Author: wande

Wande Apanisile is a Pharmacist who has a passion and strongly believes that we can improve our health with simple, effective, home Remedies.
 

Do you want to have a sound sleep at night?

Do you want to get to your bed at night and just fall into the embrace of a refreshing sleep?

Is it a pounding headache trying keep your noeyes short or are you a night guard in your room waiting for sleep to pay you a visit?

There are different types of sleep disorder but we will be looking at Insomnia.

Insomnia is when you are finding it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or when your sleep is not adequate or not refreshing.A lot of people depends on drugs to even be able to keep their eyes close.

Individual requirements for sleep varies widely and this can be from 4 – 10 hours.

How long you sleep and how rested you feel after waking up depends on

1. Emotional state of mind like excitement       or depression

2. Age

3. Diet

4. Drugs

5. Some food components like caffeine, Monosodium glutamate (MSG), strong spices.

Difficulty falling and staying asleep and waking up earlier than desired are common among young and old. About 10% of adults have long-standing (chronic) insomnia, and about 30 to 50% sometimes have insomnia.

Types of Sleeping disorder

Acute insomnia

A shor period of difficulty sleeping. This is usually caused by a life event, such as a stressful change in a person’s job, receiving bad news, or travel. Often it resolves without any treatment.

Chronic insomnia

A long-term pattern of difficulty sleeping. Insomnia is usually considered chronic if a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at least three nights per week for three months or longer. Some people with chronic insomnia have a long-standing history of difficulty sleeping and it has many causes.

Comorbid insomnia

Insomnia that occurs with another condition. Psychiatric symptoms — such as anxiety and depression — are known to be associated with changes in sleep. Certain medical conditions can either cause insomnia or make a person uncomfortable at night (as in the case of arthritis or back pain, which may make it hard to sleep.

Onset insomnia

Difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night. It often occurs when people cannot let their mind relax and they continue to think and worry. Sometimes the body is not ready for sleep at what is considered a usual time for sleep.

That is, the body’s internal clock is out of sync with the earth’s cycle of light and dark—as can occur with many types of circadian rhythm sleep disorders, such as delayed sleep phase disorder, shift work disorder, and jet lag.

Maintenance insomnia

The inability to stay asleep. People with maintenance insomnia wake up during the night and have difficulty returning to sleep. People with this type of insomnia fall asleep normally but wake up several hours later and cannot fall asleep again easily. Sometimes they drift in and out of a restless, unsatisfactory sleep.

Sleep maintenance insomnia is more common among older people, who are more likely to have difficulty staying asleep than are younger people. It may occur in people who use certain substances (such as caffeine, alcohol, or tobacco) or who take certain drugs and in people who have certain sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea or periodic limb movement disorder). This type of insomnia may be a sign of depression in people of any age.

Symptoms

Not having a good night sleep regularly can really give you some challenges such as

  1. Hypertension
  2. Lack of concentration
  3. Become easily irritated
  4. Fatigue during the day

Causes

  1. Anxiety
  2. Nervousness
  3. Use or withdrawal of drugs
  4. Depression
  5. Large quantity of alcohol
  6. Fear
  7. Hypertension
  8. Change of environment
  9. Worry
  10. Poor sleeping habit
  11. lack of exercise 

Home Remedies for Insomnia.

Your health care provider will most likely recommend medications if you complain of difficulty in having sound sleep.

There are some herbs that will do the same job with the benefit of no horrible side effects or the danger of you becoming a drug addict.

There are some herbs that can give you the refreshing sleep you really desire.

1. Bitter leaves

Bitter leaves

Bitter leaves (Vernonia amydalina) Onugbu (Igbo), Ewuro (Yoruba), Shivaka (Hausa).
According to its name, it is a very bitter plant, every part of the plant is bitter. It is best taken fresh as boiling or cooking reduces its potency.

Squeeze or blend the leaves, extract the water and take at night. You will sleep soundly.

2. Kola leaves

Kola leaves

Kola Cola acuminata, Oji (Igbo), Obi (Yoruba), Goro ( Hausa)
Squeeze or blend the leaves in water, take a glass every night.

