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Benefits of Rosemary And Its Side Effects

Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region and reason it not only has a wonderful warm taste and aroma, but also an abundance of beneficial health effects if added to our regular diet. It is a perennial woody herb. The scientific name of rosemary is Rosmarinus officinalis, but most people know it by its common name. The active components in rosemary are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic in nature.

Benefits of Rosemary And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Rosemary
Nutritional Value of Rosemary
Health Benefits of Rosemary
Improving mood
Fights diseases and pathogens
Bacterial Infections
Prevention of Staph infections
Home remedy for upset stomach
Boots the production of red blood cells
Analgesic Properties
Anti-inflammatory Agent
Improving mood
Mouth freshener
Flavoring food
Uses of Rosemary
Side-Effects & Allergies of Rosemary
Cultivation of Rosemary

Rosemary

One of the earliest documented uses of rosemary for health purposes was as a cognitive stimulant. It is said to improve memory and increase intelligence and focus. Many of those claims are still being researched. Its effects on the brain do indicate a rise in memory retention. Keeping the mind quick will also help to keep it young.

Nutritional Value of Rosemary

Similarly, rosemary has been associated with stimulating cognitive activity in elderly people, as well as those suffering from more serious cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia. This is an exciting alternative modern treatment for these as they are still incurable conditions.

Health Benefits of Rosemary

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Rosemary
Health Benefits of Rosemary

Improving mood

The mere aroma of rosemary has been linked to improving mood, helping to clear the mind and relieving stress in those suffering from chronic anxiety or stress hormone imbalances.

Fights diseases and pathogens

Rosemary fights against many different diseases and pathogens that threaten the immune system and damage the body. Antioxidant compounds behave like a secondary line of defense behind the body’s own immune system. Rosemary contains a significant amount of such powerful compounds, including compounds like rosmarinic acid, betulic acid, caffeic acid and carnosol.

Bacterial Infections

Rosemary is particularly powerful against bacterial infections, especially those in the stomach such as the H. pylori bacteria which is a common and extremely dangerous pathogen that can cause stomach ulcers. Rosemary has been shown to counter and prevent its growth when consumed.

Prevention of Staph infections

Similarly, rosemary is linked with prevention of Staph infections, which kill thousands of people each and every year.

Home remedy for upset stomach

Rosemary has been used as a traditional remedy by numerous cultures, for upset stomachs, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and everything in between. This is because of its anti-inflammatory and stimulant effects. Adding it to your weekly diet can quickly help regulate your bowel movements and your gastrointestinal system.

Boots the production of red blood cells

Rosemary acts as a stimulant and boosts the production of red blood cells and blood flow in the body. This helps to oxygenate vital organ systems of the body, ensuring that metabolic activities in those areas are running smoothly. It also helps in stimulating transfer of nutrients to cells that are in need of repair.

Analgesic Properties

Rosemary also has analgesic properties. It is consumed orally to soothe pain in areas that are harder to reach. This is why it is so commonly used for headaches, pain due to a specific condition and migraines. Simply applying rosemary oil to the temples and even inhaling the aroma can help relieve migraines.

Anti-inflammatory Agent

One of the most important functions of rosemary is as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body. Carnosol and carnosic acid are two powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds found in rosemary that have been linked with the reduction of inflammation of muscles, joints and blood vessels. This makes it an effective treatment for blood pressure, arthritis, gout, and injuries caused by physical exertion or surgery. It is effective in oral form for these anti-inflammatory effects. Further, reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system can help to boost heart health and prevent atherosclerosis.

Improving mood

Rosemary also works wonders on the skin. It has anti-aging properties and also helps add a healthy shine to skin. It removes blemishes and marks.

Mouth freshener

Rosemary is often used as a mouth freshener because of its anti-bacterial properties.

Flavoring food

Rosemary is used fresh and dried as a herb for flavoring food. As an essential oil, it is used for skin and pain. Due to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-stress properties, it is largely used as a medicine.

