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12 Gout Home Remedies You Need To Know

Posted on May 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

Gout home remedies are a very popular topic for discussion these days with the rising trend of gout cases being diagnosed. Many people shy away from gout treatment options that involve doctor prescribed medications and prefer to go with the more natural treatment approach through using gout home remedies instead.

It seems like every gout sufferer has a tale to tell of some gout home remedies they have heard about or tried that worked wonders in relieving the major factor of what causes gout, namely the build up of uric acid in the body.

So without any further adieu, here are 12 popular gout home remedies that you may wish to investigate further.

1. The Wonders of Fish Oil

According to this gout home remedy, eating cold water fish such as cod, herring, sardines, salmon, and mackerel to obtain the important omega 3 vitamins that are excellent in helping to reduce joint or tendon inflammation caused by gout. If you hate to eat fish, then an alternative is to take fish oil capsules.

2. Quercitin

Quercitin is what is known as a natural anti-inflammatory drug which can be used to diminish the pain caused by gout. In this home remedy you need to eat lots of foods high in Quercitin including capers, tomatoes, apples, green vegetables and berries. As with fish oil, Quercitin does come in a capsule form that is available from most health food stores.

3. Cayenne Pepper

Well known for having many health benefits, Cayenne Pepper is also recognized for its ability to decrease inflammation caused by gout. Most gout home remedies recommend creating a topical solution by mixing the Cayenne Pepper with some vinegar, boiling it and then once cool, dabbing it on the affected region.

4. Turmeric powder

Turmeric is a spice long used by the peoples of China and India to help lessen inflammation pain caused by diseases such as gout. Simply adding the spice to your regular food is supposed to provide the anti-inflammatory benefits to your body.

5. Epsom Salt

Soaking in dissolved Epsom salt to help treat infections has been a very popular home remedy, so it should come as no great surprise that it would be part of the gout home remedies collection. Epsom salt has a very special ability to be able to not only reduce the swelling of the area of the body that is being immersed in the solution, but as well provide the entire body with a sense of relaxation.

6 Green Leafy Vegetables

Due to their very high health benefits, green leafy vegetables deserve to be mentioned again when discussing gout home remedies. In addition to being a source of Quercitin, these vegetable contain many other important healing agents such as flavonoids, assorted vitamins and minerals.

7. Vitamin C

Long respected for its amazing health benefits, Vitamin C has been a very important part of most gout home remedies. Vitamin C helps prevent the high uric acid levels in the body which lead to the formation of uric acid crystal in joints and tendons. Vitamin C is easy to obtain as it is found naturally in many common fruits and vegetables.

8. Cherries

Recently cherries have gained wide spread popularity in most gout home remedies literature for their role in helping to fix many common ailments and stave off aging. Rich in both Vitamin C as well as antioxidants, cherries now play a prominent role in most any gout home remedies treatment plan.

9. Potassium

Potassium has the benefit of actually helping to prevent gout from occurring by helping to liquefy uric acid so that it will be passed out of the body more effectively, thereby lowering the levels of uric acid in the blood and diminishing the chances of any uric acid crystals accumulating in joints and tendons. This makes potassium a very desirable component of your gout home remedies collection of ingredients.

10. Lime Juice

Lime juice has the unique property of being able to dissolve the uric acid crystals in the body before they can build up to dangerous levels resulting in gout symptoms. This makes lime juice a very essential ingredient in most gout home remedies, plus the fact that lime juice is very affordable and easy to obtain.

11. Devil’s Claw

Devil’s Claw is an herb which is native to parts of Africa and is very well known in holistic circles for its many health benefits, including gout. Devil’s Claw contains chemicals which work to decrease inflammation, swelling, and pain associated with gout.

12. Water

Water, “the wonder substance” seems to be good for most everything associated with good health, including gout. This makes it a crucial component in nearly all gout home remedies. It helps the body get rid of excess uric acid before dangerous levels occur in the blood and water also acts as a naturally occurring antidote for many other health issues by getting rid of body wastes.

These 12 ingredients are just a fraction of what you will discover in gout home remedies, however they do provide a good starting point for further research.

Home Remedies For Head Lice – Effective Natural Treatment

Posted on May 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

Tiny grey or brown parasitic insects which infest the hair are known as head lice. These insects feed on human blood and thrive on human skin. They are usually found on the scalp region, around the neckline and the area behind the ears. These head lice can spread easily through direct contact from one person to another. It can affect anybody regardless of the gender or age. Mostly school going children get affected by it. Lice infestations may cause symptoms such as itching and scratching due to the allergic reaction to the excreta and saliva of the lice.

Home Remedies

There are several home remedies for head lice which are simple to follow and easy to use. Some of the popular home remedies are:

1. One of the simplest home remedies for head lice is to apply onion juice on the scalp and leave it there for three hours. Now shampoo your hair. You can try this process again after couple of days.

2. Vinegar is also one of the efficient home remedies for lice. You can try this remedy before going to bed. Mix two teaspoons of vinegar in six teaspoons of water and then apply this mixture to the scalp. Wrap or cover your head with a clean cloth and then go to sleep. Next morning shampoo your hair. Try this remedy two times in a week to get better results.

3. Another effective home remedy is to put olive oil, mayonnaise and Vaseline on your head and then cover your head with shower cap. Leave it for overnight and wash next morning.

4. Tea tree oil is known as a natural lice killer. All you need to do is apply tea tree oil on your hair and allow it to stay there for overnight. Next morning wash your hair.

5. Take ten to twelve almonds and soak them in water. Later make a paste out of these almonds and mix lemon juice (three to four tablespoon) in it. Now apply this mixture of almond paste and lemon juice on your scalp and wait for the next one to two hours. Later wash your hair with cold water.

6. Neem leaves are very effective in killing head lice. All you have to do is take some neem leaves and make them into a paste. Apply this paste on your hair and wait until it dries. Once dried, wash your hair. Try this method for at least two times in a week.

7. Basil leaves are equally beneficial in removing head lice. Just make a paste out of twenty to thirty basil leaves and then apply it on your hair. Wait for half an hour until it dries. Now wash it off. You can try this two times in a week.

8. A nit comb is a very effective comb which helps in removing head lice from the hair. In order to remove all the head lice from your hair, daily comb your wet hair with nit comb.

9. Cut your hair short enough to make it impossible for the lice to hide.

These were some of the simple, cheap and effective home remedies for head lice which can be tried at home.