Saturday, August 18, 2012

Aloe Vera : A Miraculous Healing Herb

Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe vera is known for its healing miracles from time immemorial.  It has been effectively used for skin disorders, tuning the digestive system and improving the immunity of body. It is praised by ancient as well as modern medicinal systems.  Most of the skin products are incomplete without the Aloe vera.  It is known as Ghritkumari in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system.  It contains many nutrients like iron, manganese, zinc , calcium, copper, Folic Acid and Vitamin E (tocopherol) , C (ascorbic acid)  and B1 (thiamine) , B2 (riboflavin), B3(niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cyanocobalamin).  Aloe vera  is found to be very effective to fight with cancer due to abundance of antioxidants.

Benefits of Aloe Vera :
  • It repairs the damaged tissues by regenerating cells.
  • It is anti arthritic, anti inflammatory in nature. It is very useful for the patients of Arthritis.
  • It is very effective detoxifier, antiseptic and antiviral.
  • It is natural blood purifier, hence works wonderfully for skin diseases.
  • It is natural moisturizer; it reduces the effects of sun rays.
  • It boosts the healing process.
Benefits of Aloe vera juice :
  • Take Aloe vera juice daily; it will rejuvenate your body and you will get soft, smooth, healthy and glowing skin.
  • It is a great tonic for female reproductive system.  It is not recommended for pregnant woman.
  • Aloe vera juice strengthens gums and teeth.
  • Aloe vera juice is also beneficial for enhancing the immunity of the body.
  • Aloe vera plant juice is very useful in respiratory problems like cough, cold, bronchitis etc.
  • It helps to cure acne, rashes, skin cuts, bruises, dry skin.
  • If you have constipation problem, drink aloe vera juice daily. It tones up your digestive system.
  • Aloe vera is very useful in the treatment of diabetes. It reduces glucose level in the blood.
  • Use Aloe vera gel for smooth, soft and healthy skin.
  • Aloe vera gel is very useful for hair problems as well.  Dandruff, Greying hair can be treated by applying Aloe vera gel regularly on your head and taking Aloe Vera juice on regular basis.
Aloe vera is considered as a miraculous plant which can be used internally as well as externally. It is very adaptive in nature according to the body conditions.  You can plant also Aloe vera in your house and use it for medicinal purposes.

Take Care of Your Eyes Naturally

Eyes are very important organ of the body. We see the world through our eyes.  Eyes provide colors to our life. It is our holy responsibility to take care of our eyes. Here are easy tips for keeping our eyes healthy-

Easy Tips for Healthy Eyes
  • Carrots are very good for eyes.  Add them into your food.  You can eat carrots in raw form also after washing them thoroughly.
  • Vitamin A, C, E are beneficial for eye health. Consume carrot, apple and grapes for your healthy eyes.
  • Do exercise for eyes. There are many easy yogic exercises which you can do daily.
  • Put 2 almonds into water before going to bed, eat them in morning before breakfast and without peeling them.
  • Eat always healthy and vegetarian food. 
  • Drink milk daily and eat fruits and vegetables. They are very good source of vitamins. 
  • Wash your eyes frequently at least twice a day with cold water. You can add 5 drops of rose water (Gulab Jal) as well.
  • Have enough sleep however it may vary from person to person. 6 to 8 hours sleep is good for eyes.
  • If you are going out during daytime, wear good quality sunglasses to protect your eyes from  Ultraviolet (UV) rays.
  • Keep reading material at least 30 cm away from your eyes. 
  • If you are suffering from any eye allergy, don’t sit in front of the Air Conditioner (AC).
  • Have regular eye check up, if you are 55 years or older, get eye check up at least once in two years.

