Modern medicine has definitely evolved greatly over the centuries to provide many wonderful treatments that save lives every day. But what about the ancient remedies that generation upon generation before us found to useful? Is it possible that some of our grandmother’s home remedies were actually effective?
Let’s be clear: not all ancient home remedies were effective. For example, did you know that people used to drink urine in ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, and China because they believed that it could treat a wide range of illnesses? Thankfully, we definitely know better than that now!
It is true, however, that many modern medications evolved from natural remedies. Aspirin, for example, is derived from the bark of the willow tree. Thousands of years ago, ancient people around the globe realized that making infusions with willow bark or myrtle could relieve pain and fever. Now, of course, we know that these plants contain salicylic acid, which is the main compound in aspirin.
We have gathered effective and evidence-based home remedies that work for many different conditions. Natural remedies can be gentler on your organism and more affordable than traditional medications while still relieving uncomfortable symptoms. Read on to discover our favorite home remedies!