Category Archives: Health

Vitamin D (Home Remedies)

Vit-D

Vitamin D is  contained in the Sun; it should be sufficient for human needs in Vitamin. Even so, it was not so. This is because the Earth’s condition continues to be bad and the lack of the ozone layer (ozone has thinned) until the sun exposure should be good, even the worse.

When the Sun could not be expected in giving this Vitamin intake, it seems that now it’s time to switch on the food. Indeed, various food, manifold wealth of Vitamin D as well. Anyone can only equip a quarter of the body needs, there are also able to complement all.

Make sure your body really does lack of Vitamin d. Lack of this Vitamin will slow the absorption of calcium in the body and occurs in the buildup of blood. As a result, your bones can’t get calcium needs, and of course, it is harmful

If  you’re looking to obtain more vitamin D from food sources you may be wondering which fruits and vegetables are high in vitamin D.

While the best way to get vitamin D is from the sun, sometimes it isn’t possible to get the daily requirement in this way due to factors including the strength of the sunlight on any given day, skin color (darker skinned people absorb less vitamin D than lighter skinned people), distance from the equator, age, and other variables.

Because vitamin D is involved in regulating the levels of minerals such as phosphorous and calcium, it is used for conditions caused by low levels of phosphorous (familial hypophosphatemia and Fanconi syndrome) and low levels of calcium (hypoparathyroidism and pseudohypoparathyroidism).

 

Sources of vitamin D

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Milk- Goat
  • Cow milk
  • Eggs
  • Mushrooms
  • Yogurt
    1. Plain
    2. Fruit
    3. frozen yogurt
  • Cheese
  • Fortified foods
    1. Orange juice
    2. Cereal
    3. Bread
    4. Whole grain
  • Spinach
  • Almonds
  • Soyabean green
  • Soyabean white
  • Butter
  • Milkshake
  • Turnip greens
  • Ice cream, vanilla

 

 

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Lupus (Home Remedies)

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own connective tissue. This causes inflammation and damage to the skin and other organs, and leads to more and more varied infections. Lupus is most frequently a disease of women in their thirties and forties. Genetic factors play a role. In a predisposed person, environmental factors such as a latent viral infection, the use of certain drugs, exposure to ultraviolet light, or bodily injury can provoke the onset of the disease.

  • People with lupus often experience persistent fatigue that’s different from normal tiredness and that isn’t necessarily relieved by rest. For that reason, it can be hard to judge when you need to slow down. Get plenty of sleep a night and naps or breaks during the day as needed.
  • Because ultraviolet light can trigger a flare, wear protective clothing, such as a hat, long-sleeved shirt and long pants, and use sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 55 every time you go outside.
  • Exercise can help you recover from a flare, reduce your risk of heart attack, help fight depression and promote general well-being.
  • Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and can worsen the effects of lupus on your heart and blood vessels.
  • A healthy diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Sometimes you may have dietary restrictions, especially if you have high blood pressure, kidney damage or gastrointestinal problems.
  • Turmeric. Take 300 milligrams three times a day.
  •  Reishi mushroom extract enhances immune function. Take 1 gram (1,000 milligrams) three times a day.
  • Avoid the herb echinacea. It stimulates the immune system, and should not be used in an autoimmune disease such as lupus.

 

Diphtheria Treatment (Home Remedies)

deptheria

Diphtheria is a serious infectious disease. It is caused by bacteria through droplet transmission. The transmission could be from mouth. The infectious bacteria usually enter through nose, eyes and mouth. Most of the times, it stays in the throat and the symptoms are very general. They are because of the toxins that are produced and spread throughout the bloodstream. When a person suffers from it, the respiration is hindered.

  • Garlic is known to cure many deadly diseases. It has this uncanny feel of giving relief in most dire situations. As a remedy, take a spoonful of 2-3 crushed garlic cloves and it works wonders for curing this disease. Roll it in the mouth and swallow it. Keep repeating it for some time.
  •  Grab a tobacco pipe with a live coal in its bowl. Now place a little tar on it and smoke it in your mouth, drawing it out from the nostrils. This process is safe and tested and can be done easily.
  •  Make a paste of castor leaves, drumstick leaves and garlic. When the paste is ready, let the patient inhale it and also gargle this paste with lukewarm water.
  • Normal salt may be a good option for sore throat. Just drink a glass full of water with salt. The mixture of salt and water would definitely help in reducing the effect. It is helpful in breathing problem that usually occur due to lack of salt in the body.

