12.11.2013

Natural herbal remedies for heart disease

Coronary heart disease is abbreviated as CHD and is also referred to as coronary artery disease. Symptoms associated with coronary heart disease include heart palpitation, fatigue, chest pain, dizziness and shortness of breath.
It helps in reducing the production of bad cholesterol and increasing the production of good cholesterol. Terminalia Arjuna is considered to be one of the herbal remedies for the treatment of coronary heart disease.
Ascites is a painful condition in which excess fluid gets accumulated in the abdominal cavity.
Acites could also be indicative of heart disease, pancreatitis, and even cancer.A A sedentary lifestyle and alcoholism are great risks for developing this condition.
This is the simplest and most readily available herbal remedy that can be used to cure ascites. Its antimicrobial properties also help destroy the microbes that might be causing the infection that has led to ascites. This is another very effective herbal remedy for ascites that works by acting as a natural diuretic.
Burdock roots can be simply eaten raw, or an herbal tea can be prepared with its dried roots.
Cayenne (lal mirch) powder also known as hot pepper is considered as a very effective herbal remedy for treatment of poor blood circulation.
Use of cayenne stimulates heart beat, regulates blood flow, and strengthens arteries and capillaries.
Ginger is one of the most common herbs which is all time available in most of the kitchens and therefore easy to use. Increase intake of ginger in your daily food and drink 2-3 times ginger tea for best results. Garlic is very effective in treating heart and blood system related problems.A Garlic is a very rich source of hydrogen sulfide which increases blood flow relaxes blood vessels. If you strain yourself, you can have a relapse, due to which the recovery from the disease becomes slow.
In mumps, the jaws become sore due to which you may have difficulty and pain in eating hard foods.
If your weight is increasing and you are gaining excessive pounds, probably you are not eating right and that is slowing your metabolism.
Signs of decreased metabolism: low blood pressure, disorders with the heart rhythm, impaired electrolyte balance, potassium deficiency, bladder stones, hair loss, breakable nails, PMS problems, hormonal imbalance, dizziness, depression. Poison oak and also the poison ivy and poison sumac are weeds that can be found throughout the United States except in Hawaii, Alaska, and certain desert areas of Nevada.
As soon as you realize that the oil from poison oak plant has touched your skin, don’t waste any more time, wash it with water. Use these ice cubes wrapped in a clean cloth to get relief from itching and rashes resulting from poison oak or ivy allergies. There is an acid in the urushiol oil found in poison oak which causes the allergic reaction and gives rashes and blisters on your skin. Just as baking soda-water mix can speed up the healing of poison oak rashes, vinegar-baking soda mix too does wonders and faster than any other remedy.
Some studies have shown that oatmeal contains chemicals called avenanthramides and phenols.
Before preparing oatmeal bath for poison ivy or oak, ensure that the water is not too hot, it should be tepid.
Add the colloidal oatmeal (or ground oatmeal) to the bath water as it flows from the tap so that it gets mixed with the water perfectly. If you don’t feel comfortable with an oatmeal bath, you can use oatmeal paste to get all its benefits for curing poison oak allergies. Acorns or oak nuts are an important part of diet for many birds and rodents like squirrel and mice. You may also make ice cubes out of this water by filling the ice tray with it and freezing it. Take 8-10 plantain leaves, preferably from a shaded spot so that you get good fluid content.
To get relief from stinging sensation, use bentonite clay and fresh leaves of plantain plant to make a paste with the help of some water. If you want to get fast remedy to get rid of the itching that comes with poison oak and ivy rashes, use the humble banana peel. Just rub the inside of a banana peel over the rash for sometime and your itch will go for about 2-3 hours.
You may also take a piece of banana peel (enough long to cover the affected area) and apply its inside on the rash. While the debate whether coffee is good or bad for health seems to go on for a while, there is no doubt that coffee can be a good remedy for poison oak allergy rashes.
Turmeric is a fantastic herb, a natural anti-inflammatory which has strong antibacterial properties. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine, talks about turmeric and such herbs as neem (margosa) and manjishtha (rubia cordifolia) in high regards.
Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and 1 tablespoon of salt to 1-2 cups of green clay.
