28 January 2014

Natural Remedies for Leucoderma

Menhdi seeds
Leucoderma represents a particular type of skin disease, which causes decrease in skin pigmentation. And as a result white patches appears over the skin, another term used for leucoderma is Vitiligo. It affects certain parts of the body instead of whole body such as in scalp, lips, hands, arms, face, and feet. Lecoderma or vitiligo may caused by many  factors like long time sun exposure, certain injuries  mental stress, cuts on body and chronic disease like jaundice.

Leucoderma is not a disease, which spreads from one person to another. Main symptom to acknowledge leucoderma is the appearance of white, small or big white patches on the affected person’s body. Available medications for treating leucoderma are not very effective and may treat leucoderma only partially. Additionally, few natural remedies you may find effective for treatment of Leucoderma but you should ask your doctor before using any home remedies.

Natural Remedies for Leucoderma

Heena or Menhdi seeds
 Heena considered an effective remedy to treat leucoderma, it may not recognized widely but it is found  effective for minimizing white patches of leucoderma. In order to use menhdi first take some menhdi seeds  and dry them completely. When the seeds fully dried make powder of by meshing these seeds. Now make  paste with the meshed seeds after adding proportionate amount of mustered oil. Use this paste regularly by  applying over the affected skin every morning and leave it to dry for 1-2 hours and then go for a bath, this will help you in reducing the white patches.

Mustered Oil
Mustered oil is a regular home based item proved very effective in the treatment of leucoderma. Mustered oil contains medicinal properties such as anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory; in addition, it is a natural germ killer and prevents toxicities as well. Direct application of mustered oil over the affected area and leaving it for 1-2 hours is the way usually adopted to use mustered oil for treating leucoderma. Another way to use mustered oil in treating leucoderma is by making paste of mustered oil added with either of garlic,
ginger, basil extracts, turmeric or menhdi and applying two times per day over the affected area and then take bath to feel better.

Red Clay
Red Clay is a widely practiced remedy to treat leucoderma or vitiligo, People during the older times used red clay often. Red clay usually found near the water bodies and it contains copper in it. Copper also considered useful for decreasing the effect of leucoderma, people suffering from leucoderma often advised to drink water from copper bowl or copper glass. Best method to use red clay in leucoderma is by making a paste with clay and adding few drops of ginger juice or you can even add mustered oil into it as well. Apply the paste similarly as pervious two methods for 1-2 hr and then take bath. You will notice the patches of leucoderma slowly fading away.

Garlic or Ginger
I have mentioned two names here because both of these homes based items proven effective against leucoderma. There are number of medicinal capabilities contained by both ginger and garlic making them useful for treating a number of skin infections. The medicinal properties found on garlic as well as ginger includes antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti- inflammatory that provides an effective counter measure for treating skin and other body problems including leucoderma as well. Either you can apply garlic or ginger directly over the affected area or you can add some mustered oil to make paste for applying over the patched skin. Sit on an open area to expose affected skin in mild sunrays, remain there for 30-40 minutes and then take bath.

Peanut may prove effective for treating leucoderma as it contains many useful vitamins and minerals; in addition, it contains zinc, copper, magnesium and potassium also that makes it useful for leucoderma. Regular use of peanuts is good in case of leucoderma. For using peanuts, make paste of it by adding few drops of almond oil or simply water and apply over the patched portion of the skin to heal leucoderma gradually.


23 January 2014

How to Treat Head-Lice Easily

Painting of head lice treatment
People having head lice often feel ashamed as it is associated with dirtiness. Head lice mainly occur on school going children due to the possibility of direct head-to-head contact, however it may affect anyone irrespective of age and gender. Lice spread when a person come in contacts with affected person or using their comb, towel or other personal items. Lice can only spread through contact and not by jumping or flying from an affected person to other. The girls are more prone towards getting lice than the boys because of their long hairs where lice may hide easily. Same as other parasites lice needs a home and food too, and that is why lice live in our body. By proper care and cleaning, we can avoid having lice. Excessive use of conditioners & shampoo may also cause lice. Apart from various medications available in the market today various home based treatments also helps eliminating and preventing lice.

