I can’t remember where I first saw this infographic but, fact or fiction, I love some of these natural remedies. I’m already a big believer in the power of Lemon. As a singer for most of my life–and a coxswain for four years–I’ve used the good old honey and lemon trick for sore throats and voice loss many times. Ginger and Peppermint are widely hailed for their tummy-soothing properties, but there are some real gems in here. My favorites include:
- Rosemary: mental clarity, dandruff and hair loss
- Cinnamon: gingivitis, ‘kills all germs!’, and sexual stimulant
- Grapefruit: depression, emotional cleansing and cellulite
You might now be thinking: Awesome! Maybe if I eat a grapefruit every morning, I’ll finally get rid of this pesky cellulite and feel emotionally squeaky clean! Easy does it there. I think some of these natural solutions to common problems are great, and definitely encourage people to try the non-chemical path first if they’re so inclined. That said, these are some pretty lofty promises, and when it comes to things like cellulite and weight loss your best bet is always to work out, stretch and eat a balanced diet. There is no panacea. It’s all about staying motivated to move and enjoying the yumminess of life in moderation. You can take that to the bank.