Posts Tagged ‘Sore throat’

Natural wonder – Honey

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Did you know honey is an effective natural skin moisturiser? Read on to find out more about the benefits of this sweet food.

A natural sweetener made by bees using nectar from flowers, honey,  is used in many medical traditions to treat varied ailments; and is  confirmed to have antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Honey and its nutrients:

Honey is a mixture of sugars and other compounds. It contains mainly  carbohydrates: fructose and glucose; in addition to sucrose, maltose  and other complex carbohydrates. Honey also contains tiny amounts of several compounds that function as antioxidants. However, the specific composition of any batch of honey depends on the flowers available to the bees that produced the honey.

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Antibiotics aren’t always the answer

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Dangers of Antibiotic Resistance
Colds and many other upper respiratory infections, as well as some ear infections, are caused by viruses, not bacteria. If antibiotics are used too often for things they can’t treat—like colds or other viral infections—they can stop working effectively against bacteria when you or your child really needs them. Antibiotic resistance—when antibiotics can no longer cure bacterial infections—has been a concern for years and is considered one of the world’s most critical public health threats.

Widespread overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics continues to fuel an increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. So the next time you or your child really needs an antibiotic for a bacterial infection, it may not work.

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Health tip of the day

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Guava is in season in India almost the whole year through. Eat the fruit as it is or in the form of juices and jams to benefit from its medicinal properties. The fruit is used to treat sore throat, vomiting, stomach upsets, vertigo and to regulate
menstrual periods.

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Health tip of the day

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Bogged down by incessant colds? Add a little fenugreek to your dishes every day to get sustained relief from symptoms of runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and tiredness.

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