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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

9 Fruits You Can Use to Replace Medications

9 Fruits You Can Use to Replace Medications

1. Apricot. Apricots contain beta-carotene which stops radicals from damaging the inner structures of the organism and it is also very useful for our eyes. In our body, the beta-carotene form the A vitamin which prevent from developing a series of cancer diseases, especially the skin cancer. One fruit contain 17 calories 1 gram of carbohydrates and does

not contain any fats.

Apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and are useful in reducing infections or skin problems. They are a good source of iron and potassium. Fresh juice of apricot leaves is useful in skin diseases. It can be applied with beneficial results in scabies, eczema, sun burn and itching of the skin due to cold exposure. Apricots have an alkaline reaction in the system. They aid the digestion, if consumed before a meal. The fruit is highly valued as a gentle laxative and is beneficial in the treatment of constipation. The fresh juice of apricots, when mixed with glucose or honey forms a very cooling and soothing drink during fevers. Its many benefits include quenching the thirst, and eliminating waste products from the body. In addition, it tones up the eyes, stomach, liver, heart and nerves by supplying minerals and vitamins.

Advice: Try to buy apricots while there are still hard (green). When the apricots become soft, they begin to loose their nourishing properties.

2. Avocados. The oleic acid and the unsaturated fats containing in this fruit decrease the level of cholesterol and increase the quantity of high density lipoproteins. Beside that avocado contain a large quantity of cellulose, iron and vitamin C. One piece contains 81 calories, 8 grams of fats and 3 grams of carbohydrates. In order to fasten the ripping process put avocados in a closed plastic bag with an apple or a banana.

Advice: Try to replace the mayonnaise in your sandwiches with pieces of avocado.

3. Raspberries. Raspberries contain the ellagic acid which helps decrease the growth of cancer cells. These berries also contains the C vitamin, decrease the level of cholesterol and the probability of cardiovascular diseases. Rich in vitamin C, folate, iron and potassium, raspberries also provide high amounts of insoluble fiber (thanks to all those little seeds) as well as respectable amounts of the soluble fiber pectin, which helps control cholesterol levels.

Raspberries contain a large amount of cellulose. Since cooking does not destroy these compounds, raspberry jam may also be beneficial. Raspberry is one of the few fruits whose consumption would not have much effect on the body’s blood sugar levels. A glass of Raspberries contains 60 calories, 1 gram of fats and 8 grams of carbohydrates.

Advice: A natural face mask made raspberries helps protect against the suns rays. Vitamin C’s antioxidant powers help fade age spots and discoloration. It also rounds out the skin to fill in minor wrinkles.

4. Mango. A middle-sized mango fruit contains 57 milligrams of C vitamin which constitutes the daily norm for a human’ nourishment. This antioxidant helps to prevent the arthritis, is used in wounds recovery and enforces the immunity system. Pregnant women and people with anaemia are advised to eat this fruit regularly. It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion. Mango also contains the A vitamin. One fruit of mango has 135 calories, 1 gram of fats and 4 grams of carbohydrates.

Advice: Some varieties do not turn red, orange or yellow. If buying these green varieties, look for other signs they are ripe such as a nice sweet fragrance. They should yield nicely to a light press with the fingertip. If they are brought unripe, they can be put in a paper bag in a warm place and they will ripen in a day or two.

5. Cantaloupe. Contain vitamin C (117 milligrams of C vitamin is contained in a half of cantaloupe – a double daily norm) and beta-carotene which stops the radicals from damaging the inner structures of the organism. It also contains 853 milligrams of potassium, which is twice more than in a banana. Potassium decreases the blood pressure. Cantaloupe has antioxidants that help us fight with heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, aging, etc. Cantaloupe is also a very good source of potassium, vitamin B6, dietary fiber and niacin (vitamin B3). A half of cantaloupe contains 97 calories 1 gram of fats, 2 grams of carbohydrates. Cantaloupe is beneficial for arthritis, obesity, fever, rheumatism, skin diseases, high blood pressure, abdominal and stomach gas and many other diseases.

Advice: When choosing cantaloupe, choose a fully ripened melon, because according to research as fruits fully ripen, almost to the point of spoilage their antioxidant levels actually increase.

