Before over the counter medicine and expensive anesthetics, nature cured a lot of aches, pains and minor injuries. They even relied on natural remedies to ease anxiety, stimulate relaxation and reduce depression. Many of these cures can be found with the help of nutritious foods that may very well be in our kitchen already!
Have a Splinter?
Put a piece of ripe banana skin with the pulpy side on the infected area. Cover the whole thing with a bandage. The enzymes on the banana skin will help draw out the foreign matter.
If You See Black Spots in Your Field of Vision . . .
This could be a result of low blood sugar or dehydration. Drink 8-16 oz of pure water and eat a piece of fiber and fructose containing fruit to get your blood sugar up in a moderate way.
Do You Have Indigestion?
Ginger has potent medicinal properties that that aid digestion by easing stomach pain. Ginger has a calming effect for your stomach. Try ginger tea, ginger juice, or a little bit of fresh grated ginger with sautéed veggies.
Allergies Bringing Itchy Eyes?
With clean hand, splash cool, pure water on your face. The itchiness comes from pollen in your eyes, and the water will help rinse it out.
Smash a ripe avocado and massage into your scalp for several minutes. This may seem gooey and weird, but the natural, healthy oils will moisturize your skin and prevent flaking. The avocado oils will also give your hair a healthy shine. Don’t worry—you can rinse it out after a few minutes.
What About Bad Breath?
Bad breath could be due to the fact that you ate garlic for lunch, or it may be a sign of dental or intestinal issues, or even dehydration. Try drinking a glass of water and chew on some mint or parsley leaves, which contain natural freshening chemicals.
Have a Congested Chest?
Steam some onions and stand over them as they heat. Breathing in the steam can help break the mucus.
Ever Bite the Inside of Your Mouth and End Up with a Canker Sore?
Hold a raspberry in your mouth in the affected area, or make a cooled raspberry tea and hold a gulp in your mouth. Repeat the process a few times during the day. Raspberry helps close an open cut.
You Have Acne . . .
Although stress and hormonal imbalances are a huge factor in skin breakouts, so is diet. Avoid dairy products, which are acidic and congesting, like milk, cream, butter, yogurt, etc. Try avoiding meat except for wild fish as well. You could also try putting a little fresh squeezed lemon juice on the affected area. An unhealthy state of your body will show in your skin—it’s the telltale sign that something is off and unhealthy inside. Try increasing alkaline, vitamin and mineral-rich fruits and vegetables and avoid sugar, fried foods, and processed foods.
Studies have shown omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is linked with depression. Eating fatty fish like salmon, sardines, tuna and anchovy are great ways to naturally improve our mood. Flaxseed and nuts are also excellent sources of this essential nutrient.