Home Remedies for Common Illnesses. Part II

When a common illness ails you, you have two ways of healing yourself. Firstly, by natural medication and secondly, with the help of medicines. Now the second method, i.e. medicines may work faster and be more convenient, but medicines have a way of healing you. They are chemicals compounds that mix with your blood and help your body fight against the viruses present in your body. But it does all of that at a price. All medicines have certain side-effects to them, from the simplest to the most complex ones. It is true that at times medicines became a necessity but given human nature of getting things done instantly, we pop a pill for whatever small thing that is ailing us. This is where we make medicines a necessity when it is not, and it is not a good habit.

In the first installment of this article, we discussed home remedies to relieve you of headaches, cold, and cough. In this article, we will discuss home remedies for a couple more illnesses that will save you the trip to the drug store and help in keeping you healthy, naturally.

Heartburn or Acid Reflex or Acidity

Had some spicy food? Can feel your chest burning up every time you burp? Thinking of having a medicine? If yes, then don’t. If no, well good for you!

Whatever we eat goes straight to our stomach, and it is digested there. The stomach uses acid to digest the foods that you have eaten. Different food items require different acid amounts to digest. Heartburn occurs when this acid flows up your esophagus or the food pipe as it is commonly known.

To relieve yourself of this burning sensation, there are few things that you can do.

Licorice Root

Chamomile Flower


It is pretty certain that all of you are leading a stressful life. Be it at work or school or your home, stress can grip you anywhere. For some, worse than the others.

Releasing stress is not as difficult as you might think. If stress is affecting your life and health too much, you can try any one of the methods listed below instead of opting for medicines.

Tulsi leaf


Diarrhea or politely known as an upset stomach occurs when your body is fighting a virus or a toxin that it is trying to expel out of the body. Just like coughing, this also your body’s natural way of eliminating a harmful substance from your system. You might want to have a medicine to suppress the need of visiting the bathroom again and again but preventing the body to do its natural thing will only make the body find other means to expel the virus from the body. So it is usually best to let it run its course and use natural medication to help in relieving you and get your health back to optimum levels.

Coconut water also acts as an excellent electrolyte when you’re ill.

Slippery Elm leaf.

Mother Nature has provided us with life in abundance and also ingredients to help us live better. It has provided with remedies for almost all of the small illnesses which can save us a trip to the doctor and use of medicines. It is up to us to reap the benefits of these natural remedies. Even though these are proven and effective, if it does not work for you, it is best to consult your doctor.