26 July, 2012

Health Drink

No, no I ain't giving out the ingredients of Boost/Bournvita in here. Its just a simple home made HEALTHy DRINK. As kids, me and my bro used to find reasons to not drink this but eventually got used to drinking it like any other health drinks out there in the market. To avoid my son finding reasons ;), I started giving him this drink right from his 8th month :). 
Corinder seeds - 1 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 cup
Wheat(optional) - 1/2 cup
Almonds(optional) - 1/2 cup
1. Roast all the ingredients individually in low flame. Roast wheat till it starts splattering.
2. Powder all the ingredients and store it in an air tight container.
3. For best results add powder to boiling milk and strain it before giving it to your kid.

You don't have to simply take my word that this is a health drink. I have put forth some facts.

Coriander seeds - Good source of dietary fiber, iron, magnesium and helps in digestion.
Fenugreek seeds - Excellent source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, magnesium and source of vital vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
Cumin seeds - Known to increase digestion power, contains essential oils, contains good amount of B-complex vitamins.
Almonds - Rich source of energy and nutrients.
Wheat - Not sure if the details are necessary because you can call wheat as the base foundation of nourishment.
Hope your kid enjoys drinking this :) Good luck.

Cure for Bartholin Cyst

One of the most horrible experiences I have had in life, or should I say the only horrible experience I have had. The Bartholin's glands are located at the entrance to a woman's vagina, one on each side and a Bartholin's cyst develops when the duct exiting the Bartholin's gland is blocked. An abscess occurs when a cyst becomes infected. You can completely avoid this stage if you take proper precautions before hand. Start taking necessary action as soon as you feel the slightest discomfort of a cyst appearing else it might turn into a very painful affair.

1. The simplest method is to sit in the bathtub in a few inches of warm water for 10min at least twice a day.
2. Later apply a mixture of turmeric powder and castor oil on the cyst or you can also use any povidone iodine ointment
3. Do not use any deodorants/ powder near the area.
 Continue the above steps until the cyst completely disappears.
This should keep you away from that monster called bartholin abscess.