Home remedies

What is Home remedies?

Traditional medicine (also known as indigenous or folk medicine) comprises knowledge systems that developed over generations within various societies before the era of modern medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines traditional medicine as "the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness."

In some Asian and African countries, up to 80% of the population relies on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. When adopted outside of its traditional culture, traditional medicine is often called alternative medicine. Practices known as traditional medicines include Ayurveda, Siddha medicine, Unani, ancient Iranian medicine, Irani, Islamic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Korean medicine, acupuncture, Muti, Ifá, and traditional African medicine. Core disciplines which study traditional medicine include herbalism, ethnomedicine, ethnobotany, and medical anthropology.

The WHO notes however that "inappropriate use of traditional medicines or practices can have negative or dangerous effects" and that "further research is needed to ascertain the efficacy and safety" of several of the practices and medicinal plants used by traditional medicine systems. The line between alternative medicine and quackery is a contentious subject.

Traditional medicine may include formalized aspects of folk medicine, that is to say longstanding remedies passed on and practised by lay people. Folk medicine consists of the healing practices and ideas of body physiology and health preservation known to some in a culture, transmitted informally as general knowledge, and practiced or applied by anyone in the culture having prior experience. Folk medicine may also be referred to as traditional medicine, alternative medicine, indigenous medicine, or natural medicine. These terms are often considered interchangeable, even though some authors may prefer one or the other because of certain overtones they may be willing to highlight. In fact, out of these terms perhaps only indigenous medicine and traditional medicine have the same meaning folk medicine, while the others should be understood rather in a modern or modernized context.

Similarly, a home remedy is a treatment to cure a disease or ailment that employs certain spices, vegetables, or other common items. Home remedies may or may not have medicinal properties that treat or cure the disease or ailment in question, as they are typically passed along by laypersons (which has been facilitated in recent years by the Internet).

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Hi my 17month year old boy is having blood stains in his diaper.before 2 days of this incident I noticed a swlling of his penis.now I think he is having pain while urinating for sometime.we consulted the doctor&gave his urine for testing,but it wil ta 24 hours to get the result.doctor didn't gave any medicine right now.can you give any solution for this?is there any home remedy?

doctor1 MD

Hello
17 months old child passing urine with pain and you also notice a swelling when he urinate .
As this is now a day very common and the reason is narrow opening of urethra.
As I have noted in my so many patient that there is narrowing opening on the prepuce , due to this narrowing ,passing of...

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i have a dark circles problem .. doc suggested me isislight eye hyrda gel... as i have already used CLINIQUE dark circles cream and orogold company darkcircles cream .. but i have found no results... please tell me some other vitamin and some home remedy which helps in this case.. i m so worried.. or tel me anythng which helps in good sleep. many thanks

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking To HCM
First of all you go for routine blood examination, if turned something wrong then treat it accordingly, the most possible wrong would be low hemoglobin level, anemia, second keep your stress level too low or nil, sleep well, at least six to seven hours, hydroquinon is...

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I had my periods on july 10th and bleeding lasted 8-10 days and now it is september i havent got my periods yet, my pregnancy tests are negetive i tested twice, and i tried to induce periods by home remediesfrom 3rd sept coz i have functions and pooja to attend from 9- 14th sept and i stopped it as i dint get and now i want to postpone it for a week please help me with some home remedies

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for the query.
As your urine pregnancy test is negative, there is less possibility for pregnancy.
After stopping the pills to induce the bleeding, it may take around one week to get withdrawal bleeding.
So you wait for few more days.
If you do not get periods by 4 to 5 days prior to...

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What are the possible ways to increase the platelet count quickly? Lets say one thing is diet then what all most precisely should be taken in diet? and Is there any artificial ways of increasing the platelet count?, If yes what is that?, how safe is that? I am a Female 26. Current score is 60k, I want it to be 150k asap.

doctor1 MD

Take a lot of vitamin C supplements. You can obtain vitamin C from fruits and vegetables. Because vitamin C is water soluble, it can be easily absorbed by the body and will immediately help in restoring the body’s platelet count.
However, the most common home remedy is to drink the bitter...

