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Dealing with a colicky baby can be frustrating but there are many simple things you can try to soothe your little one. Swaddle the baby and limit stimulating factors like loud sounds, bright lights, and visitors. Rock your baby, play some white noise, and try a gentle massage to calm them. Probiotics, lemon balm, chamomile, and fennel can help too.
Bed sores develop when there is prolonged pressure on one part of your body. Relieve pressure by changing positions frequently and use special cushions/mattresses for support. Clean with saline and apply turmeric paste, papaya paste, sugar, or neem oil. A honey or alginate dressing can help too. Have a healthy diet to promote healing.
Arjuna has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties well worth tapping. It works as a heart tonic, improves aerobic endurance, and helps manage cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. It can help heal wounds faster and tackle fungal infections and diarrhea. It may also have a protective effect on your liver and kidneys.
Swimmer’s ear can cause pain, discharge, and itching. Applying a mixture of vinegar and alcohol, mullein oil, garlic infused oil, tea tree oil salve, tulsi oil, or chamomile oil can help as they have an antibacterial effect. So can drinking turmeric milk or ginger tea, both of which have analgesic and antibacterial properties.
Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by reddening and inflammation of the skin. Avoid triggers like sunlight, spicy or hot foods, and alcohol and use only gentle skin-care products. Applying green tea, bitterwood, chrysanthemum, kanuka honey, or milk thistle can help. So can colloidal oats, aloe vera, licorice, and turmeric.
Yograj guggulu is an ayurvedic formulation made with 28 herbs, with guggulu as its main component. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and is used to tackle problems like arthritis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and PMS. It may also be useful in depression and gastrointestinal problems.
Pleurisy or inflammation of the membrane which covers your lungs and chest cavity, can cause chest pain. Anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving natural remedies like ginger, honey, tulsi, and caraway can help tackle it. So can turmeric, garlic, and slippery elm. Sleeping on the affected side may ease pain.
Ayurvedic remedy shilajit offers an alternative way to manage all kinds of ailments from diabetes to low hemoglobin levels, sexual health issues, Alzheimer’s disease, urinary disorders, and stress. Loaded with minerals and antioxidant nutrients, this adaptogenic rejuvenator can even rescue you from high altitude sickness!
Food allergies can make a simple thing like mealtime a nightmare if you aren’t careful. On the other hand, quick and easy fixes like following an elimination diet or avoiding allergens, using activated charcoal, doing nasal irrigation, and giving your body lots of anti-inflammatory foods, could help ease the problem and alleviate symptoms.
Bitter melon can help reduce blood sugar levels, cut insulin resistance, and improve your glycemic control. It can also fight oxidative stress and inflammation associated with diabetes and protect from diabetes-related complications to the eye, kidney, and nerves. It also fights cardiovascular risks that diabetics are often prone to.
To keep your baby’s skin clean, bathe them thrice a week when they are young and daily after they start crawling. Light cotton clothing can keep heat rashes in check. Natural plant oils like coconut or sunflower oil can combat dry skin and eczema. Change diapers frequently and use chamomile and coconut oil to clear a diaper rash.
Cleaning the wound and applying pressure and ice are important first steps in treating a cut on your lips. Applying sesame oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, or safflower oil can help heal minor cuts. Aloe vera, honey, chamomile, and turmeric can help too. See a doctor for serious wounds.
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.
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.