Sunflower oil is good for your skin thanks to its linoleic acid and vitamin E content. It acts as a protective barrier, preventing moisture loss and keeping skin hydrated. It can also improve the skin barrier function and help people with atopic dermatitis. It can help fight acne, aging, and suntans.
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Fish oil supplements are popular as a source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. However, they may have some unpleasant side effects that you don't know about. Mild side effects include digestive problems, flu-like symptoms, and rashes. More severe symptoms are anxiety, insomnia, arrhythmia, allergic reactions and blood thinning. They may also cause inflammation, oxidative stress, cancer, and decreased immunity.
Extra-virgin avocado oil has most of the benefits the fruit offers. The oleic acid in it moisturizes the skin, reduces signs of aging, and cures dandruff, acne, and psoriasis. Avocado's vitamin E also reduces damage from UV rays. Its carotenoids help relieve pain and inflammation, improve eye health, and prevent and treat cancer. Avocado oil is also a good choice for people who want to lose weight or have high cholesterol.
Knowing how to tackle kidney stones will help you effectively dissolve these before they get too large or travel too far into the urinary tract. The properties of apple cider vinegar work together to help soften, reduce the size, and dissolve your kidney stones, and also help flush out your kidney. Combine it with water, honey, lemon juice, or baking powder, or apply it as a poultice to the areas that are causing you pain in order to treat your kidney stones.
Vaginal itching and burning can be caused by an overgrowth of bacteria or yeast, a parasitic attack, or dryness of vaginal tissues due to a drop in estrogen. Yogurt, garlic, tea tree oil, boric acid, myrrh, and goldenseal have beneficial properties that can be useful in treating infections. You can also have soy, flax seeds, or licorice tea, use ashwagandha, or apply coconut or almond oil to tackle vaginal dryness.
Almond oil boosts immunity, improves bowel movement, stabilizes cholesterol and blood sugar, and keeps rectal cancer at bay. It softens and lightens skin and nourishes your hair. Apply it to your skin and hair or drizzle it over your salad or breakfast to benefit from this nutty panacea. You may also use it as a natural body sunblock (SPF 5).
Olive oil, especially the extra-virgin grade, is one of the healthiest cooking oils. It is rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) and antioxidants, which together reduce oxidation of cells, balance cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of strokes, manage diabetes, reduce pain and inflammation in arthritis, and may even prevent Alzheimer's and several types of cancer.
Coconut oil has beneficial medium chain fatty acids like lauric acid and capric acid which fight against acne-causing bacteria. The anti-inflammatory property of the oil also helps reduce the swelling and redness linked with acne. Coconut oil also enhances the lipid layer in the skin which serves as a protection against external pollutants. It can also maintain the skin's pH balance. Apply a thin layer on the skin and wipe off after 30 mins.
You don't have to chop off your hair to remove split ends. Here are a few natural home remedies to deal with it. Coconut oil, avocado, olive oil, and shea butter can moisturize split ends. The proteins in milk, yogurt, and beer; the antioxidants in bananas and vitamin E oil; and honey work at locking in the moisture.
Often caused by seasonal allergies, sinus congestion can make it difficult for you to breathe or sleep. To make your own sinus relief essential oil blend - add 70 drops eucalyptus oil, 10 drops each of rosemary verbenon, peppermint, and tea tree oil to a 5ml euro dropper bottle and mix well. For best results, use the blend (1-3 drops) as a respiratory steam.
Olive oil is not just beneficial for your heart, it also helps your hair. The antioxidants fight free radical damage to the hair follicles and prevents premature graying and hair loss, while the fatty acids in the oil keep hair soft and moist. Olive oil can also protect your hair against sun damage. You may also use it to kill lice.
Everyone desires beautiful, clear skin, but dark spots can easily appear as a result of the overproduction of a pigment called melanin. The overproduction of melanin is known as hyperpigmentation which can be caused by acne, pimples, sun damage, age, hormonal imbalances, bruises, etc. Surface pigmentation is easier to get rid[.....]
Did you know that Ayurveda has skin care remedies to match any commercially available cosmetics from the 21st century? These natural treatments are gentle on the skin and nourish the body, helping skin heal and replenish itself, keeping it looking supple and youthful, and slowing aging. So why not rustle up a homemade exfoliating powder or a nourishing fruit cream or face pack instead of using something out of a jar?
With its special fats, coconut oil can keep a tab on your weight and cholesterol levels. It aids thyroid function and protects nerve cells. High in lauric acid, this antimicrobial, antioxidant oil hydrates and heals the skin. It also reverses hair damage. It helps premature babies absorb fat and minerals and menopausal women improve bone volume. Use it topically or in cooking and try oil pulling with it to reduce plaque, cavities, and gingivitis.
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