Archive for March 2012
by William Wells
Herbal remedies have a long and rich history of treating disease and injuries, and is today a popular alternative medical treatment.
Herbalist, the people trained to prepare and prescribe herbal medicines, use plant extracts found in leaves, bark, fruit, seeds, flowers, minerals and animal extracts. By combining tradition and modern practices, Herbalists formulate pills, ointments, inhalers and powders to treat ailments and injuries.
The aim of the Herbalist is to treat the causes of the disease, not mask the symptoms as so many of our modern pharmaceuticals do today. Each herbal medicine is uniquely prepared to fit each individual’s needs.
Herbal medicines are just one component of natural and alternative treatments. Dietary therapy, body massage therapy, exercise, acupuncture, and chiropractic therapy are other natural approaches, and they work best when combined with herbal medicines.
For example, herbal medicines are used along with acupuncture to bring the systems of the body in balance during treatment. Also, herbal medicines are used to treat psychological disorders like depression, anxiety and insomnia.
Herbal remedies are as old as history itself. Many of the plants we grow and food in the kitchen produce helpful effects on our bodies. Your homes is like a small clinic. These remedies are often cheap, almost always available and most of all, effective.
To treat sunburn, use lavender oil or Aloe Vera leaves. Never use lanolin because it will only make matters worse.
To treat heartburn or indigestion, mix together 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 cup of water, and you will soon feel better after you drink it.
If you are stung by a bee, don’t panic! Apply ice or something wrapped and frozen from the freezer. Also, the inside of a banana peel is effective in reliving itching from insect bites and stings. Just rub it on the injury for a couple of minutes.
Muscle strain? Again, ice from the freezer works wonders. Apply it for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off until the pain goes away.
When you have trouble sleeping, a good home remedy is to drink chamomile or lemongrass tea.
Here is another cool banana trick and it save you a lot of money too. Whiten your teeth by messaging your teeth with the inside of a banana peel in a circular motion for 2 minutes a couple of times a week. Pearly white teeth with no expensive treatments!
Got a hangover? Eat a handful of tart cherries! Why? Because the anthocyanins in cherries counter act alcohol’s congeners that causes the headache.
When you choose to use Complementary and Alternative Medicines and Medical Treatments, you can rest assured that your body and health are well taken care of.
Reflexology could be the key to a healthier life for busy mums
Scottish Daily Record
… sleep better and get a whole new lease of life.” Busy mums tend to reach for a cup of tea or coffee to keep going, or a glass of wine at night, but reflexology can offer a far healthier alternative to a much-needed cuppa or boozy drink.