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Plant Based Healing – Kitchen cupboard Medicine

Plant Based Healing – Kitchen cupboard Medicine

(A non-exhaustive list of useful, readily available foods to try before resorting to bought medications)

Perhaps you are one of those people who have toyed with ginger for nausea or honey for a sore throat, perhaps you aren’t but would try if you knew what to try… So for your edification, or at least your education, here is a short list of items you likely have in your kitchen that have possibly unexpected uses.

It goes without saying that there are various ways to use these things and a little bit of further research on your part may be beneficial in terms of preparation and application of the substances. It is always best to consult a qualified practitioner if in doubt or if, after using them properly for some time, your condition continues to deteriorate.

You are welcome to mail me at dr.bthomson@gmail.comor Whatsapp 0837899328 if you have questions.

So, that list:

Apple cider vinegar: acne, indigestion, reduces insulin resistance, reduces blood sugar, reduces cholesterol, weight loss,

Asparagus: use daily for relief of IBS

Banana Skin: apply the fleshy side to insect bites/stings and Plantar warts.

Basil Pesto: for chronic Constipation

Bicarbonate of Soda: for relief from Urinary tract infections, Indigestion, Heartburn

Brassica Family (broccoli/cauliflower/Kale/brussel sprouts): reduces excess Oestrogens in conditions like endometriosis

Cayenne/Chilli:stuffy nose, mucus

Chamomile Tea: mouth ulcers

Cloves/Clove oil: toothache

Garlic: Thrush, Athletes foot, Colds and flu

Ginger: Nausea, motion sickness, Indigestion, vomiting and diarrhoea

Honey: cuts, burns, grazes, scratchy coughs, sore throats.

Horseradish: reduces nasal mucus

Italian Herbs (oregano/rosemary/thyme):sinusitis

Lemon/orange skins: apply the citrus skins’ oils to acne

Lettuce: cold lettuce leaves on sprains and strains.

Molasses: daily for fatigue and the gloom of PMS (lots of iron and other minerals)

Oats (uncooked): in the bath to reduce the irritation of Eczema

Olive oil: with celery to reduce Blood pressure

Onion: stings – to reduce irritation

Peppermint: Bites, stings, Headaches, indigestion

Potato Juice: arthritis

Rice Water: diarrhoea

Rosemary Tea: headaches/migraines

Sage: PMS, Bloating, Fluid retention

Soy Sauce/Miso/Fermented soya: menopausal flushes

Turmeric: rashes, burns, heartburn

~ Dr Bruce Thomson (MTechHom)

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