Top 5 Home Remedies For Mole Removal

Top 5 Home Remedies For Mole Removal

One of the most unattractive things to have is a mole. People have gone to great lengths just to find a way to have their moles removed. There are surgical procedures as well as over the counter medication that is available for the treatment of moles. However, many people have discovered that there are other ways to get rid of moles without having to result to the above measures. This article shall enrich you with the top 5 home remedies for mole removal. In just a few days you will start to notice some changes in the size of your mole and eventually it will fall off.

Use of Pineapple Juice

You will need the pineapple to be fresh and not canned in order for the treatment to work. Instead of using the juice you can also use slices from freshly cut pineapple. Some people make a thick paste out of a blend of freshly cut pineapple and a quarter cup of sea salt and they use this paste as a facial scrub.

  • Wash the affected area with some warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
  • Apply the juice on the affected area several times in a day.
  • You will notice that in a few days the mole begins to fade away.

The Use of Aloe Vera

For many year the aloe Vera plant has been used in many skin care products both in the past and in the present. Its ability to heal is well know and this quality has been used by many in the removal of moles. You can buy the aloe Vera liquid from a shop or if you know a place where the plant is grown just use the natural sap from the plant. Apply the sap at least three times in a day and you will begin to notice some changes after some days.

Baking Soda With Castor Oil

  • You need to make a thick paste with some baking soda and castor oil.
  • Apply the paste on the mole and leave it to dry off, you should apply the paste and leave it overnight.
  • Continue doing this for a few days until you are satisfied that the mole is no longer visible. (More information about this method)

Use Cumin Seeds

Grind some cumin seeds such that you are able to make a poultice out of them. Now apply the poultice on the mole and tie it in place with the help of a piece of cloth. Cumin seeds are some of the best ways to deal with moles that are bleeding or that are sensitive. Continue applying the poultice on the affected area and in a few weeks the mole will fall off.

Use the Dandelion Root

Take the root of the dandelion plant and rub it on the mole until the mole is completely covered with the milk from the root. You need to repeat the procedure 2-3 times in a day and the mole will get detached from the skin and eventually fall off.

A Word of Caution

Moles can be a sign of something dangerous. If your mole is painful, bleeding, oozing, tender, scaly or itchy then this may be a sign for something more serious. Seek medical attention so as to get a second opinion onto what may be causing such symptoms.

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Daniel Fisher is an editor at BeHealthy24.Com. The website contains useful information about natural remedies and health.

Top Story – 5 Steps To Making Wine Popsicles

Top Story – 5 Steps To Making Wine Popsicles

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If you try this, you won’t ever look back.

Have you ever been outside on a warm day and watched your friends sipping on their ice cold beer? What are you going to do as a wine drinker? This year try out wine popsicles. It’s the best mix for a summer time drink with a little flair.  If you want to get fancy try out some of these recipes but first we are going to go over the basic rules.

What are Winesicles?

Winesicles are popsicles with a little buzz attached. Most people believe that wine or alcohol can not freeze, while this is true in most cases, mixing alcohol with other substances allow the alcohol to freeze. For example Jello shots are made with vodka and Jello mix, with the other substance it allows for the alcohol content to spread out in its entirety and freeze.

Now that you know what you are making here are the 5 steps to successful winesicles.

Step 1: Buy Wine & Popsicle Kit

You can buy whatever type of wine you like the most popular are Pinot Grigio for its sweetness and cool color. I like to buy red wines such as Merlot or even Cabernet for its richness. The hint to every good recipe is the balance of flavors.

For the popsicle kit you need to buy any plastic popsicle kit, I like the kits with the base where there is a straw so if anything starts to melt you can easily drink it up. The straw saves for messes as well as efficiency in having some summer fun. Be careful if you use red wine to not stain your clothes when the winesicle starts melting.

Step 2: Prepare the Layers

The first step to preparing the layers is to analyze the character of the wine you are working with. If you are working with a sweet wine such as a dessert wine you can think of the basic flavors you would like to compliment it with. For example, if it is a dessert wine then you would cut up plums a less sweet fruit, or cranberries a bitter fruit to compliment the sweetness of the wine. If you are working with a rich red wine you would want to add a little bit of sugar to bring out the flavor of the wine and would want to dice up some ripe apricots, bananas, or even blackberries. Whatever your wine is you want to counter with the fruit. So, if the wine is sweet, balance with a less sweet fruit. If the wine is bitter, spruce it up with high sugar content fruits. The riper the fruits the more sugar content you will receive.

When cutting these fruits make sure that you keep them separate. So you have a pile of blackberries and a pile of apricots not mixed together. This will help you when you create layers to have an absolutely exquisite winesicle.

To prepare the fruits you want to finely slice them almost to a compote. Keep all the juices there as you will use them to fill up your popsicles. If you are using slightly unripe fruit and want to increase its sweetness then add a little honey or sugar, or let it sit and naturally ferment and gain sweetness.

