Even though conventional medicine has been known to cure many illnesses, nowadays it is common knowledge that most over-the-counter drugs come with side effects. For this reason, natural medicine cabinets have become quite popular with nutritionists and health enthusiasts seeking natural remedies for common illnesses instead of resorting to conventional medicine.
If you are looking to build your own natural medicine cabinet, a great way to start is to determine what you need and where to get it from. After all, it’s always a good idea to keep your herbs, vitamins and supplements close by whenever flu hits.
So without further ado, here are supplements vitamins, and herbs you will need to start the process of building up your natural medicine cabinet.
For random coughs and sore throats, essential oils can work brilliantly to get rid of most illnesses. Wintergreen, eucalyptus, and peppermint are best known to help clear the lungs when you add them to your bath.
Vitamin C supplements
This one is a powerful supplement for reducing the chances of you and your family getting sick often. At the first sign of an illness, take about 500 mg every hour until bowel tolerance, then cut the dose by half. You can even add its powder to a smoothie.
Vitamin D supplements
Although you can get this one directly from the sun, an alternative that you can use especially during winter is to get a supplement. You can buy it in pill form and take it with meals that contain fat for better absorption into your body.
If you often experience aches and pains, the best way to get quick relief is to look for Epsom salts. Add a cup to warm bath water and let your body soak in it for about 20 minutes. You can also add essential oils for a soothing effect.
When the cold season hits, mucus gets trapped easily in the lungs and sinus. An easy solution for this is to use this fantastic herb to come up with delicious cough syrup and get rid of the illness-causing mucus.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
This is an alkalizing agent for the body that gets rid of cold and flu. By establishing an alkaline environment in your body, raw apple cider vinegar makes it hard for bacteria that cause flu to survive.
Sea Salt and Raw Garlic
You will need these two to remedy most ear infections. With raw garlic, you can wrap sliced garlic in a gauze stick it gently into the infected ear, put a tape to hold it over the ear, and apply a heating pad to soothe the infection.
An alternative would be to use drops of garlic mullein oil to soothe the pain. On the other hand, sea salt works by being gargled to help the ear drain and enable the infected ear to heal faster.
This here is a great herb if you have kids around. It has a great soothing taste and relaxes the body while solving a variety of problems including anxiety, digestive problems as well as sleep difficulty.
Use it by brewing tea from it and using the tea to rub on a newborn’s skin to give them sound sleep.