Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Purifying mud pack from Himalaya Herbals

We have now added Purifying Mud Pack from Himalaya Herbals at our website www.favorfinesse.com. We are offering 2 large tubes of 200gms for $33.99 which comes to only $16.99 each. Plus SHIPPING is FREE Worlwide.

Himalaya purifying mud pack is very beneficial during summers Buy Himalaya purifying mud packespecially for oily skin. It helps to draw out impurities, remove excess oil and exfoliate keeping skin clean, toned and refreshed.

The purifying mud pack contains natural ingredients such as Fullers earth, mineral clay, walnut and khus khus.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Holy Basil benefits | Fight stress lower blood sugar

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) is a plant that grows ubiquitously in India. It is one of the many varieties of basil including sweet basil used in Italian dishes, Thai basil and lemon basil used in Asian cooking.

Holy basil is generally not used in cooking although now some recipes include it. It is most commonly used as a tea in India mainly to alleviate cough and cold symptoms, headaches and digestive problems.

Basil seeds are also used in various sweet drinks and desserts as well as for medicinal properties. Whole basil seeds are an excellent laxative.

Animal studies show that holy basil acts fast in reducing chronic stress and lowering elevated levels of cortisol - the stress hormone. In a study holy basil was compared to Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng) and was found to be the most potent anti-stress agent of the three. It also had the highest margin of safety.

In 2007, researchers found three new compounds from in holy basil which displayed promising antistress effects by normalizing hyperglycemia, plasma corticosterone, plasma creatine kinase, and adrenal hypertrophy

Holy basil also helps lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes. The herb helps to stimulatePure Holy Basil capsules from Himalaya Herbals the secretion of insulin, the blood sugar--regulating hormone produced by the pancreas.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Prevent dementia with curcumin

Dementia refers to symptoms caused by brain disorders. Dementia causes memory loss, inability to think clearly, inability to communicate. It also causes mood and personality changes. A person with dementia may not be able to take care of himself.

Dementia is generally caused when brain cells are destroyed. This may be due to head injuries, Alzheimer's disease, stroke or a brain tumor.

Speaking at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Annual Meeting in Liverpool, Professor Murali Doraiswamy, from the Duke University Medical Center in Carolina, indicated that curcumin, found in the popular curry ingredient tumeric, could help prevent the onset of dementia. The University of California is conducting a clinical trial to test the effects of curcumin on the amyloid plaque proteins that build up in the brain of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Susanne Sorensen, Head of Research of Alzheimer's Society stated that "Indian communities that regularly eat curcumin have a surprisingly low incidence of Alzheimer's disease but we don't yet know why. Alzheimer's Society is keen to explore the potential benefits of curcumin in protecting the brain and we are conducting our own research into this area.

Dementia is a devastating condition that robs people of their lives. Unless we act now, one million people will develop dementia in the next ten years. A cheap accessible and safe treatment could transform the quality of life of thousands of people with the condition. With the right investment dementia can be defeated."

Curcumin or Turmeric is available as a pure herb supplement in capsule form from Himalaya Herbals. Read more on Curcumin and its benefits

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bone health herbal remedy | Ayurveda for bones

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease characterized by reduced bone mass, micro architectural detoriation of bone tissues and increased risk of fracture. This debilitating condition is likely to affect 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50. The most common type of osteoporosis is the bone loss associated with ovarian hormone deficiency at menopause.

Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being built. Bone mass increases during skeletal growth to reach a peak between the age of 20 – 25 years. However with age, bone starts losing some of its minerals and proteins causing problems like bone fracture, osteoporosis, low back pain, joint pain and troubles with nail, hair and teeth. Osteoporosis is also called a silent disease as it often goes unnoticed until a minor fall causes an unexpected fracture.

According to Ayurveda, bone loss, weakened bones or osteoporosis can occur due to improper transmission of nutrients between bone tissues referred to as Srothodushti of Asthidhatu caused by Vatakshaya. This condition can be remedied.

Reosto is a preparation of herbs and minerals formulated according to Ayurvedic principles for maintaining bone health. It boosts calcium levels, sustains bone mass, reverses bone loss, hypogonadism and also increases estrogen and progesterone secretion. Estrogen the breaking down of bone tissue while progesterone stimulates the formation of new bone.

Several studies have been conducted with Reosto which shown that after taking Reosto, serum calcium levels increased and total bone loss was reduced. Common symptoms of osteoporosis such as backache and leg pain were also reduced.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garcinia cambogia | Fat burning fruit

The Garcinia cambogia is a tree native to South eastern asia. The fruit also known as Vrikshamla and Mangosteen contains Hydroxycitric Acid or HCA upto 30% by weight. Several compounds have been isolated from certain species of Garcinia, including xanthones, xanthones derivatives, and (-)-hydroxycitric acid. HCA is known to inhibit appetite and burn fat. It increases metabolism and prevents carbohydrates from being stored as fat. Many weight loss products include Garcinia as an ingredient.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Insomnia causes and herbal cures

Insomnia is defined as difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep or both. Persistent inability to sleep affects almost 30-50% of people and women more so than men. Insomnia can be categorised as transient, short term and chronic. Chronic insomnia lasts for more than three weeks and medical treatment should be sought as it can have serious adverse consequences.

Insomnia can affect all ages. Psychological problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, mania, schizophrenia are most common causes of insomnia. However physiological problems and medications may also trigger insomnia.

Acute or short term insomnia can be treated by adopting habits conducive to promoting sound sleep. These include avoiding caffeine and watching TV before bedtime. Moderate exercise during the day. Creating a relaxing bedtime environment by preventing noise or light from invading the bedroom.

Herbal remedies like Valerian provide a sound night's rest and also prevent morning sleepinessValerian for insomnia. Valerian can be taken before bedtime and is good for treating moderate insomnia, anxiety and nervousness. Valerian should not be taken for more than 3 months.

Another herb that induces relaxation is Ashwagandha. IAshwagandha for stress relieft relaxes the mind and body and provides relief from stress.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Herbal Toothpaste featured in Vanity Fair magazine

The January 2009 issue of Vanity Fair magazine featured Himalaya Dental cream. This pleasant tasting herbal toothpaste was listed as a favorite product of New York based textile designer, John Robshaw.

Himalaya dental cream is very conducive to the health of gums. It tightens gums while stopping bleeding. It also fights plaque, dental caries and halitosis.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Valerian for a good night's rest

Valerian also known as Tagara in Sanskrit is a herb native to Asia and Europe and its use has been mentioned even in ancient Greek literature. It is an excellent natural remedy to enable a person to fall asleep especially when there is excitation or nervousness causing difficulty in falling asleep. Valerian has over 120 chemical components with its sedative effect due to the valepotriates and the isovaleric acid. Valerian has been found to have no negative side effects and is non-addictive with moderate use.
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Valerian is also used as a muscle relaxant and pain reliever. In Europe it has been used to relieve abdominal cramps due to anxiety and menstrual cramps. It can also be of benefit in migraine and rheumatic pain.

Valerian should be used for no more than 3 months at a time and should not be used in conjunction with other sleep medications.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Holy Basil | Benefits of Tulasi | Colds Stress

FavorFinesse has added Holy Basil to its product line-up. It is available as a pure herb extract in capsule form from Himalaya Herbals - the well known Ayurvedic company. Holy Basil is better known as Tulasi or Tulsi in India where this plant is revered as sacred and is grown in many households.
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Its leaves are used in many home remedies and have well established pharmaceutical properties. Holy Basil is known to relieve coughs and colds and is useful in other respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis etc. Tulasi is also a very effective remedy to relieve stress and gives quick relief.

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