Natural remedies for Dry Cough,running nose etc..

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This is time of the year where dry cough ,running nose,soar throat,heavy coughing due to phlem,blocked nose,straining to breath etc..shows its strength and everybody are affected.If one of the family is affected with these then it affects all of the family members.To prevent all these unwanted discomfort we can take in some homemade tonics so that we can boost our immunity and fight off these diseases.

Method

Ingredients

  • (Plectranthus amboinicus) Karpuravalli Leaves -10
  • Thulasi – few leaves
  • Whole Pepper – 10
  • Sukku( dried ginger)- 1 inch
  • Thippili (optional) known as Long Pepper (Piper longum)thulasi

Wash all the leaves well in water and strain it out.

Pour 3-4 cups of water in a heating bowl.

Add the leaves and other ingredients in the water and boil it in low flme so that all the juices in the leaves and the ingredients gets soaked in the water when boiling.Boil it for about 5 – 10 mins.

Let it cool and drink ½ cup of this tonic everyday during this time of the year.This will boost our immunity and fight off the germs that attack us through outside contact.

 

 

 

 

How to Treat Dry Hair

Causes of Dry Hair:dry hair-treatment

Lack of oil and moisture in hair leads to dry hair which loses its shine and texture and If not noticed immediately there is a possibility of hair loss which leads to development of baldness.To avoid all such problems it is best to to follow the steps which are purely natural and home made. Exposure of hair to sun for a long time,excessive use of hair dryers,staying in a dry air environment for a long time,nutritional deficiencies.

Homemade remedy using Oilve Oildry hair

It is always best to keep our scalp greased well which majorly prevent from drying out.

  • Follow the steps in Oil Massage and grease the scalp well and let it set for atleast 20-30 mins for a very seriously dry hair.
  • Add Olive oil to the massaging mixture will also help.
  • Wash off the oil with a very little shampoo or Homemade Hibiscus shampoo paste.

Homemade remedy using coconut oil and curry leaves:

  1.  Take 2 tbsp coconut oil
  2. Add crushed curry leaves
  3. Heat the mixture for 2-3 min
  4. Let it cool
  5. Apply on scalp and massage gently

Tips:Drink_Water

  • Drink atleast 8 glasses of water everyday.
  • Take lots of fruit juices.
  • Take in iron rich foods like spinach,dates etc..

How to Heal Cracked Heel

Cracked Heel

cracked heel

How to heal the cracked up heel is the common question among most of the women in this season.Cracked heel is mostly due to lack of moisturisation and dehydration.Using all sorts of ointments for cracked heel will only give temporary treatment.By just spending a few minutes everyday we will be able to maintain a very good and beautiful feet.But everybody should understand that healing cracked up heel will not happen over night.

Method 1

Oats will reduce the dryness and give a lot off moisture for the feet.

Follow the steps  given in Oatmeal for dry skin and Apply the oats liquid on your feet and let is set for 10 mins everyday.Then wash off with luke warm water .do not use soap for few weeks on your feet until all the dry skin on your heel os washed off.

Method 2

Scrub off all the dead skin on your feet with a smooth or fine scruber everyday and soak your feet in a tub of water .Add rock salt and bicarbonated soda in the water and let the feet soak for 10 mins and then wash the feet .Later apply the oatmeal on your feet and let it set for few mins.Then wash it off.

Method 3coconut oil

If the heel is too badly cracked then first aid is to scrub the dry dead skin off with scrubber and apply some coconut oil.Follow this for a week and then follow the method 2 for another 2 weeks and then maintain the process of method 1 regularly then your don’t have to hide your feet at all.

 

Home Remedies for dry cough,running nose etc..

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sukku,milagu,thippilli

 

This is time of the year where dry cough ,running nose,soar throat,heavy coughing due to phlem,blocked nose,straining to breath etc..shows its strength and everybody are affected.If one of the family is affected with these then it affects all of the family members.To prevent all these unwanted discomfort we can take in some homemade tonics so that we can boost our immunity and fight off these diseases.

Method

Ingredients

Karpurravalli

 

  • (Plectranthus amboinicus) Karpuravalli Leaves -10
  • Thulasi – few leaves
  • Whole Pepper – 10
  • Sukku( dried ginger)- 1 inch
  • Thippili (optional) known as Long Pepper (Piper longum)
thulasi
thulasi

Method

Wash all the leaves well in water and strain it out.

Pour 3-4 cups of water in a heating bowl.

Add the leaves and other ingredients in the water and boil it in low flme so that all the juices in the leaves and the ingredients gets soaked in the water when boiling.Boil it for about 5 – 10 mins.

Let it cool and drink ½ cup of this tonic everyday during this time of the year.This will boost our immunity and fight off the germs that attack us through outside contact.

 

 

 

 

Home Remedies for Premature Greying of Hair

 

Premature Greying of Hairgrey hair

Premature greying of hair is due to lack of essential nutrients and when it loses its natural pigmentation at very early age.

Causes:

  •  Lack of nutrition due to improper diet
  • Stress
  • Deficiency in vitamins like:Iron, Copper, Iodine, Vitamin B
  • Not maintaining a clean scalp.Usage of very hot water while washing hair
  • Blow drying
  • Hair dyes
  • Hereditary

Method 1amla

Homemade remedy using Indian gooseberries:

Cut, deseed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries(Amla) to a paste

  1. Apply the paste on the scalp
  2. Leave it for 15-20 min
  3. Wash hair with normal water

Method 2curry leaves

Homemade remedy using curry leaves and coconut oil:

Take 7-8 crushed curry leaves

  1. Add 3 tbsp of coconut oil
  2. Heat this mixture for 2 min
  3. Strain the mixture
  4. 5.Let it cool
  5. Massage on scalp

Natural home remedy using lemon juice and almond oil:

Take 1 tsp of lemon juice

  1. Add 2 tsp of almond oil
  2. Mix well
  3. Massage on the scalp

Tips:

Massage scalp regularly with warm mustard or coconut oil to prevent premature graying.Avoid usage of shampoo regularly.See our Hibiscus homemade paste in our previous post and use that shampoo instead.

