10 Effective Home Remedies to Gain Weight | Ayurvedic Treatment

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In Ayurveda, Acharya Charaka (principal contributors to Ayurveda) in Charak Samhita Sutra Sthana (Textbook), 21 Chapter has described 8 types of undesirable body constitutions or appearance of which too obese and too lean are considered most undesirable ones. Obesity has been described in the previous article thus this article deals with the diet, lifestyle and medicine which one should take in order to gain weight.

PS:- In this context, it should be remembered that person can be lean, underweight, emaciated or with mild to moderate weight loss depending upon physical examination and associated investigation.

Causes of emaciation/lean person:

Underweight-Causes
  • Incorporation of foods and drinks which are dry in character and quality causing wasting away of the body.
  • Willing abstinence [fasting] or reduction from food/drink for a period of time.
  • Taking very less quantity of food or because of limited resources.
  • Continued illness and overuse of excessive medical therapies without proper management of body with diet.
  • Excess anger and grief.
  • Excess physical and mental exertion.
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Applying dry massage over naturally dry body.
  • Natural causes like being of Vata constitution, old age, heredity.

Symptoms of a lean person:

  • Unable to tolerate or withstand heavy physical exercise/exertion.
  • Because of the lean constitution, they cannot stand long spells of hunger, thirst, drug dose, illness with long duration.
  • Because of their lean body constitution, they are unable to perform a sexual act or intake of too cold or too hot diet and lifestyle.
  • These people generally suffer or are prone to diseases like spleen enlargement, chronic cough, muscle wasting, respiratory diseases, abdominal swelling,  diseases of digestive and anorectal system.

Definition:-

Underweight-Definition

After going through the causes and features of a lean person, Acharya Charaka has then given the definition of lean persons: one who has dried up buttocks, abdomen and neck with prominent veins and joints. And the person appears to have bone and skin only with thickened nodes.

Management:-

Before one start with the treatment, the patient or the physician has to first evaluate and calculate whether the weight loss is extreme and obvious (OR it is inconsequential or negligible weight loss which just needs some good diet and lifestyle management).

PS. In a recent young patient if weight loss is especially due to illness or lack of food think of any wasting disease or metabolic disorder first, whereas a rule, weight loss in old age one should think of medical condition which can progressively become worse such as malignancy.

Dietary Regimen:-

Underweight-Dietary-Regimen

Prior to prescribing medicines to the patients, it is the duty of the attending Physician to give emphasis and importance on the mind of the patients that tonics and injections alone are not enough to help assess and monitor changes in body weight. Some good food and exercise must accompany the medicines for a significant and considerable gain in weight.

Pathya [wholesome diet]: Water, old brown rice , green gram, fresh green vegetables, banana, pomegranate, garlic, ginger, raisins, black pepper, clarified butter, buttermilk, with regular brushing of teeth and tongue cleaning, bathing, lemon,salt,mint,morning walk, yoga, meditation, comfortable bed,  relaxed mind, contentment, cheerfulness, newly harvested cereals, enema consisting of unctuous and sweet drugs, use of fragrance and garlands, white dress, application of soothing ointment/massage to eyes, head, face, mental pleasure, intake of soup made up of meat of aquatic, domestic , marshy animals, fresh wine, well cooked meat, ghee, curd, milk, sugarcane, black gram, wheat and its products, jaggery and its products, regular oil massage, regular use of rejuvenation formulations to reduce excessive leanness and provide nourishment to the body

Apathya [unwholesome diet]: Avoid: heavy, slimy food along with fetid odor and unpleasant sight, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, eating late at night, stress, colas, indulgence in anxiety, sexual act and physical exercise,

Eat a variety of nutrient-rich food but who have some added advantage like:

  • Cabbage (cholesterol-lowering benefits),
  • Carrot (helps in liver detoxification),
  • Cauliflower (ideal against abdominal problems),
  • Dates (best for muscle development), and onions (contains flavonoids which protect against cardiovascular disease), garlic (has broad-spectrum antibiotic properties)
  1. Take protein rich diet: legumes, sprouted pulses/cereals, milk with protein.
  2. Take vitamin A, B, C, E in the diet which helps in strengthening the immune system.

HOME REMEDIES:-

Remedy I

Before starting medicine (of any system): make a powder of raw mango seed and take 250mg with yoghurt or water empty stomach in the morning for consecutive three days. And start practising Yogasanas (of your choice with Surya-Namaskar Asana).

Remedy II

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Take self-expressed juice of white onion 6ml with honey in the morning.

Remedy III

Have a good, stress-free sleep after meals to gain weight.

Remedy IV

Protein-Rich-Food

Have a well-balanced diet in good proportions and taking everything into account with more proteins and more calories with exercise. Take more of cereals, legumes, daal, egg, and eat fresh fruits regularly with sweet pulp like (banana, mango, sapodilla, and grapes).

Remedy V

Foremost, start eating Bananas. Take a diet rich in vitamin C (Citrus fruits) and vitamin E (sunflower seeds, almonds, apricots, peanuts) which are rich in antioxidants and thus helps in improvement of Thymus function  (associated with Immunity).

Remedy VI

amla powder-Home-Remedies

Eat a mixture of amla powder ½ spoons with 4 spoons of honey.

Remedy VII

Do not skip breakfast, take your lunch between 12 – 1 PM which is the period of digestion, and likewise, take your dinner 2 hours before retiring to bed.

Remedy VIII

Make sure you do not travel, do strenuous exercise, or indulge in sexual activities within one hour after a meal.

Remedy IX

Proper sleep with proper diet is the key to healthy living and weight gain in Ayurveda.

PS:- It is worth mentioning that it is clearly written in Charaka Samhita (Sanskrit text on Ayurveda) that liberation from anxiety about any work, along with intake of nourishing diet and adequate sleep makes the man obese like a pig. [ Ch.Su.21/34]
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15 Effective Home Remedies for Sinusitis in Ayurveda

Sinusitis-Home-Remedies

Sinus is a cavity within a bone having a relatively narrow opening and those related with the nose are called paranasal or accessory nasal sinuses. These sinuses are filled with air and communicate with nasal cavities through their various Ostia. Although the function of sinuses is not definitely known various theories give them functions like warming, moistening and filtering the air. And whenever there is/are inflammation of these sinuses it is termed as sinusitis.

In Ayurveda, although sinusitis can be classified under certain diseases of the nose and head. For better understanding, we can correlate it with ‘Pratishyaya’ (Sinusitis or even Common Cold) and ‘Dushta Pratishyaya’ (Chronic Sinusitis) on the basis of signs/symptoms, complications and prognosis. Our ancient text Sushruta Samhita has described Pratishyaya in detail even after explaining the diseases of the nose, which shows the importance of this disease even during the ancient time. And it is chiefly due to a disturbance in the Pran Vayu (one of the five energy subdivisions of prana) and Shleshak Kapha (Synovial Fluids or Lubricant within the muscles /joints) resulting in blocking of the Sinus passage.

PS:-Dushta Pratishaya is more common pathology nowadays among the general population.

Etiology:

Sinusitis-Causes
  • Changing lifestyle and an increase in environmental pollution.
  • Working in a hot/humid/dusty environment.
  • Living in a cold area or change of atmosphere.
  • Weak immunity, nutritional deficiency.
  • Genetic.

Symptoms:

  • Heaviness in head.
  • Excess sneezing.
  • Blocked/ running nose.
  • Pain in the temporal region.
  • Toothache, headache.
  • Thirst and dryness of palate, lips and throat.

In later stages when changes into Dushta Pratishyaya (due to negligence or improper management)

  • Foul smell from mouth and breath.
  • Cough, anosmia, low-grade fever.
  • Frequent yellow nasal discharge.

APPROACH TOWARDS PATIENT OF SINUSITIS:

Before going for further treatment protocol or referral to ENT Specialist, as a general physician one must look out or ask for following points during general physical examination:

  1. Any related or corresponding dental pain, eye strain, facial pain, headache, poor sense of smell or bad breath, nasal discharge?
  2. Weak Immune system i.e. any immunocompromised state, since a poor immune system makes one prone to infections.

