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Melanin is the pigment that makes skin darker. Many natural ingredients can reduce melanin levels and help tackle uneven skin. Apply avocado pulp, unpasteurized soymilk, buttermilk, or a turmeric and milk paste. Sunflower oil and arnica infused oil can also work. So can aloe vera gel, licorice, and radish juice.
A sage, licorice, witch hazel, or chamomile mouthwash or a plain salt water rinse can help crack the whip on mouth sores. Or apply turmeric paste, honey, or myrrh tincture. Avoid toothpastes with sodium lauryl sulfate. Make sure you are getting enough B vitamins, iron and zinc if you’re prone to canker sores.
Turmeric tea owes its superpowers to beneficial components like curcuminoids. It can ease pain, lower blood sugar and pressure, and relieve indigestion. It is good for your heart and can counter respiratory illnesses, allergies, IBS, and osteoarthritis. Add a pinch of pepper and some honey to your turmeric tea for a bracing immunity booster.
To tackle a nosebleed at home, sit down, lean slightly forward, and pinch the soft part of your nose so that your nostrils are closed for about 10 minutes. You can also apply a cold compress, a cypress oil or lemon oil compress, witch hazel, or pomegranate juice.
Wearing a wrist splint and avoiding activities that overuse the wrist can help if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. So can hand exercises, yoga, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and acupuncture. Meanwhile, ginger and turmeric may help ease pain when used topically or consumed.
To ease a toothache, apply a cold compress to your face or massage the spot between your index finger and thumb with ice. Sesame seed paste, clove oil, or ginger and red pepper paste can ease pain and fight bacteria. A guava leaf paste or green tea, salt, or sage mouthwash will work too.
Following a ketogenic or modified Atkins diet can reduce the frequency of seizures. Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback and Sahaja yoga have also been beneficial for this condition. Having vitamin E, fish oil, and herbal remedies like valerian, kava, passionflower, chamomile may also help. You can also check out Ayurvedic remedies.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition. But heating pads, warm showers, paraffin baths, and a capsaicin ointment can ease pain. Adopt a Mediterranean diet and incorporate anti-inflammatory fish oil, borage or primrose oil, ginger, green tea, and turmeric into your daily diet. Tai chi and yoga can also help.
Thrush is a very common yeast infection that affects the mouth or genital area. Coconut oil, tea tree oil, clove oil, or oregano oil can help tackle the infection by acting against the candida yeast. A garlic suppository, chamomile or goldenseal wash, and probiotic yogurt can also help.
Almost every part of neem has medicinal properties. The leaves can lower blood sugar, control blood pressure, and help treat acne, dandruff, and psoriasis. The seed oil works as a mosquito repellent and treats skin infections too. Meanwhile, the bark fights intestinal ulcers and dental plaque.
Treatment for watery eyes depends on the underlying problem. Have omega 3 and omega 7 fatty acids to ease dry eyes. For blepharitis-related eye watering, use a tea tree oil scrub or baby shampoo. A chamomile wash and honey can treat conjunctivitis. Drink oolong tea or use a turmeric wash for eye allergies.
Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein usually caused by a blood clot. Use compression stockings, apply a warm water compress, and keep the affected area elevated to ease this condition. Anti-inflammatory aloe vera or diluted lemon eucalyptus oil can also help. So can blood-thinning foods like ginger, garlic, and onion.
Drinking lots of fluids and resting your stomach are important measures for dealing with food poisoning. Antimicrobial cinnamon, coriander, or cumin tea may fight pathogens which cause food poisoning while milk thistle tea can help treat mushroom poisoning. Having garlic, apple cider vinegar, and probiotics may help too.