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Garlic can be helpful with relieving the body of high blood pressure.

Garlic can be helpful with relieving the body of high blood pressure.

There Are All Sorts of Garlic Home Remedies

Garlic is one of the most popular materials that can be used for different home remedies. Garlic home remedies are popular in that garlic can help to relax and stimulate a variety of different parts of the body among a number of other benefits.

Garlic is known to help with relaxing artery walls around the body. This can work to help with relieving the body of a high blood pressure level. Thanks to this blood flow can increase. This can be more effective than some types of medications that are used to help with controlling blood pressure levels.

It Can Increase Insulin

Another of the benefits of garlic comes from how using garlic can work to improve insulin levels. This is done by reducing the release of sugar from the liver so that the insulin that the body needs can be produced properly. This is especially important in people who have diabetes.

Garlic is Also Antibiotic

Garlic contains allicin, a naturally occurring antibiotic material. When this material is released it can target germs and other materials inside of the body that can cause cold symptoms. With this the effects of a cold can be substantially reduced.

Skin Areas Can Be Relaxed

By crushing garlic cloves and rubbing them on areas of the skin cells around the area can easily be relaxed to where the production of materials used to create certain skin conditions like acne and rosacea can be reduced. It will be important to make sure that the garlic is washed off after a few minutes so that the material can be more effective.

Relieve Coughs with Garlic

Garlic can be found in home remedies used to help with relieving throat irritations. This is done by absorbing and removing bacteria that can get into the throat and cause it to become irritated.

Home Remedies for the Flu

It always helps for any woman to be able to take care of the flu. After all, this condition can easily cause any woman to feel weak and down. However there are a few home flu remedies that can be very useful for any woman to check out.

Water Always Helps

Warm water is always a good thing to use for the flu. This comes from how warm water can ease the sinuses and help to keep headaches from occurring. Using a warm shower or applying a moist heat pack to one’s face can be a good thing to do here.

Getting plenty of liquids is also important. This is so that body can keep from feeling a fever that can accompany the flu.

Another thing to do is to mix some honey with hot water. A tablespoon of honey in a cup of hot water can help in that the honey will help to get mucus to flow properly. Post-nasal drip can easier be reduced thanks to this.

Home Flu Remedies from the Kitchen

One of the most unique home flu remedies involves using a saline solution that can be made in one’s home. This can be made by mixing a small part of a teaspoon of baking soda and salt into a glass of water. After this is made the user can squirt water into one’s nose through the use of a bulb syringe. The mucus in the nose will thin out as the solution is being drained out of one’s nose.

Warm chicken soup is always a good home remedy. This is one of the most popular home flu remedies in that chicken soup can be easy to prepare and can be delicious. This can work to help with stimulating the throat so that it will feel less scratchy. Adding garlic to the chicken soup can be helpful as well in that garlic is known to help relieve nasal congestion when inhaled.

Rest is Good for the Flu

Of course getting plenty of sleep is always a good thing to do. Sleep is one of the better home flu remedies to use in that sleeping it off can help to get tissues to be restored because the body will not be very active. This is especially the case when one is in the deepest stages of sleep.

Herbs such as chamomile and peppermint help to soothe IBS.

Herbs such as chamomile and peppermint help to soothe IBS.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder than mainly effects women. Whether this due to today’s woman’s hectic lifestyle, or the additional emotions that women seem to experience, or whether it is simply part of the woman’s body, the cause is unknown. However, women are the majority of suffers and if you are one of the women experiencing bloating, abdominal pain and discomfort as a result of the condition, then you are likely searching for a remedy to relieve the condition.  With irritable bowel syndrome, the colons of the sufferers are sensitive. Diarrhea may be experienced soon after eating or cramping. Bowel movements agitate the sensitive nerves.

 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Remedies

Herbs have a wonderful calming effect on irritable bowel syndrome. Herbs such as peppermint oil in enteric-coated capsules, chamomile, rosemary, lemon balm and valerian all contain antispasmodic properties and are very effective in aiding the condition. Eating raw ginger and drinking ginger tea will help to reduce inflammation experienced by irritable bowel syndrome. To control indigestion and hyperacidity eat Indian gooseberry.

Avoid caffeine, fat, alcohol and tobacco. Eat a fiber rich diet including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink eight glasses of water each day. Avoid sodas and carbonated beverages.
Avoid dairy products and foods that are known to produce gas, such as beans, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Avoid spicy foods that are known contributors in agitating irritable bowel syndrome. Stay away from foods high in acid such as tomatoes, grapefruits and vinegary salad dressings. Eat regular meals. You may also introduce more meals throughout the day that are smaller in proportion.

Exercise regularly and reduce stress and tension. Jogging is a great exercise to engage when suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.

Dealing with the pain: If you are a woman that prefers to stay away from the painkillers, then use a hotwater bottle. Fill your hot water bottle and place it on your stomach.A heating pad will also do the trick.

“Tell me, sweet eyes, from what divinest star did ye drink in your liquid melancholy?”—Bulwer Lytton.

Take daily care of your eyes and eyelids to keep them beautiful.

Take daily care of your eyes and eyelids to keep them beautiful.

