Common Fever and Ayurvedic Remedies

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Ayurvedic Remedies for Common Fever

By Sunil

The average normal temperature of the human body is 98.6 degree Fahrenheit. When this temperature goes beyond the prescribed degree of 100.4 degree Fahrenheit, it is considered as fever. Low fever helps to kill the germs that bring diseases in our body and therefore, it is not required to be treated. But if your fever shoots up above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, then you seriously need to go for a medical checkup.

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Let’s check if you have a fever today.
Fever is one of the major symptoms in diseases like infections, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pleurisy, jaundice, influenza, dengue, malaria, and measles.

Fever is normally accompanied by severe headaches and joint pains that make a person feel very weak. If there is fever, it will be better for you to avoid certain foods and concentrate only on a proper health diet.

  1. Have easily digestible fibrous food.
  2. Have water at room temperature and consume vegetable soups as much as you can. Avoid putting any type of starch to thicken the soups.
  3. Have fresh fruit juices, fresh whole fruits, and green vegetables.
  4. Avoid preserved and fast food, spicy food, poultry, meat, and dairy products for few days. Also avoid being on empty stomach for long.
  5. Avoid physical activities.
  6. Take good rest and sleep for a minimum of six hours.

Where treating common fever is concerned, there is nothing like Ayurvedic herbs, and more so because they have very little or no side effects.

Holy Basil: This Ayurvedic herb is one of the best herbal home remedies for curing common fever. Prepare its decoction by boiling few leaves in half a liter of water. For the first two to three days, drink this decoction twice a day.

Turmeric: It is a very effective antiseptic for fighting germs. Add a pinch to a glass of warm water or milk and drink it.

Saffron: Tea containing saffron reduces common fever.

Cinnamon: It is another important Ayurvedic herb to treat common fever. Add a pinch each of cinnamon powder and black pepper powder, and a teaspoon of honey to a glass of hot water. Not only relief from fever, this preparation helps to take care of throat irritation and pain that accompanies fever.

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Raisins have other helpful uses in addition to helping with common fever.
Raisin: Its extract is a very useful tonic. Add a few raisins to a cup of water and then crush the raisins. Filter the water and then drink the juice to get relief.

Ginger: Its extracts are very useful and as such, ginger tea helps quite a lot during fever.

These Ayurvedic remedies can be easily prepared at home. However, you need to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner if your fever is due to any major disease mentioned above.

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Remedies for Sprains

Ayurvedic Remedies for Sprains

By Sunil.

Twisted ankles, muscle pulls, torn ligaments – sprains come in many painful forms. The sprain injury causes severe pain followed by swelling and discoloration on the affected area. There are ligaments attached to the bone. When there is a sprain, the ligament may get stretched or torn. These and many more sprain injuries are candidates for Ayurvedic remedies for sprains.

A sprain can occur in a person by lifting heavy objects, overstretching the muscles, a fall, and accidents. Some people can have sprains just by bending to tie shoe lace or picking something up from the floor. The pain can be sometimes so severe that it can be mistaken as a fracture.

There are dozens of pain killers available in the market. However, most of them come with serious side effects including heart burn, internal bleeding, kidney failure and even death. So what is the alternative? Turn to Ayurveda and consider Ayurvedic remedies for sprains. While Ayurvedic medicines may not provide instant pain relief, they can cure sprains completely over time without any harmful effects.

Turmeric: It has anti-inflammatory properties. Prepare a paste of turmeric, lime and salt, and apply this on the sprained area. This will give relief from the pain. You can drink warm water by adding half teaspoon of turmeric twice a day. Turmeric is a mild Ayurvedic herb that is very effective in treating inflammations. This makes it excellent for use as one of the Ayurvedic remedies for sprains. However, the use of this herb on the skin leaves a yellow stain on the applied area. This stain fades away after you stop using it.

Clove: The oil of this herb is effective in treating sprains and muscular cramps. You can use clove oil to massage gently on the affected area to get relief from pain.

