Saturday, January 8, 2011

Trick or Treat: 26 Home Remedies That Rock!

This list contains 26 plants, herbs, fruits, and/or vegetables that are in your kitchen that prevent and ease many ailments.  

Photo Credit: L.Marie
  1. Aloe Vera- Actions: digestive tonic, wound healer, anti-inflammatory. Treats: eczema, psoriasis, shingles, improves skin regeneration, heals damaged skin, reduces inflammation, improves/regulates bowel movements, improves hair health.
  2. Banana- Actions: digestive tonic. Treats: eases constipations, energy booster, reduces fatigue
  3. BasilActions: antiseptic, antispasmodic. Treats: eases breathing, eases coughs, improves bowel rhythm.
  4. Black PepperActions: antiviral, digestive tonic, circulation stimulation. Treats: strengthens body, helps breathing, loosens bowels, helps indigestion, and eases sore muscles.
  5. CarrotActions: antispasmodic, digestive tonic, diuretic. Treats: helps excrete excess fluid, eases gas.
  6. Cayenne Pepper- Actions: circulatory stimulant, immune stimulant. Treats: increases blood flow, warms body, stimulates digestive process, eases pain and improves movement, boosts immune response.
  7. CeleryActions: diuretic, liver tonic, anti-inflammatory. Treats: stimulates urinary flow, encourages detoxification, reduces bloating, prevents indigestions and cramps, fights gas, encourages excretion of uric acid.
  8. CilantroActions: antispasmodic, digestive tonic Treats: eases gas, helps digest fatty foods, calms anxiety, eases pain, and improves circulation.
  9. CinnamonActions:  astringent, antifungal, circulation stimulant, digestive tonic. Treats: eases gas in the bowel, supports immune function, soothes irritation, and improves circulation.
  10. Clove- Actions: antiseptic, antiviral, circulation. Treats: eases gas, numbs pain, unblocks airways, and eases coughs.
  11. Cranberry- Actions: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, nerve tonic. Treats: cleanses urinary tract, aids immunity, and reduces inflammation.
  12. EucalyptusActions: antiseptic. Treats: eases airways, improves stiffness, and improves breathing.
  13. GarlicActions: antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal. Treats: viruses, low immunity, respiratory infections, fights yeast infections, lowers blood pressure.
  14. GingerActions: circulation, digestive tonic. Treats: eases nausea and indigestion, promotes sweating and helps viral episodes, eases coughs, eases pain.
  15. HorseradishActions: digestive stimulant, circulatory stimulant. Treats: loosens tight coughs, assists liver in breaking down heavy fatty ingredients, eases stiff joints, and improves circulation.
  16. LemonActions: antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, refreshing aroma. Treats: cleansing inhalations, clears pores, heals spots, improves skin texture, uplifts low moods.
  17. OatActions: internal cleansing, digestive tonic, nerve restorative. Treats: nourishing, soothes stomach discomfort, aids with dry skin, aids sleep problems and anxiety.
  18. OkraActions: diuretic. Treats: soothes digestions, eases constipation.
  19. OliveActions: cholesterol lowering, skin rejuvenating, antiseptic, antiviral. Treats: lowers cholesterol,      soothes bowel lining, regulates colon, improves skin elasticity, and increases immune system responses to viral infections.
  20. OreganoActions: antispasmodic, astringent, sedative. Treats: stimulates liver/gall bladder function, improves relaxation, eases muscles, and cleans wounds.
  21. ParsleyActions: antispasmodic, digestive tonic. Treats: settles stomach, natural tonic, detoxifies the system, cleansing.
  22. PeppermintActions: antispasmodic, digestive tonic. Treats: clears blockage, helps breathing,  improves digestive rhythm, massage into muscles to ease pain.
  23. Rosemary- Actions: antispasmodic, circulation stimulant, digestive tonic. Treats: eases stiffness, warms circulation, lifts spirits, helps mental focus, stimulates growth in hair, and retains darkness of hair.
  24. Raspberry- Actions: astringent, uterine tonic, diuretic. Treats: eases menstrual stress, strengthens womb, helps in labor, improves production and flow of breast milk, and soothes sore throats.
  25. ThymeActions: antimicrobial, antiseptic. Treats: fights sore throats, fights infection, eases coughs, and improves circulation.
  26. Witch Hazel- Actions: astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic. Treats: repairs damaged blood vessels, reduces swelling, stops bleeding, heals infection, and reduces redness.
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These 26 plants, herbs, fruits, and vegetables depending on how they are prepared can aid in every day issues. These plants, herbs, fruits, and vegetables prepared as infusions, tinctures, baths, ointments, juices, teas, capsules, salves, and/or steams can be beneficial and life saving to an individual.
