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Top 8 South Asian Health & Beauty Remedies For Spring

Anokhi Buzz Anokhi DIY Entertainment & Gossip Apr 17, 2016

Who would have thought that even the Kardashians use Desi remedies?

South Asian health and beauty remedies are known to be some of the most powerfully effective in the world. Don’t take them for granted!

Even the Kardashians acknowledge this power. Kourtney Kardashian recently admitted she drinks a teaspoon of Desi ghee in the morning to stay in shape, strengthen the immune system and keep her guts healthy.

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She revealed that Kris Jenner had been cooking ghee for years in her kitchen. Who knew Desi ghee could be used for other benefits apart from pleasuring our taste buds with halwa puri!

Here are eight South Asian health and beauty remedies you need to try.


1. Castor Oil for Thicker Hair and Eyebrows

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This is a well-known hair remedy that South Asian women use for their luscious thick hair. Apply a few drops of castor oil to the roots of your hair and eyebrows twice a week before sleeping. The results truly are miraculous!

2. Tomato Juice to Exfoliate the Skin

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Blend some tomatoes and use their juice as a natural exfoliator once a week to achieve clear and glowing skin this spring!

3. Lemon Juice for Blemished Skin

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Cut half of a lemon and gently apply directly to the skin. However, if you suffer from sensitivity, then add a drop of honey to the mix!

4. Drinking Raw Coconut Water for Internal Health

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Our bodies are made of 80% water, and we significantly lose water every single day. In this process, we lose electrolytes. Drinking a glass of raw coconut water is the best way to replenish them. 

5. Desi Facial Mask for Softer Skin

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Mix one tablespoon of yoghurt, a pinch of honey and one egg white to form a paste. Apply directly to the skin and leave it on for twenty minutes. Wash and rinse with cold water.

6. Zeera as a Weight Loss Aid

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Mix into hot water a pinch of cumin seeds (Zeera), cinnamon powder and lemon. Drink this every morning on an empty stomach for a faster metabolism.


7. Go Dairy-free for One Week

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In the age of industrialisation, most of our dairy is packed with hormones and antibiotics that can interfere with our natural body systems. Ditch dairy every few weeks to cleanse and detoxify the body.


8. Salt and Baking Soda for Whiter Teeth

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Mix the two into a paste and use daily to get rid of stains. It works wonders!

Try these Desi health and beauty remedies and let us know which is your favourite.

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Ramsha Khan

Ramsha Khan


Ramsha is a 21 year old British Pakistani writer, journalist and an undergraduate studying Politics and International Relations in England, U.K. Fiercely opinionated and fun at the same time, she openly strives to challenge cultural, social and political broad narratives; especially whilst livi...


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