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Spring season is almost here along with it the most common spring ailments that a lot of us confront during this season. Before you start to worry, know that there are tested home remedies for the most common spring ailments, very old remedies that have been passed on from generation to generation in parts of Central Europe. Without further ado, here are the most common spring ailments and their home remedies.
15 Most Common Spring Ailments with Home Remedies
Anemia is one of the most common spring ailments and is treated very effectively with two simple remedies: nettles and egg yolks. Consume at least 150 g of steamed nettles daily, so they are easier to digest. In addition to the nettle cure, have 2 raw egg yolks in the morning, alongside the steamed nettles. Have only homegrown or organic eggs, and follow the cure for at least two weeks.
If autumn is par excellence the season of depression and melancholy, spring has now become, the season of anxiety, making it one of the most common spring ailments. An excellent home remedy for anxiety and depression is linden buds extract. You can find it under the scientific name Tilia tomentosa or Tilia argentea. This gemmotherapy product has a remarkable calming effect on the mind and emotions. Take 50 drops twice a day, for 1-2 months. It has the ability to calm emotional fluctuations, alleviate excessive receptivity to stressful stimuli, and, last but not least, it can promote restful sleep – an extremely important element in the fight against anxiety and depression.
It is one of the most common spring ailments that usually occurs at the end of winter, the season with the poorest diet. To compensate for the vitamin A, C, E, PP, and B deficiency, here is a simple home remedy that you can make at home. Put 3 teaspoons of powdered sea buckthorn berries and 3 teaspoons of ground rosehip in a jar. Pour over half a liter of spring water and leave overnight.
Next morning, add honey to taste and have a shot as an appetizer drink before meals. It is also important to consume the powder left on the bottom of the jar, not just the clear liquid obtained after maceration, as the sediments are also very rich in vitamins.
4. Cardiovascular Ailments
Although vascular ailments worsen with the onset of the first summer heatwave, spring is the season when we need to start fighting them, and also the time when we have a very strong ally against cardiovascular disease: wild garlic. Consume at least 50 g of fresh wild garlic leaves as such or in salads. A one-month cure with wild garlic can help reduce cholesterol, prevent sclerosis of blood vessels, normalize blood pressure, and tone veins, and capillaries. Wild garlic is, in fact, one of the most complex and powerful therapeutic plants with a wide action against blood vessel ailments.
Cystitis is frequently reactivated during the cool, humid spring days, amid decreased immunity, making it one of the most common spring ailments. There is a very effective home remedy for cystitis, that is the resin which, in the spring, begins to flow again over the scar tissue of the coniferous trees. To prepare this remedy mix three tablespoons of fir resin with a glass (200 ml) of 90-degree alcohol. This effective tincture has very intense anti-infectious urinary tract effects. You can have one teaspoon of this tincture diluted in a little water 4-6 times a day. The cure should last for 10 days.
6. Gallbladder Dyskinesia
This is one of the most common spring ailments and can occur especially in the first weeks of spring, when the digestive system is tired of excess fat and protein in the diet, doubled by sedentarism. The lazy gallbladder is most simply and effectively treated with a spring remedy: dandelion leaves. Have fresh dandelion leaves, on an empty stomach, half an hour before main meals.
Dandelion leaves are harvested by cutting from the basal rosette of the plant. Wash well, and store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag (but not more than 3 days). Half an hour before eating, chew 2-3 dandelion leaves and then swallow. At the beginning of the spring season, dandelion leaves are especially bitter, but their effect on the liver and gallbladder is well worth the effort of consuming them. Follow this cure for 12 days for the maintenance of gallbladder health and at least 45 days for the treatment of an already existing condition.
7. Allergic Eczemas
Allergic eczemas are some of the most common spring ailments because they usually appear in spring, with the start of the vegetation, and the appearance of different allergens. They can be treated both internally and topically, using an exceptional medicinal plant: heartsease (Viola tricolor). Have 1 teaspoon of heartsease powder (the powder obtained by grinding the aerial parts of the plant with an electric coffee grinder) 4 times a day.
