These days almost 80% of the world population is tormented by the problem of hair fall. Situations are worst with people who are conscious about the thinning of their hair. They may have nightmares regarding baldness and may even experience psychological setbacks.Home remedies to check hair fallBelow are some simple home remedies that have been proven beneficial in preventing and controlling hair fall and dandruff. All the remedies given here are very simple and effective in improving your hair condition.1. A paste of fenugreek seeds and water may be applied on the scalp, and left for 40 minutes before washing. This will reduce baldness.2. One may boil a cup of mustard oil and pour four tablespoon henna or mehendi leaves powder in to it. Massaging bald patches regularly with this oil will prove beneficial.3. Massaging scalp with a mixture of honey and egg yolk is good treatment for hair loss.4. A paste made out of two tablespoon curd, one tablespoon lemon juice and two tablespoon raw gram powder may be applied on the scalp and hair, and left for an hour before washing. This reduces hair fall and also leads to healthy lustrous hair.5. Rubbing bald patches with freshly cut onions, and then applying honey on the bald patches is a common home remedy for hair fall.6. Applying the juice of green coriander leaves on head is a beneficial home remedy for loss of hair.7. Applying of coconut oil mixed with lime water daily checks hair fall.8. A mixture of lime juice and Indian gooseberry juice in equal quantities may be used to wash hair. This remedy stimulates hair growth.9. Intake of a cup of spinach and lettuce juice regularly prevents hair fall.10. Applying coconut milk all over the scalp is an effective remedy for hair loss.11. Regular use of castor oil checks baldness.12. A mixture of grounded lime seeds and black pepper may be applied on scalp daily for good results.13. Hair mask made out of olive oil, honey and one teaspoon cinnamon powder is an effective cure for hair loss.14. Massaging scalp with almond oil prevents further hair loss.15. A mixture of one gram black pepper and 100 grams of curd may be applied on hair, left for an hour, and then washed with warm. This home remedy is quite effective in treating hair loss.Copyright Dr Andrew Napier, All Rights Reserved. If you want to use this article on your website or in your ezine, make all the urls (links) active.Read about Herbal Hair Oil. Also know effective Home Remedies for Hair Loss.
Frequently Asked Questions
what does it man when you get neck cramps?
sometimes i get these really bad neck cramps and they wont allow me to pull my head up, and if i do, it hurts! i have had incidents before, when i was in 3rd grade, i fell and hit my neck really bad does that have something to do with it?
It can possibly. I recommend that you get it checked out by a Dr. & request an MRI to find out whats actually causing it. It can be something as simple as sleeping wrong, stress, or a simple muscle strain. But it can also be a warning sign for something more serious like an viral or bacteria infection or even a sign of the onset of diabetes,thyroid disease, etc. The 1st website may help you pinpoint what it may be & the other offers some more info as well as some home remedies like apple cider vinegar & vitamins that may help. If this is an ongoing problem I suggest you see your family physician & ask for an MRI/CAT scan to be done. Best of luck, Hope that info helps a lil. Take Care
Our cat is currently being treated for upper-respiratory disease and has been howling constantly?
Our 14 year old cat Greyson has been meowing constantly as if he is looking for something. we feed him well, give him his medicine when he needs it and give him plenty of attention. He also has an overactive thyroid disease and with this most recent visit to the vet discovered he is anemic. (we don't know why.) Please help us, we are stumped and need support right now :3
He is very uncomfortable. Upper Respitory Disease is extremely uncomfortable. While being treated can you sooth the air with licorace root, euchanaca, tea tree oil, eucalypt and other herbs through a humidifyer of diffuser to make the air more comfortable for her to breath in. There is an article about this in the Whole Dog Journal. Hope it Helps.
Here is some info on it:
Thanas wasted no time adding Cough Drop! to her AromaDog line of aromatherapy pet products. She describes it as an all-natural cough suppressant that works quickly, helps open breathing passages, acts as an expectorant (antitussive), soothes the chest and respiratory system (balsamic), reduces swelling (antihistamine), helps reduce excess mucus secretion (anticatarrh), and acts as an immune system stimulant.
