Without doubt, garlic has become a very popular food nowadays since it’s an essential part of different types of cuisines. It’s usually added to dishes to enhance their flavor, but garlic is also known to have potent medicinal properties, especially when eaten raw.
It’s believed that it can prevent atherosclerosis, heart attack, high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure, as well as coronary heart disease. Moreover, it’s known to help with bug bites, cold, flu, hay fever, fungal infections, and traveler’s diarrhea. Believe it or not, it also has the power to regulate diabetes and to control the symptoms of enlarged prostate and osteoarthritis. Garlic is also known to encourage the removal of toxins and to strengthen the immune system.
If you decide to consume garlic raw, make sure you mash it and then take it on an empty stomach because a full stomach cannot absorb all its benefits. To improve your health and to strengthen your immunity, you should take a look at the following natural remedy consisted of garlic and honey.
You will need:
2 to 3 cloves of garlic
A tbsp of organic honey
Preparation: Chop the cloves and then mix them with the honey.
Use: Take the mixture on a daily basis.
Another very powerful tonic that can cure a sore throat and treat flu and cold symptoms is presented below:
You will need:
5 garlic cloves
A tbsp of ginger
Apple cider vinegar
 A lemon
2 red chili peppers
Preparation: Before you begin preparing the tonic, make sure to put on gloves to avoid burns or rashes if your skin is sensitive. Then, chop the onion and put it into a Mason jar from 350 ml and put them on the bottom of the jar and then chop the garlic and add it to the jar. Next, add the hot peppers together with the seeds, as well as the ginger, squeezed lemon juice, and the apple cider vinegar. Make sure there is half an inch free space from the rip and keep the jar in the pantry.
Use: If you want to use it as prevention, take it on a daily basis, whereas if you want to get relief from symptoms, consume it regularly until they reduce and completely disappear.

source - healthtipsportal

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How to make crape paper flower

How to make crape paper flower. Let’s start..

floral crepe paper in desired colors (about a quarter roll per flower), hot glue gun and glue sticks, scissors and a circular base plate. The base plate can either be cut from cardboard or from the end of a paper mâché balloon. Paper mâché is my preference as it is stiffer and I have tons of it around left over from these. You will also need felt to line the bottom of the base, and fabric covered elastic headbands which you can find at the drug store.

Begin by preparing your base. If using cardboard, cut out a 3 1/2″ diameter circle, cut a slit to the center as shown below, and overlap the cut edges, gluing to secure. This creates a concave side that will contour nicely to your head.

Or as I mentioned above, you can use the end of a paper mâché balloon. Cover any holes with crepe paper (stretch the paper out and coat well with glue). Find the center point, or peak, of the end of the balloon shape and measure down 1 3/4″ from that point all the way around, so that you end up cutting out a convex disk about 3 1/2″ in diameter.

Cover all inside and outside surfaces of the base with (stretched) crepe paper, making sure there is glue on much of the paper. After both sides are covered with paper, glue a strip of paper around the rim to finish it.

Now you’re ready to start the center of the dahlia. Cut a strip of paper about 2 1/2″ wide by 1″ tall. Fold the strip over on itself twice, then cut wedges out of the sides of the strip as shown so you are left with four attached triangles.

Do this again but with a strip that is twice as long as the first one. Starting with the shorter strip, fold each triangle in half and set with a dab of glue so you have a bit of a star-shaped cluster of triangles. Glue to the very top of your headpiece base.
Fold and glue the first four triangles of the longer strip in the same manner, then glue that cluster tightly near the first cluster. Take the remaining four triangles that are trailing behind and glue them in and out of the center triangles, making a sort of chaotic middle for your dahlia.

Next, come the petals. The types of petals are numbered below and are set on a 1″ x 1″ grid for scale. You can cut them ahead of time or as you go along, so you can check the shape and size of your dahlia along the way.
Please note:
Always run the grain of the paper the long way, or up and down the page as shown below.

Stretch the center of each TYPE 1 petal so that it is nicely cupped. Add a long bead of hot glue at the bottom 3/4″ or so of the inside of a petal, then slowly roll the end with the glue between your hands without crushing the petal until the glue cools off. Bend the end on the edge of a counter back about 3/8″. Glue all eight petals snugly to the center petals, spacing evenly to create that orderly petal configuration dahlias are known for.

