Home Remedies: Know the Limits

Ever try home remedies? Maybe you think that only things your doctor prescribes can help take care of your problems. Actually there are many diseases that can be cured by home remedies more effectively and safely than using modern medicines. Perhaps your grandmother really was right when she gave you some of those crazy treatments as a kid. We are learning more remedies every day that were once considered brilliant, then foolish, and now the doctors once again marvel at the brilliance of these treatments.

One example of a home remedy that is more effective than medications is a treatment for allergies. Many people will add five drop of castor oil in a little juice or water in the mornings on an empty stomach. This remedy helps allergies in the intestinal tract, skin, and nasal passages.


Another great example is chicken pox. There are dozens of very effective home remedies for chicken pox. For instance, an oatmeal bath is a popular remedy to help relieve the itching caused by chicken pox. All you have to do is cook two cups of oatmeal in two liters of water. You cook this for fifteen minutes before putting it in a thin cotton bag and dropping it into warm bath water. Swish it around until the water becomes smoky. Leave in the bag, making sure there are no holes in it, and then let your child play. The itching will be relieved for a time.

Our final wonderful example of home remedies at work is using cinnamon to treat your sore throat. Most of us probably have a sore throat every winter, but you can relieve the pain by adding one teaspoon of coarsely powdered cinnamon and a pinch of pepper powder to a glass of water; then, boil the water and drink up. You can also use two teaspoons of honey or add two or three drops of cinnamon oil to the honey.

But remember that with all self-treatments you should know their limits! Be sure to consult your doctor if symptoms persist.

Remedies for Candida

There are also many great home treatments for Candida. Garlic capsules are one of the most popular treatments for Candida sufferers. Garlic has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can help to prevent yeast overgrowth. You can take garlic pills by mouth and they will help.

Yeast infections also have many effective home remedies including using garlic cloves. If you insert a peeled garlic clove into the vagina it can help kill off the bacteria. However, be sure you don’t insert it too far as it may take all day to work out. You can also put plain yogurt without any added sugar onto a tampon and insert it into the vagina. You may also want to wear panty liners all the time in order to keep moisture away from your body.

These remedies may sound unusual or disturbing, but they actually work better than most popular medications. Most of the medicines on the market have negative side effects that can affect your health on other levels. Try these home remedies and decide which work best for your specific needs. Find detailed information and ideas at our Yeast Infection Home Remedies page.

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