75. Hyperthyroidism (Over Activity of Thyroid)
Fact: An estimated 200 million people in the world suffer some thyroid problem and is more common in women than men. Though it wasn’t that common in the earlier days, now it certainly is. Thyroid gland weighs only 20 grams but the hormones it produces are significant for regulating the entire body functions.
- Step 1: Boil ½ a teaspoon of the herb called mother-wort in a cup of water for 5 minutes.
- Step 2: Filter it and drink when it is warm. Drink 2 times a day. But if you are already on medications, consult your doctor because the compounds might interact.
- Step 1: Add fresh broccoli (uncooked) in your diet.
- Step 2: Broccoli has compounds like goitrogens and isothiocyanates that restrains the thyroid from generating excess hormone.
74. Hypothyroidism (Under Activity Of Thyroid)
Fact: Hypothyroidism occurs when an individual’s thyroid gland does not produce adequate proportions of two important hormones namely – T4 & T3. Hypothyroidism affects about two persons in 100 and its prevalence increases with age.
- Step 1: Add freshly grated ginger to dishes and soups.
- Step 2: Alternatively, a cup of ginger tea can greatly help. To make ginger tea, slice a few pieces of ginger and add it to a cup of boiling water. Strain it, add a few drops of honey and drink when it is warm.
- Step 1: Add 2 tablespoons of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) in a glass of lukewarm water.
- Step 2: Add a few drops of honey and drink the solution regularly.
73. Insect Bites
Fact: Insect bites and stings aren’t dangerous. They are treatable at home. Warm weather conditions make a person spend time outdoors; however, it also the time when small insects and bugs are out from their homes. Bites are 70% harmless, but poisonous ones can be dangerous. Wear proper clothing and use insect repellents to protect yourself.
- Step 1: An ice pack works the best for any insect bite. Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean cloth.
- Step 2: Apply on the bitten part. Cold compress numbs it and lessens the inflammation.
- Step 1: Slice a piece of fresh papaya and apply on the swollen part.
- Step 2: The enzymes in papaya will neutralize the venom and soothe the itching.
Note: For poisonous bites, meet a doctor immediately. Do not delay.
Fact: Allergies can be classified into many types such as food allergies, drug allergies, insect allergies, and skin allergies. An allergy occurs when an individual’s immune system responds to a foreign matter, known as an allergen, which can be something that you eat, inject, touch, or inhale. This reaction may cause sneezing, coughing, cold, scratchy throat, skin irritation, or itchy eyes. If the case is severe, it might cause hives, rashes, hypotension, breathing problems, asthma, and sometimes death. Every year, more than 11 million people are diagnosed with some allergy.
- Step 1: If it is a food allergy, eat a teaspoon of raw, unprocessed honey.
- Step 2: Repeat this multiple times a day to get rid of the allergy soon.
- Step 1: If it is skin allergy, apply coconut oil or olive oil.
- Step 2: Both these essential oils help in healing the rashes naturally.
Fact: On a global scale, sinus affects an estimated 37 million population every year. Sinus is an allergy or cold that doesn’t go away. It can be life threatening if it turns chronic. So, don’t take your cold lightly. If it lasts for weeks, chances are that you have a sinus infection.
- Step 1: Mix 1 tablespoon of honey (slightly warmed) with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
- Step 2: Consume this mixture for a few days.
- Step 1: Fry three teaspoons of cumin seeds. Grind them to get the powdered form.
- Step 2: Mix the powdered cumin with a teaspoon of sugar or even less. Eat twice a day.