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  • Natural remedies !!!!!!!!!

    I am really getting into this lifestyle, and loving all things natural, however I wanted to start a thread where we could all share - how to deal with common ailments - naturally.


    For headaches I use peppermint oil ! I put a wee bit across the back of my neck. Do not then rub any orafice on your body because the stinging will be intense ! The idea is that peppermint will cool the back of the neck, which in turn will cool the head, which in turn lessens the headache. It works very well

    Do you have a natural remedy that you would like to share ????
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    I've been treating sinus and congestion problems very successfully by gurgling cayenne, salt, warm water. Thanks for the headache trick, I just so happen to have a bottle of peppermint essential oil , not that I get too many headaches.
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    • #3
      BennettC, are those sinus/congestion issues from allergies or illness? I know Neti pots are recommended to those with sinus pressure and post nasal drip (both of which I have), but I really dislike them. My issues are from allergies.
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      • #4
        Wow Namelesswonder - I love the hair !!!! I seriously considered getting dreads a while ago, love the ones that are all oiled up ! But decided that I was too old for that sort of thing, and they can look tacky after a bit, but you go girl....love it !!!!!!!
        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

        ...small steps....

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        • #5
          Originally posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
          Wow Namelesswonder - I love the hair !!!! I seriously considered getting dreads a while ago, love the ones that are all oiled up ! But decided that I was too old for that sort of thing, and they can look tacky after a bit, but you go girl....love it !!!!!!!
          Thanks You're never too old for funky hair, I think you should go for it anyway!
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          • #6
            hmmmm, I shall ask the three year old grandson what he thinks. He says yes to everything !!!!!!!!
            "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

            ...small steps....

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            • #7
              What a great advisor to have.

              Favourite natural remedy: a drop of neat tea tree oil for any infected cuts. Clears it up within 12 hours at most.

              A note about essential oils - keep them out of the reach of children and animals. Eucalyptus oil poisoning can kill a small child who drinks the 15ml bottle; tea tree oil poisoning from applying the oil to the skin can kill a dog.

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              • #8
                I always put peppermint oil across my forehead and temples when I suffer from headaches. It does help a little. I'll have to try the back of the neck and see what works best for me.

                A friend of mine also told me to put a cold pack between my shoulder blades while putting my feet in hot water. I haven't tried that yet.

                Gargling with salt water was recommended by my doctor when I had bronchitis. Cayenne would give that a zing. Saline spray for the nose also works wonders without side effects. But you shouldn't put cayenne in your nose I don't think.

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                • #9
                  It's for sinus, I've recently quit smoking. But originally I picked up something from a buddy and it took me a while to recover as my lungs were so weak. I'll get em back though.
                  @ Hilary- thank god you posted that, my dog has a rash and I looked up how to naturally treat it and someone recommended aloe w/ tea tree oil. No wonder it worsened the rash!
                  Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                  Before and after pics
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                  Primal Sucess Story
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                  Primal Journal
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                  • #10
                    Good idea NZ Gwamma. I made my son a little dill seed pillow to put under his head when he felt under the weather which seemed to help and I can't tell you why. Silly thing to remember but he loved that little fragrant sleeping pillow. I benefit from lavender and will probably make myself a little pillow...I just love having the fragrance while I sleep.

                    Nausea can be a problem for people sometimes and I've found that grating or just cutting off a slice of fresh ginger and pouring hot water over to steep does a lot of good for an upset tummy. If nausea is an ongoing problem putting a thin slice or two in the jug while making sun tea works well.
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                    • #11
                      These are my nature-hacks...(you'll just have to look them up if you are curious):
                      Every day: Drink chaga tea, 'oil pull' with sesame oil
                      When needed: Neti pot
                      Winter only: Ice baths, ketosis

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                      • #12
                        this is great stuff primers ! I am going to cut and paste these remedies into my computer !

                        Keep em comin !!!!
                        G
                        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                        ...small steps....

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                        • #13
                          for ear aches put garlic cloves in you ear. Also it keeps vampires away. ;p

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                          • #14
                            I recently read you can treat swimmers ear very effectively with garlic infused coconut oil
                            Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                            Before and after pics
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                            Primal Sucess Story
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                            Primal Journal
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                            • #15
                              Early ear infections - equal amounts of garlic and mullein oil - a few drops in affected ear 3 or 4 x a day (that gem fom my son's pediatrician!)

                              Athlete's foot, minor funguses, etc - Vitamin E oil (or coconut oil) with a few drops of tea tree oil

                              Wasp sting or rashes - paste of sodium bicarbonate

                              I second the ginger for tummy upset

                              .. Hmm thinking of more....
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