Maybe Grandma Was Right

Peppermint oil to help irritable bowel syndrome. Chile pepper seed rub to ease aching joints. Lavender to aid sleep. Hibiscus-flower tea to lower blood pressure.

Once dismissed by medical experts as grandma’s superstition and folklore, herbal and natural cures such as these are getting a double dose of respect by mainstream physicians. Not only are they being recommended with increasing frequency, modern researchers are doing studies that find that many of these cures do in fact possess active biological agents that do just what Grandma told you they would.

See review of Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies.

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  1. Vicki says:

    Of course Grandma was right. Do you think people would have taken all those home remedies for all those years with no results?

  2. Neil H. says:

    Home remedies are also cheaper.

  3. Madeline says:

    Of course Grandma was right. How could you doubt?

  4. Joe Barnett says:

    It would certainly cut down on unnecessary medical expenses if people tried practical home remedies first.

  5. Devon Herrick says:

    Many herbal remedies date back thousands of years. Some are the basis for modern pharmaceutical drugs; while others have similar effects of modern drugs. Red rice yeast creates a compound so similar to the cholesterol drug Lovastatin that the FDA wanted it removed from the market.

  6. Virginia says:

    It’s not going to be on my reading list.