Showing posts with label Natural Remedies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Natural Remedies. Show all posts

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Cure Your Sore Throat Naturally!

Last year during smog season in Lahore, I got the worst throat issues ever. That's when I did my research on what herbal remedies are good for throat and started making my own herbal tea. It worked wonders. Recently on my holiday, my voice had changed into a man's. When I returned home, the first thing I did was make my tea and within a day, my voice returned miraculously. 

The following recipe for Herbal Tea works brilliantly as a sore-throat remedy. It helps flush out toxins from your body and boosts blood circulation. Its anti-inflammatory properties also helps kill bad bacteria. You will yourself feel the signs of throat problems diminishing the moment you start having this tea. Check for yourself. 

  • Ginger paste: 1/2- 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black Cardamom (bari ilaichi): 1-2
  • Honey: 1-2 table spoons
  • Cinnamon sticks: 1-2 pieces
  • Lemon juice: Half a lemon
  • Turmeric powder (Haldi): 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cloves (long): 3
  • Pepper corns: 3 
  • Fenugreek seeds: a sprinkle
  • Licorice (Mulethi stick): 2 pieces (1-2 inch each)
  • Ginseng paste (if available): 1/2 teaspoon

In a covered pan put 4 glasses of water and add all ingredients. Let it boil once. Keep it on your kitchen and keep sipping a cup twice a day till your throat becomes alright. 

At first you will need to develop taste for it. Initially i disliked its taste and used to force it down like a medicine as I knew it works wonders. Now I don't mind its taste at all. So stay patient. It really works better than any medicine. Stay blessed. Can't wait to hear about your recovery stories too. 

Friday, 15 July 2016

The wonders of Phitkari

Good afternoon readers! Today we will be discussing the wonders of Phitkari. It was only recently when I learned about this wonder crystal. I had been hearing about  the bad effects of antiperspirant deodorants for a while now. It made sense that these block our pores so we don't sweat at all from those areas. I am very sensitive about smell or wet patches so I have been happy using 48 hours protection antiperspirant deodorants of the highest quality all my life. I have been spending a lot on these imported deodorants as well.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Organic Radiance - Part V

Dear Readers!
I hope you are well. My husband and I were busy with the move which is why it was a little quiet on the blog front recently. So far in Organic Radiance, we have been talking about natural /herbal hair and skin care solutions. We started off this series by an introduction. Part II discussed a few of my favorite products like Sandlewood powder, Rosewater and ubtan. Part III discussed some natural skin care solutions like cucumber, tomato, lemon, tomato. Part IV had recipes of natural masks to apply on your hair and scalp.  Today is the fifth part of this series where we will be discussing some more natural solutions:

  • Milk
  • Mayonnaise
  • Vinegar
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Glycerin
  • Henna/Mehendi
  • Salt and Olive Oil
  • Yogurt
  • Egg white
  • Green Tea

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Organic Radiance - Part IV: Hair care

Hi girls. Today on Organic Radiance, we will be discussing a few easy-to-make hair masks. I will be keeping the post as short as possible and only sharing the best recipes for hair masks I've found so far. I didn't go into benefits of the following as it gets too lengthy. Masks with a thin consistency can be poured into a spray bottle and sprayed onto hair thoroughly. For thicker mixtures, the best way to apply natural hair mask is with a hair dye brush on scalp and roots. After applying the mixture, its best to wear a shower cap for better absorption. I have kept an extra shower cap in my washroom only for hair masks. It’s one from my stay at a hotel. Those are quite thin and are perfect for this.  

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Organic Radiance - Part III

Good morning readers. I won't say girls only because the herbal products I am discussing in this series can be used by men too. We all need to take care of ourselves. We are covering herbal and natural products for skin and hair care. We have started talking about them in the order of importance. If you missed out on introduction Part 1, here is the link. If you missed out on Part 2, please click here. In the first part of this series, we talked about:

  • Rosewater
  • Sandlewood powder
  • Ubtan
  • Aloe vera
  • Vaseline/Petroleum jelly
  • Besan/Gram flour
  • Multani Mitti/Fuller's earth

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Organic Radiance - Part II

Dear beautiful women. Today we will start talking about all my favorite herbal and natural products. If any of you missed out the first part of this post, please click here. Many ladies don't realize that we won't have a replenishment of our skin in this life time. Therefore, we must have a routine for our skin to be able to breathe. We must never go to bed without removing makeup and moisturizing our skin. Similarly, we must find a time (daily or weekly) which we dedicate to our skin. What I do is that when I have to take a shower, I apply one of the herbal products being discussed in this post, I then start cleaning up my room, sorting clothes etc. Fifteen minutes later, I take a shower.  This has worked for me perfectly for a long time. The reason why I love using natural products on my skin is that they have absolutely no side effects and hardly cost anything. 

Its heartbreaking when I see girls running after skin specialists, wasting thousands of rupees on harsh medicines in an effort to enhance their skin.  Honestly speaking, after working in medical sector, I realized its all about business and money in this industry just like all others. We will never hear doctors telling us to use Aloe Vera, Turmeric powder or Sandlewood powder, because it doesn't go with their business policy. I keep trying to convince my friends to use natural products which actually work wonders and are good for the skin instead of running after doctors. During this first part of the post, we will start with the herbal products which I believe are most important and effective. Todays post will cover:    
  • Rosewater
  • Sandlewood powder
  • Ubtan
  • Aloe vera
  • Vaseline/Petroleum jelly
  • Coconut Oil
  • Besan/Gram flour
  • Multani Mitti/Fuller's earth

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Organic Radiance - Part I

I have been a great believer in natural products for years now. I myself  did my research and finally found the most suitable products for the skin. One may debate that what ever works for me may not necessarily work for all of you girls out there. But the fact is that I have extra sensitive skin that gets rashes from any liquid touching my skin. Even water (tears, shower, sweat) irritate my skin. So if these natural products suit me and have no side effects on me, I’m sure they will work wonders on your skin too. Also these natural products can be used on normal, oily, dry and combination skin types, so everyone can benefit from these.  Herbal products do not have any chemicals so no need to worry about any side effects either.