Archive for September 23rd, 2014

Pistachios contains good fats


Pistachios contains good fats, fibre, potassium and antioxidants. They improve neural control of the heart. It is good for people with diabetes who are high risk of heart disease.

Fenugreek is a spice with high medicinal value


Fenugreek  is a spice with high medicinal value. Its seeds are rich in protein, which encourages healthy hair growth and help warding off dandruff. It also has high concentration of lecithin, a coumpond that helps make your hair strong, smooth abd soft. Soak fenugreek seed overnight and blend them to make smooth paste.
Apply the paste on your hair and leave it for about 30 mns and wash off using a mild shampoo.

Muskmelons rich source of dietary fibre


Muskmelons – are a rich source of dietary fibre, water, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients, which makes them a great snack in between meals.
They are filling yet have very low amounts of calorie and thus, aid in weight loss goal.

Garlic has multiple health benefits


Garlic has multiple health benefits. Sulphur compounds found in garlic activates liver enzymes.It also contains a substance known as allicin, which has anti-bacterial,
anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-protozoan properities. It also helps to remove free radicals from the body.

Guava rich source of Vitamin B3 and B6


Guava – is a rich source of Vitamin B3 and B6, in addition to being a source of antioxidants.
Vitamin B3 increases blood flow and stimulates cognitive function.
Vitamin B6 is a nutrient for the brain and aids in nerve function.

Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Dandruff

1. Indian Lilac

  • Boil a handful of neem leaves in four cups of water.
  • Cool and strain the solution.
  • Use this decoction as a hair rinse twice or three times a week.

2. Coconut Oil

  • Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it.
  • Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes.
  • Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes.
  • Follow this remedy two to three times a week.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
  • Add an equal amount of water and 15-20 drops of tea tree oil in it.
  • Apply it onto your scalp and massage. Rinse your hair after a few minutes.Follow this natural treatment twice or three times a week.

4. Baking Soda

  • Wet your hair and rub some baking soda onto your scalp. After some time, rinse your hair well with water. Do not shampoo your hair for a while after this treatment.
  • Alternatively, you can add some baking soda to your shampoo when you wash your hair.

5. White Vinegar

  •  Mix one part vinegar with three parts water. Use the mixture to wash your hair and then rinse it out with water.
  • You can also apply vinegar directly onto your hair, wrap it with a towel and leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash your hair.

6. Olive Oil

  • Simply heat some extra virgin olive oil until it is slightly warm. Massage it onto your scalp and then wrap your hair in a towel for half an hour.
  • Brush your hair thoroughly to remove the dry flakes and then wash your hair.

7. Fenugreek Seeds

  • Soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning, grind them into a fine paste.
  • Apply the paste all over your scalp and leave it in for a few hours. Then wash your hair well with a mild shampoo. After rinsing out the shampoo, use the water in which you soaked the seeds as a final rinse.
  • Do this twice a week in cases of severe dandruff.

8. Aloe Vera

  • Apply fresh aloe vera juice or aloe vera gel to your hair just a few minutes before taking a shower. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
  • Repeat this remedy at least twice a day.

9. Thyme

  • Mix four tablespoons of dried thyme in two cups of water and boil it for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain the solution and allow it to cool down.
  • Massage some of the solution onto your scalp thoroughly. Let it soak in for five minutes then repeat the process a second time.
  • Wait at least two to three hours before washing your hair.

10. Aspirin

  • Crush two aspirins to a fine powder and mix it with an equal amount of shampoo. Wash your hair with the mixture, massaging it onto your scalp. Leave it in for a few minutes and then rinse your hair well.
  • Alternatively, crush three aspirins and dissolve the powder in one tablespoon of vinegar. Massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave it in for half an hour and then wash your hair thoroughly.

Just like aspirin, Listerine can also be used to treat dandruff due to its alcohol and herbal oil content. Just use Listerine to rinse your hair once in a week.