Arthritis – Types & Symptoms

ArthritisArthritis is the most common disease responsible for joints and body pain. Especially in patients above age of 60 years, this disease is very common, in which the patient suffers from swelling and stiffness bones with joint pain. Arthritis is also aggravated by cold weather, as lack of exercise during winters and deficiency of sunlight adds to the problem. Similarly, uric acid in body is a major cause of gout arthritis, about which we have already discussed in an earlier post ‘Uric Acid and Gout’.

Types of Arthritis: Broadly Arthritis is classified in three types, viz. Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis & Psoriatic Arthritis. But apart from these three, there are other types as well.  Continue reading

Food for Body Ache

vegetablesDifferent problems cause pain in different body parts and our food plays a vital role in alleviating or aggravating this pain in body, because different food products have different effect on our body. So just by managing and monitoring the food, which we eat, we can treat body pain and get relief from it. Continue reading

Body Pain – Types & Diseases

Body-achesBody ache, has become a very common problem today. Not only people suffer from it in old age, but it has become major issue in youngsters as well. Body ache is no longer only associated with hard labour work; youngsters working in offices, doing desk jobs are also suffering from it. In today’s lifestyle when body ache has emerged as a major issue, it is important to understand its types and various diseases, which are characterized by body pain.  Continue reading

Camphor – Medicinal essential Oil

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Camphor (or Kapur as popularly known) has a significant role in Hinduism. Burning of Camphor is considered auspicious, mainly because of its medicinal and antiseptic, disinfectant and germicidal properties. Burning camphor is known to drive away insects, kills germs, cleanses environment and creates healthy atmosphere. Camphor is also used as a disinfectant and can be added to purify water. Lot of Ayurvedic medicines has camphor as their ingredient for its medicinal property and positive effect on body and mind. Camphora is the Homeopathic medicine made from Camphor and is used in treatment of number of diseases.  Continue reading

Constipation Causes & Treatment

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In Ayurveda, it is believed a healthy digestive system is the key to a healthy life. A number of diseases in the body are because of improper digestive system. Constipation is the biggest indicator of an unhealthy digestive system and root cause of a number of diseases in the body. It is believed if one treats constipation, then his body is automatically cured of lot of other diseases. Continue reading

Medicinal Uses of Tulsi

Tulsi

Ocimum sanctum (commonly referred to as Holy Basil) or Tulsi is considered to be a sacred plant in Indian culture. In Hinduism it is said that the plant should be there in every household, taken care of and even worshipped. Worshipping of the plant puts emphasis on the importance of this plant in our lives. Leaves, seeds, stem and root of Tulsi, all has medicinal value and is very beneficial for our body and environment.  Continue reading

Headache due to Flatulence

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In previous two posts, ‘Headache due to Sinus’ and ‘Insomnia can cause Headache’ we have learnt that more often than not, headache is not the problem, but a symptom of some other problem. Continuing in that series, another major cause of headache can be flatulence or gas (as commonly referred to as). Continue reading

Headache due to Sinus

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Like insomnia, another major diseases that causes headache is Sinus. In such situation it is important to identify sinus as the cause of headache and treat sinus, instead of taking medication for headache. Headache due to sinus is characterized by severe cold, mild fever and pain starting from eyebrows and effecting half head. If untreated, sinus can lead to other major diseases like asthma. Continue reading