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I Never Thought Of That X....Healthful Tips...Sore Throat Remedy

Updated on February 11, 2012

Ever Thought Of These Natural Cures

We're staying with the trend of the previous article in the series, and offering natural remedies for minor ailments. In this one we'll find out what we can do to bring a boil to a head, a few suggestions to remedy a sore throat and more. With these suggestions we need only to open our kitchen pantry.

  1. Want to bring a boil to a head naturally, here's how. What about using tomato paste, yes I said tomato paste. Here it is, cover the boil with the paste as you would a compress. Not only does it soothe the pain, but it also brings the boil to a head.
  2. Here are a few more remedies for a bad sore throat. Make a gargle with not only the usual warm water and salt, but another suggestion is warm water and lemon juice or warm water and vinegar. Here is another more involved, but effective method: Mix the oil of a whole garlic clove in a bowl with cayenne pepper and warm salt water, then soak a clean cloth in the mixture and tie it around your neck for instant relief.
  3. I think this is one most have thought of, however I'll list it anyway. A kitchen cure, for toothache. That is chewing on a whole cloves, (found in the spice department of your local food store). It's said that the the eugenol oil in cloves has a powerful infection fighting effect, and is also a mild anesthetic.
  4. Bad breath? You can't seem to get rid of it, after you've brushed, flossed, gargled, and still you blow into your hand and reel from the foul smell. Worse yet, you're talking to someone and you can see the discomfort on their face. After ascertaining that it's just bad breath, and not anything more serious, simply chew on a sprig of parsley after each meal. However, here is a cautionary point. "Consumed in large quantities, parsley may cause miscarriage, liver and kidney damage, internal hemorrhage, inflammation of the nerves, and allergic reaction to the skin and mucus membranes. Large amounts of parsley should NEVER be consumed by pregnant women or those with liver disease."
  5. Laryngitis? Kitchen remedy style, put some lemon juice and honey in a tablespoon add a pinch of cayenne and suck on it, providing you can stand the cayenne pepper. Do this as often as necessary for relief from the ailment. Of course, be sure that you have laryngitis and not anything more serious.
  6. Another kitchen remedy for Headache, coffee, yes, simple as that. It has to be caffeinated coffee, because the caffeine constricts blood vessels and is an ingredient in many pain relievers. Ever had one of those pounding headaches when you least could afford one, i.e. a meeting, test, dinner party, etc, and you needed to get rid of it fast. What I've done, which is rare, because I rarely have headaches, anyway I take a dose of aspirin and drink a cup of coffee and sit quietly for about 10 minutes, and voila, no more headache. Of course, this is only for those of us who can tolerate aspirin.


I hope you find at least one of these to be of benefit to you, or someone you know.


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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Yes adrienne2 I can testify to the toothache one really working, because I've tried it several times, and even recommended it to others who've tried it with much success. Thanks adrienne2 for stopping, see you soon.

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      Adrienne F Manson 6 years ago from Atlanta

      Far out fastfresta! Those are some great home remedies. Now I understand why when I wake up with a headache after I have my two cups of coffee, no more headache.

      The remedy for the toothace is a new one I had not heard of this before. Great stuff, voted up!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      I too am a fan of home remedies, ergo I like to share them. This is a really good time of the year for this particular one. Thanks for stopping, and please share this as much as you like.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I love these home remedies! And I really appreciate your sharing them with all of us. Especially the tips for sore throat and laryngitis, as I can pass thiss helpful information on to my vocal students.

      Will return very soon to read more of your wonderful hubs, Freda. Take good care, my friend!


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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Now I like that Pam, that makes me happy, knowing that this hub is useful. Come back more to come.

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      Several of these will work for me. Thanks so much for sharing this information. Voted up, marked useful, bookmarked and shared. Thanks again and Happy New Year to you and yours.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks dj for stopping, please come back.

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      dj 7 years ago

      o.k., I will try to remember some of these good ideas.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Again thank you Hello, hello for stopping and leaving an encouraging comment. See you later

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your superb tips for natural cures.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Hey mega1, I like that one about the tomato juice and deskunking a dog. Thanks for the tip, and thanks for stopping, see you soon.

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      mega1 7 years ago

      good hub - never heard about the tomato paste for drawing a boil, but I know tomato juice will get rid of skunk smell on dogs and cats. Thanks for the info.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Linda and Veronica, I see one of my primary tricks caught your attention, (headache cure). That one really works for me. However I've never tried the tomato paste idea as yet. Veronica, I'm sorry to hear about your brother, I hope he can find relief.

      Thank you both for stopping and taking the time to leave a comment. See you soon.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      How cool fastfreta. I'm going to have to tell my brother about the coffee trick for the headaches. He suffers from migranes and was taking a excedrin migraine frequently. Well, unfortunately, taking it so frequently ruined the lining of his stomach. So now he can't take it and still suffers from migranes. I'm going to suggest he tries drinking coffee.

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      lindacee 7 years ago from Arizona

      Coffee really does work for headaches. If I happen to wake up with one, by my second cup of coffee it is history! My stepdaughter also drinks caffeinated drinks to stave off migraines. I think the tomato paste for boils is a great idea--tomato paste is the right consistency for a poultice. I suppose it would also work for an infected pimple. Good to know! Thanks fastfreta!