With any medication you must first check with your physician or pharmist to make sure it is compatible with any other medication you are taking. While mother nature has provide an herb or plant that will infact aid or cure any element, not all plants are good for you. In the wrong combination they can be lethal.
You must factor in possible allergies to herbs and plants. That being said nature does have a plant or herb for what ails you. Where do you think the drug companies came up with the medication they make. It all started out with home remedies that have been improved upon. I say this loosely as not all home remedies have been improved upon by the pharmaceutical companies.
There are thousands of books written on 'Homeopathic Remedies', and they are wonderful, but the reader must do his or her own research. Just because it is on the internet does not make it fact. I have friends who write on this topic and I know they would not put anyone in harms way with the information the share. This being said, they also do not know you. They do not know if you have other health issues or allergies. You and your doctor know these facts.
This is why there are warnings. Make sure you use common sense when you come across things that are package 'All Natural', research the ingredients.
The big diet rage is Green Tea, do you know that tea all types of tea is a natural diaretic? Yeah, you will lose weight but it will be water weight. It can lower blood pressure. If you are taking blood pressure medication check with your doctor before trying out new tea remedies. You could lower your blood pressure to low, and low blood pressure is just as dangerous as high blood pressure.
Bing Cherries and Celery Seed have been scientifical proven to reduce uric acid levels making these two items good for relieving the symptoms of Gout.
Wintergreen Essential Oils is a wonderful antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory as well as pain reliever. How you ask, it contains 85-99% of methyl salicylate, the same ingredient found in aspirin. CAUTION: WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OILS CAN BURN THE SKIN...
Constipation often follows presciption pain-killers,as they retard the small and large intestines, then you're reaching for another drug to deal with this issue. Using a Homeopathic remedy often alleviates these types of problems.
Carrots are a wonderful source of natural fiber. No warning labels on those. You can eat all you want.
Before self treating Diarrhea, first understand what is causing the symptom. I say symptom as Diarrhea is our bodies way of dealing with a number of illinesses and it might be the only symptom your body gives you that there is something wrong. Before you reach for your favorite fixer make sure you are not causing more harm than good.
In the case of food poisoning Diarrhea and vomiting is your bodies way of redding itself of toxic products. Electrolytes must be replaced during this illness and drinking water is not enough. Nor in most cases will you keep enough of it down to do any good.
Diarrhea as a symptom of Crohn's, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) you would use a different remedy to teach this illness as well as control it by following a certain eating habit ( I do not use the term diet, as most associate the word with deiting). You will have to change you eating habits. Learning what foods will trigger an onset.
With all types of Diarrhea start a Brat diet on the onset. Avoid milk and dairy products. Brat diet is simple. If you are unsure what you can have Brat's diet here is a helpful tip. B=banana, R=rice,A=applesauce,T=dry toast. Just remember the letters, they spell what foods you can have.
To help rehydrate your body this remedy will help:
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
add both ingredients to 1 quart of water to replenish glucose and electrohydrates.
Diarrhea has to run its course with the exceptions of IBS and other chronic diarrhea conditions. Again, know what you are treating so you treat it properly.
The drugstore sale thousands of dollars worth of Airborne. An over-the-counter drug to prevent or reduce the effects of a cold. Mother natures gave use vitamins and minerals that are much cheaper.
Magnesium and Zinc are the two active ingredients in over-the-counter drugs to prevent or reduce the effects of colds and flu. Much cheaper too.
Almost everyone believes in a Higher Power. It does not matter what you call your Higher Power, I am not here to debate this. I brought it up to make a point. Do any of you honestly believe a being, creator, etc. who can create the magnificent human body in all its wonders and complications would not have also created everything we will need to take care of his creation, the human body. Yes, I know how we all got here. We all have biological parents, again ask yourself this. Where did the first human body come from.
In the future before you are so willing to run off to the doctor ( I am in not way telling you not to go to your physician) make sure it warrant the visit and expense. Research all Homeopathic Remedies before starting them. If you have other health issue that you are under a doctors care for check with him or her to make sure the Homeopathic Remedy is the right one for you to use.
In the spring, start your own herb and plant garden. Not only is this cost effective to grow your own herbs and plants it is also theraputic and great exercise for your body, mind and soul.
In closing remember be good to yourself. There is only one you and you will be missed by someone. Your life touches many other lives and you never know who's life will be lacking if you are not here to touch that life. By being you, a life could be saved, even if you never know about it.