Arthritis – Home remedies for Arthritis

It refers to inflammation of joints. It is one of a number of diseases commonly called rheumatism. Arthritis arises from many causes and it is treated in many different ways. Arthritis has been classified as follows: – * Arthritis caused by infection. * Arthritis resulting from rheumatic fever. * Rheumatoid arthritis. * Degenerative arthritis. * Arthritis due to joint injuries. * Arthritis caused by gout. * Arthritis originating from the nervous system. Rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis caused by rheumatic fever are classified as collagen disease. * Rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative arthritis are the two most common types. Millions of men and women are afflicted with them. But good medical treatment begun early and continued faithfully can often do much to …

Therapeutic uses of Honey in Ayurveda

The FAO Codex Alimentarius Commission defines honey as ‘the natural sweet substance produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers or from secretions coming from living organisms feeding on plants, that bees gather, transform and combine with specific ingredients, store and leave to ripen in the combs of the hive.’ In Ayurveda honey is called as “Madhu”. Its qualities are explained as follows. “Vaatalam guru sheetam cha raktapittakaphapaham | Sandhatru cchedanam ruksham kashayam madhuram madhu ||” “It has sweetness (madhura rasa) with added astringent as end taste (Kashaya anu rasa). It is heavy (guru guna), dry (ruksha) and cold (sheeta). Its effect on doshas is as follows It aggravates vata, scrapes kapha and normalizes pitta and rakta. It promotes healing …

Reduce Stomach Gas The Natural Way

Are there natural ways to reduce the gas you pass? Try preventive measures first. Learn how to move gas through your intestines more readily. While there are several reasons you may find yourself to be gassy, there are many solutions for reducing belching, flatulence, abdominal bloating and pain. Excess gas commonly is associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Other serious gastrointestinal disorders usually produce other symptoms besides just being “gassy.” Doctors usually recommend a plan to help move gas through the intestines more readily, combined with preventive measures, such as eliminating certain foods from your diet and avoiding chewing gum. Although many products on store shelves promise to help, their success is not guaranteed and often depends on the individual. There …

How to Fight the Common Cold And Flu

Symptoms of cold & flu A runny or blocked nose, sore throat, sneezing, cough, headache and mild fever are all signs of the common cold. Flu symptoms are similar but the fever is usually higher, alternating with chills and accompanied by sweating, aches and pain and fatigue. Why we get cold and flu ? Many different viruses can cause colds and flu. They are passed on by inhaling infected droplets that have been sneezed or coughed into the air or by touching an area with live infection. Infection is most likely to occur when immune function is low because of tiredness,stress, poor diet and digestion function , lack of exercise or smoking. According to Chinese Medicine and naturopathy, susceptibility to …

Natural Cure For Bed Sores

Bed sore is a very common problem faced many elderly or senior citizens of the world. But this condition it is not restricted to an old person. It can affect people who are bed-ridden, in coma or immobile due to any reason. Lying in bed or sitting in a wheelchair for a continuous period of time cuts off the blood supply to the skin causing a severe bed sore. Daily pressure on the same part of the skin for minimal time period is good enough to start off this aggravating sore. It is very common in people who are hospitalized, in nursing homes or being treated at home. In the initial stages the bed sore is red in color with …

Home Remedies For Warts

Warts are a skin infection caused by viruses from the Human papillomavirus (HPV) family. It is also a known cause for sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 100 variety of warts of which many are harmless. In this community of harmful warts, 30 are spread by sexual contact. They can grow on any part of your skin, inside your mouth, on your genital, penis, rectum, vagina, cervix and vulva. Many a times these warts are harmless looking bumps, sometimes pink or flesh colored with a rough texture. Different types of warts affect different parts of your body. Some can be found all over the body where as some are found around genitalia. Gender does not contain this disease; …

Alternative Medicine to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Home remedies and homeopathic medicine have begun popular over the years as an alternative to prescription drugs. Many people are not aware that there are also home remedies available to lower your blood pressure. What is nice about a home remedy is the lower cost and eliminating the unfavorable side effects of prescribed medicines. Another advantage of home remedies is that while it may be used to alleviate one symptom, it often has other health benefits. Many home remedies can be found in your local supermarket and health food store. If you suffer from high blood pressure, here are a few home remedies. These remedies will not only lower your blood pressure but are good for your general health too. …

Acne free skin through Ayurveda

Acne is a very common skin problem which affects young people at their puberty and few adults till they reach 45. Acne are referred as Youvana pitikas (which means the eruptions of youth) in ayurveda. This shows the prevalence of acne from ages. Ayurveda has described the causes of acne and recommends the best natural herbal acne remedies too. What causes acne? A large number of oil producing glands called “sebaceous glands” are present under the skin on face, back, chest and shoulders. During puberty or menopause due to the influence of the sex hormones, which are produced in male and female, these glands become more active and produce an oily secretion called “sebum”. The sebum makes the skin more …