 

How to grow long and smooth hair using homemade hibiscus paste

 

 

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To grow long and strong hair does not happen over the night.Try the following process regularly and you can see the difference.

For Oil Massage

  • Almond oil – 1tsp
  • Castor oil – 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 1 tsp
  • Heat all the three oils in a small pans along with crushed curry leaves and few whole pepper.
  • Let it cool but not too cool.
  • Massage the oil mixture on your scalp well for 10 mins and even apply on the hair and the edges.
  • Let it set for ½ hr.
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    Arrappu (wild turmeric)

For hair paste

  • Hibiscus leaves(young leaves) – Few
  • Hibiscus flower(preffered red colour) – 1
  • 1 Egg white
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Shiyakai powder – 1tsp
  • Arappu (young leaves of wild turmeric )-1 tspFlower-Hibiscus-red-750-266
    Shikakai
    Shikakai

Put all of them in a mixer grinder and make it into a paste.The paste will look more like a jelly.Apply the hair paste on your scalp and let it set for 20 mins.Before taking a shower or bath massage the scalp along with the paste.Then take a shower with warm water not hot.Washing the paste off the hair will take a few mins.This will give the roots a good nourishment .Continue this treatment for at least twice a week and you see the hair getting stronger and thicker and slowly the split ends will also get good moisturized.

How to prevent dark lips

Causes of dark lips

  • Excessive smoking
  • Frequent consumption of coffee and tea
  • Applying too much lipsticks
  • Using the wrong brands of lipsticks , lipbalms,lipglosses etc.
  • Lack of mositurisation

This leads to itching ,dryness and irritation.There are many natural and homemade solutions for all these problems.alomd oil

  1. Mix a tsp of almond oil and coconut oil and apply it on your lips and leave it for 15 mins .Then gently massage over the lips and wash it off with luke warm water.
  2. Apply clarified butter or ghee on your lips and let it set for 15 mins and wipe it off with a clean soft cotton cloth.gheeButter
  3. Remove the lipstick or lipgloss or any other makeup on your lips before going to bed.Apply Vaseline on your lips and go to bed.

Oatmeal for dry skin

Everybody is aware about oatmeal that is very good for our health ,lowers cholestral prevents heart diseases.Oatmeal serves best for dry skin too.People who have dry skin offen suffer from itching of the skin ,scratches,cracks due to dry weather etc. can use oatmeal.oats

How to prepare oatmeal for skin treatment

  • Take 2-3 tsp of oats.
  • Pour 2 cups of water.
  • Bring it to boil.
  • When boiled stop the flame.
  • Let it cool.
  • Mix a little bit of milk or curd to the mixture.
  • Mix well and make it into a paste.

Before taking a shower or a bath apply this oatmeal on your hands,legs and face.Let it set for a few minutes and then wash it off with warm water.Use very little soap when taking a shower or a bath.Repeat this process of oatmeal till the skin texture changes.Oatmeal also helps eczema too.

Beauty Benefits of Kasthuri Manjal

Kasthuri manjal is an Indian herb which was used by our ancestors as a face pack from so many years ago.Manjal is what we call in tamil,in hindi haldi and in English turmeric.

Dry the Kasthuri Manjal in bright sun and then make it into powder.

kasthuri manjal

 

Beauty Benefits of Kasthuri Manjal

 

  • Kasthuri Manjal Face Packyogurt

Mix kasthuri manjal with yogurt and make it into a paste.Squeeze a little bit of lemon juice into the mixture.Damp your face with luke warm water and apply the paste on the face including the neck area.Allow it to dry .Later damp the dried paste on the face with a little bit of water and scrub the paste in the circular motion on the cheeks and fore head and the neck area.For dry skin you can add milk fat which will keep the skin oily and moisturized.

  • Kasthuri Manjal for hair removal

Use kasthuri manjal everyday after bath on the hand ,face,and legs.This will naturally remove the unwated facial hair and other unwanted hair which we call it as the female peach fuzz and also removes or lightens hair on hands and legs too.

 

  • Kasthuri Manjal for Acne

Apply kasthuri manjal and yogurt mixture over the acne area and you can see that acne will reduce down and also helps to reduce the burning sensation.

Kasthuri manjal for scars

  Kasthuri manjal is the best for scars.Any types of scars will anser to kasthuri             manjal.Scars like burnt scars,nail pinched scars,acne scars,pimple scars,boil scars,chicken   pox scars,stretch marks etc. all will slowly fade away when kasthuri manjal is used regularly.For acne scars mix yogurt with kasthuri manjal.

  •  Kasthuri manjal for skin diseases

This powder is very fragrant.It helps to prevent skin diseases like eczema,fungus etc.

 

 

How to reduce puffy eyes

Major cause for puffy eyes is due to dehydration ,staying up very late at night and aging process.When fluids stay in the tissue under the eye the eye bags are formed.A natural remedy for this puffy eyes is right in the your kitchen.When you have tea in the morning or evening just store the tea bags in the refrigerator.When chilled just squeeze the water out.tea bagsKeep the bags over puffy eyes for about 10 mins.Continue this process atleast every other day .Slowly this method will prevent the dark circles around the eyes too.

eye cucumber

Another very simple remedy for reducing puffy eyes is to keep a piece of cucumber over the eyes for about 10 mins.This will reduce the heat ,stress and heaviness caused by so many