Monday, May 27, 2019

Home remedy Part 4: 6 super benefits of Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is known for treating skin diseases for years. It is very beneficial for tropical use and intake as a supplement.

History of Aloe Vera:
Its common names are lily of the desert, burn plant and elephant’s gall. The origin of this plant is believed to be in Sudan and has been used for more than 6,000 years. It grows best in warm and dry climates and is densely found in India, Africa, and other arid zones.

Aloe Vera is consumed as juice or used in a number of medicines. Famous personality Swami Ramdevji earned huge popularity by explaining uses of Aloe Vera and Bottle gourd.

Today we will discuss some of its main benefits:

1. Organic healthy compounds 
Aloe Vera leaves contains mainly gel-like water full of plant compound. Those compounds are full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and anti oxidants.

2. Reduces Sun tan
Aloe Vera is very useful for skin. Its regular application on skin reduces skin tan. What's more, you can use the leaves directly or add other de-tan agents like lemon, turmeric, Fuller's earth (multani mitti ;) to make your home made face pack. Only effects and no side effect.

3. Heals skin burns
As Aloe Vera leaves mostly contains water and its compound being good for skin, it is very effective in recovering skin burns. Apply the gel like substance until you are fully recovered.

4. Good against constipation
Aloe Vera leaves contains latex which is very useful for treating constipation. However, studies in USA prevails that it is not good to use regularly.

5. Boost immunity
Aloe Vera juice or beverages containing aloe Vera helps detoxifying body. This in turn increase body cell health. Healthy body cells means higher level of immunity. It is that simple!

6. Taps blood sugar and bad cholesterol level
Medicines containing Aloe Vera are known to reduces sugar level and triglycerides (Bad cholesterol).

To summarize, Aloe Vera is a all rounder plant. It helps keep your heart(by reducing triglycerides), immunity and skin in good shape while also reducing sugar levels. Not to mention, these disease are very dreadful, yet common.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Home remedy Part 3: Walnut - include this super nut in daily diet.

Walnut (Hindi – Akhrot) is from family of dry fruits with special powers. While many nuts have few benefits, the benefits from walnuts are more than enough. You will be convinced once you read this article fully. Surely, you will include it in daily diets. 

What’s more beneficial is that if you eat only 2-4 walnuts a day is enough to keep you strong and health.

Important: If you are living in tropical regions and/or when temperature is usually more than 40 degrees, you can infuse/soak walnuts in water in night and eat them next morning(like you do for almonds!!!)
Water soaked Walnuts

Let’s go through the benefits:

  • High level of Antioxidants increases immunity -  Walnut has highest level of antioxidants in entire nuts family. This keeps you energetic all day and immune against diseases.
  • Rich in Omega-3. – It is the best vegetarian diet rich in Omega 3. Omega 3 is best and essential for your heart health.
  • Reduces bad cholesterol – Again good for heart, walnut prevents damage of bad cholesterol LDL.
  • May Help Lower Blood Pressure – Cannot emphasis more due to benefits explained in above two points.
  • Can increase intellect level or Brain Function – Not only it looks like brain but it has direct relation with improvement of brain cells and tissue. So, it very helpful for maintaining overall brain health, improving learning skills and memory, stimulate sleep as well as keeping anxiety at bay.
  • Shield against Cancers – Walnut can prevent cancers which may include breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. phew!!
  • Diabetes and Weight Control. - eating walnuts may help control blood sugar by mechanisms beyond their influence on weight control. It controls your appetite so that you feel less hungry thereby, avoiding unnecessary food intake due to craving.
  • For glowing skin and hair – Walnut contains Vitamin B and E which helps your skin moisturized, glowing, prevents from aging. Walnut oil reduces dark circles and face-pack improves glow on your skin. It has positive impact on hair and helps reduce dandruff. Do not underrate the aging part though.
  • Male sperms and reproductive health – Walnut is known to increase sperm counts and sperm life. further, it helps to increase size of male reproductive organ. Both these benefits helps healthier sex life and quicker pregnancy to females.
Walnut on tree, ready to be plucked

Serious Side-Effects

Allergic ReactionsIf you are allergic to walnuts then do not intake walnut despite the numerous benefits explained above. This may prove fatal if you are allergic to walnut. 

Black walnut – Black walnut is dietary supplement and should not be consumed normally unless prescribed. The health benefits and reaction to medication varies largely with black walnut. So these should be consumed in consultation with a doctor only. Brown walnut can be taken daily unless allergic.

Black Walnut

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