Natural Remedies II

Ever find yourself wondering what different foods can do for your health? Do you wish to avoid putting unnecessary chemicals into your body? Treatments for nose bleeds, headaches, burns, and more can be found in nature. Thrown away and discarded medicines have detrimental effects on the environment which are still being investigated. In the meantime, try these natural remedies for your ailments.

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Winter is a common time for nosebleeds when the cold and moisture less air contributes to sinus dryness. Vitamin K, found in leafy greens, contributes to fast blood clotting. Kale, collard greens, and spinach all have high Vitamin K content. A daily cup of these leafy greens can prevent winter nosebleeds.

Everyone gets the occasional (or more than occasional) headache. Beta-carotene in carrots can reduce inflammation of blood vessels in the brain. Eating two cups of carrots a day can help reduce headache occurrence by 70%.

Feeling anxious? Apply lavender oil to your pulse points (wrists, neck, and feet) for a soothing experience. Further natural anxiety remedies include drinking chamomile or black tea, or bathing in hot water with dissolved dry valerian root.

Pineapples help digestion by reducing intestinal inflammation, speeding the breakdown of protein, and reducing gas. A half a cup of pineapples as part of your routine may make a big difference in your digestion.

For minor burns only, slice a tomato, apply it to the burn, and allow the juice to dry. Tomatoes are a source of lycopene which is anti-inflammatory.

Nuts are a good source of compact energy. The best are unsalted nuts like almonds for full effect. If nuts aren’t your thing, raisins or dried apricots also work. An ounce of walnuts daily will keep your energy up, but also improve the elasticity and natural moisture in your skin. The omega-3 oils in walnuts will help with the dry, cracked skin common in wintertime.nuts

If you already have dry skin, a homemade honey yogurt lotion can help. The recipe is below.

Honey Yogurt Lotion:

2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup plain regular yogurt
1 teaspoon grapefruit zest

Apply mixture of first three ingredients to trouble spots on the skin and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cold black tea.

Did these methods work for you? Leave feedback in the comments!

 

Source: The Daily Green

 

By Alanna Scheinerman, Class of 2013

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