Health Benefits of Garlic

Since then until now garlic has been used as a cure for various types of diseases. Garlic is one of the most popular herbs commonly used in many cuisines. Diseases that can be treated with garlic:

High blood pressure – garlic is known to be a good treatment for high blood pressure. It is anti-inflammatory food helping to improve blood flow in the body. Raw garlic is often chewed to lower high blood pressure. Drinking garlic infusion is also effective in lowering blood pressure.

Lowering cholesterol – cholesterol in the body is dangerous, especially if there is a lot. It can cause diseases, especially in the heart.

Avoid pimples – garlic has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties . It is also effective as a facial cleanser and also helps with other skin conditions such as rashes, steam, and others.

Cough – chewing raw garlic is an effective medicine for relaxing breathing and softening sticky phlegm every time you cough. You can also drink water infused with garlic leaves and roots to improve the feeling.

Rheumatism – rubbing crushing garlic on the part of the body suffering from pain caused by rheumatism is believed to relieve pain.

Tonsilitis – the juice of crushed garlic is an effective remedy for inflammation of tonsils, which causes difficulty in swallowing.

Head pain – crushed garlic applied to the sense to reduce pain.

Asthma – the extract of fresh garlic is an effective medicine to relieve the symptoms experienced due to asthma.

Wound – fresh garlic extract is a good wound cleanser. Just rub it around the wound to prevent infection.

Insect bites – rubbing crushed garlic on insect bites is an effective medicine to relieve itching or pain in the affected area.

Bacterial infection of the stomach – drinking garlic juice is also a good cleanser for the digestive tract such as the stomach and intestines.

Performance booster -garlic relaxes the blood vessels, it improves the blood flow in the whole body. More oxygen can be obtained in addition to many nutrients and glucose. A person gets stronger, and easy to breathe. It is good for the body, especially for those who love sports and activities.

Intellectual – garlic promotes brain health because of its antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties. It is effective against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Fight against allergies – garlic is an anti histamine super food that has the ability to help relieve and treat those allergy symptoms. Eating garlic can help to calm sneezing and sniffling.

Toothache – crushed garlic, add water to make a paste, then take the right amount of garlic paste with a clean finger then rub it on the affected tooth and gums. This will help kill the bacteria that cause toothache.

Heart disease – blockages in the blood vessels in the body are responsible for various problems, including heart attack, heart disease and stroke. Garlic can help to prevent them. It widens the blood vessels so the circulation of the blood is better throughout the body.

Disclaimer : This is for informative and educational purposes only. Always consult a health professional for questions and advices regarding health issues.

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Food for Allergies

When allergens such as pollen ,plants, grass, dust, and mold find their way to the nose, your body may become allergic to it. Immune cells release histamine or chemicals responsible for allergy symptoms. Sinuses and nasal passages begin to swell and irritation of the nose and throat and sneezing occurs. Many foods can help reduce allergies and calm the immune system.

Oregano, lemon balm, rosemary, and other herbs – Add spices to the food to get many benefits.

Yogurt – the benefits of live bacteria found in yogurt and other fermented products such as kefir help to maintain good bacteria in the stomach.

Sweet potato, leafy vegetables, nuts, and avocado – these foods are rich in vitamin B and vitamin E.

Fatty fish – such as salmon, sardines, tuna, and mackerel are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which helps reduce inflammation, the direct cause of allergy symptoms.

Garlic – garlic is high in antioxidants for the immune system. Use garlic as a food spice. You can also cut a whole garlic into small pieces and chew or swallow it like a pill every day.

Onion – onions have quercetin, an antioxidant that can help prevent the release of histamine from the body. you can include onions in salads, soups, vegetables and more

Reduce foods such as :

Red wine – some people with allergies may get a headache when drinking red wine, because the skin of the grape has histamine.

Fatty meats – allergy cases are high in people who eat a lot of fat because it contains arachidonic acid, which causes inflammation.

Disclaimer: This is for informative and educational purposes only. Always consult a health professional for any questions and advices regarding health issues.


Eyebags: Causes and Treatment

Many people look tire, older and unhealthy due to having eyebags. There are many reasons why eyebags develop, but there are also natural ways to reduce and eliminate them. What causes dark circles or eyebags?

Fatigue – feeling very tired and lack of energy

Oversleeping – Long sleeping

Sleep deprivation – Fatigue and sleepiness during the day

Age – with aging, the skin thins and loses fats and collagen that are needed to maintain the elasticity of the skin.

Eyes strain – staring at tv and computer screens for long hours can cause strain on the eyes which can cause the blood vessels around the eyes to enlarge and darken the skin.

Dehydration – when the body doesn’t get amount of water, the skin around the eyes starts to darken.

Allergies – allergic reactions and eye dryness can trigger dark circles.

Sun overexposure – overexposure to the sun particularly for your eyes can cause pigmentation in the surrounding skin to darken.

Genetics – it can be an inherited trait seen early in childhood and may worsen as you age.

Here are natural ways to get rid of dark circles in the eyes:

Potato – potato has anti- inflammatory properties, natural whitening components, vitamin A and C that can remove dark circles. It gently moisturize the eye area and reduce inflammation. Cut four to six inch thick slices of potato, enough size to cover the area. Lie down and put the sliced potato on both eyes, leave it for ten minutes. Repeat this process with the remaining potato slices until the swelling of the eyes is reduced and then wash it . Squeeze potato juice can also be used, put under the eyes for ten minutes Do this remedy every day for two weeks to see the effective results.

