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Home Remedies For Morning Sickness

What is Morning Sickness?

It is a condition or rather one of the pregnancy symptoms that you might get during the first trimester where you have the feeling of nausea and vomiting. It is not something to be alarmed about because though it might cause you discomfort, it is of common occurrence in most women and is not harmful to the baby or you.

Morning sickness usually occurs during the 6th week of pregnancy but in some it may start even during the 2nd week. It typically begins early in the morning and the feeling wanes as the day progresses. However, it can occur at any time of the day. The morning sickness improves after the 12th week of pregnancy.

For some women nausea may be mild while in others it may be severe enough to cause vomiting. Severe morning sickness can cause dehydration, low blood potassium, alkalosis where the pH of the blood increases drastically, and weight loss. In that case, you will need to consult your ob-gyn.

Causes of Morning Sickness

Although health experts are n…

Home Remedies For Minor Burns

What are Minor Burns?

Minor burns are burns that affect only the top layer of the skin, and are also called the first degree burns. Minor burns are caused by steam, electricity, chemicals, radiation or any other kind of heat. Most minor burns will heal on their own using natural home remedies, but if left untreated minor burns can develop painful blisters. In case the burn injury is more severe you should visit a doctor for medical attention.

Common Causes of Minor Burns

The following are the common causes of minor burns:

• Fire
• Hot liquids
• Steam
• Chemicals
• Friction
• Any hot object
• Electricity
• Sunlight
• Radiation

Home Remedies for Minor Burns

Here are some natural home remedies for treating minor burn effectively.

Tip 1:

Honey has antiseptic properties that can effectively help heal minor burns. You can directly apply honey to the affected area or you may spread the honey on a gauze bandage and then put it on your skin. Keep changing the bandage dressing for three to four times a day.


Home Remedies For Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea or painful periods are painful sensation felt in the lower abdomen that can occur both before and during a woman’s menstrual period. Menstrual cramps can range from dull, nagging pain to quite severe. While mild menstrual cramps may be like a slight stomach ache for a short duration, severe menstrual cramps can be so painful that they tend to interfere with a woman’s regular activities for several days. Menstrual cramps are not the same as the discomfort felt during premenstrual syndrome.

Causes of Menstrual Cramps

Primary dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps usually affect young girls and are caused due to contractions of uterus that occur in response to prostaglandin, a hormone–like substance that works to stimulate contractions necessary for shedding the uterine lining. Secondary dysmenhorrea is usually seen in older women and the menstrual cramps occur due to a problem in the female reproductive organs or pelvis.

Symptoms of Menstrual Cramps


Home Remedies For Measles

What is Measles?

Measles is a highly communicable viral disease marked by grains of sand like symptoms appearing in the cheeks and proceeding to trunk, palms and soles lasting for about 5 days. Measles is mainly a respiratory infection, even though outward symptoms indicate its presence. Vaccination is the best mode that provides immunity against measles. Once infected it gives lifelong immunity. Vitamin A supplementation during measles significantly reduces risks of morbidity and mortality.

Common Causes of Measles

• Personal contact
• Droplets from coughs and sneezes
• Immunodeficiency due to HIV/AIDS
• Malnutrition
• Vitamin A deficiency

Home Remedies for Measles

Tip 1:

Fresh Orange juice had 2 times is good.

Tip 2:
Barley water should be taken 2-3 times.

Tip 3:

Lemonade should be taken often.

Home Remedies For Malaria

What is Malaria?

Malaria is one of the most serious diseases passed on to humans by mosquitoes. It is prevalent in many parts of the world. Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for spreading malaria to human beings, who is the sole victim of the parasite. One of the most disturbing factors about it is that resistance of the malaria parasite to anti-malarial drugs is increasing and becoming more widespread. These mosquitoes thrive only in tropical climate and cannot survive in cold areas.

Common Causes of Malaria

• Plasmodium parasites (cause malaria)
• Anopheles mosquitoes (spread malaria)
• Climatic conditions
• Travelers
• Migrants
Home Remedies for Malaria

Tip 1:

Boil 1 glass of water with 1 tspn Cinnamon powder added to it. Drink this after adding a dash of pepper powder and honey to it

Home Remedies For Low Blood Pressure

What is Low Blood Pressure?

