The next time a minor ailment hits, instead of heading for the medicine cabinet, head for the kitchen cupboard for a drug free cure. Items needed for effective home remedies are usually on hand in the kitchen, working as well, if not better, than their medicinal counterparts.
Prevent Poison Ivy Rash
Anytime exposure to poison ivy occurs, reach for the bottle of liquid dish soap to prevent a rash from developing. Apply full strength liquid dish soap to the skin area that has been exposed to the poison ivy plant. Rub the dish soap in, leave it set on the skin for a couple of minutes, then rinse well. The liquid dish soap will remove the poison ivy plant’s oil and all it’s residue from the skin, preventing a rash from developing.
Relieve Heartburn And Settle Upset Stomach
Baking soda is a pure and natural home remedy to relieve heartburn and settle an upset stomach. The directions for mixing this effective antacid with water are printed right on the box.
Quiet A Cough Or Heal A Burn With Honey
A spoonful of honey will quiet a cough by coating and soothing the throat, usually working better than any over-the-counter cough syrup. Children under the age of one or anyone allergic to bee stings should not take honey.
Honey is also a natural anti-bacterial and promotes healing for minor burns. Cover a minor burn with honey for instant cooling and to prevent infection.
Get Digestion Back On Track With Yogurt
Intestinal infections and antibiotic induced diarrhea can be prevented, or the duration at least shortened, by eating probiotic yogurt daily. Probiotic yogurt contain good, live bacteria that counteract the bad bacteria in the digestive tract that causes diarrhea and bloating.
Relieve IBS Symptoms With Peppermint
Peppermint helps relieve the frequent bouts of stomach pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation that those who suffer with IBS experience. Peppermint candy works well for mild IBS cases, or peppermint oil capsules are available for more severe cases of IBS.
Ginger Quells Morning Sickness And Vomiting
Ginger blocks the serotonin receptors in the stomach that cause vomiting. A cup of tea made from a slice of fresh ginger root or ginger root tea bags will prevent morning sickness when consumed before arising from bed in the morning. Nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness or other illness can be quelled by drinking a cup of ginger tea too.
Cheap, drug free and amazing home remedies for a variety of common ailments are as close as the kitchen cupboard.