Proper hygiene
The best home remedy to avoid head lice is keeping proper body hygiene, if you keep your body and hair clean then the chances of lice spreading almost reaches to nil. Proper cleaning of hair and keeping your belongings clean and safe prevent you from being a host to lice. Your hair and head need proper oiling to remain healthy therefore nourish them regularly with coconut oil. You can also prevent yourself by keeping a safe distance from others especially in case of children who can catch lice easily.

Neem ( azadirachta indica )

Neem always considered as a wonderful and easily available remedy used in various skin and oral infections.
Indians are very fond of using it for cleaning teeth in morning for having strong and infection less teeth. Having bath with neem soap often advised by professionals for preventing skin infections. Neem is a good germs and bacterial killer with containing a number of medicinal properties. To remove head lice take few drops of neem oil and rub it thoroughly on your scalp and hairs and cover your head with a cotton cloth for whole night and Comb your hair in the next morning. You will definitely see the effectiveness of neem oil.

Reetha ( soap nut )
Neem Oil
Neem Oil

Many of you have heard about reetha, which assumed as one of the best remedy for hair problems. You can find a number of hair products made with using reetha, in addition, reetha also used for strengthening the hair & boosting hair growth. Reetha is a natural germ killer and therefore may used against head lice as well. For using, take some reetha and water to boil, leave it for about 30-45 minutes into boiling and then let it cool Apply it on your hair and scalp for at least twice a day. It will help to remove lice from your head and make your hair shiny and strong.

Amla  ( gooseberry )

Gooseberry or amla is a rich source of vitamin C and includes calcium, vitamins, iron and minerals as well. Amla is also very useful for hair growth and preventing head lice. For removing head-lice take few amla seeds and mix it with lemon to make paste, use this paste to apply over your scalp and hair roots and after 2-3 hrs wash it. You can repeat this method 2-3 times per week.

Kerosene oil
Kerosene oil is a proven method for removing head lice. It sounds weird, however some of my friend used it earlier and it worked for them. Kerosene oil is effective in killing parasites and germs including head lice. Using kerosene oil is very easy, simply rinse your hair with it and then wrap a cloth around your head to cover hairs. Leave it for a night and comb your hair in the morning and you will find only the dead lice.


13 January 2014

ENT disorders and its simple treatments

Onion Slices
ENT represents ear nose & throat; ENT sometimes referred as otolaryngology as well. ENT disorders shows problems related with nose, ear and throat. ENT is not a single disease rather it commonly used for disorders related to ears, eyes or throat. ENT problems include ear infections, nose or throat infections, sinus infection, tonsillitis, various allergic problems, sourness, cough & cold, vocal problems, hearing and snoring disorders. Every ENT problem has respective symptoms and causes. Some common reasons to cause these problems include reactions due to allergies and infections caused by virus, bacterium and fungus. You can find different medications available in any drugstore that your doctor recommends. Additionally you can also use home remedies in various ENT disorders as well but it is better to consult your doctor before using any of them.

ENT disorders are problems related to ears, nose and throat. While, ENT disorders seem interconnected, but treated individually according to the nature of each problem.  For various throat problems like sore, cold, cough, throat infection or for mouth infections garlic is best natural remedy for treating them. The antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties found in garlic make it very useful in ENT problems. Various ear related infections can be treated with garlic by boiling 2-3 garlic cloves with mustered oil and dripping few drops into the ears after cooling. For mouth related infections you can either take raw garlic or take with honey.

HoneyHoney is widely and commonly used home remedy for various ENT related disorders especially for mouth and nose related disorders or skin related problems.  You can take honey with various other home remedies such as garlic, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, basil, turmeric and many others. You can even use honey with milk or warm water for different ENT related problems.

