Mastitis is a condition where the breast tissue becomes inflamed and painful due to the buildup of milk or an infection following injury to the breast. If you are breastfeeding, continue to do so or express milk. Applying a hot or cold compress, cabbage leaves, turmeric paste, aloe vera, neem leaf juice, or calendula can help. So can a breast massage.
Cracked nipples are a common complaint among nursing mothers. Making sure the baby latches on properly can help tackle the root cause of this problem. Massaging in a few drops of breastmilk or applying a warm compress, purified lanolin, medical-grade honey, ghee, or food-grade coconut oil may also help.
Applying buttermilk, a paste of turmeric powder and water, aloe vera, or radish juice can help fade your tan. Licorice tea, crushed watermelon or soy milk could work too. Also try using a face pack made of bitter orange peels, honey and yogurt or buttermilk, honey, and oats.
Triphala has everything its ingredients amalaki, haritaki, and bibhitaki have to offer individually and then some more. It can strengthen your immunity, digestive system, and eyesight and even act as a cardiac tonic. Triphala can also help manage diabetes, UTIs, arthritis, and gout and even heal wounds or sunburn.
Back pain is a common problem during pregnancy. Applying a cold or hot pack to the area, maintaining proper posture, avoiding lifting heavy objects, and using a firm mattress and supportive pillows while sitting can help. Practice back strengthening exercises and prenatal yoga or aquanatal exercises. Or try acupuncture.
Indigestion is a common complaint during pregnancy. Have small frequent meals instead of large ones. Eating bananas, drinking turmeric or ginger tea, and having honey can help. So can sitting up while you eat, cutting down on caffeine and fatty or spicy foods, and eating foods like yogurt that boost digestion.
Melanin is the pigment that makes skin darker. Many natural ingredients can reduce melanin levels and help tackle uneven skin. Apply avocado pulp, unpasteurized soymilk, buttermilk, or a turmeric and milk paste. Sunflower oil and arnica infused oil can also work. So can aloe vera gel, licorice, and radish juice.
Turmeric tea owes its superpowers to beneficial components like curcuminoids. It can ease pain, lower blood sugar and pressure, and relieve indigestion. It is good for your heart and can counter respiratory illnesses, allergies, IBS, and osteoarthritis. Add a pinch of pepper and some honey to your turmeric tea for a bracing immunity booster.
To tackle a nosebleed at home, sit down, lean slightly forward, and pinch the soft part of your nose so that your nostrils are closed for about 10 minutes. You can also apply a cold compress, a cypress oil or lemon oil compress, witch hazel, or pomegranate juice.
Thrush is a very common yeast infection that affects the mouth or genital area. Coconut oil, tea tree oil, clove oil, or oregano oil can help tackle the infection by acting against the candida yeast. A garlic suppository, chamomile or goldenseal wash, and probiotic yogurt can also help.
Almost every part of neem has medicinal properties. The leaves can lower blood sugar, control blood pressure, and help treat acne, dandruff, and psoriasis. The seed oil works as a mosquito repellent and treats skin infections too. Meanwhile, the bark fights intestinal ulcers and dental plaque.
Treatment for watery eyes depends on the underlying problem. Have omega 3 and omega 7 fatty acids to ease dry eyes. For blepharitis-related eye watering, use a tea tree oil scrub or baby shampoo. A chamomile wash and honey can treat conjunctivitis. Drink oolong tea or use a turmeric wash for eye allergies.
Phlebitis is inflammation of a vein usually caused by a blood clot. Use compression stockings, apply a warm water compress, and keep the affected area elevated to ease this condition. Anti-inflammatory aloe vera or diluted lemon eucalyptus oil can also help. So can blood-thinning foods like ginger, garlic, and onion.
Drinking lots of fluids and resting your stomach are important measures for dealing with food poisoning. Antimicrobial cinnamon, coriander, or cumin tea may fight pathogens which cause food poisoning while milk thistle tea can help treat mushroom poisoning. Having garlic, apple cider vinegar, and probiotics may help too.
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