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Know about the Benefits and Usage of Nutmeg and Rosehip Essential Oil

Benefits of nutmeg & rosehip essential oil

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Nutmeg and rosehip essential oils are known for a variety of benefits. Pixabay

Shubhika Jain, Founder and Ceo of Ras Luxury Oils says theres an oil for every ailment. She speaks of the benefits of Nutmeg & Rosehip Essential Oil.

Nutmeg Oil

Also called Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Oil, it has a warm spicy aroma with sweet woody notes which helps ease digestive problems as well as muscular aches and arthritic pains.

Benefits:

Powerful and inflammation properties ease swelling joint pains.

Helps treating depression and anxiety.

Can be both stimulant and sedative.

Relives menstrual cramps.

Directions:

Use as a diffuser oil by adding a few drops with water to an essential oil burner. For application on skin and hair, dilute with Argan, Almond or any other carrier oil. Add 1 or 2 drops of the essential oil to a teaspoon of your chosen carrier oil and blend well.

Make your own pain relief blend:

20 Drops of Nutmeg essential Oil

10 drops of Rosemary essential Oil

10 Drops of Peppermint essential oil

100ml of any Carrier oil such as almond, Sesame, Coconut, Jojoba

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Nutmeg oil has a warm spicy aroma with sweet woody notes which helps ease digestive problems as well as muscular aches and arthritic pains. Pixabay

Rosehip Pure Plant oil

Rosa Canina (Rose-hip) Fruit Oil is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and antioxidants that detox and nourish the skin, improving skin tone. Full of essential fatty acids, it also helps reduce dark spots, scars and blemishes.

Benefits:

Vitamin – C in Rose-hip help reduce hyper pigmentation.

Being anti-bacterial reduces formation of black heels and fights acne.

Protects and repairs UV damage as well as brightens the complexion.

Anti-aging and hydrating.

Usage:

Take a few drops on your palm and rub to warm. Apply to your face and neck in a circular motion after cleansing and drying the skin. Used as a moisturizer to hydrate and soften the skin, and it is ideal to give the skin a natural boost. Used to reduce stretch marks from skin. It also makes hair softer, silkier and shinier. Conditions the hair, helps treat split ends and tame frizzy hair. Massage your body thoroughly with a generous amount of oil in large, circular motions until absorbed. Massage a few drops on your scalp with the tip of your fingers to absorb and smooth it down along the length of your hair all the way to the ends. Used as a carrier oil for aromatic essential oils that are too potent to use directly on the skin. Excellent for diluting a combination of therapeutic essential oils to make your own face and body massage oil. Add 15-20 drops of essential oil of your choice to 100 ml of Rosehip Oil.

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It acts as a valuable addition to beauty products such as face creams and lotions which are made with parabens, Paraffin wax, and other such artificial additions. Provides the essential oil content necessary for a nourishing skin product. Add a few drops to your store-bought moisturizer or face cream and use daily. (IANS)

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Apple Manages to Open Nearly Half of its Retail Stores Worldwide

Apple has reopened nearly 256 retail stores globally

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Nearly half of Apple retail stores are now open globally. Pixabay

Apple has managed to reopen nearly 256 retail stores out of more than 500 worldwide, as it aims to safely restart operations.

Apple closed all its retail stores outside Greater China in March as COVID-19 pandemic spread. All the Apple stores in Greater China are now open.

“In China, and later around the world, we were one of the first companies to close our stores. In Greater China, we saw the importance of swift action — and the critical importance of social distance — to slow the virus’ spread,” according to Apple’s head of retail Deidre O’Brien.

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Apple is conducting enhanced deep cleanings at their stores to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Pixabay

“As time has gone on, we’ve continued to refine and expand our in-store health and safety measures, which have proven so effective in places like Greater China, where our stores have been safely open for months,” he added.

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Apple is taking some additional steps in most places. Throughout the day, Apple is conducting enhanced deep cleanings that place special emphasis on all surfaces, display products, and highly trafficked areas.

“Face coverings will be required for all of our teams and customers, and we will provide them to customers who don’t bring their own. Temperature checks will be conducted at the door, and posted health questions will screen for those with symptoms — like cough or fever — or who have had recent exposure to someone infected with COVID-19,” O’Brien elaborated. (IANS)

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Oil Pulling: An Ayurvedic Treatment to Boost Immunity

Oil pulling is an ancient treatment dateing back to more than 3,000 years

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Oil pulling can boost your Immunity. Pixabay

Oil pulling is regarded as an ancient Ayurveda treatment that dates back to more than 3,000 years.

