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Natural remedies with antimicrobial and antihistamine effects can help you deal with swollen adenoids. Try drinking turmeric milk, chamomile tea, or thyme tea. Or take honey with lemon juice or tulsi leaf juice. Garlic juice, ginger, apples, and tomatoes can help too. So can a salt water or babul decoction gargle.
Tackle white skin patches caused by vitiligo with natural remedies. Herbal remedies like Ginkgo biloba, fern extract, and kutki can help. So can applying black cumin oil, bakuchi oil, fig leaf juice, and black pepper extracts. Improve your intake of nutrients like zinc, vitamin B 12 and folic acid.
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder and has no cure. But physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral therapy can help improve a person’s quality of life. Babies should be assessed by a healthcare professional within the first 3 months to see if they need special care and periodical checkups should be kept up.
Valerian works as a sleep aid, relieves menstrual cramps, and reduces the frequency and intensity of hot flashes during menopause. It also counters stress, eases anxiety, and helps tackle obsessive-compulsive disorder. It may ease hyperactivity and improve focus, concentration, and memory too. As a sedative, it's often used as adjuvant remedy for several conditions like arthritis and cancer.
Managing oily skin takes extra effort, but it’s possible. Aim to manage excess sebum instead of trying to dry it out. Start with a cleansing oil to dissolve sebum, dirt, and makeup. Wash it away with an oil-free face wash that doesn’t have fragrance. Apply a face mask to soak up extra sebum, and finish with a moisturizer to avoid dryness. Honey, green tea, papaya, and clay are ideal natural ingredients for oily skin.
Aromatherapy can significantly enhance your yoga practice. The scent of essential oils will energize the mind, body, and soul, helping you get the most out of each pose. Need to de-stress? Use lavender and chamomile for relaxation. Sandalwood oil will also center the mind. With peppermint and eucalyptus, you can feel rejuvenated and refreshed. Brighten up your practice with sunny scents like bergamot and grapefruit. To enjoy, use an essential oil diffuser or apply to the skin.
Mastitis is a condition where the breast tissue becomes inflamed and painful due to the buildup of milk or an infection following injury to the breast. If you are breastfeeding, continue to do so or express milk. Applying a hot or cold compress, cabbage leaves, turmeric paste, aloe vera, neem leaf juice, or calendula can help. So can a breast massage.
Cracked nipples are a common complaint among nursing mothers. Making sure the baby latches on properly can help tackle the root cause of this problem. Massaging in a few drops of breastmilk or applying a warm compress, purified lanolin, medical-grade honey, ghee, or food-grade coconut oil may also help.
Sitopaladi churna is prescribed in Ayurveda to treat respiratory problems ranging from the common cold and cough to pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. It boosts digestion, improves appetite, and fights seasonal allergies. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may help with diabetes, anemia, and even migraines.
Applying buttermilk, a paste of turmeric powder and water, aloe vera, or radish juice can help fade your tan. Licorice tea, crushed watermelon or soy milk could work too. Also try using a face pack made of bitter orange peels, honey and yogurt or buttermilk, honey, and oats.
Triphala has everything its ingredients amalaki, haritaki, and bibhitaki have to offer individually and then some more. It can strengthen your immunity, digestive system, and eyesight and even act as a cardiac tonic. Triphala can also help manage diabetes, UTIs, arthritis, and gout and even heal wounds or sunburn.
Back pain is a common problem during pregnancy. Applying a cold or hot pack to the area, maintaining proper posture, avoiding lifting heavy objects, and using a firm mattress and supportive pillows while sitting can help. Practice back strengthening exercises and prenatal yoga or aquanatal exercises. Or try acupuncture.
Shankhpushpi is a brain-boosting herbal remedy that can help your memory and your ability to learn. But that’s not all – if you’re grappling with anxiety issues, tension headaches, insomnia, or even digestive problems like ulcers or dysentery, this is a remedy worth considering.
Indigestion is a common complaint during pregnancy. Have small frequent meals instead of large ones. Eating bananas, drinking turmeric or ginger tea, and having honey can help. So can sitting up while you eat, cutting down on caffeine and fatty or spicy foods, and eating foods like yogurt that boost digestion.
Summer is synonymous with skimpy. Come March, everyone’s busy digging out those summery dresses and swimsuits. But when the seasonal allergies start breaking out,...