Uses of Rosemary

Rosemary can be infused into oil and used externally for skin irritations like eczema and joint problems like arthritis. It has also been reported to speed healing of wounds and bruises when used externally. Internally, it is best added to foods as a cooking spice, though a mild tea of Rosemary Leaf can help fight illness when sipped. A strong infusion of Rosemary and Nettle leaf is an excellent herbal rinse for hair and can help get rid of dandruff and speed hair growth when used after each washing. Rosemary infused oil is an intensive treatment for bad dandruff of hair loss and can be rubbed on hair, left for at least an hour and washed out- this really improves scalp condition. Rosemary Oil can be used externally in times of illness to speed recovery by rubbing on the feet or any areas that are sore. My favorite natural air-freshener is to put a small handful of Rosemary Leaf, 1 sliced lemon or orange, and a splash of vanilla into a sauce pot and simmer on low all day (watch the water levels)- It smells amazing and freshens the house for days. Though I haven’t tried it, Rosemary supposedly deters small pests like mice. Several people have recommended tucking small sprigs of dried Rosemary into the backs of cabinets to ward of mice and rats during the winter. Rosemary is also helpful in warding off smaller pests like mosquitoes and is an ingredient in my Homemade Bug-Off Bars. Rosemary Antioxidant Extract is a very effective natural preservative that can extend the shelf life of homemade lotions, cosmetics or other homemade body products.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Rosemary

The undiluted oil is unsafe to take by mouth. Taking large amounts of rosemary can cause vomiting, kidney irritation, uterine bleeding, spasms, increased sun sensitivity, skin redness, coma, and even pulmonary oedema. Rosemary consumed in very large amounts may also cause allergic reactions.

Cultivation of Rosemary

Rosemary originated in the Mediterranean region but is also native to Asia. Due to its attractive and drought-resistant abilities, rosemary is used as an ornamental plant in gardens and for xeriscape landscaping, especially in regions of Mediterranean climate. It is rather easy to grow and is pest-resistant. Rosemary can grow quite large and retain attractiveness for many years, can be pruned into formal shapes and low hedges, and has been used for topiary. It is easily grown in pots. Rosemary grows on friable loam soil with good drainage in an open, sunny position. It will not withstand water logging and some varieties are susceptible to frost. It grows best in neutral to alkaline conditions (pH 7–7.8) with average fertility.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 31 year old. From last two year my hair becoming thin and dry and dull. Before my marriage I had silky hair but after this I have facing hair problems. I have change many shampoo but not affected. Right now am using coconut oil and Himalayan shampoo. Even I have small bald on front side. Please help me. I concerned doctor but still I don't get result.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hello Hair loss, now-a-days, is common among males and females of all age groups. We all lose some hair strands everyday, however, some people lose more than normal strands in a day that can cause severe hair loss. Hair loss is mostly genetic, so if hair loss runs in your family, you are most likely to suffer from hair loss too. Hair loss happens either in clumps, that is overall hair loss, or focussed on any one part of head - especially the crown. While genetics play a big role, some additional factors can aggravate hair loss - hormonal imbalance, Alopecia areata, stress, thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, chemotherapy, and low vitamin levels may cause hair loss in you. Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Eat eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, soya, lentils, whole grains. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Exercise daily to keep yourself healthy inside out. Next important step is to follow good hair care - Oiling your hair with a mixture of oils like olive, sesame, coconut and castor oil keeps provides moisture to your hair and prevent them from drying and breakage. Once in a week apply a good hair mask. You can mix and prepare different types of masks using eggs, green tea, olive oil, milk, gooseberry, thyme, chamomile etc. Condition your hair using organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary tea once in awhile. A good dermatologist can successfully reduce hair fall by conducting some tests beforehand that includes blood tests, iron level, vitamin B, thyroid function tests and a biopsy of the scalp. Since some hair loss is temporary, your hair will grow back on its own without medical treatment. More serious hair loss can be treated with creams, oral drugs and surgery. Dermatologist can give your head a fuller appearance with the help of hair transplants and scalp reductions, which is successful both in males and females. To determine the best technique for your hair loss issue, consult a good dermatologist.
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I am having hair fall and hair quantity is reducing day by day. I do not hav dandruff. What shampoo can I use for hair fall?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hair loss, now-a-days, is common among males and females of all age groups. We all lose some hair strands everyday, however, some people lose more than normal strands in a day that can cause severe hair loss. Hair loss is mostly genetic, so if hair loss runs in your family, you are most likely to suffer from hair loss too. Hair loss happens either in clumps, that is overall hair loss, or focussed on any one part of head - especially the crown. While genetics play a big role, some additional factors can aggravate hair loss - hormonal imbalance, Alopecia areata, stress, thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, chemotherapy, and low vitamin levels may cause hair loss in you. Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Eat eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, soya, lentils, whole grains. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Exercise daily to keep yourself healthy inside out. Next important step is to follow good hair care - Oiling your hair with a mixture of oils like olive, sesame, coconut and castor oil keeps provides moisture to your hair and prevent them from drying and breakage. Once in a week apply a good hair mask. You can mix and prepare different types of masks using eggs, green tea, olive oil, milk, gooseberry, thyme, chamomile etc. Condition your hair using organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary tea once in awhile. A good dermatologist can successfully reduce hair fall by conducting some tests beforehand that includes blood tests, iron level, vitamin B, thyroid function tests and a biopsy of the scalp. Since some hair loss is temporary, your hair will grow back on its own without medical treatment. More serious hair loss can be treated with creams, oral drugs and surgery. Dermatologist can give your head a fuller appearance with the help of hair transplants and scalp reductions, which is successful both in males and females. To determine the best technique for your hair loss issue, consult a good dermatologist.
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My body odour comes very bad I don't eat meat purely veg only drink and my urine color is also yellow but when I drink it becomes white what to do.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
follow advises 1. drink lot of water 2. you can use good quality neem soap like Himalaya 3. Wear proper washed cloth 4. you can use god quality Tel com or Deodorant 5. Dry your towel completely and change in 4-5 days 6. Prefer cotton cloth than synthetic 7.Vinegar can be used in various ways to control body odor. 8.Rosemary herb used in cooking has amazing benefits, It contains menthol and chlorophyll which helps immensely to prevent the growth of odor causing bacteria. 9. Lemon juice also fight against body odor-causing bacteria