Considered as a detoxification therapy, it is done by taking a spoonful of cold pressed virgin oil (preferably coconut oil) and swishing it in your mouth for about 5 minutes, similar to using a mouthwash. The purpose of oil pulling is to swish the oil around in your mouth, between the teeth to get rid of bacteria in the mouth, spit it out and immediately rinse with some warm water.

Nutritionist Sheryl Salis shares how oil pulling that can help improve your immunity, uses of virgin coconut oil and the method of oil pulling:

Oil pulling is an alternative health practice gaining traction in recent times not only for oral health but also as an immunity boosting measure. As the mouth is a home to millions of microbes including bacteria, the oil pulling process helps get rid of these bacteria through swishing oil in the mouth and in-between the teeth. Swishing the oil for a prolonged period cleanses the mouth and decreases the bacterial load. Not only does this promote oral hygiene, this technique aids in overall health and well-being.

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Other than basic precautions like sanitizing and washing hands, immunty is the key factor to protect yourself from COVID-19 pandemic. Pixabay

With the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, it is recommended to build and maintain a strong immune system to help combat the risk of being infected. While external precautionary measures like sanitizing and washing hands are essential, maintaining basic hygiene measures and eating healthy to build one’s immunity is of utmost importance.

Using virgin coconut oil to build immunity

Cold pressed virgin coconut oil is a superfood recommended for its myriad health benefits; it is a rich source of naturally occurring Lauric acid and contains Vitamin E which helps to improve body’s immunity. The medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFAs) that contain lauric acid and caprylic acid strengthens the immune system and has anti-viral properties. Therefore, Adding 2 spoons of virgin coconut oil to the diet every day can help improve the immunity and maintain a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

In most Indian household’s, virgin coconut oil is a staple for consumption and beauty practices and is slowly making its way in the mainstream wellness community for oil pulling. Known for its immune boosting properties, virgin coconut oil can be introduced as an effective technique into your heath regime.

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Virgin coconut oil is a staple for consumption and beauty practices. Pixabay

How to do it?

eStart by swishing it in your mouth on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning

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eTake about 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in the mouth and swish it for about 3-5 minutes.

eDiscard the oil by spitting it out. Do not swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins with it as well

eRinse the mouth with warm water and brush your teeth as usual

eRepeat the process 3-4 times a week. (IANS)

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Covid-19 to Cause Lasting Physical and Mental Health Consequences Worldwide

Researchers warn that the pandemic is likely to cause profound health issues globally

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Covid-19 pandemic is likely to cause major physical and mental health consequences on people all over the world. WIkimedia Commons

The coronavirus pandemic’s life-altering effects are likely to result in lasting physical and mental health consequences for several people, warn researchers.

For the findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research team studied low-income women from New Orleans in the US, who were surveyed the year prior to, and at intervals after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.

The women reported a range of traumatic experiences during Katrina, many of which are similar to those now occurring during the pandemic, including bereavement, lack of access to medical care and scarcity of medications.

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Hurricane Katrina which struck in 2005 had major consequences and a range of traumatic experiences as reported by the survivors, many of which are similar to those now occurring during the pandemic. Wikimedia Commons

The research showed that at one, four and 12 years after the hurricane, the exposures most strongly associated with post-traumatic stress, psychological distress, general health and physical health symptoms were those most common to the current pandemic.

The pandemic continues to cause widespread death and sickness, as well as job loss and severe economic hardship for many.

“This pandemic is likely to have profound short- and long-term consequences for physical and mental health,” said study researcher Sarah Lowe, Assistant Professor at Yale University in the US.

“These impacts are likely to be even larger than what we have seen in previous disasters like Hurricane Katrina, given the distinctive qualities of the pandemic as a disaster,” Lowe added.

The study did not include other exposures that are taking place during the pandemic, such as financial losses and unemployment, which are also likely to have additional and significant impacts on public health.

The results suggest that, in addition to promoting actions to reduce COVID-19 transmission and addressing longstanding health disparities contributing to COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, public health measures should also prevent and mitigate exposures that will have indirect effects on mental and physical health.

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Many other consequences like unemployment are also likely take place will have additional and significant impacts on public health. Pixabay

This includes preventing lapses in medical care and medication access. Additionally, another key exposure in the study was fear for one’s own safety and the safety of others.

As such, public health messaging should provide tips for managing anxiety and fear, in addition to promoting efforts to increase safety from COVID-19 transmission.

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“Supplemental health services should be provided to those who are bereaved or are experiencing clinically significant fear and anxiety-related the pandemic,” Lowe said.

“This study represents a step toward disentangling the health consequences of disasters, while also recognising more longstanding factors that contribute to health disparities,” she wrote.

Recently, another study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, revealed that people taken ill by coronavirus infections may experience psychiatric problems while hospitalised and potentially after they recover. (IANS)