Got flu? Don't worry. An effective homemade potion can help to reduce flu and clean your lungs effectively. Check it out.


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The season has changed and winter has finally come. It is important to keep yourself safe and secure as there are a lot of possibilities of being affected by pathogens which cause diseases and make you weak with sickness.

Fever, common cold, flu, pneumonia, sinus, and other respiratory illness get worsen during winter. Proper precautions and vaccines should be taken. Mainly, the children should be checked whether they are vaccinated at the right time.

People usually tend to get confused between common cold and flu. They both look similar but have variations in the severity it causes on an individual. The common cold is milder and could be treated by antibiotics whereas flu is a severe form of cold which leads to pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus etc..

First, let us see what is flu? How it is caused? What are the symptoms of identification? And then about the potion which is made from an old recipe to reduce flu and to clean your lungs.

So,  What is Flu?

Flu is also called influenza. It is a respiratory disease caused by a virus. It is highly contagious and you may be infected before you realize you are affected. There are 4 types of viruses which causes flu. They are A, B, C and D. The A and B virus causes the seasonal flu whereas the C virus is rare and causes respiratory illness. There is nothing much to worry about D virus as it mainly affects cattle.

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Causes:

Be aware of infected things of affected patients and don't be near them for a long time. It takes 1-2 days for the symptoms to be produced or shown outward. You can spread the virus before you start getting the symptoms.

Symptoms:

This is not like that of the common cold.  It starts with a sore throat, cough, chills, blocked or running nose, headache, shivers, and proceeds to high temperature, joint pain, fatigue. It may also include gastric complaints like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea etc..

The main fact is that it is not cured by antibiotics. This should not be dealt casually because sometimes it may lead to the death of the person. Vaccinations are very essential to prevent this illness.

The magic juice:

This potion is homemade which can be stored in a refrigerator and consumed on daily basis.
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Things needed:

  • 5 carrots
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp of honey
  • 1 litre of water 

How to prepare?

  • Wash and peel off the carrot's skin.
  • Cut the carrot into small slices and keep them aside. 
  • Cut lemon into 2 halves and extract the juice from it. 
  • Take 1 litre of water and boil them. Now add the carrot slices and boil them for 5 minutes. 
  • Switch off the stove and let it cool. Smash the carrot and filter the water using a sieve and pour it in a jar.
  • Now add the lemon juice and the 4 tbsp of honey. 
  • Close the lid of the jar and refrigerate it. 
  • You can consume 5 tbsp of this syrup daily until the symptoms disappear completely. 

Medicinal effects of the ingredients used:

Carrots:

  • Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant for the immune system that helps to protect and repair damaged lung tissue and helps in red blood cell formation. 
  • It increases oxygen within the body. 
  • Carrots as well as other red, orange, and yellow fruits and veggies contain beta-carotene, which may decrease asthma.

Honey:

  • It helps to heal the linings of the vital organs.
  • It fights inflammation and boosts up immunity. 
  • Many people take honey for its ability to soothe a sore throat and quiet a cough. 
  • Honey is also a home remedy for allergy symptoms. Sometimes along with garlic, it gives the best results.

Lemon:

  • It helps to prevent cold, flu and fever as it has increased vitamin C.  
  • It helps to fight against microorganisms in the body. 
  • When taken during fever, it helps in bringing down fever. 
  • It also helps in treating malaria and cholera. 
  • It also helps in treating long-term respiratory disorders like asthma etc.

Other uses of this syrup:

  • It cures inflammation. 
  • It fights against soreness in bones, joints and muscle tissue. 
  • It soothes nerves thus controlling stress and anxiety. 
  • It is good for digestion preventing gastric trouble and heartburn. 
Try out the homemade potion and if you have any other suggestion or tips regarding the treatment of flu, please comment below. I would be happy to add your tips.

The top 11 fruits which your body needs to be stress-free and healthy.

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Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals. You can also call them as nutrients rich powerhouse as they contain vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. They are healthy and delicious. Fresh juices made out of fruits helps in reducing weight. But it is good to chew the fruit and eat as its fibers can be obtained fully.

Consuming fruits on regular basis gives energy boost which aids in concentration and keeps the body fit.

Do not eat the same fruit regularly.

You should eat all types of fruit as each one is rich with certain nutrients. Eating fruit salad is a better way to get all nutrients at one time.

