Raw Turmeric or Kacchi Haldi Miracle Health Benefits

Raw Turmeric(Kacchi haldi) :- This golden vegetable is abundantly seen in markets during winter season in India.

Nature is such a magician that every single food item that is found in abundance in a particular season has numerous benefits for your health.

Winters are known to aggravate even smallest of the health issues be it a simple wound or typical bone health issues as RA Rheumatoid Arthritis, this is when and why this golden root comes to rescue.

Indians and their love affair with Haldi needs no introduction. We see it in our curries and daals, infusing the vibrant yellow tinge to the dullest dish. Turmeric is every Indian household’s go-to fix for a variety of health problems.

Ayurveda’s favourite, Haldi has earned itself a name for a long list of antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. While most of us are well aware of its powdered form and use it extensively in daily cooking, not many know that the root itself, in its most crude form, is packed with several benefits too.

Here are 9 hard-to-ignore benefits of raw turmeric or kacchi haldi that would convince you add this golden root to your daily diet.

1. Boosts Digestion

2. Provides relief from a host of tummy problems eg. Stomach ulcers, IBS, heartburn, indigestion etc.

3. Anti-inflammatory properties helps in relieving symptoms of RA & osteoporosis.

4. Good for your skin.

5. Excellent antiseptic, perfect ointment for wounds n cuts.

6. Pain removal, helps in relieving pain when taken with warm milk.

7. Acts as blood purifier, studies show that turmeric have blood purifying properties even found to be helpful in blood clots.

8. Maintains blood sugar problem, it’s proved that eating raw turmeric helps in regulating blood sugar levels.

Haldi takes special place in every Indian kitchen & so should everyone. 😊

Copper (Tamba) Vessel Health Benefits

Water is the most essential element to sustain life on this planet. 70 per cent of human body is made up of water. You may have not known this but in ancient times, our ancestors and even our grandmothers followed the practice of storing water in containers made of copper. Their aim was probably to safeguard drinking water but there’s more to the story. In today’s modern world where we have UV filters and RO purifiers to purify water, the storage of water in metal containers may sound old-fashioned and not needed.

However, this age-old practice referenced in ancient texts of Ayurveda is now supported by several scientific studies.

Storing water in a copper vessel creates a natural purification process. It can kill all the microorganisms, molds, fungi, algae and bacteria, present in the water that could be harmful to the body and make the water perfectly fit for drinking. In addition, water stored in a copper vessel, preferably overnight or at least for four hours, acquires a certain quality from the copper. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is vital to human health. It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps neutralize toxins.

Unlike some nutritional elements, the body cannot synthesize copper, so you need to get it from dietary sources. The best dietary sources of copper include seafood, organ meats, whole grains, lentils, nuts, seeds, chocolate, cereals, potatoes, peas and some dark green leafy vegetables. Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of water that has been stored in a copper vessel is another easy way to supply your body with enough copper.

According to Ayurveda, drinking copper-enriched water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach helps balance all three doshas (Kapha, Vata and Pitta). This also ensures proper functioning of different organs and several metabolic processes. In addition to that, here are 12 reasons why drinking water from a copper vessel is beneficial for you:

1. Helps the digestive system perform better

Copper has properties that help kill harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, indigestion and infections. Copper also helps cleanse and detox your stomach, regulates the working of your liver and kidneys, and proper elimination of waste and ensures the absorption of nutrients from food.

“When water is stored in a copper container, the mineral gets leached into it. This copper leached in the water helps in breaking down of food particles in our and improves our digestion,” suggests Bangalore-based Nutritionist, Dr Anju Sood.

2.Aids weight loss

To lose weight quicker, try drinking water stored in a copper vessel regularly. Apart from fine tuning your digestive system to perform better, copper also helps your body break down fat and eliminates it more efficiently, thereby, helping your body keep only what it will use and throw out the rest.

