Natural health remedies are having a serious moment on solving Ab lot of common health issues.
So, if you want to try out natural solutions to common health complaints, keep reading. We rounded up about 15 of our favorites right here but remember, if you’re really worried, you should see a doctor.
1. Indigestion: Try peppermint
Peppermint, peppermint tea, and peppermint oil are essential for relieving stomach issues like indigestion, nausea, gas, and cramps.
2. Weak, brittle nails: Try massaging coconut oil into your nails
Ditch the artificial additives in drug store moisturizers for natural coconut oil.
3. Stress: Try avoiding caffeine.
Caffeine increases adrenaline in the body, which can cause stress, so avoid at all costs if you’re feeling tense.
4. Sore muscles: Try ice therapy
While a warm bath will give sore, over-worked muscles immediate relief, icing with crushed ice wrapped in a damp towel actually prevents further muscle damage and can speed up the muscle’s recovery process.
5. Hangover: Try coconut water and bananas
Coconut water is a powerful hydrator–which is key after a big night out drinking–and has five electrolytes our bodies need: Potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium. The body also loses potassium when you drink alcohol, and bananas will help you to replenish.
6. Nauseas: Try ginger
Ginger has been used for thousands of years to help with nausea and diarrhea. Add some chopped, fresh ginger with lemon into hot water for a delicious way to beat nausea.
7. Smelly feet: Try baking soda and lemon.
Soak your feet in a mixture of water, baking soda, and lemon to control odor, kill bacteria and fungus, and soften your skin.
8. Gassy and bloated: Try activated charcoal
Activated charcoal is said to be detoxifying and help reduce gas.
9. Headaches: Try peppermint oil
Peppermint oil is often applied to the skin to help relieve a headache. When it’s applied to the skin, peppermint oil can cause surface warmth, which relieves pain beneath the skin.
10. Dry and flakey skin: Try honey
Not only is it cheaper than anything in the beauty aisle, honey softens and moisturizes dry skin, and can be applied directly to problem areas.
11. Arthritis or joint pain: Try turmeric
Turmeric is a bright yellow herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine across India and China for 2,000 years. Anecdotal evidence shows it’s useful in treating inflammation of the soft tissue in arthritis cases. Try a turmeric tea, or sprinkle it over your food when cooking.
12. Vertigo: Try basil
Basil is a traditional aromatherapy treatment for vertigo: Add leaves to the boiling water and breath in the steam to help with vertigo.
13. Bad breath: Try oil pulling.
If you find yourself avoiding getting up-close with people for fear of your own bad breath–and brushing and flossing twice daily does nothing to help, try this. Simply swish around a table spoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes each day before cleaning your teeth.
14. Dry cuticles: Try honey, aloe vera, and olive oil
Combine raw honey, aloe vera juice and olive oil in bowl, then use as a natural hand cream and massage onto cuticles. Repeat this several times each week.
15. Fatigue: Try ginseng
Gingseng extract is an age-old cure for fatigue–you’ve probably noticed it in many energy drinks. Try a ginseng tea and ditch all the nasty additive sodas in you refrigerator