“Prevention is better than cure!” – Old Saying
“Self care has become the dominant focus of prevention over the past few decades” – Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Anecdotal evidence about the efficiency of Folk Remedies could be just that, based on the placebo effect, but when the reports
are consistently more than that which could be only due to such effects and are also long lasting recommendations from multiple sources, then they do need serious consideration.
The efficacy of folk remedies may be anecdotal and not really scientifically proven, but the very fact of their long history of recommendation makes them worth trying out. After all, much of the medicines today are products of the follow up of traditional remedies. Also, perhaps the lack of scientific validation of such folk remedies is not because of their inefficacy, but more because of the disinterest of the scientific community in incurring the costs of such validation processes for something that is not patentable.
As regards whether such remedies are safe, it is better that only such ingredients are used as are known to be safe. Since these remedies are all using natural ingredients, taking them is not harmful. So those who are skeptical about this treatment may still try it without any harm. The folk remedies recommended herein meet both these standards. Also many of them are even recommended by allopathic doctors.
The efficacy of folk remedies may be anecdotal and not really scientifically proven, but the very fact of their long history of recommendation makes them worth trying out.
However, do not substitute these remedies for prescription medicines without consulting your Physician.
For those who care to venture to try such remedies out for themselves, the following are a few of the more popular ones that at least seem to do no harm. Do remember that in such cases more is not better so please do not over do, or over consume. Also as a matter of abundant caution keep at least two weeks break between trying out different remedies. Taking on empty stomach means 30 mins before any breakfast or at least 2 hours after a meal.