Health Benfits Chyawanprash

Chyawanprash is a delicious, nutritive jam that has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years to boost overall vitality and protect against disease.

Chyawanprash is named after a Rishi, or sage by the name of Chyawan, who was the first person to prepare this tonic. The story starts off with the sage, who was quite old in the beginning, restoring his youthfulness and vitality with the use of this herbal tonic.

In Sanskrit, the word, “prash” refers to a specially prepared food – thus the name, “chyawanprash”.

This nutritive jam is mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic book written by Charaka in the 4th century B.C. The formula for this herbal preparation is included and it claims that Chyawanprash is the best and most effective of all herbal tonics available to mankind.

Ayurvedic jams are often used as anupans (carriers) for other herbs, but they can also be used on their own and frequently are— especially to rejuvenate and as aphrodisiacs. Chyanaprash is used as part of a rejuvenation program.

Chyawanprash is made with a mixture of herbs and substances. The base is amalaki fruit (Emblica officinalis) also called Amla or Indian Gooseberry. Amla is one of the worlds richest sources of Vitamin C (they say 30 times more Vitamin C than oranges!)

The formula also contains several other herbs including ashwagandha, saffron, long pepper, white sandalwood, cardamom, tulsi, brahmi, arjun, jatamansi, neem.

It also contains ghee, sesame oil, sugar, and/or honey. The honey, ghee, and sesame oil serve as yogavahis (catalytic agents) to carry the herbs deep into the tissues.

The sugar is used a samvahaka dravya (preservative substance) which helps to safeguard the clinical efficacy of the main ingredients.

All this combined creates the consistency of a jam, which is why it’s often referred to as a fruity jam with honey in it.

Health Benefits:

Chyawanprash for Supporting Overall Strength, Immunity, and Rejuvenation:

The primary action of Chyawanprash is to bolster immunity. As it is high in Vitamin C, it aids in the production of haemoglobin and white blood cells. It protects the body from bacterial, viral, and fungal infections which makes this a great medicine to take this time of year (Autumn) before the winter flu’s kick in.

Amla supports elimination of toxins (ama) and supports the blood, liver, spleen and respiratory system. It is deeply nourishing to the bodies tissues so builds overall strength and resilience; it therefore protects the body’s natural defence systems.

From an Ayurvedic perspective it builds Ojas – the essence of immunity and youthfulness. It pacifies vata, pitta, and kapha and is considered a rasayana (rejuvenative) for all of the tissues in the body.

Chyawanprash is safe for both the elderly and young children to take. It is wonderful to take after a Panchakarma program to rejuvenate the body after the cleanse.

Other benefits:

– Strong mind: Chyawanprash is said to support healthy aging and to promote intelligence, concentration and memory. The herbs it contains have potent anti-anxiety and anti-depressant actions also.
– Healthy Respiratory system: beneficial for the healthy functioning of the lungs. This makes it an ideal and healthy, herbal remedy for those with asthma and chronic bronchitis.
– Strong digestion: balances stomach acids, promoted assimilation and absorption of nutrients into the blood. Provides relief in constipation and reduces flatulence.
– Great for heart health: Arjuna, an herb found in this formula strengthens heart health and regulates blood pressure.
– Anti-aging: Chywanprash is high in antioxidants, delays aging of cells, provides proper cellular nutrition and promotes longevity. Its also said this formula prevents wrinkles and greying of hair.

Recommended Dosage:
  • One teaspoon should be taken twice a day — once in the morning and then again at night. The usual dose of chyawanprash is 1–2 teaspoons, once or twice daily. Children can take ½ teaspoon daily. Please seek advice by your healthcare practitioner before starting any herbal supplementation.
  • It can be taken directly, or traditionally is mixed with warm milk or water.
  • You can enjoy taking this herbal tonic by spreading it on a cracker or bread, as well.Chyawanprash, chyavanprash.
Buying Chyawanprash:

There are a lot of chyawanprash brands on the market. Make sure you buy from a reputable source which will ensure you are purchasing a high-quality product with good quality ingredients from an ethical source. Speak to your local Ayurvedic Practitioner for a trusted brand, or be in touch and we can point you in the right direction.

Best and affordable sunscreens in India for all skin types

Skin problems like wrinkles,dark spots, premature aging, are causes due to harmful sun rays. So it is very important to keep your skin safe from sun .It’s necessary to apply Sunscreen before stepping out because Sunscreen provide a shield for your skin from harmful UV rays and  protects your skin from sunburn, wrinkles , dark spots , blemishes and from harmful UV rays , which can cause skin cancer. Men , women even school going kids also needs a good sunscreen lotion.

Although our skin needs sun block in all seasons but in summers days are very long so our skin needs extra sun protection .

