Monthly Archives: December 2012

Chronic Back Pain (Home Remedies)

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A very common problem from ages in man-kind is the pain in the lower back referred as back pain  It can be due to poor postural habits, strains, and also muscle tension. It is also very common in pregnant woman due to the stretching of ligaments around uterus. Here are some remedies for the lower back pain.

  1. Keep one warm and eat only hot items incase of a chronic back pain.
    2. Garlic should be included in diet on regular basis.
    3. Tulsi is the best medicine. Boil tulsi in water until the syrup is reduced to half of actual size and add salt after cooling.
    4. Massage with eucalyptus and mustard oil is very favorable for severe back aches
    5. Half a tea spoon of jaggery is very effective medicine that can be eaten with warm water after meals only.
    6. Cardamom with honey shows the best results at times of back ache.
    7. Massage with any ointment will be useful
    8. Take a cloth or jute bag full of ice. Now start massaging with that back. It helps to reduce the inflammation in the back.
    9. Sleeping on firm mattresses facing to the ceiling helps to have proper blood flow and there by reducing the aches.
    10. Exercise is the best way to keep fit from all types of ache.

Yoga

Fists Forward Bend

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Stand with feet hip-distance apart. Bend your knees and release your torso over your legs until your belly touches your thighs (or as close as you can get). Make two fists and place them in the opposite elbow creases. Relax your back, neck and head, and squeeze fists actively.

Fists and bent elbows together are a central nervous system trigger that causes your back muscles to open. You’ll feel it after just a few breaths!

Take 10-20 breaths here, releasing more tension from the back with every exhale.

Wall Plank

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Stand in front of a wall at arm’s length. Reach forward from your shoulders and plant your palms on the wall, fingers wide, middle fingers pointing straight at the ceiling.

Firm your fingers into the wall and draw your navel back as you lengthen the tailbone towards the floor. Lift your ribs from the pelvis. You want to work with a natural lower back curve but an active belly.

Keep length in your spine as you begin to walk the legs back, folding at the waist, and walking your hands down the wall. Eventually you’ll come to an L-shape as seen here. If you can’t get there today without feeling pain or rounding in the lower back, bend your knees and maintain the proper spinal alignment.

As you lift the navel and lower ribs into the body, reach long through the tailbone and legs into the floor while reaching the spine, arms and head towards the wall.

Repeat for 10-20 breaths, then fold into Fists Forward Fold once again. Move to the next pose after a few breaths.

Downward-Facing Dog

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If done properly, this tried-and true asana can be excellent for spinal traction and back health.

Move into the pose with feet hip-distance apart [did you know that’s only two fists-width or so?] and hands shoulder-distance apart. It’s important not to let your back arch too much, which pressurizes the shoulder joints and over-contracts the back muscles. Instead, think of lifting the navel and front ribs, providing a buoyancy in the shoulders and back. Carve the tailbone towards the heels and press back through the inner and outer legs equally. This provides a root, a backward grounding from which you can pull and grow your spine and head forward towards the space between your hands.

Even as you move the shoulders down the back and wrap your outer shoulder blades towards your armpits slightly, press long through the arms and fingers, providing a whole-body realignment and stretch.

Take 5-10 breaths here, then proceed to the next pose.

Pigeon

Pigeon

We should call this pose “Angel of Mercy” for what it can do to rescue your poor aching back. It’s genius at opening the lower body muscles like hamstrings, hip rotators and the iliopsoas muscles, all which can contribute to back pain, without putting too much torque on the already tight back muscles. This releases them by springing open the muscles beneath. It’s a must-do in my yoga sequencing.

From Downward-Facing Dog, bring your right knee behind the right wrist, foot either touching the left hip crease or slightly forward. Stretch the left leg out long behind you, knee and top of the foot facing the floor. Center your hips in space even if they don’t touch the floor. Press your palms into the floor or a yoga block, ground your legs into the mat, and allow your legs to stretch while you let your low back curve and lift up.

Draw your navel and pelvic floor muscles in and send your heart to the sky. To deepen this pose, move your front knee wider and back and creep the back leg longer.

Take 5-10 breaths here, then fold forward, forearms on a block or the floor for a full-body stretch to counter pose  Return to Downward-Facing Dog, then repeat on the other side.

