Saturday, 21 September 2013


Diarrhea can be your body's way of getting rid of undesirable substances that have found there way into your system. Among other things, diarrhea can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and food poisoning, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, and excessive alcohol consumption. Some medications, like antibiotics, can also cause diarrhea.

In healthy adults, diarrhea usually isn't a serious condition, and goes away on its own in a few days. But this condition can be quite serious in children. And, if it lasts for more than a few days, it can lead to dehydration, and the loss of vital nutrients.



For treating diarrhea, a great home remedy is to eat yogurt. Not just any plain yogurt as you need to eat one having live bacterial cultures such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium. These live cultures help to restore the ‘good’ bacteria in your intestine by producing lactic acid and destroy the ‘bad’ bacteria that caused diarrhea. Just two bowls of yogurt in a day can be helpful in treating diarrhea. Another effective remedy for treating diarrhea is to eat banana along with yogurt.

Both blueberries and black berries can be used in the treatment of diarrhea. For instance, you can make a soup from dried blueberries and drink it twice daily to give relief to your upset stomach. Blueberries have antioxidant and antibacterial properties along with tannins, which help a lot in treating diarrhea. At the same time blackberries are also a good source of tannins. During diarrhea, you must consume blackberry tea several times a day. To make the tea, boil one tablespoons of blackberries or dried blackberry leaves in half a glass of water for a few minutes. Strain the solution before drinking it.

Fenugreek Seeds....

Fenugreek seeds contain anti diarrheal properties and thus it is highly recommended for treatment of diarrhea at home. Take a handful of fenugreek seeds and eat it along with a cup of fresh yoghurt or water. Soon you will get relief from diarrhea within no time due to the high mucilage content present in the fenugreek seeds. Else take half teaspoon each of fenugreek seeds and roasted cumin seeds and add two tablespoon of yogurt to it and mix it properly. Have this mixture three times a day to get quick relief from diarrhea.

Clear Fluids....

When suffering from diarrhea, body becomes dehydrated. So, one effect way to treat diarrhea is to drink plenty of clear fluids. You must drink at least eight glasses of water along with coconut water and clear sodas (without caffeine). It is a good idea to add half a teaspoon of sea salt to a glass of water and then drink it two to three times a day. At the same time drinking sports drink that does not contain caffeine is also a great way to replace lost minerals and vitamins. When suffering from diarrhea, you must stay away from coffee, alcohol and non-clear drinks like orange juice or tomato juice.

Chamomile Tea....

Chamomile has antispasmodic properties that can help a lot when suffering from any kind of stomach disorder including diarrhea. At the same time it also helps a lot in the treatment of intestinal inflammation. You can make chamomile tea with chamomile flowers. Add one teaspoon of chamomile flowers and one teaspoon of peppermint leaves in a cup of boiling water and allow it to steep for ten minutes. Finally strain it and drink the tea at least three times a day. Apart from chamomile tea you can also try other kind of green tea to help your digestive system to function properly.


Carrot is one such fruit that you can consume while suffering from diarrhea as it is a good source of pectin. Drink fresh carrot juice several times a day to give your body the lost vitamins and minerals. In a glass of carrot juice you can add a few drops of lemon juice and some sugar or honey to sweeten it to your taste. Else you can cook and puree the carrot and then eat it. Cook some carrots until they become soft, and then with the help of blender and little water make a puree out of it. Eat half a cup of this puree several times a day.

Home Remedies For Piles / Hemorrhoids

Piles are medically known as haemorrhoids. It is a condition wherein the veins inside or outside the anus or lower rectum gets inflamed or swollen. Symptoms of piles include feeling of soreness, irritation or pain while passing stool. As a person passes stool, piles get aggravated because of pressure on the rectal area. In some cases, when the condition is severe, bleeding can also occur. 

Causes of Piles

* A number of factors are responsible for the development of piles.

* Irregularity in bowel movement with susceptibility towards constipation and diarrhea is one of the causes.

* Constipation aids the condition of piles by giving way to prolonged straining.

* Absence of fiber, imbalanced diet with insistence on junk food contributes towards piles.

* Hereditary factors may also be responsible for the pathogenic condition of piles.

* Pregnancy may well give rise to the condition of piles with the developing fetus exerting pressure on the vascular structures.

* Obese people and those prone to long hours of sitting are also more likely to develop piles.

* An obstruction or abnormal growth on the way to the anal canal can also lead to piles.

* Other factors contributing to the pathological condition of piles include age and vascular structure guarding the anal passage lacking in valves.

Types of Piles

Piles can be broadly classified into two broad kinds on the basis of their locations.

The ones located internally.

The ones located externally.

Symptoms of Piles

* Piles which tend to affect elderly people, often turns out to be a major source of irritation.

* The one located externally are more painful than the internal ones.

* The external ones exist as painful inflammation or swelling.

* Internally located piles can be a source of extreme irritation when they tend to hang out through the anal passage.

* The ones located internally are susceptible to take on a necrotic form, whereby they develop into clots of blood. Necrotic ones are however quite painful.

* One of the most common clinical features of piles includes passage of blood along with stool.

* Along with bleeding itching and irritation may also persist.

Home Remedies For Piles:
1.Wash 3-4 figs. Soak in a glass of water over night. Eat them first thing in the morning. Again repeat in the night.

2.Crush bitter gourd leaves and extract the juice. Mix 3 tsp in 1 glass of butte   rmilk, and drink on an empty stomach every morning, for a month.

3. Jamblang better known as jambul fruit is effective in treating piles. This fruit is available during the summers, so make full use of their availability. Eat a handful of jambul with a little salt early in the morning on an empty stomach,

4.Radish juice taken in the morning and night. Start with 1/4 a cup and increase to 1/2 a cup gradually over a period of 1 month.

