Tuesday, 19 September 2017

10 Top Reasons To Drink A Tbsp Of Apple Cider Vinegar Daily

 

Apple Cider Vinegar also known as Seb Ka Sirka in Hindi has amazing health benefits and medicinal uses. Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar got from apples and it has been used widely used both in cooking and in home remedies. Apple cider vinegar is called by it's English name apple cider vinegar in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Apple Cider Vinegar Chemical Composition: The main component of apple cider vinegar is acetic acid. Since apple cider vinegar is made from apples, it contains all the minerals and vitamins that apples contain in lesser quantities like vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, Biotin, folic acid and niacin. Apple cider vinegar also contains pectin and malic acid. Apple Cider Vinegar Nutrients & Calories: 100 ml of apple cider vinegar has around 16.5 calories, 4.11 grams of carbohydrates, 1.02 grams of sugar, .03 grams of protein, 69 mg of potassium, 27.25 mg of sodium, 21.2 mg of calcium, 3.88mg of phosphorus and 2.38mg of vitamin C. We get organic apple cider vinegar easily in Indian markets, you can either buy them or make your own. To make your own apple cider vinegar at home, collect fresh organic apples and chop them into small pieces. Now take the cut apples in a large glass jar and for every 500 grams of apple, add about one and half liters of water. Now add in 1 to 2 cups of organic raw sugar and mix well. Add in 1/4 cup of store bought apple cider vinegar with the mother to it and mix well. Cover the mouth of the jar with a cloth and secure it with a thread. Now place it in your pantry away from direct sunlight, make sure to open and press down any apple pieces poking up every 3 days or so. After a few days you will notice a white layer of bacteria forming on top which is usually called the "Mother". It is the symbiotic live culture of bacteria and yeast that turns the mixture into vinegar. Usually once a batch of apple cider vinegar is made, the mother is used to make a new batch. If you are using the mother, you can reduce the amount of sugar and also you don't have to open the bottle once every 3 days. Just let it sit for 2 months or so in the pantry. If you are making apple cider vinegar the first time without the mother, adding little bit of store bought apple cider vinegar with mother will greatly help. If you don't want to go to all the lengths of making your own apple cider vinegar, you can easily buy apple cider vinegar from the shops. In India, you can buy apple cider vinegar in all the departmental stores but it is hard to get apple cider vinegar with the mother in small towns. When buying try to buy organic, unfiltered and unprocessed apple cider vinegar with the mother. Apple cider vinegar with the mother will look cloudy as opposed to ones without the mother which looks clear. I have pictured only apple cider vinegar without the mother as my local departmental store does not sell apple cider vinegar with the mother. I have also started making my own batch of apple cider vinegar, hopefully it will be ready by within a month or two. Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects: Though apple cider vinegar has wonderful medicinal uses, we should remember that in excess it does more harm than good. Please remember not to consume raw apple cider vinegar as it will damage the enamel and cause throat and stomach burn. Always dilute it in water before drinking. Also consuming large amounts of apple cider vinegar for long duration's of time could lead to low bone density and low potassium levels. Apple cider vinegar will interact with diabetic and heart medications, diuretic and blood pressure medications so practice caution if you are on any of these medications. Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage: I couldn't find any research recommending a safe dosage. In my personal experience, 1 tsp mixed with a cup of water works really well and does not have any side effects. I would suggest starting with this amount. How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar? To use, take a cup of warm water, mix in 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and honey, mix well and drink. Some recommend drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning but I would suggest drinking it in between meals or before going to bed as it caused stomach burn when I drank it in empty morning..........

 

Friday, 15 September 2017

3 Natural Ways To Increase Breast Size Fast At Home

 