3. Lemon leaves

Lemon leaves

Lemon leaves

Citrus limon
Soak 5 to 7 leaves in a cup of hot water for 15 minutes. Take 1 cup two times daily

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4.  Onions.

Onions

Onions

Onions Allium cepa, Yabase (Igbo), Alubosa (Yoruba),

Chew 1 bulb every night.

5. Swizzle stick

Swizzle stick

Rauwolfia vomitoria, Akanta (Igbo), Asofeyeje (Yoruba), Ukheta (Esan).

Boil the root bark in water and drink a glass at night

6. Umbrella tree leaves

Umbrella tree

Terminalia catappa, Indian almond.

Boil the leaves in water, filter and take a glass at night.

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Reference.

1. Adodo, A. (2004). Nature power. 6th ed. Lagos, Nigeria: Generation Press.

2. MSD Manual Consumer Version. (2020). Insomnia: Difficulty Falling Asleep: Sleep Disorders: Manual Home Edition – Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders – MSD Manual Consumer Version. [online] Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain,-spinal-cord,-and-nerve-disorders/sleep-disorders/insomnia-and-excessive-daytime-sleepiness-eds [Accessed 14 Jan. 2020].

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How to get rid of Fibroid with herbal remedies

Fibroid ( Uterine fibroid)  is one of the most common health challenges affecting women of child bearing age.

It  is really a big problem for women.
Presently, medically there is no cure for fibroid and it cannot be prevented.


Various studies have shown that it is more common in blacks than other race.


For now, nobody know why it is so and even what is responsible for it.

Uterine fibroid (UF)  are abnormal growth (tumor) that grows in the muscle of the Uterus. (womb).

Fibroids are more common in:
1. Women who haven’t had children
2. Obese women
3. Black women
4. Women whose relatives have fibroids
5. Women older than 30.

Fibroid may affect the shape and size of the uterus. It may also cause changes in menstrual cycle and ability to get pregnant.

Symptoms depending on the location, size and number of tumors.

They include:

  1. Abdominal pressure.
  2. Lower back pain
  3. Long lasting menstruation with heavy bleeding
  4. Increased menstrual cramping
  5. Increased urination,
  6. Pain during sex.

Some women do not have any symptoms.


Medically, there are different methods of getting rid of it such as

1. Surgery
a. Myomectomy – removal of the fibroid
b. Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus


2. Uterine artery embolization 

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a procedure to treat fibroids without surgery. During the procedure, the blood supply to the fibroids is cut off. This typically causes the fibroids to shrink.


With these methods, experience have shown that fibroid tends to grow back or if they could not be completely removed, they may continue to grow.

Herbal remedies

I know fibroid can be cured using herbs but the major problem is that there are not enough scientific studies on such remedies.

I have decided to compile all the remedies I have and share.

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Remedy 1


1. Coconut root (Cocos nucifera) Agbon (Yoruba) 15 parts
2. Negro pepper  5 parts

(Xylopia aethiopica)  Uda (Igbo), Erunje (Yoruba), Kimba (Hausa), Unien (Esan)                  Negro pepper

3. Water. 600mls
Boil the herbs and allow to stand for 24 hours
Take 100 mls three daily


Remedy 2


Mistletoe leaves (Viscum album), Afomo onishana (Yoruba)  – this is a very simple and effective remedy. Boil the herb in water and take 200 mls daily for 6 to 12 months.


Remedy 3

1. Physics nut (Jatropha curcas) Olulu -idu (Igbo), Botuje (Yoruba), Ughongbon (Esan)  leaves and roots

Physics nut

Physics nut

2. Onions

 

3. Garlic

Garlic
4. Ginger

Ginger

 

5. Water
Boil all the herbs in water for 30 minutes.
Dosage: Take 200 mls three times a day for 3- 6 months.


Remedy 4


Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Ata Ile pupa (Yoruba)
This is a spice. It contains the active ingredient curcumin. In a study, a group of researchers have successfully reduced the size of uterine fibroids after six months of daily oral administration of turmeric.


Remedy 5

 


Black seed (Nigella sativa:

The seeds of black seed and the oil have been widely used for centuries in the treatment of various ailments throughout the world. A Study confirmed its efficacy in treating various ailments. It is known to have anti- cancer properties and should be effective in treating fibroid.

