Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Natural prostate health | Herbs for a healthy prostate

Men over 40 need to be especially careful about maintaining prostate health.
The prostate generally starts enlarging (Benign prostatic hypertrophy) which is a natural part of aging and this causes a host of problems including difficulty urinating, sexual dysfuntion and urinary incontinence.

The following herbs help to maintain a healthy prostate naturally
1. Red clover
2. Saw Palmetto
3. Lycopene found in tomato, pink grapefruit and watermelon
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4. Pumpkin seeds
5. Ayurvedic herbs such as Small caltrops, Bonduc nut, Areca nut palm.
An ayurvedic herbal blend Himplasia contains 6 herbs and minerals that have been proven effective in reducing the weight and volume of the prostate and promoting prostate and reproductive health.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Increase brain power naturally

There are some very easy natural ways to increase brain power. It has been shown that the more the brain is exercised the sharper it gets. In this way the brain can be compared to a muscle which stays fit with nourishment and exercise. It has been scientifically demonstrated that the brain constantly rewires and adapts itself througout our lives and even in old age.

  • Read as much as possible. Reading, doing crossword puzzles, learning new languages are mental exercises that highly benefit the brain and also help to prevent or delay alzheimers.

  • Physical exercise causes adequate blood flow and oxygen to the brain cells keeping them healthy.

  • Adequate sleep, relaxation, meditation and positive thoughts enable brain cells to recuperate and be rejuvenated.

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  • Brain nourishing foods such as nuts, legumes, vegetables and fruits provide essential fatty acids, carotenoids, and antioxidants necessary for supporting brain health.

  • Herbs such as Bacopa, Ashwagandha and Spirulina are known to improve brain functions, relax the mind and provide essential nutrients to boost mental functions. Mentat is a herbal blend of various ayurvedic herbs that improves memory and mental concentration.


    Tuesday, September 21, 2010

    Gout pain relief natural remedies | Lower urate levels

    Gout pain occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the tissue surrounding joints. Build up of serum urate levels causes recurrent acute or chronic arthritis. Hyperuricemia or high levels of urate levels can be due to decreased excretion of uric acid or increased production or increased intake of purine rich food.

    The following natural methods and herbs are useful in reducing the frequency of gout attacks:
  • A herbal blend like Rumalaya Forte which contains herbs like Boswellia and Ashwagandha helps to reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Cystone helps to prevent and treat urolithiasis and uric acid stones.
  • Fresh and canned cherries
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid purine rich foods such as anchovies, asparagus,herring, meat gravies and broths, mushrooms, mussels, sardines, sweetbreads, liver, kidney.
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Hypertension and obesity also tend to cause gouts and these conditions need to be treated as well with diet and exercise.
    Cystone remedy for urolithiasis
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  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010

    Herbs to relieve stress

    Stress exists in everyone's lives. It may be created by ourselves or by external circumstances. Stress may also be the single most important factor that causes illness. Mental stress, physical stress all lead to breakdown of the body's immune system leaving it vulnerable to attack. Even ordinary ailMentat contains herbs to relieve mental stressments can get magnified by stress. Many chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, heart conditions and obesity are stress related.

    How can stress be alleviated? It is not possible to avoid all the sources of stress. However it is possible to control our reactions to these sources.

    There are several techniques that can instantly help to bring the mind peace. In the face of a conflicting situation, stop, think and then act. Do not let the situation control you. Practise breathing deeply for a few minutes on a daily basis. Focus on the breath and avoid all other thoughts. Mentat from Himalaya HerbalsKeep all thoughts positive and imagine positive outcomes. Yoga, Tai-chi or simple walking also help to relieve the body of stress.

    Ayurveda also recommends various herbs to provide stress relief and relaxation. These herbs help to calm the mind yet keep it clear. As a result many of these herbs or their compounds have been found useful in conditions such as ADD, ADHD and depression. These herbs are also often recommended along with other herbs for relief of conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

    The following herbs have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for mental enhancement and relaxation.

    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Age Related Macular Degeneration Herbal treatment

    Age related macular degeneration affects adults over 60 years of age. It is associated with aging and affects the macula - the central region of the retina. AMD destroys central vision which allows the eye to see details and is especially necessary in tasks like reading, interpreting different colors, driving etc.

    AMD can be wet or dry. Dry macular degeneration occurs when debris accumulates in the retical pigment epithelial cells causing them to atrophy. Most macular degeneration starts out as dry ARMD. Wet ARMD is less common and happens when blood vessels grow abnormally and start to leak.

    Conventional methods of treating wet ARMD include Medications, laser surgery, photodynamic therapy and injections. Dry ARMD is treated with high doses of vitamins and anti-oxidants. The National Eye institute conducted a study in which the following formulation was found helpful in slowing down the progression of dry ARMD.

    The following herbs are recommended by Ayurveda in treating eye disorders. It should be noted that many of these herbs contain high doses of vitamins and are powerful anti-oxidants.
  • Amalaki Amalaki capsules
  • Triphala (contains Amalaki, Haritaki, Vibhitaki)Amalaki capsules
  • Punarnava
  • Tulasi
  • Spirulina
  • Shatavari

  • Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Turmeric heals cysts and boils

    Turmeric also known as Haldi or Haridra in India has very powerful anti-Turmeric capsulesinflammatory, anti-bacterial and wound healing properties. These properties make it an excellent herbal remedy for treating cysts, boils and furuncles. These are generally caused by bacterial infection or fungi. Sometimes the pus in boils can drain on their own and resolve themselves. Other times, they continue to be swollen and painful.

    Turmeric applied topically or ingested helps to drain out the pus and dehydrate the cysts. For topical application, turmeric powder is mixed with water to form a paste. For taking internally, turmeric powder can be mixed with water and swallowed. Turmeric is very pungent and if you are uncomfortable swallowing turmeric powder you can also take turmeric capsules

    There are numerous testimonials online where people have successfully used turmeric to cure their cysts and boils including boils caused by MRSA that is a staph infection spread by skin contact. Turmeric capsules can even be given to pets for treating their cysts. Turmeric can be dehydrating and fluid intake should be increased while taking turmeric.

    The effects of turmeric treatment can usually be seen in a few hours and since turmeric has many other benefits, injesting it on a daily basis may lead to improvement in other bodily problems as well such as aches and pains from arthritis, gum disease and colds. Turmeric is used in most Indian cooking and one of the reasons for India having the lowest incidence of alzheimers disease is attributed to turmeric.

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