Sunday, 30 August 2015

Skin Pigmentation


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Causes of Skin Pigmentation:

Skin pigmentation is basically discoloration of skin,  that can lead to an uneven skin tone. There are varieties of causes behind skin pigmentation.   Skin pigmentation can be genetic predisposition. Other causes for it can be over exposure to Sun, Stress, Acne scars, fluctuating Hormonal levels, or Environmental elements such as Pollution. 

Home Remedies for Skin Pigmentation

  • Peel a Potato and add a few drops of Water on its surface, and then rub it on your skin to reduce pigmentation marks. Potato juice helps in lightening pigmentation marks on skin.
  •  Mix powdered Oatmeal and Yogurt with a few drops of Lemon and Tomato juice. Apply it on the affected areas once a week to see visible results.
  •  Mix Basil Leaves and Lemon juice together and apply it on the affected areas to treat the pigmentation marks.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of Lemon juice, Honey and Almond oil. Massage your face with it for fifteen minutes to get a naturally glowing skin.

 Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Pigmentation

  • One of the very useful components of Apple Cider Vinegar is the natural alpha-hydroxy acid. This acid exfoliates your skin in a gentle and effective manner. It works deep down at the cellular level and sloughs off the Dead Skin Cells to give way to fresh new and lighter skin.

Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Pigmentation


  1. Take equal amounts of Apple Cider Vinegar and Water. Mix them and with the help of Cotton ball, apply this to your pigment affected areas. Leave it for a couple of minutes. Wash off with warm Water. Repeat twice a week.
  2. You can also take Apple Cider Vinegar internally. Take a glass of warm water and add 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar to this. You may also add a tsp of Honey to this. Have this twice a day.

 Turmeric for Skin Pigmentation

  • Turmeric is not only an excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant but also an excellent exfoliating agent that has proved its benefits for skin over time. The cur-cumin component of Turmeric is responsible for almost all of its health benefits. Cur-cumin's strong antioxidant properties can fight off the oxidation damage done by free radicals including those resulting from harmful sun rays.

Make Turmeric-Milk Mask for Pigmentation


  • Turmeric powder- ¼ – ½ tsp
  • Milk- ½ to 1 tsp 
Do this:

  • Mix Turmeric & Milk together in to a paste apply on effected area
  • Leave for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now wet your fingers a little and rub them on your face in circular motion over the dried mask. Give more attention to the pigment affected areas.
  • Do this for about 5 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm Water.
  • Repeat this 2-3 times a week.

Tomato-Oatmeal for Skin Pigmentation

Tomato is a very good natural skin lightening agent due to its bleaching properties. Oatmeal, on the other hand makes a  good exfoliating agent along with providing nutrients to your skin. Using these two ingredients along with Turmeric can give you an effective mask for skin pigmentation.

Make Tomato-Oatmeal-Turmeric mask for Pigmentation

Get this:
  • Tomato- 1-2
  • Oatmeal- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Do this:
  • Grate or grind the Tomatoes and then extract their juice.
  • Add Oatmeal and Turmeric powder with Tomato juice.
  • Apply this to affected areas.
  • Leave for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm Water.
  • Repeat 3-4 times a week.

Milk for Skin Pigmentation

You may have noticed that many remedies for pigmentation above uses Milk. This is for a reason. Lactic acid is one of the major components of Milk. This acid has the ability to reduce pigmentation along with reducing the signs of aging. If your pigmentation is related to aging, use this easy remedy with Milk and Honey.

Make a Mask with Milk and Honey for Pigmentation

  • Milk- 1-2 tbsp
  • Honey- 1-2 tbsp
Do this:
  • Add Milk and Honey.
  • Mix them well and apply this to your face or other pigmentation.
  • Leave for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm Water.
  • Repeat daily.
Try these simple home remedies to tackle skin pigmentation related disorders. Regular skin care, a balanced and healthy diet, and a few skin care precautions on your part will help you to maintain a natural glow on your skin.

Monday, 17 August 2015

BENEFITS OF BEETROOT,TOMATO & CARROT JUICE

Tomatoes are full of Vitamin C, rich in Vitamin A, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin B 1, Vitamin B 6, and many others. Carrots rich in Vitamin A improves eyesight. Beetroots are beneficial, because it is high in Nitrate content. You will find that this combo juice is a stimulating drink and it is also beneficial to the Digestive System because it is great source of fiber. This juice combo is definitely a strong antioxidant.   It is claimed that the properties in Beetroot is good for circulation and help to calm the Nerves and also it can drastically help in lowering High-Blood pressure. It can be a good detox drink as it cleanses the Liver and the Intestines. For women, it improves the Menstrual problems as well as cures Anemia.





