Remedies for Beauty Care
are some simple 'secrets' to achieve a naturally beautiful skin.
Acne and Pimples:
- A paste made
from one teaspoon each of sandalwood powder and turmeric mixed with milk, is
very good. A paste of nutmeg and water is also beneficial.
- Half a cup of
Aloe Vera pulp can be taken internally (Do not take internally if pregnant)
or applied externally to the skin. It should be taken for twice a day.
- Before going to
bed, wash the face thoroughly and then apply a paste of 1 tsp coriander
juice mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder.
- For pimples,
apply a paste made from one teaspoon of cumin seeds. Remove after one hour.
- A paste of fresh
fenugreek leaves is to be applied and washed off with warm water before
going to bed. This prevents pimples.
- Grind five
almonds and mix with 1 teaspoon of fresh milk cream and a few drops of lemon
juice. Apply this paste to the face and neck. Leave on for about fifteen
- Apply papaya
juice, or mashed papaya, to the affected areas.
- Grind equal
amounts of sesame seeds and turmeric in a small quantity of water and apply
to the face or discolored skin.
- Make a paste
from holy basil (Tulasi) leaves and water to use on the affected skin
the face with ghee, almond oil or coconut oil before going to bed.
grated cucumber in a face pack.
fresh aloe Vera gel to the skin.
Add 1 teaspoon
of camphor to half a cup of coconut or Neem oil. Store it in glass
container. Massage this oil into the scalp before bed. Wash with warm water
after three to four hours or leave overnight.
Mix 1 teaspoon
of castor, mustard and coconut oil each and massage into the scalp. Wash
with warm water after three to four hours or leave overnight.
Mix one part of
lemon juice with two parts of coconut oil. Massage into the roots of the
hair regularly. Wash with warm water after three to four hours or leave
Loss and Balding: Remedies
- The first step
is to locate the root cause in your diet or lifestyle that may be increasing
the Pitta Dosha. Once you locate it, try to give up or at least reduce the
diet, habit, or activity responsible for increasing Pitta.
- Always use a
natural shampoo or soap to clean the hair. As most soaps and shampoos have
chemicals, they might be the cause of your problem. Usually the chemicals
have a heating effect which increases Pitta locally. Amala (embilica
officinalis), Shikakai (Acacia concinna) and Ritha (Sapindus
mukorossi) are very
commonly used in India for washing the hair.
- Oiling and
massaging of scalp is very beneficial for stopping the hair loss. Use
coconut oil, sesame oil or mustard oil at least three times in a week.
Certain medicated oils like 'Mahabhringraj oil', 'Amala oil', and 'Japakusum
oil' are very useful. Put oil on the scalp, and massage gently in the roots
of the hair.
- The person
should maintain a regular bowel movement everyday. In case of constipation,
a mild natural laxative can be taken. Triphala, an Ayurvedic herbal powder,
is also useful.
- The diet should
contain more green leafy vegetables, salads, milk, fruits and sprouts. Take
more proteins, milk, buttermilk, yeast, wheat germ, soybean and vitamin A.
- Regular physical
exercise is very beneficial as it helps in balancing the aggravated doshas.
- A special
Ayurvedic preparation made from Bhringraj (Eclipta elba), Amala (Emblica
officinalis), Praval pisti (Ayurvedically prepared corals), Lauha Bhasma (Ayurvedically
prepared iron) and black sesame seeds are very useful, and even stops the
graying of hair.
- Rub your scalp
vigorously after washing the hair. It increases the blood circulation, and
activates the sebaceous glands.
- A mixture of
lettuce and spinach juice is good to drink to induce hair growth. The juice
of alfalfa mixed with that of carrot, and lettuce juice is also good to
application of coconut oil mixed with lime juice on the hair is also
beneficial. Applying juice of green coriander leaves on the head is also
- Washing the hair
with a paste of cooked Urad dal (black beans) and fenugreek (methi) 2-3
times a week, is also good.
