There’s no need to make a trip to the pharmacy when help can be found in your kitchen cupboard or bathroom cabinet. These home remedies made from ordinary everyday items really work!
Mouthwash For Foot Issues
Instead of gargling with it, soak your feet in a bowl of mouthwash. Antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine will kill your toenail fungus for good!
Black Tea For Sunburns
The tannins in black tea are soothing to sore and sunburned skin. All you need to do is brew a few teabags, let it cool, and apply it as a compress to your sin.
Apple Cider Vinegar For Sore Throats
Gargling with apple cider vinegar can help soothe a sore throat. Mix with water and gargle a couple of times an hour for maximum benefit.
Mint For Fatigue
The smell of mint can wake up your senses and help you feel energized. Known as aromatherapy, smelling certain things can have a therapeutic benefit to your overall mood. Mint is known to be energizing. A cup of hot mint tea will add a pep to your step!
Baking Soda For Heartburn
Baking soda is known to neutralize stomach acid and helps with acid reflux disease. Stir a teaspoon of baking soda in water and drink it at the first sign of heartburn.
Hydrogen Peroxide For Earaches
Flushing the ear with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide may help alleviate earaches. Fill the bottle cap, tilt your head, and pour it into your ear. It may bubble and itch for a minute as it works to kill the bacteria that is causing the earache.
Honey For Healing Wounds
Honey has properties that naturally speed up the healing of wounds. It was the conventional therapy for healing infections up until the 20th century. Processed honey has been heated at high temperatures which kills the beneficial properties, so only raw honey should be used.
Baking Soda For Bee Stings
If you’ve been stung by a bee, try using paste made of baking soda and water to neutralize the bee sting. Apply the paste to the site of the sting and the redness and swelling will go down sooner rather than later.
VapoRub For Toenail Fungus
The secret ingredient in Vicks VapoRub that helps fight toenail fungus is thyme. Thymol, the active ingredient in thyme, can inhibit the growth of the bothersome fungus. Just rub it into your feet, and put a sock over it so your foot doesn’t collect carpet fuzz.
Milk Of Magnesia For Canker Sores
Canker sores are painful open sores that develop in the sensitive mucous membranes inside the mouth. Make a simple rinse of Milk of Magnesia and Benadryl to help soothe and heal the canker sore.
Superglue For Cuts
Not all wounds require a hospital or doctor visit. A very minor cut can easily be “stitched” up at home using superglue, which acts as a mesh until the skin heals.
Cranberry Juice For Urinary Infections
Cranberries have long been known to heal urinary tract infections naturally. Clinical studies have shown the ordinary cranberry juice found at your grocery store to be effective.
Duct Tape For Warts
Using duct tape to remove warts can be just as effective as liquid nitrogen treatments. It sounds painful, but the duct tape is just used to cover the wart, not rip it off. Remove the tape after six days and soak the affected area in water. Rub the wart with a pumice stone or emery board and it should fall right off! This is a less scary solution for children than freezing it off.
Chicken Soup For Colds
This old wives tale is true! But, it’s actually the heat and not the chicken or noodles that do the trick. The heat acts as a decongestant, helping to clear a stuffy nose, which can make anyone feel better.
They Really Do Work
Home remedies are a time honored tradition. From tea compresses for sunburns to chicken soup for colds, experience has proven time after time that what you already have in your home can help fix whatever ails you.