Beetroots are high in Folic acid and Manganese. The Green leaves of this root Vegetable are also nutrient dense and contains Vitamin A, C and K. It contains Minerals like Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Sulfur, Silica and Chlorine. These nutrients have a favorable effect on the Blood, improve red cell production, increase the level of Hemoglobin and improve the nutrition of the cells with Oxygen.  Beetroot Juice is one of the richest sources of Nitrates. It contains trace amounts of Amino Acids including D Amino Acids and Alpha Amino Acids. Various antioxidants like flavoring and Carotenoids are also found in this Vegetable.




 Carrots contain high amounts of Beta Carotene and other health benefiting compounds such as Vitamin A, Minerals and antioxidants. Carrots offer several health benefits and are particularly beneficial for organs like the Eyes, Skin, Digestive System and Teeth. No doubt, it is a favorite of Bugs Bunny and accounts for his swiftness, energy and intelligence.
Carrot is often used in juice therapy for the treatment of certain diseases. In fact, Carrots were initially grown as medicine for treating a variety of ailments. This Vegetable can be eaten both in its raw and cooked forms. It serves as a fat substitute when used as a thickener in Soups, Sauces, Casseroles and quick Breads. A steaming bowl of Carrot Soup is a great way to boost your nutrition in winter.
This crunchy power food is low in calories and contains no fat. However, it can provide you with high doses of Vitamin A and other antioxidants. Here are the benefits of eating Carrot – for Skin, Hair and Health.
The Cleansing and Detoxing Drink that'll flush out toxins:
Stress, Oily Foods, Greasy Foods, Smoke, Air pollution give rise to free Radicals in our Body. These free Radicals cause Cell damage and bring about ageing in us.
Antioxidants which are present in a lot of Fruits and Veggies capture these free radicals in our Body and protect our Cells and Blood Vessels from the damage caused by these free radicals. Thus, antioxidants are great for our Skin and are Anti-ageing. 
Antioxidants are present in colorful Fruits and Veggies like Tomatoes, Beetroots, Carrots, Red, Green, Yellow Bell Peppers, Papaya, Broccoli, Spinach, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Kiwi, Dark Chocolate, Green Tea etc. 
Carrots, Beetroots and Tomatoes are rich in Antioxidants and thus free our Body from Toxins, free Radicals and purifies our Blood. They help Detox and cleanse our Body internally. 
Drink one glass of Carrot, Beetroot and Tomato Juice everyday and you'll have a Healthy glowing Skin and a Healthy Body too. 
The following recipe is a great Beauty and Detox Juice that helps in natural Detoxification.  


Ingredients for the detox juice:
  • 500 gm Beetroot
  • 500 gm Carrots
  • 500 gm Tomatoes
  • 250 gm Candy Sugar(Misri)
  • Lemon Juice to taste
  • 5 cups of Water 
  • Blender/Juicer
Serves: 1
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Preparation Method:
1. Peel and roughly chop the Beetroot, Carrots and the Tomatoes and blend them in a blender/juicer using 1 cup of Water.
2. Grind them into a fine paste, add more Water if required while blending. Bring the Juice to your desired consistency by adding more Water if required.
3. Strain it and pour it in a Big vessel and add Candy Sugar and put on the stove with high flame and stir it constantly till the Juice thickens(like a Squash).  Let it cool down and pour it in a glass jar or a bottle and Refrigerate it.

Mixing of Juice:
Mix 3 tbsp of the Juice in 1 glass of Water and add 1 tsp Honey and half Lemon.  Drink it daily twice or thrice.



Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Clean your Kidneys

CLEAN YOUR KIDNEYS IN RS 5/- OR EVEN LESS.





Years are passing by and our Kidneys are filtering the Blood by removing Salt and any unwanted Bacteria entering our body.  With time, Salt accumulates in our Kidneys and it needs to undergo cleaning treatment.

How are we going to do this?  Here is an easy, cheap and simple way to do it.



Method:

Take a bunch of Coriander (Dhania) leaves and wash it clean cut it in small pieces and put it in a vessel.
Pour clean Water and boil it for 10 mins and let it cool down.  Next filter it and pour it  in a clean Bottle and keep it in Refrigerator to cool.