My daughter is 16 years old. She has been losing hair since the last 6 months. It seems she has seborrhea dermatitis since I have noticed White scales on her scalp. Using home remedies and homeopathic medicine phosphorus 30 has helped in reducing the scales but hair loss is not stopping. I am very much worried. Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Take any natural oil – olive, coconut, almond – add a few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil to it, and massage gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then DO NOT shampoo your hair. Follow this remedy once a week. It smells great and is very relaxing

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5 Benefits Of Rosemary!

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
5 Benefits Of Rosemary!

That delicious grilled chicken in your oven is incomplete without a touch of rosemary in its marination and garnish. Rosemary, one of the most common herbs from the Mediterranean region is famous all over the world for its flavour and taste. It is seen to be complementing every meal that you make. However, there is more to Rosemary than just adding flavour to a dish. It not only adds flavours but also has immense nutritional values. Some of these are explained in details below.

  1. Strengthens the Immune System: Rosemary has the three-fold health benefits of being an antioxidant, anti – inflammatory agent and anti-carcinogenic. This means that it helps in fighting diseases caused by bacteria and viruses and helps in boosting the immune system. Furthermore, it can be consumed as one of the preventive substances for cancer due to its anti-carcinogenic properties.
  2. De-stresses an Individual: If you suffer from anxiety disorders or stress disorders, then the aroma of Rosemary itself can act as a stimulator and calm your senses. Rosemary is seen to be a great stress buster. In this age of stress and tension, at times it is necessary to destress yourself and rosemary helps you in doing so. In fact, even in aromatherapy, some of the essential oils have rosemary as an important compound.
  3. Freshens breath: Rosemary acts as an antibacterial agent. It gives you fresh breath for a long time. All you need to do is soak rosemary stems in warm water and gargle with that water. It would help in destroying all unwanted bacteria inside your mouth and keep you orally fresh for a long time.
  4. Detoxification of the body: Rosemary has been detected to be diuretic in nature. This would mean that it helps in faster flushing out of toxins and wastes from the body. Furthermore, it has been seen that rosemary helps in the healing of the liver, which is one of the slowest organs to heal.
  5. Healthy Skin: Rosemary oil has been used as one of the few essential oils used to rejuvenate the skin. But off late, even the leaves are being crushed and made into a paste and used on the skin. This helps in healing any scars or blemishes that the skin might possess. Rosemary is also known for its hydrating properties.

