Herbal Remedies For Weight Gain

Some people are worried about reducing their body weight and some are worried as how to gain body weight. Gaining good body weight is not an easy thing, especially in the case of people who have been skinny and lean for a major portion of their lives. Some people have such a body structure that they never get fatty in spite of eating too much. People with an emaciated body usually remain under stress and tension and this tension makes their body thin. To gain weight they eat many things in excess but this excessive eating further upsets their stomach and they lose more weight.

Increase in body weight means increase in mass of muscles and fat deposits. To increase body weight and mass, one should eat healthy food at regular intervals. Breakfast should be heavy and full of carbohydrates.  After that, your lunch should be of such food items that are a rich source of protein and fiber. In the evening munchies, you can again eat and drink food items full of carbohydrates and calories. For dinner, you should eat light food that is low in carbohydrate content and protein content.

Do not forget to take a long walk after your night meal. Some people have a wrong conception that exercise or walk can make them even thinner. On the contrary, it will improve your digestive system and further help you eat healthy food in the morning again. Exercise is very helpful in gaining weight and body fat is also controlled in this manner. By exercise or walk, your body can absorb the calories consumed by you and help you increase your body mass in accurate quantity. Brisk walking, swimming, cycling etc. are useful in making your body active and strong.

Many herbal remedies for weight gain are gifted us by mother nature. Herbs like Khadir, Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Shatavri, Shankpushpi, Neem, Trifla and Guduchi are very effective in solving the problem of being under weight. Ashwagandha is an anabolic agent that is helpful in increasing digestion and improving body resistance. It is also helpful in reducing stress factor that usually counters the effect of your efforts of increasing body weight. Shatavri herb is a tonic that is very much useful in increasing body weight. It is a very nutritious herb and is helpful in increasing one’s intellectual level also.

Intake of milk and milk products is also very useful. Eat pure Ghee and peanut butter in good quantity for increasing mass of your muscles. Try to keep tensions away from you. Prefer eating banana with milk thrice a day. You can also put some almonds in this milk. You can also drink milk after eating mango. Mango contains calories in good number but is without protein content.

Prefer eating food full of Vitamin D &B, magnesium, calcium and proteins. Green leafy vegetables with cereals is a good choice in this regard. Also, add some rice in your diet on a daily basis.

Herbal Remedies For Pets

Many from us have pets in our homes. We all agree with the fact that pets are not mere animals for us, rather they are like family members.

Therefore, before using herbs for treating pets, one thing should be keep in mind that pets have short digestive system than human beings. Pets are unable to digest fresh herbs as humans so tincture of herbs is a good option for treating pets like dogs, cats, and other small creatures.

Here are some herbs that can be helpful in treating various ailments of pets like aggression, anxiety, cancer, disobedience, constipation, gastric problems, diabetes, distemper, flatulence and gas, stress, bladder infection, liver infections, parasites, urinary tract infection, viral infections and tick bite. Prefer to give doses in small amounts many times a day instead of giving a heavy dose once.

Tincture of Aloe Vera is a good treatment for the problems like arthritis, allergies, over acid condition, intestinal infections and ulcers. Tea of Aloe Vera herb can also be given but the quantity should be according to the body weight of the animal. If pet’s body weight is around 40-50 kg., 10 ml tincture of aloe vera can be given.

Bee Pollen is a good herb for treating the problem of constipation, arthritis, urinary tract infection, viral infections and gastric problems. Bee Pollen is a rich source of calcium, protein, iron, Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin and Niacin (3 categories of Vitamin B).

If your pet is suffering from fungus infection, round worms, tapeworms, ring worms and parasites, black walnut is the best treatment for it. Black walnut acts as a de-wormer and is helpful in reliving inflammation and irritation caused by worms and parasites.

Chamomile herb is also very useful for treating pain, inflammation and gas problems of pets. Chamomile tea or juice can be given to pets for better results. Chamomile herb is very useful for the health of stomach and intestines. It improves digestion and increases appetite also. Catnip tincture is helpful in treating constipation and all problems related to stomach. Catnip tincture is purely organic and helps in strengthening immunity and nervous system.

