Friday, January 30, 2009

Remedies for Varicose Veins


Elastic support stockings are recommended for the people suffering from varicose veins. Support stockings help your leg muscles push blood upward by concentrating pressure near the ankles.

Mix 12 drops each of cypress and geranium essential oils in four ounces of carrier oil such as almond, soy or sunflower. Gently apply the mixture to the legs by stroking upward, in the direction of the heart. Don't massage directly on the veins. This is very useful home remedy for varicose veins.

Massage oil of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) gently into an affected area. It may help stimulate circulation by causing capillaries to dilate.

Oils of cypress and chamomile (Matticari a recutita) may soothe swelling and inflammation and help relieve pain.

Add whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, to your diet as often as possible. Eat plenty of blackberries and cherries. They are rich in compounds that may prevent varicose veins or lessen the discomfort they cause.

Sugar, salt, alcohol, fried foods, processed and refined foods, animal protein, cheeses, and ice cream should be avoided.

Take two buckets tall enough to submerge the legs up to the knees. Fill one bucket with enough comfortably hot water to cover the lower legs and the other bucket with the same amount of cold water. Add 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts per quart of water or you can add aromatherapy oil to the water. Soak your feet and legs in the hot water for about three minutes, and then immerse them in the cold water for about 30 seconds. Repeat three times, finishing with the cold soak. Perform this treatment once a day for at least one month.

Drink eight ounces of fresh berry or pineapple juice, alone or diluted with another fruit juice, once or twice a day.

One or two glasses daily of fresh fruit or vegetable juices- especially any combination of apple, beet, carrot, celery, citrus, parsley, or pineapple-and dietary supplements may be helpful in preventing and treating varicosities.

Lying flat on the floor and resting the legs on a chair seat or straight up against a wall for 2 minutes drains blood from swollen veins.

Elevating the feet higher than the hips with a recliner or ottoman, and raising the foot of the bed a few inches, helps blood flow back to the heart from the legs.

Practice morning walk briskly or finish your day with a swim or bike ride.

Apply a cloth saturated with apple cider vinegar on the varicose veins for 30 minutes twice a day. Follow this with a drink of 2 teaspoons of the vinegar in a glass of water.

Prepare a mixture by adding 2 cups of chopped calendula flowers, leaves, and stems into an equal amount of melted lard. Let the mixture stand for 24 hours. Reheat and strain. Coat this over your varicose veins and let it stand overnight.

Steep crushed, fresh violet leaves and flowers or marigold flowers in boiling water. Apply compresses of the liquid.

Eat a few fresh marigold petals every day. This treatment is believed to shrink varicosities and nourish the veins.

Add three tablespoons of sugar to one pint of warm water and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Take two ounces of this mixture everyday

Rub your legs with full- strength vinegar. Mix two tablespoons of vinegar with honey and drink it.

Periods of rest with your feet a few inches above your heart level let gravity work in your favor, helping pooled blood drain from your legs.

Avoid high heels in favor of flat shoes.

Avoid standing for long periods of time. This will reduce pressure on the valves in the veins in your legs.

While standing, get on your tiptoes by lifting your heels off the floor. Do this twenty times, relax for a few minutes, and then repeat.

Jump rope to strengthen the leg muscles and blood vessels. Begin slowly to build up tolerance; jump one minute per session and slowly build up to 5 minutes.

Alternating 2 minute icy-cold and very hot soaks (with 2 tablespoons of epsom salts per quart of water) for ten minutes daily will stimulate circulation.

Do not wear tight clothes because they restrict blood flow.

Few Tips For Eyes

The eyes are the part of the face we notice first. This is why it's important to make sure that your eyes look their best when attending to your makeup and care routine. Following are some great beauty tips for your eyes, no matter who you are.
1. Healthy eyes are beautiful eyes. If your eyes are swollen, red, or otherwise unhealthy, no amount of makeup is going to disguise this fact. If you wear contact lenses, make sure that you attend to all the care instructions for them. Also, protect your eyes by using cosmetics with sunscreen included.