Cold compress – cold compress can help reduce inflammation, remove dark circles, and puffiness of the eyes. Put some ice cubes on a clean cloth and place it on the affected area. You can also wet the cloth with cold water and place it under the eyes for twenty minutes. Repeat this process if the coldness of the cloth is gone or if the ice has melted. Another alternative is the chilled spoons. Wet two spoons, put them in the freezer for at least fifteen minutes. Take the spoons and put them on the eyebags, remove them when the cold is gone. Refrigerated eye cream can also be used for the same cooling effect.

Almond oil -almond oil is rich in protein, iron and fiber, which is beneficial to eliminate puffiness of the eyes. It can also removes dead skin cells, reduce wrinkles, and has a healthy and good overall effect on the skin. Before going to bed, put two to three drops of almond oil under the eyes and massage gently. Do this every day for one week and you will see the result.

Tea compress – tea contains caffeine and antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and a great remedy for dark circles. Soak two tea bags in hot water for five minutes. Cool the tea bags for fifteen to twenty minutes in the refrigerator. And when its cold , place the tea bags on the eyes for ten to fifteen minutes , then rinse with cold water. Do this every day for one week.

Tomato juice – tomatoes have lycopene content that strengthens capillary walls. It also has vitamin A, that regenerates damaged skin, vitamin B, for renewing the skin , and vitamin c , that stimulates cellular metabolism. Apply the tomato juice on the affected area , and leave for ten minutes. Then wash the face with cold water. Do this every day for two weeks.

Lemon juice – lemon juice contains a large amount of vitamin c and also has anti- inflammatory properties that can remove all toxins from tired and puffy eyes. Mix lemon juice with fresh tomato juice ,soak a cotton ball in the mixture, and place it on the affected area for ten minutes. Then wash it with cold water .

Cucumber compress – cucumber is a natural and effective remedy to eliminate the inflammation of the eyes. It ha an anti – inflammatory properties and has a cooling effect that works perfectly on the delicate skin around the eyes. Cut the cucumber into half an inch and put it in refrigerator for thirty minutes. Take the cooled cucumber and put it on the eyes for ten to fifteen minutes, then wash the face with cold water. Do this every day for a week for better results.

Baking soda -baking soda has a natural exfoliant that gives glow to the skin under the eyes. Mix baking soda with water and soak some cotton pads. Remove the excess water and put the pads on the eyes and leave it for ten to fifteen minutes, then remove the pads and rinse the face with cold water.

Milk and bread mask – milk moisturizes and tones up the skin. It has vitamin A and B6 which are very important for maintaining a good appearance, because they generate new cells, while the bread contains yeast that rich in vitamin D which soothes the skin. Mix white bread and milk to make a paste, apply the mask on the effected area. Make sure the layers are not too thick, leave it for ten to fifteen minutes, then remove . do it regularly.

Aloe vera gel – it has vitamin E and antioxidants that can reduce inflammation under the eyes. Applying aloe vera gel under the eye s can lead to increased circulation that helps flush out fluids that are trapped under the eyes. Reduce inflammation and help look awake and refreshed.

Rose water – it is rich in vitamins A,C and flavonoids, a natural astringent with anti- inflammatory and anti- bacterial properties. It will help in moisturizing the skin and has a whitening and rejuvenating effect. Wet two cotton pads with rose water and place under the eyes, and leave for fifteen minutes. Repeat this every morning and night for better results. You can buy rose water at any drugstores and pharmacies.

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Moringa The Miracle Tree

Moringa is rich in vitamins and nutrients, which is why it is so healthy. Others use it medicinally and as cooking ingredient. What are the diseases that moringa can cure and the benefits that our body can get from it?

Depression – is a common and serious illness that affects how you feel, think and act. According to studies, moringa helps our body release serotonin and fight depression. It is good to drink moringa juice for those who is experiencing sadness to restore normal feeling.

Ulcer – are sores on the lining of the stomach or small intestines. Moringa is good for those with ulcers because of its inflammatory properties that accelerate the healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Sore throat -an irritation of the throat that painful to swallow. Moringa is effective for sore throat and itchy throat, just gargle with warm water from its boiled root.

High blood pressure – blood pressure that is higher than normal. Moringa is very rich in potassium, three times more potassium compared to bananas, it is a good antidote to high blood pressure.

Anemia – lack of red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body. Moringa helps the body to absorb more iron, thus increasing the number of red blood cells. Moringa is known to be an effective food for those who have low iron and red blood cells.

Wound – Moringa has blood clotting properties in its leaves, roots, and seeds that benefit wound healing and can reduce clotting time. Crushed leaves mixed with coconut oil are good for speeding up for wound healing.

Rheumatism – a condition that affect joints. According to study, moringa has antinociceptive and anti – inflammatory effects like the content of the other drugs. It is good to get rid of, or to prevent the inflammation of the joints and get rid of pain.

Asthma – a disease that affects the lungs. Moringa contains alkaloid that helps to relax the bronchioles in the lungs . Drink it as tea.

Allergies – Moringa is loaded with antihistamine which is good for allergies.

Malnutrition – In the study done before, a great improvement in the weight of malnourish children was found by mixing moringa powder in the food.

Menopause symptoms – Adding fresh moringa leaves helps reduce and relieve menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and difficulty sleeping.

Cancer – specific moringa leaf extracts such as glucosinolates and quercetin help inhibit growth of tumors. According to study, treatment with moringa leaf extracts increased the effect of chemo therapy in human pancreatic cells.