Sunday, October 25, 2009

Herbs Glossary


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Salt: Salt mixed in equal quantity with bicarbonate of soda is an excellent tooth powder. Salt also makes a good scrub for the body to tone the skin and improves blood circulation.

Sesame Oil: It is polyunsaturated oil. Used in all cosmetics. It is very useful to prevent sun tanning as it absorbs ultra violet rays.

Soap Flakes: Soap Solutions used as emulsifying agent.

Stearic Acid: Stearic acid is a natural fatty acid. It is a crystalline white substance in wax form. It is useful in making creams and body lotions.

Strawberry: Strawberry has lots of medicinal value. In fever and excessive perspiration strawberry leaves work as good medicine. The plant is also helpful in curing diarrhea, over - copious menstruation, threatened abortion, risk of hemorrhage and digestive system. Strawberry contains maximum iron contents and cures anemia. Strawberry juice can be used to treat serious skin ailments. Strawberry juice is useful to treat discolored teeth by cleaning teeth with juice.

Sugar: Sugar is a very good face scrub. Lather skin with soap, then take handful of sugar and scrub, rinse off and apply lemon juice. This thoroughly cleanses and stimulates the skin.

Sulphur: Sulphur is a yellow powder used in acne preparations. It slows down the activity of the oil producing glands. Some people are allergic to sulphur so give a patch test on skin before using it fully.

Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is rich in Un – polysaturates. Widely used in creams.

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Tea: Tea contains tannin that has soothing and healing effect. Tannin is used in sun creams as it absorbs ultra violet rays it prevents sun burning. Tea bags are soothing eye pads.

Thyme: Thyme grows wild on dry banks. Thyme has heavily scented flowers. Thyme has great cleansing properties. Thyme is a good digestive and a liver tonic too. It cures various illnesses like psychological disorders, headaches, hysteria, halitosis and various female ailments.

Tomato: Tomato is slightly acidic vegetable, containing potassium and vitamin C. Useful to treat blackheads, open pores and greasy skin.

Turnips: Turnip can be used raw, grated or boiled in cleansing skin care masks.

Turtle oil: Turtle oil is rich in vitamins. It is used in rich nourishing creams. It is effective oil but it smells very bad.

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Vaseline: It is just like petroleum jelly.

Vinegar: Vinegar is acid. Dilute vinegars with eight times of water in it. Use this solution for softening of the skin.

Vitamins: Vitamins are valuable for skin and hairs. Vitamin A is useful for dry skin and acne. It also has soothing property. Vitamin B improves health of skin and hairs. Vitamin C heals acne. Vitamin D absorbs in skin and gives healing effect. Vitamin C has healing effects. Vitamin F cures dry and chapped skin. It is often used in face and skin creams.

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