Remedy 6

1. Stone breaker (Phyllantus nuriri)

Phyllantus nuriri
2. Corn silk

Corn silk
Make a tincture of these herbs and take 1 – 2 tablespoonful three times a day. Or you can boil the herbs in water and take 100 mls daily.

Remedy 7


1. Hog plum (Spondias mombin)

Hog plum
2. Palm nuts
Boil the seeds of Hog plum with immature Palm nuts. Take 100 mls three times a day for two months.

 

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References


1. Sukonthanonta, A. and Phaliwong, P. (2020). View of Curcumin in Reduction Size of Myoma Uteri. [online] Tci-thaijo.org. Available at: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjog/article/view/24226/32871 [Accessed 5 Jan. 2020].


2. Adodo, A. (2004). Nature power. 6th ed. Lagos, Nigeria: Generation Press, pp.108, 255,263.


3. Ahmad, A., Husain, A., Mujeeb, M., Khan, S.A., Najmi, A.K., Siddique, N.A., Damanhouri, Z.A. and Anwar, F. (2013). A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, [online] 3(5), pp.337–352. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/ [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019].
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The Information and statements made on Healthdictive.com are only for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.

Plantain: Why you need to eat it regularly

Plantain

Plantain

Plantain

by Mustapha Temidayo

One of the most nutritious fruit is Plantain.

Alot of people are not fully aware of its health benefits.

Medicinal Benefits

This is one’s of the sought after tropical food crops in terms of demands, while some like it because of the nutritional benefits especially in the provision of iron, some do like it because of its sweet taste especially when ripe.

 It’s an energy giving food
Plantain is a good source of carbohydrate especially when ripe; therefore it is an energy giving food. And the good news is that the carbohydrates it contains are considered as “complex carbohydrate” which includes starch, fibre and sugar.

The breaking down and absorption of such carbohydrates are slow which gives fullness thereby reducing appetite and making one lose weight. Therefore constant eating of plantain provides your body with enough energy.

Treatment of anaemia and neuritis
Plantain contains the mineral iron (when unripe) and vitamin B6 which plays a major role in the adequate production of red blood cells in the body and as well prevent anaemia and neuritis which manifest when they are deficient in the body.

Helps in digestion
Plantain is very rich in fibre which makes it good for consumption as it will help to prevent conditions that irritate the bowel and also preventing constipation, bloating and other related health condition associated with improper digestion and also reduce appetite by increasing fullness. Plantain consumption can greatly help in preventing constipation.

Helps in treating diabetes
Unripe plantain, when compared with the ripe one, has low sugar which makes it a good diet for diabetic patients because it cannot trigger or worsen their already high blood sugar level. Psyllium contained in plantain can help to control blood sugar, therefore constant eating of unripe plantain can aid in prevention and treatment of diabetes.

Prevention of  Stomach ulcer
Unripe plantain also contains manganese, potassium and leucocyanidin which is one of the phytochemical properties found in food, its presence in the plantain makes it a source of food for those who suffer or wishes to prevent an ulcer. The dry form of plantain provides ulcer healing and reduces the risk of developing gastric ulcers. Plantain goes a long way treatment and prevention of ulcer when taken regularly.

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Promotes sexual health
Because of the nutrients contained in plantain, it contributes greatly in sexual health performance. Regular eating of plantain helps in improving male fertility. It boosts sexual health and it helps increase libido, and the vitamins and other minerals it contains helps to improve the general health as well. For good sexual performance, you need more unripe plantain with ginger and garlic.

Helps in strengthening stronger bones
Unripe plantain which is very rich in calcium and that makes plantain to aid in strengthening our bones and also enhances stronger muscles, teeth, and nails.

A meal with unripe plantain helps in preventing diseases like osteoporosis which means weakening of bones and also causes fractures. For you to have a strong bone, you need to start eating plantain regularly.

Promotes healthy heart
Unripe plantain contains some amount of serotonin which expands the arteries, promotes blood flow and reduces the risk of homocysteine which involves a disease condition that leads to coronary artery diseases and stroke.

