Showing posts with label herbal remedies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label herbal remedies. Show all posts

Monday, September 8, 2014

Home Remedies for Nausea and Vomiting

Vomiting is a biological defense mechanism, which refers to the forceful oral expulsion of stomach contents. It is multifactorial in origin and can be caused due to spinning too fast on a ride, motion sickness, certain drugs, gastroenteritis, surgery, pregnancy, disgusting sights & smells, etc. 

It includes symptoms like diarrhea, nausea, headache, and other symptoms depending on the reason causing vomiting. Other symptoms may be an elevation in the heart beat or change in the body temperature. 

In this post, learn about some effective natural remedies to treat nausea and vomiting:
  • Boil equal quantities of powdered fennel seeds and dried mint leaves in water till it remains one-fourth . Take this decoction thrice daily.
  • Clove bud & fennel seeds masticated with betel leaf also provides relief from the sensation of vomiting.
  • To get relief of nausea and vomiting, one can slowly chew 1-2 cardamoms. A decoction can also be prepared by boiling cardamom with mint leaves. Add honey to taste and administer small quantities at regular intervals.
  • Prepare a mixture of ½ tsp ginger juice, 1 tsp mint juice, 1 tsp lemon juice with a tsp of honey and give to the patient for quick relief.
  • Extract juice from fresh young leaves of jamun and administer 10-20 ml of the same to the sufferer.
  • A decoction prepared by boiling equal parts of fennel and thyme seeds is beneficial for small babies in treating vomiting and indigestion.
  • Prepare a lemon drink with added sugar and rock salt. Administer it to the patient to provide him quick relief from nausea and vomiting. One may also lick a piece of lemon for instant relief. This is quite useful during the nausea associated with travelling.
  • To the freshly extracted basil juice, add equal proportions of mint and ginger juice and administer to the sufferer.
  • To control persistent vomiting, add 5-6 drops of neem leaves juice to a glass of warm milk & drink. 
  • Pound mint leaves and onion together & make a paste. Take 1-2 tsp of the paste thrice daily.

To cover up loss of body fluids during vomiting, one should drink water in moderate quantities from time to time. One should also avoid milk and milk products as vomiting makes body lactose intolerant. Steamed vegetables and vegetable soups in diet should be preferred over heavy meals. Spicy, acidic & high fat content foods can worsen the situation; therefore one should not include such foods in diet. Eating rice, oats, bananas, salads in the diet will provide relief from the symptoms.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Home Remedies for Anorexia (Loss of Appetite)

Anorexia or loss of appetite is a condition which causes loss of interest in food. This may be a result of chaotic lifestyle, emotional disturbances, gastrointestinal disorders, illness, excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, etc. The disorder can lead to weakness and loss of weight, making the body susceptible to diseases. In this post, learn about some of the effective and useful Traditional home remedies to treat anorexia (loss of appetite).

Traditional Home Remedies for Anorexia
  • For loss of appetite, mix powdered black cumin seeds, fennel seeds, carom seeds, dry ginger rhizome in equal amounts with some salt. Take 1/2 tsp of the same before meals.
  • Take equal amounts of cardamom, fennel  seeds, coriander seeds, cinnamon bark and soak them in water. Keep the preparation overnight. Next morning,blend the mixture and strain. Administer this remedy on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • Another effective remedy is to roast a raw mango and squeeze out its juice. Mix the same in water and add powdered cumin seeds, mint leaves and salt. Take this preparation before meal time.
  • Chewing sesame seeds before meals is believed to improve appetite.
  • Soak small pieces of ginger rhizome in lemon juice. Having a piece of it before meals is effective for those suffering from anorexia.
  • For anorexia, drink pomegranate juice with a pinch of black salt twice daily.
  • Having a glass of buttermilk with 1/4th tsp of black pepper powder is a useful remedy for improving appetite.

Eating a nutritious diet and following any form of regular exercise is necessary to stay fit and healthy. Having more smaller meals rather than fewer heavy meals in a day prove to be beneficial in anorexia. Increasing the intake of fruits and green leafy vegetables to get more of vitamins may be helpful in such a condition. Sometimes lack of vital nutrients in the body may be the reason behind loss of appetite. Consuming fibrous food improve digestion and prevents constipation. Also, taking supplements such as folic acid, zinc and minerals would help stimulate taste and smell of food. Doing any moderate exercise in a routine would prove to be beneficial in combating this ailment. 
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