Herbal Treatment and Natural Substances

Even the most ardent supporters of official medicine are almost accustomed to the fact that in some cases natural remedies act softer, safer, and ultimately more effective than chemical preparations. Below we list some of the most popular natural remedies for maintaining good health and for treating various ailments.


Alfalfa. It has a tart and bitter taste. It suppresses Vata and Kapha and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Alfalfa is effective in cleansing the colon from toxins. It is a good painkiller and usually used for sciatica. Alfalfa tea can be drunk before bedtime in case of arthritis, rheumatism, colitis, ulcers, and anemia.

Aloe. It is a universal remedy for the treatment of various diseases. Aloe strengthens the liver, suppresses Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, i.e. It does not aggravate any of the bodily juices, but rather contributes to the balancing of doshas in the body. Fresh aloe juice is recommended for women with muscle spasms during menstruation (1-2 teaspoons of juice with a pinch of black pepper). It is a good blood-purifying agent. It has a beneficial effect on the stomach and gall bladder. Aloe helps with ulcers and colitis as well as relieves inflammation. Aloe juice is instilled into the eyes to prevent conjunctivitis. Washing is applied for vaginitis and cervicitis (2 teaspoons of aloe juice and a pinch of turmeric diluted in a liter of water). Washing is done daily for 4 days. Aloe has an extracting effect and is used for bronchitis, colds, and coughs. It has a mild laxative effect. Aloe is used as an external agent in the treatment of burns and wounds.

Asafoetida. It relieves cramps and is also a good expectorant and mild laxative. Asafoetida helps digestion, removes toxins and relieves pain. It also promotes the removal of gases from the colon. Asafoetida is usually used to treat pain in the ear (a little asafoetida wrapped in a piece of cotton fabric is laid in the ear).

Baking soda. It is used to neutralize acid in the body. A pinch of soda, added to a cup of warm water mixed with the juice of half a lemon, will relieve you from acidity, gas, and indigestion. Taking a bath with half a cup of soda dissolved in it will improve blood circulation, prevent skin infections and keep the skin healthy.

Calamus root. It acts as an expectorant, expands the bronchi and eliminates blockages in the chest cavity. Calamus root is also an emetic remedy (2-3 cups of calamus root tea). It is also used for prevention against seizures and convulsions in epilepsy. It has a beneficial effect on the higher nervous system and brain tissue, helping to clarify consciousness and better blood circulation. To improve memory in the morning and in the evening take a pinch of calamus root powder with half a spoonful of honey. Calamus root promotes blood circulation and provides nourishment to muscle tissue. Massage with oil from the root of calamus relieves tension and creates a feeling of freshness.

Cardamom. This is an aromatic, stimulating and refreshing agent. It kindles the digestive fire, refreshes the mind, stimulates the heart and strengthens the lungs.

Castor oil is a laxative. It is used for chronic constipation. One tablespoon of castor oil dissolved in ginger tea is used to treat constipation. This drink neutralizes toxins and eliminates the accumulation of gases. Castor oil is an analgesic that has an antirheumatic effect. Castor oil tea is used to treat sciatica, arthritis, back pain, muscle spasms, and gout. This tea is used as a decongestant and anti-inflammatory agent.

Red chili pepper stimulates digestion, appetite, and increases sweating. It cleanses the intestines from toxins and parasites and also has a good therapeutic effect for colds, coughs or constipation. Red pepper clean sweat glands. When used in capsules (2-3 tablets 3 times a day), red chili pepper promotes the destruction of blood clots in the blood.

Cinnamon has a stimulating, antiseptic and cleansing effect. It neutralizes toxins, strengthens and refreshes tissues, providing them with energy. Cinnamon is a pain killer and aids in digestion. It helps in the treatment of colds, cough, and hyperemia. Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves are used together as a tea to alleviate cough, sinus congestion and to facilitate digestion.

Carnation sharpens Pitta, helps regulate cotton Vata and Kapha. It is a painkiller. A piece of cloth dipped in clove oil and applied to a sore tooth relieves acute pain. It helps with cough, hyperemia, cold and sinus diseases. Inhalation of clove oil vapor added to boiling water removes nasal congestion.

Coriander is a dried seed that stimulates digestion. Tea from its seeds is used as a diuretic, helps with indigestion, nausea, and vomiting. Fresh juice is used in the treatment of rash, smallpox or dermatitis. The flesh of the plant is applied to the skin to soften the burning sensation. Coriander is also used as a blood-purifying agent.

Flaxseed is a laxative, expectorant, and decongestant. It helps with hyperemia, asthma, chronic cough and relieves heaviness in the abdominal cavity. It has a stimulating effect.

Garlic promotes splitting and absorption of food and has a rejuvenating effect. It increases sexual energy and reduces toothache. Garlic is anti-rheumatic and relieves joint pain. It helps with dry cough, hyperemia, headache associated with the laying of paranasal sinuses, pain, and noise in the ears. For the treatment of ear diseases, 3-4 drops of garlic oil are instilled into each ear.

