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Top 7 Aloe Vera Benefits & Methods of Consumption (Recipes)

Aloe Vera is the plan with great importance in ancient history and today as well, even the Egyptians consider Aloe Vera as a plant of immortality. This cactus-like plant is the pack of countless benefits. This is the reason that this has been used in various medicines and beauty products such as creams or facial packs. In Pakistan, Aloe Vera is found in most of the kitchen gardens in the house. This plant consists of spiky leaves like structures with jelly like substance filled in it.Aloe Vera Benefits

Aloe Vera Benefits & Consumption:

Aloe Vera gel contains various nutrients such as calcium, potassium, zinc, iron, sodium, manganese, folic acid, amino acids and a variety of vitamins including vitamin A, E, C B1, B2, and B6. Its benefits are discussed below.

1. Relief from Joint Pain:

Aloe Vera gel is being used to treat joint pains. A slightly heated aloe Vera gel is mixed with warm olive oil by half and half ratio. This mixture is gently massaged over the affected joint. This is a miraculous remedy which effects instantly, while its connective use for some days would definitely reduce the pain to a greater extent.

2. Aloe Vera for Digestive System:

This powerful plant can improve the digestive system functionality in various ways. In the case of acidity in the stomach, the Aloe Vera juice could be very useful for instant relief. This is because of its alkaline property, as the stomach contain acidic atmosphere inside it (during acidity condition) so the alkaline nature of Aloe Vera can neutralize the content, hence relieves from acidity or stomach burn. Moreover, Aloe Vera could be useful for the treatment of constipation because of its laxative character.

3. Aloe Vera in the Prevention of Over Weight:

Aloe Vera gel improves liver functionality, hence promote it to produce more bile juice which breaks down the fat molecules and prevent the body from fat accumulation. Moreover, with its digestive system improvement character, it promotes the absorption of the food inside the body hence increases the availability of healthy nutrients. Regular intake of Aloe Vera suppresses the production of bad cholesterol (LDL) and improves the production of good cholesterol in the body, thus prevent the body from gaining overweight condition.

4. Relieves Mouth Problems:

The Aloe Vera plant is proved to be effective in relieving various mouth problems. As with its antibacterial property, it can prevent the oral cavity from pathogenic and harmful bacteria. Furthermore, brushing the teeth with Aloe Vera gel could reduce the plaque formation and even treat the pre-formed plaque and gingivitis. Aloe Vera gel and gargle is also used to treat cavities. It also relieves cold sores and treats mouth ulcers. Aloe Vera gel is also applied directly to the gums for the cure of inflammation and pain.

5. Aloe Vera to Prevent Cold and Bronchitis:

Aloe Vera decoction in slightly warm temperature could be useful for the treatment of cold and flu. Not just this, the Aloe Vera can do a great job for more serious ailments related to the respiratory tract. It can treat constant sinus, as it contains magnesium lactate which acts as an antihistamine that assists in the reduction of sinus and other respiratory problems like chest inflammation and bronchitis. I also cure nasal ailments occur from various types of allergens. So, if you are suffering from any of these diseases, then ditch you scrappy medicines and rush towards this magical and amazingly beneficial plant for natural and harm-free remedy.

6. Aloe Vera in the Treatment of AIDS:

As we all know from some extent to greater about this dreadful set of symptoms called as “AIDS”. It is not a disease, but it is the combination of symptoms caused by the weak immune system. If the immune system or we generally called it as defensive player of the body becomes weaker, then the body becomes more prone towards various infections and disease attacks and these diseases in a combined form called AIDS. Aloe Vera has a huge amount of essential vitamins and amino acids which improve or strengthen the immune system which is very important to cure AIDS. Even most of the herbalists quoted the cure of AIDS through Aloe Vera in their books.

7. Aloe Vera for Beautiful Skin:

Aloe Vera is abundantly used by cosmetic producers in their products for healthier skin and also for the treatment of different types of skin problems. With their antibacterial property, the Aloe Vera can combat the acne and other skin infections and with the presence of plentiful nutrients its paste can improve the skin and make it glowing and healthy.

How to Consume Aloe Vera:

Although the Aloe Vera is very bitter in taste and it would be a very tough task to chew this strange taste plant. But as there are lots of benefits of this plant, we can’t make a wait to get benefited from it. Don’t worry about its bitter taste, because in this article we would let you know about the methods from which you can consume Aloe Vera without having that bitter taste.

