Tag: home remedies

Jan 17 2012

Natural home remedies for winter, flu season: Honduras

Herbs used for home remedies in Honduras

Clockwise, from top left, are eucalyptus leaves, orange leaves, anise seeds and ginger root. Maria, grandmother of three CFCA sponsored children in Honduras, uses all these items for her natural home remedies.

In our ongoing series about natural home remedies used by sponsored friends and their families, we look to Honduras.

Maria is caretaker of three CFCA sponsored children in Honduras. She has a vast knowledge of herbal remedies intended to alleviate discomfort from common ailments such as coughs, colds, fever and nausea.

Her practice does not discourage her neighbors from visiting doctors or hospitals. However, because of her vast knowledge in herbal remedies, neighbors prefer going to her first for a quick diagnosis and affordable treatment.

(Read more about how she uses herbal remedies to help her community.)

Here are some herbal remedies Maria recommends during the winter and flu season. Read more

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Dec 27 2011

Natural home remedies for winter, flu season: India

In our ongoing series about natural home remedies used by sponsored friends and their families, we look to India.

Milk with pepper or pepper powder is a natural home remedy in India

Warm milk with pepper or pepper powder is used in India to relieve sore throats and coughs.

The winter season is from November to March in almost all Indian states. The days are cold with average temperature ranging from 50-64 degrees Fahrenheit (10-18 degrees Celsius), but it can drop down to below 32 degrees (0 degrees Celsius) in some higher ranges of northern India.

Here are three common Indian home remedies used during the winter and flu seasons.

Note: This blog post is provided purely for informational purposes to shed light on the lives of CFCA sponsored children and elderly. CFCA does not endorse these remedies or encourage readers to try them.

If you do decide to try a natural home remedy, please check with your doctor first. Certain home remedies, particularly herbal ones, can interact with prescription medications.

Stuffy noses, colds

This remedy reminded us of Vicks! A common vapor therapy used in India is to add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a bowl of hot water. The patient’s head is covered with a towel or blanket. The patient then inhales the vapor to get relief within 5-10 minutes. Read more

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Nov 28 2011

Natural home remedies for winter, flu season: Guatemala

It’s that time of year when sniffles, sneezes and sore throats strike!

In communities struggling with poverty, people often can’t afford doctor visits but rely on natural home remedies made with plants and herbs from their environment.

Cypress seeds used for natural home remedies in Guatemala

Cypress seeds used for natural home remedies in Guatemala.

Here are two common Guatemalan home remedies used during the winter and flu seasons.

Note: This blog post is provided purely for informational purposes to shed light on the lives of CFCA sponsored children and elderly. CFCA does not endorse these remedies or encourage readers to try them.

If you do decide to try a natural home remedy, please check with your doctor first. Certain home remedies, particularly herbal ones, can interact with prescription medications.

Cypress seeds (submitted by Gerver Churunel)

Seeds from the Cypress tree are used for natural home remedies in Guatemala.

Knowledge of medicinal plants is of great importance for rural Guatemalan communities. Often families have these inexpensive plants in or near their homes. Read more

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