3. Helps heal wounds faster

Known for its immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, copper is a great tool for healing wounds quickly. Apart from that, copper is also known to strengthen your immune system and aid in the production of new cells. But its healing properties don’t cease with helping the body externally; copper is also known to help wounds heal within the body, especially in the stomach

4.Slows down ageing

If you are worried about the appearance of fine lines on your face, copper is your natural remedy. Packed with very strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties, copper fights off free radicals, one of the main reasons for the formation of fine lines.

5.Helps maintain heart health and beats hypertension

Heart disease is one of the most common ailments and copper helps minimize your risk of developing the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate and lower one’s bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels

6.Mitigates the risk of cancer

Another disease that is quickly becoming extremely common, cancer, can be debilitating for both the patient and their family. How does copper help? Well, copper has very strong antioxidant properties that helps fight off free radicals and negate their ill effects – one of the main reasons for the development of cancer

7.Protects you from infections

Copper is known to be oligodynamic in nature (the sterilizing effect of metals on bacteria), and can destroy bacteria very effectively. It is especially effective against E.coli and S.aureus, two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and known to cause severe illnesses in the human body

8.Regulates the working of the thyroid gland

Health experts believethat one commonality among people with thyroid diseases is that they usually have low levels of copper in their body. While this is most commonly seen in people with hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid hormone), those with hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) may also suffer from this deficiency

9.Beats arthritis and inflamed joints

Copper has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints – like in the case of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Apart from that, copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

10.Boosts skin health and melanin production

Copper is the main component in the production of melanin (a pigment that mitigates the color of your eyes, hair and skin) in our bodies. Apart from that copper also aids in the production of new cells that help replenish the top most layers of your skin leaving you with smooth and supple skin.

11.Beats anemia

Iron in our body plays a key role in fighting anemia and copper aids the absorption of iron. If you are suffering from anemia, eating iron rich foods and drinking copper-infused water will help your body’s entire process of absorbing and using the iron.

The most amazing fact about copper is that it is required in most processes that occur in our body. Right from cell formation to aiding in the absorption of iron, copper is an essential mineral for the functioning of your body.

Acne

Massage your face daily with bare hands and fingers, if possible use the back of your toothbrush ( a new one preferably ) that has a silicone engraved bedding behind it for tongue cleaning.

Pour the face wash you use regularly over it and moisten a face a bit before making circular and large movements over your face and neck and under eye area.

Make a homemade face pack combining two tablespoons of multani mitti and lemon juice with drops of water.

Apply over face and neck and leave for 10 minutes then wash .

Drink 2 glasses of water daily on empty stomach to get clear skin.

Rub aloe gel mixed with turmeric powder before retiring to bed on alternate days and leave it overnight then wash in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

Avocado Beauty Benefits

The fatty acids in avocado are really amazing, helping to keep skin persistently hydrated without irritation.

A . Revitalizing Mask

The yogurt in this mask is anti-inflammatory but also has exfoliating properties. Avocado has lots of B vitamins and fatty acids, so it’s essential to keep the skin hydrated.”

Ingredients:
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 avocado, mashed
1/4 cup honey

Just mix everything together, apply the mask to skin, and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing.

B. Moisturizing Mask

The omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B in avocado helps to bring back moisture to superparched skin.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 mango, mashed

Mix all ingredients, then apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

C. Detoxifying Mask

Wheat grass juice in this recipe makes it deep cleansing.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup yogurt
1/2 avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons oat grass juice or wheat grass juice

Combine all the ingredients, then apply to face carefully — the juice can make the mask a little runny, so protect your clothes — and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing.

D. Antibacterial Mask

This mask is great for those with mild acne and combination skin.

Ingredients:
1/2 avocado, mashed
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon aloe vera

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with a warm cloth.

E. Brightening Mask

For face or body, this mask is a DIY antiaging dream.

