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6 Simple And Effective Home Remedies For Water Retention

Water retention or fluid retention, is the accumulation of excess body fluid in certain areas of the body. It is, in the worse cases, quite the unsightly looking condition.

In milder condition, it can cause someone to look obese despite not being overweight. It can also cause pressure fluctuations and in the worst of cases, even a coma.

The clearest symptoms of water retention are easy to notice: swelling of joints, lethargy and a general stiffness in the body.

In the worst of cases, the excess tissue fluid has to be drained out, using minor surgical methods. This would not only be painful but costly too.

Hence, we have brought you six easy-to-do homemade remedies to help ease fluid retention.

1. Parsley
The fresh herb that lights up the Italian food you cook is one of the richest sources of antioxidants. Brewing a weak tea out of it can help you ease out your aching joints and drain the tissue fluid that has accumulated in them.

2. Dandelion
The pretty weed from the Samsung galaxy comme…

Prevent Heartburn with Apple Cider Vinegar

A heartburn is typically described as an uncomfortable burning sensation in the gut.The stomach usually has a set of preventive cells that ensure that the digestive juices and hydrochloric acid it produces does not damage its lining. On the other hand, the gut does not have these cells and therefore, when these juices in the stomach reflux into it, they erode the lining of the oesophagus and cause inflammation. A number of foods we consume such as caffeinated drinks, alcohol and acidic fruits are just some of the risk factors. Although there are several methods of preventing heartburns, using apple cider vinegar may prove to be the best option for you. Here’s why:

Apple Cider Vinegar for Heartburn
Apple cider vinegar had been used through centuries in traditional treatments and remedies. It is made by crushing apples and adding yeast, sugar and bacteria to activate fermentation. During the first stages, it is similar to solid apple cider, owing to its high alcohol property. Both the or…

Curry Leaves for Managing High Blood Sugar

Curry is one of the  most used spices in the world today. From using in tea to flavoring meat to cooking rice, it’s almost impossible to miss in even moderately well-established kitchens. It’s also used as a seasoning, for which there is literally a dish entailing everything.

However, there is much more to this humble herb than just flavoring your favorite food. It’s packed with various carbs, fiber and lots of other nutrients that can help in the fight against bacteria and infection.

The most significant of these for the diabetes patient is controlling levels of blood sugar. According to multiple studies carried out by scientists in the late 2000s, curry contains agents that may be responsible for slowing the rate of starch-glucose breakdown in diabetics. In other words, it can be used as an effective remedy for controlling the amount of sugar entering the bloodstream.

How to Consume Curry Leaves
There are lots of ways to consumer curry, considering how prevalent it is as a spice in o…

Korean Ginseng for Diabetes

Ginseng has been used for improving overall health. It has also been used to strengthen the immune system and help fight off stress and disease. There are different types of ginseng. Asian ginseng (from Chinese and Korean sources) has been used to improve thinking, diabetes, and male erectile dysfunction. American ginseng has been used for diabetes and for reducing the risk of the common cold and flu. Siberian ginseng has been used for reducing the risk of colds and flu, and for reducing the severity of herpes simplex virus type 2 infections.

How to Prepare and Consume Korean Ginseng
Ginseng may be eaten raw, slightly cooked, in herbal tea or wine form or as a herbal powder. Its herbal extracts also have numerous uses. Buying the whole root is generally more expensive, but you can at least prove it’s authenticity, and get the root while fresh. Also, commercial refined products have varying doses of ginseng and may even contain other unnecessary ingredients.

How you prepare your ginseng…

Ginger Root for Gout Treatment

Ginger is the kind of root plant that can be found in all supermarkets and can also sometimes be found in your backyard. It’s spicy and highly flavored that it is mostly for food flavoring in most Asian dishes.

The root plant also contains a lot of health of health benefits that relieves motion sickness, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, gastrointestinal symptoms, and seasickness.

Also, ginger is beneficial to gout sufferers because it contains gingerols and shogaols, which is a strong compound of anti-inflammatory. Not only that, it is also much cheaper than any gout treatment or medication.

How to Prepare and Consume Ginger Root for Gout

There are a number of different ways of using ginger for gout treatment. You can try one of these few methods for gout pain.

Here are three of the most common way of consuming ginger to treat gout pain:

Ginger Soaked Towel

Ginger can be topically used for relieving gout pain.
Gather a lot of ginger roots, maybe about 5 to 10 pieces of them, put them in a pot …

Okra and Benefits for Diabetics

What is Okra?
Okra, also commonly known as Ladies‘ Fingers, is a green plant, that grows very well in a wide variety of warm climates, and it belongs to the same family as cotton and hibiscus. For people that are concerned with living healthy, okra has long been recommended as favored food, since it contains vitamin B and C, folic acid, calcium and potassium, it has a high dietary fiber content and is very low in calories.

Just recently, a brand new benefit of including okra in your diet has come to light; it has been recommended to help with managing blood sugar in the cases of type one, type two and gestational diabetes.

Benefits of Okra for Diabetic Patients
In the last years, indications of okra being blessed with properties that treat diabetes have increased with numerous studies (laboratory and animal). These studies have confirmed okra as a strong anti-diabetic food.

In one particular study, issued in the Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences, the researchers established …