6. Cranberries. Helps to combat the infections in the urinary bladder, stop the in growing number of bacteria. Cranberry juice can inhibit the aggregation of bacteria that cause dental plaque and based on evaluation of several vitro screening tests, it has been suggested that the proanthocyanidin compounds found in cranberry may exhibit some anti-carcinogenic activity. Some medical professionals and specialists believe that quinic acid abundant in cranberry may help to prevent the development of kidney stones. Recent scientific research shows that cranberries and cranberry products contain significant amounts of antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases. In some people, regular cranberry juice consumption for months can kill the H. pylori bacteria, which can cause stomach cancer and ulcers. Drinking cranberry juice daily may increase levels of HDL, or good cholesterol and reduce levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol. A cup of cranberry juice contains 144 calories. There are no fats or carbohydrates.

Advice: Buy a 100% cranberry juice and add water without sugar.

7. Raisins: These little pearls- are the main resource of iron which helps to transmit the oxygen to tissues. The phytonutrients and olenolic acid present in raisins makes them beneficial for the health of teeth and gums. Having antioxidant properties, raisins help keep the blood clean and flowing, by getting rid of al the impurities. Raisins are believed to be good for bone density and have been associated with lower risk of osteoporosis in women. Studies claim that raisins contain additional nutritive compounds that can protect against heart disease and colon cancer. A half cup of Raisins contains 218 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates. It does not contain fats.

Advice: Raisins are a good source of fiber and can help cure constipation. For the purpose, boil raisins in a saucepan of water, strain the liquid and drink it. Every morning try to add little raisins in your cereals.

8. Fig. The fig is a source of potassium and carbohydrates, it also contains the vitamin B6, which is responsible for the serotonyne – “hormone of pleasure”; it decreases the amount of cholesterol. One fig contains 37-48 calories, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fats. Figs are high in natural and simple sugars, minerals and fiber. They contain good levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese. Dried figs contain an impressive 250mg of calcium per 100g, compared to whole milk with only 118mg. Dried figs consist from about 60% of sugar, contain a lot of vitamins and it is said that humans could live on figs only.

Advice: Eat dries figs as a healthy energy snack. For extra flavor and nutrients, stuff them with nuts and a little honey.

9. Lemon. Lemon contains limonene and C vitamin which help to prevent cancer. It has a limited number of calories and does not contain carbohydrates or fats. You must know that citrus fruits in general may have a great benefit over our body; citruses are useful for your skin, bones and heart; it’s a well-known fact that citruses are great eyesight defenders and mood enhancers.

 Cinnamon and Honey

Cinnamon and Honey; Bet the drug companies won't like this one getting around.

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: It is found that a mixture of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also accept honey as a 'Ram Ban' (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects for any kind of diseases.
Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply it on bread instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also, those who have already had an attack, when they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily (morning and night) one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from its root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour before
breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing. Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!
 — withDrAshwathi SomanLenin C JohnNataasha Laal and 27 others.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Benefits of Honey

തേന്‍ വൈറ്റമിനുകളുടെ ഒരു വലിയ കലവറയാണ്. തേനിന്‍റെ അമൂല്യമായ ആരോഗ്യഗുണങ്ങളെ കുറിച്ച് 

Benefits of Honey

pure honey
Honey is considered to be one of the greatest gifts that nature has bestowed on man. It is not only healthy when consumed, but also very beneficial to your skin. Its beauty and medicinal benefits have been known to humankind for centuries. There are stories that Cleopatra used to bathe herself in milk and honey and Poppea, the wife of Nero, used honey and milk as a facial lotion. Today, honey is used as an important skincare ingredient by cosmetic companies in order to help with different skin conditions.
Honey is basically nectar obtained from the flowers. It is 80 percent sugar; the rest is minerals and trace elements such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and amino acids. It also contains vitamins C, B and water. Bees have inhabited our planet for around 150 million years making honey for us. As a result the Greeks, Persians, Egyptians and even the Romans knew about the skincare benefits of honey. Here are a few to get you started

An effective moisturizer

Honey has humectant qualities; as a result, it can be used as a moisturizer in many cosmetic preparations. It not only attracts water but also retains it in the skin, so the skin remains supple and elastic. It also protects against wrinkles and dryness.

Antiseptic properties

Honey has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which give it healing power. These properties help prevent the growth of certain bacteria by producing an enzyme — hydrogen peroxide. Thus, honey can be utilized as a natural treatment for wounds, cuts and abrasions to promote healing.

A cure for eczema

The most important benefit of a special type of honey, called manuka honey, is that it can cure eczema. It can treat damaged skin and regenerate new skin cells and hence it is a vital ingredient in almost all products that are manufactured to cure eczema and other forms of dermatitis.

Treatment of infection

A common skin infection — ringworm — can also be treated using manuka honey. It possesses anti-fungal properties that can cure the infection. Other fungal infections like athlete’s foot and jock itch can be healed by applying manuka honey too.

