Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mangoes the King of Fruits

Mangoes are said to be the King of fruits. It is said so because of its beauty and its nutritional factors. mango trees are said to be the oldest cultivated tress especially in India and Malaya . A Mango fruit grows in 100 to 150 days of flowering. Mango leaves are considered toxic and can kill cattle or other grazing livestock.A mango generally contains proteins at about 1% , vitamins and that too majorly Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C, fatty acids, carbohydrates and minerals.Vitamin C promotes healthy immune function and collagen formation. Vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth. Mangoes are a good source of dietary fiber. Diets low in fat and high in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may be associated with a reduced risk of some types of cancer.Not only does fiber lower cholesterol and promote healthy digestion, but fiber has also been shown to aid weight loss.The flesh is a mango also contains about 15% sugar.It is said by the health professionals that eating mangoes soothes the intestines as they are easy to digest and they also benefit the brain, and at times also used to stop bleeding and strengthen the heart.

Some of us have the notion that mangoes consumption will make us fat.  No, mangoes do not promote weight gain. What can promote weight gain are sugar loaded mango drinks like Maaza, Frooti, Slice, etc.Eat the fruit naturally, that will fill you up and you won't be adding those extra calories that you want to keep at bay.

Mango Cobbler

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups sliced mangos
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk


Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan , gradually stir in water and fruit and lemon juice.Heat, stirring well. Pour into 1 1/2qt. Baking dish; dot with margarine and sprinkle sugar cinnamon mixture over the top. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.Cut in shortening until mixture looks like meal. Now stir in milk. Mix well.
Drop by spoonfuls on to hot fruit. Bake at 375° for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with ice cream or whipped topping. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Mango Delight

  • 5 cups ripe mangoes, peeled and thinly sliced, or mixture of sliced mangoes and apples
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup flour


Mix sliced mangoes with 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, the nutmeg, and lemon juice. Place in a buttered 10 x 6 x 2 inch glass baking dish. Set aside. Combine butter and brown sugar until well blended. Cut in flour and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle the topping evenly over mango slices. Cook in microwave oven 9 to 11 minutes on HIGH power, rotating a half turn after 5 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with whipped topping or ice cream, if desired.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Health Benefits Of Fig(Angir)

It is said in the holy Quran In SUratul-Tin [I swear] by the fig and the olive. (Qur'an, 95:1)

Figs are seasonal fruits that are found in the western parts of Asia. However, dried figs are always available. The figs tree is a member of mulberry family.Figs contain large amounts of fiber, natural sugars, and minerals. They are an excellent source of calcium, potassium,magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese. They have a high amount of fiber in comparison with any other fruit or vegetable.

Figs help in preventing constipation and reduce weight due to their high fiber content. Figs contain Pectin, a soluble fiber. When fiber goes through the digestive system, it mops up globes of cholesterol and carries them out of body.Because they are a good source ofpotassium, they are also effective in helping to control blood pressure. Dried figs contain phenol, Omega-3 and Omega-6. These fatty acids reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. It protects against breast cancer and hypertension and is also good for diabetic patients.Figs are rich in Calcium. Calcium helps to strengthen bones.Figs are also thought of as a medicine which gives strength and energy to long-term patients as they seek to recover.

Figs are sweet and soft and their paste is used as a replacement for sugar. Processed figs are used to make pies, pudding, cakes, other bakery products, jam, jellies and preserves.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Home Remedies for dark skin:

Some of the useful home remedies for dark skin are present in below.
  1. Mix together a cup of lime juice and a cup of lemon juice and use in your daily bath. Just get a wash cloth and rub this mixture over your skin when bathing. Leave this on your skin for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse off.
  2. Make a face pack by mixing one tea spoon of milk powder, lemon juice, half tea spoon of almond oil, then put the pack on your face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. This is the best home remedy for removing tan on the skin.
  3.   Put the slice of raw potato on the face. It will help to reduce the marks on the skin.
  4. Application of ground mint pastes on face also a good home remedy for dark skin.
  5.   Mix oatmeal with curd and tomato juice and apply on the face. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. It helps remove the tan and lightens the skin.
  6.   Almonds are also very useful when it comes to removing sun induced dark skin. Soak a few raw almonds in water overnight and in the morning, remove the skins and grind these nuts into a paste. Apply on the affected skin.
  7. A paste made with turmeric powder and some lime juice will also help remove dark skin caused by sun exposure.
  8. Avoid excessive consumption of heavy and oily foods.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

KIDNEY STONES: Causes, symtoms and remedies.