Benefits of fruits:


  • It prevents asthma.
  • It gives a glowing skin and prevents aging.
  • It helps in reducing weight and obesity.
  • It prevents heart disease and stroke.
  • It keeps cholesterol under control and prevents high blood pressure.
  • It prevents certain types of cancer.
  • It is good for vision thus reducing cataract.
  • It helps in preventing ulcers and urinary tract infection.
  • It prevents diabetes.


Fruits and their health benefits:

Apple:

Nutrients:

It contains antioxidants, Vitamin A and vitamin C, iron, and calcium. 

Benefits:

  • It is good for the heart by preventing stroke and heart diseases. 
  • It cleanses the body and removes toxic substances.
  • It prevents developing asthma and diabetes.
  • It also cleans your teeth when you chew and eat. 

Mixed fruits which are good for health

Banana:

Nutrients: 

It is rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium,  vitamin B6, folate and fiber. 

Benefits:

  • It is consumed by athletes during the workout as it gives instant energy. 
  • It helps in relieving constipation. 
  • It lowers blood pressure level.
  • It is a good food if you are trying to reduce your weight, as one or two bananas could fill your hunger.
  • It contains quercetin, an antioxidant which reduces inflammation.

Mango:

Nutrients: 

Vitamin C,  vitamin A, and potassium.

Benefits:

  • It boosts your immunity in the body.
  • It prevents the risk of cancer.
  • It reduces acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and gives glowing skin.
  • It helps in pregnancy for normal delivery.
  • It helps in weight gain.
  • It aids in curing anemia.

Guava:

Nutrients: 

Vitamin A, Vitamin CCalcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium.

Benefits:

  • It helps to absorb other key nutrients from the food we take. 
  • It helps to curb many kinds of illness which also includes cancer and diabetes.
  • It helps to keep the heart healthy. 
  • It also helps to give relief from the menstrual pain.
  • It is rich in calcium which helps in the development of strong bones and teeth. 

Avocado:

Nutrients: 

Vitamin E, potassium.

Benefits:

  • It helps in lowering cholesterol level.
  • It helps in weight gain for babies.
  • It keeps your skin healthy.
  • It is good for vision.
  • It helps in proper digestion.
  • It is good for your liver and kidney.
  • It aids in dental care by preventing bad breath. 

Dates:

Nutrients:

It contains protein, iron, vitamin B-6, calcium,  phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.

Benefits :

  • It is high in antioxidants and helps in absorption of nutrients.
  • It helps to strengthen the bone and prevents from osteoporosis.
  • It helps to reduce the cholesterol level.
  • It strengthens the nervous system and prevents the risk of stroke.

Pomegranate:

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Nutrients: 

Vitamin  K,  vitamin C, folate and fiber.

Benefits: 

  • It helps in preventing anemia.
  • It is good for dental health.
  • It keeps the heart healthy by lowering the risks of stroke and heart attack.
  • It helps to overcome depression.
  • It aids proper digestion and prevents stomach disorders.
  • It helps in pregnancy by lowering the risk of the premature baby during birth.

Kiwi:

Nutrients: 

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium.

Benefits:

  • It helps to manage blood pressure.
  • It helps in increasing immunity and controls DNA damage.
  • Supports weight loss. 
  • It helps to prevent heart diseases. 
  • It is a good fruit suitable for diabetes patients.


Papaya:

Nutrients: 

Carbohydrates, Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Folate (Vitamin B9), Potassium.

Benefits:

  • It helps to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract. 
  • It helps to reduce inflammation.
  • It has anti-cancerous properties.
  • It improves the health of the heart and maintains healthy skin.


Orange:

Nutrients: 

Vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, folate.

Benefits:

  • It is rich in vitamin c and anti-inflammatory property which is good for skin.
  • It helps in the production of red blood cells which helps in blood circulation. 
  • It is also good for visionn. 
  • It helps in easy digestion. 
  • It boosts immunity.
  • It protects your body against cancer.
  • It's smell makes you feel relaxed and stress-free.

Blackberry:

Nutrients: 

Vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

Benefits:

  • It helps in preventing stroke.
  • It helps in preventing the growth of cancer cells in the lungs.
  • It helps in lowering bad cholesterol.
  • It aids in regulating blood sugar.
  • Helps in improving memory. 

