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Yogurt the miracle home remedy for women

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If there’s one ingredient that forms a part of a miracle worker for women, then it has to be yogurt, which tops the list not only as a health food but also as a secret beauty agent. This forms the basis of many solutions for hair and skin problems. Here are some quick solutions with yogurt

 

For your diet

for your diet

The goodness of the low fat yogurt is that it is high on calcium and probiotics, which works as a wonder food for women. It helps in aiding weight loss, adds to your nutritional content and is a great substitute for milk. In fact, switch over the ice creams and rich creams with yogurt and enjoy a dessert free of calories. Additionally, yogurt is perfect to aid digestion and improve intestinal functions. You can also use yogurt as a moisturising agent in cakes, puddings, etc. so that you can get rid of unhealthy fats and use a healthier version instead. You can make an everyday health smoothie by whipping together yogurt with some fresh fruits of your choice. In particular it proves to be a quick and healthy breakfast for women on the go. It also means that you if you are milk intolerant, then you are able to substitute something healthier here.

 

For skin pigmentation and hair issues

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Yogurt is the one stop wonder for many beauty problems, especially for skin. If you have tan then mix yogurt with gram flour and use it as an everyday scrub for getting for skin pigmentation problems. You can use it on its own too for getting rid of skin greasiness and enjoying a healthy moisturizer. When it comes to the mane, yogurt is a perfect conditioner. Women have longer hair but don't have enough time to care. Yogurt is easily available at home and is the ideal remedy here. Just whip it up with some eggs, honey and henna to get a quick hair mask. When short of time, just massage hair with yogurt and leave it on for about 30 minutes and rinse off. The acidity in the yogurt also helps in fighting off dandruff and other related scalp infections. 

 

External application

external application

Being a probiotic there are more than just beauty and health uses for yogurt, it is in fact known as one of the best agents to fight infections, especially candida. Women swear by dipping tampons in yogurt or using yogurt on the vaginal area for treating the same. Alternatively, yogurt is also a great nourishing agent for skin infections, blisters and rashes. When mixed with oatmeal, it is known for soothing the worst kinds of rashes.

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apple cider vinegar

 

When it comes to apple cider vinegar, you probably just use it a bit for your salad or as an acidic agent to your foods. But little do you know that this teeny bit of apple cider vinegar has so many other benefits too. Yes the health benefits cannot be undone, but when there’s so much more you can get out of these home remedies for apple cider vinegar-

 

For hair

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No matter what kind of hair type you have, you can easily use the apple cider vinegar for an array of cleansing treatments for hair. It helps in getting rid of dandruff, neutralises the balance of the hair and is also used as a balancing shampoo for pH. The ideal way to go here would be making a spray with some soap liquid castile soap and apple cider vinegar and a dash of lemon juice. Shake well and keep using this on your hair like you do with a normal shampoo. Let the solution stay for a while so that the high acidic agents can penetrate through. Finally, wash or rinse hair like you do regularly and you will find them gone. You can also apply apple cider vinegar on the hair directly or use it as a post shampoo rinse. Add 1 cup of vinegar to a mug of water and use as a last rinse. Honey mixed with apple cider vinegar is a great pack for the hair too.

 

Externally for your body

for the body

External uses of apple cider vinegar include helping getting rid of blisters and blemishes on your body. It also helps in restoring the natural pH balance of the skin. Dilute a spoon of ACV with some water and wipe your face with the same. Also, you can use this liquid for getting rid of underarm or body odour issues. It can be used in baths and foot soaks as it helps to steer clear of smelly feet and bad odour issues. Once make a mouth rinse of the same by mixing in water and then using it for bad breath.

 

Internal Consumption

AVC internal consumption

Drink a spoon of apple cider vinegar every morning with warm water. It will help in cleaning your system by flushing out toxins. It also kick-starts your metabolism, thus helps in weight loss. You can also mix it with some honey, ginger and basil leaves and use it as a cough syrup for getting ailments like flu, cough and cold.

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There was a time when green tea was unheard of. But now you can find green tea in any corner of the world. You can consume it in warm or regular tea forms, have it as a iced drink and even use it for cooking your favorite meats and desserts. The green tea is known for benefiting women in more than one ways, especially against deadly diseases like cancer.

 

Minimize breast cancer risk

Breast cancer risks

Over the years researches have shown that polyphenols found green tea actually helps in killing the cancer cells, especially of breast cancer. A recent study of 472 women suffering from breast cancer revealed that women who consumed more of green tea, at least 3 cups a day, were able to curtail the disease. Women drinking 5 cups of tea during early stages of breast cancer were able to cure the disease completely, combined with other therapies. A similar study in women revealed that even uterine cancer could be cured and restricted by healthier consumption of green tea.

