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Safe Herbs That Reduce Appetite and Hunger

Can herbs supress your appetite and help reduce weight? Are herbs safe for weight loss? ---- Yes, herbs can help you reduce your appetite. Most of the herbs are safe, still you should get sufficient information about that specific herb. Some herbs do have side effects and some should be taken carefully. As with any weight loss program or diet, caution should be used and it should be used in conjunction with regular diet and exercise. Herbs have always been used as a weight loss remedy. There are many herbs that can be used both safely and efficiently to suppress appetite and help control weight loss. How herbs work to help you reduce appetite and hunger and lose weight? Some herbs act as a natural and mild diuretic will others enhance digestion while curbing appetite. There are herbs you can add to your diet as supplements, teas, and foods that will help your weight loss program go smoothly. Besides, there are several herbs which contain sympathomimetics and xanthine compound...

12 Amazing Health Benefits of Spring Onions and Nutritional Value of Spring Onions

Spring onions are a very popular vegetable and they come in different varieties including white, yellow and red. These tender onion bulbs are great in taste and also rich in nutrients. From a long time spring onions have been used in Chinese traditional medicines. Like onions spring onions are also high in sulfur. High amounts of sulfur provide many health benefits. These tender onions are low in calorie. Spring onions are a variety of scallion and also called green onions. Spring Onions Nutrition – Nutrients in Spring Onions: Spring onions are rich in vitamins including Vitamin C, Vitamin B2 and thiamine. They also contain Vitamin A and Vitamin K. In addition, these are good sources of copper, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, chromium, manganese and fiber. Spring onions are a strong source of flavonoids such as quercetin. A health promoting organic compound allyl propyl disulphidecan also be found in spring onions. Health Benefits of Spring Onions: With so many health pr...

How to Cure Your Cough: Ginger and Honey Home Remedy

It is always preferable to use natural and home-made remedies for those conditions that do not require the intervention of medical personnel. Ordinary cough, that is not the result of infection, is a good candidate for home remedies. Such natural remedies save you time, money, and often create no side reaction. The commonest and the most recommended remedy for non-infective cough is a mixture of the juice of ginger with honey. Preparation: Take around 100 grams of fresh and healthy ginger. Clean them thoroughly of mud. Peal and rinse them thoroughly with water till the the remaining trace of mud is completely washed off. Shake the excess water off them. Pat them dry further with a clean and absorbent material. Then grind them to a paste and strain them to extract the juice. You might even use a clean cloth the strain the paste and get the last drop of available juice. Mix an equal amount of honey and taste it. If you can bear the pungent taste, then the home remedy is done. If not, m...

One Point Healing - Acupressure Point St 36

ST 36 is one of the most important and commonly used acupressure points. It is also called Three Mile Points and is used to boost overall immunity and vitality. ST 36 is known as one of the most important points to tonify Qi and Blood and promote general wellness. It is particularly useful in children or adults with poor digestion, which can often be the root cause of chronic illnesses such as ear infections. It is called "Leg Three Miles" because it is said that if you are so tired you can no longer walk, if you stimulate this point you will be able to walk another three miles. Location: Four finger widths below the kneecap, one finger width to the outside of the shinbone. If you are on the correct spot, a muscle should flex as you move your foot up and down. To locate ST 36 find the bump on your bone about one inch below the knee. This bump is called the tibial tuberosity. ST 36 is level with the bottom of the tibial tuberosity, one thumb width towards the ...

Acupressure Therapy to Get Healing from Kidney Diseases

More than 26 million Americans—one in nine adults—have kidney disease. Millions more are at increased risk for getting it, and most don’t know it. Kidney disease can be found and treated early to prevent more serious kidney disease and other complications. Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. Acupressure can help in recovery process in some serious kidney related diseases but cannot be a cure itself. In many kidney related conditions it can help you get healing and cure. The kidneys perform several life-sustaining roles. They cleanse your blood by removing waste and excess fluid, maintain the balance of salt and minerals in your blood, and help regulate blood pressure. When the kidneys become damaged, waste products and fluid can build up in the body, causing swelling in your ankles, vomiting, weakness, poor sleep, and shortness of breath. Acupressure do help in expulsion of toxins created in the body by pressing the ...

Black Myrobalan Medicinal Properties: Greying and Losing of Hair Remedy

                Image Credit (Terminalia chebula) The Black Myrobalan is a moderate sized deciduous tree attaining a height of 25-30 meters. The tree has a 6 mm. thick, dark brown bark and belongs to the plant family Combretaceae. The leaves are 7-20 cm. long and are simple, alternate, acute at the leaf apex and base. The petioles are 2-5 cm. long and covered with soft hairs. The bisexual flowers are 4 mm. across, stalk-less, and dull white or yellow with an offensive smell. The fruit is a drupe, 2-4 cm. long, ellipsoid or obovoid and more or less 5-ribbed. They are yellowish green when dry. The seed is oblong, very thick and mildly angled. According to the reports the fruit which is part of the Ayurvedic "Triphala" improves the appetite and digestion, tones up the intestinal tissue and strengthens the body. It is believe to slow down the aging process, prolong life, and enhance the intellect. Pa...

Deep Tissue Vs. Thai Massage

There are many types of massage therapy, all having their own techniques and specific benefits. While one type of massage is good for stress relief, another might be good for increasing blood circulation, while yet another one might be good for improving the muscle tone. We are learning about two kind of them which are deep tissue and thai massage. Both have benefits and it is your choice for which condition you need to adopt the therapy/massage. Deep Tissue Massage: Deep tissue massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as "adhesions.") What conditions is deep tissue massage used for? Deep tissue massage is an excellent remedy for chronic ...

How to Get Rid of Eye Wrinkles: Natural Home Remedies For Under Eye Wrinkles

Eye wrinkles are a common problem that affect many us of these days. Appearances of fine lines around the eyes and under eye wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. As you age, your skin will naturally grow thinner. As it grows thinner, it is much easier for wrinkles to form. Typically, these wrinkles tend to appear around the eyes before they appear anywhere else. Some wrinkles are caused by repetitive motions, so the act of smiling, when it crinkles up your eyes can lead to laugh lines. Although, there are several reasons why you have wrinkles under your eyes, the end result is that collagen, which is used to fill in the facial area, is lost. When that happens, wrinkles form easily. When it comes to skin care, there is nothing as disheartening as under eye wrinkles. Although it is difficult to stop wrinkles from happening, you can work on tightening the face and reducing their appearance. Removing eye wrinkles can be achieved naturally. Stick with healthy lifestyle habits, w...

Facts About Bergamot and Earl Grey Tea

Do you get sick after drinking Earl Grey Tea? I drink tea every night before bed and noticed that after drinking decaffeinated Earl Grey tea I would have a rotten sleep and feel terrible in the morning. So I decided to investigate why this was. Apparently I am not alone, many people get sick after drinking Earl Grey tea, or specifically after consuming bergamot, from which Earl Grey tea gets its flavoring. What is Bergamot? To note there are two kinds of plants known as Bergamot, one is the citrus fruit which is being referred to here and the other is group of flowering garden perennials, also used as herbs (eg Bee Balm). Bergamot is a citrus fruit, the size of an orange but with an appearance more like a lemon, it is often called the Bergamot Orange. It is native to Italy. The essence of Bergamot comes from the skin of the fruits, as the fruits themselves are generally not eaten. Bergamot is used in Earl Grey tea, and is also often used in aroma therapy, and is considered an ...

The Bulbinella Herb Plant and Its Medicinal Uses

Bulbinella is a herb that is indigenous to South Africa. The drought-resistant South African bulbinella herb has many medicinal uses, making it a useful plant indeed. The leaves of the bulbinella are long and resemble chives or garlic chives. Although the leaves are long, they are also fairly thick and round and contain a natural healing sap. This sap contains glycoproteins, which have soothing and protective qualities. The sap of a bulbinella leaf is clear and can be rubbed onto parts of the human body to ease the pain, irritation and itching of mosquito bites. Relief is almost immediate. If you have not taken measures to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes in the first place, the bulbinella herb is a handy herb to have around. It is very easy to extract sap from a bulbinella leaf. Just crush or break the leaf, and rub the entire crushed or broken leaf back and forth over the affected or painful area. Why sit scratching mosquito bites when you have a soothing gel "growing" ne...

How to Heal a Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): 6 Home Remedies to Cure Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids). Conjunctivitis is most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Pollution, allergies and blocked tear ducts can be other causes for pink eye. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include watery discharge, variable itch, redness, irritation, light sensitivity, and other unpleasant symptoms. There are various home remedies for pink eye or conjunctivitis. You can get relief from pain and irritation of conjunctivitis naturally with pink eye home remedies. Home Remedies to Cure Pink Eye Naturally Proper use of pink eye home remedies will help in getting rid of pink eye infection effectively. Here are some home remedies to cure conjunctivitis or pink eye naturally. 1. Heal Pink Eye Using Raw Honey Remedy: Raw honey has powerful antibiotic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you are suffering from a pink eye infection, take 2 to...

Benefits of Soursop Leaves: A Strong Anti-Inflammatory

Several persons use soursop leaves to help them control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This plant is also known as graviola in some cuntries. They start seeing the effects of this natural substance almost immediately. Within a week, individuals have seen a reduction in the amount of swelling and stiffness in their joints. Since soursop leaves promote a feeling of well being, they also feel better overall. It helps to calm their nerves and alleviate the feelings of anxiety that they experienced because of their illness. Natural Anti Inflamatories: Soursop Leaves Soursop leaves are good for treating inflammation. People who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis have been able to use a tea made from the leaves to get relief for their symptoms. People who have boils can use soursop leaves to help restore their skin to its original condition. The leaves can be crushed and applied to the boil. This will help reduce irritation and also reduce the size of the boil. The same applies to mo...

Health Benefits of Punarnava Herb

Punarnava is a medicinal herbs and is famouse for its health promoting benefits. Punarnava is used in treating obesity, improving appetite, jaundice, and general fever. The word punarnava literally means 'renewer' or one which renews the body as Punarnava tends to renew and revitalize the body systems. Almost all anti-obesity medications contain Punarnava as one of its ingredients. Hence is beneficial in treating obesity. It also helps to maintain effective kidney function. This weed grows throughout India, Bangla Desh, Burma,Sri Lanka and in many tropical countries throughout year but dries during the summer. It bears small fleshy leaves, small reddish pink flowers and fruits in winter. It is bitter in taste and has cooling effect. It has very high medicinal value. Punarnave has anti Inflammatory and Analgesic properties. It checks Anemia and is being used as cardiac-tonic. Health benefits of Punarnave: The extract of Punarnav...

