Cucumber - a versatile natural remedy

Cucumber is alkaline in nature and can cure an acidic stomach. For a bloated and irritable stomach, turn to cucumbers, which are alkaline and will help cool down the stomach. It is so cool that people with peptic ulcers can also take two to three cucumbers every day in order to get relief. Run two cucumbers in a mixer and drink first thing in the morning. In about 10 days you can get relief from acidity and belching.


If you have blemishes on your face and want to get a glowing complexion, then prepare the following face mask: Grate half a cucumber and mix with two spoons of curd to make a smooth paste. Then rub it all over the face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water to see a clear and glowing skin.


For tired eyes, place two slices of cucumber on your eyes and lie down in a dark room for 15 minutes. The eyes will soon be refreshed and the muscles will be eased up.


Tomato is another plant which has almost magical powers to cure various disorders. Tomato, because of its slightly pungent taste, aids digestion and cures flatulence. A bowl of fresh tomato soup, laced with pepper, can settle a bloated stomach. Tomato puree can be used liberally in curries and other vegetable dishes to enhance their anti-toxic quality. Tomato is a tasty and natural anti-oxidant. On returning from the hot outdoors on a summer day, you can cut a tomato and rub it gently all over your face and arms. It soothes a sun-tanned skin and lightens blemishes.


Bitter gourd is, literally, a bitter medicine with sweet results. It is perhaps the best available plant to keep diabetes in check. Run two small bitter gourds in a juicer. Add a dash of salt and have it first thing in the morning. You can add a cup of water to thin the pulp. If you have a queasy stomach, you can start with small amounts of the gourd juice.


Blueberry is another diabetic-friendly fruit. You can have 15-20 blueberries during the day. Dried and powdered blueberries can be taken in the morning after adding some water to the powder to make it into juice.


Turmeric is known to be antiseptic in nature. It is also used to cure inflammation on wounds. Bathe a wound and then disinfect with dry turmeric powder. In cases of fracture, have warm milk with a spoon of turmeric added to it. It hastens healing and fixing of bones. Turmeric smoothened in mustard oil should be applied on sprained ankles and elbows. Preferably, warm the oil and then apply it. A small bandage can be used to cover the sprained part of the body to keep it clean and warm. A sure and certain healing agent. A mixture of turmeric and honey three times a day helps to cure cough and a stuffy nose.


Please note, none of the above have been evaluated by the FDA for health claims - these are natural folkloric remedies which have anecdotal reports of success.


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