Modern America is addicted to medication.When we cough, we pop a pill. When we have a headache, we reach for the medicine cabinet.
If we have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, can’t sleep, or just don’t feel right, we head straight to the doc for a prescription.
And we don’t think about what unnatural and unhealthy ingredients all these drugs contain.
For those of us with young children, the problem is even acuter.
Even before they begin to talk, we begin medicating our kids for this and that, setting them on the path to a lifetime of pills, tablets, and serums.
But have you ever thought that perhaps there might be another, healthier way?
In modern life, we have lost touch with the natural world. For thousands of years, our ancestors turned to mother nature for more wholesome cures to their ailments and now, people are rediscovering the benefits of natural healthcare.
Here are our top tips for taking care of your kids using what mother nature gives us.
1 – Honey for a cold
Natural honey has strong antimicrobial properties and is a tried and tested remedy for the common cold. When your child gets sick, mix up a drink of warm water, a couple of teaspoons of honey and the juice of half a squeezed lemon. The vitamin C in the lemon will help to boost your child’s natural defenses.
2 – Olive oil for an earache
A couple of drops of gently warmed olive oil in the ear can help dissolve earwax, which you can then clean out carefully. Olive oil is also a good natural remedy for chapped lips. Simply apply to the lips over the course of a day or two to see an improvement.
3 – Ginger for nausea
The medicinal properties of ginger have been known for centuries if not millennia and one of its most common uses is as a treatment for nausea. Make the drink by steeping crushed ginger in hot water then remove the ginger by straining and add a teaspoon or two of natural honey to make it more palatable for your little one.
4 – Aloe vera for rashes, insect bites and sunburn
Simply cut a fresh green leaf from the aloe vera plant and apply the clear gel from inside onto the affected area. This works on rashes caused by irritants like nettles as well as insect bites. The plant is also a well-known treatment for sunburn and can be applied in the same way.
Protect your family from toxic products and medications…
Although nature has a way of providing, if you get things wrong nature can kill as easily as heal. Having a trusted go to source for the right ingredients, amounts and simple instructions for any situation is a must. And having them all in one place is a lifesaver.