Onion is another useful and effective remedy when it comes to various ENT disorders. Problems related with nose, mouth or throat can treated with onion effectively. Onion is a wonderful remedy for nose related problems too. You can use small amount of onion juice for loosening the nose blockage, throat infections as well as ear infections. Each disorder can be treated according with the help of onions.

For many ENT related problems water is very effective in many ways. Not only ENT related but water is also useful in various other health problems too. Many common problems can be prevented by drinking enough amount of water regularly. As for ENT related disorders, such as mouth related problems you can use hot water with salt for gargling, this single method can treat many oral problems. Similarly for minor ear blockage you can splash water directly to your ears in order to loosening the blocking wax. You can use water for diluting a number of home remedies. You can say that water is an ultimate solution for various ENT disorders.

Cloves or Clove Oil
Are you aware of the various magical medicinal properties of cloves? Clove is another example of effective home remedy that sometimes can be more effective as compare to other remedies. Clove is a wonderful antioxidants capability along with antiviral, antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties. Clove or its oil is very useful in all mouth & nose related problems like toothache, bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, cough & cold, nausea and many other. It is very rich in vitamins, magnesium, and calcium. Clove oil can be used in very small drops for nose as well as ears infections too.


04 January 2014

Natural Cure for Fungal Infections

Cayenne Pepper
The term fungal infection does not resembles any specific infection rather it is a group of various infections caused due to fungus. There are different types of infections that fungus causes such as fungal skin infections like ringworm, athlete foot, eczema, candidacies, jock itch psoriasis and some other skin infections, oral fungal infections and private part infections. Fungal infections are usually affect skin, hair, nails and other parts whereas some other types of fungal infections may caused inside the skin through deep penetration. Many reasons may responsible for causing fungal infections, some of them are  allergies, chronic disease, fungus, humidity, environmental pollution, too much heat or cold and many other factors. The symptoms of fungal infections you may easily identify which includes skin rashes, cracks, burning sensation, itching and rough skin surface.

Minor fungal infections can be treated by using different prescribed medications while severe fungal infections may need proper medical attention and carefully following the doctor’s advice    to recover fully.  Some natural remedies also help in relieving minor fungal infections but it is better that you consult your doctor 
before using any.

Natural/ Herbal remedies for fungal infection


Garlic is one of the best naturally available resource that is useful for many types of infections including fungal infections. Various valuable medicinal properties of garlic empower and make it useful for various minor health problems. Garlic contains properties like antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti inflammatory along with useful minerals and vitamins. It’s anti-fungal and anti inflammatory capability is very effective in treating skin fungal infections. You can use garlic in many ways such as take it raw or use it by
mixing in honey. Additionally, Garlic serves as a good food additive for different recipes or you can use garlic capsules available in the market to take 

Holy Basil
Holy basil is very useful home plant that also serves as remedy for various health disorders and fungal infections as well. The medicinal properties of basil include antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory to effectively countering fungal infections. You can use basil in a number of forms like in food preparations, mixing in curry, basil extracts for making tea, add basil leaves in salad or use it with honey. In addition, you can also find basil oil and capsules in your local drugstore or grocery stores as well. For curing fungal infection, use basil extracts or use its meshed leaves for making tea by adding it in boiling water along with black salt. Add a little lime juice in the tea and drink it two times a day for 4-5 days. In addition, you can use basil leaves by meshing and then adding in honey to consume twice daily.

Thyme is well-known and effective herbal remedy that you can use in various health problems along with treating fungal infections. Thyme has medicinal properties such as antibacterial, anti inflammatory, antiviral, anti oxidant and antimicrobial, in addition, it contains magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamins. You can use
thyme in fungal infections by adding it in food recipes or in tea. In order to make thyme tea, take dry thymes and then add some water, boils the mixture until dissolved properly in water. Drink it 3-4 times a day and continue up-to 3-4 days to notice relief from fungal infection.

