Our elders know best all the tricks of the traditional medicine, especially when it comes to the kitchen tricks that prevent pain in an instant.
Although you can often see the majority of grandma’s trick, they have recently been unjustly neglected.
The modern men mainly find the cure for all diseases in all sorts of pills in the pharmacies and it may not be bad if they try the old effective tricks, from time to time.
These 18 tips may not be able to fully compensate for medical help, but they certainly can be used as a healthier method of treatment.
If you have problems with gastritis, toothache and pain in the muscles…
1. Baking soda is a remedy against gastritis
The baking soda is more than useful for the prevention and easing of many diseases (including cancer), and it plays a major role in the treatment of gastritis because its alkaline properties relieve the heartburn. However, if the pain and discomfort do not stop for a few days in a row or if they occur more than once a month, you should visit a specialist, because the pain of this type indicates that there are serious problems. However, in such cases you should mix half a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it, and you will feel the improvement very soon.
2. Oil of cloves for toothache
This oil is a natural analgesic and antiseptic, and before any painkillers, the clove oil was used by the dentists, and today it remains a popular folk remedy. You should soak a cotton swab in the oil and apply it directly on the tooth. You can also prepare tea from this plant, add several buds in boiling water, let it sit for about 15 minutes and then apply it to the painful and swollen tooth. Just like with everything else, you should not exaggerate with this oil as well because it can be toxic and the side effects may be vomiting, sore throat and difficulty with the breathing. The consuming in smaller amounts is still harmless.
3. Pain in the muscles. The remedy is Hamamelis Virginiana – witch hazel
Besides preventing bad muscle pain, this nut is also effective in the treatment of ulcers, eczema, varicose veins, and it is good to use it for cuts after shaving, mosquito bites or terribly painful ingrown toenails. This plant is a strong oxidant that causes gripping effect and thus accelerates the healing and reduces inflammation. You should not use it orally, but it is good to use this nut after you have previously cleaned the injury with clean, mild children’s soap, and you have partially dried it. Then, you should apply the Hamamelis with cotton or put it on the bandage that covers the scratches.
4. Lavender – divine plant
The lavender flowers have long been used in baths, for the purpose of purification of the body and mind. Its sweet scent generally soothes, relaxes and removes the feeling of tension so, the lavender essential oil can also be used for massages and it helps with the rheumatic pain and muscle pain. The lavender essential oil is one of the few that can be applied to the skin undiluted. Since it helps its regeneration, it is an excellent tool in the healing of wounds and scars, acne, eczema and burns.
The lavender is a useful tool in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. You can also use the lavender essential oil for inhalation, by adding a few drops into a container of hot water. This will clear the respiratory system and refresh the whole organism.
5. More than useful – ginger
This plant which is consumed in the kitchen as a spice, is a remedy against dizziness and nausea caused by chemotherapy and some similar treatments, and it is also excellent for sea sickness and for detoxification and strengthening of the immunity. In small doses, the ginger is harmless, but sometimes it can cause allergic reactions such as rashes, problems with breathing or closing of the throat and swelling of the lips. If this happens, you should see a doctor. But since you know that the ginger has many uses, you should not ignore it. The best way is to consume it grinded, you can also grate it in tea or juice and you can find it in capsules and liquid extract.
6. Aloe Vera heals the smaller burns
The aloe vera gel contains active ingredients that help the burns heal. However, you should certainly know that this plant is not for oral use, and although some people claim that it has laxative properties, do not drink it. It is true that in the large intestine, the aloe turns into soap and therefore, after continuous use it may be harmful. Despite that, you can ease the painful burns if you can find the whole plant and occasionally squeeze the juice or the gel. It is necessary to break off the ends of the plant and squeeze the gel that resembles a hair balm. Apply the gel on the burns, and very soon you will feel much better.
7. Try the tea tree oil
The tea tree oil is useful against fungi on the nails, athlete’s foot, boils, ulcers, dermatophytes and other diseases, it is rich in natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. Apply it on the inflamed tissue and it is useful against dandruff, in which case you should apply it directly to the hair. However, you should dilute it before using it and do not apply it on sensitive areas such as the genitals. You can dilute it with olive oil. Caution! You must not swallow the tea tree oil.
8. Turmeric – the yellow is the healthiest
The turmeric is one of the most powerful natural remedies. The active healing ingredient in the turmeric is called curcumin. The healing properties of this spice have gradually been discovered over the centuries. It has been known for a long time that the turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, but recent studies have shown that the turmeric – is a real miracle of the nature. They have confirmed the beneficial effects of the turmeric in many ailments, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. In Ayurvedic medicine, the turmeric has long been known as a plant that strengthens and nourishes the body.
