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Benefits of Argan Oil And Its Side Effects

Argan oil has been known to treat skin infections, bug bites, and skin rashes. It is used by men and women as an effective, all natural moisturizer for skin and hair. It eases inflammation and nourishes the skin.

Benefits of Argan Oil And Its Side Effects

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Argan Oil
Nutritional Value of Argan Oil
Health Benefits of Argan Oil
Anti-Inflammatory
Nighttime Moisturizer
Hair Conditioner
Anti-Aging Agent
Strengthens Nails
Anti-Carcinogenic Agent
Reduces Joint Pain
Uses of Argan Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Argan Oil
Cultivation of Argan Oil

Argan Oil

Argan oil is plant oil produced from the kernels of the organ tree. The fruit of the organ tree is small and round. It has a fleshy pulp covered by a thick peel. The nut contains one-three oil rich kernels.

Nutritional Value of Argan Oil

Argan oil is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E; it also packs antioxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, Omega-3 fatty acids, and linoleic acid.

Health Benefits of Argan Oil

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Argan Oil
Health Benefits of Argan Oil

Anti-Inflammatory

Argan oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that are present through the flavonoids found in the oil. This compound has been used to treat internal and external ailments. It has been widely used to treat sore muscles and joints.

Nighttime Moisturizer

Argan oil absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily residue. The vitamin A and E helps reduce wrinkles.

Hair Conditioner

It conditions the hair, making it healthier, silkier and softer. It treats split ends and helps in taming frizzy hair.

Anti-Aging Agent

The unsaturated fatty acids in argan oil helps in treating premature aging caused due to stress, smoking or other lifestyle habits.

Strengthens Nails

When argan oil is applied directly to finger nails and toes, it makes the nails less brittle.

Anti-Carcinogenic Agent

Argan oil has proven to aid in curing prostate cancer, bladder cancer and colon cancer.

Reduces Joint Pain

People suffering from arthiritis can use argan oil because it contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Uses of Argan Oil

Argan oil is applied to a number of body parts. It is used for reducing acne as well as stretch marks. It can also be consumed for breakfast by dipping bread into it. Argan oil may also be drizzled over pasta and salads.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Argan Oil

There are no known side effects of argan oil.

Cultivation of Argan Oil

The argan tree has known to be grown in the Argan Forest in Morocco for centuries. The region is protected by UNESCO as argan oil is one of the purest oils in the world.

Popular Questions & Answers

Respected sir/ma'am I am facing skin problems from last year. I am having pimples, dark spots, and many small small black coloured pimples type (keel-muhaase). It looks very bad. Can you please suggest me a cream or something like that, which would help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi Lybrate User, let me tell you some Holistic ways to control your skin problems. Rhassoul clay is a wonderful alternative. It reduces oil production without drying the skin out, leaving the skin soft and smooth. I prescribe many of my patients a mask made with rhassoul clay and a blend of Chinese herbs. You can find it in the market and make a paste for application on acne affected area. Use Gel or Cream Containing Tea Tree. The topical use of tea tree reduces redness and has strong antibacterial properties. It's been shown to be effective against P. Acnes and Staph aureus, the two strains of bacteria associated with acne. I recommend topical products containing at least 5% tea tree. Make your own serum at home by combining 5% tea tree oil with 95% of a non-comedogenic oil (such as argan oil). Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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M not having beard on my face and moustache does not grow from mid section. M 28 years old. Is there any solution. Pls suggest.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Beard is purely genetic make up. It could be a pituitary issue, hair follicle or their lack of, or could possible even be genetics. To make hair grow you need to stimulate, moisturize, and cleanse. Use a soft bristle scrub brush for the face and use circular motions using a eucalyptus, menthol, and/or peppermint type cleanser or lotion. The invigoration of the brush and cleanser/moisturizer will wake up that hair follicles and gives them a signal to produce. Make a mixture of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.
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I am 25 year old my beard is not coming properly. Half area is coming pls tell me some good medicine so I can improve.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Make a mixture of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.

How I grow beard faster And moustaches also Is there any oils or pills to grow beard faster.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello Make a mixture of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.

Now I.am 22 stil I didn't grow my beard. Even I didn't got beard also tell me why? And please tell me what to do to grow. Plz.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi Make a mixture of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.

Popular Health Tips

Tips To Treat Acne in Pregnancy!

MBBS , DGO , FIMAS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Tips To Treat Acne in Pregnancy!

