CURES FROM I - Z
These are natural cures that we have used ourselves or have verified with
health books. They may use herbs, pure essential oils, vitamins, and/or food. They
are more than home remedies, folk medicine, or old wives' tales! And they are better
for your health, for your budget, and for the environment.
Be sure to check out the home page, with cures from A to H.
Each of these natural remedies is offered as a healthy alternative. Starting a natural remedy may
require a change in the dose of your prescription medicines, or let you stop them altogether, so ask your doctor first.
HERBS AND ESSENTIAL OILS
Remedies from herbs or essential oils can be wonderful for emergencies or
for those who prefer natural medicines to prescription medicines. But, they are
not all without side effects for some people.
Here are just a few examples. Before using herbal remedies or aromatherapy,
do some research, especially if you have a medical condition.
Those who suffer from hayfever need to be careful since some herbs come from
flowers. Echinacea and Chamomile are two that can give hayfever sufferers mild
to severe allergic reactions when taken internally (in capsules or tea). In some,
the reaction can be life threatening.
Chasteberry (or monk's pepper) may counteract the effectiveness of birth
Pure essential oils are very powerful and should be used with respect. Many
stores sell essential oils, not pure essential oils, and these are
mostly scent with very little, if any, healing power.
Rosemary essential oil should not be used by those with epilepsy or high
The respiration of a baby or child under 5 can be slowed down or even stopped
if peppermint oil or eucalyptus oil is close enough for the baby to even breathe
High blood pressure may be elevated by peppermint essential oil.
Peppermint or rosemary may be harmful during pregnancy.
NOTE: As with anything in life, more is not always better.
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