When suffering from an annoying minor health issue, such as a cold or sunburn, we often overlook the simplest yet incredibly effective home remedies and completely natural solutions. Who could provide the most effective home remedies for all kinds of ailments? Our grandmothers, of course!
Milk or Yoghurt Compress is an effective remedy if you have a nasty sunburn and look like a roasted chicken. Proteins in milk or fatty yoghurt have an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect and can help your skin recover after a dose of the summer UV rays. You can mix the milk/yoghurt with a bit of water and ice cubes and soak a face cloth in the ice-cold mix. Place the cloth on the sunburn. As the cloth gets warmer, you may soak it in your icy dairy lotion once again. Fresh Aloe Vera Leaf cut in half and placed on the burnt area will sooth your skin and help you heal quicker and easier. You can also scrape the jelly looking inside of the leaf and then gently spread it over the affected area.
BUG & MOSQUITO BITES
Ice Cubes help big time against the itching! Simply rub an ice cube over the bite for a few minutes to feel much better! Aloe Vera is also great for bites and swellings. Mix fresh Aloe Vera juice with ice and apply the mixture onto the bite.
Lemon could provide fast relief from earache. Dip an Q-Tip in lemon juice, then gently place it into your ear and leave it in for about a minute. Lemon juice can balance the PH in your ear and stop the aching. Salt Pack may reduce earache. Place a tablespoon of salt in a sheet of paper towel. Microwave for approx. 30 seconds. Fold it into a small pillow and place it on the aching ear. Lie down and leave the salt pack on until it cools off. Repeat if necessary.
Aloe Vera with Honey and Cocoa provides relief from coughs and sore throats, as well as simply giving your body a boost of healthy energy! Take a fresh leaf of Aloe Vera and cut it open. Scrape the jelly looking inside of the leaf out and mix with honey and cocoa. Take a teaspoon of your homemade syrup every couple of hours. Aloe Vera is extremely bitter so honey and cocoa will make it taste nice!
Gargling with Sea Salt or Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with warm water is an effective home remedy for a sore throat. Don’t make the mix too strong, usually, half a teaspoon of salt dissolved in a glass of water does the trick. With Apple Cider Vinegar, a tablespoon of vinegar in a glass of water works great! Don’t forget to gargle thoroughly and every couple of hours!
Honey can reduce coughs and throat irritation. A teaspoon of pure honey before bedtime may provide great relief for a sore throat and coughing, and also help you have a good night sleep.