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Hi I'm looking for home remedies for my one year old baby girl.She has been underweight for a couple of months nw,She started on a six month programme at our local clinic,She gained some weight but not much.She was now recently hospitalized for about two weeks and her weight has dropped badly and she's not eating much as before when she was ill.I need advice urgently to help her gain her weight she has loss.F.Philander

doctor1 MD

Hi
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Inability to gain weight is termed as failure to thrive.
It requires thorough evaluation for eliciting the exact cause. Presence of Urinary tract infection is to be considered.

Take care

Best Regards

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how to become fair ....suggest some home remedies..... i have tanned and have become dark due to exposure to sun.....

doctor1 MD

Hi latha,

Welcome to Healthcare magic forum,
Please dont fall into trap of using things and becoming fair in few days and hours, its all biz gimics.
The colour of ur skin depends on the melanin pigmentations which give ur skin good protection, dont try to decrease it.
Rather try to keep ur skin...

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Hello Dr. I have been suffering from dark patches on my cheeks and nose for 5 years now. I have tried home remedies from lemon juice, turmeric, cucumber and even Ayuverdic creams but these marks wont go away. I use sun block sfp50 before sun exposure every day. I have read a lot about Kojic and Hydroquinone lightening creams. My skin is very sensitive and I fear that if I use such creams I may end up increasing the sizes of the patches. Please help. Atieno

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I can understand your problem if your skin is sensitive and you fear for Hydroquinone then there is option for you just leave it like that only this could go away with the time, at the most you can use any cosmetic, eat healthy have good sleep (7 hours ) hope this...

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I have puffiness near upper-cheekbone both side.Also slight line also.i have noticed it from last two months any home remedy for it. I am 33 year old had some stress and sleeping issue for 2 months . But now everything is ok but line in cheekbone annoying me.

doctor1 MD

HI,

I can understand your concern for puffiness near upper cheekbone.

It is a simple fact that our skin at the junction of under eye and cheek has septa below it which demarcates it. OS if there is any effect on eyes including stress and and kind of sleeping issue then it will lead to more...

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i m 30, masturbating from 15 years. now penis doesnt erect quickly. sperm and semen volume is
also low. getting marry in next 6 months. please tell me some home remedies, foods, fruits, veg
to fix my problem. any natural herbs dr prescription with no side effects.
pls suggest

doctor1 MD

Hello there, there are certain information you should give like, how often you masturbate and how quickly you do it? are you on any other medications? The more often you masturbate the volume of semen will naturally reduce as you are not giving enough time for the semen to be stored after...

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Recent questions on  Home remedies

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i believe to have lodged a small piece of steak in my throat at dinner last night 8pm -- i have discomfort but do not have a fever or feel dizzy. I cannot swallow water or my saliva without bringing it back up instantly -- any home remedies I can try prior to calling a physician -- I tried Tums to no avail as they came right back up as well...6'4 male 43yrs old 250lbs -- this has happened to me before a couple of times but has never lasted this long.

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hi i am suffering from loose motions from the past 1 week. I tried home remedy but didnt seem to work. When i eat something it gets worse. Please help me with some medicine as it is hampering my work. Also suggest me a medication that is available in the U.S. as i am currently residing in the U.S.

doctor1 MD

i m 30, masturbating from 15 years. now penis doesnt erect quickly. sperm and semen volume is
also low. getting marry in next 6 months. please tell me some home remedies, foods, fruits, veg
to fix my problem. any natural herbs dr prescription with no side effects.
pls suggest

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor , My daughter is 3.5 years old and as she is very active and having good health ,weight as well as good mind. But her body color is not too fair so is there any special diet or any other items related to diet or any home remedy for glowing complexion....????? i can do every thing for her for her future....So pls tell me. i will be highly thankful to you Thanks Bye

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