Infections and diseases go hand in hand. These can be prevented and at times curbed with the help of some simple home remedies.
Home Remedies for Infections & Diseases
One of the main reasons most people suffer or contract diseases and end up at doctor’s clinic round the year is due to infections. You must have heard this term “infection” resonate time and again whenever health issues are discussed, have you ever actually wondered what it really means. Well, here is the medical definition of the term, invasion and multiplication of microorganisms in body tissues, especially that causing local cellular injury due to competitive metabolism, toxins, intracellular replication, or antigen-antibody response. Some of the most common infections that plague most people every now and then but can be treated or at least controlled in their initial stages by home remedies are yeast infections, urinary tract infections, infection in wounds etc. Some of the most commonly used things in everyday meals, actually, have great natural antibiotic properties and can boost the immune system and reduce the chances of contracting infections due to cold and other diseases. In case of an infected wound you can apply minced onion on it or put a dab on honey, both draw out the infection and assist in the healing process.
Yeast infections, especially one’s that occur in the vaginal region are very uncomfortable and can cause intense itching and soreness. These are categorized as fungal infections and are usually caused by Candida albicans, a type of fungus. Most women suffer from this infection. If suffering from it now, you should definitely consult your doctor but side by side also explore certain home remedies, which will help ease your discomfort. If suffering, form this type of infection it will do you good to cut down on certain food items, especially the ones that introduce high levels of sugar in your bloodstream. However, increasing the intake of vegetables will give a much needed boost to your immunity system. Many common herbs used in cooking, such as calendula, goldenseal, rosemary, cedar, and myrrh have potent antifungal traits. You can create a decoction out of them and apply it on the infected region. One of the strongest natural antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral substances available in most of the kitchens is garlic. Daily consumption of a clove of garlic strengthens the body against most infections. Thus, it helps control yeast infection as well.
Urinary Tact Infection (UTI) in lay man’s terms is often known as bladder infection. It is another serious ailment that most people contract, if not treated on time the person runs a risk that it might infect kidney and urethra (urinary tube), as well. One of the most useful home remedies that you can use to avoid this problem from developing is by dinking a glass of water mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda. It will neutralize the acid quotient in your urine and help you recover faster. You can munch on blueberries and cranberries, since research has shown they help fight bladder infections. The most cost effective and simplest way to reduce your chances of contracting UTIs is by making sure that you drink good amount of water. However, if any kind of infection persists for more than two days, you must consult your general physician immediately.