Homemade Medicines for Common Ailments

Homemade Medicines for Common Ailments

We can wake up with a sore throat the day we are set to make a major presentation, with an acidic stomach after eating a seafood-salad sandwich can stay awaken because of aching ear. Any time a common sickness can catch us. All of us need a live in physician to fix our everyday aches and pains. Though it's important to keep in mind that serious conditions need the attention of a doctor but there are some home remedies that are like having doctor’s prescription.

Read on for homemade medicines for common ailments to treat them quickly, safely and effectively.


Oatmeal for Eczema

Calm itchy, inflamed skin using this breakfast food. Oatmeal soothes rashes because it's packed with phytochemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties. Create a soothing bath by grinding 1/3 cup of plain oatmeal into a fine powder using your blender; pour the powder into lukewarm water and stir in evenly with your hands until the water is a milky color.

Another option: use 1/4 cup of oatmeal and enough water to make a paste that you can apply directly to the skin for 10 minutes, she says.

Cool the burn

Cool the burn

If you grazed your skin with a hot-from-the-oven cookie pan, apply aloe vera gel to the burn as needed. The soothing and anti-inflammatory gel creates a second skin to protect the burn from air, which irritates exposed nerve endings.

Honey is especially good for severe burns. It will stop infection, stimulate skin regeneration and keep the burned area moist. Honey is better for burns than nearly all medical interventions, even for third-degree burns.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Beet for Irritable bowel syndrome

Juice 1 beet, 1 piece of green cabbage (about the size of a medium carrot), 3 carrots, 4 stalks of celery and 4 leaves of fresh plantain. Plantain is a common plant you can usually find growing in front yards, and is unrelated to the banana of the same name. Cabbage and plantain are the most important ingredients, but they don’t taste very good by themselves. The other ingredients will improve the taste while assisting your adrenal glands, liver and immune system. Drink this juice every morning for breakfast, eat oatmeal for lunch, and have whatever you want for dinner. Irritable bowel syndrome will clear fairly rapidly on this regimen.

Sore throat

Baking soda for sore throat

The homemade medicine for sore throat is using baking soda. While saltwater is commonly used but according to National Cancer Institute combination of ¼ teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup warm water and ¼ teaspoon of salt in more effective in killing bacteria and relieving sore throat symptoms. Also, prevent the further growth of infection-causing organisms. Recommended gargling with this solution after every three hours.

You can also use clove for sore throat. Cloves have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can help to soothe and heal infected throat. You can make its tea and drink with added honey, or you can have a combination of powdered cloves in warm water and gargle with it. It is effective in both forms.

Urinary tract health

Cranberries for urinary tract health

Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins, a compound that fends off the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTI). This substance has been shown to prevent infection by keeping the bacteria from attaching to the bladder walls. If you already have a UTI, cranberries probably won't cure it, but consuming cranberries daily may help protect against future infections.


Chocolate for cough

Indulge in a square or two of dark chocolate. Researchers found that chocolate's theobromine compound is more effective than codeine at suppressing persistent coughs without the side effects of drowsiness and constipation.


Tea tree oil

Put Tea tree oil on the acne affected skin. This is a natural antibiotic. It will destroy a broad range of invading microorganisms, as effectively as benzol peroxide, but without side effects. It reduces redness, itchiness and stinging. Garlic also boosts the immune system and kills the bacteria found in acne. Lavender oil can also be applied directly on the acne area. 



Your dinner was too delicious and you could not stop yourself from stuffing it in your poor stomach, you will feel vomiting and weight on your stomach after some time. But don’t worry, here is the solution. Take one and a half cup of water and put some fresh or dried mint, fennel, and green cardamom and boil till one cup is remained in the pot. Then squeeze the half lemon into it and calm.


Sugar for Hiccups

Swallow 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar. The dry granules stimulate and reset the irritated nerve that is causing the spasms of the diaphragm. Keep the sugar under your tongue until you stop hiccupping, and then swallow to fill the back of your throat with even more sensation.


Blackberry root

Any strongly astringent plant will work for ordinary diarrhea. Blackberry root, the main standby used for millenia, is extremely effective. Krameria root, older pine needles just pulled off the tree, and wild geranium are all very helpful for regulation. To use, roughly chop or grind the dried herb of your choice. Add 1 ounce to a quart jar that can take heat, and fill with hot water. Cover the concoction and let it steep overnight (or for two hours if you really can’t wait). Drink it throughout the next day. Repeat as needed. 

Infections and Wounds

Turmeric for wounds

Turmeric can be used to prevent infections and treat wounds because of a compound called curcumin. Foods with curcumin have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties so they can help with cleansing and healing. A study in the Biochemical Journaleven found that curcumin has the ability to stop bacteria from multiplying. If your medicine cabinet is running low on antibiotic ointment, try dabbing a little turmeric on your cut or scrape instead, but only for minor or superficial wounds. Use half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a drop or two of water to make a paste, or if the wound is still bleeding a bit, you can apply the powder without water. After the area is dry, cover with a dressing and let the healing begin.
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