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HOMOEOPATHY FOR DANDRUFF

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Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn't contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. The good news is that dandruff usually can be controlled. Mild cases of dandruff may need nothing more than daily shampooing with a gentle cleanser. More stubborn cases of dandruff often respond to medicated shampoos. For most teens and adults, dandruff symptoms are easy to spot: white, oily looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders, and a possibly itchy, scaly scalp. The condition may worsen during the fall and winter, when indoor heating can contribute to dry skin, and improve during the summer. A type of dandruff called cradle cap can affect babies. This disorder, which causes a scaly, crusty scalp, is most common in newborns, but it can occur anytime during infancy. Although it can be alarming for parents, cradle cap isn't dangerous and usually clears up o…

ISPAGHULA FOR CONSTIPATION, PEPTIC ULCER

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Ispaghula, botanically known as plantago ovata belons to family plantaginaceae. It is also known as Ishabgul and spogel seeds. It is a native to Western Asia  and India. It has been extensively used in the Indian system of medicine fro the ancient times. It was prescribed by the ancient physicians as a cure for inflammatory and functional derangement of the mucous membranes of the gastro intestinal and geniito urinary system. The seeds contain a large amount of mucilage and a small amount of holoside planteose. The ispaghula embryo oil has been a good source of linoleic acid . The seeds are cooling and midly laxative . They act as a diuretic and also have a soothing effect on the skin and mucous membrane . Seeds and its outer coatings are used for medicinal preparations MEDICINAL USES Constipation- Ispaghula is used beneficially in costipation. The seeds should be soaked in water before use, which makes them disintegrate in the alimentary canal . The large amount of mucilage in the see…

WALNUT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

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Nuts have gotten a bad rap for being too high in fat, but the truth about them is that nuts, especially walnuts, are a powerhouse of nutrition. Contrary to what people believe, walnuts are actually good for weight management since an ounce of walnut contains 2.5g of omega 3 fats, 4g of protein and 2g of fibre that help provide satiety, Diabetic Living India magazine reported. Any successful weight management plan must include the satiety factor; so walnut is undoubtedly the right food to consider if you are into a weight management programme. Despite being ‘dense in calories, walnuts can be an important tool in helping you lose weight. These nuts can also reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating about 28 walnut halves a day provides antioxidants and phytosterols that may help reduce the risk of the disease. The nuts can improve sleep, as they contain hormone melatonin, that induces sleep and helps regulate sleep. This makes walnuts a great evening or bedtime snack for improving your sleep…

HOMOEOPATHY FOR NASAL POLYP

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An abnormal growth or non neoplastic  masses projects in to the nasal cavity arising from the mucous membrane of the nose. It may be single or multiple Symptoms- Nasal stiffness leading to total nasal obstruction- Partial or total loss of smell. Sneezing  and watery discharge. Voice may become thick and dull. Mouth breathing HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES Calcarea carb. 1M- Fat children. Mucus polypus which bleed easily. Swelling at the root of nose. Alternately dry or acrid coryza. Catch cold at every change of weather. Give one dose every seven days Lemna minor Q- Head remedy for nasal polyp. Putrid or loss of smell. Profuse mucopurulent  discharge. Give 10 drops every 4 hours Phosphorus 200- Nasal polyp bleed easily. Handkerchief always bloody. Imaginary foul smell . Frequent sneezing. Craving for cold drinks. Give one dose every seven days Sanguinaria nitric 3x- Feels obstructed. Profuse watery mucus with burning pain. Small crusts which bleed when removed. Give 1 grain 4 times daily Teucrium CM…

GOOSEBERRY- HEALTH BENEFITS

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Goosberry botanically known as Emblica officinalis Gaertn belongs to family Euphorbiaceace. It is also known as amla . It has been used as a valuable ingredient of various medicines in India and the Middle east from immemmorial . Shusrut , the great authority of Ayurveda considers it  the best of all acid fruits and most useful for health and in treating diseases . It is a native of India and found through out India. It is the main ingredient of chavanaprasa . Also it is one of the three ingredients in triphala , a compound in Indegenous medicine used in the treatment of headcahe , biliousness, dyspepsia, constipation, enlarged liver and ascites It contains proteins, fat, fibre, minerals, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acid , more vit. C, b- carotene, vit. B1. B2, . Fruit is used for the preparation of medicines MEDICINAL USES Heart diseases- Goosberry is considered an effective remedy  for heart diseases . It tones up the functions of the organs of the body and bui…

