Homeopathic remedies offer a natural alternative to medicine. They allow you to use safe and natural products to cure whatever may be ailing you. Homeopathic remedies have no side effects, are cost effective and can often be prepared with items you already have in your home. The following remedies are some of the best homeopathic cures to common aliments.
The Common Cold- When the upper respiratory tract becomes inflamed, numerous symptoms may follow including a sore throat, runny nose and soreness. Rather than running straight for the cold medicine try mixing a half teaspoon of fresh turmeric with 1 ounce of warm milk. Drinking this two times a day can help alleviate cold symptoms. For a runny nose, inhale smoke from the burning turmeric.
Headaches- Headaches range in severity and can arise at any time. A mixture of cinnamon and water can be massaged into the temples for quick relief. Lemon juice can be added to tea and drank by the sufferer for relief. The rind of a lemon can be crushed into a paste and applied to the forehead and temples.
Hypertension- High blood pressure has become increasingly more common. If your blood pressure is higher than the healthy 120/80 range, parsley may be able to help. Simmer a few leaves of fresh parsley in one cup of water for 5 minutes. If you drink this several times per day you will notice a decrease in blood pressure as a result of the maintenance of the capillaries. Garlic has also been found to slow down the heart rate as well as reduce spasms of the arteries.
Back Pain- Back pain can result for a number of reason including physical stress on the body, psychological stress or simply aging. Vitamin C can ease symptoms of backaches within two days. Take approximately 2,000 mg of vitamin C per day to experience results.
Fertility- A number of herbal remedies have been found to be effective in increasing fertility in women. Chaste berry is antioxidant blend that shows some efficacy in increasing fertility. Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant which has been shown to increase sperm mobility. Bee propolis has antiinflammatory properties which can increase fertility for women with endometriosis.
Nausea- Nausea is often a result of a digestive system response. Whether you feel dizzy or suffer from stomach pains, ginger can offer instant relief. Peppermint and chamomile tea are also effective at treating nausea.
Dry Skin- Many people suffer from dry skin especially during the cold winter months. Rather than rely on a store bought moisturizer, rub honey over your body and let sit for 5 minutes before taking a hot bath. You can also soak in a tub of oatmeal, vanilla extract and baking soda to relive dry or itchy skin.
Anxiety- Symptoms of anxiety can occur without any stimulus. When your anxiety is not a result of a negative emotion such as stress, anger or fear, you may need to treat it. Rather than taking a prescription medicine, a homeopathic remedy can help ease anxiety. Lavendar, Jasmine and Sandalwood are oils commonly used in aromatherapy to treat anxiety. Kava Kava is an herbal remedy that has been known to treat anxiety. When taken after meals, Kava Kava is effective at calming the mind and body and making it easier for the sufferer to sleep.
Indigestion- Eating too quickly, consuming too much food at one time, or any combination of lifestyle changes can cause indigestion which is often characterized by acid reflux. To curb indigestion related symptoms, try drinking a glass of honey mixed with lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or a glass of water with 3 drops of mint essence in it before a meal. Ginger can also help digestion as well as a blackberry and chamomile herbal tea.
These remedies are only a few of the homeopathic alternatives to common aliments. By choosing a homeopathic remedy over a prescription medication, you can improve your health without suffering the side effects.