Colloidal silver herb is a winter herb. It is very effective in strengthening immunity. It protects pets from ear, throat, lung and sinus infections during cold season. It is also useful in treating minor cuts, sores and rashes as it acts as an anti-biotic herb.

Corn silk tincture is useful in treating problems related with bladder. It is helpful for treating urinary tract problems and can also be used in treating problem of bedwetting and inconsistent leakage.

Essiac tincture and Echinacea Tincture both are helpful in treating tumors and various infections of pets. They help in strengthening their immune system. To get rid of fleas, do shampoo your pet with eucalyptus oil. Garlic tincture is also of use in treating this problem of your beloved pet.

How To Prevent Leukemia The Herbal Way ?

Leukemia, which is the synthesis of two Greek word leukos and aima is a cancer of blood or bone marrow. Leukos means white and aima means blood. In this disease, blood cells, generally white blood cells grow abnormally and then split into their acute and chronic forms. This disease affects the digestive system, kidneys, lungs and other parts of the body. By and large the victims of this cancer are children. It spreads to the brain and affects the nervous system. Headaches, seizures, weakness, blurred vision, difficulty in balance, vomiting and anemia are the symptoms of this disease.

Leukemia is mounting at an alarming rate but we can prevent it by adhering to simple herbal ways like taking wholesome diet. A healthy diet is good for making good quality blood that further helps in improving the immune system. By avoiding the intake of junk food, dairy products, white sugar, white rice, liquor, tobacco and coffee etc., one can prevent leukemia. Also, regular practice of Yoga and Pranayama helps a lot to strengthen the body’s immune system, which ultimately results as cure of any chronic disease.

Orange and banana fruits are good for preventing cancer. Similarly green and yellow leafy vegetables are also good to eat. To prevent leukemia one must keep his immune system in good form because there is no treatment to kill cancer. Strengthening the immune system can only treat leukemia. For this, one should apply certain rules in life. Fresh air, drinking plenty of pure water, eating balanced diet, taking enough rest, making habit of exercising in fresh air, enjoying sun bask regularly, drinking two to three glasses of carrot juice and eating one fish daily are some of the easy ways. The cancer cells get weak by applying these rules.

For newborn babies, breast milk has certain properties for curing cancer. A research has shown that breast milk can reduce the risk of leukemia by 25%.  For adults, uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, sprouted grains are a good option.  High fat diet, junk food and sugar must be eliminated from diet of leukemia patients. These can paralyze the white blood cells.

By improving food habits one can also avoid the pain of treatment of chemotherapy. Uncooked food is live food and it possesses the nutrient value in a wholesome manner. You can’t grow any cooked seed because after cooking it becomes dead. It cannot grow. But you can grow raw seeds. By eating suitable uncooked food you can kill cancer cells in the long run.

The preparation of uncooked food is very simple and tasty too. This food is also known as Functional Food because one eats this diet for a particular function namely that of weakening the leukemia cells from the body by strengthening the immune system. Here are some recipes for functional food.

Grind some nuts like almonds with a grind mill or coffee mill. Add grain seeds in it. Then blend this mixture. This is the healthy way to improve immune system. You can eat it with some fruit or vegetable dip. For a vegetable dip, mix all the vegetable you are fond of, like carrot, cucumber, tomato, peas, spinach etc. and blend them. You can add a little salt for taste. You can decorate it with nuts. Similarly you can make fruit dips. Take one mango, 2 peaches, 4 apricots, ¼ banana, one apple and some quantity of papaya and blend these all. You can also add salt for taste.

Natural Cure For Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus can infect the nail to get it discolored, thick and brittle. It can be caused by injury, poor hygiene, and contact with fungus spores in public spas and pools or showers. Many medications are given to cure it but some herbal and natural treatment may be suggested to cure it without any side effects.