Potassium contained in plantain also plays a great role in preventing heart attack and hypertension. Also fiber contained in plantain aids in decreasing cholesterol level, thus decreasing the risk of heart disorders.

Develops the immune system
Plantain which contains a whole lot of vitamin A which is another antioxidant that helps your immune system to function properly. Vitamin A has a great role in enhancing the growth of the cell and improves the health of the skin.

Therefore constant intake of plantain can help to develop the immune system due to vitamin A contained in it.

Helps in weight loss
Plantain which contains a lot of fiber which makes one feels satisfaction even for a long time after eating the food.

Plantain is also low in fat. It is advisable for people trying to lose weight to eat plantain regularly as it will be of great help in weight maintenance.

Helps in Menstrual discomfort
Plantain which is rich in potassium and vitamin B6 will help greatly in relieving menstrual pain. Eating plantain aids in controlling the symptoms of premenstrual such as bloating and depression. Also the presence of vitamin B6 in plantain lowers the risk of miscarriages in women.

Nutritional values

It contains minerals and vitamins, as well as other essential nutrients which include potassium, carbohydrates, vitamin c, iron, rich in fibre, magnesium, calcium, vitamins A and B6, and more.

It is also good to know that some of the nutritional values of nutrients in plantain vary as it contains more of these essential nutrients when unripe than when ripe.

Eating it especially when unripe is beneficial but notwithstanding, plantain generally is power packed with essential minerals, vitamins and phytochemical components which makes it good for consumption and medicinal as well.

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Understanding Stomach ulcer

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Hypertension – Act now

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HYPERTENSION: 10 NATURAL WAYS TO CONTROL IT WITHOUT MEDICATION

Blood pressure measurement

 

10 ways to control Hypertension without medication

By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down.

Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your hypertension. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.

Here are 10 lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.

Lifestyle changes

  1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline

Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being overweight also can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (sleep apnea), which further raises your blood pressure.

Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. Losing even a small amount of weight if you’re overweight or obese can help reduce your blood pressure. In general, you may reduce your blood pressure by about 1 millimeter of mercury (mm Hg) with each kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) of weight you lose.

Besides shedding pounds, you generally should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of hypertension.

In general:

  • Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimeters).
  • Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimeters).

These numbers vary among ethnic groups. Ask your doctor about a healthy waist measurement for you.

  1. Exercise regularly

Regular physical activity — such as 150 minutes a week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by about 5 to 8 mm Hg if you have hypertension. It’s important to be consistent because if you stop exercising, your blood pressure can rise again.

If you have elevated blood pressure, exercise can help you avoid developing hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels.

Some examples of aerobic exercise you may try to lower blood pressure include walking, jogging, cycling, swimming or dancing. You can also try high-intensity interval training, which involves alternating short bursts of intense activity with subsequent recovery periods of lighter activity. Strength training also can help reduce blood pressure. Aim to include strength training exercises at least two days a week. Talk to your doctor about developing an exercise program.

  1. Eat a healthy diet

Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 11 mm Hg if you have hypertension. This eating plan is known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.

It isn’t easy to change your eating habits, but with these tips, you can adopt a healthy diet:

  • Keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat, even for just a week, can shed surprising light on your true eating habits. Monitor what you eat, how much, when and why.
  • Consider boosting potassium. Potassium can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. The best source of potassium is food, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than supplements. Talk to your doctor about the potassium level that’s best for you.
  • Be a smart shopper. Read food labels when you shop and stick to your healthy-eating plan when you’re dining out, too.

 

  1. Reduce sodium in your diet

Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can improve your heart health and reduce blood pressure by about 5 to 6 mm Hg if you have hypertension.

The effect of sodium intake on blood pressure varies among groups of people. In general, limit sodium to 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is ideal for most adults.

To decrease sodium in your diet, consider these tips:

  • Read food labels. If possible, choose low-sodium alternatives of the foods and beverages you normally buy.
  • Eat fewer processed foods.Only a small amount of sodium occurs naturally in foods. Most sodium is added during processing.
  • Don’t add salt.  1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices to add flavor to your food.
  • Ease into it. If you don’t feel you can drastically reduce the sodium in your diet suddenly, cut back gradually. Your palate will adjust over time.

