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Horse chestnut strengthens veins and more
For varicose veins, try horse chestnut, an herbal extract to strengthen veins and reduce swelling.

Tame tension headaches by rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties.

The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes;and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.

Is your energy lagging? Though it may be the last thing you feel like doing when you're tired, exercise, even a brisk walk can be more effective than a nap or cup of coffee at fighting fatigue.

If you suffer from dry eyes, up your seafood intake. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which the body uses to produce tears, among other things. Research suggests that people who consume higher amounts of these fats are less likely to have dry eyes.

Source: Rehana
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