Back Traction Pose

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After your last Pigeon, swing your back leg around and come onto your back, knees bent, feet under knees as if to prepare for a Bridge Pose. Grab your yoga block or if you don’t have one, a firmly-rolled yoga mat will do.

Lift your hips, and place the block in the center of your hips (not low back). The block should be the skinny way, in the same direction as your spine, not wide across the hips like your pants line.

Place your hips on the block and gently walk your feet wide. Knock your knees in towards one another for one minute to stretch across the sacrum, and then walk feet and knees together. Lift your knees over your hips until you can relax them but still stay suspended in the air.

This pose will release your iliopsoas muscles even as it detoxes you and provides traction for the low back spine. After about 30 seconds or so, scoot your head further from the shoulders and rest for another 30 seconds. Return to the first variation, feet wide on the floor, knees closer, for a few breaths.

To release, walk the feet under the knees at hip distance. Engage your navel, lift your hips off the block and remove it to the side. Roll slowly down the spine inch by inch and enjoy your new spacious lower back curve and sacrum!

Child’s Pose

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Roll over and take Child’s Pose for one minute or more. Try knees wide, big toes closer, but end with knees together for a neutral spinal stretch. If your head doesn’t touch the floor, place a yoga block or fists under your forehead so you can relax completely.

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Anemia (Home Remedies)

Anemia is a disorder, which results from decrease in the concentration of red blood cells or hemoglobin. One of the main functions of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen to tissues and anemia results in decreased oxygen carrying capacity of blood. Symptoms associated with anemia are dizziness and unconsciousness. People with acute anemia feel tired and look pale.

 

  • 1 Cup beetroot juice, 1 cup of apple juice, mixed with either sugar or honey once a day.
  • Consume a ripe banana with 1 tbsp of honey 2 times a day.
  • Soak 10 currants overnight. Remove seeds and have for 3-4 weeks and have first thing in the morning .
  • Drink a mixture of apple and tomato juice.
  • Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables.
  • Honey-It is very good for an anemic person because it helps increase the haemoglobin in the blood. It is rich in iron, copper and manganese.
  • A proper, well-balanced diet is very beneficial for anemic people. Their diet should constitute of cereals, rice, pastas, dairy products (milk, yogurt and cheese), dry beans, eggs, vegetables and fruits, meat, poultry, fish and nuts.
  • Foods rich in iron are also effective in curing anemia. Liver, green leafy vegetable, beets, dried fruits, bran flake, oysters, brown rice, lentils molasses, raisins and prunes have high iron content. Breads and pastas made from whole grain flour are also high in iron. Try to include all these food items in your diet.
  • Food items cooked in iron pots get increased iron content. Thus, cooking food in iron pots can prove to be effective in curing anemia.
  • The term ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is suitable in case of anemia. Try to consume 2 to 3 apples on a daily basis. They have rich iron content and thus, are helpful in treating anemia.
  • While anemic people are recommended to have food rich in iron content, Vitamin C is required for the absorption of iron. Try to include lots of citrus fruits in your diet, such as orange, lemon, etc.
  • Vitamin B12 is very helpful in curing anemia. Animal protein and organic meats, like kidney and liver, are considered to be good sources of this vitamin. Consuming them will prove to be beneficial for those suffering from anemia.
  • Consumption of beetroot, as a cooked vegetable or in salad, is one of the best home remedies for anemia. You can also consume beetroot juice for the purpose.
  • Sun bath is also recommended for anemic people, as it increases the production of red blood cells.
  • Anemia can be cured by eating about 1/2 to 1 tsp. of the tincture of Yellow dock root, thrice in a day. You can also go for 1/2 to 1 tsp of extract of dandelion leaf and/or root, twice a day.
  • Consumption of a ripe banana; mashed and mixed with a tablespoon of honey, will prove to be beneficial in treating anemia.
  • Apple and tomato juice have been found to be beneficial in treating anemia. Consume a glass of each, at least once in a day.
  • Soak about 7 almonds, in water, overnight. Throw away the water in the morning, peel off the skin of almonds and grind them, to form a paste. Have this paste in the morning, for at least three months.
  • Anemic can benefit from a combination of apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses. Combine 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar and 2 tsp of blackstrap molasses and add 1 cup water. Drink this decoction once a day.

