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Home Remedies for Acidity

An excess or imbalance of digestive acids produced by the stomach can cause a stomach ache, gas, nausea, bad breath and other symptoms. It is a common problem that affects people of all ages.
Those who suffer frequently from acidity problems may refer to having an “acid stomach.” Eating spicy foods, lack of exercise, irregular eating habits, stress, or drinking alcohol frequently can lead to acidity problems.
Some simple natural remedies can be used to treat stomach acidity. For instance, simply drinking one or two glasses of water will help neutralize and flush out excess acid in your stomach.


If you frequently suffer from acidity, drink a glass of lukewarm water every day before going to sleep and immediately after waking up in the morning. Do not drink water during or immediately after a meal though, as it can lead to improper digestion that can contribute to acidity.
There are many more simple ingredients available in your kitchen or refrigerator that can be used to get relief from st…

Home Remedies For a Sore Throat

Sore throats abound. With winter already dropping temperatures and the inevitable cold symptoms sneaking in, it’s time to stock up on supplies to combat the result of infection, such as the painful sore throat. Over-the-counter medication treats the symptoms, such as a sore throat, but doesn’t aid your body’s defenses in fighting off the infection. Rather than sticking to patent medicines, take an approach that’s gentler on your body while boosting your ability to get well. Try any of these natural remedies.

 Salt Water For Sore Throats

Although it sounds painful, gargling with warm salt water is actually soothing to a sore throat. The sodium in salt draws moisture out of cells, reducing the swelling of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat. This eases the pressure of the swollen tissues, thins mucus and allows your sinuses to drain.

One cup of warm water, preferably around 8 ounces, and a half teaspoon of salt are all that are needed. Heat the water until it’s warm, but not hot, …

Top 10 Superfoods that Prevent Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants or pathogens.
Inflammation can help heal infections, wounds and tissue damage. However, when it gets out of control, it can actually damage the body. Inflammation can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation starts rapidly and quickly becomes severe, with symptoms usually lasting for a week or two. On the other hand, chronic inflammation can last for several months to years.  Symptoms of inflammation are redness, swollen joints that feel hot to the touch, joint pain, joint stiffness and loss of joint function. Inflammation may also cause general flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, loss of energy, headaches, loss of appetite and muscle stiffness. Often, only a few of these symptoms are present when suffering from inflammation.
A wide range of health problems are linked with inflammation. They include acne, asthma, sinusitis, atherosclerosis, periodontitis, celiac disease, hay f…

Home Remedies for Common Cold

They say there’s no cure for the common cold. While it is true that it can’t always be prevented, there are cures for the symptoms that come with a cold.


A cold is a kind of infection that can be caused by different types of viruses. Some of the common symptoms of a cold are headache, runny nose, cough, high fever, itchy eyes, sore throat, body aches and so on.



It is important to treat a cold before it leads to other infections like strep throat, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Many natural treatments offer effective relief from the various symptoms of a common cold without any side effects.


Here are the top 10 home remedies for a common cold:




1. GarlicGarlic’s antibacterial and antiviral properties can be very helpful in getting rid of cold symptoms. Garlic is good for the immune system and helps open up respiratory passages, and also helps flush toxins out of your body.


Mix together one crushed garlic clove, two teaspoons lemon juice, one teaspoon honey, and half a teaspoon cayenne pepper or re…

How to Balance Hormone Levels Naturally

Hormones play an important role in our health as they affect many of the body’s processes. More often than not, hormonal imbalances are caused by changes in estrogen and are more common in females than males. Hormonal changes typically occur during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

In addition, factors like advancing age, poor diet, too much or too little exercise, adrenal exhaustion and stress, lack of sleep, birth control pills, toxins and chemicals like pesticides contribute to hormonal imbalance.

Some common symptoms of this problem include anxiety, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, weight problems, excess hair growth or hair loss, migraines, low sex drive, oily or dry skin, acne, food cravings, premenstrual syndrome, infertility and others.


As hormones impact metabolic functions, paying attention to sensations like your hunger, energy and cravings can give you a faint clue as to whether your hormones are in balance.

