19 December 2015

Wonderful Flowers that are Medicines as well

Rose Flower
Flowers are the most beautiful gift of nature to the humankind as they initiate varieties of emotions like love, warmth, care, affection, happiness, forgiveness and many other similar feelings in our mind. You may hardly find a person who doesn’t love flower or who can avoid the mesmerizing effect of magnificent flowers. Flowers are not only attracts us with its sheer beauty but also sensationalize us with its wonderful aromatic essence and therefore many Flowers are used in aromatherapy as well. Apart from aromatherapy flowers are widely used in essence based products such as perfumes, talk and lotions moreover, they are used in confectionaries, jellies and other food items also. However, it is very interesting to know that, there are many types of flowers which contain wonderful medicinal capabilities for treating different types of health problems as well. This article is going to reveal some amazing flowers that also serve as medicines, please carry on reading the following paragraphs to know about wonderful medicinal flowers.


Many of you must have seen this beautiful flower. Lavender flower is among some of the most beneficial flowers to mankind because of its extensive uses in both medicinal and commercial purpose. Moreover it is an essential part of aromatherapy because of its soothing fragrance that helps in calming the nerves, respiratory problems, ensuring proper blood circulation decreasing high blood pressure and achieving a sound sleep as well.  Other health benefits of lavender include preventing fungal and bacterial infections, preventing hair loss and serving as skin cleanser also.

Chrysanthemum (gul daudi or sevanti)

Often referred as Chrysanths, it is widely found in Asia, and Europe. It is assumed that it were Chinese who used chrysanthemum for medicinal purpose for the first time; however, Chrysanthemum widely used in Indian Ayurvedic medicines from past several centuries as well. There are three sub category of this flower depending on the colors of flowers i.e. White, Orange and yellow. One of the best ways of using Chrysanthemum flower for medicinal purpose is drinking its tea; chrysanthemum tea is very useful in calming the nerves, preventing dizziness, relieving stress, soothing eyes, clearing liver and decreasing fever. Moreover, Chrysanthemum tea is also useful for relieving sore throat, nasal congestion and countering acne and pimples as well. You can prepare chrysanthemum tea by using the dried up flower easily at your home.

Some important use of Chrysanthemum as home remedy:
·         Decoction of Chrysanthemum is very effective in regularizing the irregular menstrual cycle.
·         Chrysanthemum decoction is useful in relieving stomachache and also helps in smooth digestion.

Marigold Flower
Marigold is one of the most popular flowers found on the earth; you can find it almost in any part of the world. It is widely used in flower decoration, coloring, dying, and food additive in most part of the world however; in India it is used for spiritual and religious purposes as well. In addition marigold also serves as medicinal remedies for a variety of health problems such as warts removal, allergies, eye problems, dandruff removal, skin infections, ulcers, killing germs, healing wounds, detox, diabetes, eczema, cancer, sun burns and many others. The medicinal properties found in marigold include antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic moreover it is also used in anti aging cream and ointments as well.  

Some important use of Marigold as home remedy:

·         For Hemorrhoids: take half gram of marigold petals and fry it in pure ghee, give it twice a day to stop the bleeding. 
·         For Asthma and Cough: Take the seeds of marigold flower and consume it along with sugar and curd.
·         For Ring Worm:  Apply the juice of its leaves to the affected part for 10-15 days to get relief from the ring worm.
·          For Ear Pain:  Pour few drops of marigold leaf juice into the ear to get relief from ear pain.

Rose is the king of all the flowers, it is found almost in every part of the world and widely recognized for its beauty, fragrance and sheer elegance. Rose is one of those flowers that are known for their versatility of uses for commercial as well as medicinal purposes. There are more than hundred varieties of roses found in the world which are classified according to their fragrance, color, nativity and uses. Roses have wide range of uses including ornamental, medicinal, fragrance, perfumeries, food and food additives. There’s a long history of medicinal uses of rose and it was an essential part of Chinese, Arabic, Ayurvedic, herbal and traditional medicine during the ancient times. Roses are very good source of Vitamin C and contains a number of useful medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial anti depressant capabilities. Because of its wonderful medicinal properties roses are very effective in digestion problems, stomach problems, eye problems, headaches, sore throat, diarrhea, depression, itchiness, skin infections, inflammation, pimples, acne, black heads and many other health related problems.        

