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Friday, 29 August 2014

Herbal Cure

Every thing is going fast in this modern world. For example no one is having enough time and patience to go for herbs and other natural medicines for at least minor ailments, instead they will surely go for modern western medicines for fast and instant relief. Our grand parents for a stomach upset had a cup of boiled pomegranate leaves water which got absolutely zero side effects, now the generations take most modern pills which is ruining their some other parts. There are real benefits for some natural medicines. In this article I'll write some of them which are promising!!

TURMERIC
Used common in powdered form as a flavoring and coloring agent. It also act as a stimulant. The powder is made from the underground stem of the herb Curcuma Longa. It acts as a mild immunity booster against common colds and flu because it has antioxidant and anti infective properties. Lot of peoples used it as a steam inhalant by adding the powder to boiling water and undergo inhalation. Curcumin found in turmeric has antispasmodic and inflammatory properties and is useful in the treatment of joint inflammations. The most important feature is the lack of intestinal discomforts commonly seen in all anti-inflammatory (pain killers) tablets.


GARLIC
A real medicinal herb with lot of uses. Studies showed that people who eat lots of garlic showed a good drop in blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Cardiac patients who had garlic experienced lesser chest pain or angina( chest pain usually experienced by heart patients). There are deodorized garlic tablets for those who dislike the taste in capsule form, which can be used to lower cholesterol levels.


TULSI
Tulsi(herb) contains phyto-chemicals that possess antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant and immunity enhancing properties that supports the body's immunity against disease and promote wellness. According to studies the consumption of 100 mg per kilo body weight of tulsi extract helped reduce acid secretion and protect the mucous membrane of the stomach and also help heal ulcers. It is good for people having colds and coughs. It is a vital compound in many ayurvedic cough syrups, because it helps reduce bronchial secretions and relief the symptoms of asthma. It is also good for gargling. Tulsi extract in forms of capsules are available.


FENUGREEK
Its an Asian herb with aromatic seeds. Seeds of fenugreek got lot of medicinal properties. Studies shows that fenugreek seeds have a anti- cholesterol effect on people with raised blood cholesterol levels. It has been found that the cholesterol levels were lowered in patients given powdered fenugreek seeds. Another study showed that the fenugreek seeds can control the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels and decreases insulin resistance in mild type 2 diabetes patients. 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked overnight to be taken in the morning on an empty stomach is recommended for people with diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.

Stress Different Types

Medical doctor Hans Selye is responsible for the term "stress". He said that stress is a pressure that exerts itself on humans, which comes in many forms, bad as well as good! We can classify almost anything that happens to an individual as pressure or stress. For example fitness training if done in a right way, can be a "good" stress; if done in excess, it can become "bad" stress.

 The body's way to deal with stress is called "adaptation"or the shifting of stress from one system or part of the body to another. This is why symptoms seem to go away without any treatment and reappear later for no apparent reason. The more stress we put on the body, the more it has to shift to survive. Shifting stress spreads the stress out over a larger area so one area is not as badly affected. For example, if we are on thin ice, and we lie flat on the ice to distribute our weight over a greater area, we will be less likely to fall through. In this way, our system adapts, or shifts, stress to other areas to survive and function. If we injure a shoulder muscle and cannot contract it without pain, the muscles nearby will take up the slack as best they can. Since each muscle has its strongest contraction point at a certain angle, The "helping" muscle will have a different angle and therefore be less suited to the job. The muscle will eventually deteriorate from the increased workload. Constant adaptation and shifting of stress eventually weaken the system.


Three Kinds of Stress.

The three basic kinds of stress that affect our lives on a daily basis are structural, chemical, and mental or emotional stress.
Structural stress is the musculo-skeletal adaptation of muscles and the skeletal system. This stress adaptation results in muscle spasms, trigger points, and spinal misalignment's that cause neck pain, back pain, headache, shoulder pain, leg pain, decreased mobility, decreased activity level, and the general inability to do what we could do before. An auto accident, a fall, sports injury, aging, or even mental/emotional or chemical stress can cause structural stress. Emotional stress can cause muscle spams, and chemical stress can lead to aches and pains. When our body adapts to these aches, pains, and spams, our structural system is weakened.

 That means, almost any stress can become a physical problem. Ignoring the pain caused by structural stress or masking it with pain killers can lead to degeneration of bone, cartilage and muscle tissue.

Chemical Stress include food allergies, environmental allergies, nutritional deficiencies, poor diet, and/or a general toxic condition of the body. These may cause fatigue, headache, stuffy nose, digestive complaints, aches and pain allover, and a host of other vague yet significant symptoms. Poor digestion and enzyme deficiency are the primary cause of chemical stress.
Chemical stress usually causes fatigue and many vague symptoms that do not seem to make much diagnostic sense.

Mental and Emotional stress may be our most significant road load to good health. Relationship with family, friends and co-workers contribute to the quality of our emotional well-being. Co-dependency, dysfunctional family relationships, addictive behavior and other destructive tendencies create illness. Anger, fear, jealousy, sadness, grief, are emotions commonly experienced by all of us at some time. We feel an emotion in the body as pain or restriction, or general dysfunction. Anger can cause us to tense up, causing muscle spams and stress on the nervous system. Fear can cause gastrointestinal distress. Remember that everything has a cause.

When we are able to control our stress, the heavenly way to healthy life will open ahead.