Anti-aging properties

Honey has always been famous for its natural antioxidant properties, which play an important role in protecting the skin from ultraviolet damage. Overexposure to the sun causes skin damage, premature aging and even skin cancer. Honey can be used as a sunscreen to protect the skin from the sun.

Anti-acne properties

As honey can fight infections below the skin’s top layer by unclogging pores and drawing out impurities, it can help you deal with acne problems. The active properties of honey penetrate the blocked follicle, killing the bacteria which cause acne and any infection.

Skin conditioning properties

Mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon vegetable oil and one-fourth teaspoon lemon juice. This mixture is a very natural conditioner, to be rubbed onto every part of your body which is suffering from dry skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse off.

Skin toning properties

Make a concoction of one tablespoon honey and a peeled, de-seeded apple. Apply this paste onto your face for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. This tones the skin, keeping it firm.

Lip protection

The application of honey on chapped and wrinkled lips will make them wonderfully smoother and softer.


Honey can be used to make a gentle exfoliator. Mix one tablespoon each of finely grounded almonds and honey, two tablespoon of dry oatmeal and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Massage this mixture gently onto your face for five minutes and then rinse off with water.
Honey in its purest form is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. It is truly the perfect ingredient for skincare, to help you to nurture, cleanse and protect your skin.
Honey is a great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies. If you are suffering from fatigue, then honey can help you a lot. Honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar.
If you are feeling low and lethargic in the morning, don’t try those energy drinks. Instead have a toast with honey or add honey to your corn flakes. It will be refreshing for you.
One of the better known health benefits of honey is that it is able to help treat sore throats honey not only soothes throats but can also kill certain bacteria that causes the infection.
Next time before you go for a workout, take a spoon of honey to enable you to go for the extra mile.
Its antiseptic properties inhibits the growth of certain bacteria and helps keep external wounds clean and free from infection. Honey has been used as a natural cure in first aid treatment for wounds, burns and cuts. Its antibacterial properties prevent infection and functions as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Honey breakfast

Nutritional Benefits 

According to a Swiss study that discussed the nutritional value of honey, honey is rich in carbohydrates but has a low glycemic index (GI). Its GI varies within a range of 32 to 86 depending on the botanical source. Fructose rich honey, such as acacia honey, has a low GI; lower in fact than sucrose which is pegged at 60 to 110. Foods with low GI release glucose into the blood slowly and steadily; high GI foods cause blood sugar to spike. High GI foods are not suitable for diabetics; but those after a workout or are experiencing hypoglycemia will benefit from its ability to give immediate energy.
Honey contains the following trace minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride, sulfur, iron, copper, iodine and zinc which although marginal, may contribute to the recommended daily intake requirements. It contains choline, a B-vitamin essential for brain and cardiovascular functions, cellular membrane composition and repair; and a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.

pure honey

Medical Benefits

Honey has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-parasitic effects. Its capacity to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms and fungi is well documented. The low water activity of honey inhibits bacterial growth and honey glucose oxidase produces the anti-bacterial agent hydrogen peroxide.
Depending on its botanical source, honey gives significant anti-oxidant activity protecting against oxidation responsible for chronic diseases. It also has anti-mutagenic, anti-tumor as well as anti-inflammatory qualities that stimulate anti-body production.
Honey is effective in dressing wounds. It has recently been used in clinical settings for treating fist sized ulcers extending to the bone as well as in the treatment of first, second and third degree burns. Complete recovery has been reported with no infections, muscle loss or any need of skin grafts. When the wounds are clean, honey acts as a healer. Garlic honey, which is just a mixture of honey and garlic, can be applied directly to infected wounds to clean the area. Dr. Peter Molan ofWaikato University in New Zealand observed that honey was more effective in managing infections on burn wounds than anti-bacterial ointments used in hospitals.
Moreover, in a study conducted by Penn State University, honey was discovered to be better at alleviating cough than over the counter drugs. The study led by Dr. Ian Paul found that a small amount of buckwheat honey, given before bedtime, provided better relief for kids from night time cough and sleep difficulty than the use of dextromethorphan (DM). DM is an over the counter cold medication. This finding is significant in light of a recent Food and Drug Administration advisory that cautioned against giving cough and cold medicine to children below six years old due to its potential side effects ineffectiveness. Incidentally, consumers spend billion of dollars each year for medication not proven to give significant relief.