Thus, these are some of the most important benefits of consuming rosemary on a regular basis. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

Bachelor In Clinical Nutrition and Dieteics, Master in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
4 Ways To Reduce Sodium Consumption In Our Diet!

How to reduce sodium consumption through diet

Minerals and salts are important parts of our daily diets. These minerals play significant roles in the functioning of the human body but, if found in excess, they might adversely impact your health. One such mineral is sodium, which is abundant in most food sources.

Sodium is present in every food in the form of salt. Most forms of meat, canned vegetables and soup, junk food and pickles are some examples of food which are naturally high in sodium. Apart from this, any cooked food will have salt crystals within it. Medical research has shown that most people consume more sodium than what is recommended.

Ill-Effects of Sodium Intake in Excess

  • The most common problem caused by the excessive consumption of sodium is high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure, apart from being the cause of strokes can also affect internal organs like kidneys and cause renal failure over time.
  • It can also be detrimental to the heart and be a contributing factor to heart conditions as well.

Here are some of the ways through which you can reduce sodium intake through changes in diet.

  1. Increasing the intake of fruits within the diet - Inclusion of more fresh fruits in your diet will reduce the amount of sodium consumption. Canned and processed fruits may increase sodium consumption and hence should be reduced.
  2. Changing to fresh unprocessed meats - Certain processed and packaged meats such as in snacks and fast foods should be avoided as they have high sodium content. Hence, consumption of fresh meat instead of processed meat is an effective way to reduce your daily sodium intake. If a food item keeps well in the fridge for days or weeks, that's a tip off that the sodium content is too high.
  3. Including more leafy vegetables in your diet - Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and celery have a lot of water and also help reduce the sodium intake in your body.
  4. Drinking plenty of water - Sodium levels can rise within the body when it is dehydrated. Thus, it is prudent to always keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  5. Check food labels - Begin reading food labels as a matter of course. Sodium content is always listed on the label. Sometimes the high sugar content in a product like apple pie can mask the high sodium content so it's important to check every label for sodium content.
  6. Add spices - Add spices to your food. Instead of salt, try coriander, black pepper, nutmeg, parsley, cumin, cilantro, ginger, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, tarragon, garlic or onion powder, bay leaf, oregano, dry mustard, or dill. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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Rosemary Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - रोजमेरी के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Rosemary Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - रोजमेरी के फायदे और नुकसान

रोजमेरी, भूमध्य क्षेत्रीय प्रदेशों में उगाया जाने वाला पुदीना परिवार का एक सदाबहार पौधा है. इसके पत्ते सुई के आकार जैसे छोटे-छोटे होते हैं और इसका फुल हल्का नीले रंग वाला होता है. आमतौर पर रोजमेरी का प्रयोग खाने में सुगंध और फ्लेवर लाने के लिए किया जाता है. लेकिन इसका रोजाना इस्तेमाल आपके शरीर की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता और आपका याद्दाश्त दोनों बढ़ाता है.

