Posted in Health on 10/02/2014 04:45 am by admin
Got an irritating seasonal cough? Try these simple and effective Ayurvedic home remedies instead of cough syrup.
Changes or fluctuations in seasons and weather conditions cause a variety of infectious diseases. The person falls ill from bacteria and weak immunity, not from temperature. Cold, cough, fever and sore throat are the most common diseases what most of us suffer from. Among all of them, cough is the most annoying, disrupting and painful condition. A chronic cough interferes with daily activities and sleep. It even leads to headaches, chest pain, runny or stuffy nose, phlegm and hoarseness. Many people try a wide array of traditional medications while many depend on all-natural treatments to cure cough. Here are some simple but effective Ayurvedic home remedies to treat heavy seasonal cough naturally.
Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Cough
- Take one glass of warm milk and add 1 tsp. of pure clarified butter in it. Drink this milk daily before going to bed.
- Boil milk by adding turmeric, a pinch of salt and jaggery. Consume it daily to cure cough.
- Drink fresh goat’s milk by adding lump sugar to cure dry cough.
- Add 1tsp. of honey and 1tsp. of sesame oil in one glass of warm milk. Consume it for treating an irritating cough
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Posted in Health on 06/06/2014 10:59 pm by admin
Stretching is a fairly simple form of physical exercise that provides several health benefits including reduce stress and pain, improve blood flow and flexibility, ease lower back pain, etc.
You may have noticed many times that stretching comes naturally after sitting in a specific position for a long time. You get a good feeling after you stretch unconsciously. Besides that good feeling, stretch workout routine can help lengthen your muscles, create larger gains in flexibility and joint movement, and make your daily living activities easier. No matter what your age is, everyone can learn to stretch, and do while viewing TV, on the PC, or getting ready for bed. It doesn’t require a huge time commitment; just by doing 10-15 minutes of stretching few times a day can improve your health while burning calories. Heavily used in pilates and yoga, stretching is broadly supported these days as a very important part of fitness. Stretching is suggested before you start with any type of exercises, and you don’t need any professional supervision for stretching exercises as they are very easy. Stretching exercises help warm up the body before activity, hence reducing the risk of injury and muscle soreness. Hopefully stretching exercises health benefits given below will inspire you to make stretching exercises a part of your everyday routine!
Benefits of Stretching Exercises:
Relaxing exercises like yoga or gentle stretching can help induce sleep. Some people find that a gentle stretching schedule for some minutes just before going to bed helps promote sleep. Loosening up your body at any time of the day gives you good feeling, however it mainly feels good before bed. So, do stretches gradually and just do what’s comfortable for your level of flexibility. Remember that, 5 minutes to calm yourself before bedtime with a simple stretch is better than staring 1 hour at the ceiling. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 06/05/2014 12:55 am by admin
Improve health of your respiratory system to provide oxygen to every organ of your body with herbs and plants such as licorice root, coltsfoot, osha root etc.
We are living in the city environment that is becoming more and more polluted day by day. This polluted air cause different kind of disease in human respiratory system to weaken its working strength. This air pollution leads to various respiratory disorders including asthma, bronchitis, and lung cancer. Many antibiotics medicines are present in the market that helps to reduce damage to your respiratory system and specially lungs.
But as everyone knows that antibiotic drug also has many side effects that cause another problem in your body while healing one health issue. One alternative and very effective way to reduce bad effect of air pollution on our respiratory system is to use natural herbs. Herbs may work on long and continue consumption but it cures any health issue from its root and without any side effects. Many Ayurvedic medical stores have lung health boosting Herbal supplements in their stores that will reduce your time to find out various herbs in consumable form. So, daily consume various herbs and plants listed below to support boosting process of your lung’s health. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 05/27/2014 11:39 pm by admin
We all know that water is necessary for life, thus check out different easy ways to keep water clean and cool, as per the Indian Ayurvedic methods.
Mostly, humans cannot live without water for more days or weeks, as almost two thirds of human body weight is made up of water. Most people in the world get water from rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, but half of the world’s most important rivers are being seriously depleted or polluted. Water is also polluted due to many human activities that can leave behind materials such as pet waste, pesticides, trash and loose soil. Moreover, water may not be safe to drink, cook or clean after an emergency like a flood, hurricane, or earthquake. So, it is essential to keep our water clean and cool for basic tasks of everyday life like drinking, preparing food, washing hands and utensils, brushing teeth, making ice, etc. We may have to find a source of safe drinking water or know how to treat our water for safely use in routine activities. Take a look at best Indian Ayurvedic ways to keep our water safe, clean and palatable this summer.