Drink 1 glass everyday and you will notice all Salt and other accumulated impurities coming out of your Kidneys while urination.  You will be able to notice the difference yourself.

Coriander(dhania) is known as the best cleaning treatment for Kidneys and the best part is, it is natural. 


 Lemon Juice

Naturally acidic, Lemon juice has been shown to increase citrate levels in the Urine, a factor that discourages Kidney Stones from forming. For a quick Lemon Kidney cleanse, squeeze 4-5 Lemons into a quart of cold water and drink up. Or, for a warming beverage, squeeze one quarter to one half a Lemon into 8 ounces of hot water daily.


 Please share the information with others and keep your Kidneys clean.


Saturday, 8 August 2015

Remedy for White Hair






Recipe #1:
Ingredients
Usiri-Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry) : 100 g - Dry it, and then fry and make powder
Black Sesame powder (Nalla nuvvulu): 100 g - Dry it, and then fry and make powder
Guntagalagara aaku (Acanthospermum hispidum leaves): 100 g (dry them, make powder)
Candy sugar(Misri) powder : 100 g
Usage:  Mix all the above ingredients.  Take ¼ to ½ spoon daily.  Children can take with Milk and Candy Sugar powder.
Benefits:  Teeth will strengthen, all parts of body will be rejuvenated, Dhaatu(fundamental elements of the body) strength increases, hair turns black within 3 to 4 months.

Recipe #2:
Ingredients
Usirikaya-Amla powder (Indian Gooseberry)
Usage:  Soak dry usirikaya powder (Indian Gooseberry) overnight.  Make paste to consistency and apply to hair.  Wait for half an hour and take bath.  Hair turns black.

Recipe #3:
Ingredients
Dry Usirikaya-Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Cow’s ghee (Clarified Butter)
Soak a handful of dry or fresh Gooseberry (Usirikaya) overnight. Remove water and fry the pieces lightly in Cow’s Ghee.
Usage:  Take them with food or even directly two to three times in a day.
Benefits:  Mouth, Teeth will strengthen, Juice when chewed will enter in Blood, gives strength to all Body parts, strengthens Head and Brain and improves memory and Hair turns black.

Recipe #4:
Ingredients
Karakkaya beradu powder (Chebulic myrobalan bark) – 100 g
Taanikaya beradu powder (Belleric Myrobalan bark) – 100 g
Usirikaya beradu powder (indian gooseberry bark) – 100 g
Usage:  Make powder of all the above and sieve it with a fine cloth.  Add Milk to 1 or 2 spoons powder in a China bowl and make paste to consistency.  Apply paste to hair and wait for one hour before bath.  Do not use shampoo.  For Kapha Prakruti people apply in the afternoon and take bath.  Then expose hair to Saambraani 

Benzoin resin(Loban)  smoke.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Remedy for Thyroid





















Note: Do consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Use home remedies just as an adjunct treatment.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the  thyroid gland is under active. It affects the body’s metabolism rate, which is controlled primarily by the thyroid gland.
Some of the common symptoms associated with hypothyroidism are fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, hoarse voice, muscle cramping, sudden weight gain, depression and brittle fingernails and hair.
Many natural remedies can help control this health problem.
TRAGACANTH GUM: BENEFITS AND USES OF TRAGACANTH GUM: HOW TO MAKE GOND KATIRA DRINK


Gond Katira Drink
1 small piece of Gond Katira, or Tragacanth gum, soaked in Water overnight
1 tbsp juice of fresh Lemon, optional
1 glass Water 1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp Basil (Sabja) seeds  


     
Method
When the crystals have swollen and turned gelatinous take one or two small fragments and mix in cold water with the sugar, lemon juice  and  soaked Basil seeds 
Drink while cool.
This has Taste and is a Treat.



 Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that help improve Thyroid functioning. It will also stimulate metabolism and boost energy.  Plus, it will help raise the Basal Body Temperature  which is important for those those dealing with low thyroid function.
  • Use Coconut oil for cooking. Always use Extra-Virgin organic coconut cooking oil.
  • You can also add two tablespoons of coconut oil to milk and drink it in the morning along with your breakfast every day. You can also add it to your smoothies.

