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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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Hypertension – Act now

Hypertension is called a “silent killer”. Most people with hypertension are unaware of the problem because it may have no warning signs or symptoms.

For this reason, it is essential that blood pressure is measured regularly.

The only way to detect hypertension is to have a health professional measure blood pressure. Having blood pressure measured is quick and painless.

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.

Onions – Simple, effective, remedy for Common cold.

Onions is more than a spice for cooking. It has a lot of medicinal properties that is still untapped.

It is an effective home remedy for the Common cold.

Medically, there is no effective treatment for the Common cold because it is caused by different viruses. And antibiotics are not effective because antibiotics does not kill viruses.

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A very simple home remedy for blocked nose is Onions.

Eating a piece of onions would clear blocked notice faster than you think and it is very effective.

No drowsiness, no side effects.

But like drugs, it works for a short time. So, you need to repeat the ‘dose’

Diabetes: 14 Simple, effective herbs that works.

Diabetes mellitus is caused by persistent high level of sugar (Glucose) in the blood due to insufficient quantity of a hormone called Insulin.

The normal level of Sugar in the blood is 65 – 110mg/dl.

Types of Diabetes

There are different types of Diabetes but the major ones are

  1. Prediabetes
  2. Type 1
  3. Type 2

Symptoms of Diabetes

  1. Abnormal thirst (Polydipsia).
  2. Frequent urination (Polyuria).
  3. Weight loss.
  4. Hunger (Polyphagia).
  5. Blurred vision.
  6. Tiredness.

Not every body experience all these symptoms.

Diagnosis

The most reliable way to detect diabetes is using a Glucometer.

A blood sample is taken after a person has fasted overnight. This is called Fasting blood sugar. The sugar level should never be more than 126mg/dl.

Blood sample of a person who has eaten can be taken but it should never be more than 200mg/dl. This is called Random blood sugar.

14 Herbal remedies

1. Bitter leaves

Vernonia amygdalina
This herb reduces the high level of sugar drastically and helps to repair the kidney. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 1- 2 glasses two to three times daily.

2. Bitter melon

Mormodica charantia
Squeeze fresh leaves in water and take a glass three times a day.

3. Brimstone

Morinda lucida
Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

4. Cashew bark

Anacardium Occidentale
Boil the bark of the stem and take a glass four times a day.

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5. Corn silk

Zea mays
Boil the silk in water, allow to cool and take one glass three times daily.

6. Garlic

Allium sativum
Combined with other herbs like Bitter leaves, mistletoe, Garlic helps in lowering high blood sugar level.

7. Mango leaves

Mangifera indica
Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

8. Mistletoe

Viscum album
Taking a cup of mistletoe daily for 5 months have helped greatly in controlling high blood sugar.

9. Pawpaw leaves

Carica papaya
Green pawpaw leaves is very good for diabetes and Diabetes induced hypertension. Squeeze the leaves in water and take 200mls three times a day.

10. Plantain leaves

Musa paradisiaca
Green plantain leaves is useful in treating diabetes. Just boil the leaves in water and drink twice a day.

11. Plantain root juice

Musa paradisiaca
Pound plantain roots to get the juice, mix with half of volume of juice you get and you have a potent remedy for diabetes. Take Two spoon three times daily.

12. Scent leaves.
Ocimum gratissimum
Squeeze fresh leaves in water with Bitter leaves and take a glass three times a day.

13. Stool wood

Alstonia bonnei
Boil the leaves and take a glass three times daily.

14. Water

Even though this is not a herb, I added it because of its usefulness.
Taking adequate water regularly is very good in maintaining a very good health. Take two to three cups of water before you go to bed at night.

PS: Do not stop taking your medications abruptly.

PSS: Ensure you check your blood sugar regularly.

Disclaimer
The Information and statements made on Healthdictive.com are only for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.

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.

Coconut oil – Effective home remedy for Epilepsy.

Coconut and epilepsy

Coconut oil is used in many communities as cooking oil, body oil and treatment of skin diseases but not in the treatment of epilepsy.

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

It is obtained from the water of Coconut by hot or cold press method.

It is a highly medicinal oil due to the presence of Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which is responsible for its antimicrobial properties.

Various studies have shown that Coconut oil is as effective as ketogenic diet in the treatment of seizures in children and ad

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy also known as seizure disorder is a nervous system disease originating from the brain that causes people to loss consciousness and or have uncontrolled movement of different parts of the body.

