Natural Remedies for Common Ailments

Sniffling and sneezing dragging you down? ˜Tis the season. Or maybe a monster headache or a stomach ache has left you stuck at home and on the couch for the day. Either way, there might be a thing or two you have at home that could get you through it. 

Common Cold
Dealing with a cold is awful. You’re tired and everything just seems to hurt. One of the best things you could do is up your intake of liquids. So, to ease a sore, scratchy throat, try some lemon and honey in hot water a few times a day. Or make your own ginger tea at home by boiling some ginger in water and adding a little bit of honey.

Headache
A good steam bath can do wonders for a sinus headache. And depending on what you find comfortable, a warm or cold compress usually can do the trick with less severe headaches.

Stomach Aches
Try drinking some ginger ale or aloe vera juice to help digestion. There are also herbal teas out there that will do the same thing and you may even find the warmth of a tea more comforting. Dairy products like a cold glass of water could help too.

Dry and Itchy Skin
Take a warm oatmeal bath. Let’s be clear on this though. We aren’t talking about the instant oatmeal with maple syrup and brown sugar that makes up your breakfast routine. We are taking about colloidal oats “ oats that have been ground up.

Menstrual Cramps
If you’re a woman, at some point in time, you’ll have experienced this though severity varies from person to person. As crazy as it may sound, do some light exercise even if it’s just getting out for a long walk. Endorphins are nature’s pain killer. Or grab a hot water bottle and a mint tea and settle in.

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