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A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles or tendons. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling, numbness or weakness. A pinched nerve can occur at a number of sites in your body. A herniated disk in your lower spine, for example, may put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg. Likewise, a pinched nerve in your wrist can lead to pain and numbness in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome). With rest and other conservative treatments, most people recover from a pinched nerve within a few days or weeks. Causes-- A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure (compression) is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. In some cases, this tissue might be bone or cartilage, such as in the case of a herniated spinal disk that compresses a nerve root. In other cases, muscle or tendons may cause the condition. In the case of carpal tunnel s…


The name strophanthus is derived from the Greek stophos means a twisted cord or rope and anthos , a flower, thus expressing the chief peculiarity of its appearance, the limb of the corolla being divided into five , long, tail-like segments. Strophanthus has been used as an arrow poison in  Africa. It is an evergreen woody climbingshrub belongs to Apocynaceae family. Stem 90cm long , with hanging festoons and dichomatous branches. Leaves mucronate and acuminate. Flowers cream colored or yellow at the base, purplish –spotted above, and in terminal cymes, appearing during February-March. Corolla with long tailed and twisted lobes. Fruit, a thick skinned lance-ovate follicle, occurring in divergent pairs and containing numerous closely packed hairy seeds with long awns attached to an end. Odor heavy when the seeds are crushed and moistened. Taste strongly bitter

Distribution- It is widely distributed in Tropical Africa.
Part used—Ripe seeds are used for the preparation of mother tincture. S…


Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and arm condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and possibly patterns of hand use. Bound by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway located on the palm side of your wrist. This tunnel protects a main nerve to your hand and the nine tendons that bend your fingers. Compression of the nerve produces the numbness, tingling and, eventually, hand weakness that characterize carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, for most people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, proper treatment usually can relieve the tingling and numbness and restore wrist and hand function. Causes-Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs as a result of compression of the median nerve. The median nerve runs from your forearm through a passageway in your wrist (carpal t…


Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which thethyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones. Women, especially those older than age 60, are more likely to have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism upsets the normal balance of chemical reactions in thebody. It seldom causes symptoms in the early stages, but over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease. Causes---- When thethyroid doesn't produce enough hormones, the balance of chemical reactions in thebody can be upset. There can be a number of causes, including autoimmune disease, treatment for hyperthyroidism, radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and certain medications. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of the neck, just below your Adam's apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland — triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) — have an enormous impact on the he…