  1. Cooked Form: You can eat this plant by making gravy like eatable from this. Its taste would be as same as in the recipe of most of the Asian cosines have. For this, take three medium-sized onions and chop them, make a paste of garlic and ginger. Now heat two tablespoons of oil and add onion and 1 tablespoon of garlic ginger paste into it and mix until gentle fry. Now add Aloe Vera gel and also add some salt and pepper into it. [AdSense-B] Gently fry this mixture for 10 minutes. Now, this is the gravy type stuff, which is almost free from bitterness and gives a delicious taste with the mouthwatering aroma. You can eat it with bread or rice or with some other source. 
  2. Aloe Vera Juice: You can take Aloe Vera in the form of juice. There are various methods to make Aloe Vera Juice but by reviewing almost all of them we found this recipe to be perfect to share with you. Take Aloe Vera gel and add some water, salt, mint leaves and lemon juice into it. Grind these ingredients in a machine. Your drink is ready.
  3. Aloe Vera Sweet: You can make a sweet product of Aloe Vera. This could surely lower its bitterness and give you sweet taste. In the ghee mix Aloe Vera gel and fry it gently. Add condensed milk or Khoya and sugar into it. Mix gently, and you Aloe Vera sweet (Halwa) is ready.
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11 Amazing Health Benefits of Apricot – Do You Know?

Apricots are yellow to pinkish colored small fruits which belong to rosacea family. It is a summer season fruit and is available in winters in canned forms. Here are some the benefits of Apricot amazing fruit listed below:Benefits of Apricot

1. Asthma Treatment through Apricot:

Asthma is considered to be a dreadful disease for which a number of expensive allopathic medicines are available in the market, that definitely have their side-effects too. Apricots are believed to be a proven remedy for asthma patients and relieve the symptoms of bronchitis and tuberculosis as well.

2. Tooth Care with Apricot:

Teeth are the vital parts of our physical beauty of the face, just a single problem in frontier teeth can badly effect our reflection. Apricots have an abundant amount of calcium which gives strength to our teeth and of course bones. However, regular consumption of apricots assists by maintaining the bone health. It may also prevent you from various malnutrition tooth diseases.

3. Apricots in the Remedy of Fever:

In some traditional areas of India, the extract of apricots is being used to cure fever and other cold symptoms. The decoction of apricots is prepared by mixing it with hot water and diluting some honey into it. This will treat the fever and relief from thirst and additionally provides you with minerals and vitamins for advanced health.

4. Prevents From Arthritis:

Apricots have and amazing property to prevent inflammation. Forgetting maximum benefits of anti-inflammatory property the apricot oil is used. The incorporation of apricot oil in herbal medicines can relieve from arthritis by reducing its symptoms. Moreover, it also assists in treating pain and gives comfort to the affected areas.

5. Improves Immunity:

As with the weak immune system the body could be easily more prone to the various infections even from colds and flu to aids. The apricot’s seed oil with natural properties helps in strengthening the immune systems. Hence, prevents the body from various diseases caused by the weak defensive action.

6. Relieves from Skin Problems:

Apricot is the fruit which is rich in various Vitamins especially Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin C along with lycopene. This formulation acts as an excellent source of skin care for sensitive skin. Apricot oil can even prevent from various skin damages. This oil is attained through the dried seeds of apricots. Because of the abundant amount of Vitamin C present in it, it can affectively soften the skin and make it glowing and beautiful. Furthermore, this oil can prevent from a variety of skin infections and most importantly it is non-sticky, so does not make your skin oily and dumpy. Especially in winter, it acts as a perfect moisturizer for face and hands, not just only for the skin, but it is also very useful for scalp care, thus promoting healthy hairs.

7. Prevents the Signs of Aging:

Apricot is a well-known word for scrub production. As most of the scrubs use are made of apricots. Apricots can assist to get you rid of the dead skin cells which are the main and foremost signs of aging and promotes the new skin cells to grow. Apricot paste is loaded with promising exfoliating property which prevents the skin from small wrinkles and fine lines by removing the old or dead skin cells from the skin. Additionally, apricot oil is effective in maintaining skin elasticity, suppleness, and clarity.apricot health benefits

For softer skin, apricot oil could be used with other fruits. Due to its nourishing and revitalizing properties, it is being employed in various aroma therapies for the skin. The apricot oil acquires a mild nature that’s why it is abundantly utilized in various baby products as well.