Another option to using fresh fruit is to use canned fruits or juice, although for health you will have a lot more high fructose corn syrup. The same process applies for canned fruit, just crush it up and make sure that all the juices stay intact. My favorite is crushed canned pineapples with Pinot and a few blackberries.

Step 3: Blend and Prep the Popsicles

Once you have blended all the fruits and are ready to start designing here is the easy part. I always stack the most prominent color at the top (which will be the bottom of the mold). For my favorite crushed pineapples with blackberries I put all the blackberries at the top with the pinot / pineapple mixture as the main body. Depending on the type of blackberries you can sometimes pour them in the mixture and then top it off with the pinot / pineapple mixture. If not, then I add a thin layer of blackberries, let it freeze or harden and then add the rest of the mixture and insert the pineapple handle.

As with all cooking it is important that you always taste what you are making. When anything freezes it becomes more watery and less sweet / strong. So having bold flavors before you put it in the popsicle mold is ok, but having weak flavors does not always work to your advantage.

If the wine mixture is too bitter add a bit of white sugar or honey to sweeten the mixture. If it’s too sweet add a bit of water to calm down the flavors. But, remember bold flavors are never bad with popsicles. If anything it will have you craving another.

Step 4: Freeze and Wait

This is the hardest step, waiting. It’s best practice to wait at least 8 hours. If you are not having wine popsicles for breakfast then overnight is your best option. While you’re waiting you can get started on step 5.

Step 5: Invite Friends & Enjoy

Call your friends and schedule a girls beach day, or even a poolside hang out. Impress your friends with the home made winesicles rather than the typical chilled white wine. You’ll have them begging for the recipes and the buzz will take care of the rest of the conversation.

Some Favorite Winesicles

Here are some of my favorite mixes and the ingredients that make them superb.

  1. 20oz of Merlot with 2 Tbs of white sugar

Blackberries

Blueberries

Orange Juice

Blend all the ingredients together and pour into your popsicle molds

  1. 20oz of Pinot Grigio

Can of crushed pineapples

Blackberries

Layer the blackberries at the top, mix the crushed pineapples and pinot together and pour.

  1. 20oz of Sauvignon Blanc

Pomegranate Juice

2 Tbs. Sugar

Diced Lemon

Mixed together and poured into your popsicle molds

The author of this article is Alisa Carscaden. She is a food lover, a cook when there is no food, and constantly finding the next new trend. If you need to know where she goes to buy her discount wine online, she goes to liquormart.com for its fine selection and prompt service.

 

Blend Up A Party with These Classic Cocktails

Blend Up A Party with These Classic Cocktails

You may have thought blender drinks were just for health freaks – green juices, super vegetable smoothies and alls sorts of weird and wonderful combinations to boost vitality, energy and a youthful appearance. In many cases you’d be right, but the humble blender does also have other uses, mainly to turn a regular alcoholic drink into a rather special alcoholic blender drink. If you haven’t yet started using your blender for this alterative purpose then here are a few recipes to get you started.

The Daiquiri

A classic blender drink and one that is often best consumed by the side of a swimming pool, preferably on a Caribbean island. If you’ve not got the plane fare then bring a taste of the Caribbean to your home and throw together a daiquiri as soon as the sun is over the yardarm. You will need 1 1/2 oz light rum, 1 tbsp triple sec, 1 tsp sugar and a large handful of crushed ice. Once you have these basic ingredients you can create any daiquiri that takes your fancy, by adding the desired fruit – a handful of blueberries or raspberries, a banana, some strawberries or some apple juice. Thrown in a couple of squeezes of lime and a maraschino cherry garnish and you’re away!

The Frozen Margarita

The margarita is another classic blender drink that can also come in a whole range of different flavours. You absolutely must serve the margarita in a proper margarita glass with a rim lined with salt crystals, and make sure you buy some decent tequila as it can really make the drink. The basic ingredients for the margarita are 1 1/2 oz tequila, 1/2 oz Triple Sec, a dash of sour mix (sugar syrup and lemon juice in equal parts) and a couple of handfuls of crushed ice. To that you can add anything you want, whether that’s frozen berries, pineapple, or something exotic like lychees.

Pina Colada

This is strictly one for the girls, the gays and any men very secure in their sexuality as the Pina Colada should be served in a large curvy glass (a hurricane glass) with a slice of pineapple, a maraschino cherry and preferably a large cocktail umbrella and a sparkler! Add 2oz of white rum to 6oz of pineapple juice and 11/2 oz of coconut milk, 1oz of heavy cream and two large handfuls of ice. Blend together and serve quickly. If you want to add a bit of uniqueness to your Colada then try a few variations, such as adding brandy to make a Kappa Colada, or Drambui and Grenadine to create a patriotic ‘4th July Colada’ (dribble the Drambui and Grenadine in after you’ve blended the rest of the ingredients to create the patriotic colours otherwise you could well end up with a rather swampy looking creation).

Whilst these are some of the best, classic alcoholic blender drinks, if you have a blender and an imagination then you can pretty much create your own drink! If you want to make sure it’s still drinkable then stay away from too many bright colours, limit your spirits to two shots per cocktail and don’t skimp on the ice!

