Natural Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments

With the prices of pharmaceutical drugs spiraling out of control, many people are turning to natural herbal remedies to cure what ails them. You can use natural herbs for anything from diabetes to acne, and natural herb remedies can be found in any drugstore or health food store. Let us look at some of the most popular.

Natural Herb Remedies for Skin Conditions

Not all natural herbal remedies take the form of pills and capsules. Some can be applied to the skin to soothe various rashes and inflammations. Avocado paste applied to allergic rashes or acne can soothe the skin and stimulate the production of collagen, which helps smooth out wrinkles. The fruit of the avocado is also rich in vitamins A and E which are also essential for healthy skin.

Jojoba oil has long been used by Native Americans as a skin conditioner, and can often be found in shampoos. It is similar in chemical structure to the natural oils secreted by the skin’s sebaceous glands, making it an excellent natural supplement.

Natural Herb Remedies for Digestive Conditions

Where aids to digestion are concerned, mother really did know best. The figs, prunes and other fruits that have always been prescribed down the generations to “keep you regular” are still being recommended by herbalists today. Tomatoes and peppers also help promote healthy digestion.

For diarrhea, the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast), along with plenty of water, can help restore the nutrients lost by the body. Pomegranates are also good for diarrhea, either the juice or the peel, the latter being boiled and mixed with sugar to make a herbal tea.

Natural Herb Remedies for Hair and Scalp Conditions

Fenugreek is an ancient Yemeni remedy for hair loss. Soak the fenugreek overnight in a deep pot and massage it into the scalp and wrap the scalp in a cloth for three hours. Repeat daily for a month.

Mayonnaise can be used for damaged hair. The egg yolks contained in it restore luster to the hair. For dry hair, infuse mint into a cup of boiling water. Allow it to cool, then use it in the shower to restore oil to the scalp.

Rosemary is a natural antiseptic which also stimulates the circulatory system, and can therefore be used in the treatment of dandruff. Mix 15 grams of the herb in 250 ml of ordinary shampoo and allow time for it to infuse before using. A decoction of soap bark mixed with soft soap can also make a herbal anti-dandruff shampoo.