Friday, October 23, 2009

HealthNews Blogs - Melanie Grimes - Kitchen Wisdom: Alternative Treatments for Common Ailments

HealthNews Blogs - Melanie Grimes - Kitchen Wisdom: Alternative Treatments for Common AilmentsFrom garlic to honey, to lemonade and chicken soup, there are time-honored treatments from grandma’s remedy chest to heal yourself and speed your recovery from common ailments. Just head to the kitchen next time you are feeling ill, and whip up a remedy for what ails you. Below are some of the most common and easily prepared remedies for everything from stomachache to cold and congestion to household burns.

One of the best known is CHICKEN SOUP. Use of chicken soup was reported as early as the 12th century, or possibly even as far back as the ancient Greeks. The Jewish physician and philosopher Moshe Ben Maimon, known as Maimonides, recommended chicken soup to treat colds and flu.