Kidney stones is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine and often severe pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Kidney stones are sometimes called renal calculi. One in every 20 people develops a kidney stone at some point in their life.Kidney stones typically leave the body by passage in the urine stream, and many stones are formed and passed without causing symptoms.The kidney acts as a filter for blood, making urine and removing waste products from the body. It also helps regulate electrolyte levels that are important for body function.

Causes Of Kidney Stones

Kidney stones form when there is a decrease in urine volume and/or an excess of stone forming substances in the urine. The most common type of kidney stone contains calcium in combination with either oxalate or phosphate. Other chemical compounds that can form stones in the urinary tract include uric acid and the amino acid cysteine.
The main kidney stones symptoms,

• Pain in genitals;

• Admixture of blood in the urine;

• Frequent urge for urination;

• Stones discharges.

Remedies for Kidney Stones:

* Boil 4 tablespoons of linseed in 1 litre (1 3/4 pints) of water then strain and drink the liquid with lemon and honey. It will soothe all kidney disorders. This will dissolves kidney stone.

* Take 4 figs and boil them in 2 cups of water. If one drinks this decoction for one month in morning with empty stomach then it shows the wonderful results.

* Take 60ml of fresh lime juice and same quantity of olive oil and now mix them a large glass of water. It is helpful in passing the stones in just24 hours and provides you relief.

* Take a pan and add a glass of water with 2 medium sized onions and cook them well. When it reaches to normal temperature, blend them in blender. Strain this and drink the decoction for 3 days. It is very helpful as you feel the passing of stone even on the second day.

* Since the body transforms vitamin C into oxalate, taking high doses (more than 3,000 milligrams daily) of the vitamin poses an issue for people battling kidney stones. Eliminate vitamin C supplements from your routine and opt to receive your daily dose from food.

* To lessen uric acid stone formation, lower the amount of animal protein contained in your daily diet. Meats and certain fish can hasten the formation of uric acid and calcium in urine, which can lead to stone formation.

* Out of all the fruits suggested for kidney stones treatment, watermelon is considered the best and safest because it contains the highest concentration of water and provides an impressive amount of potassium salts.

* To fight calcium stones, lowering your salt intake can help. Pass on sprinkling extra salt on your French fries, avoid pickled foods, and choose low sodium potato chips. You should aim for reducing your salt consumption to only two to three grams per day

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Snoring And Remedies To Stop Snoring

Snoring And Remedies

Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be rather loud and quite unpleasant. Generally speaking, the structures involved are the uvula and soft palate.

While we are asleep, turbulent airflow can cause the tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate and give rise to snoring. Essentially, snoring is a sound resulting from turbulent airflow that causes tissues to vibrate during sleep.

Snoring Causes:

People who snore often have too much throat and nasal tissue, or “floppy” tissue that is more prone to vibrate. The position of the tongue can also get in the way of smooth breathing. Evaluating how and when you snore will help you pinpoint whether the cause of your snoring is within your control or not.

Home Remedy for Snoring:

* Losing weight is often a very effective cure for mild to moderate snoring. Even a little bit of weight loss can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat and decrease snoring.

* Use pillows to keep your neck straight and comfortable. Also, elevate your head, which can sometimes help minimize your snoring.

* Stop smoking, as this aggravates the tissues in the throat that make you snore.

* Try avoiding dairy products in the evening, as for some people dairy increases mucus build up in your throat, which can contribute to the snoring process.

* Get your allergies under control, as this can help reduce your snoring.

* Check your medicines. Some medicines, like antihistamines and sedatives can actually increase your snoring.

* Don’t’ eat a big meal before going to bed.

* Make an effort to establish a regular sleeping schedule. Sometimes, poor sleep habits contribute to your snoring.

* Singing can help as it will exercise and strengthen your throat. Try joining a choir or a musical society and see if you reap these benefits.

* Drinking alcohol exacerbates snoring in most people so you should try and avoid it before going to bed.

