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Home Remedies For Common Ailments

Jan Mayrhofer By Jan Mayrhofer on
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Home Remedies

There are many folk remedies for simple ailments that have been around for generations. It may surprise you to know that some remedies can be administered with every-day common ingredients you probably already have on hand - and that is the beauty of natural healing. No need to leave home for a cure if you know what to do.

Nausea: Deep breathing can be very effective for nausea. I'm not sure whether it is the additional oxygen, or the distraction of forcing yourself to take much deeper breaths than you ordinarily would, but I have effectively coached my children through bouts of nausea with this simple solution. Peppermint tea will also soothe an upset stomach.

Earache: Simply applying heat can be very helpful in eliminating pain in the ear. For brave souls, an onion poultice can heal an ear infection.

Sunburn: For sunburn and minor burns, aloe vera gel is famous for its ability to soothe the pain. If aloe vera is unavailable, plain yogurt is said to be soothing as well.

Insomnia: Chamomile tea is the most famous cure for insomnia, but if you don't happen to have any on hand, 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey mixed together in a cup of hot water, and drunk while warm, can also induce relaxation.

Cough: Honey mixed into hot water or honey and lemon together are surprisingly helpful for stopping a cough.

Mosquito Bite/Wasp Sting: Applying lemon juice or cider vinegar can alleviate pain or itching from insect toxins.

Bee Sting: After removing the stinger, apply a paste made from baking soda and water.

If a simple solution is available to help make you or a loved one feel better quickly, why not try these home-based and age-old remedies the next time you are faced with one of these ailments? If a doctor's care is needed, you will know it, but often a little natural healing is all that is needed.