The A to Z Health Jigsaw

Nature is your truest beautician, says Nirmala Shetty who uses naturals aids like herbs, leaves, flowers, fruits and vegetables at her skin and hair clinic, Nirmal Herbal. Here is the A to Z of natural treatment.

Natural foods are a must for good health. A regular intake of fresh foods ensures great skin and hair. Our ancestors even used food as cosmetic aids. I too believe that what is good for your stomach is good enough for your skin. Here are some home remedies that are as simple to make as your daily cooking. Just remember to make the remedy fresh every time and be patient - give it some time to show positive results! What is natural is safe and sure and won't make you feel sorry at all. Happy cooking and happy faces!

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Carrots are rich in vitamin A and help to maintain healthy skin. Carrot juice is also useful in preventing acne.
- 1 carrot
- 1/4 bunch wheat grass
Method: Grind the ingredients together with very little water and extract the juice.
Use: Apply this juice on face, then splash with cold water. Repeat two or three times daily.


Cucumber works as an astringent, cooling and brightening agent for skin.
- 2 small green cucumbers
- 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
Method: Grate cucumbers and add lime juice.
Use: Apply as mask, using a sterilized gauze to hold it in place. Wash off with cold water.


Great for the hair. It helps prevent hair loss and helps to darken hair.
Remedy for hair loss
- 1 cup coconut, grated,
- 1/4 cup neem leaves
- 1/4 cup fenugreek leaves
Method: Grind the ingredients, using very little water, to extract a thick juice.
Use: Apply the juice all over scalp and hair. It softens and darkens hair. It also helps strengthen weak strands of hair.

Nirmala Shetty
Beauty Therapist and Naturopath
Nirmal Herbal - Skin and Hair Clinics & SPA
022 25241449, 25296899, 26550915, 25704036

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