Did you know that you have a vast array of natural healing options furnished to you by Mother Nature? No matter what ails or impedes you, there are foods, herbs, vitamins and minerals that can renew and restore your body. So, talk to your physician first, and then take advantage of nature’s medicine cabinet. Check out how nature soothes the following health conditions:
High Blood Pressure: Celery seeds contain the compounds lapigenin and isoquerticin, which expand your blood vessels, reducing blood pressure. It also acts as mild, natural diuretic. Celery decreases the uric acid your body, alleviating gout as well.
Memory Loss: Usually, Panax ginseng is used to assist sufferers of depression and fatigue. It is also useful for memory and focus concerns. Other countries employ ginseng as a treatment for failing concentration. It protects the hippocampus region of the brain, safeguarding it from the damaging effects of high ‘stress’ hormones, like cortisol. That protection helps improve physical stamina and endurance.
Menstrual Pain and Bloating: Fennel is a licorice-smelling herb used to relax the gastrointestinal tract and alleviate bloating and gas. It is gentle enough to use for children too. Studies indicate that the herb can help ease and reduce menstrual cramps as well. Extracts can be purchased commercially or just the seeds may be crushed, boiled, and steeped in hot water for 20 minutes, Simply strain, sweeten and drink. This herb, and attempts to avoid sugar and intestinal fungal growth, will eliminate yeast as well, a common source of digestive bloating.
Hot Flashes: Red clover contains high amounts of phytoestrogens, also called isoflavones. Red clover and natural vitamin E have been shown to reduce the amount and severity of hot flashes.
Hemorrhoids or Colon Problems: Oat straw is the key to alleviating issues as serious as colon cancer to run-of-the-mill constipation. Oat straw, along with probiotics, helps regulate digestion and loosens unyielding stool.
Migraines: Hydration and high-quality magnesium supplements (“chelated” forms) may be the key to a reduced number of severe migraines. Riboflavin is also helpful, as is reduced exposure to high histamine foods.
Read the full article here: Natural Cures for What Ails You | Suzy Cohen, RPh