Archive for May, 2010

Asthma Cures

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Asthma treatment via Honey

Honey is one of the most common home cures for asthma. It is supposed that if a jug of honey is held beneath the nose of an asthma patient and he inhales the air that comes into contact by means of it, he starts breathing easier and deeper. One of the popular home remedies for asthma.

Asthma treatment with Figs

Amongst fruits, figs have proved very precious in asthma. They provide comfort to the patient by draining off the phlegm. Three or four dry figs must be cleaned thoroughly with warm water and soaked during the night.

Asthma treatment with Lemon

Lemon is one more fruit found useful in the treatment of asthma. The juice of one lemon, diluted in a glass of water and taken with meals, will bring good quality results. One of the well liked home remedies for asthma.

Asthma treatment via Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry has also proved precious in asthma. Five grams of gooseberry mixed with one tablespoon of honey forms an useful medicinal tonic for the treatment of this ailment. It must be taken every morning

Asthma treatment by means of Bitter Gourd Roots

The roots of the bitter gourd plant have been used in folk medicine for asthma since earliest times. A teaspoon of the root paste, mixed with an identical amount of honey or juice of the tulsi leaves, given once every night for a month, acts as an exceptional medicine for this disease. One of the best home remedies for asthma

Asthma treatment via Drumstick Leaves

One of the well liked home remedies for asthma is a soup prepared from drumstick leaves, and taken once daily. Adding a handful of leaves to 180ml of water and boiling it for five minutes prepare this soup. After being allowed to cool, a little salt, pepper, and limejuice might be added to this soup.

Asthma treatment with Ginger

A teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste, acts as a brilliant expectorant in cases of asthma. The decoction of fenugreek can be made by addition of one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a cupful of water. This remedy must be taken once in the morning and once in the evening.

Asthma treatment via Garlic

Garlic is an additional effective home remedy for asthma. Ten garlic cloves, boiled in 30 ml of milk, create an excellent medicine for the early stages of asthma. This mixture must he taken once each day by the patient. Steaming ginger tea with two minced garlic cloves in it, can also help to keep the trouble under control, and must be taken in the morning and evening.

REMEDIES FOR BABY PROBLEMS

Monday, May 31st, 2010

COLD COMPRESSES
Fill a basin ( a polystyrene bucket or cooler is best ) with cold water and a tray or two of ice cubes. Dip a clean flannel into the water, wring it out, and place it over the affected area. Repeat the process when the flannel is no longer cold.

COLD SOCKS
Fill a basin ( a polystyrene bucket or cooler is best ) with cold water and a few ice cubes. Immerse the injured part for 15 to 30 minutes, if possible. Repeat 30 minutes after first soak, if necessary. Do not apply ice directly to baby’s skin.

COOL COMPRESSES
Fill a basin with cold water. Dip a flannel or towel into the water, wring it out, and place it over the affected area. Repeat the process when the flannel is no longer wet and cool.

EYE SOCKS
For eyes, dip a clean a flannel in warm, not hot, water ( test it for comfort on your inner wrist or forearm ) and apply to baby’s eye for 5 to 10 minutes every 3 hours.

HEATING PAD
A hot-water bottle,which has no cords or heating element, is usually safer to use with an infant. If you use a heating pad, reread directions before each use, be sure the pad and cord are in good condition, and cover entirely with a cloth nappy if the pad doesn’t have cloth covering. Keep the temperature low, do not leave baby during treatment, and use for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

HOT SOCKS
Fill a basin with water that feels comfortably hot on your inner wrist or arm ( not to your fingers ). Never use water you haven’t tested first. Immerse injured part in basin.

HOT-WATER BOTTLE
Fill a hot-water bottle with water that is just a little warm to the touch. Wrap the bottle in a towel or cloth nappy before applying to baby’s skin.

ICE PACK
Use a commercial ice pack you keep in the freezer or a plastic bag filled with ice cubes ( and a couple of paper towels to absorb the melting ice ) and closed with a twist tie or rubber band. You can also use an unopened can of frozen juice concentrate or an unopened packet of frozen food. Do not apply the ice pack directly to a baby’s skin.

