7 Natural Food Remedies to Try
The Healing Power of Food
I’m a passionate believer in the power of nourishing, natural (and delicious!) food to improve our overall health. It’s always on my mind when I’m sourcing products for The Fishwives.
I’m also curious about ‘home remedies’. People have known for centuries that certain foods have medicinal properties, and now science is proving many traditional cures really do work. Here are a few for you you might like to try!1. Chicken Soup to Cure Everything!
Researchers have found that chicken soup may actually have medicinal benefits. It’s also a nutrient dense and hydrating food for someone who doesn’t have much appetite and just the fact that someone cares enough to make chicken soup may be enough to perk the patient up! Create your own bowl of goodness using our organic chicken.2. Bone Broth for Gut Health
Bone broth is an extremely nutrient dense food containing minerals, natural compounds and vitamins that most of us are deficient in. It's easy to eat and digest for anyone with low appetite or otherwise feeling fragile.
Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid and has antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Some people use it as a hair rinse to remove product build up and give a shine, others use it as a topical skin treatment for conditions such as acne (but please do your own research before putting vinegar on your skin!), or as a gargle for sore throats. Find out more about the benefits of apple cider vinegar here and buy 'Honest to Goodness' apple cider vinegar here.4. Raw Honey for Sore Throats, Coughs and Tummy Troubles
Raw honey has antibacterial properties and can soothe a sore throat, add it to hot tea with lemon. A spoonful of honey in hot water can also be a fantastic natural cough suppressant. Because raw honey is antibacterial and contains prebiotics, it can help treat some tummy upsets too. We have 'Honest to Goodness' raw honey in our store.
Honey, particularly raw honey, is not safe for infants under one year of age.5. Turmeric Tea to Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation plays a role in many chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimers and turmeric contains a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Try this recipe to make some healing turmeric tea and get high quality, 'no nasties' turmeric from Spice & Co here.6. Ginger Tea for Nausea & Colds
Ginger is well known for it’s stomach soothing properties and a fragrant ginger tea can be very soothing for anyone suffering with nausea. The spice of the ginger can also help soothe and clear sore throats and colds - try this delicious ginger tea recipe. Our Spice & Co spices, including ginger, are superior quality and have absolutely no fillers or other unwanted additives.7. Yogurt for Bad Breath & Gum Disease
Studies have shown that eating yogurt containing active bacteria can reduce odiciforous compounds that cause bad breath and gum disease - it’s also fantastic for your gut health which seriously influences your overall health. Did you know that cheese can also be great for your gut health - now that’s realy good news for me!
Have you tried any of these? Did they work for you?