In this post I am sharing top 5 sunscreens available in India for summers.These are suitable for all skin types

Here is the list of top 5 sunscreens

1. Lotous 3-in-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock

Lotous 3 in-1 daily sun block gives UVA and UVB protection with skin lightening ingredients is perfect for summers. It comes in creamy texture , little tinted and give a uniform matte finish to the skin. Its easily absorbed on skin and ensures a shine-free, light and clean look.

2. Biotique Bio Sandalwood SPF50+

This nutrient-rich cream is blended with pure sandalwood, saffron, wheat germ, honey and bark of the arjun tree to keep skin soft, fair and moisturized. It protects skin with broad spectrum SPF 50 UVA/UVB sunscreen. Very water resistant, and perabean free.

3.Lakme Sun Expert SPF24 and PA++

Lotion is creamy textured and contains lemongrass and cucumber extracts that protect the skin from the harmful UV rays. It is very light ,non greasy and easily spreads on the skin gives proper moisturisaton and radiant look.

4. Everyuth SPF 50 PA++++ Sunblock Lotion

New Everyuth Naturals Sun Block Lotion with SPF rating 50 PA++++ with 🍒 cherry protects your skin from the damaging UVA & UVB rays of the sun.Its unique formula protects your skin against premature ageing, burning & darkening, while leaving it moisturized.This is gentle, non-irritating ,non-sticky and affordable sun block lotion.

5. Himalaya Protective Sunscreen Lotion SPF15

Himalaya’s Sunscreen Lotion has an effective sun protective agent named Cinnabloc, which blocks the UV-A and UV-B rays from penetrating in our skins. The product is clinically proven and tested with a very positive result. It also contains some esential herbs like aloe vera, spiked ginger lily, greater galangal, crab apple etc. These herbs provides great protection from sun damages.

The anti-fungal and anti-bacterial nutrients present in the aloe vera soothe and heal the skin from the sunburn. It softens the skin and protects it from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Spiked ginger lily is a very good moisturizer, while galangal works as an umbrella against UV rays.

Crab apple is a source of multiple Vitamins. It nourishes the skin and prevents ageing.

Home Remedies to get rid of pimples

Pimples are an inflammation of the skin in which the sebaceous glands (oil glands) get infected with bacteria, swell up, and fill with pus.
Excess sebum secretion by the oil glands is the primary cause of this problem. There are many natural methods which are effective in treating pimples within a very short time period

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1.Lemon
Fast way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice, which is rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice helps pimples dry up faster. Use fresh lemon juice and not bottled juice, which has preservatives.

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Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed. You can also mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and put it on the pimples overnight. In the morning, wash the skin well with lukewarm water. However, lemon is not suitable for sensitive skin.

2. Toothpaste
The toothpaste that you use every morning to clean your teeth also can be used to treat pimples quickly. Use white toothpaste; avoid using gel toothpaste

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Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed.In the morning, wash your face with water.

3. Steam
Steaming is very effective for your skin when you have pimples. Steam will open pores and allows the skin to breathe.This helps get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the pores that can cause infection or inflammation.

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Fill a large container with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes.Rinse your face with lukewarm water and, after drying, apply an oil-free moisturizer.

4. Garlic
Garlic is an antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulfur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples.

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Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces.Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water.Repeat the treatment several times a day.
Eating one raw garlic clove daily can also help purify your blood.

5. Honey
Honey has been known as a characteristic disinfectant it can help demolish the microbes in the oil organs and accelerate the healing process.

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Apply honey directly on pimples and pimple marks.Leave the honey overnight and wash the area with water in the morning to get rid of pimple marks.

6. Turmeric
Turmeric has antiseptic properties that will fight the bacteria that cause pimples and reduce the production of pimples on the skin.

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Take a tablespoon of turmeric powder and mix it with a few drops of water to make it a thick paste.
Apply this paste on the affected areas of your face and leave it there for a few minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Repeat this process at least 5 days for fast results.

7. Mint
Mint has anti-microbial, antiseptic, and anti-bacterial properties and hence is great to treat skin diseases, in particular acne and inflammatory condition. Mint is rich in vitamin A and also has astringent properties. Since mint has salicylic acid content, it can heal acne.

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Crush 10-20 mint leaves to extract juice out of it and then apply it on affected area leave it overnight and wash it of next morning.
Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and then apply this paste on pimple and leave for 15 minutes then wash with lukewarm water.

Cleaning tips to keep your home clean and organized

Everyone wishes for a big house but in my opinion it doesn’t not matter that your house is small or big, you have new, expensive furniture or old but it should be clean,clutter free and well organized.

Clean and tidy place always makes you feel happy and positive. Nowdays there are so many cleaning and home organisation stuff available in market or online but still it becomes difficult to keep your house organized.

In this post I am going to share some basic cleaning tips to keep your home clean and guest ready.

