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The Best Homemade Remedies

May 16, 2013 02:58AM ● By Erin Frisch


Did you know that many homemade health remedies really work? You may have the ingredients right in your kitchen. For common, minor health problems, you don’t even have to leave your house, and you can save money too. It’s true that some popular formulas are just old wives’ tales, but there are many more that work like a charm, and even your family physician may advise you to give these a try.

Honey Can Help

Honey can help alleviate the symptoms of quite a few ailments. Honey by itself can help to soothe seasonal allergies, sore throats, and even cuts and burns. Honey mixed with lemon juice, can help relieve nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. For common cold symptoms, mix honey with cinnamon and swallow a few times a day. If you mix juice from fresh ginger root with honey, your sinuses will clear up.

If the honey in your supermarket can help soothe symptoms of allergies and the common cold because of its antibacterial properties, imagine what else it could do for human health? Maybe in time, scientists will prove that honey can cure serious diseases. Right now, it’s only a remedy.

Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is produced from pulverized apples. The apples are fermented, and then become vinegar. Apple cider vinegar by itself helps cure head lice, takes “the ouch” out of jellyfish stings, and aids digestion. It is also known to wash toxins from the body. Apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest home remedies around, but not many people are aware of its powers.

Itching, sunburn, and even hiccups can be cured with vinegar. Stings from mosquitos and bug bites can be soothed by dabbing a small amount of vinegar on the skin with a cotton ball. Added to a warm bath, it helps relieve dry and itchy skin. To soothe a sore throat, mix the vinegar 1 teaspoon with water, gargle, and then swallow. There are lots more uses for apple cider vinegar. If it’s not one of your pantry staples, it should be.

Sea Salt Home Remedies

Any kind of salt is very unhealthy if you consume too much of it. However, sea salt may work as a home remedy for some problems. Have you ever head of people who were going to take a dip in the ocean to help heal their cuts, burns, or other wounds? Epsom salt is another helpful product to relieve aching bones and joints, it can help to draw out infection, and it is also useful in bath water to help you for relax.

Sea salt can help heal skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne, and it can restore chemical imbalances within the body. Sea salt home remedies can help to balance alkalinity and acidity levels in the body.

Discovering effective home remedies is exciting. These three very popular and easy to use remedies are only a few of hundreds. You can learn about many more by talking with a healthcare professional who practices holistic medicine, or by visiting trustworthy sites on the Internet such as the Mayo Clinic site, the American Institute for Cancer Research site (AICR), and the site of the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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