MANAGEMENT:

1. DIETARY REGIMEN

Pathya [wholesome diet]: freshly prepared and easily digestible warm food, khichadi, brown rice, soup of moong dal, cow’s or goat milk, black grapes, lukewarm water/food, black pepper, honey, mulethi, clove, dried ginger, high protein diet, proper hydration, carrots, cantaloupe, egg yolk, apricots, pineapple, celery,  papaya, pumpkin, amla, taro root, spinach, squash, watermelon, almonds, raw garlic, sunflower and sesame oil,  legumes, sprouted pulses/cereals, deep breathing exercises, saline drops, sleep in lateral position which helps prevent accumulation of mucus in the sinuses and avoid difficult breathing.

Apathya [unwholesome diet]: heavy, slimy, oily and acidic food, sunlight/dust exposed areas, day sleeping, brinjal, tomato, potato, banana, green leafy vegetables, cold water/food, mustard oil, smoking, excess physical exertion, milk and milk products [if nasal blockage is an issue], cheese, yogurt, ice cream, refined sugar, seafood, fish, red meat, butter, eggs, bread, corn and corn products, soy products, tea, coffee, soda, alcoholic beverages, avoid skipping or delaying meals, head bath, swimming, air travel, damp weather, mosquito repellants, day time sleeping, sedentary lifestyle, food which are sweet/sour and salty in taste, fast food, chocolates, white flour,

HOME REMEDIES:

Remedy I

Steam-Inhalation

STEAM INHALATION: it opens the nasal passages by draining the sinuses and making mucosal flow easy. Likewise, Ayurveda methods like Jala neti, kunjal, ghrita neti can be done which keeps of respiratory tract clear of dirt and toxins by cleansing the sinuses.

Remedy II

Practice Janu shirasana, chakrasana, Dhanurasana, bhujangasana, shalabasana, halasana [any list is more] so check with a Yoga instructor as to what best suits you.

Remedy III

Take a muslin cloth and put 1 gm ajowan seeds and make a potli bag and snuff it frequently, a very easy, cheap and useful remedy to ward off nasal catarrh, likewise.

Remedy IV

Roast 100 gm cumin seeds and mix with 200 gm ghee and consume daily.

Remedy V

Take 5 gm camphor and 25 gm turpentine oil in a bottle and keep for one day [closed] in the sun so that the camphor gets melted. After a day, taking this solution as nasal drops, even chronic and unpleasant sinusitis symptoms have shown wonderful results.

Remedy VI

Ginger and Turmeric-Home Remedies

Take raw ginger and raw turmeric: 2 gm each and fry in 6gm cow’s ghee and later add 6 gm jaggery, and take once at night.

Remedy VII

Take 1.5 gm bhang leaves and 3 gm jaggery. Mix them well and make a tablet out of it and give it to the patient at night. Do not give water and ask him to sleep immediately. It is said that in one night one can get relief from most of the sinusitis symptoms. However, people using bhang as addiction will have mild or no effect.

Remedy VIII

Use of Shadbindu oil [2-2 drops] in each nostril also helps in relieving sneezing predominant symptom.

Remedy IX

Some of the results-oriented medicine(s) which are available over the counter [OTC] and are useful household remedies are: chitrakadi haritaki, mahalakshmi vilas ras, decoction of viola odorata,vyoshadi/lavangadi vati, vasavleha, tribhuvan kirti ras, godanti bhasam, sitopladi/talishadi churan, dashmoola kwatha, zandu balm.

Remedy X

Rubbing of nutmeg in water and applying the paste helps in relieving headache associated with sinusitis.

Remedy XI

Clove-Oil-Home-Remedy

Use of 2 drops of clove oil with jaggery or rubbing the oil on a handkerchief and then frequently sniffing it also provides relief in acute sinusitis.

Remedy XII

Make a tea with Holy basil leaves 11, black pepper 5, along with little of ginger and mix sugar for taste. This will help in the alleviation of symptoms associated with normal nasal catarrh.

Remedy XIII

Take black pepper 3 gm, after making fine powder mix with 25 gm jaggery and 50 gm curd, and give this twice daily for relief from sinusitis.

Remedy XIV

Ginger Juice-Home-remedies

Take ginger juice 3 gm, black pepper 5, sugar candy 6 gm and dissolve in 150 gm water and mix thoroughly, thereafter when ¼ remain, sieve the mixture and give it to drink.

Remedy XV

In Ayurveda, we hold that nose is the gateway to head, thus start practising NASYA [errhine therapy], after consulting/guidance of an Ayurveda physician.

Home remedies for Arthritis

Arthritis-Home-Remedies

The term “Arthritis” does not indicate a disease in an organ. Arthritis is actually a way of pointing to joint pain or joint disease. Arthritis is a disease which causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints, the term “joint” here means the connection of two bones. There is no specific age in which arthritis can occur, arthritis can happen to anyone regardless of age, sex and race. There are many types of arthritis like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, gout and many more which can make the type count to 100.

What causes Arthritis?

There can be many causes of arthritis, some involve wear and tear of injuries in cartilage which can further lead to inflammation and can result in arthritis. Sometimes arthritis can also occur because of family history, you can develop arthritis if your parents or siblings have or had the disorder. The joint injuries which have occurred earlier to you can also result in arthritis whereas having an over-weighted body can also increase the risk of arthritis as it puts more stress on joints. In some cases, an excess of smoking can also result in developing arthritis.

Symptoms and complications:

Arthritis-Symptoms

There are many symptoms which present themselves at the time a person developing arthritis. Most commonly the effect is seen in joints, some of the symptoms are given below.

  1. Stiffness in joints
  2. Swelling near joints
  3. Reduction in the speed of motion
  4. Pain in joints
  5. Redness near joints

These are some symptoms of arthritis if we look toward complication which can occur while developing arthritis the most common complications will be, severe pain in the hands and arms. A person will feel difficult to perform daily tasks, in some cases, the joints may become deformed.  Arthritis is a common disease which occurs to thousands of people every year, it is always suggested to see a doctor and get it diagnosed. While the feeling of developing arthritis you can take some measures to prevent the disease, the measures involve home remedies. Some of the home remedies are given below which can help you to prevent arthritis and can help to recover faster if you are already suffering from it.

I.  Exercising

Exercises-Home-Remedies

Exercising is one of the best things you can do while having a doubt of arthritis. Exercises like swimming are proven to be one of the effective exercises, as water provides resistance and buoyancy which increases the intensity of exercise as well as it provides support to a body which helps to relieve pressure from joints. Exercising also result in weight loss which can take off extra stress from the joints especially legs and can help to relieve pain. In context to exercising yoga is also a good way to cure arthritis, yoga focuses on an internal alignment which helps in relieving the pain from joints and release stress from joints.

II. Heating & cooling

Heating and cooling basically help in soothing stiff joints, it also helps in relieving the pain. The basic fundamental of heating and cooling the affected area is an increase in blood circulation at one time and reducing at other time. Increasing blood circulation helps in soothing stiff joints and decreasing blood circulation will reduce swelling and relieves pain. You can use a hot water bottle to apply heat and use ice or cool water to apply cold.

III. Massage

Massaging your joints and muscles will surely help to relieve the pain. Massaging your muscles and joints twice or thrice a day will help soothe pain caused by arthritis. It is believed that massaging your joints boosts serotonin levels which improves mood and it also helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol and neurotransmitter.

III. Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3-fatty-acids

When talking about arthritis inflammation is one of the major problem people suffer through. It is known that that omega-3 fatty acids help reducing inflammation in the body. Reducing the inflammation is one advantage of omega-3 fatty acids other one is regulating the immune system. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids help in regulating the immune system. You can easily get omega-3 fatty acids from common food products such as nuts, cold water fish whereas if a person feel more need for omega-3 fatty acids they can take supplements.

IV. Acupuncture

Acupuncture-Home-Remedy

Ancient Chinese used to believe that inserting thin needles into specific points on your body can restore balance and reduce arthritis pain. Acupuncture is a technique of inserting thin needles into specific parts of the body especially area of joints. Acupuncture should not be practiced without getting a licensed and certified acupuncturist in your area.

V. Turmeric

Turmeric-Home-Remedy

It’s a known fact that Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory properties in it. Adding turmeric to your daily dishes can help to reduce the swelling and pain, the anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric are because of a chemical called “curcumin”. Having a good amount of turmeric in your daily diet can help to reduce the pain and will help to cure arthritis.