Use Salt In 60 different Ways

60 Uses Of Salt

Although you may not realize it, simple table salt has a great number of uses other than simply seasoning your food. The following list will give you sixty uses of salt, many of which you probably didn't realize:

1. Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing.
2. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.
3. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.
4. Put a few grains of rice in your salt shaker for easier pouring.
5. Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting..
6. Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of salt water; fresh eggs sink; bad ones float.
7. Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs; a cracked egg will stay in its shell this way.
8. A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up fluffier.
9. Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.
10. Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.
11. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.
12. Use salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.
13. Mix salt with turpentine to whiten you bathtub and toilet bowl.
14. Soak your nuts in salt brine overnight and they will crack out of their shells whole. Just tap the end of the shell with a hammer to break it open easily.
15. Boil clothespins in salt water before using them and they will last longer.
16. Clean brass, copper and pewter with paste made of salt and vinegar, thickened with flour
17. Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand in for a longer life.
18. Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your carpet; let the salt soak up the stain.
19. Clean your iron by rubbing some salt on the damp cloth on the ironing surface.
20. Adding a little salt to the water when cooking foods in a double boiler will make the food cook faster.
21. Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice to clean piano keys.
22. To fill plaster holes in your walls, use equal parts of salt and starch, with just enough water to make a stiff putty.
23. Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water.
24. Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it hot for a sore throat gargle.
25. Dry salt sprinkled on your toothbrush makes a good tooth polisher.
26. Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn.
27. Eliminate excess suds with a sprinkle of salt.
28. A dash of salt in warm milk makes a more relaxing beverage.
29. Before using new glasses, soak them in warm salty water for awhile.
30. A dash of salt enhances the taste of tea. ?
31. Salt improves the taste of cooking apples.
32. Soak your clothes line in salt water to prevent your clothes from freezing to the line; likewise, use salt in your final rinse to prevent the clothes from freezing.
33. Rub any wicker furniture you may have with salt water to prevent yellowing.
34. Freshen sponges by soaking them in salt water.
35. Add raw potatoes to stews and soups that are too salty.
36. Soak enamel pans in salt water overnight and boil salt water in them next day to remove burned-on stains.
37. Clean your greens in salt water for easier removal of dirt.
38. Gelatin sets more quickly when a dash of salt is added.
39. Fruits put in mildly salted water after peeling will not discolor.
40. Fabric colors hold fast in salty water wash..
41. Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added.
42. Use equal parts of salt and soda for brushing your teeth.
43. Sprinkle salt in your oven before scrubbing clean.
44. Soaked discolored glass in a salt and vinegar solution to remove stains..
45. Clean greasy pans with a paper towel and salt.
46. Salty water boils faster when cooking eggs.
47. Add a pinch of salt to whipping cream to make it whip more quickly.
48. Sprinkle salt in milk-scorched pans to remove odor.
49. A dash of salt improves the taste of coffee..
50. Boil mismatched hose in salty water and they will come out matched.
51. Salt and soda will sweeten the odor of your refrigerator.
52. Cover wine-stained fabric with salt; rinse in cool water later.
53. Remove offensive odors from stove with salt and cinnamon.
54. A pinch of salt improves the flavor of cocoa.
55. To remove grease stains in clothing, mix one part salt to four parts alcohol.
56. Salt and lemon juice? Removes mildew.
57. Sprinkle salt between sidewalk bricks where you don't want grass growing.
58. Polish your old kerosene lamp with salt for a better look.
59. Remove odors from sink drainpipes with a strong, hot solution of salt water.
60. If a pie bubbles over in your oven, put a handful of salt on top of the spilled juice. The mess won't smell and will bake into a dry, light crust which will wipe off easily when the oven has cooled

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Calcium Uses and Benefits

Most people probably know that calcium is important for maintaining healthy teeth and bones. But the importance of calcium doesn't stop there. It is also important for the proper functioning of muscles and nerves and overall body health. It even helps your blood clot faster should you get cut. It make up about 70 percent of bone by weight and give your bone its strength and rigidity. The average person loses between 400 and 500 mg of calcium per day. This is the reason why bones turn brittle.

Calcium is found in abundance in sunlight and that's the reason that people who exercise regularly look more fit and healthy that the rest. Calcium helps keep the weight off. Research suggests that if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, you're likely to be overweight. A person who has calcium deficiency is likely to suffer from heart aliments or high BP.A person should eat about 700 mg of calcium daily.  Children who are still growing need more calcium than adults and so do people in their dot age. Post menopausal women are especially at risk of calcium deficiency and should increase their calcium intake to about 1200 mg per day.

