Nowadays, many people suffer from various health conditions. You can experience some illness or pain when you least expect, thus it would be great to be able to prepare some homemade remedies and relieve yourself.
Here we will present the top 20 homemade cures that do wonders to your health:
1. Stop Nausea
If you feel sick and have urges to vomit, especially during pregnancy or after a surgery, try making some frozen ginger chips. All you need to do is put some fresh ginger in hot water, strain, and then make frozen ice cubes from the mixture. Consume the cubes throughout the whole day by sucking the icy chips.
2. Stop Hiccups
If you are experiencing spasms of the diaphragm you need to stimulate the irritated nerve. You can do so by consuming one to two teaspoons of sugar and its granules will reset this nerve. A pinch of salt can also do the work, however, sugar is more tasteful.
3. Cure Sore Throat
Take a glass of warm water, not hot, and put six already mashed garlic cloves in it. Make a gargle with this mixture for three days. The warm water will sooth your throat and garlic’s antimicrobial properties will fight against the bacteria.
4. Repress Cough
If you want to deal with this condition take two teaspoons of honey together with Ester-C (500mg) half an hour before going to bed. Note that this remedy is not appropriate for children under the age of 2. Your immune system will enhance due to the vitamin C and honey will repress your cough.
5. Lower Fever
Linden flower tea can stimulate the hypothalamus to control your body temperature and it can widen the blood vessels. You should only take a cup of hot water, steep one tablespoon of dried linden flower, leave it for 15 minutes, and then drink the tea. Repeat the procedure three to four times daily.
6. Treat Burns
Aloe vera gel is quite beneficial in cooling a burn due to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. It will protect your burn from air, which may inflame the exposed nerve ending, by forming a second layer on your skin. So, next time you get a burn, just apply aloe vera gel to it.
7. Stop Flatulence
Peppermint is effective in killing the bacteria that cause bloating and can stimulate digestion without spasms by relaxing the gastrointestinal muscles. Furthermore, enteric-coating prevents the capsules to open in the stomach which can lead to heartburn and indigestion. Therefore, if you experience flatulence take two 500mg enteric-coated peppermint capsules three times a day.
8. Get Rid of Foot Smell
There are two solutions for this problem. First, soak your feet in 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar at night. Second, wash your feet with cooled strong black tea every day. Vinegar will destroy the odoriferous bacteria. Tannins, found in black tea, will also kill the bacteria and close your feet pores.
9. Treat Cold
If you want to stop the symptoms of cold promptly prepare the following drink. Squeeze out juice from half a lemon into a cup, add the lemon half into the cup, then add boiling water and one teaspoon of raw honey. Inhale the vapor in order to open sinuses, and drink a cup two or three times a day. Vitamin C, found in lemons, will reduce cold’s duration and severity. Honey will enhance your immune system.
10. Stop Bad Breath
Make a gargle with a cup of acidic lemon juice in order to kill the bacteria that cause odor. Then consume a little bit of plain yogurt. The probiotics, from the yogurt, also kill and replace these bacteria. You will feel the results, which last up to one day, immediately.
11. Treat Chapped Lips
Rub olive oil two or three times daily in order to soothe, hydrate, and soften your lips. You will feel the results instantly due to the anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties of olive oil. However, lips will begin to heal on their own only after a couple of days.
12. Treat Stiff Neck
If you suffer from this condition you should practice contrast hydrotherapy. That is a blast of cold then a blast of hot water, in order to enhance circulation. As a result, your neck will be looser right after having this kind of shower.
13. Stop Insomnia
A handful of cherries may keep you away and safe from insomnia. They abound with melatonin, which is a hormone that our body also produces in order to regulate sleep. Then have a hot bath for muscle and mind relaxation and go to bed using a pillow filled with lavender.
14. Stimulate Tired Eyes
Dip a bag of black tea into hot water and leave it for a couple of minutes in order to activate the tannins in it. Then, put it in the fridge to cool off, and after apply the bag on a closed eye for 10 minutes.
15. Whiten Teeth
Mix few mashed strawberries with a pinch of baking soda, then add some water in order to make a paste. Apply this paste on a toothbrush and brush your teeth with it once on every three months. Both of the ingredients are beneficial in removing stains.
16. Heal Skin Issues
Oats are very effective in calming irritated and itchy skin, thus you may follow the following procedure and put an end on your skin issues. Take a clean sock, put whole oats in it, and secure the end using a rubber band, then soak the sock in a warm or hot bath and soak yourself for 15 minutes.
17. Relieve Menstrual Cramps
If you are experiencing constant menstrual cramps just take half or one teaspoon of crampbark tincture every two hours. This plant is considered to be of great value for muscle relaxation and rapid spasms relief .
18. Prevent Hangovers
Excess of alcohol can exhaust body’s supplies of vitamin B, which work against the alcohol in the body. Thus, take a supplementary B-50 complex before going to bed. Also, you can get extra hydration from drinking water.
19. Prevent Headache
In order to reduce the tension in your muscles and spasms take 200 to 400mg of magnesium relaxing supplement. However, make sure it contains at least 200mg active elemental magnesium. Also, note that magnesium is beneficial for preventing, not curing headaches.
20. Stop snoring
People snore when they sleep on their back. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem that might seem a little bit uncomfortable. Take a tennis ball and put it in a shirt pocket previously cut from an old t-shirt. Then sew it on the midback of your pajama top. This will force you to sleep on your side and stop snoring.