natural remedies – HTV https://htv.com.pk Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:00:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Benefits of Henna (Mehendi) in Light of Tib-e-Nabvi https://htv.com.pk/tib-e-nabvi/benefits-of-henna-mehendi-in-light-of-tib-e-nabvi Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:55:53 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=41872

Henna, commonly known as Mehendi is renowned universally for its aesthetic properties – women use it to dye hair and beautify their hands and feet during wedding seasons. However, Mehendi has a plethora of health benefits as well and individuals all over the world use this herb as defense against various illnesses and predicaments. Tib-e-Nabvi […]

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Henna, commonly known as Mehendi is renowned universally for its aesthetic properties – women use it to dye hair and beautify their hands and feet during wedding seasons. However, Mehendi has a plethora of health benefits as well and individuals all over the world use this herb as defense against various illnesses and predicaments. Tib-e-Nabvi has stressed its importance on numerous occasions. Not only did the Prophet vouch for its efficacy, but also termed its use reward worthy.

Tib -e- Nabvi and Henna
In Tirmidhi and Ibn -e- Majah, Salma Umme Rafay (Prophet’s maid) narrates, “Whenever Prophet Muhammad was blighted by a spike or wound, he would apply henna paste on it.”

Similarly, in Sunan Abu Dawood, Salma (wife of Abu Rafay) narrates, “Whenever someone complained to the Prophet about pain in the limbs, He recommended them to use Henna”.

Health Benefits
The foremost function of Henna is to relieve our body from high temperature. It soothes our senses and pacifies the nervous system and as mentioned above, it helps our body recover from cuts and wounds. Along with Aloe vera, henna is medically proven to treat mouth ulcers.

Hair fall is one of the biggest issues faced by this generation and applying henna strengthens hair roots and removes dandruff. Not only that, henna is also known to sharpen memory and enhance cognition. This is achieved by regulating blood circulation.

Well known for its cooling effect, applying it in summers makes you headstrong and alleviates heat. Oh, and if you suffer from migraine, using henna will take away the pain and help you focus. Last but not least, henna enjoys high reputation as a powerful detoxifier. Soaking its leaves in water and then consuming it will do wonders for the health of your spleen and liver.

 

 

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5 Herbal Remedies for Digestive Disorders https://htv.com.pk/herbal/digestive-disorders https://htv.com.pk/herbal/digestive-disorders#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:32:18 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=35717

Without a doubt, our digestive system is one of the most important parts of our body. Its main function is to help absorb all essential nutrients to maintain optimal health. A healthy digestive system also ensures your body regularly flushes out waste products. Unfortunately, we do not take digestive problems seriously. Either we hop on […]

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Without a doubt, our digestive system is one of the most important parts of our body. Its main function is to help absorb all essential nutrients to maintain optimal health. A healthy digestive system also ensures your body regularly flushes out waste products.

Unfortunately, we do not take digestive problems seriously. Either we hop on over-the-counter medicines to treat them or simply regard them as heartburn and ignore. But it isn’t just heartburn that is associated with a common symptom of digestive issues. Problems like gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcers, food intolerance, acid reflux, celiac disease, diverticulitis, lactose intolerance, and irritable bowel syndromes are also quite common when a person is suffering from digestive disorders.

So what do you do?

Over the centuries, people have used herbs and spices to treat digestive disorders. While you can always consult a medical professional, the following top herbal remedies are surely going to help you.

1.      Ginger

In addition to preventing digestive problems, ginger is a great herb for improving digestion too. It stimulates the flow of enzymes and digestive juices and helps reduce nausea, bloating, indigestion, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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Ginger naturally has antibacterial, carminative, and anti-inflammatory properties to help with digestive problems. To make yourself a medicated ginger tea, boil 1 tsp of grated ginger in 1 cup of water and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the ginger out and add a teaspoon of raw honey.

Drink your tea 2-3 times a day to achieve effective results!

2.      Peppermint

Peppermint is another herb that effectively prevents digestive problems. The anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and carminative properties help treat intestinal cramps, vomiting, bloating, gas, and nausea.

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To prepare your peppermint tea, add 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves to one cup hot water and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the mint out and drink it. Add a teaspoon of honey for additional benefits and improved flavor. Drink at least two cups per day.

Also, use fresh peppermint leaves in your salads and recipes to gain more benefits.

3.      Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are great for treating digestive disorders and improving health. They are often used as a treatment for low stomach acidity, indigestion, and heartburn. The seeds also hold benefits for irritable bowel syndrome and offer relief from bloating and intestinal spasm.

