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Making Herbal Remedies For Skin Care At Home
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Can not cope with too dry skin or chronic acne? Or fighting against spots or too unhealthy complexion? Maybe you have black dots and can not find a solution? Why don’t you try good old herbal remedies for skin, safe and effective? You can make your own home remedies for oily skin, for combating acne [...]
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Citrus fruits are widely known for their medicinal properties. Lime benefits in dealing with a number of ailments including swelling, digestive distress, bleeding gums, sore throat, bilious headache, skin infections, and so on. In addition, it helps cure beauty problems like pimples, freckles, blemishes, etc. Limes are often mistaken with lemons. Although both citrus fruits [...]
…limes have more astringent qualities but lemons have more anti-inflammatory properties.
Herbal Minerals: Manganese
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How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots On Face?
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The Everything Guide to Herbal Remedies: An easy-to-use reference for natural health care
Tonic Herbs – “address the health of an entire bodily system and alleviate weakness… There are herbs that have general tonic abilities, meaning they’re used to increase your overall energy, or chi.”
In traditional Chinese Medicine:
St. John’s wort
Adaptogens – “…an adaptogenic herb is one that helps the body deal with stresses–trauma, injury, emotional upset, physical exertion, and so on–without getting sick…They take things a step further, however, by exerting a normalizing effect on an organ or system. Adaptogens help the body adapt by either increasing or decreasing particular physiological function.”
Analgesics: Natural Pain relief:
Tea (camellia sinensis)
Infection Fighting Anti-microbials
Polyphenols like resveratrol (in blueberries, grapes and peanuts) and flavonnoids (in citrus fruits, chocolate and tea)
Herbs to aid digestion:
Caminatives : “…meaning they dispel gas and relieve cramping…antispasmodic”
Sange de grado
Antiemetics : “…work to combat nausea and stop vomitting”
Demulcents: “soothe inflammation in the digestive tract”
Natural Cough Relief
Herbal Expectorants: “…rid yourself of phlegm”
Sedatives and Stimulants
Herbal Sleep aids
Herbs that stimulate
Mood lifting effects:
St. John’s wort
Treat addictions and eating disorders
St. John’s wort
CHAPTER 3: Herbs for women
Dandelion and Juniper – “…traditional remedy for water retention and PMS.”
Ginkgo – “…can relieve the moodiness and breast tenderness of PMS.”
Maritime pine – “…relieve the pain of mentrual cramps and endometriosis”
St. John’s wort – “This mood-lifter has been shown to improve symptoms of PMS by as much as 50%; its also effective against PMDD”
Vitex – “Clinical trials show that vitex can reduce the pyschological symptoms of both PMS and PMDD (its effects are comparable to the drug Prozac). It’s also effective at relieving physical symptoms like headaches, water retention, and acne.”
Vaginosis and Candidiasis
Increase sex drive (in men and women)
Devil’s claw -orally
Ginger – topically
St. John’s Wort
Butterbur extract – seasonal nasal allergies
St. John’s Wort
Food allergy reactions
Witch Hazel – for skin reaction
Both psychological and physical
St. John’s wort
Boswellia – used as incense
Alcohol and other addictions
St. john’s wort
Sneezes sniffles and sore throats
Warts and Cold sores
Sage – “applied topically, sage extracts can halt viral infections. Research shows that a combination of sage and rhubarb can heal cold sores as well as the prescription dug acyclovir”
Herbs and a Healthy Diet
Nutritional and Medicinal:
Beans (black, green, kidney, navy, string and soy)
Lower blood sugar
Tea – 3-4 cups daily
Tincture or syrup – 1/2- 1 tsp 3x daily
Tea 1/4-1/2 cup every hour, up to 3 cups per day
Tincture or syrup – 1/4-1/2 tsp every 30-60 minutes
“…generally speaking, seniors should take a quarter of an adult dose.”
Brain Boosting Tincture:
2 p. ginkgo
2 p. gotu kola
1 p. peppermint
1 p. rosemary
take 1 tsp 2-3x daily for 3 weeks.
Headache Relief Tincture:
1 p. California poppy
1 p. feverfew
1 p. lavendar
Getting Rid Of Anxiety
via Natural Home Remedies by author on 3/15/11
Suddenly feeling scared, nervous and extremely worried without a hint as to why you are feeling so is an indication of anxiety. But, you are not the only person going through this trouble.
Anxiety is affecting a lot of people these days, so you need not be ashamed. Moreover, the condition does not even involve treatment through too many medications.
Although there are several types of prescriptions drugs available to cure anxiety still, you can try certain natural home remedies as well.
n fact, you would be amazed to find out that natural solutions for anxiety home treatment are highly beneficial in reducing the problem considerably without any side effects. However, finding a perfect and suitable anxiety home remedy out of all these home remedies is not an easy task.
Many individuals have reported that consuming large amounts of alcohol tends to increase their anxiety. Therefore, restrict your intake of alcohol as far as possible. This is one of the most effective tips to reduce anxiety.
It is specifically helpful for those of you who drink at least a few drinks in a week. Slight social drinkers just need to make sure that they do not make drinking a regular habit.
Lack of proper sleep also contributes in worsening anxiety attacks. Sleeping provides adequate rest that helps in keeping your mind relaxed. Thus, when dealing with anxiety, it is suggested that you should try to get as much sleep as you can.