Onion: Chop some onions and spread on the affected area and wrap it with a cloth. You can also wrap the chopped onions in a cloth and keep it on the affected area. This home remedy is one of the remedies for sprains using a common food found in virtually all homes, gives you relief from pain.

Ginger: This herb is a very effective painkiller and it is widely used in Ayurveda medicines for healing many ailments. Apply the paste made out of dried ginger and water on the affected area to get relief from pain. You can also use ginger and almond oil for pain relief.

Hyssop: This Ayurvedic herb is a good remedy for sprains and other muscle-related problems. This herb can be made into a paste and applied on the affected area. It helps in giving fast relief from strains and sprains.

Along with these Ayurvedic remedies for sprains, you can also use salt for treating sprains. Fill salt in a small cloth bag, or tie up some salt in a thin piece of cloth. Next, heat a flat pan on stove. When it becomes very hot, lower the flame. Now, put the salt bag on the pan for a minute and press this bag in the affected area. Keep doing this for at least 15 times, three to four times daily.

You can also use ice packs on the sprains after the swelling goes down with the heat treatment. However, if the home treatment is not giving you any benefit, you should check with an Ayurveda practitioner and get the required treatment. Some serious sprains with many torn ligaments might require help from the experts.

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Prevent Bedwetting with Ayurvedic Herbs

Prevent Bedwetting with Ayurvedic Herbs and Some Useful Tips

By Shankar.

Bedwetting’ means passing urine involuntary on bed while sleeping at night. This is common in children up to six to seven years of age. Boys are more prone to bedwetting than girls. Generally children after the age of three to four years learn how to control their bladder. However, some children continue bedwetting till they reach their teens, which embarrass them even to talk about it with the family, or friends.

Bedwetting can be due to urinary tract infection, defect in the urinary system, other abdominal problems, type-1 diabetes, and family history of bedwetting. Situations such as fear, timid, conflicts between parents, scolding from parents or other adults, feeling of insecurity, rivalry among peers, new school, new house, and change in seasons are some of the reasons that cause bedwetting.

Many parents are worried about their children’s habit of bedwetting and scold them; they should understand that scolding them will only worsen the problem. Given are some useful tips that can be easily tried at home.

  1. Never scold children for bedwetting or for other reasons at bed time.
  2. Discourage children the intake of fluids two hours before bedtime.
  3. Encourage the children to pass urine before they go to bed.
  4. Encourage the children to control the urine during daytime.
  5. Praise the children on the days they have not wet the bed.
  6. Make your children to go to bed on time.
  7. Allow the children to have adequate sleep every night.
  8. If the child is embarrassed about bedwetting, make him or her understand the cause.
  9. Create and develop confidence in children when they are facing some difficult situations.
  10. If the children are bedwetting due to some health problems, then consult an ayurvedic practitioner.
  11. If the children are having problems like worms in their stomach, then get them treated quickly.
  12. Avoid feeding spicy and oily food to the children. This can cause poor digestion.
  13. Avoid feeding them foods such as potatoes, grams, and foods that cause lot of gas in the stomach.
  14. Avoid giving them tea, coffee, and chocolate. This will disturb their sleep.
  15. Teach the children to have proper diet.
  16. Coriander is used as an Ayurvedic herb to reduce bedwetting.
  17. Parsley also is used in Ayurvedic treatment to help clear the urine from the bladder completely and allows the child have a good sleep.

There are several other Ayurvedic herbs that can cure bedwetting. However, it is better to consult an Ayurvedic practitioner who, after examining the child, can guide you properly on how to handle such a situation.

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Healthy Skin with Ayurvedic Herbs

Have Glowing and Healthy Skin with Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

How many of us have healthy skin? Is your skin healthy? Not many can answer this question confidently as they are not aware about the condition of their skin. Our skin is the natural protector of our body. When our body is affected with some ailments, then your skin shows it.

According to Ayurveda, every person has different body types with three doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These three doshas regulate several functions in the mind and body system. An imbalance in the three doshas results in skin ailments and unhealthy skin.