Follow TYPE 1 instructions above for stretching and gluing all 16 TYPE 2 petals. Create the first eight back about 7/8″ from the ends and then hot glue into the areas between the TYPE 1 petals

Crease the second eight back 3/4″ from the ends and glue in between the first eight TYPE 2 petals. It will really start looking like a dahlia at that point.

Stretch all 16 TYPE 3 petals as shown below (cupping a little further down the petal). Glue and roll the ends, then create the first eight back about 7/8″ from the ends and hot glue them into the spaces between the TYPE 2 petals.

The remaining eight TYPE 3 petals should not be glued and rolled, but instead just folded back about 3/8″ from the ends as shown, and glued into the spaces between the first set of TYPE 3 petals.

Glue and roll the first eight TYPE 4 petals, bend the ends back around 7/8″ from the ends, and glue into place in between the flower petals as you have done previously. The remaining 16 TYPE 4 petals should not be glued and rolled, but instead just folded back about 1/2″ from the end. Glue those into place (eight petals per row for two rows) as you have the others.

Your flower should be looking nice and full at this point. Now it’s a matter of filling in naturally below the bloom so there are no gaps between the petals and the base of the headpiece.
TYPE 5 (8 petals):
Stretch these petals to cup them, but also stretch the bases a bit so you can get a lot of coverage with them. Apply glue to the back of the base of each petal and adhere to the base of the headpiece, again evenly spacing them between the petals above.

These are the infill petals to go between the TYPE 5 petals. Taper their bases as needed to fit and glue into place. If any petals get wrinkled or deformed in the process, it’s easy to just smooth them back into shape with your fingers.

Now for the headband. It’s important as you’ll see in these photos that the elastic headband is only attached at one point to the headpiece. The rest of it needs to be able to stretch or you’ll never get it to fit around an adult head.
Start by tracing a circle in whatever color felt you desire. A circle just a little bigger than the rim of a pint class is perfect for this particular base. Cut a slit from a point on the edge to the center.
Apply a dime-sized pool of hot glue to the center of the back of the base. Using another glue stick, press the headband into the glue so it is well embedded (this is where I hid the metal connector that came on my headbands). Next, apply a thick line of glue along one side of the headband. You are going to create a channel that has no glue in it so the headband can keep stretching, so be sure no glue makes its way onto it.

Press the cut edge of the felt down on the bead of glue firmly until the glue cools. Then spread more glue all over that half of the headpiece base until just before it reaches the headband. Press that half of the felt down into the glue until set. Now set a bead of glue down on the other side of the headband and press down on the felt. There should be no glue over or under the headband, just to either side at this point. Finally, fill the rest of the base in with glue until just before the last segment of the headband and affix the felt. Glue the extra triangular flap down where it lays naturally. Wait for a second or two for the glue to set completely, then pop it into your head and you’re ready to go!

To make the marigold or the yellow or deep maroon dahlias in the photos at the top of the post, use these petal variations, scaling as required. The skinny petals require a MUCH smaller base, by the way. The base on that yellow dahlia is less than 1 1/2″ in diameter!

Again, this grid is 1″ x 1″ and these petals are just to show basic shapes
I love seeing the results of my tutorials, and I know the great people at Carte Fini do, too. If you make one of these, please let us know, we’d really love to see it and maybe share it as well. See you next month for another fun project!

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Hand embroidery flower stitch

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You must address the problem of dandruff early so the hair health is maintained. Dandruff has some side effects that are very bad for you.

Here are some of the side effects:
-Causes Acne
Dandruff can aggravate acne problem due to excess oils and debris of dry skin.
-Itchy Scalp
Scratching can aggravate your dandruff. It is best for you to consult a doctor if you can not deal with this problem at home.
-Acne at the Back
Dandruff can also cause the acne at the back due to debris falling from your hair at the back.
-Hair Loss
Indeed, dandruff is not a direct cause for hair loss, but dandruff can generate tremendous itching of the scalp, and itch this will cause your hair to fall out.
Dandruff can also be a cause for other health conditions such as Psoriasis. It is a skin problem such as the presence of red spots on the skin, but it also appears scaly scalp section.
-Eye Infection
Another problem that occurs because of dandruff is an eye infection. Blepharitis is a common eye infection that occurs as a result of dandruff.
-Oily Hair
The further side effects of dandruff is oily hair. Oily hair is another problem that arises due to dandruff. So, be sure to wash your hair regularly so as not oily, use an anti-dandruff shampoo that matches your scalp.