Avoid followings
  • Don’t read while you are in lying position. Sit straight and read.
  • Never ever experiment on your eyes. If any problem persists for more than one or two days, immediately visit eye doctor.
  • Avoid watching TV much, Don’t stare on TV. Keep distance at least 8 feet from TV. During commercials just close your eyes and give relax to eyes. Keep TV Screen at the eye level.
  • Don’t work on computer for many hours in a stretch. Have a small 2 mins break after each hour. 
  • Do not read in dim light, it causes eye strain.
  • Don’t see any bright object with naked eyes especially sun. There is no harm to see sun when it is either rising or setting.  
Never ignore your eyes. Eyes are said to be "Window of the Soul". Include them in your health scheme. View the world with your healthy eyes.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Acidity : Causes and Cure

Acidity is very common problem nowadays. Is there anybody who has not faced this problem ever? Believe me. It is rare to find. Improper lifestyle and unhealthy food habits are main cause of this problem. Acidity is also known as heartburn; don’ worry. It is not related to your heart but digestive system.

Causes of Acidity
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Excessive consumption of Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • To remain empty Stomach for longer time.
  • Skipping breakfast or meal
  • Excessive intake of Caffeine
  • Negative mental status like too much stress and anxieties
  • Having heavy meals
  • Non-vegetarian food
  • Excessive body weight
  • Food Allergies
  • As a side effect of Medication
Avoid followings :
  • Avoid tomatoes, citrus fruits as they are highly acidic and can cause or increase acidity.
  • Don’t eat in excess. Overeating causes to produce more acid for digestion.
  • Give up of alcoholism.
  • Avoid oily and spicy foods.
  • Avoid chocolates. Really a bad news for chocolate lovers! Excessive consumption of chocolate causes acidity.
  • Avoid too much gap between meals.
Cure Tips
  • Curd is very good anti-acidity agent. Take little curd in a bowl, add cold water, salt and a pinch of crushed cumin seeds.  Drink this liquid 2-3 times in a day, it will help you to keep away acidity. 
  • Cold milk is also beneficial in treatment of acidity. It gives you instant relief as well while Hot milk worsen the problem.
  • Indian gooseberry or Amla is also very effective in the treatment of heartburn. Taking half glass of Amla juice with two teaspoon sugar in morning, can easily remove your heartburn and indigestion problem.
  • Drink water more in quantity.  It reduces heartburn or acidity.
  • Cut banana  into small slices and mix it with little sugar. It is very good home remedy for acidity.
  • Eat slowly; slow eating can prevent you from weight gain and heartburn. Normally, when we eat fast, we are tending to eat more. Overeating also causes acidity.
  • Do not drink water during eating food. If can’t avoid, use little water.
  • Raw garlic also cures acidity, but don’t consume it in excess. 
  • Banana, figs, papaya and carrot are very useful to get rid of acidity. So add these fruits into your diet.
  • Include yogurt into your daily food. This keeps acidity away.
  • Take Aloe Vera juice with water in 1:2 ratio. It is a very good remedy for heartburn.
  • Drink coconut water daily. It subsidizes the acidity problem.
  • Almonds are also very beneficial in heartburn problem. Dip 2-3 almonds into water every night and eat them at morning.
  • Take 1-2 teaspoons white vinegar after each meal. Vinegar controls the amount of acids in stomach.
  • Consume low-fat foods. It prevents you from heartburn.
  • Yoga, meditation and walking in the morning also help to get rid of acidity problem. These activities tone up entire body system and improve immunity. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Easy Tips To Cure Grey Hair Naturally

