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Clove OilHands down, clove oil is the best remedy for any pain in the mouth toothache, gum pain, etc. And it tastes so much better than Anbesol. There's a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest gargling with it is also good for sore throats, but I've never tried it.
Coconut OilLike apple cider vinegar, coconut oil is great for anything skin related, especially blemishes. It may sound counterintuitive, but it works. I prefer it to ACV because it smells delicious. True story: I actually use it as an overnight face moisturizer in the drier months. An unproven by me claim about coconut oil: playing it topically can help fight fungal or viral skin infections.
to prevent me from ever getting cancer, as nice as that idea may sound. But for just about anything skin related blemishes, dark spots, plantar warts, psoriasis it's a miracle tonic. Not to mention acid reflux and heartburn. Here are some of my tried and true remedies:
GingerEveryone knows that ginger ale can help cure a stomachache, but I prefer to go straight to the source. When experiencing nausea, ginger tea is a great cure. I steep about a teaspoon of grated ginger per 8 ounce cup. If the taste is too strong, try adding some raw honey, which is also good for calming an angry stomach.
know I'm not putting anything into my body that will give me any harmful side effects. And if you remember nothing else I've written, remember this: whatever your minor health problem, try apple cider vinegar first.
SaltI don't get sore throats often, but if I do get them, I really get them. And salt is a lifesaver. Dissolving a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and then gargling provides almost instant relief. And though I've never gotten on board with the neti pot, my husband swears that irrigating his nasal passages with salt water every morning keeps him healthy throughout the flu season.
Certain oils can help treat pain
Apple Cider VinegarThe list of claims about apple cider vinegar is a mile long so long, in fact, that you have to take most of them with a grain of salt. Sorry, Internet, but I don't think one tablespoon of ACV daily is going Nike Air Max 95 Essential Triple Black
Umeboshi PlumsWhen I was in Air Max Elephant Print
culinary school, our instructors let us in on a little secret these pickled Asian plums were the best hangover cure ever. Sold in either a paste or whole, they brought relief to many a hungover student who couldn't make it through a day in the kitchen after a night of drinking.
One thing I've found to be true when using home remedies is that they aren't as strong as their over the counterparts. So they may take a little longer to work. I tend to think it balances out, as I Air Max 69
When I have a minor health problem, my first course of action is to Google home remedies for it. Always. If it's not a serious condition, I consider a trip to the doctor a last resort. As I've mentioned before, I have a lot of bizarre health problems, which means I've done not just a lot of Googling, but also a lot Nike Air Max 01 of trial and error when it comes to home remedies. Luckily, my pantry is usually stocked with everything I need to practice folk medicine at home. Here's a rundown of six common ingredients, what the claims are, and which ones I can vouch for (or against).
Heartburn/Acid Reflux: At the first sign of symptoms, drink one tablespoon in eight ounces of water. Do it daily until warts turns black and falls off. I use the organic, unpasteurized stuff, so I can't speak to the regular grocery store variety. And consider this remedy doctor approved. A doctor friend of mine said, "Apple cider vinegar is amazing. Period."
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