Swelling

How to Stop a Muscle Cramp in its Tracks

…treat these painful strains. Try the following therapies for relief: Traumeel This topical ointment contains an herb called anica and stops pain and swelling almost immediately. Traumeel can be applied as often as needed. In rare cases it can irritate the skin, so test it on a small area first. DMSO Dimethylsulfoxide…

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Fight the Flu With Licorice Root

…Penn Herb Company, Ltd. or Frontier Natural Products. Note: Long-term use of glycyrrhizin or licorice root can cause fluid retention, with edema or swelling in the face and extremities, especially the ankles. This in turn can elevate blood pressure. Because of side effects, most licorice-extract products…

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Treat Poison Ivy with This Oil Blend

…come encounters with plants like poison oak and poison ivy. Most doctors and dermatologists will prescribe steroid creams to help treat the pain, swelling, and itchiness that come from contact with these plants. But there is a better solution that's free of side effects. White Flower Oil is a Chinese…

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The Shocking Home Improvement Solution for Arthritis Pain

…thought, I know. But a little PVC pipe—available at your local hardware store or lumber yard—can go a long way toward soothing the joint pain and swelling that arthritis sufferers know all too well. In short, this natural therapy for arthritis pain uses static electricity to neutralize overly acidic…

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How To Use Turmeric To Stop Asthma

…for better air flow, relaxes muscle spasms, restores normal breathing patterns, thins the blood and relieves asthmatic inflammation that causes swelling in the lungs and trouble breathing. The allergic response in asthma is triggered when T-lymphocytes from your immune system release specific compounds…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…Insoluble fiber, the portion of the plant that can’t be broken down by your digestive system, provides a valuable service. The fiber absorbs water and swells, making the stool bulky, soft, and easy to pass. (This is why you always need to increase your water intake when you increase the fiber in your diet…

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Relieve Joint Pain with Good Old-Fashioned Water

…drink may not seem like it’s doing much good. In the beginning, it may just make you go to the bathroom more often, but as the matrixes begin to swell again and regain their ability to retain water, that will subside. It’s like trying to water a plant when the surrounding soil has dried up. When…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…are two kinds of fiber in food—soluble and insoluble. In a nutshell, insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water and is considered "roughage." It swells and softens the stool, and it also scrubs and stimulates the intestines as it passes through. It helps protect against constipation, cancer, and the…

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