Lately I’ve been seeing aloe vera for digestion and it’s so intriguing. I’ve never known it to be for anything but skin use. There are many ways to use aloe for digestion that can help with health issues that we only know to cure with medication. I always like to try herbal medicine remedies before medication….
These 10 Indian Home Remedies for the Common Cold are made from natural ingredients and treat cold and flu without medicines. Besides the fact that most of these can be found at home already, the best thing is these remedies don’t have any harmful side effects like mainstream medicine might. These herbal medicine remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing….
My dad had been losing his hair since I can remember. Thank goodness I was blessed with hair from my mom’s side of the family, but it easily could have gone the other way. People have been losing hair for centuries and they have been concerned about it for centuries, but there is some effective herbal medicine for hair loss. If you haven’t tried Herbal Medicine Remedies, you should check them out here….
When I first started using herbs and essential oils, I honestly wasn’t crazy about lavender. I loved all the Herbal Medicine Remedies you could make with lavender, but I didn’t like the scent itself. Needless to say, it grew on me. Now I can’t get enough of it. Lavender is the staple herb that can be used in almost every home remedy….
So this isn’t the most popular topic to discuss, but herbal medicine for constipation is important nonetheless. We all need relief at some point, so let’s get it out there and help those who need it! There are plenty of over-the-counter drugs you can take, but you can have some pretty bad side effects from those as well such as blood in your stools, severe and worsening stomach pain, cramping, or bloating. Herbal medicine remedies are normally more gentle and easier on the body and you don’t have any manufactured medicine in your bloodstream. …
In a woman’s life, menopause is a big life event, and usually occurs after age 45. As I have turned the corner into my cough-40’s-cough, I have been thinking more and more about the onset of menopause and what kinds of Herbal Medicine for Menopause are available. I love learning about Herbal Medicine Remedies and using them when I can over OTC or prescription medications….
It’s the middle of winter and even my youngest child is complaining about being itchy. It’s inevitable, especially when you live in a cold climate like we do. But there are ways to heal it and keep that dry skin from returning!
Natural Ways to Banish Itchy, Dry Skin
Dry skin can be a pesky problem. And sometimes it’s hard to tell whether a certain lotion will help to get rid of the dry and flaky skin because they are not all created equal. Fortunately there are some great natural remedies that can help you.
Olive oil is great for moisturizing your skin. Dab a small amount of olive oil onto wherever the driest areas of your skin are. Massage it in well so that your skin can benefit from the great moisturizing qualities of the olive oil. To get rid of extremely dry skin, leave it on overnight.
Coconut oil is so great for your skin because it is high in oils and contains natural emollient properties. This means that you can get the maximum quantity of moisture and the best coverage.
Honey is another good moisturizer as its sticky consistency and the antibacterial qualities help to relieve any inflammation and also nourish your skin. Honey can be used alone or with another kitchen remedy for your dry skin. When used as a cleanser, rub a small amount of raw honey all over your dehydrated skin. For best results, apply by using your fingers or a cotton ball.
For a facial mask, try this awesome Avocado Honey Face Mask
Yogurt is high in lactic acid which is good for exfoliating the skin, tightening pores, and stimulating collagen production. The lactic acid is needed so that you can remove the dry and flaky skin form your body and replace it with smooth skin. When applying in the morning, cover your face in yogurt, then remove with a splash of cold water. At night, your skin can benefit from a yogurt mask made by mixing yogurt and honey.
Like the yogurt, milk has lactic acid in it. The lactic acid can eliminate dead skin cells and make your skin feel moisturized and fresh. Dry areas of the skin are removed because of the fat content in the milk. After applying, make sure you rinse off well.
Aloe Vera is one of the best ways to soothe dry and flaky skin.
Try this Aloe Vera Cleanser!
If your dry skin begins to itch, a salt scrub might be the best way for you to get relief from the itchiness. The best way to use this is when bathing. When bathing, just rub the salt all over the areas of dryness. The rubbing of salt will help remove the dead skin cells. Salt can also reduce inflammation.
Here’s a great Salt Scrub Recipe
Oatmeal is one of the best ingredients in removing dry skin. If you were to look at a lotion’s ingredients, you’ll notice that oatmeal is often listed as one of the parts that they use. You can try cooking the oatmeal with water and when cooled, apply to your skin.
I love this moisturizing Oatmeal Face Scrub
The oil of avocados are rich in vitamins, including vitamins A, E, and D. These vitamins contribute to moisturizing and hydrating the skin. To get the greatest benefit from the avocado, combine it with honey and sugar. Put a small amount on and massage into your skin gently.
