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10 Herbal Hacks for People Who Like Natural Remedies

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Herbal plants have been used for centuries to cure all sorts of ailments. They’re traditional ingredients that are all-natural and have good results.

Today, while there are plenty of over the counter options, having a natural and herbal remedy is a sometimes the better option. They’re inexpensive, safer, and will help you quickly cure small ailments.

And having said that, I’ve created a list down of some herbal remedies that will help get you started. They’re all easy to do and are perfect for common ailments. So check them out and let me know what you think!

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Raw Garlic

Not only great for culinary uses, garlic is also one of the best natural remedies. Garlic has a strong potential for lowering cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and blood pressure. Eating them raw can also help treat diabetes, fight inflammation, boost the immune system, and relieve allergies.

Catnip

Best for treating digestive disorders like upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting, catnip’s leaves are edible raw. You can chew them directly or add them to a salad for a mint-like flavor.

Ginkgo Biloba

Known as the memory booster, Ginkgo Biloba helps improve thinking in people of all ages. It increased energy, improved memory, reduced symptoms related to multiple chronic diseases.

St. John’s Wort

This plant is commonly known as the natural remedy for depression and symptoms, such as anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite, and trouble sleeping. It produces a substance that acts as an antidepressant that’s effective for relieving mild to moderate depression.

Cranberry

If you’re suffering from a urinary tract infection (UTI), consider adding cranberry juice to your diet. Be sure to only drink fresh concentrated cranberry juice for best results.

Ginger

Beyond adding distinct flavors to your recipes, ginger is also great in treating nausea, vomiting, and an upset stomach. You can also add a slice of this to your tea with some honey to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Echinacea

To boost your immune system, especially as the weather gets colder, try simmering 1 tablespoon of dried or sliced Echinacea root in 1 cup water for 10 minutes. Drink one to two cups daily to reduce the symptoms of common colds and flu.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle extract is a great antioxidant. It protects and detoxifies harmful substances from your liver. In fact, it’s actually added to capsules used primarily to treat liver disorder.

Horse Chestnut

If you’re looking for the best herbal remedy to treat your varicose veins, then horse chestnut extract is the best option. It helps soothe the painful veins and reduces swelling and tenderness from an injury.

Cilantro

Like other herbs, cilantro is also a great herbal remedy. It’s a good source of antioxidants, is a powerful digestive aid, and capable of removing toxins from the body.


Herbal medicine can be very effective and has so many benefits. They’re worth trying out and their healing properties can help you out so much. So pick one, two, or much better, all of these herbal remedies from the list and give them a try!

Now if you have any herbal remedy tips or hacks yourself, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear about them!

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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