May 31, 2012

5 Powerful Home Remedies That Really Work

With so many different natural remedies out there it's impossible to not have tried to use one of them. It's really convenient to be able to go into your kitchen cabinet and treat yourself naturally. With the price of medication at an all time high it's more important than ever to explore the great benefits natural remedies can provide. Check out the list of 5 effective home remedies that you can begin taking advantage of instead of using some household items you may already have in your kitchen.

1. Ginger ginger-root If you suffer from motion sickness or nausea you can save some money by using the ginger you have in your kitchen instead of going out to buy medication. You can use ginger tea or ginger capsules to fight off motion sickness or nausea. It's even been documented that ginger helped sailors stop seasickness better than taking placebo.

2. Butterbur Butterbur Butterbur is a natural herb from the daisy family. This definitely isn't a herb you can find easily around your house but it's one of the best natural remedies to stop headaches. This natural herb has been used as a remedy for headaches and inflammation for years dating as far back to the Native Americans. Studies have shown that butterbur root extracts are efficient in decreasing severity and frequency of migraine headaches.

3. Lavender Essential Oil Lavender Essential Oil Lavender essential oil comes from a specific lavender species by distillation from the flower spikes. Since the scent of lavender flower is so wonderful most people only know the essential oil is used for fragrances. However, there is so much more health benefits and therapeutic uses for the herb. Lavender essential oil has the power to relieve pain, stop tension, and even treat respiratory complications. It can be used to disinfect cuts and burns by just adding a little water to it. This effective herb can even lower your blood pressure and kill bacteria. Combine this essential oil with other oils and you can get a soothing and relaxing massage. This is a great all purpose oil that can stop stomach cramps by adding a few drops to your warm bath and stop sleepiness.

4. Chamomile tea chamomile tea A member of the sunflower family, chamomile tea is made by infusing German chamomile in hot water. This natural herb can be utilized for a number of different health benefits. If you develop a hemorrhoid you can use some chamomile ointment to treat yourself naturally in your home. No need for pepto bismol is you have a stomach ache, chamomile is extremely helpful when it comes to various stomach problems. You can use this herb to naturally relieve the symptoms of bothersome bowel syndrome and help with your digestion. Studies has shown that daily consumption of chamomile tea has positive effects in the treatment of diabetes. You can also use chamomile as a cold fighter thanks to it's antibacterial properties that will help boost your immune system to fight off colds.

5. Lemon Balm lemon balm Lemon balm comes from the herbal plant known as Melissa officinalis. Herbalists have been using this home remedy for it's calming properties for years. Some studies have shown that combining lemon balm with Valerian is more effective than prescription sleep aids. Lemon balm comes from the mint family and it has antibacterial and antiviral properties you can use to help stop a fever. You can make a cup of hot lemon balm tea to fight against cold sores and mumps.

With all these effective home remedies out there you can see why a lot of people avoid medications and the adverse side effects that come along with most of them. Next time you get sick think about using one of the natural remedies you may already have in your kitchen before you go out and buy expensive medication.

Melony is an experienced writer on health, home remedies, and natural alternatives to medicine. She contributes for popular sites that provides well researched information on natural treatment methods for various health problems. 

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  1. Deepak9:18 AM

    I have tried making Lemon Balm tea which is supposed to be good for the digestion .. You pour one cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of coarsely chopped fresh leaves of lemon balm, cover and leave to stand until it cools to room temperature.

  2. Expert9:20 AM

    Ginger is good at fighting infections and inflammation.

  3. Fatima9:22 AM

    Butterbur and Feverfew help with the delicate blood vessels in the brain and help many people to fight migraines.


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