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Chives- Herb of the month

WHY DO YOU NEED TO START GROWING CHIVES?

Aren’t you interested in reading about this amazing herb? Yes? Today at OiB I will enlighten you about Chives. ( YESS :D)

Origins

Nature has provided us with various beneficial organic gifts. Chives are one of them. Chives is the world’s most commonly used herb. Its origins were traced from the land of Asia. It can also be found in some parts of Europe. It is a low profile herb, which means that not a lot of people know about it. It is available any time of the year in markets. You can also grow chives at your place.

Chives are considered are one of the most selling herbs people just can’t get enough of. It is regarded highly because of its refreshing taste and flavor that its gives to food. It also possesses excellent therapeutic quality. Growing chives in your backyard are immensely necessary.

It belongs to the same family as onion and garlic, but it is the smallest in the troop. Its aroma and flavor cannot be described in words. It gives strong flavor and distinctly good taste to every food that it is incorporated too.

Surprising Benefits

Chives are also used for garnishing. Besides of its being beneficial in the kitchen, it is also best known for its therapeutic values which help in fighting common illnesses and infections.

Chives are rich in oil and essences that are naturally given off in the air because of its sulfur content.  This is the reason behind the unique-mouth-watering smell of herb used in many food items. The best part about growing chives in your garden is that it van directly be used after plucking. It is unbelievably versatile and can be used in many kinds of foods. It is great for pasta and vegetable mixes. It also enhances the flavor of meat and poultry related dishes.

Having the similar therapeutic effect as garlic, chives are also beneficial in easing heart and blood circulation. It also works well in normalizing fluctuating and unstable blood pressure. Furthermore, chives can also improve your eyesight because it contains a high percentage of vitamin A content. It is also rich in calcium, which helps in strengthening your bones. It is also good for a more resistant immune system.

Fresh Chives | OrganicIsBeautiful
Fresh Chives | OrganicIsBeautiful

Grow at home!

Because of various benefits of chives, people are showing interest in growing chives at home. It is a good thing as growing chives is  relatively easy and can be done even if you have basic gardening skills. In a backyard garden, chives can be grown along with the other herbs in one bed. You have to make sure that plant is well watered but not drowned and that it is getting enough sunlight.

You can also grow it inside your house even you are living in a classy modern looking apartment or home. You can have herb ready whenever you want one. As the herb is almost water resistant, its maintenance is easy. Once it is sprouted, it can go about itself. Because of this, even if you are busy with your work, you can have a herb ready for your dinner or for your first aid to certain illness.

I have one at my place and I tell you, it is very beneficial to have one of your own.

DIY MIXED HERB VEGAN PESTO

Ingredients

1 Cup Mixed Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Sage, Parsley, Cilantro, Kale, Arugula, Mint, Chives) Choose 1 to 3 that complement each other

¾ Cups Nuts of Choice (Pine Nuts, Cashews, Walnuts, or Blanched Almonds)

¼ Cup Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Clove Garlic

¼ Teaspoon Salt

¼ Teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

Add everything to a food processor. I used the smaller bowl and blade insert. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.

Aren’t you excited to try it out? 😉 

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Everything About Almonds

Almonds are my favourite snack! | www.OrganicIsBeautiful.com

I love this one. “Want to boost your memory, eat a handful of Almonds everyday”. This is the
tip that has become a norm.

Botanically speaking, almond belongs to the family of the peach, plum and the cherry. This
species of the tree is a native to Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
However, according to some sources the origin of almond is accredited to Central Asia and
China. In the Mediterranean region specifically in some parts of Levant, the almonds are
considered to be the first to be in the region. You can find their traces in history all the way to
the Bible.

Skin Types and Almonds
It is one of the most amazing things about almond that it is good for every type of skin.

 Almonds can have a blooming effect on a normal skin.

 Oily skin attracts too much dirt and it can be addressed by applying an almond face
pack.

 For sensitive skin, almonds are the best choice because they do not contain any acidic
nutrient. Not only this but also almonds contain antioxidants due to which they can
thwart the unwelcomed microbes.

 Applying almond oil on an oily skin gives the best results.

Main Benefits of Almonds
Almonds are considered as the memory booster and this is not without reason. Here are some
remarkable benefits of almonds.

 Enriched with Lots of Nutrients
Almonds can be termed as the nutrient factory as they contain fiber, protein, fat,
vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, vitamin B2, carbs, and phytic
acid all in one seed. All these nutrients are very important for the nourishment of
human body.

 Prevent Ageing and Disease
Almonds are a great source of antioxidants which help protect against oxidative stress,
which are a danger to molecules and can be a reason for ageing and diseases like
cancer. Furthermore, they alleviate oxidative stress.

 Help Prevent Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
Almonds are filled with Vitamin E which, according to a study, when taken aplenty can
help prevent heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

 Control Blood Sugar
Almonds are a perfect combination for diabetics as they contain lesser carbs, more
healthy fats, fibers and protein. Furthermore, they contain a high amount of magnesium
which is involved in blood sugar control according to a recent study.

 Beneficial for Blood Pressure
Magnesium in this seed not only controls the blood sugar but also the blood pressure
levels. According to a number of studies mitigating magnesium deficiency helps reduce
the blood pressure.

Traditional Skincare Usage
 Almond is frequently used in cosmetics.
 Its oil has also been used for massages.
 Oil extracted from almonds is good for treating stretch marks and scars.
 Being anti-inflammatory, it is also used for digestion purposes.

Precautions
 Don’t use almonds if you are allergic to them.
 Almonds belong to the group that can cause oral allergy syndrome, thus if you have a
reaction after consuming almonds, consult a doctor immediately.

