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.




February 1, 2013 by  
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Graviola fruit is also known as Soursop or Guanabana. The evergreen tree is native to tropical regions of the world. The fruit is prickly green and is enriched to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells.

Scientific Name of graviola is Anona Muricata Linn. The white pulp of the fruit is eaten when ripe, can be consumed in the form of juices too. The ripened fruit pulp is used for making desserts, when combined with sugar adds taste. Unripe fruit is cooked along with meat.

ayurveda health benefitsGraviola is prominently known for being a cancer remedy in the following ways:

  • Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
  • Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
  • Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
  • Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life
  • Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.

The biggest advantage is that unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!

The other health benefits of the fruit are :

  • broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections,
  • Graviola is an anthelmintic . It is effective against internal parasites and worms,
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.
  • Used as an astringent. Reduces bleeding from minor abrasions and cuts.

Soursop or Graviola fruit is packed with vitamins and other healthy ingredients. These include:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B 1
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Healthy fats
  • Protein
  • Healthy carbohydrates

natural health benefits of fruitIn addition, soursop fruit is cholesterol free and low in calories, making it an ideal snack or flavorful addition to a dessert.

Caution: Restrict the quantity of fruit intake as large quantities may cause indigestion.

The entire tree is having medicinal properties. There are no scientific evidence to support the claim. Some of the traditional treatments of graviola fruit and tree that has been in use for centuries are:

  • Graviola  root bark is used to treat poisoning.
  • Graviola leaves are made into a poultice (paste)and used for treating skin disorders.
  • Graviola fruit pulp is applied directly on wounds to help speed up healing. It soothes inflammation and swelling too.
  • Graviola fruit seeds are used to treat vomiting.
  • Graviola leaf tea or decoction applied topically is used to get rid of head lice and bed bugs.
  • The tea made out of graviola leaf is helpful for individuals suffering with insomnia (sleeplessness ),  diarrhea and in cases where grown up kids have bed wetting problem.

Note: One leaf is sufficient to make a cup of decoction as it makes it adequately strong. The duration you retain the leaves in the tea also increases strength.

Lots of research is in progress by renowned pharmaceuticals. The benefits of the graviola tree and fruit may become a  be a great replacement for medicine in future.