Far too many people rely on over the counter meds and prescription medication to take care of problems that arise on a regular basis – and these are natural problems that we encounter every day. When you consider the “newness” of medication with the fact that humans have been around for thousands of years, it makes you wonder how they dealt with these issues in the past. The answer is simple; they turned to natural health remedies. Let’s look at a few of these:
Acne – It’s been plaguing mankind since the dawn of time, some more so than others but there are a number of natural cures to help calm acne outbreaks, and each of these remedies are extremely helpful. Not only that but they exist within most homes such as Plain (not instant) oatmeal mixed with honey and applied to the affected area. A more conventional method is lemon juice and rose water mixed in equal parts and applied to the skin
Hangovers – As long as man have washed themselves in grog there’s been a problem with waking up in the morning feeling like you’ve been run over. Natural remedies to improve the healthy state after a hangover are bountiful, such as Milk Thistle to minimize the damage to the liver from poisons that are released as the liver metabolizes alcohol. It pays to take in a lot of water and eat. The sodium in food can help retain fluids, and even coconut water can help restore electrolytes to normal levels that have been displaced by alcohol.
Nausea – Ginger has been used for centuries to treat stomach discomfort in a variety of forms such as tea, ginger candy, ginger bread, snaps and the most common one that people turn to: ginger ale. If you’re not keen on flavor, you can purchase ginger supplements in powder or capsule form. For most stomach upset, about a gram of ginger in a day is an affective natural remedy to improve stomach health.
Joint Pain – Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis each day, and they can turn to Nettle for relief as the plant extracts contain anti-inflammatory properties. Another is Epsom salt thanks to the magnesium which carries similar anti-inflammatory properties.
Cholesterol – Statin medication pose significant risks, so it pays to switch to natural health remedies like diet and exercise as well as whole grains. That may not sound like the best switch but solving the problem is better than masking symptoms with medications that carry dire side effects.
Anxiety/Stress – People have suffered depression for ages and St Johns Wort has often been used to cure minor depression though it’s not as effective at heavy depression. To bring yourself back to center and achieve a more natural state of holistic health, Yoga and meditation are also recommended.
Snoring – Snoring is caused primarily by the relaxation of muscles in the airway, and can be reduced by working towards weight control (a primary contributing factor) as well as a reduction in smoking. For anyone trying to improve their natural
Scars – While it may seem like there is no “cure” for scars, there are natural ways to reduce scar tissue such as with onion, which inhibits the collagen and can help break the tissue down. Aloe Vera also works as an agent to help reduce the formation of scaring by increasing blood flow and inhibiting the production of collagen.