1001 Natural Remedies includes 1001 easy recipes you can make using natural ingredients to help with different ailments from health to beauty, for your home and for your pets.
Title: 1001 Natural Remedies
Published By: Dorling Kindersley, 2003; 2016
When I was growing up my Grandparents had a book on their shelf filled with home remedies and I used to spend a lot of time browsing through it. Most of the remedies included in their book were remedies they had used throughout their lives; remedies which had been passed down from generation to generation. When I had the opportunity to select books from DK Canada to review for the New Year I was pleased to find 1001 Natural Remedies.
1001 Natural Remedies
Obviously this book does not replace traditional medicine, or professional medical care but it does offer us options for helping us find some relief for less serious ailments without the addition of harmful chemicals. You will find natural recipes for cough medicine and herbal tea recipes to help with headaches. There are many practical recipes included to help us manage discomfort, or pain we might experience on a daily basis.
The book is broken down into sections:
- Natural Health Remedies
- Natural Beauty
- Natural House & Garden
- Natural Pet Care
Natural Health Remedies
The Natural Health Remedies section begins by outlining the types of Natural Medicines and specifically indicates when you should still see a Medical Doctor for assessment and treatment AND indicates that pregnant or nursing mothers or women trying to get pregnant should not take any herbal medicines without speaking with their Medical Doctor first. It also explains how you determine dosages for children and when to take herbal remedies. Herbal remedies come in three forms: teas (infusions), capsules and extracts (tinctures).
In the Natural Health Remedies section the have remedies for many different conditions.
Here are some of the remedies you will find:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Jet Lag
- Eye Conditions
- Ear Infections
- Mouth and Gum Disorders
- Bites, Stings and Rashes
- Head Lice
- Bacterial Skin Infections
- Fungal Skin Conditions
- Sore Throats
- Colds, Flu and Fever
Natural Beauty includes recipes for different skin cleansers, toners, exfoliating masks and creams – for each different skin type (i.e. dry, oily, normal). There are also options for sensitive skin types, acne prone skin and mature skin types too.
Other recipes you will find in this section include remedies for:
- Lip Care (I want to make the Peppermint Lip Balm for me!)
- Hand and Nails
- Foot Care
- Hair Care (all hair care types too!)
- Herbal and Aromatherapy Baths (with salts, milk & oatmeal and oils)
- Aromatherapy Soaps, Body Scrubs and Polishes
- Massage Oils
Natural House and Garden
Natural House and Garden is filled with remedies to control pests naturally (like ants and cockroaches), natural air fresheners, natural cleaners for wood, upholstery, windows, floors, carpets and other surfaces. There is an entire section on clothing remedies including removing stains, natural laundry soaps and alternates to dry cleaning. Remedies for each room in the house are included – from clearing drains and removing sediment from teakettles, to cleaning grout.
I also love the natural garden remedies – especially the non toxic pest control and the recipe for natural insect repellent!!
Natural Pet Care Section
This sections has separate options for both dogs and cats, as well as, how to treat bites and stings, skin burns, abscesses, fleas, ticks, ear mites, digestive upset, urinary tract infections, arthritis and kennel cough.
As a resource, 1001 Natural Remedies includes a lot of helpful information to make recipes at home with natural ingredients. Even if you are under a Doctor’s care for medical conditions (as I am) there are still many fantastic remedies you can safely use from this book. I personally want to try a number of the recipes for Natural Beauty and
Natural House & Garden. The natural cough medicine is another one I am going to try on my family (shhh!).
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