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1. Applying juice of neem or margosa leaves to scalp prevent dandruff and hair loss caused by it.

2. Washing hair and scalp with decoction of neem leaves helps to prevent hair loss and stabilizes color.

3. Boil few pieces of amla, curry leaves and neem leaves in pure coconut oil till it becomes crisp. Massage this oil on scalp. This is best tonic for hair growth.

4. Rubbing scalp with equal quantity of amla juice and lime juice after washing hair help in hair loss and increases the luster.

5. Consuming fresh lettuce leaves or lettuce juice helps in growth of hair.

6. After washing hair with cold water, rub the scalp vigorously with finger tips till you feel the heat. This effectively controls hair loss.

7. Applying a pack of soaked and ground fenugreek seeds for half an hour help to prevent dandruff.
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1. 2 teaspoons of honey mixed well in one egg white makes a very good face pack for oily skin. Apply this on face and wash it off with plain water after 10 minutes

2. Place thin slices of apple on face for 15 minutes.This removes excess oil from face.

3. mix neem leaves juice with corn flour in equal proportion. Add little water to make it thin. Apply this pack on oily skin and wash it off with cold water when it dries.

4. Prepare a scrub with green gram flour and dilute buttermilk. Scrub the face gently and wash it off with cold water. This removes dirt, dead skin and excess oil from oily skin

5.A mixture of fresh mint leaves’ juice, gram flour, lime juice and papaya pulp is a healthy face pack for oily skin.

6.Before applying a make up for oily skin dab your face with lime juice and wash it off after 5-6 minutes.

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The following properties of coconut water are mentioned in ayurvedic texts

1. It is sweet in taste and increases moistness of skin.
2. It acts as a body coolant.
3. Coconut water is a very good aphrodisiac and increases sexual energy and desire. It increases quality and quantity of semen and very helpful to persons who suffer from ED.
4. It is easily digested and instantly energizes body
5. It quenches thirst .
6. It normalises aggravated vata and pitta.
7. It cleanses body and bladder
8. It acts a good appetizer.
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1.Mix a pinch of salt, ½ tea spoon ginger juice and crushed cumin seeds to a glass of butter milk. This relieves acidity, constipation and symptoms of piles.

2.Add a pinch of salt, a tea spoon of sugar to a glass of butter milk diluted with water. This acts as a very good rehydrating formula in diarrhea and dehydration. It supplies energy instantaneously and reduces frequency of stools.

3.It is a healthy drink for people who suffer from obesity, ibs and piles

4.Massage a mixture of butter milk and salt on pores caused by acne and pimples. Then wash it off with warm water and rinse once again with cold water. This helps to reduce the pores.

5.Regular consumption of butter milk strengthens the digestive system and keeps it free from infections.
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Mix 2 spoons of lemon juice and 2 spoons of rose water and apply it on places where acne erupt. Wash it off after 45 minutes.

Eat raw radish, carrot and cucumbers daily.

Drink plenty of water.

Drink a glass of warm water mixed with 1/2 spoon lemon juice and two spoons of honey. This detoxifies body and prevents acne

Cook oatmeal and apply on face for fifteen minutes, then wash it off.

Apply apple cedar vinegar on face to cleanse the skin.

Boil tulasi leaves in 1/4 cup of water and dip 2-3 tea bags. Apply this to face with a cotton ball.

Boil lettuce leaves in water and wash your face with this water.

Mix cooked oat meal, curd and apply it on face.

Apply a face pack of sandal wood powder, neem and fuller earth.
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“Karnaakshi mukha jihva naasaushtta paada
tala nakha lalaata mehanam snigdha rakta varnam
srimad Bhraajishnu rakta saraanaam ,saa saarata sukham……”

The person who has completely formed rakta dhatu exhibits the following characters

His/her ears,eyes, face, tongue, nose, lips, palms, soles, nails, forehead, genital organ look brightly red and glistening. He or she will be attractive.

These persons do not tolerate heat, stress or strain.
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The following natural herbs are used as aphrodisiacs in ayurveda

Safed Musli (Asparagus Adscendens):- Known as Shweta musali in ayurveda , is used to increase shukra (semen). It helps to increase sperm count and sperm motility.

Urad: (Black Gram) – Ayurveda mentions it as Masha and is used to increase sexual energy , sexual stamina and libido. Masha is recommended for persons who suffer from Erectile dysfunction..

Gokshura ( Tribulus Terrestris) – This plant is widely used in ayurveda to help people suffering from low testosterone levels, Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and low libido

Kapi kacchu: ( Mucuna Pruriens)- Strongly recommended in ayurvedic texts for low libido, low sperm count, low sperm motility and erectile dysfunction

Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Used in ayurveda to rejuvenate male reproductive system, calm mind and as an aphrodisiac.

Drum Stick, garlic, ginger: A best home remedy for sexual disorders

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1. In arthritis Gentle exercises like walking , yoga are helpful. Stop any exercise if joints are inflamed and painful.
2. A healthy diet which do not cause indigestion and constipation are advised. Foods which cause obesity should be avoided.
3. Weight should be controlled well.
4. Apply heat compresses to relax muscles and ease pain
5. Reduce stress by practicing yoga and meditation

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According to ayurveda a person who has very low body fat or less medho dhatu experiences the following problems

1. His body immunity reduces. He is susceptible to infections.
2. He experiences erectile dysfunction.
3. The quality and quantity of semen reduces.
4. His libido decreases
5. The quantity of semen reduces
6. He feels difficult to breath.
7. He suffers from piles, pleeha vriddhi (enlargement of spleen) and grahani roga (IBS)

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Ayurvedic texts describe medicinal properties of honey as follows .

“Vaatalam guru sheetam cha raktapittakaphapaham |
Sandhatru cchedanam ruksham kashayam madhuram madhu ||”

Honey aggravates vata. But alleviates pitta, rakta and kapha. According to ayurveda principles acne and pimples are caused by vitiation of rakta, pitta and kapha. As honey balances vitiated rakta, pitta and kapha, its external application helps to reduce acne and pimples. In the above verse it has been said that honey is an excellent promoter of healing process (sandhatru).Inflamed acne and pimples get healed very quickly when honey is applied externally. Its antimicrobial properties help to accelerate healing process.

As honey exhibits astringent (kashayam) properties its external application helps to tighten the pores created by acne and pimple. Its heaviness (guru) and cold (sheeta) properties help to increase the moisture level of skin. This helps to prevent wrinkles. Honey helps to increase moistness of dry skin.

Honey has another excellent property of drying extra oil secretion. It scrapes the excess oil secretion without stripping the natural oil of skin. Persons with Oily skin can take advantage of this quality of honey.

Honey face pack: Apply two tea spoons of honey all over face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash this off with cold water. This increases glow and fairness of skin.
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