1. अल्सर से बचाव
रोजमेरी में एंटी बैक्टीरियल गुणों की भी प्रचुरता होती है. जिसकी बदौलत ये पेट के अल्सर से हमें बचाता है. इसके अलावा इसे घर में लगाने से कीड़े-मकोड़ों और मच्छरों का सफाया  होता है.
2. पाचन शक्ति को बढ़ाता है
पेट की कई समस्याएं जैसे कि पेट में दर्द, अपच, गैस बनना आदि आम हैं. रोजमेरी आपको इन समस्याओं से भी छुटकारा दिलाता है. इसे आप खाना बनाते समय भी इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं. पाचन शक्ति के ठीक होने से कई रोगों के होने की सम्भावना भी ख़त्म हो जाती है.
3. पेन किलर के रूप में
जहाँ भी आपको दर्द हो उस जगह पर रोजमेरी का तेल लगाने से दर्द में आराम मिलता है. यहाँ तक कि इसका फायदा मांसपेशियों के दर्द, गठिया और अर्थराइटिस आदि परेशानियों में भी मिलता है. पेन किलर के रूप में इसका इस्तेमाल काफी राह्तप्रद है.
4. कैंसर से बचाव
रोजमेरी हमें ब्रेस्ट कैंसर, कोलोन कैंसर, प्रोस्टेट कैंसर, ल्यूकेमिया और स्किन कैंसर आदि से भी बचाता है. क्योंकि इसमें कैंसर रोधी गुण पाए जाते हैं. इसका इस्तेमाल भी आसान है. क्योंकि इसे खाने में मिलकर खा सकते हैं.
5. मूड ठीक करने में
जाहिर है कि सुगंध सबको पसंद है. लेकिन रोजमेरी का सुगंध अच्छा लगने के साथ-साथ आपके मन को शांत करके आपकी मनोदशा को सुधारता है. इसके गंध वाला रूम फ्रेशनर आपका मूड ठीक रखता है.
6. याद्दाश्त दुरुस्त करता है
रोजमेरी में कारसोनिक नाम का एक तत्व पाया जाता है, जो कि हमारे मस्तिष्क की कार्यक्षमता में वृद्धि करता है. जिससे कि हमारी स्मरण शक्ति में तेजी आती है और इससे अल्जाइमर में भी राहत मिलती है.
7. प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाता है
रोजमेरी में एंटीऑक्सीडेंट और एंटी इंफेलेमेटरी गुण पाया जाता है. जो कि हमारे शरीर के प्रतिरोधक क्षमता को बढ़ाने में मददगार होते हैं. इसके नियमित सेवन से हमारे अन्दर बीमारियों से लड़ने की क्षमता में वृद्धि होती है.
8. बालों को रखे स्वस्थ
रोजमेरी का तेल आपके बालों को न सिर्फ स्वस्थ रखता है बल्कि इसे झड़ने से रोकता है और बालों को बढ़ने में भी मदद करता है. इससे आपका बाल लम्बा और चमकदार बनता है. बालों को स्वस्थ रखने के लिए इसका तेल अवश्य लगाएं.
9. माइग्रेन से लड़े
रोजमेरी को एक बर्तन में उबाल कर सर को तौलिये से ढककर इसका भाप लेने से इसकी महक आपके मस्तिष्क तक पहुंचती है. इससे माइग्रेन के दर्द से काफी हद तक राहत मिलती है. इसलिए इसे एक प्राकृतिक उपचार माना जाता है.
10. एंटी एजिंग
इसमें शक्तिशाली एंटीऑक्सीडेंट पाए जाने के कारण ये झुर्रियों से छुटकारा दिलाता है. लटकती हुई त्वचा में कसाव लाता है. इसमें कोशिकाओं को पुनर्जीवित करने की भी क्षमता होती है. ये हमारे शरीर का रक्त संचार बढ़ाकर स्किन टोन में भी सुधार लाता है.

क्या है रोजमेरी के नुकसान?

1. किसी किसी को रेजमेरी के तेल से एलर्जी भी हो सकती है. इससे आपके त्वचा पर दाने या अस्थमा के दौरे भी पड़ सकते हैं.
2. रोजमेरी के तेल का इस्तेमाल हमेशा बाहरी रूप में ही करें. क्योंकि इसमें कपूर और कई जहरीले रसायन होते हैं जो कि किडनी को क्षतिग्रस्त, पाचन में परेशानी का कारण या मौत का कारण भी बन सकते हैं.
3. शुगर के मरीज इसका इस्तेमाल अपने चिकित्सक के परामर्श से ही करें.
 

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Gall Bladder Stone Pain - Tips To Help You Manage It!

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
Gall Bladder Stone Pain - Tips To Help You Manage It!

Gall bladder stones can be painful. Until and unless it is surgically removed and cured from within, the pain continues to hinder daily life. The good news is that there are ways by which pain from gall bladder stones could be managed.

Here is a list of quick, easy-to-follow remedies to counter the pain.

