Archive for June, 2012

Remedies for Chest Pain

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The first thing to do when you have chest pain, is to take an aspirin and drink a glass of water. If you have left side, chest pain, there is NEVER a natural alternative or cure, until you are certain that your chest pain is not cardiac related.

Since heart attacks can mimic indigestion, and other relatively benign illnesses, it is very important that you do not waste time, if you have clammy skin, feel sick to your stomach, have pain radiating down your left arm, in your left jaw, and constricting pain in your chest.

Garlic Garlic has traditionally been used by Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans as a medication for several illnesses. Garlic contains vitamins and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C.

Alfalfa Juice extracted from alfalfa makes a good home remedy for chest pain as it contains significant amounts of chlorophyll that would help manage many lung related diseases. They also help soften arteries and reduce the chances of cardiac chest pain.

Hibiscus tea Hibiscus tea is a traditional tea that is rich in vitamin C and minerals. It helps control cholesterol and decreases the risk of heart diseases. It also lowers hypertension and prevents other chest problems and cold.

Basil Within the list of home remedies for chest pain, basil is considered yet another effective one. Basil not only enhances the taste of your favorite dish, but also provides many health benefits. It works like medications such as aspirin to block cyclooxygenase and provide an anti-inflammatory effect. They also provide a great amount of vitamin A.

Home Remedies For Chicken Pox

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Getting the chicken pox tends to be one of those routine occurrences of childhood that all children have to go through. But that doesn’t mean your child has to suffer needlessly through the itching and the scabs. A few natural home remedies can reduce chicken pox symptoms and hopefully the duration of the illness.

There are various vaccines available today, which are preventing the chicken pox form happening. So here are some home remedies for Chicken Pox :

1. Apply Sandalwood oil ( not the paste ) from the first day of appearance of rash till the fall of scabs. helps

2. Apply Vitamin E oil over the skin. Will help the healing process..

3. Lemon juice is very good in chicken pox but you can also give vegetable juice and other fruit juices.

4. Neem leaves are also good in relieving the itching of the rashes. Add neem leaves in the warm water and have bath with this water.

5. Add baking soda in one glass of lukewarm water and sponge your body and allow the mixture to dry on the body.

6. A bath of oatmeal is a natural remedy to relieve the itch due to chicken pox

7. Honey smeared over the skin will also help in healing the disease

8. Lukewarm water baths with neem leaves will help relieve the itching.

9. You can also add half cup of brown vinegar in bathtub water and have bath. This method is also effective in reducing the irritation of the skin.

10. Add half cup of apple cider vinegar to bathtub filled with warm water and have bath.

11. Apply vitamin E oil over the rashes once the rashes become dry.

Simple Ways to get Rid Of Lower Back Pain

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The commonest Lower Back Pain Treatment in case of severe back pains is acetaminophen. It is an over-the-counter medicine for oral consumption. If the pain is very intense and chronic in nature, the doctor may prescribe additional oral medicines including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants or opium-derived narcotic drugs.

Symptoms For Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is pain felt and travels in the ribs particularly in the back or in the upper part of legs. This pain starts suddenly and could be the follow up of strain or an injury. Sometimes the pain may not have anatomical cause. Sit up or turn over posture may be difficult and the worse could be bending or sitting. Even a sneeze or a cough can be painful.

Back pain normally gets resolved within weeks but the pain undergone by the patients is unbearable. Conservational treatments are normally taken for lower back pain since it is temporary and slowly resolve with time.

Remedies For Lower Back Pain

1. Sleeping with a pillow between the knees while lying on one side may increase comfort. Some doctors recommend lying on your back with a pillow under your knees.

2. No specific back exercises were found that improved pain or increased functional ability in people with acute back pain. Exercise, however, may be useful for people with chronic back pain to help them return to normal activities and work. These exercises usually involve stretching maneuvers.

3. Nonprescription medications may provide relief from pain.

4. Ibuprofen (Advil, Nuprin, or Motrin), available over the counter, is an excellent medication for the short-term treatment of low back pain. Because of the risk of ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding, talk with your doctor about using this medication for a long time.

5. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) has been shown to be as effective as ibuprofen in relieving pain.

6. Topical agents such as deep-heating rubs have not been shown to be effective.

7. Some people seem to benefit from the use of ice or heat. Their use, although not proven effective, is not considered to be harmful. Take care: Do not use a heating pad on “high” or place ice directly on the skin.