Many women experience acne during pregnancy. It is most common during the first and second trimester. During pregnancy our body produces an increased amount of hormones called androgens which can cause the glands to grow and produce more oil. This oil leads to bacteria, inflammation, and breakouts. This is natural, and nothing to worry about from a health perspective. There is often no way to prevent acne during pregnancy as it is not possible to control the hormonal changes that lead to the problem. However, you can take following precautions to check its outbreak:

  1. Use a mild, soap-free face wash or cleanser to clean your face daily. You should cleanse your face not more than twice a day.
  2. Pat your skin dry after each wash as rubbing with towels or washcloths can irritate the facial skin, leading to the problem.
  3. Use oil-free moisturizers, face wash and makeup.
  4. Use an oil-free sunscreen lotion whenever going out during daytime.
  5. Wear full-sleeve clothes to avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight.
  6. Wash your hair regularly especially if you have oily hair.
  7. Maintain proper hygiene. Wash and clean your towels, pillowcases and hats regularly.
  8. Drinking lots of water to flush to keep the skin hydrated.
  9. Have a balanced diet containing plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamins A, E and B complex and fibre.
  10. Avoid oily, greasy foods and fast foods.
  11. Have adequate sleep and practice some relaxation techniques to avoid fatigue and stress.
  12. Stop touching your face that often as bacteria from your fingers can pass on to your face.
  13. Buy makeup products after utmost diligence.
  14. You should also take zinc supplements to prevent acne.

If you still get acne despite following the above mentioned tips, then you should take appropriate medicine as prescribed by the dermatologist. Medicines like Clindamycin e.g. Cleocin T, Clindagel, Azelaic acid (Finacea, Azelex) and Erythromycin are considered safe during pregnancy. You can also apply the medicine only as recommended as most products are intended for daily or twice-daily use only. Also try some home remedies like apply a mixture of honey and ground oatmeal to your face and rinsing off gently. Massage gently with a plain carrier oil such as argan oil or olive oil. You can also consider applying aloe vera gel to cure acne. These treatments will not be as effective as taking medicines though.

However, avoid hormone therapy including anti-androgens like spironolactone, flutamide and estrogen as these can lead to major developmental changes to the foetus. Oral tetracycyclines and topical retinoids should also be avoided. Accutane also leads to increased risk of miscarriage, hence do not even consider it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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बालों को तेजी से बढ़ाने के लिए तेल (Best Hair Oils For Faster Hair Growth)

Ayurveda, Delhi
बालों को तेजी से बढ़ाने के लिए तेल (Best Hair Oils For Faster Hair Growth)

बालों को तेजी से बढ़ाने के लिए तेल (best hair oils for faster hair growth)

खूबसूरत बाल व्यक्तित्व में तो चार चांद लगाते ही हैं साथ ही अच्छे स्वास्थ्य की निशानी भी होते हैं। आजकल बालों का टूटना, गिरना या पतला होना एक आम समस्या हो गई है। अगर आप प्राकृतिक रूप से बालों की इन समस्याओं से छुटकारा चाहते हैं तो विभिन्न प्रकार के तेल आपकी समस्या का हल हैं।

इनसे बालों की ग्रोथ तो होगी ही, साथ ही स्कैल्प प्रॉब्लम, डैंड्रफ तथा अन्य समस्याएं भी ख़त्म होंगी। जानिए ऐसे ही कुछ तेल के बारे में जो हेयर ग्रोथ (hair growth) में लाभकारी होते हैं।

1. भृंगराज तेल (bhringraj oil)- भृंगराज तेल बालों का गिरना कम करता है, असमय बालों को सफेद होने से बचाता है और बालों को तेजी से बढ़ाता है।

2. कैस्टर हेयर ऑयल (castor hair oil)- इस तेल में विटामिन ई, प्रोटीन और मिनरल प्रचुर मात्रा में होते हैं, जो कि बालों पर जादुई असर करते हैं। इसके माइक्रोबियल गुण डैंड्रफ तथा अन्य स्कैल्प प्रॉब्लम से दूर रखते हैं। इसमें मौजूद रिसिनोलैक एसिड (ricinoleic acid) स्कैल्प इनफ्लेमेशन तथा अन्य बीमारियों से बचाता है। कैस्टर ऑयल बालों को मुलायम बनाने के साथ ही उनकी ग्रोथ भी करता है। 

3. जैतून का तेल (olive oil)- यह सबसे अधिक मॉइश्चराइज हेयर ऑयल है। इसके विटामिन ई और एंटी ऑक्सीडेंट गुण बालों को स्वस्थ रखते हैं। इसके एंटी इंफ्लेमेटरी गुण बालों को गिरने से रोकते हैं, डैंड्रफ से बचाते हैं और बालों की ग्रोथ प्रोसेस तेज करते हैं।

4. तिल का तेल (sesame oil)- यह तेल बाल बढ़ाने की बहुत सी आयुर्वेदिक दवाइयों में बेस के तौर पर इस्तेमाल होता है। इसके एंटी माइक्रोबायल गुण स्कैल्प इन्फेक्शन, फंगल इन्फेक्शन आदि से दूर रखते हैं। यह बालों को पोषण देता है और इसमें मौजूद विटामिन ई हेयर ग्रोथ में मदद करता है।

