Introduction: Home Remedies for Common Medical Problems.
As we all suffer from common medical problems Like headache,motion sickness,cold,pains etc.Here in this instructable I am going to tell you some most effective home remedies.For some common causes.
We can found many solutions around us for some small medical problems and sometimes these home remedies work much better than our expectation.I am participating in the home remedies contest.Please vote if you like the instructable. Thanks...
So,my first home remedy is ginger tea for headache and cold,nausea.
Step 1: Making Ginger Tea
Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) has a calming and soothing flavor with a touch of a bite to it that helps to keep you alert and calm. Ginger is commonly used to help an upset stomach, motion or travel sickness or general low-grade fevers,headaches. It is also excellent for nausea and for warming you up when you feel cold (it stimulates cold hands and feet), and is esteemed as a "heating herb". Ginger is reputed to help ward off colds or improve your recovery time. Other benefits of ginger include:
3.flatulence, colic or indigestion relief
4.blood sugar reduction
6.soothes menstrual pain
7.melts fat and loose weight
8.helps reduce sinusitis and throat soreness
9.Tea is the most gentle form of consuming ginger.
To make ginger tea follow these instructions:-
1.Fresh ginger root - approx 3 ounces
2.Boiled water - approx 3 cups
3.Honey or maple syrup or brown sugar, apple or lemon (optional) - to taste, as sweeteners
How to make:-
1.Wash the ginger.
2.Peel the ginger and slice it thinly, in small pieces.
3.Boil the water.
4.Pour the boiled water into a teapot into which you have already placed the freshly sliced ginger. Put the lid on the teapot to stop the pot from cooling down too quickly and to keep the aromatic ingredients in the tea. Steep for 10 - 15 minutes.
5.Strain the tea after steeping or boiling and serve. Add sweeteners or flavor if desired.
6.Drink hot, at room temperature or cold - as preferred.
Now its time to drink strong ginger tea...
Step 2: Turmeric Milk:-treats Cold,flues,stomach Pains and Help Us in Reducing Stress.
Turmeric milk is not only high in antioxidants, anti inflammatory compounds, healthy fats (especially when using coconut milk), but also manganese and iron (found in turmeric). In traditional recipes, which include peppercorns, actually enhances the absorption of curcumin (the main component found in turmeric) in our bodies. The ingredients in this recipe actually work in a synergistic fashion, fascinating!
Traditionally Turmeric Milk comes from many Ayurveda practices and medicine in Indian cultures. Turmeric is nothing new to Eastern cultures, in fact it’s been known as a “healing spice” used to help anything from sore throats, colds, flues stomach aches to wound healing, abrasions/skin issues due to it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
2 cups of organic almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, or soy.
1 tsp. ground turmeric
small pinch of black pepper and grated ginger (fresh is best)
1 cinnamon stick//or 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbs. local honey (or stevia if you’d like no sugar).
1.Simply pour all ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a light boil, reduce heat and drink warm.
2.You may also consume this chilled, but warm is best.
3.Strain if you have large pieces of ginger, cinnamon, peppercorns, etc.
Enjoy!The milk.It won't taste great,but good for health.
Step 3: Hair Fall Home Remedies.
Home Remedies for Hair Fall Treatment:-
1.First and foremost balanced diet with proper emphasis on vitamin calcium and iron may go a long way in preventing hair fall, because deficiency of protein and iron intake also contributes to hair loss. Thus a balanced diet comprising of all the essential nutrients should be insisted on.
2.Hair should be washed and brushed properly. Similar importance should be given to trimming to prevent tearing of hair. Combs with wide tooth should be made use of. Split ends should be got rid of as part of trimming. Blow drying should be avoided because the heat generated is found to be damaging from the point of view of hair.
3.Gentle massaging of scalp regularly, preferably with drops of warm oil contributes against hair fall.
Washing of head with a homemade concoction consisting of vodka/ alcohol, pepper and worm water will work well to combat hair loss.
3.Adding a few drops of tobacco sauce to the regularly used lather producing shampoo can also be an effective remedy for preventing hair loss.