Viral Fever Can Be Harmful For Human Body

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Simply stated, viral fever is any fever caused by one of the many viral infections or the infections caused by virus. Most of these infections can be identified by the accompanying symptoms and signs. The viral fever symptoms can be generalized but they may target a specific organ of the body.

The external barriers, such as the skin and mucous membranes, are the first line of defense. The body’s immune defenses are triggered when the virus enters the body, and white blood cells (lymphocytes and monocytes) begin to attack and destroy the virus.

This type of general protection is referred to as innate or natural immunity.

Types of Viral Fever

Viruses can affect any part of the body or body system, and can cause infections such as the common cold, flu, gastroenteritis, chicken pox or herpes. The most common type of viral infections involves the respiratory tract.

The common cold is a frequently occurring viral infection and usually includes symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat and coughing. Although colds are a minor infection of the nose and throat, a cold can last from two days to two weeks. Colds are highly contagious and are spread by fluids from sneezing or coughing, which contain the infection.

Influenza, also known as the “flu”, is a respiratory infection caused by viruses. The flu differs in several ways from the common cold. Symptoms of the flu include body chills, fever, headache, muscle ache and sore throat. Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. The flu is contracted in the same airborne manner as the common cold. For both cold and flu, the viruses are easily transmitted in highly populated areas.

Remedies To Get Rid Of Viral fever At Home

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Viral fever is very often in our day to day life. But some times ever viral fever becomes very harmful. So here are some symptoms and remedies for viral fever :

Symptoms Of Viral Fever

1. Fatigue

2. Body as well as muscle aches

3. Low or high fever

4. Inflammation of the pharynx

5. Running nose

6. Nasal congestion

7. Sore throat

8. Headache

9. Redness and burning sensation in eyes

10. Cough

11. Muscle and joint pains

12. Skin rashes

13. Diarrhea

Remedies for Viral Fever

1. Consume good amount of fluids but not milk. However, if having diarrhea avoid taking fruit juices, salad or raw food.

2. Have raw garlic sand onions. You can also use them in cooking, best would be to make soup having lots of garlic and onion.

3. Soak Large Sultanas or Currants (munakkas) overnight and have it in the morning.

4. Mix honey, fresh lemon juice and ginger juice and have it at least twice or thrice a day.

5. Make a concoction by mixing juice of basil leaves (tulsi) ginger juice and honey and have it for treating the symptoms of fever, cough and cold.

6. Gargle with lukewarm water after adding a little salt in it to get relief from sore throat caused by viral fever.

7. Raw tulsi (basil) leaves can be chewed for getting relief from viral fever symptoms.

8. For diarrhea due to viral fever in children, take a pinch full of black pepper powder and mix it in tea and let the kid have few teaspoonful of this.

9. Warm the orange juice a little and have it. It helps in getting rid of body toxins and gives energy to the patient.

10. Have home cooked food- without spices. Always avoid outside food when suffering from viral fever.

Kidney Stone are One Of The Common Problem For Everyone

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Kidney stones have become a common problem in many parts of India and everybody (adults and children) is at risk of developing kidney stones. The urine has dissolved substances which can precipitate and develop into stones, but these usually do not crystallise to form stones. In most people even if stones are formed they are usually small (less than 5mm) and pass in the urine without any symptoms.

Some of the natural remedies for Kidney Stone are :

1. Horsetail

2. Pomegranate Juice

3. Organic Celery

4. Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

5. Dandelion Root

Best Home Made Medicines For High Blood Pressure

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

High blood pressure or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called “pre-hypertension”, and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high.

High blood pressure, also known as the silent killer, is one of the most prevalent conditions today, especially in America. However, not only is high blood pressure a dangerous condition in itself, the medication and drugs prescribed for it are also dangerous because of the high costs and the side effects.

Home made Medicines for High Blood Pressure are :

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

2. Coconut Water to Combat High Blood Pressure

3. Garlic

4. Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper

Symptoms Of Mosquito and Insect Bite

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Mosquito and insect bites are one of the common thing which takes place in day to day life for mostly everybody. Mostly this happens in hill stations are any place which is dirty. Some of the common symptoms of these kind of bites are :

1. Fever

2. Chilling

3. Rashes

4. Abdominal pain

5. Allergic reactions

6. Lyme disease

7. Itchiness

8. Swelling of the skin

9. Redness of the bite area

10. Muscle cramps

11. Headache

12. Dizziness

13. Bacterial infections

Is Cockroach Bite Harmfull To Human Skin?

