At home, not a day goes by without using tomato in our cooking and I am sure it is the same in almost all the homes, it has become such an essential part of our diet. Tomatoes has amazing health benefits and uses when had as a juice or applied as a face pack. The botanical name of tomato is Solanum Lycopersicum and it belongs to the Solanaceae family. It first originated in Central and South America and then later spread all over the world.
Bioactive Compounds in Tomato:
Tomato Common Names:
Tomato Benefits & Medicinal Uses:
1. Full Of Antioxidants:
2. Tomato Benefits For Heart Health:
3. Tomato For Cancer Prevention:
4. Tomato For Eye Health:
5. Tomato Benefits For Skin:
6. Tomato Benfits For Hair:
7. For Reducing Inflammation:
8. Tomato Benefits For Diabetic Patients:
9. Tomato Reduces Oxidative Stress:
10. Reduces High Blood Pressure:
Tomato is rich in potassium which is a natural vasodilator that is an ingredient that helps with reducing the tension in the blood vessels thereby naturally reducing blood pressure. When buying tomatoes, try to buy organic tomatoes that are ripe but firm. Store tomatoes in a cool place and try to use it within a week…
Tomato Side Effects:
Both raw and cooked tomato generally agrees with everyone. If you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome or ulcer, try to use the less sour tomato variety (we call the less sour variety, apple thakkali in Tamil) and don’t consume lot of tomatoes at once like tomato juice. Tomato juice when applied on the skin brightens skin without any skin irritation but if you feel it irritates your skin, avoid use.
6 Top Ways To Use Tomato At Home For Skin, Hair & Health:
1. Tomato Sunburn Cream:
Mix 2 tsp of Aloe Vera gel, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of tomato juice and 1 vitamin e capsule together and apply on the affected area, treats sunburn really really well.
2. Tomato Face Serum For Lightening Scars:
Mix 2 tbsp tomato juice with 1 tbsp rose water and few drops of vegetable glycerin and store it in the fridge. To use, apply this serum all over the face and neck and wash it off the next day. This serum lightens dark spots and scars really well.
3. Tomato Toner:
Take tomato juice, apple cider vinegar and water in equal quantities in a spray bottle. To use, after using the scrub take little bit of the toner in a cotton pad and wipe your face and neck with it.
4. Tomato Face Scrub:
For the scrub take 2 tsp of rice flour in a bowl, add in 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder. Finally add in enough tomato juice to form a paste and use it as a scrub.
5. Tomato Face Pack For Acne:
Take sandalwood powder in a bowl, add in 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder to it. Add in tomato juice to form a paste and use it as a face pack.
6. Tomato Juice:
Take a cup of ripe organic tomatoes, add in honey, a very tiny pinch of salt and blend together till smooth and strain. Your antioxidant rich tomato juice is ready.