Calcium is found naturally in milk and milk products, cheese and yogurt.Orange juice and cereals are also good ways to get enough calcium in your diet. Other good sources include sardines, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, soy beans, and figs.

Smoking, caffeine consumption, drinking alcohol, heavy protein consumption, exposure to toxic metals, and eating processed junk foods will all increase our need for calcium.

Not getting enough calcium can contribute to the development of osteoporosis (porous bones).
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by bones that are thin and fragile and can break (fracture) easily. People with osteoporosis have low bone mass, and low bone mass can result in bone fractures.
Having enough calcium in the diet is essential in helping to prevent osteoporosis and helping to prevent the loss of bone mass.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Phosphorous Uses and benefits

We usually see in many articles that this food is high in calcium or iron, but seldom do we know how these minerals help us. This article is written with the purpose of giving you information on what the subject is and how one can use it and how it would affect them.

Phosphorous is a mineral found in the body and is present in bones and teeth and combines with calcium to form calcium phosphate which is the substance which gives the skeleton rigidity.Calcium alone can't build strong bones and tissues.More than half of all bone is made from phosphate, and small amounts are also used in the body to maintain tissues and fluids. It helps your kidneys effectively excreting wastes, gives you stable and plentiful energy, forms the proteins that aid in reproduction, and may help block cancer. Phosphorus also helps to keep your mind alert and active, helps stimulate your glands to secrete hormones, and keeps your muscles and heart contracting regularly and smoothly.

It is found naturally in ,whole grain cereals, milk, and fish. Vegetables such as carrots, and leafy vegetables; fruits like black currants, raspberries, raisins, and apricots are fairly good sources. Other sources of this mineral are soya beans, lentils, and other pulses and legumes.

Not getting enough phosphorus can  cause loss of weight, retarded growth, reduced sexual powers, and general weakness. It may result in poor mineralization of the bones, and a deficient nerve and brain function.  Anxiety, bone problems, fatigue, irregular breathing, irritability, numbness, skin sensitivity, stress, teeth weakness, tremors, weakness, and worry, are few other problems. You can also get malaise, stiff joints, and bone pain. It may also cause glucose intolerance, irregular heartbeat and difficulty breathing  as said by Dr George Obikoya

Deficiencies of phosphorus are however rare, as it is one of the elements available in large quantities in most diets. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tender Coconut Water Uses And Benefits

Tender Coconut Water Uses and Benefits.

The water of tender coconut, technically the liquid endosperm, is the most nutritious wholesome beverage that the nature has provided  to fight the sultry heat. It has caloric value of 17.4 per 100gm. It keeps the body cool and fights intestinal worms. It is an excellent tonic for the old and sick and in the treatment of kidney and urethral stones. The major chemical constituents of coconut water are sugars and minerals and minor ones are fat and nitrogenous substances. It contains Glucose and Fructose  and many important minerals such as phosphorous, calcium, potassium, iron, sodium and Vitamin B and C.

Tender coconut water meaning "Monkey Face" is a complete food, and more nutritious than milk (less fat and no cholesterol).Tender coconut water has aphrodisiac which helps in stimulating sexual desire.It improves concentration and drinking it during pregnancy can help ease constipation.If food -poising occurs, the first food given to the patient is tender coconut water.

Another advantage is that you can make delicious and tasty recipes out and it. For instance Coconut water mixed with few drops of lemon juice not only tastes nice but also is very good for babies and prevents hyper tension. 

Coconut Pudding is made by taking water of 2 coconuts, add sugar if needed (as water is already sweet), add one cardamom (power) and china grass 50gms.Bring it to a boil, strain and keep in fridge, an amazing recipe is prepared within minutes.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Quick and Nutritional Recepies

I have a son who is 2 years old and will start play home in a couple of days. I have thought of some tasty and nutritious food to give him. Thought of sharing it here as well. Do tell me how they were and send in your own to

1)Fruit And Cheese Salad
  • 1 spoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 spoon sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cups shredded  cheese, 
  •  shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup seedless grapes

Cooking Instructions

In a small bowl whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream and honey together.
In a large bowl toss 1 cup of the cheese with the lettuce.
In a 2-1/2 quart glass bowl, layer half of the lettuce mixture, peaches, remaining lettuce mixture, strawberries, grapes and remaining cheese. Spread mayonnaise mixture over the top or serve on the side. Chill well before serving.

