Control Your Diabetes

Help Control Your Diabetes with Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

Diabetes is a health disorder and you need to control your diabetes. The number of diabetic patients is rapidly increasing in this world. Diabetes is a disease that needs to be treated in proper manner. Our daily intake of sugar is normally broken down into sugar, which is the glucose in our body. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose to get into the cells. When the beta cells are not able to make insulin, the glucose cannot enter the cells; instead, the glucose circulates in blood. This disorder is called diabetes.

There are two types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin completely. Type 2 diabetes can produce insulin; however, the cells become resistant to it. In both the types of diabetes, the glucose is unable to enter into the cells and as a result, the glucose floats in the blood. Depending on the severity of the diabetes, a person has to take medications to control diabetes or cure it.

If very high level of blood sugar is not treated, it can lead to certain other complications such as blindness, heart attacks, strokes, nerve damage, and problem in the limbs. These can be life threatening if not treated on time.

Taking conventional medicines and capsules to control diabetes for longer period also can lead to other health problems due to the medicine’s side effects.

The cause of diabetes can be due to many reasons. Diet that includes more sugar, fats, rice, and potato, and lack of exercise is one of the devils behind diabetes. You can reduce the level of your blood sugar with the help of the following Ayurvedic herbs that effectively keep the diabetes under check and control.

  1. Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  2. Jamun (Syzigium cumini)
  3. Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae)
  4. Sagar gota (Ceasalpinia crista)
  5. Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga)
  6. Vizaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium)
  7. Bilva Leaves (Leaves of Aegle marmelos)
  8. Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum)
  9. Karela (Momordica charanatia)
  10. Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  11. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  12. Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  13. Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)
  14. Shilajit
  15. Triphala

The use of the above Ayurvedic herbs will help you to reduce the blood sugar level. However, there are certain other important points you should note. Diabetes can and often does cause other related problems in your body. These or other problems may be affected by some of the various Ayurveda herbs. So in order to control your diabetes you are required to consult an Ayurvedic doctor to confirm about the Ayurvedic remedies you are required to use.

Also exercise regularly and have proper diet along with the Ayurvedic remedies to control diabetes. If your weight is such that you are overweight then make sure that you don’t make the problem worse by gaining more weight. You should take extra care of your limbs and completely avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Ayurveda can help control your diabetes if you let it and get proper supervision.

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Remove Dark Circles around the Eyes

Remove Dark Circles around the Eyes with Ayurvedic Home Remedies

By Shankar.

Dark circles around the eyes can make a person look dull and sick. What are the causes of dark circles around the eyes? To start with, are you suffering or are you going through the following?

  • aging
  • stress
  • lack of sleep
  • nutrition deficiency
  • sun exposure
  • intake of many drugs
  • hormone imbalance
  • certain diseases

If so, then the problems need immediate attention and solution. There are some Ayurvedic remedies to help you get rid of the dark circles around the eyes gradually. However, it is important to find the root cause of the dark circles and the puffiness around your eyes. Some people have dark circles around their eyes because they are hereditary in their family. Some pregnant women get dark circles and puffy eyes.

Try these Ayurvedic home remedies along with some tips to cure dark circles and puffiness around your eyes.

1. Drink two-three liters of water daily.

2. Have proper sleep and on time.

3. Have proper diet.

4. Have fresh fruits and vegetables.

5. Slice two thin sized cucumbers and place it on your eyes for 15 minutes before going to bed.

6. Slice two thin sized potatoes and place it on the dark circles.

7. Soak two pieces of cotton in chilled water and place it on your eyes.

8. Soak two pieces of cotton in rose water and place it on your eyes.

9. Soak two pieces of cotton in cucumber juice and place it on your eyes.

10. Place two used tea bags on your eyes.

11. Massage almond oil around your eyes.

12. Mix almond oil and lemon juice and apply around your eyes

13. Apply the paste of the nutmeg and milk around the dark circles.

14. Avoid exposing your eyes to sun.

15. Wear sunglasses when you are under direct sun.

16. Avoid washing your eyes with very hot water.

Follow these easy Ayurvedic home remedies to remove dark circles permanently. Make sure not to strain your eyes too much. If you are suffering from depression, you are likely to get dark circles around your eyes. Avoid unhealthy food; maintain proper diet and have food on time. Most important is to have good sound sleep. If stress is the major factor, then Ayurvedic herbs like Brahmi and Ashwagandha can reduce your stress and calm your mind.

If these remedies do not reduce the dark circles around the eyes, then, you have to seriously consider an Ayurvedic practitioner.

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Get Rid of Pimples and Acnes

Get Rid of Pimples and Acnes with the Help of Ayurvedic Herbs

By Shankar.

