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Natural Home Remedies [Kindle Edition]

Helen Mayhew
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How we all wish we had at our fingertips the knowledge our grandmothers took for granted - which herbs to use in a herbal tea to soothe a sore throat; what cooling lotion to put on a child's sunburn; or how to make a bath oil to relieve stress. Natural Home Remedies delves into the past to rediscover this rich tradition of natural cures and wisdom. At a time when more and more people are turning to natural solutions in preference to chemical substances, this delightful collection offers remedies for everything everyday aches and pains to colds, circulation problems and stress, using ingredients which can often be found in the home, the garden and the countryside.

Long before the discovery of modern medicines, families used remedies based on plants to treat everyday illness. Instructions were passed 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 home remedies. Not only are they often gentler than manufactured drugs, but many of them are now known to be effective too. It has been discovered that meadowsweet and willow bark, used by families 150 years ago to soothe pain and relieve fever, contain salicin - aspirin. Today, plants are a source of many powerful drugs for those modern plagues, heart disease and cancer.

Like other drugs, plants can harm as well as heal, which is why this book concentrates on remedies that are safe for all the family. Even so, none should be taken in pregnancy or for major illnesses, combined with other medicines, or given to babies under one, without medical advice. As a rule, if your symptoms are new for you, or continue for more than a week, you should see your GP. Many of the remedies recommended in this book are in the form of herbal teas, and you can make them up to suit your own taste. It's better to take a weak infusion regularly than an unpalatably strong one occasionally. Keep all medicines, including essential oils, out of the reach of children.

Traditional medicine is based on natural plants rather than isolated chemicals, often for good reason. Dandelions, for example, can help prevent water retention. But unlike other diuretics, which can deplete the body's potassium supplies, dandelions contain stores of this valuable mineral to make sure the correct balance is maintained. This holistic or 'whole body' approach means that many old fashioned remedies need time to act. Teas, washes and compresses are best incorporated into your everyday routine, especially if you want to treat chronic conditions or stress. Try them. They're safe, effective, simple to use, and a living link with the past.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 925 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I12D8D0
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely recipes 20 Mar 2014
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5 star down load lot's of good recipes to help with daily life and the odd ball that life throws at you.
Will be trying as many of the recipes as possible on myself, family & friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars home remedies 14 Mar 2014
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This book is great if you like home remedies, very informative and good reading. I would recommend this book. Maggie . w.midlands
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4.0 out of 5 stars good info, but spell check next time 5 Feb 2014
By sue ramirez - Published on Amazon.com
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Good information in here, but so many noticeable spelling errors. A little distracting. Four stars for the content and useful information.
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4.0 out of 5 stars to keep it natural 3 Feb 2014
By Sandy Honnold - Published on Amazon.com
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A helpful little bk w/ interesting recipes. Some I will use; others not. Informative and a handy guide. Take a look!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Info but... 25 April 2014
By Geraldine - Published on Amazon.com
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...the formatting in this book needs to be corrected. The text sizes are all wonky, some very big, some normal size. This took away from the content of the book and it was distracting.

I think a lot of this info. could be found online but it does contain quite a good range of topics re: herbal remedies, including a few that I had not read about previously.

Presentation is SO important in any book. Hopefully the author will keep this in mind for future books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great intro into the topic book 8 Mar 2014
By Crystal - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written with detailed instructions covering a fair amount of remedies. This book is a great place to start....its a keepa'
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time 14 Mar 2014
By mary jill showman - Published on Amazon.com
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Poor grammar/ poorly written
Not anything I could not find online
Traditional remedies from where?
It was a waste of paper
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