Home Remedies By Using Tomato

by Sam Malone

Tomatoes are one of the most nutritious fruits that have a variety of health benefits. Tomatoes are packed with nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, and iron.

Home Remedies Involving Tomato


There are certain home remedies that use tomato to help cure small ailments. Here are a few tomato home remedies that you can try, but do consult your doctor before doing so.

  • Acne Scars: Tomato paste can help get rid of acne and acne scars. Grind the tomatoes into a paste using a blender or mixer, and apply the paste evenly on your face, especially over the affected areas. Leave this on for about half an hour. Tomato aids in minimizing the irritation and with constant use it helps get rid of the acne. Wash your face with cold water and pat dry gently with a towel. If you do not have time to make the paste, place slices of tomato on your face. The vitamin A present in it will prevent your skin from producing too much sebum which tends to cause acne, and the antioxidant properties will renew damaged skin.
  • Anemia: If you suffer from anemia, drinking a glass of tomato and apple juice should help.
  • Bloodshot Eyes: To get rid of bloodshot eyes, eat 1 to 2 fresh tomatoes on an empty stomach.
  • Cholesterol: Drinking tomato juice everyday will help you if you suffer from high levels of cholesterol in your system. The Vitamin C in tomatoes has antioxidant properties. If you dislike the taste of tomato juice, you can eat them fresh instead or add them in a salad. Try to avoid cooking them as you will lose a number of nutrients.
  • Constipation: Eating certain foods can help you avoid constipation; tomatoes, if included in your daily diet, can help you. You can either eat tomatoes fresh, cooked or as a juice.
  • Dark Circles: To get rid of troublesome dark circles make your own homemade paste that requires a teaspoon of tomato juice, a pinch of gram flour, turmeric powder and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients together, smear the paste under your eyes and let it remain there for 10 minutes.
  • Diabetes: Tomatoes are known to help diabetic patients. You can include it in your food, especially in fresh salads along with other vegetables.
  • Diarrhea: If you are suffering from diarrhea, a remedy you can try is to mix tomato paste in a glass of water and drink it.
  • Eye Infection: Eating tomatoes can help you avert eye problems.
  • Morning Sickness: Fresh tomato juice with a dash of salt mixed in it drunk early in the morning is supposed to be a useful remedy for women suffering from morning sickness.
  • Mouth Ulcers: Gargle with tomato juice twice or thrice a day to get rid of mouth ulcers.
  • Skin: Tomato benefits for the skin include cleansing and rejuvenating it, getting rid of dead skin, opening up pores, and giving you a healthy glow. The vitamin C present in tomatoes has curative properties and it also contains an acid that removes dead skin, giving you a radiant look. You need to rub the slices on your face to see results. Drinking tomato juice is also helpful for patients suffering from eczema and sensitivity to light.
  • Sunburn: Apply tomato slices that have been soaked in buttermilk on skin affected by sunburn to get some relief.
  • Weight Loss: Tomatoes have very low calorific value and are absorbed by the body easily, thereby making it a very good diet food that also contains vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  • Wounds and Sores: Applying a slice of tomato on a wound, burns or sore will soothe and heal your wound if used regularly for 2 to 3 days.
References:

  1. http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/tomatoes-1
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20211400
  3. http://www.aces.edu/counties/Walker/newscolumns/healthbenefitsoftomatoesvasseaugust.pdf

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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