Animal Bites (Home Remedies)

Dog Bite

When an animal scratches or bites braking the skin, a number of problems can arise, the most important is infection cause by the animal’s saliva. A dog bite may be a minor injury or a severe attack specially in children.
If a dog bites you should demand immediately from the dog owner proof of immunization, rabies is very dangerous and it can kill if not treated on time, if the dog is foaming from the mouth is a sign of rabies. If you don’t know the owner of the dog, the animal should be catch in order to be tested for diseases.

  • Wash the dog bite thoroughly with warm water and soap for more then 5 minutes to remove the saliva rinse with cold water and place a gauze on it.
  • Take Vitamin C it helps fight infection.
  •  Take vitamin B it helps to produce antibodies. (See below for the vitamin we recommend)
  • If the bite is big, see a doctor it may be necessary to be stitched.
  • Take Echinacea in tea form.

Cat bite

  • Approach the cat carefully, and make sure to restrain the cat if it is excited or nervous.
  •  Clip the hair around the wound to assess the damage.
  • Flush the cat’s bite wound thoroughly by pouring 3 percent hydrogen peroxide into it. Do not use any other antiseptic. This is one of the major complications of a bite.
  • Examine the cat’s bite wound. If the tissue under the wound appears to pass by when you move the skin, the wound will probably require stitches.
  • Do not bandage the wound. Allow the wound to drain unless there is excessive bleeding. If the wound does bleed excessively, follow these step.
  •  Cover the wound with a clean cloth, sterile dressing, or sanitary napkin.
  •  Place your hand over the dressing and press firmly.
  • Keep pressure on the dressing to stop the bleeding. If blood soaks through the dressing, do not remove it. Apply more dressing and continue to apply pressure until the bleeding stops.
  • If the wound is deep enough to require stitches, transport the cat to the veterinarian immediately.
  • If the biting animal is destroyed, take it to the veterinarian for a rabies examination. Do not touch it with your bare hands. Be sure to wear gloves or wrap the body in a blanket. Your veterinarian will take care of the rabies examination.
  • If your cat is not currently vaccinated for rabies, contact the veterinarian.

Rat bite

  • Don’t approach a wild rat — generally, they’re more afraid of you than you are from them. If the rat is a pet and its owner is around, instruct him or her to secure the rat. Rats will bite or scratch if frightened or handled, so leave them alone.
  • If you are not the victim, practice universal precautions and wear personal protective equipment if available.
  • Control any bleeding by following the appropriate steps. Avoid using a tourniquet unless there is severe bleeding that cannot be controlled any other way.
  • Once the bleeding is controlled, clean the wound with soap and warm water. Clean inside the wound, being sure to rinse away all the soap, or it will cause irritation later.
  • Wounds on the face or hands should always be evaluated by a physician because of the likelihood of scarring and loss of function.
  • 2 to 4 days after the onset of fever, a rash may occur on the hands and feet, and one or more large joints may become swollen, red, and painful.

Snake

  • Apply a light constricting band about 2″ above and below the bite, however never place the bands on either side of a joint (such as above and below the knee or elbow). This band should be made up of wide, soft material, which could be a handkerchief or shredded clothing. The band should only be as tight as the band the nurse applies when taking a blood test.
  • Wash the bite with soap and water (if available).
  • If the victim has to walk out, sit calmly for 20-30 minutes to let the venom localize at the site, then proceed calmly to the nearest source of help and try to avoid unnecessary exertion which will stimulate circulation of the venom.
  • Get the victim to definitive medical care for antivenin, which will provide the greatest relief from the toxic effects of the bite.
  • This homemade repellent should be used directly on the snake; it is a good repellent to keep on your person, along with pepper spray for human attackers. Wildlife Services (WS) have found that spraying either cinnamon oil or clove oil on a snake will make it vacate the area. Generally, the snake will slither in the opposite direction of the spray or to a sheltered area; therefore avoid spraying the snake from behind in case it retreats in your direction.
  • This repellent is non-toxic, but before making the repellent remember to put on a mask covering your nose and mouth because sulphur smells .
  •  The myth is that the heat from the cayenne pepper will burn the snake’s skin, but snakes have resilient scaly skin, so it is ineffective. Use the moth balls, sulphur powder or oil mixtures instead.

