Forget over-the-counter cough syrups. Let pineapple do the trick – it melts mucus!
With the heat soaring, cloudy days and the day-night changes in temperature, it is the kind of weather that breeds coughs and colds. If you get a serious case of the sniffles, the logical move is to buy an over-the-counter medicine, like Glycodin for instance, and wait for the annoying storm to pass.
Here is a quick treatment for coughs, that came about while researchers were trying to find the positive effects of natural ingredients on those suffering from tuberculosis. It was found that a mixture of raw pineapple juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and raw honey, when taken regularly, dissolved mucus in their lungs.
Some later studies proved that raw pineapple extracts cut down mucus five times faster than cough syrups that you can buy over-the-counter. Also, pineapple extracts helped patients recover 4.8 times faster. Besides that, all symptoms related to coughing, especially hacking, reduced considerably. Continue reading Can pineapple cure cough and cold? Here’s a recipe for that flu shot.
It’s summer and curd is one of the most soothing substances there are. We say substance because it isn’t just a food that cools your body and keeps acid levels down in the stomach, it has many other benefits that are not just dietary.
Curd has great skin benefits as well. With the heat increasing, your skin may see a few rashes or may feel irritable. And at such times, you don’t have to look for some expensive skin cream – just go for that little cup of curd, your first aid dermatologist.
When you need quick relief from summer rashes
For quick relief from heat-related skin rashes, diluting curd with water and applying it over the affected area cools the skin and brings relief. This can be used on children as well, as it has no side-effects. This will also hydrate the skin. This is probably one of the best remedial effects of curd. It is really great for babies as well. Issues like nappy rash or other heat-related rashes or rashes caused by insect bites can be dealt with diluted curd or buttermilk.
We asked Dr. Jayshree Padole, BAMS, MD (Ayu), an Ayurvedic doctor and therapist to share her insights on the ancient science of Ayurveda. In the passage below, she speaks about Panchkarma – a five-step cleansing and rejuvenating program most of us urban people should consider.
Dr. Padole: Panchakarma (Vaman, Virechan, Basti, Raktamokshan and Nasya) is a cleansing and rejuvenating program for the body, mind and consciousness. It is known for its beneficial effects on overall health, wellness and self-healing.
According to Ayurveda, health, happiness and an inner sense of wellbeing mark the natural state of our being. Ayurveda defines health as a body which is clear of toxins, a mind at peace where emotions are calm and happy, wastes are efficiently eliminated and organs function normally. Continue reading Healing the ancient way: Panchakarma
Dr. Nikhil Patil, an acclaimed homoeopath, talks about homoeopathy and busts the age-old myths…
Being a homoeopathic doctor, do you face a lot of criticism in the world of allopathics? What kind of criticism? And how do you deal with it?
Homoeopathy is a well-proven science, and is practiced at large worldwide. Every law has exceptions and similarly, every system of medicine has some flaws. Yes! There is criticism and I feel it is healthy criticism. It helps me grow and become a better doctor every day. There are patients who come with hesitation and ask me questions about authenticity of homoeopathy, its curative powers and mostly about the time taken to cure diseases. With advancement in technology and practicing methods, the time to cure diseases has reduced up to certain hours. In acute conditions like asthmatic attacks, homoeopathic treatment can reduce patient’s sufferings in minutes.
The criticism is mostly about time taken to cure diseases and with adapting to certain methods of treatment I am able to deal with that criticism by showing results. I feel dealing with criticism has to be this way only. Finding each other’s faults is not going to reduce the suffering of the person; instead of reacting to such things I spend my time in improving my methods and reducing the suffering of the patient. Around 2-3 years back, there was lot of discussion going on about the “Placebo Effect” of homoeopathy and I guess everybody has come out of it. With the help of modern technology, scientists have proven that there is no such thing as “Placebo Effect” in homoeopathy, and actually homoeopathy works on nano-technology. Continue reading “A substance can cure what it can induce”