Clove Oil Recipe for Dry Socket Resulting From Wisdom Teeth Extraction

At the age of 33, I decided to undergo wisdom teeth extraction. I was urged to have the procedure completed when I was younger and didn’t follow the oral surgeon’s advice. As a result, my bottom right wisdom tooth developed a cavity and was hitting nerves close to the jaw bone. Three days following the surgery, I developed dry socket and had to return to the dentist. Dry socket usually occurs several days following the wisdom teeth extraction. It’s quite painful and makes healing a much slower process. How do you know you have dry socket? Dry socket begins as a sudden increase in throbbing pain which is not relieved by pain medications. If you are experiencing these symptoms, your dentist will urge you to come to the office and they will place medicated gauze soaked in an infused oil substance in the dry socket. When I went back after suffering these terrible symptoms, the oral surgeon placed medicated gauze into the socket, which within a matter of hours, dissolved...

Natural Skin Care Remedies For Boils, Pimples And Pus Pockets

Many times natural skin care home remedies for boils, pimples and pus pockets can yield a great outcome. This treatment has been used with great success. So successful was the treatment that there was no need to seek medical intervention. It takes a person to know some natural skin care in order to treat a boil, bad pimples or skin pus pockets. The natural treatment does not require one to check to make sure they are able to treat the skin condition since there will be no side effects. "Look" at the skin condition and evaluate the symptoms.  First look to see if it is red, which means it is inflamed. Check to see If there is a center of white, indicating it does have a core. The core will sometimes start exiting from the pressure of the pus in the skin boil, bad pimple or skin pus pocket. Do not discourage this action. Allow the oozing to occur. A loose Band-aid can be applied so the exudate does not stain clothing. "Wash" your hands ...

Acupressure Therapy to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Acupressure causes your body to regulate the underlying organ malfunctions that are leading to your Irritable bowel syndrome ( IBS), which is an important part of treatment. As acupressure helps get relief from the irritable bowel symptoms, it may be the best alternative therapy for the treatment of IBS. Acupressure's real use is as a healthcare, self-care technique for promoting health balance and preventing disease and disorders. It can also be used as an effective tool for easing and curing common, minor ailments or as an adjunct to therapy for more serious conditions. Acupressure not only treats the energy fields and body but also the mind, emotions, and spirit. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms. IBS is not a disease. It's a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel doesn't work, or function, correctly. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/o...

Ayurvedic Treatments for Poisonous Snake Bites

Snakes, which are said to be cold blooded, are found everywhere--in land, sea, grassy and marshy lands, and deserts. Venomous snakes are not found in Antarctica. Most of the snakes found in hot regions are venomous. In cold regions their movement is less. They cannot be seen in winter. They come out freely in spring and summer. In tropical countries, venomous snakes are commonly found. They are quite dangerous, mostly fatal. hence, it is advisable to be on the alert to encounter such dangers. Here are some Ayurvedic remedies for snake and insect bites. Snake bite is dangerous Snakes are on their move in search of prey. Normally, snakes do not harm humans. But they bite for defensive purpose against predators. When they are disturbed, they bite to safeguard their security. They inject venom into the body of the predator. A sting normally results in a wound or lesion at the area of bite. The venom causes a kind of burning sensation. Poison spreads to the other parts of the body. The pe...

Orange Medicinal Properties: Cough, Stress and Nervousness Remedy

                  Image Credit (Citrus aurantium var. dulcis) The popular Orange tree belongs to the plant family Rutaceae. It is a small tree with greyish-brown branches that are widely spread. The petioles of the leaves are winged and the leaves are oval, alternate, and have a deep green color. The calyx is bell-shaped and the bisexual flowers are pure white. The fruit is round and green and yellow or orange when ripe. It is widely used for its juice which is sweet. It grows well in the tropics and is exported to most of the countries in the world. It is an antifungal containing umbelliferone. Citrus flavonoids have potential antioxidant, anti-aging, anti-cancer, antiviral, anti-inflammatory activity, and cholesterol lowering potential. Like other citrus fruits, orange contains vitamin C. Parts Used: The leaves, flowers, the fruit rind, and juice         ...

How to Tighten Sagging Skin Naturally

Loose skin is a common problem in people who lose a lot of weight in a short period of time and in women after pregnancy, and it is a general part of aging. Sagging skin is often the result of aging and low collagen levels. While some choose a face lift for their sagging skin, others get results without surgery. Here are some very easy and inexpensive ways for sagging skin that can tighten loose skin naturally. Home Remedies to Tighten Sagging SkinIf you are already suffering from sagging skin then there are lots of products available in the market that you can use. You can either purchase products or make your natural skin remedies at home. Home remedies can help prevent and tighten sagging skin. Your skin's elasticity is greatly influenced by the amount of water stored in the skin's cells. Hydration is key to tightening your skin, so aim to drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Scrubbing the skin with a facial scrub can help clean dead skin cells from the face and forc...

Wild Snapdragon: Herbal Wildflower with Dozens of Names

'Butter and Eggs' is the name of this Common Wildflower Growing up in rural western New York state I am quite familiar with these non-native plants and wildflowers properly called "Eggs and Butter" (Linaria vulgaris.) We just called them by the vernacular name "Snapdragons." Commonly seen in fields and usually one of the first weeds to colonize recently disturbed soil such as tilled agricultural land, this ruderal species (first to colonize disturbed soils), the snapdragon is classified as both a weed and a flower. Wild Snapdragon, Invasive Native Flower Specie The Wild Snapdragon species was originally native to Europe and northern Asia and introduced to America as a cultivar flower. The insidious Snapdragons eventually escaped to become wild-growing. Today, snapdragons have a range all over North America from Manitoba to Mexico. Wild Snapdragons are not native to North America but they have colonized far and wide. In some States and Provinces they are listed...

How to Treat Pneumonia Symptoms with Natural Remedies: 10 Effective Home Remedies for Pneumonia Treatment

Pneumonia is a serious illness that occurs due to an infection in the lungs. Pneumonia symptoms include severe cough with yellowish green mucus, chest pains, loss of appetite, fatigue, fast heart beat, mental confusion, nausea, vomiting, fever, shaking chills and Shortness of breath on exertion. Bacteria are the most common cause of pneumonia. However, pneumonia can also be caused by viruses, fungi, and other agents. The real cause of pneumonia is the weakened immune system of the body, a result of the toxins present in the air passages and lungs. The accumulation of toxins is due to wrong diet habits and a faulty lifestyle. There are natural remedies for pneumonia treatment, which can be taken along with your medication to improve your health and get relief from pneumonia. Home Remedies for Pneumonia Here are some natural remedies for pneumonia that you can follow at home to treat pneumonia effectively. These home remedies are simple, easy to prepare and easy to follow. 1. Fenugree...

How to Remove Warts Naturally: Home Remedies for Wart Removal

Warts have become a common problem among adults as well as children. Warts are actually benign tumors of the epidermis that occur due to the effects of human papilomavirus or HPV in skin epidermis and can be transmitted from person to person. They are also considered to be a sign of improper growth of the skin. When warts appear, they are usually skin-colored, but there are others which can be dark, flat and feel smooth to touch. When a wart appears somewhere on the skin, it can spread to the other parts also. Warts can occur anywhere - face, mouth, genitals, fingers, scalp, knees, elbows rectal area, etc. Sometimes warts can occur on the soles of our feet. These warts are called as plantar warts. Planter warts are often painful and they can be very painful when walking. There are many different treatments and procedures to remove warts. You can also use some natural wart removal home remedies to remove warts. Using natural home remedies to remove warts provides an opportunity to get c...

Bursitis Symptoms and Home Remedies for Bursitis

Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion, which reduces the friction between bones, ligaments, and tendons. In vigorous or repetitive movement, this friction of the bone over the bursa may cause inflammation of the entire structure and then it leads to pain and swelling. This condition is known as bursitis. Bursitis usually involves pain and swelling in a specific area. Bursitis affects the parts of the body that are used frequently, thus causing the bursa to become irritated. There are over 150 bursae throughout the human body, but bursitis most often affects the bursa at joints in the shoulders, elbows, and hips. The area affected by bursitis is also tender and there is pain whenever the inflamed area is moved. Varieties of factors contribute to bursitis. The actual cause of bursitis is usually overuse or injury of the joint. Symptoms of Bursitis Bursitis symptoms are directly related to the degree of inflammation present in ...

History and Origin of Acupressure Therapy

Acupressure is a form of ancient Chinese therapy which is similar to acupuncture with the exception that needles are not used. In Japan it is also known by the name Shiatsu. It is a science that has been existing in different parts of the world for many years, but as of today, it exists mainly in asian countries like India, china, Japan, and Korea. Possibly the earliest evidence of use of the meridian system for health purposes has been found in Europe, Acupressure has been practiced as a healing art for at least 5,000 years. It is the third most popular method for treating pain and illness in the world. This complete health system has been documented for use in treating over 3000 conditions. In many ways it closely resembles Reflexology. Reflexology uses acupressure points located in hand & feet. But in acupressure all the acupoints around the body can be treated to get cure from ailments. Acupressure is the only therapy, through which you can treat almost all the existing...

One Point Healing - Acupressure Point Sp 6

Acupressure point Spleen 6  is one of the most commonly used healing points and one of the most versatile. Spleen 6 or Sp 6 is also called Three Yin Intersections. Three Yin Intersection reflective of it being a meeting point of the three yin channels of the leg (Spleen, Liver and Kidney).  Because the point crosses the Spleen, Kidney and Liver meridians, it can treat many conditions associated with all three organs. It’s an important point in the treatment of any digestive, gynecological & emotional condition. Location: On the inside of the lower leg, one hand width (four fingers) above the tip of the ankle bone, on the back of the shin bone. As with all acupressure points except the ones that run down the center of your body, this point is bilateral, which means it’s found on both legs. Benefits and usef of acupressure point Sp 6: As it is mentioned above that this acupoints helps in the treatment of any digestive, gynecological & emotiona...

