No, you don’t always need to visit the doctor the moment you feel an illness or discomfort coming on. There are plenty of natural remedies that are easily accessible and are far better than allopathic medicines. Before you go rushing to the emergency room, rummage around your kitchen or garden to see if you can find some of these.
Here’s a list of 10 common ailments and herbs that can help relieve them almost immediately.
Coughing – Rosemary
The eucalyptol in this aromatic herb is proven to loosen chest congestion, making phlegm easier to expel. Plus, rosemary is rich in anti-inflammatory tannins, which soothe a sore throat.
Crampy tummy – Mint
Peppermint contains menthol, a natural plant compound that relaxes pain-inducing intestinal spasms. This reduces belly discomfort by almost 40%.
Menstrual cramps – Oregano
Enjoying 2 teaspoons of fresh oregano daily during menstruation reduces or eliminates menstrual cramps. That’s because this herb’s thymol and carvacrol relax uterine muscles to prevent painful contractions.
Achy joints – Curry powder
The curcumin in curry inhibits the body’s production of prostaglandin E2, an inflammatory compound that over-sensitizes nerves. This blunts joint and muscle pain as effectively as prescription medications.
Upset GI tract – Dill
Indian scientists found that limonene works as well as prescription antibiotics at killing harmful intestinal bacteria such as E.coli.
Bloating – Parsley
Thanks to its stores of apiol and myristicin, parsley is a natural diuretic that relieves bloat-inducing water retention by preventing salt from being reabsorbed into bodily tissue.
Congestion – Cayenne
The fiery in capsaicin in cayenne deactivates substance P, a neurotransmitter linked to inflammation. The result is less sinus congestion and pressure.
Depression – Basil
The eugenol and rosmarinic acid in basil boost the brain’s production of dopamine and serotonin According to Indian researches, this could to lead to sunnier moods in less than 3 days.
The carboxylic acid in cilantro binds to heavy metals such as mercury in the blood and carries them out of the body. Their removal reverses the toxin buildup that causes chronic fatigue, joint pain, and depression.
Nausea – Ginger
Ginger’s gingerol and shogaol calm digestive tract spasms to reduce nausea better than motion sickness drugs.