Remedies

Sinuses

Sinuses are air filled cavities located on either side of the nose. Due to allergies, cold, or bacterial infections, these may sometimes get clogged or infected. This can create various complications like headache, snoring or difficulty in breathing. In serious cases, a sinus infection may even lead to brain fever or meningitis. The best remedies for sinus are: Yoga, forest bathing, remain hydrated, have Max soups, Adding garlic, Tulsi, ginger, and haldi in honey, etc.

  • Staying Hydrated
  • Drinking water, tea or juices without sugar are, also, good ways to keep your system hydrated. These fluids help in thinning out the mucus and bring relief to the irritated sinuses. One should avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking, which lead to dehydration.

  • Pungent Spices
  • Spices such as cayenne pepper with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, help in breaking up and draining out congested mucus. Similarly, horseradish can be mixed with apple cider vinegar and lemon juice to create a mucus dissolving elixir. As an alternative, 1/4 teaspoon of the freshly grated horseradish root can be held in the mouth for a few minutes, once the taste has evaporated, it can be swallowed.

  • Turmeric (haldi) and Ginger Root
  • Turmeric root is a wonderful, fragrant spice commonly found in Indian. Not only does turmeric contain natural anti-inflammatory properties, it is also rich in antioxidants. When combined with spicy ginger root and brewed in hot tea, this combination can help loosen mucus from clogged nasal passages, relax sinus pressure, and make you feel instantly better. In his book, ‘The Complete Book of Ayurveda Home Remedies’, Vasant Lad suggests that a mixture of fresh ginger juice with 1 tsp honey taken 2 to 3 times a day can be helpful.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful natural ingredient with many health benefits. A cup of hot water or tea, taken three times daily with two or three tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar will help thin out excessive mucus relieving congestion and sinus pressure. Mix with lemon and honey to taste. You can also simply take 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar 3 times a day for better results.

  • Soup
  • A number of studies support the benefits of having soup in helping ease congestion. From chicken soup to vegetable soup with fresh herbs, you can choose from a range of recipes and pick your favourite. It is the steam combined with a bunch of healthy ingredients which help clear the sinuses.

Nasal irrigation

Nasal irrigation is very effective for relieving nasal congestion and irritation. Also known as saline irrigation, it simply means gently flushing out your nasal passages with a saline solution. According to author and Ayurveda expert, Vasant Lad, you can dissolve ½ teaspoon salt into ½ cup lukewarm water. Pour the mixture in a squeeze bottle; instill 5 drops of the solution into one nostril while tilting your head so it flows out of the other nostril. Do this with each nostril. This will soothe your sinuses and also flush away bacteria and irritants.

Prostate gland enlarged and urine infections

Bladder gets blocked with enlargement of prostate gland in men thus leading to pain or infection.

  • Prostate Gland
  • Natural remedies are Sitz bath, lots of barley water and water, consuming lots of tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, low starch diet, and strictly veg food.
    Say no to coffee, tea, alcohol, smoking, and Kegel exercises.
    Another option is to squeeze the muscles in your arms, then relax your pelvic floor muscles…. Do it 10 to 20 times few times a day.Stinging nettle can also lessen prostrate obstructing bladder. The root contains essential bioactive phytochemicals that help shrink prostate tissue. Being a natural diuretic, it also encourages the elimination of inflammatory wastes through urination. Add 1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaves to a cup of hot water.

  • Zinc Supplement
  • To help shrink the prostate gland, start taking a zinc supplement. Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in the body’s immune response and cell growth. This mineral is present in prostate cells, where it plays a protective and anti-inflammatory role.
    This one works like magic and doctors prescribe it too. Add 3 drops of pine or rosemary oil with 3 drops of peppermint, and 2 drops of eucalyptus oil to a steaming hot bowl of water or add 3 drops of rosemary with 1 drop of thyme and peppermint oil. With your face down over the water, drape a towel over the back of your head and inhale the steam; this will help in clearing a blocked nasal passage.