INCREASED FLUIDS
If you are advise to increase fluids; frequently nurse the solely breast fed baby. Give formula to a bottle-fed baby,Unless instructed otherwise by the doctor. Give water between feedings for babies older than six months,if recommended by your doctor. When baby is taking juice,dilute to half juice,half water. For an older baby,ask the doctor about re hydration fluids. Do not force fluids unless the doctor tells you to. When baby is vomiting, tiny sips of fluids spaced out stay better than large quantities.

NASAL ASPIRATION
With baby held upright,squeeze the bulb of an aspirator and place the tip carefully in one nostril. Slowly release the bulb no draw mucus into it. Repeat with the second nostril. If mucus is dried and caked, irrigate with salt water ( see below ) and aspirate again.

Home Remedies for Hair Loss

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

1. Boil one cup mustard oil with four tablespoon heena (mehendi) leaves. Filter it and keep it in a bottle. Message it on the bald patches regularly. It is very effective natural remedy for baldness.
2. Grind fenugreek seeds with water and apply on the head. Leave for at least 40 minutes before washing. Continue it for a month.
3. Do a vigorous rubbing of the scalp with fingers after washing the hair with cold water. It is also a good natural hair loss treatment.
4. Rub the bald area with onions till it becomes red. Then apply honey on the bald area. It is very effective natural cure for baldness
5. Make a mixture of honey with egg yolk. Properly massage on the scalp and hairs. Leave for a 1/2 hour, then wash
6. Prepare a home made shampoo by adding 5 tbsp of curd, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of gram raw (chholia) powder. Apply it on the head for an hour and then wash
7. Apply fresh leaf juice of amaranth to the hair. It will help the growth of the hair and keep it soft.

Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Lifestyle changes and natural remedies may help to control high blood pressure, but your doctor may also recommend medication to lower high blood pressure. It is important to work with your doctor, because untreated high blood pressure may damage organs in the body and increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, brain hemorrhage, kidney disease, and vision loss. See a drawing of a hypertensive heart.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

There is some evidence that the supplement CoQ10 may help to reduce high blood pressure.

A 12 week double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 83 people with systolic hypertension examined the effect of CoQ10 supplements (60 mg twice daily). After the 12 weeks, there was a mean reduction in systolic blood pressure of 17.8 mm Hg in the Coq10-treated group.

Another study conducted at the University of Western Australia looked at the effect of CoQ10 on blood pressure and glycemic control in 74 people with type 2 diabetes. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either 100mg CoQ10 twice daily, 200mg of the drug fenfibrate, both, or neither for 12 weeks.

Garlic

In a meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials of garlic supplements, three trials showed a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure and four in diastolic blood pressure. Researchers concluded that garlic powder supplement may be of clinical use in patients with mild high blood pressure.

Garlic supplements should only be used under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Garlic can thin the blood (reduce the ability of blood to clot) similar to aspirin. Garlic may interact with many drugs and supplements such as the prescription “blood-thinners” drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Trental (pentoxifylline), aspirin, vitamin E, gingko. It is usually recommended that people taking garlic stop in the weeks before and after any type of surgery.

Hawthorn

The herb hawthorn is often used by traditional herbal practitioners for high blood pressure.

In a randomized controlled trial conducted by researchers in Reading, UK, 79 patients with type 2 diabetes were randomized to receive either 1200 mg of hawthorn extract a day or placebo for 16 weeks. Medication for high blood pressure was used by 71% of the patients.

At the end of the 16 weeks, patients taking the hawthorn supplement had a significant reduction in mean diastolic blood pressure (2.6 mm Hg). No herb-drug interactions were reported.

Remedies for Depression

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Do’s and Don’t for Depression

Following are some of the simple tips to prevent depression:

- Take light foods that are easy to digest.

- Avoid hot foods, oily foods, spicy foods and pulses like Bengal gram.

- Restrict your intake of meats and milk products during bouts of depression.

- Patient should be given balanced diet rich in green vegetables, fruits, grams, brown rice, wheat flour, fresh juice (all these are rich in Vitamin B), etc

- Avoid too much intake of caffeine, chocolates; beverages, junk and fried foods Patient suffering from depression should stay away from these unhealthy foodstuffs.

- Vitamin C is anti depressant so include lots of vitamin C in your diet. Some fruits rich in Vitamin C are amla (Indian gooseberry), lemons, oranges, etc.

