A natural medicine cabinet at home
Health is at the heart of LISA NOTO natural cosmetics' priorities. It's what affects our well-being and gives us that natural glow. Natural products are also essential to the lifestyle promoted by the brand. We believe that health and the use of natural products prevent life's little problems and help us maintain our optimal form.
We have gathered for you some essentials from the natural medicine cabinet to keep at home at all times. They will help you and your family prevent physical ailments and even heal certain discomforts quicker.
1- Arnica gel; arnica montana is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes since the 1500s to soothe muscle aches, reduce inflammation, and heal wounds. We suggest Arnicare from Boiron, a homeopathic medicine used for bruise relief and is very useful for children's bruises (for ages 3 and up).
2- Oregano Oil is a great antibiotic for skin boils and acne but it needs to be diluted with a carrier oil before it is applied. Some argue that warts can be treated with oregano oil. In addition to being a powerful antimicrobial agent, it also has anti-inflammatory effects.
People around the Mediterranean region have used oregano for centuries in herbal medicine to treat many ailments, including skin sores, aching muscles, asthma, cramping, diarrhea, indigestions, colds and to boost the immune system.
3- Bentonite clay is a good choice for splinters or to dry out poison ivy. Studies suggest its antibacterial and detoxification properties draw out the dirt and excess sebum, reduce acne, and slow down aging. It also has hydrating properties that moisturize your skin and treat skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, and ulcers. You can use it for internal and external treatment.
For a clay mask, mix bentonite clay powder with water to make a thick paste. Apply to the areas of skin that are prone to oil or acne. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Repeat two or three times per week.
4- Lavender oil has anti-histaminic properties which make it a good choice for bug bites and rashes. It has the ability to lessen acne, help even skin tone, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, such as improving hair health and digestion.
5- Aloe Vera is soothing for sunburns and cuts. But did you know that your favorite potted plant can be used for much more than sunburn relief and household décor?
The plant’s low toxicity makes it a safe and gentle in internal use as a remedy for heartburn.
A 2014 study published online by the Cambridge University Press looked at tomato plants coated with aloe gel. The report showed evidence that the coating successfully blocked the growth of many types of harmful bacteria on the vegetables. Similar results were found in a different study with apples. This means that aloe gel could help fruits and vegetables stay fresh, and eliminate the need for dangerous chemicals that extend the shelf life of produce.
The plant’s natural ingredients, which include a healthy dose of vitamin C, can block plaque. It can also provide relief if you have bleeding or swollen gums.
You can use aloe vera to keep your skin clear and hydrated.
Activated Charcoal is used in case of stomach ache. It has an exceptionally high absorption power and helps to trap bacteria and viruses in the stomach and gut.
Cranberry juice is always helpful for urinary/bladder infections as it attacks the bacteria and also stimulates urination.
Eucalyptus essential oil treats skin disorders (Herpes zoster, athletes' foot, mycoses, itching). It is also a good mosquito repellent. For many years, eucalyptus oil has been used to relieve coughing. Mixed with a carrier oil, it is applied to the chest and throat to relieve cough symptoms from the common cold or flu. It can not only silence a cough, it can also help you get the mucus out of your chest. Use oil of lemon eucalyptus to keep the bugs away, disinfect wounds.
The anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus can ease symptoms of herpes. Applying eucalyptus oil to a cold sore may reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
Because of its antibacterial properties, eucalyptus oil can also be used to fight the germs that cause unfortunate mouth odor.
Lastly, eucalyptus oil helps to reduce pain and inflammation associated with many conditions. Research suggests that eucalyptus oil eases joint pain. It may also be helpful to people experiencing back pain or those recovering from a joint or muscle injury. Talk to your doctor about if it may be right for you.
Using herbs and plant oils daily internally and on the skin helps maintain optimal health and a strong immune system. Learn more before you buy any of the recommended products so that you can understand their use and benefits and see if they are right for you.
Upgrade your natural pharmacy by visiting your local health food store and help prevent ailments that can affect your daily well-being. Here's to your health!