  1. Heat Pack: Applying a heat pack or hot water bottle on to the stomach making sure that the heat is directly passed on to the gall bladder can give instant relief from the pain. The heat should be applied at an interval of half an hour and a layer of cloth should be placed in between the skin and the heat pack.
  2. Over the counter medicine: In most cases, over the counter pain relief meds can make the pain go away. NSAIDs should be avoided until and unless suggested by the doctor. A pain relief medicine with anti-inflammatory properties will perfectly suit the gall bladder condition.
  3. Try vegetable juice: While gulping vegetable juice might sound a little indifferent, it has instant benefits with no side effect. All it needs is to mix beetroot, cucumber, and carrot in equal proportions and extract the juice from it. The juice extracted from this mixture should be consumed twice in a week to flush out the toxins from the system and ease the gall bladder pain.
  4. Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits such as lemon, orange etc. contains pectin that is believed to be a remover of stones and blockages. This is also believed to be a great agent for countering pain originating from the gall bladder. Consumption of 10-12 tablespoon of lemon juice extracted from fresh lemons followed by a glass of water will wither the pain away in few weeks.
  5. A mixture of honey and turmeric: Honey’s antiseptic nature prevents infection and the curcumin found in turmeric makes the bile more soluble in the gall bladder. These two herbs in tandem can ease the gall bladder pain and get relief from the stones too. A tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of turmeric should be consumed daily to get the benefits.
  6. Take the herbal route: There are several herbals that are believed to be extremely effective in treating pain origination from the gall bladder. Some of them include goldenseal, quebrapedra, catnip, fennel seed, yellow dock, rosemary, nettle, peppermint herbal tea etc.
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and consumption of a quarter of a glass followed by a quarter of a glass of apple juice can show instant results. It should be consumed daily after breakfast. There are instances where the pain eases out within a matter of 15 minutes. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pain Management Specialist.
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4 Ways To Get Relief From Hand Pain!

MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch Trauma & Ortho, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai
4 Ways To Get Relief From Hand Pain!

The human hand is made up of 27 bones and a number of tendons and ligaments. An injury to any one of these bones or a disease that affects the bones and ligaments can make you experience excruciating pain in your hands. This pain can affect your ability to perform simple day to day tasks like holding a spoon or writing. Some common reasons your hand may pain are muscle strains, fractures, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Apart from pain relieving medication, there are a number of ways you can deal with this pain.

  1. Hot and cold compresses: Hot and cold therapy is ideal for any type of muscle or ligament injury. A cold compress helps in reducing the pain and inflammation by constricting blood vessels and numbing the area. On the other hand, a hot compress dilates blood vessels and increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the affected area. Ideally, the two should be used alternatively for 10 to 20 minutes each. A bag of frozen vegetables or ice wrapped in a towel makes an easy cold compress. To treat your hand with heat, use a moist heating pad or a hot water bottle. You could also dip your hands in warm water.
  2. Massage: A massage is a great way to treat hand pain that results from carpal tunnel syndrome. If the exact cause of pain is not known, massage the entire hand, wrist and forearm. A massage enhances blood flow to the area and hence improves flexibility and opens locked tendons. Using a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or rosemary can also aid in relieving hand pain.
  3. Hand exercises: If your work involves repetitive actions like typing, knitting or embroidery, the muscles in your hand can get locked into position thereby, causing pain and discomfort. To relieve this it is important to take a break from this repetitive exercise every hour and flex your hand. Try bending your fingers forwards and backwards and rotating your wrists in both directions to ensure that your joints remain smooth.
  4. Epsom salt water bath: For instant relief from intense hand pain, soak your hands in a bath made of hot water and epsom salts for 10 to 20 minutes. Follow this by wrapping your hands in a warm, wet washcloth and applying gentle pressure over the hand for 5-10 minutes. You should instantly feel relief from the pain and experience increased the flexibility of hand. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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Rosemary
Nutritional Value of Rosemary
Health Benefits of Rosemary
Improving mood
Fights diseases and pathogens
Bacterial Infections
Prevention of Staph infections
Home remedy for upset stomach
Boots the production of red blood cells
Analgesic Properties
Anti-inflammatory Agent
Improving mood
Mouth freshener
Flavoring food
Uses of Rosemary
Side-Effects & Allergies of Rosemary
Cultivation of Rosemary