2. When putting on eye makeup, make sure it goes with the rest of your look. Too many women forget that while the eyes are important, they must be in harmony with the rest of the face. Choose eye makeup that goes with what you're wearing, and with the look you choose on the rest of your face. Don't let your features go to war with each other to be the most prominent – you'll have to choose whether you want the focus to be on your lips or eyes, for instance. Overdoing it can just look garish.

3. Lay a good base. A layer of foundation on your eyelids will help smooth out imperfections and help your eye shadow and liner look their best.

4. Choose a color theme. This doesn't meant that you have to use a monochrome scheme for your eye makeup, but it does mean that it's a good idea to keep an idea of color harmony in mind as you apply your makeup. The colors that will work best for you depend on your skin tone.

5. Pay attention to your eye shape. What works on one person won't necessarily look good on another. Figuring out what shape and set your eyes are can go a long way to helping you get the right look.

6. Select quality cosmetics. It really matters whether or not your makeup is high quality. Don't let your tools work against you just because you can get a cheaper brand. You'll never achieve the same looks you can with a better brand.

7. Use specialized cleansers to remove your makeup. Soap and water are harsh and can irritate the eyes. Specially formulated eye cleansers are gentle, but made to remove old cosmetics.

8. Use darker, more heavily made up looks at night. Daytime requires a more natural look. Apply mascara on the tips of the lashes only, and save the liquid liner for evenings. Harsh makeup in daylight can look overdone or silly.

9. Soften over-prominent eyes. Just because the eyes are the first thing we pay attention to doesn't meant that they must be the focus of every look. If you feel that your eyes are too prominent, apply medium shadow and don't use highlights. This will make them appear deeper-set.

10. Keep up to date on the latest looks. If you've been doing your eyes the same way for years, you can look dated without knowing it. Pay attention to what other people are wearing as well as the latest makeup styles, and form a look that's your own.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Juices good for Health


Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.


Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and works on stomach upset and headache.


Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and bad breath.


Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.


Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.


Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.


Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.


Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.


Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .


Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity.


Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weight Loss Food


CUCUMBERS are usually used in many salads, besides tasting great their high water contentadds to your bulk hence making you feel full. They can be consumed before every meal which will greatly help you from over-eating.

Breakfast CEREALS are typically heavily processed foods, and most of their original micronutrients, like vitamins or minerals, are removed during the food-processing. However, most breakfast cereals are fortified with added vitamins and minerals, making them a convenient source of most B-vitamins, vitamin D and several minerals including iron. Wholegrain breakfast cereals (eg. granola, muesli, oats) are typically rich in natural B-vitamins, soluble fiber (which helps to lower cholesterol) and have a lower GI-value than regular refined cereals.

GARLIC OIL or the juice of garlic has a significant protective quality to cells which help to Reduce Fatty Deposits. When taken, it brings down the levels of fat. Garlic, garlic oil, or anything with garlic, also has an antibiotic property to it and can be used to cure many ailments.

Add APPLESAUCE (it's loaded with pectin), APPLES, FRESH FRUITS and berries, to your diet and let the power of pectin pulverize the fat that accumulates on your cells. An apple a day can help keep the fat away.

BERRIES contain a chemical call pectin. Pectin limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. This will put a natural limitation on the amount of fat your cells can absorb. Pectin, once in your system, has a water binding property, it absorbs watery substances, and these watery substances in turn Bombards the Cells and makes it Release Fat Deposits.
Citrus fruits like, ORANGES and LIMES contain high concentrations of VITAMIN C (ascorbic acid). This Vitamin C has a fat burning quality. Vitamin C reduces the effectiveness of fat. It reduces its content and can liquefy or dilute fat. By diluting the fat, it makes it less effective, and easier to flush out of your system. Vitamin C also works on cholesterol deposits. By adding Citrus Fruits to your daily diet, you will greatly INCREASE YOUR METABOLISM,INCREASE YOUR ABILITY to get rid of fat, and also CONTROL your CHOLESTEROL levels.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Things to be remembered in burns


Do not use cotton directly on burns as it adheres to it

Do not apply Ink, Mercurochrome, greases or baking soda over burnt area, do not try to peel it loose.

Raise burned arms or legs higher than the person's heart.

Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

Eat lots of lean, and high quality protein foods. Also include raw fruits to supply the vitamins and minerals needed.

