Natural Astringent for Oily Skin

The use of an astringent or a toner after washing your face to remove the residue is generally recommended. If the person is sensitive or normal skin, what is recommended is invigorating. On the other hand, if you have oily skin than recommended is an astringent.

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The astringent can help remove fat from the face and reduce the appearance of open pores.

However, most astringents that are purchased in pharmacies contain ingredients such as alcohol, which can dry the skin much, even if it is fat.

The site already brings you home astringent recipes, but today here’s a very special one. It is a completely natural astringent and alcohol, soft but powerful for your skin to remove fat from the face.

This astringent is especially good for those summer days when the skin feels warm and looks shiny because of the excess fat. It is so refreshing that women can also be used during one of the hot flashes of menopause. And best of all, does not dry the skin.

Recipe for homemade and natural astringent alcoholic

To remedy this we need:

  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves

We use distilled water because it is the purest there and has minerals such as tap water or bottled water they sell. Moreover, mint and parsley have astringent and cooling properties.


The water boil and remove from heat. He adds chopped mint and parsley, cover and let stand for half an hour. It is cast on a clean glass bottle or plastic. It can be applied either with a cotton swab or spray. Whatever is left over can be stored in the fridge and lasts a week before they have to pull.

This astringent should be applied after washing the face. Be sure to shake the bottle before each application.


Vitamix Blender Review

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The Vitamix is a well known set of instruments used in kitchens and tents for decades as a multipurpose mixer. In this article we will be looking at the positives and the negatives of the Vitamix 5000 blender and are more or less true for other members of the family Vitamix.

The exam consists of 4 sections namely, product design and quality, operational aspects, price, and finally, after sales service. However, this review does not cover the technical aspects of food preparation and ease of use.


Product design and quality

In contrast to the market as rivals Blendtec blenders, two key characteristics of the devices in the Vitamix family can be seen as its simplicity and ease of use. The device operation panel has only three controls making it easy for users.


Vitamix blender costs around US$500… it is an exceptional blender but if you prefer cheaper but also high quality blender, have a look at our Ninja Mega Kitchen 1500 review on

High / Variable Speed Variable Speed Selector

The container 5000 Vitamix include polycarbonate material, which is known to have BPA (bisphenol A) which is soluble in organic solvents but poorly soluble in water. There is still a concern about health problems and if you’ve already purchased a Vitamix 5000 or  you can buy a new or refurbished one, it’s a good idea to check and see if the existing container is made of polycarbonate or not. One option you have is to change the container to a container polycarbonate polyester, which is free of BPA, 10% harder than the old container, 10 times more resistant to damage in the dishwasher and much more chemically resistant. This machine has two containers, one for dry use and one for wet use.

The blade comes with a blender blade 4 legs hard and product users have no complaints about that. This piece can even handle ice cubes and nuts without any hassle. The blade and powerful motor 2 horsepower always admired by users. The blade is not easily removable from the top of the container and there was a complaint by customers who have difficulty getting food stuck under the blades. But with a little practice and patience, almost all foods between the blades and the bottom of the container can be obtained.

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The Vitamix machine is quite large in design (20.5 “high, 7.25″ wide and 8.75 Deep “) with respect to some other good mixers on the market. But for home use that is not considered a critical issue unless you have a little space for storage. machine‘s weight is 10.7 pounds and is also much heavier than the other competitors in the market.

The Vitamix machine can be operated by an average user without much difficulty. But there are some concerns about some aspects of it. This machine is very noisy and the Vitamix company fixed that problem in the new family members. Some users complain of some vibration when in operation. In some customer feedback, there were complaints of overheating of the machine when used in hard labor.

When it comes to cleaning, the machine is designed to clean itself when operating with soap and water. The high velocity flow of water within the food container (vial) of the washing machine remaining food inside the container.

The new prices for Vitamix machines are quite high and a good alternative is to buy a refurbished machine company. Many users claim that a refurbished machines refurbished machine is very similar to a completely new machine in terms of working conditions. The good news is that these machines are priced well below the price of new product quality remains almost the same. If you are on a budget, a refurbished Vitamix may be a good option.

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The after-sales service company Vitamix demonstrated as excellent by many comments from users. The company gives 30 day money back guarantee (subject to change, see the agreement when purchasing the product) and if the buyer is not satisfied, you may return the machine and get the money.

In conclusion, it is true that the Vitamix users to submit some of the previous negative aspects when reviewing the product. But when it comes to recommending a product, it is observed that almost all the users are very satisfied with the product and recommend it to others.

