Home Remedies For Minor Ailments

I have been collecting home remedy tips and advices for common ailments since I like natural ways of dealing with these illnesses, rather than popping the over the counter pills. Today, I will share these home remedies with you, because I've tested and they work wonder.

Common Cold

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If your child suffers stuffy nose or an irritating cough, rub his chest, his neck, and a bit behind the ears to help release congestion. You can buy Vapor Rub, or any balm that is made from eucalyptus or mint, at your local store. The rub breaks down the phlegm in the nose and chest.

Another trick I use when my son has the common cold is I rub the bottom of his feet, and have him wear socks to go to bed. It seems to quiet down the cough, and helps him have a good night sleep.

Upset Stomach

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Purchase some ginger root, clean it, slice it into small pieces, and boil it in a pot of water. Drinking ginger tea warms the body, and settles the digestive tract. You can add a squeeze of lemon, and a tea spoon of honey if you don't like the ginger taste.

You can find other remedies from this article, Natural Herbs and Foods to Help Upset Stomach.

Achy Muscles

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Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm water bath, and relax for 15 minutes. The magnesium contains in the salt can reduce the inflammation and soothes the pain. Epsom salt has an electrolyte that helps the muscles, nerve and enzyme functions.

Sore Throat

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Mix 1 teaspoon of table salt in an 8 oz glass of warm water, and gargle for at least 1-2 minutes every few hours. If your pain lasts more than 2 days, time to see your doctor.


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It seems as though we all have some types of mild allergies, and this simple trick can ease the irritation. Purchase an inexpensive saline nasal spray and give your nose a quick spritz 2-3 times a day. The saline spray clears up your nasal passage and break up dry mucus. If you have serious allergies, you should be seen by your doctor.

Do you have any family remedies that you use to treat minor ailments? Share your with us!

(Reposting from my old blog WT)

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Zenserly October 25, 2013 5:30 am  

Hmm glad I found my way here, the vapor rub trick is something my mom used to do for me, I think it will work well with my sons too! :)

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