Ghee is a product made by melting unsalted butter. Ghee stimulates digestion, appetite and promotes the excretion of digestive juices. Ghee has a beneficial effect on mental abilities and memory. When taken in combination with warm milk, it relieves constipation. Ghee is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine in combination with various herbs, for example, mixtures with licorice, calamus root or Gotu-Cola herb. Ghee has a healing effect in case of anemia and blood diseases. It neutralizes toxins and also contributes to the balancing of the tridosha in the body. It helps heal wounds, improves vision, the condition of the skin and nasal sinuses and at the same time brings relief from intestinal ulcers and colitis.

Ginger has a stimulating and carminative agent. It causes sweating, neutralizes toxins and helps the splitting, absorption, and assimilation of food. It is used for colds, sore throats, redness and diseases of the paranasal sinuses. Tea with fresh ginger is useful for Vata and Pitta people. Dry ginger powder, more concentrated and strong, has a beneficial effect on Kapha people. Take a mixture of grated ginger with garlic or a pinch of salt to increase the appetite. A paste prepared from a heated mixture of dry ginger powder with water is applied to the forehead for the treatment of headache. Ginger helps cleanse the intestines and normalize its activity. It also stimulates blood circulation and relieves pain in the joints and muscles.

Gotu-Cola affects the brain tissue, helps develop memory and mental abilities and stimulates the brain. Gotu-Cola relieves stress and calms the mind. For a good sleep and easy lifting in the morning, drink one cup of Gotu-Cola before bedtime. It is a decongestant used to eliminate sinus inflammation. Take one-quarter teaspoon grass in powder form with honey in the afternoon and evening for cleansing mucus.

Licorice is an expectorant. It cleans the mouth, promotes salivation and increases the secretion of juices in the gastrointestinal tract. Chewing licorice prevents tooth decay. It has a bactericidal effect. Licorice is often used in the treatment of cough, cold, hyperemia and inflammation of the gallbladder. Licorice is used as an emetic (2-3 glasses of strong licorice tea). It is also used in the treatment of peptic ulcers and gastritis (1 teaspoon of licorice powder, diluted in a cup of water). Liquorice in the form of oil or as part of ghee is used in the treatment of diabetes, bronchitis, a cold or asthma attacks. Licorice ghee is also applied externally. Licorice tea helps with digestion and relieves constipation.

Mustard helps digestion and neutralizes toxins. It increases Pitta, so people with this type of constitution should eat mustard in limited quantities. Mustard has an analgesic effect and reduces muscle pain. It is also a carminative and decongestant. To reduce joint or chest pain, mustard paste, wrapped in a piece of cloth, is applied to the skin. Mustard seed mixed with water relaxes the muscles. Mustard helps with indigestion, bloating, heaviness in the stomach caused by improper digestion.

Nutmeg has a stimulating effect. It is used as a tonic for the heart and brain in combination with milk. Nutmeg treats sexual weakness, general weakness, urinary incontinence, diseases of the liver and spleen. It helps with diarrhea, the heaving of the abdomen and loss of appetite. Nutmeg has a beneficial effect on Vata and Kapha people. Pitta people should take nutmeg in small doses.

Onion helps with weakness, dizziness, fainting and promotes digestion. It increases sexual energy, reduces epileptic seizures, helps reduce cholesterol and strengthens the heart. Onion is used in the treatment of asthma attacks, coughing, cramps, nausea, and vomiting (half a cup of onion juice with 2 teaspoons of honey). The same mixture eliminates parasites. Grated raw onion, wrapped in a rag and applied to the forehead or abdomen, alleviates the condition with strong heat. Boiled onion attached to the sore spot is used in the treatment of boils and blisters. A mixture of grated onion with a half teaspoon of turmeric and half a teaspoon of curry, applied externally, relieves joint pain.

Black pepper increases the secretion of gastric juice. It is used in the treatment of constipation, dry hemorrhoids, swelling and loss of appetite. Black pepper mixed with honey is used to combat parasites in the colon. A pinch of black pepper powder with ghee is used as an external remedy against urticaria and dermatitis.

Salt aggravates Pitta and Kapha. It removes gases and eliminates bloating. Salt cleanses the mouth, stimulates the secretion of juices in the digestive tract. Salt applied externally, is used to reduce edema and swelling (heated salt in the bag is applied to the sore spot). It is also a pain killer for topical use. Saline solution is instilled into the nose to eliminate nasal congestion.

Turmeric is a stimulating, cleansing and strengthening agent that helps digestion. It has a soothing effect on asthma and coughing. Turmeric is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that supports the microflora of the colon. Turmeric is used to treat inflammation of the tonsils and swelling of the throat (2 pinches of turmeric and 2 pinches of salt, diluted in a glass of warm water). Turmeric is used externally in the form of a paste (half a teaspoon of turmeric, a pinch of salt with the addition of a small amount of water) or in the treatment of bruises, bruises, and abrasions. Turmeric is used in the form of capsules in the treatment of diabetes (4-5 capsules after a meal).

Yellow woodsorrel is a laxative. It purifies the blood and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Yellow woodsorrel is used in the treatment of arthritis. It is also used in the form of tea to treat dermatitis, bleeding hemorrhoids, inflammatory rashes on the neck, back and armpits. Sorrel root is applied to ulcers, fungal skin lesions, and poorly healing abrasions.

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