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Get Rid of Acne Via Natural Herbal Remedies!

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Acne is a common disorder of the skin, affecting over 80 - 90% of the teenagers. This can be treated by maintaining hygiene and eating a proper diet. Some natural herbal remedies may prove to be an alternative way of treating acne & acne scars. Let’s learn about these time-tested, effective remedies for acne infested skin- Make a paste of nutmeg in raw milk and apply over acne. Rinse off with water after an hour.Prepare a paste of turmeric and neem and apply over acne infested areas.Application of a paste of cinnamonpowder in a tsp of honey is said to treat acne.Crush 2 garlic cloves and make a paste in honey. Apply over acne carefully & rinse after 10-15 minutes.Clean acne prone skin with a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice. This would remove excess oil, tighten pores & prove beneficial in acne.Apply tomato pulp over face & neck and rinse off after 10 minutes.To get rid of acne & dark spots, mix apple juice in honey & apply over skinBoil a few neem & basil …

Is Stress Aging You by a Decade? Learn to Cope up & Stay Young Forever!

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Do you know that prolonged periods of stress can affect our mind, body and our behavior immensely! It can not only cause migraine, depression and anxiety, muscular pains, insomnia, loss of appetite, hypertension, heart attacks & strokes, but also lowers immunity. Further more, experimental studies have discovered that intense, long-term emotional strain can make people get sick and accelerates the aging process. Eating a diet rich in vital nutrients and exercise can help fight stressful times and control premature aging.
Long periods of stress rob the body of nutrients such as vitamin B6, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium and carbohydrates, leading to fatigue and lethargy. It is important to replenish these nutrients by eating a diet high in these vital nutrients.

Eating meals good in carbohydrates (wheat, rice, pasta, bread, potatoes & pulses), triggers brain neurotransmitter called, serotonin, which is known to calm the mind. Consuming diet high in B vitamins yields energy and helps …

Drink Coconut water for Healthy Skin and Hair!

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Coconut (Cocos nucifera) water is one of the nature’s most refreshing drinks consumed worldwide for its nutritious & health benefiting properties. It is a clear and sweet liquid inside young coconut, which is botanically a drupe. The liquid is composed of useful compounds such as sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokines and phytohormones. Coconuts are found grown in South East Asia, India, Brazil and Mexico
Drinking coconut water offers a lot of health benefits owing to its low fat, carbohydrate and natural sugar content. Studies suggest that this healthy drink contains  up to 1,500 mg/l of potassium & about 400 mg/l of sodium. The natural water has a caloric value of 17.4 /100 g, and is 99% fat free. Owing to its unique chemical composition of electrolytes and nutrients, the liquid is said to be a good natural substitute of sports drinks. Also it acts a nourishing drink for healthy skin and hair
Other known health benefits of Coconut water a…

Lose Weight with Herbs!

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A Chaotic & unhealthy lifestyle can have a poor impact on our health which may lead to increase in body weight or obesity, heart diseases & strokes, diabetes, hypertension & a weaker immune system. Of these, weight gain is becoming a matter of concern among the people. In the era of commercialization, we find various weight loss pills, anti-cellulite products and expensive fitness gadgets popping up on the internet and television screens, but these can only cause frustration and may prove detrimental to our health. Natural herbal remedies are safe and promising in reducing weight. Let's try some of such formulations for controlling weight in a healthy manner. Mix in a glass of lukewarm water, a tsp of honey with ½ tsp lemon juice. Drink it every morning and evening to lose weight.Pound a ginger rhizome & boil the same in water. Add to it, ½ tsp lemon juice and 1/4th tsp black pepper powder. Have it when hot.Squeeze a lemon in a glass of bitter gourd juice and have i…

Home Remedies for Hair Care!

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Today’s chaotic lifestyle, improper diet, high stress levels and lack of exercise leads to various hair related problems such as dandruff, dry hair, graying of hair, hair fall and split ends. But don't you think that beautiful, lustrous hair equally boosts up beauty & confidence just like our healthy glowingskin? Then why do we find excuses and ignore this asset of beauty that also reflects our overall health?  Find in this article some of the simple home remedies with natural ingredients that will bring back damaged hair to life. Mix almond oil and castor oil in equal amounts & warm it. Massaging the same into scalp once a week, would be a helpful remedy in case of Hair fall/ loss.For softening hair, soak Fuller’s earth in water overnight. Mix into it 2 tbsp of curd and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply this paste over scalp and hair, leave for an hour & wash off with water. Take 3 tbsp of Clarified butter and heat it. Mix into it a tsp of finely powdered almonds. Mass…

A Healthy Skin For a Beautiful You: Attain it via Natural Remedies!

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Today’s deskbound and stressful lifestyle, irregular sleep, chemicals & pollution have resulted in manifold skin problems such as premature aging, pimples, dark circles & dryness. A deficient diet, oily & spicy foods, excess consumption of tea, coffee and alcohol also aggravates such conditions. 
To treat the skin, people usually opt for harmful and expensive synthetic beauty care products that can lead to side effects. The application of these chemical products can further cause skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc.
Fortunately, we are now becoming aware of the disadvantages of synthetic cosmetic products and opting for herbal alternatives which have proved to be safe, economic & effective without causing any side effects. Find here some of such natural remedies that can be easily prepared and administered to cure common skin ailments:  Mix ½ tsp of honey in equal amounts of milk and apply the same for glowing skin.Make a paste of 1 tbsp orange peel p…