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Lower Cholesterol (Home Remedies)

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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.

 

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Acne (Home Made Remedies)

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There are some homemade remedies on how to get rid of pimples, which give quick results and are easy to apply.
Some Homemade Remedies
Always remember never handle a pimple. The pimple becomes more inflamed. Handling spreads bacteria and germs, which caused the pimple, to other parts of the face and may cause scars.

1. Put toothpaste on your pimple before you go to bed, should help reduce swelling overnight. Make sure it is the paste not the gel. One of the most popular acne home remedies.

2. Wash your face twice a day in warm salty water. This should leave your face oil free without aggravating the acne.

3. Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent acne, pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.

4. Place strawberry leaves on the acne, the alkalinity helps to reduce the swelling.

5. Extract juice of one lemon and mix with equal quantity of rose water. Apply this mixture on the face and let it stay for about half an hour. Wash the face with fresh water. About 15 days application helps cure acne, pimples and reduces blemishes and scars.

6. Another method is to massage the face with the skin of lemon before washing with lukewarm water.

7. Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of acne, pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

8. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. All acne home remedies should include a healthy diet.

9. A couple of garlic cloves, crushed and dabbed on the face 1-2 times a day. One of the smellier acne home remedies!

10. Home face wash for acne: Mix together 1 or 2mls each of the following: witch hazel, tea-tree and sweet fennel essential oils, adding essential oil of geranium for women and essential oil of rosewood for men. Mix with 300mls of water. Shake before use, as the oils will float on top of the water during storage. Dab affected areas with cotton wool two or three times a day. The oils will clean and unclog giving antibiotic-like protection to the skin.

11. Apply fresh lemon juice on the affected area overnight. Wash off with warm water next morning.

12. Use 2-3 tsp. dried basil leaves to 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10-20 minutes. Cool, and apply with cotton ball.

13. Grind orange peel with some water to a paste and apply on affected parts. One of the best acne home remedies.

14. Clean face with cotton wool dipped in rose water 2-3 times a day.

15. Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice in 1 teaspoon finely ground cinnamon powder and apply on affected areas frequently.

16. Nettle Tea is another solution, this tea has a herb that has some curing power and really helps work wonders on skin problems. Drink four cups a day to get the full benefit of one of the most powerful acne home remedies. Get nettle products here.

17. Aloe Vera juice applied twice a day can greatly speed up the healing of acne lesions. You can buy Aloe Vera at vitacost.com

18. Another lotion that uses bee propolis extract may also be effective. Mix eight ounces of water and 11 drops of bee propolis extract. One of the acne home remedies which has been proven effective with many people.

19. Some herbal acne home remedies…
Burdock leaf tea.
Lavender essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Tincture of calendula flowers.
Tea tree essential oil (mix 1:10 with water)
Liquefy cabbage leaves with witch hazel, strain and add two drops of lemon oil. Use as a lotion.

20. Ice down the acne before bed, by morning it should be noticeably less swollen. Works best on larger pimples that have not yet formed a head.

21. Take vitamin B5 and zinc supplements daily to strengthen the skin’s resistance to acne.

22. Mix mint juice with turmeric powder and apply on affected area. Leave for 15-30 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.

23. Mix some vinegar and salt in a bowl. Pour a little bit in your hand and rub it on the pimples. Soak a face towel in it and dab it on the bumps. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off.

24. Blend cucumber and make a paste. Apply this as a mask on your face and leave it for 1/2 hour and then rinse. This refreshes your skin and prevents acne.

25. Mix corn flour with egg white and apply on your face. Let is dry completely for 1/2 hour. Dip your hands in warm water and massage your face and wash off. This when repeated regularly gives you a smooth skin.

26. Mix sandalwood paste with rosewater and apply on the face. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

27. Essential oil face mask for acne: Use a mask base powder, such as fuller’s earth or kaolin powder. Use distilled or filtered water to make a paste. Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of base powder to 3 drops of essential oil. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the water in, to make a fluid yet balanced paste. Essential oils to add in the mask either separately or try smaller amounts together; cypress oil 1 drop, lemon oil 2 drops, sage oil 1 drop.

28. Mix the paste of tender neem leaves with turmeric and apply of affected area. An eastern approach to acne home remedies.

29. Grind some nutmeg with milk and apply on affected area. Pimples disappear like magic without leaving a mark.

30. Make a mixture of lime juice and rose water. Apply on face and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

31. Make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. Repeat for two weeks, pimples will disappear forever.

32. Rub fresh garlic on and around pimples. Pimples will disappear without a mark with regular applications.

33. Mix 1 tsp groundnut oil with 1 tsp fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

34. Ground drumstick pods and leaves and mix mixed with fresh lime juice, and apply on pimples. This is also good for blackheads and dark spots.

35. First wash face and then dab acne with cotton balls soaked in vinegar.

36. Mix groundnut oil with an equal amount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads, acne and pimples.

37. Apply juice of raw papaya (including the skin and seed) on swelling acne, pimples.

38. Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for acne, pimples, blackheads, and cracked skin.