2) Bread Pizza
  •  Any vegetables as desired
  • Cheese
  • Bread Slices (crust removed)
Butter the bread and arrange the toppings as desired. Sprinkle with cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 375O for 5 min. You can use a wide variety of veges here as this recipe is both fun and nutrition added

Egg Toast
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 slices of Bread
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1-2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder or to taste
  • Oil to fry

Beat the eggs and add milk, chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, coriander, salt & chili powder untill it foams.Heat oil in a frying-pan . Dip bread slice in the mixture and coat it evenly and fry over low flame. Fry on both sides until done. Repeat the same for other slices. Serve egg toast hot with ketchup.

(I will keep updating it regularly, Do come back and even mail your own recipes. )

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Relaxation Techniques

Stress is a common problem these days but the problems it brings are not ones that can be ignored, for instance it causes high BP, heart attacks, anger, indigestion, stomach ulcers,Fatigue, weakness, body pains, irritability, Sexual- Impotence or Frigidity, depression, suicidal tendencies etc. the list is long but I have no intentions of scaring you. (If I haven't already). It is a silent killer and better to be aware of it than not.

How to Get rid of Stress

1)It is essential that you take necessary steps in order to get rid of this feeling of stress. The most accurate way would be to get yourself completely relaxed, sit in a comfortable position and allow your thoughts to wander. Take in deep breaths and Imagine that with each breath in, you’re breathing in comfort and relaxation, and with each breath out, you’re breathing out any discomfort or worry. Start with your ankles, your ankle joints, your calf and calf muscles, and gradually focus on each part of the body asking it to relax itself completely. Tell it that there is no pain or stress in any part of your body. Once you have finished it, see in your mind's eye that all your problems have disappeared and you are relaxed and smiling. See yourself feeling completely light and free from all problems.Relax and open your eyes. Enjoy the change in your self!!

2) The main problem in anyone's life is a gap in the communication, be it in your home or at the house, if you are frustrated, find out the reason for the frustration and then address the issue, instead of bottling it up, it will serve two purposes, i) make you feel better and ii) the other person might not know about your discomfort and will make efforts to get things right in future.
3)Write down whatever is troubling you,writing it down will solve half your problems. 
4)Prioritize, don't try to get everything done at the same time. Attack the most important items first.

5) Exercise!! Exercise can cause release of chemicals called endorphins into your blood stream. These give you a feeling of happiness and positively affect your overall sense of well-being.It improves blood flow to your brain, bringing additional sugars and oxygen that may be needed when you are thinking intensely.

 6) Another effective method would be to have a massage, it will relax you completely and make you feel loads better.

7) Have a steam bath, it improves blood circulation, relieves stress and gets rid of pain in the bosy. It will also give you a healthy glowing skin.

8) learn to say "NO", don't do what you don't feel comfortable doing. Don't do it just because you have to, Do it because you Want to.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Use Full Remedies For Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure or hypotension refers to the fall in blood pressure below normal. It is a condition in which the action of the heart, in forcing the blood through the arteries, is weak. This is a direct outcome of a weakened and devitalized system.

Low blood pressure symptoms
Lethargy, weakness, dizziness
The patient with chronic low blood pressure may complain of lethargy, weakness, fatigue, and dizziness. The patient may faint, especially if arterial pressure is lowered further when he assumes an erect position. These symptoms are presumably due to a decrease in perfusion of blood to the brain, heart, skeletal muscle, and other organs.

Low blood pressure causes
Faulty nutrition, Malnutrition
The most important cause of low blood pressure is faulty nutrition. It makes the tissues forming the walls of the blood vessels over-relaxed, and flabby or streched. This results in less supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. Malnutrition can result from a diet deficient in calories, proteins, vitamin C, or almost any one of the B vitamins.
Loss of blood, slow internal bleeding
Sometimes the blood pressure falls rapidly because of loss of blood. Low blood pressure may also develop gradually because of slow bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or bladder.
Emotional instability
Emotional problems are a far more frequent cause of low blood pressure. To a lesser degree, prolonged disappointment and frustration may result in a subnormal blood pressure.

