Regardless of whether you have a cold, the stomach is bothering you, you have a rash on the body or you are cut, first aid may lie on your kitchen shelf. Some home remedies are just old wives’ fables, but some have proven to be effective over generations, said Philip Hagen, a specialist in preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
Use it for minor cuts and burns, cough and headache
How it works: Most of us put honey in tea to calm a headache, but for centuries honey has been used to treat wounds. It has been established that honey helps the treatment of moderate burns, and a recent Dutch study allocated protein defensins.
Try this: Apply warm honey on a smaller cut, and then protect it with gauze – bandage, change it once a day. However, if you burn or wound followed by swelling, fever or pain, consult your doctor because you may need antibiotics.
Use for: sinuses, headache
How it works: When you mix saltwater with a higher concentration of salt in our body, it will extract the liquid from the tissue.
Try this: For headache dissolve half a teaspoon of table salt in a glass of water and simply rinse the throat. To take sinuses clean bottle, fill it with the same mixture, lean over the sink and put in their nostrils. Only use sterile water or cooled to room temperature.
Use it to difficulties to digest, stomach pain
How it works: He calms the muscles in the digestive system to facilitate the flow of gases and obstacles digestion. If the pain is caused by reflux – the acid burning sensation in the chest – avoid this tea (can worsen the condition).
Use them to eczema, burns, rashes
How it works: Oats contain phytochemicals with anti properties that soothe itching and inflamed skin. Most doctors recommend using colloidal oatmeal but will serve every kind.
Try it: Oat flakes grind into a fine powder. Pour into a hot bath and sit inside 15 minutes. If you use colloidal oatmeal, pour them directly into the tub full of water.