Oatmeal is a great home remedy!

June 24, 2009 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

6-24-09-Peach&OatsGRASONVILLE, MD – Wednesday morning – Home remedies are amazing! Oatmeal is a great home remedy. We all know about the benefits of adding oatmeal as a source of fiber to a healthy eating diet but did you know that oatmeal is a tonic for general debility, treats anorexia, is good for convalescence and fatigue, lowers blood cholesterol levels, helps control hormonal activity, is cleansing both internally and externally, treats eczema, is extremely rich in B vitamins and minerals, is anti depressant and is used to treat depression, stress and nervous disorders. Oatmeal cuts the risk of strokes and heart attacks from blocked arteries, stabilizes blood sugar, and increases the body’s ability to fight off infectious disease. Oatmeal contains vitamin B-1, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, fiber and protein. For those on restricted diets, keep in mind that oats contain gluten which causes an allergic reaction in some people.

A great home remedy is to use oats to stop vomiting in children and adults – toast 5 tablespoons of oatmeal under the broiler. Pour one pint of boiling water over the oats to make a thin gruel, adding sugar and cinnamon to sweeten. Drink as much and as often as needed until vomiting stops. Will settle the stomach quickly. (Source: Jude’s Home Remedies -Jude C. Williams)

If you suffer from heartburn often, eat a bowl of oatmeal on a daily basis as it stops heartburn from occurring.

A compress of oatmeal or an oatmeal bath soothes eczema and other skin conditions.

Boil a tablespoon of oats in ½ pint of water for several minutes, strain and use as a nerve tonic.

Whenever a recipe calls for ground oats, just use a clean coffee grinder to grind the flakes into a fine powder.  And, always use organic oats!

Oatmeal Cleanser for Face

This is a hydrating, moisturizing facial scrub or cleanser that can also be used as a moisturizing mask.

¼ small ripe peach
1 tablespoon light or heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon ground oatmeal
1 teaspoon chamomile flowers, crushed
1 teaspoon sunflower seed meal

In a bowl, mash peach until smooth. Mix all the remaining ingredients together with the peach to form a very creamy paste. If this mixture is too thin, add more oats. Allow to thicken for 1 minute. Using your fingers, massage cleanser into the face and throat. Allow mixture to remain on the face for 5 minutes and then rinse off.

Facial Exfoliant

For all skin types (but don’t use if you have acne, rosacea, broken capillaries, thread veins, sensitive or irritated skin, thin, mature, elderly skin or sunburned or wind burned skin)

½ cup ground oatmeal
¼ cup powdered whole or non fat milk
1 teaspoon cornmeal
Purified water

Mix together into a paste and apply to face. Let dry 15-20 minutes and then rinse off.

Did you know? Oatmeal has a long history in Scottish culinary traditions because oats are better suited than wheat to the short, wet growing season. Therefore, it became the staple grain of that country. Ancient Scottish Universities had a holiday called Meal Monday, to permit students to return to their farms and collect more oats for food. (Source: Wikipedia.com)

I hope, in addition to enjoying your organic oatmeal for a delicious and health-filled breakfast, that you find many more uses for oatmeal to complement your natural well-being program. >>Candace

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