Don’t like running out to the doctor for every little thing that ails you? Who can blame you? A trip to the doctor can be costly, not to mention time consuming.
If you are in a hurry, want to save a little money, or just want to try something different, here are ten home remedies that you might not have known about.
Have an ear ache? Try castor oil! Dip a cotton ball in castor oil, then pour a few drops from the cotton ball into the infected ear. The castor oil is supposed to help draw out the infection and in turn relieve the pain.
Bothered by a blister? Try dabbing mouthwash on it three times daily. Mouthwash is an antiseptic and will help dry out a blister.
Hopping mad about hiccups? Chase them away with a spoonful of sugar! A teaspoon of dry granulated sugar helps to stimulate the vagus nerve, resetting the diaphragm and stopping hiccups.
Bad breath bugging you? The live bacteria found in yogurt can help to dissolve bad breath issues. Simply add a daily serving of yogurt to your diet.
Aches and pains got you down? Try taking an Epsom Salt bath. Dissolve two cups of Epsom Salt in your bath water and soak for twelve minutes. If the pain is localized in a hand or foot, you can add one cup to a gallon of warm water in a basin and just soak the affected area.
Can’t beat cold feet? Try sprinkling a little cayenne pepper in your socks! It is believed that cayenne has a natural warming effect, and can help to get your blood flowing.
Hollering about hemorrhoids? Witch hazel is a natural astringent which can help to contract the skin and blood vessels back to normal size. Alone, it can dry out the skin, so apply it with Vaseline or a&d ointment.
Steaming over a sore throat? Licorice may be your answer! The sweet root contains a natural coating agent which can help ease the pain of throat inflammation.
Nervous about a nose bleed? If pinching your nose isn’t stopping it, try nasal spray. Most emergency room visits for nosebleeds are treated successfully with oxymetazoline, which just so happens to be the decongestant found in common OTC nasal sprays. Simply tilt your head forward and blow your nose clear, then use the nasal spray normally, and pinch the soft part of your nose closed for ten minutes.