If the patient is feeling weak, give him a warm drink.

Remedies for Burns


-If you get a burn just put BUTTER or MARGARINE on it

It will help a lot.

-Immediate application of ICE or CHILLED water can limit the extent of damage.
It should be followed by Medication.

After the cold treatment, you my gently sponge the area with soap and warm water, then apply a Vaseline dressing. Bandage this firmly in place. The pressure helps to control the pain and reduce the loss of body fluids.

Apply alcohol or soyabean paste to the burnt area. This will reduce the pain.

For burn skin treatment, apply some aloe Vera on the burnt area. It will relieve the pain.

Cut a potato and put it on the burnt area. This will reduce the pain and prevent the scarring.

Spread a coat of Nail-Varnish on the burn. Once dry, the film is going to prevent infections and stops immediately pain

Put Colgate toothpaste on the burn. It will give instant relief.

Apply regular yellow mustard to the burn. Once it dries, wash it off and this will prevent it from blistering.

Apply vitamin E cream to affected area and take vitamin E supplements. This will not cure the sunburn but it will help reduce itching and will speed recovery.

Prepare a yogurt-based paste with barley and turmeric and apply to affected areas. This is very effective home remedy for burns.

Boil water and steep many tea bags to a very strong tea in a large pot. Add ice until the tea is just slightly warm. Put a bath towel into the pot and keep turning the towel until it has soaked up all of the tea.. Place the wet towel over the burned area of the body. Leave the towel on for a half hour for a moderate burn and an hour for a strong burn.

Apply Colloidal silver this is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant if the burn is very painful.

Honey has antibacterial properties and will promote healing. After applying honey cover the area with some gauze.

Make a decoction using 3-4 tea bags, 2 cups of fresh mint leaves and 4 cups water. Strain liquid into a jar and allow to cool. To use, dab the mixture on burned skin with a cotton ball or washcloth.

Crumble 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal into a bath of lukewarm water as the bath is filling. Soak 15-20 minutes and gently pat the burned area dry so that a thin coating of the oatmeal remains on your skin. This remedy is good for the itching that comes from a healing burn or sunburn.

For minor burns rub some mustard on the burned area.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Exercises to Strengthen your Back


How to prevent from Back Strain


A] Push Rather than pull when you

must move heavy objects.

B] If you sit at your desk

for long hours, break up the time with stops to stretch.

C] Exercise regularly.An

inactive lifestyle contributes
to lower back pain.

D] Don’t lift by bending over.

Lift an object by bending
your knees and squatting
to pick up the object.

Keep your back straight
and hold the object close to your body.

Avoid twisting your body while lifting.

E] Wear flat shoes or

shoes with low heels
[1 inch or lower]

How to Get relief when back is hurt


· Heating Pads can help relax painful muscle spasms.

Use heat for 20 to 30 minutes at a time

Massages may also give relief

Take Rest.

Best Ways to Sit,Stand n Sleep


. The best way to sit is by lower back and feet supported.

· The best position to stand if you must stay for long period is.. rest 1 foot on a low stool to relieve pressure on your lower back.Every 5 to 15 minutes,switch the foot you’re resting on the stool.

· The best way to sleep is on your side with your knees bent.You may put a pillow under your head to support your neck.You may also put a pillow between your knees.

· If you sleep on your back,put pillows under your lower back.

Don’t sleep on your stomach unless you put a pillow under

your hips.

Precautions to be followed


If your pain doesn’t seem to be getting better after 2 to 3 days then visit your family doctor.·

Don’t lift by bending over.Lift an object by bending
your knees and squatting to pick up the object.Keep
your back straight and hold the object close to your
body.Avoid twisting your body while lifting.·

Wear flat shoes or shoes with low heels [1 inch or lower].

Do not sit or stand for longer duration

Sunday, January 18, 2009

For Healthy Hair Growth

Top Nutritional Tips To Support Healthy Hair Growth

1. Eat adequate amounts of protein.Protein is composed of the amino acids essential for the building of new cells, including hair. Five amino acids are of particular relevance to hair growth - cystine, cysteine, methionine, arginine and lysine. Inadequate protein intake over a lengthy period can force hair into the resting phase with shedding a few months later. It is obvious then that sufficient portions of protein rich foods should form part of your daily diet. The best sources of dietary protein are lean meats, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, soy, nuts, grains and seeds. At least 15% of your daily calories should come from protein-rich foods.