VI. Meditation

Meditation is a very powerful tool used for relaxing the body as well as to improve focus. Besides improving focus meditation also help in reducing pain from arthritis and reducing stress. Studies conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) have found that meditation is helpful for some people to reduce pain in joints. The people suffering from arthritis should surely consider practicing meditation every day.

VII. Increase Vitamin-D content

Did you remember your parents telling you to stand in sunshine facing your back? If yes then they were indirectly telling you to get vitamin D. Sun rays are a good source of vitamin D, it has proved to build strong bones and boosting the immune system. Talking about arthritis it is not 100% sure that vitamin D will help reducing pain or swelling but vitamin D will surely increase bone strength which in turn can help in reducing the chances of arthritis.

Summary:-

There is no specific age in which arthritis can occur, arthritis can happen to anyone regardless of age, sex, and race. Symptoms of arthritis include pain in joints, swelling, and redness in the areas of joints. It is a wise decision to consult a doctor while having symptoms of arthritis. Home remedies can help in reducing the pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, it’s good to take home remedies for relieving the pain as arthritis is proven to make people uncomfortable which results in uneasiness in performing daily routines. Some of the basic home remedies which can be used are increased intake of turmeric, vitamin D, besides these cooling and heating can are also helpful.

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Home remedies for Indigestion

Indigestion-Home-Remedies

It’s just like torture when your favourite food is in front of you and you can’t have it just because you have indigestion problem. Indigestion is a very common problem which occurs to almost everyone, bloating, heartburn, nausea, pain are some common causes of indigestion. It would be wrong to call indigestion a disease, indigestion isn’t a disease but a symptom of gastrointestinal problems. Gastric is one of the main cause of pain while having indigestion problem, gastric is basically inflammation in the lining of the stomach. Some people do not have a strong stomach lining which allows digestive juices to damage and inflame this lining.

There can be many symptoms involving indigestion such as pain in stomach, gastric, bloating and constipation. Most of the people have indigestion at one or other point of life, while everyone starts taking antacids at that point, you must try controlling the cause of indigestion instead of curing it. There are many ways in which you can prevent and control indigestion, instead of taking antacids just try these simple home remedies given below.

I. Chamomile tea

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Chamomile tea can be beneficial in order to control and prevent indigestion. Chamomile is a herb that is extracted from Asteraceae plant family flowers. Chamomile has been used for centuries to reduce anxiety and provide comfort by reducing stomach acid. While helping reducing stomach acid, chamomile tea also have some unique properties which may benefit you in sleeping better. You can buy chamomile tea from stores and online too, to prepare chamomile tea you need to boil some water and place 1-2 tea bags in it according to your desire. When teabag is properly mixed with water just pour it in a cup and add some honey. Drink once or twice a day.

II. Ginger

Ginger is known to be full of nutrients and bioactive compounds. Ginger is basically originated from China, ginger is being used as a medicine from a very early time. It has an excellent history in terms of reducing digestion problems, fighting common flu and cold. Ginger contains powerful properties like anti-inflammatory, the bioactive compound Gingerol is responsible for this medicinal property. Drinking a cup of ginger tea will help you to reduce the indigestion problem and it will help you to soothe your stomach.

III. Lemon water

Lemon Water-Home-Remedy

Having excess stomach acid can also result in indigestion. The Lemon water or juice can help us reducing excess stomach acid and can help improve indigestion. Lemon is a citrus fruit which contains alkaline effects which probably help reducing stomach acid resulting in relieving heartburn effect. All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of lemon juice in water (hot\cold) a drink it twice or thrice a day.

IV. Baking soda

Baking soda which is commonly used for baking can be used to neutralize stomach acid. Baking soda has some properties which can be used to treat heartburn which is caused by the excess of stomach acid. Just dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water (cold) and drink it for results.

V. Apple cider vinegar

The medicinal benefits of apple cider vinegar are well known to everyone. From improving blood levels to help reducing weight apple cider vinegar is a highly used home remedy. Apart from reducing weight and improving blood levels, apple cider vinegar also helps in improving digestion. As you know having the excess of stomach acid is bad for indigestion but having too little of stomach acid can also result in bad digestion. Drinking apple cider vinegar helps in increasing your body’s production of stomach acid, which furthers results in good digestion.

VI. Liquorice root

Liquorice root-Home-Remedies

Did you ever wonder how come the candies and beverages have sweetness in them? Yes, liquorice root is used as a sweetener in these products. Besides sweetening eating products the liquorice root is also helpful in improving digestion. Chewing liquorice root can help in relaxing the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract. You can add liquorice root to boiling water and drink the mixture to improve digestion. It is suggested not to take liquorice root more than 2.5 grams a day because if it’s taken in large amount it can raise the levels of sodium and potassium in your blood which can cause high blood pressure.

VII. Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea-Home-remedy

Peppermint tea is more than just a flavoured drink, the peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family which is known for refreshing breaths and health benefits. Menthol, limonene and menthone are some essential oils found in peppermint, all these oils provide medicinal and refreshing properties. It is also believed that peppermint helps in relieving digestive symptoms such as bloating, indigestion and gas. Peppermint prevents contraction of smooth muscles which in turn relieve pain. Normally most people can drink peppermint tea while having indigestion problem except those who are having ulcers or gastrointestinal injuries are suggested not to take peppermint tea.

VII. Cinnamon

Cinnamon-Home-Remedy

Cinnamon has proven to be very helpful when it comes to medicinal purpose. Sprinkling just a little cinnamon to your latte or diet can be beneficial for improving digestion. Cinnamon has lots of medicinal properties which can provide relief from heartburn, indigestion and other problems. It is suggested to take 2-4 grams of cinnamon per day, taking a high dose of cinnamon can be toxic.

VIII. Avoid smoking

Smoking is one of the major cause of gas production in your stomach, it can irritate the throat and can increase the chances of indigestion. It is suggested to avoid smoking for better digestion, people who suffer from indigestion problem should quit smoking for some time until they are feeling better.

IX. Cloves

Cloves can help in improving digestion and help to relax the stomach area. Consuming cloves helps to reduce gas and help in the easy flow of digestive juices. A person can take cloves either in grounded form or in powdered form, consuming 1-2 teaspoons of cloves mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey can help reducing gas and can improve digestion.

Summary :-

Indigestion is a very common problem which occurs to almost everyone, bloating, heartburn, nausea, pain are some common causes of indigestion. There can be many symptoms involving indigestion such as pain in the stomach, gastric, bloating and constipation. There are many ways in which you can prevent and control indigestion, instead of taking antacids just try simple home remedies such as drink peppermint tea, consume garlic, drink a lot of water etc. Along with these, you can also use cinnamon in your food and drinks to improve digestion. Indigestion causes uncomfortableness along with pain and bloating, it is best suggested to prevent it by using simple home remedies which are easily available and are effective too.

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Effective Home Remedies for Low Blood Pressure

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Low blood pressure is a medical condition which makes the blood pressure of the person drop very low. It is also known as hypotension. The ideal blood pressure reading is typically 120/80 millimetres of mercury (mm Hg), but numbers outside this range can still be healthy for certain people. A healthy blood pressure reading for your body is based on your medical history, age, and overall condition.

The causes for low blood pressure or hypotension can be issues like dehydration, taking unrequired or long bed rests, deficiencies in nutrition, decreased blood volume, pregnancy, heart-related issues, neurological conditions, and endocrine disorders.

The problem of low blood pressure needs to diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. The body experiences other problems as well if the blood pressure consistently remains around 90/60 mm Hg or lower. If you are experiencing hypotension, then this may lead to inadequate flow of blood to organs such as the brain, kidneys, and heart.

Low Blood Pressure: Symptoms

Low blood pressure is not self diagnosable but if you feel you have some of the common symptoms mentioned ahead, we recommend getting your blood pressure checked by a doctor. The doctor may diagnose you with low blood pressure if the bp reading is less than 90/60 mm Hg and you also have experienced other symptoms, including:

  • blurry vision
  • confusion or trouble concentrating
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • lightheadedness
  • nausea or vomiting
  • weakness
  • palpitation
  • cold and clammy skin

Remedy I. Salt Water

salt-water-home- remedy

Sodium is helpful in increasing the blood pressure, therefore, consuming salt or drinking salt water is very helpful. Do not consume too much salt as well, as it can be unhealthy. You just need to drink a glass of water with only one-half teaspoon of salt in it. Sports drinks are also good for increasing blood pressure.