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Cockroches are one of the most common factors in most of the houses all over the world. There are very less damages done by them in household activities.

Generally most of us don’t worry about obtaining a roach bite when we see one of the dirty insects. More often we worry about roaches getting into our food, spreading disease, or even cockroach identification so that we can eliminate them. While a cockroach bite doesn’t happen all that often, these insects do have mouths and are capable of biting.

Most of the time a roach bite associated with a human isn’t associated with a live human, but cockroaches are omnivores, meaning they will eat just about anything. Because roaches will eat anything they usually don’t need to rely on human flesh, instead they can rely on us for less than fabulous house keeping habits, and a lack of cockroach prevention. However, there are some cases where cockroaches will bite, especially the German cockroach.

A roach bite is said to be like other insect bites, it can swell and become very itchy, even infected. Because they are not common, you will likely never have to deal with a cockroach bite. To avoid the bites you should attempt to keep your home clean to avoid infestation of roaches in the first place, and be sure that you and everyone in your home, including children are clean before going to sleep. Washing hands, faces, and brushing teeth is an essential part of avoiding roach bites, and when coupled with other cockroach prevention steps, you shouldn’t have a problem with roaches biting.

What are the causes of a loss of taste and smell

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

* People over the age of 30 tend to gradually lose their ability to smell aromas. This may be due to a degeneration of the nerves which control smell and a loss of sensitivity in ones taste buds.

* Men, regardless of age have a lower ability to distinguish between odors.

* Smoking causes damage to the nasal membranes and reduces one’s ability to identify odors. Foods will also become tasteless as a result of smoking and one may even lose his/her ability to smell aromas.

* Certain nervous system diseases or radiation treatment for cancer patients may result in a lack of taste and smell.

* Nasal polyps or growths blocking the nasal passages or sinus cavities diminish ones sense of smell as aromas will not reach the receptor areas where ones sense of smell is formed.

* A small percentage of the world’s population is born without the ability to smell. This condition is called congenital anosmia.

* Another cause for a loss of taste and smell may be that one may have an upper viral, respiratory infection.

* Sinusitis or blocked nasal passages cause a blockage in the flow of air, therefore reducing the amount of aromas reaching the smell receptors.

* A trauma to the head may lead to partial or permanent loss of smell as the nerves responsible for smell may be damaged or contain scar tissue.

* In rare cases ones loss of smell may be due to a non-malignant brain tumor.

* Gingivitis or gum diseases may predispose one to having a loss of taste or smell.

How To Cure your taste of Smell at Home

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

We often take for granted the ability to taste and smell. We only realize this once we have lost it. Our taste and smell ability allows us to enjoy delicious foods and enjoy their rich aromas, but also plays an important role in warning us against fires, poisonous substances or even certain gasses which may be harmful or even lethal.

A person’s ability to taste and smell may be explained in the simple equation bellow:

The ability to taste = (and is influenced by) one’s ability to smell an aroma

Try holding your nose and eating something you enjoy most. The result would be that your favorite food doesn’t taste so good anymore and has lost its beloved flavor!

For instance, when you have a cold and your nasal passages are completely blocked food becomes tasteless and dull, as you are unable to smell the foods delicious aromas.

After a while of not being able to taste or smell foods, your appetite may dwindle, you may feel unenthusiastic about eating out at nice restaurants or even feel depressed with life. This means that your overall health and well being will be severely affected.

Natural Remedies For Gastric Problems

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Remedies :

1. Fennel. You can chew on fennel seeds or else make a tea by crushing the seeds and pouring boiling water over them. The compounds in these seeds, as well as those in anise and dill seeds, relax muscles in your digestive tract and allow trapped gas to pass. As a bonus, you should also have fresher breath, similar to consuming parsley.

2. Ginger. Drinking ginger tea and eating fresh ginger root are two superior remedies for gas. Add small amounts of ginger (both dried and fresh) to your food, as desired. You can also take a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger before meals for gas relief.

3. Caraway Seeds. Try adding caraway seed spice to more of your meals, especially if the foods are known to cause gas. Caraway seeds ease gas, indigestion and cramping, as well as stimulate proper digestion.

4. Parsley. Adding more parsley to your diet is also a very good remedy for gas. Add parsley, either freshly minced or dried as a spice, to foods that may contribute to intestinal gas to help prevent them from causing gas and bloating problems.

