1. Colds/Allergies Remedy: Yogi Tea
Start with whole cloves and black peppercorn to make yogi tea. Dr. Nancy Welliver (Naturopathic Physician and Chair of Botanical Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle) said, "You might want to throw in 2 or 3 of these cinnamon sticks." Continue with crushed cardamon seed and fresh ginger, boil the mixture for 30 minutes to 3 hours, and add black tea, last.
2. Digestive Problems: Ginger
To make ginger syrup, peel and slice the ginger and add sugar. Dr. Welliver said, "So you layer ginger, sugar, ginger, sugar, and kids really love this because you're actually doing something with sugar." After 12 to 18 hours, strain out the ginger and the syrup is ready to be given by the teaspoonful. This helps soothe stomach upset in children and nausea in pregnant women.
You can make homemade ginger ale by adding mineral water in a one- to-one ratio. (She says this is great for upset stomachs with kids too!)
3. Diarrhea Remedy: Bilberry
Grind up dried bilberry or blueberry in a coffee grinder, add half a cup of honey and mix.
Herbs and spices have been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Nearly 20 percent of Americans currently use natural products to promote health or treat ailments. Many of the herbs and spices with natural healing properties can be found in home kitchens.
So will I be making these home remedies? It sounds like a good idea, but time consuming. So, I will probably opt for over spending at the drug store. However, I definitely would have made the ginger tea when I was pregnant. I don't like taking drugs during pregnancy. So, if there's something natural that will do the trick, I would opt for that!
Do you have any home remedies you can share with us?
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