- A paste of
licorice made by grinding it in milk can be applied in the bald patches. It
induces hair growth. A paste of seeds of lemon and black pepper may also be
applied on the bald patches.
graying of hair
- Apply a paste
made from 2 tsp. henna powder, 1 tsp curd, 1 tsp fenugreek seed powder, 1
tbsp coffee, 2 tbsp mint juice and 2 tbsp basil juice. Apply this paste to
the hair for two hours. For a darker color, leave this paste in for 3 to 4
hours. Wash hair with any natural shampoo.
- Grate some fresh
ginger. Mix with honey and place it in a jar. Eat 1 tea spoon everyday.
1 teaspoon of camphor to half a cup of coconut oil and store it in glass
container. Massage this oil into the scalp before bed.
some jasmine roots with lime juice. Wash the hair and scalp with it.
seeds, sunflower seeds, dairy products, nuts, dried fruit and dark green leafy
vegetables encourage healthy nail growth.
To make the hands soft and nourish the
nails, apply a cream of almond oil and honey and leave it on overnight.
the feet each night with oil is relaxing and keeps them soft and supple. In
winter warm oil can be used with sesame or mustard oil. In summer coconut oil
provides a cooling effect.
- The sap from a
marigold stem, milky juice from green figs or papaya juice is all good
remedies. Apply to the affected area frequently.
slice of lemon can be placed on the corn and bandaged in place overnight.
- Take about three
tablespoons of bees wax and mix teaspoonful sesame oil in it. Warm it a
little and apply on the affected areas.
- Use warm sesame
oil or ghee on the affected areas.
a mixture of 1 teaspoon of mango tree sap and 1 tablespoon water to the
prevent eye form damage its care is very necessary. It is best to avoid poor
light when reading or using computers or watching television for long hours.
Very intense light or using very hot or very cold water on the face and head is
also not healthy for the eyes.
Applying few drops of almond, coconut or sesame
oil around the eyes prevents dark circles.
or dull eyes
a few drops of honey, ghee or sesame oil in the eyes.
1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds in 1 cup of water until it reduces to half.
Cool and strain and use as eye drops.
the feet in warm water and massage with oil.
or blood shot eyes
3 drops of rose water in the eyes.
a cotton pad in rose water, milk or aloe vera juice and apply to closed eyes
for 10-20 minutes while lying down comfortably.
- Place a slice of
cucumber on each eye for some time.
2 or 3 figs and 1 tablespoon of raisins in 1 cup of milk. Drink each
- Grind about half
a cup each of almonds, raw sugar and anis seeds. Divide into 40 doses and
take one each day with a cup of warm milk.
- Meditate daily
while concentrating on the flame of a candle.
- Rinse the eyes
with water daily. Give rest to the eyes if working for long periods in
between the work.
some cardamom seeds with 1 tablespoon of honey. Eat daily.
aloe Vera gel, or ginger and lemon juice, also helps improve digestion.
the mouth with a decoction of mint, or chewing parsley or basil leaves can
eating it is necessary to rinse and gargle to remove food particles that may be
stuck between teeth.
Eating hard, crunchy fruits and vegetables (Apples,
carrots) is good for the teeth.
For discolored teeth use salt mixed with lime or
lemon juice to brush the teeth.
To ease toothache, apply a couple of drops of
cinnamon or clove oil to the base of the aching tooth
fruits (oranges, grapefruit, Amla, lemon and lime), guavas or pomegranates
should be included in the diet to ensure healthy gums as these fruits contain
large quantities of vitamin C. Massaging the gums daily with a mixture of salt,
black pepper and sesame oil is also beneficial.
The internal conditions of the digestive system is reflected by the tongue.
According to Ayurveda the condition of coating on the tongue determines physical
disorders that may be present while a mucus like coating on the tongue
demonstrates the presence of Ama (a toxic byproduct of poor digestion or
improper eating habits).
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