Natural remedies - back to basics

Natural Remedies

The first people to record the use of plants to treat illness were the Sumerians, who flourished at least 5,000 years ago. Since the beginning of Western medicine a hundred years ago, conventional doctors have doubted the efficacy of herbal medicine due to the lack of scientific evidence to back it up. However, herbology, amongst other ancient natural remedies, has become more popular in recent years. Other forms of traditional alternative medicine include chinese medicine which has evolved over thousands of years and includes acupuncture and tai chi. 

The lack of treatments for several chronic diseases, microbial resistance, and the huge amount of money spent on research and development by the pharmaceutical industry all contribute to people leaning more towards using natural products to improve their health. Also, with modern science and technology, pharmaceutical companies around the world have started to evaluate herbs as a possible source of new drug candidates. They have refocused their research and development efforts on natural products. Today, many doctors who practice traditional medicine don't think twice about telling their patients to use herbal products or therapies to aid in treating certain diseases.

Herbal Treatments

Since ancient times, herbal treatments have been influential all across the world. Herbalism was required for survival throughout the Middle Ages because there were no prescription drugs back then. Herbalism helped people learn how to use natural remedies that are still used today. It's possible that using herbal medicine to treat certain conditions will be a more convenient option for you, but you still need to be careful not to combine it with any other medication your doctor has prescribed for you. Herbal teas are a great alternative to other drinks and can help you sleep better, like chamomile tea before bed or rosemary tea to keep water in your body. Echinacea tea is delicious with honey and boosts your immunity to colds and flu and helps deal with the symptoms of the sniffles. Herbal drops and tinctures can be added to water or juice as a supplement to treat mild discomfort and aid with recovery.

Going back to the basics and stocking your kitchen and medicine cabinet with organic, natural, and time-tested products is probably the best decision you can make if you want to improve your health.

Dietary Changes

Chronic disease prevention is possible by implementing a wide range of natural remedies. Growing herbs and spices can be a rewarding hobby with many benefits. Spices and herbs like turmeric, ginger, thyme, and rosemary, which are grown locally and organically, can help improve your health significantly when you use them for cooking regularly. In particular, turmeric has splendid anti-inflammatory properties and should be in your spice rack. Cinnamon is another great food to add to your diet to keep your blood pressure healthy and keep infections away. Complementary therapies can be a great way to improve your health and make your lifestyle work better for you.

Physical Activity

It's vital to exercise regularly in order to maintain optimal health. Yoga and Pilates are both forms of exercise that have been shown to improve a person's overall health and sense of well-being. Meditation and deep breathing are both good ways to keep a person's mood stable, increase blood flow, and boost the immune system. Both of these activities can be done anywhere, at any time.

Natural Medicine vs Pharmaceuticals

Natural remedies don't take the place of medical and pharmaceutical treatments. Instead, they add to good health and medical care. Even though natural remedies can help relieve symptoms and make you feel better overall, they are not meant to replace modern medicine.

The essence of the word "well-being" is the feeling of being in good health. However, the stresses of modern life often make it hard to achieve this goal. Physical, mental, and emotional health as well as spiritual well-being are all affected by stress in today’s era. With the help of a variety of natural therapies, you can feel more alive and learn how to give up bad habits. Find peace and learn to make the most of every day by making the most of what you can do.

Always make sure to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician before making any significant changes to the way you live your life, as well as before starting to use any new drugs or supplements.

In the long term, Housecall can help you improve your health, and most health insurance plans in the UAE cover consultations. Appointments can be booked in a time slot when it is most convenient for you and can take place in the comfort of your home, office, or any other location of your choice. 

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