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1/4 avocado, mashed
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Apply a thin layer to the face (or body), scrubbing gently in circular motions and avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 10 minutes, and rinse with a warm cloth.

Ayurvedic Remedies For Dark Circles

Ayurvedic remedies can help to get rid of dark circles around eyes and may help in minimization of its occurrence.

Here are some of the natural remedies for treating dark circles around the eyes which you will find helpful.

1.Mint leaves:
Apply freshly crushed mint leaves all around the eyes and leave for 5 to 10 minutes. Then remove gently with a cloth thats clean and dipped in cold water.

2.Tomato Paste:
Take one or two fresh tomatoes, a tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of gram flour and turmeric powder. Mix all these ingredients and stir well until it forms into a thick paste, apply around the eyes. Gently rinse with clean water after 10 or 20 minutes. Repeat this course for two or three times a week.

3.Almond Oil:
Almond oil is an additional natural ingredient that is very helpful for the delicate skin nearby the eyes. All you need to do is apply some almond oil on the dark circles before going to bed and wash in cold water the next morning. Repeat this for at least more than a month to make your dark circles vanish almost completely.

4. Apples:
This ones for internal use, i mean you have to eat one a day not apply externally. Apples contain tannins, which help to diminish dark circles. In addition, apples also have potassium and water soluble vitamins like B and C that can restore the lost nutrients to the skin under the eyes where the blood vessels become weak therefore it appears dark under the skin.
Eat one a day to help fight dark circles internally.

5.Orange juice:
Regular application of orange juice mixed with glycerin is an effective way to get rid of dark circles. However, it not only eliminates dark circles but also gives your overall skin an inner glow and makes the skin around the eyes softer and smoother than before.

Fenugreek seeds (methi dana ) beauty remedies

Benefits of fenugreek seeds in beauty and skin care

Fenugreek seeds for Glowing skin

1. Take 2 teaspoonful of methi dana and grind them to a coarse powder. take 1 teaspoonful of fenugreek powder and mix it with 2 teaspoonful of milk. Make fine paste and apply evenly on face & neck.Leave it for 20 minutes then wash off.

2.Skin whitening tips with fenugreek seeds  – take ½ teaspoonful of fenugreek seeds (methi dana) and grind them, and mix a little bit of milk or curd to make a paste of medium consistency.
Apply this paste on the face evenly and let it dry then wash off with plain water.

3. Exfoliation with fenugreek seeds –
Grind the seeds to get powder form, add 1 teaspoonful and a bit of honey in it. Mix them and wet your face with plain water. Apply this and gently massage onto face. This scrub is mild and quite  beneficial for extra sensitive skin or acne prone skin.

4.Fenugreek seed skin cleanser –
Splash some water on the face and rub milk mixed with methi dana powder mixture. Massage for 15-20 seconds then wash off.

5. Acne cure with fenugreek seeds –
Boil 2-3 spoonful of fenugreek seeds in one cup of water and when the seeds gets softer, stop boiling. Allow this water to cool down then, apply this water on face using a cotton ball. Just apply lightly on the skin then leave for 1-2 hours. This will help in reducing acne and starting if acne. This needs to be done in the evening.

6. Anti aging skin care –
Soak half cup of fenugreek seeds in water at night. In the morning they will be softer so you can grind them. After grinding them you will get a paste of fenugreek seeds. This paste can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To use this just take a little bit of that paste and add little bit of honey in it. Apply on the face and wash after 20 minutes like a facial mask. Do this daily in the evening to get visible results in lines and wrinkles.

7. Sun tan removal –
Boil ½ cup of fenugreek seeds in 2 cups of water and when the water gets yellowish in color, stop boiling. Let the water cool down and store it in the refrigerator. To use this you can easily take some on the finger tips or over a cotton ball and apply daily in the evening on the face. This will definitely give you back your original skin complexion.

Flawless Beauty Secrets

If you have uneven or problematic complexion, stains or spots on the face due to acne and pimples, skin full of wrinkles, the regular use of this superb face mask will do wonders for you.