1. Make your bed as soon as you get up. Nicely arranged bed sheet ,pillows, cushions gives a clean look to your bedroom and motivates you to start your day.

2. Clean your kitchen counter after every meal cooking.

3. Drity dishes on sink for long hours makes your kitchen smell bad and also unhygienic. So don’t pile up dirty dishes on sink clean them after every use or if you have a house help then make a habit to rinse before keeping them on sink.

4. Do your laundry every day or every other day .Don’t place clean clothes in any cornor fold them and arrange in cupboards as soon as they get dried.

5. Plan your cleaning schedule to avoid clutter and work load.Beside daily dusting and moping designate a particular day for deep cleaning of particular room , bathroom or kitchen according to your preference(like Monday for living room ,Tue for bed room and so on). On that day deep clean every cornor , arrange and clean cupboards . It will take 15 to 30 minutes .

6. Always make sure to clean your living room and kitchen before yo sleep so that next morning you will feel positive and energetic to start your day.

These are some basic cleaning tips everybody knows but once you start following ,these will becomes your habit and this habit will going to make your life hassle free and more organized .

Skin care tips to get spotless and glowing skin

Clear, spotless and glowing skin don’t need any coverage of makeup and we all want to make our skin naturally even but hormonal imbalance, periods, pregnancy , pollution and weather conditions are some factors which are responsible for various skin issues like acne , dullness,dark spots etc. As we can’t fight with these natural conditions which affects our skin but we can avoid these skin problems by making small changes in our lifestyle and by taking proper care of our skin.

In this post I am going to share some basic skin care tips, applicable for all skin types to get healthy skin.

1.Drink warm water

Warm water helps to flush out various toxins and free radicals which causes various skin infections and ageing.It also improve circulation which adds glow to skin and improve its texture.

2. Wash your face before bed

Throughout the day our skin is exposed to various pollutants,sun and dirt and all these toxins are accumulated on our skin and inhibits the cell repair system (skin sheds dead cell and makes new). So clean skin helps to regenerate new cells.

3.Scrub your face once a week

Scrubbing helps to get rid of black heads ,white heads ,dead skin , improves circulation and makes your face soft and naturally glowing.you can make scrub at home I have shared in my old post or go for scrubs available in market.

4. Steam your face once a weak

Steam helps to kill toxic bacteria accumulated on our pores and remove all the dirt and dust particles which causes blackheads. It helps to get rid of dry skin and dead skin. As we age our natural skin rejuvenation (cell repair) system slow down . So it’s good for skin to take Steam once a weak.

5. Wear sunscreenSunscreen is necessary because it prevents our skin from harmful rays which can cause skin cancer. So sun screen is must for every family member. It also prevents our skin from sunburn, discoloration and uneven skin.

Santoor body lotion with sandalwood and sakura extracts review

Hi everyone 🙏

In my recent visit to a shopping mart ,I came across sntoor body lotion this lotion was on offer of buy one get one so I bought it because winters are here and body lotions are must product for winter. It’s been 3 – 4 weeks since I am using this lotion so in this post I am reviewing Santoor Perfumed body lotion whitening and UV protection.

Price: Rs. 215 for 250 ml

Packaging: It comes in a pump Despenser bottle

Colour and texture:

white coloured medium consistency product

Smell: very soothing and refreshing sandlewood like fragrance.

Ingredients:

Product claims:

  • All seasons moisturising lotion.
  • Skin whitening and UV protection.
  • Moisturizer and soften skin. throughout the day.
  • Improve skin texture and have anti-ageing properties.

My experience: As above I mentioned 4 major points which this product claims to be ,now here is my experience does these Four claims proven true or not.

True claims:

It is a good moisturizer for your skin .It makes your skin smooth and soft whithout making it greasy.

This is a very good moisturizer for mansoons and summers .

Improve skin texture and have anti -ageing extracts.

False claims:

It doesn’t provide moisturisation throughout the day in becuse in winters afterter 3-4 hrs you need to apply lotion again .

Not lightens skin tone.

You need to apply separate SPF cream for sun protection.

This is a very good body lotion for summers but for winters you can use this lotion as a face moisturizer and hand cream because in winter your body needs heavy moisturisation.

5 different kajal /kohal looks for makeup beginners

Makeup is an art and it enhances your features. After makeup you feel more confident and beautiful. If you are not comfortable with full makeup look or beginner in this makeup world so don’t worry just start by applying kajal or eyeliner. Single stroke of kajal /eyeliner can make a bigger difference in your looks. In this post I am going to share five different styles of wearing Kajal or eyeliner.

Kajal in lower lash line

This is very simple everyday kajal /kohl look,for this look apply double stroke of kajal on your lower water line & you are ready to go.

Kajal on upper lash line (tightlining)

To achieve this look apply kajal on your upper water line. This look enhances your lashes and makes them look bigger.