Remedy 2. Coffee

The next useful home remedy if consuming caffeine. You can have a strong cup of coffee or any other drink which has caffeine such as hot chocolate, cola, or any such beverage can help to temporarily increase your blood pressure. If it has been some time since you have been diagnosed, you should try to consume coffee on a regular basis. It helps in fighting orthostatic hypotension. However, try not to make a habit of caffeine rich foods.

Remedy 3. Raisins

Raisins-home-remedy

Raisins are a great Indian traditional Ayurvedic home remedy for the treatment of hypotension naturally over time. You need to:

  • Soak a good amount of raisins (at least 30 to 40) in a cup of water overnight.
  • On next morning, you need to eat the raisins, one at a time, on an empty stomach. If possible, try to drink some of the water in which the raisins were soaking overnight.
  • Repeat and follow this remedy for at least a few weeks to a month.

You can also add some other dry fruits and nuts such as almonds, black currants, peanuts to this regime.

Remedy 4. Holy Basil

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Holy basil or Tulsi is rich in magnesium, pantothenic acid, vitamin c, and potassium. Hence it is very beneficial against low blood pressure. It also reduces the symptoms of unbalanced mind and stress. You can drink it by making a tulsi tea by boiling 10-15 tulsi leaves and adding one teaspoon of honey to it. Also, you can make a juice of it and drink it regularly on an empty stomach. If you can, also chew a few of the holy basil leaves whenever possible.

Remedy 5. Liquorice Root

Liquorice root-Home-Remedies

Liquorice root helps to prevent the breaking down of cortisol and also helps in better adrenalin function. It also helps in treating chronic fatigue syndrome. Thus, it has become a very popular home remedy for normalizing low blood pressure, which is often induced by low levels of cortisol. You can consume this root by either preparing a tea from it for a few days, or you can buy the liquorice root capsules and take them for about a week.

Remedy 6. Beetroot Juice

Raw beetroot juice has always been believed to help with all blood-related problems. It is very helpful in treating both high as well as low blood pressure. For hypotension or LBP, you need to consume a cup of beetroot juice twice a day for about one week. Also, eating a little beetroot, on a regular basis, is also healthy.

Remedy 7. Almond Milk

almond-milk-home-remedy

Another traditional and also popular remedy for hypo-tension is Almond Milk. You can buy the almond milk directly from any groceries store or make it at home. You will just need to soak about ten almonds in water overnight. Next morning, you need to peel off the almonds and make them into a smooth paste. Now just boil a cup of milk with this paste. Try to drink this milk regularly.

Remedy 8. Rosemary

rosemary-home-remedy

Rosemary helps wonderfully to stimulate the CNS (Central Nervous System) and also to improve circulation, thus it is a good home remedy for treating low blood pressure. You can directly buy the rosemary tincture and consume it for some days or you can make a fresh oil of rosemary infused with herbs and add it to your food. Moreover, you can solely mix the rosemary essential oils with your diffuser at home, for aromatherapy benefits.

Remedy 9. Carrot Juice

Consumption of carrot juice is also beneficial against low blood pressure. You need to drink this carrot juice along with two tablespoons of honey. This mixture must be drunk twice a day, first on an empty stomach and next time late in the evening. Starting your day with fresh carrot juice mixed with a little honey is an easy way to treat low blood pressure.

Remedy 10. Lemon Juice

lemon-juice-home-remedy

Lemon juice is yet another very useful and effective home remedy for hypotension. It is especially more effective when it is caused by dehydration. All you need to do is to consume some lemon juice with a little amount of salt and sugar. Lemon juice does wonders for your body by re-energizing it and helping with digestion. Hypotension is also eased by drinking a glass of sugarcane juice mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice and salt.

Summary:

Low Blood Pressure is a medical condition in which the person has a dropped blood pressure of less than 90/60 mm Hg. It is not self diagnosable and one must consult a doctor for proper medical attention. The aforementioned home remedies are mostly non-allergic and can be adapted very easily in your daily life. We highly recommend you to follow these remedies along with your medication for better results. Also, low blood pressure must be monitored regularly and must not be taken lightly.

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8 Effective Home Remedies for Swimmer’s Ear

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Has it ever occurred to you when you sometimes go out for swimming and after an hour or two you feel a weird pain in your ear? If yes then you are suffering from an infection “Swimmers ear”. Swimmer’s ear can be described as an infection which usually occurs in the outer ear canal, the outer ear canal runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. Swimmers ear is brought by water that remains in our ear after swimming or sometimes bathing. The water which remains in your ear can create a moist environment which helps in bacterial growth, finally leading to the infection. Infection can cause swelling in your ear canal, discharge and sometimes a ringing sound in the ear which is known as tinnitus.

Swimming is not a very tricky exercise but one can get confused that how swimming can cause an infection, basically the people who often been diving or swimming a lot get the swimmer’s ear. Diving is one of the basic cause of swimmer’s ear. There can be lots of signs indicating swimmer’s ear, basic signs involve severe pain in ear followed by itching and sometimes the outer ear might get swollen. Discharge is a true sign of swimmer’s ear, a greenish-yellow discharge of pus from the opening of ear indicates the infection. However, swimmers ear can usually be cured within seven to ten days and if treated with care the pain will be vanished within few days.

When in pain it is usually advised to go to the doctor, and why not it helps to relieve the pain. But it’s better to prevent the infection than to cure. Furthermore, there are many home remedies which can help to prevent swimmer’s ear and some of them are listed in this article.

I. Swim carefully.

Diving very hard and too much can result in swimmer’s ear. Swimming wisely can prevent the infection, just watch for the days which alerts for high bacterial count. Don’t swim on those days when the chances of bacteria count are high.

II. Dry ears

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After swimming or bathing your ears usually gets wet and the wetness can create moisture for a long duration. The moisture content can cause infection leading to pain and other problems. It is good to dry your ears with a towel, wiping slowly your ear with it can absorb the wetness which will prevent moisture. There are other ways of drying your ear, standing in sun is one and another one is drying it with blow dryer which should be set at the lowest range.

III. Homemade drops

Sometimes it is difficult to realize that a person is suffering from a punctured eardrum, some signs of a punctured eardrum are release of pus from the opening of ear canal and severe pain. To cure the pain you can easily make a homemade of eardrops, you can use those eardrops before and after swimming. Make a mixture of one teaspoon of white vinegar and one teaspoon of rubbing alcohol, put the mixture in an eardrop container. Apply the ear drops (3-4) in both ears before and after swimming, this will prevent your ear from the growth of bacteria and fungi that can swimmer’s ear.

IV. Use ear buds

It is always smart to use earbuds when scratching your ear or removing the earwax out of it. Removing earwax out with match sticks or hairpins or any foreign object can pack earwax deeper into your ear canal which can cause irritation in the skin inside the ear canal. Sometimes using pointy objects can also cause injury while plucking out earwax, which can lead to swimmer’s ear.

V. Onion juice

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Infection caused by the swimmer’s ear can be very painful while the release of pus makes it more unhygienic. Since 1800 people are using onion juice to treat ear infection and ear pain. Onion juice is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, although it is not 100% sure that it will work in every case. The anti-inflammatory properties of onion juice basically help to relieve the pain and keep the bacteria away from growing.

VI. Garlic oil

It is believed and known that garlic has antifungal and anti-bacterial properties. Garlic is in use from very long in treating athlete’s foot and colds. Garlic oil can also treat swimmer’s ear as it contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, you just have to put few drops of garlic oil in your ear and left it for 2-3 minutes without disturbing it. Using this method twice a day and it will help you curing swimmer’s ear.

VII. Heating

People often use heating as a source to relieve pain and discomfort, heating your ear with a hair dryer can also help in relieving the pain and evaporate any water which is left in your ears. All you need to do is set your hair dryer on low and blow warm air into your ear. If you cannot use a dryer then use a hot water bottle and wrap it around a towel and hold it against your ear for 15-20 minutes.

VIII. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is used as a home remedy for many problems. The vinegar is acidic in nature which helps to kill the bacteria’s and help in curing swimmer’s ear. Treating your ear with apple cider vinegar is very simple, placing a few drops of apple cider vinegar in your ear and letting it sit for 10-15 minutes will help curing the problem. Repeat the process twice a day.

