Natural Remedies Part 2

  • By Florence Akpopodje
  • 15 May, 2016

Home Remedies

Blessed with Natural Remedies

To see the first part of this post click here

Here are some of such natural remedies that  have been used over time and are still being used today but only by those who care so much for their health.

  • Aloe Vera and its products can be used topically for minor burns, sunburns, skin irritation or inflammation, immune system boost, irritable bowel syndrome etc.
  • Arnica used topically for bruises, sprains, sore muscles and joints
  • Chamomile tea ingested for upset stomach, heartburn, indigestion  and colic
  • Comfrey, in a topical poultice only, for bedsores, diabetic ulcers, certain spider bites and staph infections contracted on tropical beaches
  • Dong quai  for women and Ginseng for men and women, ingested to improve general health and stamina - in this application, these are known as tonics. Other tonics include eleuthero and rhodiola .
  • Echinacea ingested for colds, flu, sore throat


  • Garlic  ingested to possibly reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, treat fungal infections and colds
  • Ginger ingested for nausea and motion sickness and as an anti-inflammatory
  • Mullein ingested for chest congestion and dry, bronchial coughs
  • Passionflower ingested for non-sedating relaxation
  • Peppermint tea ingested for indigestion, nausea and other digestive problems
  • Peppermint oil (in enteric-coated capsules) ingested for   irritable bowel syndrome  and other chronic intestinal ailments
  • Tea tree oil applied topically for fungal infections such as   athlete's foot  and fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails
  • turmeric ingested to combat inflammation and protect against cancer and Alzheimer's disease
  • Valerian ingested for sleeping problems.

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