COMMONLY USED SOME HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES AND ITS USES

Homeopathic medicines


1.Allium cepa
Red big onions

This medicine is prepared from red big onion through homeopathic method .It is mainly 
 used to cure  allergies,itching eyes,watery discharge from eyes and nose,hay fever, sinus problems etc.




2.Belladonna

                                                                This medicine is prepared from the plant Atropa belladonna this plant is also called deadly night shade.This medicine is mainly used to cure 
Atropa belladon 

Hay fever ,throbbing headache,watery discharge from eyes ,nose,reddish eyes with fever etc. 






3.Baptisia


This medicine is prepared from the plant 
Baptisia tinctoria. This plant is commonly called whiled indigo.
Baptisia tinctoria
This medicine is used to cure 
 fever like typhoid ,malaria,septic conditions of blood,sick feeling,digestive problems etc.






4.Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis
This medicine is prepared from Bellis perennis that is common daisy flower.It is mainly used to cure  muscular cuts , wounds. muscular soreness,sprains,injuries,venous congestion ,intolerance of cold bathing ,gout,debility of limbs,boils,varicose veins ,bruises etc.




5.Bryonia

Bryonia alba

This medicine is prepared from plant Bryonia alba. It is mainly used to treat fever,joint pain ,cough,constipation ,headache,moving aggravations,all pains etc.






6.calendula


Calendula officinalis
 This medicine is prepared from the flower Calendula officinalis.This medicine is mainly used to cure  
wounds,cuts,itches,burns,insect bites,creams and lotions and other cosmetics,beauty therapy etc.



7.chamomilla 

This medicine is prepared from Chamomilla flower ,that is the plant German chamomile.
Mainly used to cure stomach pain,tooth ache,diarrhea,middle ear infection,premenstrual syndrome,painful menses,hot flashes ,ostreomyelitis.
8.Thuja


This medicine is prepared from the plant Thuja occidentalis.It is used to cure  
warts, corns,skin problems,spongy tumors,moist mucous tubercles,bleeding fungus growths,Any outer growths etc.

9.Gelsemium


This medicine is prepared from that plant Gelsemium sempervires ,It is also called yellow jasmine. Mainly used to treat dizziness,dullness,drowsiness,slow pulse ,tried feeling ,mental apathy,muscles paralysis,muscular weakness,nerve weakness,influenza,measles,pellagra,children diseases like fear etc.

10.Hamamelis

This medicine is prepared from the plant  hamamelis virginiana .This is 
mainly used to treat haemorrhoids,haemorrhages,varicose vein,venous congestion,open and painful wounds.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TUNA FRUIT (PRICKLY PEAR)

Many of you might have seen fruits on the cacti plant, but wouldn't have realised the medicinal properties it possess. This fruit is called Tuna fruit. We will see about its medicinal properties in this post.

Tuna fruit is a highly nutritious fruit and has lot of medicinal and curative properties. Botanical name of this fruit is Opuntia ficus Indica. It belongs to the family of CactaceaeIt is native to America and spread across the world to Egypt, Morocco, Greece. In India, it is mainly found in arid lands and is a common drought resistant plant.

Common names of this fruit are Indian fig, opuntia, Barbary fig, cactus pear, spineless cactus and prickly pear.

Opuntia ficus Indica is a perennial shrub which can grow up to 3 to 5 meters height with thick succulent, oblonged and spatulate stems called Cladodes. It has a water repellent and sun reflecting waxy epidermis.

Cladodes that are 1 to 2 years old will produce flowers and fruits. Flowers are white, yellow and red. Flowers appear in the month of May, fruits ripen from August to October. Fruits are oval in shape and range in colour yellow and light green to orange, pink and red depending upon the variety and ripeness.
The fruit flesh contains many tiny seeds that can be eaten with that fruit pulp. Fruit tastes like a sweet watermelon. Fruits gives red color juice because due to betalains and indicaxanthin. Before eating this fruit,the skin and all spines should be removed.

This fruit can be used for a variety of things. Either it can be eaten raw or dry and made it into various jellies, jams, candies or alcoholic beverages like vodka. It is also used as alternative medicine for treating many diseases.

Nutritive value of Tuna Fruit

This fruit has high levels of vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Calcium, dietary fiber, flavoniods, polyphenols, betalain.

It helps to
  • Boost immunity because of its high levels of Vitamin C. Vitamin C plays an important role for boosting immunity and iron absorption.
  • Strengthen the bones and teeth because of its high content of Calcium. Calcium is very important mineral for bones and teeth.
  • Prevent osteoporosis.
  • Enhance digestion
  • Eliminate constipation as it has significant amount dietary fiber.
  • Remove bloating and gastric ulcer
  • Protect heart from heart diseases.
  • Lower the level of LDL cholesterol (Low Density Lipo-protein)
  • Normalize the blood pressure
  • Strengthen the blood vessels
  • Prevent atherosclerosis, coronary heart diseases, stroke.
  • Prevent cancer.
  • Prevent dental problems.
  • Manage body weight because of its low calorie content.
  • Improve vision 
  • Prevent Macular degeneration.
  • Improve brain function.
  • Reduce inflammation,
  • Reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease
Tuna Fruit (prickly Pear)

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MULLEIN PLANT

Mullein Flowers

Mullein is a medicinal plant having lot of curative properties and has been used to treat various diseases since ancient times. These plants were first used for lung diseases around 2000 years ago in Rome. Botanical name of this plant is Verbascum thapsus and belongs to the family of Scarephulariaceae.

Common names of this plant are American mullein, candle flower, orange mullein, candle wick, high taper, velvet dock, Adam flower, flannel, blanket leaf, torch wort, etc. Mullein is native to Europe, Asia, Africa and it has been introduced to America and Australia. It is a widely spread weed commonly found everywhere in USA. This plant spreads fast and copiously by producing large number of seeds.

Mullein is drought resistant and grows easily from seed. This plant grows up to 2 meters height. It is a biennial plant, the top portion of the stem develops huge flower spikes with many bright densely cluster yellow flowers which only open for one day. Flowers appear during the month of November to March. It has Silvery green and extremely fuzzy leaves. Leaves, flowers and roots are used to treat many diseases. Fresh mullein leaves are used to prepare homeopathic mother tincture.

Nutrients present in mullein plant
It contains Mucilage, saponins, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids, glycosides, protein, fats, oils and carbohydrates.

Traditionally it was used to treat bruises, burns, hemorrhoids, gout. Leaves have been applied topically to soften and protect the skin.
Mullein oil derived from the yellow flowers are commonly used for earaches, deafness, chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM).

Tea prepared with dehydrated mullein flowers or leaves is medicinally useful and widely recommended for treating coughs and bronchial diseases.

Mullien has several applications and its flowers may be consumed as infusion, tincture as well as syrup to treat numerous diseases.

Mullein oil has analgesic, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, relaxant, disinfectant, febrifuge, tranquilizing and expectorant. This oil is blend with the other herbs like basil eucalyptus, garlic and thyme.

Generally it is used to treat anxiety, anger, ear infections, cough, common cold, bronchitis, depression, ear aches, fever, genitals & urinary tract infections, muscle cramps, sinusitis, stress, migraines accompanied by ear oppressing, toothache, whooping cough, pneumonia, etc.

Women should not use this during pregnancy and lactation period.

Mullein ear drops are available in the homeopathy medicals and herbal store and these are very good option for ear problems.