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Some Kitchen Remedies

Updated on July 14, 2015
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Home 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.

  • Sprains

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.

  • Belching

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.

  • Diabetes

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.

  • Itching

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.

Dry skin

Put 3-4 drops of olive oil in the water while bathing.

  • Freckles

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.

  • Cough

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.

  • Cold

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.

  • Headache

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.

  • Insomnia

Take two tsp. of honey before going to bed.

  • Burns

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.

  • Toothache

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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    • lex123 profile image

      lex123 4 years ago

      Thanks shiningirisheyes for stopping by and giving your valuable comments. You're very true.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Some of the best remedies int he world are those passed down through the generations. Great job and very insightful.

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      lex123 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot Ruchira, you liked the tips and sharing them.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Great tips...sharing them across

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      lex123 5 years ago

      Thanks sarifearnbd, for stopping by, and writing your comment. It is really appreciated. Hope you will find them useful.

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      lex123 5 years ago

      Thanks for reading the hub and leaving a comment, which will really add value to the hub. Many times we ignore the medicinal benefits of the things easily available in the kitchen

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      Hariom 5 years ago from INDIA (Haryana) SAMPLA

      Good hub. yes our kitchen have many medicine.Some other useful item found in kitchen are onion garlic ginger tomato potato.