original United States of America?
What is the relationship between gravitational force and electromagnetic force?
How can I clean a dirty CD which has a very difficult to remove stain? Which materials are best for cleaning?
What’s an Achilles heel?
Which is the highest waterfall in South America?
Would extreme temperatures affect the strength of a magnet?
Which plants drown bugs?
Is it safe to live near high-power lines?
Precautions while using Mobile Phones
Best Romantic Places In India
Benefits of Kumquat fruit
Rules to play Synchronized Swimming
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Calamus root (E), Sweet flag (E), Vach (H):
Vacha literally means 'speech'. Calamus thrives in wet, damp marshland and is a semi-aquatic perennial. Its qualities treat similar 'terrain' in the whole system; sluggish, congested, heavy and wet conditions, like those of a marshland, are opposed by the warm, drying, penetrating and stimulating qualities of vacha.
Mind Its primary application is to open the mind, improve concentration, clarity and speech. Its stimulating effect on majja dhatu makes it useful in treating depression and mental sluggishness where there is mental ama. It actually scrapes mental ama and stagnation from the subtle channels of the mind. This acrid root is also used in childhood developmental problems and in post-stroke speech difficulties. It encourages the flow of udana and prana vayu. By nourishing sadhaka pitta it specifically strengthens the ability of the mind to receive information and recall from memory. Digestion Its aromatic heating effect helps to calm the gastric nerves, prevent fermentation and clear excess kapha with dyspepsia, flatulence and borborygmus; vacha reduces both samana vayu and kledaka kapha. It is a rejuvenative to medas-dhatvagni and can help to reduce obesity. Lungs Vacha clears damp, wet coughs from the lungs. It also has an affinity for the throat and vis´uddhi cakra; it clears 'obstructions' from the throat. Its purgative effect on the head makes it an excellent remedy for sinus congestion, nasal polyps and rhinitis from kapha aggravation. High doses can cause vomiting and it is used as an emetic in panca karma. Urine Used traditionally for urinary gravel and infections by removing the kapha deposits.