How to Remove Ear Wax Buildup: Home Remedies for Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax is a yellowish substance secreted in the ear canal by the cerumen glands. Its function is to keep the ear moist, lubricated and clean, and to protect the ears from insects, fungi, and bacteria. Studies have found that ear wax has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Excessive amount of ear wax production, which left unnoticed for a long time, can cause accumulation of earwax. Though ear wax serves so many purposes, excessive production of ear wax is not good as it causes itchiness, pain, blockage, and sometimes hearing loss. When hearing is affected by ear wax buildup, most people want to do something about it. Ear wax removal home remedies are helpful when the ears become plugged with wax. Home Remedies for Ear Wax Removal Ear wax removal home remedies seem to be the most common way to get unwanted ear wax out of the ear. Following are the top ear wax removal home remedies. Use these home remedies only if you are sure your eardrum is healthy. Hydrogen Peroxide: O...

How to Get Rid of a Toothache: Effective Home Remedies for Toothache Pain Relief

Toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws primarily as a result of a dental condition. It causes irritation, inflammation, swelling and reddening of the area around the affected tooth. The present-day lifestyle, full of stress and unhealthy eating habits, has made toothache a common problem. Toothache pain may be caused by a variety of problems such as mouth bacteria, gum disease, jaw disease, dental cavities, emerging wisdom teeth, exposed tooth, a cracked tooth or infected dental pulp, can cause toothache pain. Toothache can range from mild discomfort to excruciating pain in the affected area. However, there are various ways that you can do to treat toothache pain in a natural way. It is possible to get rid of a toothache pain quickly using proven natural home remedies. Home remedies for Tooth Ache Pain Relief Toothache is caused mainly due to tooth decay caused by bacterial infection in the teeth or gums. It is very common condition but unbearable problem. As tooth...

Herbal Supplements to Decrease Procrastination and Laziness

Herbs and herbal supplements can help in the prevention of health risks and in curing certain ailments. Herbal supplements don't have harmful side effects which many alopathic medicines or supplements carry with them. Sometimes we can show laziness, procrastination due to sickness but we can get help from natural herbal supplements to get relief. First we need to learn about procrastination and laziness which may be a sign of tiredness or fatigue. Difference between laziness and procrastination? There is a very little difference between these two conditions. For procrastination, you honestly intend to do the work. Not caring about the work in the first place, that’s laziness. Another similar term is lethargy. Lethargy is a condition that makes a person feel sluggish, drowsy and tired. In such a state, a person feels least interested in his surroundings, in inactive, displays low energy level and carries an attitude of indifference.. Laziness or procrastination is no...

How to Get Rid Of Boils: Home Remedies for Boils

A boil is a bacterial infection of a blocked oil gland or hair follicle. Boils are usually caused by a bacterium called Staphylococcus. The symptoms of boil are red, pus-filled lumps that are tender and warm. The boil first starts of as red and tender and if left untreated, it eventually turns firm. Boils usually appear on the face, neck, armpits, shoulders, and buttocks. There are many reasons that can cause a boil, like exposure to harsh chemicals that irritate the skin, diabetes, issues with the immune system, poor nutrition, and poor hygiene. While some boils disappear within a few days, many can take up to 2 weeks to heal, which can be very painful and frustrating. If you have been suffering from ugly-looking boils appearing on your body, you should try different home remedies to cure boils naturally. There are several home remedies for boils that are easily available and have been found to treat boils efficiently. These boil home remedies will help you eliminate the pain, inflam...

Trigger Point Therapy Vs Acupressure Therapy

Trigger point therapy or acupressure therapy both are based on same principle of applying "finger pressure" to the effected part of bodies to get cure. Main difference between two therapies is that Trigger point therapy deals with applying pressure on muscle tissues for pain management and related dysfunction in body while acupressure therapy can be used as a diagnose tool as well as getting preventiuon and cure many mild to serious diseases. This article helps you learn about both therapies and what is the difference between them. What is acupressure therapy? Acupressure  is a way of accessing and releasing blocked or congested energy centres in the body. Acupressure enables us to diagnose and cure diseases like Common Cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Heart Attack, Paralysis and even Cancer. Acupressure is based on the theory that the body has fourteen meridians travel through it. Each of these meridians is attach...

How to Cure Mouth Ulcers Naturally: 10 Effective Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers are open sores inside the mouth. These sores usually occur on the tongue, inside the lips and cheeks, gums, and palate. The two main types of mouth ulcers are canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, and cold sores (caused by the herpes simplex virus). Mouth ulcers can develop due to a variety of causes. Common causes of mouth ulcers include: • Nutritional deficiencies such as iron, vitamins, especially B12 and C • Poor oral hygiene • Infections • Stress • Biting the cheek • Food allergies • Hormonal imbalance • Skin disease • Bowel disease Home Remedies to Cure Mouth Ulcers Home remedies are the best and easiest way to cure mouth ulcers without any side effects. Some of the effective home remedies for mouth ulcers are as follows: 1. Coconut Milk: Fresh coconut milk serves as one of the best home remedies for mouth ulcers. Gargle with coconut milk 3 to 4 times a day. You may also mix some coconut milk with honey...

Best Natural Ways to Fade or Remove Freckles Fast: Freckle Removal Home Remedies

Freckles are some sort of colorations of the skin, most commonly occur in people with lighter or fairer skin types. Although freckles are harmless, being outside in the sun may help cause them or make them darker. Specifically exposure to UVB radiation activates melanocytes to increase the melanin production. Increased melanin is manifested as dark or brown spots on the skin. Freckles may be unsightly and a cause of cosmetic concern for many. There are many effective treatments available to fade your freckles, from topical creams to chemical peels. There are also a number of natural ways to get rid of freckles. Natural home made freckles remedies are helpful to fade and remove freckles fast. Home Remedies for Freckle Removal Here are some of the best home remedies to remove freckles naturally. 1. Since freckles are caused by melanin build-ups, and melanin tends to overproduce upon exposure to sun, the best natural way to treat and prevent freckles is to stay away from the sun. ...

Hair Loss During Pregnancy

Is Hair Loss During Pregnancy Normal? Some women tend to have healthy hair during pregnancy, whilst, some complain of too much hair loss and hair thinning. Pregnancy-related hair loss occurs due to changes and oscillations in the woman’s hormone profile and is quite normal. Causes of Hair Loss during Pregnancy   The chief cause is hormonal fluctuations, particularly, changes in the estrogen profile. Another key factor is dietary errors and nutrient deficiencies. Significantly, if your diet is lacking vital nutrients during the pregnancy, it too could trigger hair fall. This must be correctly immediately though, since it could have an adverse effect on the growth of the baby.   How to Prevent Hair Loss during Pregnancy   Here are a few tips to help prevent hair fall during pregnancy: Speak to your obstetrician; she will prescribe vitamin and mineral supplements which are necessary for your health as well as the baby’s. Stress has ...

How to Stop Hiccups Quickly: Cure Hiccups with Home Remedies

Hiccups result from involuntary spasms of the Diaphragm. Hiccups can be very annoying, especially if they keep on coming for a long time. While hiccups can be unpleasant, even disturbing occurrence, it is temporary. Home remedies offer you herbal and natural method to cure hiccups effectively. Listed below are a couple of remedies that might help you to stop hiccups. Try your own hand at these home remedies to see which one works for you. Among the many home remedies for hiccups, drinking water is the most popular. Block both of your ears and drink 6 ounces water without stopping to breathe. This will help to stop hiccups from recurring. Deep breathing is an effective home remedy for hiccups problem. Try taking a deep breath and hold and when you feel another hiccup about to happen, quickly take another deep breath and hold. Hiccups usually stop after 2 or 3 times. Taking a deep breath and holding it temporarily changes your body's balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide, which will sto...

7 Traditional, Local and Herbal Remedies For The Treatment Of Asthma

Asthma is one of the most persistent and troublesome of all respiratory diseases. It is characterized by a frequent bout of breathlessness, in between which the patients might appear to be perfectly normal. Actually, the word asthma is of ancient Greek origin meaning panting or short drawn breath. Patients affected by asthma may appear to be gasping for breath. The fact is people with asthma have more difficulty with breathing out than with breathing in. Asthma is caused by allergies resulting from weather conditions, foods, drugs, perfumes and any other irritants. While there appear to be no modern medical cure for asthma, there are several natural and herbal remedies to both preventing and treating asthma. Herbal Remedies For The Prevention and Treatment of Asthma The use of aloe vera Aloe Vera is known to have many medicinal properties; and the use in the treatment of asthma is one of them. If you have asthma, all you need do is boil some aloe vera leaves in a pot of hot wat...

Kelp and Iodine Side Effects When Treating Low Thyroid Function

After having suffered with a sub-clinical slow thyroid condition for over 30 years and losing thousands of dollars to wrong medications, improper lab work and clueless physician diagnoses, this writer determined to self-diagnose and self-prescribe an alternative treatment. Enough was enough! A desire to pray, ask God’s Wisdom and manage one’s own health led to the hidden root-cause of the health condition - Iodine insufficiency.  I also discovered what was the double-edge side effects of Kelp, a sea vegetable which possesses among the highest concentrations of Iodine known. Surprise -- Iodized Table Salt Is Not Enough Iodized table salt does not have sufficient amounts of Iodine to maintain health. Actually, commercial table salt has only trace amounts of Iodine - about 150 mcg per gram.  A search for higher amounts of Iodine found in sea salt led to another startling discovery -- most sea salt sold in grocery and many health food stores has had Iodine r...

One Point Healing - Acupressure Point Li 4

Acupressure Point LI 4 is called Union Valley, (Hegu/ He Gu in Chinese) and is referred as a channel of energy associated with the large intestine.  I personally apply acupressure on this point two times daily to get relief from pain or aches and easy bowel movement. It also helps in many other ailments. For any kind of discomfort and pain, acupressure therapy is suggested alongwith Li 4 point because it helps in getting relief from pain or aches. Benefits and uses of acupoint Li 4: One of the keys to maintaining wellness is regular bowel movements. Diet, stress and other factors can often interfere with the body’s natural elimination. According to the theory of Acupressure, this important source point helps re-establish the energy balance of the meridian. Application of thumb pressure on LI 4 has been shown to help alleviate constipation and has also been beneficial for some in helping to relieve headaches. Large intestine 4, is the best ac...

Bamboo's Surprising Medicinal Uses

First mentioned in Asian medicinals of the 6th century, modern analysis of bamboo shows that it contains 88.8 % moisture, 3.9 % protein, 0.5 % fat, 11 % minerals, and 5.7 % carbohydrates per 100 grams of its edible portion.  It also contains calcium, phosphorus,iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C, making it quite valuable as a curative for many common conditions. Bamboo leaves, for example, are a rich source of hydrocyanic and benzoic acids, while the tender shoots contain various valuable enzymes such as nuclease, deamidase, proteolytic enzyme, amylase, as well as amigdalin splitting and silicon splitting enzymes.  Additionally, the juice of pressed bamboo shoots possesses protease activity which helps in digestion of proteins.  The roots were used for centuries as a curative for rabies.  As traditional medicine verifies, each part of this amazing plant has a variety of uses. Leaves: In general terms, the prepared leaves of bamboo act as stimulants...

