While sometimes a visit to your local family doctor is necessary, a lot of the time our most common issues can be helped with a simple home remedy. While a doctor should always be consulted, here are some useful things at home that can be used as simple home remedies for common illnesses.
If you have been out in the sun too long, applying some vinegar to sunburnt skin can prevent blistering, peeling and remove some of the pain associated with sunburnt skin. Simply dissolve 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a cup of warm water and apply to the skin with a cotton ball or washcloth and come morning the redness and pain will have gone
Sometimes a high fiber diet of cruciferous veggies (like cauliflower, broccoli or brussels sprouts) may leave us feeling bloated with a grumbly tummy. In these cases, ginger and peppermint tea can soothe our tummy’s and relieve some of our discomforts.
The tea soothes any irritation caused by high fiber foods passing through our digestive tract and this can relieve our gassy symptoms. For extreme cases where tea is not enough, you may want to try eating some papaya which contains the enzyme papain, which further aids our digestion.
Fight a Cold and Kill Bacteria
Garlic may be a pungent bulb that can flavor your food, but it also has amazing antimicrobial properties that help your body fight bacteria and eases the symptoms of the common cold.
Garlic also contains a chemical called allicin which kills off bacteria and viruses and even though you may smell a bit, eating raw garlic can fight off infection and keep you healthy.