Natural products and homemade face packs for flawless glowing skin.

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Hello beautiful,

Having a flawless and glowing skin is every girl's dream. Being fair or dark doesn't bother these days. You only work to get a flawless skin irrespective of your color.

Like all girls, I wish I had a flawless skin, but I have a very sensitive skin which is prone to acne. I have tried everything to keep my skin acne and scar free.

So, here I am going to share some natural products and homemade face packs to keep your skin glowing which actually worked for me.

Note: The tips below worked for me and my friends. Please discontinue if any irritation or rashes occur.

Natural products that are good for skin:


Carrot:

Carrot is rich in Vitamin A which is good for skin. It gives you fairness and a glowing skin. Regular drinking of carrot juice and applying ground carrot on your face keeps your skin healthy and glowing.

Clove oil:

Cloves are astringent which can be used for all types of skin. Its oil is used as a toner to refresh the skin as it reduces oiliness. It is used as the main ingredient in many face packs. Clove oil keeps your face acne free.


Vitamin E oil:

Vitamin E oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property. It repairs the damaged skin cells, restores the radiance and youthfulness of the skin. It also keeps your skin acne-free. It has the ability to heal scars, sunburn and minor burns. Vitamin E oil is found in capsules. Care should be taken while buying original vitamin e oil capsules.


Turmeric:

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory activities and can be used as a face mask to prevent acne and scars. It acts as anti-bacterial, lightens blemishes and fights against acne. It helps to cure any kind of wound faster because of its antiseptic activity.

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Camellia oil:

It is mainly used for its anti-acne properties.  It helps to reduce the size of acne,  prevent it from bursting out and stops the appearance of red angered face. It moisturizes and nourishes the deeper layers of the skin and makes it soft and bouncy. It also helps in reducing the wrinkles in the face.

Aloe Vera:

It also has anti-inflammatory properties.it helps to unclog the pores and remove the dead cells in the face. It also acts as a moisturizer and prevents rashes.

Lemon:

They are anti-bacterial and help to treat acne.  It acts on the blackheads and helps to lighten the skin.  It acts on the pimples and its astringent capacity makes the acne to burst open and bleed. It is used as a super cleansing material.

Honey:

It is anti-bacterial and it helps to prevent and remove acne. It helps to slow down the aging of the face. It is full of antioxidants and brings the softy effect to the skin. It brings out the glow in the face

Olive oil:

It gives a neat cleansing effect. It acts deep into the skin and behaves as a moisturizer. It is used as anti-clogs.  It is full of antioxidant, anti-bacterial and vitamins. It helps to maintain a healthy clear skin.

Potato:

It helps to bring out the glow in the face. It helps to tighten the skin texture and makes it younger. It is mixed with curd and applied to remove the dark circles under the eyes. It also acts as a good moisturizer.


Homemade Face packs which are best for skin:


To clear blackheads:

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

How to use it:

Take 1 egg white and mix it with 1 tsp of lemon juice. Apply it on your face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water. Pat it dry with a clean cotton cloth.


To get Clear skin:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey

How to use it:

Mix 1 tsp of lemon juice with 2 tsp of honey. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes. Wash your face and pat it dry with soft cloth.

To brighten skin overnight:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 tbsp milk

How to use it:

Grind half of a tomato with 1 tbsp of milk in a blender finely. Apply the mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes. Wash and wipe your face dry.

Note: Tomato causes some irritation feeling while applied which is normal. For some, it may not suit skin causing severe irritation and rashes. Please wash your face immediately.

To get Glowing skin:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

How to use it:
Mix both yogurt and lemon juice. Apply it on your face for 20 minutes. Wash your face and pat it dry.

Anti-aging mask:

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel

How to use it:

Mix egg white and Aloe Vera gel from the plant. Apply it over your face and neck. Leave it for 20-30 minutes. Wash your face.

To be Acne-free:

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup of ground cloves
  • 2 cup of olive oil

How to use it:

Coarsely Grind 1/2 cup of cloves and then mix it with 2 cups of olive oil in a bowl. Let it be kept aside for 2 weeks. Extract the oil from the mixture using a sieve. Store the oil in a bottle and use it on your face for reducing acne. 