How to Cure Piles Naturally: Home Remedies for Treating Hemorrhoids or Piles

Piles are becoming a common ailment among people due to the increased stress and fast-food technology. Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen and inflamed veins in your anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoid problem is not actually a disease, but it is in fact a condition that takes quite some time to heal as it is on a very delicate spot on the body. Home remedies can control the pain of the piles to a large extent. The kitchen is first and easiest place to start with as there are very effective home remedies for treating piles.You will be able to cure piles naturally with this effective home remedies. Following are some of the effective home remedies and natural treatments for treating piles. Cure your piles and hemorrhoids naturally with these natural treatment techniques. Home Remedies for Piles #1: Mustard Those who are suffering from bleeding piles search for instant home remedies to stop the rectal bleeding. You may consume the combination of chewing the half-ground mustard properly fol...

One Point Healing - Acupressure Point CV 17

Acupressure point CV 17 or 'Sea of Tranquility' is often considered to be the best point to relieve anxiety and stress, especially to stop a panic attack before it has a chance to escalate. It helps to deepen your breathing and stimulates your thymus gland. According to the theory of Acupressure, the Sea of Tranquility, also referred to as Conception Vessel 17, can help reduce the effects of stress and restore a sense of calm. it is also know as "Chest Center" (dan Zhong)..."...Alternative Names, Chest Hall, Upper Sea of Qi, etc. This point is named after it's location in the center of the chest. The Spiritual Axis calls this area of the body the "palace of the heart govenor (pericardium). This may explain the imperial nature of the point names in the region." Emotional stress can damage the small intestine and heart meridians, which can create emotional imbalances. CV 17 on the center of your breastbone is an excellent point for balancing these meridia...

Balloon Flower Root Health Benefits

Balloon flower roots have been consumed for their health benefits from more than 2,000 years. Balloon Flower (jie geng in Chinese) is a plant with star-shaped, blue-violet flowers. This is a popular garden plant and it is used for ornamental purposes. The balloon flower is used for culinary purposes in Korea. The Koreans use the root of the flower as an ingredient in salads and other foods. The root of the balloon flower can be prepared dried or fresh. Balloon Flower is also known as: Jie Geng, Platycodon grandiflorum, Campanulaceae In Korea, this flower is mentioned in traditional folk song. The flower is one of Japan's traditional seven flowers of autumn.  Natural locations for Balloon Flower: Europe And Asia - Japan  In herbal medicine, the root is used as an anti-inflammatory agent. It is also used for the treatment of colds and coughs. Balloon Flower is used in traditional Chinese formulas for its expectorant qualities to dilate the...

Trigger Point Map

Trigger points are places in the body where muscles do not function properly because they have been damaged on the cellular level. Trigger points are treated to help relieve the pain and discomfort which is called trigger point therapy. Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger point map shows the meridians running through the body and helping the therapist find out effected area. Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are performed together. Research shows that sustained manual trigger point therapy is by far the most effective means of getting rid of chronic myofascial (muscle and tissue) pain. Pressure Point Therapy and Trigger Point therapy are both alternative therapies to get cure from ailments. Trigger point therapy is not miraculous or a cure for all pain. But it’s also an amazingly under-rated therapy a...

How to Cure Fungal Infection of Toenails: 7 Effective Home Remedies for Toenail Fungus Infection

Nail fungus infection also known as onychomycosis is caused by a collection of fungus called dermatophytes. Nail fungus infection could affect both fingernails and toenails, but toenail fungus infection is most common because the toes are usually confined to dark, sweaty place inside your shoes, the perfect environment for this kind of fungus to grow and thrive. Toenail fungus may affect one or more of your toenails. Fungal infection of toenails usually starts as a white or yellow spot right under the tip of your toenails. If no treatment is given to destroy the fungal infection, fungus grows and spreads deeper into your toenail, and the whole nail will become discolored. The color may become green, brown or black, and they may thicken or become brittle as the infection grows. Toenail fungus sometimes also leaves a smell that comes from under the toenails as the nail falls off. It is important to heal the fungal infection of toenails, but care should also be taken to prevent further fu...

Getting Rid of Cellulite: Home Remedies For the Treatment of Cellulite

Cellulite gives the skin on various parts of the body a distinctive cottage-cheese appearance; the condition is caused by the structure of fibrous connective cords and fat beneath the skin. Drink Lots of Water. Your body is constantly thirsty, it needs more fluid to fight cellulite for it helps fat cells decompose and eliminate toxins from your organism. Drink one glass every hour and adopt a healthy habit that will prevent not only cellulite to build up but many other diseases as well. Exercise is the most effective way to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Since cellulite is simply fat that has moved to the surface, a good hard workout is an effective way to lose that fat. Exercise and resistance training help you lose weight and build muscle, giving your body a smoother, firmer appearance. Try a combination of cardio and resistance training, a minimum of three days a week. Perform more strenuous cardio workouts such as running, sprints or step aerobics for the best results. ...

Golden Champa Medicinal Properties: Antitoxic Agent and Vertigo Remedy

             Image Credit (Michelia champaca) The Golden Champa is a well known, tall, handsome tree with a straight trunk and spreading branches, and belongs to the plant family Magnoliaceae. The leaves, 15 to 25 cm. long, are lanceolate, entire, smooth and hairless. The very fragrant, golden or yellow flowers are about 5 to 6.2 cm. in diameter and may be found solitarily located in the axils and well protected by a deciduous and hairy bract. The capsules are 18 mm. in diameter, dark brown and opening from the back into two woody halves. The round, brown and shiny seeds may be 1 to 12 in number. The tree has been mentioned in many folk lores. Golden champa is also used as an ingredient in perfumes due to its fragrance. Parts Used: The whole plant                 Image Credit Medicinal Use Antitoxic agent, expels worms and promotes the ...

Nature's Remedies to Purge Worms (Intestinal Parasites)

                          Image Credit Worms tend to eat your food. In the process, they irritate your intestinal lining and reduce even more the amount of nutrients which are absorbed into your bloodstream. The worms also produce toxic waste which is harmful to your body. Natural Ways to Purge Worms Aloe vera, taken in any form, is especially helpful in eliminating worms. The following herbs help expel worms: cascara sagrada, wormwood seed, cloves, Echinacea, goldenseal, burdock, and black walnut. Do not use wormwood during pregnancy. Grapefruit seed extract helps destroy parasites. Take black walnut extract and chaparral tea or tablets. Eat pumpkin seeds and figs. Also drink the fig juice. Take diatomaceous earth capsules for 3 weeks, to get rid of your worms. (Do not imagine you do not have some; everyone generally does.) The worms eat this, and it causes them to disintegrate. Drink one...

Digestive Diseases and Disorders: Natural Home Remedies for Common Digestive Disorders

Digestive diseases and disorders are among the most common problems that people encounter at least once in their lifetime. There are a wide number of common digestive disorders. Digestive diseases and disorders include a number of digestive problems like indigestion, gastritis, constipation, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, peptic ulcers, appendicitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, and a number of other diseases. Depending on the type of disease, the underlying cause and severity of symptoms, these diseases and disorders can cause serious or minor abdominal discomfort. Preventing these common digestive disorders from happening can help save you from a lot of pain and a lot of grief. Most of these common digestive disorders can be treated at home. Home Remedies for Common Digestive Disorders Home remedies and natural treatments are a proven alternative way of curing common digestive disorders. Below are some of the primary and effective...

How to Do Water Therapy

Water Therapy What is Water Therapy? Water therapy is the practice of drinking 1.5 liters of water early in the morning immediately after waking up, by doing this you are cleansing your body of the toxins and chemical build-up in your system. Why 1.5 liters of water you ask? The stomach is an empty muscular sac that can expand to hold up to about 1.5 liters of fluid, and 2 to 4 liters of food. Isn't that just amazing! Our stomach is a very tough organ! Drinking 1.5 liters of water, to the fullest capacity of the stomach cleanses the intestines, stomach, blood and all organs revitalizing them and removing all water soluble toxins in the form of urine. When the stomach is full with water, it will flow into the intestines cleansing its pathway. You will experience this in the first hour of your water therapy. If you feel you are overweight, you may have to add 8 ounces more of water to your therapy. Water therapy is best practiced immediately as you wake up in the morning, b...

Almonds for Good Health: Major Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds are considered to be The King of Nuts. Adding almonds to your daily diet will add multiple nutritional benefits to your diet. Almonds are high in protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Studies have revealed various health benefits of almonds. Knowing the benefits of almonds can do us a lot of good because these benefits will allow us to achieve the best possible health. Now we will see the major health benefits of almonds. One of the major health benefits of almonds is that it provides nutrients that help to increase the bone mineral density, which helps to strengthen the skeletal system. Owing to this, it can also be considered as a remedy to cope up with osteoporosis in the elderly. Another health benefit of almonds is that they help to prevent gallstones by keeping your gallbladder healthy. Regular consumption of almonds helps to lower the risk of gallstone buildup by up to 25 percent. Amongst all the recently found health benefits of almonds, one o...

Easy Heartburn Relief: Natural Home Remedies for Heartburn

Heartburn is a painful sensation that spreads up from the stomach to the chest and throat. It is usually caused by excess acid in the stomach. Heartburn hits when the stomach acids escape into your esophagus (the tube that carries food, liquids and saliva from your mouth to the stomach) causing irritation and pain. The most common symptom of heartburn is burning throat or burning feeling in the chest. Other symptoms of heartburn often include burping, hiccups, indigestion, bloating, gas, nausea, shortness of breath and a sour taste in the throat and mouth. Symptoms of heartburn can cause significant discomfort and pain. For immediate relief, you can use some natural home remedies for heartburn relief. Home remedies for heartburn can offer significant relief from symptoms of indigestion and acid reflux. Home Remedies for Heartburn Relief Home remedies for heartburn are some of the best ways to get relief from heartburn effectively. Here are some natural home remedies for easy heartbur...