There are wonderful home remedies to increase breast size naturally without undergoing surgery. Genetics determine the size of our breasts for the most part followed by hormones. The female hormones estrogen and progesterone are necessary for the proper growth of breasts. If you suffer from hormonal imbalance, it can affect the growth of the breasts too. When it comes to increasing breast size naturally, the first tip is to do regular breast enhancing exercises that build pectoral muscles. Some of the best exercise that help with building pectoral muscles are push ups and chest presses (both dumbbell and barbell). The next tip is to increase the intake estrogen and phyto estrogen rich foods. Some common estrogen rich foods are fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, dairy products, soy products like tofu, soy milk, soy curd and soy nuggets, seeds like flax seeds and sesame seeds and dried fruits like apricots and prunes and also vegetable like alfalfa sprouts, sprouted moong beans. Phyto estrogens are dietary estrogen's that our endocrine system cannot produce and are derived from plants. The foods that are most high in phyto estrogens are flax seeds and other oil rich seeds followed by soy products. The third tip is massage, massaging with herb based breast enlargement creams and oils will work well in increasing the breast size. You do get plenty of breast enlargement creams and oils in the markets but I would suggest making your own breast enlargement cream and breast massage oil. I have given breast massage cream and breast massage oil recipes below using fenugreek seeds as a base. Fenugreek is phyto estrogenic herb and it stimulates the breast enlarging hormones if taken internally and applied externally thus increasing the breast size naturally. These remedies are 100 % natural and regular use firms up sagging breasts and helps increase the breast size naturally. Fenugreek oil for increasing breast size is made with both fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds as fennel seeds also help increase the breast size. The breast enlargement cream is made with fenugreek powder. Along with external application, try to include fenugreek seeds in your diet regularly too. You can take it in the form of fenugreek tea but please remember fenugreek seeds decrease the blood sugar levels so if you are a diabetic monitor your blood sugar levels closely when taking fenugreek tea. Choose either the massage cream or the massage oil and massage your breast daily along with doing breast enlarging exercise and also consuming estrogen rich foods to increase your breast size very fast. What Not To Do For Increasing Your Breasts? Though estrogen rich foods are good for increasing breast size, please don't consume estrogen tablets without consulting a doctor. Most of the supplements and breast enlargement pills on the markets contain estrogen enhancing substances and it is best to take them only under medical supervision as it can cause more harm than good. Instead follow these natural remedies and be consistent in using them and you will get bigger breasts without any side effects....

 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

10 Top Health Benefits & Side Effects Of Noni Fruit Juice

 

