As we all know, that in olden times when medical science hadn’t evolved into what it is today, people used to rely on old grannies and Ayurvedic experts known as ‘Vaidyas’ who were the equivalent of today’s doctors. Not only were accurate in detecting the ailment most of the times, but they used to prescribe medicines or remedies which could be prepared at home, with herbs, shrubs and ingredients used in the kitchen for cooking food. Since the ladies used to spend most of their day in the kitchen, the grandmas too knew about the healing properties of these ingredients. I’m sure you too must have heard about some of these remedies from your grandmother.
It’s surprising to know how they did it without any diagnosis by modern equipment, as done by today’s doctors, and how well these home remedies or formulae used to do the work. It seems this is purely magical traditional Indian knowledge and wisdom, which has been preserved by our past generations and passed on to us by them. Let’s talk about one such home remedy to enhance beauty.
Most of us suffer from problems like constipation, indigestion, acidity, and gastric trouble after eating spicy food or eating out too regularly. For quick relief, we resort to using Eno, an over the counter antacid powder made by a pharmaceutical company known as GlaxoSmithKline. Eno consists of sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, and citric acid as its ingredients. It is also used as a substitute of baking soda in cooking food like Dhoklas, Idlis and Kulchas. However according to doctors, it should not be used for this purpose.
But Eno can be used to prepare a home remedy or formula, to enhance beauty. All you need is a pouch of Eno, one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix all three of them in this order on your palm, and apply it on your face. You’ll be astonished to see the results.
How does it work? The citric acid in lemon juice and carbonate in Eno combine to produce nascent oxygen, which freshens and brightens the skin. Also, there’s an effect similar to what one experiences after undergoing a bleach. The mixture removes the dirt and dead skin, which results in the skin appearing fairer than what it normally appears to be. However, don’t expect the results to last very long. They are temporary, as anyone who has done a bleach would know. Do use it, and let us know about your experience.