Are you worried about your grey hair? Greying hair is a natural process associated with ageing. If it happens at very young age, then it is obviously a cause of worry.  Nature is providing many herbs which can be used for preventing grey hair. If you are one of the victims of grey hair, immediately you have to think about getting rid of it because it is a fact that grey hair grows four times faster than normal hair.
Causes of Grey Hair :
There are many causes of grey hair
  • Improper or unhealthy diet
  • Stress, tension, anxieties
  • Smoking
  • Using chemical based hair products.
  • Genetic reasons
  Home Remedies for Curing Grey Hair
  • Your food should be rich in protein, iron, minerals and vitamin A and B. For that you need to add soyabean, cereals, grains, banana, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, kidney beans, yogurt, carrots etc
  • Apply cow’s milk butter on your head. Massage properly into hair roots at least twice or thrice a week. Leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse well.
  • Take the ginger, grate it and mix with honey. Eat this mixture daily to get rid of premature grey hair. 
  • Indian gooseberries are very good for treatment of grey hair. Boil few pieces of Indian gooseberry (Amla) in coconut oil till it turn black. Apply this mixture on your hair and massage them gently.
  • Use Indian gooseberries in your food as well. You can consume it in many ways like raw, juice and chutney. 
  • Aloe vera is also found to be very effective in the treatment of grey hair. Apply Aloe vera gel in your hair daily and massage the hair roots gently.
  • Curry leaves are also very useful in preventing grey hair. Dip curry leaves in coconut oil and heat it for some time. After getting cool, use this oil for massaging your scalp. Include curry leaves in your daily diet by using it in food recipes.
  • You can use Henna to provide good natural color to your hair as henaa is a natural dye. Take the leaves of henna and add it into coconut oil and boil this mixture until it turns brown in color. Apply this paste in your hair and once it is dried , wash it. 
  • Mix almond oil and lemon juice in equal quantity and apply on your scalp for 30 minutes.  It is very good home remedy for curing grey hair.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Easy Tips To Loss Your Weight Naturally

It is natural tendency to wish for good, attractive physique and personality. Extra weight destroys our wish. Not to worry!  Nature has provided us many ways to reduce our weight without any side effects. The natural process may be slow but steady and healthy. So here are some easy and healthy tips to reduce your weight :

Easy Tips to Reduce Your Weight
  • Get up early in the morning and go for walk. Walk as much as possible. Whenever you get a chance to walk, walk and walk. If you need to go for some work at nearby place, don’t use vehicle. Walk!!. It helps to reduce your extra fat.
  • Physical exercise also helps to reduce your weight quickly. Running, swimming, cycling and jogging are also  ideal exercises which not only destroy your extra fat but can transform your lifestyle. What to wait for! Choose any one or many of them and go ahead.
  • Don’t eat while watching TV or working on computer. There are chances that you will not notice how much you have eaten. Extra food is not good for your health. Extra food leads to extra weight.
  • Eat slowly and chew every bite properly. Let it mix with saliva nicely. Digestive process starts from your mouth.
  • Drink water in a good quantity in frequent intervals. It will increase metabolic rate which will help in consuming more calories. It will be good if you keep water in copper pot before going to bed in night and then drink in the morning after brush. It has many other health benefits as well.
  • Avoid Junk food. In today’s fast food culture it is very common to consume junk food which is more tend to increase your weight and not to provide any nutrients to your body.
  • Eat vegetables in raw condition will help to digest quickly. It will be the best if can you get organic ones.   Add fibre rich items in your diet.  Add bitter gourd, drum stick and lemon in your food.
  • Drink lime water daily in the morning. It is very good remedy for reducing extra fat from body.
  • Don’t eat oily or greasy food.  It affects your health in many ways. Weight gain, heart problems, diabetes high blood pressure and gallstones are very common problems.
  • Avoid high fat food and sweets.
  • Do Yoga daily. Learn Yoga from Yoga guru. It will not only ensure good health but boost your energy level as well.  
  • Avoid carbohydrate rich items i.e. potato and rice. Extra Carbohydrate is stored as body fat.
  • Too much salt can increase weight also. Reduce your salt intake in your food.
  • Frequently check your weight i.e. weekly or fortnightly. It will improve your confidence also and you will feel more committed towards your weight loss goal. One warning here, if there is not much reduction in weight, doesn’t get discouraged. Take it as a challenge and continue your efforts. 
  • Avoid weight loss medicines like capsules and pills; they impose a potential health threat even heart attack.  Be natural!
Have patience as reducing weight through natural means is a slow process. Patience and consistent efforts are the keys. Hold these keys firmly and enjoy the journey of weight loss.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tomato For Glowing and Healthy Skin

Tomato is  very useful fruit/vegetable for health care. Tomatoes are good source of Vitamin A,  C, K , folate , Potassuim and Magnesium. It also contains antioxidants in abundance. Tomato is used in the preparation of anti-aging products due to its skin care properties. Daily consumption of tomato can provide you protection shield against Ultra violet rays. Tomato juice is considered as one of the best facial cleansers.
Tomato for glowing and healthy skin

