Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran


 

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Black Seeds

The black seed, also called Nigella Sativa, is known as the cure for “everything but death”. It is believed to be first found in ancient Egypt and is widely used for cooking purposes, often being paired with cumin or coriander to spice bread or baked goods. Sensitive to weather and soil condition the black seed is commonly found in the Mediterranean region. As well as being used in several cuisines, the black seed is customarily used for medicinal purposes, to cure certain illnesses and for overall health and well-being. It contains amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, alkaloids and many other compounds that help heal our bodies. Continue reading “Benefits of Black seeds – By Zatasha Kiran”

Simple Mouthwatering Homemade Sweets – By Natalia Oparka


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Photography Credits: Skeeze

I often wonder whether I’m the only one who grows a sweet tooth every once in a while. That “once in a while” usually takes place in gloomy rainy afternoons in November… Buying buckets of hot chocolate may turn to be pretty costly (and unhealthy, I guess), so I’m always fond of homemade ways of satisfying my passion for sweetness.

Here is one of my new faves:

Homemade Bounty Chocolate Bar

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Fasting: Rehab Your Body – By Dr. Abdullah Bahi


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Photography credit: laurentvalentinjospio

In many religions, fasting is considered one of the most common rituals. Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other religions promote fasting as an obligation or a way to get closer to God. This has been studied lately leading to the discovery of interesting health and spiritual benefits of fasting.

Fasting in many cultures is the willing of abstinence (or reduction of) from all or some food, drink, or both for some period of time. It is believed that it’s a great spiritual exercise for the soul to learn how to control one’s desires.
Other than the fact that fasting helps reduce weight, it helps remove toxins and waste products from the body. In addition, many people who perform the habit of fasting feel more energetic, which is met by a surprise because they believe it is the ingestion of food that gives them energy. This is not very far from the truth,  however, the body needs some rest every once in a while from the energy consuming process of digestion, especially if bad dietary habits are involved. And since the majority of people have unhealthy dietary habits, many dietary centers encourage intermittent fasting as a way of “resetting” the body.

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Hair Hacks ~ By Zatasha Kiran


Believe it or not, the secret to healthy good looking hair lies in your kitchen! These quick, easy and cheap hacks will help maintain better hair all round.

1. Vinegar for shine:

Add a teaspoon of vinegar, preferably apple cider vinegar, to a bottle of cool water and rinse your hair with this once you have shampooed and conditioned it. Vinegar acts as a natural conditioner so will leave your hair soft, silky and smooth as well as banish dry scalp and dandruff.

2. Coffee for colour: 

Photography by Eliasfalla
Photography by Eliasfalla

If you’re not a fan of using chemical based dyes on your hair this hack works wonders. Add brewed coffee to henna mix before applying it to your hair. The coffee takes away the redness of the henna and leaves you with a darker, more chocolaty brown.

3. Garlic for growth:

Photography by Gadini
Photography by Gadini

Sufferers of alopecia and other hair loss problems have sworn by this method. Massage the inside of a garlic clove to the affected area until it starts to tingle. The garlic stimulates hair follicles, hence the tingling sensation. It’s recommended to do this every day for a few weeks before you start to see results, but it’s definitely worth the wait.

4. Tomatoes for smells: 

Photography by Security
Photography by Security

The above remedies, although effective, may leave an unwanted smell. Don’t worry, we have a hack for that too! Blend a large tomato (or two depending on the length of your hair) and apply it all over your hair. Leave it in for 10-20 minutes then rinse with cool water. Leave it in for longer if the smell is very strong.

5 Healthy Alternatives ~By Zatasha Kiran


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Photographed By Kerdkanno

Unlike people of the past, our generation has become dramatically reliant on conventional medicine and healing through chemicals, as well as an uproar in chemical solutions for beauty. Most people head straight to their local doctor or pharmacy if they are sick or in need of a “beauty lift.” If you’re at all health-conscious, you’ll appreciate these natural alternatives to commercial products and methods. Continue reading “5 Healthy Alternatives ~By Zatasha Kiran”