When you crawl out of bed in the morning do not dig your fists into your eyes and rub and rub until, when at last you do open those sleepy “windows of the soul,” there is two of everything in the room, and big black spots are whizzing through the air. Pressure on the eyeball flattens the lens of the eye, and is sure to produce myopia, or shortsightedness.

If the eyes are not inflamed at all, they should be washed every morning in moderately cold water. In case of inflammation an application of hot water and milk in equal parts will be found most beneficial. Dry with a piece of old, soft linen, being sure to wipe inward toward the nose so as not to issue invitations to those horrors of womankind—crow’s feet! Great care should be taken to keep all foreign substances, especially soap and other irritants, from the delicate skin of the lids, and particularly from the still more sensitive eyeballs.

Gaslight brings direful havoc to good eyes, especially when the flame is in a mood to flicker and splutter, as gas sometimes does. Take a faint, wavering light and a piece of embroidery and you have as fine a recipe for premature blindness as can be unearthed in a month of Sundays. Sewing in the twilight is equally disastrous, as is the habit of facing the light when writing or reading.

Few women realize the great need of resting the eyes occasionally, and the unhappy result of trying them to the utmost limit. The very moment that the eyeballs ache work should be suspended, no matter how necessary or urgent. Rose-water and plantain in equal parts makes a refreshing wash, and elderberry water is said to be good when there is a disagreeable itching.

If the eyes are hot and watery use hot water which has been poured over rose leaves. Witch hazel, that good old stand-by, is always refreshing and is especially good when combined with camphor water. It is best when applied at night and allowed to dry on the lids. Weak tea, which is the eye tonic of our grandmothers, is also splendid.

A lotion that has been tried over and over again and found excellent for tired and inflamed eyes, is made by rubbing one teaspoonful of pulverized boracic acid in fifteen drops of spirits of camphor and pouring over this two-thirds of a cup of hot water. Stir and strain, and use as needed.

To brighten the eyes, steep good green tea in rose-water, soak bits of absorbent cotton in the liquid, and bind on at night.

For granulated lids—and what is more maddening and painful?—make an alum paste. This is done by rubbing a small piece of alum into the white of an egg until a curd is formed. Apply to the lids upon retiring at night, tying a piece of soft linen over the eyes.

So many girls say that they look a fright in eyeglasses, and ask if they should wear them. Most certainly if the eyes are worn out and failing. An oculist of the very best reputation should be consulted. The fee does not exceed that of the quack, and the eyes are tested with greater thoroughness. Glasses must be chosen with the utmost care, as ill-fitting lenses can make a great deal of trouble. They are worse than no glasses at all. Then, after eyeglasses are put on, they must be changed now and then to suit the changing conditions of the sight. If the eyes are not in a bad state, wearing spectacles for a few months may strengthen them so that the glasses can be discarded. Also, if the oculist knows his business as he should, he can give you much valuable information concerning the care of your eyes.

Natural hair make a beautiful woman

Appropriate style hair make a beautiful woman.

There are certain rules for hairdressing that were just as good in Eve’s hairpinless age as they will be a hundred years hence. By keeping these rules in mind you can make a picture or a cartoon of yourself, just as you wish.

The one thing to remember is that the lines and proportions of the face must be carefully considered and a mode of hairdressing adopted which will lessen and not exaggerate those lines and proportions. Be alert to your defects, and do not forget that what may be essentially appropriate for one woman will be dismally inappropriate for another.

Those fortunate women to whom straight hair is becoming should never indulge in curls. There is nothing prettier than hair drawn loosely away from the face. It leaves displayed those lovely lines on the temples about which artists and poets go mad. As to the style of dressing one’s hair, that must be left solely to one’s taste. If the lines of the head, the shape of the face and the hair itself are studied a bit the solution of the most becoming coiffure is very easily solved.

A head that looks like a wax image in a hairdresser’s window is certainly anything but pretty. Neither is it artistic, for the correctly crimped and waved side-locks are too mechanically planned to look at all natural. To nearly all women the plainer the mode of hairdressing the more becoming it is. That does not mean that you should comb your hair straight back and wad it into a funny little bump. Quite the contrary. Comb it back if you will, but have the coil loose and graceful. It is very bad for the hair either to be pulled back tightly or to be closely arranged. Ventilation is necessary, and, by the way, caressing and smoothing the hair with the fingers is a good tonic for its growth and beauty.

A few loose short curls about the face seem necessary to the good looks of the majority of women, but the heavy bang was shelved years ago. Wasn’t it hideous? But perhaps you are too young to remember. Get out the family album, then, and see for yourself.

It has always been a double-turreted wonder to me why romancers are forever harping about heroines with “tresses in artistic disarray.” All the tresses in such condition that I have ever gazed upon have looked most slovenly and ofttimes positively waggish. How any one can think that a girl with a tangled braid hanging down her back, a little wad over one ear, a ragged, jagged fringe edging its way into her eyes and half a dozen little wisps standing out here and there in haystack fashion—how one can even fancy that such a head as that is pretty is more than I can explain. Clothes may make the man, but rational hairdressing goes a pretty long way toward making the woman. Observe my lady in curl-papers and my lady togged up for a dinner party. Comment is unnecessary, for you have all seen her—or yourselves, which is quite the same thing.