ThymeEchinacea also provide useful help for treating fungal infections in addition with various other health disorders. Echinacea has long medicinal history and still used widely for various purposes. Echinacea has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties useful in skin infections. It also helps in strengthening our immune system by working as enhancer, you can buy Echinacea capsules or Echinacea oil from the local market, also you can make tea by adding Echinacea extracts into boiling water and adding some salt and black pepper powder. Drinking it two times daily on morning and evening or you can even use its tea more than two times daily as your health permit.   

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne paper is also effective in treating skin fungal infections. Properties of cayenne pepper include anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergen, in addition, it has some necessary contents like magnesium, capsaicin, potassium, vitamins and carotene. You can use cayenne pepper in many forms like adding in food, honey, water or as powder, for using it in fungal infection to get relief, add a little amount of cayenne powder into water and drink it 2-3 times regularly. Another way of using cayenne is to add its powder in lemon juice and add little black salt.  Drink this mixture 2 times a day to feel better.  


01 January 2014

Avian Flu or Bird Flu

A bird flu illustration
Avian flu, H5N1 or Bird flu is quite a modern time disease that has spread all over the world in almost every country in a very short period. The first case of bird flu reported between 1995- 2000 in Hongkong and from that time, bird flu is panicking wide majority of people around the globe. Bird flu caused by Influenza, a type of virus that attacks birds specially chickens, ducks, turkeys and goose. When people been exposed to affected birds or consumes infected chickens or turkeys, the virus enters into human body.
Bird flu can be very dangerous for the affected person and sometimes even life threatening. The immune system of human body incapable of resisting bird flu virus and that is the main problem everyone concerning now. The various symptoms involved with bird flu include fever, sore throat, cough, pneumonia, vomiting, and nausea.  Some natural remedies may be helpful in bird flu relieving but you should take them with a doctor’s advice. Following are some of great natural remedies for bird flu.

Juniper Berry
Juniper berry contains many medicinal capabilities that you can be use accordingly. The properties of Juniper berry include antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial and antiseptic that makes it an effective remedy for bird flu, as bird flu attacks our respiratory system. Juniper berry is very effective against influenza virus main cause of bird flu. Another important function performed by juniper berry is cleaning our kidney. It is better to consult a doctor before using it.

Turmeric is another effective wonder cure against bird flu. Bird flu mainly caused due to influenza virus, which
turmeric can effectively counter with its medicinal properties. Turmeric has antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, anti germs and anti inflammatory properties. Turmeric has an enhancing capability for our immune system in order to counter various germs, viruses and bacteria. Turmeric can be consumed with hot milk or adding a little amount as food additive. Regular use of turmeric mixed milk before sleeping also helps in calming your body and mind.

Garlic is an easily available home product that you can use in various health disorders. Garlic has many wonderful properties that enable it for using in various infections from virus, bacteria, fungus and germs. Garlic is also an effective immune system enhancer for our body. Bird flu caused by a virus named influenza. Garlic also have anti-inflammatory qualities and can counter the influenza virus. You can take garlic cloves raw or with honey and also use garlic as a food additive.

Herbal Tea
Herbal tea can be a good remedy against bird flu too. Herbal tea extracts makes it effective in various health problems including infections from virus, bacteria and germs. Herbal tea comes in many extracts such as mint, licorice, clove, cinnamon or thyme. Additionally you can find herbal tea in other extract forms too. It enhances our immune system to fight germs, bacteria or virus attacks. The anti-inflammatory properties of herbal tea may prove effective for relieving bird flu.

Various medicinal capabilities found in honey make it suitable for relieving minor health problems. Natural honey contains antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and immune stimulant capabilities that may counter the virus influenza that causes bird flu. In addition, honey helps in strengthening our body’s immune system as well. You can use honey in many ways such as adding in warm water, milk and even using it as food additive. You can also take honey by adding it with garlic, ginger, and turmeric or even mix it in juice or shakes.