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Folk and Herbal Remedies

People have all sorts of choices when it comes to healthcare today, but the following classic remedies may mean never having to leave the house to visit the doctor or pharmacist—that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t, however. The following article is simply a compendium of old folk and herbal remedies that may help various conditions. It is not meant to replace the advice of a trained physician, but you may find some great remedies that work well for you.

No one wants a cold and the sooner you’re rid of it the better. If you’ve got one, place a clove of garlic between your tongue and cheek. Dig your tooth into it every now and then to release some juice. The garlic will help thin the mucus produced by your cold as well as kill off the bacteria.

For fevers, eat grapes and drink diluted grape juice throughout the day.

Mild bouts of depression might be peeled away with a couple of bananas a day. Chemicals such as serotonin found in bananas may help ward off depression.

The runs, fondly and formally known as diarrhea, may be relieved by eating a grated apple. Blackberry juice or wine may also help cure the problem.

To relieve gas, drink a strong cup of peppermint tea.

To remove corns, try rubbing castor oil on it a couple times a day. It will soon peel off revealing your smooth skin.

Have a chronic cough? Some herbalists say drinking tea prepared from violets is an excellent remedy. Also, try gargling with it to sooth a sore throat. For a hard dry cough, anise, used in many lozenges, is a good remedy.

Tea made by pouring boiling water over peach tree leaves is a Chinese herbal remedy used to treat morning sickness.

To ease insomnia, try drinking a glass of warm milk mixed with two teaspoons of honey.

To help remedy kidney or bladder infections, try drinking pure cranberry juice.

In the case of certain kinds of headaches, a few strawberries may work wonders; they contain organic salicylates—similar to the active ingredients in aspirin.

You’ll hear lots of folks tell you how to cure a hangover, but that cure is somehow still illusive for many. Try adding 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a glass of water and swilling it down.

To help combat arthritis pain, eat cherries and drink cherry juice—lots of it. Another adage recommends arthritis sufferers rub a fresh clove of garlic on painful spots.

High blood pressure is as common as it is dangerous. It can’t hurt you to try eating two apples a day whose pectin may help the condition. Also, eat garlic raw in a salad and be sure to cook with it as well.

For first degree burns, try apple cider vinegar poured directly over the burned area. If you just burned your tongue, rinse your mouth out repeatedly with cold water and place a few drops of vanilla extract on your tongue.

J. A. Young

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Sandy
2011-02-13 06:59:00
I want a good Chinese herb remedy for:
(1) Parietal Lesions on the Brain,
(2) Nerve Problems of Extremities (Arms),
(3) Dicubital Ulcer on Posterior (Behind)
babygirl
2009-12-19 19:20:32
castor oil applied to the skin and rubbed in can help with pain also
Silenthill
2009-09-29 06:43:52
very enligthening. Thanks.
shahwin
2008-11-22 05:57:25
Clove. When you are about to catch a Cold or feel feverish. Just place a clove in your mouth.Do not eat it, just roll in your mouth, let the saliva in.
I have never caught a cold nor had fever for the last 35 years. Try it.
Airsea
2007-08-11 21:10:25
I just found out that for Kidneys NO LONGER is Cranberry juice reccomanded, but instead Grape juice, I don\\\'t know if you have done more research on this lately, but I hopeyou will and psot the correct ingredientes for our vieuwers concern!
Morgs
2006-10-26 15:55:26
Thanks for helping to get rid of my cold. A great site well done, excellent job guys
DJ
2006-08-23 14:18:57
good article. any herbal remedy for a paralyzed vocal cord.
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