Winged liner look

To achieve above look apply kajal on upper eyelid and make a small wing at the end. This look goes very well with bold lips.

Bold kajal look

For bold eyes look apply 2-3 strokes of kajal on your both water lines and lash lines. You can block kajal with eyeliner so that it don’t smudges off.

Smoky eyes

This is simple and quick eye makeup look for night parties. For this look apply dark stroke of kajal /kohl pencile on upper lash line as well as on lower lash line and then smudges it with your finger. It gives sexy and bold look to your eyes and goes perfect with nude lip shades.

Top 5 tips to boost your Mental health

Our mental health plays major role in our life . A mentally healthy person have a positive outlook towards life and he enjoys every bit of his life .While a person having poor mental health lives a hectic and stressful life which leads to anxiety, depression, dyslexia like mental disorders.

We can avoid these mental problems by doing small changes our lifestyle .So in this post I am going to share 5 basic and small habits which are necessary to follow for our mental health.

1. Meditation or breathing exercise

Like physical exercise mental exercise is also necessary to conditions our minds. Daily 5-10 minutes breathing exercise is very helpful to avoid stress and anxiety.

2. Spend some time with nature

Flowers, birds,sky and our green sorroundings always makes us happy .So try to spend 15 to 20 minutes outside and feel the nature.Breathing in fresh air and greenery is a great instant mood enhancer therapy for our stressful life.

3. Eating healthy

Green veggies, fruit and nuts makes us healthy internally , physically and mentally .food with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is very important for our brain cells. It is found in nuts ,fish and flaxseeds. So eating right food is necessary for our brains nourishment and mental health.

4. Reading

Reading is a good habit for our mental health. It nourishes our brain cells and helps to improve memory. Daily readings makes us focused and avoid stress . Motivational books are very helpful for mental growth.

Sleeping

A good 6-8 hrs sleep is very mandatory for our mental health. Good sleep rests the brain ,repairs brain cells and helps them to grow. Sleep rejuvenates our mind and improve our mental health by avoiding stress , anxiety , depression etc.

Top 7 home remedies for dehydration

Dehydration is a common problem during summers. Excessive lose of water and other body fluids can give rise to a dangerous situation called dehydration.
Some common causes of dehydration are diarrhea, vomiting, excessive sweating and increased urination.
Dehydration disrupt the normal metabolic functions of the body.

There are so many home remedies which can helps to overcome the dehydration.
1) Water

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The best way to prevent dehydration is to drink plenty of water. People who are suffered from dehydration should drink minimum of two liters of water every day.

2) Lime Juice

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Freshly prepared lime juice is also helpful to cure dehydration.

3)Sugar and salt water

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Sugar salt water contains electrolytes which helps to reduce dehydration.Boil 1 litre water and add some salt and sugar as per your taste ,drink this water when it’s cool.lntake of this water at regular intervals increases your fluid as well as mineral levels.

4)Fruits

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Fruits having high water content like watermelon, cucumbers are also helpful to overcome dehydration.
Bananas are also effective as this fruit is rich source of potassium which is a valuable natural cure for dehydration.

5)Coconut Water

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Coconut water is also quickly cure your dehydration as it has high electrolytes as well as high potassium and iron content.

6)Curd

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Curd helps to restore the levels of sodium and potassium and thereby cures dehydration.you can add ginger power and salt into it.

7)Buttermilk

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Buttermilk is an excellent home remedy for dehydration. Drink freshly prepared buttermilk to hydrate your body.Add a pinch of mint powder ,cumin powder and a pinch of salt for added taste. You should drink buttermilk several times a day to recover from dehydration.

Beside these remedies you should avoid coffee ,tea and spicy food.

5 benefits of alovera gel on skin

Nowadays aloe-vera gel is well known natural beauty product available in market. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and fibers which makes it beneficial for our skin.

It can be easily extract from leaves of the aloe-vera plant and in ancient times people used aloevera gel as a medicine for healing various skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, cut, burns.

Here are some benefits of aloe-vera gel on your skin

  1. For Dry skin

Take some aloevera gel and mix it with few drops of almond oil and apply on your face and with gentle massage. Repeat this daily before bed to get fast and visible results.

2 For acne and pimples

It’s anti-inflammatory properties helps to cures skin problem like eczema, acne, pimples and also fades blemishes.

3 Prevent skin aging

Due to Antioxidant properties it fights with free radical which causes wrinkles and fine lines on face. So regular application of aloe-vera gel helps to prevent early aging signs by restoring skins elasticity and keeping your skin hydrated.

4 For Sunburn


cooling properties of vera gel makes it a great ointment for soothing UV burns and chemical burns.

5 For oily skin

Aloe-vera gel also helps to tighten the skin pores and gives instant matt look to your skin in summers. So it can be used as tonar.

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