Our favorite grandmother's remedies
On the occasion of Grandmother's Day, we come back to our favorite remedies. If they are still used today, it is because they have repeatedly proven their effectiveness and they are right in line with a growing desire for naturalness.
Honey, an unparalleled healing agent
A must, already used in Mesopotamia or to embalm the dead among the Egyptians. Honey was also the food of the gods of Olympus and a sacred food among the Maya. In addition to being delicious, it is a great antiseptic. It can be applied to wounds, cold sores, burns, chapped lips... and of course consumed with a spoon to make a sore throat or a cough disappear. Be careful not to overheat it at the risk of losing its properties. Our favorite: thyme honey.
Magical spice with many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for treating skin diseases or digestive problems. It is added in particular to the famous Moon Milk to treat sore throats. It can also be used as a poultice, mixed with water, on sprains for example.
Ghee, healthier than butter
Still little known in Europe, ghee is a clarified butter (= without bad fat) which is used in India for its regenerating, nutritious and cleansing properties.
It has the advantage of not degrading or blackening during cooking and is lactose-free. Rebalancing, it facilitates the digestive process. Rich in antioxidants, it is also recommended to eliminate toxins and strengthen the immune system.
It can also be used to relieve burns and sunburn, or more simply to moisturize the skin, lips or hair.
Amla, for shiny hair
Amla is an essential plant in Ayurveda, it is known for its benefits on the skin, hair and nails and that is why we find it in our La Beauté formula.
The Indians maintain their long and thick hair by bathing in Amla oil very regularly. They also use it to illuminate the complexion and purify the skin.
Apple cider vinegar, multi-purpose
An essential that can be found in all (good) kitchens! Beyond seasoning dishes, it is very useful for digestion, to regulate blood sugar or even against acne. Its acidity can act as an emergency antiseptic on a small cut or to soothe a mosquito bite. You can also drink a little cider vinegar diluted in water to prevent urinary tract infections. At Hygée, we particularly like Archie .