If the leaves of the herb are crushed, it gives out a characteristic pungent aromatic smell. It is said that the pungency of oregano is directly related to the amount of sunlight it gets. Fahmida Ali Khan, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics Specialist, shares some interesting facts and health benefits of oregano. The herb is endowed with several medicinal properties, the most prominent among them being its applications as an alexipharmic, appetiser and laxative. It is used in ayurveda to treat colds, influenza mild fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, itchy skin, indigestion, stomachs upsets and painful menstruation conditions, reflecting anti-microbial (anti-bacterial) properties, strongly anti-septic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue (help gall bladder secretion), diaphoretic (sweet production), expectorant, stimulant and mild tonic properties.
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Aetna pulls out of another Obamacare health exchange
Aetna and Coventry may also have filed plans in other states that have not released any information about participants. Insurance plans in the 33 states that have defaulted to the federal government exchanges must be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and then insurers sign off on them. Earlier this week, HHS delayed the sign-off deadline to mid-September after originally aiming for early next month. Michener said the company will continue to serve small business and large business customers in New York and will offer products to individual consumers outside of the exchanges. Only 17,000 or so people in New York currently buy individual insurance, but the exchange is expected to bring in 1 million people during the first three years. The exchange announced insurance participants on August 20.
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Catholic university files 2nd suit against health care act
I’m not insured Will I have to pay a penalty? If you are not insured on Jan. 1, 2014 you may face a penalty. The penalties start off relatively lax in 2014, but by 2016 there will be large increases in penalty fines. 2014 annual penalty: $95/person with up to a family maximum of $285 or 1% of family income (whichever is greater) 2015 annual penalty: $325/person with up to a family maximum of $975 or 2% of family income (whichever is greater) 2016 annual penalty: $695/person with up to a family maximum of $2,085 or 2.5% of family income (whichever is greater) Penalties for children are half the amount for adults. The above numbers are annual penalties, but people will get monthly penalties, too, for the time they are not covered. I’m not insured How will penalties be collected?
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