5.Boil 1 ripe banana in 1 cup of milk, mash well. Take 3-4 times a day.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Home Remedies for Herpes

Herpes is an infection caused by herpes simplex virus. It commonly affects the eyes, mouth, skin, genitals, and anal area, which often cause sores near the area where the virus infected the body. These sores turn into itchy, painful blisters before healing. Herpes simplex virus is spread through direct (kissing, sexual contact, touching a sore) or indirect (sharing a drinking glass or cigarette) contact.

Natural Remedies for harpes:

Tea Bags:  Black tea contains a high concentration of tannins which have both anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects. Simply make a cup of black tea and after allowing it to cool, place the warm tea bag on the affected area and leave it in place for approximately 5 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times per day.

Baking Soda: When applied to skin with a herpes infection, baking soda relieves itching and helps to dry out the sores. Simply dampen a cotton ball or piece of gauze, dip it into baking soda to coat, then apply to the affected area. To avoid contamination, do not re-dip the cotton or gauze into the box of baking soda.

Cold Therapy: A cold pack applied to the affected area helps to decrease inflammation, soothe the area, and inhibit the herpes simplex virus. The cold pack can be ice, a gel pack, or a bag of frozen vegetables. Wrap the cold pack in a cloth before applying it to the skin to avoid ice burns.

Aloe Vera Gel: Pure aloe vera gel soothes itching and helps heal the skin after a herpes outbreak. It also helps treat tenderness or redness that remain after the sore and scab have disappeared. Aloe vera gel can be applied to nearly every area of the body, including delicate skin and mucous membranes. If using a fresh plant, trim the sharp edges, cut a chunk, and rub the inner portion of the plant on the affected area. If using a packaged cream or gel, simply rub onto the affected area. It is especially soothing to chill the aloe vera before applying it to the skin.

Herbal Teas: Herbal teas, such as peppermint or chamomile, soothe the body and help to relieve pain and fever.

Epsom Salts: The Epsom salt bath is one of the useful home remedies for herpes. Epsom salt makes blisters dry and reduces itching. If you want to apply an Epsom salt remedy, just take a handful salt and put in a bowl with water. Soak the herpes infected area for 10-15 minutes. Then allow it to dry before having a shower.

Cornstarch: Cornstarch helps to reduce chafing, absorb excess moisture, relieve itching, and dry out herpes sores. Simply apply it to the skin as you would baby powde

Loose-Fitting Undergarments: Wearing loose undergarments prevents chafing, increases comfort, and allows for greater healing of herpes-related sores. Choose cotton fabric over nylon or other synthetic materials.

Domeboro Powder: Domeboro powder forms an astringent solution that is applied as a wet dressing or compress. It cools, soothes, and cleanses irritated and inflamed skin. To use Domeboro powder to treat herpes, mix one packet with water per the package directions, soak a cloth or piece of gauze in the solution, and apply it to the affected area.

Black coffee: Taking a black coffee for mouth herpes is a great home treatment. Blisters or herpes can happen in the mouth that is very much weird. You can treat all these blisters easily at home. Make a black coffee and let it be cool. Then sip the coffee and preserve in the mouth and move it on the lips. You can apply this remedy twice a day.

Cradle Cap Treatments At Home

Cradle cap is really one of these things about parentage that no one ever lets you know to really anticipate. All of the sudden your amazing small baby is shedding enormous yellow scales of nastiness out of their cherished head, and you (and the medical profession as a whole) don’t have much of a clue as to the main reason why. Luckily, there are quite a few cradle cap remedies that you can use at home.

(1) Coconut Oil
Even though you could use other oils like olive oil for this, coconut oil is exceptional and less controversial (some people are against olive oil for this issue). 1st, coconut oil is a pretty dry oil, meaning it won’t make an oily residue whenever you place it upon your child. No need to screw up all those beloved clothes you’re dressing him or her in, right? 2nd, coconut has antifungal properties. Therefore, in case your little honey’s cradle cap has progressed in to a little fungal problem, it helps work out the issue as fast as possible.

(2) Softening and Removing Cradle Cap Scales
Should you not yet possess a soft bristled baby brush, you’ll need to purchase one. While they might appear absurd for a kid who has a minimum amount of hair, they serve multiple functions in treating cradle cap. They enhance circulation to the entire scalp and help to get rid of flakes without hurting the baby.

All children are different, so just a little learning from your errors might be needed for this one. To soften scales, put on infant oil liberally to the infant’s scalp and massage it in. You are able to do it before or during the infant’s bath. Keep the oil on the infant’s scalp for a good while – in the event that you do that just before you put them in the tub, putting a hat on their head can assist the procedure. After the scales become more soft from the oil then use the soft bristled brush to remove them.

(3) Mineral Oil
Apply mineral oil to the infant’s scalp liberally. Allow it to soak for 2-3 hours at the very least, after which wash the infant’s scalp with infant shampoo. Utilize a wet wash cloth to lightly rub the infant’s scalp in small circles when you wash the hair. It may require several attempts until its gone completely. Keep doing this one or more times per week.

(4) Shea Butter
Shea butter easily melts and rapidly absorbs in to the skin. It is really a fantastic moisturizer, and is rich in vitamin A. Due to the numerous advantages it provides, shea butter is utilized in several beauty and haircare goods. It is helpful to alleviate psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and dry scalp. It absorbs fast and completely into the entire scalp without making a greasy residue, clogging the pores, or developing an accumulation of dandruff or oil.

(5) Vaseline
A lot of mamas swear by Vaseline. Put it in the hair at night (goopy but effective), and by morning, your little darling is flake-free. It can't hurt to try, right?