Some important use of Roses as home remedy:
·         Rose petal jam or Gulkand is one of the best remedies for sharpening the mind and enhancing the memory.
·         For itching eyes: pour few drops of rose water into the eyes to get relief, it will also help in cooling down your eyes as well.
·         For mouth ulcers: Boil some dried rose flowers and gargle with it twice daily to get relief.

Ginger Lily or Hedychium (gulkawali)

Ginger Lily is a widely known flower throughout the world. This flower not only useful for fragrance but also useful for medicinal purpose as well. Ginger Lily is found in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Africa, Central and South America. The essential oil of Ginger Lily is used for massaging as well as aroma therapy, moreover ginger lily is also helpful in liver problems, digestion irregularities, pain, bronchitis, asthma and other respiratory problems, wounds, fever, ulcers and eye problems.   

Jasmine Flower
Jasmine (Juhi)
Jasmine is another multipurpose flower which not only pleases us with its beauty and sheer fragrance but also helps us in various health problems as well. There are two types of Jasmine found throughout the world, one is white colored jasmine and the other is yellow jasmine. Jasmine contains a wide range of medicinal properties that makes it useful in varieties of health problems including eye disease, heart problem, migraine, cough, cold, skin problems, oral infections, ear infection and dental problems. 

Some important use of Jasmine as home remedy:
·         For ear pain: pour few drops of Jasmine flower’s juice into the ear for getting relief from the pain.
·         For the cracked heals: Mesh its leaves to make paste like solution, add few drops of rose water into the paste and apply the paste into the cracked heal for 3-4 days to smoothen it.
·         For Migraine:  Mesh some jasmine leaves to make paste for applying into the affected portion to recover from the pain.   

  Other important flowers with medicinal values:
·         Chamomile
·         St. Johns Wart
·          Dandelion
·         Valerian Flower
·         Calendula
·         Sunflower
·         Nasturtium
·         Carnation
·         Lotus

·         Gardenia


28 October 2015

How to quickly heal off C-section scars

C-section delivery
C-section scars are those scars that a woman may get after the surgery of abdomen’s c-section area. It is very common in women who have undergone cesarean delivery, these c-section scars does not possess any threat to a woman’s health though. It needs specific time intervals to heal after a c-section surgery however; the scars may remain there for a long time or even for rest of the life.   Post abdominal surgery comprises of c-section, which are quite common and needs sufficient time to heal and recover.  Early recovery from a c-section surgery is the main concern for women who gave birth to their babies through it as they want to devote full time to their babies. There are various things to consider if you want quick recovery from the c-section surgery however you should consult your doctor first before doing any of these methods. Natural processes are effective then using some medication or remedies. Following are some very simple yet effective techniques for a speedy recovery after a c-section surgery.


It is quite hard for a mother to breastfeed her baby as soon as she deliver a baby through cesarean process because it requires some time to recover from the surgery as well as the medications she has undergone during and after the c-section surgery. It has been clinically proven that breastfeeding is the most suitable option for accelerating the recovery after the c-section surgery. Therefore, try to breastfeed your baby as early as possible to recover and heal quickly after the surgery. You can find help from breastfeeding experts and social groups that promote breast feeding, they will assist you in breastfeeding your baby during the recovery period. Breast feeding not only helps you in early recovery but it also lays the foundation of strong bonding between the baby and you as well. Breastfeeding accelerates both physical as well as mental recovery for the mother and ensures fast recovery from pain and mental tiredness after the c-section surgery.

Light Walk

This is another effective method for a fast recovery from the c-section surgery. However, it is very important that you should cover only a short distance by walking slowly and in addition, you should be accompanied by your partner, your mother or anyone you feel comfortable with. Remember to seek permission from your
C-section scars
doctor before initiating light walk sessions. Avoid walking fast or doing any sort of exercise during these days moreover, avoid any hard domestic work for at least 3-4 weeks after the c-section surgery as well.  Walking will ensure proper blood circulation of your body and helps you in recovering quickly.