Dilute peppermint essential oil with some other carrier oil like coconut or olive oil in 50:50 ratio. Some other essential oils that are good to heal rashes from poison oak, poison ivy and sumac include chamomile, cypress, geranium, and lavender oils. Sara is a Boston-based registered dietitian who works with clients to improve their health by optimizing nutrition. Whenever there are damaged blood vessels in our body, the platelets bind together so that the bleeding stops. A normal or healthy platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per micro liter of blood. As we are discussing low platelet count remedies, we will stick to the topic of thrombocytopenia here. When you bruise yourself easily or experience frequent bleeding from the gums, nose, or GI tract, you may go in for the platelet counts test.
If you have a mild thrombocytopenia, you may not need any treatment but it is a good idea to consult your doctor.
When you want to naturally increase your low platelet count, there are only two remedies- food and lifestyle! While you need to avoid certain foods that cause low platelets, you have to include those foods in your diet that are helpful in increasing the platelet count to normal. But before knowing these foods let’s know this fact- apart from food, there are certain ingredients that are believed to increase platelet counts considerably. Papaya leaf juice had been used traditionally by many ancient medicines, such as Ayurveda, to treat thrombocytopenia and other conditions that cause low platelet count like Dengue fever. If you find this papaya leaf juice bitter and can’t have it, add some honey and then have it. Ayurveda also talks about another herb, Giloy, which miraculously increases the platelet count.
Boil these soaked stems and tulsi leaves in about 2-3 glasses of water till the time the quantity remains half of its original quantity. If you don’t use wheatgrass juicer, you will need a strainer or sieve to press and extract the juice of crushed wheatgrass. Aloe Vera has over 200 active components that include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, polysaccharide, and fatty acids!


By far, the above four herbs are the most effective ingredients that can increase platelet count faster.
Your diet basically needs to be an anti-inflammatory diet that reduces oxidative stress or inflammation. The Platelet Disorder Support Association recommends a macrobiotic contractive diet which includes such foods as leafy green vegetables that are rich in vitamin K.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been undoubtedly accepted as one of the best sources of anti-inflammatory diet. When someone suffers from low platelets, it is often due to an immune response to platelets.
Celiac disease which is an autoimmune disease of the small bowel caused by a cross-reaction to the gluten in wheat, barley, rye, and other such grains, has been associated with low platelets. So, along with anti-inflammatory diet, you also need to have gluten-free diet if your low platelet count is due to autoimmune disease.
In the beginning, when talking about the remedies for low platelet count, it was said that food and lifestyle are two aspects that can help positively in platelet count.
Eliminate junk food and processed foods along with the problem foods discussed above, from your diet. Instead of eating raw vegetables when you have a low platelet count, you may also consider having slightly steamed vegetables for ease of digestion. Decrease the consumption of those foods that can interfere with blood clotting such as onions, tomatoes, grapes, garlic, ginger etc. Avoid having refined sugars, saturated fats, processed foods and grains as well as carbonated beverages as these foods may cause the platelets to decrease. Also avoid having dairy products, alcohol and food additives while your platelet count is low. While you should exercise and remain active carefully, you should also take rest and sleep adequately so that you help your body boost its immunity. Factors that may be responsible forA coronary heart disease include smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, high cholesterol etc. This herbal remedy is helpful in improving the circulation of blood and reducing the aggregation of blood platelets. Ten to twenty millilitres of the juice extracted from this herb can be taken two to three times on a daily basis. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.
If the fluid buildup happens to be less there may be no pain at all, but for people who experience severe fluid buildup the pain is excruciating and is very discomforting.
Many herbs can help provide relief from its symptoms and can be used as a safe and effective treatment for ascites. Garlic contains a compound called allicin that possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps to provide relief from pain due to ascites. Licorice roots can be used as natural diuretics that help to remove the excess fluids from your body, thus reducing the swelling in the abdomen due to ascites.It is also very beneficial for people suffering from cirrhosis, which is one of the main causes of ascites. The excess fluid that builds up in the body due to kidney or liver problems could result in fluid collection and cause ascites. You can increase intake of cayenne in your daily food or can take a pinch of it with fruit juice.
Ginger tenderly stimulates all tissues of the body and improves poor blood circulation amazingly. You can also make powder of raw ginger and have half teaspoon of it with warm water two times a day.
Though this oil available in market can be heavy on your pockets but its application of affected area gives immediate relief from pain caused due to poor blood circulation.