8. Prevents Cancer:

Apricots contain an abundant amount of anti-oxidants which prevents the body from free radicals by scavenging them. These radicals are the resultant products of UV rays, pollution, and smoke as these conditions stimulate their generation in the body. These free radicals interrupt the normal cell growth process and are responsible for minor changes in the DNA of respected cells. This alteration in the function and DNA lead to the production of cancerous cells. Apricots have a huge amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin A which act as powerful anti-oxidants and are used by the body to fight against cancer diseases.

9. Prevents from Heart-Strokes:

This amazing fruit reduces the occurrence of heart-related problems. As mentioned above that they are rich in anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C and lycopene, these agents reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL), hence minimizes the risk of cardiovascular diseases and improves heart health. Along with this, apricots can also be used in the reduction of weight in obesity cases, as they are rich in dietary fibers which make them ideal for weight-loss progress. While due to the presence of dietary fibers in abundant form apricots strengthen the whole digestive tract.

10. Prevents from Anemia:

Apricots are a well –known source of iron and minerals which promote the formation of blood, thus improve the energy and blood flow. The anemia is caused by iron deficiency; hence consumption of apricots can treat the problem. Additionally, apricots also possess a little amount of copper which act as the main element for the absorption of iron in the body. It is shown through various studies that continuous consumption of this fruit promotes the production of hemoglobin in the body which is the main symptom of anemia when reduced.

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11. A Perfect Conditioner:

Apricots are one of those magical fruits which beautify you more and more with their amazing benefits. Apricot oil contains a massive amount of linoleic and oleic acids which prove to be not less than a wonder for your hair. These beneficial acids with the amalgam of various vitamins especially Vitamin E presents in the same fruit makes this a perfect ingredient for a conditioner. [AdSense-B]

You can add this oil to your shampoo or use it as a conditioner for extremely soft and healthier hair. Moreover, it moisturizes your scalp by making the scalp skin healthier. It treats other scalp problems as well such as dry scalp, dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema. This little fruit is very helpful in promoting hair growth. Its special ingredient (Vitamin E) prevents hair loss and promotes healthy hair growth. For excellent results, apricot oil is being mixed with castor oil for flawless and beautiful hair.

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Health Benefits of Sapota – Chiku Benefits in Health Care

“Sapota” is the name of which most of us are not so much familiar, it is generally called as Chiku in a native language (Urdu/Hindi). This is the fruit from tropical fruits family and is carried by evergreen trees. Sapota is nutrient rich and is loaded with numerous health benefits. The origin of this fruit is Central America especially brazil and Mexico, mainly this fruit is imported from these areas or distributed to other countries, while it is easily available in supermarkets of Pakistan as well.Benefits of Sapota

Benefits of Sapota

Sapota is sweet tasted fruit with grainy texture of brown colored flesh. Its seeds are flat dark brown or black colored in hard texture which is used in medicines as well as the nutrition science prevails. Here are some of its benefits which are listed below with description:

1. Sapota/Chiku for Healthier Skin:

Sapota is an excellent choice for healthy skin because of its various mineral contents. It gives you healthier and glowing skin with natural therapy without any side effect so you get beauty with taste. As this fruit tone up your complexion and give a boost to your sensitive skin thus prevents you from using various kinds of cosmetic product most of which ultimately destroy your skin, so go for a healthy way with sapota. This fruit contains an abundant amount of antioxidants which act as a therapy ingredient for reducing the aging signs by scavenging free radicals from the body. Sapota also works for wrinkles and black slaps on the face which are most difficult to fight in the aging process. Not only its flesh, but its seeds are also proved to be very useful for the skin, as the seed oil of chiku is employed as an ointment for skin, while the left over after oil extraction (which is also called seed cake) is used in scrubs for the skin. Moreover, the tree of sapota is also very useful, as its milk sap can be used for antibacterial; action and to combat the infection of the skin. This fruit contains an abundant amount of vitamin E which is mainly used in various pharmaceutical products for skin, but with the combination of vitamin C and A amplify its action and gives you with more glowing results.

