Before you hit the nearest pharmacy, hit your kitchen for edible remedies!
We can’t stress enough the efficacy of your kitchen cabinet vs. pharmaceuticals to cure what ails you. To make it easier on you, we are going to get you started with the below 6 common ailments and their holistic cures to keep in your back pocket …
- Nettle Leaf Tea. Nettle helps alleviate inflammation, which can exacerbate allergies. Make a big pot of tea and sip on it throughout the day for all day relief. Remember, you’ll also want to avoid the peak allergy time of the day (10-4).
- Vitamin C. As Vitamin C boosts the immune system it can also reduce inflammation and provide allergy relief. Foods rich in vitamin C include strawberries, pineapple, broccoli and cauliflower.
- Apples, onions, tomatoes, berries and leafy green vegetables all contain the flavonoid Quercetin which is a powerful antioxidant and research shows that it has been shown to boost immunity and fight inflammation.
- Gargle with salt water it helps ease a sore throat.
- A teaspoon of honey mixed with lemon juice in warm water will also soothe a scratchy throat.
- Green tea is a great immune booster and gargling with it can help kill the bacteria in your throat.
If a stinger is left in the body it needs to be removed as soon as possible. It is important that you don’t squeeze the area as you can push it deeper in and release the poison. Use whatever you have available to remove it, if you can. That can be
- a credit card
- a butter knife
- your finger nail
It is best to clean the area with water before applying remedies however time is a factor so do not delay. If you cannot get the sting out immediately try applying a baking soda paste to help get the “sting out”.
- Aloe vera is always a good choice as its anti-inflammatory properties will soothe the skin and help ease any discomfort.
- Soak in a cool oatmeal bath this can also help alleviate the burn.
- Natural yoghurt helps to soothe the skin and also it contains enzymes that help the skin to heal.
- Egg white (not the yolk) is an excellent remedy for sunburn and will protect and nourish the skin too.
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
- Make sure to drink plenty of fresh water to help flush the digestive system.
- Try nibbling on some fresh ginger or make a fresh ginger tea to sip on.
- Tea made with chamomile from your garden.
- Mint tea will soothe the discomfort.
Profuse Sweating (Hyperhidrosis):
- Try herbal ‘hyperhidrosis’ tea Hushed Sea. It stops excessive sweating by promoting the normal balanced functioning of two complimentary nervous systems, the sympathetic and parasympathetic. An imbalance in these two systems leads to profuse and unnecessary perspiration in circumstances that do not warrant sweating.
- Cut the potato into slices and rub under the arms.
- Lemon juice and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Slice the lemon in half, sprinkle some sodium bicarbonate on it and rub over the sweating areas and under the arms.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Chew on some parsley or mint! These green herbs stave off bad breath and happen to be light and refreshing to the tongue, plus they are incredibly healthy!
- Chew on the cloves as they have antiseptic properties and will fight any bacteria causing the halitosis.
- Lemon rind. Chew on a piece of lemon rind.