Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Home Remedies Smoothie for Men's Reproductive Health and Sexual Potency

This remedy has nutrients that what men need for his productive organs. This delicious recipe can be consumed once or twice daily. It also can be consumed by woman. It is treated as a substitute remedy for prostate heath or as a tonic for general wellness. Bananas are rich in fiber and micro nutrients that men need, and pumpkin seeds, nettle, and chocolate are tonics for the reproductive tract that increase potency and relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate. They also optimize hormone formation and glandular balance. Coconut milk is a tasty milk substitute which doesn 't interfere with the health benefits of chocolate. Vitamin E ensures glandular function and aids sperm formation. And vanilla is an aphrodisiac.

Ingredients

  • 1 peeled banana, frozen
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp. nettle herb, dried
  • 1/2 tsp. liquid natural vitamin E
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. dark cocoa, powdered (not Dutch processed)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Stevia to taste

Instructions
Put all ingredients into the blender and blend it. Coconut milk quantity is adjust according to personal preference of thickness and taste of the smoothie. Stevia is added as desired for sweetness.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Home Remedies to Remove Foot Odor

Home Remedies to Remove Foot Odor
Your feet are the natural habitat of millions of bacteria, which thrive on your sweat and shed skin cells. By-products produced by these bacteria are what give feet that stinky smell. When you seal your feet in a pair of shoes and they pour out sweat, you give the bacteria more food to feast on. Foot odor can also be caused by poorly controlled fungal infections, such as athlete's foot. People with diabetes or heart disease as well as elderly people in general are often more prone to foot infections and foot odor due to inefficient blood circulation.

Home Remedies How To Treat Foot Odor
1. Give the feet an armpit treatment.

How you treat body odor from armpit? That is how you will treat your foot odor. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the same antiperspirant as you use on your armpits can also keep your feet less sweaty and therefore less smelly. Simply spray or roll it on before putting on your shoes and socks. Wash your feet everyday in warm water using a deodorant soap or antibacterial soap to eliminate foot odor.

2. Turn up the heat
After a bath or shower, blow dry your feet with a hair dryer set to its lowest temperature. This is especially good advice if you are prone to athlete's foot or nail fungus as it helps to prevent infection and reduces moisture that causes foot odor.

3. Soak them and scent them.
Try a black tea foot-bath. Simmer two teabags in 500ml water for 15 minutes. Remove the bags and dilute the tea with 2 liter of water, then soak your feet for 30 minutes. Repeat everyday. The tannic acid in strong black tea kills bacteria and closes pores to help your feet sweat less and prevent foot odor.
Make an odor fighting foot soak by adding a cup of vinegar to a basin  of warm water. For more foot odor fighting force, add a few drops of thyme oil. The oil contains a strong antiseptic that kills foot odor causing bacteria. Soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes a day for a week. Do note use this remedy if you have any open sores or broken skin.
If you don't have access to thyme oil, you can easily buy a product that contains it : eg. Listerine mouthwash. Try adding a splash to your foot-bath to eliminate smelly feet. Do not use this if you have a broken skin.

4. Fragrant foot rub.
Lavender oil not only smells good, it can also help to kill bacteria. Rub a few drops onto your feet and massage it in before you go to bed at night. Cover your feet with socks. Before trying this remedy, you should check to make sure that the oil will not irritate your skin by putting one drop on a small area. With this method, your foot odor will vanish.

5. Epsom salt soak.
Mix 2 cups of Epsom salts with 4 liters of warm water in a bucket or basin. Soak your feet for 15 minutes twice a day. The astringent Epsom salts will help to reduce sweating and may kill bacteria that causes foot odor.

6. Give your feet an acne treatment
Apply benzoyl peroxide gel (that are sold on counter pharmacies as an acne treatment) to the bottom of your feet in order to fight bacteria causing foot odor. It can be effective, working in the same way as it does on the bacteria that cause acne.

7. Powder power
Dust your feet with talcum powder or foot powder before you put on your shoes and socks. It will absorb foot odor that is caused by sweat.
Another good foot powder to try are bicarbonate of soda which neutralizes foot odor, and cornflour, which absorbs moisture.

