Aliments and home remedies,.
For thousands maybe even for millions of years our earth natural wonders have been used in everyday common aliments, such as pain, colds, cramps and even for relieving stress and minor injuries. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you the common modern human could use these remedies too, instead of buying a pill or liquid with ingredients not even the suppliers could pronounce.
Home remedies come in many forms, teas, foods, oils as well as many other natural treatments such as acupuncture, meditation and other alternative medicine. Of course Home remedies can not guarantee healing or curing but they often offer relief and sometimes a cure, nothing is certain not even modern medicine. Going natural can not only help the problem it is being used for but can also help to prevent future aliments and ultimately keep you healthy. So here are my top ten Home remedies I think everyone should know.
Colds and Flu
Sore throats try lemon tea with a tsp of honey
- Or take spoonful of honey
- Liquorice is also very good for sore throats, add a teaspoon of powdered root to a beverage tea and feel relief instantly
- Try coffee to open bronchial tubes, for bronchitis
- Echinacea can reduce respiratory infections, reduce symptoms and accelerate recovery, it is advice to take in a capsule or tea, harmless numbing or tingling of the tongue may occur if taken in a liquid form
Minor Burns and ScrapesRead more in Alternative
Aloe Vera is great for soothing minor burns and sunburns
- Honey also works well for minor scrapes and cuts
- Horsetail (Not from a horse) can be used to heal skin and speed the healing of wounds, also works great for skin care products
Dandruff, Dry Scalp and Head Lice
Tea tree oil is great for all these problems, add a drop to your shampoo to help relief of dry scalp and dandruff. Use tea tree oils and associated products to help kill head lice and continue using in your shampoo for prevention against head-lice
Headaches and Migraines
Coffee and tea help relive head pain, caffeine blocks pain perception and has pain reliving actions as well as elevates mood helping to minimize pain…try a few drops of lemon juice in your coffee for more relief
- feverfew if taken regularly by migraine suffers can help prevent migraines about 2/3 of the time. Take 50-150 mg per day in powdered leave form
- try using peppermint on a cold compress, just a few drops, apply to painful areas, helps sooth and relax muscles
Having digestive problem try some chamomile, if your sensitive to ragweed be cautious of an allergic reaction to chamomile
- For Digestive tract infections try Goldenseal, this is an herbal antibiotic, this can help with Ulcers, food poisoning, infections and diarrea, ask your doctor before taking goldenseal
- Peppermint is also good for indigestion, chew a sprig of mint after a meal to help settle the stomach
Red pepper (cayenne) is a potent topical pain reliever, when rubbed on the skin it causes mild superficial burning, it will desensitize nearby pain nerves and will sooth deeper tissues
- Coffee can be used to relieve pain as well
- For arthritis and joint injury pain try Turmeric, the yellow pigment in this Indian spice is an anti-inflammatory. In combination with Boswellia(frankincense) it can help treat osteoarthritis
- White willow bark for back pain, about 240mg a day to relieve pain should NOT be given to children
Menstrual and Menopausal
Chaste tree is one of the best herbs for PMS although it can take up to three months for symptoms to occur 93% of women reported a high benefit, some women may have some stomach distress, headache or increased menstrual flow.
- rosemary tea can also help relive pain from cramps, see above for more pain remedies
- for menopausal discomfort try flaxseed, flaxseed is rich in phyto-estrogens that can help take the heat out of hot flashes, take regularly for results
- Black Cohosh works well for women who can not take oestrogen, black Cohosh helps relive the discomforts due to menopause
UTI- Urinary Tract Infection
the most common and useful remedies for UTI is cranberry juice drink a lot to help flush out infection, don’t forget to eat fresh and dry cranberries too
Anxiety, Stress and Relaxatiom
Lavender flowers are an age old remedy for anxiety, use lavender oil in your bath water or a handful of lavender flowers. lavender can significantly reduces anger, frustration and negativity…Ingesting lavender oil is toxic, keep away from Children
- Lemon balm for relaxation, try a cup of lemon balm tea, mix with chamomile for extra benefits
- St. John’s Wort for Depression For mild depression, St. John’s wort often works as well as Prozac and Zoloft, but with fewer side effects. Stomach upset is possible, and St. John’s wort interacts with many drugs, including possibly reducing the effectiveness of birth-control pills. Depression requires professional care; ask your physician about St. John’s wort.
Obviously we can not predict who will and will not get cancer but some herbs can help prevent certain types of cancer…
- Garlic reduced the risk of several types of cancer, such as prostate, colon and bladder cancers
- Tea, more specifically green tea, studies show that women who drank at least 3 cups a day were less likely to get breast cancer, it also helps prevent colon, rectum and pancreas cancers
- Eating fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables will also help protect you against cancer