Government recommended schedule for childhood vaccinations:

  • Birth to 2 months: hepatitis B.
  • 2 months: polio; diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (D.P.T.); Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib).
  • 2 to 4 months: hepatitis B.
  • 4 months: polio; D.P.T., Hib.
  • 6 months: D.P.T, Hib.
  • 6 months to 18 months: hepatitis B and polio.
  • 12-15 months: D.P.T.; Hib, measles, mumps, rubella (M.M.R.).
  • 12-18 months: chicken pox.
  • 4-6 years: polio; D.P.T., M.M.R.

 

Mumps Treatment (Home Remedies)

mumps

Mumps is a viral disease that causes the salivary glands to swell to abnormal sizes. It is contagious and could have serious long-term effects on the patient’s body, especially in boys who could grow up to have fertility issues. Children are the ones who are most likely to be affected by this ailment though it has also been reported in adults.

  • Ginger is also a well-known remedy for mumps. Peel a whole root of fresh ginger and grind this into a fine pulp. Use this fine pulp as a salve over the swollen area. If it is too watery, try to apply this over the area with the use of a clean bandage or clean piece of cloth and hold this cloth over the area by tying it around the head with the use of a bandana or a longer piece of cloth or an elastic headband.
  • Another herbal treatment one can use is the mixture of powdered margosa leaves and turmeric. Combine equal parts of these two and make these into a paste with the use of a little water. Apply this mixture over the swollen areas of the face. You can also apply a cloth soaked in mullein tea to the cheeks. This will help to combat with swelling or inflammation.
  • Asparagus’ seeds. These are to be taken with equal quantity of fenugreek seeds and should be grinded well to make a paste like form. This paste is to be applied on the cheeks i.e. affected area. This will help reducing the swelling.
  • Another good remedy for mumps is margosa leaves. These leaves act as a good anti-inflammatory agent for mumps. For this, make powdered form of margosa leaves and mix it with turmeric to make a paste. This can be applied over the cheek and the area below the ears.
  • Try to avoid acidic drink and beverages. This may include carbonated water, lime juice, lemonade etc. These drinks stimulate the salivary glands to produce more saliva and hence, may give more trouble in the mumps.
  • Chebulic myroblan is one of the good  for mumps. Make a thick paste from chebulic myroblan by rubbing it in water and apply this over the swellings..
  • Make a paste from powdered form of margosa leaves and turmeric. Apply this externally over the affected parts. This will help you to treat mumps quicklySimple the paste made out of ginger (fresh) and little water. Apply it over the swollen area. This will help reducing the mumps’ swelling and will make your cheeks in shape.
  • The leaves of banyan tree are considered to be very good for treating mumps. These leaves are to be smeared with ghee (butter oil) and heated on the flame. Apply them on the affected area and bandage on it. Keep them for couple of hours and then, take them off. This will help reducing the swelling.

Measles Treatment (Home Remedies)

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious acute viral disease. This disease is marked by a characteristic rash, fever, sneezing, coughing, and lymph node tenderness. Spread primarily by airborne droplets that travel from the throat, mouth, or nose of an infected person, there are two types of measles, rubella and rubeola. German (or three-day) measles is actually rubella. The second kind, rubeola, is sometimes called the seven-day measles. Most people have had the disease as children and have developed an immunity or have been immunized against it.

  • Fresh Orange juice had 2 times is good.
  • Barley water should be taken 2-3 times.
  •  Mix ½ tsp each of licorice and honey and consume on a daily basis. This is beneficial for a person suffering from measles.
  • Powder dried turmeric roots. Take about ½ tsp of this powder, with honey and juice of a few bitter gourd leaves. This is a good way to cure a person suffering from measles.
  • Have lukewarm water for baths and if possible, add neem leaves to the bathing water. It will be helpful in relieving you from the itching.
  • Having fresh orange juice, when struck with measles, is a good way to get healthy once again. Intake about two glasses of the juice per day.
  • Barley water is beneficial in treating measles. Consume a glass of this on an everyday basis.
  • Eggplant seeds are effective in curing measles. Take ½ to 1 gram of these seeds everyday, for about three days.
  • Mix equal amounts of tamarind seeds and turmeric and grind it well. Have this mixture, in a dose of 350 to 400 grams, three times a day.
  • Having a balanced diet is essential in treating measles. Avoid having milk products, spicy food and junk foods.

Depression (Home Remedies)

depression

There are many times in the course of life that you may feel overwhelmed and distraught. If you didn’t feel like singing the blues now and again you wouldn’t be human. It’s actually very healthy to get down from time to time. It’s when that down-in-the-dumps feeling begins to stick around longer than a couple of weeks that you might be suffering from a more serious condition, such as clinical depression. Here are a few of the effective home remedies for eliminating depression.

