Monday, October 5, 2009

Easy Natural Stress Relief

When there are some good natural stress relief options to choose from, why bother with using medications? Even if life seems particularly tough and you are feeling like you just cannot cope with it anymore a few simple natural stress relief methods can soon have you back on your feet once more. If you make the mistake of allowing stress to remain unchecked you are risking some very severe consequences. Fortunately, the following natural stress relief methods can help you get rid of all the stress in your life.

Deep Breathing

The simplest natural stress relief method is to practice to take deep breaths which acts as a tonic and fights the habit of breathing in a shallow manner that normally occurs whenever one is feeling stressed out. Deep breathing requires that you place the palm of your hand upon your stomach and then inhale till you cannot fill your lungs any further and then with stomach extended outward you can let out the air. The end result is you will feel calmer and less stressed and anxious.

Meditation is a simple natural stress relief method that everyone can try. All you need is a quiet place and about five to ten minutes to spare. During this time you need to shut your eyes and try to create a mental image in your mind about some places that you love visiting. Whether it is a beach or even a mountain you should visualize it in your mind because after you are finished you will be left wondering why you ever were feeling stressed at all.

Yoga too is a good natural stress relief method and one that does wonders for the mind, body and spirit. It makes your body more flexible and when you stretch your joints and tendons and also ligaments will all get lubricated. According to research on the effects of yoga as natural stress relief method it was found that besides calming the mind it also helps you to detoxify your body and so ensures freedom from stress.

Other natural stress relief methods include doing stretches and also getting a massage. Another option open to you is to try stress relief products. The advantage of using such products is that they contain ingredients that help combat the causes of stress which in turn are emotional, chemical or even physical events that lead to increase in mental as well as physical tension and stressful feelings.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Home Remedies For Household Cleaning

The house is the center of good family relations. Being creative with certain problems in a natural way helps us to appreciate the home even more. Part of that appreciation means finding ways to keep busy and happy. There are many jobs around the house that we all have to do. Here are a few hints on how to do them in a more natural way.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Natural Remedies for Babies Colds

Colds are caused by hundreds of different cold viruses. Babies are particularly susceptible because they have yet to build up immu­nity to the many viruses in circulation. Breastfeeding gives babies a degree of protection, especially if mother already has some resis­tance to a particular cold virus.

Children often get one cold after another when they first start nursery or playschool, as they are constantly coming into contact with different strains of virus.

Bouts of sneezing and a blocked or runny nose are tell-tale signs of a developing cold. A sore throat, headache dry tickly cough and general washed-out feeling add to the misery of a typical cold.

Babies cannot blow their noses, so breathing and feeding can be difficult.

Natural remedies can be very effective at keeping colds at bay as well as relieving their symptoms.

Natural Remedies for Babies Colds

* When the first symptoms appear, try giving your child a warm tisane of Lemon Balm and Chamomile
flowers sweetened with honey.

* Garlic is a natural antibiotic which helps to combat colds. During the winter, give 1 to 2 capsules a day as a preventative measure. Many children like the taste of garlic, so use liberally in cooking.

* Warming ginger tea soothes a sore throat and eases congestion. Add 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger root to 1 cup (240 ml) of boiling water, allow to steep for 5 minutes, strain and add 1 teaspoon of brown
sugar. Give your child sips of this drink throughout the day.

* The mineral zinc plays an important role in maintain­ing a healthy and efficient immune system. New research from a New York university suggests that zinc supplementation can reduce the time-span of a cold by half and, if taken early enough, can stop a cold very quickly. The best way to take zinc for colds is in the form of suckable lozenges.

* Vitamin C is renowned for its ability to ward off colds. At the very first sign of symptoms, give vitamin C with bioflavonoids to enhance absorption (500 mg 3 times a day for children over 3 years old; 250 mg for those under 3). If you are breastfeeding, increase your own intake of vitamin C (1 g 3 times a day).

* The following vitamin C-rich fresh juice blend can be helpful: 1 grapefruit, 1 orange and 4 ozll20g of straw­berries. Give 5 fl oz/150 ml daily.

* Echinacea helps to prevent and relieve colds by strengthening the body's immune defences. Add 5 to 10 drops of Echinacea tincture to warm water, fruit juice or milk, depending on preference. Give 3 times a day.

* Apple and cinnamon tea can help to soothe cold symptoms. Cut a whole apple into chunks and boil for 20 minutes with a stick of cinnamon, then strain and give to drink when still warm, sweet­ened with honey.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Folklore Remedies For Warts

Take a dead black cat to a graveyard at midnight. When you hear a noise, throw the cat toward the sound. That will take the warts away.

Steal a greasy dishrag from your neighbor. Wipe your warts with it, then throw it over your left shoulder into a pond.

Rub warts with a raw potato, then bury the potato in clay. Just to be on the safe side, repeat with another potato the following day.

Rub warts with a black snail and impale the snail on a thorn tree. When the snail dries and withers, so do the warts.

Rub the warts with a chicken gizzard during the waning of the moon. Then bury the gizzard in the center of a dirt road.

Rub warts with a cinder, wrap the cinder up in paper, and leave it at a crossroads. Whoever picks up the parcel and unwraps it, catches the warts.

Prick the wart with a gooseberry thorn passed through a wedding ring.

Lick your forefinger and point it at a passing funeral three times and say, "My warts go with you."

Rub the wart with a piece of stolen beef. Then bury the meat.