There is always much contention between proponents of modern medicine claiming pharmaceuticals are the only way to cure ailments, and the alternative medicine community which swear by natural remedies that they claim are safer.
The placebo effect has been known for quite some time now which makes the scientific community skeptical about the efficacy of the alternative community’s claims. There are not many controlled trials associated with these types of remedies. However, some of these remedies have been researched by scientists, and their effectiveness proven.
Many alternative remedies can indeed prove safer and more cost effective than over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. We have listed some of these science backed alternative remedies below.
- Aloe Vera heals Minor Burns, soothes Psoriasis
The benefits of using Aloe Vera topically have been appreciated since ancient times. Aloe vera has also been extensively studied by scientists, and it has been shown to be enormously effective when applied to the skin to heal and soothe burns, and other skin irritations.
Scientists have discovered it contains 75 active components which are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiviral, antitumor, as well as anti-aging. It is worthwhile to keep a small pot of this plant in your home.
- Eucalyptus to relieve Sinus Congestion
People with sinusitis were studied by scientists, and it was shown that taking cineole derived from eucalyptus helped them to recover much faster than had they let nature take it’s course.
A fantastic remedy for relieving congestion is to breath in eucalyptus oil infused in steam. If you live near eucalyptus trees, take a small branch of the leaves and hang them inside the cubicle when you take a hot shower.
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