How to keep water clean and cool?
An Earthen Pot (Matka)
For generations, earthen/terracotta pots have been used to store water and keep it cool as water stored in matkas or surahis for a few hours gets cooled at about 10⁰C and 14⁰C. The water kept in matka is said to have a refreshing flavor and is just at the right temperature – not too warm and not too chilled. If you are uncertain of water safety, perhaps you can boil water for about 20 minutes, let it cool down to room temperature and then put it in a matka. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 05/26/2014 02:35 am by admin
Hate lying awake for a long time before falling asleep? Follow these simple yet effective tips and you are guaranteed to fall asleep faster!
Nothing is more frustrating than lying wide awake in bed waiting to fall asleep. Of course, there are some lucky people who fall asleep the moment their head hits the pillow. Rest of them may lie in bed, staring at the ceiling, for a long time. Numerous thoughts, worries and ideas would start whirling around their head. Lack of good, sound sleep can take a major toll on almost every aspect of life, including your health, mood, even your job performance. Hence it’s very important to learn how to fall asleep immediately. Now good news is that there are some simple tips and tricks for falling asleep fast. Given below are a few such handy tips. So, follow them and fall asleep in no time!
Tips on how to fall asleep fast
Try 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise
This breathing technique acts like a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. It’s pretty simple to do. Place the tip of the tongue behind your top teeth and keep it there throughout the exercise. Exhale fully through the mouth making a gentle whooshing sound. Then close your mouth and inhale slowly through your nose to a count of four. Now hold your breath to the count of seven, and then exhale (again with a whoosh sound) through the mouth to the count of eight. This is one breath. Complete three more cycles in the same manner for a total of four breaths. Repeat it every 5 minutes until you fall asleep. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 04/30/2014 07:40 am by admin
Know the top women health concerns and their treatment & prevention methods to live a healthier and illness free life.
We all know “Health is Wealth” but almost all of us spend our health gaining wealth. Nowadays, women (working or housewives) are taking their health for granted as they are busy in taking care of others. Housewives do not take health precautions and never visit a doctor until some emergency occurs, whereas working women are just too busy in managing their home and office. Health Concerns in women are rising day by day due to the changing lifestyle and lesser body resistance. There are many common health issues that women go through at some time in their lives if proper care is not taken. Fortunately, these health issues are preventable. Here you can find top women’s health problems that every woman should be aware of.
Top Health Concerns of Women
1. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
About 3 in 4 menstruating women suffer from PMS every month. In this medical condition, a woman experience both emotional and physical symptoms (bloating, joint or muscle pain, abdominal cramps, mood swings, breast tenderness, constipation, anxiety and acne) 1 to 2 weeks before their periods. These symptoms go away on their own after the start of menstrual bleeding. A severe form of PMS is known as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMMD), in which patient can’t even complete daily activities. PMS cannot be prevented but there are treatments to ease symptoms. Some treatment options are Lifestyle changes (Exercise, balanced diet and enough sleep) and Medications (pain relievers and vitamins & mineral supplements). Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 04/24/2014 10:15 pm by admin
Diabetes is a largely preventable condition. Consider these simple and easy-to-follow tips to help reduce your risk of getting diabetes!
Millions of people worldwide are living with diabetes and pre-diabetes (a condition in which glucose levels are higher than normal, but not too high to meet the criteria for diabetes). No doubt, diabetes is a common disease, but it is very dangerous too. Over the years, it can lead to a number of serious health problems like heart attack, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure. Now, the good news is that you can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes by making a few lifestyle changes. Once it sets in, diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease. So, it is highly recommended to take the right steps in advance and keep the condition at bay. Just follow the tips mentioned below and reduce your risk of getting diabetes significantly. Don’t worry – all these tips are simple, easy-to-follow and practical.
