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Make Your Own: Natural Remedies

Posted on January 26, 2014 by Rachel Tardif There have been 0 comments

Growing up, these homemade, natural concoctions were used by my grandmother and my mother to relieve minor ailments.

Lemon Sloughs Off Scaly Skin

Heels, knees, and elbows can get very rough during the winter. To relieve the rough skin, simply rub halves of lemon on the scaly areas. After the rubdown, nourish your skin with a heavy moisturizer, preferably one that contains aloe, jojoba oil, or vitamin E. Cover your feet with socks to promote the soothing process. Lemon contains citric acid, which naturally exfoliates dry, rough skin.

Honey-Onion Syrup Soothes a Sore Throat

Simply put a large slice of onion in a bowl and cover it completely with honey, put a lid on top of the bowl and refrigerate it overnight. By next morning the flavors have married creating a sweet tasting, soothing elixir. Discard the onion and take 2-3 tablespoons of the liquid. Onions have antibiotic properties that help alleviate cold symptoms while honey coats and soothes a sore throat and reduces the cough. The syrup will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Tea Bags Stymie a Sty

Steep a tea bag in boiling water and let cool. Then, place the moistened bag over the affected eye for 10 minutes. Repeat this process 3-4 times during the day and say good-bye to your sty. The tealeaves' astringent tannins help draw the infection to the surface and reduce the swelling. You must use green or black tea, as herbal varieties don't have the necessary tannins.

Garlic Rub Deals With a Tooth Abscess

This is a great first aid for an abscessed tooth. Simply rub the affected area with a fresh clove of garlic half and eat one to two raw cloves daily. An abscessed tooth is the result of the accumulation of pus in the tooth socket and since, garlic is an antibacterial agent it will help combat the infection. When the herb is chewed or crushed, allicin, which is a substance with antibiotic properties, is released. This double-edged cure attacks the bacteria from inside and out. It definitely brings relief until you get to the dentist.

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