Not so long ago people would cure their small medical issues through using natural home remedies. In fact, most common diseases can be cured using herbs and spices and in recent years there is a growing interest in the return to natural remedies.
Syrups & Juices
Known to ward off the flu and viruses, this plant has been used for decades for its antioxidant properties that help lower cholesterol, improve vision, improve heart health, boost the immune system and as a treatment for coughs, flu, bacterial and viral infections, colds and tonsillitis.
Interestingly enough, in the Oncology Lab in the Hadassah Hospital in Israel, the elderberry was discovered to stimulate the immune system and is therefore used with cancer and AIDS patients!
Made from 100% cane syrup, cola syrup is an excellent remedy for stomach upsets and nausea. There are claims that it also supports the kidneys and bladder. Obviously not recommended for those on restricted sugar diets.
High in fiber, calcium, potassium and magnesium, fig syrup is an excellent replacement for natural sweeteners and does wonders for the body- they help lower high blood pressure, protect against postmenopausal breast cancer, promote bone-density, and much, much more.
Black Cherry Juice
Mostly used to treat arthritis and gout, Black Cherry Juice is known to prevent high blood pressure, prevent obesity, have anti-cancer effects and anti-inflammatory effects. Some also say that it can fight exercise-induced muscle damage.
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Used to relive headaches, coriander is a carminative and also check diarrhea if taken with curdled milk.
Cumin Seed is known for its carminative effect, relieves nausea and vomiting among the pregnant women and increases milk yield for breast-feeding women.
Well known for helping digestion, ginger also increases appetite and reduces flatulence. It is also known to be very beneficial in easing disorders connected with the formation of phlegm. It is also quite well-known as offering relief from colds and coughs.
Apart from curing injuries and wounds, turmeric is also known to help prevent flatulence and inflammation. In fact, turmeric paste applied directly to a bee or wasp sting is meant to be an excellent remedy.
Recommended as a natural cure for bladder problems, parsley is often recommended as a natural remedy for fever. In addition, it is known for benefitting blood circulation and helps eliminate toxins from the body.
St. John’s Wort
This is a herb that is well-known for its medicinal properties. Used to eliminate a number of health problems, St. John’s Wort is primarily used to treat wounds, stomach cramps, liver, kidney, bladder and mucus in the lungs. It is also known to have a favorable effect on the blood.
Aloe Vera is another favorite natural remedy and the gel found in the leaves of the plant is used extensively due to it being rich in fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. It is used to combat constipation, inflammation, infections and diabetes, to name just a few.
Lavender is known for its antiseptic properties as well as for being a sedative, aiding digestion and promoting bile evacuation.
We hope that this glimpse into the world of natural remedies has inspired you to start looking into the incredible cures that are offered to us by nature. Read up on natural remedies, try them out and you may just have a pleasant surprise!
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The information written here is not meant as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor or other qualified health professional prior to following what is written on the article or taking herbal supplements of any kind.