The 10 Best Herbal Remedies

You might think it's a load of mumbo jumbo but you won't know until you've tried.

Here's a list of ten alternatives to chemical-laden, expensive products that will often do the same job - if not better. Most of these herbal remedies and natural products have been around almost as long as religion - but if you’re sceptical about that too you might be pleased to know there’s some science behind a number of these natural alternatives.

Witch Hazel

There's no need to buy expensive products that contain Witch Hazel - although they're more likely to be better for the skin than most - a bottle of distilled witch hazel from any chemist lasts ages and should cost about £1.20.

It is a strong anti-oxidant and astringent, which makes it great for fighting acne. You can use daily as a skin cleanser, but depends on skin-type as for some it dries out the skin. Witch Hazel can also help with bruising, sores, cuts and swelling.


As Eucalyptus is a decongestant, it can often be found in cough sweets and lozenges. A small bottle costs £1 and I recommend putting a few drops around a pillow at night if you're feeling blocked up. Though best not to put it where your face/mouth will directly touch as it might sting a little.

Source - Independent

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