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Natural Herbs To Combat Bladder Cancer

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The actual cause of this dreaded ailment is still unclear; however, it is the abnormal growth of cells in the urinary bladder and the aftermath is a tumor. Bladder cancer is common in American men above the age of 50. It is a treatable disease if diagnosed in its benign stages; however malignant stages have also recuperated with proper herbal treatments. The herbal treatments for bladder carcinoma; involving natural herbs are as given ahead. However, it is well worth mentioning that, a lot depends on the constitution of the body for these herbs to show their efficacy.

Green herbal tea
Tea made from a herb known as Camellia Sinensis (dried) is good in treating bladder cancer due to its anti-cancer propensities.

Maitake
This herb grows wild on the hillocks in Japan and it is quite like a huge mushroom. The reason why this helps in combating bladder cancer is because it boosts the T cells in the body. T cells fight the cancer cell of the bladder and it is suggested that 2000 mg of Maitake should be taken before meals thrice daily. (more…)

Home remedies For Prickly Heat

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Prickly heat is a common ailment; especially in the summers due to profuse perspiration and the aftermath is the clogging of the sweat glands; which eventuates into a heat rash which is very itchy and irritating. Needless, to say it causes a whole lot of uneasiness to a suffering individual and so exposure to the harsh Sun is bad for a person suffering from heat skin rash. The best resort however, is to practice prevention from getting prickly heat in the first place and the first thing to do is avoid imbibing excessive alcohol, smoking and hard physical labored work as all these give impetus to sweating and the aftermath is mostly heat rash.

Prickly Heat

Prickly Heat

One should also avoid eating too much spicy foods like junk food because they trigger sweating and give impetus to acidity. Drink plenty of water; as flushes the system of all the toxins. However, if you have already got prickly heat then an oatmeal powder bath is very good in alleviating the symptoms of heat skin rash. A very common home treatment for prickly heat is the application of ice cubes with a sterilized cloth on the affected area. This application reduces the inflammation and aids in puncturing it also. (more…)

Natural Remedies For Alopecia

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The loss of hair comes naturally with age and many people suffer from this. Natural hair loss can be attributed to genes; in other words it can be hereditary. However, recently people are noticing rapid hair loss in patches and it looks ugly in the mirror. This ailment which is known as Alopecia; affects both genders without disdain , children and teenagers are no exception to it. This disease is a major cause of depression and anxiety and takes its toll emotionally; especially amongst teenagers.

Alopecia

Alopecia

This ailment is such that it can transpire on any part of the human body where there is hair, even the pubic region; though it is a temporary condition in many cases. Nonetheless, if left untreated the malady can become permanent.

  • In men this ailment is known as androgenetic alopecia and teenager are very vulnerable to it.
  • The female form of this ailment also goes by the same name and if it transpires then it looks very repulsive; however it is a rarity.
  • The permanent hairloss in this ailment is known as Cicatricial alopecia or scarring alopecia. The loss of hair in any particular region is permanent as the follicles are destroyed and a patch takes it place.

Short lived hair loss-

  • This type of hair loss or alopecia is known as areata monolocularis and can transpire in any hairy part of the body. However, if hair loss is experienced in the whole the condition is called alopecia universals. (more…)

Health Benefits Of Alfalfa

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

The alfalfa herb is in almost all Ayurveda products; as it has many medicinal propensities. The roots of this herb grow deep beneath the surface of the soil, preserving its efficacy and so the benefits of alfalfa are very many. Since, the roots of this herb grow deep in the soil this herb is also called “father of plants”. This herb has all the possible nutrients, proteins and vitamins in it. Infact, every part of this herb has medicinal propensities; even the minuscule alfalfa sprouts are beneficial. The leaves of this herb can be chewed and even the seeds can be taken orally.

Alfalfa

Alfalfa

Alfalfa sprouts have innumerable health benefits; as are full of proteins, nutrients and vital minerals. The best thing about alfalfa sprouts is that they are light to eat and make an excellent garnishing for salads; they can even be used in sandwiches and soups. In other words these sprouts are good for the general well being and should be included in the staple diet.

Benefits of alfalfa-
There are numerous benefits of this herb; and the Chinese took full advantage of them as far back as the 6th century. The benefits of alfalfa include-

  • It helps in treating whooping cough.
  • Cardiac problems can be averted by using alfalfa.
  • It checks the cholesterol level in the body. (more…)

Bronchitis Symptoms And Its Remedies

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Improperly treated cough and common cold leads to bronchitis and the symptoms are very conspicuous; a person suffers from congestion, throat ache and in most cases a fever. These bronchitis symptoms fade away on their own accord in a couple of days, however if they do not, then consulting a doctor is the best resort. People afflicted by bronchitis; tend to get into bed most of the times, though this not necessary in these contemporary times due to facilities like central heating etc; though chronic symptoms may lead to complete bed rest and your family doctor may suggest this also.