Low blood pressure home remedies
Low Blood Pressure treatment using Beetroot
The juice of raw beetroot is one of the most effective home remedies for low blood pressure. The patient should drink a cup of this juice twice daily for treating this condition Considerable improvement will be noticeable within a week.
Low Blood Pressure treatment using Indian Spikenard
The herb Indian spikenard is another effective home remedy for low blood pressure. It should be taken in doses of thirty to forty grains with a pinch of a little camphor and cinnamon (dalchini). An infusion can also be prepared by steeping 15 to 20 gm of the herb in 250 ml of boiling water, and taking it thrice a day.
Low Blood Pressure treatment using Epsom Salts Bath
Hot Epsom salt bath are one of the simplest remedy for low blood pressure. An Epsom salt bath is prepared by dissolving one to one and half kg of commercial Epsom Salt in an ordinary bath of hot water. The patient should remain immersed in the bath for ten to twenty minutes. This bath should be taken just before retiring to bed, and care should be exercised not to catch a chill afterwards.
Low Blood Pressure treatment using Nutrients
Protein, vitamin C, and all vitamins of the B group have been found beneficial in the prevention and treatment of low blood pressure. Of these, pantothenic acid is of particular importance. Liberal use of this vitamin alone often helps in raising the blood pressure. A diet which contains adequate quantities of complete proteins, B vitamin and, particularly, the nutrients that stimulate adrenal production, quickly normalizes low blood pressure.
Low Blood Pressure treatment using Salt
The use of salt is valuable in low blood pressure. Until the blood pressure reaches normal levels through proper dietary and other remedies, it is essential that the patient should take salty foods and half a teaspoon of salt in water daily.

Low blood pressure diet
Exclusive fruit diet
The treatment for low blood pressure should aim at rejuvenation of the whole system. To begin with, the patient should adopt an exclusive fresh fruit diet for about five days, taking three meals a day of fresh fruity fruits at five-hourly intervals.
Milk and fruit diet
Thereafter he may adopt a fruit and milk diet for two or three weeks. After the fruit and milk diet the patient may gradually embark upon a well balanced diets consisting of seeds nuts and grains with emphasis on fresh fruit and raw vegetables. Further period of all fruit diet followed by a milk and fruit diet may be necessary every two or three months in some cases, depending on the progress being made.

Other Low blood pressure treatment
Warm-Water enema treatment
A warm-water enema should be used daily to cleanse the bowels during the first few days of the treatment, and afterwards, if necessary. Those who are habitually constipated should take all the possible steps for its eradication. Daily dry friction and sponging should be undertaken by those suffering from low blood pressure.
Light walking, cycling, swimming and Breathing exercises
They should undertake breathing and other light exercises like walking , swimming and cycling. The patient should take sun and air baths and spend as much time as possible in the fresh air.
Avoid excessive work, anxiety
All living habits which tend to enervate the system, such as overwork, excesses of all kinds, needless worry, and negative thinking must be eliminated as far as possible.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nail Biting : Effects and Solution

Nail Biting : Effects and Solution. 

Nail Biting know as onychophagia, it is a compulsive habit of biting ones fingernails or toenails during periods of nervousness, stress, hunger or even boredom. It can also be a sign of a mental or emotional disorder Nail biting is usually described as a common stress-relieving habit. Nail biting is more common in boys. . Many people bite their nails unconsciously due to stress or excitement or when you are involved in any other activity like reading a book or watching TV. etc. 

Nail-biting can cause your fingertips to be red and sore and your cuticles to bleed. Nail-biting also increases your risk for infections around your nail beds and in your mouth.Long-term nail-biting can also interfere with normal nail growth and cause deformed nails. It also damages your teeth as the nails are hard to chew due to which this habit can spoil the look of your teeth.

According to Feng Shui Nail shapes also carry certain information, for instance,  long and sharp nails can be made for those who need a little more personal enhancement in the public sphere, also they give powerful protection.Nails in the square shape will attract stability and oval shape symbolize support and sponsorship and wavy nails denote money flow. This can be one reason why you will want to stop biting nails immediately.

Another way to get rid of this habit is by auto suggestion. Many people make use of this knowledge sub-consciously, and achieve a lot from there lives. Some have even destroyed themselves just by this act. So it is always in our hands to give auto-suggestion. In this case, all the person has to do is keep saying to himself that " I am a strong and intelligent person and have the power and ability to give up biting my nails immediately. Biting them makes the taste in my mouth bitter. I can give up this habit easily and effortlessly." This way you wont have to buy any bitter taste cream or buy any other techniques. All the answers to our problems are always with us, we have to choose and apply them.