Honey Reduces Heart Disease Risk

Eating honey can lower the risk of heart disease, according to a preliminary study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food (2004;1:100–7). The beneficial effect of honey occurred despite the fact that two of its constituents (sucrose and fructose) are known to have a negative effect on heart disease risk factors.
Made by honeybees, honey’s sweet taste comes from the three sugars that are its primary constituents: sucrose, glucose, and fructose. A diet high in table sugar (sucrose) is known to increase the risk of obesity, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure. Sucrose also reduces the levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and increases triglyceride levels. Fructose has similar effects to those of sucrose. Honey is a complex food; aside from sugars, it contains a number of potentially beneficial enzymes, amino acids, pigments, pollen, wax, and traces of nutrients from both bees and plants. It is known to have wound-healing and antibacterial properties, and some studies have suggested that eating honey can reduce blood levels of some markers that are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
honey bees

Negatives of Eating Too Much Honey

Sugars and Weight Gain

Honey contains the same caloric ratio as table sugar and high fructose corn syrup, four per gram. Like these other sugar sources, eating excessive amounts of honey without increasing exercise will result in weight gain. Weight gain happens when caloric intake exceeds calories burned. Honey averages 64 calories per tablespoon and eating it in excess, like any other calorie source, will add pounds.

Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

Excessive use of honey on foods or eaten alone can increase the risks of developing a chronic illness like heart disease. Pancreatic cancer is increased by 70 percent by a high sugar intake diet. Honey affects the insulin production in the body in much the same way as table sugar and constant stimulation of insulin production by overeating honey can lead to the disorder diabetes.


On occasion honey has been known to cause allergic reactions in humans. The cause is honey that has been contaminated with specific types of pollen or has been created with the nectar of specific plants. Depending on the severity of the allergy to the plant species, consuming a little or a lot of a certain variety of honey could result in diarrhea, itchy mucosa, abdominal pain, vomiting and more severe reactions like anaphylaxis and angioedema.


Eating foods that are higher in the Glycemic Index cause increases in the presence of acne on the skin. Honey ranges on the glycemic index from low to high depending upon the type of honey. Eating excessive amounts of honey will increase the glycemic intake regardless of the type of honey consumed and could cause acne to surface or worsen.
It is not recommended for infants under one year of age. Honey may contain C. botulinum spores, which can make infants very ill.

            How to detoxify your Lung

കേരളത്തിൽ വർദ്ധിച്ചു വരുന്ന ശ്വാസകോശ കാൻസറിനും മുഖ കാൻസറിനും പ്രധാന കാരണം ബീഡിവലിയാണെന്ന് റിപ്പോർട്ട്‌. തിരുവനന്തപുരത്ത് RCC ഡോ:ജയലക്ഷ്മിയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തിൽ നടത്തിയ പഠനത്തിലാണ് ഇത് കണ്ടെത്തിയത്. പിന്നീട് പുകവലി നിരുത്തിയവരാണെങ്കിൽ പോലും പുകവലിക്കാത്തവരെ അപേക്ഷിച്ച് സാധ്യത കൂടുതലാണെന്നു കണ്ടെത്തി. കേരളത്തിലെ 16 ലക്ഷം പേർ പുകവലിക്ക് അടിമകൾ ആണെന്ന് കണക്കുകൾ കാണിക്കുന്നു.

പുകവലിയുടെ ദോഷവശങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നും മാരകമായ രോഗങ്ങളിൽ നിന്നും ശ്വാസ കോശങ്ങളെ ശുചിയാക്കി രക്ഷിക്കാൻ 10 വഴികൾ 

lungs purification
The lungs act as mediators between the air outside the body and the air within the blood stream. To cleanse the lungs means to rid your body of the toxins that could be affecting the function of the organ. According to Elson M. Hass, M.D., the lungs function best when they are clean and healthy and periodically detoxing them will keep them this way.
The lungs can be toxic and polluted by breathing in polluted air such as factory smog, car exhaust, chemical elements, pollen and other fumes. It can also become polluted by eating the wrong foods, as we now know our foods are filled with chemicals that are toxic, even though the FDA says that in small amounts these chemicals won’t hurt us.
When we breathe through our nose and throat, mucous gathers up these irritants, protecting the mucous membranes that line the upper respiratory system. As the lungs get filled with toxic mucus, they lose their ability to expand fully and inhale enough oxygen. Then the amount of oxygen in the lungs and blood becomes limited, which can cause many health issues.
Ailments which can be helped by doing a lung cleanse:
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Colds and coughs
  • Sinus problems
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Heart problems
  • Weak immune system
If you smoke, or did so previously, or work in unclean air with chemicals, spray paint or other chemicals, you should absolutely do a lung cleanse. It will improve your lung function and expel harmful toxins from your body.
3d representation of lungs