Noni fruit commonly called as Indian Mulberry | Cheese Fruit | Vomit Fruit is very popular all over the world. Noni was used by Polynesians more than 150 to 200 years before and is found mostly in tropical countries like Hawaii, Malaysia and Fiji Islands. Noni fruit is called Aal | Aach | Barral in Hindi, Nunaa | Manjanari | Vellai Nunaa in Tamil, Ach | Bartundi in Bengali, Surangi in Gujarati, Mulgul in Kannada, Manjanathi in Malayalam, Nagakuda in Marathi, Achuka in Sanskrit, Madi Chettu in Telugu, Mengkudu in Indonesia & Malaysia and Kumudu in Bali. Noni is an amazing fruit with multiple health benefits and wonderful medicinal uses. The botanical name of noni is Morinda Citrifolia. It belongs to genus Morinda and Rubiaceae family (coffee family) which has around 80 species. Noni is native to South East Asia and Australia and now as it's medicinal uses are getting widely known, it is grown widely all over the world. The tree grows up to 9 feet tall and bears fruits throughout the year. The fruits have a weird shape and smell pungent when ripe. Almost all parts of the tree are used both in traditional medicine and in cosmetics. The fruits are green in color and when ripe turns almost white in color. Despite it's long usage it has never been a food plant because noni fruit tastes bland and has a pungent smell that many dislike. Noni Fruit Nutrition: Noni fruit has almost 90 % water and 10 % solids. The solid matter comprises of protein (the amino acids found in noni are glutamic acid, aspartic acid and isoleucine), fiber and sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose). The minerals found in noni are sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and sulfur. The main vitamins found in noni fruit are vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B3. Noni Fruit Chemical Constitution: Noni fruit and other parts of noni tree contains many phytochemicals that include phenolic compounds, anthraquinones, flavonoids, iridoids, lignans, ketones, sterols, carotenoids, nucleoside, triterpenoids. The fruit goes through 3 stages - unripe green, hard ripe white and soft ripe white. Out of these 3 stages, the hard ripe stages contains the maximum nutrients and phytochemicals, it contains 2 times more antioxidants, one and half times more phenols and 7 times more vitamin C. The presence of all these compounds are responsible for it's anti obesity, anti cancer, anti tumor, anti inflammatory, anti diabetic, anti viral, anti bacterial, anti fungal, antiseptic, anti arthritics, anti allergic, analgesic, wound healing, anti nausea, anti wrinkle, anti ulcer, anthelmintic, anti psychotic properties and immune enhancing properties. Traditional Medicinal Uses: Noni juice has been traditionally used for arthritis, diabetes, aches and pains, menstrual pain, diabetes, high blood pressure, headache, cancer, mental diseases and for drug addictions! How To Consume Noni? Noni can be consumed in the form of fresh noni fruit, fermented noni juice, fresh noni juice, dried noni fruit power and noni capsules. Noni Fruit Juice: Noni fruit once it turns rips starts fermenting rapidly so it is usually converted into juice and bottled. I was very confused at first in deciding whether fresh noni juice or fermented noni juice is best. After researching I have to come to the conclusion that fresh fruit juice is the best followed by fermented noni juice. How To Make Fresh Noni Juice? To make fresh noni juice, collect fresh noni fruit and grind to a pulp using the whipper button. Make sure not to grind the seeds. Now mix in any fruit juice of your choice to make it palatable and drink immediately. To make fermented noni juice at home, wash noni fruits and take them in a jar. Now close the jar tightly and leave it under hot sun for 2 months, the juice will start collecting in the bottle. After 2 months strain the juice and your fermented noni juice is ready. The noni juice shown in the picture is homemade fermented noni juice that is fermented for about 2 weeks. As time goes by it will take on a darker color. Where To Buy Non Fruit Juice? We get noni fruit juice concentrates very easily in Indian markets. Noni capsules and noni fruit powder are also marketed, noni capsules can also be easily got in the shops but noni fruit powder is not easily available but you can order it online. Usually if you look for noni juice online, you will find Hawaiian Noni juice and Tahitian Noni juice named after the place it is manufactured from. You can choose anyone, both are good. Noni Juice Dosage: Generally 30 ml is the suggested dosage and I would suggest starting with this dosage. You can even start with 15 ml if you are not comfortable. If you feel you need to drink more, you can slowly increase it to 45 ml but don't overdose. The best time to take noni juice is in the morning, 15 to 20 minutes before having your breakfast. Noni juice tastes bad so be prepared for it. Noni Leaf Tea: I also wanted to mention about noni leaf tea, it also has wonderful anti oxidant, anti fatigue, anti diabetic and anti microbial properties. Noni leaf tea is nothing but noni leaf boiled in water, it has strong anti microbial properties. In research, noni leaf extract showed powerful action against microorganisms like Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Bacillus Subtilis, etc. This antimicrobial activity is due to the large amounts of phenolic compounds present in the leaves. Side Effects: Consuming large amount of noni juice should be strictly avoided, several side effects have been reported after excessive noni juice consumption. A young man after suffering from hepatitis took 1.5 liters of noni juice and he suffered from sub acute liver failure. An older lady who suffered from liver disease developed acute hepatitis after she consumed 2 liters of noni juice.  The toxicity of noni fruit is said to be due to the high amounts of anthraquinones present in it. However many commercial noni juice makers remove the toxic compounds from the juice making it safe to drink. But I would suggest practicing caution and to never over consume noni juice. Also noni juice is high in potassium and people with kidney and liver problems should be very careful of the dosage.....


Monday, 4 September 2017

10 Differences Between Sabja (Basil) Seeds & Chia Seeds | Health Benefits, Side Effects & Nutrition

 

