I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. There are simple suggestion all over the internet to aid weight loss (lemon water), a soothing detox bath (epsom salts), drinking a calming cup of tea at the end of the day (chamomile), or drinking ginger ale for an upset stomach. And when some of the people are presented with the idea of using natural remedies they balk. So silly.
I personally am so happy that we have so many natural options available to treat what ails us. For example, this morning I made myself a cup of ginger root tea with cinnamon and honey. So soothing. And great for so many ailments.
Ginger Root – Typically used to aid digestion. Also used to help flush the system, aiding in weight loss and fight infections. The warming nature of ginger helps relieve tired muscles, reduce inflammation, and open inflamed airways.
Cinnamon – Similarly has warming properties – helping to ease arthritis pain; and treating cold, sore throat, and cough. Cinnamon is also useful for weight loss, regulating blood sugar, and lowering bad cholesterol.
Honey – Provides assistance for allergies, particularly if you ingest local honey. Raw honey is helpful as a cough suppressant, regulates blood sugar, sleeping aid, immune booster, aids digestion, reduces inflammation, and many more benefits.
Lemon – Generally considered a diuretic, so is often suggested in a simple lemon water. It also has a rejuvenating effect on the skin, and boosts energy and mood.
You should even take a closer look at the items you have in your spice cabinet. Pick a couple and look up their health benefits. I guarantee you what you find will surprise you.
Natural healing is much easier to come by than you might think. By focusing on the foods you are eating, and choosing to cook your meals at home instead of eating out constantly (and I don’t just mean fast food) you are able to look closely at what goes into the recipes. Choose foods and spices that can fulfill your general health needs. Doing this on a regular basis can help you lead a healthier life and avoid the use of OTC medications or make regular visits to your physician.