September 19th, 2013

Home Remedies for Fair Complexion

All over the world dusky complexion has gained respect. But this isn’t true for India. May be it is the hangover of our colonial days, but we aspire to gain fair complexion and this sentiment resonates through out the country. Given the length and the breadth of the country, it is but natural that the complexion of the people will respond to the varied geographical conditions. You will find more fair skinned people towards the north and the complexion takes a lovely brown tan as you move towards the south. While it is impossible to change the skin colour there are many remedies available in your kitchen which help your skin tan fade, lighten hyper pigmentation of your skin and will

September 12th, 2013

Treat Mouth Ulcers Naturally

Mouth ulcers are painful shallow ulcers on the lining of your mouth, inside your cheek and gums. Stress, poor oral hygiene, constipation, dietary imbalances can aggravate the ulcers. We have compiled effective home cures which can help the ulcers heal and ease away the pain. Sleep. Yes, you heard it right. Many sleepless nights can cause mouth ulcers and a good night rest can alleviate the pain and discomfort of mouth ulcers. Supplement Vitamin B. Mouth ulcers denote deficiency of B vitamins. Eat yoghurt to provide that. You can also have supplements of B vitamin. An interesting way is to have beer and swish it in your mouth around the ulcers. Users confirm relief. A spoonful of honey

July 11th, 2012

Outsmart Rain With Right Food

After the scorching heat in summer we long for the monsoon to arrive! But the rains also bring along with a cluster of infections, which can lead to food poisoning, diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, jaundice, dysentery, hepatitis A and E. People with an already compromised immunity such as the elderly, diabetic and those with hypertension are more prone to catching these infections. Therefore, it is extremely essential to take care of the food we eat and the water we drink. Here is the guide to eat right to breeze through monsoon. Read and follow the tips to stay well in monsoon. Foods to select Prefer eating Moong dal, especially the watery kind, is easy to digest. Add more of garlic,

January 16th, 2012

Top 15 Tips To Get Rid of Pimples

Who wants a zit on a flawless face? But, the zits have a will of their own. And where there is a will there is a way, which makes them pop on our faces time and again like undesirable guests. You can squeeze them, but that doesn’t work in the long run. It’s only going to cause scars and shove the bacteria deep down in the surface of your skin. So quit that idea and try some of our ideas. Though they sound zany they work. 1. Try aspirin. How about crushing a couple of aspirins and making a facemask with the help of rosewater and few drops of olive oil. Apply it on your face. Wash off later with warm water. Aspirin has salicylic acid which cleanses the debris of dead cells on your face.

August 24th, 2011

Manage Acidity Naturally

We have all suffered from it at some point or the other. Acidity is one of the most common problems faced by us. Our over-scheduled life style leads us to skip meals, wrong eating habits, and couple it with too much fondness for junk and spicy foods. These are the common reasons to cause acidity.  My Health Guardian  discusses acidity in detail with experts. Keep reading to know the causes, symptoms and best kept home remedies for treating acidity. What causes acidity? Acidity is triggered by the foods we eat and the kind of lifestyle we have,  tells Dr Arpit Jain, Consultant Internal Medicine, Artemis Hospital Gurgaon. Acid is produced in our stomach to help in digesting the food we

July 23rd, 2011

Mend Monsoon Maladies with Home Remedies

Come monsoon and viral fever, allergies, asthma, dandruff begin to affect us. However, there is a lot you can do at home to mend these monsoon maladies. My Health Guardian gets in touch with Dr. Preeti Chabbara, Ayurveda expert at Gangaram Hospital to know more about the home remedies. Common Cold From the sniffles and sneezes to a sore throat and annoying cough, the common cold usually catches up with us in one way or other during this weather. The following recipes can keep your cold at bay. • Black pepper (kali mirchi) is readily available in your kitchen. One to two grams of black pepper powder can be mixed with honey, which will be a good option for you to manage common cold. •

October 7th, 2010

Home Remedies for Pigmentation

Pigmentation is an excess of melanin deposit on your skin. The affected skin is of a darker shade and is a noticeable beauty flaw. Your dermatologist has several methods in his (her) armour to remove the pigmentation on your skin. But there are several tips that are tumbling right from the grandma’s kitchen to help you tide over the blemishes and flaws. Keep reading… 1. Papaya. Papaya is good for your eyesight, digestion and now it will help you acquire that even skin tone too. Mash overripe papaya and blend it with oatmeal powder. Wear it on your face and exposed body parts, where the skin tone is darker. Wash off with warm water after fifteen minutes. Use it thrice a week for at

July 20th, 2010

Home Remedies for Blocked Sinuses

Change of weather results in throbbing sinus headaches for many people resulting from sinusitis. Sinusitis is an infection of the paranasal sinuses that occur due to obstruction or bacterial growth. Among the many causes of such obstruction or congestion are common cold, allergies, certain medical conditions, and abnormalities in the nasal passages. Home Remedies to drain your sinuses— 1. Try inhaling steam to loosen the clogged mucous in your sinuses. You can also add drops of eucalyptus oil in the steaming hot water for faster relief. 2. Drink plenty of fluids and take rest to ease the discomforts of common cold. Water is the best fluid and helps lubricate the mucous membranes. 3. Hot

April 26th, 2010

Home Remedies for Heat Stroke

Heat stroke as the name suggests happens due to exposure in the summer heat. Heat stroke is always preceded by heat exhaustion and needs to be taken care of promptly. However, there are several remedies available naturally in our kitchen that can help prevent heat stroke. Keep reading… 1. Aam panna is a tried and tested antidote against heat stroke for people who have to stay outdoors because of their work compulsions. Pressure cook three four small mangoes with a cup of water for almost five to ten minutes. Allow it to stay for some time and open the cooker only when the mangoes cool down. Remove the skin of the mango and mash the pulp. Run it in a blender for couple of seconds with

April 13th, 2010

Prickly Heat

Summer has its share of skin woes. One of the commonest skin problems happening in this weather is prickly heat, which is a burning sensation and an uncontrollable urge to scratch the tiny, red, bumpy rashes on the surface of the skin. Prickly heat begins from neck but can affect other body parts too. Scientifically, it’s called miliaria rubra. It can happen to anyone but usually children are more prone to get it. Why prickly heat happens? Sweat is the body’s in-built cooling mechanism. Prickly heat happens when the sweat ducts get plugged due to bacteria or dead skin cells. This results in sweat being retained on the skin, which causes the rash. Now, you get it. To keep the

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