Pimples and acnes are mostly suffered by teenagers. They are very conscious and worried about their looks and appearances. Mostly acne, pimples, and pustules occur on the face, and it is a cause for concern. Some of them have more pimples and acnes on their face that can be very painful.

Ayurveda can treat pimples and acnes and also get rid of all the marks and scars that are left behind when the pimples dry. You will recover completely from the problem of pimples and acnes and regain your beauty. Start the treatment yourself with the following Ayurvedic herbs.

Aloe Vera: This herb helps to get rid of the scars and the marks of the pimples. Aloe Vera helps to bring back the former skin you had with amazing effect.

Pudina (mint): The leaves of pudina are used as an anti-inflammatory agent. It has an excellent cooling effect.

Haldi (Turmeric): Turmeric is an excellent antiseptic medicine that can cure infected pimples and acnes.

Basil: This herb is used as an antiseptic medicine. Oily face can produce pimples and acnes. The juice of basil and lemon can take care of your oily skin. Uses crushed basil with the juice of mint (pudina) and lime, and then apply it on the pimples to get rid of them.

Sandalwood: White sandalwood powder is good for glowing skin. Oily face can cause pimples and acnes. You can apply sandalwood paste daily on your face to give you oil-free skin. You can also use sandalwood with basil powder and neem powder on stubborn pimples and acnes.

Neem: Neem helps to cure acnes and pimples. To get relief from pimples, you can apply the mixture of neem powder, sandalwood powder, and curd in equal quantities, on the pimples. This will cure the pimples and acne and give you a gorgeous looking skin.

Apamarg (Prickly Chaff flower): This Ayurvedic herb is very effective for pimples. You can mix Apamarg powder with honey and apply it on the pimples.

Daruharidra: This Indian Barberry is an excellent antiseptic that treats pimples, acnes, and pustules effectively. You can apply a mixture of Indian barberry, turmeric, and sandalwood to get relief from pimples, acnes, and pustules.

Apart from these Ayurvedic herbs, other tips to follow to prevent pimples and acnes:

  1. Have proper diet.
  2. Drink plenty of water.
  3. Do regular exercises.
  4. Do yoga and meditation.
  5. Include fresh fruits in your diet.
  6. Include green leafy vegetables in your diet.
  7. Avoid fatty and oily food.
  8. Avoid spicy and sugary food.

If still the problem persists, consult an Ayurvedic practitioner who can find out the root cause and prescribe the necessary treatment.

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Ayurveda Facial Treatment

Facial Treatment at Home with Ayurvedic Remedies

By Shankar.

If your beautiful face is covered with dark pimples, acne, dark spots, and wrinkles, then your face will look dull and will affect your total appearance. Many people who face these problems often visit beauty parlors and spend huge amount of money to have their beautiful skin back. Therefore, not only money, you also end up spending lot of unnecessary time for it.

Instead, how about trying Ayurveda next time? Not many believe in Ayurveda. However, it can bring a wonderful change to your skin and your life. According to Ayurveda, there are three types of doshas called the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. If your body type is vata, then your skin will be rough, dry, cold, and thin with fine pores; if your body type is pitta, then your skin will be fair and delicate with freckles, acne, and moles.

This type of skin is prone to burns. In case of kapha, your skin will be smooth, moist, oily, and thick with large pores. Based on the skin type you are having, Ayurvedic remedies can help you solve all your skin problems.


Before we get into treatment, follow the basic tips recommended by Ayurveda.

  • Drink 2-3 liters of water daily.
  • Include fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
  • Include a lot of fibrous food in your diet to allow the digestive system to work properly.
  • Have nutritious food.
  • Consume milk and yogurt daily.
  • Avoid eating oily and fried foods.
  • Do regular exercises.
  • Do yoga and meditation.


Also, try out the following Ayurvedic home remedies:

Haritaki: This is an herbaceous plant. This herb is used for treating skin diseases. Haritaki helps to eliminate toxins and constipation. This herb promotes the absorption of nutrients and improves digestion. Beautiful skin depends on the proper function of the body. Haritaki is recommended for acne by Ayurveda. This herb is an anti-inflammatory.

Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is used from ancient times. This herb is widely used for several purposes. Aloe Vera gel, which is taken freshly from the plant, is applied on the face. This herb helps to get rid of wrinkles and other signs of aging. It also moisturizes and gives soothing effect for the skin.

Lemon and Almond: Lemon has citric and alpha hydroxyl acid that help to lighten the dark spots on the skin. When skin is excessively exposed to sun and air pollution, dark spots appear on the skin, which is known as ‘hyper-pigmentation’. According to Ayurvedic herbal remedy, a mixture of a few almonds with lemon juice and fresh cream of milk can be applied on the face and on the areas where black spots appear. This will lighten the dark spots and gives a glowing skin.