- Do regular exercises. It plays an important role in reducing depression. Exercises not only keep the body physically and mentally fit, but also provides happiness and mental relaxation.

- Yoga is also very effective in the treatment of depression. It makes both body and mind healthy and strong. Yoga and meditation both have important role in making people mentally strong and healthy from inside.

- Patient suffering from depression should indulge in activities that make him happy, he should talk, play and involve in other activities with other people. This way he will stay away from the depressing atmosphere he has made around himself.

Remedies for Diabetes

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Do’s and Don’t for Diabetes

Following are some of the simple tips to prevent diabetes:

- Avoid eating starchy foodstuffs as they are not easily digestible.

- Take less amount of oil in your food.

- Avoid coffee, sugar, refined flour and alcohol.

- Do not take heavy meals. Eat small meals as the foods are easily digestible and are good for the health of diabetics.

- Take low fat diet and eat vegetables like spinach, cucumber.

- Eat fruits and milk products like cheese.

- Onion, sprouts, beans, garlic and tomatoes lower the sugar level in the blood.

- Live a stress free life. Stress will worsen the conditions.

- Restrict intake of mutton and excess salt in your meal. This will help in controlling your body weight and diabetes.

- It is advised to eat bitter herbs like bitter gourd and fenugreek. They are excellent bitter herbs for diabetic patients.

- There is no restriction on fish and soy for a diabetic patient.

- Do not eat junk food and oily food as this will control your level of cholesterol, lowers your blood pressure level, and diabetes.

- Avoid white bread, rice, potatoes, sweet and sugary foods.

Home Remedies For Asthma

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Asthma is a very common respiratory disease, it affects the trachea and bronchial tubes by becoming inflamed and plugged with mucus. This causes the airways to narrow, restricting the amount of air going to the lungs, and makes it very difficult to breathe. Asthma can occur in anyone but is very common in children and young adults. Typical symptoms of an asthma attack are coughing, wheezing, tight chest, difficulty breathing. Home remedies for asthma can help breathing.

The rate, in which asthma attacks have increase in the pass few years is alarming, specially in children. Scientists believe that, there is a strong link between contamination in the air we breath and asthma, evidence suggest that the percentage of people who live in big cities, and have asthma attacks is far greater, than those of people who live in rural areas. However, this may not be the only reason, it is believed that genetic, food additives, toxins etc. could also contribute to asthma attacks.

Remedies For Anemia

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Anemia is a decrease in your blood cell count, and/or a decreased hemoglobin content in the blood. Since red blood cells are the ones responsible, for carrying oxygen to the cells via the hemoglobin, a lower amount, would mean low oxygen in all your body’s tissues, and if you are pregnant your baby gets less oxygen as well. Anemia can be caused by blood loss, which means that not enough red cells are being produce, or that too many red cells are being killed off. Home remedies for anemia are a great solution.

Home Remedies for anemia 1 : It’s very important to get the proper nutrients into the body. Eating a diet rich in cereals, rice, pastas, dairy products (milk, yogurt and cheese), vegetables and fruits, meat, poultry and fish, and finally dry beans, eggs, and nuts. Has been proven to help boost the immune system.

Home Remedies for anemia 2 : Make sure you are eating plenty of iron rich food, such as, liver, green leafy vegetable, beets, dried fruits, bran flake, oysters, brown rice, lentils and molasses, raisins, prunes; breads and pastas made from hole grain flour.

Home Remedies for anemia 3 : Avoid drinking coffee, tea and ingesting antacids, because they decrease iron absorption.

Home Remedies for anemia 4 : Try to cook in iron pots; it is proven that doing it can significantly increases the amount of iron in your foods.

Home Remedies for anemia 5 : During your pregnancy it’s important to take the correct vitamins that will help you and your baby to be healthy.

Remedies For Gastritis

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

People suffering from stress are also prone to gastritis, surgery, burns, trauma and other serious medical problems increase the chances of developing gastritis.

The way gastritis attacks the stomach walls is by disrupting the mucosa, name given to the lining of the stomach. However, other types of gastritis produce inflammation underneath the stomach lining due to bacteria or anemia. These cases are prone to develop into ulcers.

Gastritis in most cases is painless, common symptoms are: loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, bloating, and indigestion, some people may experience abdominal pain when eating.

