Best natural home remedies for health and beauty (that work!)
Whether you’ve got a runny nose, sore throat, achy tummy, or just feel run down, this is our list of home remedies that could actually help you cure faster and boost your immunity.
*While these concoctions may help you feel better and healthier if your symptoms don’t improve you should always seek the advice of a medical professional.
Warm honey and lemon for a sore throat
A truly tied and tested home cure for a sore throat. Honey is a natural substitute for sugar; its healing properties have been well noted for many years and is effective against many types of bacteria. The golden liquid is used to treat burns, heal wounds, and even aid in the treatment of foot ulcers. And when it comes to coughs and colds, it may ease that sickly throat of yours.
Its companion, lemon, is packed with vitamin C and can lead to the reduction of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and kidney stones. Besides, this antioxidant vitamin helps to keep your immune system healthy, so when combined, these two natural wonders are both excellent for your health and your cold.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potentials
Brightly colored, flavorful, and healthy too? This sunshine spice could be no other than turmeric. Adding this spice to your next meal or creating a tasty milky drink could have significant benefits to your health. But what are they?
Turmeric is said to have anti-inflammatory properties; studies show that the spice can reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness related to arthritis when taken regularly. In addition, it is also said to have antioxidant properties, helping to clean out the body’s system and may be effective in aiding the treatment of certain types of cancer. Although more research is required to prove or disprove this with any certainty.
In any case, turmeric is a beneficial addition to almost any diet; however, those with an easily upset stomach, those on blood thinners, or ladies in later stages of pregnancy may wish to regulate the amount they ingest to avoid side effects.
Aloe Vera for burns
A simple unassuming and easily grown plant, aloe vera has been used in households for years as one of those timeless old-fashioned remedies for treating burns and a number of other maladies. In the last 30 years, its antioxidant and antibacterial properties seem to have been proven by the modern medical world as a healer for burns. In fact, the aloe vera market itself was even estimated at $507 million (USD) in 2017, meaning this is no old wife’s tale.
Aside from healing burns, aloe vera is said to reduce dental plaque as much as a regular mouthwash, reduce constipation (under medical supervision only), and improve skin when used as a cream.