Tea Tree Oil: This oil is an anti-fungus and antiseptic to cure toenail fungus. It should be directly applied on the toenail without diluting it. It may be applied thrice in a day.

Garlic is important: Garlic is anti- fungal to cure this ailment. Soak the feet in warm water mixing in it some garlic cloves and a little lemon juice for at least fifteen minutes.

Lavender Oil: This oil helps to prevent skin irritation and help in healing this ailment. It may be rubbed directly on the toenail to get relief.

Yellow variety banana: Take a ripe banana and mash it and mix it with neem extracts or oil to make a paste. It is to be applied on the toenail to get relief. Wash it after the half an hour. Apply it regularly. It will help in treat the toenail fungus.

Onion juice: Onion has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and is considered the best treatment to cure this ailment. Rub it directly on the toenail to cure it.

Tulsi juice with lime juice: This is very effective to use the combination of both to rub it on the nail to get relief from this ailment. It may be applied twice in a day for at least a week to have proper treatment of this problem.

Betel juice: This juice is very useful to treat fungus due to anti-fungal properties. Make a mixture of betel juice and onion juice to apply on the affected portion of the body to get relief.

Henna Leaves: It is better to apply paste of henna leave on the affected area. Henna has got germicidal properties  to to cure this problem.

Gundhak: It is a yellow sulphur and it is antiseptic to cure fungus. It can be mixed in bland oil namely coconut oil to apply over the affected portion to have relief from this problem.

Vinegar: It is very effective to treat fungus. Apply it on the affected area, it actually kills the fungus because it is acidic. Apply few drops of vinegar regularly to the affected nail to get rid of this disease.

Beer treatment : Acidophilus beer soak is quite useful to cure fungus. Infected nail should be dipped in mixture of beer and bacteria (available in sachet form). Beer will soften the nails and acidophilus will create acidic  environment which kills the fungus. Its regular use will kill the fungus.

Natural Remedies For Toothache

Toothache is a common problem of the people. Some people are scared of dentist and try to avoid medications. The herbal and home treatment is actually possible for such people and they must learn the methods to use it properly to get pain relief without any side effects. These herbs are really very effective for toothache.

Clove Oil: It is virtually very effective to get relief from this ache by rubbing the oil on the tooth. It is easily available in the kitchen, in spice rack. Transitory relief can be had by chewing the clove. Oil of cloves may be mixed with almonds oil to get quick relief.

Echinacea: This herb is often referred to as the toothache plant. The root of this plant can be directly rubbed on the aching tooth to have relief. It is also available in tincture form.

Tea Tree Oil: Try to rinse the mouth with several drops of this essential tea tree oil mixing it in water. This oil will work as an antibiotic mouthwash to cleanse the mouth to provide relief to inflamed gums and ache as well.

Slippery Elm: This herb is really useful in getting relief from severe pain. This can be made as a paste also to get healing.

Sage: Mouthwash can be prepared by mixing sage with pinch of salt and water to treat this problem. This is an excellent cue for the bleeding gums and toothache.

Calendula: This natural herb can be made into a paste to be used for gums and pain. It is an antibacterial and astringent to be used for the relief from this problem. It is extremely beneficial for bleeding gums pain.

Oatstraw (Avena sativa): This is mountain rose herb to be used to have relief from tooth pain and bleeding gums.

Myrrh toothpaste: This is an antibacterial astringent paste to be made from this herb. It heals this ailment quite effectively. This is easily available in the food stores.

Onion or garlic juice: This is very useful home remedy to cure tooth problems. Try to soak cotton wool in the juices of either of these to plug and disinfect the cavity. This is very effective to cure all tooth problems.

Marsh Mallow: The root of this herb can soothe sore gums. The pink flowers of this may be used to be chewed to ease the Aching gums and teeth.

Eucalyptus oil: Try to rub the oil of this to make the gums strong and free from diseases. A mouthwash of it can be used to stop bleeding of gums and pain.