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To aid digestion, simply chew one teaspoon of fennel seeds after a meal. Other options include drinking fennel tea or adding crushed fennel seeds in your salads and breakfasts.

4.      Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV plays a vital role in maintaining your digestive system’s health. The acidic ingredient balances out the alkaline levels in your body. It effectively treats problems like heartburn, stomachache, and indigestion.

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In a cup of warm water, add 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar along with a teaspoon of raw honey and drink 2-3 times in a day for best results.

5.      Psyllium Husk (Isabgol)

More commonly known as isabgol, it is a great herbal remedy for promoting overall digestive health. Rich in insoluble fiber, psyllium husk is a natural laxative that improves bowel movements. It also helps prevent flatulence, gas, and constipation.

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Add one tablespoon of psyllium husk into a cup of yogurt and eat fresh. You can also add 1/2 to 1 tsp in a glass of warm milk or water for consumption. It’s best to drink it before bed for best results.

Final Word

In addition to using these herbal remedies, seek medical assistance for proper treatment. Also, avoid lying down immediately after having your meals to avoid the risk of nausea and heartburn.

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Dealing with Swollen Feet? Try these Natural Remedies! https://htv.com.pk/health/swollen-feet https://htv.com.pk/health/swollen-feet#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:22:42 +0000 https://htv.com.pk/?p=35209

Swollen feet (known as edema) can often become very painful. Due to the fluid buildup in the surrounding tissues, your feet may become puffy and sensitive to touch. The most common causes are foot/ankle injuries, pregnancy, side effects from medications, heart/kidney diseases or even over-exertion of the muscles in the feet. However, this issue isn’t […]

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Swollen feet (known as edema) can often become very painful. Due to the fluid buildup in the surrounding tissues, your feet may become puffy and sensitive to touch. The most common causes are foot/ankle injuries, pregnancy, side effects from medications, heart/kidney diseases or even over-exertion of the muscles in the feet.

However, this issue isn’t usually a cause for alarm. The following natural remedies can help you relieve the pain in no time!

1.      Elevate Your Feet

Gravity plays a major role in swollen feet. One of the easiest ways to reduce the swelling is to raise your feet above the level of your heart. For example if you’re lying down, just put a pillow under your feet and the water will absorb back into your body or drain out as urine.

2.      Increase Your Magnesium Intake

Magnesium is known to improve blood circulation. A deficiency of this mineral is often linked to swollen feet. Adding magnesium-rich foods to your daily diet can help you tackle this problem. Bananas, fish, nuts, and leafy vegetables are high in magnesium content.

3.      Parsley

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Parsley is a natural diuretic. Meaning that it helps reduce fluid retention in the body by increasing the production of urine. Hence reducing swelling in the feet. Dip a tablespoon of dried parsley leaves in a cup of hot water a few times. Strain and drink two to three cups of the warm tea in a day.

4.      Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruits have anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties due to the presence of potassium. Massaging a bit of grapefruit essential oil mixed with olive oil or soaking your feet in water with a few drops of the essential oil can be a rather relaxing solution for this issue! However, make sure to ask your doctor if it doesn’t interact with any of the medications you’re taking.

5.      Massage Your Feet

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In order to reduce edema, you need to stimulate the blood flow in your feet. One of the best ways to do so is by massaging them. According to The International Journal of Nursing Practice, pregnant women who received 20 minute foot massages for 5 days experienced reduction in swelling naturally!

6.      Soak In Epsom Salt Bath

Epsom salts contain hydrated magnesium sulfate crystals that help reduce muscle soreness and provide immediate relief. All you need to do is grab a bucket of warm water, add half a cup of Epsom salt to it, and soak your feet in it for 15-20 minutes. Repeating this twice or thrice a week shall benefit you in no time.

7.      Cabbage Leaves

Though this may sound peculiar, but wrapping cabbage leaves around your feet with the help of a bandage for 30 minutes can actually reduce the swelling. Cabbage has high water absorption and anti-inflammation properties.

8.      Exercise and Stretch

Sitting idle or lack of exercise can be one of the reasons of water retention in your body. It is essential that you try to exercise for 30 minutes a day, at least five times a day. This will help boost your blood flow and reduce edema. You can also try out yoga, stretching and walking for the same purpose.

9.      Stay Hydrated

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Minerals and salts like sodium can cause water retention in body. In order to dilute excess salts and reduce swelling, it is imperative that we drink up to 8 glasses of water each day as it helps the body detox.

10.    Ice Pack

Simple yet effective. Placing an ice pack on the swollen feet for about 10 minutes at a time can reduce the pain. The cold temperature helps in regulating the blood flow, hence making it the easiest solution for your problem!

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