This article contains affiliate links, find out more here by reading our policy and disclosures
Home Remedy – a medicine made with ingredients available at home.
It may sound simple, but for anyone who’s tried to make a poultice at home to relieve some aches, knows it can get really complicated.
That’s why I put together a short and sweet list of the best books and resources to read if you’re looking to learn more about home remedies. Trial and error is going to be a part of the learning process, but you never want to make too many errors when it comes to your health. The following references will give you a strong fundamental understanding of the natural vitamins, minerals, and herbs that go into home remedies and they will show you how to make and use the remedies correctly.
I’ll start out with the #1 book on my list, and one that I have been referencing for years:
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch CNC
In almost every vitamin store I’ve ever gone to, I’ve seen this book, and for good reason. It has almost every supplement you could possibly think about using. It includes detailed explanations about each supplement, how it works, and what disease processes it works best on. Before you start mixing and making remedies, this is a great place to start to understand the basics behind natural medicine. You can read it cover to cover or use it as a great resource to learn more about a particular vitamin, mineral, or herb.
Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety, and Toxicity by Ramesh C. Gupta
This book gives you an extensive list of vitamins, herbs, minerals and nutraceuticals along with their interactions with medications – this is VERY important if you’re looking to combine natural supplements with doctor prescribed medications. This book also breaks down the efficacy of the supplements as well, so you have an idea of how well they work based on trials and/or research. This is definitely a comprehensive body of work that is made for health care professionals but can be used as a valuable reference for those interested in natural supplements.
The People’s Pharmacy: Quick and Handy Home Remedies by Joe & Terry Graedon
If you’re looking to start making home remedies right away, this is a great book to have. It contains an extensive list of ailments and gives you natural home remedies that can help relieve them. It covers topics such as acne, back pain, IBS, hot flashes, high cholesterol, nerve pain, sex/libido, migraines and more. It’s a well written book that gives you enough information on the remedy to get you started, but gets to the point quickly enough that you can start making remedies within minutes. It’s very easy to read and describes each remedy step by step so you have a better idea of not only what you’re using but why.
An extra online resource:
If It’s an exhaustive collection of natural health remedies that also includes natural beauty recipes as well. If you are looking to keep your distance from pharmaceuticals and want to take the natural approach, this is definitely the home remedy guide for you.
To take a closer look at this amazing collection on natural home remedies, check it out here – The Big Book of Home Remedies – Over 2000 Natural Remedies
Just a few of the ailments covered in this home remedy book:
- Sore throat
- Hair loss
- Skin issues
- Hundreds more…