Seek Help

 It is quite normal that doing any type of household work or any physical activity just after the surgery is not possible therefore, do not try to be heroic by performing hard domestic work  as it may stress you abdominal part and may torn the stitches as well. It may even cause infection in that particular portion as well. Take help from your partner or call your mother or in laws for few weeks until you recover fully moreover, you can hire a babysitter in case no one is available to help you out from regular domestic works.

Proper Hygiene

It is a well known fact that maintaining proper hygiene is the key to recover from any medical condition and therefore it applies in this case as well. Keep yourself and your c-section stitches dry and clean. Damp clothing and wetness around the incision may cause infection therefore take proper care of it and use clean cotton towel to pat dry the dampen area. You can also take advice from your doctor to keep incision away from infection moreover; you can also ask your doctor for some medicinal ointment for fast relief as well.    

                   Next Topic:  How to erase the scar marks of C-section surgery.


27 September 2015

5 Wonderful Remedies for Treating Diarrhea....

Indian Blackberry Tree
Diarrhea is a medical condition that forces a person to discharge watery stool frequently and further causes dehydration to the affected person. A person when undergoes several watery stool discharge than the liquid level of his body drops dramatically and he reaches to a condition known as dehydration. A dehydrated body may suffer a variety of health problems such as skin dryness, skin de colorization, loss of energy, headache nausea, fatigue and many other problems. Earlier stage of diarrhea may prolong up to 3-4 days and does not possess any serious health threat; it may automatically cure itself or through simple medications. However diarrhea when prolonged for more than two weeks comes under a serious problem that may cause serious health problems. There are many reasons that may cause diarrhea, a viral or bacterial infection may result in diarrhea similarly infection of intestine may also lead to diarrhea as well. Other causes of diarrhea includes indigestion, allergy, spicy foods, stomach problems like gallbladder and stone, bowel related diseases like ulcers and crohn’s disease and medicinal reactions. Loose and liquid like stool for more than three times is one of the most common symptoms of diarrhea, various other symptoms associated with diarrhea includes tiredness, weakness, abdominal pain, bloating, fever, nausea, blood in stool, cramping and decreased urination frequency.

Diarrhea is a common health problem that may occur to anyone including the children, it is quite hard to find a person who never have fallen into the grip of diarrhea at least once however the chances of a child having diarrhea is more as compared to an adult. Depending upon the severity and prolonged duration, diarrhea is divided in many categories such as acute diarrhea (from 2-3 days to a maximum of two weeks), chronic diarrhea (From 2 weeks to a month at the maximum), secretory diarrhea and osmotic diarrhea. There are various remedies available for the treatment of Diarrhea however, the first and foremost solution for diarrhea is to keep a tight watch on your diet, stay in proper hygienic surrounding and drink as much water as you can. Home and herbal remedies are also very effective in treating diarrhea some of which mentioned below.

Connessi Bark (holarrhena Antidysenterica)

When it comes to Diarrhea, nothing is better than Connessi bark, it is also known as Indrajou and Kurchi Bark as well. This is one of the widest used herbs in Ayurveda since the ancient time and still relevant in varieties of health disorders such as Malaria, Hives, gout, seasonal fever and skin disorders. Moreover it is very effective in preventing diarrhea mainly the one in which blood is discharged along with the stool. For diarrhea give it along with buttermilk to the affected person for a quick relief, you can also use connessi bark along with castor oil to get relief from diarrhea as well.   
Connessi Bark Tree (Indrajau)

Indian Blackberry or Jamun (Eugenia Jambolana)

This is another wonderful remedy for the treatment of diarrhea. Originated from Asia and widely found in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Nepal, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, it later spread to most part of the world including US and Africa. Indian Blackberry is a versatile remedy due to its uses in varieties of health problems including Hives, oral infections, cough, cold, liver problems, diabetes, stomach problems, dysentery and diarrhea. If an affected person is a child than give its juice along with goat milk to the child for a quick relief. Moreover, you can use its bark to make powder and consuming an adequate amount of this powder twice daily for getting relief from diarrhea as well.