Ear Pain (Home Remedies)

Inner ear infection

An inner ear infection is quite common. The medical term used to describe this type of infection is otitis media. This infection is not contagious in nature and can be is triggered by bacteria, virus or fungi. It can affect people of all age groups including infants and small children. It is often categorized into two different types: acute and chronic. Acute form of inner ear infection is more commonly found in small children while chronic cases are found in adults.

  • Warm compression is highly beneficial for controlling a throbbing pain in ear. Dip a clean washcloth in hot water and wring out the extra water from it. Then place it over the ear for a soothing relief. Alternately, you can pour some hot water in a bottle, wrap it up with the towel and hold it on the painful site.
  • Warm olive oil can be used as a homemade ear drop for ear infection pain relief. Take some olive oil in a small bowl and heat it in microwave till it becomes warm. Before applying the oil in the ear, make sure it is not too hot as it can cause burns. Put two drops of the warm olive oil into the ear using an ear dropper.
  •  One of the most well-known inner ear infection home remedies is use of garlic juice as its natural antibiotic properties can fight off the infection really well. Crush one or two garlic cloves to extract fresh juice from it. Take the juice in a dropper and put it into the ear. As it starts healing up the infection, you will notice that the pain decreases.
  •  When there is a pus discharge from the infected ear, you can use onion juice to control it. Crush an onion to obtain its fresh juice. Then heat the juice slightly to make it lukewarm. Now, put 2-3 drops of this warm juice into the ear.
  • There is another technique of applying heat on the infected ear. Heat one cup of salt in microwave for 2-3 minutes. Then put it into a small cotton bag and place it near the infected ear. It will bring down the pressure inside the ear by facilitating draining out of the liquid buildup. It should be repeated several times in a day for best results.
  • Essential oils can be used for treating infection in the inner ear. You need 3 drops of tea tree oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of chamomile oil. Mix these essential oils with one tablespoon of a carrier oil like almond oil. This mixture should be heated lightly. Then put 2 drops of the warm oil mixture into the ear three times a day. This will help you to get rid of the ear pain.

Reduce swelling and pain

  • Garlic is very effective for relieving earaches and can be employed in a number of ways. Garlic oil (which is simply garlic infused into olive oil) can be warmed and used in the ear as ear drops. Even better is a combination of garlic with mullein flowers and/or St. John’s wort flowers. The garlic oil can also be rubbed around the ear itself and used along the side of the neck for the lymphatic drainage massage.
  • An alternative method is to cut the cooked onion in half and place the cut surface against the outside of the ear and hold it there for 5-20 minutes. This has also proven highly effective in easing the pain. Make certain the onion has cooled enough that it is warm, but not hot enough to burn the skin.

Remove earwax

  • Select an agent that you can use to soften and dissolve earwax. You can use mineral or baby oil, glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, or a drugstore ear drop designed for earwax removal.
  • Yawning, swallowing water repeatedly (while the nose is pinched), sucking a piece of hard candy and chewing gum are considered as the easiest possible natural remedies for clogged ears. These actions reduce pressure and help activate the muscles that open the Eustachian tube. This method is highly beneficial when dealing with changes in barometric pressure.
  • To encourage drainage naturally and relieve ear pressure, keep the head elevated to approximately six inches. This tip is particularly useful when dealing with clogged ears in case of children.

Burn Treatment (Homemade remedies)

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Burns is a common happening in the day to day life of an individual. It is natural to get careless when busy at work and as a result a number of people get to encounter burns. Even if a mild touch of a fiery frying pan can cause burns to your skin. Mild burns is not a matter to worry and can be easily treated without much of trouble. Simple burns can be treated at home with natural remedies for quick healing as well. Homemade remedies are the best ones to treat the burns as they would provide the basic and initial medication to even serious burns. However, it is always advisable to visit a doctor to get proper medication.

