Mosquito begone: 5 Natural ingredients that work as a mosquito repellent

For many people, mosquito bites can be quite a nuisance when they’re trying to enjoy the great outdoors. If you happen to be a mosquito magnet, you’re probably already tired of having itchy, bumpy skin all the time. Just like with overall health, avoiding mosquito bites is all about practicing preventative measures as the first step. This includes keeping mosquitoes as far away from you as possible. Those looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents can use natural repellents that are very effective at protecting against their annoying bites. Continue reading

Home Remedies for Dandruff

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Cinnamon Vs. Ibuprofen For Menstrual Pain

Why risk using a pain killer with deadly side effects? Natural alternatives are often not only safer but at least as effect. 

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Menses Pain and Excessive Bleeding Treated with Essential Oil Massage

Maternity and gynecology researchers have determined that abdominal massage with essential herbal oils will decrease pain and excessive bleeding in difficult menstruation.

Managing a painful menses with heavy bleeding is a common issue for women – Continue reading

800-Year-Old Apple Could Be Healthiest to Eat

800-Year-Old Apple Could Be Healthiest to Eat

LONDON – An organic variety of apples first grown more than 800 years ago could be the healthiest to eat, according to a new study.

Pendragon apple, which has been grown in England since the 12th century, contains higher levels of plant chemicals linked to health benefits – including reducing inflammation and lowering blood sugar – than other varieties, claim researchers.

In a test, the apple came top of 12 organic and three normally grown apples, beating rivals such as Golden Delicious, Royal Gala and Cox, reports The Telegraph.

“Of all the organic varieties, Pendragon was the best apple variety and contained seven of the eight kinds of healthy components at the highest levels,” said pharmacist Michael Wakeman, who led the study and presented his findings to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s annual conference in Manchester.

“In contrast, the non-organic apples consistently had low levels … in both the flesh and the peel,” said Wakeman, who works for Eden Healthcare Technologies in Leicestershire. (ANI)

Home Remedies Series – Burns

Burn symptoms depend upon its severity. A mild burn of first degree will only cause red skin and a mild pain. It takes about three to six days to heal.

Second-degree burns may cause swelling, blisters and peel the skin.

Third-degree burns are very severe; they may cause white or black charred skin. As they damage the nerves there may be no pain initially. They damage the skin layers beneath the top layer.

Burns are caused not just by touching hot objects or fire, it can be caused by many other things

The word is often used to caution small children from hot things. The very first thing that the word “burn” brings to our mind is touching of hot things or burns due to fire. But burn need not be only caused due to touching hot things or fire. It may be caused due to electric appliances or live wire, over exposure to sun etc. What ever the cause may be, it only gives you the pain. Small children experience more severe pain due to their sensitive skin.

Reduce the temperature of the burnt area

After a burn, the very first thing that you should do is to reduce the temperature of the burnt area. Put lots of chilled water or dip that body part into chilled water for 15 to 30 minutes.

Apply honey to the wound once you have washed the wound properly. It will prevent infection and will heal the wound.

Papaya contains enzymes that help to remove dead cells from the wound.

Aloe Vera is good for treating burns. Cut some fresh aloe Vera leaves and put it on the burnt area.Once the wound starts healing, break a capsule of vitamin E and pour the liquid on it. This will prevent scarring.

Applying lavender oil is also found to be effective for burns.

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High Protein, High Calorie diet rich in vitamins and minerals is useful for recovery

Diet plays a very important role in the healing process. To speed up the recovery, burns patients must consume a high protein and calorie diet. Skin burn causes a loss of substantial percentage of micronutrients, such as copper, selenium, and zinc. This slows the healing process and also increases the risk of infection.

Some of the vitamins important for the recovery are: Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Glutamine, Arginine, copper, zinc, and Selenium.

Other factors you need to know for burns

Once the preliminary treatment for the burn is done, don’t get careless. Take your medicines on time and do not keep the wound open.