50 Simpler Heath Tips via "Whole Living Wellness"
Sip Oolong Tea
Research suggests that people with mild eczema who drink oolong tea three times a day may show improvement in itching and other symptoms. Compounds in the tea called polyphenols appear to be responsible.
For varicose veins, try horse chestnut, an herbal extract that's been shown in studies to strengthen veins and reduce swelling. The herb is also available in topical creams, though there's not as much evidence for these.
Rub Your Temples
Tame tension headaches by rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties.
The volatile oils in ginger have long made it a useful herbal remedy for nasal and chest congestion. Pour 2 cups of boiling water over a 1-inch piece of peeled, grated ginger; steep for 10 minutes; and strain. Add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the water and drink as needed.
Follow-up to my recent post “Five Foods for the Common Cold.” This is a list of five drinks that can help when you’re sick, via healing or soothing properties. This mostly comes from years of studying and working with ill family and friends (as well as myself). Much of it was passed down to me by my mother and grandmother.
The Christmas holiday was somewhat dampened this season when some of the family fell to that dreadful flu/cold that swept through the area. We were all complaining about sore throats, runny noses, and sick stomachs–poor dears.
Result–I began scavenging about for some foods that were both soothing and that we kept down long enough to keep from starving. Since this is a horrible time for the flu, I figured I’d share what I learned :)