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How to Use the Wisdom of Home Remedies to Stay Healthy

It seems as though this virus will not let go.  We find ourselves at home much more than ever before.  If we need a doctor, of course we can go out to see one.  However, it is now deep winter in many parts of the world, we are less likely to venture outside if we can find a home remedy to help us through a minor medical issue, and we are more than a bit leery abut contracting the virus from someone we come into chance contact with.

Although the disease has a recovery rate of almost 100% for people under 60 years of age, they say that the disease is no picnic, many people take a long time to recover, and to be fully recovered may take a very long time.

So, what can we do to stay well and get well while we are at home?  These used to be called home remedies that great grandma used.  They came into some disrepute when medicine became more “professional” in the twentieth century.  Nevertheless, a lot of home remedies work.  Let’s look at a few.

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But, of course, there are other home remedies that deal with actual medical issues.

Planks

Exercise is a great way to get healthy and stay healthy.  Especially in the winter, we might not want to go outdoors.  Planks are a fantastic and quick way to get a lot of exercise in a short period of time.  You can find many YouTube clips that explain all you will need to know about the proper way to do planks.

Apple Cider Vinegar

It seems that there are a lot of medicinal uses for this product.  Once again, we suggest that you go to YouTube and watch a few clips about the benefits of ACV.

It doesn’t taste good!  So, most people will have to find some liquid to mix the ACV into to make it more palatable.  Each to his or her own.  One thing everyone who extolls the virtues of apple cider vinegar agrees on is that you should not drink it straight even if you are one of the few that genuinely like it.

The acid will damage your tooth enamel over time so drink it with another liquid.

Chamomile Tea

This tea helps sooth an upset stomach and many other stomach ailments.  It works!  It will also calm your nerves so you can get a good night’s sleep. 

Herbal Teas

In Western society we drink coffee and caffeinated tea.  We know that too much caffeine is not good for you so we should limit our intake of coffee, pekoe or black tea, and cola drinks.  Energy drinks are also loaded with caffeine.

It takes a bit of time to get used to having an herbal tea break rather than a coffee break.  There are many herbs that can be steeped and drunk as a tea.

  1. Mint.  The most popular is peppermint.
  2. Fruit flowers.
  3. Redbush.  This is a South African tea that they call rooibos.
  4. Echinacea.
  5. Parsley.
  6. Sage.
  7. Rosemary.
  8. Thyme.
  9. Valerian.

Tea from Spices

Here, too, there is a nice long list of teas.  Most people use small amounts of spice in conjunction with other spices to create a palatable and healthy drink.

  1. Cinnamon.  This spice is said to work wonders for helping diabetics control their blood sugar levels.
  2. Turmeric.  This spice is a main seasoning in Middle Eastern and Indian cooking.  Westerners need to slowly develop a taste for it but it is worth it.
  3. Ginger.  A staple ingredient in Chinese cooking, ginger has medicinal value as well.  Many supermarkets sell raw ginger which you can slice into thin slices for a refreshing tea.
  4. Cloves.
  5. Cardamom.  This is another prominent spice in the Middle East.  Arab men of an older generation would grind cardamom for their strong and sweet coffee.  That practice has pretty much fallen by the wayside but grinding cardamom seeds makes a great tea when mixed with less pungent herbs or spices.
  6. Fennel.
  7. Fenugreek.  This is another Middle Eastern spice that adds a lot to sauces, teas, and stews.

Add Garlic to…..everything

Surely, garlic is not for everyone.  However, we now know that garlic is a wonderful home remedy for many minor medical issues.  If you take garlic every day, you will probably feel better.

Hot Soup

The classic home remedy of this type is chicken soup.  When you cook chicken for a long time. The bones give off minerals that are very beneficial.  Heavy soups are not the same as the relatively thin chicken soup.  Keep in mind that it is the soup, not the chicken, that contains the healthy properties.

Fermented Foods

We think of pickles and sauerkraut as the main fermented foods.  Miso, tempeh, kimchi are also fermented.  By the way, the canned or jarred sauerkraut that you can buy in the supermarket is a fine product as far as it goes.  However, it is relatively easy to make sauerkraut at home and homemade sauerkraut does taste different than the factory product.

Hot Baths

Our fast-paced world leaves little time for the old fashioned hot bath but since so many people are now working from home we have more time to soak in a hot tub.  If you are lucky enough to have an actual hot tub in the yard, you can soak in it every day for a few minutes.  It is a healthy way to clean the body through your pores.

If you work from home and have some leeway to use your time as you see fit, you can take that hot bath break at lunchtime!  These days, baths are not just for soaping and cleaning; they are for rejuvenating midday as well!

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Let’s return to our first “home remedy”.  People have been playing games for many millennia.  Today we know that game playing is a therapeutic activity.  It calms us, makes us happy, amuses, and has hormonal effects that sustain good health.

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