It is easy for us to get carried away with modernisation and get used to using conventional medications to treat less severe ailments. However, have you ever wondered how our ancestors were able to stay healthy without the luxury of a prescription from a doctor or the availability of a local drug store and pharmacy. Well, they were able to stay in good shape by using natural alternative medicines, which in this day and age, would have been seemingly relegated to the backwaters of medical history, but for the effectiveness of these recipes which have been passed down through the years from generation to generation, it would indeed have been lost in time.
Here are 7 amazing homemade recipes that have been tried and tested over time and you can try out at home today
- Treat Hair Loss Using Nettles
Did you know that nettle leaves have lots of minerals and vitamins? Well, you can get iron, protein, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium from nettle leaves. You can also get beta-carotene, vitamins D, C, B complex and A as well. These minerals and vitamins a essential for proper hair growth and the prevention of hair loss. Your hair will also be stronger, shiny and healthier when you use nettle leaves to make tea. Just put between 4 and 6 leaves in a cup and pour out some hot water on them and leave for about 5 minutes before consuming the tea. You can also add a tablespoon of maple syrup or pure natural honey for taste.
- Treat Insect Bites Using Potatoes
When you apply a sliced raw potato directly onto a spider or any other insect bite by gently rubbing it on the site of the bite, you will reduce and soothe the swelling, pain and redness that is associated with such bites. This is because of the anti-itching and anti-inflammatory properties of potatoes.
- Treat Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) With Sodium Bicarbonate
You can treat UTI using sodium bicarbonate or commonly called baking soda. Just by consuming a solution of 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water every morning you will alkalise your body and eradicate the bacteria causing the UTI from your bladder and urinary tract in no time.
- Treat Arthritis Using Raisins
The anti-inflammatory properties of Juniper berries which is used to make gin when combined with the vitamins of raisins can help to relieve you of the discomfort and pains caused by arthritis. All you need to do is immerse a few golden raisins in some gin and leave this all through the night. By the morning you can consume the raisins, do this daily and you will be relieved of arthritis related pain in no time at all.
- Treat Indigestion And Constipation Using Dried Apricots
If you want to avoid indigestion and constipation issues, you can consume about five dried apricots daily and just after you have had dinner.
- Regulate Your Hormones With Yams
By consuming yams regularly you can effectively regulate your hormones and stop them from being over-active or the exact opposite, this is because yams are a rich source of vitamin A and C which are known to help with regulating hormone levels; they are also a rich source of dietary fiber which help in relieving you of indigestion and constipation issues, while also lowering your bad cholesterol (LDL) levels.
- Get Rid Of Mouth Odour Using Celery
By chewing some celery regularly, you will go a long way in getting rid of mouth odour.