4.Some of the herbal extracts used directly in forms of juice or paste can prove to be more beneficial than their medically encapsulated forms. Paste or juice of “Bhongra” may be massaged gently on to the scalp to counteract hair falling. Paste consisting of Shana seeds with coconut or castor oil turn out as an effective option.
5.In cases of baldness in patches or ‘alopecia areata’; a paste of lime seeds and black pepper may be massaged on affected areas. Scrubbing the affected areas with onion cut into half followed by application of honey may also help out.
Step 4: Home Remedies for Acidity
What is ACIDITY?
The stomach normally secretes acid that is essential in the digestive process. This acid helps in breaking down the food during digestion. When there is excess production of acid by the gastric glands of the stomach, it results in the condition known as acidity. Dyspepsia, heartburn and the formation of ulcers are some of the symptoms. It is more common in highly emotional and nervous individuals.
Common Causes of Acidity
Consumption of Alcohol
Highly spicy foodstuffs
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID's)
Home Remedies for Acidity
After all three meals, take a small piece of jaggery and keep it in your mouth and suck. It will help you.
Boil one cup of water. To this add 1 tsp of Aniseed (Saunf). Cover and leave overnight. Strain the water in the morning, add 1 tsp of honey. When this is taken 3 times a day it prevents acidity.
To 1 ½ liters of water add 1 tsp Caraway seeds (shah jeera). Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Sip while warm. Have the concoction 2-3 times a day for 5-6 days.
Powder one clove and one cardamom; use the powder as a mouth freshener after every meal. No more acidity and no more bad breath.
Step 5: Home Remedy for Acne
Tired of the regular zits that keep popping up every now and then? While if you suffer from an acute acne problem, it's best that you visit a dermatologist, you can bid adieu to a pimple here and there by following these simple home remedies — just make sure you don't suffer from any allergies. Acne usually starts with blackheads, which are formed when oil along with dead cells gets stuck in your pores and turn black. The inflammation when it turns red are the unsightly pimples that all of us dread. While a regular clean-up will reduce your blackheads, here's what you can do to prevent them...
Home remedy :-
- Take a few pieces of jaiphal (nutmeg), mix it with some unboiled milk and apply the paste on your acne. Wash it off after about two hours.
- Make a mixture of cinnamon powder and honey and apply on your pimples before you go to bed in the night. Wash it with warm water when you wake up in the morning. Do this for a fortnight and watch your pimples disappear.
- Not only are oranges good for overall health, you can use orange peels as a remedy for pimples too. Grind the peels, mix them with a few drops of water and apply it on your face.
- Mix a tablespoon each of fresh lime juice and groundnut oil and apply it on your face to avoid blackheads.
- Leave fresh mint juice on your face overnight to tame pimples.
- Take methi (fenugreek) leaves and make a paste. Apply it every night for 15 minutes and wash it off.
- Take turmeric powder and neem leaves. Apply the mixture on your pimples. Leave it on your face for about half an hour.
- Take equal quantities of rose water and lime juice and apply the mixture on the affected area. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
- Make a face-wash by adding fresh lime juice to a cup of unboiled milk and using it on your face.
- Take some tomato pulp and apply it on your face. Leave it for 45 minutes and wash it off.
- Take a few drops of gulab jal (rose-water) and mix it with sandalwood. Apply the paste on your face and wash it off after 20 minutes.
Step 6: Home Remedy for Bee Stings,bug Bites Etc.
BEE STING REMEDIES AND PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN.
Getting stung by a bee is no fun and the pain can last for a few hours, here are a bunch of home remedies for pain relief as well as some interesting tips and bits of info.
Hand First make sure the stinger is removed (look for a black spot in the bite area), do this immediately as it can reduce the amount of venom released into the body.
At one time it was thought that you had to scrape it out (with something like a blunt knife or plastic edge) but you can effectively use tweezers to pull it out.
Wash the area with soap and water then try a remedy or treatment below for pain relief. Technically it’s a sting but I used bite below to describe the injured area.
1.Make a paste of meat tenderizer and water or baking soda and water–apply to bite.
