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Reflector Magazine Fall 2015 Print Edition
It’s not always easy getting an appointment to the doctor every time you have a sore throat or random bumps and bruises. For a college student especially one on a budget, finding remedies that are already in your cupboard can prove to be very useful. Keep these three natural ingredients available and any illness that comes your way will be a breeze to get rid of.
This daisy like herb has many health benefits that will save anyone a trip to the pharmacy. Stress, which is a number one culprit for insomnia, anxiety and depression, can be combated by this natural mild sedative. This herbal tea also helps with boosting the immune system, which can sometimes be hard to maintain for a college student and also soothes an upset stomach.
With antibacterial properties this oil extracted from the leaves and twigs of the tea tree can cure practically any topical disease. Be careful not to ingest it because it poisonous, however applying it to the skin is very beneficial. This antiseptic when apple to wounds helps heal and protect from infection along with minimizing scarring. If you have a cold, tea tree oil when rubbed on the chest provides relief for a cough and congestion. Because of its strength, I suggest you test the oil on a small patch of skin to make sure you are not allergic, because allergies to tea tree oil have been more prevalent the past few years.
The uses for this oil are endless but for a college student one of the best reasons to keep document oil at hand would be because it is a simple reusable ingredient. Coconut oil can take the place of cooking oil and butter for a more healthy overall meal. It can also be used instead of pricey lotions that have harmful deodorants added and dyes, which aren’t good for your skin. When in need of a quick energy boost a tablespoon of coconut oil should do the trick. That same tablespoon will also give you a metabolism boost. After injuries this organic oil can help the healing process and infection. Not to mention an anti-itch medicine for pesky mosquito bites that are prevalent here in the Statesboro.