I always hated it when my son was sick. It made me nervous because I knew I didn’t want to use conventional pharmaceuticals – whether over-the-counter or by prescription. There was always pressure from family members to use these toxic substances at the first sign of an illness. This motivated me to learn about traditional home remedies that were used by mothers and grandmothers for centuries before the emergence of Big Pharma.
Natural remedies can be made at home at very little cost. If you are on a budget, you will need some basic supplies from which many remedies can be made very cheaply. It seems that we now have a big box pharmacy at almost every block. I don’t buy too many items at these types of stores, but it’s easy to see the cost can add up very quickly.
Advantages of Home Remedies
Another advantage of home remedies is that you can administer the remedy immediately and not wait for a doctor visit or have to go out in the middle of the night to a pharmacy when your child is ill. You become doctor-mom.
Importantly, natural home remedies work with the immune system not against it. It’s important to have remedies and procedures on hand to work with the child’s body to manage the illness. The child will emerge from the illness stronger and healthier without the use of toxic medicines.
When a child is brought up in a home that uses home remedies, they come to respect the knowledge their parents and caregivers have. They are confident you can help them when they are not feeling well. They rely on you.
In turn, you become more confident as a caregiver and this strengthens your bond with your children.
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If you are interested in learning more about natural home remedies, you can save oodles of cash In the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle available through September 15 only.
There are over 8 books (out of the 78) that deal with natural remedies of some kind, be it herbal, traditional, real food, etc. There is even a video ecourse devoted to the world of herbs.
You just can’t go wrong.
You can easily incorporate these methods in your life to improve the health of your family.
There is one caution I do want to mention – well said by Sarah Pope, in her newly released book, Traditional Remedies for Modern Families. (included in the bundle). She has a section called When Home Remedies are Not Appropriate. She covers three main events that would require immediate medical care. They include trauma, extremely high fevers and difficulty breathing.
Using your common sense and comfort level can also guide you. That said, most of the time you can use your remedies from tradition and your natural medicine cabinet.
Powerful Remedies from Common Household Ingredients
It is very exciting to start learning about the healing properties of common household items.
I love Sarah Pope’s (The Healthy Home Economist), onion poultice remedy for chest congestion in her ebook, Traditional Remedies for Modern Families. It’s so easy – just chop up 2 onions and some ginger, saute lightly, place in a dish towel and place on the chest of the patient. Alternatively, it can be placed on the feet of the patient to draw the congestion out of the lungs.
This and so many other great and simple home remedies are in her book!
Another very simple yet powerful remedy is Thyme Oxymel. Don’t get put off by the language – an oxymel is simply a medicinal drink.
According to Natalie Vickery (The Family Herbalist) in her ebook, Herbal Preparation and Applications, this remedy can be used as a gargle for sore throats, respiratory infections, whooping cough, lung congestion, damp coughs, urinary tract infections and colds and flu.
Aromatic herbs like Thyme are stimulating which allow them to get things moving or increase function. Increased function in the digestive system helps to increase appetite and promote digestion. Aromatic herbs are also Carminative which means they help to prevent or expel gas and therefore reduce bloating. All Carminative herbs are antispasmodics meaning they help to reduce cramping, griping and spasms in the gut. This would mean that Thyme would make a wonderfully effective digestive tea when there is griping, a feeling of stagnation, bloating and flatulence.
Here is the recipe and instructions:
Place the Thyme in a small jar and completely cover with Apple Cider Vinegar. Add honey and stir. Cover the jar with either plastic wrap or a plastic lid (ACV will corrode metal) and set aside for 2-4 weeks. Strain off the Thyme, rebottle and you have yourself a Thyme Oxymel.
I don’t know about you but I have quite a lot of thyme growing in my garden and now I can actually do something with it other than in food!
Tons of Information on Home Remedies
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