The cure lasts for 3-4 months and begins at the end of March, continuing until mid-summer. Topically, you can apply poultices with heartsease powder on the affected areas. Mix the powder well with a little bit of water until you get a paste. Apply the paste to the skin using a thin gauze and keep the poultice on for 2 hours.
It is one of the most common spring ailments, as well as one of the most unpleasant problems of the coming of spring, which, unfortunately, affects more than 10% of us feel. Among the safest natural remedies for gastritis is calamus rhizome, a formidable cure for gastritis. This plant not only regulates the secretion of gastric juices and destroys harmful bacteria in the stomach, but also acts as an emotional balancer. Science has made clear the influence of emotional imbalances (anger, irritation, frustration) in triggering and maintaining this condition. You can have half a teaspoon of calamus rhizome powder four times a day, in cures of at least 45 days.
Gout is an extremely painful condition, which manifests itself, especially at the end of the cold season when our diet is very rich in meat and animal proteins in general. Yes, gout is one of the most common spring ailments. The most effective spring remedy for gout is birch sap, which is obtained in the first weeks after the start of vegetation, by incising the tree. Drink 2-3 glasses of birch sap a day, for at least 2 weeks. Follow a strict vegetarian diet, with lots of raw vegetables and vegetable juices, for a period of three months.
10. Peptic Ulcers
These types of ulcers can be treated very effectively with another root that is harvested in spring: licorice root. Licorice helps to restore the tissues destroyed by stomach acids, maintains the health of the gastric linen, and prevents the processes that lead to gastritis and ulcer. You can use it as a tincture. Have one teaspoon four times a day, in a two-week course, with a five-day break. Always dilute it in a cup of water (300 ml), so that the alcohol in the tincture does not cause any gastric upset.
11. Allergic Rhinitis
From the beginning of pollination season, in April, until the summer months, allergies are some of the most common spring ailments. A clogged nose, sneezing, and bouts of fever are just some of the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. How do we fight it? With a spring cure: blackcurrant buds extract (Ribes nigrum). The recommended dose is 30 drops four times a day, in four-week courses, with a two-week break. It has the strong action of natural cortisone (but without side effects), diminishing the harmful effects of allergic reactions.
12. Weakened Immune System
The immune system is seriously challenged in the first two months of spring when the body is tired at the coming out of winter. This is why more respiratory infections occur during early spring than in the cold winter months. To quickly strengthen your immunity, we recommend a seasonal spring cure: birch buds and shoots extract (Betula alba or Betula pubescens). One can take 30-40 drops of glycerin macerate of birch branches three times a day, in cures for at least a month.
13. Water Retention
Water retention is a consequence of the increase in the adipose tissue, due to overeating and lack of movement, as well as the slowing down of kidney activity. Juniper tincture alongside a diet rich in raw vegetables and fruits is one of the best home remedies for one of the most common spring ailments. Juniper berry tincture is administered in two-week cures, with a one-week pause. During the cure, you can have 4 teaspoons of tincture during the day (the last dose in the evening, right before bedtime).
Incorporate raw vegetables in salads or even add them to soups or other dishes, but after they have cooled down. Celery leaves, asparagus and parsley, fresh stalks of chervil, and watercress have the best diuretic effects.
Insomnia is one of the most common spring ailments or symptoms, when the accelerated increase in the length of the day, as well as the change of time zone in late March, are likely to disrupt the delicate mechanism of sleep. What to do? There is a formidable combination of sleeping plants (soporific plants) that can definitely help: valerian and hops. Combine in equal proportions of the tinctures obtained from these two plants and have 1-2 teaspoons of the mix, half an hour before bedtime.
15. Heart Arrhythmia
Heart arrhythmia is one of the most common spring ailments, a consequence of an inability of the body to adapt to the new temperature and light conditions, and to the alternation of meteorological phenomena, etc. Hawthorn buds extract (Crataegus oxyacantha) is one of the most effective home remedies for this condition. With this preparation, follow a 2 month-treatment, during which time have 30-50 drops twice a day.
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