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Quick Home-made Remedies

Updated on February 16, 2012

Natural & home-made remedy for Cold & Cough for your kids: Honey & Lemon!

When your kid or you are down with cold & cough you will try anything to feel better. Many of us will first try to rush to a drug store for immediate relief. But often old fashioned home remedies give instant results. These home made remedies have no side effect and are cost effective too. These are the things, which you already have them in your kitchen. You really don’t have to run around to get them.

There are few home made remedies for cold and cough which doctors also try to recommend to their patients. Food & Drug Administration has banned cough syrup for kids under the age of 2. Many parents wonder what they can give to their kids when they have cold & cough.

The best thing to give a kid under the age of 2 is the Honey & Lemon mixture. A recent study has shown that one tablespoon of Honey is more effective than a cough syrup for soothing a cough. The theory is that lemon dries up the congestion, which contributes to the cough and honey soothes up the lining of the throat.

Method to make the Honey & lemon mixture:

Take one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of lemon. Mix them together and put them in the microwave for 30 seconds so the mixture warms up( just warm enough to give it to you kid).After this you can spoon it to your child a tablespoon one at a time.

The only thing to remember is that DO NOT give honey to the children under the age of 1 (one) because it is not safe for the babies.



Relief from Nasal Congestion

Do you know that a contact lenses saline solution can be a great remedy for Nasal Congestion? This is a very popular, new trend for Nasal washing, gives you relief from blocked nose.

If your baby or kid has stuffy nose the above mentioned saline solution can be really helpful to get rid of Nasal Congestion.

Method:

Take a bulb syringe. Fill the bulb syringe with Saline solution and squeeze it into one nostril at a time and it will help in releasing out the mucus that has been clogged in to the nose.

Also, studies have shown that using Saline helps get rid of cold faster and prevent it from coming back.


Stomach ache/Neck pain or any kind of ache or pain your child might have

To get rid of any kind of pain or ache you need two things: Socks and Rice. It’s basically DIY (Do It Yourself) heating pad.

Method:

Take a pair of socks, fill it with dry rice and tie a knot on the opening of it so that rice does not spill out. Heat it in the microwave for a minute or until it gets warm. Now you can put this warm rice filled piece of a pair of socks wherever it pains whether its neck pain or stomach pain. Reheat and apply it until the pain goes away.

This is very effective and inexpensive remedy for any kind of pain or ache.


Home remedy for reducing Swelling on the skin: Cucumber

We all know that women put cucumber on their eyes to get rid of puffiness under eyes. Cucumber is used in many facial and fancy spas and also reduces heat and swelling on the skin.

Method:

You can take a cool slice of cucumber from your refrigerator and put it anywhere you have swelling whether it’s on face, hand or ankle. And when it starts to warm up then you can replace it with another slice frim your refrigerator :).

Covering warts with duct tape can cause the warts to go away!
Covering warts with duct tape can cause the warts to go away!

Home remedy for treating Warts: Duct Tapes

Duct tapes could be an effecting way to get rid of warts. Warts are little tiny thing that are surprisingly stubborn and doctors have found that putting a small piece of a duct tape on your warts somehow just irritates it and makes it more lively to break up and go away.

Method:

You can take a little piece of duct tape and put it on the wart and leave it for a while until get starts to get yucky and then you can replace it with another piece of duct tape.


Use a mosit cotton swab with Cayenne pepper on it to help stop nose bleed.
Use a mosit cotton swab with Cayenne pepper on it to help stop nose bleed.

Home Remedy to stop Nose Bleed with Cayenne Pepper

We all know that when we have nose bleed the best thing one can do is to keep your head back and breathe through your mouth or pinch your nose. But there is something in our spice cabinet that works wonder. Yes! It’s Cayenne Pepper.

Cayenne pepper helps blood clot and it is actually been used by different cultures around the world.

Method:

Take a moist cotton swab and put small amount of Cayenne pepper on it. Then hold the bleeding nose for few minutes and then stick the cotton swab inside the nose where the bleeding is. It really does help the bleeding stop faster. You might think that it is a spice it would stink or it would have a burning sensation or you’ll sneeze but surprisingly you will not experience any of these things.


Adding 1 to 2 oz. of Camomile Tea in baby's bottle can help reduce Colic.
Adding 1 to 2 oz. of Camomile Tea in baby's bottle can help reduce Colic.

Home remedy for treating Colic

You can give small quantity of Camomile Tea, which has no caffeine in it. You can steep it for 45 minutes. It should be warm enough for the babies to drink it. Just 1 to 2 oz. of it helps to calm and rest the muscles, which may be spasming in a child who has Colic.

Do not give more than 2 oz. at a time and 4 oz. in total in a day to make sure that baby’s stomach has enough space for the breast milk, which is very important for them.


Home remedy for Bug bite

Mix a tablespoon of Baking soda with water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the bug bite. It will surely reduce itching.


Use a credit card to scrape the bee sting site to help remove the stringer.
Use a credit card to scrape the bee sting site to help remove the stringer.