Natural Remedies For Dandruff

Dandruff is a common scalp problem. A scalp irritation in the skin can cause the shiny, silvery scales to appear amidst the hair. It is usually caused by a  fungus, malassezia. Generally it does not cause any problems but when it grows it can grow unchecked owing to hormonal imbalance, occasional shampooing, anxiety, some  illness, increased oil production and mild inflammation. The skin can get infected to make the person worrisome. Some herbal  home remedies are very effective in treating this problem.

Ginger and olive oil: Make a mixture of ginger roots and olive oil and apply it on the scalp for 1-2 hours before shampooing.

Olive Oil and Almond Oil: Mixture of both of these oils is a very good remedy of dandruff, massage this into the scalp and to be rinsed after five minutes. You can experience a quick relief.

Fenugreek Seeds: The seeds of this herb are quite essential in curing dandruff . The seeds can be soaked overnight into water and then make a paste of it by grinding and apply it on the scalp to have relief from this ailment.

Rosemary Oil: Make a mixture of rosemary oil and olive oil to apply it on the scalp for at least fifteen minutes.

Tea Tree Oil: It is a natural oil this can be used to get relief from dandruff. Research studies have shown good results of this after using its oil or shampoo for four weeks.

Lime Juice: The pure juice of lime can be rinsed on the scalp to leave the hair shining, removing the dandruff.

Green Gram Powder: Mix this powder of green gram in curd to wash hair twice in a week to cure this problem. This is extremely useful herb for the treatment of this ailment.

Vinegar: Make a mixture of vinegar in a lukewarm water and apply it on the scalp to treat dandruff. This should be used twice in a week.

Ash gourd : The seeds and the peel of the ash gourd can be effectively used to treat this problem. It is an effective remedy of dandruff.

Curd: It is the most useful remedy of this problem. Try to keep a little curd for fermentation for at least two days. Make application of this on the scalp for some time before washing, to make hair shining and remove dandruff.

Sandalwood oil: Mix this oil in lemon juice and apply it on the scalp to remove this problem. This is extremely useful solution of this ailment.

Regular diet of fresh fruits and vegetables helps a lot to achieve good health, which ultimately results shining hair and clear skin. Proper balanced diet is also necessary to eradicate this problem from root. Try to make fresh fruits and vegetables a part of daily balanced diet to get relief.

These are the ways how to get rid of dandruff in natural way.

How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally?

natural herbal remedies for blood pressureHigh blood pressure is a silent and serious disease which may cause heart and kidney problems as well. It is simply an indicator of overall bad health which is actually the root cause of all problems. There are many natural herbs to control blood pressure which are being used effectively in the modern society to cure this silent killer disease.

Lowering the blood pressure naturally is possible, provided all the precautions and treatments should be adopted seriously and timely. There are various natural  and herbal remedies are gifted by the nature to us.

Garlic is Quite Useful: This herb is commonly used in the kitchen and is very helpful in treating high blood pressure. Natural healers are using this wonderful herb to lower blood pressure. It can not only lower the high blood pressure but also raise the low blood pressure as a blood pressure regulator. Garlic of fresh, organic quality which is strong whitish in color and contain not more than eight to twelve cloves is the high quality garlic. Raw garlic with raw honey may be used as natural herbal treatment for blood pressure.

Cayenne Pepper Herb: It is really one of the best herbs for circulation and second only to garlic to get lowered the high blood pressure. To get desired results, the pepper are supposed to be quite hot.

Red Clover is Good Thinner: It is really effective blood thinner herb and can decrease blood pressure. Quality of this herb will make a lot of difference and should be used when it is in blossoms with rich purple and not in brown, to lower the blood pressure.

Water is Precious: It is very essential to drink lot of water to flush out excessive minerals and inorganic salts out of the body. It is recommended by the doctor that at least eight glass of water should be taken to keep the blood pressure under control.

