Wellness Wednesday: Sharing my natural first aid kit
Hello Beautiful People! Happy hump day! we are at the midway mark of the week and I felt that today's blog should be about some of the home remedies I have used for various issues. Feel free to utilize and share.
Long before pharmaceutical companies creating and pushing meds to the masses, there were fruit trees, herb gardens, and various oils. Using home remedies passed down to me by my elders is a way of honoring information that has been handed down through generations (especially when that information has undergone validating peer reviews from entities such as the Society of Naturopathic Doctors). I am so stoked to be sharing a number of my home remedies with you; those with medical conditions as well as women who are pregnant or nursing should always consult with their doctor before trying any of these remedies.
Brown rice or Oatmeal Water (Diarrhea)
Boil brown rice or oatmeal in twice the amount of water you would normally use, strain then allow the water to cool then drink it. The water contains electrolytes that are often lost when you have the runs; replacing lost electrolytes can help with symptom easing.
Lemongrass oil (Dandruff)
When I was dealing with my scaly scalp, lemongrass was my saving grace. This plant contains high levels of antimicrobial compounds called citral and geraniol that fight fungus which can lead to dandruff. You are not to put lemongrass oil directly on the scalp (you will get burnt) a carrier oil such as sweet almond, grapeseed or jojoba is an excellent conduit to the oil (my oil is 8 ounces of grapeseed and 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil).
Flaxseed oil ( Dry eyes)
I endure a ton of screen time writing daily and as a result, I have bouts of dry eye-even when wearing glasses. I take 1 to 2 teaspoons of flaxseed oil each day. The anti-inflammatory properties of the omega 3 fatty acids help relieve my dry eyes.
Melatonin (Jet lag)
Traveling, especially overseas or having a massively lengthy layover can lead to jet lag. My remedy? melatonin: this is great for getting your circadian rhythm back on track. I use sublingual supplements that I place under my tongue-which goes directly into my bloodstream as opposed to the stomach first.
Green Tea (Weight gain)
Green tea can help spur weight loss when combined with healthy eating habits and exercise. Green tea contains a compound called polyphenols that target fatty cells. Also, the presence of caffeine does have an impact as well.
Frozen ginger chips (Nausea)
When I deal with a queasy stomach, I chop fresh ginger into small pieces and boil them for 10 minutes, then strain. Pour the liquid into ice cube trays. Crush the frozen cubes and suck the icy chips throughout the day to provide your stomach with a steady flow.
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