  • Hold your burn under cold running water. Colder the better, hold until the area goes completely numb. If you have a burn on your palm or feet just shove it in to a mug full of ice cubes.
  • Mint toothpaste is available in every household while neem in any form is as effective. They are the best home remedy for they not only cool the burning sensation, but also restrict it from becoming a boil which takes longer time to heal and increases the chance of scarring. They act as a great pain killer, too.
  • I know it sounds stupid to apply salt on a burn, of course it adds to your agony but it kills any germs or insects that cause various skin diseases caused by a burn. Once you have sprinkled a little salt on your wound, massage the affected area with ice for at least 15 minutes.
  • It is my favourite. If you don’t already have some aloe vera, first thing that you have to do is plant an aloe vera, for it has numerous herbal uses. To treat burn apply a freshly cut aloe leaf. It is said to have astringent and tissue-healing properties which cures all sort of skin problems very easily. Likely aloe vera is now available in gel and cream forms, make them part of your first aid kit, if you do not wish to plant it.
  • Any cooling agent acts wonderful on the burns and heavenly cucumber juice is just what doctor prescribed for. Thin pieces of cucumber can also be tied repeatedly for better result, one of the best home remedies for skin burn. See all 3 photos
  • Cold milk, buttermilk or curd soothes the pain and burning sensation in the affected area in matter of minutes.
  •  Turmeric paste is the best home medication to avoid infections in addition it keeps your skin flawless. Magic of turmeric are so powerful that it has received a special status in Indian marriage rituals. About two days ahead of wedding each bride is covered with piles of turmeric paste (turmeric powder, besan or gram flour, curd and water).
  • Turmeric-honey mixture heals burn faster diminishes pain and no scarring at all. Easiest of all the home remedies.
  • Lavender essential oil is an efficient antiseptic and also acts as a smooth pain relieving agent that aids in quick healing. Also it reduces eventual scaring. Apply it regularly and over a few weeks, you won’t even remember that you were burnt. If the burns are terminal keep applying it every few hours for few weeks. While Olive oil helps remove all the blemishes left by burn leaving your skin smooth and shining.
  • Diluted vinegar relaxes the muscles of affected area and relives you from all the pain. Dip a piece of cloth in it and apply. Keeping repeating it until the pain complete subsides.

Remove Spots on Face (Home Remedies)

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Small pox spots:

Smallpox may leaving a disturbance scars that will be influenced our looks and confidence. You should be aware with it because wrong or inappropriate treatment for smallpox will leaves smallpox scars that seems permanently and rather bit difficult to be cured.  Smallpox virus attacks skin cells, causing the characteristic pimples called macules.   Typically the macules first appear on the forehead, then spread to the whole face, the trunk, and lastly to distal portions of extremities. The palms of the hands and soles of the feet are involved in the majority of cases. To deal with this condition, each baby will get smallpox vaccine to prevent them from smallpox since early. But when it was happen to you or beloved one you should pay so much attention in order this smallpox not leaving disturbing scars.

  • First natural tips for smallpox scars, Increase intake of vitamin E is the best home remedy for smallpox scars. You can get this vitamin E compound from Tomato, hazel nut, cereals etc or you can apply tomato pulp on skin to treat smallpox scars.
  •  Each three times a day, you can applied pure honey into smallpox scars to make them disappears. Lemon oil also make smallpox scar disappear by rubbing it into your skin before you were taking a bath.
  •  You can also applying raw garlic on the scars to get a rid of stubborn smallpox scars. Tea tree oil is also a good home remedy for smallpox scars and you can also try clean your face with cold milk.
  • You can also give soft massage for your sin with cocoa butter to heals the skin fast and removes the scars quickly. I hope this are natural useful tips to get a rid of smallpox scar for healthy skin will help you to get healthy skin free from smallpox scars.

Dark circles around the eyes

  • To use the cucumber-apple facial recommended by the website Spa Index, start with 1/2 of a fresh, peeled cucumber, one egg white, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon lime juice, 1 thick slice of apple and several fresh mint leaves.
  •  Combine the ingredients until smooth, then add a drop of lime essential oil, and refrigerate the mixture for 10 minutes. Apply to your face, taking care to apply it under the eyes as well, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse well.
  • According to Dark Circles Gone, the tannins in tea can help decrease both puffiness and dark circles. Place a used, refrigerated teabag over each eye, and lie down for 15 minutes.
  •  Use green tea bags rather than bags with black or oolong teas.

