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Sarpagandha or Rauwolfia — an effective natural remedy for high BP or hypertension May 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm Traditional medicine practitioners have used Sarpagandha or Rauwolfia in treating insomnia, snakebite and insanity. But in 1931, G. Sen and K.C Bose briefly described the potential effect of Rauwolfia in treating hypertension. Rauwolfia is actually the first Ayurvedic herb recognized by Western …
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Tattoos may increase skin cancer risk January 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm Tattooing, so popular among the young, can increase the risk of skin cancer, say doctors. According to doctors, inks used in tattoos may contain toxic elements, which can cause skin cancer, especially blue ink, the age-old colour of choice for tattoo artists, which has cobalt and aluminum. Red …
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Product launch: Oriflame mascara and eyeliner December 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm What: This Christmas and New Year's, intensify your party look with fabulously voluminous lashes and striking, well-defined eyes with Oriflame Volume Build Mascara and Oriflame Beauty Studio Artist Gel Eyeliner. The stunning combination of Oriflame mascara and eyeliner delivers long-lasting …
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Eat hazelnuts for weight loss, heart health, cancer protection and more… November 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm -Hazelnuts, the marble-sized nuts, are packed with a wide range of benefits. Apart from being a heart-healthy indulgence, including them in your diet helps reduce weight, is gluten-free, and also good for your skin. Hazelnuts contain significant amounts of B group vitamins including folate and …
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Healthy pregnancy recipe – Baked Stuffed Tomatoes November 22, 2013 at 10:44 am A flavoursome stuffing of mixed vegetables and paneer adds body to tomatoes, which are a storehouse of the folic acid required along with vitamin B12 to build new red blood cells of both mother and child. (Read: Diet during pregnancy - Yummy and healthy recipes) Preparation Time: 10 minsCooking …
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Healthy pregnancy recipe – Bajra Khakhras November 22, 2013 at 10:44 am During your first trimester, it is better to have dry carbohydrates for your breakfast to ease morning sickness. If you are fed up of regular biscuits and breads, try these crunchy khakhras instead. Make these in large batches so that you can have them in the mornings whenever you have the urge to …
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Healthy pregnancy recipe – Baked Spinach Rolls November 22, 2013 at 10:44 am Spinach is good for everyone! These spicy vegetables rolled in spinach leaves provide supplies of vitamin A which boosts the immune system, improves vision and nourishes the skin of a mum-to-be and her baby as well. (Read: Diet during pregnancy - Yummy and healthy recipes) Preparation Time: 10 …
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Healthy pregnancy recipe – Bean Sprouts and Veggie Wraps November 22, 2013 at 10:43 am Broccoli, sprouts and baby corn combine well not just in taste but appearance as well. Not to forget that this dish is nothing short of a super nutritious performance! Filling and wholesome snack for an expectant mother to satiate small hunger pangs and increase nutrient requirements. (Read: Diet …
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Healthy pregnancy recipe – Curd Shorba November 22, 2013 at 10:43 am A classic combination of ingredients brought together in a delicious Indian style soup, which provides enough vitamin B2 from curds for the normal development of the baby. (Read: Diet during pregnancy - Yummy and healthy recipes) Preparation Time: 15 minsCooking Time: 15 minsMakes 4 …
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Expert skincare tips in your 40s, 50s and beyond October 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm October 1 is the International Day of Older Persons. Dr Dinyar Workingboxwalla, a renowned celebrity cosmetologist, shares some tips to keep matured skin healthy from his book ‘Beauty Unleashed: A Comprehensive Guide To Getting Perfect Skin And Hair’. Here’s an excerpt. Forties, fifties …
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5 skincare secrets by dermatologists for radiant skin September 28, 2013 at 11:29 am We all know the basic three rules of skincare that you need to cleanse, nourish and protect your skin. But some skincare facts haven’t made it into conventional wisdom. Dermatologists share five ways to tweak your skincare regimen to get your most radiant complexion ever. Moisturise …
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A Pinch of Skin – a documentary on female genital mutilation in India August 20, 2013 at 11:16 am When a film student began a project on Female Genital Mutilation, she was warned against it. Then she won a national award. Yolande D'Mello speaks to the director. It started out as a college project that Priya Goswami, an alumna of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, worked on in her …
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What’s not letting you sleep? August 20, 2013 at 8:14 am Restless sleep is a recurring problem with most of us. And while a snoring partner is one of the primary reasons for you waking up  abruptly in the night, the other factors could be internal and may be related to your health. We get experts to break it down for you.Headache Possible causes: Dr …
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How many calories does your breakfast have? August 17, 2013 at 10:09 am It's called the most important meal of the day for many good reasons. Here's a detailed nutrition lowdown on all your favourites.  Idli + sambhar  A south Indian delicacy, idli + sambhar is one of the most healthy, and low-calorie breakfast options out there. It is a perfect cereal and …
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