Home remedies for fatigue

tired personIt’s quite natural for us to suffer from tiredness and fatigue after a hard day’s work. Sometimes this tired all-gone feeling persists even on arising after a night’s sleep and one feels so haggard and drained of energy that one finds it difficult to even get on with day-to-day work. Fatigue could be mental, due to a tired mind or physical due to tired muscles. Mental strain, frustration, over-exercising, little or no zest for life– all these could be some of the reasons for your fatigue. Your energy level is also at its lowest after a bout of illness like fever or diarrhea, and hence you feel weary all the time.

When you are suffering from fatigue, don’t just brush it off casually and go on with your work. Pay heed to this call which almost says, “Take it easy. It’s time to recharge your mental battery and renew your physical energy.” If it’s mental- exercise. If it’s physical -rest. So, identify the exact cause of your tiredness and act upon it accordingly. To regain that pep and spark off your spirits and boost your sagging energy levels, try out some of these tips and home remedies.

* Fruit juices are fairly helpful in this condition. Grape juice is specially useful as you regain your stamina in no time.

* Dates (Khajur) are great sources of instant energy. These should be taken regularly along with a glass of milk.

* Add a pinch of cardamom powder to a cup of tea. This relieves physical strain and trounces tiredness.

* Soak 5-6 almond kernels in water overnight. Next morning, drain water and collect the kernels. Remove the husk by rubbing. Grind all the kernels into a fine paste. Mix it with equal quantities of powdered sugar candy and fresh butter. Take this recipe early in the morning along with a cup of milk. It tones up the brain and cures chronic cold, cough, headache etc, provided the recipe is taken continuously over a long period. Also, it acts as a general tonic and relieves physical and mental strain.

* Those endless cups of coffee and tea, and cola drinks can only temporarily cover the symptoms of tiredness. Eventually, you will be much more fatigued. So don’t seek refuge in them.

* Sleep is one great rejuvenator. It can renew your strength, wipe out mental fog, and set you on your way to solving new problems with ease.

* Improvement of blood circulation is also necessary to combat fatigue. This can be achieved by daily exercise routines like brisk walks, taking up a sport, or swimming. Give your brain a bounce with some fresh air, a bit of gardening.

* Take time for a little fun and frolic each day, and your tired feeling will disappear. Never let a day go by that you do not enjoy life. Put a little bit of vacation in every day not just into every year.

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  1. Anonymous10:56 PM

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  4. Anonymous12:24 PM

    i liked the last tip "* Take time for a little fun and frolic each day, and your tired feeling will disappear. Never let a day go by that you do not enjoy life. Put a little bit of vacation in every day not just into every year." it really makes sense. Thanks !

  5. Hi Anonymous, this tip certainly makes sense. we take ourselves so seriously that we often forget to appreciate the simple pleasures of life and have little time for fun and frolic.

  6. Anonymous5:14 PM

    If you feel more tired than usual you may be experiencing unusual fatigue. You have to be cautious about this. Studies shows that 70% women who had heart attack experienced unusual fatigue, not chest pain for a month or more prior to the attack.

  7. Anonymous5:15 PM

    To reduce the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome, try the following:
    Decrease your protein intake to 10 percent of your daily calories. Eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic). Eat garlic regularly for its antibiotic effects. Add immune-enhancing mushrooms into meals, such as shiitake, oyster, enokidake and maitake mushrooms.

  8. Anonymous3:40 PM

    Lack of water; reason for day time fatigue:A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy thinking. Lack of water is claimed to be the number one reason for day time fatigue.Muscles are 75% water, blood around 84% water, and bones 22% water. Water is essential for carrying waste material out of your body. If waste remains in your organs and body you will feel tired and sluggish.

  9. Anonymous12:40 PM

    This is the blog where people fufill their knowledge to know about he healthy drinks.

  10. Jatin9:15 AM

    If you are feeling extremely fatigued against over workload or due to hectic journey, it is always better to soak your feet in the lukewarm water, in possible adding some salt and 2-3 drops of lavender oil in it. This water therapy held to get rid off tiredness.

  11. unknown8:36 AM

    Check your diet and see what if any food stuffs create this effect. Also, anxiety and depression can overload your body and create fatigue. Anxiety can cause fatigue because the body is utilizing its energetic sources to a point of overload. Stress and anxiety can also lead to fatigue in the form of a depression.

  12. Anonymous8:37 AM

    reduce your consumption of alcohol, meat and dairy products. Eat more dietary fiber and less sugar and refined foods. Take supplements of "gamma linolenic acid(GLA). GLA is found in primrose oil, borage oil and black currant seed oil. All are available at health-food stores

  13. unknown8:45 AM

    Actually fatigue can be caused from a number of things so you need to first identify why you have it. Check all these areas in your life..... low iron... a lot of women can be low in iron since it isn't supplied or stored by the body itself and must be eaten or taken in a pill form. Only a blood test can determine that. Also there are diseases that can cause fatigue so make sure that you are not fighting a sickness you don't know about. Lack of proper diet and a lack of exercise will cause you to feel tired. It takes energy to make energy actually. The more you exercise the stronger you feel and more energy you have. Also a lack of sleep will cause fatigue especially if you aren't eating a nutritious diet... especially including breakfast since that is the meal that starts the furnace in the morning. And lastly, not enough water in your system can make you feel fatigued. Be sure you are drinking half your weight in ounces of water a day. Stay healty

  14. Anonymous8:48 AM

    fatigue is the result of eating too much sugar. Sugar and refined carbohydrates make your blood sugar rise. This signals the pancreas to produce insulin. Too much insulin leads to "hypoglycemia" (low blood sugar), which causes extreme fatigue

  15. unknown10:47 AM

    Eat well balanced diet which has all the nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, calcium and potassium.Nutrient deficiency can cause chronic fatigue, so identify it and incorporate in your diet Drink plenty of fruit juices.Take lemon tea, green tea instead of coffee and regular tea. Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption.
    Do not skip meals. Avoid crash dieting.
    Eat healthy diet which has more fruits, vegetables, whole grain food, lean meats, low fat dairy products. Avoid over eating. Take small and frequent meals.Take more of iron rich foods like papaya, dates .Avoid using sleeping tablets on long term.

  16. Try to consume those daily supplements which contain herbs like ginseng, brahmi extract, etc. These herbs work as powerful antioxidants and boost immunity of the body.

  17. Suggest you see a doctor...there are many viruses now..some having stomach flu etc..you may try take lifepak from pharmanex

  18. Ginseng has many beneficial factors but it is most popular in treatment of anxiety. It helps to maintain emotional balance and produces a relaxing effect on the nerves reducing tiredness and fatigue.

  19. Fatigue is much more than just feeling tired. It often involves the feelings of weariness, lack of energy and lethargy. Being tired all the time is different than normal fatigue which everyone experiences from time to time. Normal fatigue usually lasts for a few days and is easily cured by getting more sleep.

  20. Chetana8:17 AM

    This is a great read! There are so many ways we can heal ourselves, other then medication. Being tired can cause you to feel bad. More people need to learn these steps. Thanks!

  21. Take Aloe Vera juice regularly helps people to get energy.

  22. Ajinkya2:41 PM

    Soak 4 to 5 dates in water in the night. Mash it in the morning and take it with honey for a week. It is beneficial in enlarged liver and enlarged spleen.

  23. Chandrakala3:39 PM

    : Fatigue is often due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Fatigue often triggers off further problems such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, lightheadedness, shakiness and nausea. To combat fatigue the energy vitamin B12 can help or a vitamin B complex. Coenzyme Q10 can also help to boost your energy level


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