Allergies are a common problem that affects millions of Americans. Common foods like tomatoes and apples contain polyphenols that can ease allergic reactions. Drinking ogonkei oolong tea, peppermint tea, hop water, and lemon juice may help too. Probiotics and turmeric have anti-allergy effects while a saline nasal wash can flush out mucus and allergens. And of course, avoiding allergens is the basic step to stopping an allergic reaction.
If you have hemorrhoids, have a sitz bath, avoid pressure on the area, and get enough rest. Increasing fiber intake, having plenty of water, and exercising can help too. Use glycerin and Epsom salt, an ice pack, petroleum jelly, witch hazel, aloe vera, goldenrod, or yarrow to ease irritation and inflammation. Homeopathic remedies like horse chestnut or Canada horsebalm can also be beneficial.
Every newborn is different. Some of them have glorious locks of hair on their heads that make them look absolutely adorable. Scientific studies have proven that expectant mothers who suffered from chronic heartburn during pregnancy are more likely to have newborns with hairy heads. In many cases, this is due to the hormonal influence of estrogen on the growing fetus.
Pregnancy is both an exciting and a scary time in any woman's life – but this is more pronounced for someone with prenatal depression. A number of natural home remedies and steps can help ease depression during pregnancy. Talk therapy and bright light therapy can help relieve symptoms of prenatal depression. It's important to avoid inflammatory foods and consume foods rich in iron and zinc to fight depression. You also need to stay physically active and get adequate sleep.
Apply a cool compress, petroleum jelly, tea tree oil, or a sandalwood and turmeric paste for some much-needed relief from skin allergies. You can also soak in an oatmeal or rice water bath. Add a few drops of soothing chamomile oil to your bathwater to ease inflammation. Consuming probiotics and evening primrose oil may be useful too. Avoiding allergens is the most important thing you can do to prevent another flare-up.
Natural or ayurvedic remedies can work as adjunct therapy with your doctor's go-ahead. Ayurvedic formulations such as triphala churna, mahasudarshan churna, and manjistadi churna can fight the typhoid bacteria. So can clove tea and garlic. Control fever with lukewarm baths, apply an ACV compress, and have tulsi. Fend off dehydration by sipping on coconut water, soups, and a home-made oral rehydration solution. Eat well, fortifying yourself with wholegrain porridges and lentil soups.
Massage your scalp with any of these: onion juice, garlic paste mixed with honey, honey mixed with water (80-20 ratio), fresh aloe vera gel, tea tree oil, lemongrass oil mixed with grapeseed oil, amla juice, or a paste of hibiscus leaves. These inhibit the dandruff-causing fungus Malasezzia, and some of these also nourish the scalp with minerals like sulfur or healthy amino acids.
Tachycardia is a condition during which the heart's rhythm becomes abnormally fast. Other than medical remedies, there are a few natural methods that can help manage tachycardia. These include practicing vagal maneuvers that stimulate the vagus nerve; dealing with anxiety and stress by practicing meditation, progressive relaxation, and body scanning; using herbal remedies like motherwort, passion flower, oats, and valerian; and cutting down on caffeine, alcohol, and smoking.
Wisdom tooth pain usually occurs when these large molars emerge and there's no space near the existing teeth to accommodate them. Keep the area clean and bacteria-free. Try a salt water or turmeric mouthwash, clove oil, or a paste of ginger and cayenne pepper to soothe the pain. You can also chill vegetables like potatoes, cucumber, and cabbage and apply these to the tooth for relief.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, sunlight exposure, and bright light therapy can help fight depression. Modify your diet to include more omega-3 fatty acids that fight inflammation and cut out trans fats and sugars. Ashwagandha and St. John’s wort are two herbal remedies you can consider. Just nurturing relationships and opening up to those around you will also chip away at the condition.
Bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection where the bad bacteria in your vagina outnumber the good bacteria. Including garlic and yogurt in your diet, using a garlic or boric acid suppository, and rinsing with yogurt, diluted tea tree oil, or a goldenseal solution can be helpful. Meanwhile, not using soap to clean your vagina, wearing cotton underwear, and practicing safe sex may help prevent this infection.
Dry mouth is caused by the lack of sufficient saliva in your mouth. While mainstream remedies include oral moisturizers or artificial saliva, you can sort out a dry mouth with some home remedies. Sucking on ice chips, drinking lots of fluids, and chewing on sugar-free candies or gum can help. So can using a humidifier, having papaya or pineapple, and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and drying oral products. Also pay attention to your oral hygiene.
If your blood platelet count is dropping or well below ideal levels, you may need to supplement any other treatment with some natural remedies as well. Even if you’re just looking at remedies for a moderately low count, these easy remedies can help. Get some sunshine, cut out alcohol, stay hydrated and consume foods rich in vitamins B12, C, and K that help build and cleanse blood. Or try Ayurvedic remedy amla or drink some papaya leaf juice to help boost that platelet count.
Ginkgo biloba may just be the key to treating a number of health problems. Loaded with beneficial terpenoids and ﬂavonoids, ginkgo leaf extracts can fight dementia, Alzheimer's disease, sexual dysfunction, atherosclerosis, and intermittent claudication. Ginkgo can also help tackle anxiety, macular degeneration, normal tension glaucoma, tinnitus, and asthma. It works in combination too: taken with ginseng, ginkgo may improve your memory; a ginkgo–green tea topical application can give you a healthy glow.
Pinworms cause the most worm infections in America. To treat pinworms naturally, try home remedies like garlic, carrots, pumpkin seeds, and papaya seeds. Herbal remedies like wormwood and stemona can be useful too. Keeping your hands clean, daily showering in the morning, disinfecting your clothes and bedding, and changing your underclothes daily can help prevent reinfection.
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