We are often caught off guard with minor aches and pains, something that you may feel not serious enough to rush to your GP for, yet serious enough to cause major discomfort and/or embarressment. The hangover after a night of indulgence, for instance. How do you explain that to a medical expert?
Sometimes it is not so much muscular aches or the common cold that can add grief to our lives, sometimes it is just something like discolored teeth or insomnia caused by your better half snoring away until the early hours (then, of course, the lack of rest can cause a whole range of other complaints: red eyes and a pounding head ache amongst others).
Pamela Bond put together a lovely slideshow with photographs of the compounds you can use to quickly relieve some of your most common ailments and complaints together with easy-to-understand tips on how to prepare and administer said remedies.
I took the liberty of mentioning the problems and the type of remedies used below. For more details on preparation and use, please continue to the original article here or click on the ailment to go to that specific slide.
- Nausea = Ginger
- Hiccups = Sugar
- Sore throat = Garlic
- Cough = Dark Chocolate
- Fever = Linden flower tea
- Burn = Aloe Vera
- Flatulence = Peppermint capsules
- Foot odor = Vinegar
- Cold = Lemon
- Bad breath = Lemon Juice
- Chapped lips = Olive oil
- Stiff neck = Contrast hydrotherapy—a quick blast of hot, then cold water
- Snoring = Put a tennis ball in a shirt pocket cut from an old T-shirt and sew it to the midback of your tight pajama top. The discomfort forces you to roll over and sleep on your side – without waking you up.
- Insomnia = Cherries
- Puffy, tired eyes = Black tea
- Stained teeth = Strawberries
- Prevent a headache = 200-400mg Magnesium
- Prevent a hangover = Take a B-50 complex before bedtime.
- Menstrual cramps = Crampbark tincture
- Dry skin, rashes, and eczema = Oatmeal
BOND, Pamela 2014/03/15 20 Natural Home Remedies: A trove of quick DIY fixes for everything from stomach upset to the common cold. [Web:] PreventionMag. [Date of Access:] 23 September 2015