Zubaida Tariq, a household name, an icon and an inspiration for many passed away after a brief illness on Thursday night.
Talking to the media, her brother and famous writer, Anwar Maqsood confirmed the sad news, “Zubaida Apa passed away after brief illness. Her funeral will be held at Sultan Masjid [in DHA area of Karachi] after Friday prayers.”
Zubaida Apa came to prominence in the late 90s due to her recipes and home remedies or totkas. She was regarded as a cooking mentor and thousands of people learned cooking by watching her shows.
As a tribute to the late icon, we have compiled a list of her most famous totkay. Here are seven most useful homemade remedies by Zubaida Apa, according to Khana Pakana.
1. For Oily Skin
Mix together 2 tbsp egg white, a few drops of lemon juice and olive oil, after cleansing your face apply this mask for 5-7 minutes. Rinse off with water. You can use this mask once a month.
2. For dry feet
Heat up half cup of mustard oil and half teaspoon of bee wax in pan, until wax melts. A cream like texture will form, seal this in a jar. Before going to bed, wash your feet and apply the bee wax and mustard oil cream on your feet and wear socks. Following morning wash your feet and massage with moisturizing lotion.
3. For keeping insects away from cupboards and cabinets
Dry the leaves of Neem Tree under shadow and place these dry leaves in cupboards, cabinet and ecven suitcase. Replace the leaves after a few months. Neem leaves will help in keeping insects away.
4. For removing smell from hands
Squeeze lemon juice and rub the lemon skin on hands. After that wash your hands with soap and dry your hands. At the end apply hand lotion or cold cream on your hands. Another easy remedy is massages your hands with tooth paste for a few minutes then wash.
5. For healthier hair
If you feel your hair is dry and dull, then sprinkle a little milk on them and comb. You will see that your hairs will become softer. Make a mixture of one egg, 1 tsp olive / coconut / mustard oil and 1-2 tbsp yogurt; apply on hairs once a month for half hour then shampoo hairs.
6. Glowing face mask
Mix two tablespoons of yoghurt with 3 drops of white vinegar. Apply yoghurt all over face, avoiding eyes. Leave on your face for 10 minutes and then wash off. Face mask and face pack are actually same and do the same job.
7. For fairer skin
Apply almond oil or olive oil on your neck before going to bed three times in a week. Mix 1 tbsp of yogurt with a pinch of yeast, gently massage on your neck for ten minutes. Do this twice a month (every two weeks) before taking a bath. You will surely get a positive result after a few applications.
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