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Honey, Almond and Lemon:
Mix 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoon finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.


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Honey and Lemon:
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon. Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.

Honey and Egg White:
Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin and enough flour to form a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

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Honey and Milk:
Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons milk. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

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Sandalwood and rose water:
This is an excellent remedy to get rid of those ugly acne scars. Blend the sandalwood paste and rose water and apply on the scars. Keep it overnight and then wash it off with cold water the next day. This does wonders to your skin!

Lemons also have exfoliating properties: rub half a lemon on your face with a hint of sugar granules to remove dead cells and lighten a tan. You can also rub on hyper-pigmented areas like elbows to lighten them. Mix with a little cucumber juice to make a natural astringent.

Honey is humectant, which means it attracts and retains water. So honey is a natural fit for a variety of moisturizing products including cleansers and creams. Because honey is also an anti-irritant, it is suitable for sensitive skin. Feel the sweet sensation on your skin as you try these recipes out.

A good tip that I got from a friend who got the tip from a neighborhood watch coordinator.

“When someone is trying to get into your house, or if you hear a noise outside your house, “keep your car keys next to your bed on the night stand and just press the panic alarm on your car. It will go off from almost anywhere from inside your house and it will keep honking until your battery runs down, or until you reset it with the button on the key chain.”

A lot of burglars will cut your telephone line before breaking in so this is a real good idea.

Could save your life.

Menstrual cramps may be accompanied by backache, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches. Sometimes, distress is severe enough to leave women debilitated for the first one to three days of their periods.

To relieve menstrual cramps:
• Drink chamomile or mint tea.
• Whenever possible, lie on your back, supporting your knees with a pillow.
• Hold a heating pad or hot-water bottle on your abdomen.
• Gently massage your abdomen.
• Do mild exercises like stretching, walking, or biking.
• Take aspirin, ibuprofen, or other over-the-counter medication formulated
for relief of menstrual discomfort.

If these measures don’t alleviate pain – or a heavy schedule prevents you from crawling into bed with a hot-water bottle for three days a month – see your doctor. He or she may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines or other medication to help menstrual pain.

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Most people consider wild strawberry as the best tasting wild berry. A perennial plant, strawberry grows approximately three to six inches high with delicate, white flowers, which usually blossom between the warm months of April and July. As strawberries have experienced such intense breeding and cultivation over the years, planting and harvesting strawberries have become a gardener’s art.

Rich in vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, calcium, phosphorus and potassium, the strawberry is an integral player in herbal medicine. The leaves are often boiled and used as an astringent. They may also be used to treat diarrhea, fever, gout, mouth ulcers and gum disease. The boiled roots and leaves can assuage inflammation in the kidneys and bladder as well as relieve heat and pain. In addition, strawberry juice is used as a beauty aid and remedy for sunburns.

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not so easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat.

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What is the correct way of eating fruits?
• It means not eating fruits after your meals!
• Fruits should be eaten in an empty stomach.

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits in an empty stomach or before your meals!

You have heard people complaining – every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat banana I feel like running to the toilet etc – actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit in an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, dark circles under the eyes all these will not happen if you take fruits in an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits like orange and lemon are acidic because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Sehlton who did a research on this matter.

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body.
Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprise when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

During the fruit fast you can eat fruits, prepared in salad forms and make it more interesting.

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Rose has a high concentration of valuable nutrients. It has long been used as a beauty enhancer. Besides that, it can enhance stomach function, relieve feminine health problems and help improve circulation.

The rose provides essential nutrients and antioxidants including ascorbic acid, niacin and various vitamins. Besides improving the skin’s texture and appearance, rose helps prevent DNA damage, promotes wound healing and encourages phagocytic activity. The rose is edible. Its cherry-like fruits contain 50 times more vitamin C than the lemon. This high concentration of vitamin C helps enhance the production of collagen and protect the body from harmful UV rays.


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