This mask actually works very refreshing and leaves the skin extremely soft and smooth, so you do not need to worry for the tingling sensation it causes, for it disappears in 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Method of preparation:

Mix all the ingredients together into a paste.

If you have sensitive skin, dilute or omit lemon. In such cases, add a little more honey to the mixture be thick.

Moreover, due to honey which widens the blood vessels, this mask is also not recommended for people suffering from telangiectasia’s, rosacea and other vascular skin diseases. As a substitute for honey, you can also use white or green clay. The mixture is stirred in the same proportion with the other ingredients of the mask, and diluted with water to the desired texture.

Instructions:

Apply the paste to the face , but avoid the eye area and mouth. Let it stand for 30 minutes or at least 10 minutes if you cannot stand the burning sensation.

Tingling calms down in the first 5 minutes, then disappears. In the end, flush the mask with warm water and apply the cream you usually use. Note that you should not use this mask to exfoliate the skin.

Red Sandalwood Powder Beauty Recipes

The Red Sandalwood Powder, also known as Rakta Chandan. it has a wide variety of uses like an antiseptic for healing wounds.. effective remedy to fight acne, skin rashes, sunburn, blemishes and premature aging.

some ways to use Red Sandalwood powder for skin –     

1. Use sandalwood powder and green tea mask to get rid of wrinkles and sun induced aging. Take 1 Table spoon of powder and enough green tea water to make a paste. It tightens the pores and the natural anti-oxidants help improve the signs of ageing.

2. Take enough red sandalwood powder, same quantity of cinnamon powder (dalchini) and make a paste with lemon juice. apply this to acne pronr areas to see miraculous healung and removal of acne overnight.

3 . take 2 teaspoon of sandalwood powder , ½ teaspoon honey , 2 drops of almond oil and bit of glycerin . Keep it on for 15 minutes.For oily skin, you may swap almond oil with jojoba oil and even add juice of quarter lemon. it will leave your skin fresh and radiant.

4. Make a paste using dried lemon peels powder, sandalwood powder, pinch of turmeric, curd and lemon juice. Excellent for removing tan, pigmentation, scars. apply and leave for 15 minutes then wash with plain water.

4. Make a paste of red sandalwood powder and rose water. Work well to calm down skin rashes and  pimples.

Green Tea : Beauty Recipes

1. Green tea face pack with oats and milk for Glowing Skin  :  Take some green tea leaves and add that to 3 teaspoonful of milk in a bowl.  add half teaspoonful of oats and keep it aside. After 5 minutes when oats become soft,  Mash them with fingers and apply gently on the face. Let it dry for 20 minutes and rinse with normal water.

2. Green Tea and cucumber juice for pore tightening :  Take half teaspoonful of green tea leaves and add it to half cup of boiling water.let it brew for 5 minutes and after that strain the green tea water.
Extract cucumber juice in a mixer and mix it with  green tea about the same amount. Apply this on the face and wait for 10 minutes. Wash off with plain water.

3. Sugar green tea face pack for exfoliation :  Take half teaspoonful of green tea and add one teaspoonful of honey and one teaspoonful of sugar into it. Mix them and use on the face to gently scrub in circular upward movements. Scrub for 2-3 minutes and then leave it as a face mask on the skin.
Wash after 20 minutes.

4. Neem and green tea face pack for acne on face :  Take half cup of water and put half teaspoonful of green tea leaves and 5-6 neem leaves or neem powder. Let it boil when it becomes reddish green with green tea. Stop boiling. Let it cool off and add a teaspoonful of multani mitti.
Here you will have to check the amount of multani mitti as we neem a paste of medium consistency so put multani mitti according to that. Apply on the clean face and wash after 20 minutes.

