Beauty: Chili foot baths says Dr. Oz

August 8, 2011 – With longs days at work, your hands are tired from using the computer mouse too much and your feet are tired from wearing stylish shoes.

According to the famous Dr. Oz and his team, using chillies for foot and hand baths may be the answer.

In Japan, a well-known traditional beauty secret is using the Togarashi Pepper not only for seasoning delicious ramen noodles, but also as an ingredient in baths to soak your tired feet and hands.

The chilli pepper is said to stimulate circulation and wake up any tired extremity.


Japanese Togarashi Pepper Foot Bath

  1. Fill your foot bath or large container with warm to hot water.
  2. Sprinkle Togarashi Pepper into the water and soak your feet for ten minutes.


You can use the same method for your hands.

You’ll feel a tingly and warm sensation from the pepper, and afterwards, your feet and hands will feel energized and rejuvenated!



Source: Dr. Oz



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  1. Avatar james January 9th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    according to FAO statistics, Kenya imports 60 % of its rice needs and still uses analogue cane production systems. there is more that 70 % land in Kenya considered arid and semi arid, yet we have more per capita rainfall than the whole of north Africa which produces enough food to feed its bigger population.
    efficiency and adoption of technologically advanced principles will help Kenya get even nearer to our neighbour Ethiopia whose close to 90 million is now guaranteed of food security all year round. the National cereals and produce board is an example, Rwanda has already successfully worked on the warehouse receipting with great success. our national cereals and produce board unfortunately has in the past operated in an opaque manner which makes many farmers to be afraid. if the systems are made to work, we have the capacity and the market.
    therefore, the two main areas requiring attention is the technology sharing to increase productivity per surface area, selection of the right crop genotypes and the right market linkages to ensure less produce is lost. an example of what needs to be done better is linking bodies such as HCDA to government’s of china and India to ensure farmers produce always get a ready market.
    so we need to be more focused and we look for the right strategic approaches that guarantee sustained increase in farmers incomes.
    the writer is an author of the Success in Agriculture training guides.

  2. Avatar grace mwai January 14th, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Mr. Wambugu, I happen to be one of your readers because you write very balanced articles. In your article you have given Kenyatta/Ruto good advice but you have given a very wrong model ie. Obama as a good example. Firstly, Obama has been the most polarizing president in modern times , has led the Americans with the highest unemployment and slowest economic growth compared to Jimmy carter’s years minus inflation. For the first time since the great depression, almost half the country do not pay income tax and most are on welfare. The American foreign policy is in chaos as the world fear for American military might is no more. You need no other example than in Syria. Poverty and homelessness are at all time high despite the government having spent trillions of dollars since the Lyndon johnson’s presidency declaration of fight against it.
    The main reason unknown to the world why Obama was re-elected was like Moi’s KANU, he encouraged and exploited people’ poverty by promising them free goodies from contraceptives to cell phones. Supported gay marriage and all sorts of abortion. As a true liberal he preached about the utopian world where everybody is equal and about income re-distribution . This gained him fanatical following from African-Americans who like the Maasai to Moi, voted for him to a man. He also got a lot of votes from the Latino immigrants who being uneducated fell for the free goodies.
    Obama has not fulfilled any of his promises except health care which is the most unpopular policy in the American history only second to the latter years of Iraq war. Even a large number of democrats are against it. It is total chaos as it was intended as a vehicle for income re-distribution.
    Uhuru/Ruto should know that simply by fulfilling their election promises will not be a guarantee to re-election. Unlike Obama who is supported by most of the liberal American media like the New York times, cbs, nbc and vitually most of the print and electronic except wall street journal ,fox news and most conservative talk radios, Uhuru/Ruto got all the major print and electronic media in Kenya against them. In actual fact by reading the news on Kenya, a foreigner would be tempted to think that the media is an organ of ODM and by extension CORD.
    For Uhuru/Ruto to survive politically, they have to start campaigning today for 2017. They should totally disregard the elite in Nairobi and go and explain what they are doing OR not doing to “WANJIKU”. Human beings live, eat and breath “hope”. They should go and instill hope to Kenyans in the rural areas.
    Eventually, since the media has declared war on their administration, they should reciprocate by blaming everything on Raila and his allies in the media. He should call the media by name and explain to the wanjikus that they are agents of opposition.
    They should always know that in politics, gentlemen always loose and the “end justifies the means”. Obama have publicly fought the Fox News and talk radio for being opposed to his liberal ideas.

  3. Avatar marloow January 15th, 2014 at 1:21 am

    @ Ms. Mwai,

    Interesting piece…even as you obviously repeat conservative and GOP talking points. While the contention that Obama “has been the most polarizing president in modern
    times” is one repeated by the likes of Hannity, Limbaugh and consumers of FOX
    News, that opinion is just that, an opinion, one not supported empirically. And
    left out in you claim is the reason why he has been a polarizing figure. Could
    it be because there are those in this great country who could never countenance
    a black man in the WH? I will let you ponder and answer that question.

    The statement that Obama “led the Americans with the highest unemployment…” does not even make sense even as it conveniently overlooks the job loss and unemployment rate when he came into office in 2009. When Obama came into office…the US was losing 700,000 jobs/a month and unemployment was at 7.8% peaking at 10%. I will let
    you research the trend of the 2 matrices since Obama took office.

    Can you cite from whence you get stats such as “…for the1st time since the…depression…half the country do not pay income tax….are on welfare….” and what role Obama had in said claims?

    I for one am glad that America foreign policy reflects a multi-polar world and not
    the hegemony that got us into Iraq…or almost got the US into Syria. There is
    something to be said about a powerful country/person opting to talk through a
    disagreement instead of “shocking and awing” the enemy into submission

    That you actually believe what Mitt Romney cited as one of the reason he lost to Obama
    in 2912 AND the silliness about “free Obama cell phones” tells me all I need to
    know about your political leanings. Do you even know what the so-called “free
    Obama cell phone” program is, who and when it was started? Once again, I will
    let you reflect on that claim and its veracity.

    The last claim that Obama garnered an overwhelming support from African-Americans is indeed true – 95+%. I am sure you also know the truism that Obama WOULD not
    have won the nomination and presidency in 2008; definitely not the re-election
    in 2012 if his support came solely from the African-American community….sorry
    to burst your bubble but there was no “tyranny of numbers” here in the US. Obama
    put together a coalition of Blacks, Whites, Latinos, Asians, American Indians
    that bested the predominantly white GOP candidacy of Romney…but I am sure you
    knew that.

    Finally, it is one thing to disagree with someone on policy. I certainly do not agree
    with everything Obama does: Syria, Iran, the roll-out of the ACA was a major
    fiasco, the banks/Wall Street have gotten away with fomenting the financial
    crisis of 2007/8, NSA spying etc.

    It is an entirely different ball-game when people such as yourself Ms. Mwai allow your
    hatred for Obama to make you irrational, prone to making up stuff to support
    your dislike of the man.

    Come on now!!

  4. Avatar waf January 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am

    alternate the presidency!

  5. Avatar Enock Tarus April 1st, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    However much we talk of political and and economic security, it is null and void if we do not prioritize food security. i have said before, and will continue to say, that an empty stomach is the surest recipe for chaos. unless we tap the potential in youth and channel their energies towards agriculture, the 10% economic growth will remain elusive day by day.


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