5 Natural Benefits of Calamansi Juice to Health and Beauty

Most of the time, we suffer from illnesses which are caused by the infection of foreign microorganisms into our body. This is due to our immune system that is why many individuals are seeking for the best natural ways to boost the body's immune system and prevent these illnesses. Health conscious people consider natural methods of treatment and prevention rather than chemicals. When it comes to boosting the body's immune system, citrus fruits are the star of the table. Citrus fruits have high Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C content which is very effective in boosting the body's immune system in a natural way. Eating citrus fruits every day could prevent the body from being invaded by foreign microorganisms that cause infections. There are many natural benefits of calamansi juice to health and beauty beside of boosting the immune system. Some health conscious people believe that calamansi could even used for effective shaping of the body. These are the natural benefits of calamansi juice to...

Coconut Palm Medicinal Uses: Antiseptic And Regulates Urinary Disorders

                  Image Credit (Cocos nucifera) The coconut palm is a tall, unarmed, branchless beautiful tree, sometimes reaching over 20 meters in height. The roots grow deep, and are numerous. The leaves at the upper end of the tree form an apical crown. The fruit is three-angled and one-seeded. It is surrounded with fibers and a hard shell with three markings, generally referred to as the apical eyes. The inside is a white edible kernel, supplied with sweetish water. These palms love the saline coastal regions and thrive well in such places. Parts Used: The whole plant (roots by decoction, bark made into ash, and flowers in infusion).              Image Credit Medicinal Use: Promotes the flow of urine In disease of the uterus In liver complaints, inflamed urethra, bronchitis and dysentery For sore throat ...

How to Take a Baking Soda Bath

Baking soda baths can be a refreshing and relaxing end to a stressful day. They can also help to purge your body and skin of harsh impurities that we accumulate from everyday living. Baking soda is proven to expel poisons and unneeded chemicals from our bodies and it also promotes healthy blood pH levels (measure of acidity or alkalinity). This helps the blood to carry more oxygen through your cells and more proficiently eliminates waste. Good old, multi-purpose baking soda can even help to destroy cancer cells by creating a harsh environment that doesn't allow them to survive in your body. Below is a quick and easy recipe for making your very own cancer fighting, poison expelling baking soda bath. 1. First you'll need to begin to fill a nicely clean bath tub up to your satisfactory level. Be sure not to fill too high or it may spill over when you get in! 2. Using hot water is recommended because it does help to cleanse the body better by making you sweat, but using very hot water of...

Astaxanthin Dosage, Benefits, Side Effects

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid and a powerful antioxidant. This naturally derived ingredient works as anti-aging supplementation and nutrition to fight the signs of aging. It belongs to the family of carotenoids and is known to all of us - as the pink color of salmon. Astaxanthin is related to the carotenoid family such as lutein, Astaxanthin is a unique natural carotenoid pigment and an extremely powerful biological antioxidant. A growing body of scientific literature shows that natural astaxanthin surpasses many of the antioxidant benefits of vitamin C and vitamin E. Astaxanthin holds superior antioxidant activity and has an ability to support and maintain natural inflammatory response. Additionally, scientific research has proven that astaxanthin is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and the central nervous system better than many other antioxidants.  According WebMd: Astaxanthin is used for treating Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, “brain attack&rdqu...

How to Cure Coughing with Natural Cough Treatment: 12 Effective Home Remedies for Cough

Coughing is a natural reflex to clear the air passages. It helps clear your airways off lung irritants such as smoke and mucus. Cough can also be a symptom of a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders, and conditions. Cough can result from infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, airway obstruction, and other abnormal processes. Types of Cough Basically, there are two types of cough: Chesty cough and dry cough. 1. Dry cough: A dry cough occurs when you have a throat irritation and the coughing produces no mucus or phlegm. Dry cough often occurs due to smoking, asthma, dust, or pollution. Temporary dry cough can result while traveling in polluted areas without sufficient fluid intake. Rapid temperature changes can also lead to a dry cough. In this case, the best solution is to moisturize your throat by drinking warm fluids, which helps soothe your mucus membranes. 2. Chesty cough: Chesty cough is characterized by the presence of mucus or phlegm in the chest, which ...

How to Use Acupressure As a Diagnostic Tool?

Acupressure therapy is cost-free, simple and self healing therapy. It does not require space or special equipments, moreover patients of all ages can benefit by it. Another benefit of this natural and alternative therapy is that it has no side effects.  Along with all other benefits, we have also learned that acupressure is a preventive and healing therapy but it seems very strange to know that it can help us in diagnosis process as well? To determine or identify a possible disease or disorder, we need to go for medical diagnosis procedure which may require time and money. How about using a free diagnosis tool? Acupressure can help you identify a possible disorder or health condition. How acupressure can be used as a diagnostic tool? The points on the palms and feet reflect the condition of their related organs. This makes acupressure a good diagnostic tool. By feeling the palms and feet with gentle pressure it is possible to get a fair idea about the dise...

Acupressure Therapy and Relief from Toothache

When your tooth hurts or your kid complains about toothache, you cannot ignore it. Sometimes toothache seems like a sledgehammer slamming into your jaw, over and over. May be at this stage you would look for a pain killer or consult your dentist. How about trying a therapy which helps you get relief from toothache effectively, which has no side effects and is free of cost? Acupressure therapy is that miraculous toothache-relieving technique which can be adopted anytime, anywhere it happen to be. Causes of toothache: A common cause of toothache could originate from a number sources, but mainly from any of the following: dental cavities, gum disease, tooth root sensitivities, cracked tooth syndrome, impaction and eruption. Acupressure point to get relief from toothache: 'Acupressure Online' suggest 3 effective acupressure points which are LI 4, ST 6, and ST 3 but I have found more acupoints at other sites which you can study by going to 'useful links' section. 1- Large Intestines 4...

One Point Healing - Acupressure Point LV 3

Acupressure point or acupoint Lv 3 or liver 3 (The source point of the Liver meridian) is also called Great Surge and bigger rushing. According to the theory of Acupressure, this important source point helps to keep the body’s energy running smoothly. This powerful point balances the Liver meridian, all energy that flows up the body, and relieves all kinds of allergic reactions, especially bloodshot eyes and neuromuscular disorders. It’s also helpful in energizing. Some people feel a “great surge” of energy move from their feet, up their legs and bodies; hence the name. Application of finger pressure on Lv 3 is thought to be helpful in releasing toxins from the body and has also been beneficial for some in helping to relieve headaches, allergies and foot cramps. Location: This point is on the top of your foot, in the “valley” at the point where your big toe and second toe bones meet, above the arch of your foot. See where the dot is on the photo be...

The Healing Benefits of Green Chile

For people that live in the Southwest part of the United States they have learned that Green Chile is a must in the diet.  Why?  Because of many benefits that come from eating green chile.  It is an amazing food on many levels, plus there are some great recipes that you can make that will help you when you are sick with a cold or even dealing with pain.  Where does Green Chile come from? Green Chile is actually a native vegetable of the Americas.  The latin name for the chile pepper is Capsicum genous.  This green chile pepper was first introduced in the 1900s in Anaheim, California.  Many stores actually label the green chile "Anaheim Chile."  In the city of Hatch, New Mexico the green chile is said to be the "Worlds Best Green Chile Ever." That's because the climate is perfect for growing these spicy little vegetables.  In the late summer, a festival is held in the city of Hatch.  Many vendors bring out their be...

How to Get Rid of Dandruff: Natural Home Remedies for Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff is often as symptom of seborrheic dermatitis, which typically occurs when dry pieces of your scalp flake off into your hair. Fortunately, dandruff is such a common affliction that there are scores of products available for treating dandruff. Severe dandruff is similar to normal dandruff; however, those who suffer from this condition often experience redness and inflammation of the scalp. Although removing dandruff and keeping it from coming back can be challenging, there are a few things you can do to keep dandruff at bay. 1. Coat your fingertips in coconut oil and warm the oil between your hands. Warm oil can temporary moisturize the scalp to stop further flakes. Dab it onto your scalp sparingly; too much can make your hair look greasy. 2. Shampoo your hair on a daily basis. Since the cause of dandruff is likely overproductive oil glands in your scalp, keep them dry by frequently washing your hair. Once per day should be adequate to keep dandruff at bay.Scrub the shampo...

Psoriasis And Skin Infections Natural Remedy: Ivy Gourd Herbal Properties

Image Credit The Ivy Gourd belongs to the plant family Cucurbitaceae. It is a slender, much-branded climber with grooved stem and tuberous roots. The tendrils on this plant are slender, striate and simple. The leaves, 5-10 cm. long, are bright green in color, simple, alternate and 3-5 lobed. The unisexual flowers are solitary and white in color. The fruits are generally oval and sometimes slightly beaked. They are green with white stripes and yellow when ripe. The seeds are somewhat obovoid, rounded at the apex, much compressed and yellowish grey. The fruits are widely used as a vegetable in many parts of the world, and the doctors and housewives have been using them for household remedies for various ailments. Parts Used: Stem, fruit, leaf, flowers, and root Medicinal Use Psoriasis, skin infections, body-heat and burning eyes Inability to pass urine Diabetes and dryness of the skin Obesity Diarrhea Sores on the tongue Scabies Swelling ...

Sinusitis: Natural Home Remedies for Sinus Headache

If you have constant pain and tenderness of the face and forehead, the eyes, top of the nose, and top teeth then you are more likely to have a sinus headache. You will usually have a variety of other symptoms that accompany sinusitis like congestion, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and nose. You may go through symptoms like headaches, chills, fever, a sore throat, clogged nasal passages, trouble breathing through the nose, aching behind the eye area, sinus congestion, loss of smell, swelling in cheek area, heaviness, and some yellow greenish mucus discharged from the nose. Sinus headache is primarily caused by a bacterial infection in the sinus cavities. This usually occurs after you have had an attack of flu virus or cold. Both conditions cause your nose to be blocked and the normal flow of mucus produced by the body stops. If your sinuses are functioning normally, mucus drains through them into the nasal passages. When you have a cold or the flu, these passages become congested, and ...

How to Prevent Dizziness: 15 Simple Home Remedies for Dizziness

Dizziness is the loss of balance accompanied by faintness or lightheadedness. Although dizziness can occur in people of any age, it is more common among older adults. Persons suffering from dizziness feel tired and some may even faint. There are different reasons that cause dizziness. It may occur due to dehydration, drop in blood pressure or sugar level of the body, abnormal heart rhythms, malfunctioning of the ears, anemia, allergies, stress, tiredness, acute intoxication, flu or fever etc. Here, you will see some remedies for the common lightheadedness that you may have experienced some time or the other. 1. Home remedies for dizziness include drinking a mixture of honey and apple cider vinegar. A tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar can be taken daily for treating dizziness. 2. Ginger also works well for treating dizziness. Ginger juice along with honey can be taken for better results, since honey has so many curative properties. 3. Add black pepper and sa...

