A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.
After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
About one third of the human race has 20-20 vision.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
Women are born better smellers than men and remain better smellers over life.
Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
Even small noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate.
Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins.
The ashes of a cremated person average about 9 pounds.
Nails and hair do not continue to grow after we die.
By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.
Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
By 60 years of age, 60-percent of men and 40-percent of women will snore.
A baby's head is one-quarter of it's total length, but by age 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length.
Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.
Humans can make do longer without food than sleep.
A simple, moderately severe sunburn damages the blood vessels extensively.
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.
It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.
We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
You use 200 muscles to take one step.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it did to gain it.
Bone is stronger than some steel.
The feet account for one quarter of all the human body's bones.
About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home.
Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days.
Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.
Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells.
Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
The most common blood type in the world is Type O.
Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
Tears and mucus contain an enzyme (lysozyme) that breaks down the cell wall of many bacteria.
Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't.
It is not possible to tickle yourself.
The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.
Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.
Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints.
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Cinnamon (E), Ceylon cinnamon (E), Cassia (E), Dalchini (H):
Twak means 'skin' or 'bark'; the bark of the cinnamon tree is used in ayurvedic medicine as a major digestive herb. As a bark protects a tree, cinnamon protects and strengthens the intestines.
Lungs Colds, cough, sinus congestion, bronchitis with excess avalambaka kapha; it clears mucus and encourages the circulation of vata throughout the respiratory system. Use it as a hot decoction to clear ama in fevers by encouraging sweating . Digestion Cold digestion, slow digestion and mandagni in kapha and vata types. Increases agni and regulates samana vayu to treat flatulence and colic. Can be useful in diarrhoea with loose and watery motions with undigested food in the stool. Cinnamon has an antifungal activity and may be used in Candida albicans and imbalanced intestinal flora (WHO 1999). Circulation Cold extremities, Raynaud's syndrome, arthritis; cinnamon stimulates vyana vayu and pushes circulation to the joints. Its warm, dry and light qualities help to clear excess s´lesmaka kapha and ama from the joints. These effects can also be of use in cardiac insufficiency with cold extremities, difficulty breathing, fluid accumulation and tiredness. Urine Frequent urination; nocturia caused by cold is treated by cinnamon's hot and dry qualities. Its ability to penetrate deep into the tissues coupled with its sweet quality give it an ability to nourish the reproductive system (s´ukra dhatu) and treat infertility and male impotence. Gynaecology Dysmenorrhoea; excellent antispasmodic used 3–4 days prior to period in kapha–vata types. It has an ironic action used to treat both amenorrhoea and menorrhagia; its blood-invigorating, warming and penetrating properties can be utilised in wet and stagnant conditions in the pelvic cavity; ovarian cysts, fibroids and endometriosis. Its drying astringency comes to the fore if there is uterine bleeding (Bone 1996, Paranjpe 2001).