Guava (Psidium Guajava)

Guava is a widely known fruit found in almost every part of the world though it is said to be originated from South American Countries. It is a tropical plant containing a pear like fruit that has a wide range of culinary uses including Salad, jam, jelly, powder, candies and many others. Guava is a highly nutritious fruit with rich amount of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and dietary fiber; moreover it is a very good antioxidant as well. It is very good in treating digestion problems, toothache, acidity and diarrhea. For diarrhea of children boil its root in proportional amount of water for 30-45 minutes and then refine it with a clean cloth. Give two spoonful of this water twice daily to the kid for getting relief from diarrhea. For adults you can use the extract of its leaves for getting relief from diarrhea.

Guava Tree

Cinnamon is among those remedies that are used for both medicinal as well as culinary purposes, it has a long array of medicinal uses for a variety of health problems due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Cinnamon is effective in treatment for diabetes, reducing cholesterol, skin infections, stomach problem, bowel syndrome, tooth problems, arthritis, cough, cold, fever and many other problems. Moreover, cinnamon is very effective in preventing diarrhea and dysentery as well. The best way to use cinnamon for diarrhea relief is to consume cinnamon tea which you can take twice daily depending upon the severity of the problem.


Ginger is another great way of getting relief from diarrhea. Ginger is a well known domestic herb used from past several centuries. It contains many wonderful medicinal properties to treat a variety of health disorders. Using ginger is very easy and it does not need much preparation and complications, you just need to consume ginger tea according to the severity of the diarrhea. You can also use raw ginger with honey to consume it 2-3 times a day for getting relief from diarrhea as well.


07 September 2015

Natural Remedies for the Treatment of Amnesia

Cress Plant
Amnesia is a state of mind in which memory of the affected person lost partially or completely. Amnesia may be the result of accident, fatigue, injury or some other problem, and its result may leads to more serious conditions even coma. Amnesia classified into two forms, one is anterograde amnesia while the other is retrograde amnesia. Various conditions can be the reason for causing amnesia such as trauma, chronic disease like brain tumor or similar, sudden shock, depression & stress, head injury and even mental illness results in amnesia. Its symptoms include state of confusion, short-term memory loss, reorganization problem, problem while walking are some of them.

Treatment of amnesia is a long process and needs regular medical attention. People during the ancient times, uses various herbs for memory boosting. Herbal remedies are still relevant in treating amnesia effectively. Various herbs plays an important role in memory enhancement, some of them are as follows.

 Natural remedies for amnesia

Brahmi (bacopa monniera)

People in many countries recognize Brahmi as one of the best herb for sharpening memory and brainpower. During ancient times also, people used this herb in various mental disorders & behavioral problems, and still people widely using it for memory disorders, epilepsy and mental problems. Various medical studies have found its memory boosting capability. You can use brahmi in oil form, capsules, tablets and its extract form. Brahmi tonic, if taken two times daily can decrease amnesia effect on a person.


Brahmi PlantRosemary is also useful in amnesia as it acts as a memory enhancer along with helping in memory relocation. In various mental disorders and behavioral problems, rosemary acts as a useful herbal remedy. The best way to use rosemary is by making rosemary tea, which you can prepare by its leaf or leaf extracts. For preparing, boil it in water for 20-30 mints and add one teaspoon of lemon juice along with black salt. Drink it 1-2 times per day for few weeks to check its effect.

Garden Cress (lepidium sativum)

Garden Cress is known as Chandrashoor in India and is found in all over India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China and many parts of the world. During the Ancient time people used cress for a variety of medicinal purposes including Asthma, joint pain, eye problems and mind related problems. It is said to contain the capability of strengthening the mind and improving the concentration and memory as well. You can use it by adding in your food preparation, adding in salad or making its soup.


Sage is another herb that people found effective in this condition. Sage boosts activeness of mind to enhance the memory. Sage also helps in mind concentration process and reduces mental stress. You can use sage in different forms but drinking sage tea is more effective in amnesia. Drink its tea with adding black pepper and lemon juice or few drops of pure honey to feel calm and relieved.

Cumin seeds

Cumin seed is also helpful in treating amnesia. Cumin boosts our nervous systems and prevents partial memory lose along with other mental disorders. Taking cumin with pure honey regularly helps in boosting memory power. Another way for using cumin is by adding few seeds of cumin in tea and taking it two times daily for 3-4 weeks to see its effect.

