Some Kitchen Remedies
Many people rely on home remedies to save time and money of going to the doctor. First they will try the home remedies and see whether it helps them or not. If they feel that they are not getting the desired effect in a short period they will rush to the hospital. There are certain home remedies which give real relief and help us avoid a visit to the doctor.
Very Useful Home Remedies
- Cold and Stuffy nose
Take a little nutmeg and grind it to a smooth paste. Put this paste in a spoon and hold it over the gas flame for a while. When slightly warm apply the nutmeg paste on the nose before going to bed. Next morning you will be relieved of the cold.
- Stomach aches and dysentery
Drink a glass of buttermilk made with either whole or powdered fenugreek seeds.
For relief from diarrhoea, drink a cup of kanji made with arrow root powder 2-3 times a day.
When your child complaints of stomach gripes, roast a handful of boiled rice on the tawa till it becomes dark brown or almost black. Add half cup of water with a piece of crushed ginger and let it boil for a few minutes. Strain and use the liquid before going to bed and the first thing in the morning.
Add a tsp. of salt to two tsp. of turmeric powder and boil with a little water to obtain a thick paste. Apply it while still hot, over the affected area.
- To avoid feeling thirsty
Eat a cardamom or two, especially during long journeys to avoid feeling thirsty.
Eat a small piece of jaggery after eating fish to avoid unpleasant belches.
- Relief from fatigue and body ache
Add half a tsp of salt to your hot water bath to relief fatigue and body ache.
Add one tsp. fried fenugreek powder to half a glass of curd and eat it on an empty stomach, morning and evening. It controls diabetics.
If your body itches after a hectic day's work, boil some neem leaves in a bucketful of water and bathe in that water. The itching will vanish in no time.
- Gas trouble
Drink once a week, hot milk to which few garlics are added while boiling.
- Travel sickness
Chew a spoonful of cumin seeds as an antidote for travel sickness.
Put 3-4 drops of olive oil in the water while bathing.
To remove freckles, apply the paste of neem leaves and turmeric for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
Honey - a wonderful ingredient for home remedies
Many households keep at least a small bottle of honey at home. If honey is there it will come handy to use as home remedies in many health issues. For this purpose, pure honey will be most helpful.
If a cough irritates you in the night just keep one or two black pepper in your mouth and crush it. The juice will control the cough.
Take 1 tsp. honey four times a day.
Take 1/2 oz. of honey with 1/2 oz. of mullangi (raddish) juice three times a day.
Equal amount of honey and lime juice helps to cure cold.
- Throat pain
Take equal quantity of honey and juice of small onion, twice a day.
For frequent headache, two tsp. of honey before going to bed.
Grind two tsp. of mustard with water and apply on the forehead. It will bring relief.
Take two tsp. of honey before going to bed.
Apply immediately little honey, which will prevent blister formation.
Apply little curds over the burns, to avoid blister formation.
For burns, if nothing immediately available in the kitchen, apply little cooked rice which also prevents blister formation.
Add one tsp. honey in a bowl of water, and mix it well. Dip a piece of cloth in it and keep it on the burns, to get relief from burning sensation.
To avoid burn injuries from turning into blisters, apply raw potato juice on the burns immediately.
- Weight loss
Drink a glass of cold/warm water with one tsp. honey daily.
Mix 1 tbs. honey in water and gargle with this water.
Add one tsp.honey into one cup warm water. Drink it in the morning.
- Insect bites
Apply honey directly on the bitten area.
- High Blood Pressure
Make a mixture of 2 tsp.honey and 1 tsp. lime juice. Take it twice daily.
A pinch of salt applied to the aching tooth will bring temporary relief.
Keep a mixture of equal quantity of honey and ginger juice in the mouth for sometime. Repeat this as many times as you feel.
Rubbing ice on the affected area is helpful in reducing pain.
Apply 3 drops of clove oil to the affected area.
Unwanted facial hair growth
Want to remove unwanted hair from the face? Check this video for an easy home remedy.
This article is for information purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please take the advice of your health practitioner or medical doctor before using on any new health regime.
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