Bronchitis

Bronchitis

Though, on second thoughts; it is recommended that an ailing person should take rest as roaming around in exposed places would only aggravate the situation. Children are advised to be well clad and their feet should not be exposed at any cost; as cold gets into the body from the feet first. It is also suggested that a humidifier in the form of some herbal solution should be kept simmering in the ailing person’s room and cross ventilation should be apt; as fresh air is the key to health. One good news however, is that bronchitis does not relapse for a couple of year’s atleast. This ailment is totally curable these days; not like earlier times where the greybeard took preventive measures to protect their families before the onset of the winter season. (more…)

Tips About Babies For Baby Massage

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Massaging not only helps the baby in question, but the mother also; as it brings quick sleep to the cranky baby giving the mother the much required rest for a while. Baby massage should be gentle and the vital organs like the calves should be massaged properly, so that the mother gets some time for herself; as the baby is bound to sleep for atleast an hour after a good massage and incidentally a regular massage is good for the overall body development of the child or infant; this is one amongst many massage tips for the overall development of the child.. To know more about babies read on. If you are becoming a mother for the first time; then these are the things you would need-

  • Non-scented oil or lotion; and in case of oil, it should be some essential oil.
  • A cuddly quilt
  • A feather soft towel
  • A sturdy bed with a soft mattress
  • Silence
baby-massage

baby-massage

Tips to massage your baby-

  • When you are indulging in a baby massage the temperature of the room should not exceed 78°F or 24°C.
  • Massage tips include the placing of a mackintosh under the baby for obvious reasons.
  • It is a well known fact about babies that they should be undressed gently.
  • Whisper sweet nothings while massaging.
  • Always make certain that a baby massage is performed, with the babies face up.
  • One very important amongst many massage tips is that you should make certain the oil or lotion used for massaging should be of body temperature; so be sure to rub the oil or lotion in question on the palms of your hands for some time. (more…)

Herbal home remedies for Hashimoto Disease

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The malfunctioning of the Thyroid glands; which happens to be an auto immune disease is known as hashimoto disease. This ailment is such that it may not be detected for quite some time and since the prognosis is slow the best way out is to arrest the disease. There are some potent natural cures for this malady; which is also known as hashimoto thyroiditis disease and it can be kept under control by the usage of these remedies.

Hashimoto Disease

Hashimoto Disease

The symptoms of this ailment are quite conspicuous and some main symptoms are obesity, lethargy, joint aches, brittle nails and frequent constipation accompanied by acute depression. Here are some herbal treatments which have stood in good stead to many people; however if these treatments do not give relief medical advice is recommended.

Detoxification
To keep the ailment in control; the body needs to be detoxified and milk thistle or holy thistle is a very good herb to keep hashimoto disease under control. The propensities of milk thistle help in controlling hashimoto thyroiditis disease by cleansing the liver; several cups of tea made from milk thistle is recommended to keep hashimoto disease under control. (more…)

How To Treat Hypothermia Naturally

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

The reduction of body temperature due to extreme exposure to water, cold or otherwise inadequate weather conditions; without proper protection is known as hypothermia. This condition needs immediate medical attention; otherwise the aftermath could be fatal. Hypothermia symptoms are quite conspicuous and they include incoherent speech, fatigue and even vomiting with the improper function of some vital organs of the body, one of the most common ailments which is triggered by hypothermia is pneumonia.

Hypothermia

Hypothermia

This is a fatal disease and usually trekkers and wildlife adventurers get familiar with it. This article deals with some age old remedies which have used by people stuck in the wilderness for survival. (more…)

Home Remedies For Wheezing

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

When breathing becomes an effort due the narrowing of the respiratory tract; due to whatever reason then a person starts to wheeze. Wheezing is nothing but gasping for breath due to an obstruction in the respiratory tract and the aftermath is congestion usually.

Wheezing

Wheezing

The ailment of wheezing is usually the aftermath of the mentioned health conditions:

  • It is a severe type of reaction that blocks the air passage and the condition is known as Anaphylaxis.
  • Wheezing cough could be an aftermath of Asthma aswell.
  • This ailment is triggered by acute bronchitis also.
  • At times certain foreign bodies get clogged in the air passage; like food etc, this condition is known as aspiration and it gives impetus to wheezing.
  • This ailment can be triggered by a chronic type of obstruction in the pulmonary system.
  • Prolonged medication leads to bronchoconstriction and this gives impetus to wheezing cough. (more…)

Home treatment for Rosacea

Friday, March 30th, 2012

In this ailment the small vessels of the blood of the face are affected. This ailment is also known as acne rosacea; factually, though there is no evidence of any connection between them. Women who are approaching menopause are more susceptible to this malady; especially fair skinned women, as the red patches or blotches are more visible in them. It is not a major cause of worry as only 5 % of the populace is affected with malady. If the nose is affected by this ailment, then you would appear like a red nosed reindeer. However, it may be, these red protrusions become prominent if left untreated. Many authorities are of the opinion that a fungus in the hair follicle is responsible for this ailment. People with this ailment have reported smarting of the skin if exposed to sunlight and after a bout of drinking; where sweating is profuse.

Rosacea

Rosacea

This ailment is treatable and treatment for rosacea includes the usage of 25000 units of beta carotene, incidentally the body has propensities which turn this into Vitamin A. The deficiency of Vitamin B also causes skin ailments; so Vitamin B complex should be taken on a regular basis. Vitamin C increases the immunity of the body and so the skin would be ready to combat any attack by a foreign body, thereby giving you protection from an ailment like rosacea. (more…)

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