2. Eat adequate amounts of useful carbohydrates.Carbs are an essential source of energy and help in the growth of body tissues, including hair. They are an important source of the B vitamins that are vital to healthy hair. It is important that you concentrate on consuming non-refined carbs rather than the sugars and white flour that are so prevalent in many over-refined carb products. You should place an emphasis on consuming vegetables, fruits, whole grains, brown rice and potatoes. It is recommended that you obtain 55-60% of your daily calories from the carbohydrates found in these foods.

3. Achieve a healthy balance of dietary fats.Fat is used in energy production and can be found in both animal and plant foods. Your body needs sufficient levels of fat to maintain good health. That fat should be obtained from a mixture of lean animal and plant sources. Roughly 25-30% of your daily calories should come from these sources.

4. The right nutritional balance is one that suits your personal circumstances.How much of each food group you eat depends on a host of factors including age, sex, health and level of physical activity. When choosing meals and snacks, take account of the following key principles of sound nutrition:
Eat a variety of foods.
Apply moderation to your consumption of junk foods.
Choose natural and lightly processed foods as often as possible.
Do not over cook.

5. Support a nutritious diet with a few carefully chosen supplements.Following a nutritious diet is essential for good hair health, but on its own this may not be sufficient for a number of reasons:

Modern farming methods may deplete the nutrient quality of food.

High stress levels may diminish nutrients in your body.

Dieting may affect nutrient levels.

Aging reduces the ability of our bodies to utilize certain nutrients.

Exercise can deplete some nutrients.

It may be sufficient to supplement with a well-balanced multi-vitamin / mineral product but a number of products are available that specifically cater for the requirements of healthy hair.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Precautions for Head Lice


Do not share personal items like combs, brushes, clips, hair bands, hats, scarves, coats, brushes or towels.

Never try on hats or any headwear while at a shop. This way you put yourself at risk of contracting lice.

Never touch head to head with any person.

For head lice treatment wash your all the clothes after you visit to a hairdresser.

Check your child's hair behind and above the ears and on the back of the neck carefully every day.

If nits are found - thoroughly wash bedding linen, pillows, towels, coats, scarves, hats, brushes, combs, etc. in hot water with tea tree oil or dettol added.

To prevent the spread of head lice, if any family member is infected, treat all members of the family at the same time.

Brush hair vigorously 2-3 times a day using a bristle hairbrush to knock off the nits.

Home Remedies for Piles-Wart

Piles-Wart Remedies

  • Piles-Wart is cured by eating grinded sesame in butter.

  • Add dry ginger powder in buttermilk and drink it to cure piles-wart.

  • Dry piles and Bleeding wart is cured by drinking the mixture of jaggery in buttermilk and indrajav in buttermilk respectively.

  • Pile s-Wart is cured by taking mango seed powder along with honey.

  • Grind sweet nimb leaves in water, filter it and drink it to cure piles-wart.

  • Piles-Wart is cured by drinking a thin gruel of Kalthi's flour (coarse pulse).

  • Dissolve sugar in 1 tsp of bitter gourd's juice and drink it to cure piles-wart.

  • Blood falling from the wart is stopped by eating hot roasted grams.

  • Cut onions in to small pieces and dry it in the sun, from that take little pieces of onion (approx the wt of 1 rupee coin) , fry it in the ghee, add little black sesame and sugar powder and eat it in the morning to cure wart.

  • Grind coriander, heat it, make a bundle and foment with it to relieve the pain caused due to wart.

  • A wart is cured by intaking finely filtered pure turmeric powder along with water before sleeping at night.
    · eating Masoor dal, Roti and butter milk daily, at the same time by eating dal adding in it ghee or butter and at the same time eat all this without chili or hot spices to cure oozing wart.

  • Roast cumin seeds, add equal proportion of black pepper and rock salt in it to make a powder. Intake this powder along with butter milk after meal to cure piles-wart.