Home remedies for Gastritis 1: Eliminate dairy products from your diet until the digestive system is healed.

Home remedies for Gastritis 2: Drink eight large glasses of water a day.

Home remedies for Gastritis 3: Take 400 IU a day of vitamin E to reduce inflammation in the stomach.

Home remedies for Gastritis 4: If your gastritis is caused by anemia, take supplemental chlorophyll two capsules three times a day, and follow the recommendations under anemia.

Home remedies for Gastritis 5: Licorice (DGL) helps heal the gastrointestinal tract chew 300 to 600 mg. 30 minutes before meals. This herb is also use to treat ulcers. Licorice is as effective as Tagamet.

Home Remedies For Acne

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Infections within the pores and sebaceous glands of the skin can manifest as abscesses, boils and pimples. In acne, hormone imbalance overstimulates the skin’s oil glands, making it particularly common during infancy, adolescence, menses and menopause. Underlying factors include nutritional deficiencies, hypoglycemia, stressed adrenals, food allergies and environmental toxins. Though these skin infections are caused by bacteria, they indicate a toxic overload in this, the body’s largest detoxification organ.

Eliminating as much waste per day as the kidneys, the skin must take over when other detox organs, such as the colon and liver, are not functioning up to par. Poor liver function also increases the buildup of acne-producing steroids in the body. Suppression with antibiotics or topical treatments have significant side effects and are hardly a cure.

Herbs and home remedies for acne with natural antibacterial effects can be used alongside those that strengthen the immune system and improve various detoxification pathways—especially the liver and intestines. Elimination of dairy, coffee and individual dietary allergens is crucial. Appropriate plants are also needed to restore hormonal balance. Locally, calendula, witch hazel, tea tree oil or Hauschka or Weleda products are beneficial and non-suppressive.

Home Remedies for Acne 1 : For acne on the back take orally and apply directly on the affected area Colloidal silver, it’s used as a natural antibiotic.

Home Remedies for Acne 2 : Kitchen remedies for acne.Take garlic capsules, they boost the immune system and kill the bacteria found in acne.

Home Remedies for acne 3 : To help the liver eliminate toxins from the blood, take Burdock root and dandelion which contain inulin. This helps to kill bacteria thus improving the skin.

Home Remedies for acne 4 : Take the homeopathic remedies Kali bromatum, Sulphur, Antimonium tartaricum, Herpa sulphuris. These help to prevent the formation of pimples or quickly bring them to a head.

Home Remedies for acne 5 : Use Lavender oil to apply directly on the acne area.

Home Remedies For Allergies

Monday, May 17th, 2010

If you have allergies, you may suffer from a stuffy and/or runny nose, sneezing, itchy skin and eyes, and/or red, watery eyes. Needless to say, it can be very uncomfortable. These symptoms occur because, in the presence of an allergen, the immune system releases chemicals called histamines to fight what it perceives as an invader. Home remedies for allergies can treat all of the above mentioned symptoms.

Histamines cause a string of reactions, including the swelling and congestion of nasal passages and increased mucus production. This is essentially a hypersensitive, or overactive, response by the body to an external stimulus. You will not suffer any of these side effect using this home remedies for allergies.

Whether allergies are seasonal or chronic depends on the particular allergen or allergens involved. Seasonal allergies tend to be caused by pollen. Ongoing or chronic allergies are usually caused by factors that are present in the environment year-round, such as animal dander, dust, or feathers. Chronic allergic rhinitis is a persistent inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nasal passages that is caused by an allergic reaction. It is characterized by a stuffy, runny nose, frequent sneezing, and a tendency to breathe through the mouth. The eyes may be red and watery. Headache, itchiness, nosebleeds, and fatigue may be secondary complications. Dark circles under the eyes (called “allergic shiners”), along with a puffy look to the face, are frequently seen.

Home remedies for allergies 1: Drink lots of water to thin secretions and ease expectoration.

Home remedies for allergies 2: If you have respiratory allergies, you may be allergic to certain foods. In addition to dairy products and wheat, common culprits include eggs, chocolate, nuts, seafood, and citrus fruits and juices. Try eliminating one of these foods for two weeks and watch for an improvement. Use an elimination or rotation diet to discover and work with food allergies.