Benefits of doing a lung cleanse:

  • Cleanses and detoxifies the lungs and airways
  • Promotes and reduces the amount of toxins in the body
  • Improved digestion
  • Promotes healthy mucous membranes
  • Promotes a healthier respiratory system
  • Relaxed and calm nervous system
  • Increase of oxygen to nourish the cells and organs
  • Improves blood quality and normalizes blood pressure
  • Better immunity against colds and allergies
Doing a lung detox will also help your bronchi, sinuses and nasal passages.

Lung Exercises

while we use our lungs all the time to breath in and out it is amazing how poorly we utilize these organs. By breathing only very shallowly and not exercising their full potential we encourage impurities to reside deep down where we do not disturb these particles for lack of good deep breathing.
Doing exercise is of course the best way to get your lungs moving with cardio exercises and swimming being excellent ways to strengthen your lungs you can also do some simple lung exercises at home.
Deep breathing stretching of the torso can allow you to increase your lung capacity and to breathe out stale air and toxin from your lungs. You sometimes really need to push this and end up almost coughing but this exchange of bad air for new cleaner air is very helpful.
The exercises also allow you to expand your lungs and contract them more than you usually would that breaks up tar a little bit more.


There are some changes in your nutrition that can also help you achieve a successful home remedy to detox your lungs.
Some of these foods simply help in an all body detox which will help your body naturally fight toxins and flush impurities from your body and other have a more direct effect on the health of your lungs.
  • Water - Drinking more fluid is always good. Better hydration allows all organs including the lungs to refresh themselves staying moist and flushing old impure fluid out.
  • Avoid Mucus causing foods - Foods that generate mucus are a bad idea when trying to clear your lungs. This sticky stuff collects impurities and hangs around in your throat and can drain into lungs. Try to avoid dairy products such as cheeses and milk of course.
  • Increase anti-mucus foods - Foods such as onion, garlic, ginger and pepper are very good for this.
  • Anti-oxidants - Drinking green tea and other drinks and foods associated with high levels of anti-oxidants helps the detox process. . Eat a diet full of a variety of healthy foods and supplement with vitamins A, C, E and selenium to increase the antioxidant power of your lungs.

Grape Cleanse

In the book, “Staying Healthy with the Seasons,” author Elson M. Hass, M.D., recommends a grape cleanse to clean out the lungs. Drink freshly squeezed grape juice for five to seven days, or eating only grapes work. You may drink a glass of lemonade each day to balance the flavors if the grape taste becomes too sweet. Also take 1 tbsp. olive oil twice daily and drink a laxative tea morning and night to keep the intestines moving. The grape juice acts as a tonic for the lungs and will help detoxify them.


Pistachios don’t provide the same direct lung cleansing benefits the way many herbs do. But they’re still important to anyone interested in improving their lung health. Studies suggest that pistachios may help prevent lung cancer. They contain a special type of Vitamin E, known as gamma-tocopherol that can possibly offer a certain level of protection against some forms of lung cancer. More research is needed to prove this conclusively, but, either way, these delicious nuts still provide a spectrum of benefits.. Pistachios are also thought to help lower cholesterol. Raw pistachios are the best choice and make a great, regular snack. It’s easy to snack on raw nuts and experience satisfaction without empty calories or the weight gain that comes with them.

Plantain Leaf

Plantain is another food that can help cleanse your lungs. Plantain Leaf, which is a popular food wrap in Cuba and other Latin American countries, is not seen in the mainstream in North American. However, you can find it, and I would recommend using plantain leaf makes as a very tasty wrap around a number of foods. A quick online search for “plantain leaf recipes” will bring up items you should try. As always, avoid recipes that call for processed sugar or flour, use organic or locally grown, vegetables and hormone free foods as ingredients.

Cayenne Pepper

Eaten both as a foodstuff and used as a seasoning, these popular peppers can contribute as many as 17 health and wellness benefits to the body. They have been known to help suppress inflammation, suppress irritating coughs and sore throats, and help with symptoms of colds and flu. Cayenne pepper helps break up and move congested mucus, making them a recommended food for anyone who is suffering from bronchial congestion or symptoms of allergy-related respiratory ailments. 


This vegetable is rich in many nutrients that have great health benefits. Vitamin C, folic acid and B6 are all in abundance which helps preventing many health issues. They also help to prevent blood clots and have been known to help fight against lung cancer as well.

