Author: Katarína Marcinová
Date of Publication: 02/12/2022
Home remedies have existed for centuries now due to the absence of modern medicine or the lack of doctors. In particular, they were transmitted orally from generation to generation. In addition, these remedies were easily available and freely used, and are usually compared to modern medicine. What’s more, they contain natural ingredients and rarely have side or unwanted effects while being quite affordable as well. One of the many reasons why people reach for home remedies is to manage cold symptoms or health problems in case they don;t have access to medication. Another aspect of intervention after home remedies is the immediate effect after using the minimum dose of the medicine. Moreover, it is very likely that each of us has already reached for some kind of home remedy in our life, whether it was in the form of herbal teas for colds, essential oils for headaches or herbal supplements for better sleep. The question remains the same though: is this a real physiological change in the body or just a placebo effect? These questions led many scientists to carry out research, and many home remedies worked showing that these are not just fairy tales of our grandmothers.
Research showed that verified home remedies include various natural ingredients. For example, among others some effective elements are the following:
magnesium-rich foods, etc.
Turmeric is ideal for pain and inflammation. Its origin has been from India, for more than a thousand years. However, with its effects, it attracted the attention of the Western world as well. Various studies have shown that taking regular doses of turmeric helps with problems such as itching, heartburn, joint pain, osteoarthritis, high cholesterol, improving sleep quality, IBS and others. One of the easiest ways to include turmeric in your nutrition is to make tea. Add ¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric to the tea and combine it with lemon and honey. It is also a great ingredient in fruit and vegetable squash or cooking various meals. Yet bear in mind to use everything in moderation.
Chili peppers are famous not only in the kitchen because of their spicy taste, but they contain a whole range of antioxidants. In addition, they are beneficial for the digestive tract, lower blood pressure and increase fat burning and provide pain relief. Thanks to the capsaicin content, they have the ability to trigger metabolism and thus fat burning. Capsaicin increases energy expenditure as well. It can also stimulate the breakdown of fat stored in the body to convert it into fuel. The substance capsaicin is also able to bind to pain receptors in the body. Thus, it reduces the perception of pain and also helps with its effects in the treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers. In addition, more than 200 other natural compounds contained in chili peppers help regulate gastric secretions. These can stimulate digestion, strengthen the stomach´s defense mechanisms, or fight against pathogens. For example, the Mayans already used chili peppers in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as asthma or cough, and the Aztecs used them to relieve toothache. Elsewhere, they were used to treat headaches, stiff joints, heart problems and more. These peppers vary in color, size, variety and are classified according to the Scoville scale. This is a way to measure and record its spiciness based on the content of capsaicinoids. There are many ways to incorporate it into the nutrition for example into soups, stews, fries, sauces, salsas, etc.
Ginger is an ancient herb that has long been used for its medicinal properties and as an antiemetic. Many studies indicate that it is a very effective medicine against nausea and vomiting. It is a suitable medicine even during pregnancy nausea or nausea caused by chemotherapy. Its curative effects have also been recorded in the treatment of cancer – lung, pancreas, prostate, skin or rectum. Furthermore, in the prevention of Diabetes mellitus, it also has ATB effect against Staphylococcus aureus and S.aureus infections, antibacterial effects on respiratory and periodontal infections. In addition, it is antifungal, helping prevent intestinal ulcers, Diabetes complications, Inflammation, etc.
A few simple ideas for including ginger to the nutrition is to make lemonade, where you can just combine freshly grated ginger, lemon juice, cane juice or honey with water. It can complete your rice side dishes by sprinkling grated ginger, sesame seeds and nori strips on top. With the combination of ginger, olive oil, soya sauce, and garlic you can make a wonderful salad dressing. You can also add ginger and orange juice to pureed sweet potatoes etc.
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