How to Cure Stomach Pain Naturally: 20 Home Remedies for Stomach Pain

Stomach pain occurs in the region between the groin and the chest. There are wide varieties of stomach pain causes such as indigestion, chronic constipation, eating junk food, ulcers, etc. Almost everyone at some time in their life has encountered a stomach ache. If the stomach pain is not indicative of a severe problem such as appendicitis, it can be treated naturally. Home remedies help to cure stomach pain naturally without causing any damage to the body. Following are some of the effective home remedies for stomach pain. 1. Turmeric can be used effectively to cure pain in stomach due to indigestion or acidity. Boil 1 cup of milk with 1 tsp of turmeric powder. Drink this while it is warm to cure abdominal pain. 2. Take a cup of warm water; mix 1 table spoon of fresh lime juice some sugar, and half a teaspoon of baking soda in it. Drink it to soothe stomach ache. This is one of the simplest home remedies to cure stomach pain caused by gas. 3. Parsley tea has a soothing effect on...

He Shou Wu A Chinese Herb with Anti Aging Properties

He Shou Wu is a Chinese plant which is also found in Japan and Taiwan. The medicinal part of the plant is the root. The herb's name is due to an old tale about its discovery. Legend says that long ago, old Mr. He became lost in the forest where he ate only the root of a common vine. Years later, when he was reunited with his tribe, those who found him were astonished. The old man's hair had turned from white to black. Now, the root he ate bears his name, He Shou Wu (Old Mr. He). In the West this root is known as Polygoni Multiflori or Fo-Ti. The plant Polygonium multiflorium, or He Shou Wu, has been used in Chinese medicine for hundreds of years. Chinese doctors use the root in herbal preparations for people lacking vitality and balanced qi, or energy flow. The root has chemical compounds similar in nature to the famed anti-aging supplement resveratrol. He Shou Wu is the prepared tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum. It shares the position as the primary essence (Jin...

Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Ingestion for Health in the Human Body Truth or Dare

Benefits: Can Humans Ingest Hydrogen Peroxide Safely? Well, yes and no. Before you attempt the drink the Hydrogen Peroxide that is in your medicine cabinet, STOP! This is not a FOOD GRADE product. Intended for topical use only, this type contains various stabilizing ingredients such as phenol, sodium stanate, acetanilde and certainly other undesirable non-food ingredients. There are several grades of hydrogen peroxide. All but one of these also contain non-food ingredients. These grades of hydrogen peroxide include the standard 3% pharmaceutical grade mentioned here. You probably have this type in your bathroom medicine cabinet. There are other grades of increasing concentration such as Beautician Grade (6%) which is commonly used in salons to 'bleach' your hair blond. Reagent Grade (30% strength) is for scientific uses (such as boiling flesh away from bones in forensics, etc. and for dissolving elements.) There is an Electronics Grade hydrogen peroxide which is around 32% strengt...

One Point Healing - Acupressure Point CV 6

In my previous articles which I have written about acupressure therapy to get relief from specific condition. There are many acupressure points which can help you get relief from sickness but I am starting new series of posts which offer the uses and benefits of acupressure points used during acupressure therapy. One point therapy can help you start therapy (to get relief from many health conditions) within short span of time and as you get relief you may start working on other acupoints for relief and cure. Acupressure is an excellent healing therapy for whole well-being -- mind, body and spirit. Acupressure therapy can be very effective both as prevention and as a treatment for many health conditions. Acupressure can effectively be used to alleviate acute and chronic conditions such as arthritis, headaches, spinal-muscular pain, and sinus complications. Acupressure is good for fatigue as a preventative therapy. One of the most empowering acupressu...

Culantro: Jewel of Caribbean/West Indian Cuisine and Its Medicinal Applications

Culantro is a biennial herb grown throughout the Caribbean, the West Indies and Central America. While it is widely used as a food flavoring and seasoning herb for meat and many other foods in various Caribbean and West Indian countries, it is also known commonly for it’s medicinal qualities. It is also a key in Puerto Rican and Cuban cuisines . Culantro is more penetrating in flavor than cilantro. On it’s spine-like leaves are tiny edges which make harvesting a unique and sometimes unpleasant experience. (1) Culantro (Eryngium foetidum) and Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) and what is commonly known as Coriander are not one and the same plant. But they are related and considered not too distant cousins. Culantro (broad leaf variety), is native to Latin America, the West Indies and the Caribbean. It is primarily distinguished from it’s cilantro and coriander cousins by it’s long, stiff and sharp serrated leaves which make harvesting sometimes very unpleasant. ...

Review: Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer Herbal Tea

Being sick has caused me a lot of stress and tension headaches, but one of the herbal teas I have been drinking on a daily basis to help relieve these health conditions naturally is the Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer Herbal Tea. It is full of delicious soothing flavor and contains only natural nutrients in it that work with the body naturally to help calm it down. What is Tension Tamer Tea? Tension Tamer Tea is an all natural caffeine free herbal teal that helps relieve tension, stress and headaches naturally. The tea comes in a beautifully decorated box with a fantasy like picture on the front with a beautiful dragon and lady in a red dress that appears to be tension free. Inside the box are 20 pillow styled tea bags filled with all natural herb. Ingredients in the Tea B Complex Vitamins Soy Lecithin Lemon Eleuthero Chamomile Lemongrass Ginger Cinnamon Peppermint Catnip Tilia Flowers Licorice How to Properly Mak...

Armenian Herbal Teas and Their Health Benefits

Armenia is renowned for its production of wild herbs since it is located in the mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas. Here the harvesters are skillful in collecting and handling herbs. With these herbs, traditional teas are made. Here are some Armenian herbal tea recipes and their health benefits: Chamomile Tea: Image The usage of chamomile in Armenian cities and villages is very popular since the ancient times. It is grown from summer to autumn; Armenians can harvest it twice a year. Thus it is available in plenty of quantities. Method: Boil 200ml water. Add one teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers and boil for a minute. Strain and let it cool. Add lime juice and honey to taste and drink. Health Benefits: Chamomile tea relaxes muscles and is effective for insomnia and anxiety. It also treats menstrual cramps and irritable bowel syndrome effectively. It soothes stomachaches and eases spasms. It fights against cold. Dill Tea: Image Dill is widely used in Ar...

Wild Indian Strawberry or Mock Strawberry Plant

The Wild Indian, or Mock Strawberry, is a perennial evergreen ground cover known for its tiny red fruit, bright yellow flowers, and small green leaves. Its fruit is red and about the size of a dime, and the leaves are in groups of three. It blooms from early spring until early fall and can grow in full sun as well as some shade. It prefers moist soil but will thrive even in the worst conditions. It makes a good border plant and will readily spread if given half a chance. It may even become invasive if you let it get out of hand. Plant it along sidewalks or driveways and it will perk things up nicely. It also makes a good groundcover to go under Roses or azaleas. Mine are planted around my roses and azaleas and around the borders of my garden. The continuous production of flowers and fruit throughout the summer are very pretty to see. Another bonus is the birds and other wild life like them. The plant requires little care, though you may want to water them on occasion. It may die back i...

40 Home Remedies to Treat /cure Dark Circles Naturally at Home-dark Circles Cure and Treatment

Dark circles are the dark blemishes around the eyes .People of all age groups  suffer from this most common problem .The skin under  the eyes is much thinner than the  other  parts of your face that makes the blood flow under the your eye's vein very prominent  that is termed as dark circles. Your eyes  reveal your inner condition when you are sick ,tired or sleep-deprived. Before using any home remedy ,you must ascertain the real cause of dark circles as dark circles are the results of some internal problems. The main reasons of dark circles are: anaemia, lack of proper sleep, stress,menopause, spending too much time on computer ,inadequate nutrition, hereditary, aging ,weight loss, blocked nose, sinusitis, water retention ,etc. You must take a healthy diet, and  proper sleep to keep dark circles away from you. Home remedies are very helpful in getting rid of dark circles ,but you must remember  that a healthy diet, and proper slee...

Maintain Prostate Health: Top Natural Foods to Prevent and Fight Prostate Cancer

One form of cancer that plagues many men is prostate cancer. Maintaining prostate health is essential for avoiding prostate cancer. An overlooked area for prostate health is diet and nutrition. The diet that you follow can have a profound impact on the health of your prostate and you have to be careful when choosing food for maintaining good prostate health. A healthy diet can be powerful tools for reducing prostate cancer risk. Studies have revealed that certain foods high in antioxidants, when eaten in significant amounts, may help prevent and fight prostate cancer. Given below are some natural foods that prevent cancer: 1. Tomatoes can be used to prevent and reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Tomatoes are one of the best sources of a powerful antioxidant lycopene, which is particularly known to prevent prostate cancer. 2. In terms of cancer prevention, broccoli is a unique food due to its unique combination of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pro-detoxification components. Glu...

How to get Diagnose and Healing with Acupressure?

'Acupressure', or 'Shiatsu',  means "finger pressure".  It is one of those natural remedies which has no side effects and has been applied to cure and heal various ailments for decades.  It has been used for centuries as a diagnostic tool as well as an alternative cure system for cure and healing. In acupressure physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices. The healing art of acupressure is at least 5000 years old and remains the 3rd most popular method for pain and illness relief in the world. Based on the same principles as acupuncture, (but using pressure instead of needles), acupressure works by stimulating specific reflex points located along the lines of energy which run through the body, called meridians. There are 14 main meridian lines and numerous secondary lines, each of which corresponds to an individual organ or physical system of the body. Acupressure for diagnose purpose: The points on the palm...

Home Remedies for Persistent Cough

Persistent coughs arise from infections of the upper airways, inflammation and infection of the windpipe, bronchitis and emphysema. Tracheitis and bronchitis usually follow a viral infection. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are long-standing and irreversible due to lung damage from smoking or other pollutants. Symptoms Tracheitis - Dry, painful cough - Green or yellow phlegm, may be blood-streaked - Stabbing chest pain Bronchitis/emphysema - Cough, breathlessness - White or grey phlegm, sometimes blood-streaked Remedies Bed-rest, fluids, and small quantities of whole food soups are required. Steam inhalations encourage phlegm production. Mustard footbaths are recommended. Apply a hot poultice of linseeds or mustard seeds to the chest or back. Ionization therapy may be recommended. For chronic bronchitis and emphysema, a lifestyle plan would be worked out to help eliminate pollutants and adverse stress factors predisposing to infection. Take honey and freshly squeezed...

