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Add These Natural Remedies to
Your Medicine Cabinet


By Elliot Caleira

More people are becoming health-conscious. They are making sure that what they eat is natural, which was ushered in by a trend that has been spreading rapidly.

One thing some people are starting to worry about is the medicine in their medicine cabinet. Over-the-counter solutions tend to come with questionable ingredients, and families prefer natural remedies instead. The following are a few things you can use to replace some of the things in your cabinet...

Activated Charcoal

One of the most effective and natural remedies to keep in your cabinet is activated charcoal. It attracts things like toxins, which can be very helpful to you or anyone in your family who is suffering from food poisoning. The powder passes through your body and helps extract the things causing issues. Just make sure you purchase an authentic product.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Another great addition to any medicine cabinet is raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. This type of vinegar comes with the mother. Vinegar can be used for all sorts of things like cleaning, but it also has some great first-aid uses. For example, it is great to have should you or someone in your family suffer from sunburns. Vinegar won't make it go away, but it will soothe the skin if it feels painful or uncomfortable. All you have to do is apply a little diluted vinegar on the affected area and wait.

Specific Tinctures

You should also consider adding a few tinctures to your medicine cabinet. There are a lot of options out there that you can consider; for example, you can keep ginger tincture in ypur cabinet. This is a strong tincture that can help your entire family if they are having stomach issues, such as diarrhea or even cramps. The taste is strong, but at least you will rest easy knowing that your family is not exposed to questionable ingredients.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial, and it can help deal with all sorts of skin infections including something as disconcerting as balanitis. There is no doubt that this issue has to be dealt with by a professional, but that does not mean you cannot take a few steps to begin a balanitis treatment. It all starts with hygiene, making sure you clean the affected area often, and make sure you dry the area once the peeling falls off. Coconut oil is just one more thing you can add to the affected area to help kill the bacteria. Coconut oil does not irritate the skin; it should do the opposite, which is part of what makes it a great remedy to keep in your medicine cabinet. Make sure that the coconut oil is unrefined, raw, and organic.

Raw Honey

You need to make sure you keep a little raw honey in your medicine cabinet for a number of reasons. For example, it is antibacterial like coconut oil, and it also helps the skin heal. This means that smearing this on a person's cut not only protects him or her from infection, but it also prevents scars. This is great for kids who are prone to accidents and teens who might have accidentally popped a pimple. Honey's powerful antibacterial properties can also be used to help fight issues like a sore throat, the flu, or a cold. All you have to do is feed a little honey to your kid (over 1 years old) or to whomever is not feeling well.

You can find many of these items online or in your local health food store. You can definitely keep your family safe and healthy using natural items. Yes, it is going to take time to fill up your cabinet with these alternatives, so just give yourself some time. Talk to your doctor to help guide some of your choices as well.

Elliot Caleira is a freelance writer in the self-mastery and health and wellness spaces. When he's not writing you'll find him cooking or teaching Portuguese classes. More articles by Elliot.

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