I uncovered many forgotten secrets about herbal home remedies through conversations with my grandmother. Through her, I found out that herbal remedies have been used for many thousand years to treat a variety of health conditions. In fact, many of the secrets about their healing abilities are lost because they are not documented. Herbal home remedies can be easily found just lying along the side roads or growing in our garden. Deriving benefits from them can be obtained from including herbs in our diet.
Since the conversations, I’ve unearthed more about herbal home remedies by doing some research on them.
Here are some herbs that can probably be found in your kitchen and that can also be used to heal you and your family:
Garlic is a herbal remedy that is used in a lot of cooking. While garlic is usually used to add a distinct taste to your food, it has a much more powerful use. Many do not know that this is one of the herbal remedies that can be used as an antibiotic in your body. Garlic contains alliin, which is an antioxidant. However, when you crush or chop garlic cloves up, the alliin converts to allicin, which is an enzyme. These enzymes help to activate cellular activity required to fight off infection.
A herb that you normally marinate your chicken with is rosemary. But do you know that rosemary also contains healing properties? As a herbal remedy, rosemary is good as a stimulant and mild analgesic. It is also useful for those who suffer from frequent headaches and poor circulation. So don’t forget to add a generous dose of fresh rosemary herb to your dishes next time.
If you are into Asian cooking, like I do, then you probably would use lemongrass as one of the herbs. According to folk lore, known to my grandmother, it is often used because it has antibacterial, antifungal and fever reducing abilities. A check on the web also revealed that in Brazil, lemongrass is one of the most popular herb medications used for treating nervous disorders and stomach problems. People from the Amazon drink lemongrass tea as a form of sedative.
More studies are being looked into the lemongrass, which is said to help in stomach upsets, gas, bowel disorders and diarrhea as well as vomiting and fever. As a remedy for acne and pain, lemongrass is also being used by some people.
4. Another herbal remedy drink is cranberry juice. Through my grandmother and a search on the web, I realized that the cranberry is classified as an herb. Cranberry is a strong natural combatant of urinary tract infection because it stops bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder. This makes it difficult for bacteria to multiply in the bladder.
Evelyn Lim is the publisher of a newsletter on Herbal Home Remedies [http://www.herbalremedytips.com]. She draws on her practical knowledge passed down by her grandmother in the use of herbs to treat common ailments and shares about them in her newsletter.