These days you can find medicine at your local drug store for just about anything. Aisles among aisles of over priced products to treat everything imaginable. But what about life’s “little ailments” like a case of the hiccups? Here is a list of all natural, expert recommended remedies for some of life’s minor ailments. Best of all, you can find what you need in your kitchen cabinet or refrigerator.
- Stop Hiccups
Swallow 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar. The dry granules stimulate and reset the irritated nerve that is causing the spasms of the diaphragm which makes you hiccup.
- Alleviate Nausea
Sucking on frozen ginger chips will help relieve nausea. Ginger contains anti nausea properties which are particularly effective during pregnancy and post surgery. To make the ginger chips, simply infuse fresh ginger in boiling water. Then strain and freeze in ice cube trays.
- Prevent a Hangover
Excess alcohol depletes the body of B vitamins, so if you’ve been drinking, take a vitamin B supplement before going to bed and drink as much water as possible to stay hydrated.
- Stop Foot Odor
Soak your feet nightly in 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water which will eliminate odor causing bacteria.
- Sooth a Sore Throat
Gargle two times a day with 6 pressed garlic cloves placed in a glass of warm water. Continue for 3 days. Garlic has antimicrobial properties that fight the pain causing bacteria.
- Soften Sore, Chapped Lips
Olive oil is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant that can soothe dry lips. Rub the moisturizing oil on your lips two to three times a day. You will feel instant relief and your lips will heal in a few days.
- Combat Insomnia
Before you go to sleep, eat a handful of cherries. Scientists have discovered they are loaded with melatonin which is the same hormone created by your body to regulate sleep patterns.
- Sweeten Bad Breath
Gargle with a small cup of lemon juice. This will help kill the odor causing bacteria. Then eat a cup of unsweetened yogurt which contains lactobacillus bacteria and will help eliminate the bacteria that causes bad breath.