Safe and Simple Home Remedies For The 5 Most Common Ailments
Before over the counter drugs and pharmacies existed, there were natural remedies. For generations before us women have been their own doctors by self-diagnosing and treating common ailments, those home remedies where the inception of many of our current over the counter drugs. Dr. Philip Hagen co-editor of the Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies says about home remedies “There really is a lot of wisdom in the ages, And if it saves you a trip to the doctor, it’s worth a try.” I absolutely agree with him, so here’s a list of the Safe and Simple Home Remedies For The 5 Most Common Ailments:
Acid indigestion commonly known as heartburn is a burning feeling in the chest and/or throat that can range from uncomfortable to down right painful. Heartburn can be triggered by stress, overeating, spicy food or by laying down after eating. Next time you have a heartburn episode you can save yourself a trip to the pharmacy with this simple recipe:
Mix 1 tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drink. To prevent heartburn, you can drink this mixture before each meal.
If you don’t have apple cider vinegar I recommend you get some because it’s great for so many things that it definitely should be a staple in your home. Meanwhile, you can chew some peppermint gum and it will help subside the heartburn.
2) Cough and/or 3)Sore Throat
These two sometimes come together so this home made remedy can take care of both a cough and a sore throat. Make yourself a cup of peppermint tea and add some honey. The menthol in the peppermint calms the sore throat and cough by thinning out the mucus. Peppermint is also antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory which helps your body heal faster. In addition, the honey also acts like a cough suppressant.
Did you know that honey is more effective at suppressing your nighttime cough than over the counter cough suppressants? Yup, it’s true according to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The NCBI’s research also found that honey promotes the healing of wounds, so it will assist you and recovering and healing faster than if you just wait it out without any remedy.
4) Ear Ache
There are 2 reasons why people experience ear ache either because they have fluid behind the ear drum or because there is inflammation of the ear canal. For either of these reasons you can use an onion as a remedy, yes an onion! You may be wondering “why an onion”? Onion is naturally antibiotic, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory. Here’s how to use it:
Cut an onion in half and place the onion in a hot pat with the flat side down. Once the onion is warm remove it from the pan. DO NOT PLACE ON THE EAR YET. Please wait until you’re certain that the warmth is comfortable enough to the touch, then place the half of the onion against your ear. Hold it on your ear as if your listening to one earphone. You can also put a few drops of onion juice into the ear. I’ve even put small portions of a warm union tucked into my ear. It works no matter which of these 3 ways you choose.
5) Pink Eye
Pink eye can result from either bacteria coming in contact with your eye, a viral infection or as an allergic response. Only the viral and the bacterial pink eye are contagious.
Allergic pink eye is easy to take care of, just remove the allergen and the pink eye will subside.
For the viral and bacterial pink eye, you can use saline solution to rinse your eye as soon as you become aware of the pink eye. Rinse your eye several times a day and you will begin to see it clear up.