2.Sprinkle generously with baking soda then drizzle some drops of vinegar over the baking soda to make it fizz. 3.Leave on skin until pain is gone.
4.Cover with a dot of mustard.
5.Slather on a thick paste made of meat tenderizer and vinegar.
6.Cover with honey and reapply as needed for pain.
7.Dab with a generous amount of toothpaste and leave on the wound.
8.Use ice or an ice pack.
9.Soak in Epsom salt and water or make paste with it.
10.Slather on Aloe Vera.
11.Chew a plantain leaf then apply the macerated leaf.
12.Crush fresh parsley and apply.
13.Crush fresh basil leaves and apply.
14.Drizzle apple cider vinegar over it.
15.Cover with a slice of fresh papaya.
16.Dab on a bit of deodorant.
1.A normal reaction is to experience pain and itchiness, redness and swelling. Pain will last for a few hours then should disappear.
2.If the following occurs, seek medical advice:
3.If it stung inside your nose or mouth (the swelling will affect breathing).
4.If you were stung several times by many bees.
5.If you have difficulty breathing or your breathing seems to have been affected.
6.Your tongue begins to swell.
7.You experience dizziness.
8.You experience blurry vision.
9.You feel nauseous.
10.Your speech is slurred or you find it difficult to talk.
11.Hives or a rash appears (especially in an area away from the wound).
12.The wound swells alarmingly large.
13.If the reaction seems severe (especially if breathing is affected), don’t hesitate to call medical emergency services as the victim may be experiencing an allergic reaction that can trigger anaphylactic shock.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN TO AVOID BEE STINGS
To avoid being stung, avoid attracting them. Bright clothing, fragrances from hair sprays, perfumes and cosmetic products as well as sweet foods like soda pop, fruits and syrups can attract them.
If you don’t appear to be aggressive or startle them–chances are they won’t bother you. If one lands on you or is near you, hold still until it loses interest and flies away. Rapid movement and swatting will signal them that you’re ready for a fight so if you’re going to scream with arms flailing–make sure you outrun it
Tip: If one lands on you, blowing gently on it will help convince it that it’s time to move along.
Did you know:
Pickings are slim in the Fall when bees are busy looking for flowers, fruits and plants that haven’t yet died off or harvested for the season. When you’re wearing bright clothing and smelling pretty while much of the vegetation they depend on are gone, it might think he hit the jackpot with the largest, loveliest flower of all .
Why Do They Die After Stinging?
The stinger is torn from its body and left in the victim’s skin (it’s the tool that releases the venom). It basically disembowels the poor critter and it cannot survive. Because of this, they will only attack when they feel a threat (to themselves, their hive or to the queen bee).
Even though they can be intimidating, they are very much needed to help our plants and flowers flourish (and to make delicious honey for us to enjoy).
Please Note: None of the information above is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it’s provided for general knowledge purposes only.
Step 7: Sore Throat? Make Your Own Herbal Cough Drops
It is that time of year again. I'm on my second official cold of the season, and that, combined with dry indoor air, is just killing my throat. I generally buy a bag of cough drops when I feel a sore throat coming on, for those times I can't be at home with a cup of hot tea with lemon and honey. But have you looked at the ingredients in most commercial cough drops? High fructose corn syrup. Artificial colors and flavors. And several chemicals I can't pronounce.
So, I am creating this page to tell you a simple recipe that my mom told me.
It's a pretty simple recipe that requires a little time and few ingredients.
The basic recipe for herbal cough drops is a tea made with powdered herbs of your choosing (ginger and thyme are two good ones) mixed with honey and water and cooked until the mixture crystallizes. Once it's begun to crystallize, let it cook a few minutes longer, then drop the mixture by the teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Let them cool, then roll them in powdered sugar for easy handling, and wrap in waxed paper.
It's a really easy process, and you could definitely change up the recipe to suit your tastes. I can see adding finely grated lemon zest to the herb mixture so that you have a honey-lemon-ginger cough drop. I have the distinct feeling that the real thing works a lot better than high fructose corn syrup pretending to be honey.
So, don't forget to tell does it helped you.
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