Low blood pressure (hypotension) is the pressure of the blood in the arteries. It occurs when the pressure of the blood is abnormally low. Blood pressure is typically recorded as the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (time between two beats). A consistent blood pressure reading of 90/60 mm Hg or lower is considered low blood pressure. People with low BP may experience symptoms of dizziness or syncope (fainting) as the blood flow to the brain and other vital organs becomes insufficient.

Common Causes of Low Blood Pressure

• Dehydration (due to sweating and/or diarrhea)
• Medications (for high BP or other treatments)
• Severe infection
• Heart attack
• Heart failure
• Pregnancy
• Fainting

Home Remedies for Low Blood Pressure

Tip 1:

Soak 32 small raisins in a ceramic bowl full of water over night. Chew them one by one first thing in the morning. Chew well and drink the water also.

Tip 2:

Soak 7 almonds in water over night. Peel them and grin…

Home Remedies For Loose Teeth

What is a Loose Tooth?

Looseness of teeth is commonly caused by periodontitis that can lead to chronic gum disease, gum recession and bone loss. The infection can damage the tissues and bones surrounding your teeth. Tissues around a loose tooth become red and swollen, and you will experience pain and discomfort while chewing. Want to know more about loose teeth and learn some home remedies that can help strengthen your teeth?

Common Causes of Loose Teeth

• Gum disease is a common cause of loose teeth. When a gum disease is left untreated, the tissues and bones surrounding your teeth can weaken and become damaged resulting in loose teeth.

• Tooth loss may also be due to dental injuries or accidents that may lead to loose teeth or bone fracture.

• Many people like to eat foods that contain a lot of sugar, carbohydrate and acid foods, but these can damage your teeth and gums and cause tooth decay.

Common Causes of Loose Teeth: Sugar, Carbohydrate And Acid Foods

• Tooth grinding also known as br…

Home Remedies For Kidney Stones

What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones are one of the most painful disorders that affect humans. Kidney stones are solid masses of mineral salt deposits that are normally filtered through the kidney and emptied via urine. Urine has a natural substance, which dissolves these minerals, thereby preventing them into becoming solids or calculi. Sometimes due to dehydration, these salts don’t get dissolved and crystallization takes place. It grows large enough to obstruct the renal ducts or get stuck in the ureter, causing sharp and severe pain in the urinary tract. Untreated, kidney stones can cause renal failure.

Common Causes of Kidney Stones

• Urinary tract infection (UTI)
• Overdoses of Vitamin D
• Mineral imbalance
• Kidney disease
• Dehydration
• Gout
• Diet

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones

Tip 1:

Boil two figs in a cup of water and drink it on an empty stomach early in the morning.

Home Remedies for Kidney Stones: Figs

Tip 2:

Basil leaves (Tulsi) are good for the overall health of kidney. Mix 1 teas…

Home Remedies For Jaundice

What is Jaundice?

Jaundice is the yellow discoloration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. It is caused by a build-up of a substance called Bilirubin.In many cases, yellowness in the white part of the eyes is more obvious than in the skin. Jaundice in newborn babies is common as their livers take time to get working properly.

The three types of jaundice that affects adults are:
• Hemolytic jaundice
• Hepatocellular jaundice and
• Obstructive jaundice

Common Causes of Jaundice

The red blood cells after a period of 4 months' time becomes fragile and become a yellow-colored chemical called Bilirubin. The body usually removes bilirubin from the bloodstream by passing it through the liver and to the kidneys for disposal. The liver, which plays a vital role in removing the bilirubin from the body, may not be able to do so for some reasons, where the bilirubin gets accumulated and causes jaundice.

Home Remedies for Jaundice

Tip 1:

1/4 tsp of turmeric powder mixed in a glass of hot water taken …

Home Remedies For Itchy Skin

What is Itchy Skin?

Itchy skin, also known as pruritus is an uncomfortable skin irritation that makes you want to scratch the affected area to relieve the itching feeling. Itching is a common problem with everyone and may result in rash or another condition. The main causes for itchiness ranges from dry skin, insect bites, skin lesions, internal illnesses such as liver or kidney disease to skin rashes and allergies.