9. Aromatic and healing mint
It prevents stomach pain, cramps and bad breath. Therefore, it is one of the main ingredients of the chewing gums and the mint is excellent with colds and flu. Its role is to relax the stomach and to increase the secretion in the digestive system. In normal doses it is completely harmless, and in order to prepare tea it is enough to put maximum two teaspoons of dried mint into boiling water. Rarely, there are allergic reactions to the use of mint. The mint can relieve stomach cramps in children, and it is good for the mother to drink this tea. Its excellent properties will come to the baby through the breast milk. The mothers should drink a cup of weak tea about an hour before breastfeeding. But if they do not breast-feed, they should pour boiling water over a teaspoon of dried mint, let it sit for 10 minutes and then put it in the baby bottle. The mint is great to open the airways, but keep in mind that all of these instructions do not apply to the harmful cigarettes flavored with menthol.
10. A little coffee, a little tea
The coffee and the green tea cure headaches and asthma, and the caffeine increases the effectiveness of the pills against headaches and it is a common ingredient of the analgesics. The coffee can be an emergency cure for people with asthma because it reduces the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. But, you should not exaggerate with the caffeine, so do not overdo it. Too much coffee causes headaches, and pregnant women and those who breastfeed should avoid it or at least limit it because it can cause some problems to the baby. The green tea is an excellent antioxidant and gives energy.
11. The benefits of the apple cider vinegar
Prevent the muscle pain with apple cider vinegar, which contains malic, citric and lactic acid. With its help, you will heal the bruises and injured muscles as soon as possible because its main feature is healing of inflammation. Soak the bandage with water and vinegar, squeeze it and apply it on the sore area and keep it for about an hour. Repeat the process for a few days and the pain will go away. With the help of apple cider vinegar you can also remove the fibroma from the skin.
12. Potatoes are not just for eating
The raw white potatoes are a remedy against conjunctivitis. Although we consume it in many different cooked ways, raw potatoes can dry out and disinfect the inflammation around the eyelid caused by conjunctivitis. They are also good as a cure for hemorrhoids. When you use it, you should peel the potato, grate it and wrap it in gauze, put it on the eye and stick plasters on it and keep it like that during the night. You should use it in the same way in order to treat hemorrhoids however, it is clear that in this case you should not put it on the eye. We should mention that the potatoes should be well cleaned when they are used in this way.
13. Garlic – strong and powerful
The main ingredient of the garlic is allicin, which has amazing antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic and antioxidant activity. Because of its unique composition, the garlic is very effective against many diseases such as viral and bacterial infections, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, digestive problems, chronic fatigue and parasites. Studies confirm that the regular use of garlic regulates the blood pressure, the cholesterol levels and the blood sugar. Studies also confirm that the garlic can serve as an excellent prevention of many types of cancer.
14. The greatest gift of Mother Nature – honey
The honey has bactericidal properties, and a study from 2008 showed that the consumption of honey can reduce the surface sores on the skin by 34 percent. It is a natural ingredient in many natural mixtures and elixirs for prevention and treatment of almost all diseases and for beauty. Babies younger than one year should not consume honey as well as those who are allergic to it, although the reactions are mild. For pain in the stomach, you should mix a tablespoon of honey with vinegar and add it in a glass of water and drink it, you should drink it in order to alleviate the cough. It can also serve as a wrap to cover burns. The honey water is also excellent. It is great in combination with lemon, ginger, turmeric and garlic.
15. Lemon – the sour heals
Lemon is one of the most useful foods on the planet, it protects against so many diseases that it can rightfully be called a super-food. Lemon is full of nutrients – it contains bioflavonoids, pectin, folic acid, vitamins C, A, B1, B6, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. It has a beneficial effect on the liver, intestines, stomach, on the immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems. If you regularly consume lemons, you can prevent diseases such as laryngitis, bronchitis, flu, colds, arthritis, high blood pressure, bacterial infections, kidney stones and gallstones, and according to the latest research, cancer as well! There are many ways to include this food in your daily menu. However, the simplest way is to drink 1-2 cups of warm water with lemon every day.
16. Spice that smells like apple pie – cinnamon
This spice that smells like the grandmother’s apple pie prevents bad breath and snoring, and it is useful against bacteria and dizziness. Numerous studies have already confirmed this grandmother’s theory, because the cinnamon has antiseptic properties and it is a killer of the bacteria. It is best to make tea from it. Put half a teaspoon of cinnamon in a cup of boiling water. You can prevent the bad breath if you mix the cinnamon with cold water and use it as a mouthwash. Once people used the cinnamon instead of toothpaste and it can be used for disinfection of hands in the form of essential oil. Anyway, you should also be careful with it because it contains coumarin, which can be harmful to the liver and the kidneys, if you use it too much.
17. Vitamin E in oil – against aging and burns
The oil rich in antioxidant, vitamin E is an excellent lubricant and prevents aging of the skin caused by soaps and sunlight. This oil is thick and it is used for mild burns, and when you buy it, you should choose the products without fragrance and additives.
18. Grease yourselves on the inside and the outside – coconut oil
It is great for eating and cosmetics! Always choose the cold pressed virgin oil. This oil has been used for many years in the cosmetics industry because of the medium saturated fatty acids, that are easily absorbed by the skin and allows the cells to retain more water. However, many products that are used for body care contain hydrogenated version of the coconut oil, which has almost no benefit, so you should choose products without fragrance and additives. Eat it and apply it on your body.