Top Kitchen Items that make Perfect Natural Home Remedies

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Have you ever taken a good hard look at your medicine cabinet? Is it overflowing with over the counter drugs, remedies, and prescription drugs? Take a look at those over the counter remedies- do you remember when and why you bought them? Do you remember how expensive they were? Do you remember if they even worked or not?

Many over the counter remedies are expensive and contain synthetic chemicals. Some are based on natural plant remedies, others are purely chemical in nature. Your body really doesn’t need chemicals for healing, synthetic or otherwise. Many common ailments can be cured right from items you most likely have right in your kitchen.

Take a look at the top kitchen items that can cure many common problems.

 

1.  Used Tea Bags

Tea bags contain tannins and caffeine that help to reduce swelling and inflammation. They can also be used to stop bleeding from a cut. Read more about top 20 useful ways to reuse and recycle old tea bags.

 

2. Olive oil

This is a great way to moisture dry hair. Apply a bit of olive oil to your hair before bed (cover it with a towel or shower cap) and then wash regularly in the morning. You can also rub some into your feet then put on some cotton socks before you go to bed for super soft feet in the morning.

 

3. Papaya

For upset tummies, this is a tasty way to soothe them. This is especially good for kids who don’t want to drink peppermint or ginger tea. Have them eat fresh papaya or drink organic, unsweetened papaya juice. For adults, papaya can help stop gas and bloating too.

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4.  Garlic

Garlic is just good for everything, isn’t it? Most likely because garlic has antifungal, anti-parasitic, and antibacterial compounds. You don’t need flu shots or antibiotics when you have garlic! At the first sign of a cold or flu, chew on a clove of garlic. Yes, it’s strong, but you get used to it. Using raw, organic garlic regularly in your foods can help prevent illnesses before they get a toehold.

 

5. Coconut Oil

This is another fantastic way to kill fungus and bacteria naturally. Also, no matter what your skin issues might be, coconut oil can help. Add a few drops of oregano essential oil to coconut oil and spread on your toes to kill toenail fungus. Add coconut oil to baking soda for completely natural toothpaste. Use coconut oil for oil pulling for white teeth and healthy gums. Use coconut oil on your skin to stop dryness, redness, and irritations.

 

6. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

This is the best all-around fixer upper you could ever ask for. Apple cider vinegar helps with so many issues, including:

  • Sore throats – Simply gargle with a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • Heartburn –Slug back a shot glass full and in less than 5 minutes – It’s gone!
  • Ear infections – Lie on your side and fill your ear with apple cider vinegar. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes, then drain. If caught early enough, one application is all your will need.
  • Fungus – Apply directly to toenails or athlete’s foot.
  • Vaginal yeast infections – Use in a douche. 2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup (8 ounces) of water.
  • Insect bites – Terrific for reliving the itch and sting from all types of bug bites.
  • Pimples – Zap that pimple to kill the bacteria that is causing it.

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Fresh Ginger Root

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7. Ginger

Ginger is perhaps best known for stopping nausea in its tracks. If you use garlic to remove parasites from the body, can sometimes cause a bit of nausea as it does so. Following up the garlic with a bit of ginger tea will help stop the nausea. Ginger can also stop many migraine attacks. At the very first sign of a migraine, juice some fresh, organic ginger with one apple and one carrot. Those who have tried this claim that it is super effective.

 

8. Turmeric

Turmeric is another multi-use item from your kitchen. Turmeric can disinfect minor burns and cuts, as well as stop acne, and lessen the pain from bruises.  Many people take turmeric at the first sign of a cold to help fight it or shorten its duration.

 

9. Cinnamon

This super tasty spice has powerful antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant compounds. Cinnamon is often used in tea to help treat indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, gas, and menstrual cramps.

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Aloe vera plant

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10. Lemon

Lemon has a wide variety of medicinal uses. Mix lemon juice and water for a hair rinse that naturally stops dandruff.  You can also use it to stop headaches, indigestion, and throat infections. Drinking lemon water daily has been shown to stop the formation of kidney stones.

 

11. Aloe Vera

Almost everyone keeps a potted aloe vera plant to help with minor burns, but it’s also good for many other skin issues. If you have raw, irritated, or inflamed skin, the gel from aloe vera can be very soothing. You can also use aloe vera gel to stop indigestion and heartburn.

 

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12. Raw Honey

Raw honey is loaded with a host of healthy vitamins and minerals but it also has antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral compounds. Honey can soothe a sore throat, stop a nagging cough, ease laryngitis, and heal canker or mouth sores, and can stop cuts from becoming infected.

Sources:

Organiclifestylemagazine.com

Organiclifestylemagazine.com

Organiclifestylemagazine.com

Truthwiki.org/Garlic

Truthwiki.org/Ginger

Truthwiki.org/Turmeric