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  1. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink

Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. By drinking alcohol only in moderation — generally one drink a day for women, or two a day for men — you can potentially lower your blood pressure by about 4 mm Hg. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor.

But that protective effect is lost if you drink too much alcohol.

Drinking more than moderate amounts of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.

 

  1. Quit smoking

Each cigarette you smoke increases your blood pressure for many minutes after you finish. Stopping smoking helps your blood pressure return to normal. Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your overall health. People who quit smoking may live longer than people who never quit smoking.

 

  1. Cut back on caffeine

The role caffeine plays in blood pressure is still debated. Caffeine can raise blood pressure up to 10 mm Hg in people who rarely consume it. But people who drink coffee regularly may experience little or no effect on their blood pressure.

Although the long-term effects of caffeine on blood pressure aren’t clear, it’s possible blood pressure may slightly increase.

To see if caffeine raises your blood pressure, check your pressure within 30 minutes of drinking a caffeinated beverage. If your blood pressure increases by 5 to 10 mm Hg, you may be sensitive to the blood pressure raising effects of caffeine. Talk to your doctor about the effects of caffeine on your blood pressure.

 

  1. Reduce your stress

Chronic stress may contribute to hypertension. More research is needed to determine the effects of chronic stress on blood pressure. Occasional stress also can contribute to hypertension if you react to stress by eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol or smoking.

Take some time to think about what causes you to feel stressed, such as work, family, finances or illness. Once you know what’s causing your stress, consider how you can eliminate or reduce stress.

If you can’t eliminate all of your stressors, you can at least cope with them in a healthier way. Try to:

  • Change your expectations.For example, plan your day and focus on your priorities. Avoid trying to do too much and learn to say no. Understand there are some things you can’t change or control, but you can focus on how you react to them.

 

  • Focus on issues you can control and make plans to solve them.If you are having an issue at work, try talking to your manager. If you are having a conflict with your kids or spouse, take steps to resolve it.
  • Avoid stress triggers. Try to avoid triggers when you can. For example, if rush-hour traffic on the way to work causes stress, try leaving earlier in the morning, or take public transportation. Avoid people who cause you stress if possible.
  • Make time to relax and to do activities you enjoy. Take time each day to sit quietly and breathe deeply. Make time for enjoyable activities or hobbies in your schedule, such as taking a walk, cooking or volunteering.
  • Practice gratitude. Expressing gratitude to others can help reduce your stress.

 

  1. Monitor your blood pressure at home and see your doctor regularly

Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure, make certain your lifestyle changes are working, and alert you and your doctor to potential health complications. Blood pressure monitors are available widely and without a prescription. Talk to your doctor about home monitoring before you get started.

Regular visits with your doctor are also key to controlling your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is well-controlled, check with your doctor about how often you need to check it. Your doctor may suggest checking it daily or less often. If you’re making any changes in your medications or other treatments, your doctor may recommend you check your blood pressure starting two weeks after treatment changes and a week before your next appointment.

 

  1. Get support

Supportive family and friends can help improve your health. They may encourage you to take care of yourself, drive you to the doctor’s office or embark on an exercise program with you to keep your blood pressure low.

If you find you need support beyond your family and friends, consider joining a support group. This may put you in touch with people who can give you an emotional or morale boost and who can offer practical tips to cope with your condition.

 

 

 

Reference

10 ways to control hypertension without medication. (2019, January 9). Retrieved October 22, 2019, from Mayoclinic.org: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-

Simple Home remedies for Stomach Ulcer.

Stomach pain

Stomach ulcer is also called Peptic ulcer.

It is a sore that develops on the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine.

There are two types of peptic ulcers, a gastric ulcer, which forms in the lining of the stomach, and a duodenal ulcer, which forms in the upper part of the small intestine

Causes

  1. Alcohol
  2. Caffeine
  3. Smoking
  4. Stomach acid
  5. Bacterium called Helicobacter pylori
  6. Anti-inflammatory pain relievers like aspirin
  7. Physical and emotional stress

Symptoms

1. Stomach pain.


Pain often comes several hours after a meal when the stomach is empty.