Though herbal remedies do not have any side effects, it would be better to consult an ayurveda practitioner before you try. Some people can be allergic to some herbs. It is better to find out whether you are allergic to any herbs before you start the treatment.

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Home Remedies for Tonsillitis

Ayurvedic Herbs and Home Remedies for Tonsillitis

By Shankar.

The tonsils are located at the back of the throat on each side. They are lymph nodes that fight against harmful micro-organisms that could otherwise affect the body. Though tonsils help you to prevent from falling sick frequently, however, sometimes they get affected by bacteria and viruses, and become inflamed causing tonsillitis.

Tonsillitis is a common ailment; children are especially prone to this throat problem. Usually the throat is affected by dust and from over-crowded places. Mild tonsillitis can be cured within few days by medicines and proper care. Chronic tonsillitis can accompany fever, headache, chill, sore throat, and pain while swallowing food, a change or loss of voice, nasal congestion, enlarged and inflamed tonsils. There are some Ayurvedic herbs and remedies for the treatment of tonsillitis.

Holy basil: Prepare a decoction of holy basil and water. You can drink this water as well as use it to gargle. This will give relief from sore throat, cold, and fever. You can also boil a cup of milk and add holy basil and turmeric. Drink this warm to get relief from throat infections. Alternatively, you can chew some leaves five to six times a day to get relief.

Fenugreek seeds: Gargling with fenugreek water is one of the most effective Ayurvedic home remedy to treat tonsillitis. Boil one liter of water and add two or three tablespoon of fenugreek. When it cools, use this water to gargle. It gives relief to the throat.

Lime: It is good for throat problems. In a glass of warm water add fresh lime juice, honey, and a pinch of salt. This is very effective Ayurvedic home remedy for treating tonsillitis. For better results, drink this lime juice slowly; do not gulp it down at one go.

Milk: It is used for the treatment of tonsillitis and other throat infections. Boil a glass of milk and add a pinch of turmeric and pepper, and drink this hot before bed time. It gives relief from tonsillitis pain.

Simple gargling with warm water and salt, three to four times a day, gives relief from throat pain and infections.

These are common Ayurvedic home remedies for the treatment of tonsillitis. It is very safe to use these remedies and get immediate relief from pain if used in the proper manner. However, if you feel the pain persisting or worsening the condition of tonsillitis, you should consult an Ayurvedic practitioner immediately. Some serious cases of tonsillitis would require the tonsil to be taken out surgically.

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Home Remedies for Fair Complexion

Ayurvedic Herbs and Home Remedies for Fair Complexion

By Shankar.

Many people, mostly women, spend a large amount of money in beauty parlors to make themselves look beautiful. Few lucky ones are born with fair complexion and healthy skin, while others take on the help of cosmetic surgeries, cosmetic products, and the likes to look fair. However, there are remedies for fair complexion but they may be obvious.

There are certain factors that make your skin dull. The problem can worsen with acne and dark pigmentation. If you are really bothered about your skin, then the instructions below should be followed at home before you decide to take a trip to a cosmetologist for help.

Here are a few home remedies for fair complexion:

1. Drink eight glasses of water daily. Dehydration can make your skin dull and wrinkles appear faster. The more you drink water, the better it will be for your skin.

2. Eat nutritious food and have proper diet.

3. Avoid spicy, oily, and fatty food.

4. Avoid long and direct exposure to sun. The UV rays of the sun can cause your skin to look darker and duller.

5. Maintain proper hygiene. Avoid sleeping with makeup on your face. Before going to bed wash your face with a mild soap and apply a good moisturizer.

6. Have good amount of sleep every night. Lack of sleep can bring dark circles around your eyes that can make your face look dull.

7. Practice regular exercise, yoga and meditation to bring down the stress and depression level.

There are several Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies that will fetch you a spotless fair complexioned skin. You don’t have to spend long hours for beauty treatments and making a hole in your pocket.


Try these tips to save money:

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# Instead of soap, clean your skin with the use of powdered green gram flour daily. This will give you smooth glowing skin.

# Aloe Vera is a good Ayurvedic herb that helps in nourishing your skin. Use the gel of this herb to get a glowing skin.

# Mix a paste of sandalwood, Fuller’s Earth, and chickpea flour, and then apply it on your face. Wash it off after it dries. You will surely notice the difference.

# Saffron is a good skin cleanser and acts effectively on pimples. Mix a few strands of saffron in a cup of raw milk and leave it overnight. Next morning, apply this mixture on your skin and wash it off after an hour.

# Turmeric is used as a good antiseptic in Ayurvedic medicine. It also improves the complexion. Mix turmeric, chickpea flour, sandalwood, lime juice and honey and apply this on your skin. Wash it off after 15 minutes for fair skin.

