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 in 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.
Dizziness can be cured by consuming vitamin-C rich lemon and Indian gooseberries. In addition to this, antioxidant-rich ginger tea, getting a lavender oil massage, or practicing some deep breathing exercises and rapid eye movement exercises can also help.
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.
It is common to have one or the other lymph node in the body swelling up as a defense against foreign bodies. There are many natural ways to treat lymph nodes. Using natural antimicrobials like turmeric, honey, garlic, etc orally or topically is a good way to go about it. Applying a warm compress or gently massaging the area is also found to be effective. You can also try massaging with peppermint oil or having mullein leaves or Panax ginseng.
Natural remedies for athlete’s foot include tea tree oil, ozonized sunflower oil, and vinegar. You can also soak affected feet in a foot bath medicated with crushed garlic, cinnamon, or black walnut hulls. Wearing socks made of fabric impregnated with germicidal copper oxide has also been found to ease symptoms.
First aid for a burn involves cooling the burn with cool running water, removing clothing or jewelry that’s not stuck to burned skin, loosely covering the burn with cling film, and keeping the person warm with a blanket. Applying a cold moist towel and pain medication can lessen pain. Aloe vera, potato peel dressings, and honey can help with minor burns while serious burns need medical attention.
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