Natural Home Remedy Kit

In a time when we are all being called on to increase creativity with our resources, and our self-reliance, I wanted to share what I keep in my home natural medicine kit.

Hopefully, these remedies provide some relief with minor health concerns as they may arise, while our community is practicing shelter-in-place.

It is always important to treat the underlying causes of health concerns. Our clinic and doctors are available over telemedicine to support you, especially during this challenging time. 

Natural Home Remedy Kit for the Family

  1. Chamomile flower tea:
    • Relieves bloating, upset stomach.
    • Calming and soothing, especially for anxiety in the evenings.
    • Can be used for infant teething (dab directly on gums or have infant chew on infused cloth)
  2. Fennel seeds: Calming herb; steep into tea or chew on after meals to support digestion
  3. Fresh ginger, lemon & honey teaSoothes sore throats and has anti-viral properties.
    • Note: Do not use honey for children under 1 year
  4. Fresh Cinnamon powder: Anti-diarrheal; reduces sugar-cravings and balances blood sugar
  5. Castor Oil (EXTERNAL USE ONLY):
    • Can be massaged over abdomen to relieve constipation (clockwise massage).
    • Can be massaged over the chest and lymph nodes to relieve congestion.
    • Combined with heat, application over tight/ cramping muscles supports muscle relaxation.
    • View blog on Castor oil packs for more information.
    • Do not use if Pregnant, or if you have gall stones.
  6. Homeopathic Arnica 30CH: Pain relief for bruises, bumps, sprains, sore muscles, and growing pains
  7. Probiotics or fermented foods (ex: kombucha, kimchi, sauerkraut):
    • Concurrent antibiotic use
    • May prevent constipation, gas, bloating, and reflux
    • Promotes a healthy micro-biome and resilience
  8. Zinc or Vitamin C lozenges: Cold/flu prevention; seasonal allergy relief
  9. Essential Fatty Acids/ Omega 3 fish oil:
    • Anti-inflammatory & pain-relief
    • Anti-anxiety
    • Seasonal allergy relief 
  10. Epsom salts: Used in as a foot soak for sore feet, or in a bath for relaxation
  11. Magnesium: Promotes relaxation; relieves muscle cramping, and constipation
  12. Vitamin D: Daily wellness; immune and mood support.
  13. B vitamins: Boost energy and relieve anxiety.
  14. Melatonin spray: Insomnia relief, and anti-viral

This blog is not intended to provide medical advice. Consult with a doctor to discuss what supplements and doses may be appropriate for you, especially if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or have any concurrent health concerns.

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Shreya Soni ND

Shreya Soni ND

Dr. Soni is a naturopathic doctor practicing in San Jose, CA. She is an expert at investigating underlying causes of complex health issues with a major emphasis on endometriosis. Her training includes naturopathic medical residency from the University of California Irvine, doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia.

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