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  1. Paste of tulsi leaves when applied on inflamed areas help to reduce pain and inflammation.
  2. It is beneficial to smear crushed tulsi leaves on skin rashes, ring worm affected areas and insect bites
  3. Make a smooth paste of tulsi leaves and apply it on acne and pimple to see effective results.
  4. Fresh tulsi juice mixed with ginger and honey help to reduce cough and cold.
  5. Tulsi decoction is very beneficial in fevers like dengue and malaria.
  6. Gargling with tulsi decoction helps to reduce throat pain and mouth ulcers.
  7. Regular consumption of Tulsi leaves help to control diabetes and blood cholesterol.

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Diabetes patients usually experience dry skin. Other skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections etc exaggerate when diabetes sets in. Dry skin is common in diabetic people due to following reasons

  1. Poor blood circulation to skin
  2. High glucose level in blood.
  3. Renewal of body tissues get stunted or delayed due to high glucose level.
  4. Activity of sweat glands becomes slow due to poor blood circulation.

The dry skin is more prominent on legs, feet and elbows. This results in cracking, fungal or bacterial infections. These conditions are very difficult to treat. Hence diabetes patients have to take utmost care of their skin.

Precautions to be taken to prevent dry skin in diabetes

  1. Keep blood glucose level under control.
  2. Avoid repeated bathing as it washes of natural oils of skin.
  3. Consume foods which are rich in Vitamin A and B.
  4. Avoid repeated usage of medicines like antihistamines, antispasmodics, diuretics.
  5. Regularly apply a good moisturizing lotion which does not contain alcohol.
  6. Bathe in luke warm water.
  7. Use mild soaps which contain hydrating agents.
  8. Use humidifier at home.

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Amla juice mixed with water help to lower the body temperature during summers. It also helps to reduce body temperature during fever.

Amla helps to expel body toxins. Regular use of amla in the form of powder, juice or raw fruit helps to detoxify body, retard aging process and boosts body immunity.

Wash face thoroughly and apply juice of amla or amla water (3 tea spoons of concentrated amla water). Its astringent properties help to reduce wrinkles and close pores. Amla keeps the skin healthy and increases its fairness and glow.

The berries of amla help to normalize metabolism thus prevents accumulation of fat and reduce obesity.

Regular consumption of amla helps to rejuvenate liver, reduce acidity and problems arising due to pitta . Researches have shown that amla can reduce blood sugar level and helpful in diabetes. For this add 3 tea spoons of amla water to a glass of regular water and consume regularly 4-5 times a day.

Amla is known to improve health of hair. Use pure coconut oil boiled with amla fruits for regular application  on hair. Apply this oil at night and massage scalp. Wash it off next day morning.

Persons with oily hair can use amla water (mix 3 tea spoons of amal water + 3 tea spoon of lemon juice + water – quantity required) as hair wash.

Amla is known as “vrishya “ in Ayurveda. Vrishya means aphrodisiac. It helps to rejuvenate male reproductive system and to increase the fertility of women.

Preparation of Amla water: Amla water can be used when fresh amla fruit juice is not available. Follow these steps to make amla water. Take 3 tea spoons of dry amla fruits. Thoroughly wash them and soak over night in clean water. Mash and Squeeze the soaked amla fruits next day morning and filter the juice. Store this juice in a small jar and refrigerate it. Mix this concentrated juice to clean water according to use.

Amla powder: Powder dry fruits of amla. Add hing, rock salt according to taste. Consume this mixture with hot cooked rice and a tea spoon of ghee. This helps to reduce indigestion and acidity.

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Nimbasthiktaha katuhu paake laghuhu sheetoagnivatakrit |
graahi hridyo jayetpittakaphamehajwarakrimeen ||

This means the neem is bitter in taste , light to digest and has cooling properties. Because of these properties it increases agni (the power of digestion) and vata dosha. It acts as an astringent and helps to reduce intestinal motility in diarrhea .Texts of ayurveda mention neem as hridya or cardiac tonic. Its action on doshas is as follows- Neem increases vata, normalises vitiated pitta and kapha. It also controls meha or increased frequency of urination. Researches have indicated the benefits of neem in diabetes. Ayurvedacharyas have indicated uses of neem in fever and infections.

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