39. Apply ripe Tomatoes pulp on acne, pimples and kept up to 1 hour, then wash.

40. Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over acne, boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

41. Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

42. Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

43. Apply a paste of ground seasame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

44. Large pores on facial skin can be treated with paste of sandalwood powder with masoor dal.

45. Use an oatmeal or almond mask throughly to cleanse your face. Mix either oatmeal or almond powder with enough rose water to make a soft paste that spreads easily on the skin. Rub it on your skin with your fingertips, paying special attention the problem areas. Leave to dry for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with cold water. This is very good in getting rid of blackheads.

47. Honey is a great remedy for skin blemishes and acne because the honey kills bacteria

 

Kidney Stone (Home Remedies)

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Kidney stones are crystals that form in the kidneys or the bladder. These crystals are composed of calcium salts, uric acid, or struvite, a kind of crystal that contains magnesium. A passed stone’s appearance is a clue to its composition. Calcium stones—the most common kind—may be mulberry-shaped. Uric acid stones are shaped like footballs and are reddish-brown or tan. Struvite stones are the color of maple syrup and are faceted.

  1. Use the Japanese beverage lisymachia or kinsenso tea, available from Japanese grocery stores, to increase urination and help the kidneys flush out small stones. Take 1 to 2 cups daily for three to four months.
  2. Eat adequate amounts of fiber. Low fiber consumption is associated with a high risk of stone development.
  3. Use any magnesium supplement that does not include calcium. Magnesium reduces the rate at which the digestive tract absorbs calcium and lowers the concentration of calcium in the urine.
  4. To avoid the formation of new stones, do not consume large amounts of alcohol or fat.
  5. Avoid high-protein and “crash” diets. They greatly increase the acidity of the urine, which can promote the development of some types of stones. Foods that drastically increase protein supply, such as protein powders, should be avoided while recovering from kidney stones.
  6. Limit vitamin C supplementation to between 2,000 and 4,000 milligrams daily for periods of no more than two weeks at a time, taking care to drink at least eight glasses of water daily. Higher dosages, continuous use of vitamin C, or use of vitamin C during periods of dehydration may contribute to stone formation.
  7. To prevent new calcium stones from forming, avoid dairy products, meats, beet greens, black tea, cocoa, cranberries, nuts, parsley, pepper, spinach, Swiss chard, and especially rhubarb.
  8. To prevent new uric acid stones from forming, avoid purine-rich foods, such as anchovies, herring, mackerel, sardines, shellfish, and yeast.
  9. Vitamin additions : Taking vitamin An and B6 supplement will certainly stop the formation of renal calculi and treat kidney stones permanently, that is, if it is taken for a few months. * Pomegranates : Seeds of pomegranates ( both sweet and sour ) have proved useful in treating renal calculi.

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.

Tips for Stop Hair Loss

If you are suffering from hair loss, you have reached the right spot to find out how to stop hair loss naturally. Here we discuss hair loss, causes of hair loss, ways to stop hair loss, foods to stop hair loss and much more…
While hair loss may not necessarily be a disease in the conventional sense, it can still cause a lot of suffering. Traditionally, hair loss has been regarded negatively, and subconsciously associated with aging and loss of beauty. Thus hair loss, especially if it is premature, is capable of causing great emotional turmoil and in some cases, may even lead to social withdrawal.

No one can understand the agony of an individual who is going through hair fall than the one who has experienced the pain. The advice given on this website is derived both from scientific facts and my personal experience. Let’s take a look at some selected and effective tips to prevent hair loss:

How to stop Hair Loss – TIP # 1
Start Consuming a Good Multivitamin + Multimineral Pill

If you are experiencing major hair fall, it indicates deficiency of key nutrients in your body. To take care of that, along with a good and balanced diet, take multivitamins and multiminerals to replenish the nutrient deficiency in your body fast and prevent hair loss. You can buy them from any “health food” store. Just ask for the best multivitamin-multimineral tablet available that gets easily absorbed into the adult body. The idea is to ensure proper nutrient supply into your body to resume its proper functioning and stop hair loss.

How to stop Hair Loss – TIP # 2
Drink Plenty of Water Daily

Drinking at least between 10 and 14 – 8oz. glasses of water every day is another great way to prevent hair loss. Water helps wash off toxins from your body. These toxins could be a major reason for hair loss. Drink distilled water or at least filtered water that does not contain Chlorine, lead, etc. for healthy hair.

How to stop Hair Loss – TIP # 3
Cut Caffeine

I find this one the hardest! Caffeine is a diuretic, which makes you urinate out more liquid than you take in causing dehydration. Dehydration of your body and hair roots is another key reason for hair loss. Replace your daily coffee intake with a fruit beverage, milk or any other non-caffeinated drink to those shiny and healthy hair.

How to stop Hair Loss – TIP # 4
Sleep Is the Key – Get 7 to 8 Hours of Sleep Every Night

Proper amount of sleep every night is vital for your overall health and that of your hair as well. Sleep is the time for the body to regenerate and recover from the day’s work, removing the toxins you inhaled, eaten and drank. A sound sleep helps you in getting a sound and healthy body and controls hair falling.

How to stop Hair Loss – TIP # 5
Know what you apply to your hair!

Most of the men hardly care about the shampoo they are using. I have seen a lot of my friends using a four-in-one shampoo, conditioner, body wash & automotive degreaser in one easy-to-use bottle for hair!

Always use good hair care products and not just any scented shampoo. Add special hair care products to your routine and you’ll feel natural after trying it for a couple of days. Using specialized and good hair care products is a significant step towards hair loss prevention.