Home remedy for Bee Sting

If you see a bee stinger on your skin you would want to remove it as soon as possible before it goes deep into the skin, which will increase the reaction. So the best thing is that you take a Credit card and scrape it against the sting, which will help out the sting to pop out from the skin.


When kids are upset or anxious

When we were kids and were upset with our moms used to say breathe into a paper bag. As we know breathing in & out deep helps to settle down our stress level. This method of blowing bubbles and slow deep breathing in & out is a very simple way for kids to focus on activities and accomplishing them and settling down your kid’s stress level. It’s fun too!


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    • snigdha.s profile image

      snigdha.s 5 years ago from India,mumbai

      nice hub.some great tips

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      sunasia22 5 years ago from Philippines

      These are all very useful home remedies! Amazing tips! Thanks for sharing! Voted up!Shared!

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      I don't like pharmaceutical medicine that big drug company are pushing up our throat. I always prefer herbal counterpart. This is indeed a great information that you have compile. Sharing this with my friends

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      rob_allen 5 years ago from MNL, PH

      this is so useful. I can use it as a future reference. :)

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      Diana Mendes 5 years ago

      Great hub. Good & useful tips. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Thanks for visiting my hub Snighdha!

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      You are always welcome :)

      And thanks for voting up!

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      That's true Cebu..we should try more of natural remedies as they don't have any side effects.Mother nature has provided us with everything we need

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Sure Rob..Thanks for visiting my hub!

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Thanks Diana!

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Thanks!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      good tips sunita.

      Welcome!

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Thanks for stopping by Ruchira!

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      anita sharma 5 years ago

      wow ..wat useful tips !

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Thanks Anita!keep visiting my hubs :)

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Sunita . . .gladly voted up and away. This was an amazingly-interesting hub. Took me back to my childhood and my Dutch grandma who loved and swore by home remedies. You and her would have been fast friends and the best thing is: THEY WORK. I can testify to that.

      I enjoy your work so much. Keep it coming.

      Kenneth

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Hey Kenneth...Thank you so much for your appreciation!I am glad that I could take you back in your childhood memories as childhood is one thing which we all miss when we grow up! Surely would have been great friends with your grandma because of our common interest.I agree with you, Home made remedies are far more effective in long run and best part is that they don't have any side effect.I belong to India where normally every house practice some or the other home remedies,same was in my home.Before going to doctor my mom use to try home remedies first...

      Hope some day my grandkids will also write same words for me as you have written for your grandma ;)

      Also,I would like to thank you once again for your fan mail sent to me. Your fan mail is highly motivating for a beginner like me!I am happy to follow you !

      Take Care

      Sunita

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      artoflivinglife 5 years ago

      Again a very informative hub!Votes up.

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Thank you so much!

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      Sandeep sharma 5 years ago

      Nice Home remedies as well as inexpensive too

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Thanks a lot Sandeep!

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Sunita, Im sorry for being so late in responding, but Im not that healthy...isn't that ironic? I have Accelerated Fibromyalgia/Neurothopy and in a brief statement, this cold snap and now rainy weather kills my bones and muscles. Anyway. I meant every word of my comment to you. I appreciate your talent so much. Just keep it real and keep the wonderfu hubs coming.

      Your Friend in the South,

      Kenneth

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Oh...Get well soon Kenneth :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Sunita, a wonderful hub excellently written. Home remedies should be the order of the day and getting to a doctor the next resort. I have personally tried them and found them to be very effective. Incidentally my area of interest is natural remedies and alternate therapies mainly.

      I have tried to focus on them in my hubs.

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Dear Rajan, Thank you very much for your appreciation!I totally agree with you.Before Shelling out your pocket to doctors,one should try natural remedies. Thank you once again for stopping by.I am happy to follow you :)

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Interesting hub

      Simple, easy to do home remedies

      Thanks for sharing

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      Dahlia Flower 5 years ago from Canada

      I learned a lot from this hub. Very nice. I'm not sure, though, but I thought when my children were young that we weren't supposed to give pure honey to them unless they were over two years old. I could be wrong. Voted up and interesting.

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Hey Dahlia...You are partially correct.As I have mentioned in my hub also we should not give honey to the children under the age of 1 (one)(12 months )because it is not safe for the babies & infants.I glad you liked the article.Thank you so much!

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Sunita,

      Thanks for publishing this very informative article. I'm very much in favor of using natural remedies.

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Hey Daisy Mariposa...Thank you for reading and leaving your valued comments.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Wow! This is an amazing list of simple yet effective home-made remedies! You did a wonderful job in writing this helpful hub.

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & socially shared.

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      Sunita-Sharma 5 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

      Hey ishwaryaa22! Yeah, home remedies are simple,100% safe and cost effective. I think before going to doctor there is no harm in trying homemade remedies.

      Thanks for stopping by and voting up! I am happy you found this hub useful & interesting. Appreciate your comments!

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      Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

      Great tips to be of grt use in daily life..Glad that you give importance to such easy effective tips which our grandmothers tried at home..keep it up..

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      Buffee 2 years ago

      Keep these arlcetis coming as they've opened many new doors for me.

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