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14 Facts That Make Lemons Fit for Health

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The following 14 facts make lemons, with their rich taste, high vitamin C, antioxidants, B-vitamins, calcium and more, just what you need to pep up your life:

1.Lemons restore your body’s pH levels
Your body can be thrown into turmoil by the junk food, stress, lack of exercise, pollution and other toxins in today’s existence. Despite their acidity, the nutrient content of lemons is alkaline-forming, thereby helping to make your body better resistant to several threats to yourhealth. All you need to start your day in a healthy way is a cup of warm water with some lemon squeezed into it.

2.Lemons help your digestion process
Because lemons are very antibacterial, they destroy your body’s bad bacteria and allow the good bacteria to flourish. This helps such problems as constipation and indigestion. To help stimulate peristalsis and produce stomach acids that start the digestion process, you only…

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4 Homemade Natural Facial Cleansers

There are 3 steps to get radiant skin, they are cleaning, toning and moisturizing..

So the first and most important step to get beautiful and radiant skin in cleaning. We normally wash our face with face wash or cleansers that we get in stores. However we are already exposing our skin to so much of pollution. This makes our skin rough and dull.. And then we use other chemicals to clean our face…

We can not avoid our exposure to pollution, but we can definitely avoid use of chemicals to clean our face. Here are 4 best and simple natural facial cleansers. I was using Cetaphil cleanser, but it contains petroleum so I started using following cleansers for my skin. These does not contain ingredients that are in Cetaphil, however are really effective and chemical free.

1. Yogurt and honey cleanser: This is the best cleanser for sensitive skin and you can store this in refrigerator for few days.Yogurt contains lactic acid which exfoliates skin without damaging skin. Honey has antiseptic properties and it smooths skin naturally.

 

Yogurt and honey cleanser

Yogurt and honey cleanser

Recipe: Mix 1 tablespoon yogurt  and 1 tspoon of honey. take small amount and massage gently on face. Then wash with warm water and pat dry with napkin. This will leave your skin soft and supple.

2. Bengal gram flour and milk: Bengal gram is used for skin care traditionally. This recipe is best for dry to normal skin. Just mix gram flour with milk to make paste and apply on face. You can also add turmeric powder, it will give nice glow to your skin. Massage gently and wash off. You can also add yogurt instead of milk to make paste.

Gram flour and milk cleanser

Gram flour and milk cleanser

3. Yogurt and lemon juice: As I said yogurt has lactic acid, and lemon has citric acid. Lemon is always used for cleansing purpose. Add 1 tspoon lemon juice to 1 tablespoon yogurt. Mix well and apply on face. Massage for 2-3 minutes and wash with warm water. This cleanser is best for oily skin.

Yogurt and Lemon Juice Cleanser

Yogurt and Lemon Juice Cleanser

4. Oil and honey cleanser: This is best for all skin types, even for sensitive skin. You can store this in bottle and use it anywhere anytime.

Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoon baby oil (I used johnson baby oil)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 tspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

Mix everything in bowl and whip using blender. And your face cleanser is ready to use.Take small amount on your palm and massage on face for 2 minutes and then clean. Tap dry your face with napkin.

Oil Cleanser

Oil Cleanser

Benefits:  

  • This recipe has oil which moisturizes and cleans skin.
  • Honey has antibacterial properties
  • Baking powder exfoliates skin
  • and Aloe vera gel smooths skin.

Note: You can also use coconut oil or olive oil instead of baby oil.

 

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Homemade Cough Syrup: Must For Monsoon

As climate is changing, I can see lot of my friends,relative having dry cough, cold etc. Many of us try home remedies and others go to doctors and have antibiotics. I am not against antibiotics, however I prefer home remedies along with antibiotics. These remedies increase our immune power and helps us to combat infections in much better way. Once of such remedies is this cough syrup.

This is not like normal cough syrups we get at drugstore. This syrup should be consumed when it is hot. You can have 2-3 tablespoons if you want and then store in refrigerator for 2-3 days.

This homemade syrup contains ginger which is good for cough. The medicinal components of ginger are its essential oils, antioxidants and oleoresin. Oleoresin, in fact, is known for is antitussive abilities, meaning that it can relieve and suppress coughing.

 

Homemade cough syrup

Homemade cough syrup with ginger, pepper and lemon

 

Recipe:

  1. 1 inch piece of ginger (grated)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon black paper powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon jaggery (optional)
  5. salt as per taste
  6. 2 cups of water

Mix all the ingredients together in a container and boil it till water content reduces to half.

Turn of the burner. You can have 2-3 tablespoons of it immediately or you can store it and have it as required.

Note: Do not store this liquid for more than 2 days.. It will lose its effect. And make sure you heat it before having it.