Easy alternative remedies. A lice infestation can be caused by head lice, pubic lice, or body lice.
Tomatoes are by far the richest source of a powerful anticancer agent called lycopene. In fact, research has shown lycopene to be an even more powerful disease fighter than vitamin E and beta carotene. Lycopene needs fat for optimal absorption to occur. Therefore, putting the healthy fat olive oil in your spaghetti sauce is an excellent trick to increase your lycopene levels. Start including more tomatoes in your diet in the form of sLiced, whole, canned, stewed or sauced tomatoes or tomato paste.
This culinary use is one of Basils most popular uses and variations of this are used in cultures around the world. At our house, we add pesto to everything from eggs, to meats, to sLices of fresh cucumber.
garlic makes a great natural remedy to banish unsightly blemishes. Its antioxidants kill bacteria, so rub a sLiced clove of garlic on the pimple for an effective topical treatment.
It makes a wonderful after dinner treat when you feel like something sweet but dont have space for dessert. Just sLice off a few rounds of fresh ginger stem and pop them in the bottom of a mug or glass. Top with boiling water and allow to steep for 5 minutes or so. Serve with honey to taste.
You dont need insecticides or ant traps to antproof your kitchen. Just give it the lemon treatment. First squirt some lemon juice on door thresholds and windowsills. Then squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where the ants are getting in. Finally, scatter small sLices of lemon peel around the outdoor entrance. The ants will get the message that they aren’t welcome. Lemons are also effective against roaches and fleas: Simply mix the juice of 4 lemons (along with the rinds) with 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water and wash your floors with it; then watch the fleas and roaches flee. They hate the smell.
You never know what kind of pesticides or dirt may be lurking on the skin of your favorite fruits and vegetables. SLice your lemon and squeeze out one tablespoon of lemon juice into your spray bottle. The lemon juice is a natural disinfectant and will leave your fruits and vegetables smelling nice too.
You have been making guacamole all day long for the big party, and you dont want it to turn brown on top before the guests arrive. The solution: Sprinkle a liberal amount of fresh lemon juice over it and it will stay fresh and green. The flavor of the lemon juice is a natural complement to the avocados in the guacamole. Make the fruit salad hours in advance too. Just squeeze some lemon juice onto the apple sLices, and they will stay snowy white.
Place small sLices of lemon peel along thresholds, windowsills, door entrances, or near cracks or holes where ants or pests are lurking about. I haven’t tried this one yet (living on the third floor does have some advantages… no big ant problem where I live), but apparently ants do not like lemon and will not enter your home. Lemons are also effective against roaches and fleas.
To clean mineral deposits in your tea kettle: Fill the kettle with water and add a handful of thin sLices of lemon peel. Bring it to a boil then turn off the heat. Let is sit for an hour, drain, and rinse well.
Tamarind is used in many culinary preparations, from drinks, to sauces, jams and chutneys, to side and main dishes.A simple drink recipe for a delicious summer agua fresca de tamarindo calls for 1 lb. of tamarind pulp with seeds, 1 gallon of water and 1 cup of sugar. Put the pulp and water in a large cooking pot and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring and breaking up the pulp. Strain out the pulp and seeds, add sugar, and chill before serving with ice and garnished with orange or lemon fruit sLices.
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