5 Folk remedies for improving your health

We already know that consuming the right foods can boost your intake of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. But there are a few folk remedies that can solve our pesky daily problems, like hiccups or even rashes like eczema. Throat problems, menstrual cramps, etc. Though it’s important to keep in mind that serious conditions need the attention of a doctor, but a minor health problem can be dealt with at home. There are few folk remedies that have helped me a lot in times so I’m sharing them here.

Cucumbers or Tea-bags for puffy eyes:

Cucumber slices can help to soothe puffy eyes and reduce the swelling, but you have to have a refrigerated cucumber on hand. Cucumber slices perfectly fit to help reduce swelling. You’ll only need to leave them on for 10 minutes for fresher-looking eyes and it works like magic.

Tea bags are the other thing that can be used for puffy eyes. The idea of using a tea bag is all about caffeine. Caffeine can ease the puffiness and regulate the circulation and penetrate the skin. Take two wet tea bags, put them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and then place them on your eyes for 15 to 30 minutes.

Ginger for menstrual cramps:

Ginger is a wonder herb and has tremendous benefits. It can also ease menstrual cramps. Boil some ginger slices in water. Keep sipping it throughout the day you might find relief from the herb’s healing properties. But do consult your doctor before using ginger as a treatment method.

Sea salt for dry skin:

As winter is coming and a lot of us are going to face dry skin problems. For that, you don’t need an expensive skincare product to treat rough patches on your knees, elbows, and heels. You can make your own sea salt scrub at home. Sea salt does a good job of clearing the dry skin away that’s why it’s considered a good exfoliator. Just add one cup of sea salt in 1/2 cup of a light massage oil and mix it well. Keep the scrub in an empty bottle. Don’t use the scrub on those areas which don’t need much exfoliation like your face or back of your arms.

Turmeric for infections:

Turmeric can be used to prevent infections and treat wounds. Turmeric has curcumin in it, which have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties so they can help with cleansing and healing. Using half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and add a few drops of water to make a paste. If the wound is still bleeding a bit, you can try applying the powder without water. When the area is dry, you can cover it with a dressing and let the healing begin.

Sugar for hiccups:

When you hiccup, the diaphragm go through a series of spasms. But you can stop that reaction by fooling your body. You can put a teaspoon of sugar underneath your tongue. Until you stop hiccuping, keep the sugar under your tongue and then swallow to fill the back of your throat with even more sensation. Any bristly substance, such as salt, can work in a pinch, but sugar tastes best.

 

 

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