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A matchless treatment from India, Ayurveda

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Ayurveda in India

Herbal treatment or herbal medicine is a method of treating diseases and ailments with the use of medicinal herbs or therapies/preparations made from a plant or plants. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for over centuries. This form of treatment is particularly popular and being widely practiced in India. Herbal treatment in India is called “Ayurvedic” treatment. It is practiced in India for over 5,000 years and a recognized system of traditional medicine by World Health Organization (WHO).

Ayurvedic tradition holds that illness is a state of imbalance among the body’s systems. Though it originated thousands of years ago, Herbal Treatment (With Ayurvedic Medicines) is very relevant and appropriate for today’s generation and society, where so many people suffer from stress-related conditions which conventional medicine has been unable to cure.

Ayurveda’s logical, commonsense approach to health and living is combined with philosophy, psychology and spiritual guidance. Ayurveda explains use of herbs, minerals, natural remedies, herbal products, life style modification, dietary modification, nutrition, meditation, purification and rejuvenation as methods of natural healing.

Herbal Treatment (With Ayurvedic Medicines) includes several physical treatments from medication to massage, yoga, cleansing and detoxification programs, and remedies for disorders such as diabetes, high BP, infertility, impotence, arthritis, hypertension, gastro-intestinal problems, and a whole barrage of chronic illness and infectious diseases. It offers natural, herbal remedies, which counteract imbalances in the body and can fruitfully treat most health problems encountered today.

Ayurveda in India

How To Cure Headache

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
by Ann

HeadacheThe hectic, busy and chaotic life of today has given rise to many health problems, ranging form minor ailments like body ache to major problems like heart attack. The most probable and the most common result of stress and lack of sleep is headache. Majority of the working people suffer from headaches every now and then. The easiest solution for them is popping pain killers. However, pain killers are not good for the body and should be avoided as much as possible. How to do this? Simply by resorting to some natural treatments! In the following lines, we have listed some natural ways to cure a headache.

Natural Headache Treatments:

  • Try breathing exercises. Sit with your legs crossed and take a deep breath, letting your lungs fill with clean air. Do this atleast 10 times. Now, close your right nostril with your right index finger. Take a deep breath through the left nostril, wait for 1-2 seconds, release your right nostril and exhale the air from it. Repeat with the left nostril closed.
  • Massage your eyes with the three middle fingers, keeping the balls of the fingers on the eyebrows. With the help of the fingertips, make gentle circular motions over the eyeballs.
  • Gently massage your temples with the help of your fingertips. If possible, ask someone to massage the nape of your neck, the shoulders and neck muscles.
  • Headaches are mainly the result of stress. Try to relax your mind by indulging in meditation or taking a peaceful nap.
  • Take a warm, luxurious bath. It helps in easing the muscles and also makes you feel very relaxed.
  • Lie down on the bed and close your eyes. Now put cool cucumber slices over the eyes and keep lying. It will help you relax.
  • You can also keep cotton dipped in cold water on your forehead. This brings relief from headache caused by excessive sun exposure or heat. However, make sure that the water is not too chilly.
  • Chill curd/yoghurt in the fridge and apply a thick coat of it on your forehead and the area around your eyes. Headaches, caused due to heat, become better with this.
  • Listen to soft, soothing music on the stereo. Do not put on headphones, as they might increase the intensity of the headache.
  • Dehydration is one of the major causes of headaches. So, try drinking lots of water and make sure that you do not sweat too much.
  • Never ever keep a long gap between two meals. If it has been a long time since you had your last meal, eat something. The headache might be the result of hunger.
  • In summers, try having something like fresh lime, to get rid of headaches.

Home Remedies For Puffy Eyes

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
by Sue

Puffy EyesUsually the eyes are puffiest when you awake. Under-eye puffiness is usually only a temporary cosmetic concern and rarely a sign of a serious underlying medical condition. Lack of sleep is unlikely a significant factor for puffy eyes. If anything, sitting up instead of lying down will help to prevent fluids from collecting in the eyelid tissue. This section provides effective tips for reducing mild under-eye puffiness by means of homemade remedies.

There is no sure cure for puffy eyes short of eyelid surgery. If puffiness is severe and persistent or you notice swelling (edema) in other parts of your body, see your doctor. He or she will want to rule out other possible causes of swelling, such as kidney or thyroid problems or a side effect of medications.

What Causes Puffy Eyes?

