Natural Remedies for common afflictions

Sometimes our bodies just won’t cooperate. Flu, upset stomach, sleepless nights: all of these afflictions (and many, many more) send patients running to their doctors to find some relief. What if you could avoid medical treatment and create some natural remedies to make yourself feel better from the comfort of your own home? Here are some natural ways to remedy common afflictions that are typically treated with medicine.

Natural Remedy for Scrapes and Cuts

Are you frequently taking out the Neosporin to treat minor cuts and scrapes? Use a combination of petals from a Calendula flower, oil, and wax to create a salve that is up to three times more effective than antibiotic jelly treatments.

Calendula is a powerful little flower. It possess antibacterial and immunostimulant properties which make it ideal for treating the skin. It also stimulates the production of collagen which can minimize scarring. Calendula can easily be grown in your own backyard, or if you prefer, you can order it online and get started on your own powerful salves today.

Natural Remedy for Heartburn

Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach gets pushed back up into the esophagus. It can be extremely uncomfortable, and although there are no scientifically proven methods for treating heartburn with herbal remedies, there are some things you can do without using medicine to fix the problem.

  •  Lose some weight. Excess fat in the abdomen can push the stomach upwards causing acid to move into the esophagus. Maintaining a healthy weight can keep your stomach in the right place and prevent the acid from heading to places where it doesn’t belong.
  • Ditch the tight clothes. Skinny jeans and other clothing items that are super form-fitting can do a bit too much squeezing around the middle, sending stomach acid up, up, and away. Wear comfy, flowy clothing if acid reflux is a problem for you.
  • Watch what you eat. This isn’t as much a weight thing as it’s an acid thing. We all love a good orange, piece of chocolate, or caffeine-laden soda, but these foods can cause stomach acid to rise. Eating less of these foods and more fiber can help to keep your digestive track flowing nicely.
  • No more smoking. It’s no secret that cigarettes aren’t healthy for you, but in addition to the havoc they wreak on your lungs, cigarettes are also known for weakening the muscles that keep the acid in your stomach.

 Natural Remedy for Fighting a Cold

Getting a ton of rest when you are sick with the flu is truly the best medicine. Two other ways that you can rid yourself of congestion include taking a hot shower which provides moisture and eases congestion and pain as well as gargling salt water which aids in breaking the build up of mucus in the throat.

 Natural Remedy for a Sore Throat

Aside from taking a hot shower and gargling salt water (tactics that will also aid in the relief from a sore throat) when you have a cold, try adding a bit of honey to your diet. Honey added to a hot tea is not only delicious, it has two killer natural remedies packed into one powerful sore throat fighting cup. The hot tea can help to loosen up all of the congestion while honey is a proven wound healer and can aid in the healing of the throat. So ditch the couch drops and painkillers; head to the store for some hot tea and raw local honey.

 Natural Remedy for Constipation

Constipation can be caused by just about everything from lack of water to taking painkillers. On the other hand, there are about a zillion ways that you can treat your constipation naturally including:

  •  Eat high-fiber foods like beans, broccoli, berries, plums, pears, apples, apricots, potatoes, and whole grain bread.
  • Drink more coffee because it acts as a natural stimulant to get your digestive system in gear.
  • Take flaxseed oil as it coats the walls of the intestine helping things move smoothly through.
  • Epsom salt mixed with juice softens up stool and encourages the muscles to get moving.

 Natural Remedy for Insomnia

Sleep deprivation is one of the most common reasons to seek out medication as it can negatively affect nearly everything in a person’s life. There are some natural ways, however, to induce sleep.

  • Lavender is a cheap and effective way to encourage a little shut eye. This natural extract can be sprayed on a pillow before bed to help aid with sleep.
  • Meditation is an excellent way to slow down the mind and relax the body which can even help you sleep. If you are having trouble settling down, avoid television, internet, and other stimulants before you are ready to tuck in.
  • Beer lovers rejoice! Hops (a very common element in beer) has a calming effect on the body, and it—in the form of an extract—can be used as a natural remedy and sedative to get you on your way to a sound, peaceful slumber.

Natural Remedy for Pain Relief

All remedies, whether they are natural or pharmaceutical, are based on scientific principles. We know that pain is felt because of signals being sent to the brain, so pain can be eliminated by interrupting those signals. By wearing an electronic device that delivers electrodes to the muscles of your hips, shoulders, or lower back, pain signals can be prevented from being sent to the brain, offering you some much needed relief.

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NoMeds’ Offers High-Tech, Natural Solutions

The use of Calendula petals and honey goes back many, many years and still remain as some of the best methods for handling ailments. Today, however, we have the added benefit of technology as well. NoMeds was formed in order to promote clinically proven technologies that do not require the patients to take medication. Rather, we prefer to provide simple and high-tech solutions to promote the natural healing process of the body, and our solutions for pain relief are all natural remedies for anyone and everyone interested in health and an overall sense of well-being. Contact us today for all-natural pain relief solutions that will work for you.