Thursday, November 19, 2009

Home Remedies

With all the flu, virus, and infections plaguing thousands of people, grandmothers all over the world have their own home remedies. These age-old antidotes can help heal and soothe what ails you, and almost all the ingredients used can be found in just about any kitchen. Make sure you play it safe by talking to your doctor for any serious conditions don't don't heal quickly with home cures. Here a few home remedies according to an article in November 2009, "Better Homes and Gardens."

Sore Throats - gargle every tow hours with a glass of hot water mixed with a tablespoon of honey and vinegar. The vinegar works as an astringent to secretions and restore pH balance, and it discourages bacterial growth. Honey is an anti-inflammatory.
Minor Burns - Vitamin C, Vitamin A and phytonutrients all work to heal wound. Also, spreading honey once a day on a minor burn is a terrific natural way to treat it.

Muscle Aches - The use of cayenne can ease sore muscles. Cayenne contains capsaicin, which works by overstimulating nerves, decreasing their ability to carry pain signals.

Nasal Congestion - In a bowl, juice one clove of garlic, with a garlic press, add a half teaspoon honey, and squeeze out the inside of one aloe vera leaf. Then soak two cotton balls in the mixture and insert them loosely into your nostrils for about five minutes. Garlic has a powerful antibacterial properties, honey also is antibacterial and works as an astringent, and the aloe moisturizes sore nasal tissue.

For more information read the entire article from the November issue of "Better Home and Gardens.


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