Nowadays, it’s been our nature to go to hospital and seek medical help from licensed medical practitioners but if you think about it, back then, they don’t have all these things. How do people from ages ago cure their diseases and heal? People from back then use natural medicine to prevent and cure diseases using traditional methods and practices, getting healing benefits from plants.
Aside from feeding the body with nutrients we need, plants provide us help in healing certain ailments. Some are just in our kitchens left ignored. Here are some of them:
Garlic is very nutritious filled with vitamins and minerals namely manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, fiber and some calcium, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus and vitamin B1. Garlic can help in eliminating toxins from the body and can also serve as antibiotic for some bacteria commonly with campylobacter bacterium which causes stomach-related diseases. Garlic is also thought to lower blood pressure as it helps relax the blood vessels.
Onion have been used to cure certain illness such as asthma, allergic bronchitis, cough and colds. It contains antioxidant compounds to help neutralize free radicals in the body. It also has antibacterial properties that could be used as antifungal. Onion can help in oral hygiene as it can be used to prevent tooth decay and oral infections. It may not sound so good but chewing raw onions for 2 to 3 minutes can kill germs in the oral area and the areas around it like the throat and lips.
Ginger, like onion and garlic, is one of the most common spices in our household since the ancient times. It is known that it’s good for the throat but it’s also good for a lot of other things like improving bone health, boosting the immune system, increasing the appetite, preventing several types of cancer, improving respiratory conditions and relieve pains associated with menstrual disorders. It is also used for curing inflammation and diarrhea.
Sometimes, all we need to do is to turn to what was originally designed for us. This world is already equipped with everything we need. We just need to have knowledge of what was and what is.