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Herbal Remedies From Your Crisper Drawer

Aug 17, 2007
Many people think that making herbal remedies involve mixing up concoctions of hard-to-find sticks, twigs and leaves but the truth is that there are many herbal remedies that can be made from fruits and vegetables that are commonly found right in your grocery store.

Here are some herbal remedies that you can make from things you probably have right in your own crisper drawer.


The next time you have acid indigestion, don't reach for the Tum's reach for cabbage instead. simply mix a pound of cabbage with a big carrot and grind it in a blender along with a tablespoon of sugar. You will need a high powered blender to turn this into a shake. Drink this half hour before your meals and it is said to be believed gastric acid problems.


The next time you slice it into a yummy avocado, don't throw away that seed! The seed can be used for a temporary filling for cavities when you can't get to the dentist right away. Simply slice off a piece of the seed and plug the hole. You should replace the filling twice a day and see your dentist as soon as possible.


If you have a sore throat, chewing on a small piece of ginger can act as a soothing lozenge. Ginger has other great healing properties as well so you can only benefit from using this when you have a cold.


Guava can be used to treat many ailments. Chopping up the leaves and boiling them in two glasses of water for 15 minutes to make a tea that can help alleviate diarrhea. Crushing the leaves can help alleviate nausea and fainting spells - simply crush up the leaves and inhale the aroma. If you have a sunburn or prickly heat rash boil some guava leaves in 2 gallons of water, let it cool and apply to the affected area.


Not only Is a good spaghetti sauce, but oregano can also make a good cough suppressant. Boil one cop a fresh oregano leaves in two glasses of water to make a tea. Adults should drink a half a cup of tea three times a day but when the children to a teaspoon.


Papaya is very high in fiber and therefore can help alleviate constipation. It is also a natural exfoliant that can help treat acne and keep your skin looking great. To use topically, mash up papaya and mix it in a three to one ratio with lemon juice. Slathered on your face and the mask. Leave on for half hour and ransom for water. You can also add a little to this mixture if you want to use it as a scrub.


Got intestinal parasites? Pineapple is known to get rid of pinworms quite effectively. Eat two to three slices with every meal for a week and you're intestinal parasites should be gone.


Radish is great for treating athletes foot. You'll need to mash it up and somehow extract the juice then apply that to the affected area twice a day.

Eggplant Leaves

An eggplant leaf tea can help relieve symptoms of gingivitis. Boil three egg plant leaves with two glasses of water and use as a mouthwash.

Eggplant leaves can help soothe gingivitis. Simply boil 3 chopped eggplant leaves in 2 glasses of water for 10 minutes and use the concoction as a mouthwash as needed.

Having a lot of fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator is a good idea to stay healthy, not only by eating them to ingest the antioxidants, minerals and vitamins but also to have them around to make healthy herbal remedies.
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Lee Dobbins writes for http://www.herbs-home-remedies.com where you can learn more about herbal remedies and natural healing.
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