IX. Coconut oil

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Coconut oil contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties in it. It can be used to treat swimmer’s ear. Just place 4-5 drops of coconut oil in a cotton swap and dap it on the outer part of the ear canal, just make sure that while dabbing the swab doesn’t go deep enough touching the eardrum. Using this method will surely help to cure the swimmer’s ear, it can take a little time but with time the problem will be healed.

Summary

Swimmer’s ear can be described as infection which usually occurs in the outer ear canal, the outer ear canal runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. It causes the ear to swell and cause an intense pain in the ear canal, releasing of pain is a sure sign of swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s ear is caused by swimming or diving in some cases bathing is also responsible for it.  The problem can be easily solved with home remedies like Onion juice, coconut oil or Garlic oil and apple cider vinegar. All the mention products have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help in fast curing of infection. Swimmer’s ear usually gets cured within a week but incase if home remedies don’t work then you should surely consult a doctor.

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10 Best Home Remedies For Leg Cramps

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Leg Cramps is a typical lower body muscle problem in human beings which can occur by overuse of a muscle or dehydration and other things such as muscle strain etc. Leg cramps mainly affect the calf muscle. The calf muscles are located in the back portion of the lower leg in the human body and as far as the human anatomy is concerned the two largest muscles within the Posterior compartment of the leg are together known as calf muscle. As we know that Leg Cramps mainly affect the calf muscle but the question is, is calf muscle the only muscle which suffers? Well, the answer is No, Leg cramps not just affect calf muscle but also the Thigh muscles as well as Feet.

Leg Cramps involve immediate painful involuntary contractions of a leg muscle. The Leg cramps do not have a fixed duration, it can be gone in a few seconds or can take more than a couple of minutes. The average duration of Leg cramps is 9-10 minutes, besides the minutes of painful contractions they can leave an impact on muscles for a whole day. Leg cramps can occur while a person is sleeping or resting, when someone suddenly awake at night they may feel Leg cramps.  Moreover, Leg cramps can also occur if there is overuse of muscles in our Lower body (basically calf muscle) or if someone is exercising for a long period it can lead to cramps.

Leg cramps are basically harmless but in some cases, they can cause serious trouble to a person from time to time, in cases like inadequate blood supply to the muscles and nerve compression or Mineral deficiency. These problems can be signaling a person for some medical problem. If a person is suffering from inadequate blood supply or nerve compression he/she should consult a doctor however for most cases the Home remedies are the best way to cure Leg cramps.

Remedy I: Pickle Juice

Pickle juice is believed to be a sudden reliever from the cramps, one of the causes of cramps is the low salt level. The pickle contains a good content of Sodium in it which is an essential Electrolyte and a basic mineral that Salt contains. You can make Pickle juice at home, just follow this steps-:  

1. Take 2 cups of water and 1 cup of white vinegar.

2. Take 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of pickling salt.

3. You can use a clove of garlic and a little sugar for taste.

4. Mix all the ingredients in a pan and set it on low flame and keep stirring it constantly.

5. Let cool, store it and keep it in the refrigerator, take 1-4 ounces per day.

Remedy II: Alcohol (rubbing)

It is believed that rubbing alcohol on the area that is suffering from cramps can help to relieve the pain. The alcohol is known to have Anti-inflammatory properties which help reducing inflammation and cramps. All you have to do is to rub a little alcohol on the spot that has cramps, and it will help to relieve the tension in your muscles.

Remedy III: Salt

Licking salt is the best method to cure a cramp as it is easily available in our homes. Salt contains Sodium in it and as we know Sodium is a basic Electrolyte and it helps to relieve pain which we get from cramps. All you have to do is take a Little salt in your palm and just lick it, it will instantly remove the pain.

Remedy IV: Mustard

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The very idea of Mustard to relieve the cramp pain is just because of the belief that muscle cramps are electrically induced. There is a deficiency of acetylcholine whenever we suffer a cramp, mustard is rich in acetylcholine and therefore it helps in curing cramps instantly. Just eat a tablespoon of mustard and it will help.

Remedy V: Icing or Heating

Icing or Heating the sore area may help in relieving the pain and cure the Leg cramps. In case of icing the period of time should not be very long as sometimes it can worsen the pain but using ice in a sore area for a limited time may help. Heating the sore area relaxes the muscles and increase the blood flow which helps in relieving pain.

Remedy VI: Magnesium

Adding Little more magnesium can help to cure the Leg cramps. Magnesium is one of the essential minerals which helps to keep muscles relaxed. You can easily get magnesium from foods like dried fruits, whole grains, avocados, nuts, etc. You can also buy a supplement which contains magnesium.

Remedy VII: Walking

Whenever you suffer from a sudden cramp just try stretching your leg which may help to loosen up those cramps and may help to relieve the pain, walking slowly can also be beneficial when having a sudden cramp it can relieve those tensed muscles which are causing cramps.

Remedy VIII: Salt Bath

Epsom salt which is also known as Magnesium sulfate is an inorganic salt is a pure mineral compound having beauty and health benefits. The Epsom salt contains magnesium which drips into your skin as you marinate in the bath and helps you lose the tension in your muscles, which in turns relieves the pain and helps you relax.

Remedy IX: Sugar

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Sugar can help to relieve the pain and can cure cramps immediately. Sugar is rich in Glucose which is required for contracting and relaxing the muscles. Dissolve a teaspoon of sugar under your tongue and it will cure the cramp.

Remedy X: Baking Soda and Water

Using Baking Soda for curing cramps is believed to be a French remedy. Cramps occur when our muscles are tired resulting in the release of Lactic acid which dissolves in your blood and makes it more acidic. Adding a teaspoon of Baking soda with one liter of water may help to relieve pain as it is an antacid buffer and removes the increased acidity.

SUMMARY-:

Leg Cramps mostly affect the calf muscle basically they last for a few seconds or sometimes more than a couple of minutes. Cramps occur more in old age and during pregnancy, Leg cramps are not believed to be harmful. Even they are not harmful, they can affect your performance in day to day activity mostly physical activities. There are certain things which you can do to prevent Leg cramps. Keep your diet full of sodium, potassium, magnesium and other essential nutrients. Staying hydrated also helps to prevent cramps. Don’t over-exercise in order to prevent muscle cramps. Stay healthy stay relieved.

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11 Best Home Remedies for Gas

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Gas basically is produced inside our Digestive system. There can be many ways by which gas could be formed inside our digestive system. Most of the times the Gas is formed after we eat food or any sort of liquid enter our mouth. The food is passed to the stomach through Esophagus. The esophagus is an 8-inch long tube which connects the throat to the stomach, it runs behind the windpipe and Heart. When the food is passed in our stomach the enzymes help to break it down in the form of the nutrients. When the waste food is passed on to the small intestine the breakdown of food creates gas.

There can be many reasons for the formation of gas inside our digestive system, some of them are given below.

Digestion – Digestion is a process of physical breakdown of food from larger pieces to smaller pieces, which later on are accessed by digestive enzymes to break down into nutrients. When food is transferred from the small intestine to large intestine certain enzymes work to break down the undigested food, which in turn creates a byproduct which is Gas.

Bloating-Gas

Excessive Air – The one reason which is also responsible for Gas is swallowing excessive air. When we swallow excessive air it goes into our stomach, which creates gas. This situation can occur when a person smokes, drink carbonated liquids or eating a lot of gum can also result in a gas problem as it contains artificial sweeteners.

When gas is produced inside our digestive tract sometimes it gets trapped in the intestines, which result in a sharp pain or tightness and sometimes even bloating. Gas pain can be very bad as it is intense, it can spoil a person’s routine which mostly results in uncomfortableness. Every Medical store has lots of medicines which can help to get over the gas pain and improve the digestion, but home remedies are the best way to relieve the pain and release trapped gas. Some of the best home remedies are given below.

Remedy I

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Green tea has Anti-inflammatory and Anti-bacterial properties which help in reducing the gas and bloating. Natural phenol and polyphenols are there in green tea which helps in improving the digestion, moreover, the green tea also helps in lowering cholesterol levels and improves fat absorption. Consider drinking green tea 1-2 cups a day and it will help to reduce the gas pain.

