Home Remedies for Common Health Problems

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Acne
Grated cucumber applied over the face, eyes and neck for fifteen minutes is very much beneficial for acne and blackheads.

Asthma
Take a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste. This mixture acts as a excellent expectorant in the treatment of asthma.

Backache
Garlic is the most important home remedy for backache. Two or three cloves should be taken , grained and mixed with sesame oil. This mixed rubbed on back will give excellent result for backache.

Bad Breath
Wash your mouth with lime juice mixed with water. This will prevent bad breath.

Bleeding external
Apply ice cube or sandalwood paste.

Bleeding internal
Drink a glass of warm milk with a 1/2 teaspoon of saffron & turmeric powder.

Boils
Betel leaves are a valuable remedy for boils. A leaf is gently warmed till it becomes soft. Apply this on effected area with a layer of castor oil.

Burns
Add coconut oil to the paste of fresh gel of aloe vera blended with a pinch of turmeric Powder and apply.

Cold
Boil teaspoonful of ginger powder or eucalyptus leaves in one quart of water & inhale the steam.

Congested nose?
Apply eucalyptus oil to the sides of your nose! Or inhale a pinch of calamus root powder in each nostril !

Constipation
Don’t forget to take in a glass of hot milk with a teaspoon of clarified butter at bedtime. Or Drink a glass of boiled water with one teaspoon of flax seed.

Cough
Add a pinch of salt with two pinches of turmeric powder to one glass of warm water and gurgle. Or chew a clove with a piece of rock candy. Take basil decoction or basil juice with honey. If your cough has been troubling you for long, try this : Take a half teaspoonful of ginger powder, a pinch of clove with a pinch of cinnamon powder and honey in a cup of boiled water and drink it as tea.

Ear ache
Use 3 drops of garlic oil in your affected ear.
Make a mixture of a teaspoon full of onion juice with a half teaspoon of honey. And use 5 to 10 drops into affected ear.

Ears (ringing)
Use 3 drops of clove oil in your effected ear.

Exhaustion (heat)
Consume a glass of coconut water or grape juice. Or Churn out a juice of three dates with eight ounces of water and drink.

Eyes burning
Apply castor oil to the soles of the feet.
Or put 3 drops of pure rose water into the affected eye.
Apply aloe Vera gel on eye.

Gas
Consume a cup of water with a pinch of baking soda & lemon juice.

Gums (bleeding)
Massage the gums lightly with coconut oil.
Squeeze a half lemon into a cup of water and drink.

Headache
Dilute a paste of ginger powder (half teaspoon) with water & apply to the Forehead. A burning sensation may persist. But it’s not harmful.

Temporal headaches:
It’s related to Kapha. Hence apply ginger paste to the forehead and Sinuses.

Occipital headaches:
It is because of the aggravated Pitta in the stomach. Make tea with cumin & coriander seeds in a cup of hot water & consume it. Also apply a sandalwood paste to the temples

Sinus headaches:
Indicate toxins in the colon. Take one teaspoon of flax seed at bedtime With a glass of warm milk. At the same time, apply ginger paste behind the ears.

Hemorrhoids
Down a cup of aloe vera juice thrice a day.
Take two parts honey with one part castor oil.

Insomnia
Card is very useful in insomnia. The patient should take plenty of curd and massage in on the head. This will induce sleep.
Honey is a very effective for Insomnia. Two spoonful should be taken with a cup of water at bed time.

Menstrual cramps
Have a tablespoon of aloe vera gel with two pinches of black pepper thrice a day.

Muscle Strain (upper part of the body)
Apply warm ginger paste with turmeric to the affected area twice a day.
Try to avoid it. As it disturbs the nervous system, specially the intelligence.

Overeating
Consume a cup of warm water squeezed with a half lemon juice & a pinch of baking soda.
Or roast fennel & coriander seeds (one teaspoon each) with pinch of salt.

Pain (external)
Blend 2 teaspoon of ginger powder with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder with enough water. Warm the paste and spread it evenly on a piece of cotton cloth. Then the gel is ready for a ginger compress.

Rash
Apply the pulp of cilantro leaf to the affected area.Or drink coriander tea.

