15 Old Remedies That We Lost to Modernization
November 11th 2018
Technology and medicine are rapidly evolving to treat deadly illnesses that have plagued our society. At the same time, however, we have lost our touch with nature. Our ancestors had many practical, effective and inexpensive methods to stay healthy and that knowledge is disappearing. Our forefathers just needed to look outside or in the kitchen cabinet for some classic remedies; it seems that those times are being lost over time.
Our ancestors have used all these remedies to treat common infections and serious illnesses. These "secret" remedies have been well known in selected communities. Now, it is your turn to relearn these methods.
- Willow Bark
- Cayenne Pepper
- Bay Leaves
- Burdock Root
This plant was used as a natural pain reliever. However, it has not been used as frequently with the emergence of synthetic drugs. Nevertheless, some modern pain relievers still use this plant as an active ingredient. Our ancestors chewed the bark or boiled it into a tea to take advantage of the benefits.
This spice is used to treat pain and arthritis. When made into a cream, it can block pain receptors and reduce pain instantly. In its natural form, the peppers were eaten to help with digestion, increase your metabolism, and warm up the body.
This spice is used as an anti-inflammatory. It is commonly supplemented with food. It could also be turned into a cream and be applied to the skin to reduce joint pain.
This plant has many usages. It can be drunk as a tea, which was intended to be a sedative. When turned into a cream, it helps heal skin irritations. The chamomile hair rinses can be used for hair conditioning.
This substance is used to support immune longevity, heal wounds, and prevent infections. It can be ingested or applied on your skin. And the best part? Its high sugar content with the absence of water makes it perfect to prevent any spoilage.
This plant can be used for antifungal and antibacterial purposes. It can be made into an oil to heal infections or ingested to fight off lung problems. Because it contains sulfur compounds, it also naturally repels bug bites as your skin will begin to emit these compounds through your skin.
This plant helps with immune functions and promotes good blood circulation. Historically, it was used for stomach issues, nausea, sea sickness and morning sickness.
These leaves were used to detoxify the body and manage bacterial infections. When burning bay leaves, the smoke emitted was used to clear the mind and promote clarity. It is commonly used in soups, stews and braises that makes delicious dishes as well.
This plant was used to treat wounds. It was said that this powerful medicine stops bleeding quickly when applied as a poultice directly on the wound. When brewed into a tea, it can be used for fevers and menstrual problems.
This plant was used for pain management, specifically to treat tooth pain. In the past, a cavity would be packed with ground cloves to numb the pain. Whole cloves would be chewed to manage the pain.
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This root is an intense blood detoxifyer and diuretic. Boiled into a tea or eaten, it can be consumed just like how carrots are today.
This fruit is naturally antibacterial, which helps cleanses the body of any infections. It was originally used to treat all urinary tract health issues. One reason for this is because of its high nutritional value and antioxidants content.
This plant was used to alleviate sore joints, improve memory, relieve muscle pain and spasms and help with blood circulation. It also helps strengthen the immune system and treats indigestion. It is no wonder the Native Americans valued this sacred plant and harnessed its healing powers.
This plant was with to treat digestion problems. Turned into a tea, it can help soothe an upset stomach. When made into a cream, it can help relieve itchy skin and rashes. One reason for this is because mint naturally contains menthol, a aromatic decongestant.
This plant was very well known to treat skin wounds. During the Shakespearean times, it was commonly referred to as the bandaid. Its natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties makes it a fantastic candidate to recover from wounds and itches. When brewed into a tea, it can help mitigate itches from poison ivy and oak.
And this is just the start of many remedies that have been buried in the past century. Of course, if I detailed EVERY single method involved with these amazing plants and herbs, I would be a publisher of many books. Fortunately, there is one created.
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