Cutting nails in the night
There was no electricity during the time of our ancestors. One could hurt himself/herself while cutting nails at night.
Indian women wear toe ring
Wearing toe rings is not only the significance of married women. Normally, toe rings are worn on the second toe where vagus nerve connects to the uterus and passes to the heart. So, wearing this toe ring strengthens the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood flow to the uterus and menstrual cycle will be regularized. Silver transfers polar energies from earth to person because of its good conducting ability.
Decorating houses with mango leaves during festivals
Mango leaves have antibacterial activity against positive bacteria. And as we know green leaves absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, so it helps in keeping the house area clean and gives good health. Also, the insects get attracted to these, and do not disturb the occupants of that area. The colour green is also refreshing and relaxing to the mind. People who have an extremely stressful life find it soothing to spend time in nature. It also increases the attention power and reduces the levels of anxiety.
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Why do we throw coins into rivers
The reasoning given for this act is good luck. However, in ancient times, most of the currency was made of copper, unlike stainless steel coins today. Copper is a vital metal very useful to the human body. So, the water gets charged with copper properties and thus everybody will be healthy.
Worshipping the Peepal tree
Peepal is one of the very few trees (or probably only tree) which produces oxygen even at night. So, in order to save this tree because of its unique property our ancestors related it to God.
Taking bath after a funeral
To prevent infection from the dead body. A human body is not safe not safe after death.
The basic cause of many diseases is the accumulation of toxic materials in the digestive system. So, regular cleansing of toxic materials is a one healthy way. By fasting, the digestive organs get rest and all body mechanisms are cleansed and corrected.
Should not chew Tulsi with teeth
Tulsi leaves contain high amount of mercury and iron, which are released by chewing them. These are known to damage your teeth and can cause discoloration.
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