Popular Natural Home Remedies

For many of us, popular natural home remedies represent the opportunity to treat a variety of physical and emotional health challenges with affordable and recognized cures. However, if a condition is serious or persists, this usually signals that professional medical treatment should be arranged. Below are natural home remedies for a number of health challenges.

Stress – Ancient Greeks were the first to recognize the crippling effects and medical risks caused by stress. Greeks get credit for originating the popular home remedy of chamomile tea. Three cups a day should help get your stress level down and under control.

Bruising – We all incur unsightly and sometimes painful bruises. Bruising occurs when tiny blood vessels known as capillaries leak into nearby tissue. You can expedite the recovery by applying ice and compression to the bruised area. There are several herbs that are also effective at hastening recovery.

Heartburn – An unsettling stomach ailment, heartburn can disrupt our diet and sleeping pattern. Try this licorice, ginger or chamomile tea the next time your stomach acts up. Mix one teaspoon each of licorice root, fresh ginger, chamomile flowers to one cup of boiled water. Stir, simmer for about ten minutes, strain into a cup and enjoy!

Arthritis – There are a number of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories that can help reduce arthritic pain. Glucosamine and chondroitin can not only reduce pain but will help deter loss of cartilage for sufferers of low to moderate arthritic pain. 30 grams of ginger once a day will really ease your suffering.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) – Rather than dread once a month headaches, and volatile mood swings that can occur with PMS, try being proactive throughout the month. You can always take 200-mgs of over-the-counter pain relievers like Motrin but you might find that 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise daily will produce more consistent relief.

Insomnia – If you suffer from this aggravating condition, your work and home life will both suffer. Try a slice of turkey, chicken or even a banana before turning in for the night. Carbohydrates assist tryptophan in milk enter the brain. A glass or warm milk, a cookie and one spoonful of honey is still a popular remedy for insomnia.

Snoring – Purchase extra pillows and commit to sleeping more soundly and without interference from snoring. Your bunkmate will appreciate these simple remedies that really work. By propping your heads, you prevent tissues in the throat from blocking your air passages. Another popular remedy is to sleep on your side. This will ensure that your soft palate and tongue rest against the back of your throat.

Congestion – One of the best spices to help treat congestion is cinnamon. Cinnamon is the inner layer of tree bark and reduces congestion and phlegm. Add a cinnamon stick to your ginger tea and have a healthy uncongested day. Ground cinnamon in porridge also can be effective.

Antioxidants – Cloves are among a host of underrated spices that serve as powerful antioxidants. During the Han dynasty, cloves were used as breath fresheners. Cloves also help to treat conditions like flatulence and bloating and stomach uneasiness.

Paprika – The crews of Christopher Columbus were so impressed with the settling attributes of paprika that they carried the plants back to Spain where home cooks quickly added spice to many recipes. Paprika introduces antioxidants, including betacarotene, capsanthin, quercetin and luteolin. For overall wellness mix 2 teaspoons of paprika with ¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper. 2 teaspoons of dried oregano and rub into fish or lamb before cooking.