Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Changing seasons may be a natural process, but it also results in various illnesses, as people suffer from common cold, flu, fever, skin infections and allergies. This is mostly because at this time our body’s immunity is weak as it tries to adapt itself to the changing climate. So to stay protected, a good habit would be to resort to natural ingredients that have long been touted as effective remedies for boosting immunity, fighting infections and being antiseptic in nature. Natural antiseptics can help by providing immediate aid against infections. The truth is that…

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Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Changing seasons may be a natural process, but it also results in various illnesses, as people suffer from common cold, flu, fever, skin infections and allergies. This is mostly because at this time our body’s immunity is weak as it tries to adapt itself to the changing climate. So to stay protected, a good habit would be to resort to natural ingredients that have long been touted as effective remedies for boosting immunity, fighting infections and being antiseptic in nature. Natural antiseptics can help by providing immediate aid against infections. The truth is that…

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12 Amazing Healing Benefits of Drinking Water in a Copper Vessel

12 Amazing Healing Benefits of Drinking Water in a Copper Vessel

Water is the most essential element to sustain life on this planet. 70 per cent of human body is made up of water. You may have not known this but in ancient times, our ancestors and even our grandmothers followed the practice of storing water in containers made of copper. Their aim was probably to safeguard drinking water but there’s more to the story. In today’s modern world where we have UV filters and RO purifiers to purify water, the storage of water in metal containers may sound old-fashioned and not…

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8 alternative healing therapies that actually work

8 alternative healing therapies that actually work

A practice as old as 100 years, alternative healing has always been around, with its importance even more prominent today. With strips of headache tablets kept in our bags or desks at work, the science of healing without medicine is still slow in its pace of reaching the larger audience. In times like these, alternative healing is a practice that has helped many achieve a stable, physical and mental being. Dr Manju Mehra, former President, Indian Association of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychologist at AIIMS, “Forms of alternative healing like…

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When healing can be a headache

When healing can be a headache

It starts off as a light throb and gallops to an everlasting migraine. Whether it was something you drank or ate, many foods are held guilty for kicking off migraines. But while eliminating these foods can be the obvious solution, did you know that most migraines are triggered off by acidity? In other words, it’s not what you are eating and drinking but the propensity of certain foods that cause acidic reactions, leading to migraines. Here are some boxes to tick if you want the throbbing to stop. Don’t Start…

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Japanese Mothers Know Best: Arrowroots Healing Powers

Japanese Mothers Know Best: Arrowroots Healing Powers

I watched the lined-up buckets fill with brackish brown water as they sat on a bare concrete floor, wet with icy cold water. Not far from them were snow-white blocks of almost-finished product in wooden containers, undergoing a final drying process. What a stark contrast. This production of kudzu-ko, or arrowroot starch, requires only a plant’s rhizome and clean well water (the brown water is the result of washing the rhizomes to remove impurities). The skin comes off during a rolling process that eventually creates the snow-white powder. This pure…

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Healing with food

Healing with food

The next time you’re eating something, chew on this: the nutrients that are present in food help the cells in our bodies perform their functions. Nutrients are essential for growth, development and maintenance of our bodies as well as for instructing our bodies about how best to work. To that end, absence of nutrients is absence of health. The connect is really quite simple. While we’re on the topic of our body’s functions, healing is an essential body function. The process of recovering from illnesses — both major and minor…

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Natural Healing: 7 Home Remedies for a Dry Throat

Natural Healing: 7 Home Remedies for a Dry Throat

You snuggle into bed on time; have a good night’s sleep but wake up with a sore and scratchy throat. Not the start you’d want. In most cases, a dry throat may be caused if you’re suffering from cold or a sinus attack. Dry cough or irritation in the throat may be due to congestion in the tonsils. A post nasal drip occurs if you sleep with your mouth open and the nasal flows get obstructed leaving you with a dry and irritable throat. The most important thing to do…

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7 Wonderful Benefits of Lemongrass Tea: The Healing Brew

7 Wonderful Benefits of Lemongrass Tea: The Healing Brew

A breezy evening, a great book, some crisp cookies and a steaming hot cup of lemongrass tea – what else could one want? A refreshing beverage, lemongrass tea is also delightfully healthy. The citrusy flavours of lemongrass blend beautifully and make a delicious cup of herbal tea. This perennial plant can be grown easily in your garden or indoors as a potted plant. It requires nothing more than some sun, rich soil and plenty of water. The pleasant citrusy taste is like a reminder of bright and cheerful days. As…

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Yoga for Back Pain: 4 Poses That Have a Healing Effect

Yoga for Back Pain: 4 Poses That Have a Healing Effect

You’ll have to agree, back pain is one of the most common health complaints. If you look at how most of us spend our day, it is easy to see why. We’re spend our time sitting at home, in the car or at work with minimal physical activity. Sitting or sleeping in the wrong posture, improper distribution of body weight or skeletal imbalances can trigger back pain. “The muscles between your shoulder blades, the Rhomboid and Trapezius muscles, work hard to keep your head straight in line with the centre…

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