8 Surprising Benefits of Vapour Rubs!!


We have been using Vapor Rubs since the age when we loved falling sick after having long soccer sessions in the rains! It has been a household remedy to whenever we have chest congestion, blocked nose or a heavy head. But did you know about the amazing 8 benefits of the vapour rubs?

  1. Helps Reducing Acnes and Pimples: has several acne fighting ingredients such as camphor and eucalyptus oil that will dry out the acne overnight. All you have to do is put a little dab of Vicks directly on the pimple and leave overnight. You could also try these natural remedies for a glowing skin!
  2. Toenail or Fingernail Fungus:  has a fungus-fighting ingredient called thymol, an oil that comes from Thyme. If you think your nail has become infected apply Vicks directly to the nail twice a day. Cover your feet with socks at bedtime, and continue to trim the nails until the infected part is removed effectively.Before and After application of Vick Vapour Rub
  3. Insect Repellent: contains cedarleaf oil, which is a natural insect repellant. Simply rub on skin or clothes to repel insects.
  4. Aching Muscles: contains camphor and menthol, which both have antiseptic qualities. This is great when you want to speed up healing time simply rub onto affected area.
  5. Healing Cracked Heels: Cracked heels can be an absolute nightmare to heal, especially if you are constantly on your feet. Before you go to bed, spread a thick layer of the rub on your heels and feet. Massage for 5 minutes and wear socks to lock in miosture overnight. In the morning get up early and wash feet with warm water. Repeat until heels are restored
  6. Soothing Minor Burns: Quick relief for MINOR burns would be to run under cool water and apply the vapur rub.
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  7. Splinters and Small Cuts: The rub contains camphor and menthol, which both have antiseptic qualities. This is great when you want to speed up healing time simply rub onto affected area.
  8. Tennis Elbow: Menthol and camphor in Vicks will heal the aching elbow. Re-apply till the elbow stops aching.

Source: Aunty Acid

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Instant Relief From Headaches

A day long headache can really affect your productivity! Here are some remedies to cure the headache.


Ever had a day when the only thing ruling your day is a terrible headache! It could be because of any reason – stress, tension, indigestion, restlessness, sinus problems, migraines, lack of sleep and dehydration.

Many people reach for over-the-counter medicines to get rid of their headaches. However, you can get instant pain relief using some easy and natural home remedies. Here are some remedies for curing the headache that has kept you from focussing on work:

  1. Consume lots of water: If the cause of your headache is dehydration, you can easily get relief from the pain by rehydrating your body.
    • Simply drink a glass of water at the first sign of a headache and continue taking small sips throughout the day.
    • Along with water, you can have sports drinks. The electrolytes present in sports drinks can treat headaches caused by tension and dehydration.

    When suffering from a headache, stay away from drinks like alcohol that can dehydrate your body

    Drinking water helps keep calm

  2. Put some Ice Pack: Placing a cold compress like an ice pack on your forehead will numb the pain, help shrink the blood vessels and improve circulation to the area. This particular remedy works well for headaches due to stress or sinus problems.
    • Wrap some ice cubes or crushed ice in a thin towel. Hold it against your forehead for a few minutes. A bag of frozen vegetables can also serve as an icepack. Never apply ice directly on your skin as it can damage the skin.
    • Alternatively, apply a cold cloth on your head and temples for 10 minutes and repeat the process for some time until you get relief.
  3. Elixir of Ginger:  Ginger is a home remedy for instant relief. It helps reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, hence easing the pain. And since it stimulates digestion, it also helps quell the nausea which occurs during migraines.
    Wondering how to use this miracle ingredient? Steep ginger root for tea, or mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice and drink up. You can consume this once or twice a day. You can also apply a paste of ginger powder and 2 tablespoons water on your forehead for a few minutes to provide quicker relief.
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  4. An Apple a Day Keeps Headaches Away as well: Both apples and apple cider vinegar can be used to fight off a headache. They help restore the acid-alkaline balance in the body. Furthermore, simply the smell of green apples can help reduce migraine headaches.
    • When you wake up in the morning with a headache, eat a piece of apple sprinkled with some salt. Then drink some warm water.
    • Alternatively, fill a large bowl with steaming hot water and add 3 to 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it. Hold a towel over your head and take in the steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
    • Another option is to add 2 teaspoons of some apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. You can also add a little honey and lemon juice. Drink it 2 or 3 times a day.
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  5. Cinnamon does the charm: Cinnamon is a miracle spice that can effectively treat headaches. Wondering how to use it? Here’s help: Grind some cinnamon sticks into a powder, and add some water to make a thick paste. Apply it on your forehead and temples and lie down for 30 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.Cinnamon helps sooth headaches!

Source: NDTV Food

Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis? Have some tea!

In a recent discovery, detailed in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, researchers confirmed that a compound in green tea may offer a potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.


What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis, a chronic progressive disease, causes in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks normal joint tissues, causing inflammation of the joint lining

How to cure RA?

In a recent discovery, detailed in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, researchers confirmed that a compound in green tea may offer a potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

The researchers confirmed their findings in a pre-clinical animal model of human rheumatoid arthritis, where they observed that ankle swelling in animals given the compound in a 10-day treatment plan was markedly reduced.

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“Existing drugs for rheumatoid arthritis are expensive, immunosuppressive and sometimes unsuitable for long-term use,” said lead researcher Salah-uddin Ahmed from Washington State University in Spokane, US.

Source: LifeHacker

 

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