Herbal Treatment for Common Ailments

By: Juliet Cohen

There are many minor illnesses which can be easily and safely treated without the inconvenience. Cough, fever, cuts and bruises are some minor ailments that we commonly suffer. Some simply require a bit of bed-rest, others may be helped by remedies. Natural remedies can be used to effectively treat a range of ailments through correct and regular usage. For natural home remedies, the kitchen is a great place to start. It has almost all the medicines you would possible need at least, to deal with common ailments. In home based remedies, the idea is to use the chemicals naturally present in the herbs, spices and other foods to tackle the offending foreign element in the body that is causing the pain or infection instead of flushing the body with hundreds of milligrams of strong chemicals in the form of antibiotics.

The body has to face a plethora of offensive side effects such as excessive drowsiness, weakness, allergies and diarrhoea (caused by excessive heat generated) to handle.

Natural remedies can be used to effectively treat a range of ailments through correct and regular usage. Acne is a commonly ailments. Gated cucumber applied over the face ,eyes and neck for fifteen minutes are very much beneficial for acne and blackheads. Bad Breath -Wash your mouth with lime juice mixed with water. Bleeding external- apply ice cube or sandalwood paste. Bleeding internal-Drink a glass of warm milk with a 1/2 teaspoon of saffron & turmeric powder. Burns-add coconut oil to the paste of fresh gel of aloe vera blended with a pinch of turmeric Powder and apply.

Another common ailments gas. Consume a cup of water with a pinch of baking soda & lemon juice. Insomnia-Honey is a very useful in Insomnia. It should be taken with water ,before going to bed ,in doses of two teaspoons in a large cup of water. Swelling- apply two parts of turmeric powder with one part salt to the affected area. Toothache-apply 3 drops of clove oil to the affected teeth. Another herb bath, designed especially for sunburns, is to take two tablespoons of comfrey root and put in one pint of water. Simmer it in a covered pan for ten minutes, strain, and add liquid to your bath water. Other common aliments hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stool. It is also recommended is eating a large leek and drinking a glass of nettle liquid several times a day.

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