Natural Remedies

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Natural Remedies

Used for grinding herbs and other ingredients, a mortar and pestle is a natural method that is has been used since ancient times. Apothecaries used to use these for preparing medicine back in the dark ages.

Used for grinding herbs and other ingredients, a mortar and pestle is a natural method that is has been used since ancient times. Apothecaries used to use these for preparing medicine back in the dark ages.

Used for grinding herbs and other ingredients, a mortar and pestle is a natural method that is has been used since ancient times. Apothecaries used to use these for preparing medicine back in the dark ages.

Used for grinding herbs and other ingredients, a mortar and pestle is a natural method that is has been used since ancient times. Apothecaries used to use these for preparing medicine back in the dark ages.

Brett Williams, Staff Writer

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Whether you have body pain from Joint Inflammation or are sick with a cold or flu, there almost always seems to be a remedy out there that you can try for easing the pain or symptoms of a wide variety of ailments. From Acupuncture therapy to essential Oils and   skin creams, the options are plentiful.

 

One method that has been around for thousands of years is herbal tea, which is regarded as a key to good health and wellbeing.There seems to be no downside to drinking tea. Certain teas have been discovered to help with cancer as well as lower your chances of getting it.You can even boost weight loss and lower your cholesterol by drinking herbal tea.

 

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine, is the practice of inserting small needles into the body to treat a variety of issues such as arthritis, but is mostly used to relieve pain. Acupuncture supposedly originated from China during 100 BC, and is a very popular method for treating chronic pain. Acupuncture works by stimulating the body to heal itself, and can increase circulation as it opens the meridians.

 

“Acupuncture seems silly, but it really works.It can help with different things that all correspond to different parts on your body,” English teacher Calah Kulm said. “I was on crutches once and had a wedding to attend, and my mom convinced me to get acupuncture. I did and amazingly was dancing that night at the wedding.”

 

Alfalfa, a plant commonly used as a forage crop around the world, has some surprising benefits. The seeds, leaves, and sprouts of a Alfalfa plant are used to make medicine. Alfalfa is very high in mineral and nutrients and the roots seem to be the richest source of trace minerals. The leaves, also rich in nutrients and minerals, contain several other substances like Vitamins K and E. Alfalfa is good for the digestive, glandular, and urinary systems of your body This plant has also been used by the Chinese to reduce swelling and prevent fluid retention.

 

Aloe Vera, commonly used in sunscreen, is a succulent plant used over the centuries to aid in digestion, kidney and liver function, and helping maintain healthy body tissues. Aloe is frequently seen in gels, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for damaged skin. The plant has also been discovered to increase T-lymphocyte cells, increasing resistance to disease.

 

I think aloe can provide many positive benefits in both humans and animals,” Agriculture Teacher Rebecca Carollo said. “It has healing properties to skin and is also soothing for stomach issues. Lots of people are starting to see benefits of Aloe. It is definitely not a cure all.”

 

Honey, the sweet and sticky food substance produced by honey bees, has great medicinal values. For one, honey contains several immunomodulatory properties and can heal wounds and burns to some degree. Do you have a cough? Honey helps sooth a sore throat, as well as acts as a cough suppressant.

 

Ginger, or Ginger Root, is a flowering plant that was once used by Chinese sailors to relieve seasickness. It can increase motility and tone in the GI tract, which aids in digestion and settles the stomach if you are feeling nauseous. Ginger can be used in several different forms to ease an upset stomach, from in tea to an essential oil. It can even help with morning sickness.