Our skin also gets affected by seasonal changes, air pollutants, ultra violet rays of sun, drugs addiction, lack of sleep, and stress. Most of them wonder about their skin problems and their causes. No matter how hard you try to protect your skin from getting exposed to sun, air pollution, or seasonal changes, your skin can look unhealthy if you have stress. Stress is one of the major causes for unhealthy skin. Remove stress and it’s a good step toward healthy skin.

You don’t need to worry about your skin ailment when there are several Ayurvedic herbs to help you out to have a healthy glowing skin. Ayurvedic remedies are the best way for all. Neither you require a prescription nor do you need to worry about any side effects. Many people empty their wallets going to beauty parlors to take care of their skin and look beautiful. Do you know that the products they use for treating their skin can also have Ayurvedic herbs? Even you can use some of these herbs at your home to take care of your skin, to give you healthy skin. Try out the following Ayurvedic herbs.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has several benefits that can take care of your skin ailments and help give you healthy skin. This herb helps in repairing the damaged cells and helps its growth and development. You can apply a pure Aloe Vera gel on to your skin. This removes the toxic substances from your skin.

Sandalwood: Make a paste of the sandalwood and apply it daily on your face to give you glowing and soft skin.

Jojoba: Jojoba is rich in Vitamin E. Apply jojoba oil and massage your skin to see the effect of amazing glowing skin. Jojoba is a natural moisturizer that makes your skin healthy.

Amla: This Indian gooseberry is rich in Vitamin C which is essential for good skin. You can consume amla daily to have healthy skin.

You can also use almond, walnut, cucumber, ginseng, castor oil, and emu oil to cure the skin ailments. Apart from using Ayurvedic herbs, you can also do yoga and exercise that will help you to get relief from stress. It is important to get rid of stress and have beautiful, glowing, and healthy skin. Also make sure to have proper diet and have enough sleep. Improper diet and lack of sleep can make your skin look dull.

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Amla in Ayurveda

The Use of Amla in Ayurveda

By Shankar.

Amla’, or ‘Amalaki’, or ‘Indian Gooseberry’, is one of the most nutritious foods and it is used in Ayurveda for treating many health problems. This fruit rejuvenates all the organs of the body, and provides strength and longevity. It is rich in Vitamin C and used as the key ingredient in Ayurvedic tonics, and other medicinal preparations. Ayurveda speaks very high of Amla and its curing properties.

The medicinal values of Amla are:

1. It simulates hair growth.

2. It checks premature graying.

3. It good for skin.

4. It beneficial for eyes.

5. It promotes longevity.

6. It promotes food absorption.

7. It nourishes the brain and increases memory power.

8. It controls fever.

9. It controls cough.

10. It cures asthma.

11. It cures anemia.

12. It boosts immune system.

13. It treats constipation.

14. It improves digestion.

15. It controls diabetes.

16. It supports heart, lung, and liver.

17. It is a weight reducer.

18. It cools the mind and body.

19. It reduces cholesterol.

20. It reduces osteoarthritis.

21. It improves fertility.

Based on research and reports, Amla has proved to have anti-cancer agents that can fight certain cancers. It has antibacterial agents that fight infections in the throat, eye, skin, and scalp.

Amla treats problems like acidity and ulcers. It also has laxative properties that treat constipation and other digestive problems including piles. Amla has anti-oxidative and carminative properties that provide a healthy digestive system. Ayurvedic medicines used for gastrointestinal problems have Amla as the major ingredient.

People suffering from frequent cold, cough, and fever benefit a lot from Amla. It boosts the immune system and prevents respiratory disorders like cold, cough, bronchitis, asthma, and other infections in the respiratory tract. The high quantity of Vitamin C in Amla helps to enhance the function of the immune system.

Amla prevents and treats dandruff, and promotes hair growth. It has anti-aging properties that help your hair and skin look younger than your age. It takes care of premature graying. Amla is the key ingredient in all the herbal shampoos to promote hair growth.

