There’s more and more people resorting to natural remedies and cures these days. Not only is the food we eat good for us (mainly) but it can be used in preventing illness or even helping us when our batteries are running low. Here’s 10 of our remedy and cure products and how they can help you benefit.
All the remedies and cures were taken from the newly published excellent book ‘1001 Home Remedies & Natural Cures’ by Esme Floyd – published by Carlton Books (available from all good bookshops and online at Amazon. Our thanks to Carlton books for allowing the permission to use, hope you find it beneficial.
Cinnamon is high in magnesium, which is essential for many of the body’s key systems, including insulin production. For type 2 diabetes, adding half a teaspoon ground cinnamon a day to your diet could have beneficial results. Sprinkle it on buttered toast,apple slices, oatmeal or in yoghurt. Alternatively stick to ordinary tea to make chai tea.
In Ayurvedic medicine, tamarind leaves have been used in tea for reducing fever. Prepare a cold drink by mixing a pinch of turmeric powder with 2 fresh tamarind leaves in 125ml (4 fl oz) cold water. Drink to help reduce fever and repeat twice a day.
Add 2 tablespoons gram flour to 1 cup coconut milk and gently massage into the scalp. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse.
Ginger has anti fungal properties, so is great treatment for athlete’s foot. Infuse hot water with fresh ginger root, allow to cool and then use as a foot soak for 15 minutes twice a day.
Almond extract is a great toothache reliever because of its high alcohol content, which dries out the cavity and acts as a topical anesthetic. Use a few drops on the painful area as needed.
Mix 1 tablespoon of mustard oil with 1 teaspoon of table salt. Wash your hands thoroughly and then use a clean finger to apply the mixture to the gum, massaging gently for a few seconds. Rinse well with warm water.
Eating onions every day can help to improve the circulation as well as relax muscles, reducing stress. Onions are actually easier to digest if they are partially cooked, so grilling or roasting lightly works well.
Basil leaves can reduce blood cholesterol levels and help protect the heart from continued damage. Mix 1 tablespoon of fresh basil juice with 1 teaspoon of honey and drink on an empty stomach.
If you burn your tongue on hot food or drink, immediately sprinkle granulated sugar on it – the sugar takes in the heat and helps prevent the tongue from feeling scorched for too long.
Zinc is very important for the healing of stretch marks, particularly those caused by pregnancy. Get your daily intake from nuts,seeds and seafood.
We hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as we did. The book has 1001 remedies and cures and is well worth a read.It’s amazing how food is great tasting, but even more amazing how we can use it to get better and prevent some diseases and common health problems.
Eurofoods accept no responsibility for, all shall be liable for any accident, injury, loss or damage, that may result in using ideas from this extract. Never try self diagnosis and always seek the advice form a medical professional.