Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Natural Remedies vs. Conventional Medicine

I'm not a lover of conventional medicine at all.  Give me a natural herb, oil, technique or remedy any day! Some people look at me crazy when I opt for a cup of echinacea tea or honey and lemon instead taking some NyQuil or TheraFlu for a cold or the flu but, I really feel like natural at-home remedies work the best. They actually get to the root of the problem instead of just putting a band-aid on them for a few hours.

There are some natural remedies that I think may not really work but, because it's been passed down for so long it has become routine to use it. My grandmother always has white rum with menthol in a bottle around for when someone gets the sniffles, feels dizzy or has a fever (my fellow Caribbean massive may know about this). As a child, she would sop my skin with it when I was sick. Supposedly, it should make you feel better and for years I just assumed that it did. It wasn't until I got older that I wondered if this really works.

What do you say? Natural remedies or over-the-counter/prescription drugs?


  1. I'm all for natural remedies. OTC meds have too much alcohol in them and oftentimes have adverse effects. It's not worth the risk in all case.

  2. Monique, I agree. Some of the ingredients in the OTC drugs are quite questionable.


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