  • Late nights
  • Allergies
  • Hangovers can also produce puffy eyes.
  • High salt intake
  • If itching or redness accompanies the puffiness, it may be due to an allergy or dermatitis.
  • General stress

How to get rid of Puffy Eyes by Home Remedies

  • Cut two slices off a cold cucumber, each approximately 1 /2 inch thick. Place a slice on each eyelid for 5 minutes.
  • Bathing eyes - Mix 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in a pint of water -soothes eyes
  • Splash your face for up to 5 minutes with water including your eyes.
  • Mix one teaspoon of salt in a pint of hot water; apply pads soaked in the saline solution on the puffy areas.
  • Take Raw cucumber slices, potato slices and apple slices and place them on closed eyes and lie down for five minutes
  • The hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling instantly
  • Dip two metal spoons into cold water. Freeze them for a few minutes, and apply them to your eyes; the spoon shape will fit perfectly into the area around your eyes, and the swelling will go down.

Vitamins For Healthy Hair

Monday, February 25th, 2008
by Sck

healthy hairYour hair reflects your general health and is vulnerable to stresses and strains of your everyday life. If you are not healthy and not taking care of yourself and not following a healthy diet then your hair will lose its shine and bounce and become dull. You should have a healthy diet and exercise enough to ensure that your hair follicles get enough blood.

Food For Healthy Hair

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is important for healthy hair. There are certain specific foods that are important for healthy hair. Your diet should consist of the following foods if you want your hair to look healthy and shine.

Protein: Is found meat, fish, poultry, milk, eggs, cheese, yogurt, sunflower seeds etc.

Vitamin A: Is found in butter, eggs, milk, carrots, tomatoes, oily fish, dark green leafy vegetables, apricots etc.

Vitamin B: Found in milk, eggs, wholegrain cereals, bread, wheat germs, nuts, soya beans, poultry, fish, meat etc.

Vitamin D: Sunlight, fish liver oils, oily fish, milk and eggs etc.

Vitamin C: Found in blackcurrant, green peppers, citrus fruits, bananas, avocados, artichokes, leafy green vegetables etc.

Vitamin E: Found wheat germ, peanuts, vegetable oils, pulses, green leafy vegetables etc.

Iron: Found spinach, cockles, liver, kidneys, pulses, lentils, beans, peas, dried fruit etc.

Calcium: Found cheese, nuts, eggs, milk, yogurt, sardines, root vegetables etc.

Iodine: Found in seafood, dried kelp, iodized salt etc.

Sulphur: Found eggs, meat, cheese, diary products etc.

Drink coconut water at least twice a week, it is good for your skin, digestive system and does wonders to your hair.

Look Beautiful In The Natural Way

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

beautyOur skin faces a constant barrage of chemicals everyday from pollution to harsh chemically formulated products that strip the skin of its natural balance. These simple Ayurvedic home remedies help you to attain a clear, healthy and glowing complexion. Ayurveda mentions many simple natural ways to maintain a healthy and glowing skin. Using these natural ways, one can stay beautiful for a longer period without having to suffer the side effects of the chemicals.

  • Below are some simple ’secrets’ to achieve a naturally beautiful skin.
  • Mix equal quantities of cucumber juice, rose water and lime juice. Wash the face and apply it overnight. Rinse off in the morning. This clears the complexion and keeps it healthy.
  • Take 50 ml. of raw (not boiled) milk and mix a pinch of salt and two teaspoonful of lime juice in it. Use it as a cleansing lotion. It helps to clean the deep pores of skin.
  • Mix equal quantities of lime juice, glycerin and rose water. This lotion if applied to the face regularly at bed time is very useful in removing pimples, blackheads and other stains of the skin. It makes the skin soft, and can also be applied to other parts of the body (hands, feet etc.)
  • Take 50 ml. of tomato juice and mix with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the face. It helps to make the skin soft and glowing.
  • Take equal quantities of turmeric powder and wheat flour and make a paste with sesame oil. Apply it to the face to remove unwanted hair.
  • Apply orange juice to the face for smooth and soft skin.
  • Take 30 ml. of cabbage juice and mix one teaspoon of honey in it. This mixture, if applied regularly to the face, helps to keep the wrinkles away.
  • Make a paste of raw carrots and apply it to the face. Wash it after one hour. The skin will become glowing.
  • Regular application of mint juice to the face helps to remove stains.

Try out some of these simple natural remedies for smooth, clear and radiant complexion

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