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Amazing home remedies using coconut oil

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coconut oil health benefits

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The humble coconut oil is perhaps one of the most understated health and beauty products. A lot of people restrict its usage to just the hair, but in fact this nutrient rich oil is loaded with vitamin A, E and C. Additionally, it also contains Lauric Acid, which is known as an immunity booster.

 

Helps in getting healthy and glowing skin

for health skin

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If used directly on the skin as a massage oil, coconut oil is known for its cooling effects. So it helps in getting rid of tan, soothes the skin, replenishes the cells, gives a smooth texture, fights rashes and also blisters. Additionally, it is also known as a natural brightening agent for your skin. Those suffering from infections like candida can get respite by applying the same too. 

 

For baby massage and diaper rash

for diaper rash

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In babies too, coconut oil proves to be a good summer massage alternative. In particular, coconut oil is a great home remedy for diaper rash. Just apply the same on the rash or eruption-prone area 2-3 times a day to see the visible difference. Ideally, using the extra virgin coconut oil option is suggested for your little ones.

 

Helps fight hair fall, dryness and breakage

for hair damage

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If you suffer from the problem of dry and brittle hair, warm coconut oil therapy is the mantra to follow. Massaging hair and scalp with coconut oil is known to improve hair growth, rejuvenate the cell, enhance circulation and also provide relief from headaches. Additionally, you may add a few drops of lemon in it to get rid of dandruff too. For hair growth, boil a litre of coconut oil with a bunch of curry leaves, hibiscus flowers and some fenugreek seeds. Then let it seep and finally strain and use.

 

Lower cholesterol 

 

As compared to other oil forms, the use of coconut oil is known to reduce bad cholesterol in the body, thanks to the Lauric Acid found in the same. Consuming raw coconut oil or even using this oil for cooking helps in getting these benefits. You can have a spoon of coconut oil every day with either milk or just water. You can use it in salads too.

 

Manage diabetes and heart diseases

for heart disease

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Individuals who have a diet rich in coconut oil are at reduced risk of diabetes too. Unlike other oils, coconut oil doesn’t trigger of a surge in insulin levels. On the contrary, it helps in managing the same. Similarly, a recent research of the population of Pacific Island revealed that diets that include 30-60% use of coconut oil had lower risks of heart diseases. Mix one spoon of oil with either milk, water or any healthy drink of your choice.

 

Fights body odour

fights body odor

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Coconut oil has been used for centuries as a natural agent for fighting body odour. You can simply massage a bit of this on your underarms or even on the feet, which get rather smelly after wearing socks all day. Just wash of with warm water after 10-15 minutes. You can mix coconut oil with any other essential oil of your choice like lavender, tea tree, etc. or with a few drops of lemon juice and massage on skin.

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posted May 18, 2016 by Daisy

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decreased performance

 

Decreased performance in men could be a sign of something temporary or even a long term problem. Hence medical consultation is advised.

 

Causes

 

  • Extreme anxiety or phases of depression and exertion
  • Physical changes in the body, including hormonal changes
  • Using certain medicines, especially cancer medicines and radiation decrease performance
  • Lack of nutrition and a balanced diet
  • Obesity and sedate lifestyle

 

Symptoms

 

  • One of the common symptoms here include decreased sexual performance
  • You would noticed a lack of libido in most cases
  • Alongside the individual feels agitated and irritated all the time
  • There could be problems of premature ejaculation too

 

Home remedies

 

Many home remedies are available for enhancing your stamina and managing decreased performance at home-

 

Extra virgin coconut oil

extra virgin coconut oil

  • Extra virgin coconut oil contains healthy fats. It boosts your immunity and overall health too
  • Take a spoon of extra virgin coconut oil and mix it with warm water or milk or even juice
  • Have this twice a day

 

Fenugreek

fenugreek

  • Known as a natural aphrodisiac, fenugreek helps reduce this problem
  • Soak a handful of seeds overnight. In the morning drink this water
  • You can have fresh fenugreek in salads, rotis, rice, veggies, etc.
  • You can also have the juice of fresh fenugreek everyday to boost sexual performance

 

Onions and garlic

onion and garlic

The combination of these two root vegetables is highly recommended in the ayurveda for enhancing your sexual performance.

