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More and more people are turning towards natural remedies at home for healing common ailments. Over-the-counter medicines contain ingredients that a lot of health-conscious people just don’t want to put into their bodies. These ingredients can lead to cancer and a myriad of other dangerous health problems.

Natural remedies are easily researched on the internet and herbalists are found just about everywhere. Many people are growing herb gardens in their yards and they are using them for these natural remedies. Stores have popped up in major shopping centers providing herbs for sale with information about what they heal and how.

If you are interested in using natural remedies to cure the common ailments that plague our families keep reading because this post is for you.


Natural Remedies: The Recipes



Natural Remedies: Thyme

Coughs and sore throats can be relieved by drinking Thyme Tea up to 3 cups per day.

Steep 1 tablespoon dried or 1 teaspoon fresh Thyme into 1 cup of water for 10 minutes. Strain and drink.



Sinus Cold:

Natural Remedies: Garlic

Garlic and cayenne powder can relieve clogged sinuses quickly.

Mix 1 cup of tomato juice, 1 tsp. minced fresh garlic, 1/4 tsp. cayenne powder, and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Warm over the stove top or in the microwave til warm and drink slowly.




Natural Remedies: Ginger Tea

Ginger is what you want for digestion and nausea problems.

Add 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger to one cup of hot water and drink.




Natural Remedies: Spices

Prevention is key here.

Eat foods that contain garlic, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, and oregano to help prevent and fight off cancer cells.




Natural Remedies: Lavendar

Using herbs such as rose water, lavender, aloe gel, calendula, echinacea, witch hazel, and dandelion can treat acne.

Combine any or all of the herbs above and rub on the face where pimples are at.




Natural Remedies: Chamomille

Chamomille can stop the runny and itchy eyes and symptoms of allergies.

Simply make chamomile tea and drink up to five times a day.




Natural Remedies: Aloe Vera

Using Aloe Vera and blackberries can treat burns and sunburn.

Slice a stalk of aloe vera and squeeze the gel directly on the burned area. Blackberries work the same way when smashed into a pulp.




Natural Remedies: Cayenne Pepper

Using Cayenne powder can relieve migraines.

Mixing cayenne powder in food and drinks can prevent and even alleviate migraines. Just add a small amount to whatever you are eating.




Natural Remedies: Linden Flower

Linden flower, found in health food stores can reduce a fever.

To use as a tea, steep 1 tablespoon of this dried herb into 1 cup of water for 15 minutes and drink.

You don't have to cure yourself with over-the-counter medicine anymore. You can learn natural remedies for common ailments and stay healthier longer.


Treating common ailments at home is easy when you know what herbs to use for each ailment you are treating. Herbs are found everywhere and are so simple to grow in your own backyard. Health food stores usually provide access to the ingredients or plants that may not be readily accessible.

If you are looking for more information on healing naturally and more natural remedies that are available you should check out Natural Remedies. That site has extensive information on natural remedies for many common illnesses and conditions. You may also want to check out Dr. Axe for even more natural remedies as well as other great health information. You can also read my post, 20 Uses for Vicks Vapor Rub You Should Know, here.


Do you use herbs to treat common ailments on your homestead? Please share them with my readers.

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