Navel oiling is a very ancient remedy, used since centuries in India. In this article, learn about the benefits of this remedy and how you can use it to your advantage.
One of the greatest advantage of being born an Indian is that you just learn things - without having to learn anything! What do I mean? In India, herbal medicine and traditional home remedies are used so much that from the young age, one learns of these applications. Take for example, this navel oil remedy, which we are going to discuss today - it is something I have known since I was born! I remember my grandma applying navel oil on me many times and often telling me and others about it's benefits. Did she know the science behind this therapy? YES. But did she ever go to some science classes to learn of it? Heck NO!!
What is Navel Oil Massage?
Navel oil massage, also called as navel therapy or navel oiling,is a very old practice in India. It is used for treating various ailments (or disturbances) in the body - simply by massaging the navel with various types of oils.
Ayurvedic explaination, plz?
In Ayurveda, it is believed that massaging the navel (nabhi or tundi) with certain oils can eliminate diseases. This belief is based on the fact that it is our navel that is the life source as when we are in the womb, the navel links the mother and the child to provide nutrients from food to the child. This is why navel is believed to be the energy center, one that if taken care of, can bring balance, nourishment and peace to our mind and body.
The other aspect of this is the fact that our navel is connected to many detox pathways, veins, colon, digestion, blood vessels, both large and small intestines as well as our reproductive organs, it is therefore beneficial to provide oil massage as it is powerfully absorbed and transferred where needed.
Benefits of Navel Oiling -
Which oil for what condition?
Castor Oil - Knee & Joint Stiffness, Joint Pain, Fertility, Menstrual Cramps
Coconut Oil - Fertility (both Men & Women), Inflammation, Cooling Properties, Dry Skin
Olive Oil - Fertility (both Men & Women), Dry Skin
Neem Oil - Pimples, Blemishes, Acne, Cystic Acne, Scars, Red Rashes, Itchiness
Almond Oil - Best for Glowing Skin and for Supple Skin
Almond Oil + Lemon Essential Oil - Pigmentation, Bright Skin
Mustard Oil - Chapped lips, Eyesight, Healthy Skin, Puffy Eyes, Dark Circles
Mustard Oil + Ginger Oil - Gas, Bloating, Upset Stomach, Nausea, Menstrual Cramps, Vomiting
Mustard Oil + Tea Tree - Keeping Navel Clean & Bacteria Free
Hing Paste (Hing/Asafeotida + Warm Oil or Warm Water) - Babies's Colic Issues, Stomach Upset & Pain
Ajwain Paste (Ajwain/Caraway Seeds + Warm Oil or Warm Water) - Babies's Colic Issues, Stomach Upset & Pain
How many times to apply?
This needs to be done daily and you can either apply one time before bed or if having severe condition, then apply it 2 to 3 times per day and see. Also, the oil needs to be slightly warm for best results.
This is it for today! Another very easy, affordable, yet powerful step you can take right away! Do let me know how this article has benefited you in the comments and I sure look forward to your feedback.
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To Happy Navel - the Center of Life Energy!
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