What are generic home remedies for better health?

(Last Updated: Aug 31, 2006)


Home remedies are ready ingredients found in your home that can be used to help treat the most minor to the most severe disease or disorder affecting the human body. More importantly such ingredients form a part of your daily diet although in smaller proportions and such intake is always without any side effects. Allopathic medicines are chemical compositions which are known to have side effects if you continue to take such medicines for a long period of time. Home remedies have no side effects, can be easily traced and used for treatment. Home remedies are best suitable among the children and elderly. Apart from having a low immune system we also do not want treatments to result in side effects or reactions among children or senior citizens. Natural home made remedies are also best suitable to those who have allergic reactions to certain medicines. Home remedies are also inexpensive as compared to medicines.

Natural ingredients such as spices, vegetables, fruits, herbs and essential oils all form part of various home remedies to heal the body and mind. Natural ingredients such as ginger, garlic, lemon, sage, basil, fennel, honey are used to treat a wide variety of disorders that plague the human body. Some simple and effective home remedies include:

  • A concoction of honey, ginger and pepper is known to treat colds and sore throats.
  • Garlic is know to treat a wide variety of disorders ranging from colds to reduction in blood pressure
  • Fennel seeds aid digestion and treats vomiting and nausea.
  • Thyme and mint is used to treat bad breath, vomiting, nausea and headaches
  • Ginger aids digestion and helps in bowel movement.
  • Substituting cabbage for regular foods helps reduce food intake and helps lose weight.
  • Crush almonds with honey to make a paste and use the granular mixture on the face as a skin peel to rejuvenate the skin.
  • Cranberry juice aids digestion and reduces the risk of contracting Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Applying cucumber rounds on the eyes relieves puffiness of the eyes and reduces dark circles.

Natural ingredients such as ginger, garlic, lemon are used in various forms such as drinks, dressings or as part of herbal preparations. Herbal drinks are made as infusions, tinctures or in decoction form. Topical applications are also made out of turmeric, baking soda, honey to treat skin conditions. Home remedies can also be used from any part of the world because basic ingredients are sourced from your very kitchen which has the answer to all your health problems.

answered by M W

Home Remedies are quick, effective, low cost natural options available to you to cure or treat common health problems at home. They are also highly recommended as an immediate remedy to everyday ailments instead of having to wait for a doctor's appointment and let a problem worsen without knowing what to do.

answered by P P

Home Remedies are remedies for common illnesses and disorders that can be treated with natural foods, herbs, etc. The use of home remedies is endless, they help cure many ailments without the use of drugs, they prevent illness, most are not filled with the side effects that you would get by drug unteraction. Unless you are allergic to a type of food they are pretty safe and can be made right from the pantry in your own home. Onions, garlic, cinnamon, vinegar are only to name a few items which are great for your health and relieving things from ear aches to foot spurs.

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answered by C

Home Remedies are Possibilities to treat ailments by simple means at a persons own home. Usually people suggest on using them because they had a possitive experience with this kind of treatment or remedy and they simply want to share their experience. There are sometimes other motives behind suggestions that are often business or money related so one should be very careful in selecting the most valuable suggestions and it is best to check if there are second opinions about a specific suggestion. I my personal opinion we all need to complement our health care with home remedies like Self Help Exercises, Diet, Orthomolecular Medicine etc., because real Healing takes place within us and not outside of us.

answered by T Z


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