The benefits of Amla are enormous. This Ayurvedic herb should be strictly included in your daily diet to prevent several diseases out of which some can be life threatening. Add Amla to your shopping list the next time you go to the market. You will see the wonderful and marvelous change in your lifestyle. The best thing is that you can eat it any time and every time as it has no side effects.

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Ayurvedic Herbs for Ulcers

Ayurvedic Herbs and Remedies for Ulcer

By Shankar.

Ulcer is a wound that occurs in stomach, duodenum or esophagus; this is jointly known as ‘peptic ulcer’. The ulcer in the stomach is known as ‘gastric ulcer’. When it occurs in the duodenum, it is known as ‘duodenal ulcer’. Continuous heart burn, upper abdominal pain, and hyperacidity are the early signs of ulcer. It can be very painful, especially after eating food.

Peptic ulcer can be acute and chronic based on the severity of the health condition. Acute ulcers occur suddenly in the digestive system. This type of ulcer happens when a person eats spicy food and acidic food in excess, skipping meals, untimely eating habits, and overeating. It can be cured in short duration, however, you should be cautious to prevent it in future.

Chronic ulcer is a condition that lasts for long. The symptoms of ulcer are upper abdominal pain, burning sensation and pain in the stomach after eating every time, indigestion, belching, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Improper diet, overstress, sleeplessness, excess intake of spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can be the some of the major causes for ulcer. Intake of certain foods like bananas, milk, almond, lime, amla, calcium enriched foods, fresh fruits and vegetables can reduce the symptoms of ulcer. There are some useful Ayurvedic herbs that help to cure ulcer.

Amla: It is used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat several ailments including digestive problems. It has rich source of Vitamin C that can absorb all the excess acid from the stomach. Its laxative properties clear the stomach.

Shatavari: This Ayurvedic herb is very effective in treating hyperacidity. The powder of its root is very effective in treating chronic peptic ulcers.

Bay leaves: It is useful in treating gastric ulcers. Bay leaves have astringent, carminative, digestive, and diuretic properties.

Bael fruit: It is very useful in treating problems related to the digestive system. It is very effective in curing heartburn, hyperacidity and gastric ulcer.

Licorice: It gives relief from irritation caused due to excess acid in the inner lining of the stomach. It is a very effective medicine in treating stomach ulcers. Soak its dried root overnight and consume it in the morning.

Prevention is a better cure. Sudden change in the lifestyle can also cause the early symptoms of hyperacidity. It is better to take precaution whenever you experience the signs like heartburn and acidity in the stomach. If ignored, it can lead to the stage where you will have to go through strong and tough medications. You can consult an Ayurvedic practitioner to take care of your digestive problems with Ayurvedic natural medicines.

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Ayurvedic Jaundice Herbs

Ayurvedic Herbs for Jaundice Treatment

By Shankar.

Jaundice is a disease caused from liver disorder. The eyes, skin, nails, and urine of a person turn yellow. This indicates that the circulation of the bile is excess. The other symptoms of jaundice are body itching, indigestion, loss of appetite, abdomen pain, and diarrhea.

Jaundice patients should avoid certain foods like bakery foods, non-vegetarian foods, drinks that contain sugar, and spicy foods; the most important is alcohol which is to be avoided completely. Instead, they are recommended to eat vegetables, dry fruits, and lemon. There are several Ayurvedic herbs that can be used for curing jaundice.

Berberis: Berberis is also known by its nickname, ‘jaundice berry’ as it is very effective in curing jaundice. The tonic is made from the bark of Berberis tree. The taste of the tonic is bitter and as such, the dosage of this tonic should be ¼ teaspoon daily for treating jaundice.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is a good remedy for liver ailments. It treats jaundice effectively. It also stimulates the liver to function effectively. The juice of Aloe Vera can be mixed in water and taken. The pulp from its leaves can be taken with ginger and black salt every morning to cure jaundice.

