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Friday, March 8, 2013

Home Remedies

How much time and money do you spend being sick, going to the doctors and medicines to try and help cure illness/disease? Would you like to be able to say very little or maybe even none? 

Don't hurry to get artificial pills and medicine that may have various arrays of negative effects. Try these wonderful, natural and proven home remedies to help those aches and pains without any side effects and with a healthy boost to your digestive system!
For congestion resulting from allergies, colds or flu, as well as relief for upset stomach and gas, prepare a tea by soaking 1 teaspoon of anise seeds in 1 cup of boiling water. Strain before drinking. In addition, chewing anise seeds is effective for treating bad breath. 
To aid digestion, prepare an infusion of one teaspoon of cardamom with 1 cup of boiling water. Soak and drink with a meal. 
Bay Leaves 

To treat dandruff, soak a handful of bay leaves in 1 liter of water - bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Cover the water for 20 minutes until the liquid cools. Pour on the hair and leave for 45 to 60 minutes. Rinse the hair well.

For relief from nausea, prepare an infusion of 1/2 teaspoon ginger in 1 cup of boiling water. Strain before drinking. Also, chewing fresh ginger can be even more efficient.

For alleviating headaches, make a paste by mixing ground ginger with water and smearing it on the painful area. For alleviating cough and heartburn: Mix 1/2 a teaspoon of ground ginger with one teaspoon of honey.

For relief from cough, prepare an infusion of dried basil leaves: 1 teaspoon in 1 cup of boiling water. Soak the leaves and then add honey.
Dill Seed 

Try to swallow a teaspoon of dill seeds to stop hiccups. In addition, to help bad breath, chewing seeds of dill can do just that!

Fennel Seeds 

Chewing fennel seeds can alleviate bad breath and relieve stomach cramps. An infusion can be prepared by soaking 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds in 1 cup of boiling water. Strain before drinking. Crush the seeds a little before the the brew, and it will help to treat gases.

Garlic Powder

Garlic powder is a natural mosquito repellent. Make a paste of garlic powder and water, apply on your pulse points, behind the knees, the ankles, a drop or two on the cheeks, face and neck. Make sure it comes nowhere near your eyes!

Caraway Seeds 

Chewing caraway seeds helps relieve gas. an infusion can also be prepared by soaking 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds in 1 cup boiling water. Strain before drinkingg. 

To raise the amount of good cholesterol in your body, mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in coffee or tea. For treating joint pain, try 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey. 

Women, to soothe a rough period, add a little cinnamon to your coffee and tea or sprinkle on food. 

Chew 1 clove root to remove bad breath or to treat dental pain. Place on the tooth in the painful area until the pain is gone. You can also chew 3-4 cloves roots to relieve nausea or a sore throat.

Ground Black Pepper 

To stop a bleeding, sprinkle a generous amount of black pepper over the cut and it will neutralize the bleeding and pain.

Cayenne Pepper 

To clear the sinuses, sprinkle some red pepper on food or gurgle with water to relieve a sore throat. In addition, cayenne pepper suppresses appetite and speeds up metabolism. Sprinkle a little on your toothbrush or add a cup of water and gurgle to rinse your mouth, prevent gum disease, accelerate the healing of gingivitis and treat toothaches. You can also prepare a solution of 1 teaspoon of pepper with 1 cup of water and apply to the affected area.

Allspice (Also known as: Jamaica pepper, pepper, myrtle pepper, pimenta

To relieve muscle aches, ground the allspice to powder form, then add a little water to get a thick paste texture. Apply to a strip of clean cloth and put it on the painful area.

Celery Seeds 

To relieve fluid retention, prepare a diuretic infusion by crushing  1.5 teaspoons of celery seeds in 1 cup of boiling water, then soak for 20 minutes.

For women, if menstruation is late, this infusion may hasten the arrival. It also helps to treat high blood pressure and anxiety.

Peppermint or spearmint 

For treatment of abdominal pain and cramps, prepare an infusion from 1.5 teaspoons of dried mint leaves per cup of boiling water. Strain before drinking.

Effective cure for pain and as a disinfectant. Prepare a solution of salt and water and rub it on the insect bite area or rinse your mouth with water several times a day to disinfect the mouth and throat.

Boil 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of cumin and let it cook for a few seconds. Cool and dring in one sip to relieve your cold symptoms. 


To bring your temperature down, stir 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder with 1 cup of warm milk and add a teaspoon of honey.


Get relief for coughing and a sore throat with an infusion of thyme. Mix 1 tablespoon of dried thyme with 1 cup of boiling water. Strain and drink. To ease a gassy situation, mix 1 teaspoon of thyme with 1 cup of boiling water and strain before drinking.

Mustard Powder

To relieve congestion, mix 1 tablespoon of mustard powder with 1 liter of hot water and then soak your feet. Please note that mustard plasters have been used traditionally to treat coughs, colds and flu.


Boil 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds in 1 cup boiling water, it will help you deal with high cholesterol levels.

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