All over the world there are traditions, cultures and ideologies that are more different than each other. These cultures and traditions are rooted in their own beliefs, but many have medical remedies and home remedies that have worked or helped relieve ailments. These remedies have been passed down for generations and many date back beyond traceable. The remedies can be weird, crazy, but some are wonderful and who knows they could make a big difference in your life. From psoriasis to the common cold, here are remedies that have been around for generations.
Coconut The Fat Fighter
It is believed that coconut oil is a trick that can help slim your waistline in no time. This was discovered by the natives of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans eat an average of 116 coconuts per year, and their weight gain statistics are half that of an average American. Coconut oil contains MCFAs which motivate the liver to go into fat burning mode at a rate 50% faster than usual.
Ginger for the heart
Indonesia grows and consumes ginger at a higher rate than any other country. They use it in their tea, candy and bread. Why? The use of ginger is believed to correlate with lower production of triglycerides; it’s the fats that block your arteries. Ginger is believed to reduce inflammation and prevent blood clots. There are studies that prove Indonesians have done something about it and are leading a heart healthy lifestyle with all this ginger.
Mustard baths to soothe muscles
A common phenomenon in England, mustard baths are used to relieve tense and sore muscles. Mustard is believed to improve circulation while detoxifying toxins from the pores, relaxing irritable muscles, and promoting the healing of any broken muscle tissue. For a mustard bath: take 2 cups of Epsom salts, 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of dry mustard then pour the mixture into your bath, mix the water and let it soak for at least 20 minutes, relax and let the healing begin.
Acupuncture for headache relief
Acupuncture is a common Chinese method and has been around for centuries. Today, more than 80 million Chinese practice acupuncture for headache relief. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins which are natural pain relievers, the method also relaxes the scalp which in turn soothes the pain nerves that have been overworked.
Aloe Vera to prevent rashes
Mexicans use aloe vera to soothe rashes and additional skin irritation issues. Aloe vera allows for a faster healing process, reduces redness and also hydrates the skin. Aloe vera has been proven not to help outbreaks back then, but actually helps prevent future skin irritation problems. Aloe vera has also been proven to help psoriasis. Aloe vera is believed to have tons of healing properties and skin benefits helping in acne prevention, healing and sunburn relief and more. Mexicans have used aloe vera in many ways for generations and it is something that thrives in dry heat.