Indian Gooseberry or Amla (Emblica Officinalis)

Rosemary Plant
  Indian Gooseberry is one of the most useful herbs for the mankind because of the versatility of its uses from culinary to medicinal purposes. Loaded with various amazing medicinal properties it is considered very effective in bronchitis, diabetes, acidity, gastritis, common cold, jaundice, obesity and many more. Moreover it is also a very good blood purifier and mind and memory strengthener as well. You can use it with your food preparation, in salad and making juice however the best way for using Amla for Amnesia is to take one teaspoon of Amla Murabba twice daily, you can find Amla Murabba in your local grocery store.  

Holy Basil

Holy basil is widely used in various health disorders along with amnesia and other relative problems. You can easily find basil or its different forms in your local grocery shops or in any drugstore. Include basil in your diet by adding in food preparation or in salad, its oil or capsules you can use too. Best way to using basil is by preparing its tea and adding 1-2 teaspoon of limejuice, black salt and a little black pepper. Drink this tea 2-3 times daily for few weeks or you can even use it in a regular basis for long time without any side effects.


02 September 2015

How to achieve Rapid Weight Loss at the comfort of your Home

A girl doing aerobic exerciseAnyone trying for weight loss is not alone; according to a magazine, United States has approximately two-third of its population trying for weight loss. Nobody needs costly membership of gym just to lose weight. Following specific exercises for burning calories can be more effective in less time.

Setting Weight Loss Goals
You can lose weight in your home by setting health friendly aim, through exercise. If you want to lose 1-2lbs of body fat weekly then you have to burn 3500-7000 calories per week and as a result 500-1000 calories per day.
So instead of setting high goals, try setting realistic goals for weight loss. You can start with setting a small goal instead of burning 1000 calories per day. For example burning 500 calories per day you can lose 1lb in one week. You can also try taking low calorie diet along with physical exercise, like take 300 calories less per day and also follow physical exercise to burn 700 calories in that day to achieve the target of losing 2lbs per week.

Aerobic Activities

It required doing aerobic activities of 30 mnts per day to lose weight. For a person of 115lbs, walking with a speed of 3.5 miles/hr results in burning 298 calories. 520 calories will burn by riding a stationary cycle for 1 hour at home; also 744 calories can be burned in one hour by jumping rope. An aerobic video of low impact can burn about 410 calories per hour, and also one option to start work out schedules at home.

Faster Calorie Burning

You can choose workouts for burning high calories for reducing weight more quickly at home with your body gradually getting stronger, like do jogging instead of treadmill walking; it helps you to burn 446 calories per hour.  You can also try running in order to burn 1000 calories per hour according to your speed. You can also choose aerobic video of high impact instead of lower impact for burning more calories. It will
Squats illustration
increase calories burning from 410 to 520 calories per hour.

Strength Training Activities

By doing strength training quick weight loss can be achieved. Following 2-3 strength training routines per week will results in faster weight loss. However by lifting weights 224 calories can be burn in an hour, but by building your body muscles you can effectively burn more calories in a day that will results in losing weight quickly. By targeting main muscle groups like legs, arms, buttocks, back and abdominal your resistance tubing or body weight itself can be used. Various exercises like abdominal crunching, push ups, lunge exercise and squats uses own body weight for toning muscles. Similarly in bent over rows, squats and bicep curls resistance tubing is used.  

Apart from the above activities you need to take proper care of your daily diet, you can ask any dietitian to make a diet chart for you so you can maintain your diet accordingly. Always remember that everything is possible if have the willpower to do the needful, so set your goat and get..set..and go..


28 August 2015

What are the Respiratory Disorders and How to Counter them Naturally...

