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Cramp:  A muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. When we use the muscles that can be controlled voluntarily such as those of our arms and legs, they contract and relax as we move our limbs.

Muscles that support our head, neck and trunk contract similarly in a synchronized fashion to maintain our posture. A muscle that contracts involuntarily is in spasm. If the spasm is forceful and sustained, it becomes a cramp.

Muscle cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to a quarter of an hour or occasionally longer. It is not uncommon for a cramp to recur multiple times until it finally resolves.

Two groups of people particularly affected by leg cramps are adults over 60 and pregnant women. 

Always seek professional medical advice if your cramps are affecting your quality of life and interfering with your sleep.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time.


Excessive facial hair is a touchy subject with many women; those who suffer from this condition have a low self-esteem


Maca (Lepidum meyenii, Brassicaceae), a root vegetable grown in the Andean region of Peru, is widely used for its nutritional and therapeutic properties. Maca is said to improve male and female reproductive activity in diverse ways, from increasing arousal and reducing symptoms of menopause to boosting sperm quality,