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Neem Oil: A Cure for Head Lice

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Head lice is a common problem among school going kids. Lice are actually small parasites that stick close to the scalp as it sources warmth, moisture, food and protection from the head. It tends to grip the hair hence, making it difficult to remove them. One popular neem product which can be of great help for treating the head lice is the neem oil. It acts as a poisonous substance for lice while being soft and nourishing for hair and scalp.

Here's a step by step procedure to control head lice using neem oil.

Step 1
The first thing to do is to saturate the head with full strength using neem oil. Make sure that not even an inch of area is left without oil. Massage the oil well into the hair and scalp so that the neem oil gets absorbed within the scalp pores completely.

Step 2
In order to avoid the leaking oil from head, make the person being treated, lie down on floor with the head placed on a large plastic bag so that it catches hold of the running oil.

Step 3
Now let the oil absorb w…

Neem Extract : The Medicinal Solution

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Neem tree or Azadirachta indica is a native tree to India. Popular for its medicinal uses, neem leaves, seeds and bark for various ailments. Being a natural healer, it is quite a preferred treatment amongst people who are afraid of the antibiotic side effects. For medicinal purpose, Neem extracts of its seed, leaf and bark are effectively used to treat a number of skin, hair and other health problems. Since the natural neem constitutes of antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, its pure extract can work wonders as a medicine.

Here's the step by step procedure for making neem leaf extract, which is an effective pest repellent.

Step 1
First of all mash a considerable amount of neem leaves deftly within mortar and pestle. Now place this mashed neem leaves paste in a pot or container.

Step 2
Next, add some water in the mashed neem leaves paste and cover the container or pot with the help of a lid.

Step 3
Now, let this mixture steep for around 72 hours…

Palm Sugar - The New Natural Sweetener Making Buzz!

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We all know that artificial sweeteners are not good for health. However, people suffering from diabetes need to avoid sugar. Natural sweeteners, made from herbs, are definitely good for them but there were not too many choices in natural sweeteners for them till now.
Natural Sweeteners that were available till now include
Stevia- made from stevia leaveswas the topmost choice. After many years of controversy, it has finally been accepted as a safe, natural sweetener. However, many people still do not like the aftertaste of stevia, and some others complain that it doesn't melt or cook like sugar does.
Agave nectar- which is a low-glycemic sugar made from the bulbous roots of agave plants- was also used by many people as natural sweetener. However, the controversy about whether it is truly "natural" or even low glycemic, did not make it an acceptable natural sweetener.
What is Palm Sugar?
Palm sugar is the latest buzz making rounds among people searching for natural sweeteners.…

Neem: Curing Degenerative Diseases

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Degenerative diseases refer to the diseases which tend to deteriorate a certain organ or tissues of the body progressively over a period of time. It may happen owing to the regular bodily wear or a particular kind of lifestyle like eating habits etc. Generally such diseases can only be controlled and not cured completely. Apart from the various antibiotic drugs and medication there has been a long sought effective treatment of such diseases i.e the wonder plant 'Neem'. Neem has been identified as a safe and highly effective cure of various degenerative diseases like Diabetes, Arthritis, Rheumatism etc since ancient times. If we go by the Ayurveda history then we can easily register the importance of Neem and its various products for many such degenerative diseases. Owing to its healing and remedial properties, today Neem is extensively used in various pharmaceutical companies for manufacturing different Neem based medicines.

Check out the medicinal neem benefits regarding d…

Neem Oil as a Pesticide

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Like other neem based products, neem oil too, is used for multiple purposes. Besides other varied uses, neem oil can be effective used as a pesticide and fungicide. It is helpful in repelling a number of pests like thrips, whiteflies, mealy bugs etc. Also, it can be used as a household pesticide for cockroaches, ant and houseflies.

Below is the procedure of using neem oil on plants to protect them from pests or insects.

Step 1
One tablespoon neem oil is generally recommended per gallon. Hence, one can use a little less than a teaspoon into a spray bottle which can generally hold around 32 ounces of water.


Step 2
Since oil and water do not mix well, one would need an emulsifier to help disperse the neem oil within water.

Step 3
Now cover both the sides of the leaf with the solution spray completely. Make sure that you keep mixing the solution frequently as you spray.

Ayurvedic Remedies For Treating Diabetes Mellitus

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Diabetes Mellitus is a wide spread chronic disease that has been plaguing the life of many in today's world. There are many medicaments for treating the disease, which are to be taken life long but none of them are 100 per cent effective. In fact, all these medicaments including insulin injections are regarded as various methods of diabetes management and not cure. In Ayurveda, there are many herbs that are proven beneficial in treating diabetes. These herbal treatments when taken regularly with insulin injections are helps in treating diabetes mellitus quite effectively.
Following are some of the herbs that are thought be an answer of Ayurveda to diabetes mellitus:

Gymnema – this is a common herb useful in treating both type 1 and 2 Diabetes. Gymnema stimulates the Pancreatic cells to produce more insulin.



Fenugreek – this ancient spice reduces cholesterol, blood glucose level, insulin levels, and triglycerides, apart from increasing the good cholesterol levels in blood.

Bitter Melo…

Ayurvedic Treatment for Migraine Headache

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Migraine headache is located in one part of the head. The pain of migraine appears periodically and may last from 2 weeks to even 2 months. Symptoms of migraine headache- just before it is going to occur- include irritability in eyesight, tiredness, constipation, vomiting, and nausea. Migraine is considered to be a disease of nerves that is caused by the accumulation of foreign matter around the brain nerves and nerves in the neck.
Ayurveda prescribes various treatments for Migraine Headaches, some of which are listed here Fasting for three days. Only fruit juices should be consumed in these three days.Taking enema to keep the stomach and intestines clean.Enema should be done with lukewarm water. Taking Hot water bath once a week, preferably a hip bath or sitz bath till migraine is completely cured.For knowing specific Ayurvedic medicines for migraine, read Ayurvedic Treatment For Migraine



Quitobac- Anti Smoking Herbal Chewable Pill is a Gift for Smokers!

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Its very difficult for smokers to accept Quitobac as a gift but its true that this anti smoking herbal chewable pill launched by Birla Veda is an invaluable present for them and for their families! On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Birla Veda (a division of the Yash Birla Group) launched Quitobac- a unique herbal product to help smokers quit their addiction.

What is Quitobac Pill?

Quitobac is a nicotine-free chewable herbal formulation for smokers to help quit smoking. This herbal tablet contains Ayurvedic herbs including Yastimadhu, Khadir, Lavang, Brahmi, Shakapusphi, Amlaki, Ela and Tulsi- each in a standardized potent extract form. The pill aims at suppressing the craving for tobacco through an ingredient called eugenol which is present in Lavang.



How Eugenol in Quitobac Pill Helps Quit Smoking?

Eugenol present in Lavang (clove) helps in converting nicotine into cotinine- a metabolite of nicotine that can be excreted through urine. This leaves very less nicotine in …