The kitchen cupboard can provide a range of everyday use herbal remedies that we can use for a minor emergency first aid around the home. Below are five of the remedies that I have used myself and have proven to be quite effective

ONION (Allium Cepa) As a remedy

Onion (Allium Cepa)

Key Actions;

Cleansing, antibiotic, expectorant, reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Key Use; 

Hot onions and pepper can be given for cold to encourage sweating and reduce temperatures. Apply raw to insect stings and warts, that does wonders.

CABBAGE (Brassica Oleracea) As a remedy

I personally don't like eating cabbage either as a cooked vegetable or as a salad. I just don't like it but it is a pretty good remedy to have in the house.
Cabbage (Brassica Oleracea)

Key Action; 

Anti-inflammatory, anti. bacteria and it also restores the liver. I bet you didn't really know about the liver-restoration. i amazed when i found out that cabbage helps with that.

Key Use;

Use for a range of problems including acne, arthritis, digestive problems, chest infections, migraines, water retention and mastitis. Bandage a crushed leaf to aching arthritic joints. Actually, in Germany, it is used in some cancer therapies.

TEA (Camellia Sinensis) As a remedy

We all know that tea works wonders for colds, tummy aches or even facials, but here is some more use of our favourite hot beverage.
Tea (Camellia Sinensis)

Key Action;

Astringent, anti-oxidant, anti-bacteria.

Key Use;

Black tea can help with diarrhoea and dysentery. Green tea is known to help reduce tooth decay and strengthen the immune system. Apply used green teabags directly to cuts and grazes to stop the bleeding or to soothe insect stings. Oolong tea is reputed to reduce cholesterol and improve digestion.

LEMONE (Citrus Limon) as a remedy

Lemone (Citrus Limon)

Key Action;

Detoxifying, anti-bacteria

Key Use;

Boosts the immune system, counters infections and can relieve rheumatic pains and neuralgia (apply externally). Dilute juice with water as a gargle for  sore throats.

GARLIC (Allium Sativum) as a remedy

Garlic (Allium Sativum)

Key Action;

Anti-microbial, bile stimulant, expectorant, immune stimulant, reduces blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Key Use;

Internally - heart and circulatory tonic, catarrh, infections, digestive disorders.

Externally - acne, warts, verrucas, fungal infections.
CAUTIONS! Avoid high doses during breast-feeding and pregnancy. It can also irritate sensitive stomach.

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