Friday, 13 April 2012

Nosebleed Natural Remedies - Health - Alternative Medicine

Many of us have had nosebleeds. Usually minor, they can be brought on by allergies, cold weather, sinus infection an other illnesses. Tiny blood vessels break when the nasal passages are irritated by rubbing, picking or blowing. This article is about what you can do naturally for the occasional nosebleed.

The first thing you want to do for the occasional nosebleed is to gently blow your nose. It will help rid the nostrils of blood clots that may prevent a blood vessel from sealing. Then try any of the following remedies.

Sit or stand, do not lie down during a nosebleed. Also, do not put your head back as it will cause you to swallow blood.

Apply direct pressure. Grasp the nose at the bridge, move the fingers just above the fleshy part of your nose and squeeze, gently but firmly. Hold this position for 10 to 20 minutes. If the bleeding does not stop after 20 minutes of direct pressure, get to the hospital.

A remedy from the Caribbean islands - take the pinkie finger of the hand opposite the bleeding nostril and tightly tie a string under the pinkie's fingernail.

Cayenne pepper is known to stop the bleeding of a cut or gash. Try drinking 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne in a glass of warm water to help stop a nosebleed.

Gem therapists say that a nosebleed can be stopped by placing apiece of pure amber on top of the nose.

If you have been reading any of my other articles on natural remedies, here is an ingredient that comes in handy many times. Vinegar has been said to be helpful in stopping a nose bleed. Pour distilled white vinegar on a cloth and wash the neck, nose and temples. And, mix 2 teaspoons in half glass of warm water and drink it.

If you are prone to minor nosebleeds, take bioflavonoids. Eat at least one citrus fruit a day, being sure to include the white rubbery skin under the peel. the "pith" is extremely rich in biofavonoids. Also, take a vitamin C supplement with bioflavonoids. Add LOTS of green leafy vegetables to your diet. They are rich in vitamin K which is needed for the production of prothrombin, necessary for blood clotting.


Garlicky Greens

1 bunch of kale (about 10 cups)1 bunch of collard greens (about 10 cups)2 tablespoons of olive oil1 large onion, cut into thin slices (2 cups)1/2 cup garlic, minced1/2 tablespoon sea salt1 tablespoon tamari

De-vein the kale and collards greens, cut into 1/2" pieces. In a steamer basket, steam for about 2 minutes. In a large skillet, heat the oil, add onions, garlic and sea salt. Saute for 5 minutes or until the onions are well cooked. Add tamari. Add the cooked greens, toss with onions and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

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