Lack of Sleep
Gently massage the soles of the feet with sesame oil. Rub oil into the scalp.Introduces 5 to 10 drops oil into each ear.Drink a cup of piping hot cow milk with rock candy or honey.

Excess Sleep
Take black coffee, gotu kola or calamus root tea at bed time.Go for an early dinner and eat less.

Swelling
Drink barley water or coriander tea
For external. Swelling : Apply two parts of turmeric powder with one part salt to the affected area.

Toothache
Apply 3 drops of clove oil to the affected teeth.

How to Reduce Stress in your Life

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Stress is a major problem for many people — a hectic, stressful job, a chaotic home life, bills to worry about, and bad habits such as unhealthy eating, drinking and smoking can lead to a mountain of stress.

If your life is full of stress, like mine once was, there are some simle things you can do to get your life to a more manageable level.

Now, your life will probably never be stress-free — I don’t think that’s even desirable, even if it is possible, because stress is something that challenges us and helps us grow. At a reasonable level. But when stress gets too high, it causes us to be unhappy and unhealthy.

It wasn’t that long ago when I was working long hours in a very stressful job, with little time for my family, smoking and eating fatty foods and not exercising. I had a lot of debt and too many bills. I was unhappy and stressed out all the time. I was losing hair … OK, actually that was because of genetics, but still. I was pretty stressed.

So I made some drastic changes. I quit my job. I simplified my life. I quit smoking and started exercising and eating healthier. I began to eliminate my debt. And I learned some habits that, when applied on a daily basis, can really transform the way you live, in a positive way.

How did I do all of this? One thing at a time. I didn’t do a major rehaul of my life. I changed one habit a month, and gradually over the course of a year or two changed a lot of things in my life.

I won’t guarantee that all of these will work for you. They worked for me, but each person is different. Pick and choose the ones that will work best for you, and give them a try. One at a time.

1. One thing at a time. This is the simplest and best way to start reducing your stress, and you can start today. Right now. Focus as much as possible on doing one thing at a time. Clear your desk of distractions. Pick something to work on. Need to write a report? Do only that. Remove distractions such as phones and email notifications while you’re working on that report. If you’re going to do email, do only that. This takes practice, and you’ll get urges to do other things. Just keep practicing and you’ll get better at it.

2. Simplify your schedule. A hectic schedule is a major cause of high stress. Simplify by reducing the number of commitments in your life to just the essential ones. Learn to say no to the rest — and slowly get out of commitments that aren’t beneficial to you. Schedule only a few important things each day, and put space between them. Get out of meetings when they aren’t absolutely essential. Leave room for down time and fun.

3. Get moving. Do something each day to be active — walk, hike, play a sport, go for a run, do yoga. It doesn’t have to be grueling to reduce stress. Just move. Have fun doing it.

4. Develop one healthy habit this month. Other than getting active, improving your health overall will help with the stress. But do it one habit at a time. Eat fruits and veggies for snacks. Floss every day. Quit smoking. Cook something healthy for dinner. Drink water instead of soda. One habit at a time.

5. Do something calming. What do you enjoy that calms you down? For many people, it can be the “get moving” activity discussed above. But it could also be taking a nap, or a bath, or reading, or having sex (which can also be considered a “get moving” activity if you do it for longer than 5 minutes). Other people are calmed by housework or yardwork. Some people like to meditate, or take a nature walk. Find your calming activity and try to do it each day.

6. Simplify your finances. Finances can be a drain on your energy and a major stressor. If that’s true with you, figure out ways to simplify things. Automate savings and bill payments and debt payments. Spend less by going shopping (at malls or online) much less. Find ways to have fun that don’t involve spending money.

7. Have a blast! Have fun each day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. I like to play with my kids — they take my mind off everything and are really hilarious. I also like to play sports (again, often with my kids). Board games are fun. Sex, again, can be a fun activity. Whatever you choose, be sure to laugh.

8. Get creative. Throwing yourself into a creative activity is another great way to de-stress and to prevent stress. I like writing, but others like to paint or play music or sketch or make pottery or do interior design or build things.

9. Declutter. This is a favorite of mine. I like to take 20-30 minutes and just go through a room, getting rid of stuff we don’t use or need anymore. I look around at anything that’s cluttering up a room, and get rid of it or find a better place for it. When I’m done, I have a nice, peaceful enviornment for work, play, and living. Do this a little at a time — it can be one of your “fun activities”.