Suppose a woman has a square, heavy jaw. She is just the one who flings defiance at prevailing fashions and clings to the dear old straight bangs deep over her eyes. The heavy chin makes a straight line, the heavy fringe makes another, and the result is that her face is as perfectly square as rules and measurements could make it. Let this deluded lady shake herself together and mend her ways. By making the top of her head appear wider the broad jaws will—according to all laws of reasoning—seem to be narrower. A few dainty puffs towering up prettily and a soft, fluffy fringe left flying out over the ears will not only add grace to the forehead but lighten the heaviness of the lower part of the face. A bow of ribbon or any other perky little headdress will detract from the straight cross lines.

Then there is the woman with the sharp chin, the woman of the wedge-shaped face. She invariably wears her hair over her ears and so elongates the V lines of her chin. By arranging the hair close to the sides of her head and putting it in a soft low coil on the top a much more pleasing effect can be got.

The same rule for the heavy-chinned woman applies to the chubby, fat-faced feminine mortal. The “roly-poly” visage looks less “roly-poly” when the front hair is drawn back and up in pompadour style and the long tresses piled into a nice little tower. The pompadour mode of hairdressing also holds good with the girl whose eyes are set too high. This helps along the old-time idea that the eyes of a woman should be in the middle of her head—that is, that they must be set midway between the bottom of the chin and the top of the hair.

For the women with eyes set too low an exactly opposite arrangement should be adopted. Instead of drawing the hair away from the face, bring it down to it. Part the hair and let it come low on the temples and brow.

I have never seen anything or anybody look much funnier than does a woman with a sharp-pointed nose and a pysche knot. The nose bumps out in the front and the wad of hair sticks out in the back with a similarity that is positively convulsing to any one with half an eye for the humorous. It gives one an idiotic longing to take a measuring rule and find out the exact distance from “tip to tip.” Another waggish picture is made by the snub-nosed girl with her hair arranged à la Madonna. These long hirsute lamberquins on either side of her face make the poor little nose appear even smaller, like unto a wee dab of putty or a diminutive biscuit.

Don’t caricature your facial defects. Don’t get the lines of your head and face “out of drawing.” Don’t twist your hair up after every new fashion that chances to come along. Study the contour of your head from every side and then adopt that style of hairdressing which at once brings out the good points and conceals the bad ones. The most becoming coiffure is the one that gives the most artistic balance to the face. What will do for the fat, dumpy Miss Plump will make a human joke out of the lank, willowy Miss Slender.

At some point in our life, we have all suffered from the common cold. The cold is considered to be a viral infection, and can mainly be felt when the temperatures and season change. There are many types of the common cold and it can also be experience in the summer time as well.

Blow your nose often when you have a cold.

Blow your nose often when you have a cold.

The common cold can affect children and adults. For women it can be especially hard to deal with if you have kids. Being sick while handling the kids and caring for the home is not only hard to handle, but a strain.

The cold can be cured in a number of ways, many of which are natural. For those women looking for home remedies in which to cure the cold, then the following will be of interest.

Blow Your Nose Often

An important thing that most people don’t realize is to blow your nose. You should try to not suck the mucus back onto your nose as this will not help you get better. When you do blow your nose, a good trick to try is to cover one of your nostrils and blow gently through the other one. Also, remember to wash your hands to prevent the spread of the cold.


Gargling with warm salt water can bring temporary relief to an itchy or sore throat. Using an astringent that contains tannin in it can also help. This will tighten the membranes back up. Honey mixed with lemon juice and raspberry leaves that have been made into a tea can also relieve sore throats.

Get Adequate Rest

Rest is always an important measure when you are sick. For those women who are stay at home moms, this may be a bit easier than for those of you who work. You can nap when your child does and leave the chores for later.

Drink Hot Liquids

Hot drinks will help to clear up stuffed nasal passages. This can help you stay hydrated and can comfort swollen membranes.

Steamy Showers

Steam can bring moisture to a stuffy nose and relieve some congestion. If you are too weak to stand in the shower, you can sit in a chair on the bathroom. Women may also like to sit in a warm bath.

Use a Salve

Using a little bit of menthol under your nose can also relieve congestion. This can bring relief to your nose if it has been rubbed raw.

The following means of repairing and restoring the sight, which has for some time been going the round of the press, being based on scientific principles, may be appropriately inserted here:

For nearsightedness, close the eyes and pass the fingers, very gently, several times across them outward, from the canthus, or corner next the nose, towards the temple. This tends slightly to flatten the corner and lens of the eye, and thus to lengthen or extend the angle of vision. The operation should be repeated several times a day, or at least always after making one’s toilet, until shortsightedness is nearly or completely removed.

For long sight, loss of sight by age, weak sight, and generally for all those defects which require the use of magnifying glasses, gently pass the finger, or napkin, from the outer angle or corner of the eyes inward, above and below the eyeball, towards the nose. This tends slightly to “round up” the eyes, and thus to preserve or to restore the sight. It should be done every time the eyes are washed, or oftener.