Natural Home Health Remedies

Making Herbal Tinctures

Long before the discovery of modern medicines, families used natural homemade remedies based on plants to treat everyday illness. Most of these home health remedies were handed down through the generations, until fast acting antibiotics and analgesics became available and folk medicine gradually fell into disuse.

Now there's a tremendous revival of interest in these remedies. Not only are they often more gentle than manufactured drugs, but many of them are now known to be very affective too!

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Making Homemade Ointments and Creams

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Here you will find out how to make homemade creams and homemade ointments for those remedies that can be kept in the first aid cupboard or the refrigerator ready for use. They are very easy to make, they last for months and don’t contain any of those harmful chemicals you would normally find in the […]

Quick Homemade Herbal Remedies

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Today plants are a source of many powerful drugs for those modern plagues including, heart disease and cancer. But there is also a wonderful variety of homemade herbal remedies available, and here we list 50 of them! before we begin please remember that no natural or homemade herbal remedies should be taken in pregnancy or […]

Making A Homemade Herbal Compress or Poultice

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A herbal compress is often used to accelerate the healing of wounds and muscle injuries. A compress is simply a pad or cloth made from soft cotton or linen, cotton wool or surgical gauze soaked in an herbal extract and applied to the affected area. Most of the time a hot compress would be used […]

Making A Herbal Infusion or Decoction

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The total amount in any herbal infusion should not exceed the standard quantity given, if a homemade remedy asks for more than one herb to be infused still only use the total quantity given. For example if a remedy asks for an infusion or decoction of yarrow and elderflower, use 1 teaspoon of each to […]

Relaxing Herbal Pillows

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If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, try using herbal pillows to help you relax you and drift off to sleep. For a great homemade sleep remedy, simply place one of these little pouches into your pillowcase to relax you and help you to sleep. When gathering herbs and flowers for their relaxant therapeutic values, its […]

Making A Herbal Tincture or Vinegar

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A herbal tincture is made by steeping dried or fresh herbs in a mixture of alcohol and water. The alcohol extracts the plants active ingredients and preserves it for up 2 years. Although any part of the plant can be used to make a tincture, they do need to be made with individual herbs. If […]

Hemorrhoid Home Remedies

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If you do need a bit of release from the constant aching of haemorrhoids, take a look through our hemorrhoid home remedies and relief section bellow. Hemorrhoids (also known as piles and often misspelled as hemroids) are small swollen veins that normally appear in the lining of the rectum and /or anus. Internal hemorrhoids develop […]

Cold Sore Home Remedies

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Looking for cold sore home remedies? There is nothing worse than that tingling feeling telling you there’s a cold sore breakout on its way, and once it comes; you know there is a very good chance it may be with you for the next 7 to 10 days. Fortunately there are a few things we […]

The Best Arthritis Home Remedy

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Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that can become very painful and swollen at times particularly in damp cold conditions. Here we have a great arthritis home remedy, in fact we have lots of remedies, most of which have been used for years and with great results. As there are two different types of […]

Homemade Mosquito Repellent

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by TeeJay (Mundelein, IL) One of the most successful homemade mosquito repellents I have made is 1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil and about 10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil. Mix it up (I put it in a spray bottle), spray it on and rub in. The smell is pleasant and it keeps mosquitoes at […]

Homemade Foot Massager

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by Angela (Hampshire) I made up this homemade foot massager after spending a night on the town in shoes that hopefully looked better than they felt. It only took about five minutes to make, and I have to say it worked a treat. What you will need One old sock A few marbles, or golf […]

Home Remedy For Sunburn

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by Jilly (Colnbrook) This home remedy for sunburn will ease the pain and leave you feeling calm and relaxed. It contains lavender essential oil which has healing and antiseptic properties, making it great for homemade sunburn relief. What you need 2 tablespoons (30ml) sweet almond oil 6 drops lavender essential oil 2 drops roman chamomile […]

101 Quick Homemade Remedies

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by Brian (Hants) We’re at 74 Homemade Remedies right now, but our target is 101 Quick Home made Remedies If you have some of your own please post them as comments below. Juniper berries, or a splash of Jin in hot water settles your stoumach if you have indigestion. Roast Onion helps heal Chilblains, simply […]

Home Remedy For Grey Hair

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If your hair is beginning to grey at the roots or temples, this home remedy for grey hair is for you. It’s a treatment for darkening grey hair that comes in two parts, a finishing rinse that needs to be used after each wash and a massage that’s to be used once a day for […]

Best Home Remedies for Heartburn

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Before rushing down to the remedies section in your local store, check out how home remedies for heartburn can ease, or maybe even cure that discomfort! Heartburn is basically a kind of indigestion in which the Stomach acid enters the throat and irritates it leaving you with a burning sensation in the chest area. Heartburn […]

Home Remedies for Athletes Foot

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Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the feet that that can spread if left untreated to the nails on the feet and on the hands. You will then be looking for a good athletes foot home remedy. Athlete’s foot thrives in warm, moist conditions and feeds from a particular protein that can be found […]

Home Remedies For Constipation

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The main thing to keep in mind is that certain home remedies for constipation can affect individual people in different ways, so you may need to try more than one to get the results you need. Constipation can mean different things to different people, mainly due to the individual bowel movements of each person. Whilst […]

Recipes For Homemade Lip Balm

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Your lips are far more delicate than on any other part of the body, so a homemade lip balm could be essential for the skin on your mouth. These natural lip balms are not only soothing and nourishing but are also very easy and economical to make. And best of all they only contain 100% […]




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