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The essentials of a natural pharmacy

Pharmacie naturelle

Headaches, ear infections, difficulty digesting, mosquito bites, sunburn, burns, indigestion… You don't know how to treat them? There are simple, natural, safe and easily accessible tips to help you relieve your everyday ailments.

Garlic

Garlic is an excellent antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral (on certain viruses) and antiparasitic. Garlic infused oil is effective in treating ear infections.

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Garlic from the islands, Épis d'Or . Garlic has proven its qualities in health, it helps thin the blood, fight infections, lower blood pressure, treat rheumatism, etc. Season or marinate foods such as meats and seafood. seafood, rice, soups, sauces, vegetables, sandwiches, dressings and dips.

Clotilde du Broom

Clotilde du Broom . Garlic vinegar is used to support the immune system when an infection has set in, or for preventive use to prevent them from taking over. It also helps support the work of the circulatory and digestive systems in the metabolization of carbohydrates and lipids. It is even possible to use it externally to clean infections and fungus from the skin.

Aloe

Natural pharmacy: aloe

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The aloe plant has soothing properties. In gel form, it promotes the regeneration and healing of the skin and mucous membranes. Applied to the skin, aloe gel will be effective in relieving burns, sunburn or skin irritation. It is also consumed to treat digestive problems such as reflux, constipation and symptoms related to irritable bowel.

Clay

Clay has absorbent and detoxifying properties. It also heals inflammation. It can be used internally or externally. Externally, the clay removes impurities and removes excess sebum. As a poultice, it helps reduce inflammation following a strain or sprain. Internally, it treats gastrointestinal pathologies and helps repair the digestive mucosa. It is definitely an asset to have in your pharmacy.

Arnica

Arnica montana is a perennial herbaceous plant found mainly in mountainous regions of Europe. It is a great classic of the natural pharmacy to soothe falls and shocks. It is the remedy of choice for trauma.

Arnica has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is indicated to treat hematomas, bruises, dislocations, muscle pain and joint pain. You will find it in the form of homeopathic granules for oral use, as well as in the form of cream, gel or massage oil.

Mom Nature Muscle Oil

Mom nature muscle oil . Composed of a mixture of sunflower and nigella oil "boosted" with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and warming plants such as cayenne pepper, ginger, St. John's wort and arnica, this massage oil will relax your tired muscles and sore.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is involved in hundreds of processes in the body. It helps maintain immune function, activates wound healing, participates in the formation of red blood cells and collagen. In addition, thanks to its antioxidant effect, it protects cells against premature aging. It is found in citrus fruits, green vegetables (raw), peppers, kiwis and small fruits. It is an important tool to support the immune system and to prevent infections.

Activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is useful in cases of food poisoning. It can be more than useful to bring some in your travel kit.

Spices

Natural pharmacy: spices

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Spices are found in all kitchens and have unsuspected virtues. Fennel helps digestion. Ginger is effective in case of nausea. Clove is a very good local anesthetic that can be used against dental pain. Cayenne is a topical pain reliever, so it can be added to a neutral cream to treat joint pain.

Grapefruit seed extract

Grapefruit seed extract is a natural antibiotic. It is a powerful antibacterial. It has many virtues, in addition to being an excellent antioxidant. Grapefruit seed extract helps fight against digestive disorders linked to the presence of bacteria, respiratory infections, urinary or genital infections, chronic fatigue, skin problems or oral infections. It is a valuable remedy in a travel kit.

Essential oils

Essential oils can be inhaled, applied to the skin or, in some cases, ingested. They are very powerful and should be used with care. Here are our favorite uses for essential oils:

  • For the headache:

Apply 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to temples or painful area.

  • For congestion:

Apply a few drops of essential oil of eucalyptus radiata (previously diluted in vegetable oil) on the chest and in the sinuses. You can also boil water in a cauldron, add eucalyptus oil and breathe it all in.

  • For menstrual pain:

Massage your lower abdomen with essential oil of tarragon and exotic basil . These are essential oils with antispasmodic properties.

  • For buttons:

Apply tea tree or spike lavender oil to the pimple to dry it out. It is also possible to make a clay mask and incorporate a few drops of its essential oils.

And you, what are the natural essentials that make up your pharmacy?

Reviewed by Marie-Pascale

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