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Grandma's medicinal closet: An..

When it comes to a quick fix to get rid of common flu, a bowl of classic chicken soup from Grandma’s kitchen becomes a soothing natural remedy to keep cough and cold at bay. Indeed Grandma knows best! Grandma’s wisdom to indigenous traditional medicine is a treasure trove that we can always dig into.

Traditional medicine is a complimentary and holistic approach to modern medicine. Herbal treatments are the most popular form that is followed by different civilization around the world. Humans have used plants as medicine since 60,000 years. Herbs and spices play a major role in therapeutic treatment in every medicinal system and in every culture, from Ayurveda to Traditional Chinese medicine. Ayurveda is believed to be the oldest form of medicine developed some 5000 years ago and that still exists. Ayurvedic home remedies to cure common symptoms and diseases are simple to use and easy to prepare.

For any difficult situation no matter what is it related to, either health or beauty the one solution that our grandmother gives actually works wonders! These are one time-tested impromptu solution that is rooted in our traditional system. Granny’s old-fashioned natural remedies are akin to insurance policy against any future bug. With modernization and break neck speed lifestyle, our life is taking a toll over health and beauty. A sip of holy basil and ashwagantha herbal tea combats stress and anxiety. On the other hand Chamomile tea is the most popular tea for skin and promotes relaxation and good sleep.

Rediscovering nanny’s home remedies is like bring back pantry as pharmacy to life. No wonder a cherished cousin of ginger, the turmeric is coined as the most powerful spices of all. It has an incredible list of healing properties like anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-viral, antifungal and anti-mutagenic. It can treat digestive disorders, cancer, menstrual problems in women and even Alzheimer’s. Over the kitchen shelf substances like clove, cinnamon, black pepper, cumin, fennel, rock salt, coriander, ginger, honey, garlic, onion, Holy Basil and mint contributes to  effective home remedies.

We have a lot of herbs and medicinal value added plants that are commonly grown around us. It’s unfortunate that we seldom take a note of it. Sometimes we forget that the medicine to fix even a common ailment like upset tummy, headache, minor burns or a blocked nose is found in abundance in our very own kitchen and the backyard. So the next time when we run out of pills in our medicine cabinet for uncomplicated mild illness its better head to the Spice rack or the garden reviving the doctor in us for the cure. Rather making a trip to the doctor’s office that might cost much money.