Before you panic and rush to the chemist for first aid, try these quick and ready-to-use remedies from your fridge.
To relieve hangover
Honey is known to keep your blood sugar level fairly constant which is what you need after last night’s party. Take two to six teaspoonfuls of honey every twenty minutes upon awaking, depending on the severity of the hangover. Once you start feeling better, take four tsp with your first meal. The potassium in the honey helps counteract the effects of the alcohol. In addition, honey contains fructose, a type of sugar that helps your body metabolise alcohol more quickly.
To soothe mild burns and scalds
If you thought onions only had culinary value, you certainly do not know the value of this edible bulb. It also helps treat minor burns and scalds. Cut an onion in half and place it on the spot until the pain subsides. Onion juice has chemicals like sulphur compounds and quercetin that are present in many over-the-counter drugs. Yes, you may have watery eyes due to burning but that’s a fair trade-off. Isn’t it?
To relieve headache and migraine
Who doesn’t experience occasional headaches? Most of us do. Headaches often reflect the kind of lifestyle we maintain; too much stress and not enough rest. People also suffer headaches due to weather changes. Use cold to help numb the pain. Hold a bag of frozen peas on the pain site for 10 minutes. Wait for twenty minutes and then repeat. Frozen peas bag makes a great mouldable and reusable ice pack. The cold compresses blood vessels which eases pain.
To reduce puffy eyes
Puffy eyes are usually the result of staying awake till late in the night, drinking too little water or the natural ageing process. Puffy eyes are caused when fluid is trapped in the tissue under the eye. For any skin swelling, a cold compress is an ideal remedy. After preparing your morning or afternoon cup of tea, place the bags in the refrigerator until chilled. Squeeze out any excess fluid to make sure tea water doesn’t drip all over your face while you are trying to relax. Place the bags over puffy, swollen eyes for around 10 minutes. Apart from removing puffiness, it also reduces dark circles and makes you feel fresh.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR AN UPSET STOMACH
All of us have suffered from food poisoning at some point in life. Here are few home remedies, submitted by YAHOO! readers, to tackle an upset tummy.
You may have had those mouthwatering frankies from the roadside stall, or gobbled down a plateful of golguppas in a go, only to find severe stomach ache and diarrhea within a couple of days. It’s probably food poisoning you’re suffering from and you’ve caught it at least once in your life, from the deceptively harmless looking contaminated foods.
With symptoms ranging from mild to severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness and dehydration, food poisoning is a condition not to be ignored. Listed below are a few effective home remedies to cure food poisoning, right from grandma’s own medicine chest.