I am a sucker for seeking Natural healing medicines to help me in clearing out any illness that is threatening to stall my daily activities. I find using Natural healing methods, also known as alternative medicine efficient and inexpensive. I learned most of these traditional herbs from my grandmother. Trust me; she is the best. She has extensive knowledge about these remedies.
In addition to this, natural mechanisms are of healing such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and herbalism. It is the method of healing that is based on the ability of the body in self-healing. It focuses on avoiding the use of drugs or surgery. This kind of medicine can also be called traditional medicine.
These healing herbs are mostly extracted from plants as plants have been the foundation of medicine through the ages. Natural medicines can be used to reduce high blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, reduce the pain caused by arthritis and ultimately some herbs are known to have the ability to kill cancer cells. Natural healing medicines have a significant advantage over modern medicine since they can be as effective with little to no side effects.
There are many natural healers, and most can be found in our daily recipes. They include:
This plant has a load of benefits and healing power; its high consumption lowers rates of ovarian and other cancers. It also decreases high blood pressure thus preventing strokes by slowing down arterial blockages. Fresh garlic provides the best cancer-fighting and cardiovascular benefits.
Ginger is a very powerful antioxidant that prevents stomach upsets and nausea. Stomach upsets caused by pregnancies and chemotherapy among other reasons can be avoided through taking ginger. It works by blocking serotonin, a chemical that is produced by the brain when one is nauseated. Ginger may also reduce arthritis pain, cancer risk and also decrease the blood pressure. Use ginger to combat nausea, and it is the perfect mom’s remedy that indeed works every time.
This is available to households as a spice used in curry. Turmeric contains a powerful anti-inflammatory that reduces the pain and swelling due to arthritis. According to some trials conducted, it may also prevent Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer. It is recommended that you add the spice to your cooking for general health.
We all love rosemary especially on grilled meats, right? Well, whether frying, grilling or boiling meat, rosemary is the perfect ingredient. It contains Rosemarie C acid and carnosol which are powerful anti-oxidants that destroy carcinogens that cause cancer. These carcinogens are as a result of the high temperatures involved in cooking meat. Their levels are significantly reduced when applying Rosemary on beef before cooking. Rosemary is, therefore, effective in stopping the growth of tumors which form when carcinogens enter the body and bind with our DNA. It is advisable to marinate foods to enjoy the health benefits that come from using Rosemary.
This is usually used with tea as Chamomile tea, and it has numerous healing benefits. These include healing of cuts and wounds, antibacterial thus very useful in treating colds and preventing infection, calming muscles, soothing stomach aches, promotes sleep and healthy skin and also fighting cancer. It is also known to help those who have diabetes.
Natural medicines are known to be very effective in curing common ailments as well as serious diseases. Herbs are also useful in the prevention of a myriad of illness. It is, however, advisable that you consult your doctor before taking them as medication to avoid over dosage and thus doing more harm than good to your body.
In Nairobi, you can find your herbs in your local mama-mboga’s kiosks, the Wakulima’s market, and your local supermarket chains stores. I think a bunch of rosemary goes for 30ksh or so; very affordable. Also, you can grow these herbs in your home. But we’ll talk about that in my next article.