Just check these quick home remedies for some very common ailments faced by many at home. These home remedies work. These safe, fast, and effective fixes will relieve what ails you:
Bad Breath: No other natural remedy freshens bad breath as well as parsley. Rich in chlorophyll, this herbal food garnish kills the bacteria that cause bad odor. Nibble on a sprig after eating raw onions or garlic or whenever your breath smells sour.
Blemishes: Mix 2 tablespoons of green clay, 1 tablespoon of goldenseal powder (Hydratis canadensis), 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), and enough water to form a paste. Apply the paste to your blemish at bedtime and leave it on all night. The clay dries up pore-clogging oil, and the goldenseal and tea tree oil kill the bacteria that cause infection.
Bruises:Experts say the popular muscle soreness remedy Arnica is also your best medicine for minimizing bruises and healing them fast. As soon as you hurt your knee or other body part or notice a swelling or discoloration, gently rub this homeopathic cream on it. Arnica shrinks inflammation and increases circulation to flush away the stagnant blood.
Chapped Lips: I know you will all prefer to apply conventional lip balms that contain petroleum and sometimes alcohol. But these dry the sensitive skin on your lips. Instead, moisturize and protect your parched, peeling lips with castor oil. Apply it with your finger often throughout the day.
Chest Congestion: You might have a bad breath but eating a plate of curried, sauteed onions on rice can really loosen congestion in your chest. Lightly saute two onions, sliced, and at least 1 teaspoon of curry powder in 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil until the onions are soft.
Corns: Soften corn on skins with a little castor oil. Apply a drop of oil to the corn with your finger first thing in the morning and before you gp to bed. Cover the corn with a Band-Aid before putting on socks and shoes. You should see slow and steady improvement over several weeks.
Cuts:Simply prick a vitamin E capsule with a sterile needle and squeeze the oil onto your cut at least three times a day. Cover it with a Band-Aid if it's a serious wound. Be sure to choose natural vitamin E. Research shows that it has more antioxidant power than synthetic vitamin E.
Dandruff: To clear up dandruff, first wash and condition your hair. Then, while still in the shower or bath, pour a cup of apple cider vinegar on your head and rinse with water.
Dizziness: A common kitchen spice can stop a case of the spins. Simply drop a pinch of cayenne into a glass of warm water and sip. The warmth of the water and the heat of the cayenne cause your body to pump more blood and oxygen to your brain, which makes you feel clearheaded and steady.
Dry Eyes: You need to stimulate your tearing action and for this apply moist heat to your eyelids. Dip a small towel or washcloth in warm water, wring it out, lie down, close your eyes, and put the cloth over your lids for 15-20 minutes. Do this two or three times a day or as needed.
Dry Skin:Almond and grapeseed oil are the quickest fixes for dry skin.
Gas:Chew on a small handful of anise, dill, or fennel seeds when you feel bloated.
Headache: Get relief from headache by massaging a few drops of peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) into your temples.