Non-Dairy Alternatives

Dairy food is great, but too much can hurt your lung detox processes. This is because dairy foods can clog up your lungs with more mucus making it harder to get rid of the tar that locks in the toxins. Reduce milk, cheese, and other dairy foods and you will do your lungs a favour!

Herbs For Lung Health

According to the Vitamins to Health website, mullein, angelica, elecampane, ginger, thyme, and coltsfoot, all act as expectorants, turning unhealthy mucous buildup into a more fluid substance that is easier to detox. Garlic also has expectorant abilities as well as strong antibacterial qualities in case the lungs are harboring any type of infection. Fresh garlic made into a tea with lemon and honey, is great for lung health. Cinnamon is great for the digestive system, promoting smoother and regular function of the lungs.Vitamins
The biggest problem most people who have been involved with cigarette smoking face as has been mention is tar. All of the above home remedy methods will help but tar stops the body from cleansing the lungs efficiently and can take over a decade to naturally be removed.
Luckily you can take a very vitamins that will speed along this process as long as all other parts of the lung detoxification home remedy are also followed. IT has also helped many current smokers quit as their body starts rejecting tar and impurities too!

Menu For A Lung Cleanse

You can do this diet for only 3 days or as long as 7 days.
  • Mash 3 or 4 cloves of garlic and a slice of onion in a bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons of honey. Cover, and let macerate for 24 hours, then remove garlic and onion and take 1 teaspoon, 3 times daily of this honey/syrup infusion.
  • On rising: squeeze the juice of two lemons in a glass of water and add 1 tablespoon of organic maple syrup.
  • Breakfast: drink a glass of grapefruit, pineapple, or cranberry-apple juice. Use fresh squeezed or organic if possible.
  • Mid-morning: drink a glass of fresh carrot juice with 1 teaspoon of Bragg’s Liquid Amino added; or a cup of medicinal tea that is specifically for congestion.
  • Lunch: drink a glass of vegetable juice, V-8 juice may be more convenient for those of you who work.
  • Mid-afternoon: have a greens vegetable drink. You can find these already to drink in the refrigeration section of a health food store. Most grocery stores even carry them.
  • Supper: drink a glass of apple juice or papaya/pineapple juice.
  • Before going to bed: drink a glass of hot organic broth and take two probiotic capsules.

How to break your fasting lung cleanse:

Eat a small fresh salad on the last night of your cleanse. The next day, begin eating small simple meals that are easy to digest. Breakfast can be a little yogurt with some apple juice. Lunch, eat a small fresh salad. Have a fresh fruit smoothie during the day for a snack. For dinner have a baked potato with butter and a light soup or salad.
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Remember: the lungs are critical to life, so it makes sense to take care of them.

Itching over genitals – both male and female

വേനൽക്കാലത്ത് വിയർപ്പു സൃഷ്ടിക്കുന്ന അസ്വസ്ഥത ചെറുതല്ല. പക്ഷെ അതോടൊപ്പം തൊലിപ്പുറമേ ചൊറിച്ചിൽ കൂടി വന്നാലൊ. മരുന്നുകൾ ഒഴിവാക്കിക്കൊണ്ട് ചൊറിച്ചിൽ നിയന്ത്രിക്കാനു

Genital itching can be a symptom of many conditions which may include vaginal infections in females or jock itch in males. In either sex, itching may be caused by skin irritation, sexually transmitted diseases, and allergies.
In many cases, genital itching that is caused by irritation will clear up on its own if the irritation is removed. Other causes of itching may require more intensive treatment

What is Vaginal Itch?

Vaginal itching is a bothersome problem where the external skin of the vagina, labia and vulva becomes tingly and irritated and often leads to the desire to scratch. This is a distressing problem for many women, especially if it becomes a chronic condition, and it can cause much discomfort. Sometimes there may be nothing to see, but changes may occur depending on the cause. The skin color may be altered to red, white or brown. The surface may be dry and scaly, or wet and weeping. The texture may change as the skin thickens. This can be due to prolonged rubbing and scratching, an underlying skin condition, or both. As it becomes thicker, it itches more and so an ‘itch scratch cycle’ is set up. Although you may be able to stop yourself scratching in the day, you can also scratch when you are asleep. Continuous scratching may tear the skin and lead to slight bleeding, a burning sensation or soreness.
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What Causes Vaginal Itch?

Many women immediately attribute vaginal itching to yet another bout of vaginal thrush and immediately seek over-the-counter thrush creams for relief. However, there are a number of causes for external vaginal itching, and while yeast infections are a common cause, there are many others that should be considered.

