Top 10 Homemade Remedies For What Ails You

Top 10 Homemade Remedies For What Ails You

Feeling under the weather? Thinking — as you look around your office — that you might be soon? Hone your home-remedy skill set with a look at 10 of our favourite DIY cures for illnesses and your body’s annoyances.

Photo by Robert Couse-Baker.

10. Honey for rough coughs

did better in studies of children’s coughsAyurvedic-style honey-lemon-ginger infusion drink

9. Toothpaste for bee stings

acid-neutralising, itch-reducing properties of toothpaste

8. Olive oil for children’s ear-aches

2-4 drops of warm oil in a small child’s earPhoto by fdecomite.

7. Vick’s VapoRub or thyme oil for toenail fungus

researchers have found effective in combating fungusapplying Vick’s to infected feetTimes

6. Vinegar, oatmeal and others for sunburns

the Wise Bread blog’s natural recommendationsan oatmeal paste can do the trickremedies

5. DIY elixers for colds and flu

The Hot Knives blogger loves an excuse to hit the grocery store, and when stricken with a cold (or maybe the flu), he found his muse: a DIY, Southern-Comfort-based elixir to make sleeping, resting and feeling better much easier.

4. Duct tape for warts

assuage the uncertainty

3. Clear nail polish or hot water for bug bites

CSIclaims it’s trueBen Gay can also work

2. Baby or talcum powder for greasy hair

running baby powder through itOriginal post

1. Bacon sandwich for hangovers

according to British researchersPhoto by amagillOriginal post

What’s the best home or natural remedy you know of, or that your parents swear by? We want to hear about it in the comments.


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