By not drinking enough water, your skin can get dehydrated. Sometimes, just by drinking a glass of water, your skin can become hydrated again.
Using things from around the house to combat your dry skin is a great money saver. And look at all of the great things they can do.
Do you sleep through the night? Do you fall asleep easily? I seem to have a hard time falling asleep each night – my mind wanders and then my thoughts keep me awake. I have been taking melatonin for awhile now, for well over a year, and I can say it is a lifesaver. Herbal medicines like melatonin are considered safe for sleep aids – much better than prescription drugs or worse yet, hard drugs and alcohol! Herbal medicine remedies like this can help ease our issues and save our health.
Herbal Medicines Like Melatonin Help You Get Your Zzzzs
Have you tried any herbal medicines like melatonin or others? I love valerian but melatonin really helps me sleep. Sometimes you can find melatonin AND valerian together. Also chamomile really helps one to calm enough to fall asleep.
Valerian is a dietary supplement that has been used since ancient times for insomnia and nervousness. Although many people use valerian as a sleep aid, its effectiveness has not been proven. Jawad Miran, DO, a sleep medicine specialist at Somerset Medical Center’s Sleep For Life program in Hillsborough, N.J., cautions that that there is little consistency in the quality or ingredients of valerian preparations on the market today: “There is no one compound which is valerian, rather there are numerous compounds in varying amounts,” says Miran. He says most doctors he knows don’t recommend valerian to their patients with insomnia. People who take valerian should not combine it with other supplements or medications for sleep.
There is some support for the idea that using valerian over a period of time (such as over four weeks) may be more effective than taking it one night only. People who are poor sleepers may find more benefit that those who are normally good sleepers.
Valerian extract contains 150 compounds that can help to calm your nerves. In fact, valerian extract is one of the oldest natural sleeping aids you can find. Valerian extract has been used since the 1800s to help people get sound, restful sleep.
Chamomile, like valerian, is a traditional herbal remedy that has been used since ancient times to fight insomnia and a wide range of other health complaints. Chamomile is sold in the form of tea, extract, and topical ointment. Chamomile is widely available in health food stores and supermarkets. Chamomile’s effectiveness as a sleep aid has not been widely researched in humans, but in animal studies it has been shown to be a safe and mild sleep aid. Chamomile also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
German chamomile is best taken as a tea. Roman chamomile has a bitter taste and may be taken as a tincture. Both types may have a calming effect, which can help people feel relaxed and more prepared for sleep.
Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin (I like this one) is believed to play a central role in regulating sleep and circadian rhythms. Synthetic melatonin is a popular dietary supplement that is sold as a sleeping aid and antioxidant. There is evidence that melatonin eases circadian rhythm disorders like jet lag and delayed sleep phase disorders, but it hasn’t been proven effective in treating insomnia or improving sleep quality in the long term.
Can melatonin help me sleep?
Melatonin may improve sleep. Scientific findings show that melatonin decreases the time it takes to fall asleep (“sleep latency”), increases feelings of “sleepiness,” and may increase the duration of sleep.
Your melatonin level begins to rise at dusk, making you sleepy at the end of the day. Then it peaks between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. But starting at age 40, melatonin production can slow down so it no longer helps you fall asleep, or get the restful sleep you need.
That’s where a melatonin supplement can help. A good melatonin supplement, taken in the right dose, can help you fall asleep when you should, and that same supplement can help you wake when you should. So a melatonin supplement is the first natural sleeping aid you want to take in order to combat those sleepless nights.
Are natural sleep aids and remedies safe?
Like all drugs, natural sleep remedies can have side effects and risks. It’s important that you understand all about the natural sleep remedies you take. Know what you’re putting into your body and how to discern which natural remedies will enhance your health and which ones might increase your chance of illness. In addition, talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of natural sleep remedies.
Arthritis can be a crippling and debilitating disease or one that only produces mild symptoms that can be treated easily. Arthritis is most often associated with aging but young people can develop arthritis, as well. Because of this, many people turn to herbal medicine remedies and search for herbal medicine for arthritis for treatment….
Acne is the kind of problem that can strike at any age, it seems. While we tend to associate it with teenagers, it can flare at various other points in your life. Hormones play a key role in the development of acne, as does nutrition and other factors and listed below you can learn about natural remedies for acne. Herbal Medicine Remedies often treat acne better than traditional over-the-counter topical medicines….