If your child is in the habit of biting nails, the best thing to do would be to give the auto suggestion when he is sleeping. This way he will accept the suggestion more faster and easily give up the habit. However saying that he doesn't listen or is foolish or getting wild at time will only make matters worse, as nail-biting first and fore most is a stress relieving habit, the stress goes and so does the habbit. 

Hope this information has been useful to you.

Friday, April 23, 2010

How To Look Beautiful By using Milk

Every body wants to look good and usually the simple things that we find in the house hold are much more effective and also save us loads of money. Take Milk for instance

1) We all know that we should cleanse our face everyday. Many cleansing lotions are available in the market for the same. We also use it for removing our make up. But the next time try using milk, gently rub some warm milk all over you face and see how beautifully it removes all dirt or make up from your face. You can keep it for a while and then wash it off with Luke warm water.

2)Mix two tablespoon of milk in one teaspoon of salt and apply on the face at bedtime. This makes the skin petal soft and silken smooth.

3)We have all heard about the Famous Queen Cleopatra who is known for her beauty. Little does anyone know that Cleopatra used to have a bath in Milk and Honey. Naturally the people knew the benefits of the products and were using it to the full capacity. This is because milk is  a natural exfoliate and at the same time milk is absorbed into the deep layers of skin accelerating cell renewal, moisturizing and smoothing around the cells.Honey with its high sugar content and some elements in it help prevent certain bacteria.

 4)for those who want a fairer completion, grind few almonds and mix it with milk and apply all over your face.

5)An Excellent facial mask can be prepared by taking a tablespoon of gram flour and mixing in a big pinch of turmeric powder, one-fourth teaspoon of orange peel powder, a teaspoon of beaten curd and a teaspoon of milk. Apply on the face and neck. When the skin starts feeling taut, rub it with your hands until it glows. Then, wash with tap water.

6)Another facial mask can be prepared by miking milk cream with 2 tablespoon honey and lemon juice.

7)For tightening the skin use the dry milk cream from the sides of the vessel in which it was boiled, mix it with honey and rose water and apply all over face. Wash after 10-15 minutes.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Benefit Of Milk

MILK: The Holy Quran

Is is said in the holy Quran "And verily! In the cattle, there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from between excretions and blood, pure milk; palatable to the drinkers."

The Prophet (PBUH) has said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, increases the brain, augments intelligence, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness. 

 The Prophet (PBUH) has said that "Drink cow milk, for cows graze on every kind of plant." It is recommended to rinse one's mouth with water after drinking milk.  

Benefits Of Drinking Milk

1) Milk is a complete health drink and contain almost all nutrients except for iron and vitamin C .It is a complete protein source which does not require any kind of combination with other food source. Hence is said to be the best source of protein for vegetarians. It is a vital source of Calcium , Magnesium and Phosphorous which calms the nerves , strengthens the heart and other muscles.

2) Bones benefit a lot from milk as it provides calcium, vitamin D for healthier bones. Calcium and phosphate in milk together for the mineral complex which give structure and strength to the bones. It helps to prevent the bone loss that occurs during middle ages.The calcium present also prevents migraine and eases pre-menstrual syndrome.

3)The Vitamin A present helps to keep the eye vision normal

4) The regular intake of milk helps in the prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, hydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer

5)Slim Body:  People who are known to consume diary products and milk do not gain excess weight. In fact milk tends to make you slimmer, as whole milk contains only 4 percent of fat and skimmed milk contains even lesser percent of fat. Milk is related with leanness as against sugary fluids that may lead to obesity.

Honey For Beauty

Honey For Beauty Purpose

It is a natural moisturizer, as well as an anti-irritant making it suitable for sensitive skin types. Honey can be found in many of the beauty products you find in your local market store.

1)Honey mask: Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.

2. Body glow bath: To moisturize, smooth, and get an all over body glow, keep a jar of honey next to your bath. Apply honey on your skin and pat dry using both hands. While patting your skin, the honey will get sticky and gently pull up your skin. Rinse away the honey when you are done. The results will be great circulation and beautiful, glowing skin!