8. Dress well for a better smell
Change your socks at lease once and preferably two or three times a day, replacing them with a clean pair each time. It is like changing your clothes if you feel sweaty.
Alternate between at least two pairs of shoes. After you've worn one pair, set them aside and let them air out for at least 24 hours.
Wear shoes with open-mesh sides or open sandals that allow your feet to 'breathe'. Your feet will also breathe better if you wear cotton socks rather than synthetic blends.
The best cure is to stop wearing shoes - so dump those smelly old slippers and pad around the house and barefoot whenever possible. This will surely prevent foot odor.

Consult your GP if you have athlete's foot that does not clear up with home treatment, excessive sweating even without trainers, or any signs of fungal infection of the nails. You may have an infection that requires a prescription antibiotic or antifungal medication.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Home Remedies and Supplement to Heal Sore Throat


  
Home Remedies to Heal Sore Throat
  A sore throat burns, feels scratchy and may cause pain that makes it hard to talk or swallow. It may also look red and spotted with white or yellow dots. The usual cause is a virus or bacterium. Soreness brought on by viruses (such as those causing colds or flu) usually develops gradually, with little or no fever. But a bacterial infection like strep throat (from streptococcus) often comes on suddenly, accompanied by swollen glands and fever. Throat irritation from smoking dry heat, postnasal drip (where a runny nose drips drown the back of your throat, especially when you are asleep) or an allergic reaction can also cause soreness and resulted in sore throat.

Over-the-counter sore throat reliever
Paracetamol or ibuprofen are the common temporary reliever for sore throat provided when you visit a clinic or get it from a pharmacy.

Home remedies sore throat reliever
1.Gargling for sore throat
Home Remedies Gargling to Heal Sore Throat

For fast and effective relief for sore throat, there is nothing to beat an old-fashioned saltwater gargle. Salt acts as a mild antiseptic and also draws water out of mucous membranes in the throat, which helps to clear phlegm from the throat.
Salt gargle:
Dissolve half teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water(use the warmest you can tolerate), gargle and spit out. Repeat this step every hour to cure sore throat.
Tabasco sauce gargle:
For a spicier gargle, add 10-20 drops of Tabasco sauce to a glass of water. Tabasco is made from peppers so it works like capsaicin and it also has anti-viral properties that works well for sore throat. Don't swallow the gargle as it may irritate the stomach.
Bicarbonate soda gargle
Gargle with bicarbonate of soda solution using half teaspoon of bicarb in a glass of warm water. It will soothe inflammation in sore throat.

2. Honey for healing sore throat
Home Remedies Honey to Heal Sore Throat

Honey has long been used as a sore throat remedy. It has antibacterial properties, which can help to speed up healing. It also acts as a hypertonic osmotic, which means that it draws water out of inflamed tissue. This reduces the swelling and discomfort. Add 2 or 3 teaspoons to a cup of hot water or herbal tea.
Hot lemon with honey can also relieve pain from sore throat. Combine the juice of half a lemon with hot water and add two teaspoons of honey. You can add a tablespoon or two of brandy, whiskey, or port to this for an appetizing and mild numbing hot toddy.
Blackcurrant makes another popular and soothing hot drink for sore throat. The easiest way to make a blackcurrant gargle is to dilute a concentrate such as Ribena with hot water and sip slowly and it soothes sore throat well.

3. Tea for healing sore throat
Home Remedies Horehound tea to Heal Sore Throat

Horehound tea reduces the swelling of inflamed throat tissue. It also thins mucus, which makes it easier for you to clear it from your throat. To make the tea, steep 2 teaspoons chopped herb in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes; strain and drink.
Slippery elm tea contains mucilage that coats the throat and ease the soreness. Steep a teaspoon of the inner bark in 2 cups boiling water, strain and drink.
Marshmallow root tea also contains throat coating mucilage. To make the tea, steep 2 teaspoons of the dried herb in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes; strain and drink. Drink 3 to 5 cups a day to soothes and cure sore throat.

Supplementary for sore throats
1. Vitamin C for sore throat
Take 1000mg vitamin C three times a day. Whether your sore throat is caused by a cold, flu or strep bacteria, this vitamin will help to boost your immune system and fight off infection. Reduce the dose if you develop diarrhoea.

