The medicine cabinet is one of the great mysteries of life that people try to solve by opening up the medicine cabinet in a home other than their own. What can you tell from what is stocked inside a medicine cabinet? One thing is for certain: you can tell if you are in the home of someone who is dedicated to alternative medicine as a preference over handing good money to the fat CEOs heading up Big Pharma in America. Just what might you find inside the medicine cabinet of someone heavily into alternative medicine?
Aloe is a natural alternative medical lotions that ease the problem of things like sunburn and insect bites and stings. A healthy supply of aloe on hand is a good thing to have, especially if you enjoy being in the outdoors more than me.
Homeopathics love belladonna and it would definitely be a staple in a medicine cabinet stocked with alternative treatments. Belladonna can be pressed into action to deal with earaches, headaches, low fevers and even mild case of heatstroke.
An alternative medicine cabinet will surely feature peppermint if the owner enjoys indulging in Mexican food every now and then. Peppermint is a standard alternative treatment for indigestion and diarrhea.
Tea Tree Oil
Look around for stinky sneakers and you’ll be disappointed if you find tea tree oil in the medicine cabinet. Tea tree oil means you can disappoint the fellas in charge at Johnson and Johnson by doing away with shoe inserts designed to cut down on sweat absorption. Tea tree oil is an alternative treatment for athlete’s foot.
Some may prefer Maryanne Root, but I’m a Ginger Root man myself. The anti-nausea products developed by Big Pharma have the effect of causing my nausea to get worse. If this is true for you, your medicine cabinet should contain some ginger root to deal with relieving nausea.
Arnica is a homeopathic favorite for treating bruises and problems with the joints. If you got sandbagged during a game of backyard football and come up with achy breaky joints, try arnica as a natural alternative to the plethora of pain relievers that probably presently occupy your medicine cabinet.
You don’t have to be a witch to own witch hazel, but if you are heavily into alternative medical treatments of everyday disorders, you probably already own witch hazel. When it is distilled and used externally, witch hazel is good to relieve itching. So, if you want to keep your dog inside and keep your sanity as well, turn to witch hazel when the fleas erupt.