Indian Sorrel: Indian sorrel helps to cure jaundice. The fresh juice of this herb is taken with buttermilk, which is made from cow’s milk. It should be taken daily in the morning during the time a person is suffering from jaundice.

Henna: The bark of this Ayurvedic herb is very effective to treat liver ailments like jaundice. Henna gives cooling and soothing effect that is beneficial for treating liver problems.

Katuki: Katuki is one of the best remedies for treating jaundice. This herb is widely recommended by Ayurveda. This herb is powdered and mixed with warm water. The dosage is to take twice daily.

Chicory: This herb is very useful for treating liver problems. It is very useful in the sense that almost all the parts of this herb such as seeds, flowers, and roots are used for treating liver problems. This herb’s juice helps to promote the secretion of the bile.

Gokulakanta: This herb is used for treating hepatitis, jaundice, and enlargement of the liver. The most beneficial part is its root, and it is prescribed for treating several liver problems.

Erand: Erand is useful to treat jaundice in hepatitis.

These Ayurvedic herbs are very beneficial for curing jaundice. Ayurveda also recommends the person with jaundice to take rest and physical activities should be as less as possible. Also the person should avoid excess heat.

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Ayurvedic Herbs for Eyes

Use Ayurvedic Herbs to Protect your Valuable Eyes

By Shankar.

Eyes are one of the most beautiful parts of your body. Having the sight of nature is a wonderful treat to your eyes. Many people give less importance to their eyes, the reasons being best known to them. If your eyes are not given proper care, you will come up with severe eye problems like presbyopia, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, epiphora, eye floaters, glaucoma, myopia, cataracts, eye sty, retinal diseases, corneal diseases, corneal ulcer, and blindness.

You are aware that prevention is better than cure; so, protection of your valuable eyes is equally necessary like protection of any other body parts. Do not allow your eyes to overwork. Read the following list of Ayurveda solutions to take care of your eyes:

Amla: Amla is widely used in Ayurveda. The juice of amla is a good tonic for the eyes. It can prevent eye related problems to an extent. Amla can give relief in conjunctivitis and glaucoma.

Indian Sorrel: This herb is used for preventing cataract. The juice of sorrel can be put in the eyes to get relief from strain. Sorrel can treat several other eye problems.

Babul: This Ayurvedic herb helps to treat conjunctivitis. It also takes care of the watery, itchy, and reddishness of the eyes.

Aniseed: This plant has several medicinal values. Aniseed is used for treating cataract.

Coriander: This herb is useful for giving relief to itchy and sore eyes. It is used to treat conjunctivitis.

Parsley: The juice of parsley is good for taking care of your eyes. Parsley takes care of eye problems like conjunctivitis, cataracts, corneal ulcers, ophthalmic, and many other eye irritations.

Apart from using these Ayurvedic remedies, you should also take care of your diet. Deficiency of vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E can increase the eye problems.

Vitamin A: Foods rich in Vitamin A are papayas, mangoes, oranges, carrots, pumpkins, green leafy vegetables, eggs, and fish. Include these foods in your diet. Vitamin A is good for having powerful eyes.

Vitamin C: Foods rich in Vitamin C are amla, lemon, orange, guava, capsicum, and tomato. These foods must be included in your daily diet to prevent cataracts.

Vitamin E: Nuts like almonds and hazelnuts, mangoes, papayas, olives, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, and fish are rich in Vitamin E. The deficiency of Vitamin E can cause damage to the retina.

So, start taking proper care of your eyes. It is rightly said ‘better late than never’.

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Turmeric – a Magical Ayurvedic Herb

Turmeric – One of the Magical Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

Most people are familiar with turmeric as a spice that is widely used in Indian cooking. However, in addition to being a popular spice, turmeric has been in use as an Ayurvedic medicine too since time immemorial. Its new medicinal uses are still being discovered. Ayurveda recommends the use of turmeric to treat various ailments.