The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been touted anywhere from a health tonic to a cure-all for just about everything. Is apple cider vinegar really as healthy for you as they claim it to be and are there actual studies to back up these healthy claims? What is Apple Cider Vinegar? Vinegar has many uses and has been used for a long time from cleaning coffee makers to loosening tight bolts to making pickles. But is it also said to be a health tonic that can cleanse your kidneys, help with diabetes and cause you to lose weight and many more health benefits. Vinegar can be made from any product containing sugar including fruits like apples and occurs in two processes. The first process is when yeast changes sugar into alcohol, this is called alcoholic fermentation. The second process occurs when bacteria called Acetobacter converts the alcohol to acid. This acid fermentation (acetic) is what forms vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is made with this process using apples. When you read about apple cider v...

Mango Medicinal Properties: Blood Purifier and Laxative

      Image Credit (Mangifera indica) The mango tree belongs to the plant family Anacardiaceae. It is a large spreading tree, which is well known in all tropical countries. The different varieties of the tree vary in height. However, most of them would fall in the range of 5-20 meters. The leaves, 12.5-25 cm. long, are simple, green and stiff when fully grown. The unisexual and bisexual flowers are in clusters. The fruit, botanically classified as a drupe is generally called the king of the fruits because of its delicious pulp with unequalled flavor, when ripe. The unripe fruits are sometimes eaten plain or with a sprinkle of salt/sugar and chill powder. Sometimes the young inflorescence is used in salads. Parts Used: The leaves and shoots, seed, bark, gum, and fruit          Image Credit Medicinal Use Purifies the blood, removes mucous from the bronchial tubes, prevents or cures scurvy, expels worms from...

Coral Jasmine Medicinal Properties: Chest Congestion and Sciatica Remedy

           Image Credit (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis) The Coral Jasmine, also referred to as the Queen of the Night, is a shrub or small tree with stiff whitish hairs all over. It belongs to the plant family Oleaceae or Nyctanthaceae. The leaves are opposite, 5 to 10 cm. long, ovate and with a rounded base. The flowers that are delightfully fragrant, bloom at night and are shed like tears during the day and hence the Latin species name, arbor-tristis meaning "a sad tree". The petals of the flower are white with a ring of orange in its hollow neck and shaft. The 2 cm. long capsules are more or less round in outline and compressed. Parts Used: Leaves, flowers, bark and seeds             Image Credit Medicinal Use Sciatica, which is characterized by shooting pain in the lower back, hips and thighs Edema or swellings owing to the accumulation of fluids in th...

Home Remedies for Body Detox: 5 Effective Ways to Detoxify Your Body Naturally

Toxins greatly reduce your strength and capability to fight against various types of diseases. Body detox is a sure way to ensure good health for long term. Body detox or detoxification refers to the process of eliminating toxins from your system. Detoxification not only cleanses the digestive system, but also enhances mental clarity, improve skin tone, and promote feelings of well-being. The primary cause of toxicity today is a diet that consists of unhealthy food. Some simple modifications in your regular diet and the addition of home remedies for body detox can prove to be helpful in cleansing your body overtime. Home Remedies for Body Detox There are plenty of natural and effective ways to detoxify your body naturally. These natural body detox methods can help you cleanse your body from toxins, chemicals, harmful bacteria, and even parasites that have built up within your system. Following are some simple home remedies for body detox. Detoxify Your Body Naturally with Cabbage So...

Health Benefits of Drinking Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate is a very delicious and healthy fruit. Pomegranate can be consumed as a whole fruit or in the form of juice. It has many health benefits. Pomegranate seeds and juice are a festive resource of antioxidants. Pomegranate contains the most antioxidants of any natural food. Punicalagins are the major component responsible for pomegranate’s antioxidant and health benefits. Following are some health benefits of pomegranate juice. Health Benefit  of Pomegranate Juice #1: Boosts your Immune System Pomegranate helps strengthen your immune system and assist in respiration problems. Drinking pomegranate juice makes it easy for your body to fight off colds and viruses. Health Benefit of Pomegranate Juice #2: Prevent Prostate Cancer Components in pomegranate help to prevent cancer or slowdown its growth, specifically prostate cancer. The juice contains phytoestrogens that could be useful in combating prostate cancer. Avoid prostate cancer by drinking pomegranate juice. He...

Top Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil: Peppermint Essential Oil in Home Remedies

Peppermint oil is one of the most useful and beloved essential oils. It contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Peppermint essential oil has been used for a variety of health conditions. It is the menthol in peppermint oil that infuses it with its healing power in home remedies. Following are the top health benefits of peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is one of the most effective essential oils for the digestive system. It is effective in treating digestive disorders. It can reduce nausea, motion sickness and flatulence with its anesthetic properties. Another health benefit of peppermint essential oil is that it is very effective at relieving cramps, spasms and pain. Apply peppermint oil to an injured area to relieve inflammation and bruising. It is widely used for treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Peppermint oil has been found to act a...

Learn the Basics of Acupressure Therapy- What Are Meridions and How to Locate an Acupoint?

Acupressure is an alternative and natural way of treating many emotional and physical disorders. Acupressure doesn’t require any visit to a professional and can be performed also by a layperson. The techniques of acupressure are simple and easy to learn. Learning basic knowledge about acupressure therapy can help you start this alternative therapy with ease and confidence yourself. You may need the guidance of a practitioner to perform acupressure therapy for first few sessions. Today we are learning about what are the meridians and how we can locate acupoints. In acupressure therapy certain points on the body are manipulated in order to regulate the energies of the body. These points of manipulation are called acupressure points, acupoints, or pressure points. A normal acupoint is a special point at a channel. A human body has twelve normal channels and eight strange channels. There are 361 normal acupoints along 14 channels that include 12 channels. The names of th...

Acupressure, Shiatsu and Reflexology - Origin and Facts About These Therapies

Acupressure, shiatsu, or reflexology these therapies has been adopted from hundreds of years to relief pain, or healing from illness. There is not a major difference between these therapies as these 3 therapies are associated with massage of hands, feet or body. This article helps you learn about these therapies, their origin and some facts about them. Acupressure has been practiced as a healing art for at least 5,000 years. It is the third most popular method for treating pain and illness in the world. This complete health system has been documented for use in treating over 4000 symptoms and conditions. What is Shiatsu? Shiatsu is a massage therapy originating in Japan. Like acupressure it is a "natural" way to help people relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression. There are two main Shiatsu schools: one based on western anatomical and physiological theory, and the other based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). ...

Causes and Symptoms of Knee Pain: Home Remedies for Knee Pain

The knees are the largest and among the most complicated joints of our body. Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctor. Because knees are used so frequently and carry a lot of body weight, they are susceptible to developing pain over the course of time. Knee pain usually results from overuse of the knee joint, poor posture during physical activity, not warming up or cooling down, inadequate stretching or injuries. The location and severity of knee pain may vary depending on the cause of the problem. There are many beneficial home remedies available for achieving knee pain relief. A number of natural home remedies for Knee pain and various knee exercises can help relieve the pain and heal the condition effectively. Home remedies for knee pain rely on the causes and symptoms of knee pain. Pain, swelling, and inability to extend the leg are all common symptoms of a possible knee injury. Knee pain is common among athletes and among the elderl...

Natural Electrolyte Replacement Drinks

Electrolytes are the salts in our body. The most common salts are sodium, potassium, and chloride located in the blood and cells. Electrolytes are important in keeping our body functioning correctly. Deficiency or imbalance of electrolyes can lead to serious conditions and thus we need to learn how to replace it with natural electrolye drinks which can be made easily at home.  Importance of Electrolytes: Electrolytes  are found in the body fluid, tissue, and blood which are chloride, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. Sodium (Na+) is concentrated in the extracellular fluid (ECF) and potassium (K+) is concentrated in the intracellular fluid (ICF). Proper balance is essential for muscle coordination, heart function, fluid absorption and excretion, nerve function, and concentration. Electrolytes play a vital role in maintaining homeostasis within the body. They help to regulate myocardial and neurological function, fluid balance, oxygen delivery, acid-base balanc...

Betel Leaf Plant Medicinal Properties: Arthritis and Filariasis Natural Remedy

              Image Credit (Piper betle) The very popular Betel Leaf Plant is a sturdy climber which climbs with the aid of its numerous adventitious rootlets that are born at the nodes. The plant belongs to the family Piperaceae. The slightly cordate leaves are 15 to 20 cm. long, and a little unequal at the base. The 7-nerved smooth leaves are thick, bright green and shiny on both sides. The fruits are sparingly produced on fleshy spikes. The betel leaf is linked to many cultural ceremonies in India. It is considered to be auspicious and is exchanged in social and religious ceremonies. Part Used: Leaves                  Image Credit Medicinal Use Stomachache Cough, bronchitis, breathing difficulty in children Wounds Arthritis, orchitis or inflammation of the testes, and other types of local inflammations F...

Popular Acupressure Points Everybody Should Know to Treat Common Diseases

Acupressure offers healing and cure for most of the diseases. Numerous research studies show that acupressure is one of the successful natural remedy to get healing and cure from common diseases effectively. There are many easy to treat acupoints(acupressure points) which can be used to treat many common diseases like cold, flu, indigestion, pain, infection etc. In this article popular acupressure points are discussed which are few and easy to apply acupressure therapy. It may take few minutes to practice acupressure therapy as a first aid or temporary relief from many ailments. It is suggested to look for other related more points for a long time relief and cure to treat common diseases. Popular acupressure points: • GB 20 – just under the base of the skull in two small muscular grooves at the back of the neck          • GB 21 – on top of the shoulder, 2"-3" from the side of the neck  &nbs...

An Effective Herbal Remedy for Asthma -Khella

Khella is an effective remedy to get relief from asthma. This amazing herb has an antispasmodic effect on the bronchi and is thus an effective asthma remedy, particularly as a preventive. It treats asthma by widening of blood vessels, and soothing muscle spasms of the bronchial airways. Asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles around airways (bronchospasm). Khella offers both antispasmodic and vasodilator properties to get relief from asthma.  Antispasmodic means 'smooth muscle contraction' and vasodilatation refers to widening of blood vessels resulting from relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls. Khella comes from the fruit of a common plant known as Bishop’s weed. It has been used for a variety of conditions for thousands of years. It was known in ancient Egypt as a treatment for kidney stones, a condition fo...