You can use natural home remedies and herb…

7 Unusual Ways To Boost your Health Naturally

It sounds weird but, it’s true that there are some unusual ways to boost your health naturally. Though unusual, they are not unnatural, and therefore quiet safe let’s have a look.
Laugh hysterically
As we laugh hysterically large amount of air is pumped in and out of the lungs which bring lot of oxygen in the body. Laughter helps in release of endorphin which boosts the immune system and lowers stress. A good hearty laugh strengthens your immune system. It increases the level of immunoglobin, a chemical that fights against bacteria and virus and also gives exercise to the voice box, lungs and diaphragm. To get better benefit join a nearby laughter club where laughter therapy is used to relieve stress and maintain good health.
Sing a song
Everyone loves to sing and everybody right from the bathroom singer to the professional one enjoys it. But do you know that singing can keep you fit and fine? It’s found that people who sing are much healthier than those who don’t. Singing does have mirac…

Home Remedies For a Sore Throat

Sore throats abound. With winter already dropping temperatures and the inevitable cold symptoms sneaking in, it’s time to stock up on supplies to combat the result of infection, such as the painful sore throat. Over-the-counter medication treats the symptoms, such as a sore throat, but doesn’t aid your body’s defenses in fighting off the infection. Rather than sticking to patent medicines, take an approach that’s gentler on your body while boosting your ability to get well. Try any of these natural remedies.

1. Salt Water For Sore Throats

Although it sounds painful, gargling with warm salt water is actually soothing to a sore throat. The sodium in salt draws moisture out of cells, reducing the swelling of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat. This eases the pressure of the swollen tissues, thins mucus and allows your sinuses to drain.

One cup of warm water, preferably around 8 ounces, and a half teaspoon of salt are all that are needed. Heat the water until it’s warm, but not hot…

10 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

High blood pressure, though sounds to be very common, has shattering effects on our body and mind. In this world of competition, the stress levels are moving high, causing hypertension to 1 out of every 3 individuals.  High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. A healthy lifestyle can not only prevent us from risk of high blood pressure but also prevents us from many other diseases and disorders. It is always better to go the natural way hence we have compiled 10 ways to lower your blood pressure naturally.
Lower the Salt intake:
Imagine the world without salt. It is even impossible to think about a salt less world. Salt enhances the taste but if consumed in excess amounts, leads to hypertension. A diet low in sodium is recommended for high blood pressure patients. The normal intake of salt per person is about 6gms. But in hypertensive patients this intake should be reduced to half and also restrict the foods rich in salts like cheese, sea food, pickles, salted n…

Home Remedies for Candida

Many common ailments are caused by the Candida albicans fungus. Diaper rash, thrush, a skin infection or a yeast infection in women — all are due to an overgrowth of the yeast fungus.

Though not a serious condition, it’s important to treat a Candida infection as soon as you notice symptoms. In addition to minimizing discomfort, early treatment will reduce the risk of the infection spreading and your susceptibility to more serious conditions.

Candida is normally present on your skin and in your mouth and gastrointestinal tract without causing any harm. In women, it is also present in the vagina.

However, an overgrowth of Candida can cause candidiasis, giving rise to symptoms like intense itching and redness. It can affect the skin, mouth, stomach, urinary tract and vagina.

When it affects the mouth, it is called an oral thrush and is characterized by a creamy, white coating or patches in the mouth.
On the skin, it leads to rashes and blisters, especially on skin folds.
Vaginal yeast infectio…

15 Amazing Benefits of Fresh Ginger

Ginger is a type of herb that can spice up dishes and special recipes; but it’s actually more than that, as it’s a medicinal root crop that can be used in a lot of ways for health benefits. Finding out about the uses of this food ingredient will allow you to realize its worth so that you can include it in your daily recipes.
Antioxidant Properties
As with all types of herbs, ginger also contains high levels of antioxidant properties. This function can inhibit inflammation inside the body so as to provide protection from sickness and complications. Antioxidants are especially effective in making the immune system strong so that it can resist the harmful side effects of free radicals in the environment. And since we are living in a world that’s already highly polluted with chemicals and other toxic elements, taking in foods that are rich in antioxidant properties is very much recommended.
Stomach Health
Intake of ginger in whatever form can calm the stomach as it contains compounds and subs…

Home Remedies for High Cholesterol

High cholesterol often is caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices like a diet high in saturated fats and lack of adequate physical activity.

Factors such as obesity, smoking, excessive drinking, aging (arteries tend to narrow with age), genetics, and certain underlying conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney or liver disease also increase the risk of developing this problem.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance present in your blood that is needed for building and maintaining cell membranes, converting sunshine to vitamin D, and other important functions.

However, a high level of cholesterol, also called hypercholesterolemia, is unhealthy and can lead to serious and even fatal health problems. Cholesterol tends to accumulate along artery walls and increases your risk of developing heart disease.

Usually, blood cholesterol levels should remain below 200 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter of blood). It is considered borderline high when it is between 200 and 239 mg/dL, and when …

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