It’s midnight. You can’t fall asleep. You've been tossing and turning, trying to clear your mind so you can get some rest. You're feeling everyday pain but you don’t want to take any pain medication that may cause you to be groggy the next day.
The pain is keeping you from proper rest.
Before you know it your alarm clock rings and it is time to get ready for work. You haven’t even been able to sleep yet.
How will you make it through the day without having a good night’s rest?
Situations like this are very common.
The good news is there are natural supplements to help with many different ailments. Whether you have a sore throat, insomnia, nausea, body aches and pains, or a cough that won’t go away, there is a natural way to heal.
These five natural supplements help the body's response to everyday problems.
You have this same old cough for days. It just won’t seem to go way. Each time you cough a pain shoots up to your throat. It is dry and painful and is keeping you from a good night’s sleep and from being able to concentrate on getting work done.
If this sounds like your symptoms, try marshmallow root. It has been used for over 2,000 years as natural remedies for a variety of ailments. One of the most popular is to ease a sore throat and cough.
It has been known to ease dry coughs and the pain associated with an irritated throat. It also sooths your stomach. When used internally, it acts as a lubricant.
Marshmallow root also contains flavonoids, which are known to be anti-inflammatory agents.
To make this natural remedy, fill a jar ¼ of the way with marshmallow root. Fill the rest of the jar with water. Place a lid on the jar and let the mixture soak for at least four hours. When the water turns a yellowish color, take out the root and strain the water from them.
The liquid should then be thick. The most common ways to use marshmallow root are through pre-packed capsules, teas and tinctures.
Have you been tossing and turning, counting sheep, drinking warm milk or anything else you can think of to help you fall asleep? Maybe it is time to try kava root.
Kava has been used for centuries as a relaxant, especially when it comes to helping people sleep. Drinking kava has been a tradition in the South Pacific before ceremonies and rituals. It can help ease tension and help you feel happy and content.
Drinking kava is the most common way to use it. You can buy it in powder form, capsules and teas. Traditionally, kava root is pounded and mixed with water, then drained. The liquid that is squeezed out from the mixture is what you drink.
Almost immediately you can begin to feel it working. Before you know it, you are relaxed and able to fall asleep.
A dose of kava is recommended to be between 200 and 300 mg. It is important you start with a lower dose to experiment and find the right dose for your body.
Nausea can be one of the worst feelings. It can come about from a variety of ailments including morning sickness, motion sickness, food poisoning or medication side effects.
One of the best-known ways to help ease nauseous feelings is with the use of ginger root, another herbal remedy that has been around for thousands of years, ginger is thought of to settle the stomach.
Ginger is heavily marketed around the world today and can be purchased in a variety of forms. You can buy ginger teas, capsules and even lollipops. Recommendations state taking no more than four grams of ginger a day, however.
Ginger has also been known to help with headaches and pains associated with arthritis. This may be because it has anti-inflammatory agents. Some people apply ginger directly to their skin to relieve sores, bites and bruises.
Some love the taste of licorice, some hate it. This debate usually happens when talking about its flavor in candies. Licorice is not just used to provide a sweet flavoring to foods and drinks.
For many years, licorice root has been used to decrease swelling. It activities healing properties than can help treat ulcers and other ailments.
Licorice is also known to help you have more productive coughs.
Glycyrrhizin is the chemical within licorice that provides many healing benefits. It protects the liver, is an anti-inflammatory, treats high cholesterol and can even aid in good dental health.
The most common ways to take licorice root are through supplements and teas.
Detox and cleanse. One of the big trends in the weight loss and health industries today is to detox your system. Many supplements, teas and juices are offered to the public as great ways to detox the body.
You don’t hear much about burdock root, however. What many people do not know is that burdock root has been used for years as a detox agent.
Burdock root has been proven to stimulate the liver to regenerate cells as well as acting like a laxative to rid the body of toxins. Many people take burdock in the form of a tea.
The burdock plant is dug up and the root is cut off. Many people then cut the root in small pieces. Shavings are preferred. They are left out to dry. Once the root pieces are dried, they can be used to make a tea.
Burdock can also be purchased in natural food stores in supplement or tea forms.
No matter what your ailment, there seems to be a natural remedy for it. Natural remedies are known to naturally help with the body's response to ailments. Natural remedies have hundreds of years of use while laboratory made medicines do not have long term evidence to prove they are safe.
Using natural remedies for everyday conflictions is where you should start to enhance healing. There are naturopaths, holistic healers and alternative counselors who can help you start your healing today.