Anecdotal evidence indicates that most people resort to home remedies to manage minor health problems. These remedies are usually sufficient to manage the symptoms of the problem, while the body recovers from the issue. A survey in Germany found that 80% of the people used home remedies and that 80% of the people tried home remedies before going to pharmaceutical options.
The biggest advantage of home remedies is that it does not have side effects. Popping pills may ease the symptom instantly but comes with a lot of side effects and other complications like dependency. Also allopathic medicine invariable treats only the symptoms while natural remedies usually cure ailments by going to the root of the problem in addition to bringing the body back to balance.
Using these herbs not only as a medicine but in your daily life as teas, infusions or decoctions can keep you healthy and can prevent health issues. Natural remedies form a very important part of preventive medicine.
Below is a list of natural remedies in the form of herbs, flowers, spices, and fruits which are high in nutrition. Click on the links to go to each section, where you then read up on the health benefits of individual herbs and how you can use them.
Herbal medicine is a universal practice among all of the world’s traditional medical systems like Siddha, Ayurveda, and Unani. Herbs like Tulsi, Neem, Brahmi, Bhringraj, and many others have enormous health benefits not only for the body but also for the mind. Click on the link below to know the health benefits of various herbs.
Flowers not only add beauty to our space but are also filled with health benefits. While some flowers like hibiscus and Rose are very good for the skin, flowers like Dandelion and periwinkle have been used in cancer therapy. Click on the link below to know more about the health benefits of flowers and their remedies.
Fruits are the most natural food you can find, which can be eaten raw – that is, in their natural state. Fruits are an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. They can be easily digested and have a cleansing effect on the blood and the digestive system. Click on the link below for the health benefits and home remedies of some of the fruits that we eat on a daily basis.
Seeds contain important nutrients needed for human growth. They are very good sources of protein and essential unsaturated fatty acids. Nuts are one of the most important foods that we get from nature. Nuts also contain vitamin E and plant sterols, which are again good for the heart. Click on the link below for more information on different seeds and nuts.
Spices contain many plant-derived chemical compounds that help to prevent disease and promote health. They have anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-flatulent, and anti-clotting properties. Many components in spices, when taken in the right quantities, help prevent stroke and coronary artery disease. Click below to know more about spices like turmeric, cloves, and many more spices
The use of herbs and other natural remedies is well rooted in medical practice, since ancient times. Even though clinical studies have been done on very few herbs, anecdotal and animal studies show that these home remedies do play a very important role in curing people, without any side effects. For home remedies for acidity, constipation, acne, and more, click on the link below.
It is not enough to know the health benefits of herbs, one must also know how to use them. Click below for DIY videos that tell you how to use herbs and flowers as face packs, face creams, herbal oils, pain balms, and much more.
Click below for recipes on how to cook these herbs. Very often we know the health benefits of herbs and other food, but do not know how to use them. There are recipes for teas, chutneys, and powders that can be made easily.