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First aid treatment of backache its causes and diagnose- “Backache”

Backache Backache is pain anywhere in the back. It may be in the upper back or lower back. It may be constant or intermittent. It is a symptom of a disease and not a disease by itself. Various causes of backache are as follows: Bad posture; standing or sitting in a bad posture, with the shoulders drooped. Sprain of the joints of the back Prolapsed intervertebral disc. Menstruation in women:...

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First aid treatment of headache its causes and diagnose- “Headache”

Headache Headache is pain anywhere in head. It may be constant, throbbing, or intermittent. It is a symptom of a disease and not a disease by itself. Various causes of headache are as follows: 1. Refractive errors 2. Exhaustion. 3. Lack of sleep. 4. Anxiety 5. Dental caries 6. Sinusitis. 7. Constipation. 8. Common cold 9. Hypertension 10 Migraine 11 Brain tumors First aid Place the patient in a dark,...

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Medicinal use of Tansy in Dyspepsia, Fever, Ague, Cold and Flu

Tansy: Tanacetum vulgare Part used: Whole herb Aromatic, tonic, emmenagogue, diaphoretic vulnerary. Seed is vermifuge Good for dyspepsia. One of the best remedies to promote menstruation. Seeds will expel worms. Taken hot is excellent in fevers, ague, colds and ‘flu. Strengthens weak veins (varicose veins). Hot fomentations are applied to swellings, tumours, inflammations, bruises, sciatica and inflamed eyes. Good remedy in heart disease. In small doses it is excellent in...

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Medicinal use of Sorrel in Kidney Stones, Hepatitis

Sorrel: Rumex acetosa Part used: Leaves and root Diuretic, ant scorbutic, refrigerant, vermifuge Leaves may be used as greens. Expels worms. Expels kidney stones. Good in hepatitis. Poultice is used for boils and tumours. Not active after drying. Contains acid potassium, oxalate and tartaric acid.

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Medicinal use of Red Clover in Jaundice and Asthma

Red Clover: Trifolium pratense Part used: Blossoms Depurative, detergent, alterative, mild stimulant Wonderful blood purifier. Combined with equal parts of violet leaves and flowers, burdock, yellow dock, dandelion root, rock rose and golden seal, it has proved a powerful agent in growths, leprosy and pellagra. Used alone it has proven valuable in bronchial coughs and whooping cough. Warm tea is soothing to the nerves. Healing to fresh wounds and burns....

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Medicinal use of Mullein Asthma, Croup, and  Bronchitis

Mullein: Verbascum Thapsus Part used: Leaves and root Anodyne, diuretic, demulcent, antispasmodic, vulnerary, stringent, emollient, pectoral For asthma, burn root and inhale fumes. A tea of the leaves is useful in asthma, croup, bronchitis, all lung ailments, bleeding from lungs, difficult breathing, and hay fever. Good for gargle. Hot tea is good applied to mumps, tumours, sore throat, excellent for dropsy, sinusitis, swollen joints. One ounce boiled in a pint...

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Medicinal use of Catnip and Chickweed

Catnip: Nepeta cataria, Nip Part Used: The whole herb Carminative, stimulant, tonic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac Excellent for its quieting effect on the nervous system. Use as an enema for children, especially in convulsions. Very useful in pain of any kind, for spasms, insanity, fevers, colic, hysteria, amenorrhea, emmenagogues, nervous headache. An enemy of catnip will cause urination   when it has stopped. Catnip, sweet balm, marshmallow and sweet weed (liquorice) make...

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