Plus, you also need to take some vitamin supplements, particularly vitamin B supplements because they are useful in relieving anxiety symptoms. Moreover, these supplements provide additional nutrients that you might not be getting through your limited diet.
Reducing the intake of sweeteners is another highly recommended remedy for controlling anxiety attacks. Sweeteners include both natural sugar and artificial sweeteners. In addition, closely monitor your condition to identify possible reactions to certain sweeteners that tend to worsen symptoms of anxiety.
Therefore, when choosing a sweetener, try to ascertain its effects on your health before deciding upon using it regularly. Do not switch to another sweetener in case you have found one that suits you and does not aggravate your attacks.
Caffeine has also been known to increase anxiety and nervousness. Thus, try to avoid products that contain high amounts of caffeine to avoid unnecessary increase in anxiety levels. In fact, you are sure to experience rapid changes in your nervousness levels as soon as you start reducing the intake of caffeinated products.
So, in case you are habitual of religiously having a steaming cup of coffee in the morning, you should better get rid of it. As it is not easy to give up this habit completely, you can switch to decaffeinated and still start your day refreshingly.
Furthermore, it has been found that engaging in physical activity is helpful in relieving anxiety. Therefore, whenever you feel extremely nervous or anxious, just try to walk around or exercise to take your mind off anxiety. Allow yourself to gradually calm down and relax.
This simple home remedy for anxiety helps you refocus your attention constructively towards some other activity instead of getting deeper into the cause of anxiety, thereby aggravating the problem unnecessarily.
These natural home remedies help avoid the use of conventional medication used for anxiety treatment. Moreover, natural cures help avoid the risk of experiencing harmful side effects of such medication. Hence, natural treatment of anxiety can prove to be extremely effective in dealing with this problem.
In addition, factors encouraging stress should also be identified accurately to find the perfect solution for relieving anxiety naturally.
Getting Rid Of Anxiety – Natural Home Remedies
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Home Remedies For Anxiety Attacks
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Constant and overwhelming anxiety can be controlled with the help of natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks. If left untreated, these attacks can eventually give rise to anxiety disorder.
Under normal circumstances, tension and anxiety help to keep you focused but when the condition becomes severe and occurs suddenly, it becomes more of a problem.
Anxiety attacks or panic attacks involve symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating, accelerated heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness, muscle tension, trembling, headache, nausea, upset stomach, fatigue and excessive apprehension.
These attacks usually last up to half an hour. The condition is often associated with other psychological issues like Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobia, Depression etc. Given below are some tried and tested Anxiety Attacks home remedies that can help a great deal in reducing your problem.
Natural Home Remedies for Anxiety Attacks
• The most popular natural cure for Anxiety Attacks is to take deep diaphragmatic breaths. While following this home treatment, take long, deep breathes while keeping your chest and shoulders in position and slowly expanding and contracting the stomach area.
Ancient breathing exercise called alternate nostril breathing is useful in getting rid of tension and anxiety. Meditation also helps in healing this problem.
• Valerian root, red clover, lavender, passionflower, thyme, kava kava, lemon balm, winter cherry, orange blossoms, chamomile etc are regarded as excellent herbal remedies for Anxiety Attacks natural treatment. These herbs help in relaxation of muscles and making you calm; some even work as mild sedatives. Valerian, in particular, helps improve the quality of sleep and relieve anxiety.
These herbs can be taken in the form of tinctures, capsules, liquid extracts or herbal teas. Pregnant and nursing women should consult a doctor before taking any of these herbal solutions.
• Massaging around the back of the head, around throat and in the diaphragm area is useful in controlling and reducing Anxiety Attacks. As it helps relive tension.
• Taking a peaceful walk is one of the most highly beneficial natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks. It is a gentle form of exercise that helps anxiety characterized by a rush of adrenalin. Moreover, regular exercising helps in avoiding Anxiety Attacks to some extent.
• Refocusing your thoughts and engaging your mind elsewhere is a simple but highly effective Anxiety Attacks natural remedy. When trying this home remedy, try to focus on positive thoughts and eliminate negative, worrisome thoughts.
But, do not try to escape from the situation altogether or else it can lead to development of phobia. Dealing with this problem all alone is extremely difficult. Therefore, it is suggested that you take help of your family and friends.
• Having a relaxing warm bath with soothing music playing by your side is also helpful in curing Anxiety Attacks naturally.
• Another common tip to reduce this problem is to take to take a sniff of comfort smells like that of baby powder, freshly baked cookies or other such items that are associated with good memories. The aroma of lemons is also helpful in dealing with Anxiety Attacks.
• Yoga, aromatherapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and other such alternative therapies are considered as valuable natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks.
Besides, restrict the consumption of caffeinated items like tea, coffee, colas and chocolates. Stay away from artificial sweeteners.
Drink adequate amount of water throughout the day and consume healthy foods like alfalfa sprouts, apples, apricots, bananas, carrots, cabbage, soya beans, oatmeal, strawberries, bell peppers, ginger, yogurt, warm milk and other stress relieving foods. In addition, make good sleeping habits to keep the mind calm and relaxed. Sleep deprivation tends to worsen stress and anxiety.
Apart from these natural home remedies for Anxiety Attacks, seek professional help in case the attacks become severe and start affecting your daily routine. Methods like cognition therapy, behavior therapy, hypnosis are considered useful in Anxiety Attacks treatment.