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Home Remedies for Backache

The most important home remedy for backache is the use of garlic. Two or three cloves should be taken
every morning to get results. An oil prepared from garlic and rubbed on the back will give great relief. This
oil is prepared by frying ten cloves of garlic in 60 ml of oil in a frying pan. Any of the oils which are used as
rubefacients, such as mustard oil. sesame oil, and coconut oil can be used according to one's choice. They
should be fried on a slow fire till they are brown. After the oil has cooled, it should be applied vigorously on
the back, and allowed to remain there for three hours. The patient may, thereafter, take a warm-water bath.
This treatment should be continued for at least fifteen days.

Backache treatment using Lemon

Lemon is another useful remedy for backache. The juice of one lemon should be mixed with common salt
and taken by the patient twice daily. It will give relief.
Backache treatment using Chebulic Myroblan
The use of chebulic myroblan is beneficial in the treatment of backache. A small piece of this fruit should be
eaten after meals. This will give quick relief.
Backache treatment using Vitamin
Vitamin C has proved valuable in case of severe backaches. About 2,000 mg of this vitamin should be
taken daily for treating this condition. Considerable improvement will be noticeable within two days.
Backache treatment using Potato
Raw potato is an ancient home remedy for backache, characterized by incapacitating pain in the lumbar
region, especially in the lower part of the back. Application of raw potato in the form of a poultice has been
found very effective in this condition.

Dietaries for Backache

Salad of raw vegetables, plenty of fruits
The diet of those suffering from backache should consist of a salad of raw vegetables such as tomato,
carrot, cabbage, cucumber, radish, lettuce, and, at least two steamed or lightly cooked vegetables such as
cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, spinach, and plenty of fruits, except bananas. The patient should have four
meals daily. Fruit and milk are advised for breakfast, steamed vegetables and whole wheat chapatis for
lunch; fresh fruit or fruit juice in the evening; and a bowl of raw salad and sprouts during dinner.

Avoid fatty, spicy fried foods and processed foods

The patient should avoid fatty, spicy, and fried foods; curd, sweetmeats and sugar; condiments; and tea
and coffee. Foods that have been processed for preservation have few nutrients and should also be
eliminated from the diet.

Other Backache treatments for back pains

Avoid smoking and tobacco intake

Smoking or taking tobacco in any from should be given up completely.
Hot fomentation and alternate sponging
Hot fomentation, alternate sponging, or application of heat to the back will also give immediate relief.
Yogic asanas are also useful
Yogic asanas which are beneficial in the treatment of backache are bhujangasana, shalabhasana,
halasana, uttanpadasana and shavasana.

Home Remedies for Constipation

Constipation treatment using Bael Fruit
Generally all fruits, except banana and jack fruit, are beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Certain
fruits are, however, more effective. Bael fruit is regarded as the best of all laxatives. It cleans and tones up
the intestines. Its regular use for two or three months throws out even the old accumulated faecal matter. It
should be preferably taken in its original form and before dinner. About sixty grams of the fruit are sufficient
for an adult.
Constipation treatment using Pear
Pears are beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Patients suffering from chronic constipation should
adopt an exclusive diet of this fruit or it's juice for a few days, but in ordinary cases, a medium-sized pear
taken after dinner or with breakfast will have the desired effect.

Constipation treatment using Guava

Guava is another effective remedy for constipation. When eaten with seeds, it provides roughage to the
diet and helps in the normal evacuation of the bowels. One or two guavas should be taken every day.
Constipation treatment using Grapes
Grapes have proved very beneficial in overcoming constipation. The combination of the properties of the
cellulose, sugar, and organic acid in grapes make them a laxative food. Their field of action is not limited to
clearing the bowels only. They also tone up the stomach and intestines and relieve the most chronic
constipation. One should take at least 350 gm of this fruit daily to achieve the desired results. When fresh
grapes are not available, raisins, soaked in water, can be used. Raisins should be soaked for twenty-four to
forty-eight hours. This will make them swell to the original size of the grapes. They should be eaten early in
the morning, along with the water in which they have been soaked.

Constipation treatment using Orange

Orange is also beneficial in the treatment of constipation. Taking one or two oranges at bedtime and again
on rising in the morning is an excellent way of stimulating the bowels. The general stimulating influence of
orange juice excites peristaltic activity and helps prevent the accumulation of food residue in the colon.

Constipation treatment using Papaya and Figs

Other fruits specific for constipation are papaya and figs. Half a medium-sized papaya should be eaten at
breakfast for it to act as a laxative. Both fresh and dry figs have a laxative effect. Four or five dry figs should
be soaked overnight in a little water and eaten in the morning.

Constipation treatment using Spinach

Among the vegetables, spinach has been considered to be the most vital food for the entire digestive tract
from time immemorial. Raw spinach contains the finest organic material for the cleansing, reconstruction,
and regeneration of the intestinal tract. Raw spinach juice-100 ml, mixed with an equal quantity of water
and taken twice daily, will cure the most aggravated cases of constipation within a few days.

Constipation treatment using Other Remedies

Half a lime, squeezed is a glass of hot water, with half a teaspoon of salt is also an effective remedy for
constipation. Drinking water which has been kept overnight in a copper vessel,

first thing in the morning, brings good results. Linseed (alse) is extremely useful in difficult cases
of constipation. A teaspoon of linseed swallowed with water before each meal provides both
roughage and lubrication.

Constipation diet
Natural and simple diet consisting of unrefined foods
The most important factor in curing constipation is a natural and simple diet. This should consist
of unrefined foods such as wholegrain cereals, bran, honey, lentils, green and leafy vegetables,
fresh and dry fruits, and milk products in the form of butter, ghee, and cream. The diet alone is
not enough.

Chew food properly, Avoid hurried meals and irregular meals

Food should be properly chewed. Hurried meals and meals at odd times should be avoided.
Sugar and sugary foods should be strictly avoided. Foods which constipate are all products
made of white flour, rice, bread, pulses, cakes, pastries, biscuits, cheese, fleshy foods,
preserves, white sugar, and hard-boiled eggs.