Here at Lorem, we are all about natural remedies. NHS data suggest one in every 11 patients in England is being prescribed medication that could be addictive, or difficult to come off. (*)

In 2016, we attended an Autumn flower show to sell the Lorem’s product range as we do on most weekends. A lady stopped in front of the stand, where she proceeded to read about the products. When we asked her if she wanted to know anymore, her response, laughing, was:

 “No, it’s ok, I’ll keep taking the steroids”. 

Her comment made us think that, although we are living longer, many of us seem to be suffering from a condition, or some form of pain and suffering – with a poor quality of life.

It seems that these days, we’re looking for that quick fix.

Perhaps merely popping a pill, applying a topical product, or even a steroid injection without having a full understanding of the side effects that can occur. The many side effects such as organ damage, stomach upsets, thinning of the skin or taking additional medicine to deal with the side effects that arose from the original one are all worry when relying on prescriptions. 

Prescriptions are not the only resolution for pain relief…

There are many benefits to using natural remedies. Herbs and spices have been used for thousands of years to treat inflammation and other related conditions known as complementary.

Even medical doctors are increasingly turning to natural pain relief and alternatives. From acupuncture and yoga to magnetic bracelets and hypnosis with the aim to help their patients feel better. The practice of Aromatherapy originated in Europe and has been practised since the early 1900s. Aromatherapy is where essential oils are taken from plant flowers, leaves, stalks, bark rind or roots.

Many of us use natural remedies to ease pain or discomfort. From using clove bud in our mouth for toothache, a dock leaf for stinging nettles or a spoon of honey and lemon in hot water to soothe that sore throat. With all of the modern-day medicines that surround us, we may not use these traditional methods as much. However, that does not mean they no longer work. 

Medication vs natural remedies

We can be sceptical to indigenous medicines from around the world such as Emu Oil or the benefits of CBD.

There are many natural remedies for providing pain relief and easing discomfort. But don’t remember, pain is the body’s signal that something is wrong. It may be temporary, such as a strained muscle. But pain can also mean that you have a something brewing that may need professional attention.


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