Natural Methods for Removing Moles

Unsightly moles are a real problem because they can make you feel quite self conscious and insecure about your appearance. You can learn to live with them or you can get rid of them.. There are quite a few ways to go about removing moles. You can always go to a doctop and have the mole removed surgically, or use a prescription cream, but it can get expensive and will probably leave scarring as well as having some unpleasant side effects. Why bother with the expense and worry about scarring and side effects when there are  many natural options for mole removal ? Yes, that is correct; you can actually remove unsightly moles at home. The following methods may not be as fast as surgery, but they work well and you won't have a scar left when the mole is gone. There will be little if any side effects and these methods are pain free. Dandelion Root: Dandelion root is very effective for removing moles. There is no real expense since you can just go out side and pick a da...

How to Find and Switch off Trigger Points

To manage or apply trigger points therapy you need to find out and then Switch off or de-activate trigger points. There are many techniques to do it which are discussed in this article. You many consult an expert of trigger points therapy before applying these techniques. A trigger point is a nodule or knot of contracted muscle fibers embedded within a band of a muscle like the trapezius. These points can be exquisitely tender when palpated or compressed and can even refer pain to other areas of the body. For example, pressing a trigger point in the shoulder can refer pain into the neck or head. When a trigger point tightens and spasms, it causes you pain. You alter your patterns of movement and new trigger points develop causing you more pain. You need sufficient, sustained deep pressure on a regular basis to deactivate your trigger points. The Trigger Point Self-Treatment System is the complete system specifically designed to target, release and deactivate all your trigge...

Home Remedies Using Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

Cumin seeds, known as Cuminum cyminum in Latin and Jeeraka in Sanskrit, have been traditionally used by Ayurvedic physicians to treat inflammations and ailments related to digestive system. It is well known for its carminative and digestive properties. Listed below are some home remedies using cumin seeds as the main ingredient. Indigestion: Chewing a teaspoon of cumin seeds along with a pinch of dry ginger powder is excellent way to treat indigestion. Flatulence: Boil 2 teaspoon of cumin seeds along with half a teaspoon of asafetida in a glass of water. Cool down, add a pinch of rock salt and have it to get rid of intestinal gases. You can also add few drops of lemon juice to it. Piles: Add one teaspoon of cumin seeds and half a teaspoon of dry ginger powder to a glass of buttermilk. Let it cool down, then strain it and have a glass full before retiring to bed. You can also garnish it with coriander leaves and add a pinch of rock salt. Heat boils: Make a paste of cumin seeds alo...

Natural Remedies Using Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass has been traditionally used by naturopaths all over the world to treat varieties of ailments. Wheatgrass juice, in particular, is known to possess remarkable healing properties. Read on for some amazing natural remedies using wheatgrass. Anemia: Mix equal quantities of wheatgrass juice, beet root juice and juice of fresh spinach leaves and have a glass full 2-3 times a day. Arthritis: Have a glass of wheatgrass juice early in the morning along with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder or dry ginger powder. Constipation: Add a teaspoon of psyllium seed husk to a glass of wheatgrass juice and have it before you go to bed. Diabetes: Mix equal quantities of wheatgrass juice, bitter gourd juice and Indian gooseberry juice. Add half a teaspoon each of cinnamon powder and turmeric powder to it and have a glass full before your meals. Hypertension (high blood pressure): Add two teaspoons of wheatgrass powder, one teaspoon of dried Indian gooseberry powder and one teaspoon of powdere...

Tomato Medicinal Properties: Tonsillitis and Nephritis Natural Remedy

      Image Credit (Lycopersicon esculentum) Tomato is a much-loved vegetable all over the world. It belongs to the plant family Solanaceae and is a hairy, upright or creeping, tropical herb or vine. It grows wild in some places, but generally it is cultivated in vegetable gardens, as a field crop or in green houses. The leaves are very irregular in shape. The small yellow flowers, sometimes in clusters, produce a berry, which turns red when ripe. This berry is the edible tomato, which finds its place in almost every home, vegetable market or in department stores after it has been turned into pulp and preserved as ketchup in bottles or jars. Parts Used: The fruits and leaves         Image Credit Active Principles: Glucose and fructose, sucrose and ketoheptose, essential amino acids, citric acid, carotenoids, B-carotene and lycopene, gluco-alkaloid, tomatine and trace of solanine, narcotine, B-globulin and a-globulin,...

Fig Tree Herbal Properties: Arthritic Swellings Remedy

      Image Credit (Ficus carica) From ancient times the Fig tree has been used as a home remedy for simple ailments. The shrubby, deciduous Fig tree belongs to the plant family Moraceae or Urticaceae and grows up to 7-8 meters high. The wood is quite soft and contains milky latex. The cordate or palmate leaves are alternate, long-petioled, and usually 3 to 5 lobed. The fleshy inflorescence called fig, contains very tiny seeds. The ripe edible figs are generally greenish-purple, black, or other similar colors, depending on the variety. Dry figs are highly nutritive and contain iron, copper, zinc, vitamins A and C and inverted sugar or an equimolecular mixture of glucose and fructose. Parts Used: Stem, latex, leaves and fruit            Image Credit Medicinal Use Relieves inflammation, laxative, purifies the blood Throat infection, clears bronchi of mucous Gum boils, ulcers of the mouth, and as an expectorant Bl...

Natural and Herbal Remedies for Eliminating Skin Cancer

                            Image Credit You can go to your doctor; and he will excise it with a knife or an ointment which will burn it off. If you delay, surgery will cut more deeply; and, as with all cancer surgery, there is the very real danger that not all the cancer will be removed. Or you can use natural remedies. Fortunately, with skin cancer, as long as it is treated in the early stages, you can tell if it is gone. Garlic is a faithful standby. Cut a thin slice of garlic and carefully tape it over, what you consider might be, a skin cancer. Try to avoid contact of the garlic on good skin. (If you can't avoid it, the skin will redden and burn somewhat.) Russian research, from back in the 1950s, revealed that garlic is more powerful than antibiotics in destroying bacteria. It also causes moles and skin cancers to fall off. In the morning, put on the garlic patches; take them off in the evening, be...

Learn Basic Acupressure Therapy Techniques - How to Prefrom Acupressure Therapy?

After learning to locate acupressure points we need to learn basic acupressure therapy techniques. This article explains the basic acupressure therapy techniques and the ways to perform it. Acupressure massage therapy stimulates and activates the body’s own energies to help fight illness and restore harmony. Some of the Acupressure points are significant as they relate to a specific part of the body while others are more general in their effect. Acupressure is usually given in a similar fashion to traditional massage. Points on the body are massaged using finger or thumb, and sometimes a blunt object, in a fairly rapid circular motion with a medium pressure. Massages last between 5 and 15 minutes. Some of the most common techniques are: Rubbing, Kneading, Percussion and Vibration Fingers, hands, elbows, knees and feet are often used to massage other parts of the body. Dr H Bhojraj, a scientist-healer in Bangalore, says: "Not many people realize that ...

Herbal Medicines: Peppermint and Spearmint

           Image Credit - Peppermint Peppermint (Mentha Piperita) Part Used: Leaves Herbal Properties: Aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, stimulant, and antispasmodic What it affects: Stomach, intestines, muscles, and circulation Preparation and Amount Infusion: Steep 5 to 15 minutes. Take 6 oz. 3 times daily. Tincture: Take 30 to 60 drops 3 times daily. Fluid Extract: Take 1/2 to 2 teaspoons 3 times daily. Oil: Take 5 to 10 drops 3 times daily. Powder: Take up to 10 #0 capsules (up to 60 grains) 3 times daily. Peppermint is an old household remedy and useful for a variety of conditions. Internally, peppermint slightly anesthetizes mucous membranes and the gastro-intestinal tract. The tea or oil is useful for insomnia, migraine, measles, menstrual cramps, morning sickness, muscle spasms, chills, headache, nausea, nervous disorders, colic, fevers, dizziness, gas, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, heart trouble, poor appetite, rheumatism, ...

Pineapple Medicinal Properties: Bronchitis and Sore Throat Remedy

          Image Credit (Ananas comusus) The much-loved Pineapple is a tropical, spiny-leaved shrub that belongs to the plant family Bromeliaceae. The numerous leaves are linear lanceolate or sword shaped and are 1 to 1.5 m. long and 5 to 7 cm. wide. The leaf margins are spiny toothed, rigid and concave on the upper side. The small stalked red flowers unite at the base and mature into the fleshy fruit, the pineapple, which is 20 cm. or more in length. Field ripe fruits are best for eating fresh, and it is only necessary to remove the crown, rind, eyes and core. The plant is commonly cultivated in tropical countries. Parts Used: The leaves, and ripe and unripe fruit                 Image Credit Dose: For leaves and unripe fruit, use 20 to 30 grams for 1 liter of water. Use 4 to 5 cups a day. The ripe fruit may be used abundantly. Medicinal Use Bronchit...

Natural Medicine: Reducing Toothache Pain Naturally and Organically

Instead of immediately heading to the dentist office at the first sign of toothache pain try some natural and organic remedies first.  Simple toothache pain can be most often taken care of right at home instead of spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on costly dental work.  Not only will natural and organic home remedies help subdue the pain of toothache pain but they can also help fight off infection preventing toothache pains from coming back again in the future.     Rinsing your mouth with water and non iodized salt is a great method to begin with in order to reduce toothache pain.  Non iodized salt may also help ward off possible infections that may be working itself in and around the tooth.  A person suffering from toothache pain should rinse their entire mouth out with saltwater between three and five times a day for this method to properly take effect.  Be sure to not swallow the saltwater either as this may cause slight nausea.&...

How To Relieve Painful Sunburn Blisters With Baking Soda, Tomato Juice, Or Apple Cider

Peeling sunburn skin can occur due to both direct or indirect influence of the sun. It means you can get peeling sunburn skin if you stay out for a prolonged period of time on a cloudy day too. You can also get it as a result of reflection of the sunlight from water, snow or sand as well. It may lead to eruption of blisters with liquid filled inside them. They can appear within an hour or a day after the exposure to the sun. It is accompanied by other symptoms, like, swelling, itching, pain and reddening of the skin. In extreme cases, fever, chills, upset stomach, headache and nausea may be observed. Peeling sunburn skin that occurs due to a bad skin cancer etc. What to do with Peeling Sunburn Skin? Usually, the healing time for peeling sunburn skin can vary between few days to few weeks, depending on the severity of the case. Till then proper peeling sunburn care is essential. Here we have given a few steps you need to take for that purpose: Never try to break the bliste...