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Packed with antioxidants, spearmint tea can help combat hormonal imbalance like PCOS, improve digestion, boost immunity and fight chronic diseases like cancer. This invigorating herbal brew boosts respiratory and heart health, reduces inflammation, prevents bad breath, provides natural stress relief, and improves memory.
Both spearmint and peppermint are used to deal with two common problems associated with pregnancy – morning sickness and indigestion. But excessive use of these herbs can be harmful during pregnancy, so limit intake. Peppermint tea should also not be used if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Though acne usually occurs in teenagers and adolescents, it may also develop in people of any age. Detoxifying your body by drinking fruit and herb infused detox drinks can not only reduce the severity of the occurrence but also prevent it to a large extent. Cucumbers, berries, watermelon, lemon, honey, Aloe Vera, mango, oranges, and mint are some fruits and herbs that when infused with water help acne-prone skin.
The first recipe combines the insulin-regulating properties of cinnamon along with the heavy fiber content in apples gives you a better chance against gaining weight this holiday season. The second one involves mint, an appetite suppressant and coffee, whose caffeine content increases your ability to burn your fat. The addition of other ingredients like bananas, nonfat Greek yogurt, and nonfat milk further ups the nutritional value of these drinks.
With our daily exposure to heat, dust, and pollution, our skin suffers a lot. The daily exposure to these harmful environmental agents leaves the...
Improper oral health is linked to health conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, and respiratory diseases. Reduce the consumption of sugary foods, ice, caffeine, citrus foods, sticky foods, and alcohol since they lead to tooth decay. Chew on peppermint leaves to prevent infections and bad breath. Manage hormonal imbalances since they might cause mobile teeth, abscesses, and tooth loss. Rinse your mouth with cardamon and water to prevent tooth decay and bad breath.
By combining exfoliation with a boost of moisture, a lip scrub restores your lips’ suppleness while sloughing off dry skin to reveal a soft, healthy pout. All you need is coconut oil or honey (for healing and moisturizing), sugar (for exfoliation), and a drop of your favorite essential oil (such as peppermint, orange, or vanilla) to make these quick, completely natural lip scrubs, all in the comfort of your kitchen!
The shape of your nipples can affect the ease of breastfeeding. Flat or inverted nipples may need a bit help. There are several techniques to help loosen the adhering tissues in your breast that causes them to invert. You can use your hands or specially designed equipment. You may experience some cracking and soreness so use breast milk, lanolin, teabags and peppermint water to ease the pain.
Sometimes, we have those bad days when our stomach is not in its best shape. It might just be a mild irritation or a...
Ginger, papaya, and mint are simple natural remedies for bloating that are also tasty. If you have bad constipation, take castor oil with ginger tea. Cut back on carbonated beverages to avoid filling your stomach with air. Be mindful of high-fiber foods, especially beans and lentils. Increase your intake slowly! Ditch chewing gum, and avoid dairy if you're lactose intolerant. Take your time with eating and don't talk with your mouth full.
They smell good. They come in pretty looking bottles. And they’re used in spas. Yes, we’re talking about essential oils. But did you know...
The secret to losing weight is to consume fewer calories. Substituting regular yogurt with Greek yogurt will fill you up with protein while sneaking veggies into dishes like cauliflower mash and omelettes will give you a healthy dose of fiber which will keep you feeling full for long. Ditching carbonated drinks and opting for zero-calorie fruit-infused water is also an easy way to cut down on calories!
Having to deal with chronic pain can be difficult. And, although pain medications provide temporary relief, they have side effects. Eat tart cherries to decrease inflammation and pain. Replace NSAIDs with ginger to relieve pain without side effects. Try spinach to reduce pain caused by arthritis and peptic ulcer. Sip on peppermint tea to relieve headaches, muscle pain, and pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome. Lastly, if you have arthritis, eat omega 3 rich foods.
If you’re feeling nauseous, drink water or eat something light. Rice, toast, and crackers are easy on the stomach. Suck on a lemon wedge or drink warm lemon water. Teas made with ginger, peppermint, and chamomile will also calm the stomach. If you don't have access to these, sniff ginger or peppermint oil. Lying down or putting your head in between your knees will also help, especially if nausea is from seasickness or motion sickness.
Headaches affect all of us at some point or the other in our lives. The pounding and throbbing feeling in your head feels as if your head is going to explode. You experience pain, irritability, and lack of focus. Most people just pop a painkiller without thinking about its side-effects, which can even damage their kidneys. Instead, simple natural remedies provide quick relief from a headache without any side-effects.