The lower esophageal sphincter in meant to allow food to pass into the stomach and prevent stomach contents from backing up, or refluxing, up into the esophagus. This can also cause bad breath and tooth decay.  Excess stomach acid can also result in a burning discomfort in your stomach. It can be anywhere from a raunchy feeling in the pit of your stomach to a burning throat with a bad taste in your mouth and anywhere in between. If you stay in the US but not in the three mentioned areas, you may be well aware of the itchy rash that you can get when you come in contact with poison oak, poison ivy or sumac.
If possible, place your body part that has been exposed to the toxic weed, under running water for at least 10-15 minutes.
You will feel a burning sensation for few seconds but get relief from itching within a few hours. Too hot a water can draw out all moisture from your skin aggravating the already itchy and inflamed skin.
Chilled acorn cubes will not only give you relief from itchy rashes but also cure your poison oak allergy with tannins in them.
It seems that the minerals contained in a banana peel soothes the itching skin affected by rashes and blisters.
The chlorogenic acid in coffee is a natural anti-inflammatory compound and seems to work in healing these rashes. While turmeric is a fine antibacterial and anti-inflammatory herb, the other two are excellent blood purifiers that benefit your skin marvellously. You will realize this as soon as you apply a potato poultice on your skin affected by poison oak or ivy. Peppermint oil is one of them due to its menthol which relieves the painful burning and itching accompanying the rashes. You can find her running, sweating in hot yoga, cooking in the kitchen, dining out, or exploring.
However, if you have a severe or chronic thrombocytopenia, you need treatment which should be based on the causes of your low platelet count. Sometimes corticosteroid or even stronger medicines are prescribed when the condition is due to immune system issues.
If the platelets are being destroyed in the spleen and no treatment works, your doctor can suggest a surgery to remove the spleen.
Of late, many scientific studies too have been carried out to know about the effectiveness of papaya leaf extract.
Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia), also known as Amrita has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, and anti-allergic actions.
Rich in chlorophyll, minerals like magnesium, selenium, zinc, chromium, and antioxidants like beta-carotene, vitamin E, C, B12, as well as iron, folic acid, pyridoxine and various other minerals, amino acids and enzymes, wheatgrass has been accepted as one of the super herbs of our times. Ayurveda and many other traditional medicines believe in aloe vera as one of the miraculous herb provided by nature.
If you mix all these four juices and have it daily 1-2 times a day, this will be the best remedy for low platelet count. And to bust the myth, it is not calorie free as claimed by diet foods that use aspartame as one of their ingredients. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking or swimming, and also strength training exercises help improve blood circulation.
Besides proper diet, these small lifestyle changes may help you raise your low platelet count to a healthy level. It is effective in decreasing the bad cholesterol and improving the circulation of blood.A This remedy helps in preventing the formation of blood clots. It is a beneficial herb useful to stay healthy and keeping the blood pressure in normal range. Consumption of three to six grams of this herb two to three times on a daily basis is recommended. It contains a rich amount of antioxidants that are helpful in improving the cells present in the lining of heart and blood vessels.


Acites is also popularly known as abdominal dropsy, and is mostly caused by cirrhosis and liver diseases. If you are facing this problem, you should prepare an herbal tea with the dried herb and have two to three times a day. This herb is vastly recommended by doctors also worldwide at it increases the ability of blood flow in veins and strengthens blood vessels.
It is a naturea€™s gift for people suffering from high blood pressure and blockage in blood vessels.
In many cases, it begins as a burning sensation in the upper abdomen, behind the breastbone (sternum). Jewelweed plant, also known as impatiens and touch-me-not has tall, translucent stems and hanging, trumpet-shaped yellow or orange flowers.
Another chemical, Saponins, found in oatmeal is a natural cleanser which means it can absorb dirt, oil as well as odor. Placing these bits on your palm, rub them with the help of your thumb for about 3-4 minutes.
This is a traditional remedy but highly effective in the sense that you get relief from itch within a few minutes of using a banana peel. Eating Food-Mostly Plants, and improving our relationship with food, is the secret to lifelong health in her eyes. Whenever you get cuts and bruises, platelets start working to clot the blood at the site of wound so that you may stop bleeding. If your platelet count goes further down, below 50,000, you may bleed due to your everyday activities too. An experiment conducted in 2013 on mice in Sri Lanka, found out that fresh Carica papaya leaf extract significantly increases the platelet and RBC counts. It has disinfectant, anti-biotic, anti-microbial, germicidal, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. You can even add some flavors like lemon juice along with some honey to make it a delicious juice.
