According to a recent survey, most people believed that home remedies are just folklore and that many of these remedies are no more than cures for imaginary ailments. According to the survey, only about 80 percent of respondents (on an average 22 different home remedies had been used per individual). Information on home remedies is most often gained from close family members, and not from doctors, media or self-proclaimed ‘experts’. This article intends to describe some of the common (and seldom mentioned) home remedies and the ways in which they can be used as well as their possible advantages and drawbacks. In addition, the article will also provide the basis for considering the likelihood of homeopathic treatments being effective.
One of the most popular (and widely used) home remedies for various health problems are aromatherapy. Based on traditional beliefs, certain scented oils can help stimulate the brain and offer a calming influence. Research has shown that some of these scents are also able to reduce the symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. The evidence to suggest that aromatherapy can have a positive effect on health problems is very strong. Aromatherapy is a simple and inexpensive way to relieve tension, calm frayed nerves and alleviate tension and pain.
Home remedies for constipation are also widely used, although very few people are aware of this fact. According to the same survey, almost all of the people who used home remedies for constipation admitted that they had tried to use laxatives to help relieve constipation. While there is nothing wrong with using laxatives to relieve constipation, there are better ways to solve the problem, and one of these is to drink enough water to make sure you are getting enough hydration. It’s also important to make sure you are eating enough fibre, as too little fibre can contribute to constipation, as well as stomach cramps and gas. Eating plenty of fibre is also important to ensuring a healthy weight and strong bones, and anyone who is overweight should try to ensure they are getting enough water to keep hydrated.
One of the best home remedies for constipation is actually made from mother’s home remedies, and it is one of the most popular – the juice of a ripe tomato. All you have to do is put the tomato into a bowl and add in the amount of water your body requires to make a smooth paste. Rub the mixture gently around the abdomen, just like you would a paste made from flour and salt. If you are feeling a bit queasy after rubbing the solution around, add a little bit of milk and begin to drink it to help you relax and ease your discomfort. Once you feel you have had enough, take the remedy off and repeat the process the next day.
If you are feeling an ache in your throat, you should look at using one of the many home remedies that are designed to soothe your throat. One of the most popular home remedies for a sore throat is apple cider vinegar. Just drop two cups of vinegar in with some water and gargle gently. The acidity of the vinegar will help to soothe your throat and the water will help to wash away the food particles that lodged in your throat. Another great medicinal home remedy for sore throats is olive leaf extract, which you can find in a variety of health stores.
As you can see, there are many options when it comes to finding home remedies for common symptoms. Traditional medicine has helped people deal with these same health problems for centuries, but in this day and age, you can easily find many natural solutions to your minor health problems through the internet. If you are dealing with chronic symptoms or are suffering from a painful health problem that has been plaguing you for too long, give one of these home remedies a try!