Many natural home remedies today have been passed down to us from our ancestors and our parents, their grandparents, great-grandparents, and so forth. Through their knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of herbs, spices, fruits, and flowers, they passed on information about specific natural remedies that are effective against diseased conditions and ailments. Natural home remedies are the usage of natural ingredients from nature used to treat any illness or to enhance our health and well being simply. This knowledge of herbs and natural remedies was followed & passed down by the royals, Greeks, Chinese, and multiple other cultures. So this knowledge has been preserved and passed down through generations before modern medicine replaced its use. However, in the 21st century, with more and more people turning towards natural remedies instead of modern medicine, they must have their benefits and might be useful.
Let’s talk a little about these natural remedies and why people are turning towards them.
Cheap and Easy To Find
You guessed it! Natural remedies like honey (used to treat cough), salt and water (used to treat sore throat), ginger (for an upset stomach), and aloe vera (for burns) are simple ingredients readily available in your kitchen, your garden or your closest grocery store. And let’s be honest, pharmaceutical drugs, although not always 100% effective, are a bit more on the expensive side.
In the earlier days, people would grow these herbs, spices, vegetables, or fruits in their gardens or would commission them from merchants who’d travel and get these expensive items from other countries. However, over time, the rise of global marketing and the internet, a lot of these ingredients are readily available with a tap on the screen of your smartphones, or you can find them in your local supermarkets, grocery stores or farmer’s market.
Natural Way To Solve Health Issues
You know that little pamphlet that comes with every medication you buy from the pharmacist? Yeah, I’m talking about the one you throw away; take a quick look at it and the side effects it lists. The issue with a lot of pharmaceutical drugs are, they usually have more side effects in comparison to their benefits. The active ingredients and compounds present in the medicines can indirectly act on the other systems of the body along with the target system and organs, and this can be a bit dangerous and may cause problems in the long run. One of the benefits of natural home remedies is that they could help with illnesses or other ailments by strengthening the body’s system, and many of their antimicrobial and immune system strengthening properties further helps an individual’s body to heal while causing little to no side effects.
There have been cases in which prescription drugs have been known to trigger side effects such as allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, and other unpleasant side effects. With home remedies for your ailments, not only are you completely aware of what you’re putting into your body to help with a specific illness or issue, but you’re also entirely sure of the source of the ingredients and that they are fresh, unspoiled and natural. Unlike prescription drugs, home remedies, in general, does not have any active substances. Therefore they have a much milder and balanced effect on the body while at the same time targeting the only cause of your illness.
Ingredients From Home Remedies Used In Prescription Drugs
Yup, you read it right, many of the ingredients present in your prescribed medications have been derived from herbs, spices, fruits, and vegetables. The only difference is, they come in concentrated forms in pills, syrups or powders, and the chemical compound of the drugs are synthesized explicitly in labs after studying the structures of the ingredient that helps with illnesses, from the plants. Even though pharmaceutical companies do try to make the drugs specific to their particular function; however, as we’ve discussed above, these drugs have active components that may affect other systems in the body. Since these are synthesized drugs, they could be retained in the body for a more extended period of time, and their side effects may persist over time. So, why not go through the regular route and go for natural home remedies that can be easily degraded by the body’s metabolism, that effects the intended illness in the body, and that may have little to no side effects?
Although I would like to point out, even though natural home remedies are extremely beneficial, useful with little to no side effects, safe, cheap, and have been followed for centuries by many cultures, these are best for many illnesses. However, for major diseases, it is better to stick to prescription drugs as they target specific genes and specific organs for certain conditions. And, remember, it’s always better to consult with your health care provider to make sure you don’t have allergies or the natural home remedies does not counteract any of the drugs you might be on, such as antidepressants, antidiabetics, birth control, etc. And hey, it’s always better to be safe than sorry! Have fun testing out some of the remedies, and if you do have any natural home remedies of your own, passed down from generations in your family, feel free to share them with us.