Toxic chemicals used in various pesticides and chemicals as well as in processed foods may inhibit the growth of new platelets. It makes the blood difficult to pass through the heart and increases the formation of blood clot. Also, dandelion acts as a natural diuretic and helps to remove the excess fluids from your body, thus treating ascites effectively.
It is one of the most common problems these days and all age groups are suffering from it due to some or the other reasons like weak heart, poor vein tone, desk job, cholesterol, etc.
There are capsules and powder available in market of this herb, you can also prepare its juice for best results. Fill mason jar with dried arnica flowers and olive oil (fill jar with flowers and pour enough olive oil to soak those flowers sufficiently).
For some people, the pain is felt at the same level, but as heartburn in the back, rather than heartburn in the chest.
The culprit is the colorless oil called urushiol found in poison oak and the other two plants as well. This will open the pores of your skin which will let more toxins to go deep into your body.
This water with tannin properties is used as a wash for rashes, skin irritations, burns, cuts, abrasions and poison ivy as well as poison oak.
Native Americans use these plantain leaves traditionally to get relief from pain of bee stings and insect bites as well as to stop itching of poison ivy and allergic rashes apart from healing sores and bruises.
In 2013 only, another study was conducted in Malaysia for investigating the platelet increasing property of Carica papaya leaves juice in patients with dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. This herb is said to increase the killing ability of macrophages in the body that are responsible for combating micro-organisms and foreign bodies. As such, an anti-inflammatory diet should also be helpful when it comes to support one’s immune system. Bringing certain changes in food habits and your lifestyle may increase your platelet count faster. Prepare an herbal tea using this herb and have thrice everyday with honey as ita€™s quite bitter. There is a good news that some natural herbs can normalize your blood circulation extremely well if followed properly. If you cut, crush, step on, sit on, grab, roll on, kick, or disturb these poisonous plants in any way, you will trigger the release of this toxic oil which will ooze from the damaged leaves or stem.
If you realize that the poisonous oil has been on your hands and you may transfer it to other body parts, scrub your hands well with soap and water. Just when you recognize that you have come in contact with poison oak, use jewelweed, sometimes even found in the same place where poison oak is. There are more than one way to use baking soda mixed with water to give yourself relief from poison oak allergy. This has to be made as a preventive measure for not only poison oak but also to sooth skin from itching, burning and pain. For healing poison oak allergy completely, you should take help of either the home remedies for poison oak or visit doctor for medicine.
Repeat this 2-3 times a day and you’ll get rid of poison ivy rashes within two-three days. The study concluded that papaya leaves juice significantly increased the platelet count in patients with dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever.
The stem of giloy plant is used to extract the juice that helps in increasing the count of platelets in the body. In 2011, a study conducted by the International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Life Sciences concluded that wheatgrass juice shows beneficial effect in thrombocytopenia by increasing platelet count considerably. The polysaccharides present in aloe vera gel stimulate macrophages that combat viruses and other foreign bodies. If you just brush past the poison oak, you may not get itchy rashes but if you somehow come in contact with its oil, you would badly need medicines or home remedies for poison oak rashes. You may even use packets of frozen vegetables as cold compress or use chilled rinds of fruits such as a rind of watermelon! You can feel the difference in just a few minutes when the blisters turn brown from red and you no more feel itchy.
The antioxidant of aloe vera also makes it an effective remedy for increasing low platelet count. This vitamin assists in boosting the platelet count and also helps platelets stick to each other so that they can effectively clot blood when needed. Once the poisonous oil penetrates your skin, rashes will appear within 12 to 48 hours in the form of small bumps and then will get enlarged into itchy blisters.
Face, arms, hands, legs, and genitals are the parts affected most but other parts are not immune to it.
Icy cold compresses can only work on mild poison oak rashes, for serious ones, you need to apply certain advanced home remedies. Colloidal oatmeal is prepared by grounding it into a fine powder and because it doesn’t sink to the bottom of your tub but remains suspended in the water, it can do more good to your skin.




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