26 April 2017

Natural Remedies for 6 Common Illnesses

We can’t stay fit and healthy all through the year, so next time someone in your house gets sick, why not turn to your kitchen cupboard instead of the drugstore? Not only will this save you money, but you will be doing your bit for the environment by not putting even more unnatural products into the waterways. Here are just six ways that you can cure some illnesses at home.

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Urinary Tract Infection--

We’ve all been there, and we all know how awful it is. One way to cure the dreaded UTI is by drinking a whole load of cranberry juice. Alternatively, eating a handful or two of dried cranberries every day will have just the same effect. Cranberry juice can often be seen as an old wives tale, but these berries create a coating over the wall of your bladder which stops bacteria from sticking. Clever, right?

Verrucas--

Otherwise known as Planters warts, are skin growths often found on the feet which are caused by a viral infection on the outer layer of skin. These warts are irritating to some, painful to others and are barely noticed on some feet. Discover the secret to removing Planters warts at home, to save on seeing a specialist. One way to get rid of these little brown nasties on the feet is to frequently cover your verruca in tea tree oil. Easy!

Digestion--

There are many solutions for reducing bloating and gas that you can find in your kitchen - especially if you stock up on herbal teas. Both peppermint and green teas are excellent for bringing down the bloat, and will leave you feeling fresh, too. Alternatively, make a tasty tea out of fennel, caraway, or dill seeds if you don’t have any tea at home.

Bruises--

Arnica is a tried and tested method of reducing bruises and pain, but it’s not something we all happen to keep in our kitchen pantries. By slicing a lemon in half and rubbing it over the bruise once an hour, over several hours, you will bring both swelling and the ugliness of the bruise down.

Chesty coughs--

Whether you grow thyme in your garden, buy it fresh from the grocers, or keep it dried, thyme is great for clearing phlegm-y chests and sore throats. Due to its medicinal qualities which reduce catarrh, this is one of the best and easily accessible treatments for a common illness. You can make a tea out of thyme by boiling one teaspoon of dried thyme, or two teaspoons of fresh thyme, in water. Strain and drink as much as you need it throughout the day. For other thyme tea recipes, check out this page.

Motion sickness and nausea--

Tried and tested by our grandmothers, great grandmothers, and great great grandmothers, ginger has been passed down as a remedy for feeling sick throughout the years. To make a ginger tea, just boil two teaspoons of ginger for every cup and drink. If you find ginger a little fiery and hot, add some honey and lemon to sweeten and mellow it out a little.

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