CONTROL HYPERTENSION WITHOUT MEDICINE

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High blood pressure can boost the risks of leading killers such as heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. While medication can lower blood pressure, it may cause side effects such as leg cramps, dizziness, and insomnia. Luckily, most people can bring down their blood pressure naturally without medication. Here are top 10 natural alternatives to prescribed drugs, according to ABC News. Go for power walks: Hypertensive patients who went for fitness walks at a brisk pace lowered pressure by almost 8 mmhg over 6 mmhg. Exercise helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently, so it doesn”t work as hard to pump blood. Slow breathing and meditative practices such as qigong, yoga, and tai chi decrease stress hormones, which elevate renin, a kidney enzyme that raises blood pressure. So try 5 minutes in the morning and at night. Inhale deeply and expand your belly. Exhale and release all of your tension. Eat potatoes: Loading up on potassium-rich fruits and …

MOUTH WASH USERS ARE AT A GREATER RISK OF HEART ATTACK

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A new study has revealed that mouthwash users are at a greater risk of heart attack, as it can increase blood pressure by killing off “good” bacterias, which help blood vessels to relax. Professor Amrita Ahluwalia of Queen Mary, University of London, said that killing the good bacterias is a disaster, as small rises in blood pressure have significant impact on morbidity and mortality from heart disease and stroke, the Daily Express reported. She added that their research is not trying to tell people to stop using antiseptic mouthwashes if they have a gum or tooth infection, but they would ask why anyone else would want to. The study, which tracked the blood pressure of 19 healthy people who started using Corsodyl twice a day, found that their blood pressure shot up by between 2 and 3.5 units. According to the study, for each two-point rise in blood pressure, the risk of dying from heart disease rose by seven percent and the risk of dying from stroke by 10 percent. Corsodyl makers GlaxoSmit…

RAUWOLFIA FOR HYPERTENSION, INSANITY

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Rauwolfia  serpentina Benth ex Kurz belongs to family Apocynaceae. It is commonly known in english as snake root and sarpagandha in sanskrit. It is indigenius to India. The plant is believed to have been used in Indian system of medicine for about 4000 years. It has been mentioned in Charaka’s work. It root has been valued in India and Malayan peninsula from ancient times as an antidote for the bites of poisonous reptlies and insects. Grows in waste places and shady forests in different parts of India . Leaves and root s are used for medicinal purpose MEDICINAL USES High blood pressure- Rauwolfia is an effective remedy for hypertension and it has been adapted by medical fraternity in most countries. Half a teaspoon of the root powder taken thrice a day is effective in relieving hypertension. In homoeopathic system of medicine also use this remedy for hypertension. Tincture 10 drops three times a day is found to be very effective. Reserpine was found to be the most active principle respon…

HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR BAD BREATH

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Bad breath  medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems.Bad breath  can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease.Gum diseaseis caused by the buildup of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. Ifgum diseasecontinues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone. Other dental causes of bad breath include poorly fitting dental appliances,yeast infectionsof the mouth, and dental caries (cavities). The medical conditiondry mouth(also called xerostomia) also can cause bad breath.Salivais necessary to moisten the mouth, neutralize acids produced by plaque, and wash away dead cells that accumulate on the tongue, gums, and cheeks. If not removed, these cells decompose and can cause bad breath.Dry mouthmay be a side effect of variousmed…