# Apply the mixture of a few drops of lemon juice and honey on your face, and wash it off after 15 minutes. When you do this daily your skin, complexion starts becoming lighter.

# The pulp of papaya is a good antioxidant and can be applied on the face for fair complexion. You can also rub orange rind on your face.

You should seek help from a good Ayurvedic practitioner if you are having serious skin problems. There are many Ayurvedic herbs that can treat various skin related problems.

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Home Remedies for Bronchitis

Ayurvedic Herbs and Home Remedies for Bronchitis

By Shankar.

According to Ayurveda, the major cause of bronchitis is improper digestion and mental disturbances. However, modern science considers bronchitis as a health disorder caused due to viral attack on the bronchial tubes. It is a respiratory infection that causes swelling in the bronchial tubes.

Bronchitis can be acute or chronic – acute bronchitis lasts only for a few days and can be cured within one or two weeks. It is caused due to bacterial or viral infection like influenza. This can be healed faster or prevented with the help of Ayurvedic herbs.

However, chronic bronchitis persists for longer period. It is caused due to inflammation of the lungs. This inflammation results from excess intake of sweets, bananas, refined flour, preserved or fast food, milk, other dairy products, alcohol, smoking, and inhaling fumes or polluted air. If chronic bronchitis is left untreated, it can cause serious ailments such as heart enlargement and other heart related problems, asthma, damage to the lungs and bronchial tubes, frequent cough and cold, wheezing, fever, dust allergy, sore throat, chest pain, breathing problems, mucus membrane, excess discharge of phlegm, swelling in the legs and feet, loss of weight, and pneumonia.

You should include fresh fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants in the diet to improve the functioning of the lungs. You can also try some of the Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies to cure bronchitis.

Holy Basil: This herb is used in Ayurvedic treatments to prevent and cure bronchitis. Chew few leaves along with black pepper and honey. This helps to extract phlegm. A decoction of this herb is very effective in curing fever and cough that accompany bronchitis.

Chicory: The dry root should be first powdered; then one teaspoon of honey should be added to it and consumed thrice daily for a week. This is very effective in curing chronic bronchitis.

Ginger: Mix half a teaspoon each of ginger, pepper, honey, and clove. Consume this thrice a day. This mixture acts as an anti-pyretic and clears the respiratory tract.

Turmeric: Mix one teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder in a glass of milk and consume it thrice daily. It is very effective in curing respiratory tract problems including bronchitis.

Onion: It has expectorant properties that can cure respiratory tract infections. The juice of raw onion along with honey can be consumed.

These Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies will cure bronchitis and other respiratory problems effectively. However, you should consult an Ayurvedic practitioner if you have serious respiratory tract diseases.

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Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

Ayurvedic Herbs and Home Remedies for Stretch Marks

By Shankar.

Most women get worried about their stretch marks after childbirth. They try many cosmetic products to get rid of them. There are many Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies for stretch marks. These can help to eliminate or reduce their unsightly effects.

Neem: This herb is used in Ayurvedic medicine for preventing and treating many health problems, including skin problems. It also reduces the stretch marks.

Tulasi: Holy Basil gives holistic treatment to many health ailments. It prevents scars and stretch marks caused during pregnancy. A decoction of Tulasi leaves takes care of the skin.

stretch marks Aloe Vera: Apply Aloe Vera gel on the stretch marks or any other scars. It is effective in curing such marks.

Brahmi: This herb is used as one of the main ingredients in cosmetic products for healing stretch marks. It also takes care of other skin problems.

Manjishtha: This herb is used in Ayurveda in treating the skin problems like stretch marks and also prevents skin ulcers.

Amla: It has rich source of Vitamin C which is good for healthy skin. Regular intake of Amla will help to have a good skin texture.

Shwet Chandanam: Apply the paste this herb (White Sandalwood) on the stomach during pregnancy. Its cooling effect protects the skin from stretching.

Turmeric: It is very good for skin. It nourishes the skin giving it a healthy natural glow. It prevents many skin problems and reduces the inflammation of skin. Regular use of turmeric on skin can reduce stretch marks and provide a natural toning of the skin.

More Help for Stretch Marks

Apply cocoa butter during pregnancy. It can prevent and help in treating stretch marks.

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Apply a mixture of avocado oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, and a few drops of chamomile on the stretch marks.

Include food that has plenty of protein, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, which promote good tissue growth.

You need to exercise regularly to tone the muscles and in turn, prevent stretch marks.

Have a proper diet with food that contains zinc which is good to treat stretch marks.

Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juice during pregnancy.

Olive oil is very good for skin. Regular use of this oil can reduce stretch marks.

There are no medicines or remedies that will help the stretch marks disappear in one day. However, regular use of Ayurvedic herbs and home remedies mentioned above can prevent and reduce the stretch marks to some extent.

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