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If you've ever scraped your knee or had an open wound, the first thing you'd do is reach for an antiseptic cream or lotion....
Mild anxiety is normal considering the hustle of daily life, but anything more serious needs professional help. But, natural remedies add to conventional treatment. Herbal teas like chamomile, lemon balm, and green tea have calming effects. Regular exercise reduces stress and elevates mood. Herbal supplements and healthy, well-balanced meals relieve the symptoms of anxiety while tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine, worsen them. Regular meditation improves mood. Aromatherapy and warm baths relieve stress-induced anxiety.
You can get better quality sleep with the right lifestyle habits. Consume caffeine early in the day, at least 6 hours before bedtime. Disconnect from technology a few hours before bed, as the blue light will disrupt melatonin. Eat a light dinner, and avoid boozy nightcaps because alcohol reduces the sleep cycle. Reach for gentle herbal teas instead. Regular exercise will also increase slow-wave sleep.
Nuts are the best food to beat a craving. Walnuts, specifically, are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which may improve blood lipids and other cardiovascular risks owing to the antioxidant capacity and make you feel quite satiated. Slow-releasing carbohydrate-rich foods such as brown rice, quinoa, oats, whole grains, legumes, fresh fruit and vegetables, and beverages like plain tea or coffee and herbal teas are good alternatives for people with nut and gluten allergies.
Caffeine is addictive and causes palpitations, headaches, insomnia, and stomach aches. Hence it's important to find healthier alternatives to it. Switch your morning cuppa with herbal teas. They are calming and fight insomnia. Drink smoothies on your breaks instead of coffee. They are filled with nutrients and fiber and prevent bloating. Switch chocolaty desserts with carob and nuts which are heart healthy and nutritious. Lastly, opt for coconut water over commercial drinks for an energy boost.
Most of us have the habit of using the toilet right after we wake up in the morning, so that we can clear our...
You can detox daily using easy and simple techniques. Oil pulling, detox drinks like fruit, vegetable, spice and herb infused water, herbal teas, exercises and practicing yoga, walking outdoors are some of the ways to detox daily and improve your health. Adding more green leafy vegetables and fruits and drinking more water on a daily basis can detox your digestive organs and enhance the overall health of your body by supplying the required nutrients and minerals.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a syndrome characterized by neural facial pain. This syndrome is caused by the compression of the nerve roots in the facial nerves. It can result in severe pain all over the face. Trigeminal neuralgia begins in one branch of the nerve and tends to spread to all. It is a rather rare and unpredictable disease as it can even occur during sleep.[ref] Katusic, Slavica, C. Mary Beard, Erik Bergstralth, and Leonard T. Kurland. “Incidence and clinical features of trigeminal neuralgia, Rochester, Minnesota, 1945–1984.” Annals of neurology 27, no. 1 (1990): 89-95.[/ref]
Nausea can be triggered by a number of factors ranging from physiological to emotional factors as well as body balance issues. A long trip to a hill station by car or a late night dinner can make you feel nauseated in the morning. Lemon juice, ginger, herbal teas with ginger, or peppermint are some of the options available in your kitchen as a remedy. Massaging the relevant acupressure points or just some fresh air are some of the readily available remedies.
Many people battle with bad breath on a daily basis. While gum and breath mints offer a temporary solution, there are some foods and drinks you can consume that will fight off odor-causing bacteria and sulfur compounds. By munching on high fiber foods like apples and opting for healthier drinks like green tea or black coffee, you can keep your breath smelling delightfully fresh throughout the day!
Teas made with herbs like ginger and feverfew can help control pain by blocking prostaglandins, a pain-causing compound released by the body in response to many ailments. Chamomile and peppermint have antispasmodic effects, while meadowsweet, white willow bark, and wintergreen have anti-inflammatory properties. Holy basil, a herb with multiple medicinal properties, can also be used to make tea.
Rickets is a disease which occurs due to the deficiency of vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. It occurs commonly among infants between 6 to...
While it may not be a serious health hazard, ant bites can cause you to scratch yourself for days till your skin gets swollen and red, and may sometimes even bleed. Therefore, a list of home remedies that help soothe and treat ant bites is something that we could all find useful. Since all of these remedies make use of common kitchen ingredients and household items that you will mostly have lying around on any given day, these could come in extremely handy if you want an immediate treatment.
According to the OPAL scale, indoor plants have been graded from least allergic to most allergic. Many of us have adopted the practice of keeping indoor plants, however, it's important to do that with adequate awareness. Common and attractive plants like chrysanthemums, ficus, and many more can trigger dangerous allergic reactions
Why use harmful insecticides to keep bugs away when you can keep some beautiful plants in your garden. Plants like Lemongrass, Lavender, Catnip, and Marigold serve the purpose and have added aesthetic benefits. Apart from being popular culinary herbs, basil and rosemary are also very effective in keeping your garden bug-free.