26 June 2016

5 Amazing Natural Remedies to Cure Cracked Heels

Cracked Heels
It’s a fact that nobody likes cracked heels whether it’s of his own or of others. For some it’s a seasonal problem while for some it’s an all season trouble. However, it is not a very serious health issue but still it creates trouble, people having cracked heels often avoids to visit public places where one needs to put out his/her shoes. Women in particular are very conscious about their beauty and consider cracked heels something to be ashamed of. So, what is it that causes cracked heels? The answer is not limited to any specific reason but there are many reasons that may cause cracked heels such as seasonal change, allergy, skin infections, less use of shoes, improper shoes, carelessness towards hygiene, too long walking or working on foot for long hours and having dry skin. Skin infections like eczema and athlete’s foot may also leads to cracked heels as well.

There are a huge selection of ointments, creams and oils available in drug stores for cracked heels however, not all of them proved to be effective for everyone. Every person has his own physical capability and skin type, moreover the causes of cracked heels differs from person to person as well and therefore it is not necessary that an ointment that works for a person may work for others too. However, there are many home and natural remedies that proved to be effective for almost everyone. Some of them are discussed here so you can use them to get rid of cracked heels.

 Watermelon Peels         
Watermelon is one of the best fruits for healthy skin, containing approximately 92% of water it not only fulfills your water intake but also helps you to have a healthy skin. It is a super anti-oxidant and also very rich in Vitamins and Minerals which makes it a perfectly health friendly fruit. Moreover, it also contains anti aging capabilities as well. The best way to use watermelon to get rid of cracked heels is to first peel it out and then then rub the peel over the cracked heels softly and thoroughly. Rub the cracked portion of your heels gently with the watermelon peels and then wash it thoroughly with warm water. Repeat it 2-3 times a week to see it effect.

Luke Warm Water
Water Melon PeelWater is the source of life on earth and a great portion of our body too is made up of water. Dry skin is also a cause of cracked heels and keeping yourself properly hydrated may help you in overcoming the problem of cracked heels as well. Similarly, warm water is very effective in removing dead skins around the cracked heels as well. To get rid of cracked heels pour your feet in Luke warm water of 15-20 mints and rub the cracked portion with a pumice stone or cotton cloth gently to remove the dead skin. Repeat this 1-2 times daily and you will see its effectiveness in getting rid of cracked heels.

Pumice Stone
Pumice Stone is another simple and effective solution for cracked heels; you can get it from any grocery store or super market. It is very effective in removing dead skin from your heels and at the same time making your skin smooth. Pumice stone is actually made when water mixes up with warm lava and get hardened with time. It contains small porous holes which effectively removes the dead skin from the heels and softens it. The best way to use Pumice Stone on cracked heels is to first soak it in water and at the same time pour your heels into the luke warm water to get it softened. Rub the pumice stone gently over the soaked out heels to remove the dead skin and giving a smooth look to your heels. Repeat the procedure once in every 2-3 days for fast relief.

Pumice Stone
 Banana Peel
Banana peel is another great remedy for getting rid of cracked heels. It is very simple yet very effective in removing the dead skin from the cracked heels and making it smooth. In order to use it, mesh some ripe bananas and add a few drops of rose water into it to make paste, apply this paste thoroughly over the cracked heels and surrounding areas and leave it for few minutes. After 10-15 minutes wash your feet with warm water and wipe it with a clean cotton cloth. You can use this method once a day to see its effectiveness.

Raw Lemon or Lemon Juice
Your kitchen is the best place to look out for any type of home remedies; you can find plenty of things in your kitchen that may prove effective in various minor health problems. You can find solution for your cracked heels in your kitchen itself as well. Lemon is one of the most useful kitchen items when it comes to home remedies, it can help greatly in getting rid of cracked heels as well. For using lemon to cure cracked heels just cut it in two and rub it gently over your heels and then leave them for few minutes. Clean your feet well with warm water. You can also use lemon juice in place of raw lemon as well.


08 April 2016

5 Guaranteed Natural Remedies for Baldness

Eclipta Alba or Bhringraj
Baldness certainly is one of the biggest fall outs of today’s modern lifestyle, not only the people in their late thirties are facing this problem but the youth and even teens sometime getting this problem as well. A fast packed and somewhat stressful daily routine not only created social problems but also triggered health related problems as well. It is not surprising in today’s time that every second person you encounter might be suffering from hair loss problem. So what is it that creates this problem? The answer is not very straight forward because baldness and rapid hair loss does not occur due to one or two reasons but there are many reasons that may trigger rapid hair loss which may result into baldness. One of the main reason behind the rapid increase in baldness among people is tension, it may be of anything like work stress, social pressure, financial problems, family related problems or of anything. However, you can’t blame tension as the only culprit behind causing baldness but there are many other factors involved in causing it such as, lack of proper hygiene, environmental reasons, water quality, food habit, poor physical health, prolonged disease and medications. Moreover, sometimes heredity also plays an important role in causing early baldness as well.