Simple Recipe for Skincare
Take 6 or 7 almonds (soaked overnight), ground them in a granular form after peeling their
outer skin. Add an essential oil, mix it and then rub it on your face in circles. Then wash your
face with lukewarm water.

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Essential oils for pain

5 essentials oils for muscles pain and cramps

Are you suffering from aches and pains in your muscles? Well, you can always head for the painkillers. That is a quick way out, however, painkillers are not good for your system. Instead, you should opt for some natural products. On this page, we are going to look at five essential oils which have been used time and time again by those who are looking to eliminate their muscle pain once and for all!

5 essentials oils for muscles pain and cramps - Organicisbeautiful.com
5 essentials oils for muscles pain and cramps – Organicisbeautiful.com

Lavender

When it comes to oils, lavender seems to be the ‘jack of all trades’. It can help a person in a multitude of different ways. When it comes to dealing with muscle pain and cramps, it can help to reduce inflammation. In addition to that, it can boost circulation to the impacted area which will drastically reduce the amount of pain that you are dealing with. To cap it all off, the swelling will go down. This can make it far easier to walk!

Rosemary

Rosemary is another essential oil which seems to have a whole host of benefits. It seems to work best with those who are suffering from arthritis and other conditions which may make their joints hurt. However, that is not to say that it can’t be used by anybody else. In fact, it frequently is. If you apply it directly to the impacted area, you will experience very quick pain relief!

Black Pepper

Not many people out there seem to know that black pepper essential oil exists, but it does, and it works remarkably well when it comes to aches and pains in your muscles. Just like if you ate black pepper, the oil will provide a nice warming effect on the impacted area. This helps to boost circulation and that, ultimately, reduces pain. There are actually many athletes out there who use black pepper essential oil on a regular basis. This is not because they are suffering from pain, but it is because if you apply the black pepper to the impacted area ‘pre-workout’, you will be able to prevent ‘after exercise’ pain.

Thyme

Thyme is another essential oil which has a warming impacted on the muscles. It is great for those who may be suffering from high blood pressure at the same time. This is because thyme can be used to lower blood presume while at the same time boosting circulation in the body. Most people find that thyme is particularly effective when the injury being treated is sport related.

5 essentials oils for muscles pain and cramps - Organicisbeautiful.com
5 essentials oils for muscles pain and cramps – Organicisbeautiful.com

Ginger

Finally, we are going to talk about ginger essential oils. Ginger is great if your muscle is constantly going through spasms. It has a great calming impact on the muscles. In addition to this, it provides a nice amount of warmth to the muscles, boosting circulation.

Remember, this is just a quick guide to essential oils for dealing with muscle pain. There are plenty of other options out there that you can use. However, we feel as though this list is a brilliant starting point for anybody looking to alleviate their symptoms!

Do you have any other tips for dealing with muscle pain and cramps? Do you have any other home made remedies?

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Benefits of Egg white

Your All-In-One Guide To Egg White And Its Benefits For Skin

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Your All-In-One Guide To Egg White And Its Benefits For Skin – organicisbeautiful.com

If you’re wondering how egg white can help your skin, then you really need to have a look at the way egg white brings different advantages for your skin and how it helps to add to your beauty. Egg white has a lot of skincare benefits and it can be applied through different mixtures on the face directly for the naturally glowing look at all times.

Skin Type

Egg whites are natural and organic. They are great exfoliating agents which is why they can be used on any type of skin without any caution. There is no irritation caused for acne-prone, dry, or sensitive skin as it is suitable for all.

Benefits

  • Nourishment

Egg whites work tremendously well to shrink down all large pores which is why nourishment to the skin is reached in a much better way.

  • Aging

Egg white is a great help for reducing signs of aging because when it is applied as a face mask, it helps to tighten the pores which ultimately results in reducing fine lines and also preventing any wrinkles.

  • Facial Hair

Using a paper towel face mask along with egg whites is a great way for removing very tiny facial hair as they are pulled out when the mask is peeled off. The skin becomes very smooth besides being clearer. All you need is a paper towel to stick to the face after the egg white is applied.

  • Oily Skin

Its good news for all those who have oily skin as they can reduce their oily problems now. Organic egg white tightens the skin, minimizes the pores, and takes in all the oil when washed with cold water.

  • Acne

Egg white not only lifts the skin by tightening the pores but also fights acne very hard—and even prevent acne from showing up beside under eye puffiness.

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Your All-In-One Guide To Egg White And Its Benefits For Skin – Organicisbeautiful.com

Precautions

While there are no precautions for egg whites except for those people who are allergic to eggs. Egg Whites are used for the health and shine of hair by applying it on the scalp in many traditional ways.

DIY Recipe 

There are more than a dozen recipes that can be used for the skin using egg whites but this recipe, I think, is by far the simplest and best one of all because it has amazing skincare home remedies results right after one application.

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Limes & lemons (Image credit: Gourmet Sleuth)

Ingredients

  • Lemon juice
  • Egg whites

Instructions

  • Whisk one egg white in a bowl along with 4 to 5 drops of lemon juice till the mixture has become frothy enough.
  • Next, apply the mixture on your face, but make sure that you have washed your face very properly so that your pores are open for the mixture to settle in and do its magic.
  • Let the mixture dry in for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then wash it to see visibly shining skin right after one wash.
  • Applying this mask twice a week will bring back your skin glow.

Hence, make sure you use these organic home remedies in the right ways and share your unique stories in the comments section too. I would love to read your stories!

What did you think about this DIY?  🙂

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Guide To Egg White And Its Benefits For Skin

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