  • Boil seeds of 2 cardamoms in 1 cup of water with tea (avoid black tea). Add honey for taste and drink it twice a day.
  • Blanch 5-7 rosemary leavesin 1 cup boiling of water, add honey, wait 3 minutes and drink.
  •  Boil a few rose petals in 1cup of water. Add honey for taste. Drink occasionally in place of your usual tea or coffee.
  • Add to 1 cup boiling water 1/4 teaspoon Indian basil (tulsi) and 1/2 teaspoon of sage. Drink twice a day.
  •  Make a tea with 1/2 teaspoon each of ashvagandha and brahmi in 1 cup boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes. Drink 2 or 3 times a day.
  •  Eat an apple with milk and honey. It will recharge your energy, uplifting your mood.
  • Cook 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal to 1 cup of rice milk or soy milk, boil and stir for 1 minute on low temperature. Add honey, maple syrup, fresh or dried fruits, nuts, and almonds.
  •  Eat cashew nuts. A rich source of the B vitamin group that is extremely beneficial in treating depression. It stimulates the appetite, energy levels and promotes activeness.
  •  Aromatherapy. Helps the body to relax and revive the nervous system. Inhalation of some herbal oils like rose, jasmine, lime, and grapefruit are considered a natural remedy for depression. Flowers that smell good also help with eliminating depression.
  •  Relaxation is one effective measure in treating depression. Take daily walks. Fresh air and deep breathing exercises help in relaxation.

Lower Cholesterol (Home Remedies)

colestral

Your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol to function properly. However, high overall levels or an unhealthy ratio of low-density lipoprotein — the so-called bad cholesterol — to high-density lipoprotein can significantly increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Multiple prescription drugs can bring down cholesterol levels, but some tried-and-true home remedies can also be effective. Talk to your doctor before beginning any regimen of self-treatment.

  • Aim for no more than 300 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol a day — or less than 200 mg if you have heart disease. The most concentrated sources of cholesterol include organ meats, egg yolks and whole milk products. Use lean cuts of meat, egg substitutes and skim milk instead.
  • Various nutrients found in whole grains promote heart health. Choose whole-grain breads, whole-wheat pasta, whole-wheat flour and brown rice. Oatmeal and oat bran are other good choices.
  • Fruits and vegetables are rich in dietary fiber, which can help lower cholesterol. Snack on seasonal fruits. Experiment with vegetable-based casseroles, soups and stir-fries.
  • Some types of fish — such as cod, tuna and halibut — have less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than do meat and poultry. Salmon, mackerel and herring are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help promote heart health.
  • Moderate use of alcohol may increase your levels of HDL cholesterol — but the benefits aren’t strong enough to recommend alcohol for anyone who doesn’t drink already. If you choose to drink, do so in moderation. This means no more than one drink a day for women and one to two drinks a day for men.
  • The best home remedy to cure a person with high cholesterol is to have at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.
  • Immerse 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds in a glass of water. Boil the concoction and allow it to cool. Strain the water and have it three times a day.
  • Take 10 pieces of cinnamon sticks and put them in a pot containing 5 teacups of water. Boil the water and then add a tablespoon of honey to it. Drink this concoction when it’s warm.
  • In a glassful of milk, add a piece of garlic and boil it. Allow it to cool before drinking. Consume this for a few days. Not only would it reduce cholesterol, but also take care of the cardiac pains.
  • Alternatively, a person who has problems of high cholesterol can also have 2-3 cloves of garlic per day.
  • Mix 10-12 tablespoons of apple juice and 5-6 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Intake this mixture once a day.
  • Consuming raw onions or onion juice is also beneficial in reducing the high cholesterol.
  • Regular exercising is very necessary to keep the cholesterol levels under control.
  • In green leafy salads, mix a small amount of olive oil. It proves beneficial lessening the high cholesterol levels as well as for the proper functioning of the heart and the body.
  • Persons suffering from high cholesterol should have foods rich in fiber such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, broccoli, green beans, etc.
  • Consume lots of almonds and walnuts. These are helpful in reducing the cholesterol levels.
  • Chewing sweet neem is also beneficial in lowering the high cholesterol levels.
  • Having fenugreek seeds and sprouts helps to reduce the high cholesterol levels.
  • Persons suffering from high cholesterol levels should have a small bowl of curd everyday. Curd acts favorably in reducing the cholesterol levels.
  • Another effective natural remedy to treat high cholesterol levels would be to have foods rich in lecithin such as egg yolk, vegetable oils, whole grain cereals, soybeans and un-pasteurized milk.
  • It is advisable to have food prepared from sunflower seeds instead of butter and saturated oil. This is highly beneficial in regulating the cholesterol levels.