Table of Contents
- 1. Baking soda for digestion, diarrhea, gum inflammation and urinary tract infections
- 2. Blueberries, grapes, cranberries, chili peppers, garlic and ginger for pain relief
- 3. Feverfew
- 4. Pineapple
- 5. Oats
- 6. Clove and basil
- 7. Pomegranate
- 8. Watermelon and apples
- 9. Cucumber
- 10. Banana and honey
- 11. Tulsi, garlic juice and honey
- 12. Tomatoes for dark circles
Before going to the doctor and starting with antibiotics and other medication which do us more harm than good, it would be beneficial to try out some of the traditional homemade treatments. They do wonders.
1. Baking soda for digestion, diarrhea, gum inflammation and urinary tract infections
Maybe one of the most famous and certainly the most avoided – due to the unpleasant taste. But, once you feel the relief after taking a teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of water, you will use it always. It is good for digestion, diarrhea and inflamed gums. Also, itchiness you have from mosquito bites will pass in no time if you smear some sodium on the red bump on the skin.
As far as the urinary tract infections are concerned, when feeling the first symptoms, you should drink ¼ of the baking soda mixed with water. If possible, continue doing this until you see the doctor and start with some other treatment. Baking soda will help by making the bladder environment more alkaline, which bad for bacteria and their ability to multiply.
2. Blueberries, grapes, cranberries, chili peppers, garlic and ginger for pain relief
If you suffer from chronic pain chances are that you will not get cured; however, you can get some relief from food rich in resveratrol. Scientific studies done at Rush Medical University have shown that resveratrol blocks the release of enzymes responsible for tissue degeneration. Grapes, blueberries and cranberries contain resveratrol.
The nasty urinary tract infections can be treated with blueberries. They are antioxidants, which also helps with peptic ulcer prevention and easing digestive discomforts.
Believe it or not, grapes are good for backache. Consuming grapes will increase the blood circulation to the lower back, resulting in pain relief.
Chili peppers contain capsaicin which affects the substance transmitting the pain sensation, while ginger aids in reducing inflammatory processes. So if you are in pain, you know what should be on your menu.
Garlic will act as a painkiller if you chop it and combine it with a tablespoon of heated olive oil and a spoon of honey. Then apply this mixture to the sore place and wait for the results. Besides, you can use garlic for ear infections. All you need is a drop of garlic juice in the ear and you will feel pain relief.
This herb has a long tradition in curing headaches, stomach aches and toothaches. Lately, it has proven to be good when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis.
If you are bloated, reach for a pineapple. It will help with stopping cramps and decreasing inflammation. Since arthritis is chronic muscle inflammation, those suffering from it should try it.
You will chase away muscle cramps with oats. Of course, you should also drink plenty of water, but oats should do the trick.
6. Clove and basil
If you chew a piece of clove or a basil leaf after a meal, you are on the way to reduce acidity problems.
Drinking pomegranate juice on a daily basis helps with regulating low blood pressure.
8. Watermelon and apples
If you are having troubles with acne and blackheads, grate one cucumber and apply it all over the face. Rinse off after 15 to 20 minutes and see the benefits.
10. Banana and honey
This one you will probably like, as it is a hangover cure. Mix one banana with honey and get rid of a hangover.
11. Tulsi, garlic juice and honey
For curing cough without prescriptions, antibiotics and pharmacy meddling, you can mix tulsi, garlic juice and honey and every three hours take a teaspoon of this mixture.
12. Tomatoes for dark circles
You are only two tomatoes away from setting yourself free of dark circles. All you need is a paste made of 1 or 2 tomatoes, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice, a pinch of gram flour and turmeric powder. After you have made a paste, apply it to the dark circles, leave for 10-20 minutes and rinse off. Keep repeating every second or third day and see the results.
The ingredients necessary for these remedies are all mainly found in our kitchens and most of us already know them. You do not even have to make an effort to make them.
If you have some of the natural remedies of your own, maybe used by your grandmothers, please feel free to share in the comments.
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Last article update: 4/23/2019