These seizures can be brief and nearly undetected or long period of shaking (Seizures).

Causes of Epilepsy

In most cases, the cause is unknown but some people develop epilepsy as a result of brain injury, drug and alcohol misuse etc

Seizures starting before age 2 are mostly caused by high fevers or metabolic disorder such as abnormal blood sugar level.

Epilepsy cannot be cured but can be controlled in most cases.

For some people, the seizures do not respond to drugs only.

Some studies have shown that MCT a major component of Coconut oil is as effective and similar to classic ketogenic diet.

By taking Coconut oil as part of the daily diet, a patient who had drug-resistant epilepsy had a reduction in the number of seizures. A patient had a reduction in seizures by taking four tablespoonfuls twice daily of MCT oil.

A more convenient way is to replace your vegetable oil with Coconut oil.

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References

1.Soltani, Danesh., Gaffar, Majid., Tafahkori, Abbas., Sarraf, Payam., and Bitarafan, Sama. (2016). Nutritional aspects of treatment in Epileptic patients. Iranian journal of Child Neurology, 10, (3), 1-12. Retrieved from https:/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4928610

2. Ewa, T., Kieraszewicz, Z., & Czerwionka-Szaflarska, M. (2016). Medium chain triglycerides formulas in paediatric and allergological practice. Gastroenterology Rev, 11 (4), 226-231. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

3. Christiana Liu, Y., & Wang, H. (2013). Medium chain triglycerides ketogenic diet, an effective treatment for drug resistant epilepsy and a comparison with other ketogenic diets. Biomed J, 36 (1).

Disclaimer: 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.

Hepatitis – 6 Simple home remedies.

Hepatitis simply means inflammation (swelling) of the liver.

The liver is a very important organ with a lot of functions needed for good health and survival. Some food plants can provide nutritional and medicinal support for liver disease which will aid in its recovery. Any damage that weakens the functioning of the liver is called liver disease.

The liver can be detoxified and cleansed by drinking more water. Good hydration is important for most basic physiological functions of the liver. Sufficient hydration is required to promote blood circulation and to dissolve nutrients.

Green leaves are the best for liver health.

This is most commonly caused by a virus which can be A, B, C, D, E.
The most common one is Hepatitis B.

The inflammation can be sudden (acute) or prolonged (chronic).
A lab test will confirm the presence of Hepatitis.
Apart from antiviral drugs like Tenofivir, there are herbs that may treat Hepatitis.

Home remedy for Hepatitis

5 simple home remedies are

1. Bitter kola.

Bitter cola contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds such as Kolaviron which helps to protect the liver.

Mixing powder Bitter cola with lime may help in the treatment of hepatitis.

2. Garlic

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is known to have antiviral properties and may be useful in getting rid of the virus in the body.

3. Avocado pear

Avocado pear

Avocado fruit

Researchers in Japan have discovered that avocados contain potent chemicals that may reduce liver damage. The finding could lead to the development of new drugs to treat liver disease, the researchers say.

4. Black Seed

Black seed

Black seed

Black seed has a long history of use، in the treatment of various ailments. It protects the liver from damages

5. Phyllanthus amarus

phyllantus amarus

Phyllanthus amarus

In a study carried out by Thyagarajan SP, patients who took Phyllanthus for 30 days were cleared of the surface antigen.

6. Turmeric

A study demonstrated that Turmeric inhibited hepatitis virus.

References

  1. Thyagarajan SP, e. (2019). Effect of Phyllanthus amarus on chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus. – PubMed – NCBI. [online] Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2901611/ [Accessed 19 Feb. 2019].
  2. Yong-Song Guan, O. (1970, January 1). Plants Consumption and Liver Health. Retrieved February 19, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4499388/
  3. Zhi-Qiang, W. (2017, September 14). Curcumin inhibits hepatitis B virus infection by down-regulating cccDNA-bound histone acetylation. Retrieved February 19, 2019, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5603491/

8 Simple Effective home remedies for Malaria

no more malaria

Malaria kills children every year in Africa and is responsible for a lot of miscarriages and death of pregnant women. Children under 5 are particularly susceptible to infection, illness and death; more than two thirds (70%) of all malaria deaths occur in this age group. Malaria remains a major killer of children under five years old, taking the life of a child every two minutes.

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable

Despite all measures taken to overcome this disease, it has proven to be an uphill task. Coupled with the fact that Resistance to anti-malarial medicines is a recurring problem.