Remove acne spots

  1. Make a paste of sandalwood powder and rosewater to be left overnight on the scars. Even a paste of sandalwood and black gram paste.
  2. If you suffer from dark acne scars, you can use lemon juice to remove the scars.
    Before applying lemon juice, you just have to clean the scars with warm water.
  3. Then dab a teaspoon of lemon juice on cotton ball to be applied on the scars. Leave this for ten to fifteen minutes and see the results.
  4. However with this treatment, it is important that you wear some sunscreen before going into the sun as lemon juice can make your skin photosensitive.
  5. A mixture of cucumber and lemon juice, or honey with lemon juice is also effective in removing acne scars.
  6.  However this option is not advised to those having oily skin.
    Another effective homemade remedy to remove acne scars is a paste of gram flour, turmeric, lemon juice and curds. Leave this mixture on for about ten to twenty minutes and you will see the difference.
  7. A mixture of a tablespoon of yogurt, sour cream and grinded oatmeal with a few drops of lemon juice is also effective in treating scars if left on your face for ten minutes and then rinsed.

Remove black spots on face

  1. Take 2tbsp oats, 2tbsp yogurt, 1tsp honey and powdered almonds. Mix them together to make a fine paste and apply it on your face for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water to get an instant sheen.
  2. Drinking the juice of watermelon, apple, carrot and lemon helps fight the free radicals that damage the skin and enable you to get a blemish –free and glowing complexion in a month’s time.
  3. Add 1 tsp dried curry leaves to fuller’s earth and make a fine paste. Apply it to the face and leave it on until it completely dries. Wash with normal water. This helps deep cleanse the skin and removes all the traces of pollution and dirt. Using this treatment regularly helps the skin get rid of any blemishes and keeps you glowing and dirt free.
  4. Coconut is used in a number of spa treatments and scrubs as a skin nourishing agent. According to ancient Egyptian texts, the famous Queen Cleopatra also used coconut oil as a skin toner or applied it to the skin mixed with lemon juice or camphor. Using a combination of coconut and sea salt helps impart a natural glow to the skin with regular use.
  5. Make a paste of red sandal wood and apply it on the face every day for glowing skin.

Remove white spots on face:

  1. Drink water from a copper vessel which has been kept overnight.
  2. Ginger juice serves as a mild stimulant in increasing blood flow to the white patches.
  3.  Poultice of ginger leaves applied over the patches also helps.
  4. Eat curry made of Bathu. Apply Bathu juice over the patches or spots at least twice or thrice a day.
  5. Eat figs regularly for a month.
  6. Dry pomegranate leaves in shade and grind into fine powder. Sieve it and take 8 gms of it every morning and evening with fresh water.
  7. Eat walnuts regularly to cure leucoderma.
  8. Make a dry mixture by grinding Neem leaves, flowers and fruits in equal quantity. Take 1 tsp of this powder daily with water.
  9. Combine 100 gms each of Alfalfa and cucumber juice. Have it in the morning and evening for few months.

10. Mix Harad powder in garlic juice and apply it on the white spots.

11. Drink butter milk, thought to be very useful for treating vitiligo.

12. Make black gram paste and apply it on the affected area for four months. This will be very fruitful in the fight against leucoderma.

13. Wash and clean a basil plant along with its roots. Beat the plant and boil it in 1/2 liter water mixed with 1/2 liter oil. Once the water evaporates, mash and strain to get basil oil. Apply this oil on the white spots.

Treatment of Piles ( Home Remedies)

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Piles refer to the venal inflammation located near the anal passage. With its location either on internal or external side of the anal cavity; piles are marked by bleeding, irritation and extreme discomfort in passing bowels. Generally caused by faulty diet and genetic tendencies; constipation and piles are inter related, with one aggravating the condition of other.

Common Causes of Piles

  • Low fiber diet
  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Hereditary
  • Chronic constipation
  • Anal intercourse

Reduce the painful symptoms of piles:

1.  Banana is known to be a good laxative; but boiled bananas consumed twice a day is one of the effective home remedies for piles. Make sure to have ripe bananas boiled.

