All Natural Remedies That Really Work
Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Has anyone in your family caught the sniffles or showing symptoms of a cold? Unfortunately the sickness season is almost upon us and a few of us may even catch something. To treat the season’s worst symptoms, illnesses, and all around ailments we’ve come up with a list of natural remedies that actually work.
Problem: Sinus Headaches
It’s an oldie and a goodie. If you find yourself suffering form sinus headaches or clogged sinuses try inhaling steam by giving yourself a steam bath. Studies have shown that inhaling steam through your nasal passages can relieve pressure which is one of the root causes of a sinus headache. One way to make your steam bath even more powerful is by adding peppermint or eucalyptus oil to your water. The mint scent given off by these oils effects your nasal passages and decongests those passages. One of our favorite ways to do a steam bath is by putting hot water in a fairly large bowl and hovering your head above it. Be sure to place a towel over your head when you’re above the bowl with steaming water so as to trap the steam.
Ginseng has been touted as an all natural remedy for increasing energy and overall health, but new studies have demonstrated this root’s ability to decrease the severity and duration of the typical cold. In 2005 Canadian researchers found that patients who took ginseng everyday had less severe cold symptoms and were ill for a shorter period of time. As for how to consume ginseng there are plenty of teas that make it easy to incorporate the root into your everyday diet.
Problem: Stomach Pain
It may be hard to believe, but peppermint has been used to relieve stomach pains for ages. Studies have shown that peppermint relaxes the digestive tract which reduces cramping and helps release gas. Peppermint is also another all natural solution for cramps and irritable bowel syndrome. One handy way to add peppermint into your diet is with tea or peppermint tablets.
Problem: Trouble Sleeping
With colds and coughs it can be tough getting to sleep. Luckily we have an all natural remedy that is not only easy to try, but it has been proven to work! Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by your brain at night which helps control your sleeping cycles. To help you fall asleep faster studies have shown melatonin tablets are a reliable aid. If you’re worried about finding these tablets in your area don’t fret. Melatonin is sold at drug and grocery stores and is easy to find.