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Dadi Jaan's Tips for Weight Reduction &more
Lemon is an ideal fruit, which helps in losing weight.
Lemon & Water:
A glass of warm water with one lemon squeezed in it (remember no sugar) is ideal to lose weight.
Make green tea (without milk) and squeeze in half a lemon and have it 2- 3 times a day or more, this is an ideal remedy to reduce weight and stop those hunger pangs.
Food to Lose:
Whenever hunger strikes its better to eat food that is low in calories and is very filling, such foods are Corn, Beans (chanas), pulses (dal) and brown bread. Replace your white bread with Brown bread, which is rich in fiber and very stomach filling unlike white bread, which makes you feel hungrier.
: In order to relax those stressed eyes, you can place cucumbers and potato slices which instantly gives your eyes a soothing effect.
Remember one thing, creams available in the market though lighten the skin but in actuality have Cotizon in it which is very harmful for the skin in the longer term, therefore avoid using it.
(Jao Ka Atta)
I is excellent for cleansing the skin. Mix a teaspoon of grinded oat (joa ka atta) in milk water or rose water and apply on skin, leave for a few minutes and rinse face with water, you'll feel the difference.
This can also be applied on hands, neck and feet.
If you have a dry skin then you can also mix half a teaspoon of honey with the mixture to get that velvety touch.
Rub the skin or pulp of fruits (banana, watermelon, tomato, white melon, and oranges) over your skin lightly (face, hands, neck and feet) whenever you get time or are eating these fruits. The result will be obvious in a short time.
Now that the oranges season is here take advantage of it, oranges are excellent for the skin, drink or eat lots of oranges / juices and other fruit juices.
Those who want a clear, fair skin can also do this. Take the peels of oranges and dry them in the sun, then grind them and keep in an air tight Mix a teaspoon of grinded oranges in water or milk and apply on face, those who have dry skin, mix the mixture with a teaspoon of yogurt and apply on face. When dry, rinse with water. A visibly fairer and clearer skin will be the obvious result.
Drink plenty of water (at least 8- 12 glasses in a day) especially now that the winter season is here, for water excellently nourishes the skin, clears away all ugly spots and pimples and even helps to make the skin fair.
Mix cucumber and milk and apply on face with cotton pad, this is an excellent cleanser for the skin.
Quick Hair Conditioner:
Mix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons castor oil, 1-teaspoon vinegar and 1-teaspoon glycerin. Beat constantly and massage into the scalp. Wrap your head in a hot towel and steam the hair, then wash off. This conditioner will make your hair look thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.
Beat an egg and mix 1-teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons of coconut or olive oil. Massage it well into the scalp. Steam the hair and then shampoo. This makes the hair look lovely and easy to manage.
Vinegar is an excellent rinser for hair and washes away dirt therefore while bathing, take a glass full of water and mix one teaspoon of vinegar in it and rinse your hair with it, then rinse hair thoroughly with water.
Curd is an excellent nourisher for hair. Mix curd with water, apply on hair leave for 15 minutes and wash hair, you'll see the difference.
Severely dry hair responds well to at-home deep conditioning treatments. Olive oil is especially effective. Massage 1/3 cup of olive oil in to dry hair and let sit for up to an hour. Shampoo as usual. Done weekly, this should help restore hair's shine and texture
Gently scrub acne with a mixture of chickweed herb and water to reduce inflammation.
Apply garlic oil and cayenne extract, or a redmond clay poultice to draw out toxins and to heal the acne.
Avoid eating chocolate, fried food, and refined sugar.
Take B-complex and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin's resistance to acne.
The herbs cayenne, garlic, ginseng, burdock, and sarsparilla taken orally can help rid the skin of blemishes.
Avoid overwashing the skin, this dries out the skin and irritates it.
Rub the affected area with white vinegar.
Apply brewer's yeast and honey twice daily.
Dust feet with cornstarch before putting on shoes or socks.