Tomato Tips for Glowing and Healthy Skin
  • Prepare the mixture of oatmeal, curt and tomato juice and apply it on your face. Wash it with cold water after 20-25 minutes.  It is very useful remedy for removing tans caused by UV rays of sun.
  • Tomato is very useful to get rid of oily skin. Mix a little cucumber juice in the tomato juice. Apply the mixture gently on your face with a cotton ball daily. It controls acne and removes dark circles as well.
  • For many people, summer season is very harsh. Their skin gets inflamed, burnt and itchy.  Crush one small tomato and mix it with little plain yogurt. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. This also can be applied in whole body. It makes your skin soft, smooth and healthy.
  • For shrinking pores, add 10 drops of lime juice to 2 tablespoons of tomato juice and apply it on your face with a soft cotton ball. Wash it with cold water after 15 minutes. Do it daily.
  • Drink tomato juice daily to improve complexion of your skin. It also helps to make your skin glow.
  • Apply mixture of tomato juice and honey on your face and neck for 20 minutes. It is very good herbal way of making your skin shine. Honey is very good moisturizer and anti-bacterial agent.
  • If your skin has got tanned due to sunburn, apply the solution of 1 teaspoon (tsp) tomato juice and 2 tablespoons (tbsp) of buttermilk, on your face.  Wash with cold water after half an hour. You can apply this solution for your whole body. Use same ration of tomato juice and buttermilk for making this solution in larger quantity.
  • Crush a fresh tomato and apply the pulp on the face gently. Wash it after one hour with normal water. Use this daily on your face for several days. It will not only make your skin glow but also remove acne also.
So friends no need to spend your hard-earned money on purchasing skincare products. Tomato is here for the service of your skin without any side effects.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Take Care of Your Lips Naturally

Lips plays very important and vital role in your looks. Bright pink colour lips looks very attractive and sexy. Lips should be well protected in adverse weather conditions. Who other than you can take care of your lips. We use lips for communication, smiling, laughing and yes obviously for very delicate task that is KISSING.  So don’t ignore your lips and make them healthy without getting late. Nature has provided us many wonderful herbs and plants for our welfare and health care. You can take care of your lips naturally without any side effects.

Take Care of Your Lips Naturally
Some Natural Tips for Your Lips
  • Mix almond oil and coconut oil in equal ratio and apply on your lips before going to bed. Do it for at least 10 to 15 days. This is also useful for dark lips.
  • Take 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice, 1/2 tsp Glycerine and 1/2 tsp Castor oil. Mix them well and apply a coat on your lips and leave on overnight.
  • If you have habit of licking, biting and chewing your lips, stop it immediately, otherwise you will get wrinkles and cracks on your lips and definitely you will not want to have such lips.
  • Vitamin E is very good for healing cracked lips. Apply Vitamin E oil on your lips to make them soft, smooth and sexy.
  • If you are going out in cold and dry weather, don’t forget to apply lip balm. Lip balms are also useful in hot and sunny days.  Lip balm provides a protective layer for lips.
  • If you are a smoker, bad news for you,  Smoking makes your lips darker and dry. So better quit smoking at least for the sake of your soft and smooth lips.
  • If you want to get rid of chapped dry lips, apply honey, almond oil or coconut oil daily. It will also make your lips very smooth and soft.
  • Do you want to get natural pink lips? Apply beetroot juice before going bed daily at least for two to three weeks. 
  • Another very good method for making your lips pink is to grind fresh rose petals and coat it on your lips.
  • For removing dry skin from lips, use clean, dry and soft toothbrush to move it gently over your lips.
  • Soak Almonds in water at night and make paste in the morning and apply on your lips gently. This is a easy method to bring natural color of your lips back. 
  • Drink plenty of water daily to avoid dehydrated lips.  Dehydrated lips become dry and dark.
  • Consume vegetables and fruits in good quantity to get healthy and soft lips.
These tips are wonderful and used by many. So what you are waiting for, use one or some of them and make your lips soft, healthy and attractive.

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