There are many cosmetics and prescriptions available today that claimed to be the best solution for getting rid of rapid hair loss however, most of them not always proves fruitful and often causes more damage than of benefit. Too much use of shampoo and unsuitable hair oils can also damage your hairs and trigger hair loss. Therefore it is a must to check your physical capability to insure whether a hair oil or shampoo suits you or not before adopting it for regular use. Another thing to remember is to give proper attention to physical hygiene and at the same time adopt balanced diet routine. We are enlisting below some of the best natural remedies that you can use to avoid rapid hair loss problem and to ensure the growth of healthy hairs as well. You are advised to consult your physician prior using these remedies.

Natural Remedies to counter Baldness   

Coriander paste
CorianderWhen it comes to baldness, Coriander paste proves to be one of the best remedies; it will not only help in re growth of the hairs but also strengthens the roots of the remaining hair bands as well. Coriander is a common kitchen item that is used almost everywhere in the world. Coriander has a variety of health related uses such as in swelling, cough, cold, respiratory problems, hemorrhoid, headache, stomachache, acidity, digestion problem, nausea, joint pain, arthritis and many other problems. For getting rid of baldness, take appropriate amount of coriander powder and mix some vinegar in it to make paste, apply this paste thoroughly over your head especially over the bald area. Leave it for half an hour and then rinse with clean water, repeat this twice a week for few months to see its effectiveness.       

  Eclipta Alba ( Bhringraj)
Eclipta Alba or Bhringraj is one of the most effective remedies for baldness; it not only helps in getting rid of baldness but also prevents further hair damage and removes dandruff as well, actually it is said to be a complete hair tonic. There are a wide range of health benefits of Eclipta Alba, some of which includes headache, skin problems, weakness, blood purification, depression, liver problem and digestion problem. You can use eclipta alba in many ways For getting rid of baldness, you can use its oil to massage your scalp, moreover you can add coconut oil or amla oil in it as well. Secondly you can use its powder to make paste simply with clean water and apply the paste over your scalp for 15-20 minutes. You can also mix its powder with neem oil or amla oil to make paste for applying over the scalp as well.

  Cymbopogon Martini or Palmarosa or Ginger grass or Indian Geranium (Rohish or Roshaghas in Hindi)      
Palmarosa is an Indian native grass which belongs to lemongrass genus. Later it spreads to other part of Asian Subcontinent including China, Japan, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand. Thereafter it cultivated widely throughout the world as soon as people become familiar of the therapeutic value of its oil. Loaded with a variety of medicinal properties such as antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties it serves as an effective remedy for a number of health problems such as infections, fever, digestion problems, kidney problems, anxiety, depression, joint pain, arthritis, stomachache, skin infections and many others. In order to counter Baldness, the best way is to massage your scalp with palmarosa oil 1-2 times a week. You will certainly see its effectiveness in preventing baldness within few months of use.

 Black Lentil or Vigna Mungo (Urad in Hindi)    
Black Lentil is a popular source of food recipe throughout the world, In India and other part of Asian Subcontinent it is one of an essential dietary food. Originated in India, it later spreads to the nearby Asian Countries such as China, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri-Lanka and later reached to other parts of the world. It contains numerous nutritional sources including protein, vitamins and minerals as well. The best way to use it in preventing hair fall and baldness is to make paste of black lentil after sufficiently boiling it, apply this paste evenly to the scalp and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Later rinse well with clean water and pat dry the scalp. You have to repeat this 2-3 times a week to see its effectiveness.

Nigella Sativa or Black Cumin
Black Cumin or Black Seeds or Nigella Sativa   
Black Cumin also referred as black seeds or Nigella Sativa, however in India it is known as Kalaunji. It has a long history of medicinal uses in many part of the world however; India, China and Arabian Gulf Countries were the wide users of black cumin for medicinal purpose during the Ancient times. Ayurveda has a wide range of medicinal uses of black cumin similarly it is a part of many Chinese and Unani remedies as well. It contains a whole load of amazing medicinal properties such as antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory capabilities, moreover, it is an effective anticancer and anti diabetic remedy as well. It has an amazing capability of preventing baldness and insuring the re-growth of hairs. For getting rid of baldness take few grams of its seeds and burn it, store the remaining ash in a clean pot and pour some coconut or amla(Indian Gooseberry) oil into it. Now use it to massage your scalp for few minutes and leave it to dry for 15 minutes before washing. Repeat it 1-2 times a week to see the changes within few months.   
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