3. Honey bath: For sweet smelling and soft skin, add ¼ to ½ cup of honey to your bath water.

4. Honey scrub: Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with a little almond flour into the palm of your hand. Gently apply on your face for a facial scrub. Rinse your face with warm water to remove honey scrub.

5. Daily facial cleanser: Mix 1 teaspoon of honey with a little milk powder into the palm of your hand. Apply on your face to clean away dirt and makeup and then rinse with warm water.

6. Shiny Hair: To add some shine to your hair, mix 1 teaspoon of honey, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and 1 quart of warm water. Shampoo your hair as usual and then pour the honey mixture on your hair. Allow your hair to dry as normal. You do not have to rinse out the honey mixture.

7. Hair conditioner: For healthy hair and scalp, combine ½ cup of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Saturate your hair with the honey mixture, put on a shower cap and allow it to remain on hair for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, shampoo and rinse your hair as you normally do.

8. Skin toner: To firm, smooth, and moisturize your skin, combine 1 peeled, cored apple with 1 tablespoon of honey in a blender. Pulse honey mixture until smooth. Gently apply honey mixture on face and allow it to remain for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water to remove the honey mixture.

9)Firming Mask:Whisk one tablespoon honey with the white of an egg. Add enough flour to this mixture so it forms a paste. You will require approximately quarter of a cup. Smooth this mixture over your face and rinse off after ten minutes with lukewarm water. 

10) For Glowing Skin: Mix oats with honey, yogurt and ground almonds. Apply this in your face, leave it for five minutes and wash with lukewarm water

11) Face Pack: Apply the mixture of honey, basin, cream of milk and olive oil on your face. It acts like a excellent face pack.

12) Hair Shine: 
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
Apply to warm, damp hair and cover with a shower cap and a towel. Let sit on your hair for an hour and wash out. You may have to wash it twice to get out all the excess oil.This treatment works wonders for restoring moisture and shine to tired, stressed and dry hair.

Benefits Of Honey

Honey and its Benefits

Honey is a natural energy booster and a great energy builder.It  is a natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy.

In Islam The Prophet (Peach be Upon Him) has said "Honey is a remedy for every physical illness and the Qur’an is a remedy for all mental illness; therefore, I recommend to you both as remedies, the Qur’an and honey.” Rasulullah (pbuh) used to eat honey early in the morning, at noon and during the afternoon when his stomach was empty.

There are many uses of Honey 
Helps a runny nose

- Cheers you up

- Makes you feel fit

- Facilitates food digestion

- Gets rid of gas

- Improves appetite

- Nearly a provision to retain youth

- Improves memory and sharpens wits

- Loosens the tongue

- Has beneficial effects upon deep and infected ulcers

- When taken for a cold, the patient should stay in bed or at least at home, as honey causes one to sweat a great deal.

- Linden honey is a particularly good diaphoretic

- Has been used since time immemorial for lung diseases

- Considered effective when mixed with rose petals and taken before noon in early stages of Tuberculosis

- Rids a wound of its stench

- Prevents one from going blind when spread on the eyeball

- Heals mouth sores

- Causes urination

- Eases bowels

- Soothes coughs

- Heals poisonous bites and bites from mad dogs

- Has a good effect on deep wounds

- Is a remedy for the lungs and inner joints

- In chronic coughing cases, honey and hazelnuts facilitate expectoration

- Several spoons a day act as an internal disinfectant

- Those who use their voices should take two teaspoons in warm milk to soothe their throats
t helps kidneys and intestines function better.

- Recent studies have proven that athletes who took honey before and after competing recovered more quickly than those who did not.

- When taken with rose oil, honey cures animal bites and opium effects.
Lemon juice and honey is a good remedy in cases of hypertension, insomnia and nervous conditions. Dissolve a spoonful of honey in a glass of water and add juice from half a lemon for a pleasant and nutritious beverage.

- A teaspoon of honey before bed is recommended for babies cutting teeth, as it reduces the amount of phosphorus in the blood, thus easing pain

Applied to someone infected with lice, honey will kill both the lice and the eggs.

Your Heath Your Wealth

It is most important for a person to maintain his health as it is a natural god given wealth that should be preserved by one and all. This Blog has been created with the intention of providing the viewers various tips as to how they can introduce certain changes in their daily program in order to change their lives. I hope that each and every one will benefit from the effort put in.