When it comes to minor health problems, more and more people are growing interested in trying home based remedies instead of a drug-based treatment. Fear of suffering potential health risks and side-effects of drug medications and other intensive forms of treatment made people demand safer, more accessible and more affordable solutions to achieving better health. As people learn to do their research for treatment options, they introduce themselves to the many options of natural remedies which are quite useful. Also, they deliver significant health benefits and improve the overall quality of life.
Home based remedies use drug-free methods, which assure minimal or near zero risks of side-effects and any adverse effects. Modern science and Western medicine began recognizing the benefits of home based remedies as a complement to standard medical treatments.
Standard Home Based Remedies
Apple Cider Vinegar
How long has that bottle of apple cider vinegar been in your pantry? You know the one that you either bought for one particular recipe or maybe your mom gave it to you? Well, that apple cider vinegar is good to have around for healing sores. For severe wounds, wet a gauze bandage in the vinegar solution and leave overnight. You could also dilute one part vinegar to five parts water to use as an effective antiseptic wash to heal sores.
Ginger root might be one of those things that you glance at in the fruit market only because of its bizarre shape. You may even wonder what in the world one would do such a thing. If you grate some of it and put it on a clean cloth or something similar so that you can squeeze out all of the juice, then add it to some vegetable oil, it’s a great massage oil that will relieve drained and aching muscles and joints. Using ginger before bed will assist prevent disturbed sleep.
If you or someone in your family gets a sprain or a bruise, take a cabbage leaf and roll it with a bottle or a rolling pin until it is crushed. Then place it over the affected area and protect it with a bandage. Replace with a new leaf every couple of hours. The next time that you have a wound that looks infected or an angry looking boil grab a small piece of bread and put some honey on it. Place it honey side down on the wound and the honey will act as a drawing ointment which will clean out the wound or bring the boil to a head.
Home based remedies are available to you everywhere you look, you only need to know what you’re looking at.