Chances are you’ve used a home remedy at some point: herbal teas for a cold, essential oils to dull a headache, plant-based supplements for a better night’s sleep. Maybe it was your grandma or you read about it online. The point is you tried it – and perhaps now you’re thinking, “Should I try it again?”
It’s not clear exactly what makes a home remedy do the trick. Is it an actual physiological change in the body or more of a placebo effect? Thankfully, in recent decades, scientists have been asking the same questions in a lab, and are finding that some of our plant-based remedies aren’t just old wives’ tales.
And so, for the skeptic who needs more than a placebo to feel well, we got your back. Here are the home remedies backed by science:
Here are the home remedies backed by science:
- Turmeric for pain and inflammation.
- Chili peppers for pain and soreness.
- Shiitake mushrooms for the long game.
- Lavender for migraine and anxiety.
- Mint for muscle pain and digestion.
- Fenugreek for breastfeeding.
- Magnesium-rich foods for everything.
For more science on why these remedies seem to work visit www.healthline.com. Clean and Pink uses natural cleaning products that support the smells of lavender and lemon.