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For many, when everything else fails, they turn to home remedies. Trouble sets in when they don’t really know what they’re doing simply because they haven’t tried herbs or extracts before. That’s when most mistakes in taking garden and kitchen ingredients. Sometimes, the processes and results are absurd. At times, the results aggravate the situation, risky and life-threatening.
The home remedy mistakes you never ever want to commit
Before you try out any ingredient you can find in your garden, fridge or anywhere in your home that are canned, packed or bought fresh, here are the top 10 mistakes you must know so you that you can avoid them even before you try a recommendation you happened to Google up:
1. Assuming that anything natural or herbal is safe and harmless. Don’t forget that many fresh leaves or any plant parts for that matter are poisonous. Recall your biology. Being poisonous are the plants’ ways of surviving insects and animals that feed on them. Many processed natural remedies also contain highly toxic chemicals. That means, irritation, allergies and swelling are likely. So too does vomiting, dizziness and other aches and pains associated with poisoning.
2. Assuming that any illness and disease can be cured by herbal remedies. Since you’re not a medical expert, consult with your physician or a trained herbalist. Don’t rely on home remedies to cure every ailment that you might be suffering from. Although natural remedies, particularly natural medicines may help relieve pain and discomfort, some conditions just need more careful medical attention.
3. Neglecting how natural remedies can react with each other. Again, just because these are home remedies, it does not mean that these are absolutely safe. The risks can, in fact, multiply when you start combining them, just like what happens when you combine meds that are contraindicated with each other. The only way for you to know this, if you don’t have any experience, is by consulting with a licensed herbalist, just as you would consult a medication or treatment with a physician.
4. Trading off prescription drugs in favor of home remedies. This is a big no, no. It is the riskiest, and one of the most deadly mistakes you can make when using home remedies. Prescription medications are given to alleviate, correct or ease intense medical conditions and sickness. It’s almost as if your wellness and cure depends on them so there’s no reason why you should be substituting nor combining home remedies with your prescription meds.
5. Being impatient to see positive results. The biggest waste of time and effort when going for home remedies is when the user decides to get off it because the results are just too slow to take effect. Impatience is the biggest fault of the current generations, and it’s obviously getting in the way of success and, in this case, of getting better. Most home remedies require consistent, long-term use to take effect. As long as you have the go signal of a professional, just go keep doing it.
6. Neglecting the quality of home remedies. Sometimes, the problem with home remedies isn’t the effect of the application itself rather, it’s the poor quality of the ingredients used. Many home remedies, most especially those that involve fresh ingredients, easily stale or expire. If you’re lucky, the only result you get is no improvement but, poor quality can easily lead to irritation and poisoning.
7. Failing to properly space in between applications. Here, both impatience and lack of knowledge come together to create a less than favorable result for using home remedies. Most home remedies will require a specific timeframe for successive applications.
8. Neglecting possible side effects. Many home remedies lead to side effects, most especially if you already have an existing medical condition. In which cases, instead of getting better, home remedies can make you feel worse.
9. Assuming that home remedies are low maintenance. On the contrary, home remedies that do wonders often require intensive efforts from extraction, preparation and consumption — and, these have to be done consistently over a long period of time. Make sure that you’re prepared to get onboard.
10. Believing every home remedy posted in the Internet is tried and tested. Get real! There’s probably more hoax than science behind home remedy claims. That does not mean home remedies don’t work. You just have to look harder.
There’s no question about it. Home remedies do relieve and heal.