The pain is usually in the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the belly button (navel) and below the breastbone.


The ulcer pain can feel like burning, or gnawing, and it may go through to the back.


The pain is often worse at night and early morning.
It can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.
The ulcer pain may be relieved by food, antacids, or vomiting.

2. Nausea

3. Vomiting

4. Loss of weight

5. Loss of apetite

6. Bleeding.

Severe ulcers may cause bleeding in the stomach or duodenum. Bleeding is sometimes the only symptom of an ulcer.

This bleeding can be fast or slow. Fast bleeding reveals itself in one of the following ways:


Vomiting of blood or dark material that looks something like coffee grounds: This is an emergency and warrants an immediate visit to an emergency department.


Blood in the stool or black, tarry, sticky-looking stools

Herbal remedies

Recent studies found that different substances from plant sources not only afford gastro-protection but also accelerate ulcer healing.

  1. Aloe vera : 4 matured leaves of aloe Vera mixed with water and honey have proven to heal stomach ulcer. Dosage is 3 tablespoonful three times daily.
    2. Avocado pear leaves: Boil the leaves in water. Allow it to stand for 24 hours, take half a glass twice daily for 2 weeks.

3. Banana neutralizes the excess acidity of gastric juices produced in the by reducing ulcer irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. Bananas relieve painful ulcer systems, and other intestinal disorders and promote healing.


4. Basil reduces gastric acid production in the stomach.


4. Raw cabbage juice has anti-ulcer and wound healing properties on the stomach. Some ulcers have been healed after drinking half to one glass of cabbage juice before meal for 3 weeks.


5. Cayenne pepper Contrary to popular belief, regular consumption of chili peppers may help protect against ulcers and perhaps even enhance their healing. Cayenne pepper stops internal and external bleeding ulcer. Sprinkle cayenne powder on food daily.


6. Clove (Syzigium aromaticum) Syzygium aromaticum belongs to the plant family Myrtaceae. It is one of the important herbs used as an indigenous medicine and spice in many Asian countries, Africa and other parts of the world. Recent studies shows that extracts of cloves, a spice, possess some phytochemicals which demonstrates anti ulcer properties

7. Coconut oil contains an antibacterial compound called LAURIC ACID which is an antibiotic. It kills H.pylori when taken internally.


8. Cucumber is good for the treatment of hyper acidity, gastric and duodenal ulcer. It brings immediate relief whenever there is burning sensation in the stomach.


9. Garlic has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that may help prevent ulcers and heal them quicker. However, more research is needed.


10. Honey: Regular consumption of honey may help prevent ulcers, especially those caused by H. pylori infections. Honey is used traditionally in the treatment of wounds by providing nutrients and other chemicals that speed wound healing.


11. Pawpaw: Unripe Pawpaw fruits. Cut unripe pawpaw into pieces and soak in water for 5 days. Sieve and add honey to the water. Take a glass (about 200mls) twice daily

12. Turmeric: Curcumin, Turmeric’s active compound, may protect the stomach lining and help ulcers heal.

13. Sweet Potatoes
Many scientific studies have proven that Sweet potatoes contain ample amounts of antioxidants with ulcer-healing properties.


14. Irish Potatoes
Also, scientists at Manchester University have discovered that potato (commonly called Irish potato in Nigeria) contain unique antibacterial molecules that can treat peptic ulcer. Members of the university’s microbiology team now hope the substance, dubbed‘potato juice’ could go into production as a daily diet supplement.

15. Pineapple

16. Plantain. The powder of unripe plantain peel mixed with honey brings relief from ulcer.

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The home remedies listed above may help prevent the development of stomach ulcers and facilitate their healing.

In some cases, they may even improve the effectiveness of conventional treatment and reduce the severity of its side effects.
It’s important to note that in most cases, it remains unclear whether these natural remedies are as effective as conventional treatment.


Thus, those suffering from ulcers should seek advice from their healthcare professional before self-medicating.

Wande Apanisile

Disclaimer

It should not be used for diagnosis or prescription.

Healthdictive does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness.

The views and nutritional advice expressed by Healthdictive are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.