Common Causes of Itchy Skin

The following are the common causes of itchy skin:

• Skin lesions
• Dry skin
• Internal illnesses
• Blister
• Eczema
• Pregnancy
• Menopause
• Allergens
• Insect bites or stings
• Lack of hygiene
• Drugs

Home Remedies for Itchy Skin

Tip 1:

Apple cider vinegar is an effective antiseptic agent that helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Dab a cotton ball on the vinegar and apply on the itchy area, this will help the itching go away.

Itchy Skin: Apple cider vinegar

Tip 2:

Aloe vera works wonders to treat itchy skin. Just slice a piece of aloe vera and rub the gel on the af…

Home Remedies For Itchy Scalp

Can’t seem to shoo away that itchy feeling on your head? You’re not alone; statistics reveal that an itchy scalp is a common ailment, and is the result of an underlying skin condition.

Read on to know more about the basics of an itchy scalp and some simple home remedies to handle it better.

Causes of an Itchy Scalp: Socially unacceptable and embarrassing, this condition is typically observed in patients suffering from skin conditions of the scalp such as seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections of the scalp. An itchy scalp is often accompanied by dandruff (white colored flakes of dead skin), making the condition even more concerning.

Other causes of an itchy scalp are listed below-

• Improper hair care

• Fungal and/or viral infections of the scalp

• Anxiety and stress

Causes of an Itchy Scalp

• Hair lice

• Dryness of the scalp (due to weather changes)

• Sebaceous cysts

• Improper cleaning and washing of the hair and scalp

• Allergic reactions due to certain chemical-based ha…

Home Remedies For Intestinal Worm Treatment

What are Intestinal Worms?

Intestinal worms are parasites, which thrive in the intestines of another organism. Parasites enter the human body in one of four ways through food and water, through transmitting agents, such as a mosquito and sexual contact and also through nose and skin. Even though there are thousands of parasites that infect humans, only four are very harmful. They are:

• Roundworm (spreads through food and water)

• Pinworm (spreads from person to person)

Intestinal Worms: Roundworm

• Whipworm (spreads through food and water)

• Tapeworm (spreads by eating raw or undercooked meats)

Intestinal Worms: Tapeworm

Symptoms of Intestinal Worms

Worms can live within our intestines for years without causing any symptoms. But they can start troubling us with some of the following symptoms:

• Stomach pain

Symptoms of Intestinal Worms: Stomach Pain

• Diarrhea

• Dysentery

• Weight loss

Symptoms of Intestinal Worms: Weight Loss

• Tiredness

• Passing a worm in your stool

• Itching around the rectum (whe…

Home Remedies For Insomnia

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is when a person cannot sleep properly, which results in daytime fatigue and poor performance caused by insufficient sleep. Insomnia can be Transient, where it lasts for few days, Short-term where it lasts for two or three weeks or Chronic where insomnia lasts for more than a month or longer. People with sleep disorder may experience one of the following:
• Inability to sleep despite being tired
• Waking in the night
• Insufficient sleep
• Waking up too early
• Not feeling refreshed after sleep

Common Causes of Insomnia

• Physical - Pain, arthritis, headaches, itching, restless leg syndrome
• Physiological - Disruptions in the sleeping environment, including light, noise, jet lag, reading heavy books etc.
• Psychological - Anxieties, depression, dementia, work related worries, relationship problems or death of closer ones

Home Remedies for Insomnia

Tip 1:

Eat at least 3 cups of curds daily.

Tip 2:

Mix 2 tsp of honey to 1 glass of warm water. Drink just before sleeping. Giv…

Home Remedies For Insect Bites

What are Insect Bites?

Insect bites are puncture wounds or stings of venom made by insects into our skin. The bites from mosquitoes, fleas and mites are mostly not severe, but can cause immediate skin reactions like redness, swelling, pain or itching. Bites from sting bees, fire ants, hornets, wasps are usually painful and sometimes they can cause a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, which is life threatening if not treated on time. The most dangerous insect bite is from a black spider, which can cause death if left untreated.

Common Insect Bites

Common insect bites and stings that can lead to allergic reactions are caused by the following insects-

• Mosquitoes
• Fleas
• Mites
• Spiders
• Bees
• Wasps
• Hornets

Symptoms of Insect Bites

• Swelling
• Localized pain
• Redness
• Itching
• Rashes

Symptoms of Insect Bites: Rashes

• Numbness
• Burning
• Tingling sensation
• Cramps
• Breathlessness
• Weakness
• Stiffness or joint pain
• Nausea or vomiting

Symptoms of Insect Bites: Nausea and Vomiting

Home R…

Home Remedies To Improve Low Immunity

What is Immune System?

