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A torn meniscus is a common knee injury that mostly occurs among athletes. Any activity that makes you forcefully rotate or twist your knee can lead to this condition. [1] Apart from athletes, the torn meniscus is also common among those who have arthritis. It’s because the meniscus in the knee weakens as you age. The cartilage wears thin over time due to degeneration of tissue, making it prone to tears. A torn meniscus may…

Essential oils are profoundly concentrated plant oils. They are called necessary since they contain the “embodiment” of the plant. They, as a rule, vanish rapidly without leaving a sign or a stain, making them desirable over other, comparable things.  A significant amount of people utilize essential oils for aroma-based treatment. However, there are a large number of purposes that people have found for a wide range of issues, including health, cleaning, freshening up from smell,…

Healthy hair is a sign of beauty. We all want to have thick luscious hair that is glossy, soft to the touch and feel gorgeous. Having a full head of gorgeous locks can boost your confidence and help you feel good in general. However, most of us tend to suffer from dull, dry, and brittle hair. Some suffer from excessive hair fall. While others suffer from breakage. There are several factors causing such problems such…

Almond butter is an excellent source of healthy fat, fibers, and nutrients. [1] It also tastes great when mixed with different sorts of food items. But still, some people don’t get to avail the excellent taste and nutrients of almond butter due to allergic reactions.  Several suitable substitutes are available for almond butter out there. These substitutes for almond butter are equally tasty and healthy.  Let’s have a look at the healthy almond butter substitutes!…

Thanks to the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act, otherwise known as the U.S. Farm Bill in 2018, the use and sale of industrial hemp was made legal across the United States, which paved the way for legal CBD consumption. Though the passage of this bill made hemp legal, it’s still met with much confusion throughout the US. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the multiple cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. Both the Hemp and…

Respiratory issues have posed to be a significant problem these days, and the rate of individuals suffering from it is only increasing with each passing day. However, the Ayurveda world of healthcare has taken over such medical issues, with the availability of Ayurvedic products for respiratory problems. These ayurvedic products have been derived from regular natural ingredients and by replicating the process of specific home remedies.  1. Inhale Eucalyptus Oil Eucalyptus oil consists of Eucalyptol,…

Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects your ribs to the breastbone. [1] Also known as costochondrondynia or chest wall pain, it often feels like a sharp, stabbing, aching pain. That’s why most people confuse it with a heart attack. Costochondritis is generally a harmless condition. However, it’s crucial to ask for a medical emergency whenever you have chest pain just to be sure it’s not a heart attack. While this condition often…

Mastitis is a common inflammation of breast tissue that mostly affects women who breastfeed their child. [1] The inflammation sometimes involves breast infection, causing pain, swelling, redness, and warmth. It’s a painful condition that makes you feel run down, making it difficult for you to take care of the baby. Luckily, some essential oils for mastitis may help you to get rid of this condition. These therapeutic oils have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that may…

Morton’s neuroma (MN) is the thickening, inflammation, or the enlargement of the nerve between the bones of your toes. It is a painful condition that mostly affects middle-aged women, although people of any age can get affected. [1] Morton’s neuroma occurs when the tissue inside your foot gets thicker next to the nerve, which leads to a toe.  You may feel pain and swelling while walking like there’s a little marble or a bunched up…

Milia are small, dome-shaped, white bumps that usually appear on the face, eyelids, lips, and cheeks. This condition may appear in people of any age and ethnicity but mostly happen in newborns. [1] Milia happen when keratin, a strong protein typically found in skin tissues, hair, and nail cells, gets trapped under the surface of your skin. Although they are not itchy and painful, sometimes they can cause discomfort to the children. Natural ingredients like…

The best ways to keep diabetes under control include testing your blood glucose levels regularly, eating small meals, keeping a track of your carbohydrate sources, and exercising regularly. It is also important to check your feet often and maintain your eye health. Understanding what you should do to keep your blood sugar levels under control, and which lifestyle choices and dietary choices you should make, is essential. [1] Diabetes is a modern epidemic and affects…

Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix, a hollow organ located usually at the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is a severe condition that requires immediate medical attention. [1, 2] You may experience severe pain in the lower right part of your abdomen when appendicitis triggers.  Any obstruction or trauma can cause your appendix to rupture, making the bacteria multiply and spread through the abdomen. Emergency surgery is a must if that happens.…

A stye is a tiny, tender lump that usually appears on your eyelid. It occurs typically near the edge of the eyelid or around the eye. [1] Stye mostly occurs due to the infection of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. It is a minor condition but causes pain and discomfort. You might have a blurry vision for a while, but it won’t cause any permanent damage. The swelling of the lump usually goes away on its own.…

Bursitis is a painful condition that causes joint, bone, and muscle pain. It happens when bursae, the small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, muscles, and tendons, stop functioning properly. [1] The most common areas where you may have bursitis are your shoulder, hip, and elbow. However, it can also occur by your knee, heel, and the base of your big toe. You are highly likely to have bursitis if you have a history of…

Hormones are your body’s chemical messenger that significantly impacts your mood, appetite, and overall health. They are produced by your endocrine glands in a precise amount needed for various functions in your body. Having a proper hormone level is crucial to leading a healthy life. A slight imbalance in your hormone can have adverse effects that may grow over time. Hence, it’s essential to balance your hormones. Some of our hormones decline as we age.…

Gin is an alcoholic spirit that gets its primary flavor from juniper berries. It has been a popular beverage in Europe and some other countries for over 1000 years. Apart from being just a refreshing drink, gin possesses some incredible health benefits, considering what it is made from. [1] While it may sound surprising for alcoholic drinks, gin was used as herbal medicine as early as the middle ages. With juniper berries as its main…

Around 16 million Americans are affected by rosacea, a common skin condition that most often affects the face.  It’s a chronic and inflammatory skin disease that worsens with time if left untreated. Rosacea is quite common in people with fair complexion and is often mistaken for pimple, acne, or allergy. The worst part of rosacea is that it is incurable. However, there are some medications and treatments that may soothe some of the symptoms. Researchers…

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the movement of older people. It is the second most common nervous system disorder in the world. [1] The symptoms may start with a barely noticeable tremor and sometimes cause stiffness and slowing of movement. While Parkinson’s disease is incurable, treatment may significantly improve some of your symptoms. You can also use CBD to control some of the symptoms of this disease. Recent research suggests that CBD…

Fever blisters, or cold sores, are aching lumps. It appears on your mouth, especially on lips, gums, cheeks, and nose. Fever blisters are the result of a common infection – Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1. 90% of the world population suffers from this infection at least once in their lifetime. (1) A fever blister is contagious and may last for 7 to 10 days. It means you cannot kiss your loved ones for that…

Thieves oil blend has numerous names. People call it the four thieves oil, robbers essential oil, Marseilles blend, Marseilles vinegar, etc. (1) The oil is a powerful blend of five essential oils; Clove, Lemon, Rosemary, Cinnamon, and Eucalyptus oils. It originated in medieval Europe and has a colorful historical reference to spice trades and the black plague. (2) According to research conducted at Weber State University in Utah, thieves’ oil is capable of fighting off…