A plant of Malabar Nut
Human body is a complex machine which extracts the essential nutrients from the food it consumes and converts it into the energy. This conversion of nutrients into energy takes place with the help of oxygen which the body inhale through a mechanism called as respiratory and circulatory systems. In addition, the body’s respiratory system ensures the exhalation of the carbon dioxide which is nothing but the waste produced during the conversion process of nutrients into energy. Both the inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of carbon dioxide is carried out through the respiratory system of the body therefore any problem in respiratory system means insufficient oxygen inhalation and partial carbon dioxide exhalation out of the produced wastage. This excessive carbon dioxide if remain inside the body cells, similarly the insufficient supply of oxygen affects the conversion process of food into energy. Respiratory disorders are those problems that affect the uniform performance of our respiratory system and thus affect the process of inhalation of oxygen and exhalation of carbon dioxide. Some common respiratory disorders include;

Habits like smoking plays an important role in causing respiratory problems, emphysema is a condition that often occurs due to prolonged smoking habit. The air passage inside our body contains a small organ which is referred as alveoli. The habit of smoking if continued for a long time may damage this small organ alveoli and causes breathing problem. Damaged alveoli means serious problem for inhaling and exhaling capabilities of the respiratory system as the body can’t inhale enough oxygen required by it. Moreover, the body couldn’t exhale out all the wastage (carbon dioxide) as well. 

 Asthma is a common respiratory system problem that occurs due to the allergy and pollution present in the atmosphere. There are thousands of microorganisms present in the atmosphere that become active in certain conditions and affects people with weak immune resistance. A person affected by asthma find it hard to breathe easily and experience choking of airway passage that further leads him into wheezing and minimized breathing. Asthma often attacks a person during the early hours of the day or during the midnight; life for a person with asthma gets even worse if the person happens to be allergic with a poor immune system. That is why an asthmatic person always carries inhalers to clear up his airway so he can breathe normally.  

Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease in which large amount of mucus is developed in the lungs which further results into interrupting the amount of oxygen reaches to the lungs and the amount of carbon dioxide exhaled out. A person affected with cystic fibrosis finds it hard to breathe and experience continuous coughing that produces sticky phlegm. The treatment of cystic fibrosis includes dilution and removal of the thick phlegm to open up the airway cavity of the patient for easy breathing.    

Home / Herbal Remedies for the treatment of Respiratory Disorders

Following are some effective home and herbal remedies for countering Respiratory disorders; please consult your physician before using them.

Malabar Nut

Sage LeavesMalabar nut is also known as Adulsa and Vasaka, it is an Indian origin medicinal plant which also found in other Asian countries such as China, Sri-Lanka and Malaysia. It is one of the best natural remedies for getting relief from respiratory disorders like asthma, emphysema and fibrosis. Malabar Nut contains varieties of medicinal properties such as antibiotic, anthelmintic, antioxidant and antispasmodic which are very effective in fighting a wide range of health problems including respiratory disorders. For using Malabar nut, make juice of its leaf extract and mix it with proportionate amount of honey and consume this mixture twice daily, moreover you can add ginger extract in it as well. Similarly, you can use its root to make juice and consume it with added honey as also.


Sage is one of the best home remedies when it comes to treat respiratory disorders. Sage contains wide range of medicinal properties including antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic. It is very good in boosting digestion and cleaning out the stomach, moreover it softens the respiratory tract muscles to assist free flow of clean air to the lungs. For using sage, prepare its tea and consume it twice daily, moreover, use few drops of sage oil for pouring into boiling water for inhalation as well.


Echinacea is another wonderful home / herbal remedy for the treatment of respiratory disorders as it has a soothing effect on the respiratory tract that sooths and clears it up. Echinacea contains numerous medicinal properties including antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant which makes it very useful in clearing out the cough and soothing the airway passage. For using Echinacea, make its tea and drink it 2-3 times a day, in addition you can also use its oil for inhalation purpose.


Nutmeg PlantYou all must be aware of nutmeg, a seed used as a spice in many parts of the world especially in Asian subcontinent. The seed is from the mace plant which originates from Indonesia and India and later travelled to Europe and other parts of world as well. The leaves of this plant is referred as mace and used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It contains several medicinal properties including antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial which makes it useful for health problems including cough, cold, asthma, cancer, joint pain, digestion and respiratory problems. You can use mace oil for rubbing over chest and nasal passage moreover, you can use it for inhalation also. Consuming mace by putting it into betel leaf is also good for releasing cough as well.


