There are no miracle cure-alls, silver bullets, or magic pills that will get you trim, fit and healthy, but after an exhaustive search and rigorous testing, The Sherpa has pinpointed a few natural health therapies that DO help and ferreted out the scams to avoid...you may be shocked by what we've discovered.

Popular Home Remedies

A family kitchen or pantry is an easy source of remedies for common symptoms before one consults a doctor. Here are some of them.

A simple mixture of one teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water taken all at once can temporarily lessen the pain or discomfort from UTI (urinary tract infection), according to Laurie Steelsmith, naturopathic physician. The mixture can be taken again after 10 hours only if necessary, as continued use may lower the level of potassium. It should not be taken by elderly people. However, it is still necessary to consult a doctor.

Due to its antibacterial properties, honey is most likely to be beneficial in healing wounds, according to Adam Friedman, research director.  Friedman recommends using Manuka honey from New Zealand and Medihoney from Australia. This can be liberally applied over the affected area and non-adherent dressing should cover the wound.

Ice packs placed under the armpit can help lower down a high fever (beyond 103 degrees Fahrenheit). The icepack lowers the blood temperature flowing in that area thereby decreasing the core temperature of the body, according to Dennis Jordanides.

The active ingredient in licorice root has been found to soothe sore throat and alleviate digestive complaints. Licorice can be bought in teabags and may be drank twice a day, recommended by Jacob Teitelbaum, internist. However, people with hypertension should not take this. It should not be taken after 6 p.m. as well as it will keep you awake.

Chewing fennel or caraway seeds between meals helps ease occasional indigestion. Fennel can likewise be consumed in tea form by boiling half teaspoon of seeds in a cup of water for 5-10 minutes, according to Amy Rothenberg, a naturopathic doctor.

Teabags help alleviate pain from cold sores/fever blisters particularly the green tea.  Simply apply a wet, cool teabag on the sore every hour.

Source:

MSN. 12 weird home remedies: Fact or faked? http://healthyliving.msn.com/diseases/cold-and-flu/12-weird-home-remedies-fact-or-faked

 

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