Common causes of vaginal itching include:

  • Stress can increase the likelihood of developing an infection and it can make feminine itch worse or cause recurring vaginal itching.
  • Yeast infections or thrush, most commonly caused by the fungal organism Candida albicans. A yeast infection is generally accompanied by white curd-like discharge and can be brought on by antibiotics, birth control pills, pregnancy, menstruation, condom use, sexual intercourse, diabetes, and a weakened immune system.
  • Menopause causes a drop in estrogen, which often results in a thinning of the vaginal wall and less lubrication which can lead to vaginal itching.
  • Dry Skin is a common problem. Skin needs moisture in order to stay supple, and retaining moisture becomes difficult the older you get.
  • Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease and is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Different strains of Chlamydia cause genital, eye, lymph node, and respiratory infections
  • Vaginitis is an inflammation or infection of the vagina and/or vulva and is often accompanied by discharge and odor. Vaginitis can be caused by a variety of other infections including bacteria, viruses and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Chemical irritants, such as washing detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, scented sanitary towels, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or gels.

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Vaginal Itch in Children and Babies

Vaginal itching in babies is oftentimes a symptom of yeast diaper rash. Leaving a child in their diaper for extended periods of time, allows Candida to grow due to the warm moist environment. Rarely does the rash go beyond the edges of the diaper; however, it can make the vagina itch, especially in the folds of skin where fungus can easily inhabit.
Alternatively, vaginal itch may be caused by a reaction to soaps, dyes, or perfumes. When bathing your child, make sure you use chemical free soaps and wash their clothes in chemical free detergent.
For older children who aren’t quite aware on how to clean their bodies properly, vaginal itching may be a sign of poor wiping or toilet paper stuck in the folds of the skin of the vagina. Lastly, adolescent girls who are just starting to reach puberty may be suffering from a yeast infection; at this point it is imperative for young girls to have a clear understanding of proper hygiene.

Tips for Vaginal Itching

  • Avoid bubble baths, scented sanitary towels, spermicidal gels and any other chemical irritants down below!
  • Do not douche and never use soap to wash your vagina. This causes irritation and kills healthy bacteria, allowing bad bacteria to grow. Rather, wash with warm water.
  • Let your vagina breathe by wearing only cotton underwear and if possible do not sleep with underwear at all until the itching has subsided.
  • Avoid sex until any suspected infection has cleared. In addition, always use a condom to prevent STD infections.
  • Use a natural lubricant if intercourse is painful or if you suffer from vaginal dryness.
  • Young girls should learn to practice good feminine hygiene. This means washing hands before and after going to the toilet and always wiping from front to back to avoid bacteria from the rectum coming in contact with the vaginal area.
  • Visit your doctor if itching persists to determine the underlying cause as some causes of vaginal itching can be serious. If left untreated certain viruses and bacteria may cause fertility complications.
  • If a sexually transmitted disease is the cause, then make sure your partner is also treated. Failure to treat both with mean the infection will come back.
  • Avoid excessive washing, as this will remove the protective natural oils on the vulvar skin and will dry and irritate the skin. Itching is not due to lack of hygiene. Use simple moisturising cream cleansers for washing instead of  soap
  • Use ‘all cotton’ sanitary pads or tampons
  • Do not get too hot at night with heavy blankets or duvets, as itching will be made worse by warmth.
  • Practice good hand washing habits.
  • Wear clothing that is not tight or binding especially in the crotch.Wear white cotton panties and avoid wearing nylon panties or hose that decrease the airflow to the vaginal area.
  • Wear a nightgown with no underwear to encourage airflow to the vagina during the night.
  • Use warm bath water and do not add bubble baths or other fragrant products which can irritate the vagina and urinary tract.
  • Use a bath soap for sensitive skin. Although you might think that Ivory soap is gentle, it is not! In fact, Ivory soap is one of the most drying and thereby itch causing bath soaps on the market.
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What Are the Causes of Male Genital Itching?

Jock Itch

Tinea cruris, or jock itch, typically affects adolescent or adult males. Jock itch is a fungal infection that is normally localized to the area surrounding the genitalia or inner thighs. The fungus often targets the top skin layer, although it can also infect nails and hair. Tinea cruris is similar to the type of bacteria that causes athlete’s foot. Jock itch is easily treated by anti-fungal ointments. Physicians also advise that a man suffering from jock itch shower after any physical activity, thoroughly wash all towels and linens, wear loose clothing and keep his genital region clean and dry.
Phthirus pubis, or pubic lice, normally infects adolescent males. The tiny insects, also referred to as crabs, infect the genital region and lay eggs in the pubic hair. Infection can occur from coming in contact with infected linens, towels, toilets or clothes. Pubic lice can also be transmitted through sexual activity. The lice can be removed with a single treatment of a prescription shampoo but infection can reoccur if linens and clothing are not destroyed or cleansed thoroughly with hot water.