ALOE VERA - HEALTH BENEFITS

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Aloe vera , Aloe barbadensis belons to family Liliaceae. It is known as Indian aloe, and in sanskrit Kumari. Aloe is a native to the dry regions of East and South Africa, and the mediterranean basin. The ancient Greeks preparation of aloe is taken  internally as a laxative. It is cultivated thriugh out India MEDICINAL USES Spleen enlargement- The juice of aloe is mixed with curcuma longa powder alleviates spleenomegaly and scrofula Epilepsy- Ghee cooked with aloe juice and decoction of Glycyrriza glabra and added with sugar is useful in epilepsy and palpitation of heart Penile wart –Wrapping with the leaf of aloe destroys the wart Dysuria- If there is dysuria during fever one should take the juice of aloe Inflammation in penis- Cuminum cyminum pounded with aloe is applied as paste on abscess . It pacifies burning sensation and inflammation Abscess- Aloe dococted with tila and sor gruel or alone ripens the abscess Unripe , ripening, or ripe abscess should be coverd with steamed leaf devoid of …

HOMOEOPATHY FOR SINUSITIS

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Sinusitis  refers to inflammation of any of the sinuses, the air filled cavities in the bones around the nose The sinuses are air filled cavities in the skull situated behind the nose and eyes and in the cheeks and forehead. They are lined with a mucus secreting membrane and are connected to the nasal cavity by a number of narrow channels. Healthy sinuses are sterile and open, allowing mucus to drain and air to circulate . When inflamed the sinuses become blocked with mucus and can become infected . It can be acute or chronic HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINES 1.Kali bichromicum 30 – Aching and fullness between eye brows in the fore head. Semilateral headache in small spots. Thick ropy sticky greenish yellow discharge. Nostrils blocked. Give every 4 hours 2.Pulsatilla 30- Chronic cold with loss of smell. Sinus with frontal tenderness which is sensitive to touch. Yellow green discharge. Better in cool open air. Give every 4 hours 3.Siliceae 30- Pain begins at the back of the head and settles over the ey…

PLANT MEDICINES FOR HEART

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World Heart Day, being observed on 29 September this year, will emphasise on prevention of heart disease among women and children. Stress, a sedentary lifesyle, unhealthy food habits, alcohol and smoking contribute to increased heart disease risk. The following are are some plant medicines make your heart healthy Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): Arjuna induces improvement of cardiac muscle function and subsequently improves pumping activity of the heart. The Arjuna promotes effective cardiac functioning, and regulates blood pressure and tones the heart Ajamoda (Carum Roxburghianum): This is credited with stimulant and carminative properties and is prescribed as a sedative and tonic. This is prescribed as a decoction or as a liquid extract. The fatty oil from seeds is used in many medicinal preparations as an antispasmodic and nerve stimulant. This is also credited with diuretic properties which are essential in treating certain heart ailments. Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris): Tribulus Terrest…

HOMOEOPATHY FOR PIMPLES

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Pimples or acne a rash mainly on the face due to the blockage  and inflammation of glands in the skin. It is most common in teenages, but it can happen at any age , even in an infant. Three out of four teenages have acne to some extent, probably caused by hormonal changes that stimulate the oil production . It may persist in to a persons 30’s and 40’s HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINES 1.Asterias rubens 30 – A specific remedy for pimples. Pimples at the age of puberty . Red pimples on side of nose , chin, and mouth . Give every 4 hours 2.Berberis aqufolium Q - Blotches and pimples. Give 10 drops three times daily after meals 3.Echinacea 3x- Specific for acne- Give every 4 hours 4.Eugenia jambos 30- Simple and indurated acne. Painful pimples. Red pimples and rosy skin on the sides of the nose , chin and mouth . Give every 4 hours 5.Jugulans regia Q- Blackhead and acne on the face with itching . Red pomples. 10 drops 3 times daily 6.Kali bromatum 3x- It should be tried when Asterias rubens fails. Itching …

CONSUMING SALT CAUSES OBESITY IN ADOLESCENTS

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Adolescents consuming more than twice the recommended daily allowance of salt increases their high sodium intake that correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, a new study has found. In the study of 766 healthy teens, 97 percent self-reported exceeding the American Heart Association’s recommendation of consuming less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily.on regardless of how many calories they consume, a new study has found. “The majority of studies in humans show the more food you eat, the more salt you consume, the fatter you are,” Dr. Haidong Zhu, molecular geneticist at the Medical College of Georgia and Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Regents University, said. “Our study adjusted for what these young people ate and drank and there was still a correlation between salt intake and obesity,” Zhu said. These high-sodium consumers also had high levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha, which is secreted by immune cells and cont…