Below are a few juice combinations that can aid with fighting 60 diseases and ailments.  There are many juice combinations that can help ease these ailments, but the following are what can be made from the common foods previously listed, that can be found in the average person’s kitchen.
  • Aches: essential peppermint oil.
  • Acne:  juice ginger+parsley+carrot.
  • Appendicitis: cayenne pepper.
  • Arthritis: juice ginger+parsley+carrot.
  • Asthma: ginger tea , 2 tablespoons lemon juice with water.
  • Atherosclerosis: juice carrot+ginger+garlic. 
  • Back Ache:  juice carrot+ginger+garlic.
  • Bed Bugs: wild thyme
  • Bed Wetting: cinnamon tea
  • Bladder Infection/Urinary Issues: Juice garlic. Drink cranberry.
  • Blood Pressure: juice garlic. Cayenne pepper.
  • Bronchitis: juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot. Ginger+lemon+ water+ cinnamon+ clove+ tea.
  • Bursitis: juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot.
  • Cancer: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Candidiasis: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Canker Sore:  juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot.
  • Carpol Syndrome: juice ginger.
  • Cataracts/Eye Problems: juice carrot+ginger+garlic. Juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot. Juice garlic.
  • Chills: cayenne pepper.
  • Circulatory Problems: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery. Juice garlic.
  • Cold: juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot. Ginger+lemon+ water+ cinnamon+ clove+ tea.
  • Colitis: juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot.
  • Colon Cleanse: eat okra.
  • Constipation: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery. Juice garlic. Eat okra. Peppermint
  • Cravings: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Crohn's Disease: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Dandruff: aloe.rosemary.
  • Diabetes: juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot. Juice carrot+ginger+garlic.
  • Diarrhea: ginger+lemon+ water+ cinnamon+ clove+ tea. Juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Depression: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery. Juice garlic.
  • Divertucultis: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Fainting: essential peppermint oil. Cayenne pepper.
  • Fever: essential peppermint oil. Cayenne pepper.
  • Foot Cooler: essential peppermint oil. 
  • Foot Warmer: cayenne pepper.
  • Gallstones: parsley
  • Hair Loss: juice ginger.
  • Herpes I/II: juice ginger+parsley+carrot.
  • High Cholesterol: juice carrot+ginger+garlic.
  • Hypertension: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Immunity: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Indigestion: juice ginger. Juice lemon.
  • Infections: juice ginger+parsley+carrot. Juice garlic.
  • Inflammation: juice ginger+parsley+carrot. Witch Hazel. Juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery. Juice ginger.
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: juice ginger+parsley+garlic+carrot.
  • Liver: juice lemon+olive oil+cayenne pepper+garlic+ginger. Mix olive oil+lemon juice
  • Migraine Headache: ginger+lemon+ water+ cinnamon+ clove+ tea. Juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Motion Sickness/Nausea: juice ginger.
  • Muscle Cramps: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Periodontal Disease: juice ginger. Juice parsley+garlic
  • Psoriasis: juice ginger.
  • Prostate Problems: juice ginger+parsley+carrot.
  • Respiratory Issues: essential eucalyptus oil, essential peppermint oil.
  • Sore Throat: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery. Juice ginger. Juice garlic. Juice lemon.
  • Stress: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery.
  • Toothache: cloves.
  • Ulcer: ginger+lemon+ water+ cinnamon+ clove+ tea. Cayenne pepper.
  • Underweight.  juice ginger+parsley+carrot.
  • Varicose Veins: juice parsley+garlic+carrot+celery. Juice ginger. Witch Hazel.
  • Water Retention:  juice garlic.
I love natural remedies and I am always researching the healing power of food and creating different concoctions. I feel that my body, mind, skin, and hair have benefited from my creations. Do you believe in natural remedies?

Photo Credit: L.Marie
L. Marie

Sources: 

  • Light Eating For Survival, Marcia Madhuri Acciardo
  • Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity, Queen Afua
  • Herbs, Jennie Harding
  • Juicing for Life, Cherie Calbom & Maureen Keane
  • African Holistic Health, Llaila O. Afrika



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