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Five Home Medicines You Did Not Know About

October 09 2014

As the ever-obtrusive nuclear and allopathic medicinal technologies encroach upon our lives, we have inadvertently come to neglect the benefits of the good-old conventional home remedies.
So the next time you are looking for an instant relief from your pain at a medicine store, make sure you have rummaged through your own kitchen first. We have listed down five ingredients and their innovative usages you never knew about—and all this from your kitchen cabinet.


Turmeric


The benefits of this golden yellow coloured spice cannot be overstated. Your mother must have applied turmeric on your cuts, wounds, or bruises owing to its antiseptic properties. However, the most-documented yet little-known benefit of turmeric is its ability to fight the cancer cells. It is also proven to prevent you against occurrence of Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, turmeric, when combined with yoghurt and honey and used as a face pack, can put any of your expensive facial cream to shame owing to the excellent skin repairing property it possesses. Turmeric when applied to the skin can reduce acne and scarring; fend off free-radicals; and normalize your screen tone, making it more glowing.



Yoghurt


On account of the increasing number of health hazards caused by our sedentary lifestyle, many nutritionists suggest small alterations in your daily eating habits. Yoghurt makes for a good replacement for your cheese spread and dip. Also, there is good news for women; you can now mitigate the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and its symptoms with yoghurt. PMS is largely caused due to the deficiency of calcium or vitamin D, hormonal imbalance, etc. Yoghurt is rich in calcium and vitamin D, which naturally calms down the nervous system, preventing painful symptoms even when hormones are in flux.



Basil (Tulsi)


A Tulsi or Holy Basil plant is an inevitable part of every Indian household. This rich herb not only improves the taste and texture of your pasta but also comes with host of other medicinal benefits. Basil helps in improving blood circulation, reduce cholesterol oxidation, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity. It is considered to show positive effects in treating stomach cramps, headaches, and nausea. Furthermore, basil is believed to have strengthening effect on the kidney, thereby curing issues related to kidney stone.



Clove


Cloves contain eugenol, a powerful antiseptic and anaesthetic, which help in strengthening gums and killing germs. It is one of the core ingredients of many types of toothpaste available in the market. So next time you are having an excruciating toothache and are unable o make it to the dentist quickly, assuage your pain by nibbling on to a clove pod.

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