When we get struck with aches, pains, illness or common cold symptoms, there are plenty of effective budget-friendly home remedies you can try. Just take a look below!
When trying out various health remedies at home, it’s always best to speak with your doctor, especially if you take over the counter or prescribed drugs, as some remedies can affect how they work.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical derived from the cannabis plant. Interestingly, it does not produce psychotic highs like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but it has plenty of health benefits, according to the online resource CFAH. CBD is known for having anti-inflammatory properties which help with different types of aches and pains. Its antioxidant properties are more potent than vitamin C and E, which is excellent for your skin.
CBD is a plant extract that can be incorporated into many different products. Vapours, topical creams, supplements, and edibles are examples, meaning there are plenty of options to suit your needs and budget.
Going on a run or long walk doesn’t cost a penny, but we all know how beneficial exercise is for our health. Maintaining a regular exercise regime will improve your stamina, cardio and overall aerobic condition. Exercise also releases endorphins in the brain, which relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Over time, you’ll see the benefits of exercise on your overall mood and wellbeing.
The sun is your best (and completely free) source of vitamin D. The sun’s ultraviolet B rays hit the cholesterol in your skin cells, leading to vitamin D production. Vitamin D plays a vital role in your body, and it’s essential for optimal health. A lack of this vitamin has been associated with depression, osteoporosis, and muscle weakness.
Here’s another utterly free remedy for better health. Meditation and breathwork are great ways to bring your focus back to the present moment. It can help with symptoms of anxiety and depression as it encourages us to form a sense of peace and contentment in the now. It also allows us to acknowledge and clear the mind of thoughts that no longer serve us. It is a brilliant technique for providing yourself with the space to process the unpleasant and negative feelings you may encounter without allowing them to impact your daily life.
Much research has shown how mediation can improve your emotional wellbeing over time and consequently your physiology.
Herbs and Spices
Plant medicine and herbal supplements are becoming more popular as people incorporate them into their daily health routine. Echinacea, also known as purple coneflower, is one of the leading and most popular herbal supplements known to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Turmeric is very cheap and best known for its use in cooking. It boasts potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, making it another popular supplement.
Fresh ginger is one of the best all-around medicinal foods you can incorporate into your diet. Fresh ginger is cheap and easy to find in all leading supermarkets and grocery stores. There are certain compounds in ginger that are known for their antibacterial properties. These compounds can help maintain your gut and oral health.
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