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15 natural remedies for a sore throat
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15 natural remedies for a sore throat

A sore throat can be very uncomfortable. The main symptoms are pain and irritation in the throat, especially when swallowing. A sore throat occurs as part of the body’s immune response to viral or bacterial infections. The natural immune response leads to inflammation and swelling of the mucous membranes in the throat. However, several natural remedies may provide relief, including some that are supported by scientific evidence. Here are 15 natural sore throat remedies. 1. Marshmallow root People have used extracts from the marshmallow plant, Althaea officinalis, to treat sore throats and other conditions since ancient times. Its root contains a gelatin-like substance called mucilage that coats and lubricates the throat when a person swallows it. Researchers...
7 Natural Insomnia Remedies That Work Just as Well as Melatonin
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7 Natural Insomnia Remedies That Work Just as Well as Melatonin

It's no secret that sleep is essential to your overall health and well-being. If you're a part of the one-third of adults who suffer from insomnia symptoms, though, getting that all-important shuteye may seem impossible at times. Even the classic tricks like reading in another room and turning off blue light can prove ineffective. When you search the internet for natural remedies for sleep disturbance, melatonin supplements are usually the first recommendation. However, if you are skeptical about sleep supplements, struggle with the side effects or would just rather not take any pills that may leave you groggy in the morning, here are seven natural sleep aids and techniques to help ease your insomnia. For more tips on better sleep, check out the best food to eat before bed, how to take a...
Natural flu remedies: 10 at home treatments to fight the flu
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Natural flu remedies: 10 at home treatments to fight the flu

If you're stuck in bed running a high fever and feeling sorry for yourself, be assured that there are effective, natural flu remedies within arm's reach right now. Firstly, make sure you are treating the right condition: Natural cough remedies (opens in new tab), natural cold remedies (opens in new tab) and natural headache remedies will help some of your symptoms, but the flu can be more severe and may well require something more specific. Dr Richard Middleton (opens in new tab), pharmacist and director of the British Herbal Medicine Association says: "Flu differs from colds insofar as cold symptoms normally only affect the nose and throat, whereas flu affects you more widely and is accompanied by aches and pains and exhaustion, making it difficult to cope with activities of everyday l...
Natural remedies and what Grandma knew
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Natural remedies and what Grandma knew

Natural remedies have helped people get healthy for centuries. They are not alternative medicine. They are the original medicine. Before antibiotics, before pain killer tablets, before medicinal drugs. They were what Grandma knew and used for cold, pain and fever. Funny thing is that most of the time they worked! Natural remedies for pains in you joints was that yellow turmeric which has the active ingredient called curcumin. It reduces joint pain and inflammation and sometimes works better than some medications. There are many studies that show how curcumin can help with arthritis, pain and quality of life. Good thing is there are no negative side effects but you must be consistent and take it regularly. Daily you can also add it to curries and other dishes or take it as a supplement. R...
6 Natural Remedies for an Upset Stomach
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6 Natural Remedies for an Upset Stomach

Whether you overdid it at a work party or raided your kids' candy stashes a little too hard, you may end up paying for it with an epic stomach ache. After you've had your fill of sweets or too much to eat, you may need to find a quick way to rebound and recover from an upset stomach. The good news is that you don't necessarily have to pop some Tums or take medicine to feel better. In fact, there are quite a few natural remedies for stomach aches. Natural remedies for an upset stomach Wondering what will get rid of an upset stomach fast? Here are six ways to ease your pain naturally. 1. Ginger If you don't mind its intense flavor, ginger can be a great natural remedy for a stomach ache. Read the full list at CNet via MSN
Natural remedies for Menopause
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Natural remedies for Menopause

Menopause, the journey! Last week I talked about symptoms of the perimenopause and promised that I would talk about supplements to help this week. I mentioned Cleanmarine MenoMin as being a great place to start for both perimenopause and menopause. I like this supplement as it’s a unique combination to help regulate hormonal activity, and maintain normal mucous membranes, especially for those who suffer with vaginal dryness. It contains Omega 3, B vitamins, and soya isoflavones. As well as Vitamin D to help maintain normal healthy bones. Many women have told me that they simply feel fantastic and love MenoMin. However, if your main symptoms are stress, irritability, or anger, as well as hot flushes you could consider Irish Botanica Menoflash. Many women tell me that they are shocked at t...
Migraine: Causes, Impact, And Home Remedies Around It
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Migraine: Causes, Impact, And Home Remedies Around It

In recent years, severe headaches and migraines have emerged as leading causes of disability among people of all ages. Unlike a 'regular' headache that can be managed with medical management and home remedies, a migraine is an aggressive and painful condition which may even blur one's vision, cause nausea and vomiting, or trigger sensitivity to sound and light. The (WHO) World Health Organization projects the global prevalence of existing migraine to be 10 per cent and the lifetime prevalence to be 14 per cent. Furthermore, data suggest that approximately 3000 migraine attacks occur daily worldwide. Surprisingly, headache disorders and migraine, in particular, are much more prevalent in women. Studies have highlighted that one in every four to five women suffers from Migraine compared to ...
Natural Remedies To Get Relief From Hypothyroidism
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Natural Remedies To Get Relief From Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition when the thyroid glands in the body do not produce enough thyroid hormones. This endocrine disorder is also known as underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism is not age specific but generally affects people who are over the age of 45 as they show an increased risk of hypothyroidism. Causes for hypothyroidism includes surgeries, autoimmune diseases, and improper diet. Medication is required to get the underactive thyroid treated. In fact, one of the most used methods is to take thyroid hormones on a regular basis. But medication often comes with some side effects as well. In such cases, having some natural remedial tips handy works a long way. Following are some home remedies that one can include in their routine to get respite from hypothyroidism. Read the story...
Is this Chinese herbal medicine the ultimate hangover cure?
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Is this Chinese herbal medicine the ultimate hangover cure?

A traditional Chinese medicine expert has revealed how an herbal formula that was developed more than 100 years ago to alleviate gastrointestinal issues can also be used to prevent and treat hangovers. The Eastern Philosophy, an Asian-owned small business that specializes in herbal medicine, shares educational videos about its products on TikTok, including $6 Po Chai pills, which are described as being a 'staple in every Chinese medicine cabinet.' '[Po Chai] uses 14 herbs to reduce stomach upset, nausea, and hangovers,' the expert explained in a clip that was posted last week. A recent clip discussed the benefits of Po Chai pills, which are described as being a 'staple in every Chinese medicine cabinet'. Read the full story at Daily Mail
Natural remedies and coping tips that can help you beat anxiety
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Natural remedies and coping tips that can help you beat anxiety

New Delhi: Anxiety is a condition that most people have gone through. It is the body’s response to stress and there could be various factors that could make a person anxious. Being anxious sometimes is good, however, it could also lead to disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation anxiety and phobia among several others. There are treatments available for anxiety and you should choose the best one for you. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one such option which can help people cope with anxiety, medications are another form of treatment that doctors prescribe. However, natural remedies could also help you cope with anxiety; changes in your diet, lifestyle and sleep can have a positive impact. Here are a few natural r...