The Best Household Natural Remedies

There are some things we should always keep at home to treat ailments naturally. Here are 6 of the best Remedies that you can get from common household products and you will probably have some lying around the kitchen.

Honey – Did you know honey can fight over 60 different types of bacteria and was used to sterilise wounds over 2,000 years ago. If you are looking for honey to fight bacteria and be used as a remedy keep some Manuka honey on hand, this stuff comes from the Manuka bush in New Zealand as it is twice as effective as ordinary honey in fighting infection.

Peppermint – Apparently the worlds oldest medicine (as old as 10,000 years). Pretty impressive stuff and for good reason. Peppermint is extremely soothing especially for the digestive system and even works to fight bacteria and is known to combat e-coli. I like keeping a jar full of dried peppermint around to infuse as a tea.

Neem – This is a little known herb but it is very popular in India where it is known as “The Village Pharmacy” as it is a real jack of all trades in terms of its health giving qualities. It has the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic

So it pretty much touches on all bases. If you can find some Neem Oil it can be diluted with water and used as an ointment or even added to your bath or hand soaps for everyday use.

“Divine Tree,” “Heal All,” “Nature’s Drugstore,” “Village Pharmacy” and “Panacea for all diseases.”

Tea Tree Oil – Originally from the native shrubs of Australia Tea Tree has made quite a name for itself. Aborigines used it as an antibacterial ointment for a variety of ailments. If you can keep a small amount of Tea Tree Oil around it can be used in a similar fashion to Neem but is more useful in regards to cuts, grazes or infections due to its powerful antibacterial properties. As well as this you can use it to clean the household. Word of caution though as to not go overboard, tea tree oil is extremely effective and sometimes too effective so apply it in small amounts at first and see how your skin reacts…..

Vinegar – Especially Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing stuff. Long known to have healing qualities even as far back as biblical times, more recently though it has been used in the first world war to treat wounds.

Hippocrates, often dubbed the father of modern medicine, is known to have prescribed vinegar during the C4th BC

The reason it works as an antibacterial is that it is very acidic: A standard ACV from the supermarket can kill 99 per cent of bacteria and 8o per cent of germs. Pretty impressive for something totally natural. I love Vinegar and use it daily as a tea or even diluted with some water and drunk as a refreshing drink.

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