The immune system is the human body’s defense system. It is made up of special cells and chemicals that fight infection from viruses, bacteria and other microbes. The immune system attacks organisms and substances that enter our system and cause disease through a series of steps called the immune response. A weak immune system increases the chance of becoming ill and one gets affected easily with any type of infection. To ensure that the immune system functions well here are some home remedies that can help boost your immune system naturally.

Common Causes of Low Immunity

• Stress
• Poor diet
• Lack of sleep
• Medications
• Lack of hygiene
• Lack of exercise
• Smoking
• Dehydration

Common Causes of Low Immunity

Home Remedies to Improve Low Immunity

Tip 1:

Drinking plenty of water can help your body system to function adequately and remove toxins and other contaminants from your body.

Home Remedies to Improve Low Immunity: Water

Tip 2:

Lack of sleep can affect an individual’s imm…

Home Remedies For High Blood Pressure / Hypertension

What is High Blood Pressure? 

High blood pressure (hypertension), often called a silent killer, is the pressure of the blood in the arteries. Blood pressure is typically recorded as the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (time between two beats). A consistent blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher is considered high blood pressure. Untreated, high blood pressure will cause heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, injury to the brain and eyes.

Common Causes of High Blood Pressure

• Obesity

Causes of High Blood Pressure: Obesity

• Lifestyle

• Genetic factors

• Excessive alcohol

• Birth control pills

Causes of High Blood Pressure: Birth Control Pills

• Pain relievers

Other underlying causes may include:

• Kidney diseases

• Adrenal diseases

• Abnormal blood vessels

• Eclampsia / Pre-eclampsia in pregnant women

• Thyroid diseases

Causes of High Blood Pressure: Thyroid

Home Remedies for High blood Pressure

Tip 1:

Celery contains high levels of 3-N-butylphthalide, a kind…

Home Remedies For Hiccups

What are Hiccups?

Hiccups are a reflex action, which means that we do not have any control over them. Hiccups are a sudden, involuntary squeezing of the diaphragm, the main breathing muscle under the lungs, which results in sucking the air quickly into the lungs thereby snapping and shutting glottis above the voice-box (larynx). This snapping makes the sound of a hiccup. Hiccups will usually stop on their own. Continuous hiccups lasting for more than a day or two may indicate a cause of an underlying disease, which needs medical intervention.

Common Causes of Hiccups

• Stretching of the stomach after eating or drinking
• Sudden emotional excitement
• Sudden change of air temperature (eg. cool shower)
• Very hot/cold food or drink
• Alcohol or excess smoking

Common Causes of Hiccups: Alcohol and Smoking

• Heartburn or acid reflux

Other serious conditions may include:

• Irritation of the diaphragm by infection
• Hiatus hernia
• Brain infection or tumor
• Severe kidney failure

Common Causes of Hiccups:…

Home Remedies To Get A Healthy Liver

Liver performs several functions in the human body. A healthy liver is essential for optimum digestive health and proper metabolism. Liver also keeps the immune system healthy, eliminates toxins and stores several vital nutrients needed by the body. It also produces bile that aids in digestion.

Without a healthy liver human body can deteriorate fast. Liver diseases cause many other problems as liver supports almost all body parts in some way or the other.

Liver diseases can be caused by viruses. These are called Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Other types of liver diseases can be due to cancer, genetics or excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs. Hemochromatosis is hereditary and cirrhosis is caused because of scar tissue formation. Jaundice also has many underlying causes such as blood diseases, other liver disorders, infections or medicine use.

Lethargy, acidity, loss of appetite and upper abdominal pain and yellowing skin are some of the first signs of a liver disorder.


Home Remedies For Headche

What is Headache?

Headache is among the most common medical complaints. The majority of them are not life threatening. They can be classified into three main categories, namely:

• Tension headaches
• Migraine headache
• Cluster headaches

Tension Headaches are the most common type of headaches. Migraines have well-defined attacks with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to lights and sounds. Cluster headaches are repetitive ones that occur for weeks to months at a time, followed by periods of remission.

