Medical science is more advanced than at any time in human history. Miracle cures have solved intractable problems like polio, tetanus, rabies and yellow fever. However, despite the billions of dollars spent on medical research, many diseases such as cancer have remained unsolved mysteries. Meanwhile, minor illnesses like the common cold, flu, high blood pressure and urinary tract infections continue to plague people. Today, people are turning more and more to natural remedies to solve these basic problems. Why? Because most people now realize that the wisdom of our elders has a greater value than we thought. Ancient medical cures have been used by cultures in different parts of the world. Herbal and botanical remedies are recommended for many ailments, even by medical professionals, as a non-invasive way to treat medical problems. Here is a brief overview of 30 natural remedies for common problems.
Acne is an irritating problem. Skin care has evolved significantly over the last century, but dermatologists and skin care practitioners have also been early advocates of using natural products to treat skin problems. Calendula is a substance found in common marigold flowers. Calendula has been a powerful herbal medicine for thousands of years. Calendula contains the bacteria that causes action – Propionibacterium. It can also kill the bacteria that cause strep throat and staph infection. Calendula is an anti-inflammatory substance. That means when it is used in skin care products, it will eliminate swelling and redness.
Clinical studies have shown that skin creams that contain around 4% of calendula add flexibility and elasticity to skin, which helps smooth over blemishes. Researchers have also found that calendula is very effective in treating burn victims. For people with acne, calendula will soothe the damaged area. This is a key benefit, since many face washes contain irritants that actually cause the skin to release histamines, which also cause allergic reactions. Calendula will prevent the skin cells from overreacting. Calendula also fights bacterial infection that causes acne. It stops bacteria from utilizing iron in order to create more acne breakouts. Calendula keeps the bacteria at bay and stops them from multiplying so that the person’s immune system can act. When combined with tea tree oil and aloe vera, calendula can be a natural way to treat acne.