Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A yeast infection refers to any kind of fungal infection and is generally caused by a species of the Candida fungi. Our immune system is generally able to resist these fungi which live all over the body. However when growth becomes uncontrolled, these fungi can cause infections especially in warm, moist areas. These infections can occur in the armpits, mouth, baby's diaper areas, under the nails, breasts and lower abdomen.
In women vaginal yeast infections cause inflammation, itching, odor, and burning. Vaginal candidiasis can be caused by a number of factors such as menstruation, sperm, pregnancy, taking anti-biotics or steroids. Vaginal yeast infections are very common after menopause.
Vaginal yeast infections can be treated with herbal remedies such as Himalaya V-gel.
This ayurvedic ointment has been shown effective in treating vaginitis in various clinical studies. It contains seven herbs that are known for their anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties.
Read more on Himalaya V-gel properties and benefits.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Depression can affect all aspects of life. Many prescription medications for depression however sometimes have adverse effects and instead of feeling better the patient may feel worse.
Alternative and complementary therapy for depression is gaining increasing recognition. Research studies have shown the benefits of herbs such as Bacopa, Ashvagandha, Valerian, Gotu kola and St. John's Wort. Many herbal medications are a combination of these herbs.
Mentat is a combination of 25 herbs and minerals and has been proven effective in treating depression in various clinical studies. Mentat taken in combination with Geriforte improves mental functioning, relaxes the mind, and promotes an overall sense of well being.
Read more on Mentat and Geriforte