- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Home Remedy Tips and Tricks
Everyone should know about some of these home remedies, they come in handy and can save you money in the long run. What kind of home remedies can we use? Many of them are already in your home you just need to know how to use them.
Acid reflux, this is the terrible burning sensation that you feel when you have eaten to fast, or eaten spicy, fatty or acidic foods. For some of us, it happens no matter what. This is due to the stomach acid backing up into your esophagus, what home remedies that will help with that?
• Baking Soda-just 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of room temperature water, this may not be very tasty, but you should feel relief within minutes.
• Ginger Tea-boil 1 ½ teaspoons of fresh ginger or a ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger in one cup of water for about 10 minutes before drinking.
• You can chew a licorice tablet before eating, and this will help to prevent heartburn and acid reflux
• Try eating dry white bread or toast to help neutralize the acids in the stomach.
• Try elevating the head of your bed so that you keep the acid from entering your esophagus.
• Avoid alcohol, nicotine and caffeine just before bed.
• Eat smaller portions, more slowly
• Try to limit your sugar/sweets intake
• Eat your dinner earlier in the evening, about 3 hours before sleep
Halitosis or Bad Breath
This is an embarrassing thing to have and you can use some home remedies to help combat it.
• You can make a mouthwash from certain herbs, Lemon Balm oil, chamomile, peppermint, or sage-just add a couple of drops of one of these to a glass of water and rinse.
• For morning breath try 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar in a glass of water and rinse.
• Chew parsley or mint leaves to quickly freshen your breath.
• Did you know that apples and yogurt can help to freshen your breath, and they are a healthy snack?
• Try sucking on peppermint or eucalyptus candies
• Of course brushing and flossing on a regular basis is a must
• Sometimes bad breath is caused by an empty stomach eat something
• People who eat yogurt regularly are not as prone to bad breath as others.
Headaches can be quite troublesome, and many of us suffer from them. What can we do to relieve the pain without filling our bodies with painkillers that will potentially harm our kidney and liver not to mention cause rebound headaches? Here are some home remedies.
• While resting place a cloth with ice cubes in it on your forehead
• Rub a few drops of lemon balm, peppermint, rosemary essential oils or cloves on your temples, forehead and neck (not for children under 2)
• Remove the white inner skin of a lemon and place inside of the lemon on the temples for a few minutes.
• People who suffer from migraines generally do not have enough magnesium in their brains so try eating more of the dark, leafy vegetables, nuts and fruits.
• Watch your posture; this plays a big role in the prevention of tension headaches.
• Indulge in small amounts of caffeine
• Avoid nicotine
• Get enough sleep and rest
There are many different reasons that one may experience nausea, everything from eating bad food to drinking too much alcohol, but there are some home remedies that can help you to feel better.
• You may ward off nausea by inhaling the aroma of a fresh apple deeply
• Peppermint oil on your tongue, and on the back of your hand so that you can inhale the aroma deeply
• Several drops of lavender or sandalwood oil on a handkerchief and inhale aroma deeply
• Sometimes it helps to chew ginger for motion sickness
• Suck on a fresh lemon to help ward off nausea
When you get a sore throat it is very uncomfortable and annoying, it becomes hard to swallow, and your voice is raspy. Here, I have provided a few home remedies to help combat that.
• Drink plenty of fluids to help keep your mucus membranes moist.
• Hot herbal or fruit teas especially sage tea-this contains anti inflammatory components, sweeten with honey
• Honey has a natural antibacterial effect, let one teaspoon of honey run down the back of your throat twice a day to make your sore throat go away.
• When you feel a sore throat coming on wear a scarf and avoid drafts and cold.
• Use a humidifier dry air can contribute to a sore throat.
• Gargle with salt water or cider vinegar. 1 teaspoon of salt with 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar with 2 cup of water.
• Add garlic to food it has a great antibacterial and antifungal properties; it can be fresh or dried.
• Try a ½ teaspoon of horseradish, 1 teaspoon of honey and a pinch of cloves-drink slowly
Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt
Your Home Pharmacy
When you have an ache or a pain don't rush to the pharmacy, you can have everything you need for minor emergencies right in your home. Most of the time nature's remedies are just as good or better than the things that you can find in the pharmacy.
Some of the Must-Haves for your medicine cabinet
- Hot water bottle
- disposable gloves
- tweezers and scissors
- adhesive bandages in several sizes
- sterile compresses
- gauze bandages and elastic bandages
- bandage clips, safety pins
- Triangular bandage
- eye patch
And I also recommend that you keep these on hand as well
- disinfectant for the minor injuries
- pain pills such as ibuprofen
- antihistamines in case of an allergic reaction
- constipation and diarrhea medicines
- Burn gel
- Chamomile is great for upset stomach and digestive ailments
- Linden is for fevers, colds, illnesses. stomach, intestinal, cramps, nervousness, headaches (migraines) and infections.
- Lemon Balm is for sleep disturbances, queasy stomach, intestinal problems, and nervousness
- Peppermint is for nausea, vomiting, inflammation of the stomach lining and intestinal gas
- Plantain is good for cough, hoarseness, whooping cough
Always keep emergency number posted where you can find them in case you need them.
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