Home remedies for allergies 3: Try eliminating dairy foods from your diet. Dairy foods can thicken mucus and stimulate an increase in mucus production. If your allergies are seasonal, it may also be helpful to avoid whole wheat during the allergy season; many allergy sufferers are sensitive to wheat.

Home remedies for allergies 4: Cut out cooked fats and oils. When your body is under any type of stress, including the stress of an allergic reaction, the digestive system is not as strong as usual, and fats—which are difficult to digest at the best of times—can put a strain on the digestive system. Also, undigested fats contribute to mucus production and foster a toxic internal environment.

Remedies For Measles

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Measles is a highly contagious acute viral disease. This disease is marked by a characteristic rash, fever, sneezing, coughing, and lymph node tenderness. Spread primarily by airborne droplets that travel from the throat, mouth, or nose of an infected person, there are two types of measles, rubella and rubeola. German (or three-day) measles is actually rubella. The second kind, rubeola, is sometimes called the seven-day measles. Most people have had the disease as children and have developed an immunity or have been immunized against it.

MEASLES TEA 1
1 teaspoon goldenAeal root
1 teaspoon marshmallow root
1 cup boiling water
Combine the above herbs in a nonmetallic container and cover with the boiling water; steep for 30 minutes; cool and strain. Take up to one cup a day, a tablespoon or two at a time.

MEASLES TEA 2
2 teaspoons echinacea root
3 teaspoons pau d’arco bark
1 teaspoon mullein leave
3 teaspoons yellow dock root
1 cup boiling water
Combine the above herbs in a container. Take one teaspoon of the mixture and cover with the boiling water; steep for 20 minutes; strain. Take up to two cups a day, a tablespoon or two at a time.

Morning Sickness

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Approximately 50% of all pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting between the sixth and the twelfth week of pregnancy. It’s completely normal and can occur at any time of the day, although it is called morning sickness. But 1 in 300 women will have severe abnormal vomiting which is, continual nausea and vomiting after the twelfth week. This type of vomiting is called Hiperemesis gravidarum, and it can result in dehydration, acidosis, malnutrition and weight loss. This condition can be dangerous to the fetus if persists. The reason for Hiperemesis gravidarum has not been identified yet, but an association between high levels of the hormones estrogen and chronic gonadotropin ( HCG ) has been found. HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta that increases until the end of the first trimester.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 1: Eat frequently during the day (at least six small meals daily) that will help you avoid an empty stomach.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 2: Low blood sugar aggravates the nausea, so you should try to keep a good level throughout the day, staring from the moment you wake up. You can keep some crackers on your night table and eat them before you get up.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 3: Instead of eating your foods, try to drink them, it’s easier for your body to digest a milk shake or fruit shake instead of having to chew them.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 4: Avoid foods and odors that make you feel nausea.

Remedies for Morning Sickness 5: Drink plenty of carbonated beverages, without caffeine. Consuming ginger ale for example, will promote the elimination of gas, when at the same time ginger ale contains ginger, a herb that soothes the digestive tract.

Remedies for Sore Throat

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

A sore throat is a common and minor condition in which the back of the throat becomes irritated in most cases (90% of them) is cause by a virus, such as the one that causes colds and flu or the bacteria that cause strep infection. In cases of bacterial or viral infections most antibiotics are ineffective.

Other causes of sore throat are: medication, surgery, radiation, dust, smoke, chemicals, loud talking, tooth and gum infection, allergies.

Remedies for Sore Throat 1: Take echinacea this herb it’s antiviral and antibacterial, speeds healing,

Remedies for Sore Throat 2: Horseradish is another herb that many use in the kitchen but it also has excellent properties to treat sore throat and upper respiratory tract infections, reduces fever, and expels concentrations of mucus.

Remedies for Sore Throat 3: Use kava kava as a gargle for soothing and analgesic pain relief. Helps insomnia cause by coughing and sore throat.

Remedies for Sore Throat 4: Myrrh is an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, very powerful and excellent for a chronic sore throat. It acts also as an expectorant and decongestant. It helps cure gum disease.

Home Remedies for Sore Throat 5: Barberry Tincture keeps strep from attacking the lining of the throat. Take 15-20 drops in 1/4 cup of water 3 times daily for 10 days.