Tocosh Andino: Natural Penicillin

It acts as a preservative in the body, is a naturally ntibi?tico. Commonly used millennial acts as antibacterial, healing of gastric ulcers and hemorrhoids, used to prevent gastrointestinal infections and acute mountain sickness.
•    Use millennial
•    Properties healing
•    Composition
•    Study of the effect of probiotic tocosh potato as Tico and weight control
•    Development of potato tocosh
•    Dosage It’s a product obtained from the fermented potato pulp, with the same process that activates a natural antibiotic (penicillin natural).Considered by the Incas as a gift from God.
tocosh is known as the preserver of the body that strengthens the immune system.
contains alkaloids, amino acids, antimicrobial.
consumption is recommended to combat stomach ulcers, chronic gastritis, kidney disease, hemorrhoids. It also prevents osteoporosis and relieves upper respiratory conditions such as asthma.
The Incas believed that this food was a gift from his Apus (gods) and like any gift, it should be served as a sign of affection.

The Pope was considered one of the greatest displays of affection and its processes for consumption, provided no deity intervened.
For tocosh preparation, defined it as the preserver of the body, in preparation intervened the river, Incas dug a pond on the banks of the river, picked potatoes introduced it, the same as they were in a hairnet Ichu (Andean straw) once introduced in the pools, were pressed with many stones and left the water river run between 6 to 12 months, the water running through these wells began to transform the potato, it generated a natural antibiotic that is very effective. Then drew to potatoes (or what was left of them) and intervened in the sun, which dried and prepared it: porridge, soups and some dishes.
In this process the potato gets its power and bactericidal properties adquieredno going along this process are:
•    Probiotics.
•    Increases intestinal flora, helping to improve digestion.
•    Boosts the immune system.
•    It has antibacterial properties and a high content of penicillin.
•    Combat bronchial and kidney problems.
•    Combat gastritis and ulcers.
•    Consuming hot water increases body heat.
From the point of view bromatol?gico and nutritional concentrates high in carbohydrates (80.01g%), protein (3.91g%), with high calorific value cal-g 343.4% and low in fat.
STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF POTATO AS tocosh probiotic in the control of body weight
The study “potato tocosh” noted among some quantitative indicators: weight change and body length growth of young rats in the animal facility and laboratories of Microbiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry at the University San Martin de Porres.
The tocosh is considered a product of bacterial fermentation and putrefaction, according to research conducted in 1988, is a product of yeast fermentation. According to popular custom product used postpartum, colds, pneumonia, wound healing, such as antibacterial, healing of gastric ulcers and hemorrhoids, to prevent gastrointestinal infections and acute mountain sickness or “Soroche”.
The potato tocosh probiotic could be a very effective and low cost by the presence of lactobacilli at the end of the fermentation process of the Pope, much used by the inhabitants of the area of Iata, Huanuco, Peru as an antibiotic and energizing yet is known as a probiotic.
The potato tocosh is a favored food in the area and is prepared in all rural communities in Ancash. After the potato harvest, especially varieties Huayro, Iskupuru and White is the selection of the potato will serve to prepare the tocosh, using the discard (the bitterest) near the ditch is dug a pit about 60 cm deep, or you can use the same channel that fits with straw called “shicshi” brought from the heights, the straw should be very thick and lumpy straw is placed between the potato should be very hidden and protected. On this great package put many heavy stones, so that the water running slightly not take tubers. It is left there for six weeks. After this time the well is removed and placed in a shady site whole package straw and potatoes to drain the water stays there for three days.When dry rotten potatoes are removed (tocosh) and placed in a new package to save shicshi either for sale or consumption, do not save much time.
Tocosh capsules: Take 1 to 2 capsules after each meal.
Precautions: Do not exceed 6 capsules a day.

Red Maca Helps Improve Prostate Health, Renegenerate Bones

In recent years there have varieties of Maca assessed separately, especially the red variety, black and yellow, showing that Red Maca has proven effects by reducing the size of the prostate in benign prostatic hyperplasia induced with testosterone.

Red Maca has the highest anti-oxidant activity and  is effective in the treatment of osteoporosis by promoting bone regeneration and reduces the symptoms of menopause, unlike other varieties that have properties in common but are more effective in certain cases.

•    Reduces the size of the prostate
•    Is an excellent antioxidant
•    Fights against osteoporosis, as being effective bone regenerator


Benign prostatic hyperplasia affects the quality of life of men over 50 years, or discomfort while urinating frequently makes this affecting your quality of life. In experimental models of induction of benign prostatic hyperplasia, Red Maca was able to reduce the size of the prostate in a dose-response, only red maca reduced prostate weight in rats and mice.