2. Sapota Benefits for Hairs:

In growing age by the use of loads of chemicals in the form of shampoos and conditioners, our hairs got serious damage. The real demand of healthy and strong hairs is the “natural remedy” without any chemical or any sort of complex formulation. By treating the hairs from natural ingredients, sapota took its name at the top rated fruits. The oil extracted from the seeds of chiku moisturizes the skin, prevents from dandruff, make the hairs softer and shinier, and most importantly this oil is non-sticky hence doesn’t look odd nor make you feel like a wet sticky chipmunk. Additionally, alleviate the rough and damaged skin problems and promotes the growth of new hairs, thus make you hairs thicker with a good volume. The oil is gently absorbable and doesn’t impart greasy stickiness to the scalp. This oil treats the hair fall accompanied by any dermal issue to the head. The most effective remedy for hair loss is half and half mixing of sapota seed oil and coconut oil, the application of this mixture to the scalp with gentle massage and after washing it leaves you with healthier and shinier hairs with proven reduced hair fall in just two weeks.

3. Sapota for Eyes:

Chiku/Sapota is the fruit rich from vitamin A, which is a well-known ingredient for eye health. So, with sweet taste this fruit assists in improvement of the eyesight. While talking about the back muscles of eye, here we got a point for those people who got their work which make them stuck to the laptop or computers, this continuous screen streaming definitely requires a boost up for eye muscles. Here is the solution in this little fruit, with the abundance amount of vitamins especially vitamin E and A this is proved to be helpful in this case as it strengthen your muscles and improves eye sight respectively.

4. Healthy Bones with Sapota:

In addition, to provide an abundant amount of energy to the overall body in the form of glucose, it is enriched with iron, calcium, and phosphorus which are proven through various studies as an eminent requirement for healthier bones. But this benefit of calcium is just available for those who eat this fruit with the peel as well. Sapota milkshake and smoothies are the uplift choice for children in growing stage.

5. Instant Source of Energy:

Sapota contains huge amount of glucose and fructose, these are simpler sugars (they are called simpler or simplified sugars because as compare to normal table sugar -sucrose- they doesn’t need to be breakdown by the body) hence are instantly available to the body. This instant energy boost-up property is very useful for athletes and is definitely better from the artificial drinks they take to lift up their energy instantly. So, if you are an athlete or know someone then definitely use or recommend your athlete friend to must take this fruit in the bag instead of glucose bottles.

6. Sapota for Tooth Care:

The seed powder of sapota is used traditionally in some areas in China for the purpose of whitening the teeth and making gums healthier. Moreover, a major problem prevailed everywhere (especially in children) is “cavity issue” which is caused by continual use of unsuitable foods can be cured with sapota. As it contains high latex content so help in the crude filling and prevents the problem of teeth cavity.

7. Sapota as Cold and Cough Remedy:

Chiku/Sapota is also helpful in the treatment of cold and cough by confiscating mucus and phlegm from the nasal cavity and throughout the respiratory tract. Furthermore, it also helps in combating fatigue which is the most irritating symptom of cold and cough.

8. Kidney Stones:

Kidney stones are appeared to be the most dangerous health problem which teases the patient slowly but dreadfully. As per the condition of water, this disease is prevailing at much higher rate particularly in under developing countries. Even in most areas, people are indulged to drink dirty water which causes kidney stones. But here is a good news for them too! Sapota seeds are proved to be the best remedy to combat kidney stones. The powder of dried seeds of sapota mixed with honey is the proven nutritional remedy as the seed powder acts as diuretic and assists in the expelling of kidney stone (in broken form) through urine.health benefits of chiku

Additionally, the sapota fruit contains a massive amount of nutrients such as magnesium which is an important mineral for brain health, potassium for treating high blood pressure, iron and folate to combat anemia, dietary fibers to strengthen the digestive tract, antioxidants and other agents to prevent from the infections. [AdSense-B]

For finest outcomes, you should eat whole fruit but it could be added in various desserts, can be used in milkshakes or even one can choose to take this in juice form the sapota fruit should be eaten ripe. But you can also choose to have the sapota juice if you please. So, grab this fruit in your diet as a delicious and sweet source of plentiful health benefits.