Category Archives: home_remedies

Banana the world no-1 fruit

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER:
200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

HEARTBURN:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL:
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’

Home remedies for fever blisters

Aloe Vera: the skin experts recommend aloe Vera gel for treating sores as well as other skin ailments. Apply the gel immediately if you experience itchiness, burning, or tingling of the fever blister. This gel should be applied directly from the leaf of aloe Vera.
Teabags: many people have relieved the symptoms of fever blisters using teabag. Dip a teabag on boiling water for few minutes. Wait for the teabag to cool before placing it on the affected area.
Aromatherapy: there are several cases of people who have successfully treated fever blisters using essential oils such as geranium, bergamot, rose, tea tree and lemon balm. However, you should dilute these oils before applying it to the affected area.
Cornstarch: usually, fever blisters are quite itchy and may lead to skin irritation. Add corn starch paste to small amount of water to make a paste. Apply this paste directly on to the affected area and allow it to dry up. Then rinse the paste with clean water and this will produce amazing results within few days.
Salt: dab your index finger on a bowl of ordinary table salt then press on the blister for up to one minute. This procedure should be repeated twice a day for up to three days.
Honey: it is well known that honey has antifungal, antiviral and antibiotic properties that fight off any kind of infection faster. Apply few drops of honey on the blister using your fingers. Using honey is the most effective way to remove fever blisters.
Ice: place pieces of ice on the ice on the blister for about 15 minutes every hour. This eases the pain as well as reducing the swelling and bleeding. Alternatively, you can use cold water instead of ice cubes.
Petroleum jelly: apply small amount of petroleum jelly on the affected area twice a day. Petroleum jelly keeps the blisters from cracking and bleeding as well as reducing the pains associated with blisters.
Sage Tea: add small amount of ginger powdered to a cup of fresh sage tea. Drink this tea a couple of times in a day. Sage tea relieves any discomfort caused by fever blisters.
White vinegar: this home remedy for fever blister is effective in slowing down the development of blister patches. Dip a cotton cloth in white vinegar and apply it directed on the affected areas. White vinegar helps to reduce swelling as well as relieving swelling to a great extent.

Home remedies for chapped lips

Milk cream and lemon juice
Take one teaspoon of milk cream and mix it with a few drops of fresh lemon juice. Leave this mixture in the refrigerator for an hour or two and apply it to your lips before going to bed.

Aloe vera
Aloe vera has healing properties and can also be used to cure chapped lips. If you have an aloe vera plant, you can simple pluck a leaf andspread its juice over your lips. Aloe vera gel also helps beat chapped lips.

Rose petals
Rose petals are also an important ingredient that can be used to keep your lips moisturised. Wash a few rose petals and soak them in milk or glycerin for a couple of hours. Squash the rose petals until they form a thick paste and then apply this paste on your chapped lips two or three times a day. You can also use it before going to bed for quicker results.

Honey
Honey is a natural moisturising agent and is one of the best ingredients for curing dry skin as well as chapped lips. You can use honey directly on your lips two or three times a day, or mix honey and glycerin and apply it on your lips before going to bed.

Cucumber
You could use the juice of cucumber to hydrate your chapped lips in winter. You can also take a slice of cucumber and rub it against your lips to cure chapped lips.

Yellow Teeth best remedies

Top 7 Home Remedies for yellow Teeth: ~

1. Baking soda is one of the best ingredients that you can use to get rid of your yellow teeth. You can make a whitening mouthwash with baking soda by mixing two tablespoon of baking soda with one cup of cold water.

2. Strawberries contain good amount of vitamin C, which help in making your teeth whiter. Take a few strawberries and grind them to make a paste. Now use this paste to rub your teeth gently. If done twice daily for a few weeks, the yellow tinge on your teeth will vanish.

3. The bleaching property present in lemon can also be used to get rid of yellow teeth. In fact, gargling with lemon juice and scrubbing teeth with lemon peel is also one of the best ways to make your teeth white.

4. Apple is a kind of crunchy fruit that can scrub your teeth like a toothbrush and make your teeth look whiter than before.

5. Salt is one of the fundamental dental cleansing agents used since ages as it helps to replenish the lost mineral content of the teeth and help them to regain their whiteness. You can use common salt regularly each morning as a tooth powder instead of toothpaste.

6. You can also clean your teeth with fresh orange peel on regular basis in order to reduce the yellow tinge accumulated on your teeth.

7. Banana peel:
a- Brush your teeth as usual with a natural toothpaste or you can use the banana peel first and then brush. Use a ripe banana as it has the most potassium content in it. Peel from the bottom end as this is how monkeys peel their bananas and it will keep you from having all those loose threads.
b- Take a piece of the inside of the banana peel and gently rub around on your teeth for about 2 minutes. The amazing minerals in the peel like potassium, magnesium and manganese absorb into your teeth and whiten them.
c- Repeat the same procedure at night or before bedtime, to whiten teeth. Leaving the banana peel on longer is optional if you have stains that need to come off.
d- Do the banana peel routine twice daily to see teeth whiten.