Both chia seeds and sabja basil seeds are packed full of nutrition and have wonderful health benefits and medicinal uses. Many confuse chia seeds with sabja seeds. Though they are similar in size and almost have similar nutrient profile they both are different and got from different plants. The plant that produces chia seeds are called Salvia Hispanica and it is native to Mexico. Chia seeds are called Chiya Beej in Hindi, Chiya Vithaikal in Tamil, Chia Bijagalu in Kannada, Chia Ginjalu in Telugu, Chia Bija in Punjabi and Gujarati and Chia Bi in Marathi. Chia Seeds Nutrition: 100 grams of chia seeds have around 486 calories, 17 grams of protein, 34 grams of fiber, 31 grams of fat and 42 grams of carbohydrate. It is rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, vitamin A, calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. Chia Seeds Health Benefits & Medicinal Uses: Chia seeds digest slowly so they are great to include in a weight loss diet as they keep one fuller for longer periods of time. Chia seeds are full of antioxidants and antioxidant rich foods reduce oxidative stress and help prevent premature ageing of the skin. Chia seeds are good for diabetic patients as they help regulate blood sugar levels. Chia seeds are high in protein and any food that is high in protein helps with hair growth. Chia seeds helps lower cholesterol levels so they are good for heart health too. Chia seeds are a good substitute for eggs and can be used in any recipe that calls for eggs. They are great for people who are on gluten free diet and are good source of energy for both young and old. Chia Seeds Chemical Constituents: Chia seeds are rich in phenolic compounds especially caffeic acid and flavonoids like quercitin, myricetin and lignin which are responsible for it's antioxidant, anti cancer, anti inflammatory and anti diabetic and cholesterol lowering properties. Chia Seeds Side Effects: Like any other seed, some people might be allergic to chia seeds. Also consuming raw chia seeds on it's own can cause esophageal blockage for some people. And avoid consuming too much chia seeds as it can lead to bloating and chia seeds contains a compound called phytate which might interfere with nutrient absorption if had in excess. Sabja seeds are the seeds of a wonderfully fragrant plant called Sweet Basil Plant or Thai Basil Plant or Thiruneetru Pachai herb whose botanical name is Ocimum Basilicum. Sabja seeds are called Thiruneetru Patchai Vithai or Sabja Vithai in Tamil, Sabja Ginjalu in Telugu, Baburi in Punjabi, Kama Kasturi in Kannada, Hazbo in Kasmiri, Basilien Kraut in German, Basilic Cultiv in French, Tulasa Biyane in Marathi and Tulasi Bija in Bengali. Sabja Seeds | Basil Seeds Nutrition: 1 gram of sabja seeds contain 4.6 calories, . 4 grams carbohydrates, .2 grams fat and .19 grams of protein and it also rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper and potassium. Sabja Seeds Health Benefits & Medicinal Uses: Sabja seeds are well known in India as a body coolant and saba seed drink cools the body during hot summer months and keeps us free of heat boils and heat strokes. Sabja seeds are rich in fiber and helps us feel fuller for long periods of time and it also prevents constipation. Sabja seeds helps reduce blood sugar levels and are good for diabetic patients. Sabja seeds are also full of antioxidants and helps prevent premature ageing of the skin and since it is rich in protein and iron it helps in hair growth and prevents anemia too. It also has a soothing effect on our stomach and greatly helps people who are suffering from acidity. Sabja Seeds Chemical Constituents: Sabja seeds are rich in polyphenolic flavonoids especially orientin & vicenin which are responsible for it's antioxidant properties. It also contains essential oils like eugenol, citronellol, citral, etc. They are responsible for it's anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anti cancer, anti stress and cholesterol lowering properties. Sabja Seeds Side Effects: I have been consuming basil seeds regularly and I haven't experienced any side effects but like with any food don't over consume sabja seeds. Also be careful about giving sabja seeds to young children as they might choke on them. Sabja seeds are said to lower the estrogen levels but I couldn't find any research supporting this claim. Both sabja seeds and chia seeds swell up when added to water and have a bland taste. Where To Buy Sabja Seeds & Chia Seeds: Sabja seeds can be got in any departmental store as it an ingredient that is used in many Indian recipes. Chia seeds are available in health food stores. How To Obtain Sabja Seeds & Chia Seeds? Let the flowers bloom and wither. Once the flowers are wilted, take and sun dry them till the flowers are crisp. Now take them in a plastic bag and shake vigorously, the seeds will fall off separately...

 

Saturday, 2 September 2017

15 Best Home Remedies For Treating Cracked Heels On Feet Naturally

 

Dry cracked feet is a very common condition that affects both adults and children. Though it is not a serious condition, when the cracks get deep it does get really painful. But what causes cracked feet in the first place? If you have dry skin, the skin on the feet gets even drier during winter months causing it to crack. Using harsh soaps, not moisturizing the feet during winter months worsens the problem. Certain diseases like diabetes, eczema, and psoriasis can also be the reasons for developing cracked feet. Symptoms Of Cracked Feet: Deep cracks in the heels, skin peeling, red patches, itching and if the cracks go deep there will be pain and bleeding too. Cracked heels are easy to prevent if you follow certain basic steps. The first step in preventing cracked heel is to always moisturize your feet. We always tend to moisturize our body but not our feet. Make sure to moisturize your feet with pure ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil or Aloe Vera gel regularly. But before moisturizing your feet, try to soak your feet in warm water. You can also try anyone of the homemade foot soaks given below. Foot soaks softens the feet really really well, try to use them at least weekly once for best results. After soaking your feet, gently scrub to remove the dead skin with a scrubber or pumice stone and then apply the moisturizer. If you are suffering from extremely severe painful cracked heels, there are amazing home remedies to treat them. I have given all of them below, choose the ones you like and follow them regularly. How To Make Cracked Heel Cream At Home? Along with the remedies given below, you can also use homemade cracked heel cream. To make cracked heel cream, take 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil in a bowl.  Add in 2 tsp of grated beeswax to it and melt everything together in a double boiler till the beeswax is fully melted. Add in 6 to 7 drops of tea tree essential oil, let cool slightly and pour into a glass bottle to set completely. Use this cracked heel cream regularly for best results...

