Besides brewing a refreshing cup of tea, a tea bag can also be used topically as a tincture or poultice for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, baggy eyes, or as a mild astringent to tone your skin. Studies suggest that applying warm tea bags to canker sores, pus-filled pimples or boils can help them drain, heal speedily. Thanks to their ability to reduce inflammation, relieve pain.
Witch hazel may not be as ubiquitous as aloe vera, but it may just be better than you'd imagined! This antibacterial, anti-inflammatory herbal remedy can be used topically not only to treat acne, eczema, but to heal minor burns and bruises too. In addition, for those with hemorrhoids, sunburn, or insect bites, witch hazel can also help ease itchiness and swelling.
The blood differential test is used to check the number and/or percentage of each type of white blood cell (WBC) that is present in a person's sample of blood. An abnormal increase in one type of WBC and consequent percentage decrease in other types can aid in diagnosing (and monitoring!) an underlying infection or health conditions like anemia, leukemia.
Vitamin K2 is an essential nutrient that is often overlooked. Now, scientists have come up with a few findings that could correct the knowledge deficit regarding vitamin K2. Vitamin K is best known for its essential role in blood clotting. It consists of a group of essential fat-soluble vitamins. It is[.....]
Testicular pain, migrating to the groin and lower abdomen or vice-versa, can have a number of different causes including - direct physical injury, testicular torsion (a medical emergency!), kidney stones, and STDs or bacterial infections. For a quick fix, a soak in warm water mineralized with epsom salts or applying ice packs to the scrotum may help.
Cherries, both sweet and sour, have many health benefits. They are rich in anthocyanins, a special kind of flavonoids that give them an edge over other fruits in fighting a host of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation. Cherries are also found to be good in boosting brain health because of anthocyanins exhibiting anti-neurodegenerative properties. Cherries contain melatonin in a higher amount than that is found in human blood, promising better sleep.
Dip a clean cotton swab in lemon/basil juice, or neem oil+coconut oil; apply to the affected area. Expose your pimple to steam to unclog the pores or press an ice pack to ease swelling and redness. Apply brewed green tea leaves or a mix of turmeric powder, water, yogurt for the inflammation to subside. Avoid using lip gloss or lip balms and never pick at the zit!
Aloe vera also known as the First Aid plant has innumerable properties that help keep the body healthy both internally and externally. Here are some benefits of consuming aloe vera juice.
Aging weakens bones and decreases their biomechanical strength. Withaferin A in ashwagandha raises the number of cells that synthesize bone and hikes the bone mineral density by helping form new bones and inhibiting the breakdown of bones and the re-absorption of their minerals into blood. Thus, it promotes bone healing after injury and assists in the repair of osteoporotic bones.
Except for the essential amino acid glutamine in it that may help with weight loss, bone broth doesn’t have many health benefits. But there are ways to make your broth bowl healthier, adding some meat to it being one. You can also have the broth before a meal so you feel satiated faster which will stop you from overindulging.
It’s easy to dismiss a double chin as a sign of someone being fat or careless about their diet. But if you’ve experienced it first hand and know it isn’t your lifestyle that’s to blame, it's time to look elsewhere. It could be a symptom of a more deep-seated health condition, one that you can treat if you know what is causing it.
Skipping meals or going on a detox that requires you to stick to just water for a day or two may seem like a good idea. But what happens to your body when you skip a meal? Is it all good? Whether your goal is weight loss or a “cleanse,” here’s how going without any food for long stretches feels on the inside.
A typical avocado contains: fatty acids that show anti-cancer effects, lower cholesterol, and protect your heart and liver; a sugar that regulates blood sugar; carbs that are actually 79% fibers and prevent heart disease, reduce inflammation, and regulate appetite; vitamins that help everything from immunity to healthy pregnancy; and plant chemicals like carotenoids that help the body absorb antioxidants.
A gorgeous pair of chandelier earrings can oomph up a dress and transform you from plain Jane to diva in an instant. Having your ears pierced adds another dimension to your look, but you need to be sure you’re doing it right. A little extra care can go a long way when it comes to the delicate process of getting pierced ears.
Bell's Palsy (facial paralysis) caused as a side effect of herpes virus infection and nerve inflammation. 80% patients recover naturally within 6 months. Physiotherapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, ayurveda therapies - abhyanga, mridu swedana and nasya help speed up nerve repair. Herbs like garlic, mustard, clove, blackgram and castor are also effective.
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