5. Activated Charcoal. Charcoal absorbs excess air in the digestive track as well as adsorbs (attracts) toxins which may be contributing to gas problems. Try taking a charcoal supplement before eating to help relieve gas and bloating before they start.

6. Colon Cleansing. Performing a colon cleanse will help improve overall colon health as well as provide gas relief.

7. Probiotics. Taking a probiotic supplement or eating foods with probiotics, such as pineapples, help get rid of the most common symptoms of gas. Probiotics replenish beneficial intestinal bacteria and help keep your colon in optimal working order.

8. Garlic. The hot garlic bulb is another good home remedy for gas. Garlic helps stimulate digestion. For best results, use fresh garlic. You may also want to follow up with parsley or fennel seeds to freshen your breath.

9. Dandelion Tea. The common weed dandelion has numerous health benefits, one of which is relieving gas. Drink as a tea or add it to meals as a dried spice.

10. Hot Water. Sip water as hot as you can take it! According to an 86 year old grandma who submitted this remedy, half a cup usually works.

KC Defence – What it exactly is

Friday, June 8th, 2012

KC-Defense is a safe, non-addictive, FDA registered natural remedy containing 100% homeopathic ingredients selected to relieve and soothe dry, hacking coughing & sneezing in pets that are kenneled, and in those that are not. By supporting immune system health, you can also feel more confident when your pet has to go into environments like kennels, catteries or other places.

KC-Defense comes in convenient, dissolvable granule form. Safe and easy to administer, these pleasant tasting granules are simply sprinkled on your pet’s tongue and rapidly absorbed in the mouth.

All Native Remedies homeopathic products and biochemic tissue salts are manufactured in an FDA and GMP registered pharmaceutical facility under the supervision of qualified homeopaths and responsible pharmacists. Individual ingredients are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).

Usefull Home Remedies For Rain Rot In Horse

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Keep Dry
Improve drainage in and around your horse pastures. Rain rot bacteria thrive in damp conditions. Sunlight and dry weather will reduce the dermatophilus congolensis bacteria that causes rain rot. During periods of prolonged rainfall, horses prone to rain rot should be kept indoors. If that is not practical, avoid pasturing in muddy areas.

Clip Hair
Keep your horse’s hair clipped to allow the skin to dry. This is most important for horses with long, thick hair, but all horses can benefit from a trim during wet weather. The hair tends to hold moisture close to the skin, creating conditions favored by rain rot bacteria. Disinfect your clipper and tools after grooming. Rain rot bacteria can live on these surfaces and reinfect your horse or spread to others.

Avoid Ointments
Do not use ointments on rain rot unless your veterinarian advises you to do so. Ointments, like wet hair, tend to hold moisture and prevent the skin from drying. Wash the affected areas with a mild antibacterial solution such as Betadine or Nolvasan, and allow the area to air dry. Continue to wash the affected areas for at least one week after symptoms subside. Some horse owners use one part Listerine to one part water.

Remove Scabs
Scab removal can be painful, but it is necessary because infection can grow under the scabs. Wash the affected areas with a mild antibacterial solution. As the scabs soften, very gently pick off the scabs. Use caution here; this is not something your horse is going to love. Start slowly and discontinue your efforts if your horse reacts strongly.

Stall Hygiene
Proper stall hygiene is essential for horses suffering from rain rot. This is a contagious condition and will spread to other horses, so it is necessary to muck out stalls every day and keep grooming tools clean and disinfected. Remove wet or soiled bedding as quickly as possible and compost it properly. Install wall-mounted water buckets or other spill-proof watering systems. Good stall hygiene also keeps biting insect populations to a minimum.

Special Remedies For Summer Allergies

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Here are the list of remedies for Summer Allergies :

1. Replace air filters in your home comfort system, following manufacturer instructions to locate and change the filter. Check your filter monthly, especially during seasons of heavy use or allergy season.

2. Eliminate mold from your home by keeping surfaces free of standing water. Check for moisture buildup and leaks in likely spots such as below sinks in the bathroom and kitchen. Have a professional heating and cooling technician inspect your duct system for leaks.

3. Check your home and ducts for mouse droppings or other evidence of contamination that could make allergies flare.

4. Make sure the house is well ventilated. This can be done without wasting energy. Ask your HVAC professional for advice on ventilation systems.

5. Install kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans to vent irritating particles and humidity outdoors. Be sure to use them as needed.