In our modern world, it often feels like we’re pumping our body with prescription drugs and chemicals that sometimes leave us wary of the ingredients of common medications like cold and flu tablets.
If this sounds like you, you can find effective relief from pain with a variety of holistic remedies that are gentler on your body and completely natural. Most products can be found in your local health food store, natural pharmacy, or vitamin store. The holistic remedies recommended by naturopaths to be kept in every medicine cabinet are:
- Vitamin C
- Neti pots
- Vitamin B-Complex
- White vinegar
- Elderberry syrup
- Chamomile tea
… just to name a few.
So why are these remedies an essential alternative?
They each work in different ways and target specific ailments but can be cheaper and more effective than many over the counter drugs. For example: White vinegar effectively combats athlete’s feet because it’s a natural anti-fungal that relieves the discomfort and effects of athlete’s foot.
Similarly Arnica is effective in treating swelling and bruising as it targets inflammation in the body and skin and has been a popular remedy since the 1500’s and remains so today. Or you can take Elderberry syrup to treat a bad cold or case of the flu. The plant has natural antiviral properties and antioxidants that boost the immune system helping your body kick a cold a lot faster.
Using these remedies and steering away from man-made drugs have benefits to both your mind and body. These natural remedies all help boost your bodies functioning helping you achieve optimal health and wellbeing while most over the counter drugs just target a specific illness and offer no other health benefits. So even though your drugs may be helping ease the symptoms or discomfort of your illness or health problems they’re not helping you long term.
Stocking your health cabinet with holistic remedies is a natural alternative to the typical medicine cabinet and will help your health and wellbeing over longer periods.
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