Every place on Earth has its own beliefs and traditions that are unique only to that place. Here is a list of 14 natural remedies that are used around the world that reduce pain, strengthen the immunity and eliminate stress in a natural, efficient and quick way.
Sri Lanka – Coconut reduces obesity
An average citizen of Sri Lanka annually eats about 116 coconuts. It is assumed that this is one reason why the residents of this tropical paradise do not have problems with obesity. Coconut oil is full of medium chain fatty acids that stimulate the liver and burn body fat to 50 percent faster than usual. When women consume 30 ml coconut oil or coconut 170 grams a day, they easily lose 2 pounds a month.
Austria – Yoga prevents insomnia
One of the most popular remedies for insomnia in Austria is yoga. Austrians do not practice only at home, but there are special programs for the holidays where you practice yoga. Studies show that practicing yoga at least 20 minutes a day reduces or eliminates insomnia, it is effective as sleeping pills, and reduces chronic stress and depression.
Indonesia – Ginger destroys triglycerides
Indonesians spend more ginger than any other country in the world. They not only use it as a spice, but also in teas, pastries, bread and many other delicious desserts. This spice has always been considered as a powerful “tonic” for the heart, but doctors say that it is really so. In fact, studies have shown that a daily dose of ginger may reduce the formation of triglycerides, which causes the arteries to get clogged for 17 percent. In addition, ginger is twice more efficient than aspirin when it comes to preventing the formation of dangerous blood clots. The recommended daily dose is 10 grams of ginger.
Japan – Mushrooms control cholesterol
In Japan mushrooms are considered as a food and medicine, and the average citizen of Japan eat about 3.5 pounds of mushrooms a year. With the addition of at least 50 grams of mushrooms in your diet it can reduce levels of bad cholesterol by 30 percent. Mushrooms contain large amounts of antioxidants that reduce the production of fat that causes the arteries to get clogged.
India – Turmeric stabilizes blood sugar
Indians use this spice not only in culinary, but also as a remedy when they have problems with high blood sugar. Researchers at the University of Gujarat confirmed that the active ingredient turmeric activates genes that regulate blood sugar. In order to benefit, every day you should add at least half teaspoon turmeric in the body. The spice can be placed in meat, vegetables, rice and eggs.
Germany – chamomile tea prevents flatulence
Research shows that daily consumption of half a liter of chamomile tea eases the symptoms of bloating and abdominal pain. Chamomile calms adrenal glands, reducing their production of cortisol – a stress hormone which, among other things interferes with the digestion and affects the formation of gases in the body and abdominal pain.
Russia – garlic cures viruses
Russians have a long tradition of using garlic to eliminate colds and flu. Studies show that a daily dose of garlic can reduce the risk of viral infections by 43 percent even if you are surrounded by people who have colds, flu or sneeze.
China – acupuncture prevents headaches
80 million Chinese are using this ancient therapy to relieve the headache. Studies show that acupuncture is more effective than any medication for headache. If you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, it is advisable to start using acupuncture.
Finland – coffee relieves depression
Finns are the biggest consumers of coffee in the world. On average one Finn drinks about 1,640 cups of coffee per year. When they started selling coffee in Finland in the 18th century, it was used only as a remedy for depression and can be bought in pharmacies. The latest research shows that 2-3 cups of coffee a day can reduce the occurrence of depression and 43 percent.
Egypt – Coriander prevents food poisoning
This is one of the oldest spices in the world that the Egyptians used when they have stomach problems. Research shows that seeds of coriander accelerated the recovery of intestinal infections. Coriander destroys bacteria, including E. coli, salmonella and other.
New Zealand – honey prevents occurrence of sinus and throat infections
Honey is one of the most effective remedies that the residents of New Zealand used to get rid of infections of the throat and sinuses. Studies show that natural antibiotics and enzymes in honey destroy almost 100 percent of bacteria including those that cause infections of the throat and sinuses.
Mexico – aloe Vera soothes skin rashes
Traditional healers in Mexico recommend aloe Vera plant as a remedy for skin rashes and other problems. Studies show that Aloe Vera can reduce redness, accelerates wound healing and increases the level of skin moisture and strengthens resistance to irritants that can be found in soaps and other means for skin care.
Russia – kefir calms the syndrome irritable bowel
Russians drink large amounts of kefir, and use it as a cure for irritable bowel syndrome that causes bloating, pain and diarrhea. Kefir contains at least five times more healthy probiotics from the yogurt, necessary for normal functioning of the intestines.
Greece – arnica prevents bruising
This plant grows in the mountainous regions of Greece and is one of the most natural remedies against bruising in this country. It is currently the most popular homeopathic remedy in the world, and is phenomenal for preventing, treating bruises, and even those that occur after surgery. It is rich in plant compounds that reduce swelling for up to 30 percent and improve circulation to the damaged tissue.