Our health is the most important aspect of our lives. Living the fast-paced life that the 21st century calls for, a lot of people are missing out on important health care. Running after their career and wealth in their youth, people fail to realize the importance of their health. The first place that we can start making changes is right at home. A few changes and more awareness at home will do wonders for your health. Here are a few home remedies to help you take the next step towards a healthier future:
Although a seemingly small problem, hiccups can get very irritating when they don’t stop! Caused by a muscle spasm, this involuntary action can also start hurting after a while. An easy way to control hiccups is to swallow one or two teaspoon of sugar. The rough granules stimulate the muscle causing the spams and make it gradually stop. This will work with any other granular food like salt too, but sugar tastes best and is the easiest to eat in a slightly larger quantity.
Soothe a sore throat
Having a sore throat can be very painful. We can almost always find ourselves making an internet search for how to get rid of a sore throat. The answer is simple. Either a solution of warm water and salt or a solution of warm garlic juice can help clear your throat. Salt is highly anti-bacterial and gargling 3 times a day with a warm salt solution will help curb the pain. Research has also found that garlic has numbing properties along with its high antimicrobial nature that makes it a great way to kill the bacteria present in the throat. Boiling 6 chopped cloves of garlic, straining it and letting it cool down for a while before you gargle with it wil help you cure your sore throat.
Curing a cough may be more fun than you thought! While conventional cough medicine contains codeine, that makes you feel drowsy and also induces constipation in some people, doctors have found out that the theobromine present in dark chocolate is a lot more effective in curing a cough. Yes, indulging in a few pieces of dark chocolate in the name of medicine is not just a dream anymore!
Cooking at home can give people some serious burns! Applying fresh aloe vera gel from the leaf of the aloe plant will provide instant relief and prevents boils from forming. Its anti-inflammatory nature soothes the skin and doesn’t let it come in contact with air that may further aggravate the sensitive nerve endings.
Home is the best place to help cure most of our problems. Medicines are necessary only when the problem cannot be cured by natural means. Making trips to the doctor’s office for small reasons will force you to ingest chemically derived medicines that are not healthy for your body and also spend large amounts of money as consultation fees. Start at home, and you will feel better in no time!