2. Echinacea for sore throat
Home Remedies Echinacea to Heal Sore Throat

Take 200mg of echinacea in capsule form four times a day. This herb's antibacterial and antiviral properties will speed up healing if you have sore throat. Make sure the echinacea you buy is standardized to 3.5 percent echinacosides.

3. Garlic capsules for sore throat
Home Remedies Garlic Capsules to Heal Sore Throat

As another aid to fight off infection in sore throat, take 600mg of garlic in capsule form, four times a day. Dried garlic has potent antibacterial and antiseptic properties that kills bacteria in sore throat. Choose enteric-coated capsule - they are gentler on the digestion and take the capsules with food.

4. Zinc Lozenge for sore throat
Home Remedies Zinc Lozenges to Heal Sore Throat
Take one zinc lozenge every three hour to four hours until your sore throat is gone, but never for longer than five days. In one study, people who sucked on a lozenge containing about 13mg of zinc every two hours got rid of viral sore throats three to four days sooner than those who didn't. But too much zinc can actually damage your immune system, which is why you shouldn't take the lozenges over a long period of time. (The long term safe upper limit for zinc supplements is 25mg a day.)

How to prevent sore throat

Hand wash to prevent Sore Throat


1. During the colds and flu season, wash your hand often and make an effort to keep them away from our eyes, nose, and mouth. You will be less likely to catch a cold or flu and prevent sore throat.

Humidifier and mist vapouriser to soothe Sore Throat


2. Run a cool mist vapouriser or humidifier in your bedroom. Adding moisture to the air will help keep the air from drying out and prevent the lining of your throat from becoming too dry.
If you don't have a humidifier, place a bowl of water on your radiator or heating vent each night. It may not look very elegant but it will work as well as any shop bought item. This will soothes sore throat as it provides moisture to the air.


Quit smoking to prevent Sore Throat
3. If you smoke, quit. Cigarette smoke is extremely irritating to the lining throat. It also causes sore throat.

4. Breath through your nose rather than your mouth. It is a natural way to humidify the air your breathe. This will also soothes your sore throat as the air you breath is moist enough.
5. If you are plagued with a sore throat that seems to come back time and time again, buy a new toothbrush. 6. Bacteria collect on the bristles, and if you injure your gums as you brush, they can enter your system and re-infect you.


Herbs and Vitamins to prevent Sore Throat
7. Bolster your immune system during the colds and flu season with vitamins, herbs and good nutrition. The obvious supplement candidates are vitamin C and E, the minerals zinc and magnesium and immune-boosting herbs such as goldenseal and rhodiola. Also cook or supplement with garlic, ginger, shiitake mushrooms, and reishi mushrooms, all of which have immune boosting properties. This is a good preventive measures on sore throat.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Home Remedies and Supplements to Reduce Asthma Effect

An asthma attack can occur when an irritant - usually a common substance like smoke, cold or dry air, pollen, mould or dust mites - meets a pair of sensitive lungs. Hormonal fluctuations, stress and anger can also trigger an attack. Sometimes there is no apparent cause. Your difficulty in breathing occurs because the bronchioles (air passages in the lungs) go into spasms. This can cause coughing and tightness in the chest. The spasms trigger the release of histamine and other chemicals that cause inflammation and the production of airway-clogging mucus.

Home remedies for asthma attack.

During an asthma attack
1. Stay calm. Panic can make the symptom worse. 
2. Try to visualize by closing your eyes, inhale, feel your lungs expand.
3. In an emergency for home remedies on asthma attack, drink either:

Home Remedies Coffee for Asthma
  

  • A strong cup of coffee or
  • Two 330ml cans of Cola or Red Bull or Lipovitan (which are high in caffeine)

These are drinks that are loaded with caffeine. Caffeine is chemical related to theophylline, a medication for asthma. It helps in open the airways.

Home Remedies and Supplements for Asthma

Home Remedies Ginkgo for Asthma
1. Ginkgo
Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have been using the herb ginkgo to treat asthma for centuries. One recent study suggests that this herb interferes with a protein in the blood that contributes to airway spasms. If you want to try it, buy supplements labelled ginkgo biloba extract, or GBE and take up to 250mg a day. Talk to your doctor about taking these supplements to ensure safety in consumption.

2. Magnesium
Magnesium supplements may make you feel better. Research suggests that magnesium relaxes the airways. Recommendation dose is 300mg a day for men and 270mg for women. Talk to your doctor about taking these supplements to ensure safety in consumption.

