One of the most difficult times in a homemaker's day is when someone she cares about is injured or sick. How does she know when to treat the problem at home and when to seek medical attention. There are many natural home remedies that can be used in the home to take care of common ailments. Several years ago, this knowledge was past from mother to daughter. Unfortunately, much of this knowledge has been lost in the current generation. We have provided resources to help homemakers learn of natural remedies that have been used successfully. Common ailments are listed alphabetically. Each page includes recommendations for diet, nutritional and herbal supplements, and essential oils.
We also recommend the dietary recommendations found in the Foundation for Health Food Plan and the page on Natural Health Basics that provides an overview of Natural Health Therapies.
This information does not replace the advise and care of a physician, but it offers Homemakers a collection of home remedies that have been used to treat common ailments. Learning how to use herbs, essential oils, and diet to promote good health is a valuable preparedness tool for future challenges.
If you are interested in stocking up on a few medicinal herbs, we recommend the following:
Common Medicinal Herbs - Herbs and Food Items you should never be without
Fresh garlic or garlic bulbs
Oregano or Oregano oil
Ginger root (purchase at any grocery store)
Dandelion roots (allow some to grow in your yard)
Lemon grass (only in warmer climates)
Echinacea roots (the common coneflower which looks lovely in a garden)
Sage (like the common sage brush or other varieties)
Peppermint (easily grown in your yard)
Aloe Vera (make sure you own an aloe vera plant and not another variety)
Lemons or limes
We found a great website with 55 of the most common herbal remedies. You may want to bookmark this one for future reference: http://www.herbalremediesinfo.com/best-herbal-remedies.html
Resources for Natural Health Products
The following list is just a sampling of the many suppliers available for Natural Health Care products. We encourage you to search for suppliers in your area, but if you need a little help finding something, these websites provide valuable information:
Herbs and Nutrition Supplements:
www.herbsfirst.com Dr. Christopher's and Western Botanicals herbal products
www.herbshopconnection.com Dr. Christopher's complete line of herb and personal care products
www.swansonsvitamins.com Resource for many of the supplements found in health hood stores at a fraction of the cost
www.vitacost.com Resource for many herbal and nutritional supplements including Bach Flower remedies, Dr. Christopher's, Coconut oil, raw honey, low mercury tuna and salmon, Xylitol, Xlear (spry gum and toothpaste.)
www.inno-vita.com I love this line of Herbal Supplements! However, they are only available through professionals (Chiropractors, Massage therapists, and nutritional counselors may obtain an account with this company) If you visit their website, you can find a professional in your area that will help you use this line of supplements.
www.essentialscience.net Books on Essential oils and natural health
My Home Pharmacy, Time Tested Herbal Medicine for Common Ailments by Tracy Gibbs, PhD. If you are interested in learning how to make your own herbal remedies, I highly recommend this book. For purchasing information call 1-800-745-0393