Homeopathic And Organic Remedies
November 18th, 2008
Homeopathic And Organic Remedies to Keep Common Aliments at Bay
Ever heard the old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, with these simple but effective natural remedies, you will learn how to heal and relieve common aliments that affect children and adults alike.
A sore throat is usually indicative of more problems to come, such as colds and flues. Powdered slippery-elm bark mixed with hot water acts as a natural cough suppressant and soothes the throat. Eucalyptus and menthol, present in many cough drops and syrups, offer similar results. For natural alternative to these average drugstore remedies, simply rub the menthol and eucalyptus oils on the chest.
For fever reduction, drink plenty of fluids and consider a simple tepid water bath with vinegar. Homeopathic remedies such as belladonna and aconite, a form of vitamin C work wonders to helping the body’s own immune system kick in and fight off the illness. The vapors of essential oils such as bergamot and chamomile also help to reduce fevers when added to a warm compress and applied to the forehead or chest.
Nasal congestion and runny noses often occur as a result of cold or allergies. Avoid over the counter decongestants and try a more holistic approach with humidifiers and homemade saline nasal rinses. Humidifiers aid in adding moisture to the air, and a few drops of rosemary and lavender to the water helps you breath easier. Also, a bath made with fresh rosemary and chamomile will almost instantly start clearing out the sinuses.
Children get ear infections all the time. And as many parents know, it always happens in the middle of the night. Natural, olive-oil based drops, combined with herbs such as willow or garlic help sooth the pain of the ear infection so your child can go back to sleep. These ingredients are also highly antibacterial in addition to being pain relieving, thus proving to be more effective than antibiotics.
While all of these suggestions offer a natural way to heal the body, prevention is always the key. A healthy diet rich in vitamins and nutrients, coupled with a daily multivitamin and adequate rest are the first and most important steps towards healthy living. Foods packed with whole grains, fruits, vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids are some examples of a balanced diet. Also, exercise helps build up the immune system by increasing circulation and combating free radicals. And by keeping a healthy diet your skin will be healthy and glowing.
Please consult a homeopathic physician for the proper instructions with any homemade remedies or suggestions from this article. Specially when dealing with children.
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