 

Green tea contains EGCC, which is known for inhibiting the production of urokinase. Urokinase is an enzyme that all kinds of cancer cells require for growing. Green tea further helps in stimulating programmed cell death procedures that is also known as apoptosis, in cancer cells.

 

Fights UTI

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UTI causes and symptoms may vary and often not be understood, but those who suffer from recurrent problem of the same should consume at least 2-3 cups of green tea. Not only will it help in clearing the urinary tract and get rid of the infection completely, it is also known for reducing the swelling of the bladder, which further triggers off infection. As a result, even the chronic forms of UTI can be healed. Women who consumed green tea on a regular basis had 40% lower chance of getting a repeat as compared to those who didn’t.

 

For healthier pregnancy and fertility

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Drinking green tea is considered as safe for all times, even when you are trying to conceive and during pregnancy. It reduces stress and depression, while boosting your overall health. Furthermore, green tea aids in weight loss and fights obesity. Being good for your uterine health it enhances your chances of conception. And you can sip away the same during your pregnancy too.

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basil leaves

Basil or even holy basil is a herb that is known for providing relief from a series of ailments and health problems. It has been known for its many therapeutic and healing properties over the years. The holy basil or even regular forms of basil can be easy found in fresh forms or you can grow the same in your home too. 

 

Treating cough and cold

cough and cold

One of the most common household purposes that basil is used for is healing and treating cough and cold. If you have an acute cold, then it is suggested that you mix the juice of about 10-12 leaves of holy basil with some fresh ginger juice and a spoon of honey. Drinking this 2-3 times a day is known for clearing blocked nose, easing the mucus and also fighting viral infections.

 

For a cough, you can also make an easy basil tea. Just boil a cup of water and add 4-5 torn leaves of basil to the same. Along with this, add some grated ginger here and finally a few tea leaves if you want. Once it comes to a boil, take off the heat and add some honey and lemon too. Basil helps in reducing the blockage in the chest and oesophagus that aids the cough in coming out faster.

 

Fights fever, viral and bacterial infections

viral infections

Research shows that keeping a holy basil plant near the window is suggested. As the fresh air comes in from the window, the plant absorbs a lot of malicious bacteria and viruses, thus working as an air purifier. Additionally, one can also include lots of basil in their foods in fresh forms. Eating basil leaves on a regular basis helps in reducing the chances of infections.

 

Induces hunger and improves taste buds

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Often, post a long fever or similar illness, it seems that your taste buds have gone for a toss. You are unable to really get flavour out of anything. Also, your food cravings have gone down. At such times, you can simply chew on a few leaves of basil and let the juices penetrate. Additionally, you may add 1-2 peppercorn to the leaves and then chew along with some sugar candy. This induces your taste buds along with enhancing digestive functions. As a result, you also feel a little more hungry and find that your appetite is back.

 

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ginger benefits

Ginger is often referred to as galangal and is one of the most popular spices found across homes in the world. It has been used in Ayurveda for ages now and includes  using the same in fresh and dried forms. So here are some cool home remedies using ginger that would be useful for treating many women-centric issues-

Morning sickness

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Pregnancy brings a lot of joy with it - but there’s also some minor complications like morning sickness, which is more of nausea and feeling of uneasiness. Sadly this is not just restricted to morning but continues all day through for many. You can try chewing on ginger that has been mixed with some rock salt and mango powder. The combination helps in boosting your taste buds and also curbs morning sickness. It further tantalises the taste buds and makes you feel hungry too.

 

Enhances pregnancy health 

pregnancy health

Regular consumption of raw ginger is highly recommended for pregnant women because it helps in boosting immunity, aids digestion, reduces pregnancy related swelling and bloating (oedema) and also fights against the common cold and cough. Since you are not prescribed too many medicines during this period, try having at least cups of ginger tea through the day. Just boil a cup of water with grated ginger and some basil leaves. To this add a spoon of honey and drink up twice to enhance your immunity and get protection against common cold and cough, flu, etc.

 

Prevents ovarian cancer

Recent studies established a strong connection between ovarian cancer and ginger. It revealed that women who consumed ginger on the higher side were able to prevent augment of ovarian cancer. In fact, even women who had ovarian cancer were able to restrain and control the spread. For this remedy, you need to sun-dry some ginger or even get dried ginger from the market. Make it into a fine powder and have it with your tea, in salads or even on empty stomach mixed with some water.

 

Reduces menstrual cramps and pain

reduces cramps

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that helps reduce cramps and pain during menses. It also heals other forms of muscle pain. For getting respite, you can consume ginger tea. You should have this tea a few days before getting your menses. Additionally, you can also mix dried ginger with some carom seeds and jaggery to 2-3 cups of water. Drink this warm tea twice a day.

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