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Make Place for Herbal Medicines InYour Home

Every household usually has a medicine box that is filled with little allopathic pills to combat everyday illnesses. But with a little research you will come to realize that there are more effective and natural alternatives lying in your refrigerator. These medical wonders are almost as effective, have lesser side effects, and can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of allopathic medication.     These little wonders are natural herbs, which can be used to treat a variety of ailments. You do not need a doctorate in medicine to identify and buy these herbs.

Some of the common herbs that can be used to cure simple ailments are listed below.

Natural Herbs And Herbal Alternative Medicines


  • Holi basil (Ocimum sanctum) can be effectively used for treating coughs and common cold.
  • Mint (Mentha arvensis) is an excellent herb for treating indigestion and flatulence.
  • A little Psyllium husks (Plantago ovata) soaked with milk or water is an excellent remedy for constipation.
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is very effective in treating nausea and loss of appetite.
  • Bael (Aegle mannelos) fruit is very helpful in the treatment of diarrhea.
  • For treating high fevers, the patient should be made to sip tea made from Holi basil (Ocimum sanctum), Margosa (Azadirachta indica), and black pepper.
  • Honey is another natural preparation that can be used to treat a number of ailments.
  • Those who suffer from asthma should keep some Shirish (Albizzia lebeck) at hand. Kirayat (Andrographis paniculata) has a variety of uses and is especially handy in treating a sluggish liver.
  • Vidanga (Embelica officinalis) is very effective in treating acidity.
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa) can be applied locally or taken orally to treat inflammations.

There are a number of ready-made drugs available in the market that utilize these natural ingredients and save you the trouble of having to prepare the various decoctions by yourself. When choosing a ready-made natural remedy, do ensure that it is made by a reputed company and if in any doubt do not hesitate to consult your local doctor.

Submitted on May 27, 2009