 

  • Increase the consumption of raw garlic and onions in your diet, especially salads
  • Swallow two cloves of garlic every morning or have it grated with some honey
  • Onion seeds and garlic grated can be soaked in some warm water. Drink this water 2-3 times a day
  • Take some homemade butter or even coconut oil. Heat lightly and add some chopped garlic and onion to it. Add this to salad, toast or other forms and eat everyday 

 

Drumsticks

drumsicks

Available abundantly in India, drumsticks are a natural form of aphrodisiac. 

 

  • Have it in your vegetables or salads as required.
  • Boil about a bunch of drum sticks in milk 
  • Let this stay for about 10 minutes
  • Now drink this milk. You can also add some honey and coconut oil to this mixture
  • This milk should be consumed for at least 40-45 days and gives evident results 
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dandruff

Dandruff is basically defined as a chronic or a minor scalp condition that can get better or worse with time. It is attributed to many factors.

 

Symptoms

 

The most common symptoms of dandruff include-

 

  • Flakiness and whitish flakes on the scalp and the hair area
  • Some individuals may have itchiness along the scalp too
  • In other cases, dandruff could be oily and the flakes would be settled on scalp
  • Crusty scalps is a form of dandruff seen in babies

 

Causes of dandruff

 

  • Not shampooing enough or dirty scalps are the most common dandruff cause
  • Fungus is another prominent cause of dandruff where the flakes are signs of inherent infections
  • Dryness of the scalp leads to flaky white scalp too
  • Some people may experience sensitivity to different hair products, leading to dandruff 
  • Irritated and oily skin too is a common cause of dandruff 

 

Home remedies

 

Coconut oil

coconut oil

Extra virgin or regular coconut oil can be used for this remedy. You can heat it up a little to ensure its absorbed well by the scalp. 

 

  • Take about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil or as per your hair thickness and length
  • To this you can add a few drops of lemon juice, which hastens the process of healing. It also combats oily hair issues
  • Massage well on the scalp and let it stay for a few hours
  • Wash with dandruff shampoo

 

Yogurt

yogurt

Yogurt has been used for centuries to combat the issues of dandruff thanks to its rich probiotic qualities.

 

  • Take thick yogurt and strain out the water if possible
  • To this you can add some honey for extra conditioning also along with eggs
  • Mix all the ingredients well. Yogurt can be used alone too
  • Massage well deep into the scalp and the roots
  • Let it stay for about 20 minutes
  • Wash with dandruff shampoo

 

Tea tree oil

tea tree oil

  • Take a few drops of tea tree oil and mix with any other base oil
  • You can use either coconut or almond oil as per your choice
  • Now massage scalp very well. You can also add some tea tree oil to your bathing water and then use it on the scalp
  • It’s antibacterial and anti fungal benefits gets rid of the dandruff faster

 

Henna

henna

  • Once in two weeks apply a henna pack on the scalp and hair.
  • Use natural henna that conditions combined with yogurt and eggs for nourishment
  • Keep for an hour and then wash off
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The ancient knowledge of using household food items which include spices, fruits, vegetables, herbs has been invaluable in the current day to day scenario. With over the counter drugs bringing with them not just the quick cure but also side effects in long run, the incorporation of home remedies to cure common ailments and (in few of the cases) some chronic diseases prove promising. 

We are now allied with one such app called 'Home Remedies' By Mango Technologies which gives a guide to various quick fixes available handy at your home, which in turn can bring in a notable difference in your health and curbing ailments. The app also has a separate section on sexual health, where various topics are dealt and solutions provided. 

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