Kelp

Kelp is a brown seaweed rich in Iodine and other minerals. It is useful for those suffering from Hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency. However, this remedy is not recommended for those suffering from autoimmune thyroid problems or else it may worsen the condition.
So, do consult your doctor before taking kelp supplements to check if it is suitable for you and find the correct dosage specific to your condition.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (A C V) may also help deal with this thyroid disorder. It is believed that it aids detoxification, restores acid alkaline balance, facilitates weight loss, and helps regulate hormones and improve their energy metabolism.
Apple Cider Vinegar is also beneficial for other health problems like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and others.
  1. Add two tablespoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar to a glass of warm water.
  2. Mix in a little Honey.
  3. Drink this solution daily on a regular basis.


 Fish Oils

Fish oils are considered good for increasing Thyroid Hormone uptake and maintaining healthy thyroid function. Being rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, they also fight inflammation and increase immunity.
Take Fish oil supplements after consulting your doctor, especially if you are taking blood thinners. The general dosage is up to 3 grams per day.


Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with several autoimmune diseases, including Thyroid disease. Exposure to early Sunshine is a good way to generate the Vitamin D required by the body.
So, expose your body to early morning Sun rays for about 15 minutes daily. This will also help maintain healthy immune function and Calcium metabolism.
Those suffering from Hypothyroidism can make it a habit to wake up in the morning and do some healthy Exercises (stimulates the thyroid gland), such as walking outdoors. You’ll get the early Sunshine as well as benefit from the Physical Exercise.


Berries
From Strawberries to Blueberries to Raspberries—the choice is yours. Berries pack a powerful punch because they’re bursting with Antioxidants, which keep your immune system strong. Eat a serving of Berries every day.

Berries

Cinnamon Bark

1- 4 gm a day of ground Cinnamon Bark is the recommended daily dosage. For Cinnamon Oil, the daily dose is 0.05 to 0.2 gm daily. In one study it was found that 1-6 gm Cinnamon taken daily for 4 months offered benefits for type-2 diabetes. 1 tsp ground Cinnamon is equivalent to 4.75 gm.
Eggs
Eggs live up to their title of The Perfect Food, especially when it comes to balancing hormones through diet. They provide a concentrated source of thyroid-supporting building blocks like Protein, Cholesterol, B Vitamins, fat-soluble Vitamins, and Minerals.
Contrary to the belief of mainstream (or, as I say, mislead) nutrition, the Yolks – not Whites – are the most nutritious part of the Egg. Take a look at the nutrition highlights of Eggs:
  •  Iodine – everyone knows that the Thyroid gland requires Iodine to create thyroid hormones. But did you know that eating 2-3 Eggs per day can fulfill 20-30% of your daily iodine requirement?
  • Selenium – both the Egg Yolk and the White provides an excellent source of Selenium. This mineral supports the conversion of thyroid hormone T 4 into the use able form of T 3.
  • Fat-soluble Vitamins – the Egg Yolk contains all of the fat-soluble Vitamins in the Egg. These vitamins A, D, E, and K all support Thyroid.
  • B Vitamins – B vitamins support Blood Sugar balance and energy levels. Egg Yolks are particularly high in Choline, which supports the detox pathways and hormone balance.
  • Cholesterol – although demonized by scientists with poor research habits, the beneficial qualities of dietary Cholesterol is slowly garnering attention. Dietary Cholesterol from pasture-raised Egg Yolks only does a body good. Dietary Cholesterol supports the synthesis of balanced sex hormones, therefore aiding Thyroid



Dairy

There is an association between Vitamin D deficiency and Hashimoto's disease, the most common cause of Hypothyroidism, according to a study in the issue of August 2011 issue of the journal "Thyroid". Fortified milk not only has added vitamin D, but also significant amounts of Calcium, Protein, and Iodine. Because Hashimoto's may also lead to changes that contribute to gut issues like heartburn, foods such as yogurt with good bacteria may help regulate other bacteria, Dodell says.





Beans
An inexpensive and versatile food, beans are a great source for sustained energy, which can be helpful if hypothyroidism leaves you feeling drained. Beans contain protein, antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, and loads of vitamins and minerals. They are also high in fiber, which can be beneficial if you suffer with constipation, a common side effect of hypothyroidism. If you're new to beans, there are many varieties to try, all of which can be used as the base for entrĂ©es, as side dishes, and to enhance soups, salads, and stews. Just be sure not to overdo it — guidelines recommend that adults get 20 to 35 grams of fiber each day, but excess fiber can interfere with your hypothyroidism treatment.










Monday, 3 August 2015

Joint Pains Remedy

1. Massage

Massage therapy helps relieve joint pain by improving circulation and soothing inflammation. In fact, several studies indicate that regular massage can improve pain, stiffness and range of motion in the affected joint.
To massage the affected area, use warm Oil like Coconut, Olive, Mustard, Castor or Garlic Oil and apply gentle pressure while massaging.