 

Home Remedies to Remove Blackheads and Whiteheads

Oat meal & Almonds:
                      These are common in many skin treatments.Take some oatmeal or almond powder and add  rose water make it into paste to apply it as a face mask.Apply it on face and leave it for 15 min after rinse it with cold water.
Honey:
           It has been using as a ingredient  in many skin care products.Honey is the best remedy for whiteheads & black heads.Apply the warm honey on affected areas and wash it after 15 to 20 min.
Baking soda:
                   This is an easy home made remedy for blackheads.Add some warm water in baking soda and rub it on affected area 2-3 min and then wash-off.This is an effective home remedy for blackheads.
Used teabags:
                               This is an effective home remedy for both  blackheads & whiteheads.Take used tea bags content and rub it on affected  areas for 4-5 min.This should be done twice a week for a noticeable result.
Tooth paste:
                   This is one of the effective method in the treatment of removing blackheads & whiteheads.Apply tooth paste on the affected area and leave it for 20 to 25 min.while applying toothpaste you feel skin burning sensation no need to bother it will go off slowly.Clean your face thoroughly because to remove the underneath and repeat it alternative days for 2 weeks you can get a better result.
Coriander leaves:
                          Take some coriander leaves and add turmeric powder with water to make it into paste.Apply it on affected areas for 5 to 10 min to remove blackheads.
Tomato:
             It is a natural antiseptic that remove the blackheads & white heads.Peel the tomato and mash it.Apply the tomato pulp on affected area before going to bed and leave the face mask and then wash it with warm water in the morning.
Lemon:
           Clean your face with luke warm water.Take a  lemon and squeeze juice into a bowl and add some salt in it.Stir it and apply it on area of blackheads & whiteheads.Leave it for 20 to 25 min and wash-off with warm water.
Potato: 
          Take one potato and peel it off.Apply it on affected areas of blackheads and wash it off after 15 to 20 min.

Benefits of different types of Indian rice

Rice is a staple food in most Indian homes. However, there are different varieties of Rice available in our country, Basmati Rice, Brown rice and White rice. Let us understand the health benefits of these three varieties.

WHITE RICE:

The milling and polishing processes of white rice removes most of the important vitamins and other nutrients from it. So WHO suggests and recommends that white rice be fortified with important vitamins and mineral premixes, as polished rice is nothing more than refined starch. Further research is required to build the evidence-base on the use of fortified rice and to develop global technical guidelines for rice fortification.

Health benefits include:

Gastrointestinal: White rice is one of the easiest and quickest foods to digest and requires only an hour to completely digest. Since white rice is low in fibre, it is very soothing to the digestive system and easily digested. So, it is great for relieving digestive disorders like diarrhoea, dysentery, colitis and even morning sickness. It is the best food for infants, young children and old people.
Overall energy: the body needs carbohydrates to function and white rice is an excellent source of energy.
Protein: Every 150g of rice has about 5 grams of protein.

Rice powder is also used externally as a soothing powder in cases of skin inflammation such as small-pox, measles, prickly heat, burns and scalds.

BROWN RICE:

Brown rice has several health benefits. However, it is not very commonly used in Indian households mainly because people are ignorant of the health benefits of brown rice and secondly that it is costlier compared to white rice. The health benefits of brown rice includes:

Brown rice is an excellent source of soluble fibre. It helps to lower the levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the blood. There is also some suggestions that the oil present in brown rice or extracted rice bran oil may help lower harmful cholesterol levels and blood pressure, whilst raising the levels of ‘healthy’ HDL cholesterol.
The fibre in brown rice means that the digestion time of this carbohydrate is slower than processed grains, including white rice. This means that there is a more controlled slower release of sugar into the blood stream and it has a lower glycemic index (GI) compared to other grains.
Brown rice is very rich in vitamins and minerals and hence nutritionally more beneficial.

BASMATI RICE:

Basmati rice is another unique species of rice originating from India. Basmati rice is also one of the varieties of rice used in many families. There are different variants of Basmati rice available in the market at varying costs. Just like all species of rice, basmati is available in white or brown versions, depending on the extent of the milling process.

Brown basmati rice is comparable to other types of brown rice in nutrient content (although it does contain about 20% more fibre compared to most other types of brown rice), and white basmati rice is comparable to other types of white rice. The health benefits of fibre has already been discussed earlier in the article.
Basmati rice and Jasmine rice are long-grain varieties that have been cultivated to bring out distinctive flavour profiles. Long grain of the rice gives a royal look to the rice recipe prepared, be it plain jeera rice or vegetable pulao.
Basmati rice has a typical, unique aroma. In the case of basmati, this aroma is due to the presence of a chemical called 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, which is found in basmati rice at about 90 parts per billion. That’s about 12 times more than in other types of rice, giving basmati its special aroma.

10 Health Benefits of Yogurt…

Yogurt is rich in potassium, calcium, protein and B vitamins, including B-12. Research shows yoghurt strengthens and stabilizes the immune system.

1. Yogurt is good for the bones.
2. Yogurt packs as much protein as meat.
3. Yogurt curbs your hunger.
4. Yogurt may help you lose weight.
5. Yogurt is good for digestion.
6. Yogurt may help lower blood pressure.
7. Yogurt is packed with vitamins.
8. Yogurt helps fight bad breath.
9. Yogurt is good for the skin.
10. Yogurt boosts the immune system.