15 Natural Remedies and Easy Ways to Prepare Them

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Natural remedies have been used for centuries to treat various ailments and improve overall health. These remedies are derived from nature and are known for their effectiveness in providing relief from various ailments without causing any adverse effects. Natural remedies can be found in various forms, including herbs, spices, and essential oils.

In this article, we will discuss 15 common natural remedies and easy ways to prepare them.

Advantages of Natural Remedies​

Natural remedies offer several advantages over conventional medicine:
  • Cost-effective: Natural remedies are often much more affordable than prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Many natural remedies can be found in your kitchen or backyard, and can be prepared at home with minimal expense.
  • Minimal side effects: Unlike prescription drugs, natural remedies have minimal side effects. They are gentle on the body and work with the body's natural healing processes.
  • Holistic approach: Natural remedies take a holistic approach to healing, treating the body as a whole rather than just focusing on symptoms. They address the root cause of the problem rather than just masking the symptoms.
  • Long-term benefits: Natural remedies provide long-term benefits to the body, helping to improve overall health and prevent future illnesses.
  • Customizable: Natural remedies can be customized to meet your specific needs. You can adjust the dosage, frequency, and duration of use to suit your individual needs and preferences.
  • Environmentally friendly: Natural remedies are environmentally friendly and sustainable. They do not contribute to pollution or environmental degradation.
By using natural remedies, you can achieve optimal health and wellness in a safe, affordable, and sustainable way.

15 Natural Remedies and Easy Ways to Prepare Them​

1. Ginger:​

Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is often used to treat nausea, digestive issues, and headaches. To prepare ginger tea, boil a cup of water and add sliced ginger root. Let it simmer for a few minutes, strain, and add honey or lemon to taste.

2. Garlic:​

Garlic is a natural antibiotic and is known for its immune-boosting properties. Crush a few cloves of garlic and add them to a cup of warm water. You can also add garlic to your meals to get its benefits.

3. Turmeric:​

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that is often used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. To prepare turmeric tea, boil a cup of water and add a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Let it simmer for a few minutes, strain, and add honey or lemon to taste.

4. Eucalyptus Oil:​

Eucalyptus oil is known for its decongestant properties and is often used to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam.

5. Peppermint:​

Peppermint is often used to treat digestive issues, headaches, and muscle pain. To prepare peppermint tea, boil a cup of water and add a handful of fresh peppermint leaves. Let it simmer for a few minutes, strain, and add honey or lemon to taste.

6. Lavender:​

Lavender is known for its calming properties and is often used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a diffuser or spray it on your pillow before going to bed.

7. Honey:​

Honey is a natural antibacterial and is often used to treat coughs and sore throats. Add a spoonful of honey to a cup of warm water or tea to soothe your throat.

8. Lemon:​

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and are often used to boost the immune system and treat colds and flu. Add lemon juice to a cup of warm water or tea, and add honey to taste.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar:​

Apple cider vinegar is known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties and is often used to treat digestive issues and skin conditions. Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of warm water and drink it before meals.

10. Aloe Vera:​

Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties and is often used to treat sunburns and other skin irritations. Apply aloe vera gel to the affected area and let it dry.

11. Chamomile:​

Chamomile is known for its calming properties and is often used to treat anxiety and insomnia. To prepare chamomile tea, boil a cup of water and add a handful of fresh chamomile flowers. Let it simmer for a few minutes, strain, and add honey or lemon to taste.

12. Rosemary:​

Rosemary is often used to improve memory and concentration. To prepare rosemary tea, boil a cup of water and add a handful of fresh rosemary leaves. Let it simmer for a few minutes, strain, and add honey or lemon to taste.

13. Cinnamon:​

Cinnamon is a popular spice that is often used in cooking and baking. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties. To prepare cinnamon tea, boil a cup of water and add a cinnamon stick or a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Let it simmer for a few minutes, strain, and add honey or lemon to taste. Cinnamon can also be added to oatmeal, smoothies, or baked goods for added flavor and health benefits.

14. Peppermint Oil:​

Peppermint oil is known for its cooling and soothing properties and is often used to treat headaches, muscle pain, and digestive issues. To use peppermint oil, mix a few drops with a carrier oil like coconut oil and massage onto the affected area. Peppermint oil can also be added to a warm bath for relaxation.

15. Chamomile Oil:​

Chamomile oil is known for its calming properties and is often used to treat anxiety and promote relaxation. To use chamomile oil, add a few drops to a diffuser or mix with a carrier oil and massage onto the skin. Chamomile oil can also be added to a warm bath for a relaxing soak.

Precautions to Take​

While natural remedies are generally safe and effective, it is important to take certain precautions when using them. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Consult with a healthcare professional: Before trying any new natural remedy, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medication. Some natural remedies can interact with medications or have adverse effects on certain individuals.
  • Start with small amounts: When trying a new natural remedy, start with small amounts to see how your body reacts. Some remedies can cause allergic reactions or digestive upset in some people.
  • Use high-quality products: When using natural remedies, it is important to use high-quality products that are free of contaminants and additives. Look for products that are certified organic and non-GMO.
  • Avoid overuse: While natural remedies are safe and effective, it is important to avoid overuse. Too much of a good thing can be harmful, and some remedies can have adverse effects when used in excess.
  • Store properly: Natural remedies should be stored properly to maintain their potency and effectiveness. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
By following these precautions, you can safely and effectively use natural remedies to improve your health and well-being.

Conclusion​

Natural remedies are a great way to improve overall health and treat various ailments without relying on pharmaceutical drugs. These remedies are often readily available and easy to prepare, making them a convenient and affordable option for many people. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before trying any new remedies, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medication. By incorporating natural remedies into your daily routine, you can improve your health and well-being in a safe and natural way.

Which of these have you used and are your favorites?
 

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I cook with lots of ginger and garlic. Both at great in stir fry and soup.

I use ACV and honey for diarrhea and even food poisoning. I mix ACV and honey half and half. I use it for colds, sore throat too.

For digestive upset and vomiting, mix a shot glass with 2-3 shot glasses of cold water and SIP on it. Even if you puke it up, finish it. In about 30-45 minutes the vomiting and diarrhea will stop.
 

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I cook with lots of ginger and garlic. Both at great in stir fry and soup.

I use ACV and honey for diarrhea and even food poisoning. I mix ACV and honey half and half. I use it for colds, sore throat too.

For digestive upset and vomiting, mix a shot glass with 2-3 shot glasses of cold water and SIP on it. Even if you puke it up, finish it. In about 30-45 minutes the vomiting and diarrhea will stop.
Point of reference on liquid measurement..."shot glass"...love it 😀
 

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Every morning or very early afternoon I drink a glass 8oz warm water mixed with 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar, 2-3 shakes ORGANIC Cinnamon 2-3 shakes ORGANIC Ginger and a nice TBS (maybe TBS and half) PURE Honey. You can add Lemon Juice to it to help with the taste if you want but I'm too the point where I don't use lemon anymore. FH drinks it whenever he is home but he likes it with 1 TBS of vinegar. That's the kind of ACV I use.
 

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