 

Monday, 28 August 2017

10 Benefits & Uses Of Bhringraj Oil & Mahabhringraj Oil For Hair Growth

 

Both bhringraj oil and mahabhringraj oil have amazing hair benefits and uses. The botanical name of bhringraj plant in called Eclipta Alba. Bhringraj is the Hindi name and Karisalankanni is the Tamil name. It is called Guntagala Aku in Telugu, False Daisy in English, Gargamuru in Kannada, Tekaraja in Malayalam, Bhangra in Punjabi, Bhangro in Gujarati and Kesuriya in Bengali. There are two varieties of bhringraj that are very commonly found all over India, one produces white flowers and the other produces yellow flowers. Though both are used for making bhringraj oil, the white variety is most preferred as it gives the best results. We make bhringraj oil regularly at home and usually we make it by boiling bhringraj leaves and amla together in coconut oil and you can find the recipe here. We also get an ayurvedic formulation using bhringraj called mahabhringraj oil. Though bhringraj is the main ingredients in both the oils, the additional ingredients vary a lot. Usually plain bhringraj oil contains additional ingredients like amla, curry leaves, henna leaves, etc and can be easily prepared at home. Mahabhringraj oil contains ingredients like Red Sandalwood, Indian Sarsaparilla, Cow's milk, Licorice, Turmeric, Indian Lotus, Red Ochre, Rubia Cordifolia (Manjistha), Prunus Cersoides, Symplocus Racemosa, Bala root, Barberis Aristata, Mesua Ferrea, Callicarpa Macropphylla (Priyangu), Brahmi and Amla. To make mahabhringa oil, juices are extracted from the fresh herbs and paste is made out of dry ingredients using cow's milk. Now all the ingredients are boiled in unrefined sesame oil till the water content completely evaporates. Then the oil is filtered and bottled. Though you can make mahabhringraj oil at home, it will be difficult for many to get all the ingredients so it is best to get mahabhringraj oil from reputed brands. Mahabhringraj oil may vary depending on the brand you are buying as each company have their own formulation but usually the additional ingredients to bhringraj are chosen from the ingredients mentioned above. Unlike bhringraj oil which is used only on the scalp, mahabhringraj oil is administrated nasally too for treating headache and poor eyesight. Bhringraj has been used from ancient times for hair growth and regular use of either one of these oils will greatly treat all scalp problems. Hair growth promoting properties of bhringraj has been proven through clinical research and you can read it here.  How To Use Bhringraj & Mahabhringraj Oils For Hair Growth? Take the oil in a cup and warm in slightly by placing it in hot water. Once warmed, massage it well into the scalp for 5 to 10 minutes gently, leave it on for half an hour before having hair wash. You can also leave it on overnight. Bhringraj Oil Price: The price of bhringraj hair oil varies from 150 to 400 rupees per 100 ml. The price of mahabhringraj oil varies between 100 to 300 rupees per 100 ml. Bhringraj & Mahabhringraj Oil Side Effects: Both oils when applied on the scalp does not have any side effects. But when mahabhringraj oil is applied nasally some might experience nasal irritation, nasal burning, throat irritation and sneezing. I would suggest doing nasal administration only under medical supervision.....