Home Remedies Omega Fatty Acids (Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel) for Asthma.
3. Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Mostly found in oily fish such as tuna, salmon, and mackerel, omega 3 fatty acids work much like a class of asthma drugs called leukotriene inhibitors. These drugs stop the actions of body compounds that cause inflammation in the airways. Take six 1000mg fish oil capsules a day in divided doses. Talk to your doctor first if you are taking anticoagulant drugs.

Home remedies evening primrose oil for Asthma
4. Evening primrose oil
Evening primrose oil is also rich in an essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is converted by the body into anti-inflammatory substances. Take 1000mg three times a day. Take with meals to enhance absorption. Talk to your doctor about taking these to ensure safety in consumption.

Home Remedies bioflavonoids for Asthma

5. Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids is a compounds that give fruits and vegetables their bright colours, have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties. Quercetin, one of the best known bioflavonoids, inhibits the release of histamine. Take 500mg of quercetin three times a day, 20 minutes before meals. Talk to your doctor about taking these supplements to ensure safety in consumption.

Home Remedies Tumeric for Asthma.
6. Tumeric
Tumeric is a yellow cooking spice used to flavour Indian curry dishes. This home remedy is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice and it contains inhibit the release of COZ-2 prostaglandins, hormone-like substances involved in inflammation. Mix 1 teaspoon of tumeric powder, found on the spice rack in supermarkets, in a cup of warm milk and drink this up to three times a day. Tumeric capsules and tinctures are also available in health-food stores.

Prevention of Asthma

  • Dont smoke and stay away from people wo do. Tobacco smoke irritates the airways.
  • Dont hurdle around a fireplace or wood-burning stove.
  • Have good ventilation in your house, especially kitchen and room.
  • In cold environment, wrap a scarf around your nose and mouth to warm up chilled air before inhaling.
  • Be alert on highly scented food or strong perfume.
  • Eat smaller and frequent meals. Do not eat  before you go to bed. Upwards migration  of stomach acids that cause heartburn may also cause asthma attacks.
  • Use aspirin-free pain reliever.
  • Consider the Buteyko method, a complementary therapy for controlling the symptom of asthma and other breathing disorder. It is based on the belief that breathing related disorders result from chronic over-breathing, also known as hyperventilation. It involves very specific breathing exercises as well as dietary and lifestyle changes.
Abdominal Breathing for Asthma Attack
By practicing this simple deep-breathing trick, it can help by reducing the severity and frequency of your asthma attack. When an attack start, you naturally become more anxious as it gets harder to breathe. This produces a 'clenching' response that can further restrict your airways. If you practiced this breathing technique, you can use it to help yourself breathe more freely.
  1. Lie on your back on a carpet or mat and place a book on your stomach.
  2. Inhale gently and deeply, but not by expanding your chest. Instead, expand your abdomen. Keep an eye on the book. If it rises, you are breathing in the right way.
  3. Just when you think you've reach your full capacity, take in a little more air and see if you can raise the book a little higher.
  4. Exhale gradually, slowly counting to five. The more you exhale, the more relaxed you will feel.
  5. Repeat this step at least 5 times.




Saturday, May 17, 2014

Foods to prevent constipation


Home remedies for curing constipation
The definition of constipation includes the following:
  • infrequent bowel movements (typically three times or fewer per week)
  • difficulty during defecation (straining during more than 25% of bowel movements or a subjective sensation of hard stools), or
  • the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation.
  • Hard stools more than 25% of the time
Constipation can be caused or exacerbated by a low fiber diet, low liquid intake, or dieting.
Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. The normal length of time between bowel movements ranges widely from person to person. Some people have bowel movements three times a day; others, only one or two times a week. Going longer than three days without a bowel movement is too long. After three days, the stool or feces become harder and more difficult to pass.

Home Remedies for Constipation :

Dried Apricots for home remedies curing constipation
Eating dried fruit e.g. dried apricots which are well known to stimulate the bowel. Pear juice works well too.
Dissolve 1 tablespoon of honey into 1 cup of warm water and drink this on an empty stomach.
A glass of celery juice daily to encourages a sluggish bowel and helps remove toxins from the body.

