Given the fact that it’s 2018, it would be fair to say that the first place to head to when you are thinking about healing yourself is the medicine cabinet. There’s pretty much a pill or a solution for every kind of ailment these days, and whilst that is a godsend and out and out success for modern medicine, we shouldn’t forget that our ancestors did things a little differently and gained health from other sources, one of which was most definitely food! Here are some foods with natural healing properties that you should always have in your kitchen.
Honey has really powerful antibacterial properties. You can drink it with hot water to ease a sore throat and suppress a cough. The effects are even better if you add a little bit of lemon and ginger too.
And speaking of ginger, it is a dream team with pungent garlic! Infusing the two ingredients together to make a flavoursome liquid can do wonders for curing a fever thanks to the analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
We all love a good cup of tea, right!? The tannins that a present in black tea can really help to calm down puffy eyes. Just unlock the tannins by placing a bag in hot water, and then after it has cooled in the fridge, use it as an eye mask.
You can make a really beneficial brew with these two ingredients that can help with curing a fever. The mint boasts soothing cooling properties, and both contain phytonutrients which help to boost your immune system.
Coconut oil is a fabulous moisturiser for your skin, and it can also help with your oral hygiene if you swish some around in your mouth for 10 to 15 minutes. It is a process known as oil pulling.
Almonds are nuts that contain a lot of calcium, and they can actually be used a snack that will help you to feel calmer during stressful points of your menstrual cycle. They can help to alleviate mood swings.
The interior jelly in the leaves of an aloe vera plant can soothe burns amazingly. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, and great to have in a kitchen where hot pans are being carried around!