Managing oily skin takes extra effort, but it’s possible. Aim to manage excess sebum instead of trying to dry it out. Start with a cleansing oil to dissolve sebum, dirt, and makeup. Wash it away with an oil-free face wash that doesn’t have fragrance. Apply a face mask to soak up extra sebum, and finish with a moisturizer to avoid dryness. Honey, green tea, papaya, and clay are ideal natural ingredients for oily skin.
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.
Sitopaladi churna is prescribed in Ayurveda to treat respiratory problems ranging from the common cold and cough to pneumonia, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. It boosts digestion, improves appetite, and fights seasonal allergies. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may help with diabetes, anemia, and even migraines.
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.
Shankhpushpi is a brain-boosting herbal remedy that can help your memory and your ability to learn. But that’s not all – if you’re grappling with anxiety issues, tension headaches, insomnia, or even digestive problems like ulcers or dysentery, this is a remedy worth considering.
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.
A sage, licorice, witch hazel, or chamomile mouthwash or a plain salt water rinse can help crack the whip on mouth sores. Or apply turmeric paste, honey, or myrrh tincture. Avoid toothpastes with sodium lauryl sulfate. Make sure you are getting enough B vitamins, iron and zinc if you’re prone to canker sores.
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.
Wearing a wrist splint and avoiding activities that overuse the wrist can help if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. So can hand exercises, yoga, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, and acupuncture. Meanwhile, ginger and turmeric may help ease pain when used topically or consumed.
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