Remedy II

Chai tea is made from a combination of cinnamon, ginger, clove, fennel, and black pepper. All the ingredients present in chai tea are herbs which improve digestion and health. Cinnamon helps the stomach to settle and black pepper helps in preventing undigested food to produce gas, whereas fennel helps in getting rid of gas producing bacteria.

Remedy III

Quit smoking :-

Whenever Air enter our digestive tract it results in the gas problem, smoking causes air to enter inside our digestive tract which later on results in gas pain. Gas pain is not a single problem which is caused by smoking, smoking causes many problems even some of them are even fatal. It’s wise to quit smoking.

Remedy IV

Avoid carbonated drinks :-

The liquid intake of drinks which are carbonated can cause gas. Carbonated drinks, such as sodas release carbon dioxide gas which is added to the air which we intake while drinking, the air sometimes gets trapped in our intestines and results in gas. Switching carbonated drinks with herbal tea or water can avoid gas problem.

Remedy V

Eat slowly :-

Eating very fast or in a hurry can cause a gas problem as a person intakes excess of air while eating fast, excessive air will probably cause gas problem that is why eating fast is not considered good. Eating slowly helps in avoiding excess intake of air and it also helps in the easy breakdown of food and helps in digestion.

Remedy VI

Apple-Cider-Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar :-

Apple cider vinegar is believed to help in relieving the gas pain and bloating quickly. Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the glass of water and drink it before having a meal. Drinking apple cider vinegar with a glass of water will surely help in preventing gas pain and bloating, however, it is necessary to rinse your mouth with water after drinking the solution because vinegar can erode tooth enamel.

Remedy VII

Reduce high fat content foods :-

Eating very high-fat food can cause a gas problem and bloat. The saturated and Trans fats are not considered good for health, most of the high-fat foods contain a high amount of sodium exacerbates gas and bloating. Reducing high-fat content foods.

Remedy VIII

Avoid chewing gum :-

Chewing gum results in the intake of air, which increases the chances of trapped air and gas pain. Most of the gums contain artificial sweeteners which cause bloating and gas. Avoiding chewing gum can help in reducing the gas problem.

Remedy IX

Apply heat :-

When we are suffering from gas pain applying heat can help in relieving the pain. The gas makes digestive tract muscles tightened which results in intense pain, applying heat with a warm water bottle or heating pad can help to relax the tightened muscles and which in turn can help to release the gas.

Remedy X

Release stool :-

Releasing stool can help in relieving the gas pain. When we release the stool it’s done in a bowel moment which helps in clearing the path and as a result, the gas which is trapped inside the intestines are released. Not releasing stool can cause bloating and discomfort.

Remedy XI

Exercise :-

Doing exercise can help to relax the muscles and help to release the gas. Exercising intend to contract and relax muscles which opens the path for gas to pass. Yoga can be considered as a good choice for exercising in order to remove gas.

Summary :-

Gas basically is produced inside our Digestive system. There can be many ways by which gas could be formed inside our digestive system. Most of the times the Gas is formed after we eat food or any sort of liquid enter our mouth. Gas is produced by the bacteria living inside our intestines which help in digesting undigested food which in turn produce gas. Clinical medicines can help to prevent and cure gas pain but home remedies are considered as best way to solve this problem. The basic home remedies involve exercising, applying heat, eating slowly, avoid chewing gum, drinking apple cider vinegar with water and drinking herbal tea. Smoking can also cause gas pain, quitting smoking is considered good for preventing gas pain.

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9 Effective Home Remedies for Herpes

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Herpes is a type of infection caused by a virus called HSV (herpes simplex virus). In this infection, the virus causes adverse effects of the outer skin of the body on different parts such as the external genitalia, skin near the mouth and lips, and in some cases, herpes may affect other parts of the body as well.

Herpes is a long-term medical condition. The Herpes Simplex Virus travels from one infected person to another through skin-to-skin contact, kissing, sharing personal items, and unprotected sex. It can also be a result of stress and immunosuppression. There are cases where people who are infected by the herpes virus do not experience any symptoms of the infection. There is no absolute cure for herpes, but if you use good medication along with the hereinafter mentioned home remedies you will find the very effective and useful.

Herpes: Symptoms

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The symptoms of herpes can be found in two cases. First is the Primary infection, when herpes breaks out for the first time near lips or genitalia. Also, these are severe. Second, is the Recurrent infection. In this case the symtops are not very painful and severe.

Symptoms of herpes are written below:

  • Formation on blisters on mucose have glands, such as lips, external genitalia, vagina, or on the cervix
  • Discharge from the vagina
  • Irritation and pain from itching
  • Formation of lymph nodes which are delicate and enlarged
  • Painful urination
  • Frequent fevers
  • malaise
  • Sores around the lip

Herpes: Home Remedies

Remedy I:

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Ice Packs. If you want to relieve pain fast, you must use ice packs. They can be bought at any medical store or make one at home. Take some ice and crush it a little. Place these small ice pieces in a cloth and rub the infected area with this icepack. This will help to ease the discomfort and pain very fast. Use an icepack regularly for easing the infection.

Remedy II:

Apple Cider Vinegar is a very useful home remedy against herpes as it has many disinfectant and properties. It can be applied very easily. You just need to use a small piece of cotton and dip it in the apple cider vinegar. Now, gently clean the infected area with this cotton. At the beginning you may feel a pinching sensation on the infected area, but try to bear the tingling sensation a little. The vinegar can also be consumed by making a mixture with water.

Remedy III:

Hydrogen peroxide is a must have home remedy for any person infected by the herpes virus. It is a great disinfectant and antiseptic, thus very useful. You can directly apply the hydrogen peroxide to the infected area by a cotton ball or you can crush a tablet of lysine. It may feel very harsh sometimes and thus can be used as a mixture with water. Regularly use this method, several times a day and it should get cured fast.

Remedy IV:

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Garlic is another great home remedy for herpes because it properties of being anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiviral. The chemical, Allicin is present in garlic in its raw form and thus is helpful in treating herpes. You can use freshly crushed or buy garlic oil to treat the infected area. Take an ample amount of the garlic (in any form) and apply on the infected area. Repeat this for several days and apply it for at least 10 minutes a day.

Remedy V:

Lemon balm is enriched with a compound called eugenol, which is famous for its pain relieving, antibacterial and antiviral properties. You can also make some lemon balm tea twice or thrice a day or you can even apply the lemon balm teabag or oil on the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes for over a week. Do this and watch the symptoms subside. Avoid consuming lemon balm tea though if you have high blood pressure.

Remedy VI:

licorice-root-herpes

Liquorice root is an Indian herbaceous perennial legume which has great anti-inflammatory properties. IT is very helpful in treating herpes infection and along with it, it strengthens the immune system of the person. This is because of glycyrrhizin, found in liquorice root. You can buy a liquorice root powder from the market and use it by mixing it with water. Regularly apply the mixture on the infected areas, for at least three or four times a day, utill completely healed.

Remedy VII:

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Tea tree oil has properties such as pain-relieving, antibacterial and antiherpetic. These properties make it very useful against the infection of herpes. Also, it has antiviral properties with help to kill the herpes virus and heal the infected area. The tree oil is easily available at the market. You just need to apply a little amount of the oil on the infection. Regularly apply the oil after cleaning the skin with cotton balls.

Remedy VIII:

Coconut oil comprises of profuse amounts of acids such as capric acid and lauric acid, which are very useful in inhibiting the herpes virus in the body. Some studies have supported its effectiveness. It is recommended that you intake 3 tbsp of pure coconut oil daily. This amount must be consumed at least twice or thrice a day. This should result in the decrease of the symptoms of herpes

Remedy IX:

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Aloe vera is considered a universal solution for every skin ailment and thus also very helpful against herpes infection. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is very useful to heal sores. Aloe vera can be used as fresh pulp or as aloe vera juice. Now apply it on the infected area and let it dry on its own. Clean the area with warm water after drying. A regular application of it will help decrease pain and blisters.

Summary:

All these home remedies are easily available and accessible. They are mostly non-allergic to all skin types. The aforementioned remedies are to be used regularly and as described. Proper use of these remedies to treat herpes should be helpful. If the aforementioned remedies do not decrease the intensity of the infection, please consult a doctor. If you have a weak immune system then there is a more likely chance of you having problems in lessening the infection at home. Therefore, a consultation with a doctor is a must.

