Curcumin, boswellia and natural remedies better than pain meds
(NaturalNews) For quick relief, people reach for pain medicine to treat headache or joint pain. However, recent evidence suggests they may damage hearing. Fortunately there are more effective, natural, and safer alternatives.
Unheard of pain
Hearing loss is the sixth most common disease burden in high-income countries, affecting over 50 percent of U.S. adults by the age of 60. Now, a recent study found an increased risk of hearing loss in women who took ibuprofen or acetaminophen. The more drugs taken, the higher the risk, especially in younger women. Acetaminophen depletes glutathione, the body's major antioxidant, leaving the inner ear susceptible.
An earful of alternatives
It's time to consider exploring other, safer alternatives. Many anti-inflammatory nutrients can be effective, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, C, D and E. Herbs and spices on this list include capsaicin, aloe, arnica, boswellia, bromelain, chamomile, Devil's claw, ginger, ginseng, glucosamine, grape seed, Holy Basil, olive leaf extract, red seaweed extract, tart cherries, turmeric and white willow bark. Anti-inflammatory foods include whole citrus, celery, green pepper, apples and onions. Conversely, don't overeat or overcook foods, and restrict refined sugar, trans fats, and processed foods.
Curcumin and boswellia
High-bioavailability curcumin extract may be the remedy of choice for pain. It proved superior to arthritis drugs without adverse effects, decreased joint pain in osteoarthritis subjects, and reduced markers of inflammation. Curcumin protects joint cartilage by reducing inflammation, inhibiting inflammatory cell growth, and inhibiting cartilage-destroying enzymes.
10 Benefits of Glycerin and Rosewater for Face
Glycerin and rosewater are renowned for their moisturizing properties. These solution lock moisture over outer layer of the skin and excellent thing is skin absorbs them instantly. Humectants like glycerin, lecithin and rosewater attract water to the skin.
This exceptional property of glycerin enticed cosmetic industries to include it into their beauty products. Benefits of glycerin and rosewater for face and skin has been documented by many beauty experts and ancient people.
Glycerin is a colorless viscous liquid and sweeter in taste. While rose water is also colorless and is made by steeping rose petals. Both are non-toxic and have been used in cosmetic and food industries.
Uses of Glycerin and Rosewater for Face
These are just notable benefits of rosewater and glycerin; it also helps to treat hyperpigmentation, for skin whitening and is innate remedy for oily skin.
How to Use Glycerin and Rosewater on Face
You can make your own solution or get it from a local drug store. Wash your face before applying and pat dry using soft cloth. When the skin is still damp, apply the solution using cotton ball. Leave it for few minutes so that your skin absorbs it.
Most experts recommend applying creams or lotions at night so that ingredients get longer time to affect over your skin and also it’s easy to rinse it off in the morning.
How to make rosewater and glycerin?
If you want to make your own solution, then mix 1 ½ cup of rosewater into 1/4th cup of glycerin. Mix or shake it well after pouring into bottle. You can keep it for further use.
7 BEST WAYS TO USE ROSE WATER FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN AND HAIR
Rosewater can be used in variety of ways for both skin and hair. It is the cheapest and easiest way to incorporate rosewater in beauty treatments. It is suitable for all skin types whether you have dry or oily skin. Rose water has antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that keep your skin problem free and moreover, it’s gentle on skin. Rosewater can be used in a million ways and today I will share some ideas and tips on how you can use rosewater for your skin and hair. I am sure rose water will take a permanent place in your vanity once you start using it.
Face Cleanser: Cleansing is a very essential part of beauty regime. After washing your face with face wash. Take one tbsp of rose water and add few drops of glycerin in it. Apply it on your face and then wipe it off. This is the best cleanser and it can be used by all skin types. It will remove any makeup or dirt residue from your face and will also nourish your skin deeply. You can also use it with homemade honey cleanser for extra benefits.
Control Excess Oil: Rosewater is very good for oily skin as it controls oil secretion. Take some fuller earth (multani mitti) and mix it with rose water. Make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face for around 20 minutes and then wash off. This pack will clean your pores and will control excess oil secretion. You can do this 2-3 times a week.
Reduce Pimple and Acne: Take 2 tbsp of lemon juice and mix it with rose water. Apply this mixture on your face for around 25 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water. This pack is very effective in reducing pimples and acne. If you have problematic skin then you can also use this as an anti pimple face pack.
For Dry and Frizzy Hair: Mix rose water and glycerin in equal quantities and then apply this mixture on your scalp gently using cotton pads. After applying, massage for around 10-15 minutes and let it stay for half-an-hour. Rinse off and shampoo your hair as usual. You can do this 3-4 times a month to get nourished scalp and hair. Glycerin will moisturize your scalp and will eliminate frizziness.
More: Learn how to make fresh rose water at home for everyday use.
Improve Complexion: Take 2 tbsp of gram flour and mix it with rose water to make a smooth paste. You can also add lemon juice if it’s available. Apply this paste for 15 minutes on face and you can also use it on arms. This is a n effective way to get rid of tanning and get clear even complexion.
Conditioning Hair: After shampooing your hair as usual, take one cup of rosewater and use this as a final rinse on your hair. It will condition your hair deeply and will add a shine to your hairs. Rosewater has a nice fragrance too and using this conditioner will also leave a scent on your hair for entire day.
For Damaged Hair: If excessive use of heating products has damaged your hair then use rosewater treatment to repair the damage caused. Take one cup rose water, add few drops of jajoba oil and also add 2 capsules of vitamin E table in it. Mix it really well. Now, wet your hair and apply this mixture on your wet scalp. Massage for around 10 minutes and then shampoo as usual. This rosewater treatment is very effective for damaged hairs and simple too.