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Home Remedies for Common Illness

Updated on October 28, 2012
Turmeric Powder
Turmeric Powder
Clove OIL
Clove OIL
Clove oil package for tootache at pharmacy
Clove oil package for tootache at pharmacy
Cotton ball
Cotton ball

Soar Throat and Tooth ache -- say them bye !!

Soar Throat:

Ever got up in the morning and felt that terrible irritated throat ? Yeah it makes you feel terrible and slowly it gets you to feel sick and takes you away from all you daily activities. And you get forced to take a medicine over the counter to get away from the pain and irritation.

Well instead of dealing with it by using medicines, now you can get it cured at home itself, yes at your home with just MILK and Turmeric powder.

First let me tell you about turmeric. It belongs to the ginger family and has both anit-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It's very commonly used in Asian countries for day to day consumption as well as treating soar throat.


  • Take a glass of milk, and heat it in microwave for two minutes.
  • Take half tea-spoon of turmeric powder and mix it in the hot milk
  • Now slowly gulp it down your throat
  • Do it twice a day, morning and evening
  • Within a day of doing this, you will feel the difference

** If you are a vegan, substitute milk with a spoon of honey, mix it with turmeric powder and have it twice day

Tooth Ache:

Awww...that is the feeling that you go through when you have a toothache. It's always annoying to have one in the night, making your sleep go away.

The best way to put toothache to sleep is to apply clove oil on the affected tooth.


  • Take a small cotton ball, that you can easily put on top of the affected tooth
  • Drench it in clove oil, yes it should be fully drenched, I mean it literally
  • Apply it all over the affected tooth, gums too and then keep it at the top of the tooth
  • Now you will feel the pain subsiding in minutes

** It's available at pharmacy too for toothaches, as a package with cotton balls

Hope you like these above tips. Leave me a comment if you like it.


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    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      @Honey, Glad that you liked them, it would be great if you get relied from the clove oil for your toothache ! Tootaches are really bad :(

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      H Lax 

      6 years ago

      Wow...these are also tips to ease the pain of these ailments, Mr. Veg. My son had to stay home from school the other day because he had a sore throat and I didn't have any medicine on hand to help him with. I wish I had read this sooner but atleast I know for the next time. I also get toothaches from time to time and even though I have a high pain tolerance, I have a hard time tolerating the pain in a tooth. I will definitely try your suggestions the next time my tooth gives me a hard time. Thanks

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      @Sarra Turmeric is very beneficial, specially for soar throat, Ginger also works wonders, i am a ginger tea fan myself , may be we can share a cup of tea someday :), its nice to meet you !

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      Sarra Garrett 

      6 years ago

      I knew about clove oil but didn't know tumeric was part of the ginger family or that it helps with sore throats. I love to make ginger tea and cook with fresh ginger all of the time. I'm glad you found me and I you. Thank you.

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      @Robin thanks for reading the hub ! Yeah that's true, Turmeric can work wonders if used correctly !

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      Robin Grosswirth 

      6 years ago from New York

      I am a big believer in homeopathic remedies. Tumeric is very healing.

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado United States

      @pinkchic thanks , hope you get benefited from these !

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      Sarah Carlsley 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Interesting tips! I haven't heard of these before.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      7 years ago from Washington, DC

      Great tips, mr-veg. I discovered the medicinal benefits of turmeric over the summer. I sprinkle on most of my chicken, fish, and vegetable dishes now. I will use your tips when needed. Thank you, and thanks for the follow.

    • mr-veg profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Colorado United States

      @peachpurple thanks for stopping by.. I hope it helps you and you feel better soon !!

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      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great tips for sore throat. I have this annoying sore every 2-3 months and develop cough, a bad one. Will try turmeric with milk. Thanks for the tips. Voted up


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