Practical tips to prevent Diabetes:
Change your lifestyle
Making a few small changes in lifestyle can indeed make a huge difference. For instance, giving up sedentary lifestyle will help reduce the risk of diabetes. Doctors recommend about 30-45 minutes of brisk walking or jogging for activating blood cells and for lowering blood sugar levels. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 04/09/2014 11:24 pm by admin
Currently, about 1 in 7 couples have trouble in conceiving a baby; however there are certain guaranteed tips that can help to conceive soon after you start trying.
Becoming mom or dad is a magical experience like none another. Those happy moments of child birth can’t be compared to the pleasure that is gained from any other occasion. If you are planning to try conceiving a baby, it’s natural for a woman to have questions like ‘what is the best time to’, etc. For some women, conceiving can be very easy and faster, while for others reaching the goal of fertilization becomes a nightly task, definite sexual positions, and more. Put your worries to rest as there are some natural ways for conceiving a child that may just work for you. Whether you are just eager to get pregnant or want your baby’s birth to happen at a particular time, there are certain measures and tips listed here that can help you conceive faster and naturally.
How to conceive a baby naturally?
Find out when you ovulate
No matter how regularly you and your partner get horizontal, if you miss the major days out of the month when your egg is raring to go, you can’t conceive. You should know when you ovulate to raise the chances of timing things properly. An egg can just survive for 12- 24 hours after ovulation, whereas the sperm can survive for 48- 72 hours after sex, so there is a quite narrow window of chance for babymaking. Women with a regular 28-day cycle can easily calculate when ovulation occurs – simply count 14 days from the first day of their period. So, for a woman with a 24-day cycle, ovulation can occur around day 10, whereas a woman with a 35-day cycle may ovulate around day 21. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Health on 04/09/2014 07:37 am by admin
A rare bacterial illness, scarlet fever causes a distinctive pink-red itchy rash that feels like sandpaper. Check out some natural cures that can be used to control scarlet fever rashes.
Scarlet fever was considered as the most serious and deadly disease in olden days. But now-a-days, this deadly disease is treatable thanks to modern medicine (antibiotics) and home remedies. Scarlet fever is highly contagious/infectious disease caused by A streptococcus bacteria. It is more common in children (aged between 3 and 15 years) compared to adults. Within 2 days of the initial infection, patient experience itchy pinkish or reddish sandpaper like rashes starting from the neck & chest and finally all over the body. Other symptoms of the disease are high fever, headache, tongue covered with red spots, chills, infected tonsils and sore throat. Generally, doctors prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria. However, scarlet fever symptoms can be treated naturally using home remedies.
Home Remedies For Scarlet Fever Rash
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Posted in Health on 04/06/2014 11:42 pm by admin
Take regularly vitamin B12 dose…without fall. It is miraculous energy booster and helps you grow, stay sharp mentally and fight off some diseases. Know in details – what does vitamin B12 do for you?
Vitamin B is vital for doing important activities of enzymes, turning food into energy and other required substances. Among these, Vitamin B12 is the popular one and can be consumed to have more energy, strength and protection from disease. It is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as cyanocobalamin. Good thing about this vitamin is that human body can stock up several years’ worth of vitamin B12, it means very few chances of nutritional deficiency of this vitamin. However, it is mostly available from animal meat or non vegetarian food sources. So, strict vegetarian people could be at risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency. Really complicated thing, isn’t it? However, you are compelled to include Vitamin B12 in your regular diet considering its notable health benefits; as it plays key role in regulating metabolism also necessary for the proper functioning and growth of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and other parts of the body. Check out vitamin B12 benefits for your body.
Vitamin B12 is an energy nutrient that your body requires to carry out important functions of your body. A day’s supply of vitamin B12 is at least 2.4 micrograms – you can get it from 1 chicken breast, 1 hard-boiled egg, 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt or 1 cup milk, and 1 cup raisin bran. Elder people, who are unable to absorb vitamin B12 and strict vegetarians or vegans who are not consuming non vegetarian food can opt for oral or injected vitamin B12 supplements to boost B12 levels. People who have pernicious anemia can’t absorb vitamin B12 through a digestive tract, accordingly vitamin B12 injections would be great option. And if you can absorb Cobalamin properly, vitamin tablets are more convenient as well as easy to take. Don’t forget to ask doctor about the right vitamin B12 supplement for you. Read the rest of this entry »