Natural Cures for Common Ailments

Natural cures and home remedies are medicines prepared at home by using natural ingredients like vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices available in ones garden and kitchen cabinet. Natural cures are catching a lot of attention these days due to its simple, safe, inexpensive way of treatment without any harmful effects and more than anything because of being able to treat one-self for minor ailments. These home-made methods can be used in day to day life to remain physically fit and healthy.

Ones own kitchen cabinet is the best place to start natural cures. Medicines for most common ailments are easily available in the kitchen. The basic idea of natural cures is to make best use of the chemicals that are naturally present in the herbs and spices and other foods for tackling the foreign element in the body that causes the infection. Natural cures can be effectively used in treating a wide range of illness, by proper and regular usage. Natural cures range from preventing hair loss to boosting the childs immune system.

A few such natural home cures for curing common ailments are given below:

Acne “ Apply grated cucumber over face and neck for fifteen minutes and wash. Found to be beneficial for acne and blackheads.

Asthma- A tsp of fresh ginger juice mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste.

Backache “ Two or three cloves of garlic to be taken every morning. Garlic oil massage is also found be beneficial in relieving the pain.

Boils “ Betel leaves can be warmed until soft, coated with castor oil and applied locally.

Burns “ Fresh Aloe Vera gel to which a little of coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric is added can be applied locally.

Cold- Boil eucalyptus leaves or ginger in a quart of water and inhale steam.

Cough “ Gargle warm water to which a pinch of salt and turmeric is added. Drinking basil decoction with honey or chewing rock candy or a clove is also helpful for temporary relief. For long term cough, add half a tsp. of ginger power, a pinch of cinnamon and clove and honey in a cup of boiled water and consume regularly.

Flatulence “ Drink water to which lemon juice and a pinch of baking soda are added.

Headache “ Dilute ginger powder paste and apply on the forehead.

Insomnia “ Drink warm water to which honey is added at bed time, or a glass of warm milk with honey.

Toothache “ Apply few drops of clove oil on the affected tooth.