Mother Nature is the best source of cure for some common situations we all suffer from. Ancient civilizations depended totally on Nature to address their ailments. There are many ingredients that are stored in our kitchen that can help us get over common cold and flu, inflammation, and other afflictions easily.
FeedFond has compiled the top 15 most common afflictions and how natural ingredients can make these better.
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Sip linden flower tea to induce sweating and reduce fever. Take a tablespoon of dried herbs in a cup of hot water and let steep for 15 minutes. Drink 3 to 4 cups daily.
Swallow a couple of teaspoons of grainy sugar to get rid of that irritating hiccup.
To stop those waves of nausea from coming, try putting fresh ginger in hot water, strain and store in ice cubes. Suck these cubes throughout the day.
#12 Liver and kidney ailments.
If you place a blanket on the floor and walk on your knees for fifteen minutes every day, you’ll be free from liver and kidney ailments. Take care not to lean on your arms while you do this Taoist walk.
#11 High blood pressure.
Points 1-2. Slowly massage between points 1 and 2 with hands moving from top to bottom. 10 times on each side will lower high blood pressure.
Point 3. With your fingertips, apply some pressure and massage for a minute on each side in any direction.
Drink lemon tea twice daily to get rid of acne and pimples.
By adding some apple cider vinegar in water and applying the solution to your skin with cotton balls, you can restore the pH-balance of your skin and get rid of dead cells too.
In a bottle of water add ten rose petals and refrigerate for 36 hours. Add alcohol to this solution and apply every day before going to sleep or going for a shower. You can keep the bottle in the fridge after use.
Refrigerate some orange peels and water for a whole day. Chop the peels into pieces and put them back in the bowl. Add 3 teaspoons of oatmeal and 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt. Use this paste to clean your face by massaging it for five minutes.
Make a face mask by mixing honey and cinnamon powder and applying on your acne.
#9 Common cold and flu.
With every change in season, you’re bound to get the common cold attack. You can stay safe by drinking orange juice at breakfast every day as the vitamin C content is good for you.
Another remedy is making your own cough syrup at home. Take 2 cups of lemon juice and mix with 7 tablespoons of honey and let the mixture simmer for an hour and a half. After it cools, take 2 tablespoons every hour on the first day and reduced the dosage to one spoon every three hours from the second day.
A warm bowl or cup of soup can ease the throat area with its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory goodness.
Eucalyptus is great at fighting bronchitis and reducing coughs with its antiseptic, antiviral and balsamic properties.
#8 Hair loss.
Losing hair is one of the biggest fears that haunt both men and women alike. To stop hair loss, try applying garlic and onion juice directly on the scalp and washing it off after 20 minutes with lemon juice.
Get a fresh aloe vera leaf and scrape the gel off it. Mix the gel with water in a bowl and apply on the scalp and hair. After 10 minutes, use warm water to rinse off.
Boil some beetroot in water for ten minutes and allow it to cool. Apply this rinse on the hair for 2 to 3 times every week.
Rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar is good for oily scalp. Apply some vinegar mixed with water and keep for ten minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.
For strong and healthy hair, apply a solution of carrot juice and coconut milk.
Nobody likes the bloated feeling arising from constipation. Make sure of daily bowel movement by eating apples without skin, drinking orange and kiwi juice on an empty stomach, or by drinking mallow tea before breakfast. Alternately, oatmeal that’s mixed with lemon and water is an excellent remedy. You can also try massaging some extra virgin olive oil in a circular clockwise motion on your belly.
#6 Nasal blocks.
It’s hard to breathe freely when the nose is blocked but it’s one of the main symptoms of a common cold. To get relief from a blocked nose, inhale the steam from a boiled pot of water by placing a towel over your head. Adding some Vaporub to the water also helps.
Another remedy is adding eucalyptus oil or leaves to a bowl of steaming water and then inhaling the steam.
In a glass of water, pour 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of honey. Let it stand for three minutes and then drink it.
In a pan of hot water, place bay leaf, sage and cinnamon. The strong aroma will unblock those nasal passages.
#5 Stomach ache and indigestion.
Indigestion and stomach ache can result from something we ate or ate at the wrong time of the day. To alleviate stomach pains and heartburns, in half a liter of water, boil mint, anise, cinnamon and basil for ten minutes. Drink a cup every half an hour.
Chamomile tea not only tastes mild and refreshing but also relaxes the stomach muscles and eases the pain.
In half a glass of water, mix a teaspoon of baking soda and some lemon juice. Drink slowly to get rid of heartburn.
If you apply a warm compress to the area of pain, it will go away.
Drink some chicken soup that’s both comforting and soothing to your upset stomach. Don’t forget to remove the fat and add a few drops of lemon juice.
Though common, there is no medicine for completely getting rid of migraine. Try drinking chamomile tea for relaxing and minimizing the pain.
Sprinkle some alcohol on banana peels and apply on your face for half an hour. Banana peels are supposed to absorb the toxins from your skin and relieve you from a headache.
In a dark room, lie down and apply cold and hot compresses alternately for ten minutes. You’ll feel your muscles relax and the headache reducing.
Endorphins can reduce headaches and the best source for these is 100 grams of almonds every day.
A strong cup of black coffee without sugar will give you relief from the migraine.
Sometimes we get headaches from dehydration. So before you reach out for pain killers, try drinking plenty of water. Alternately, you can try massaging your forehead in a circular motion with your fingertips.
Another trick is to put two slices of potatoes on the temples for half an hour. A pillow with lavender seeds warmed for 40 seconds in the microwave oven and applied on the forehead can also take care of the headache.
Apply a cold pack in the affected area for 15 minutes.
Try either peppermint or chamomile tea to relax your nerves and make the pain go away.
Drink a mixture made of garlic juice from one clove and a tablespoon of honey.
Skin conditions are annoying and embarrassing, to say the least. To save yourself from dermatitis, boil some thyme in water. After it cools, apply on the irritated parts to get relief.
In a liter of water, boil half a kilo of oatmeal for a few minutes. After it cools, make a compress and apply on the affected parts.
Tea tree oil is a natural remedy. Sprinkle some on a sponge and apply gently on the affected areas for a quick recovery.
To make a natural cleanser, mix juice or milk or yogurt with brewer’s yeast.
#1 Back pain.
Due to working on the computer for a long time and carrying heavy bags, many of us get back pain quite often. For basic care of back pain, try massaging the back with sandalwood oil. You might also clean the skin of the affected area and have someone give you a massage with alcohol. Just below the waist and above the hips lie acupressure points. Ask someone to gently massage these areas for temporary relief.
You can also try alternating hot and cold compresses for 20 minutes. Just wrap some ice in a towel to get a cold compress. In addition, you can make a wet compress by boiling a liter of water with one-fourth liter of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of rosemary.
Precaution is better to prevent back pain from recurring. Avoid carrying heavy objects and never bend over to lift something. Always bend your knees first before reaching out for that bag or carton.
To take good care of your back, sleep on a mattress that’s neither too hard nor too soft. Sleep in a fetal position with a pillow between your knees. If you sleep on your back, put a pillow under the knees. When you get up in the morning, first get on your side, then slowly rise and put your legs on the floor. Sit for a while and give some time to your back before getting out of the bed completely. Read 9 Scientific Hacks to Solve Sleeping Problems.
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