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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Natural Remedies For Common Ailments

By: Lee Dobbins


Some of the best remedies for common ailments seem to have been forgotten in today's society where a trip to the pharmacy can yield a medicine that will cure anything. The next time you have one of these common ailments, try doing what grandma did and take a trip to your kitchen cabinet instead of to the drug store. It will be kinder on your wallet as well as your health!



While supplements of vitamin C, D and zinc will shorten the lifespan of a common cold, a hot lemon drink is also extremely good. Cool lemon juice and honey are a great soother for a sore throat and gives the body much-needed vitamin C at the same time The juice of one lemon in a glass of water is sufficient.



When you have the cold or flu the constant rubbing of tissue on your nose and lips can cause chaffing and soreness. Try a smear of vaseline or petroleum jelly on those sore lips and nose.



A 'streaming cold' where the nose and eyes water profusely, can be inconvenient and even embarrassing but believe it or not, you can help alleviate these runny symptoms with an onion. Simply dip a slice of onion into a glass of hot water for two seconds, then sip the cooled water throughout the day. In fact, onion is a good thing to have around when you have a cold and putting half an onion on the bedside table at night can get rid of your cold symptoms because its odor is inhaled while you sleep.



For those unpleasant times when you suffer from diarrhea, two tablespoons of brown vinegar will usually fix the problem.



In addition to common kitchen products, many herbs can be used to treat ailments instead of expensive drugs. For example, if you suffer from headaches dizziness or tinnitus, you might try feverfew leaves.



The Tea Tree and Eucalyptus oils are useful for treating a variety of respiratory ailments. These are excellent for the treatment of colds and coughs. They can be massaged into the chest or burned in an oil burner to help clear the airways and prevent congestion. Tea Tree oil is a natural antiseptic and can be dabbed on cuts, bites and stings. It is often used to treat spots and pimples and when diluted with water, acts as a mouth gargle (keep in-mind it should never be swallowed).



The herb black cohosh is a powerful relaxant as well and is extremely effective in easing painful menstrual cramps. Ovarian cramps will be relieved as well as bringing on a delayed menstrual cycle. It is also effective in the treatment of arthritis, osteo-arthritis, rheumatic pain and neurological pan. In small doses, appetite and digestion are greatly improved and is very beneficial for the nervous system in general.



Author Bio

Lee Dobbins enjoys learning and writing about herbs and home remedies. Please visit www.herbs-home-remedies.com for more on alternative healing.



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Open Your Eyes America!

Welcome and thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I have been researching facts about medical versus natural remedies. I truely believe that we would be much healthier if we stopped believing the pharmaceutical companies that feed us their drugs.

Sometimes, knowingly, they put a drug out on the market fully aware that is it not safe. And sometimes they get away with it, other times they are caught. Do you ever notice though that when they ARE caught, the mainstream media doesn't make a big deal out of it? It is so frustrating to many of us that those drug companies and the mainstream media feel that we are not important enough to know the truth. Why are they hiding some of these facts? Well I believe it comes down to one fact. If people know about their secrets, they would lose massive amounts of money. I mean MASSIVE!

I think it's time that we the American people should take back our freedom and stop buying expensive drugs and turn to herbal medicines and supplements. The more you read about it, the more you will understand that herbal medicines are just as effective as their counterparts. PLUS there are far fewer side effects to deal with!

My goal here is to keep informing people about what is available and that they don't have to depend on the Big Pharma to get well and maintaining their health.

I hope you stick around and check my articles that I come across that are written by many enlightened authors, MD's that practice homeopathy, and people like me that are fed up with being told how to live our lives!
Thanks for reading!

Julie Haller LPN