  1. Glass of butter milk made out of sour curd with a dash of lime and rock salt is also effective to cure the symptoms of piles.
  2. Homemade curd with a dash of mustard powder is also effective in curing the conditions of piles
  3. A concoction made out of ginger, honey, sweet lime and mint is also effective in keeping the system cool and free from toxins.
  4. Sometimes an enema prepared with warm water boiling neem leaves and that of wheat grass may be administered to patients suffering from piles so as to clean the system of all its wastes.
  5. For people suffering from piles, it is advisable that they go for whole grain cereals rather than the refined ones. Gruel of the boiled rice in addition to ripe banana and curd is one of the wholesome nutrients.
  6. Crushed leaves of bitter gourd are also one of the homemade ways whereby you can treat piles naturally.
  7. Roasted and powdered seeds of cumin with half tea spoonful being added to water also serve as a healthy option for protecting harmful effects of piles.
  8. Juice of onion added to water with dashes of sugar also proves to be a healthy option.

10. Powdered seeds of mango serve as another remedial option if taken with honey.

11. Application of baking soda on the swollen veins also serves to reduce inflammation.

12. Juice extracted from carrot and beet root may be applied on a long piece of gauze to be applied on the swollen veins.

13. Even blanched passion fruit is helpful if four milligrams of the same is applied along with the water blanching it.

14. Application of warm olive oil is said to be equally effective.

15. Consumption of juice extracted out of aloe also serves to reduce the painful swelling of piles.

16. A decoction made out of neem leaves enriched with its anti septic content; in addition to that of honey and half a cup of butter milk is also effective.

17. Milk enriched with drops of latex of banyan is also beneficial if consumed regularly.

18. Juice extracted from flowers of tamarind also serves to heal piles if consumed internally.

19. Blackberries or for that matter any forms of berries and grapes are beneficial from the point of view of curing piles. Apart from aiding free passage of bowels; berries serve to cure with its anti inflammatory properties.

20. Certain vegetables such as papaya, cabbage and colcasia are beneficial from the point of view of patients afflicted with piles.

21. Besides the anti septic value of neem leaves; its flowers are also similarly effective in treating piles.

22. It is important that patients afflicted with piles go for diet oriented towards fruits and vegetable. Besides banana and other mentioned varieties; consumption of date is also another healthy option.

23. A decoction made out of pepper, fennel and honey is also beneficial with equal measures of pepper, fennel being mixed in three hundred grams of honey.

24. It is advisable for patients down with piles that they consume six to eight glasses of water daily to aid free movement of bowel.

25. Similarly food enriched with spices and chilies should be avoided because the similar would aggravate the conditions of piles. Artificially flavored food containing preservatives should also be done away with.

26. According to the traditionally held belief soaked basil in a glass of water is one of the best remedial options if the water soaking about five basil leaves is drunk after thirty minutes of soaking.

27. For instantaneous relief from pain, soaking in luke warm water may prove to be comfortable.

Exercise for piles

  • Stomach exercises increase blood flow to the abdominals, which can help flush out toxic blood that has congested in the area, including the anus. Strengthening your abdominals can also ease constipation, a common cause of piles.
  • One of the simplest exercises is the leg slide, which involves lying on your back with feet flat on the floor and your knees pointing up to the ceiling. Contract your stomach muscles and inhale as you slowly slide your right foot away.
  • Keep your foot flat on the floor and, when you can no longer do this, slowly start to slide your foot back to the start position, exhaling as you do so. Repeat on the opposite leg, aiming for at least five slides on each side.
  • Cancernet notes that these exercises not only strengthen the deep abdominal muscles, but can also improve muscle tone around the anus. This is helpful if you suffer from piles as, in extreme cases, the enlarged blood vessels can protrude outside your anal passage.
  • Stronger anal muscles can prevent the vessels from popping out. To find your pelvic floor muscles, imagine you are trying to stop urinating and passing wind at the same time. You should feel a tightening around your anus and between your thighs, but be sure to keep your stomach, buttock and thigh muscles relaxed. To begin, contract your pelvic floor muscles for five seconds then relaxing them for five seconds. Repeat at least five times and gradually build the hold time to 10 seconds.
  •  Once you’ve mastered the slow repetitions, try quickly contracting and relaxing the muscles 10 times.