10. Be early. I will admit that it’s hard to be early when you have to get 6 kids ready (seriously — try it!). But being late can be very stressful. Try to leave earlier by getting ready earlier, or by scheduling more space between events. Things always take longer than normal, so schedule some buffer time: extra time to get ready, to commute, to do errands before you need to be somewhere, to attend a meeting before another scheduled appointment. If you get somewhere early, it’s good to have some reading material.

15 Effective Tips for a Healthy Life

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# 1: Wake up early
To enjoy the benefits of Ayurveda make sure you rise up before dawn, say at around 4.30-5.00 am. This is the most fresh and pure time of the day. Grasp this freshness that is present in the air, so that you spend your rest of the day with positive vibes and energy.

# 2: Include Ayurveda Eating
If you want to stay ‘disease-free’ then have a close look at what you eat. Emphasize more on fresh, seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables. Stay away from oily-junk food, as far as possible. If you include ayurveda eating in your diet, then your body will start developing energy and help to clear toxics.

# 3: Start your day with sweetness
Start your day with “honey water” using a teaspoonful of good quality honey in half a pint of still water. This is the best step, to kill all toxics from your body. Besides, it also possesses various bacteria-killing properties.

# 4: Restful sleep is important
Our body needs time to rejuvenate and to detoxify, and the best time for this process is sleeping. When we get good sleep, our inner cells work in harmony to strengthen our immune system and circulate vibrant energy throughout our body.

To get good sleep, try taking a warm bath before bed and use essential oils such as lavender or sandalwood to calm you down. Complement this with slow and deep breathing.

# 5: Walk for better life
Go for a morning walk or just walk to take a break from a very stressful day at work. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. It provides mental, physical and emotional peace without straining your body.

# 6: Make a schedule
Construct a schedule of all the things that you will be doing throughout the day and stick to it. Sticking to a planned schedule will help to avoid disturbance and will create a mental, physical and emotional balance in your body.

# 7: Eliminate your toxins
As soon as you get up, try to clear your bodily toxins in the form of urine or poop. If you delay your excretion process, then indirectly you will be poisoning yourself which can further create chronic problems later in life. So maintain a schedule to get rid of dirt from your body.

# 8: Healthy herbs is important
Start using healthy herbs and spices like fresh ginger, turmeric, garlic, cumin seeds and black pepper in your cooking as far as possible.  All these herbs have properties to reduce bad cholesterol, protect vital organs and trigger the body’s metabolism.

# 9: Hydrate yourself well
Drink sufficient amount of water every day. Water is the best source to flush out toxins from the body and to ensure smooth running of the digestion system.

# 10: Oil massage
Try oil massage every morning to safeguard yourself from wrinkles and other aging damage. Oil massage in the morning will prevent drying out of the tissues and nurtures your mind and body. Besides, it also gives a healthy looking complexion to your skin.

# 11: Exercise is essential
Include exercises like cycling, yoga or any other aerobic exercise in your daily regime. A good 30 minutes of exercise will help to keep disease away, maintain your weight and will enhance your body’s blood circulation.

# 12: Meditate
Just disconnect yourself from the outer world by taking a break. Just sit down and close your eyes for few minutes. This technique will help to give you inner peace and you will feel healed after the session.

# 13: Do the milk therapy
If you frustrated because you are tirelessly shifting position because you are not getting sleep, in spite of a tiring day, then drink a glass of warm milk.  This technique will help you to fall asleep quickly.

Milk should be organic and free of additives, and boiled with a pinch of cardamom before it is drunk in order to make it easier to digest.

# 14: Make your own skin pack
Instead of using artificial skin products, opt in for totally naturally products on your skin. The best way to nourish your skin is by making your skin-packs by yourself. Make your skin-packs using those ingredients which are totally safe to eat like honey, rose water, cucumber, almonds, milk and yoghurt to moisturize your skin.

# 15: Bond with nature
When you have a break, instead of spending time with your gadget spend time with flowers and trees. If you give up your gadgets for a day and surrender yourself to the nature, then the sense of connection with Mother Nature will soothe you and make you forget all your worries, problems and stress.