Common Causes of Headache

A variety of factors can trigger headaches-
• Prolonged stress or tension

Causes of Headache: Stress

• Several physiologic changes in the head and brain
• Dilation and constriction of blood vessels
• Abnormal activity of certain neurons
• Genetic factors may be a cause for migraines
• Smoking and alcohol may cause cluster headaches

Home Remedies for Headache

Tip 1

Roast some caraway seeds dry. Tie in a soft handkerchief or muslin cloth and sniff to get a relief from hea…

Home Remedies For Halitosis

What is Halitosis?

Halitosis, a common problem among dental patients, is an unpleasant odor emanating from the oral cavity. The main origin of all bad breath odors emanate from the mouth itself, although non-oral parts such as the upper and lower respiratory tracts, the gastrointestinal tract, and some diseases involving the kidneys or the liver may also be the reason for it.

Common Causes of Halitosis

• Poor dental hygiene
• Tooth infections, Tooth decay, Tooth abscess etc
• Periodontitis
• Certain foods
• Alcohol
• Smoking
• Diabetes
• Hiatus hernia
• Certain lung diseases
• Certain metabolic or hormonal disorders
• Infections in the respiratory systems
• Stomach disorders

Psychogenic halitosis: Anxiety about halitosis, without actually having it, which is a psychological condition.

Home Remedies for Halitosis

Tip 1:

Chewing a very green Guava which is almost raw, helps.

Tip 2:

Chew a Green cardamom after meals for fresh breath.

Tip 3:

Put three whole cloves in two cups of very hot water and let it steep…

Home Remedies For Hair Loss

What is Hair Loss? 

Hair fall is common in everyone and it is normal if 50-100 hair strands fall per day. But hair loss happens when frequent falling of hair results in thinning of the hair in the scalp. Losing hair fast may not only be a disease but it’s also due to heredity, aging or changes in the hormones.

Causes of Hair Loss:

• Hairstyles: Everybody wants their hair to look good by trying different kinds of hairstyles that may look stylish, but there are some hairstyles that tend to pull the hair so tightly that they cause hair fall.

• Scalp infection: Itchy scalp may be caused due to some infections like severe dandruff and ringworm, a fungus that results in red, itchy patches in the scalp and leads to hair loss.

Causes of Hair Loss: Dandruff

• Poor diet: Hair loss may also be due to poor diet that misses out on vital ingredients like proteins, iron, vitamins and minerals and other micronutrients.

• Stress: Stress is a body reaction that challenges and sometimes disturbs the individual…

Home Remedies For Gout

What is Gout?
Gout is an acute and most painful rheumatic disease, caused by the accumulation of crystals of uric acid (monosodium urate) in the joints, tendons and other tissues of the body. These deposits cause attacks of arthritis with inflammation and pain. The attack may develop suddenly during the night. The gout can be experienced commonly at big toe joint and also at other joints such as foot, hand, knee or shoulder.

Common Causes of Gout
• Kidney failure • Hereditary factors • Obesity • Diuretics • High blood pressure • Alcoholism • Physical stress • Fatigue

Home Remedies for Gout
Tip 1:
Eat 1 Apple after every meal.
Tip 2:
Squeeze the juice of ½ a lime in 1 glass of water. Drink this morning, noon and night.
Tip 3:
Extract ½ a cup of juice of French beans (String beans). Drink this juice everyday for a month.

Home Remedies For Gout
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Home Remedies For Flatulence

What is Gas?

Flatulence is a common problem that affects everyone at some time or other. It occurs when you need to drive out the excess air that builds up in your body. The gut from esophagus or food pipe to rectum contains a lot of gases, but mainly of nitrogen and oxygen, which enter the body through the mouth via air swallowed during regular activities such as eating and talking. Carbon dioxide is produced when the acid present in the stomach comes into contact with bile and juices from the pancreas. Some of these gases are absorbed into the blood and will be breathed out in due course. The rest is passed out through the rectum.

Common Causes of Gas

• Overproduction of bacteria in the stomach
• Foods containing a lot of fiber
• Products made with malt extracts
• Digestive disorders such as gastroenteritis
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
• Bacteria and other organisms
• Contaminated food or water
• Food prepared under unhygienic conditions

Home Remedies for Gas

Tip 1:

Mix 1/2 tsp dry ginger po…