Modern medicine has done wonders for the human race. When your head is pounding, chances are, you’re looking for some aspirin to take fast, but…
Have you ever considered some natural remedies to heal some of your ailments?
Now, I’m not knocking the wonders that medication can provide, but, believe it or not, the simple ingredients around the kitchen can do the trick as well … and it’s naturally healing.
While in college, it’s important to learn how to take care of yourself, given that most of the time, mom isn’t going to be around to cook you soup when you’re sick, take your temperature or picking up your tissues around your bedside.
Here are some natural remedies you can hook up in your dormitory yourself:
Lemons for Headaches
Squeeze three to four lemon slices in a cup and drink it—it’s known for giving almost immediate results in curing your headache.
But wait! Don’t throw the lemon crust away. Headaches caused by the heat is said to be cured by pounding the fresh lemon crust in a mortar until it’s paste-like. Smear it on your temples and it should start giving you relief.
Oatmeal for Eczema
Eczema is a medical condition in which parts of the skin becomes rough and swollen with blisters that cause severe itching or bleeding.
Oats have what’s called anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation) properties. Experts recommend that you use finely grounded oatmeal either as a paste or in the bath. Give it about 15 minutes for the swelling to gradually go down.
Salt Water for Sore Throats
This is something that even doctors recommend—gargle warm water with salt for a sore throat. A sore throat is to due to the tissues being inflamed. The salt helps to decrease the inflammation.
Take about 8 ounces of water, heat up in the microwave and pour about a tablespoon of salt into the mug. Gargle periodically throughout the day.
Ginger for Nausea
Many people can agree that ginger can cure nausea.
Chewing slowly on raw ginger can be very helpful, although raw ginger may not sound very appetizing when your nauseous.
If chewing on raw ginger isn’t your thing, instead, try sipping on ginger tea or even Ginger Ale. This shall soon cure your nausea.
Yogurt for Rank Breath
You don’t have to be in pain or miserable for a home remedy. There are even home remedies for bad breath.
There are many places bad breath can come from. However, the two most common places bad breath comes from is, of course, the mouth and the stomach.
A daily dose (6 ounces) of yogurt should keep your breath fresh. The bacteria that’s already in yogurt is known for killing off the bacteria in your mouth that causes a foul smell.