If the problem increase, a proper examination of the body is required, this will reveal the history and intensity of herpes. The doctor can help you with the process. The above remedies can be used along with the medication by the doctor.

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9 Effective Home Remedies for Bladder Infection

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Bladder Infection is a common type of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). It is a bacterial infection which causes a lot of cramps and pain in the bladder. Women are more prone to having bladder infections than men. There have been studies that show that many women encounter a bladder infection at some point in time, therefore precaution and care is recommended.

Bladder Infection: Causes

Bladder infections are mostly caused because of bacteria which get into the urethra. The urethra is responsible for carrying urine out of the body and then send it to the bladder. It is also caused by other organisms which are micro sized, including fungi, viruses and bacteria. The treatment of Bladder infections is very easy and short. It concludes of an antibiotic course. Also, it is effective to use some simple home remedies.

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Bladder Infection: Symptoms

Bladder infections can be diagnosed with the help of the following symptoms. These can be as follows:

  • A burning and painful sensation while urinating
  • feeling an extreme need to urinate very often.
  • lower abdominal cramps
  • urine has a foul smell
  • urine is cloudy
  • little blood when urinating

Remedy I:

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Drinking water or fluids is a must follow a home remedy for treating bladder infection. Drinking water will help in reducing harmful and foul smelling urine from the body. Also, it will help to flush bacteria from the urinary tract. Some studies also show that taking very fewer fluids continuously can increase the chance of pathogenesis of urinary tract infections, which makes drinking water even more important.

We recommend drinking water at various intervals such as before every meal and snack.

Remedy II:

Urinating often is also very helpful to reduce the number of bacteria in the bladder. This also helps to ensure that the bacteria don’t multiply in the bladder and avoid spreading of infection. You should not try to hold the urine inside the for a long time and urinate often to flush out the infection.

If you encounter bladder infection or any UTI’s after sexual intercourse, it is important that to urinate after, as soon as possible.

Remedy III:

Try to stay clean and dry. This is very important as a warm and moist environment is the most ideal for bacteria and thus keeping the urinary area clean and dry helps avoid that. We recommend that after a bowel movement, the women should clean up from front to back.

The clothing should also be clean and gentle. For this, try to resort to comfortable and loose fit clothes. Avoid wearing tight and fit clothes so as to evade trapping moisture inside.

Remedy IV:

Heating pads. This is a very useful home remedy for abdominal pains if you have bladder or any other urinary tract infection. It is advised to use a heating pad on your abdomen or lower back along with the medication to reduce the cramps.

A heating pad is easily available at the market and online. If you do not have a heating pad and readily require one, you can make a hot towel pad at home by using a towel soaked in warm water.

Remedy V:

Cranberry- Bladder Infection

Cranberry Juice. It is very beneficial to drink cranberry juice and eat fresh cranberry when trying to get rid of the bladder and other urinary tract infections. There have been proven studies to support the fact of the effectiveness of cranberry in flushing out any bad bacteria from the body when taken regularly.

It is especially beneficial home remedy for women who have any UTI. You can easily buy packed cranberry juice or even fresh cranberry and consume as suitable.

Remedy VI:

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Probiotics are a great home remedy for treating bladder infections. These are important because, after a certain time, the infected person may develop resistance to other basic home remedies and need something strong to fight off the bacterial growth. They are important to cultivate the harmless bacterial environment in the human body as necessary. Thus, to protect the body from losing all the positive bacteria probiotics and probiotic-rich foods are necessary for your diet.

You may include good and healthy fermented foods such as kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut, probiotic yoghurt, kefir, and raw cheese.

Remedy VII:

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Garlic is a very useful antimicrobial food remedy. A freshly crushed raw garlic contains Allicin, which is active against fighting unrequired bacteria and microbes.

Some studies have found that when allicin extracts have used the help to get rid of a wide range of bacterias. They are antibacterial and thus prove effective in treating bladder infections. Also, it is effective in treating UTI’s such as yeast infections.

Remedy VIII:

D-mannose is also helpful to flush out bacteria from the bladder. It is a type of sugar and is closely related to the components of glucose.

How it works are that it helps in avoiding the bad bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract. So when urine is secreted out of the body, the bacteria are removed as well.

Remedy IX:

Vitamin-c-bladder-infection

Vitamin C is an important vitamin and must be included in your diet. The acidic properties of vitamin C are beneficial for the human body. When treating bladder infections, it helps to make the urine have a higher content of acidic properties.

If a woman in her pregnancy is suffering from any urinary tract infection, is recommended a regular dosage of vitamin C because of the great effectiveness.

Summery:

Bladder Infection is self-diagnosable by the patient. You can look for the symptoms aforementioned. If you are infected by the bladder infection, the home remedies and instructions mentioned above will be very effective for you. Try to follow as many remedies as possible. Most of the home remedies for bladder infections are used along with the medicinal course and are no allergic to most of the people. Try to avoid the remedies which result in an allergic reaction. Some of the remedies are recommended as a precautionary measure and can be used by patients who get bladder infections very often. Using these home remedies will make your daily life much easier.

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10 Effective home remedies for Scabies (Rash & Mites)

Scabies-Home Remedies

Scabies or Scabies rash is a contagious skin disease, which is caused by the infestation of the parasite, Sarcoptes scabiei. It is a tiny mite which, when comes in contact with skin, start to burrow into the skin surface. These mites form rashes, red patches and even blisters on the infected area. This causes a lot of itching and uneasiness. Scabies spreads quickly and is also very contagious. Scabies becomes even more severe if the mites are females since they lay eggs inside these burrows. The eggs later hatch and again start the same cycle going even deeper into the skin.

Scabies has significantly increased in the recent years. It has been found that the countries with more forest cover and also low economy have a higher scale of scabies. According to the reports by WHO (World Health Organisation), over 130 million people are affected by Scabies, at any point of time, globally. Also, it has been found that the rates of scabies being occurred is up-to 46% in the recent literature.

Scabies: Symptoms

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Commonly, scabies can be self diagnosed because of the following symptoms:

  • Red rashes on the skin and irritation on patches of skin.
  • Formation of blisters and flakiness.
  • Extreme itchiness.

In some of the cases, the infected person may even notice the following symptoms:

  • Marks of tiny bites from the mites or bumps of the bites.
  • Patterns of trails where the mites burrowed into the skin.
  • Sored skin for the extreme itchiness.

Home Remedies for Scabies:

Remedy 1:

Tea tree oil is not only a renowned essential oil but also a popular home remedy for scabies. Many experiments and studies have been conducted to see the effectiveness of tea tree oil and it has emerged as being effective in the treatment of scabies. Though it a household favorite, more studies are required to see its effectiveness. The oil is more helpful against the lurking mites but is weak for treating the eggs laid deep in the skin.

Tea tree oil is easily available in cosmetic markets and also online. In case of people who are allergic to tea tree oil, they should avoid treating scabies with its help. If so, you can try any of the following methods.

Remedy 2:

Aloe Vera Gel-Home Remedies

Aloe vera is highly versatile for many allergies and skin related issues. It is not only great for soothing sunburns and other skin ailments, but also for treating scabies. Aloe vera is among the most used treatments because of minimum to no side effects.

Aloe vera gel can be scraped out of fresh aloe vera and can also be purchased online. According to a study conducted for treating scabies with aloe vera, it was found that the aloe vera gel is as effective as a prescription drug called benzyl benzoate.

Remedy 3:

Neem oil is extracted from the neem leaves and is a very important oil in the treatment of many skin ailments. It can easily be found in many cosmetic products such as creams and ointments. It can also be purchased online directly as oil or in cosmetic form. Neem is a traditional Indian remedy which has great medicinal properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.

It is not only a household favourite but also has been proven effective according to various scientific studies. These tests have been conducted on animals and then on humans and thus showed a significant result. It is believed that neem extracts kill scabies’ mite.

Remedy 4:

Clove Oil is another proven and tested treatment for scabies. An experiment has shown that clove oil is the most effective oil in the treatment of scabies. No other oil is as useful as clove oil. This study was first conducted on pigs and rabbits and gave highly positive results.

Many people resort to clove oil as the number one home remedy for scabies and some other skin ailments. It can be purchased online at very low and reasonable prices.

