Natural health remedies have always been a popular method of treatment for common illnesses.
When it comes to stomach aches, headaches and nausea, there’s often nothing more effective than the natural treatment. So instead of running to the pharmacy, turn to one of the natural home remedies that will nurse you back to health without breaking the bank.
There are natural remedies available for almost every illness. However, it is extremely important for us to gain some knowledge about the uses of these natural elements.
Here are some of the common home remedies that are popularly used
If you are suffering from insomnia, eat kiwi fruit. If you are struggling to sleep every night you should include kiwi fruit in your diet.
Research has found that people who ate two kiwis an hour before sleeping experienced better sleep quality and duration. It is because the fruit has high levels of serotonin. Low levels of serotonin are associated with insomnia.
High cholesterol levels can be controlled by incorporating the pears into your diet. Soluble fibre, found in pears, can decrease the absorption of ‘bad’ cholesterol into your blood.
You can cure sore muscles by drinking cherry juice, every now and then.
Cherries are rich in anthocyanins, giving them their rich colour and their anti-inflammatory effects.
Other than curing your physical illnesses, there are natural home remedies available to improve your mental health as well.
Natural and essential oils help our nerves to calm down and gradually help us overcome our anxieties.
A warm bath is one of the most comfortable and pleasant ways to calm your senses. For an even better remedy, add some lavender oil to the tub and soak to your heart’s content.
Monitoring your breath can help bring your anxiety under quick control. To relax and deepen your breathing, sit down, put one hand over your abdomen, and slowly inhale so that your belly expands under your hand but your shoulders do not rise. Hold your breath for a minute or two, then very slowly exhale. Repeat until you feel calmer.
Sip your way to tranquillity. Warm milk is an old-fashioned remedy for insomnia, drinking a glass of warm milk can release tension any time of day.
Milk contains an amino acid that is required for the creation of the brain chemical serotonin, which improves feelings of well-being.
To summarise, natural remedies are effective for both physical and mental health. But it is necessary that we consult professional help too when these illnesses are beyond our control.
They are useful when you experience mild discomfort but one cannot completely rely on natural remedies unless they consult an expert.
Adequate information must be gathered before using or consuming any of these unknown herbs and oils. Gather knowledge about their physical and medicinal properties before blindly using them.
Natural remedies are undoubtedly a treasure in an Indian household and very commonly used.
These natural remedies speak a lot about our culture and how they have a history associated with it. So, instead of running off to a new doctor every time you get sick, you should first try some traditional methods and understand the importance of natural remedies.