 

Thursday, 24 August 2017

8 Top Uses & Skin Benefits Of Red Sandalwood (Rakta Chandan) Powder

 

Red Sandalwood also called Red Sanders in English is popularly called Rakta Chandan in India. It is endemic to Eastern Ghats in Tamil Nadu and has amazing medicinal uses and health benefits. The botanical name of red sandalwood is Pterocarpus Santalinus and it belongs to Fabaceae family and genus Pterocarpus. Red sandalwood should not be confused with our regular sandalwood which is very aromatic, red sandalwood bark does not have any smell and unlike sandalwood, the bark is red in color. The tree grows very fast when young but it slows down when it reaches 5 meters, because of it's slow growth it is becoming rare. Red sandalwood has cooling properties just like regular sandalwood and usually heartwood of the tree is used for medicinal purposes. Red sandalwood is also used for religious ceremonious and also as a colorant. Red sandalwood is called Rakta Chandan in Bengali, Sivappu Chandanam in Tamil, Agaru Gandhamu in Telugu, Rakta Chandanam in Malayalam, Raktachadan in Oriya, Honne in Kannada, Lal Chandan in Hindi, Tambada Chandana in Marathi and Ratanjali in Gujarati. Red Sandalwood Chemical Constituents: Carbohydrates, flavonoids, terpenoids, phenolic compounds, alkaloids, saponins, tannins and glycodises. Along with the above, it also contain specific bio active compounds like santalin A and B, savinin, calocedrin, pterostilbenes and petrolinus K and L. Traditional Uses: Traditionally red sandalwood has been used externally for reducing inflammation, treating skin diseases and wounds and internally for diabetes and fevers. In Ayurveda, it has been used for reducing blood sugar levels, eye problems, nasal bleeding, etc. Red Sandalwood Powder Medicinal Uses: 1. Antioxidant Properties: Red sandalwood has wonderful antioxidant properties and has wonderful free radical scavenging properties. Using natural and pure ingredients like red sandalwood which has antioxidant properties is the key to ageless skin. 2. Anti Bacterial Properties: Red sandalwood has wonderful anti bacterial properties that fights against both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. It is proven to be effective against bacterial like Staphylococcus Aureus, Bacillus Subtilis, Escherichia Coli, etc. It is because of it's anti bacterial property that it is used extensively for skin care. 3. Anti Diabetic Properties: Red sandalwood extract has anti diabetic properties. The active components present in red sandalwood helps reduce elevated blood sugar levels significantly and you can read the study that proves it here. Traditionally tumblers were made of red sandalwood and water was consumed from it by diabetic patients. 4. Anti Inflammatory Properties: Red sandalwood have wonderful anti inflammatory and analgesic properties and is a great home remedy for treating skin problems like acne and has been used for it for centuries. Applying a paste of red sandalwood powder on the affected area will bring down the inflammation greatly and also will relieve the pain to a great extent. You can read the study that supports this claim here. 5. Gastroprotective Properties: Gastric mucosal injury can be caused due to various reasons and some of the common reasons are stress, alcohol consumption, ageing, infection and certain medications. Gastric mucosal injury can lead to sever ulcers and consuming red sandalwood internally in the proper dosage greatly protects and prevent ulcers from forming. 6. Wound Healing Properties: Red sandalwood has amazing wound healing properties and is wonderful for treating small wounds and cuts. Washing minor scrapes and cuts with red sandalwood water will help in fast wound healing. 7. Hypolipidemic and Hepatoprotective Properties: Red sandalwood has protective effect on our lungs and heart and hence protects us from major diseases when taken internally. Along with the above uses, it also has anti viral, anti fungal and anti cancer properties. 8. Skin Benefits: Red sandal wood powder has amazing skin benefits. Due to it's cooling properties, it is great for using it on suntanned skin. It reduces skin inflammation, treats acne and acne scars, evens out skin complexion, fades dark spots and is an amazing home remedy for hyper pigmentation. Due to it's anti ageing properties, it prevents premature ageing of the skin and gives one a radiant, fair and glowing complexion. For skin and face care, it is usually combined with nourishing ingredient like rose water, honey and applied as a face pack. Side Effects: Red sandalwood powder when applied externally does not have any side effects. Taking it internally is best done under medical guidance to determine the correct dosage. But if you want to take it internally at home don't go above the suggested dosage. Dosage: The general safe dosage for internal consumption is 2 to 5 grams of the red sandalwood powder but please don't over dose on rakta chandan powder. Red Sandalwood Price & Where To Buy: 100 grams of red sandalwood powder costs around 210 rupees. You can buy either the red sandalwood bark or red sandalwood powder in herb shops or through online shops. How To Make Red Sandalwood Powder At Home? Take red sandalwood bark and rub it in sandalwood stone till you get a thick paste. Now dry this paste by spreading it on a plate. Break the dried pieces and you have pure red sandalwood powder. We also get rakta chandan soaps in the markets and they are used for treating pimples, prickly heat, itching and skin allergies.....