Remedy 5:

Cayenne Pepper - Home Remedy

To reduce the itchiness and the pain from the burrows and scratches on the skin Capsaicin, an extract found in the cayenne peppers, is very useful. Many people believe it to be a very effective home remedy against the tiny mites of scabies.

Cayenne pepper has been found useful not only through personal experiences but has been proven effective according to studies also. It has been found that Capsaicin when used on the infected skin directly, makes the skin less sensitive and thus is very effective to alleviate the pain and also reduce the irritation and itchiness.

Remedy 6:

turmeric- home remedy for scabies

Turmeric, also known as the medicine of household, is also known to be effective against scabies. Though there is not much scientific proof for the effectiveness of turmeric in the treatment of scabies. However, many people have used it and believe in its usefulness in alleviating the symptoms.

If you are using turmeric, it is advised that you use a light paste of it on the infected area. Also, to relieve the pain, you can drink some hot milk with turmeric in it.

Remedy 7:

When treating scabies, there are certain secondary symptoms and infections that you need to take care of, and for this, Zinc is a very useful treatment. It is not a direct remedy for treating scabies, but it will help to treat infections from the scraped skin and the wounds from the burrows.

If you have a lot of wounds from the scratching and burrows, it is recommended to include zinc in your diet.

Remedy 8:

Washing clothes in hot water is an important measure that needs to be taken when fighting off scabies. Yes, it is not a direct treatment but it is very important to stop further breading of scabies’ mites. It is advised that if you are infected by the mite, you should properly wash and clean any bedding or clothing that you have come in contact with since being infected.

Try to use hot water mostly as it will kill the persisting mites. Also, it will leave a lesser scope for the mite to keep spreading on different areas of the body.

Remedy 9:

When keeping your laundry in check with hot water, Borax or sodium borate is also highly useful. Though it is present in the detergents and not very suitable for direct use on the skin, it is a very effective treatment. Even after being claimed harsh for human skin, many people resort to it because of its quick action against scabies.

We personally do not recommend direct use on the skin, but it should be used on the clothes. This will reduce the spreading and breading of the tiny mites.

Remedy 10:

Apple Cider Vinegar: Home Remedy

Apple cider vinegar is yet another very useful home remedy for treating scabies. Though again, there is not much evidence in support of its effectiveness against scabies scientifically, many people use it to treat the ailment. It is an easy remedy and we highly recommend you to try it yourself.

Important Facts and Figures :

  1. Scabies in scientific terms is an ectoparasitic skin disease which is caused by the Mite: Sarcoptes Scabiei (variety hominis).
  2. Scabies are very small mites that burrow into your skin to lay eggs and thrive. And these mites can survive on a person up to 8 weeks.
  3. Scabies is highly transmittable (it can easily be passed from one person to another) and can be spread by direct skin contact.
  4. It is projected that over 300 million humans worldwide are effective by Scabies.
  5. Children and young adults (who mainly play in grass ground) are most affected by this skin disease (in which schools playgrounds are common). Scabies can easily effect child any body parts, such as, wrist, elbow, face, armpit, nipple, penis, waist, buttocks, neck and area between the fingers.
  6. Scabies can impact all socioeconomic classes and races. Though, no one should under-estimate any skin problem and evaluate its history, etiology, symptoms, and the recommended treatment, especially for Scabies infection.

Summary:

Scabies is a very common contagious skin condition which needs to be well treated or it continues to increase. Self-diagnosis is really easy and thus fast treatment can be provided. Any of the above remedies are helpful and must be used properly and regularly to kill the breading of the mites. If the above remedies do not work for you, we recommend consultation with a doctor. However, if the problem is not very severe, all the aforementioned methods are a must-try. Along with the use of these remedies, it is very important that you do not itch or scratch the infected area for avoiding further spreading of scabies.

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10 Effective Home Remedies For Ant Bites

Ant-Bite-Home-Remedies

Ants are the insects which are most common around our households. These small creatures live in colonies and they can survive literally anywhere. To protect themselves mother nature has blessed them with strings. Through which they protect them from attackers. There are more than 22,000 species on planet earth and these species have different kinds of stings.

Most of these bites are usually not very harmful but some stings can cause severe pain. For instance, stings of bullet ants are very harmful. Bullet ants got their name from the pain that is caused by there bite that is considered equivalent to a bullet hit. In this kind of scenario, you must go to a doctor for treatment. However, these ants are only found in very specific regions of South and Central America. So’ you will have a hard time finding them.

However, bites of common ants can also be very painful. Basically, ant bite is more of a sting. Ants inject a poison that is a combination of various proteins. This sting can have an allergic effect on skin, hence it can cause severe pain.

Ant Bites: Symptoms

Ant-Bite-Symptoms

Symptoms of ant bites can also vary with species. But generally, they are very common among the common species. For a reference, we are taking into account the sting of fire ants and here are its symptoms.

  • Fire ants are small in size and usually are black and red in color, are very aggressive and venomous.
  • Their bites develop a red pimple on the surface with a blister on top.
  • Burn and itch in this area last nearly a week.
  • If one is allergic to it it can be very severe too. It can result in swelling, difficulty in breathing and even hallucinations in some cases.

Ant Bites: Home Remedies

Here are some easy home remedies that you can follow to minimize symptoms of ant bites.

Lemon Juice-Home-Remedies

Remedy I

Lemon Juice can be very effective for ant bites. It can give you relief from pain and itchiness. To use it just squeeze a lemon and apply the juice on the affected area of skin. It will surely help.

Remedy II

Vinegar is also an effective home remedy for ant bites. It reduces the chance of infection by cleaning up the affected region. However, it must be used in diluted from i.e by mixing it with water. Applying it directly would be too harsh on the skin.

Remedy III

Ice could also be applied to the region of an ant bite. Its cooling effect will lower the pain and reduce the itchiness. Furthermore, it can also be effective for reducing the swelling too.

Remedy IV

One more effective remedy for ant bite that is easily available at home is Honey. It will be helpful in reducing the swelling. All you have to do is just apply it on the affected area and keep it there for some time and then after 10 to 20 minutes rinse it with water. It will help in smoothing of the skin and will reduce the pain caused by itchiness.

Remedy V

Herbal Tea is very good for one’s health plus it is also helpful against ant bites too. To use it just rub the used tea bag gently against the affected area of your skin and soon it will give you some relief. It contains anti-oxidants that are good for the skin and will help in reducing the itchiness.

Remedy VI

Cucumber is also very effective against ant bites. It also has a cooling effect similar to ice but it also has some other contents too that are good for your skin. All you have to do is to cut a piece of cucumber and apply it on the affected area of skin.

Remedy VII

You can also apply baking soda to heal the ant bite. It will reduce the swelling and give relief. To apply it just mix it with some water and rub on the affected area.

Common Salt-Home Remedies

Remedy VIII

Common salt is also very effective against ant bites. It reduces the swelling and pain caused by itching. Using it is also very easy. Just like baking soda mix it with water and apply it on the bitten area.

Remedy IX

Another thing that is easily available at home and you can apply on ant bite is toothpaste. It is very similar too baking soda and will help in the reduction of pain and swelling. To use apply it directly on the skin and leave it for some time before cleaning it from the water.

Remedy X

An ayurvedic herb that can heal almost any skin problem is Aloe Vera and it can also reduce itchiness in case of ant bites too. It is a cooling agent and it also contains several other skin essentials too. All you have to do is just apply its gel to the skin.

Summary:

Ant-Bite-Summary

Ants are one of the oldest creatures that roam the planet earth. There surviving abilities allow them to live in any place on planet earth. So it is impossible you haven’t seen their colony near you. Their bite that is a sting is generally not very harmful. However, if you are allergic to their poison then it can cause hallucinations and sickness too. Well, ant bite is surely not lethal but it can cause a lot of irritation too. Hence you should always stay away from these creatures to avoid their defense action. But someway somehow you get bitten they you must use one of the aforementioned home remedies. All the remedies mentioned above are easy to apply and all the ingredients are easily available at home. These remedies will surely prove to be very effective. They will reduce the swelling, will lower the pain and itchiness but they won’t have any instant effect. They will take their time to act but will surely give relief. You can also use some other synthetic medicines too but using them might have some side effect on your skin but it isn’t a case with home remedies.

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