February 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

Pimples are considered to be a common problem amongst youngsters, teenagers and even in adults. Although several cosmetic chemical based formulations claim to be effective in treating pimples and acne, resorting to ayurvedic treatment for pimples is the safest. Considering that your skin is already suffering from skin disorders, you might not want to aggravate the problem with the usage of unsafe chemicals.

Ayurveda treats the entire body and any of its problems using natural remedies. Its holistic approach may make its skin remedies easy and natural alternatives to over-the-counter creams and ointments. Let’s look at some of the ways to use these remedies to get rid of pimples.

These simple home remedies for pimples and acne can work wonders on the skin providing you with a fresh and beautiful skin.

  • Rub an ice cube over the affected area for some time. Reduces pimples and also gives a glowy skin. Smoothens skin. Cheapest method and effortless.
  • Lime juice improves the texture of skin and lightens the marks.

Note: Lemon juice should not be applied with hands. You should soak cotton balls in lemon juice and apply on the affected area.

  • Cucumber juice lessens the pimple marks. They also calms the itching feeling on the skin. Leave the juice on the affected areas for 30 mins such that it will soak as much juice as possible.
  • Raw tomato pulp can be used directly rubbed on the pimples . It lessens the marks too. Leave this for an hour. After that wash with warm water and wipe with a soft towel.
  • Apply a paste made from one teaspoon of cumin seeds. Remove after one hour
  • Crushed basil leaves are effective measure. Apply on affected part and leave it for 30 mins. Wash and dry with soft towel.
  • Application of cucumber juice mixed with juices of carrot or lettuce is an excellent home remedy for pimples.
  • Apply paste made by mixing together a half teaspoon of ground cinnamon with one tablespoon of honey.. Apply the paste to the areas that need it before you go to bed and then rinse off the dried paste in the mornings. Honey has antibacterial properties and may also speed up healing.
  • Mix together one teaspoon of turmeric with mint juice. You should only use enough mint juice to form a paste with a creamy consistency. Apply the paste on the affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes. Gently clean off the paste using cool water. Turmeric has been used as part of Indian home remedies for acne for some time, and its antiseptic properties may also help to dry out pimples.

All with little patience and effort you can acquire a skin you have hoped for.You deserve the best and to get the best of it you need to strive for it. By donating a little time for yourself you can become beautiful and confident to face the world. Numerous strategies and ayurvedic tips can be followed to get results without investing too much money.




September 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that is indigenious to and widely practiced in India.The word Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term meaning “science of life”. AYU means “life” and VEDA is “book of knowledge”. Ayurveda was first recorded in the Vedas, the world’s oldest existing literature. This healing system has been practiced in daily life in India for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda is the science of life which balance us in being healthy.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to tropical South Asia . Although turmeric has long been appreciated for its culinary and medicinal value in India, it is only recently that western scientists have recognized this ancient spice for more than just its organoleptic qualities.

In India turmeric is very auspicious and considered to give the energy of the divine mother and grants prosperity. Since ages turmeric was valued for its medicinal properties and extensively used due to its availability. It is popularly used as a dye.

The benefits of turmeric:

  • Turmeric is an excellent natural antibiotic while at the same time it strengthens digestion and helps improve intestinal flora.
  • It is a good anti-bacterial for those chronically weak or ill.
  • It not only purifies the blood, but also warms it and stimulates formation of new blood tissue.
  • It is effective for cleansing the chakras (nadi-shodhana), purifying the channels of the subtle body.
  • It helps stretch the ligaments and is, therefore, good for the practice of yoga.
  • Turmeric promotes proper metabolism in the body, correcting both excesses and deficiencies. It aids in the digestion of protein.
  • Externally, it can be used with honey for sprains, strains, bruise or itch. It is tonic to the skin, for which purpose it can be taken internally as a milk decoction.
  • Turmeric is aromatic and a stimulant and has many helpful functions. It is bitter, slightly pungent and a good blood purifier, and works as a tonic to aid digestion and relieve congestion.
  • It has a soothing action on respiratory ailments such as cough and asthma.
  • It also is anti-arthritic and acts as a natural anti-bacterial.
  • Turmeric may be added to high-protein food to assist digestion and prevent the formation of gas. It is effectively used to maintain the flora of the large intestine.
  • It is used to treat obesity and high cholesterol and to stimulate digestion.
  • It aids in the digestion of protein.
  • Externally, it can be used with honey for sprains, strains, bruise or itch.
  • It is tonic to the skin, for which purpose it can be taken internally as a milk.

Turmeric contains a variety of bioactive substances called curcuminoids. The most active component is curcumin, an orange-yellow volatile oil. Curcuminoids have a number of beneficial properties:

1) good antioxidant activity, comparing well with vitamin C, vitamin E and superoxide dismutase;

2) anti-inflammatory activity that is comparable to steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs

3) anticancer properties influencing all the steps of cancer formation: initiation, promotion, and progression

4) protects the cardiovascular system by lowering serum cholesterol and inhibiting platelet aggregation;

5) protects the liver by several mechanisms;

6) in vitro and in vivo studies show curcuminoids can help with HIV in a number of ways, including acting as biological response modifiers

In most homes India, the Friday oil bath routines with the application of Haldi is almost sacrosanct with the South Indian women, resulting in beautiful skin, and hairless bodies!  In fact, in South India, it is considered very auspicious and therefore, is the first item on the grocery list.

In many North and South Indian traditional wedding ceremonies, haldi is applied to both, the groom and the bride, not only to make them look good with fresh glowing skins, but to ward off the evil eye. It is considered by the Hindus as a symbol of prosperity and as a cleansing herb for the whole body.

During ceremonies., pieces of crushed roots mixed with seawater are sprinkled to remove the negative influences from places, persons and things.

The healing properties of turmeric have made it a most sought after ingredient in cosmetics and drugs, as the leaf oil and extract can also be used as sunscreens and bio-pesticides.