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Homeopathic Cures Hiding on Your Kitchen Shelves

Updated on December 3, 2013

Despite the focus on pills and injections, there are still many products hiding in the kitchen that can offer cures.

Although people should always visit their doctor when they are seriously ill, some minor ailments can be treated at home.

Below I have listed some of the most popular products all can be found in the kitchen!

Salt

Athlete’s foot is a type of fungus that develops on the feet. As a fungus, it needs humidity and darkness to thrive. With salt, individuals can make a saline solution. Roughly two teaspoons of salt should be added to every pint of warm water.

After ward, the feet should be soaked for five to ten minutes. This treatment works to decrease perspiration and dry up the fungus. It also helps to soften the skin so anti-fungal medication can seep deep within the feet.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea has been used for years to combat fatigue and insomnia. It also has a few other properties that may be surprising. When used on the feat, chamomile tea can actually reduce calluses and corns.

A diluted chamomile tea bath should be used to soak the feet for 10 to 20 minutes. Afterward, the feet should be washed with soap because it may cause them to become stained. Following the bath, the feet should be soother and softer than before.

Chamomile tea is also an excellent option for other areas of skin check out this video to learn more.

Baking Soda

When it comes to urinary tract infections, baking soda is a great at-home remedy. Essentially, baking soda causes the bladder to become more alkaline.

When this happens, it stops the bacteria from multiplying. Individuals should mix ¼ a teaspoon of baking soda in eight ounces of water when they first have any symptoms. They should continue to drink this solution once a day until they have a chance to visit their doctor.

Tonic Water

Individuals who suffer from restless legs may want to try drinking six ounces of tonic water before bed. One of the ingredients in tonic water is quinine.

This ingredient has been shown to stop or slow repeated muscle contractors. By drinking some tonic water before bed, individuals can reduce the symptoms of restless legs syndrome.

Water is a very important part of life check out my H20 guide for more information click here

Lemon

In addition to treating acne, lemons can also help remove age spots. To begin, individuals should cut a few lemon wedges and place it on the spot. Afterward, they should let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes every day.

Once it is placed on the skin, the acid works to lighten age spots. Typically, it takes about 6 to 12 weeks to take effect. Lemon juice should never be overused because it can cause the skin to dry out and peel.

Honey

Honey has a nature mixture of wound-healing properties. The sugar in honey works to absorb any moisture so bacteria cannot grow.

The propolis chemical from nectar directly kills bacteria while hydrogen peroxide in the honey works to disinfect. Once it has dried on the cut or scrape, it also forms a natural bandage.

Olive Oil

Filled with antioxidants, olive oil is actually found in numerous moisturisers. It works to reduce inflammation and can be used by itself.

Roughly one tablespoon of olive oil can be rubbed into a square inch of skin. Once this is done, it provides a natural seal that stops the skin from drying out. If the area is covered out, it can moisturise even better. Individuals with eczema can try using olive oil to improve their condition.

Milk

The old wives’ tale about warm milk for relaxation is really true. Milk is a natural source of an amino acid known as trytphan. This amino acid is known for providing a sense of relaxation. A cup of warm milk can help individuals calm down before bed or to treat minor cases of anxiety.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Bruises can be treated with apple cider vinegar. This household product contains natural anti-inflammatory properties.

To use it, individuals just have to get a little apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball. Next, it should be directly applied to the bruise. For a more intense treatment, a past of apple cider vinegar and an egg white can be smeared onto the affected region.

Ginger

Ginger contains many healthy qualities, but is well known for treating stomach ailments. It is often used for car sickness, morning sickness or stomach aches.

The easiest way to consume ginger is to steep one tablespoon of it in hot water. After ten minutes, the ginger can be strained out and the tea can be consumed.

St. John’s Wort

Although it is not found in every kitchen, St. John’s Wort is a great natural remedy. It can be used to treat depression and improve the general mood.

In addition, it can be used to treat nerve injuries or shooting pains.

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      Kukata Kali 3 years ago

      Great info expressed here! Voted up~

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      philip lee hewitson 3 years ago from Detroit, Michigan, USA

      Thanks choosetolive I am pleased you enjoyed reading it.

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      Ravi and Swastha 3 years ago from London, Canada

      Good amount of information in single hub. Thumps up !