The bottle should be shaken well for at least three seconds before use, she says. Repeat the application every three hours. In households with other animals, or in boarding kennels, spraying the air, bedding, and other surfaces can help keep the illness from spreading.
Another way to disperse essential oils into the air is with a diffuser. Aromatherapy supply companies, such as Aromatherapeutix, sell different models. A nebulizing diffuser consists of a nebulizer (glass receptacle) attached to the hose of a small air compressor. Drops of essential oil placed in the nebulizer are atomized into tiny droplets that are sprayed into the air.
Bell notes that disinfecting essential oils dispersed by a nebulizing diffuser effectively clean the air, deodorize the room, and help clear up and prevent contagious illnesses.
A new type of ultrasonic cold mist diffuser runs silently (unlike nebulizing diffusers with their noisy air compressors) and can be set for constant or intermittent dispersal. To use, simply fill the unit with water, add a few drops of essential oil, and turn it on. Buttons on the unit control the frequency and duration of misting. Simpler models, such as the SpaMist diffuser, run constantly. Ultrasonic diffusers have become popular accessories for aromatherapists and those who use essential oils.
Any blend of disinfecting essential oils, such as Ravensare, Eucalyptus radiata, or Spike Lavender, can be dispersed into the air with a diffuser.
Canine nutritional consultant Linda Arndt has a favorite remedy for clearing the air and helping dogs recover from and avoid respiratory infections. The Nzymes product Ox-E-Drops (not to be confused with Oxy Drops, an eye drop from a different manufacturer) contains sodium clorite, which breaks down to form chlorine dioxide, a microbiocide.
To use in a warm steam vaporizer (an inexpensive appliance sold in pharmacies), mix 1 teaspoon Ox-E-Drops Concentrate with one gallon of water. For severe cases, use up to 1 tablespoon. In a small bathroom, other enclosed room, or in a crate covered by a sheet, direct the vapors toward the dog s head, keeping the vaporizer far enough away so that its hot steam doesn t pose a safety hazard.
Allow your pet to breathe the vapors for 15 to 20 minutes each hour for four to five hours, says Arndt. Repeat the procedure for two to three days until symptoms improve.
It s in the water
Ox-E-drops can be added to drinking water as well as spayed in the air. Use 1 drop per 20 pounds of body weight, diluted in 1 to 3 teaspoons of water, says Arndt, and give this amount three times per day for all types of illness or respiratory problems.
Faith Thanas at AromaDog created Lickity Spritzer, a blend of colloidal silver and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) hydrosol, to help keep dogs healthy while traveling as well as at home. Colloidal silver, a suspension of submicroscopic metallic silver particles in a colloidal base, is promoted as an all-purpose disinfectant and infection-fighter.
In her book Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy, Suzanne Catty writes that the hydrosol (distilled flower water) of lemon balm makes a good prophylactic in flu and allergy season and has both immune-stimulating and infection-fighting properties.
Together, says Thanas, these two super-power ingredients knock out the potential for infection from bacteria, fungi, and viruses, stimulating the immune system and emotionally calming your pet. Lickity Spritzer purifies your pet s yucky water bowl so it becomes a clean source of good health. This product is great for dogs or cats and multiple pet households.
what is the best cat food?
My cat has dry skin and causing him to chew off his fur. What is the best cat food can I get for him
Where I live I can't find some of the fancy named brands that people sometimes recommend. What is more important than a particular brand is the first ingredient in the list of foods. You are looking for the first ingredient in the list to be "Chicken" or some other whole meat. When you find that you will have a food that is above many of the other brands on the shelf. I just buy the Costco brand that comes in the purplish bag, it is a premium cat food. It is a giant bag but is an incredible value and your cat will end up eating all of it.
Even on some brands that are well thought of they have chicken by products, or chicken meal, or ground corn as the first ingredient. Any of these mean the food is sub standard.
