There are many natural remedies which can treat different kinds of health problems and help recover quickly. Not all diseases and conditions require a trip to the doctor–some can be easily treated at home. Here are the best natural solutions against common health problems:
1. Back pain
Hot and cold compresses
Alternating between hot and cold compresses on your back every 20 minutes can quickly relieve the pain. For the cold compresses, you can use some ice in a bag, while for the hot, a warm bottle of water wrapped in a towel will do nicely.
Put a bit of alcohol like brandy on the painful areas on your back, then massage gently so it can enter your skin and relieve the pain.
Getting up from bed
Lay on one side of the body first, then lower your feet on the floor until you reach a sitting position. This will reduce the pain and prevent excess pressure on the lower part of your back.
A cup of menthol tea has a relaxing effect on your body and will relieve the pain. Chamomile tea is a good alternative if you can’t find menthol.
Honey and garlic
Mix a garlic clove with a tablespoon of honey in a blender, then consume the mixture to make the pain go away.
Applying cold compresses on your forehead every 15 minutes can help you get rid of the pain.
3. Congested nose
Boil some water in a bigger pan until it steams, then put a towel over your head and lean over the pan, inhaling the steam for about 5 minutes.
Bay leaf, sage and cinnamon tea
Put the ingredients in hot water for 5-10 minutes – the wonderful aroma they give off is powerful enough to unclog your nose.
Honey and apple cider vinegar
Add 2 tablespoons of ACV and honey each in a glass of warm water, then leave the drink to cool down for a couple of minutes before drinking it.
Tea tree oil
Put a few drops of tea tree oil on the affected areas to stop the itching.
Add a handful of thyme in hot water and bring the mixture to a boil, then apply the tea on the affected areas to soothe the skin.
Pour 1 liter of boiled water over 500 gr. of oats, then cook the mixture until it boils while stirring occasionally. Leave it to cool down afterwards, then make a compress of the oats and apply it on the affected areas of your skin.
Peel a banana and pour some alcohol on the peel, then apply it on your face and leave it to work for half an hour. Banana peels can easily absorb toxins from your body and relieve headaches completely naturally.
Hot and cold compresses
Lay down on a bed in a quiet and dark room, then alternate hot and cold compresses on your forehead every 10 minutes. This will relax your muscles and improve your blood circulation, effectively stopping the pain.
A cup of unsweetened strong black coffee can easily relieve your migraine.
Boil some apples in water, then peel and eat them to improve your digestion.
Orange and kiwi juice
Drink some orange and kiwi juice on an empty stomach to boost your digestion and relieve constipation.
Mix some oats with lemon juice and water and consume the mixture to treat constipation.
7. Stomachache and digestive problems
A cup of chamomile tea will relax your stomach muscles and relieve the pain.
Lemon juice and baking soda
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a bit of lemon juice and ½ a glass of water and sip the mixture slowly. It will improve your digestion and help you get rid of the annoying pain.
Cinnamon, menthol, fennel and basil tea
Mix a tablespoon of each herb and put it in ½ a glass of water, then cook the mixture for 10 minutes. Leave it to cool down a bit afterwards, strain it and drink a cup of the tea every 30 minutes to relieve your stomachache.
8. Coughs, colds and the flu
Lemon and honey
Mix 2 cups of lemon juice with 7 tablespoons of honey, then cook the mixture for an hour and half. Next, leave it to cool down and pour it in a bottle, then take 2 tablespoons of the syrup every hour during the first day, and a tablespoon of the remedy every 3 hours on the second day.
Drinking orange juice every day is a great way of reducing the risk of colds and the flu thanks to its high vitamin C content.
Consuming hot soup is highly recommended when you’re suffering from the flu as it will keep you hydrated and reduce the symptoms of the infection.
Orange peel, oats and yogurt
Put some orange peels in a bowl of water and leave them for 24 hours, then cut the peel on pieces and mix them with 3 tablespoons of oats and 2 tablespoons of yogurt. Apply the cream on the affected areas of your face, then leave it to work for 5 minutes before rinsing with water. Repeat the process every day and you will get rid of the acne soon.
Peel some lemon rind and boil it in water for 3-5 minutes, then take 2 cups of the tea every day to detox your body and skin.
Honey and cinnamon
Mix some honey and cinnamon and apply the cream on the affected areas to easily defeat the acne.
10. Hair loss
Garlic, onion and lemon
Apply a mixture of garlic and onion juice on your scalp and massage it in, then rinse your hair with lemon juice after 20 minutes to neutralize the smell. Using the treatment regularly will boost your hair growth and prevent hair loss in the future.
Carrots and coconut milk
Mix some coconut milk and carrots and apply the mixture on your scalp to strengthen the hair shafts and prevent hair loss.
Boil a few beets in water for 10 minutes, then leave the liquid to cool down before applying it on your scalp. Repeat the process 2-3 times a week for best results.