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Healthy hair is a sign of beauty. We all want to have thick luscious hair that is glossy, soft to the touch and feel gorgeous. Having a full head of gorgeous locks can boost your confidence and help you feel good in general. However, most of us tend to suffer from dull, dry, and brittle hair. Some suffer from excessive hair fall. While others suffer from breakage. There are several factors causing such problems such…

The human brain is composed of 60% fat [1]. Your brain holds about 25% of your body’s cholesterol to keep its neural function and data transmission active [2]. The brain turns cholesterol into vitamin D, which is a vital component for neural growth. The more neural activities you can assure in your brain, the healthier will it remain with age. A healthy brain is protective against panic, trauma, and stress. It deals with difficult situations…

For most people, physical therapy is not on their priority list. Most people today prefer surgery over physical therapy, thinking that surgery will treat the problem effectively and much faster. But, most the primary doctors refer their patients to the best physiotherapist if they feel that the health issue can be solved without the need for surgery. [1] They think that physical therapy is a more effective course of treatment. Physical therapy is best for…

Stinky feet or bromodosis is an unpleasant situation that occurs when your feet start sweating. The sweat results in bacteria growth on your skin causing a bad odor. [1] This condition can get worse if your feet are enclosed in small spaces such as shoes and socks. Although it is quite common among people, having smelly feet is quite embarrassing and sometimes doesn’t go away quickly even after a refreshing bath. Luckily, there are some…

Hormones are your body’s chemical messenger that significantly impacts your mood, appetite, and overall health. They are produced by your endocrine glands in a precise amount needed for various functions in your body. Having a proper hormone level is crucial to leading a healthy life. A slight imbalance in your hormone can have adverse effects that may grow over time. Hence, it’s essential to balance your hormones. Some of our hormones decline as we age.…

Gin is an alcoholic spirit that gets its primary flavor from juniper berries. It has been a popular beverage in Europe and some other countries for over 1000 years. Apart from being just a refreshing drink, gin possesses some incredible health benefits, considering what it is made from. [1] While it may sound surprising for alcoholic drinks, gin was used as herbal medicine as early as the middle ages. With juniper berries as its main…

Grits are merely ground hominy that is cooked in water and eaten as a grain or side dish. Grit is a famous food in Southern America.  A report by Purdue University shows that the history of grit is almost 5,000 years old. Native Americans are eating grits for thousands of years.[3] They gifted their grits to the American colonies. [2] Grits are a food made from mature corn. It is ground into a coarse meal…

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a natural compound that originates from the plants of the Cannabis genus.  Primarily extracted from the hemp plant, it is available in the form of oils, gels, as well as edibles. While it won’t give you a psychotropic high like THC, CBD can provide numerous potential health benefits. [1] If you want to enjoy the numerous health benefits of CBD but don’t like the thought of potential risks from inhaling it, CBD…

Sweet oil is liquid gold in everyday applications. The more commonly used name of this oil is olive oil or cartoon oil. Sweet oil or olive oil is found in most stores as a result of its high demand.  If you want a bottle, you should always get pure cold-pressed olive oil. The name sweet oil comes from its toothsome flavor. It’s sweeter than canola or vegetable oils.  Whether it’s for cooking or health issues,…

Saba banana, also known as Cardova banana is a unique and delicious fruit. It is a hybrid cultivated in the Philippines. [1] Saba bananas are high in useful nutrients and many other beneficial compounds. [2] It contains a rich blend of valuable vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. [3] It has vitamin C, vitamin B, Vitamin A, iron, potassium, and dietary fiber. [4] This fruit is gaining popularity all over the world for its benefits and uses.…

The health benefits of banana peppers are numerous. Also called “Yellow wax pepper,” it has got various other names too such as Banana Supreme, Banana chili, Hungarian Wax, and Giant Marconi. Banana peppers originated from South America. In this article, you will get to learn about banana peppers, their history, and their health benefits of banana peppers. What are Banana Peppers? Banana peppers are sweet yet hot, and it has a vitamin in high content.…

Arnica Tea is known as the ‘healing tea’ due to its numerous health benefits. It comes from the blossoms of a perennial flowering plant called arnica. It is related to sunflowers because arnica belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy) family. The plant is native to Europe.  Arnica is also found in the United States. Its Latin name is Arnica Montana. But the name arnica comes from the Greek “area,” which means lamb because this herb has…

Coconut oil is one of the most available ingredients in your kitchen. It is rich in excellent medicinal properties that are not only good for your health, but also for your skin. [1] Some people also suggest using coconut oil for tanning beds. If you think tanning beds are safer than the sunlight, you are wrong. You may develop melanoma or skin cancer if you frequently use tanning beds without any protection. [2] Using coconut…

Melrose oil is a new-age combination of different essential oils. The constituents are clove, tea tree, rosemary, and niaouli oils. It is a potent essential oil with many health benefits. The unified properties of all the oils treat many health problems. [1] Melrose oil is used for oral health, fungal infection, inflammation, stress, cognitive function, and digestion. Moreover, it acts as a face and hair cleanser. [2] Melrose is a key ingredient in many cosmetic…

PanAway essential oil is a blend of four different essential oils, formulated especially for those who suffer from various types of pains and aches. The oil was originally developed by Gary Young, who had experienced a serious injury that damaged the ligaments of his leg.  Essential oils used to create this pain relieving blend are peppermint, clove, helichrysum, and wintergreen. PanAway essential oil is quite famous for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, and it’s particularly…

The basic difference between castor oil and Jamaican black castor oil is their specific processing methods. Castor is a vegetable oil that comes from the beans or seeds of the castor plant (Ricinus communis L.) through cold processing. Castor oil is one of the important ingredients in numerous manufacturing industries. The pale yellow, almost transparent oil is extensively used in producing coatings, soaps, and lubricants. Global production of castor oil mainly comes from India, China,…

Vervain or Verbena Officinalis is a popular herb that belongs to the Verbenaceae family. There are different varieties of vervain plants all having medicinal uses — blue vervain or Verbena hastata, white vervain, hoary vervain, and MacDougal verbena. [1] The perennial plant is native to the United States, Central, and Southern Europe, England, Asia, and North Africa. Blue vervain is found in grassy fields and by the roadsides. the slender plant grows 1-3 feet tall.…

Neem oil originates from the fruits and seeds of the neem (Azadirachta indica). Like neem, the oil is also rich in therapeutic properties. [1] Many of you may wonder why you should use neem oil for hair. There are a lot of hair and scalp problems that neem oil can treat, thanks to its medicinal properties. The studies on neem oil to treat hair problems are limited. But they proved its efficacy as good hair…

Mexican mint or Plectranthus amboinicus is a perennial plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It is native to Southern and Eastern Africa. The medicinal herb grows in other tropical parts of the world as well. Mexican mint has many colloquial names including Spanish thyme, French thyme, Ajwain Patta, Karpooravalli, country borage, and so on. Karpooravalli leaves are edible and it is used to flavor various meat, fish, and vegetable dishes, soups, stews, etc. The dried-powdered…

Nag champa essential oil is a combination of Champa flower or Magnolia Champaca and several other ingredients such as sandalwood, cinnamon, black pepper, and Halmaddi. Nag champa essential oil is considered one of the most sacred oils for its spiritual uses. Its original formula remains within the Hindu and Buddhist monasteries. But you can find this essential oil in many online stores and shops. Nag champa essential oil comes with an enticing aroma. It has…