- Alternative & Natural Medicine
More Home Herbal Remedies
Here are a few more home herbal remedies! We have all used them at some point in time, whether it is applying ice to a sprained muscle or taking a bath in hot water for an achy back. These are home remedies too! Take a look at these herbal remedies that I have tried and found to be true and reasonable remedies for families.
A few drops of warm sweet oil into an ear irritated by infection can soothe and even help to heal the infection. The sweet oil helps to form a layer of protection upon the irritated ear drum separating out the fluids which cause the infection. The fluid then is cut off from the eardrum and can evaporate. Sweet oil also can soften ear wax and assist with its removal from the ear which also helps to eliminate causes of ear irritation. It is available at area pharmacies for less than $5. It can also be used on pets for ear mites and will not harm them. Our vet recommended this treatment for our kitten.
I have been told that a little sweet oil added to shampoo can keep lice at bay. Also, I have heard that it helps reduce stretch marks and reduce scars. I do not have personal experience with those applications, but they may be worth checking into!
We live in an area where poison ivy and poison oak thrive. It is essential to wash your skin immediatly following exposure to the oils on the leaves of these plants. This will help to minimize the reaction to the plant. In addition, an application of a paste made from red clay can help to draw the oils, not only off the surface of the skin, but also out of the pores. This helps to remove the oils completely and will help to lessen the body's reaction to this poison which can be painful.
It is also a good remedy for those who have consistently oily faces. A mask made from the clay will draw out the oils from the skin and will provide moisturizing agents. It soothes and smoothes the skin. It is a cost effective way to prevent break outs caused by oils and dirt. A container of about 8 oz. costs less than $5 which is very economical! It only takes a tablespoon of the clay mixed with water to give your face a clean and fresh treatment just like you would receive at a spa!
Baking soda is another wonderful home remedy tool. Every one knows that baking soda will help to kill odors in the refrigerator, but did you know that a spoonful in a pair of cleats will help to remove the sweat odors without damaging the inside of the cleats.
You can also put a half cup of baking soda into your bath water to ease and eliminate irritation caused by yeast infections. This is safe for both children and adults as well. It is soothing for infants and will not damage their fragile skin. A baking soda bath will also soothe sunburned skin and help to draw out the heat.
One of my favorite remedy uses for baking soda was when I was breast feeding, my daughter had frequent bouts with thrush. We finally eliminated it by taking a quarter teaspoon baking soda and mixing it with a tablespoon of distilled water. I then would dip a cleanly washed finger into the solution and rub the inside of her mouth, making sure to get the inside of the cheeks, the tongue, and the roof of the mouth. In addition, the breastfeeding mom should wipe her breast with a clean washcloth dipped in straight white vinegar. Warning...this burns only for a moment, but it is less painful than the thrush!! I swear by this treatment! It works and works fast! Then, to keep thrush at bay, cut down your consumption of bread products. It really made a difference and I was glad to be free from thrush!
- My Experience with Home Herbal Remedies
Over the years my children and I have been amazingly healthy. There have been however, a few times that we have used some simple home herbal remedies. They were an amazing alternative...
Text Copyright 2011 Deborah M. Carey