 Thyme proves to be very helpful in relieving the respiratory disorders as it contains antimicrobial and antioxidant capability. Thyme is also effective in boosting the overall immune resistance of body to counter external health threat. Thyme helps in clearing out the nasal passage to ensure free flow of oxygen to the lungs, moreover it smoothens the mucus as well. You can use thyme in many ways such as by preparing tea from it, using its oil for massaging over your chest and nasal passage and also for inhalation.

 Other Home / Herbal Remedies for Respiratory Disorders:  
·        Licorice
·        Chaparral
·        Onion
·        Esabgol
·        Oregano
·        Eucalyptus
·        Mint
·        Ginseng
·        Ginger
·        Turmeric


23 August 2015

Lesser known but very effective Natural Remedies to prevent Hair Loss

Indian licorice or crab's eye treeIn today’s fast and stressful lifestyle there are many health problems that became quite common among the masses. High degree of air and sound pollution has made health problems like depression, stress and weak immune system a common concern throughout the world. These problems further escalate more problems among which hair loss is one of the main challenges that people are facing today. According to various researches, one in every four person is suffering from hair loss and the problem is even worsening with the time. It is quite normal that body losses its strength and cells building capacity as it grow older and therefore a person may lose the thickness and quantity of his hair which is quite normal. However, losing hair in a young age can never be said normal.

It is quite depressing for a person to realize that he is losing his hair; although it does posses any serious threat to health of a person but it may perhaps lead a person to lose his self confidence. This is because a partial baldness or full baldness can completely change a person’s look and anyone can instantly notice it. Following are some conventional remedies that may prove very helpful for those who are looking for effective and hazard free natural remedies to prevent hair loss and promote fast hair growth.   

Black Lentil or black gram or split black gram (Urad Dal)
Black gram or split black gram is referred as urad dal in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It belongs to beans family and is a regular part of daily food preparation in India and neighboring countries. It is well known for its nutritious value as it contains vitamins, protein, mineral and useful enzymes. However, very few people are aware about its medicinal uses; it is very good in preventing hair loss and accelerating the hair growth as well. In order to use it, first boil a small quantity of black gram and then mesh it to make paste, apply this paste over your skull and leave it for half an hour. Rinse well with clean water; repeat the procedure once in a week to see its effectiveness in preventing the hair loss.
Kusum or Ceylon Oak tree
Ceylon Oak (Kusum)
Often referred as macassar oil tree, lac tree or Ceylon oak tree, Kusum is another wonderful tree of Asian subcontinent that poses wonderful medicinal capabilities. Ceylon Oak is commonly found in India, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Sri-Lanka and Himalayan region. Kosum oil is considered as one of the best remedies for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth since the older times and is still relevant. Use its oil regularly if you want to get rid of hair loss.

Crab’s Eye or Indian licorice (Ghunghchi)
As the name suggests, it is a native plant of India which however found in other parts of the world as well, it is a climber plant that uses other trees for support. It contains beautiful red seeds which are used for both medicinal as well as ornamental purpose. It is a widely used medicinal plant in Ayurveda for treating cold and cough, moreover it is best known for preventing hair loss and at the same time accelerating hair growth. In order to use Indian licorice for preventing hair loss, you need to use the oil extracted from its seed which you can find in any herbal store.  

Aloe Vera
China berry tree or bead treePeople often use Aloe Vera for skin however; it is one of the best remedies for preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Aloe Vera has a variety of medicinal properties that not only make it a perfect home / herbal remedy for skin infections and skin nourishment but also an effective solution for preventing further hair loss. The best way to use Aloe Vera for preventing hair loss is to use its leaves for making paste or gel. Pluck out few thick leaves of Aloe Vera and clean it thoroughly, peel out the outer skin of the leaves to find a transparent gel like substance. Mesh it properly and add few drops of water then apply the gel thoroughly over your skull and leave it for few minutes before rinsing it with clean water. 

Bead tree or China Berry ( Neem Bakayan )
A native plant of China and India, China berry is now found in many parts of the world especially in Australia and Asian peninsula. It got its name as bead tree because its seeds are used as beads for making ornaments and decorative items. China berry Belongs to Mahogany family of the trees and its timber is highly praised and used throughout the world. You have to use its seeds for preventing hair loss, to do this, first burn the dried out china berry seeds and collect the ash, mix this ash with mustard oil and make paste. Apply this paste evenly over your skull and let it dry for 40-60 minutes before washing your hair.

