Thursday, 16 June 2016

Home Remedies to Control Vomiting and Nausea

The forceful expulsion of the contents of stomach through mouth is called vomiting.Vomiting occurs due to several reasons like eating stale or polluted food, illness, pregnancy, drinking, bacterial infection, stomach infection, brain tumor, head injury, etc.

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The feeling of vomiting is known as nausea and it is the symptom not the reason.

Home Remedies
1. Add equal amount of honey and basil juice and drink it for nausea or vomiting.

2. Taking a tablespoon of mint juice 5-6 times a day stops vomiting.

3. The intake of 1-2 tablespoons of the carbonated free drink is best for vomiting. It relieves the digestive system as such syrups contain carbohydrates which sooth the stomach.

4. Another best option is the root of ginger. Either take the ginger tea or ginger capsules. Ginger strengthens the digestive system and stops the ejection of HCl from the stomach walls which irritate the food pipe and cause vomiting.  

5. Sprinkle black salt on a piece of lemon and put it in the mouth to terminate the feeling of vomiting.

6. It is better to eat bread crumbs or popcorns in case of vomiting due to drinking, as these things absorb the residual alcohol in the stomach.

7. Do not eat any solid food upto 12 hours after vomiting. Rather take sufficient water and fruit juice, to reduce the risks of dehydration.

8. Always drink simple water in such cases and avoid the intake of carbonated drinks, as they increase inflammation in stomach and intestines. 

9. Avoid the intake of oily, greasy, heavy, spicy foods which are difficult to be digested and support the process of vomiting.

10. The intake of a tablespoon of onion juice after small intervals is also beneficial.

11. Do not sleep immediately after taking food.

12. Sleep towards right or on right arm as it will stop the flow of stomach material towards the mouth.

13. Add honey to a glass of drinking water to get relief in vomiting.

14. The intake of peppermint also helps in nausea. Peppermint could be taken with betel leaf too.

15. The intake of a tablespoon of the powder of jeera or cumin seeds give complete relief in vomiting.

16. The intake of boiled rice water taken after the cooking of rice is a very old home remedy for vomiting.  

17.  Put 1-2 cloves in the mouth or as an alternative go for dalchini (cinnamon) or green elaichi (cardamom). These spices act as anti vomiting herbs and are very effective.

18. Licking a pinch of the powder of hurd or myrobalan is also beneficial.

19. The syrup of ajwain or carom or thyme seeds with peppermint and camphor immediately stops the vomitings.

20. It is advisable to put 2-3 fingers in the mouth upto the throat so that the nausea causing substances are ejected from out of the stomach.  

The Health Benefits of Eating in Leaf Plates

The traditional knowledge of nature cure of the use of more than 2000 species of herbs is available in India. But just 5-6 species are used by the people in their daily life.

Generally the food in Indian villages is served in the plates of banana leaves. In modern age it would be better to switch to the use of leaf trays or leaf plates. It would help to save the environment, energy, water and the time used in dishwashing
Leaf Plate
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The extract of the leaves leech or ooze out from the plates and get mixed up into the food.

1. Banana is very beneficial for health and eating in banana leaves helps in digestion.

2. Eating in the trays of the leaves of Palash or Butea monosperma is very beneficial in the diseases caused by the impurity of the blood. It is also good for the digestive system. The leaves of palash with white flowers are better than that of red ones. The leaf trays of white flowered palash are very useful in piles. The leaves of palash are joined together by small stubs to make the palate of desired size.   

3. The intake of food in the plates made from the leaves of Karanj or Indian beech is very beneficial for arthritis.  The fresh leaves arer more useful than the old ones.

4. The plates made from the leaves of Cassia or Amaltas is very useful in paralysis

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Health Benefits of Pears in Menopause and Diabetes

Pears contain several vitamins and minerals and the regular intake of pears replenishes several deficiencies in the body. It is best for the health of the heart and prevents the effects of arthritis. It also controls the uric acid and prevents the onslaught of cancer. 
It controls acne and reduces the effects of ageing by controlling the fine lines of wrinkles. 
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The regular intake of pear reduces the risks of cancer in women after menopause. The rich amount of vitamin C and antioxidants in pears have been found to save the cells from the onslaught of cancer. The presence of copper, antioxidants and vitamin C in pears improves the immune system of the body.

It is good in osteoporosis, as it contains rich amounts of boron which maintains the presence of calcium in bones.

Bowel Movement and Digestion
It helps in bowel movement and could be easily digested. It contains hydrocyanic acid which reduces the risks of peptic ulcer. The fiber in it helps to stop the spreading of stomach cancer and keeps the large intestine healthy. The carbohydrates in pears help in digestive system. The intake of pears helps in constipation and makes the large intestine healthy.
Vitamin C in pears helps in repairs of tissues and strengthens the general metabolism of the body.

Heart Problems
The presence of the soluble compound pactine in pear controls the levels of blood cholesterol and cellulose. The antioxidants and glutathione in pears helps to reduce the risks of heart stroke and high blood pressure.  The trace amounts of cholesterol saves from several heart diseases and diabetes.

The rich fiber contents in pears help to control diabetes. The body slowly absorbs the glucose present in pears as the fiber in it regulates the blood sugar levels. It satisfies the desire of diabetic patients to eat something sweet.

Nervous System
The potassium in pears helps in contraction of muscles and proper functioning of the nervous system.

Give Instant Energy
The juice of pears is a rich source of energy as it contains sufficient amounts of glucose and fructose.

Other Benefits
The juice also helps in fever.
The juice of pears reduces the swelling of body.
The intake of the juice of pears cleans the throat.
The intake of pears is very beneficial in pregnancy.
The pear gives instant energy, quenches the thirst.
It helps in several infections like cough, cold, etc., and speeds up the healing of the wounds.

Certain side effects of allergic reactions may appear in some pople.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Home Remedies for Mouth Ulcers

The ulcers of the mouth are very common. They make the life difficult as it becomes hard to drink or eat anything. But the remedies of mouth ulcers are available at home. The mouth ulcers appear inside the mouth and may affect the tongue. They occur due to improper diet and the intake of spicy foods. They are very painful, but there are several home remedies to get rid of mouth ulcers.

 Cassia fistula, or Amaltas or  Indian Laburnum also known 
as Golden Shower Tree or Golden Shower Cassia,
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1. Chew and slowly suck the white inner core of coconut with a teaspoon of Nigel sativa or chiraunji to get relief in mouth ulcers.

2. Take fresh leaves of guava and chew it with little Katha or catechu or an extract of acacia trees to get relief in mouth ulcers.

3. Prepare the extract of the bark of Kachnar or Phanera/Bauhinia variegata or orchid tree with Kattha or Catechu which is an extract of acacia tree and apply on mouth ulcers.

4. Apply paste of the powder of mulethi or Liquorice root with honey on affected area and let the saliva come out of the mouth. Repeat the remedy 2-3 times a day.

5. Chew 2-3 leaves of adusa or Malabar nut or Justicia adhatoda and let the juice remain in the mouth for some time.

6. Apply the paste of the powder of mulethi or Liquorice with honey and Kattha/Catechu/an extract of acacia tree on affected area 2-3 times a day to get relief in mouth ulcers.

7. Grind the kernel of the bean of Cassia fistula which is a golden shower tree of Fabaceae family known as Amaltas or Indian laburnum with the seeds of and put it in the mouth with Kattha or Catechu, an extract of acacia tree to get relief from mouth ulcers.