Simple ways on how to make life better and happy always

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Do you wish for a better and happy life? So do I. Approximately our lifetime is said to be around 60-70 years. The days are getting shorter and shorter as time moves on.

Are we going to take back anything with us when we leave this earth?
No.

So, why are we always in a hurry only to earn and earn more?  By the time we think we have done enough earning and we are ready to enjoy life, life may not give us the chance to enjoy it…

There are certain simple ways which we can follow to enjoy and be happy in life.

Let's see those...


Earn good memories and love instead of money.

This may sound like a philosopher's saying. But if you look deep into its meaning it may sound true and thoughtful. 

Of course, money is important in this world to survive. 
But let's earn and spend the money that should be spent,  enjoy the part of life that should be enjoyed, and donate what you can donate. Don’t think of storing everything you have earned for your children and grandchildren.

Leave them as much as needed for them to develop themselves. Don't make them couch potatoes depending on the money you saved. 

Love and be loved. Make many good memories so that you can cherish them in your latter part of life. Have a habit of writing your happiness and small good deeds you did in a diary every day. 

I hope you love the feel of reading your slam books in which your friends had written their feelings about you after a period of 10 to 20 years. I simply love the feel. 

Whenever I feel low or depressed I just take out my slam book from my school and college days and start reading it. Honestly, I don't have contact with all my friends now expect on Facebook, but still, when I read those lines, I live the moments we had been together again. I temporarily forget my worries and my lips smile making my heart feel lighter than before. 

Just give it a try. You will surely feel the way I felt. 
The days are not going to come back. But through memories, we could just feel the comfort we once experienced. 

Earning and saving is just not life. We earn to live.  But days have changed to be like we live to earn.  
Isn't it disappointing??

Meditation 

One of my favorite way to feel happy and peaceful at mind is to meditate. It is good to learn meditation from a well-trained person as they will guide you. But you could also do simple meditation by sitting on a mat on the floor in a distraction-free surrounding. All you have to do is to forget your worries and concentrate on your inner soul. You could do it for 20 to 30 minutes minimum every early morning. 

Spend time with your family.

One of the best practice that we miss today is spending time with our family. Everyone in a family run after something to get it done. Children and adults spend their leisure time with their smartphones. And hardly they all sit together as a family to have a talk. 

You may say that you work hard for your family to make them comfortable. But what is the use of providing them with everything that is essential and not giving them your precious time? 

If only you spend time with your children, they will spend time with you when you get old and lonely. 

Plan a trip. 

Plan a trip or trekking to the mountains with your family or friends at least once a while. You may even go for boating or catching fish in a pond or lake nearby. 

Admire the Mother Nature, it's sunrise and sunset are treat to the eyes. Listen to the birds sing or to the sound of rushing water down the stream. 
Nature has the magic to transform your mood to happiness.


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Practice gratitude.

Be content and thankful for what you are blessed with. Never blame yourself or your fate. You may wish to have a life of another person whereas there are few who wish to have a life like yours. 


Exercise regularly.

Exercise not only keeps your body fit but also helps in activating your brain. Once there is a good supply of blood to the brain you feel relaxed and energetic. 

Listen to music. 

Music has the tendency to calm you down. Whatever hard situation you are in, music soothes your mind. Sometimes we hear the songs which relate our life situations and get emotional which proves music have an effect on us. 

See a child smile. 

The innocent smile of a child melts your heart. You would have experienced this if you are a parent. You may have financial problems, worries, job pressure etc... The moment you see your child smile at you even without any reason, the wicked world around you fades away and the only thing you could see is your child's smile like a ray of hope. 
It happens with any kid out there. 



Go to bed early and have a proper sleep. 

Scientists have proved that a good night sleep makes your day fresh and new to start. Try to have a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep. Never go to bed late. Instead, sleep early and get up when the sun rises so that you could meditate, go for jogging or could do your exercise. Even a simple breathing exercise would keep you lively. 



Never hate others.

No one is perfect. We do mistakes. Sometimes we feel sorry for what we have done and sometimes we intentionally or unintentionally hurt others. 

Hatred grows like darkness in our heart filling it completely. Never allow it to destroy you. I know it is easy to say to forgive others but to put it into practice is hard. 
Just remember karma takes its own time. Do good to others and only good will return. 


Always except less.