Scabies is a dermatological condition caused by mites. Highly contagious, scabies can infect both children and adults. Often, entire families are infected by the mites. Besides genital itching, scabies can also cause a bright red cluster of small bumps on the affected area. The rash may spread to the buttocks and to other body parts as well. Doctors usually prescribe a topical cream or solution to treat scabies.

Nerve Damage

Sometimes, male genital itching will have no apparent cause. In the January 2005 issue of the “Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,” Dr. Arnon Cohen wrote that idiopathic cases of male genital itching can sometimes be attributed to lumbosacral radiculopathy, nerve damage that can cause lower back and leg pain. In Dr. Cohen’s study, patients with idiopathic genital itching reported improvement in their symptoms after being injected with a localized anesthetic to treat nerve damage.
In spite of just keeping your skin clean, you should also concentrate on wearing clean underwear and it is always advisable to change your underwear once in six months.
The same is with shoe socks since they come in touch with the most sensitive parts of our body for a long

How to reduce itching near genital area?

Itching is a common problem in the genitals as these are the covered areas. The skin in these areas produces sweat which keeps it wet and is the main reason for bacterial and fungal infection in those areas that in turn causes severe itching. Since the skin is tender in those areas, too much scratching hurts and peels the skin off.
Remember, the locally applying creams are just an temperory Itch-relieving application and is not an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal medication which is why It can’t be a solution for itching. I suggest you
  • To clean the areas twice a day with cotton dipped in hydrogen peroxide. This will clean the sweat off and will even clear the topical microbial Life.
  • Then apply anti-fungal medication which will definitely relieve you from itch instantly and continuous application for a week will completely relieve you from itching.
  • Since it is a common problem that may repeat, make sure that you wear clothes that aren’t so tight to make the organs sweat more.
  • Most important of all is to keep the genitals dry. Taking proper care after bath (letting them dry completely) and sprinkling talcum powder.
  • The fungal infection increases in wet condition. This place should be dry. After bath dry the area immediately. Also clean the area after sweating. Sweating can increase itching.
  • Your clothes should be separate and wash with hot water and Dettol. This prevents spreading of itch from one member to the other by using same towel in family.
  • There are anti fungal medicines available in medical shops. You can use cream for local application. There is oral medicine too. Anti-fungal tablet once a week is best for control.
  • There is oral medicine also taken Tab. Anti fungal tablet  once a week is best choice for control.
  • If you are married, there is a possibility of your partner also having the infection and treatment of your partner is important.
If you have a fungal infection on your feet or hands, treat it promptly before it has an opportunity to spread to the groin or other skin areas.
Please avoid applying Dettol directly on the penile skin or the glans. Wash with soap and water instead.
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Home remedies to avoid groin itching.

  • Apple cider vinegar (about 1-2 tablespoons) diluted in warm water (approx a cup) and used as a topical wash on the vulva and in the vagina. It will sting initially, likely, but this will subside as it begins to work. Usually 2-3 applications will take care of the itching and possibly even one dose is enough. It is also a wise idea to look for the source. Do you suffer from this constantly or have chronic yeast infections? You would need to address this to prevent it from happening again. It is also best to use organic apple cider vinegar to eliminate any impurities.
  • Slight warm salt water can be used to wash the genital area. Salt water has an antibacterial property.
  • Eat 3-4 cloves of garlic per day; it will reduce the tendency of bacterial growth. Applying crushed garlic over the itchy area also helps.
  • Apply milk (sheep’s or goat’s) yogurt over the itchy area or over the distal part of vagina which helps in reducing itching.
  • Cranberry juice has a very effective antibacterial property. Applying this locally will help a lot.
  • Make a liquid of basil boiled in water, apply this locally once a day. This will clear the mild itching tendency over the genital areas.
  • Drinking 3-4 cups of thyme tea will give a freedom from the problems of genital itching.
  • While taking bath, take 4 drops of tea tree oil mix with water and apply with cotton over the itchy area; this will clean the area from bacteria and irritating fungus.
  • Boil water with rosemary leaves and cool it and apply it over the itchy irritating parts, will give an instant relief from itching.