About The Author: Amy is a freelance writer from the UK working with Russell Hobbs.

4 Foods That Boost Your Mood

4 Foods That Boost Your Mood

It’s mid-afternoon and you’re tired with far too much work to do, or maybe you’re just hungry and need a boost. With these four foods, you’ll leave your kitchen happier, refreshed, and reenergized.


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Oatmeal:

Oatmeal is a comfort food, it is easy to digest and good for you. It only takes about twenty minutes to digest a bowl of oatmeal, and its full of fiber too. The carbohydrates in oatmeal, when digested by your body, result in tryptophan entering your brain. What that means is that serotonin can be produced in your brain, which makes you happy and calm. Eating a bowl of oatmeal will give you fiber, comfort, and happy chemicals. However, the gloopy texture of oatmeal can be a downside. Don’t cook your oatmeal for as long and add some peanut butter or other nuts and some berries to make a delicious, healthy treat.

Pineapple:

Isn’t it great to hear that something as delicious is pineapple will boost your mood? Pineapple is a quick source of sugar for your body, and has about a tenth of your daily fiber too. What makes pineapple even better is it will hydrate you as well as provide manganese and B vitamins. Eat pineapple plain or with cereal, it’s great in fruit salads too. Top a normal salad with pineapple for that matter, any way you slice it, pineapple is a great way to perk up your attitude.

Water:

Speaking of hydration, water is your best friend for feeling and looking great. If you’re feeling sluggish and slow, chances are you could be dehydrated. Water is necessary for just about every process in your body, think about it: you’re almost 80% water. Without enough water you can feel tired, foggy, and get headaches. Keep a water bottle with you at your desk, at the gym, or even just in your purse. Drinking at least 40oz of water daily (that’s at least five 8oz. cups) will keep you looking great and feeling energized.


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Chocolate:

Chocolate! What kind of good mood foods list would be complete without chocolate? Not only is it delicious, chocolate releases endorphins in your brain. Serotonin and the alkaloids in chocolate, like phenylethylamine, are sure to enhance your mood when you’re feeling a bit down. And, even better news, dark chocolate is good for you! About a square a day will reduce your chance of having a stroke as well as lower your blood pressure. Chocolate is delicious and functional!

This article was written by ezCater.com, a one stop catering planning and ordering site that features caterers in Charlotte NC, Boston MA, and hundreds of other cities.

Why Pineapple is Good for You!

Why Pineapple is Good for You!

Pineapple is one of the healthiest foods and fruits around. They taste great and load the body with vitamins and minerals and are great remedies for the common cold or cough. The pineapple is a juicy fruit which satisfies the body more than chocolate. It tastes just as good and provides the body with many added benefits.

The Pineapple can be mainly found in the tropics. They are actually the only type of bromeliad which is widespread. It can be eaten fresh or canned and even made as fruit cocktails to compliment meat dishes. It contains 15% sugar, malic and citric juices and is most popular due to its heightened sweet and sour taste.

Loaded with Minerals and Vitamins

The pineapple is a beneficial fruit. Not only is it tasty but it provides the body with essential vitamins and minerals. It contains potassium, fiber, calcium and vitamin C. It is also low in cholesterol and fat. Eating a fresh pineapple a day, whether it be canned or drunk as a juice, will provide the body with essential nutrients.

Bone Strengthening Properties

Pineapple also helps to build strong and healthy bones. It is filled with manganese which is a trace mineral. The body uses manganese to build connective tissues and bone. A cup of pineapple will provide the body with 73% of its daily requirement of manganese. It is perfect for young children and older people as these are the two most important age ranges that need healthy foods which will help their bones grow.

Cure for the Common Cold and Coughs

Vitamin C supplements and orange juice are common for persons experiencing or trying to avoid a cold or cough. There are only a few people that eat or drink pineapples as a source of vitamin C and a way to prevent colds and coughs. It provides the body with the same healing and preventative nutrients that an orange has. In addition, the pineapple has bromelain which is a natural vitamin in the fruit. Bromelain has been discovered to suppress coughs and also loosen the mucus in the throat and chest.

Health

In some places the pineapple is applied topically to ailing areas as an anti-inflammatory and protelytic agents. Traditionally it is being used in the Philippines as an antihelminthic.
Some doctors suggest pineapple should also be consumed by persons suffering with kidney or liver disease and even Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Others say that pineapple has other benefits such as soothing intestinal disorders, even curing them. Some say it has great pain relieving properties and some women claim that it induces childbirth if the due date has been passed.

In Foods

Pineapple also contains proteolyctic enzyme which breaks down proteins. Pineapple juice is thus very commonly used to tenderize and marinade meats. When cooked down the bromelain is at the right level to to add to the taste and nutrition in certain foods.

Conclusion

Pineapple is indeed very good for the body and its systems. It helps suppress colds and coughs, is a great addition to meats and other foods and can even act as topical cures for common problems.

For more information on eating fruits, read Eating Apples and Eating Strawberries.