Have you ever used any type of home remedy?
Topic: Have you ever used any type of home remedy?
June 25, 2019 / By Bernadine Question:
I use them all the time, and I just wondered how many other poeple are going back to the old ways of the prevention and curing of common ailments.
Best Answers: Have you ever used any type of home remedy?
Aeryn | 6 days ago
I use a lot of different things that are natural...and I do see an upsurgance of old ways, but they are slicker and easier to use.
I use tea tree oil for first aid.
I use psyllium husks for regularity.
I use baking soda for all kinds of things.
I clean with vinegar.
I have a few oils (lavender, eucalyptus) for inhaling blends.
I use aloe for sunburn.
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Originally Answered: Best home remedy for a 12 month old with constipation?
You are right with the cycling of her legs trick, go gently but firmly for quite a few minutes. Also try pushing her legs up towards her head gently in a rocking motion. Clasp her feet together and rock rhythmically from side to side. Using grape seed or olive oil, massage gently in a clockwise motion around the abdomen, from left over and down the right side. Then, using two fingertips, rub in small circles in the same direction. Finally scoop gently down from under her rigs down across the stomach. You are following the natural path of her digestive system. Gently allow your hands to rest on her abdomen for a minute or so and let the warmth from your hands flow into her stomach area.
This is my no-fail approach to stubborn constipation and it has worked 100% of the time for the babies I have used it on. Take her left foot and have a look at the bottom of it. (this is quite hard to describe so bear with me) Just above the heel, on the inside edge of the foot, try pressing very gently on this point. Rotate on this point with gentle pressure. Stop for a few seconds, then start again. Repeat for around 2-3 minutes. This area related to the rectum in reflexology and it always stimulates a response! Please try it and let me know how you get on...
Finally I would try a drink of cooled, boiled water first. As her stools are hard anyway she may be a little dehydrated so this could help soften them. If you do go down the fresh orange juice route (I know I did before I learnt baby massage) then a teaspoon would be plenty of the best quality fresh squeezed orange juice with bits in. She will make a great face anyway!
Do all or any of the above and I would expect a result within 24 hours (usually an hour or less with the 'magic button' as detailed above!) of course if there is no 'action' and you are worried, and she seems in distress or pain, please do seek medical advice, there are treatments they can give you to help.
Best of luck
Absolutely I do. To me for certain things they are the best. There is a book (I can't remember the name of it...but will get it for you) on American Indians and the cures they use for certain ailments. It is fascinating and most of them I have tried really do work. The pharmaceutical companies these days are making a fortune off of drugs that have the basic chemical structure of many of the plain home remedies our ancestors have used for hundreds of years.
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Oh dear! My mother was one of 17 children - a doctor didn't exist to them. LOL They just sent the older kids to the other room (and I literally mean the other room - I think there were 2 rooms in the house...) so her mom could have the next baby. Home remedies was just a thing for me growing up. LOL. I believe that whatever a person truly believes in and wants to try - as long as it isn't harmful, they should - even though I'm a nurse. Medical technology has come a long, long way. But I'm also a spiritual person, so I'm one of those that believe when it's your time to leave this earth - that's it. LOL
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Yes, I use some home remedies. Many of them are just common sense based. One is to rinse your nose out with weak salt water to prevent reactions to weed pollen. It is now recommend by allergists. Another that I practice is to rub salve on my throat and wrap it up before I go to sleep if I have a scratchy feeling. By the next morning, I'm better.
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I have an herb garden full of medicinal plants,... I use honey to soothe a sore throat, crushed ginger for nausea, and chicken soup for colds.
When I have a nasty chest cold I take a steaming hot bath with 2 cups of epsom salts. Soak in that until the water starts to cool, then dry off, wrap up, and go right to bed.
You sweat it out during the night, the junk in your chest breaks up, and you wake up feeling a LOT better.
Best way to prevent a respiratory infection is to wash your hands often, and use a neti pot with warm saline solution once a day.
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Originally Answered: What "home remedy" can help me sleep at night?
Sleeping pills can give you side effects so you are better off without them.
To sleep better just relax and switch off, if you can.
If you are having trouble switching off at bedtime some light exercise (for example, push ups or sit ups) at bedtime often helps you to relax, unwind and switch off and that often improves your sleep. Strenuous exercise at bedtime is likely to ruin your sleep.
Common sleep aids include Chamomile tea, 5-HTP, Melatonin and Valerian Root.
Sleep enhancing foods are supposed to include warm milk, turkey, cherries, oatmeal, bananas, wine and others as in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22s...
You can see further tips in http://au.search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22h... which tells you "how to fall asleep and stay asleep".