Not everybody is fortunate enough to be in a doctor’s family. So what? Each one of you can be a doctor at your home. Well, the kind of doctor I am talking about doesn’t need a medical degree, he/she just needs a kitchen with some of the regular stuff a typical kitchen should have. And having kitchen in your house, is not that big a deal (for those who don’t have it !!)..
Your body can throw you for a loop anytime in your life. The day you have an important presentation to give, you might end up having a sore throat. The delicious sea- food salad you got from an amazing eatery can leave you with a grumbling indigestion. Or , you might overdo it at the gym and may arrive with a stiff neck. You won’t have your doctor or therapist to attend to aches and pains all the time, at your disposal.Here’s the next best thing : all natural, expert recommended ways to treat your ailments quickly, safely and effectively at home.
So, here is a list of surprisingly effective kitchen stuff, which has a totally different use than just satisfying your taste buds.
For nausea, frozen ginger chips are a boon. You should first infuse fresh ginger in hot water and then strain and freeze the concoction in ice cube trays. Crush the cubes after a while and suck the icy chips to provide your tummy with a smooth dribble.
Fresh garlic juice has anti-microbial properties that fight pain-causing bacteria. Mix 6 pressed garlic cloves into a glass of warm water and gargle with the solution. Follow this for 3 days. Warm liquid soothes inflamed tissue.
Have a square or two of dark chocolate. Chocolate has a compound theobromine which is much more effective than codeine at suppressing coughs that are persistent without exhibiting any side effects like drowsiness and constipation.
Sipping linden flower tea stimulates the brain to control your temperature, and induces sweating. So add 1 tsp of this dried herb in a cup of water for 15 minutes, and sip it. Drinking this tea 3-4 times a day is really effective.
Applying aloe-vera gel to the burnt area is very soothing. This anti-inflammatory gel creates a second skin to protect the skin lying underneath, from air, as the exposed skin would otherwise irritate nerve endings.
Vitamin-C taken before the onset of cold shortens its duration and severity. So cut and squeeze half a lemon in a cup, add boiling water and honey to boost your immunity and to coat painful throat tissues. Sip this concoction 3-4 times a day.
Mix a pinch of stain- removing baking soda into a few freshly cut strawberries to make a paste. Apply this mixture to a soft- bristled toothpaste and brush your teeth with it every three to four months. The astringent malic acid in strawberries buffs coffee and red wine stains from the teeth.
Having bananas cures diarrhea in a few hours. Also, tea made from pomegranate skin helps an upset stomach.
If you suspect food poisoning, couple a few pieces of burned toast with black tea. The tannic acid in tea and charcoal in the toast neutralizes the toxins and help you to recover quickly.
A Tough Workout
Drink a bottle of tart cherry juice to repair any damage caused by tiny tearing of tissues and swelling. Tart cherries have anthocyanins, which are antioxidants and has anti- inflammatory properties that help sore muscles recover.
See, it isn’t that tough to be your own doctor, is it? These things work miracles in the treatment of your everyday ailments. And if you don’t have them in your kitchen, then you should definitely clear some space in your refrigerator and kitchen shelves, as these things are pretty important for you.