When we were younger, most of us felt like our mom had the solution to every bit of pain we suffered.
As I’ve got older and I now have children of my own I look to those cures instead of rushing to buy expensive over-the-counter drugs and pharmacy products. What many of us don’t realize is many aches and pains can be relived using what we have lying around our kitchen cabinets.
In this list, I was thinking about a couple of tried and tested home remedies I have picked up over the years, which neither require much time or effort. Some of you may already have heard of them and some of them may be new to you – but you may want to press the share button once you have read them so that your friends can also keep themselves healthy and happy with these smart tips!
1. Sunburn reliever
A day in the sun is perfect for both body and soul – but it is important to be careful and cover up because sunburn can not only lead to skin cancer it can also be very painful.
If your skin does get burnt there is a natural cure that at least relieves the pain. And all you have to do is go to your kitchen and get some black tea! Brew a pot of strong tea and let it cool, then soak a towel and place it over the affected area – and the tannic acid and theobromine in the black tea will remove heat from sunburn while other compounds called catechins found in the tea will help repair the skin.
2. Help for insect bites
Sunburn is usually a given at some point during the summer, getting bitten or stung by a pesky mosquito is another. This is no laughing matter and the itching can drive us all crazy – but to relieve it, you can use baking soda.
Mix with water to form a paste and apply it on the bite and it will help relieve itching. Other home remedies that can relieve itchy bites include tea tree oil or an onion!
3. Sore throat? No problem
Sick of buying expensive medicine for your sore throat? Forget it! Just use apple cider vinegar, a little miracle fluid that has been used to relieve ailments and fight disease for centuries. Just mix 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 3 tablespoons of water, gargle with the natural remedy for a couple of times per hour to get the maximum affect. The vinegar helps to kill the bacteria that is causing your sore throat.
4. Fighting the fatigue
Most of us think of a big cup of coffee to help keep us alert throughout the day. But a less familiar cure is fresh mint leaves. The smell of mint is a well-known aromatherapy oil to help fight drowsiness and can be a great way to start the day!
In addition, you can also eat them; the green leaves are rich in vitamin C and E, folic acid, calcium and iron.
5. Healing wounds
Honey has many positive properties including its healing power because it contains a specific lactic acid bacteria. Some researchers even claim that it can also serve as a antibiotic. Having said that, honey can be a good remedy for healing wounds. For this it is best to use wild honey because it is considered extra rich in these healthy bacteria.
6. Tackling warts
It may seem strange, but duct tape can actually clear warts! This is because the tape sticks to the warts and causes them to die. Place a piece over your wart for about six days, remove the tape, wipe and remove the dead skin. Repeat until you have stripped away the wart completely – simple and clever!
7. Healing foot soak
When you spend all day on your feet most of us crave a nice long soak in a foot bath. Well next time you feel the urge don’t forget to add one cup of mouthwash. This helps to keep your feet healthy thanks to the antibacterial properties of the mouthwash. Your feet will thank you for it.
You may have already known some of these easy tricks but I wanted to share for those who didn’t as they are super smart, cheap and convenient.
Please press the share button and spread the word to your friends, so they can also try these easy-to-remember reminders. They will thank you afterwards!