Natural Home Remedies
Aloe vera: Benefits: Aloe vera can keep your skin clear and your hair dandruff-free and soft. It is antimicrobial in nature so it keeps your skin, hair and body free of unwanted bacterial growth and inhibits any infection. It also cleanses your stomach and clean tummy is proportional to clear skin.
Ways to use: Simply scoop out fresh aloe vera gel and mix it with lemon juice. Apply it on the face and wash off after 20 minutes. For Hair, apply the aloe vera gel directly on the scalp and hair and wash off after 2 hours. You may add little gel to warm water and consume it first thing in the morning to keep your stomach clean.
BAKING SODA REMEDIES: Benefits: Baking soda is a wonderful all-purpose ingredient. It cleans the scalp effectively, keeps skin clear by inhibiting bacterial growth and cleansing the pores and also keeps you odour-free.
Ways to use: To exfoliate the scalp and skin, simply make a paste of baking soda using water and gently massage for few minutes and wash off. Do the same on armpits and do not forget to spray apple cider vinegar after using baking soda to balance the pH.
Turmeric: Benefits: Turmeric is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature. It can soothe cold and cough symptoms and also treat acne and a number of skin problems. Its healing quality can be used to heal minor fresh wounds too. It can also sooth toothache and heal cavities overtime.
Ways to use: Drinking turmeric milk or golden milk before sleeping helps with cough and cold. For acne and other skin problems, simply make a paste of turmeric and milk and apply it on the skin. Wash off after 20 minutes. To heal wounds, simply sprinkle pure turmeric powder on the fresh wound and tie a bandage. To heal cavities and sooth toothache, apply turmeric powder on the tooth and gums and leave it overnight.
Garlic: Benefits: Garlic offers antibiotic and antiviral benefits that make antibacterial properties make garlic a wonderful treatment for cough and cold. It also soothes and heals oral thrush. If you have toothache, garlic can come to rescue as it has analgesic properties too.
Ways to use: Garlic tea can give you relief from cough and cold, let garlic simmer in water for 5 minutes and consume warm after straining. Apply garlic oil on oral thrush before bedtime and on the aching tooth too.
Ginger: Benefits: Ginger is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in nature which relieves cough and cold. It also inhibits bacterial growth in the stomach which makes a great medicine for stomach problems like in digestion and constipation.
Ways to use: Add ginger powder in your daily food to boost immunity. Add it in your tea to fight cold and cough. You may also simply let ginger powder simmer in water and consume warm after straining to relieve stomach problems. Natural herbal remedies using Ginger tea.
Honey: Benefits: Honey is great to treat a number of skin problems like psoriasis, acne, dry skin, minor wounds, burns, cuts etc. due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory nature. It also moisturizes the skin to heal dry patches and also is beneficial to hydrate and moisturize your hair and scalp. Its anti-inflammatory nature soothes cold and cough symptoms.
Ways to use: To use honey for skin problems, simply apply it topically and wash off after 10 minutes. You can also add 1 tablespoon honey to 1 mug full water and use it as a last hair rinse to reduce dandruff and add shine to your hair. Mix honey with little ginger powder and have it several times a day to get relief from cold and cough symptoms.
Lemons: Benefits: Lemons are acidic in nature which suits out skin and internal body pH and hence can be used for skin, hair and body. It is anti-microbial in nature that can be used to treat a number of ailments.
Ways to use: Put some lemon juice in warm water and drink it in the morning on empty stomach. You can also use lemon water as face mist to keep skin clear and hair rinse to make hair shiny and prevent dandruff.
Coconut oil: Benefits: Coconut oil is a great moisturizer due to essential fatty acids that lock in moisture and provide skin with nutrients. Its antimicrobial nature can keep your skin clear and squeaky clean. Also, it makes your hair thicker and keeps dandruff at bay.
Ways to use: Use coconut oil to massage face regularly to keep it soft, clear and free of any dry patches. Use this oil to massage your scalp and hair too and keep it overnight.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Benefits: Apple cider Vinegar is acidic just like lemons and can be used to keep skin clear, hair and scalp healthy and is also a fat burner.
Way to use: Drink diluted vinegar every morning to keep your weight in check. Apply concentrated vinegar on the skin as a toner using cotton ball to keep it clear and can be used as hair rinse to fight dandruff and balance