The good news is that researchers have discovered herbal remedies that can clear malaria parasites in the blood within 3 days.

These remedies have different combinations of herbs.

Home made Malaria remedies

Remedy 1

A combination of

  1. Mango(mango),
  2. Pawpaw,
  3. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf),
  4. Guava
  5. Sweet basil,
  6. Lemon grass,
  7. Neem,
  8. Citrus aurantifolia (lime) seeds,
  9. Nauclea latifolia (African peaach tree) egbesi in Yoruba, uburu inu or mbitinu in Igbo,and
  10. Morinda lucida commonly called Brimstone tree. It is oruwo or erewo in Yoruba, eze-ogwu or njisi inIgbomarga in Hausa.

Produces 100 per cent elimination of malaria parasites, even drug-resistant strains, in humans. Take a glass of the extract three times a day.

Remedy 2

Hot infusion from the boiled

  1. Green leaves of pawpaw,
  2. Leaves of neem tree,
  3. Lemon grass,
  4. Guava,
  5. stem bark of Pattern wood (Alstonia boonei);

Taken as one wine glass full three times daily provided effective treatment for drug-resistant malaria.

Remedy 3

This is a combination of

  1. Neem tree (Azadirachta indica),
  2. Pattern wood (Alstonia boonei);
  3. Tropical almond (Terminalia catappa);
  4. Pawpaw (Pawpaw);
  5. Akuamma plant (Picralima nitida);
  6. Pentaclethra macrophylla (African oil bean tree);
  7. Phyllanthus niruri (stonebreaker);
  8. Euphorbia hirta (asthma herb and eczema drug);
  9. Newbouldia laevis (Chieftaincy leaf).

Remedy 4

Also, a herbal preparation made predominantly with

  1. Garlic,
  2. Ginger,
  3. Onions,
  4. Scent leaf,
  5. Lemon grass,
  6. Unripe pawpaw,
  7. Lime/lemon,
  8. African pepper (Uda in Igbo),
  9. Clove,
  10. Gongronema latifolium (Utazi in Ibo, arokeke in Yoruba)
  11. West African Black pepper (Uziza in Igbo)

has been effectively used to stop malaria and typhoid.

Remedy 5

  1. Morinda lucida, It should consist half of the whole concoction.
  2. Nauclea latifolia,
  3. Lemon grass,
  4. Male Pawpaw leaves,
  5. Moringa oleifera leaves because of it is high nutritional content and immune boosting properties,
  6. Mangifera indica, leaves and bark (Mango), which boosts red blood cells,
  7. Garcinia kola, (bitter cola) and
  8. Psidium guajava (guava) in equal quantity

Is effective in the treatment of malaria.

Remedy 6

In mild malaria, leaves of

  1. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf) and
  2. Occimum gratissimum (sweet basil/nchuanwu in Ibo, effirin in Yoruba)

taken in a handful were macerated in 350ml of water, and the liquid strained ready to use. A glass (200ml) of the stained liquid was taken twice daily for two to three days.

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Remedy 7

  1. Leaves of Citrus sinensis (sweet orange),
  2. Mango,
  3. Pawpaw,
  4. Vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf),
  5. Guava,
  6. Sweet basil,
  7. Lemon grass,
  8. Neem and
  9. Citrus aurantifolia (lime) seeds.

The leaves of guava (P. guajava), paw-paw (C. papaya) lemon grass (C. citratus), neem (A. indica) were all washed thoroughly and boiled together without cutting them into tiny pieces, until there was a colour change. The liquid (decoction) was strained into bottles ready for use.

A full glass (200ml) of the decoction was taken three times daily for three days.

When the malaria fever appeared severe, with the patient very weak, the roots of A. barteria and M. lucida were boiled together with the above concoction (to increase the patient’s blood level –according to the herbalist).

The dosage remained the same.

In cases of very high fever, dried fallen leaves of paw-paw (C. papaya) were put incold water, and the patient asked to take a cold bath with the water. This is in addition to the oral therapy.

Remedy 8

  1. Guava,
  2. Neem,
  3. Pawpaw,
  4. Mango,
  5. Tilia europoea (Common lime),
  6. Cashew
  7. Lemon grass

are very effective in the treatment of chloroquine resistant malaria.

Reference

Muanya, C. (2018 ) ‘Local herbal cures for malaria validated’, The Guardian , Nigeria, 26 April

Disclaimer: 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.

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