Please read another great article on same topic : 
  5 Guaranteed Natural Remedies for Baldness


19 August 2015

Colloidal Silver and Its Medicinal Uses..

A colloidal silver illustration
You people must have heard about colloidal silver however do you know what colloidal silver really is? Colloidal silver is nothing but tiniest particles of silver suspended or mixed in clean water through the process of concentration. There’s a particular proportion for mixing silver particles in water to make colloidal silver which may slightly differ from manufacturers to manufacturers. However, the standard proportion is 10: 1000000 where 10 is for silver particles and 1000000 is for the water quantity. At the time of World War 2, colloidal silver was the means of treating soldiers who suffered from various skin infections and fever due to the unhygienic conditions of the war fields. Colloidal silver with its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties can counter various types of skin infections caused by these micro-organisms.  

Colloidal Silver & Acne

The main reason behind causing acne is the blockage of the tiny pores found over the skin, this blockage of follicles cause the acne.  Our skin contains several glands that produce sebum which is a kind of lubricating oil to provide nourishment for our skin in order to keep it healthy. The blockage prevents the flow of sebum or nourishing oil to the skin which further results in acne.  

Acne has nothing to do with age or gender and it may occur to anyone anytime however studies have found that teenagers have more chances of getting acne as compared to the adult population. Today acne is one of the main skin infections that affect a large portion of world population. Generally the treatment of acne is carried out by using Antibiotic medicines and colloidal silver contain antibiotic capability therefore it may cure acne as well. It is proved by various researches however, there are a number of studies still going on to specify the effectiveness of colloidal silver in treating acne and other skin infections.

Other Health Benefits

Colloidal Silver contains antibacterial, antibiotic and antifungal capabilities which make it an ideal remedy for a variety of health problems. Moreover, colloidal silver is very effective in enhancing the immune system of our body so we can resist different types of health threats effectively. There are a wide range of health friendly uses of colloidal silver, some of which are mentioned below:

Viral Infections
Viral infections are the infections that spread through various types of viruses present in the atmosphere. The antiviral properties of colloidal silver make it useful for the treatment of a wide variety of viral infections including sore throat, cough, cold, flu, chest congestion, bronchitis, smallpox, pneumonia, nasal infection, viral fever, insect bites, dengue, malaria and even the HIV virus.

Fungal Infections  
 The wonderful medicinal properties of colloidal silver have wide range of medicinal uses; it not only counters the infections but enhances the immune capability of the body as well. Similar to viral infections colloidal silver is capable of treating a wide variety of fungal infections as well. Various types of fungal infections that can be treated with colloidal silver include ring worms, athlete’s foot, yeast infections, tinea, jock itch, candidiasis, gingivitis, oral thrush and many others.

Bacterial Infections 
Bacterial infections referred to the infections caused by bacteria, not all the bacteria are harmful however many can inflict serious harm as well. Colloidal silver contains antibacterial properties and therefore it can be used in treating various types of bacterial infections. Colloidal silver serves as an effective remedy for the treatment of a variety of bacterial infections including ulcers, gastritis, meningitis, strep throat, ear infections, abscesses, cellulitis, folliculitis and many others.  

How to use colloidal silver
There are various types of colloidal silver found in the market now days moreover, a variety of skin sprays, soaps, ointment and lotions are also available that contains a small amount of colloidal silver as well. Various oral suspension of colloidal silver also available now a day which, may be used to treat different types of infections after consulting an expert. Many experts suggest taking 50-60 ml of silver colloidal solution containing 10 parts in one million-concentration rate for treatment. Additionally they suggest taking maintenance doze of 20-30 ml silver colloidal solution. Vegetarians and vegan can take silver as small intestine absolved it. Whatever may the reason but you should always consult your physician about the dosage of colloidal silver in accordance with your physical ability and the severity of the problem. 

The use of Colloidal Silver for various health problems is rapidly increasing however there’s still controversy regarding its benefits and side effects. It is vital to use it after consulting your doctor moreover; you need to be careful about its doses. Always ask en expert about the recommended dose as per your requirement and physical ability.