With amazing medicinal qualities, herbs are one of the best ways to fight a bout of cold. Here are 4 amazing herbs that help you fight a cold: Ginger Well known for its medicinal properties, Ginger is a hot favourite when it comes to curing a cold and coughs. It works like an expectorant and controls mucous build up. So, the next you have a bout of a cough, try a teaspoon of freshly squeezed ginger juice mixed with honey around two to three times a day. Ginger also helps improve digestion and fortifies the immune system. Echinacea It exhibits antiviral and antibacterial properties and hence strengthens the immune system. It is especially potent in fighting the cold virus and the herpes virus. You should use Echinacea when you sense a cold coming on. It helps avoid precipitating a cold. This herb is a native to the US and is available in health stores around the world. Elderberry This herb is especially effective in curing headaches associated with colds. Moreover, it helps a great deal in controlling fever during a cold. It contains a bioflavonoid compound that fights the cold virus. Eucalyptus Oil This is a highly effective remedy for … Continue reading 4 amazing herbs that help fight cold →
Fortunately, many of the signs and symptoms associated with menopause are temporary. Take the following steps to help reduce or prevent their effects. Cool hot flashes Dress in layers and always carry a bottle of cool water with you wherever you go. Try to pinpoint what triggers your hot flashes. For many women, triggers may include hot beverages, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, hot weather and even a warm room. Decrease vaginal discomfort Use over-the-counter, water-based vaginal lubricants (Astroglide, K-Y jelly, others) or moisturizers. Choose products that don’t contain glycerin, which can cause burning or irritation in women who are sensitive to that chemical. Staying sexually active also helps by increasing blood flow to the vagina. Get enough sleep Avoid caffeine, which can make it hard to get to sleep, and avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can interrupt sleep. Exercise during the day, although not right before bedtime. If hot flashes disturb your sleep, you may need to find a way to manage them before you can get adequate rest. Practice relaxation techniques Techniques such as deep breathing, paced breathing, guided imagery, massage and progressive muscle relaxation can help relieve menopausal symptoms. Strengthen your pelvic floor Pelvic floor muscle … Continue reading 8 steps to help reduce or prevent effects of menopause →
Here are a few easy remedies that you can use at home to symptoms of manage joint pain: Ginger Tea Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and had ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste, and drink twice a day. Fenugreek Consume one teaspoon of finely ground fenugreek seeds with a glass of lukewarm water. Do this daily in the morning until you get positive results. Alternatively, you can simply soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and eat them the next morning. Turmeric Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm milk. Drink it daily. Apple Cider Vinegar Mix one to three teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar and a little honey in a cup of warm water. Drink this solution two or three times a day, preferably before meals. You can continue this simple treatment on a regular basis because, in addition to helping with joint pain, it is good for your overall health. You can also massage the affected area with a mixture of one tablespoon each of … Continue reading 6 natural remedies for managing joint pain symptoms →
Every girl dreams of having smooth, flawless skin and tries different beauty products available in the market. These products may give quick results but contain harsh chemicals that are not good for your skin. There are several natural home remedies for getting glowing skin. It is better to choose natural solutions, which Mother Nature has blessed us with and there are many tips for getting healthy skin. Lemon and honey Lemon and honey are two natural skin lightening agents with great antibacterial properties. Lemon absorbs the excess oil from your skin whereas honey locks in the moisture. Lemon and honey packs are one of the best home remedies for achieving glowing skin. Mix equal portions of lemon and honey and apply this mixture to your wet face. Leave it on for twenty minutes and wash with cold water. Rice flour Rice flour is one of the most effective home remedies for attaining glowing skin. It is an excellent exfoliating agent that removes dead cells from the skin. Add three tablespoons of finely powdered rice flour to one tablespoon of turmeric powder. Make a smooth paste of this mixture by adding some milk. Clean your face and apply this pack. Leave … Continue reading Healthy tips for glowing skin →
Going by the number of letters I have received in connection with cholesterol and diet, it seems that almost everyone above the age of 35 years is suffering from raised blood lipids. Cholesterol: the Global Epidemic Almost everyone has clogging arteries, chromium and zinc deficiencies, which can lead to diabetes. If you have a liver that does not function optimally, a high body fat percentage, low levels of essential nutrients, decaying teeth, bone degeneration, it isn’t something that has happened today that has caused your health to suddenly deteriorate. It is the result of years of unhealthy eating, over work, poor stress management, destructive habits like tobacco and alcohol and poor nutrient intake. Most people suffering from heart disease show a high heart risk ratio. That is the cholesterol / HDL ratio. This ratio does not only increases the coronary risk but also leads to insulin resistance and type II diabetes and even depresses the immune system. Low levels of the good cholesterol – HDL are mainly due to excessive intake of refined vegetable oils which are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid should be 4:1. Our Indian … Continue reading Cholesterol in a Nutshell →
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