Hawthorne Berry: This herb is being used like garlic to lower the blood pressure. An extract of this should be taken regularly to decrease high blood pressure with no side effects.

Daikon Seed Extract: It is virtually effective to keep good cardio-vascular health and helps to support healthy blood pressure

Guggul Herb: It is very effective to lower the blood fat levels and raise the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) which is good cholesterol. It can keep the high blood pressure under control.

Arjuna Herb: It can tone up the heart muscle to strengthen the blood circulation. This herb is usually used regularly to have control over the high blood pressure

Folic Acid is helpful: The folic acid can help in keeping the blood pressure under control and results are extremely positive. It is also called folate, which is Vitamin-B, can easily found in green vegetables, fruit, beans and fortified grains.

Mistletoe, Marshmallow Root, Ginger: These herbs are quite helping in lowering the blood pressure. It keeps the body fit and heart muscle healthy.

Some Fruit are Very Effective: Grape skin and seed extract, Apple, Alma and Melon are anti-oxidant, anti-inflamatory to strengthen the weak blood vessels. It keeps the health and heart healthy without any kind of side effects.

Natural Herbal Remedies For Menopause

Natural Herbal Remedies For MenopauseMenopause may happen between the ages of forty five to fifty five. It is a stoppage of menstrual cycles. Hormone levels namely estrogen and progesterone are dropped. Symptoms of menopause may be seen from moodiness, insomnia to hot flashes and virginal dryness. Some exercises and diet control is very important at this stage to avoid any frustration. Some herbs and plants contain phytoestrogens which is just like estrogen in women.

Soybean is Useful: Women who are consuming large amount of soybean foods don’t experience any hot flashes. Their heart rate doesn’t raise alarmingly. Tofu can be made from soybean to consume to get benefits during menopause.

Licorice, Herbs Fruits: It has got estrogenic which is used to cure menopause symptoms. Hot flashes can be reduced by the regular use of Black Cohosh, Alfalfa, Oregon Grape, Dandelion Root and Red Clover. Vitamin-C and Bioflavonoid also help in diminishing hot flashes. Vitamin-C is largely found in Broccoli, Beet Greens, Peppers, Parsley, Salad Greens, Citrus Fruits, Melons, Berries and Apricots.

Aloe Vera and Vitamin A, Vitamin E: It is strongly recommended Vitamin A, E and Aloe Vera be consumed in large quantity to cure vaginal dryness. Even Angelica of chinese herb can help in balancing hormones.

St. John’s Wort  may helps in Depression, Anxiety: It is really helpful in treating depression during menopause. This will cure from mild to moderate depression levels.

Sarsaparilla: This is very effective herb to stimulate the production of natural hormones to develop circulation and regulate the glandular system of the body. It helps to restore sex drive and craze.

Valerian Helps in Insomnia: It is really a mild sedative to soothe anxiety, restlessness and mild insomnia during menopause. It works as mild tranquilizer for the women who are experiencing emotional stress during the period of menopause. It is also useful in headaches, bronchial spasms, and lingering coughs and treats pains.

Ginseng: This herb is widely used to treat anxiety, fatigue and menopause troubles. It can give relief in all kinds of problems in the menopause.

Calendula Cream: The cream of calendula herb is usually used to treat viginal itching during the menopause. It is also antibacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory and can also be used as herbal vaginal cream for menopause.

Damiana: This is very effective herb in stimulating nerves, genitals, circulation and metabolism. Depression in menopause is cured to revive sexual instinct and a urinary tract infection gets treated properly. Sexual vitality is restored.

More Tips for Herbal Cure:

  • Dong quai is very effective in treating hot flashes during menopause.
  • Chaste Berry affects the pituitary and cures dizziness and hot flashes and keeps the viginal bones strong.
  • Motherwort can reduce severity, duration and frequency of hot flashes. Frequent usage can treat anxiety, insomnia and stress.
  • Oils of basil or thyme may diminish hot flashes if it is used in baths or massaged.