How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Artichoke Exotic Beauty & Health Enhancer

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What Are Artichokes Plants?

The exotic seasonal produce-the artichoke, high in iodine, is the unopened bud of the thistle plant essentially from the daisy family. Both the leaves and fleshy part of the petals and the much relished core-the choke all have proven immense benefits for the whole body. Artichoke, a powerhouse of energy, is an effectual diuretic and great for the liver, guarding it against harmful substances and contagions, while encouraging rapid renewal of the liver cells. The extract of artichoke is known to avert heart ailments, plaque, reduces cholesterol and improves blood circulation. The leaf extract has cynarin which facilitates bile creation in the liver that helps rapid removal of cholesterol from the body.

Artichoke-Exotic Beauty & Health EnhancerThose with sensitive skin can apply a mask made from an extract of half a lemon or a teaspoon of vinegar, a tablespoon of olive or avocado oil and a pulped heart of an artichoke. In circular motion, gently massage it on the face and leave it on for 25-30 minutes and wash off later. This will definitely relieve irritation and a great skin soother.

For great looking, stronger hair consume artichokes which are rich in folate which help oxygen supply to all parts of the body and the hair follicles, which is the prime factor necessary for hair cells growth, reducing hair loss.

Artichoke Extract

The artichoke leaf extract helps maintain equilibrium of essential nutrients in the body which aid healthy looking nail, lustrous hair and glowing skin. To help reduce dandruff and stimulate new cell growth try applying the pack that includes lemon oil extract, nettle, mashed artichoke, grinded orange peel, lemon grass and vinegar.

Artichoke Soup

Those who tend to pile on the drinks, eventually leading to hangovers, experience significant relief with consuming artichoke extract juice. Artichokes aid speedy removal of alcohol from the system and also aids in effective digestion after binge eating. Artichokes are rich in ascorbic acid also called Vitamin C which accelerates the speed with which alcohol passes through the body. The fructose content in artichokes helps regulate blood glucose level which is very important for diabetic people and also experienced by people who indulge in over-the-top binge drinking.

An unhealthy growth of toxic substances in the liver many times leads to eczema. The leaves of Artichoke are an excellent treatment for eczema which can be used during foot soaking. The chuck sized pieces are to be added to hot, bubbling water for a minute or two. The mixture is to be strained and menthol or lavender added after bringing to room temperature. This is an effectual foot soak to relieve fatigued feet and provide relief to eczema.

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