Browse these pages for straightforward home remedies to all sorts of minor ailments.
There’s several possible solutions to most problems so you should always be able to find something in your kitchen or bathroom cupboards.
Body Ailments A – I
Use 2 cups of cider vinegar in the tub to soak sore muscles this will add potassium to musclesQuite often muscle cramps, are caused by too low a level of potassium. Take a tsp. of vinegar when suffering from a muscle cramp to quickly bring your potassium level back up and relieve the cramp.
Mix equal quantities of castor oil and lime juice. Massage the affected area with this mixture. Also drink 1 cup warm water mixed with lime juice and honey.
Arthritis & Asthma
1 tsp cider vinegar with one tsp honey taken three times daily helps with arthritis. Asthma Mix 1 teaspoon honey with ½ teaspoon cinnamon and take it at night before going to bed.
Athlete’s Foot Relief
Suffering from athlete’s foot? Try soaking your feet in vinegar. It changes the skin so that the fungus can not grow.
Bad Breath Remedy
Boil some cinnamon in a cup of water. Store it in a clean bottle in your bathroom. Use it as a mouthwash frequently.
Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll, nature’s own deodorizer. Chew some leaves regularly and your breath will remain fresh.
You can chew some cardamom seeds to sweeten your breath.
Bee Sting Relief
Bicarbonate of soda mixed with water will take out the sting and bring instant relief.
Bladder Infection & Bruises
Take a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries and boil them in water (they will fall apart). Cool and drink. Don’t add sugar! For
bruises slice a raw onion and place over the bruise. Burns
Should you burn yourself when cooking put some white vinegar on a bit of paper towel and place it on the burn. If you keep it on, you will not develop a blister.
Chicken Pox Relief
Not a cure, but a great relief – two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda in a lukewarm bath will soothe itchy chicken pox spots.
Corns and Calluses
For a corn and callus remover soak a piece of stale bread in vinegar, and tape it over the callus or corn overnight Cuts and grazes
Use vinegar as an antiseptic for abrasions and to reduce itch from mosquito bites.
Rub a nutmeg against a smooth stone slab with a little water and make a paste. Apply on affected parts. Energizer Energizing Mead recipe.
Simmer 1 cup honey and 3 cup water together slowly. Allow one cup of the water to evaporate. Strain off the top surface, and put the remaining liquid into a stoneware crock or dark bottle. Put a towel over it so it can breathe, yet be free of dirt. Place in a cool place. You can add cinnamon, clove, or the juice of 2 lemons, if you like.
Take a glass of grapefruit and lemon juice in equal parts to dispel fatigue and general tiredness after a day’s work.
Eat 10-12 almonds, the equivalent of two aspirins, for a migraine headache. Almonds are far less likely to upset the stomach.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon in about 4 ounces of water, and drink all at one time. It will cause you to ‘burp’; as it neutralizes stomach acid the same way it does other acids. (note. bicarbonate of soda has been effectively used as an antacid for many years, however in rare cases it has been reported that its use can contribute to the rupturing of the stomach.
One teaspoon to one tablespoon of vinegar gets rid of hiccups.
Mix water with cornstarch into a paste and apply. This is effective in drawing out the poisons of most insect bites and is also an effective remedy for diaper rash.