  • Mix dry ginger, cumin seed and rock salt powder in thick curd, intake this mixture after meal to cure piles-wart.

  • Piles-Wart is cured by drinking Juwar's starch everyday in the morning.

  • By drinking 1-2 tsp of castor oil along with hot milk relieves pain caused due to piles and also avoids scratches on the anus.

  • Oozing piles is cured by eating mangos teen ketchup along with milk cream.

  • Steam a piece of dry turmeric in Tuver pulse, dry it in shade, grind it in cow ghee, apply this paste on the piles-wart to soften it and to relieve the pain.

  • In the morning when the stomach is empty, take a handful of black sesame, chew it and eat it along with sugar to stop the blood falling from the wart.

  • Soak coriander seeds in water at night, in the morning mash it, drink that water or otherwise coriander juice to stop the blood falling from the wart.

  • Blood falling from the wart is stopped by drinking the decoction of coriander seed and sugar.

  • Grind cumin seeds, make a bundle of it and tie it on the wart to stop the blood falling from it. This also helps in relieving severe pain caused due to wart.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

For Head Lice


    Prepare a mixture by adding1/2 cup olive oil with 2 or 3 tablespoons tea tree oil. Apply to hair and rub into scalp. Leave on hair for 30 min. to 1 hr. Wash hair to remove oil. This is very effective home remedy for head lice.

    Rinse hair with vinegar Wait 5 to 10 mins and rinse hair with hot water. Repeat vinegar rinse.

    Wash the hair, apply mayonnaise all over hair and scalp, cover your head with a plastic bag, and keep on overnight. The next morning, rinse the hair and comb out with a lice comb. All the lice will come off as well as the nuts.

    Pour lamp oil all over the head until your hair can't hold any more. Place any type of wrapping around your head, preferably not cloth. Wait for about 15-minutes and shake your head over a sink. Most of them will just fall out but comb your hair with a fine toothcomb and conditioner, because combing will be difficult, to get the rest out.

    Boil a handful of neem leaves in a mug of water and use the water on your hair after shampooing. Soak with the water on your hair for few minutes after shampooing and rinse with plain water. Repeat if lice persist. This is also very effective home remedy for head lice.

    Saturate hair with olive oil, put in a shower cap, or a wal-mart size bag with clip, and leave in overnight. Brush out hair, then use nit comb to get out nits and bugs.

    Mix equal parts cooking oil and vinegar to remove the nits and bugs.

    Saturate the hair with rubbing alcohol and leave it in your hair for 15-30 mins. Then 7 days later do it again.

    Wet your hair thoroughly and apply the dog shampoo and put towel on hair for about 30 minutes or longer. Then wash as normal.
    Rub Vaseline on the scalp and apply on hair thoroughly. Vaseline will suffocate them, but it will be very difficult to wash off the Vaseline. It may need about 6 washes. Rub some corn flour (or plain flour, maida) into the hair before washing the hair.

    Prepare a mixture by adding Eucalyptus essential oil - 20 drops, tea tree oil - 20 drops, aniseed essential oil - 10 drops, lemon oil - 10 drops in about 75 ml olive oil. Apply it to hair thoroughly; leave it there for an hour. This is very useful home remedy for head lice.
    Rub shaving cream on the scalp and apply a thick foam coating on hair for half an hour. The chemicals in the cream will kill the lice and eggs.

    Prepare a mixture of neem leaves, basil leaves and 8-10 cloves using beer .

    For head lice treatment spray the Listerine on scalp and leave it there for at least 10 minutes then rinse.

    Put three teaspoons of lemon juice in a small container. Pour in one tablespoon of butter. Apply to hair, and wait 15 minutes. Rinse hair, no need to use comb.

    Mix 10 tbs of olive oil, 10 drops of lavender oil and 10 drops of tea tree oil. Leave it for 30 minutes the lice will turn white and be easy to find, pick them out one by one then wash hair with tea tree oil shampoo to keep them away, it will kill all the nits as well.

    For head lice treatment prepare a paste by adding one part limejuice and one part garlic. Apply to the hair.

    Mix 10-15 drops of black walnut extract with about 15-20oz of water in a spray bottle. It will help to remove the lice.