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.
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.
Made exclusively with vegetable oils, castile soap is oft-touted for its versatility and eco-friendliness. It not only offers you a nourishing body wash from head-to-toe, but can be a fuss-free replacement for your laundry and dish soap too. You can also use castile soap (unscented!) as a pet shampoo, and to help clear congestion when mixed to a bowl of steamy hot water.
If you want the health benefits associated with olive oil, choose extra-virgin or virgin olive oil. You can use both as cooking oil. Refined and pure olive oil are not as healthy since they do not contain the beneficial antioxidants, though because of the monounsaturated fats, they may be a better choice over other refined vegetable oils. Avoid light olive oil and olive-pomace oil.
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.
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.
Contrary to popular belief, extra-virgin olive oil is a better cooking oil than most vegetable oils. It is more heat-stable and less prone to oxidation because of a high MUFA and antioxidant content. It also has a high enough smoke point. But since some of its antioxidants are lost during prolonged heating, use extra-virgin and virgin olive oil to saute and poach rather than to sear or deep fry.
Fenugreek seeds contain lecithin, nicotinic acid, and amino acids that build hair follicles, strengthening your hair root to tip and imparting a natural shine. Antioxidant-rich olive oil conditions your hair and repairs chemical damage. Mix 2 tbsp of dried, finely ground fenugreek seeds and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Apply this on your hair and scalp. Rinse off with warm water after 10 min.
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