5. ऑर्गन ऑयल (argan oil)- यह तेल बालों को हाइड्रेट करता है। इसके एंटी ऑक्सीडेंट गुण डैमेज बालों को ठीक करते हैं। विटामिन ई और एफ बालों को तेजी से बढ़ाते हैं और उन्हें घना बनाते हैं। इस तेल से दोमुंहे बालों की समस्या से भी निजात मिलती है। इस तेल को'लिक्विड गोल्ड (liquid gold)' भी कहा जाता है।

6. जोजोबा ऑयल (jojoba oil)- मॉइश्चराइज गुण के कारण इस तेल को बालों और त्वचा के लिए बेहद अच्छा माना जाता है। इसका रोजाना इस्तेमाल बालों को फ्रिज्ज़ फ्री (frizz free)रखता है और घना बनाता है। यह तेल नई कोशिकाओं को बनाता है जिससे बाल तेजी से बढ़ते हैं। 

7. नारियल तेल (coconut oil)- सबसे आसानी से मिलने वाला और बेहतर गुणों वाला तेल है। बालों को प्राकृतिक रूप से कंडीशन करता है। इसमें मौजूद विटामिन ई और एंटी ऑक्सीडेंट गुण बालों को मुलायम रखते हैं, टूटने से बचाते हैं और दोमुंहे बाल होने से रोकते हैं। यदि इस तेल में भृंगराज, ब्राह्मी और करी पत्ता मिला दिया जाए तो बहुत कम समय में बाल बढ़ने लगेंगे।

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4 Ways to use Tea Tree Oil for Better Hair Health

Diploma In Aesthetic Medicine Cosmetologist & Dermatologists., MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
4 Ways to use Tea Tree Oil for Better Hair Health

Hair is every person's crowning glory. Some people are born with luscious locks while others have to work hard at maintaining them. Though hair is typically considered to be dead cells, there are many things that could go wrong. Exposure to pollutants and stress are leading causes for hair fall and premature graying. Dandruff and lice are another common problem. Tea tree oil can be very effective when it comes to treating these problems and can even help boost hair growth.

Here are a few ways you can use tea tree oil.

  1. To clean your hair: Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. To benefit from this, add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo; you can use this to shampoo your hair as you would normally do. This will also help prevent dandruff. 
  2. To boost hair growth: This oil helps nourish hair follicles and unclogs pores on the scalp. However, tea tree oil is very strong and should never be used in its pure form. Mix a few drops of the oil with any carrier oil such as coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil and massage well into the scalp. Leave on for a few hours and then wash it off with shampoo. You could also warm the carrier oil a little before using it. 
  3. To treat a dry scalp: Tea tree oil moisturizes the scalp and prevents it from drying out. It can also be used to relieve itching. Mix 1-2 drops of tea tree oil with half a cup of jojoba oil and massage into the scalp for 10-15 minutes. After a few hours, shampoo your hair normally. Oiling your hair regularly with this mixture will keep your scalp soft and moisturized. You can also mix a few drops of tea tree oil with your conditioner to relieve itching. 
  4. Hair mask: Using a hair mask once a week is a good way to add luster to your locks. To make your own hair mask mix a cup of plain yogurt with 10 drops of argan oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and a few drops of tea tree oil. Apply this mixture directly on your scalp and massage in gentle. Leave for ten minutes and rinse out thoroughly. Alternatively you could add a few drops of tea tree oil to any store bought hair mask as well.

A word of caution; some people can be allergic to tea tree oil. Hence it is a good idea to do a patch test on your elbow before using it on your scalp.

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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
The Best Natural Oils For Your Hair.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most powerful oils in the world. Not only does coconut have that great “vacation-in-the-Caribbean” smell, it’s also great for your hair.
Coconut oil is high in vitamin E and other nutrients, and your hair can absorb them all. The result will be hair that is thicker, shiner, healthier and has stronger roots. It also contains lauric and capric acid, which have amazing antimicrobial powers – meaning it will make your hair and scalp healthier and prevent dandruff, itchy scalp and infections.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is the most expensive of the hair oils on this list, but ask anyone who uses it and you’ll hear that it’s worth every penny. It contains lots of vitamin E, Omega 3 and 9 fatty acids, and antioxidants, all of which do amazing things for damaged, dry, coarse or otherwise unmanageable hair.


Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

The same oil that you likely use for cooking and salad dressing can be used as a deep moisturizing treatment and to promote hair growth. Massaging your scalp with olive oil will promote scalp health and improve circulation, while fighting off bacteria and leaving you with softer smoother hair.
Olive oil also makes an excellent, all-natural alternative to shaving cream.