Like everybody else said check your cat for fleas. You have to part the fur and look closely all over the cat. The cats swallow the fleas when they groom so there might not be that many active flea. But you should find black specks or live fleas on the cat. Get some FrontLine Top Spot or Advantage Brand flea treatment from the vets. If you are broke they might sell you a single treatment. You don't need an appointment, the receptionist will sell you what you need.
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Help for cats with dry skin
Dr. Crimi offers these suggestions for taking care of your cat's hair in the winter:
Comb your cat's hair often to remove dander and loose hair.
Don't bathe your cat unless you need to clean the hair coat of grease, oil,or dirt. Remember cats give themselves baths everyday.
Use a conditioning rinse after your cat's bath. Don't use oils and lotions that are designed for people. "You'll find they will just gum up the cat's hair and attract a lot of dirt," says Dr. Crimi.
Feed quality, name brand foods to provide adequate nutrition for glossy, healthy hair.
Consult with your veterinarian about increasing fatty acids and vitamins in your cat's diet.
Warning signs that your pet has more than dry skin
Pets scratch for many reasons, including allergies, parasites, or infection. All of these conditions may appear to be "dry skin" to the pet owner, but they actually require treatment by a veterinarian. Attempting home remedies may only complicate the problem or delay treatment. According to Dr. Crimi, you can't "assume that chewing and licking to the point of hair loss is from nerves. It usually isn't."
Plus, Dr. Crimi warns that often skin problems and poor hair quality in pets are merely symptoms of something else such as kidney, liver, adrenal or thyroid gland problems.
If notice any of these conditions or if the initial skin problem persists for more than a week, consult with your veterinarian for treatment.
Skin irritation, including redness, bumps, and rashes.
Open sores of any kind.
Excessive hair loss, either in concentrated patches or all over.
Dull, dry hair that pulls out easily.
Constant foot licking or face rubbing (with or without runny eyes or itchy ears).
my puppies are going on 3 months and they've been throwing up, what does it mean?
i did change their food from royal canine to Iambs cause i ran out, and thats when they started, then the next day got them on royal canine again, and they threw up again. Could it be just that? cause i changed brands?
A very common problem that virtually all of us see as dog owners is dog vomiting.
There are potentially many different causes of dog vomiting. The most common cause is garbage gut, where your dog consumes something he shouldn't have, resulting in vomiting. Other causes include food allergies, parasites, medications, infectious causes (i.e. parvovirus), cancer, liver or kidney disease, pancreatitis, metabolic disorders (thyroid disease or diabetes), physical obstructions such as a ball or a bone, and primary motility disorders (the stomach doesn't contract normally).
Any vomiting dog must be evaluated for dehydration. If your dog is vomiting persistently and unable to retain even water, wait no longer than 24 hours before going to your veterinarian. This indicates a severe problem, such as an obstruction, that needs to be treated with IV fluids and possibly surgery. If your dog is still consuming water and occasionally vomiting, then you can try some of the home remedies.
Fasting. A 24 hour fast is the most important thing you can do to allow your pet's inflamed stomach to heal. Allow access to controlled amounts of water, but no food. After 24 hours offer bland food such as plain cooked white rice; give equivalent amounts of rice as you do dog or cat food. After 48 hours mix their regular food with rice and don't fully go to regular food until after 72 hours.
For Food Allergens. For dogs and cats with chronic vomiting, I strongly recommend a diet change. Preferably switch to a hypoallergenic food or homemade allergy diet. At the very least, change to a premium quality food - I find that some pets respond to a more natural diet. In light of the recent Pet Food Recall, paying close your dog?s diet is even more important than ever. For a list of recommended foods, join my membership site, Dr. Andrew Jones' Inner Circle (see links below).
Homeopathic. Nux Vomica is an effective homeopathic remedy for dog vomiting. Give 1 tablet of the 30C strength per 40lbs once daily for 3-5 days.
Herbal - Ginger. A tasty addition for a curry is also effective for vomiting. The dried herb dose is 25mg per lb or 1 drop per lb twice daily of the tincture.
Acupressure Point. The ST36 point, located on the outside of the hind leg below the knee may be effective; press it for 1 minute twice daily for 3-5 days to see if it helps.
