You most likely know about the value of natural home remedies over dangerous prescription drugs, at least initially, and here are some natural remedies for often crippling and always painful arthritis, ugly toenail and fingernail fungus and for those debilitating migraines.
Home Remedies for Arthritis
Many people suffer with arthritis pain day in and day out. Unfortunately arthritis is something that cannot be cured and as a person gets older in their age, the arthritis pains only get worse. Arthritis affects mainly joints and can make it very hard to be mobile at times. Arthritis mainly affects the elderly, athletes, or people that have been through years of strenuous physical work. Although there are many prescription medications out on the market today that can help your arthritis pain, many people are turning to home remedies for a more natural and healthy way to help their aches and pains due to arthritis. Here are a few of the most commonly used home remedies that you can try to help with your arthritis pain.
Pineapple Juice – is a great source to go to when you are having bouts with arthritis pain. Simply grab a fresh pineapple from your local grocery store or fruit vendor and then extract the juice from the pineapple. Pineapple juice is a great home remedy to use to get rid of the unwanted swelling in your joints, which causes aching pain and discomfort. Drinking pineapple juice on a regular basis can significantly improve your pain associated with arthritis. You can also purchase pineapple juice that is already processed at your local grocery store also. However, keep in mind that fresh pineapple juice that is extracted directly from the fruit itself is a more effective and beneficial method for arthritis pain.
Bananas – are also a very good home remedy that you can try to help with your symptoms associated with arthritis. This is because bananas contain vitamin B6 which is commonly used for the treatment of arthritis. Consuming at least 3-4 bananas in a 3-4 day time period, will significantly help with your arthritis pain. You can also go on an “all bananas” diet. This is where you limit yourself to only eating bananas for the whole 3-4 day time period. You can consume up to 8 or 9 bananas per day in this period and you will find that your arthritis pain is dramatically reduced.
Epsom Salt – can also help in your crusade to finding relief to unwanted arthritis pain. Epsom salt baths are very effective in reducing the pain in your joints, increasing your blood flow as well as circulation, and also helps reduce in swelling in your joints that are associated with arthritis. Epsom salt is so effective in arthritis pain relief because it contains high levels of magnesium which helps release lactic acid from your muscle tissue. Giving your joints an Epsom salt bath at least 2 times a day, preferably in the morning time and in the evening time before bed, can be very effective in giving you the relief you need.
Alfalfa – can be consumed in a tea form and has been tested and proven to greatly decrease pain associated with arthritis. This home remedy can be made by simply taking one teaspoon full of alfalfa seeds and added to a full cup of water. Boil the mixture for 10-15 minutes and then allow the mixture to cool to a lukewarm temperature. Consuming at least 3-4 glasses of alfalfa tea per day in a period of 2 weeks will give you just the results you are looking for when it comes to relieving your unwanted arthritis pain.
Home Remedies for Nail or Toenail Fungus
Nail and toenail fungus can be a very hard condition to clear up. This is a condition that many people suffer with day by day and some find it quite embarrassing. Many of the people that suffer with nail funguses find it hard to be able to show off their hands or feet and avoid wearing shoes that show their toes. Although this can be a very tough fungus to get completely rid of and many people go through courses of constant prescription antibiotics only to find that the symptoms return in a matter of weeks and even days. However, many people have found that home remedies have become more beneficial to their condition as well as clears fungus more quickly. Here are a few home remedies that are most commonly used for the treatment of nail and toenail fungus.
Apple Cider Vinegar – is very commonly used in the treatment of nail or toenail fungus. Apple cider vinegar contains an acidic which helps in the reduction and spreading of fungal infections. In this home remedy simply mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar into a large bucket or foot bath tub. You then soak the infected nails or toenails in the mixture. Make sure that your nails or toenails are completely submerged in the mixture. Follow this procedure for at least 15-20 minutes for best results. After the nails have set in the mixture for the required time simply dry the nails thoroughly with either a clean towel or a blow dryer. Repeat this procedure as many as 2-3 times a day each day until the nail fungus is no longer present. You can also use undiluted lemon juice rather than apple cider vinegar if you wish. Lemon juice is also contains an acidic and will give you the same results.