Red Maca administered for 42 days reduced the size of the prostate epithelium. Testosterone enanthate increased prostatic epithelial height and the acinar lumen area. The histological picture in rats treated with Red Maca plus testosterone enanthate was similar to that observed in the controls, and his is an effect not previously described in scientific or historical evidence and can be an excellent alternative for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in humans.


Red MacaRed Maca is between all of this cruciferous varieties which has better antioxidant activity, being an excellent alternative to combat free radicals, preventing aging and disease.

Red Maca extracts, concentrated most antioxidants, which resultanexcelente in the current concern about the aging brain disease (memory loss, dementia), the brain is composed of lipids (fatty acids) in more than 60% and its operation is producing many free radicals over time, damage caused by free radicals accumulated in cells and energy production slows. In nerve cells, free radicals cause the withdrawal of the disappearance of dendrites and synapses, reducing communication networks of cells. Ultimately, this threatens the very survival of neurons.
The older, more free radicals generated by our cells and is experienced more risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease.
Red Maca combat osteoporosis, because it is effective in bone regeneration, osteoporosis is estrogen deficiency is a disease that affects many women and Red Maca has a protective effect on bone, being a natural alternative optimal, then the Red Maca treatment in rats with osteoporosis, bone tissue is similar to normal.

Subsequent studies conducted at the University Peruana Cayetano Heredia using animal models with induced osteoporosis compared the effects of Red Maca and Hormone Replacement Therapy. The rats who were given red maca developed an amazing ability to regenerate bone, even greater than the group treated with hormones.

Additionally Maca treatment has the advantage that it is a natural nutraceutical product that does not damage tissue. From a nutritional approach, the first step to prevent any disorder of bone mineralization is putting into practice a balanced diet with adequate energy and protein, sufficient intake of vitamins C and D (vitamin K is primarily synthesized by the intestinal flora ) of an adequate intake of calcium and phosphorus to ensure achievement of the maximum peak bone mass. Milk and its derivatives are the most important source of calcium, but other foods also contribute significant quantities: broccoli and cabbage, canned fish with soft bones and nuts.

Black Maca Helps Fight Against Infertility and Stress

Maca has known effects to improve male and female fertility , but recent studies show that the variety of Black Maca has specific effects more marked on female and male fertility and improves learning, memory, stress and be an effective solution increasing the fatigue endurance.
Black Maca Maca unlike Red is more effective for prostate problems, osteoporosis as well as having higher antioxidant activity

Black MacaBlack Maca helps improve female fertility

One study showed that Black Maca helps boost the endometrium avoiding embryonic loss, improves ovarian health ensuring embryo quality, even if the mother is subjected to adverse situations such as poor nutrition.

The restriction in food intake (malnutrition during pregnancy) has a negative impact on reproduction and embryonic losses increasing generating the birth of fewer offspring, low birth weight and delayed sexual maturity in many cases reaching influence reproductive success. These researchers have shown that daily administration of Maca Black on pregnant mice with restricted diet (malnourished) prevents embryonic loss with the result of increased by 4 times the number of offspring, and optimizing their birth weight and normalizes sexual maturity. This is one of the herbs that are found in many female fertility product like this one.

A study shows the effectiveness of Black Maca on fertility, that it can drastically increase the number of offspring of female mice despite being subjected to dietary restriction, obtaining a percentage very similar to the group that was not subjected to a restricted diet. SR + VH: control animals without dietary restriction. SR + MN: control animals receiving no dietary restriction black maca. CR + V: dietary restricted animals. CR + MN: animals receiving dietary restriction Black Maca.

Also good for male fertility

It has been shown to increase in epididymal sperm count and sperm motility, such research demonstrating its effect on spermatogenesis. From the seventeenth century is known by the chroniclers of the conquest of Peru property of maca to increase fertility.

It increases memory, improves learning, increases alertness and concentration, c ombate fatigue, increasing endurance.
The unique composition of Black Maca promotes improved learning and memory in a natural way, this has been proven in scientific studies demonstrating its safe use.

There have been studies in rats and mice using four models of memory corruption. Black Maca has better beneficial effects on memory and learning than other varieties of maca and control, the results indicate that Black Maca improves memory impairment induced escopolaminas.
In the study showed that Black Maca had a marked effect on fatigue by allowing physical strength have 3 to 4 times higher than other varieties of maca, allowing to reach fatigue state much longer than the other ecotypes. For this study, mice were introduced into a pool and monitored the time comes to fatigue and sinks, the animal being immediately removed from the pool.

Solution to stress, improves mood

Black Maca consumption, is an effective alternative against stress, to decrease naturally. In men, stress was assessed using psychometric tests before and after treatment with placebo or maca. Maca stress scores decreased markedly.