health benefits and side effects of Vitamins in our body

Health Benefits and Side Effects of Vitamins

Vitamins are a group of organic substances that are important for normal metabolism to take place. Vitamins are organic compounds that contain carbon. They majorly come from plants as our bodies produce very little amounts of vitamins. If you do not consume enough of these vitamins, you get deficiency diseases. All plant parts contain one vitamin or another. Many of these vitamins are in the market as supplements.

Examples of vitamins essential for proper boy functioning include vitamin E, D, C, A, B12 ETC.

Common medicinal uses and health benefits

Vitamin D is essential for the prevention of rickets. It also aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. Herbal sources: Alfafa and parsley

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is essential for the prevention of scurvy. In addition, it aids in formation of calcium and iron while at the same time boosts your body’s immunity. It also has antioxidant and anti-stress hormones. Herbal sources: Alfafa and cayenne

Vitamin B12 is important in the prevention of anemia and protection of the nervous system. A herbal source is bladder wrack.

Vitamin B2 is important in the formation of the red blood cells. It also promotes cell growth and reproduction and helps to treat cataracts. Herbal sources: cayenne, parsley, and red clover

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) helps promote growth and mental attitude. In addition, it aids in digestion and strengthens the nervous system. Herbal sources: Alfafa, parsley, and raspberry leaves

Vitamin A boosts our body’s immune system and prevents eye complications as well as skin disorders. It is a vital component for teeth and bone formation. Herbal sources: red clover, lemongrass, and cayenne

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Volatile Oils

Volatile oils are rapidly evaporating oils that come from plants. A common term referring to volatile oils is essential oils. It is therefore a concentrate of hydrophobic liquid containing aroma compounds from plants. The scent of the oil carries the smell of the plant itself. Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of tea tree.

Common medicinal uses and health benefits

Its health benefits are because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. In addition, it reduces skin reactions. It has antiseptic properties making it ideal to treat cuts and abrasions, burns, insect bites and stings from insects. This is due to its soothing effect on the skin.

Apply tea tree oil to the skin to treat infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail, and lice in hair, scabies athlete‚Äôs foot, and ringworm. Boils, vaginal infections, recurrent herpes labialis are also treatable by this volatile oil. In reference to athlete’s foot, it relieves its symptoms of scaling, inflammation, an itching. Toothaches, infections of the mouth, and nose, sore throat, as well as ear infections such as otitis media and otitis externa also find a remedy in tea tree oils.

However, even with all these health benefits, human ingestion is harmful to the body. It works when you are applying to the skin. For individuals with acne, it may cause drying of the skin, some stinging, burning or redness. When you ingest this volatile oil, it may lead to inability to walk, unsteadiness, rash or even in worse situations a coma.

10 home remedies to keep baldness at bay

Home Remedies for Baldness

Disproportionate hair loss from the scalp is termed as baldness. It is habitually seen in the old people but nowadays young group undergo this due to scarce nutrition intake, unhealthy life style and stress. Males suffer the most compared to females. Main reasons for baldness are hereditary factors, junk food, hormonal changes, dandruff, trauma etc. However there are many home remedies that play significant role in treating baldness. There are several home remedies for baldness

  • Fenugreek seeds

Application of fenugreek powder/ flour after soaking it in water/buttermilk for couple of minutes is immensely helpful. After applying leave the paste for one hour and wash it. Hair fall will decrease and it will aid in the development of new hair.

  • Onion and honey mixture

Onion triggers the hair roots and when mixed with honey it works splendidly. Applying the mixture on the bald patches helps in escalation of hair.

  • Oil Massage

Massaging frequently with oils like coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil etc will stimulate the roots of the hair and thus preventing occurrence of dandruff which will abet the hair growth.

Moreover massage would increase the circulation of blood in the scalp which will stimulate the glands to accelerate the hair growth.

  • Age old treatment of Henna

Since ancient ages henna has been used for hair. Usage of henna would give colour to the hair thus hiding greys, gives shines and prevents baldness.

Applying a paste of Henna, honey, tea leaves and curd and leaving it for an hour would prevent dandruff and avoid baldness.

  • Amla (gooseberry), Shikakai (Acacia concinna) and Aritha (soap nut).

Boiling gooseberry, Acacia concinna and soap nut together for around an hour and washing the hair with the blend thrice a week increases the hair expansion and thus avoiding baldness. It is one of the best homemade remedy that can be followed.

  • Egg

Egg is the best source of protein. Protein is what is required for hair growth and preventing hair fall. Beat the egg, apply the paste on the root follicles and hair too and leave the mixture for an hour. Though stinky it serves to be the worthy option for hair growth. It not only increases the growth but makes the hair silky, shiny and bouncy.

  • Black pepper and Lime

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