Tea Tree Oil – is also a very commonly used treatment for nail and toenail fungus. This is because tea tree oil is a fungicide and has properties of an antiseptic which makes this extremely effective in the treatment of different forms of fungus. Simply apply a few drops of the tea tree oil to the affected areas of the nail or toenail. You will want to leave the solution on the nail or toenail for at least 15-20 minutes and then scrub the nail or toenail with a soft toothbrush. As you scrub, the tea tree oil will spread and also go under the nail itself for further treatment of the fungus. Repeat this process up to 3-4 times a day until the fungus is completely gone from the nail or toenail. Tea tree oil can be found at your local pharmacy or nutritional store and can produce the results you want in a matter of days.
Listerine – can help more than just your mouth, it can also help you in the treatment of nail and toenail fungus. This is because Listerine contains alcohols such as salicylate thymol and eucalyptol which helps in the fight against most common funguses. You can incorporate both Listerine and apple cider vinegar. Mix equal parts of Listerine and apple cider vinegar in a foot bath tub or a bucket and then soak the affected nails or toenails in the mixture. Keep the nails and toenails submerged for 15-20 minutes for best results. Repeat this process as many as 3-4 times a day until the nail or toenail fungus is completely gone. Repeating the procedure after the fungal infection is gone can also prevent from any other reoccurrences of the nail or toenail fungus.
Home Remedies for Migraines
If you have ever had a true migraine, you certainly don’t want one again. Migraines can be a very painful condition and for most people worse than any normal headache pain could ever give you. People who suffer from migraines find the pain so excruciating that sometimes they can’t even bare or concentrate on performing even the easiest daily tasks. People who suffer from migraines also find that they are very sensitive to light exposure and can worsen your migraine dramatically. Although there are a few prescription medications that can be prescribed for this particular condition, many people have found that home remedies in some ways work better in the long run in relieving the pains and symptoms of a migraine. Here are a few of the most commonly used home remedies that you can try if you or someone you know suffers from migraines.
Mud Therapy –even though this might sound a bit crazy this is a home remedy that can actually help to relieve and treat your migraine. You can find therapy mud at your local pharmacy or your local health and beauty store. Simply take clean and fine clay and mix it with fresh water to create a paste. You then apply the paste to your forehead and let the mud therapy paste on your forehead for at least 30-45 minutes. You can repeat this procedure up to 3-4 times a day and is very beneficial in relieving even the most painful migraine pains.
Chamomile Tea – is great for a person who wants to relax, sleep, and relieve their migraine pain. Simply brew a cup of hot chamomile tea and consume the cup at the onset of your migraine. This has been tested and proved to help relieve pains associated with migraines as well as aiding in the treatment of the migraine. Drinking the same mixture at bedtime can also help you to relax and sleep through the night without the hassle of waking up to another awful migraine.
Massage – is one of the best home remedies when it comes to relieving a migraine. Headaches are normally caused by stress and when you are stressed your muscles also tense up. Getting a massage can significantly reduce your tensed up muscles and provide your body and your head with instant relief. Massaging the neck, shoulder region, and base of the skull can dramatically reduce the tension in those areas and also provide you with relief in an episode of a migraine. This home remedy works best if someone else gives you the massage, although you can also give your own self a neck and head massage as well and still alleviate some of the migraine pain.
Ginger and Peppermint Oil – this is another great home remedy and can be performed all in the comforts of your own home. Ginger and peppermint oil have been tested and shown to help with the pains and treatment of migraines. Simply add more ginger to your meal plans or you can also take ginger supplements found at your local pharmacy or nutritional store and also find relief to your migraine symptoms. Rubbing peppermint oil on your head when can also dramatically reduce the pain of a migraine. This is a home remedy that has been used for many years and is believed to help almost instantly with the pain and treatment of a migraine.