Before using any herb, please consult your own healthcare practitioner.

The medical information provided is for  information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Avocado pear leaves: Home remedy for Stomach Ulcer.

 

Avocado pear leaves may just be the solution for those suffering from Stomach ulcers.

A lot of people suffer from stomach ulcer and have spent so much money on getting cured. 

Definition

Stomach ulcer is a wound in the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine.
 

Causes

  1. Stomach acid
  2. Drugs like pain killers called NSAID
  3. Bacteria called Helicobacter pylori
  4. Stress
  5. Alcohol
  6. Caffeine

Symptoms

  1. Pain areas: can be dull, can occur at night, in the chest, or upper abdomen
  2. Heartburn,
  3. Indigestion,
  4. nausea, 
  5. passing excessive amounts of gas, or
  6. vomiting
 

There are two types of Stomach ulcer

  1. Gastric
  2. Duodenal 

Gastric and duodenal ulcers are two kinds of peptic ulcers. A peptic ulcer is a sore that’s on the inside of the stomach lining — a gastric ulcer — or the upper part of the small intestine — a duodenal ulcer.

 

Remedy

Boil some avocado pear  leaves, allow to stand for 24 hours. Take half a glass twice a day for 2 weeks.

Pls share your experience if it works for you.

Laugh everyday and enjoy good health.

Laugh

Laugh today and enjoy good health.

A good laugh a day, keeps the Doctor away

laughter
A merry heart not only makes your face to shine and be attractive, it also an effective medicine.

The Bible say

“A merry heart does good like medicine” Proverb 17:22.

Being Merry or cheerful is not only an effective drug, it actually makes the whole body healthy, brings healing, boost immunity, relieve tension, reduces stress and lights up the whole environment.

A good laugh not only exercises your lungs, it is a powerful weapon against depression, increases blood flow to different parts of the body.

Laugh

So, choose today to be cheerful and have a good laugh no matter what happens, you have the power within you to be happy or sad.

While on the other hand, an angry, sad, bitter, unforgiving heart can really be a big burden to carry; it reduces your immunity, cause a lot of sickness like headaches, ulcers, depression, cancer etc.

You can have a good laugh by watching in a hilarious comedy, get around cheerful friends, or simply go down the memory lane and relive all those happy days and laugh

Therefore have a good laugh each day and don’t take things too serious. Smile and laugh more, you will feel good about yourself and the whole world. Nobody likes to stay near a grouchy, frowning face.

 

Health Benefits of a Good Laugh

Reduces Tension and Stress

Laughter is helps to reduce the levels of stress.

You will agree with me that a good laugh is an ice breaker and tension reliever. I am sure you have been in a stressful situation and a good joke just relieves the tension and lighten the environment.

Makes you fun to be with.

Everyone likes to be around someone who is fun to be with. It makes you attractive socially and likeable. Anytime you appear, you are always greeted with a smile, giggle, chuckle without you saying anything.

And in a party or social gathering, you become the life of the event.

You will be surprised that it opens doors for you in unlikely places because people will want to associate with you.

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Heals emotional wounds.

A good laugh with someone or among people has a wonderful way of healing resentments, disagreements and pains. It can be counterproductive if it is done in bad faith and one needs to be sensitive to the feelings of others. But in reality, it can unite people in difficult times and help lift up a sad face.

Using humor to overcome challenges and enhance your life

We are all gifted and talented in different ways.

While making people laugh comes naturally to some like comedians, it is an impossibility for some.

Your ability to laugh, play, and have fun will makes life more enjoyable and greatly help you to solve problems, connect with others, and think more creatively. People who include humor, jokes and fun in their day to day activities discover that it improves their outlook of life and cope with challenges that life throws at them.

it is also a very good antidote for depression,

A Study showed that laughter therapy may decrease anxiety, stress, and depression and increase the quality of life in cancer patients.

References

  1. Demir, M. (2015). Effects of Laughter Therapy on Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients. Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy, [online] 07(09). Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282703509_Effects_of_Laughter_Therapy_on_Anxiety_Stress_Depression_and_Quality_of_Life_in_Cancer_Patients [Accessed 30 Jan. 2020].
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