Home Remedies for Sunburn

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Home Remedies for Sunburn 1: Take measures to prevent yourself from getting sunburned:

Home Remedies for Sunburn 2: Avoid being outdoors between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, when the UV rays are more intense.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 3: If you have to be outside during this hour, try to wear a hat, sunglasses that protect your eyes from UV rays, and clothing made of light colored, light weight, tightly woven material.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 4: Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor ( SPF ) of 15 or higher. Apply to the skin whenever you go outside or ride in the car, apply it to all exposed areas 30′ before going outside, repeating the procedure as often as possible, specially if you are swimming or perspiring. Make sure you buy a sunscreen that contains protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 5: Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 6: Eat lots of lean, and high quality protein foods. Also include raw fruits to supply the vitamins and minerals needed.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 7: Drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated, and to replace the lost by the sunburn.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 8: To relief a sunburn pain apply over the affected area cool water compresses or fill a bathtub with cold water and dissolve one pound of baking soda or oatmeal in it. Soak in the bath for 30′ approximately, until you feel relieve.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 9: Wash the affected area with an antibacterial soap to prevent secondary infection.

Home Remedies for Sunburn 10: Do not burst any blister. They form a natural protection to help the skin sunburned to heal faster.

Remidies For Toenail fungus

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Apple-cider vinegar applied to a washcloth can be rubbed between your toes to relieve the itch and remove scales and dead skin.

Calendula cream, ointment, or tincture diluted in warm water has anti- fungal, astringent, and healing properties, and can be used two to three times a day.

Drinking a cup of chamomile tea three times a day, and also applying the tea directly to the affected area with a cotton ball three times a day, should help.

Garlic extract is one of the best herbal antifungals. Take 6 teaspoonfuls each day. In addition, you can put raw garlic in a blender and apply it to the rash three times a day with a cotton ball. Dust your feet and shoes with garlic powder daily. Garlic’s antifungal properties have been documented by clinical studies, which show that people taking garlic have blood serum levels with significant antifungal activity.

Ginger tea, made from 2 ounces of fresh ginger root simmered in 8 ounces of water for twenty minutes, contains more than twenty different antifungal compounds. Drink a cup of ginger tea three times a day. You can also make compresses by soaking cotton in the tea and apply them to the affected area for five minutes three times a day

Goldenseal is a good antifungal agent. Add 5 drops of the tincture to juice and drink it three times a day. Or simmer 6 teaspoons of the dried herb in a cup of water for twenty minutes to make tea. Strain out the herbal matter and apply the tea to the rash with a fresh cotton ball three times a day

Drink a cup of lemongrass tea three times a day and also apply the used tea bags to the affected area. This should help toe nail fungus to clear faster.

Olive leaf extract has antifungal properties and helps to fortify the immune system. Take 250 milligrams three times a day.

Pau d’arco tea may be sipped three times a day to increase the body’s immunity and enhance lymphatic drainage.

A mixture of 2 tablespoons of pau d’arco tincture, 4 teaspoon each of tea tree and lavender tincture, 1/8 teaspoon of peppermint tincture, and 4 ounces of vinegar can be added to enough warm water to make a healing foot bath. Use this treatment three times a day, drying the feet thoroughly afterward.

Turmeric oil, diluted with two parts water to one part turmeric oil, can be applied to the affected area with a cotton ball three times a day to speed healing of your fungal infection. Additionally, you can take 300 milligrams of turmeric extract orally three times a day.

Some commercial antifungal lotions combine herbals with pharmaceuticals to get the benefits of both. Also, mixtures of antifungal herbs work synergistically, or much better, than single herbs. One such product combines tolnaftate, myrrh, tea tree oil, aloe vera, calendula, rosemary, and thyme.

Remedies for toothache

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

If you develop a toothache, you should consult your dentist as soon as possible. Failure to the treat the underlying cause of a toothache could result in the loss of the tooth.

Home remedies can provide temporary relief until you visit your dentist. Essential oils that help ease toothache pain include chamomile, myrrh, peppermint, and tea tree. Apply one drop of any of these or a drop of Toothache Oil to the tooth and the surrounding area to ease the pain. For additional relief, apply a Toothache Compress on your face near the aching tooth.

