Natural Remedies (home remedies)

  • By Florence Akpopodje
  • 05 May, 2016

Live Healthy Naturally

Ill health and lifestyle choices are highly related to one another. This is because Lifestyle choices and our nutrition play important part in fighting diseases and alleviating symptoms of ill health.


We have enjoyed the goodness and shortcomings of one type of medical treatment or another. Thanks to our medical teams all over the world and their expertise in what they know best but,  it is a pity when occasionally there is an unexpected mishaps in the handling of some medical situations. No one can tell when this can happen and who it can happen to. A typical simple example is when a wrong diagnosis is done on someone, leading to wrong treatment and sometimes devastating results.

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This is why more and more people are choosing natural home remedies and natural treatments as a way of looking after themselves and to keep medical treatments at bay and to avoid these occasional side effects and unforetold side-effects of most medical treatments.

Dr Andrew Weil defines natural remedies (herbal medicine) also known as botanical medicine, as a medical system based on the use of plants or plant extracts that may be eaten or applied to the skin. He indicated that there are hundreds of medical conditions that can be helped with natural home remedies and natural supplements.

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Why do we need Natural Remedies? 

Historically, natural remedies have existed well before modern medicine. They were the only way to help with ailments and diseases but in our contemporary lifestyle, we have embraced and encouraged the pharmaceutical companies whose desire is to make money off innocent ill-informed individuals well assisted by medical practitioners both of whom have deterred the use of natural remedies. Conventional medicines are not totally bad but the monetary gain which in most cases is at the expense of the above mentioned categories of people that makes one raise an eyebrow. The complexity of this is beyond this little piece of information.

Many natural and home treatments can be used for specific ailments, but also have secondary and tertiary benefits.

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.

This will be in the next issue of this little piece of writing on natural remedies. 

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