Saturday, September 14, 2013

Natural ways to treat cellulite

I just wrote a post about natural remedies for cellulite.  That cottage cheese look that we all dislike and would love to get rid of. Well there are herbal oils, and remedies that will help just do that!

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I have provided the names of the essential oils, and medicinal teas that will help with treating cellulite.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Natural remedies for panic attacks

We all are scared or nervous sometimes, but panic attacks are very different, these attacks can seriously restrict a person’s life. Panic attacks are exactly what they sound like; Severe stress, anxiety, and fear. Some physical reactions such as excessive perspirations, increased heart rate, labored breathing and dizziness are often what the person is experiencing.

People who experience these symptoms become prisoners refusing to go out of their homes for fear of an attack occurring. Psychotherapy and natural remedies can help with panic attacks.

Medicinal teas such as-Motherwort tea is calming and very effective for anxiety and a racing heart. Hops tea- helps to relieve nervousness and stress. Some herbal oils work as well, such as- Benzoin oil, and chamomile oil. Place a few drops on a cotton ball and inhale to help with anxiety.

Other medicinal herbs that help with panic attacks are- California poppy, Linden flowers, and passion flower. Try yoga to help promote relaxation and ease fears and breathing techniques can help also.

Rescue remedy- a floral essence is used for emergencies and can ease panic attacks. Aspen and cherry-plum helps to bring calm and confidence to the person.

Always check with your doctor before taking any supplements.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Relief from migraines


There are herbal remedies for the relief of migraines those pesky chronic headaches that usually occur on one side of the head, and an attack can last for hours bringing nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and sensitivity to light.

The migraine is caused by a disturbance of the blood vessels in the brain; the arteries first contact then expands causing the headache. A migraine headache can be triggered by stress, alcohol, hormonal imbalances, or even certain foods.

It is best to treat your headaches by choosing the herbal remedies based on what triggers your headache.

For menstrual headaches try-chaste tree or yarrow.. If your headaches are due to stress, or anxiety try- Kava Kava or black cohosh- a calming muscle relaxant.

There are many other remedies that will help ease the pain of a migraine, try horseradish compress or caraway. Both are effective in bringing relief to a migraine.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Reduce stress with Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a wonderful exercise to reduce stress. This is an ancient Chinese form of movement, a martial art created some 3,000 years ago. Tai Chi has turned into a healthy exercise system that has excellent health benefits.

Today, Tai Chi is used by people all over the world as a physical and mental start of their day. Tai Chi is a form of movement meditation; the moves are slow, smoothly linked in various defensive body positions with flowing arm gestures while continually shifting weight from one leg to another.

This smooth flowing movement requires the body’s awareness, muscle control, and concentration- tai chi is a demanding discipline for body and mind; it helps balance the physical and mental, stimulates healing of the joints, muscles and internal organs.

Tai Chi is effective for relieving muscle and tissue weakness, nervousness, sleep disorders, poor concentration, circulatory problems, and stiff joints. It has been found that older people practicing Tai Chi are healthier and focused than those who are not practicing Tai Chi.

Tai Chi improves blood circulation, deepens breathing, enhances the body’s defenses and supplies energy. It strengthens ligaments and increases joint flexibility as well as boosts self-confidence.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Natural remedies for eczema


Eczema is a chronic inflammation of the skin, and it is described by intense and sometimes extremely painful itching. People have been known to have scratched themselves raw. The skin may redden, blister and ooze or become thick and scaly.

A certain form of eczema can break out at infancy with a milky crust on the top of the baby’s head called cradle cap. Eczema affects the hands, throat, face, and joint creases. Eczema is hereditary but it is believed to be brought on by stress, tension, and allergies.

Food allergies can also be the culprit and there are some irritants from wool clothing to perfumes to cosmetics and metals that can trigger or flare-up eczema. While there are no permanent cures there are many natural healing methods that can bring relief. Some are herbal medicines, skin care, reducing stress, diet and supplements.

Herbal teas have been used for thousands of years and are very soothing as well as tasty. Try these teas for relief: Bitter root, Oregon grape, dandelion root, burdock root, yellow dock root these teas are used effectively to treat eczema.

Herbal compresses work well especially compresses with ant-inflammatory herbs such as; chamomile, wild pansy, chickweed and calendula all can help soothe the inflamed skin and help with the oozing.

Using an herbal astringent and antiseptic such as cedar wood will help with the treatment of eczema and taking primrose oil capsules can help with the inflammation and itching. Flaxseed oil is another supplement that is excellent for eczema.

To detox your liver and reduce inflammations try sarsaparilla root, or red clover flowers.  By reducing stress in your life and watching your diet since allergies can be a possible cause of flare-ups will help control the eczema.

Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Natural treatments for bladder infections


The urinary bladder is joined to the kidneys buy tubes called ureters and to the outside of the body by the urethra. Women are more prone to bladder infections because the urethra is shorter making it easy for bacteria to enter, especially from the rectal area.

Common signs of a bladder infection are frequency of urination, pain, or burning, foul smell or cloudy urine, and sometimes there maybe blood in the urine. While a bladder infection is not that serious if left untreated however, a kidney infection can develop so it is wise to seek medical attention.

There are herbal remedies that can be used as treatment and work very well such as herbal teas, natural supplements, and baths. Herbal teas and home remedies can help ease the discomfort of a bladder infection.

Watermelon, parsley, and celery added to your diet can act as a diuretic and cleanser for your bladder. Proven medicinal herbs for the treatment of a urinary tract infection include:

Uva-ursi, calendula flowers, juniper berries, goldenrod, couch-grass root, horsetail, and marsh-mallow root. They all work as an anti-inflammatories and diuretics. You can purchase these teas at a health food stores or online.

Antiseptic soap is an excellent way to cleanse the area- tea tree soap is a highly potent antiseptic. Other antiseptic herbs are: usnea lichen, and pipsisewa leaf.

Gentle diuretic herbs are: dandelion leaf, parsley root, cleavers herbor, and horsetail-which are highly effective. Herbal supplements that can be taken for bladder infections are: Nettle, Echinacea, orange peel, and pumpkin seed

Some home remedies that can be useful are- sitz baths they help the circulation in the pelvis, bladder, urethra, and ureters. This can ease some of the discomfort and pain.  Heating pads will also soothe the bladder infection.

As always, check with your doctor before trying any herbal remedies.