Why do elders trust natural remedies?
"Home remedies are good for promoting a healthy lifestyle, longevity, well-being and the feeling of empowerment that one can handle small health problems"
Minimal side effects and implicit faith
Most home remedy medications are in the form of essential oils, enzymes, minerals and alkaloids, which once absorbed are assimilated only in the amount needed by the human body and, therefore, are popular among the elderly, in their self-management of chronic diseases, due to its lack of side effects, nature of the chemical tree and affordability. And India has a rich heritage of recipes passed down from generation to generation and also folklore.
A natural remedy is a treatment used to cure common ailments, aches and pains using commonly available ingredients from the kitchen such as spices, vegetables, fruits, etc. Plants with medicinal value such as tulsi, mint and methi, etc., were used as self-help remedies for management. Primary health care and cultivated in family gardens. Its exaggerated medicinal properties and its minimal side effects foster the attitude and faith implicit in them and this really is important for pain relief!
With an increase in life expectancy, the elderly population faces a new burden of health challenges that they must overcome. Geriatric care has also evolved as a specialty in the field of medicine and the improvement in modern medical science has led to an exorbitant expense in medical consultations, tests, medications and procedures.
Expensive prescription drugs have become the norm and this guarantees the popularity of natural remedies among the elderly due to common health problems.
Natural remedies provide a holistic approach to the physical, emotional, physiological and cognitive changes associated with aging and alleviate the expenses and discomforts of conventional medicine, which remains prohibitively expensive for the elderly. Natural home remedies for the most common ailments are readily available at home on the kitchen shelf or in the garden.
Ingredients such as black pepper, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, asafoetida, curcumin, turmeric or haldi, cumin or jeera seeds, kalonji or black cumin seeds (Nigella Sativa), methi or fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds or even fennel seeds , honey, dates, the seeds of omum (ajwain), amla, etc. They are some. Ginger and garlic are very popular and are used in most homes for headache, blood pressure control, to treat skin problems, joint pain, colds and other ailments in certain permutations and combinations The method, dose and associated rituals add to the mystery and the aura of beliefs in natural remedies, some of which are mentioned here.
Natural remedies are not infallible
Although home remedies are quite effective and comforting, the elderly should be aware that natural remedies are not infallible, since there is not enough research and safety and their effectiveness differs from one individual to another.
It is important to remember that those who choose home remedies do not expect miracles and do not practice it as an alternative to the treatment prescribed by a health professional for serious life-threatening diseases.
Home remedies are good for promoting a healthy lifestyle, longevity, well-being and the feeling of empowerment that one can handle small health problems. Therefore, changes in lifestyle, nutrition and regular exercise, along with natural remedies, contribute greatly to promoting well-being during aging.
Natural remedies and relief
- Jaggery and ginger juice in the morning is consumed as a cure for jaundice.
- The application of dry ginger powder with hot water on the forehead serves as a remedy against headache.
- Ginger juice and lemon juice for indigestion, ginger juice and honey to relieve congestion.
- A mixture of eight garlic cloves, a cup of honey and a cup of apple cider vinegar helps control weight, blood pressure and overall well-being. And the suggested dose is one teaspoon daily.
- Garlic cloves taken with butter and honey are good for health and longevity.
- Chewing two peppercorns wrapped in a betel leaf and swallowing saliva relieves persistent cough.
- Gargling with a pepper decoction helps relieve toothache
- Turmeric powder or haldi in hot milk promotes good sleep and relieves persistent cough. A paste of this herb prevents cracked heels and also helps relieve joint pain.
- It helps develop the immune system and at the same time helps prevent the onset of a cold. In addition, the haldi in milk is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Today, haldi milk is very popular in the West and tad is "coffee with turmeric."
- Another popular drink is the "cuppa glow", also known as golden milk, made from turmeric, almond and cold pressed milk.
- Pomegranate has many uses in natural remedies: all parts of the pomegranate tree (fruit peel, all fruit, flowers, leaves, root and bark) are used to treat diarrhea, dysentery and anemia.
- According to recent studies, the typical home remedy: hot chicken soup to treat colds and mild flu and respiratory infections is very effective.
- Taking an aspirin to relieve pain is also very common, but only six cherries have the same effect as swallowing an aspirin, since they are full of antioxidants, a perfect natural remedy.