Scar like tissue build up is called Scleroderma. It destroys the skin cells that are lying round your mouth, in tiny arteries. This is the reason why this disease is referred as ‘Dry Mouth’, it happens when the immune system goes berserk, and begins attacking the healthy cells and tissues of the body. When this happens, collagen begins accumulating in the skin and mouth tissues starts tingling in the mouth creating a Dry Mouth, also called ‘Crest syndrome’. It often causes the skin to tighten and making it look cracked.
Collagen is a sticky tissue, which forms most of the body’s connected tissues, along with those of the skin. When collagen is produced in excess, it thickens and tightens the skin and thus injures kidneys and lungs. If left ignored, it can cause serious repercussions. It can also thicken and cause trouble for blood vessels, causing hypertension and tissue getting damaged, cause the blood reaching them is not sufficient.
Mouth stretching increases with age, the older you are, your mouth opening keeps decreasing. Before you begin any exercise, better warm up the area around your mouth. With your fingers or a hot towel, doesn’t matter. There are various home remedies are also available to avoid and used as a remedy for healing scleroderma. Let’s discuss a few of them:
Garlic is one of the best remedy to remove scleroderma, as it heals dozens of other diseases. If you are suffering from scleroderma, don’t consume it, as it will deteriorate the whole situation; use it as a medicine, making the skin supple.
Cut 1 clove of garlic into 3 medium sized pieces. Put these pieces on the infected skin and rub these pieces to the infected part for 30 minutes. There is another way, dip a cotton ball in the garlic oil and apply on the infected part. One more way is to make garlic tea by boiling a few garlic cloves in water and boiled garlic tea can be used as a medicine, use a cloth to dip in and apply on the infected skin and eradicate scleroderma.
2. Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids have powerful anti-oxidant features, which ambush the free radicals, throwing them out of the body, thus they detoxify the whole body. These omega-3 fatty acids are found in certain types of fish like salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel, tuna etc. These anti-oxidants also combat with microbes and ensure proper working of the immune system. A strong immune system produces the enzymes that take care of lots of infections; they don’t dare touch the body. Fish oil capsules are also available in the market, but eating raw fish can help you build muscles too, making you looks smart and young.
Cod liver oil also has lots of omega-3 fatty acids to eradicate scleroderma.
Ginger is a strong antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-biotic agent that keeps the digestive system in order. Scleroderma can cause digestion troubles, diarrhea, constipation, difficult to swallow, bloating and heartburn. These are its a few symptoms, there are many more. But ginger is powerful enough to tackle all these troubles single handedly. It supports the immune system, which makes it strong to produce more enzymes that destroy the bad cells and doesn’t allow scleroderma to spread.
Get chopped ginger and a cup of water; boil it for a few moments. Stir a little bit and take it off from the flames. Wait for 15 minutes and filter the water into a cup. Your 100% authentic ginger tea is ready sip and enjoy. Drink 4 to 5 cups a day, to enjoy the maximum benefits.
Scleroderma can cause lots of troubles with the skin, making it look rough and cracked, when it tightens it, but not to worry. Spinach has an abundance of folate, iron, vitamin E and phosphorous. It also has lots of phytonutrients that energize the cells and triggers immune system, to catch the scleroderma cells and throw them out. If the pungent flavor of spinach bothers you, you can add to various dishes that you cook for your meals. Vegetables having carrot or tomatoes find their taste enhanced, when spinach is added in them. Enjoy the yummy taste and enjoy its numerous benefits.
5. Cottage Cheese
Cottage Cheese (Paneer in Hindi) has lots of sulfur protein in it. It begins a chemical reaction that makes oil water as soluble. Therefore, it provides strong power to the digestive system and the cells speed up their absorption, boosting their energy level. Thus, these cells combat the scleroderma cells and these find themselves defeated. Servings of cottage cheese are good for the day. Stay away from its oily recipes and stick to the fresh raw and authentic cheese to gain loads of benefits.
Turmeric, is one of the best remedies to heal scleroderma. Just get 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder and form a paste with plain water. Now take a cotton ball and dip it in the paste and apply on the infected part for 20 to 25 minutes, daily. Turmeric powder eradicates the free radicals from the body. Turmeric powder can leave its strains on your skin, mix it with milk or water and drink it, twice a day is enough. It will certainly make you relieve off scleroderma.
There are many other home remedies that make the scleroderma go. If you try 2 lemon juice glasses each day, gram flour, onions etc are strong anti-oxidants that can make scleroderma leave your body and make your skin supple again. You can also try to avoid some foods and drinks that can help you in recovering fast from scleroderma. Avoid having heavy foods like late night dinners, better eat them on time and avoid foods that create acidity and gas. Put an extra pillow under your head to avoid acid reflux. Put a ban on smoking and drinking in excess, we know it’s hard, but not impossible, to enjoy a long life. Drink lots of water and energized drinks to remove dryness.
If the above mentioned home foods can’t get you relief, it’s time to see your doctor. He/she can advice you better. Better go for an Ayurvedic doctor as according to ayurveda, it eradicates the disease once and for all.