Believe it or
not, relief from various ailments doesn’t really necessitate a trip to the
emergency room of a hospital. Sometimes, the kitchen can actually hold some
quick remedies for the heath challenged. Here are a few:
Forget the drops and the mints. Instead, get some ginger, boil in hot water and
drink. Ginger’s slightly antiseptic qualities will help heal sore throats. If
you want more than some gingery-flavor in your ginger tea, add some cinnamon to
it or boil the ginger with some bay leaf. Enjoy!
Break fevers by washing the patient with a mixture of water and vinegar.
Although, difficult to explain as to how vinegar works exactly, this is a very
old cure that our grandmothers employ. Vinegar is also useful for alleviating
bruises, it seems the acidity of vinegar, helps relieve the physical affect of
bruising while speeding-up the healing process. Our take: vinegar may have
antiseptic properties, while its application to the body maybe similar to touch
Hold the attapulgite just
yet. Bum stomachs are just as much a result of stress as anything else. If you
feel tired and frazzled because of a bout of what some people call a “Delhi
Belly,” just reach for a cool sport drink from the fridge. The sport drink
will not only alleviate “deep thirst” but will restore much needed
electrolytes as well. The same sports drink (and its variants) can help relieve
headaches as well.
Old age aside, some of us
experience muscle pain from time to time. To help bring relief to sore muscles,
get some olive oil, add mint and massage the affected parts. If you don’t have
mint or olive oil, get an empty bottle (with stopper), fill with hot water and
roll it on the affected areas. The heat from the warm water will soothe tired
and aching muscles.