5. Green tea face pack with orange peel powder for oily skin : take half teaspoonful of green tea leaves and add the same quantity of orange peel powder. Add one teaspoonful of honey.
Mix and aaply to face and neck.  Wash after 20 minutes.

6. Milk cream and green tea face pack for dry skin :  Mix half teaspoonful of green tea leaves in one teaspoonful of milk cream. Mix them well and keep aside for 5 minutes. Mix it again and apply face. First massage this on face for 5 minutes and then leave for 20 minutes. Wash with normal water and see the glow on the face.

7. Besan, turmeric green tea face mask for fairness :  Take one teaspoonful of besan (gram flour) 2 pinches of turmeric and half teaspoonful of green tea leaves. Add milk to mix all these products to form a medium consistency paste. Use this face mask on the face and rinse after 15- 20 minutes.

8. Egg white and green tea face pack for lines and wrinkles : Take egg white and add some green tea leaves.
Mix it will and apply evenly on the face.
Wash when it gets dried after 20 minutes.

9. Green tea face pack with honey for glowing face :  Take less than one teaspoonful of green tea leaves and add one teaspoonful of honey.
Mix both of them and apply on the face as thick layer. Wash after 20 minutes. This can be tried 2 times in a week.

10. Green tea toning face pack for rejuvenated skin : Take half teaspoonful of green tea leaves and add one teaspoonful of orange juice.
Mix them and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Use it as face pack. Wait for 15 minutes and wash off.

Blackhead Removing Remedies

Black pepper – Take a big spoonful of curd and a small teaspoon of black  pepper powder. Mix it and applythis for 15 minutes then wash with cold water.

Toothpaste – Toothpaste is an effective blackhead and whitehead remover. Apply a thin paste to your infected areas and let it sit on your face for at least 25 minutes. You will probably feel a burning sensation when you apply the toothpaste, but this is normal and will pass. Once you remove the toothpaste, the top of your blackheads and whiteheads will disappear, but you still need to thoroughly wash your face to remove the buildup underneath. Repeat this home remedy every other day for two weeks.

Tomato – Tomatoes have natural antiseptic properties that dry up whiteheads and blackheads. Peel and mash a small tomato. Apply the tomato pulp to your blackheads and whiteheads before going to bed. Leave the tomato pulp on your face while you sleep and then wash your face in warm water in the morning.

Lemon -Wash your face in warm water. Then, squeeze the juice of one lemon into a bowl. Add in a pinch of salt and stir the mixture. Apply the mixture to your blackheads and whiteheads. Leave the mixture on for approximately 20 minutes and then wash your face with warm water again.

Cornstarch – Mix about a three-to-one cornstarch to vinegar ratio into a paste. Apply it to your problem areas and let sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Remove the paste with warm water and a washcloth.

Yogurt – Mix three tablespoons of plain yogurt with two tablespoons of oatmeal. Add one teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly and apply it to the effective area of the face. Let the mixture sit for five to seven minutes then rinse off with cold water.

Almond or oatmeal – Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with just enough rose water to make a spreadable paste. Apply it to your problem areas with your fingertips first and then apply it to the rest of your face. Let it set for about 15 minutes and then rinse your face with cold water.

Rice – Soak rice in milk for 5 hours and then grind this in a blender until it is paste-like in consistency. Use the paste as a scrub on affected areas of the

Fenugreek leaves – Crush some fenugreek leaves and mix with water to form a paste. Put this on the face for 15 minutes and then remove it. Do this every night to keep your face free of blackheads.

Coriander leaves – Mix some coriander leaves and a little turmeric powder with water and form a paste. Use this as a mask to eliminate blackheads.

Oatmeal -Grind oatmeal into a powder in a blender and then add some rose water. Use this on affected areas for 15 minutes and then wash it off with cold water.

Baking soda – Prepare a mixture of equal parts of baking soda and water and rub it onto your face or other body areas prone to blackheads. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

Honey – Spread honey on the affected area and remove it after 15 minutes.