2. Hot and Cold Compresses

Alternating Hot and Cold compresses can also help ease joint pain. Heat therapy helps decrease pain, increase blood flow and relax sore muscles and joints. Cold therapy reduces inflammation and numbs the areas around the affected joint.
  1. Wrap both compresses in separate towels before using them. They should not be applied directly to the skin.
  2. Place the hot compress on the affected area for about three minutes.
  3. Remove the compress and immediately put a cold compress in its place for about one minute.
  4. Repeat the process for 15 to 20 minutes a few times daily until you get relief.
Note: Do not use heat therapy if the affected area is red, hot and irritated. Do not use cold therapy if you have circulatory problems.

3. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a popular home remedy for joint pain due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis.
  • Swallow one teaspoon of finely ground Fenugreek seeds followed by a glass of lukewarm water. Do this daily in the morning until you get positive results.
  • Alternatively, you can simply soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and eat them the next morning.

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4. Turmeric

Turmeric is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy for joint pain. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
In a 2009 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers compared the effectiveness of this compound to Ibuprofen and found that Curcumin was as effective as Ibuprofen for pain relief in patients with knee Osteoarthritis.

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  • Mix one teaspoon of Turmeric powder and a little Honey in a glass of warm Milk. Drink it daily, at least for a few days.
  • Another option is to take 250 to 500 mg Turmeric capsules three times daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Note: Talk to your doctor before including either of these remedies in your regular routine. Turmeric may interfere with certain medications, such as blood thinners, and may worsen gallbladder problems.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar helps reduce joint pain by eliminating accumulated toxins from the joints and connective tissues. Due to its alkalizing effect, it is particularly beneficial for those suffering from Arthritis. Plus, it is rich in Minerals like Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium and Phosphorus.

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  • Mix one to three teaspoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar and a little Honey in a cup of warm water. Drink this solution two or three times a day, preferably before meals. You can continue this simple treatment on a regular basis because, in addition to helping with joint pain, it is good for your overall health.
  • You can also massage the affected area with a mixture of one tablespoon each of Apple Cider Vinegar and Olive Oil. Do this daily until your joint pain is gone.

6. Cayenne

Cayenne Pepper contains a compound called Capsaicin with natural Analgesic or pain-relieving properties. In a 2010 study published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, researchers found that applying gel containing 0.0125 percent capsaicin helped relieve mild to moderate pain in women suffering from knee osteoarthritis.

  • Slightly heat one-half cup of Coconut Oil. Mix in two tablespoons of Cayenne Pepper powder. Apply it on the affected area, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Do this a few times a day until you get relief from the pain.
  • Alternatively, you can use a capsaicin cream topically on the affected area daily.
Note: Cayenne may initially cause a burning sensation. Do not apply it on open skin or wounds.

7. Epsom Salt(Rock Salt)



Epsom Salt baths facilitate easy absorption of Magnesium through the skin. Joint pain is often associated with low levels of Magnesium. Moreover, Magnesium helps reduce inflammation and aids in detoxification of cells.
  1. Mix two cups of Epsom Salt in warm bath water.
  2. Soak in it for about 20 minutes.
  3. Repeat three times a week until you get relief from your joint pain.

9. Ginger

Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for muscle and joint pain, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers studied its effects on Osteoarthritis patients with knee pain and saw encouraging results.

  • Drink ginger tea, or include fresh Ginger root or dried Ginger powder in your daily diet. To prepare Ginger Tea, cut up a small piece of ginger root, boil it in a cup of water for 10 minutes and strain it. To improve the taste, you can sweeten it with Honey and Lemon.
  • Another option is to mix equal amounts of Ginger, Turmeric and Fenugreek powder. Take one teaspoon of this mixture daily in the morning and evening until you are satisfied with the results.

NOTE:-  The best Home Remedy for joint pains is to prepare Oil and massage it on the joints.

Take 250 ml of Mustard OilCamphor(Karpoor)  Image result for karpoor in english

Black Pepper(Kali Mari)  Image result for black pepper

Take a pan heat the Mustard Oil and add Black Pepper 5-6 grains then put off the flame after putting off the flame add Camphor to the Oil, make sure the Camphor should melt in that Oil, allow it to cool and then store it in a glass jar.  Now your massage oil is ready to be used.