Home Remedies That Really Work

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2. Ginger

Have you ever heard someone tell you to drink a ginger ale if you have a queasy stomach? There’s a reason for that. Ginger has long been used as a traditional remedy for upset stomachs. Eating raw ginger, or mixing some sliced fresh ginger in with your tea can provide relief for nausea and other gastrointestinal problems, and also provide relief for congestion sinus and colds.

Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties. A study published in Cancer Prevention Research found that it can reduce inflammation in the colon and significantly reduce one’s risk of developing colorectal cancers. Inflammation is very common with the modern, acidic and sugary diet most people eat, so adding more anti-inflammatory foods like ginger into your diet is a smart move.

 

3. Aloe Vera

These plants contain natural gels which can be used to sooth away pain from scrapes and burns. They also have natural antibacterial properties which protect against infection. Aloe vera also has antiseptic properties which help protect your mouth from tooth decay and the buildup of plaque. One study found that using aloe vera juice as a replacement for artificial mouthwash was just as effective at killing harmful bacteria as the standard mouthwash.

Using aloe vera gel on the skin can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It does this by improving collagen production in the skin and improve its’ smoothness and elasticity.

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