Part of living a natural and healthy life is looking for natural ways to cure common problems. We all know that chicken soup can help ease some cold symptoms, and we know that some natural items like ginger and chamomile are also natural remedies for a number of ailments, and you can drink a glass of milk to help calm anxiety. It is true that you can ease a number of symptoms — and even find cures for common sicknesses — with items easily obtained around the house or with a quick trip to the natural foods store or market.
If you are looking for some home remedies, there are a number of possibilities. However, it is important to note that not all of these remedies have been tested vigorously by the scientific community, and that it is a good idea to consult with a health care provider before engaging in a treatment regimen.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: May help keep blood pressure under control and help with weight loss. Dressings made from apple cider vinegar may be helpful in preventing some of the problems that lead to hypertension and can help you cut down on the calories from fat that you are taking in. Apple cider vinegar may also help reduce the swelling from bruising.
- Turmeric: If you have painful boils, using turmeric might be a way to get rid of them. Some argue that, since bacteria are growing resistant to antibiotics, a natural solution with turmeric might be a good way to fight boils.
- Cayenne Pepper: Your sore throat may be helped with cayenne pepper. It may seem strange to use something hot and spicy to cure a sore throat, but it might work. Add a pinch to cocoa, or to some food that you are eating, and it may help with your throat problems.
- Baking Soda: Not just good for cooking, baking soda has a number of uses. It can be used to clean around the house, and it can be used as a natural way to brush your teeth. It can also work as a way to help smooth your skin, relieve the itchy burn from bug bites and even be used to relieve minor cases of sunburn.
- Salt: Cure athlete’s foot with a special soak made with salt and vinegar. This can be a cheap way to cure athlete’s foot, and you can keep it at bay by continuing to apply salt and vinegar to your foot with a cotton ball.
- Lemon Juice: If you are looking to fade age spots, you can use lemon juice to help you out. It might also help with freckles. However, for best results you have use lemon juice regularly over a period of weeks.
- Olive Oil: Those suffering from eczema know that it can be painful and irritating. With the help of olive oil, though, you can find some relief. No chemical irritants, and plenty of antioxidants, olive oil can be a great way to moisturize.
There are plenty of ways you can improve your health in your home, from using natural remedies, to increasing the number of plants in your home to improve the air quality. Once you know how to take care of yourself using simple, every day items and techniques, you will wonder why you ever needed more expensive counterparts.