To soothe teething pain in babies, chamomile oil is one of the safest and most effective remedies.

Massage Baby’s Teething Blend onto the affected gum area.

HOME REMEDIES BLENDS

The home remedies blends below are essential oil formulas you can prepare at home.

Toothache Oil
1/8 ounce carrier oil
6 drops tea tree oil
4 drops chamomile oil
2 drops myrrh oil
2 drops peppermint oil
Place the carrier oil in a clean container and add the essential oils. Gently turn the container upside down several times or roll it between your hands for a few minutes to blend. Apply one drop on the aching tooth and the surrounding gum, as needed.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 1: Never intentionally expose your skin to midday sun. Between 9 A.M. and 3 P.M., always use sunscreen to avoid skin damage. However, do not wear sunscreen all the time; moderate, daily exposure to early morning or late afternoon sun helps the skin manufacture vitamin D, which is important to numerous bodily processes, including the prevention of most forms of skin cancer.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 2: Take 100 to 300 milligrams of coenzyme Q10 daily. There is considerable scientific evidence that this supplement can act as an antioxidant and energizer that can prevent many of the detrimental effects of sunlight exposure.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 3: Take 1,000 milligrams of chondroitin sulfate daily for premature wrinkling of the skin (wrinkles that appear before age thirty-five). Chondroitin stimulates the growth of skin cells and accelerates metabolic processes that help the skin retain moisture.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 4: Drink eight glasses of water daily. Adequate hydration helps maintain skin tone.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 5: Use natural oils rather than harsh soaps and cold creams to remove dirt and makeup.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 6: Avoid alcohol-based toning solutions. These can dry and chap the skin.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 7: Get regular exercise, and treat high blood pressure and other circulatory disorders. Like other organs, the skin receives its nourishment through the bloodstream. Exercise increases circulation to the skin.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 8: Do not smoke. Smoking intensifies sunlight damage to the skin.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 9: Acerola Tablets with vitamin C Contains mineral salts that
complement alpha-hydroxy acids in rejuvenating skin.

Natural Treatment for Wrinkles 10: Aloe Gel containing 1-3 percent alpha-hydroxy acids. Most potent natural sourceof alpha-hydroxy acids.

Remedies Yeast Infection

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Other contributing causes include antibiotics, which destroy protective intestinal bacteria, and a variety of immune-damaging factors and environmental toxins. Sugar and carbohydrate excess, or estrogen imbalance (hormone therapy` pill, PMS),
sweetens the tissues, creating a yeast breeding ground. Food allergies and a toxic digestive system (dysbiosis) complete the picture. Home remedies for yeast infection can reverse the imbalance and return it to normal levels.

Systemic infection with candida and other strains of yeast is epidemic today and is an underlying factor in many chronic conditions (e.g. migraines, colitis, obesity, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, sinusitis, PMS). This is a result of immune failure and contributes to immunity’s progressive weakening. Home remedies for yeast infection can also be used in combination with other remedies for the above mention symptoms.

Home remedies for Yeast Infection 1: Black Walnut—Juglans nigra
• Unripe, green hulls contain juglone, an effective antifungal agent.
• Assists with systemic candida, athlete’s foot and ring worm infections.
• Also inhibits other fungi, cryptococcus, salmonella, staph, E. coli.

Home remedies for Yeast Infection 2: Cat’s Claw—Una de gato/Uncaria tormentosa
• Has antimicrobial effects for fungi, viruses, bacteria, parasites.
• Important intestinal cleanser for dysbiosis, leaky gut, diverticulitis, colitis, Crohn’s. Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, immune strengthening.

Home remedies for Yeast Infection 3: Celandine–Chelidonium majus
• Treats candida effectively; powerful liver detox fier and hepatic strength-
ener; helps in removal of candida metabolites from the bloodstream.

Home remedies for Yeast Infection 4: Garlic—Allium sativa
• Contains several antifungal ingredients; rapidly destroys yeast.
• Stimulates immune function. Highly antiseptic, effective in infections, and is beneficial for long-term use against chronic candida syndromes.

Home remedies for Yeast Infection 5: Goldenseal—Hydrastis canadensis
• Strong antifungal effects, while healing intestinal mucus linings.
• Strengthens and detoxifies the liver; immune and white cell stimulant.