Pomegranate Seed Oil

For fine or thinning hair, Pomegranate seed oil can work miracles. It contains high amounts of punicic acid, which revitalizes your hair leaving it looking thick and shiny. It’s also a great protector against chemicals and other environmental damage. Pomegranate seed oil is very thick and somewhat expensive, you can mix it with extra-virgin olive oil to make it last longer and get the benefits of both.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Thinning hair tends to hold in more dirt and toxins; rosemary essential oil is great for cleansing and it also contains loads of vitamin B, iron and calcium. It has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for thinning and brittle hair, plus it has been scientifically proven to prevent premature graying.
Rosemary essential oil should be diluted with a carrier oil (such as extra virgin olive oil) before use.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil , like avocados themselves, contains proteins, healthy fats, amino acids and vitamins A, D, E and B6. The proteins will help fill in damaged airs in your hair’s cuticles, repairing damage that’s already been done and preventing future breakage and frizz. Avocado oil is strong and thick, so it is most effective when used on medium to thick hair.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil isn’t actually an oil, it’s a liquefied wax that is extracted from a shrub native to the southwestern US. Jojoba oil is high in vitamins A, E and D and is great for all hair types. It can be found in several all-natural shampoos and hair products, but like oils, it’s most effective on its own. Jojoba oil helps damage to your hair and promotes new, healthy hair growth.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
5 Home Remedies For A Natural Breast Lift

Sagging breasts (ptosis) are a common complaint for many women and this occurs in part because of a loss of elasticity due to rapid weight loss, childbirth, wearing the incorrect bra size and the effects of gravity. Breasts consist of fatty tissue and milk ducts placed atop the pectoral muscles that support them, and by doing chest exercises to build up the ?pecs? breasts can receive the lift and support they need.
Some women, however, may feel they have gone past the point of no return as it pertains to the downward shift of their breasts, but there is no need to worry. By using certain foods, oils and herbs in combination with exercise one can maintain the shape of her breasts in confidence. If you are looking to reverse the hands of time or slow the effects of gravity, here are five home remedies to help firm sagging breasts.

Olive and other oils
Rich in antioxidants and fatty acids that can reverse the damage of free radicals and help with sagging breasts, olive oil is great to use in tandem with breast massage to firm breasts. Place a bit of olive oil in the palm of the hand, warm the oil by rubbing the hands together and massage the breasts in an upward motion for 15 minutes to stimulate blood flow and healthy cellular production. Doing this four to five times a week will help to improve the lift and facilitate in keeping breasts healthy. Jojoba oil, argan oil and almond oil can also be used in this massage.
Cucumber and egg yolk
This mask created from cucumber and egg yolk is loaded with high levels of protein and natural skin toning properties that will help to firm sagging and improve the appearance of the skin. To create this mask, one small cucumber must be pureed in a blender along with one egg yolk and one teaspoon of butter or cream to make the mixture into a paste. Once the mask is created, it should be applied to the breasts and left on for 30 minutes. After the treatment is over, the mask should be washed off thoroughly in cold water. Using this mask once a week is recommended to firm and strengthen breast tissue.
Shea butter
Shea butter is a favorite for many of us because of its ability to moisturize the skin without the additives. It is also a great agent to use for firming the breasts because of its high concentration of vitamin E that tightens the skin. To use shea butter to help firm the breasts, warm the butter up between the palms of both hands and massage in an upward motion for about 10-15 minutes. Let the shea butter sit on the breasts for another 15 minutes and then remove the excess butter with water. Repeating this process three to four times weekly will improve the appearance of sagging breasts.
Aloe vera
Adding to the list of plants that contain natural skin-tightening properties and antioxidants, aloe vera can be used to firm breasts and prevent damage caused by free radicals. Apply aloe vera gel to the breasts and massage in an upward, circular motion for about 10 minutes and then allow the gel to sit on the breasts for another 10 minutes. Wash off the remaining aloe vera gel with warm water after the sitting process is complete. Performing this process four to five times a week is recommended to receive effective results.
Pomegranate
This surprising fruit has anti-aging ingredients and the oil of its seeds contains phytonutrients known to lead to firmer breasts. Create a paste from pomegranate peel and warm mustard oil and use the mixture before going to bed. Massage the paste into the breasts in an upward, circular motion for about five to 10 minutes daily. Pomegranate seed oil can also be used along with breast massage two to three times daily to help firm breasts.
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Table of Content

Argan Oil
Nutritional Value of Argan Oil
Health Benefits of Argan Oil
Anti-Inflammatory
Nighttime Moisturizer
Hair Conditioner
Anti-Aging Agent
Strengthens Nails
Anti-Carcinogenic Agent
Reduces Joint Pain
Uses of Argan Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Argan Oil
Cultivation of Argan Oil