Avoid plastic or vinyl shoes.
Bites / Stings
Apply one of the following to bites or stings to reduce pain and swelling: aloe vera gel, garlic oil, baking soda and water,vinegar, honey, plaintain tea, or safflower oil.
Use lemon juice and corn starch or lobelia extract and myrrh to relieve persistant pain and itch.
Pennyroyal tea mixed with a drop of eucalyptus oil can be applied to the skin as an insect repellant.
Dried tomato leaves can keep bugs out of your house when hung by windows.
Taking garlic supplements, or eating garlic will lessen your chances of bug bites (and vampire bites).
High blood pressure results in part from a sodium-potassium imbalance caused by too much salt consumption. Bananas and whole wheat bread are rich in potassium to balance sodium levels.
Stay away from salt, sugar, dairy products, processed food, and meats.
Take valerian root to relax.
Take dolomite in water.
Cayenne, garlic, and the herb passion flower regulate both high and low blood pressure.
Ginseng, hyssop, and hawthorn, taken together, regulate high and low blood pressure.
The herb barberry dilates the blood vessels and helps to bring high blood pressure down.
vitamin E and zinc, taken daily, will help reduce high blood pressure.
Rub the throat with eucalyptus oil, lobelia extract, garlic oil, or a natural vapor rub. This will help expel mucus, relax the body, and reduce inflammation of the throat.
Gargle with a strong tea made from sage leaves and elder blossoms. Add a drop of almond oil, oil of clove and some honey. This soothes the throat and lessens the severity of the cough.
Inhale the steam from a strong coltsfoot tea. Drink the tea with honey and lemon to further soothe the throat.
The herbs garlic, lobelia, comfrey and licorice work well together to combat coughing.
A strong tea of red raspberry, honey suckle, or licorice with honey also soothes the throat. Make a cough syrup out of the juice of a baked onion, strong comfrey tea, and honey. Take as needed.
Take extra potassium, and vitamins E, C, and B-complex to help keep the blood sugar at a healthy level. The herbs licorice, juniper, goldenseal, ura ursi, buchu, and cayenne may be taken in capsules to help heal diabetes.
Take garlic pills to keep blood sugar levels down.
Rub lobelia extract on sore muscles. Lobelia is a strong muscle relaxant.
Prepare a strong comfrey tea and drink to reduce a swollen back.
Take the herbs lobelia or valerian root with cayenne to relax the muscles, to help you rest, to relieve the pain, and to heal the injured area.
Brush the teeth well and floss regularly.
Cleanse the colon. Bad breath is often caused by toxins stored in the large intestine.
To cover odor, eat parsley, drink peppermint tea, chew cloves, take chlorophyll, or gargle with barberry tea.
Take acidophilus or chew uemboshi plums to improve intestinal flora.
To insure proper digestion, chew food well, and drink water in between meals.
Calcium, B-complex and C vitamins and the herb myrrh can prevent bad breath when taken daily.
Always wear a moisturizing sunscreen when the skin is exposed to the sun.
Avoid using baby oil or lotions that contain lanolin because they encourage as well as intensify burns.
Apply aloe vera gel to the skin before and after sun exposure.
Use a lotion that contains PABA to deepen a tan without excessive sun exposure.
Apply chilled apple cider vinegar, aloe vera gel, or plantain frequently to a burn to nourish it.
Try one of the following for a sunburnt face: Apply a mixture of milk and whole wheat flour to the face. Leave until dry and remove with warm water.
Rub olive oil onto a burnt face. Apply a paste of barley flour, honey, and raw egg white. Leave on for thirty minutes and then rinse with warm water.
Feb 1st, 2009, 04:55 PM #2----
very nice thread! good work done here.
Feb 6th, 2009, 06:36 PM #3----
alot of good info.
Feb 8th, 2009, 12:48 PM #4----
thanx for the info!~*~Pakistan hamari jaan, sabse pehley Pakistan~*~