Beneficial Herbal Remedies That You Might Already Have at Home

16 12 2009

Herbal remedies have been used for centuries in countries all across the globe. Many natural cures have proven their effectiveness in alleviating some of the most common and serious diseases that plague our society from then till now. And like common practice, many homeowners like to stock up on spices and other herbs that they may not know can be tremendously useful in curing common household illnesses. Here are some of the most common herbal medicines that may be stored in your spice rack or kitchen cabinet right now.

Peppermint 

More than just your go-to baking ingredient, peppermint is also one of the most effective herbal remedies for irritable bowel syndrome and cold sores. If you still don’t have some in your home, buy some peppermint oil for a handy remedy for abdominal pain and bloating caused by irritable bowel syndrome. When it comes to cold sores, peppermint oil has also been found to have a great effect in battling the herpes simplex virus. 

Green Tea 

Another one of the most popular herbal remedies is green tea. It has been known to be rich in antioxidants. But when drank regularly, green tea can help promote healthier gums and teeth. And if you need extra productivity, you’re in luck because green tea is also known to provide additional brain power. In fact, studies show that green tea can preserve the brain as we age, therefore lessening the risk of suffering from cognitive conditions. 

Cinnamon 

Cinnamon is probably one of the oldest spices. The bark of the cinnamon tree is the most widely-used part of the plant due to its exemplary culinary benefits. But the advantages of cinnamon greatly extend to medicinal purposes. 

Two of the most popular variants of the plant are Cassia and Ceylon. Cassia cinnamon is effective against nausea, colds, painful menstruation and diarrhea. Aside from that, this type of cinnamon is also found to have great effect in energy and circulation. 

Ginger 

Another one of the most effective and well-known herbal remedies in ginger. If you’re fond of Asian cooking, then you would probably already have this in your home. In addition to be being a great cooking ingredient, ginger is also found to be tremendously effective in reducing motion sickness and, for pregnant women, morning sickness. Furthermore, ginger is also efficient in reducing chronic pain by affecting certain hormones that produce inflammation. And simply sipping ginger tea can help you fight upset stomach. 

Mark Michael Ferrer 
Herbal Remedies

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