You may also consume high fiber foods to prevent constipation.
Below are the foods that are high in fiber:

Fruits
Prunes, pear, mango, apple, raspberries, raw blackberries, raw strawberries, seedless raisins

Breads
Rye breads, bran flakes breads, wheat bread

Nuts and Seeds
Almonds, Pistachios, Peanuts, Walnuts, Pecans.

Legumes
Navy beans, pinto beans (cooked), kidney beans, baked beans, lentils (cooked), black beans (cooked), lima beans (cooked), split peas (cooked).


If constipation continues, kindly consult your doctor. 


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Home Remedies for Insomnia

Home Remedies to cure Insomnia
Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired. While the term is sometimes used to describe a disorder demonstrated by polysomnographic evidence of disturbed sleep, this sleep disorder is often practically defined as a positive response to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?"
People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Feeling tired upon waking
There are many methods to cure insomnia. You may try the following method as below. These methods are natural and harmless and do not involve taking pills :

  1. Get up and wet your belly button with water, then return to bed to sleep.
  2. Comb or brush your hair for 10 minutes before retiring. This is meant to be a very calming and relaxing activity.
  3. Heat a large cup of milk with a peeled onion, but do not boil. Drink 30 minutes before bedtime.
  4. Some people like a warm bath before bed, others prefer a cold splash of water under the under arms.
  5. A tea made from apple skins is meant to induce sleep. Add dried apple skins to water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, sweeten to taste and drink 2 to 3 cups during the evening.

Now for some of the more common remedies for insomnia:

Valerian tea
Valerian tea - Home remedies to cure Insomnia
  • Valerian is well known to help insomniacs. You can choose to drink a cup of valerian tea or take a few drops of tincture before bed.
  • Valerian can also be used in a calming bath. Chop or grind 75g/2 ½ oz dried valerian root, add to 2 litres/4 pints of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Cover and leave to infuse for 20 minutes. Add to the evening bath.

Hops tea
Hops tea - Home remedies to cure insomnia
  • Hops tea is a traditional sleeping aid. Add 2 teaspoons of chopped hops flowers to 1 cup of almost boiling water, cover and leave for 15 minutes. Strain, and drink one cup 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Drinking hops tea during day will contribute to general relaxation. Caution: If sleeplessness is due to depression or low mood disorders please choose a different remedy as hops can make things worse.

Lavender tea
Lavender tea - Home remedies to cure insomnia
  • Lavender is great in a tea, bath or in a pillow to lend its relaxing aroma to your bedtime routine.
  • For the bath brew a handful of lavender flowers for 15 minutes before straining and adding it to the bathwater.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of lavender flowers to 1 cup of almost boiling water, cover and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Strain, and drink 1 or 2 cups during the evening.
  • If insomnia is caused by restlessness, sweet woodruff tea is a well known muscle relaxant.



Home Remedies for Smelly and Bad Breath

Home Remedies for Smelly and Bad Breath.

Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth thus creating smells in your mouth. As foods are digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, they are eventually carried to your lungs and given off in your breath.

Also known as halitosis, it is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people to seek dental care, following tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease), and about 20% of the general population are reported to suffer from it to some degree. For some, bad breath is considered a social taboo and, as a result, perceived or genuine halitosis can sometimes trigger social anxiety and depression.

Bad breath will also give problems in socializing, thus giving people lesser confidence in speaking.

In order to cure smelly and bad breath, one may treat it by :

Coffee Bean to treat Smelly and Bad Breath
  • Chewing a coffee bean. This will refresh smelly breath very quickly

Basil Leaves - Home Remedies for Smelly and Bad Breath
  • Make a mouthwash by covering 1 handful of dried basil leaves with 1 cup of boiling water, cover and leave for 15 minutes. Let it cool, then use it to rinse the mouth. Bad breath will eventually gone.

Parsley - Home Remedies for removing garlic breath
  • Parsley chases away garlic breath when chewed fresh. 

Chocolate - Home Remedies for removing garlic breath

  • A small piece of chocolate will also chases away garlic breath.

Areca nuts - Home Remedies for Smelly and Bad Breath

Betel Leaves - Home Remedies for Smelly and Bad Breath

  • According to traditional Ayurvedic medicine, chewing areca nut with betel leaf is a remedy for curing bad breath.