Flowers to the Rescue: Bach Rescue Remedy can make your pet feel a little better about their illness. Give your pet 3-4 drops by mouth every 6 hours.
Herbal - Chamomile. This is commonly used in people with mild stomach upset and it may help your pet. Give 30mg per lb of the dried herb, or 2 drops per lb of the tincture three times daily.
The treatments I covered may be all that you need for now. But I guarantee that you will use many of the thousands of at home remedies in my book.
I use them every day in practice. They work. No side effects.
You should try it.
To your pet's good health...
my cat has bad dandruff help?
i have this cat who i got last year she was a barn cat for the first 8 years of her life and is almost 9 she is a wonderful beautiful cat who i love but she has very very bad dandruff. and she is solid black so it is really noticeable anyone have any suggestions on how i can stop it?
If your cat has a lot of loose dead skin cell flakes caught in his fur, you may be dealing with cat dandruff. Its not unusual for dogs and cats to experience a bit of dry skin during their lifetime, but its important to identify the underlying cause of the problem. Common causes include allergies, diabetes, poor diet, fur mites, and even sun burn. Here's some tips on identifying the root cause of cat dandruff and how to deal with the problem for good.
Dandruff is loose dead skin cells from the outer layer of your cat's skin usually visible in his fur. He may even scratch himself bloody resulting in missing patches of fur. The most common causes of cat dandruff are:
Parasites including fleas, mites and especially the Cheyletiella mite;
Low humidity environments;
Four steps to get rid of cat dandruff for good:
Step 1: Take a trip to the vet to rule out a serious medical conditions. You are going to need your vet to help you diagnose feline diabetes, a skin fungus or to pinpoint a food or airborne allergy.
Step 2: Get your cat on a proper high meat protein diet. You may think your cat is eating high quality cat food, however, commercial pet food companies are good at advertising poor quality cat food as a high-end product. Commercial cat food is packed with vegetable proteins, not meat proteins. Vegetable proteins don't help you cat one bit. Read the ingredients. If corn or soy grains are listed first on the list of ingredients you are feeding you cat vegetable proteins. You want a cat food product, preferably canned, that contains a meat protein as the first ingredient.
Step 3: Remove complications caused by a dry climate and sunburns. In a dry climate, your cat's skin (your skin too) benefits by adding a humidifier to your home space. If you have a fair skinned cat, typically white fur feline, give her plenty of places to get in the shade when she is outside.
Step 4: Now for the parasites. If you ever hear someone talking about 'walking dandruff' they are talking about the Chyletiella mite. These cat parasites are large enough to see with the naked eye. They are often the cause of skin problems and cat dandruff.
You can treat skin parasites fairly easily, but you are going to have to treat all the animals in your household, the carpeting, the bedding and maybe even your family members. Use hot water and Oxyfresh or your favorite detergent to wash cat bedding, sheets, blankets and anything that you cat likes to lie on. Get out the vacuum and go over the carpet 2 or 3 times a week.
Finally, get rid of the Cheyletiella mite once and for all using a flea and mite prevention program like Revolution, Frontline or Advantage. You will need a vet's prescription for these products but they are highly effective at controlling fleas and mites.
You can help your cat's skin heal naturally using a homeopathic remedy such as Equisetum arvense and Taraxacum officinalis. The herbs are known for their ability to soothe your cat's skin sores and keep his skin hydrated. Fucus vesiculosis is a sea vegetable used in natural remedies to support the thyroid. The thyroid is key to producing hormones that are necessary for maintaining skin and coat. You can even add a tablespoon of olive oil to your cat's food once or twice a week to stimulate natural oil production.
So there you have it, how to get rid of cat dandruff for good by ruling out serious medical conditions like feline diabetes, making sure your cat is eating a high meat protein diet, adding moisture to your home environment with a humidifier and eliminating fleas, mites and especially the Cheyletiella mite. Your vet will need to help you to diagnose physical problems and to provide a prescription for flea products like Revolution. However, you can include natural cat skin care products to help your cat heal and provide long term relief from cat dandruff and other feline skin problems - no prescription required.