(A non-exhaustive list of useful, readily available foods to try before resorting to bought medications)
Perhaps you are one of those people who have toyed with ginger for nausea or honey for a sore throat, perhaps you aren’t but would try if you knew what to try… So for your edification, or at least your education, here is a short list of items you likely have in your kitchen that have possibly unexpected uses.
It goes without saying that there are various ways to use these things and a little bit of further research on your part may be beneficial in terms of preparation and application of the substances. It is always best to consult a qualified practitioner if in doubt or if, after using them properly for some time, your condition continues to deteriorate.
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So, that list:
Apple cider vinegar: acne, indigestion, reduces insulin resistance, reduces blood sugar, reduces cholesterol, weight loss,
Asparagus: use daily for relief of IBS
Banana Skin: apply the fleshy side to insect bites/stings and Plantar warts.
Basil Pesto: for chronic Constipation
Bicarbonate of Soda: for relief from Urinary tract infections, Indigestion, Heartburn
Brassica Family (broccoli/cauliflower/Kale/brussel sprouts): reduces excess Oestrogens in conditions like endometriosis
Cayenne/Chilli:stuffy nose, mucus
Chamomile Tea: mouth ulcers
Cloves/Clove oil: toothache
Garlic: Thrush, Athletes foot, Colds and flu
Ginger: Nausea, motion sickness, Indigestion, vomiting and diarrhoea
Honey: cuts, burns, grazes, scratchy coughs, sore throats.
Horseradish: reduces nasal mucus
Italian Herbs (oregano/rosemary/thyme):sinusitis
Lemon/orange skins: apply the citrus skins’ oils to acne
Lettuce: cold lettuce leaves on sprains and strains.
Molasses: daily for fatigue and the gloom of PMS (lots of iron and other minerals)
Oats (uncooked): in the bath to reduce the irritation of Eczema
Olive oil: with celery to reduce Blood pressure
Onion: stings – to reduce irritation
Peppermint: Bites, stings, Headaches, indigestion
Potato Juice: arthritis
Rice Water: diarrhoea
Rosemary Tea: headaches/migraines
Sage: PMS, Bloating, Fluid retention
Soy Sauce/Miso/Fermented soya: menopausal flushes
Turmeric: rashes, burns, heartburn
~ Dr Bruce Thomson (MTechHom)