At A Glance Home Remedies
Umeboshi Plums - food
for longevity - strengthen intestines/alkaline/counter affects of sugar,
alcohol, makes absorption of nutrients/other foods easier/immune booster
Ume concentrate - very
Ume vinegar - dilute
with a little water and dab on cuts/wounds/tick bites
Cabbage - helps reduce bruising, inflammation, swelling
and cools body. Place a crushed, cold leaf over area and replace with another
cool leaf when the first one becomes warm.
Sauerkraut - aids
digestion, probiotic, contains living enzymes and helps digest fat/protein
Daikon - dissolves fat and protein - can be used in
many ways. Large pieces cooked until soft take out excess salt and generally relax
the body. Raw grated daikon helps to break down fat.
Dried daikon tea - ear
problems/fever/headache back and sides/migraines/SAD/weight loss
Lotus root - coughs,
clearing mucus/allergies/anemia/ - for a tea, grate 1/2 cup and squeeze out the
juice. Cook for 5 minutes and add a pinch sea salt. Drink warm
Burdock - strengthens
the blood, increases vitality and is a remedy for anemia
Jinenjo or mountain
potato - helps overcome emotional and nervous disorders. Good for vitality. Can
be used raw and finely grated with a few drops of shoyu and finely cut
scallions. Serve over rice or in soup.
Granny smith apple - raw
and finely grated can reduce fever - lightly steamed is a detox for the liver
Apple cider vinegar - good
for prevention of hot flashes, improves digestion, increases weight loss, lower
chloresterol, helps prevent diabetes as it lowers glucose levels. Use one tablespoon of ACV to 1 cup water. Also very
good for the skin and can use it for a soak or bath.
Apple juice - served
warm can help headaches in back of head, detox gallbladder/liver , relax,
soothe, and improve sleep. Can use grated apple and squeeze out juice. Apple
juice kuzu drink is good for muscle pain, jaundice and stomach cramping from
excessive consumption of chips/salt.
Aduki, bean tea - helps bone/joints/kidneys/constipation
Black soybean tea - aids digestion, bones, lungs, coughs
Kuzu - contains high levels of flavornoids that are responsible for the healing affects to digestion
and circulation - starch helps to overcome bacterial infections in digestion
and excess water in case of diarrhea.
Aids stomach problems/vomiting/food poisoning from fish/shellfish/meat
Agar Agar tea helpful for constipation.
Kombu tea for aches and pain even toothache. Shio kombu condiment helps bones/joints/food allergies/lyme/vascular issues
Brown Rice cooked soft into a cereal with umeboshi - aids flu/colds/fevers
Rice cream - soft rice put through a fine strainer is easy to absorb and good for those who are weak from illness or have digestive problems.
Tofu - cooling and can be used topically to help ankle problems/burns/front headache/muscle problems/swellings/inflammation/bruises - mash and add enough white flour to bind and a small amount ginger.
Ginger - morning sickness/motion sickness/slows cancer growth cells/migraines/flu, colds, congestion/reduces pain and inflammation/heartburn relief
Basil - anti inflammatory, relieves constipation and stomach cramps
Parsley - cleans blood, breaks down gall and kidney stones, packed with nutrition especially vitamin C, and iron
Cilantro - detox for heavy metals and other pollutants even mercury, good for food poisoning/bacterial infection, immune boosting, helps production of digestive enzymes, lowers cholesterol
Ume sho bancha - alcohol/anemia/strengthen blood/regulates digestion/circulation/relieves fatigue/weakness/relief from sugar or acid forming foods
Ume sho kuzu - strengthens blood/promotes good digestion/restores energy/helps with digestive issues - gastric/colds/flu/frontal headache/heart conditions/strengthens organ function - kid/bladder/liver/stomach
Sweet kuzu drink - blood sugar/relaxing for mind and body/menstrual cramps/PMT/lower fever/monks used to mellow out so they could study
Bancha tea with tekka condiment - offset excess sugar
Shiitake tea - PTST/nightmares/pain/weight control/bronchitis
Pain - kombu tea/shiitake tea/relaxing teas like chamomile
Wounds - calendula cream, rescue remedy for blows, rashes, burns, cuts, razor burn, diaper rash
Tea tree oil - anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti viral - acne, cuts, athletes foot, insect/flea bites
Hot Water Bottle - relaxes tight muscles, increases circulation, helps gastric issues, relaxes tight kidneys, and creates warmth, helpful for menstrual cramps.
Salt Pack - arm/hand problems/earaches/gastric issues/stomach aches