Herbal remedy for Aches

Ache is a very common phenomenon that all of us have encountered in our lives at some point or the other. But we talk about aches we add a body part to it: Body ache. Headache, stomach ache (abdominal pain), muscle ache, ear ache, joint ache, backache, and so on. All forms of ache symptom need prompt professional medical guidance. 

Body ache can be caused by exertion or physical damage, and even viral infections—from a cold or flu to pneumonia.

Stomach ache, the most common ache of all can be caused by excessive gas Indigestion ,Chronic constipation ,Ulcers ,Food poisoning ,Viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) ,Appendicitis ,Inflammation of the gallbladder ,Food allergy ,Hernia ,Kidney stones, Urinary tract infections , Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and so on. 

Muscle ache can be caused by excessive exercise or unaccustomed exertion, muscle cramp, muscle injury, and muscle strain. Sometimes muscle pain can be caused by infection also.

Ear ache is caused due to allergies, sinus infections, fluid or ear wax build up, middle ear infection, colds, and ear injuries. It can also be caused by pressure or altitude changes like those people on board a plane. Teething could also be a cause of ear ache as well as swimming on polluted waters. Another cause of ear ache is infection. Since the middle ear contains air, it is the best area where other liquid harmful to the ear gets trapped. Mucus as an example can go to the middle ear. Mucus contains bacteria thus infecting the ear that leads to pain. 

 To combat all these aches you can try a few home remedies. For ear ache take two bits of Garlic without the skin warm it in two spoons of Mustard Oil. When the garlic starts turning black (burning) then turn off the heat and sieve the contents. When the oil becomes lukewarm, then use a cotton stub to put 2 to 4 drops in the aching ear. This not only gives instant relief from the pain, it also helps in getting sound sleep. Another remedy will be, in a small jar of olive oil, put peeled and finely chopped garlic and a mullein leaf. Seal the jar and leave it in sunlight for 10 days. Strain the oil it produced and put it on a smaller container. Put several oil drops on the ear when aching occurs. One of my favorites remedy is putting couple of drop of juice extract with some grinded holy basil. If altitude is the cause of your aching ear, get a hair dyer, set it on a warm not hot, and place it near or into the aching ear. Another home remedy you can use to ease the ear ache is dipping a cotton swab with astringent. Swab it inside your ear carefully. Take note, cotton swab can stuck to your ear so you have to be extra careful in doing this. 

 For body ache the best remedy is go soak yourself. Twenty to 30 minutes of heat three times a day provides soothing, relaxing relief for total-body aches, It has been proved that hot showers and long immersions in a tub filled with hot water makes pain disappear. Dry heat from an electric blanket or chemical heat from one of those over-the-counter salves also feels good. Tablets like Aspirin or other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen offer temporary reprieves from mild achiness, but they won't eliminate it unless the source is an inflammation. For aches related to overexertion or arthritis, mild exercises and stretching will make your body feel better. Exercises such as swimming or light weight training that take your muscles and joints through their full ranges of motion without overstretching the joints are seen as useful. 

 If stomach ache is driving you mad, you can try drinking lemon tea with some honey added in it for taste. It will keep away stomachache. You can also mix 1 tsp each of mint juice and limejuice. Add some ginger juice and black salt in it. Drink this mixture. One of the other remedies is take out juice from a small piece of grated ginger. Apply the juice on the bottom of your belly and massage gently. It is an effective home remedy for stomach ache. Drinking plenty of water also helps as it facilitates smooth bowel movements. In the long run, avoid going in for non-pasteurized drinks. Always prefer eating freshly cooked food.