Home Remedies Only Mother Nature Could Come Up With

Even with modern science, many home remedies are even more effective than their commercial alternatives. If you prefer to save the commercial remedies for more severe symptoms, learning some simple home remedies will make you feel better while they make your family feel better.

Whether you choose to cultivate them in your garden or forage for them, medicinal plants and oils have been successfully used for millennia.  In fact, some of them have been used as far back as ancient Egyptian times.


Marsh Mallow

Treats inflammations and irritations of the respiratory mucous membranes and urinary membranes. On the outside, you can apply it to bruises, aching muscles, insect bites, splinters, and sprains.


Aloe Vera

Well known for its ability to relieve skin irritations like burns and sunburns as well as cuts and other inflammation, Aloe Vera sap can also be ingested to help with digestive problems, chronic constipation, and ulcerative colitis.


Pot Marigold

On the outside, you can use pot marigold for bites, stings, sore eyes, and sprains. On the inside, it can treat chronic infection and fevers.



In addition to being great for stress relief and helping you sleep, it can also be used for toothaches, earaches, and neuralgia.

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Chinese Yam

This sweet tasting option is great for calming your stomach, as well as counteracts tiredness, helps with weight loss, poor digestion, asthma, and even emotional issues. Used as a balm, it can treat skin ulcers, abscesses and boils.



We could have a home remedy list without including this immune booster.  In addition to helping you fight off whatever bug is making its way around the office, it can also be used topically for stings and bites.

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Siberian Ginseng

Use this herb as a preventative measure for, well, almost everything.  Its properties can be used to help:

  • Angina
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Geriatric Debility
  • High Cholesterol
  • Improves Memory
  • Increases Endurance
  • Insomnia
  • Menopausal Problems
  • Mental Stress
  • Physical Stress
  • Bone Marrow Suppression (due to radiation and chemotherapy)


Tea Tree Essential Oil

Look at any label for a natural remedy; there is a good chance one of the ingredients listed will be tea tree oil.  Nicknamed the “medicine cabinet in a bottle,” it can be used dozens of ways.  We’ve narrowed the list down to just over sixty, but there are many more. If you can only keep one thing handy in your first aid kit, this would be your one. So, without further ado, away we go, you can use tea tree oil for:

  1. Abrasions
  2. Acne
  3. Allergies
  4. Arthritis
  5. Asthma
  6. Athletes Foot
  7. Bacterial Infections
  8. Bad Breath
  9. Bladder Infection
  10. Blisters
  11. Boils
  12. Bronchitis
  13. Bruises
  14. Bunions
  15. Burns
  16. Calluses/Corns
  17. Canker Sores
  18. Carbuncles
  19. Chapped Lips
  20. Chicken Pox
  21. Insect Bites
  22. Cold Sores
  23. Coughs
  24. Dandruff
  25. Dermatitis
  26. Dry Skin
  27. Eczema
  28. Emphysema
  29. Fungus
  30. Gout
  31. Gum Disease
  32. Hives
  33. Homemade Mouthwash
  34. Immune System Booting
  35. Inflammation
  36. Insect Repellant
  37. Jock Itch
  38. Laryngitis
  39. Muscle Aches/Pains
  40. Nail Fungus
  41. Psoriasis
  42. Rashes
  43. Rheumatism
  44. Ringworm
  45. Rubella
  46. Scabies
  47. Sciatica
  48. Seborrhea
  49. Shingles
  50. Shock
  51. Sinusitis
  52. Sore Muscles
  53. Sore Throat
  54. Staph Infection
  55. Sunburn
  56. Thrush
  57. Tonsillitis
  58. Vaginal Infection
  59. Viral Infections
  60. Warts

Final Words…

Keep in mind that the information above should not take the place of advice from a doctor, especially for serious illnesses or infection.  Additionally, some natural remedies can have adverse reactions if mixed with prescription or over the counter meds.  If you are thinking of starting a supplement or are taking a prescription, check with your doctor to see what you should avoid to prevent any harmful side effects.

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