Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aloe Vera: A Skin Specialist Herb !

Aloe vera is an herb extensively used in enhancing beauty in natural way.

Aloe vera is known to help in condition known as dermatitis (an inflammatory disease of the skin) therefore helps in relieving from it

It stabilizes digestive system and therefore is very essential in providing proper nourishment to the skin.

Being an herb of cold potency, it helps in fighting against any skin diseases that are caused by pitta related disorders

It works as magic in burn cases and researches have proved its efficacy in healing wounds faster than any thing

It is helpful in erasing blemishes and dark spots on face generally caused after pregnancy.

It helps in fighting with acne and other allergic disorders of skin thereby making pores clear and healthy

Helps in lightening of the skin colour, as it helps in fighting extra amount of melalin that has been produced in body

It works as an antioxidant therefore helps in fighting with the age related changes that has occurred with growing age

Helps in slowing down the wrinkles developing on the skin.

Helps in increasing circulation of blood thus facilitating easier oxygen exchange between the cells thus providing them nourishment.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Health Benefits of Black Pepper

Many people are ignorant about the numerous health benefits of black pepper. It contains potent antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. It contains iron, potassium, manganese, vitamin C and fiber in large quantities. However, beside these, it does contain other nutritional components.

Black pepper is known to improve digestion.

Consume 5gm of black pepper powder mixed in a cup of buttermilk in case of digestive problems and intestinal infections. It treats these problems effectively as well as gives relief. Pepper helps stomach to produce hydrochloric acid which is needed to digest food. This prevents food staying in the stomach for a long time which ultimately cures flatulence and stomach irritations.

In case of anorexia (loss of appetite), a decoction of black pepper taken helps solving the problem by stimulating the taste buds.

In case of fever with chills, drink little warm water boiled with pepper seeds. It effectively reduces the high temperature.

Chewing the seeds, gargling with warm water boiled with the seeds, relieves toothaches.

A decoction of black pepper taken twice a day alleviates constipation.

Sucking few pepper corns provides immediate relief from throat irritations and dry cough.

A decoction of black pepper taken twice a day helps common cold and cough.

It promotes proper urination and sweating that helps get rid of harmful toxins from the body.

In case of minor cuts, sprinkle little black pepper powder on the area. It stops bleeding and its antibacterial properties promote immediate healing by killing the germs.