Eyes: Regular use of turmeric is good for eyes. Conjunctivitis and other eye irritations can be treated with the help of this herb. Prepare turmeric decoction and soak a clean cloth in it; then cover the eyes with the cloth. You can also prepare good eye drops using turmeric. Boil 30 ml of water by adding one tablespoon of crushed raw turmeric and then sieve it. After cooling it, use two to three drops of this liquid in each eye daily thrice.

Respiratory problems: Turmeric is used as an anti-inflammatory for mucous membranes. Regular intake of turmeric helps to cure sinusitis and brings back the sense of smell. Inhaling turmeric smoke is very useful in curing congested nasals, coughs, and asthma. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and drink it. It helps in treating common fever, cold, cough, and asthma.

Skin problems: Turmeric is beneficial in treating skin problems like pimples, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder along with one teaspoon of aloe vera gel. This mixture can be applied on the infected areas, cuts, wounds, acne, and burns.

Digestive problems: Turmeric improves digestion and reduces gas in the stomach. Ayurveda recommends the use of turmeric for curing chronic digestive problems. Drink half teaspoon of turmeric water thrice daily to cure diarrhea.

Arthritis: Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing the pain of osteoarthritis. Turmeric can be applied on the inflamed area to get relief from pain.

Menstruation problems: Include turmeric in your diet for regular menses. Turmeric is an antispasmodic that relaxes the muscles and gives relief from menstrual cramps.

Anemia: Mix one teaspoon of turmeric water and honey and drink it daily. It will take care of anemia.

This Ayurvedic herb not only cures the above mentioned ailments, but also cures life threatening diseases like diabetes, high cholesterol, certain cancers and liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice.

Start including turmeric in your daily diet and lead a healthy life. Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner if you are not certain about your ailments, and follow proper medications strictly.

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Mint Cures Several Ailments

Mint – Ayurvedic Herb to Cure Several Ailments

By Shankar.

Mint, commonly known as ‘Pudina’ in India, is wildly popular in both cuisine and Ayurvedic medicines. Most Indians are familiar with mint sauce or ‘chutney’ as they locally call it, and some are crazy about it. Now that the culinary introduction is over, let us take a look at the medicinal value of this herb as outlined by Ayurveda. Mint leaves and extracts can be used to treat many health conditions.

Indigestion: Eating mint leaves is a good remedy for treating indigestion problems. It treats all the problems related to the digestive system. Mint is carminative and helps in reducing flatulence. Abdominal pain can be cured by drinking a decoction of mint leaves.

Respiratory problems: Mint and tea decoction with a teaspoon of lime juice and honey can be taken to cure common cold, fever, cough, and sore throat. Mint is antiseptic and anti-bacterial that cleans and purifies the blood.

Skin problems: Mint helps in treating pimples, acne, itching, rashes, inflammation, and burns. A fine paste of mint leaves can be applied as a face pack on the face to get rid of pimples and acne. It also acts as a good moisturizer.

Menstrual cramps: Mint has anti-spasmodic properties. Drinking a decoction of mint leaves can give relief from stomach pain and cramps during menstruation.

Headaches: Mint is a good remedy for headaches. Crushed leaves or paste of mint can be applied on the forehead to get relief from headaches. Mint is also used in some herbal balms to treat headache.

Toothache: Drinking the decoction of mint leaves not only give relief from toothache but it is also a good remedy for swollen gums, and ulcers in the mouth.

Arthritis: Heat the crushed or paste of mint leaves and apply the warm mixture on the affected joints and muscles. It gives great relief from rheumatism.

Allergies: Drink the decoction of mint leaves to get relief from allergic rhinitis, fever, cold, cough and sore throat that occur due to allergy.

Anemia: Mint is a good remedy to treat the iron deficiency disease called anemia.

Ayurvedic herbs and remedies have no side effects. Using limited quantity of mint leaves is very beneficial. However, excess use or use of mint oil may not be safe for all. Children, pregnant woman, and lactating mothers should avoid the excess use of it. Consult an Ayurvedic practitioner to make sure that you are using mint in the correct manner.

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