Science-backed remedies for everyday ailments.
A bucketload of studies on the effectiveness of home remedies have been published in the last five years; however, not all traditional treatments are helpful. The list below primarily focuses on alternative treatments backed up by scientific research. Keep in mind that even natural remedies can clash with prescription drugs. We’d recommend consulting with your doctor before trying them out. With that out of the way, let’s get to it!
Ginger For Nausea and Pain
Ginger is an absolute must and a household favourite when you have a bad cold, sore throat, morning sickness, or nausea. If you want to get the most out of your tea, grate some ginger into it. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger are less well-known, though. Try ginger the next time you’re nauseous or have a headache.
Ginger acts differently than other anti-inflammatory painkillers. It inhibits the development of specific inflammatory chemicals and reduces current inflammation by interacting with acidity in synovial fluid. Its anti-inflammatory properties eliminate the possible risks of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Lavender For Migraines and Anxiety
Have you been plagued by migraines, headaches, or stress in general? Lavender to the rescue! According to Healthline, lavender has been shown in studies to aid with:
- Reducing anxiety or restlessness
- Memory problems when stressed
If you’re feeling anxious, try drinking lavender-infused tea or carrying a lavender-scented sachet in your pocket.
It can be used with other plant oils for aromatherapy, such as lavender and rosemary. Lavender was found to be effective in treating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) when combined with sage and rose.
Be cautious, though; lavender is a potent, beneficial herb, but it also has certain drawbacks. Without dilution, direct application of essential oil to the skin may cause skin irritation and alter hormonal balance. Before using essential oils, always diffuse or dilute them.
Eucalyptus Oil to Treat Pain
1,8-cineole, a compound found in eucalyptus oil, has been shown to have analgesic properties. When tested on mice, the component shows an effect similar to morphine.
Here’s some good news for those of you who use essential oils. Even after inhalation, eucalyptus oil has been proven to ease bodily aches. Eucalyptus oil is the secret elixir for many who have used Vick’s VapoRub as a home treatment for congestion.
On the other hand, inhaling eucalyptus oil may not be for everyone. This oil can trigger asthma, and it may be dangerous to pets. Exposure to it can potentially cause respiratory issues in infants.
Turmeric For Inflammation and Pain
In South Asia, turmeric is quite popular and widely used, primarily as part of Ayurvedic medicine, and has been used for nearly 4,000 years. Even though it has been proven to have many uses for people, the spice may be the best for those with pain caused by inflammation.
A compound in turmeric known as curcumin is the main hero here. In one study, people with arthritis pain said that taking 500 milligrams of curcumin decreased their pain levels more than taking 50 milligrams of diclofenac sodium, an anti-inflammatory medication. Amazing, right?
Shiitake Mushrooms Ward Off Cancer Cells and Boost Your Immune System
Extract from shiitake mushrooms called Lentinan, also known as AHCC, or active hexose correlated compound, is what makes it so good for your body. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
According to Healthline, AHCC may help suppress breast cancer cells, and its interaction with the immune system may aid in the battle against cancer. A study found that having 5 to 10 grams of shiitake mushrooms every day for four weeks helped people’s immune systems improve.
Follow the instructions for using home remedies carefully. While these natural medicines are generally safe, they might be hazardous if used in large quantities.
Even if you’re not on any medicine or have a disease influenced by your diet, it’s best to consult your doctor before eating certain items. We recommend seeing a doctor immediately if you experience an adverse response or worsening symptoms from any home remedy you do.
Finally, remember that not all home treatments are safe and beneficial for you. These remedies are backed by research, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all all type of treatment.
We hope you enjoyed reading this blog post! Share your favorite home remedies below; it’ll really make our day!