Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments

Buying prescription and over the counter medicines has become a ritual for people to get relief from common ailments. Right from simple headaches to fever, chills, nausea, coughs, colds, and allergies, we are dependent on medications. These may sometimes leave serious side effects on body. Here is a list of herbal remedies for common ailments most of us face:

Acid Reflux/Heartburn

Chamomile tea or lavender tea can help relieve acid reflux. Catnip tea after meals is also very helpful.


Take an evening primrose capsule a day and treat the affected area with fresh mint juice.


Licorice root can help reduce inflammation, which means it is good for relieving breathing problems caused by allergies.


Prepare tea via mixing together equal parts of the following listed dry herbs:

  • Oatstraw
  • Skullcap
  • Lemon Balm
  • Chamomile
  • Nettles
  • Orange

Use 1-2 teaspoons of the mixture and steep covered in boiling water for 5-10 minutes.


Include herbs in your diet such as alfalfa, ginger, cayenne pepper, devil’s claw, and oregano.


Ding-chan tang, a herb from China is capable of reducing inflammation and provide relief for the bronchial spasms. Increasing intake of vitamin C will also help.

Athlete’s Foot

Black Walnut Tincture can be used for skin. You can also use calendula cream topically to heal the skin.

Bug Bites

Use of ice and cold compresses are quite helpful in reducing the swelling and relieving the sting, itch and burning sensations. You can also prepare a paste of baking soda, salt and water and apply topically.


This is a kind of fungus in human body. Use fresh aloe vera juice to boost white blood cells and kill yeast cells.


Put cold wet wool socks on your baby’s feet. Thereafter put a pair of dry cotton socks on top of the wool pair. This will give you relief from colic.

Common Cold

Boil some fresh water and steep sage in it for at least 20 minutes or an hour. Brew and drink hot or cold.


This is a socially unacceptable act. Green tea relieves pain and discomfort linked with bloating and flatulence.


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