Don't over plan your future. Live at the moment.
To make life a happy one we must not spend our entire life thinking about the future and fearing what might happen next.

Always expect less to avoid disappointments. 
Life is to live… Live your life livelily, face your fears with a courage which will make you a better and happy person.


Donate or help others.

Donate some of your earnings to the needy out there. There are many who are homeless. Some children do not get food to eat or clothes to wear. A small contribution from you may bring a smile on their face. Seeing others smile because of you is the greatest happiness on Earth.

If you are unable to donate, you could help or support others in their problems or hard situations. 

Are you a late sleeper? - Tips to go to bed early.


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How many of you will agree with me that sleep is the best medicine?
Well, some who are sleep lovers like me will agree with me.

Sleep has been the best medicine of all times. They say that one good night sleep can cure lots of diseases and prevent the ailments that are yet to come. Then imagine how healthy one can be if you have a good night sleep every day.

Clinically speaking, our body needs sleep for every functioning system in our body to work, both physically and mentally.

About eight hours of sleep every day gives us:

  • Mental stability
  • Activeness
  • Good mood
  • Concentration 
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Keeps our heart functions normally
  • It helps to maintain our weight
  • Regulates our hormones
  • It is a good appetite controller.

The above-mentioned fact is mostly known to all of us. The truth is that we don’t give importance to it and keep searching for newer and difficult ways to keep ourselves fit and healthy.

Some wake up very early in the morning to do stuff like yoga, going for a walk for long hours, fitness centers etc, and not giving his body enough sleep and goes around complaining that all his efforts to keep his body fit don’t work out.

There is one simple and easy solution- “SLEEP”

Now a day, there is a new issue stating that people are not getting proper and good quality sleep. In that case, what can be the solution? There are plenty of treatments that can help you with it.

But why do you do it in a hard way?  You just need to understand the basic reason for your disturbed sleep.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What are the factors that keep you stressed up? 
  • What are the things that keep running in your mind?  
  • Do you feel depressed or desperate?
Talk to yourself. Bring out the stress in you. Give it positive thoughts. Believe that you will be out of your troubles soon. Say to you, “tomorrow is going to be a better day”.

Factors that promote a good night sleep:

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Maintain a regular time for bed. 

If you are on a weekend, it doesn’t mean that you need to stay awake a little longer. You can give your mind a little extra care by giving it the time it needs to sleep.

Wake up at the same time everyday morning. 

Usually, Sundays are considered as sleepover days. Wake up at the normal time and enjoy the day with relaxation. You will have more time to enjoy and you will not feel bad that the weekend is over.

Refresh yourself before sleep.

Remove makeup, clean your face with warm water and brush your teeth before sleep. Regular practice will set your mind to sleep and give you a beautiful skin when you wake up in the morning.

Wear loose and comfortable clothes.

Never wear tight clothes when you sleep. Your skin too needs air circulation to be fresh in the morning.

Listen to soft music prior to sleep.

Music changes your mindset and mood. Listening to soft music makes you feel lighter and induces sleep.

Use the bedroom for sleep purpose only.  

Television and dinner must be in the other part of the house. Talking about television, don't watch television in your bedroom, you tend to get interested in the show or the movie you are watching and sleep late. Avoid checking your emails, Facebook, Whats App and YouTube videos before sleep. Even if your eyes are closed your mind won’t stop thinking about it. Make it a practice slowly and your mind will adapt to it.

Avoid alcohol and a big meal before bedtime. 

Your digestion might take a long time to complete, disturbing your sleep and you might have stomach troubles at the middle of the night, not letting you have a quality sleep.

Be sure that your bedroom is dark and quiet. 

This is quite a difficult factor to follow because the world has become a busy place working night and day. So, you might need the help of earplugs and eye mask.

Adjust the room temperature. 

Make sure the room is cool and pleasant so that you need not getup often to change the temperature.

Take a full glass of water before sleep. 

Drinking water will help you cool down, maintain your hormones throughout the night and avoid sleep disturbances.

Follow these tips regularly for your life to be extended. You need not waste money on expenses for medicines, sleeping pills, various therapies and keep worrying about yourself that you are sick.

Any time you feel low, depressed, confused give yourself a small nap. After you wake up you can feel much better and the decisions you make will be good. You may even get a solution to your problems in your dreams by your instincts.

Have a happy night!!!