More than 40% of Americans tried home remedies to avoid going to the emergency room or an urgent care center during the pandemic. That’s according to a survey by the health technology company DrFirst.
Reducing exposure to infection is now one more reason why home remedies are so popular. Many people also think they’re convenient, affordable, and help avoid the side effects associated with some medications.
With so many choices available, you may be wondering where to start.
Try These Home Remedies
- Use Rice
When it comes to minor injuries, RICE is a proven formula for reducing pain and swelling and promoting healing. It stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Begin as soon as possible and continue for up to 2 days.
2. Eat Chicken Soup
For common colds, grandmothers and scientists agree on serving chicken soup. It breaks up mucus and fights inflammation. Go easy on the salt to help you stay hydrated.
3. Drink Tea
The antioxidants in tea provide a wide variety of health benefits, including strengthening your immunity and reducing your risk of heart disease. Different kinds of teas may serve different purposes. For example, chamomile tea is often recommended for insomnia, menstrual pain, and muscle spasms.
4. Enjoy Ginger
This spice does more than taste delicious. It contains a bioactive compound called gingerol with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can be useful for a wide variety of ailments, including nausea and colds. Drink hot ginger tea or add it to other beverages and food.
There are so many natural options to treat common ailments. In the e-book Holistic Healing: Common Herbs & Essential Oils to Improve Your Health I share natural ways to lower a fever, decrease blood sugar, boost immunity, and so much more!
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