We are lucky enough to live in an era that boasts some of the most significant medical advances in history. New heights of care and treatment have been reached and we are living longer than ever before. But there are times when surgical or even pharmaceutical intervention seems too extreme. Perhaps we are only experiencing a slight problem or have had bad experiences with conventional medicine in the past. There is reportedly a high reliance on pharmaceuticals. Drugs could be harming our health, not helping it. For this reason, many people are seeking more natural remedies that work with their bodies own processes and defenses. If you’re suffering from one of the common complaints below, consider the remedies that you may already have in your kitchen cabinet.

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Problem: Dry Skin and Scalp

Remedy: Coconut Oil

Many people experience regular irritation of the skin or scalp. It is a common condition but can rapidly worsen because of our tendency to scratch. This can cause further dryness, peeling, and spread bacteria. While our doctor can often provide remedies, these can contain harmful ingredients as well as helpful ones. Before we know it, we are in a “Russian Roulette” situation with products. We don’t know whether they are improving or worsening our situation. The advantage with home remedies is that they rarely contain preservatives or harmful ingredients. We can administer them ourselves at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle of a prescription. Many people and even entire cultures swear by the hydrating properties of coconut oils. Whether for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, or dry scalp, coconut oil has a high level of success. Many people allow coconut oil to sit on the skin or scalp and be slowly absorbed. Or else they gently rinse off the excess with warm water. Over time, it can dramatically improve the hydration of the skin and also provides excellent immediate relief.

Problem: Kidney Stones

Remedy: Diet

Kidney stones can be an excruciating condition and can recur regularly. Although we should seek medical advice, we can also improve things from our own side. A recent report from Kidney Atlas makes it clear that some natural remedies have a high level of success. Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and olive oil all have reputed health benefits. But they have been specifically linked to the successful home treatment of kidney stones. Many people begin drinking them at the first sign of symptoms of a return. They might be experiencing abdomen and lower back pain and bloody or discolored urine. With medical supervision and natural treatment they can prevent the symptoms from worsening.

Problem: Menstrual Cramps

Remedy: Ginger

Although menstrual cramps are common, they can vary greatly in severity. For some women, menstrual cramps are debilitating. They can cause vomiting, diarrhea, excessive sweating and even fainting. While conventional painkillers can be effective, many women also swear by ginger. Warm ginger drinks can improve blood flow and circulation. This can help to relax severely cramping muscles and has a soothing effect also.