Nine not-so-famous home remedies that cure most ailments

Published: November 11, 2016

The following home remedies can work wonders for you without any hassle at all. PHOTO: PINTEREST

The answers for various health ailments do not always lie with medicines. There are numerous home remedies for different health issues that you can easily try at home, without the fear of any side effects taking place. Most medicines can leave certain side effects on your body, be it temporary or permanent. Having said that, the following home remedies can work wonders for you without any hassle at all.

1. Suffering from nausea? Try some ginger

Boil some crushed fresh gingers in water with two to three cloves of nutmeg (also known as Jaiphal) for at least five minutes. Now, filter the mixture and pour it in ice trays. You can use the chilled mixture in any sweet drink of your choice, or you can make popsicles by soaking the ginger in roohafza. The ice cubes provide your stomach with a serene, soothing effect, and you would feel better in a few hours. Ginger consists of anti-nausea and anti-oxidant properties that can work wonders for your ill stomach.

2. Have a sore throat? Try some garlic cloves

Crush five to six garlic cloves and boil them in water with two to three cloves of nutmeg for 10 to 15 minutes. Gargle with lukewarm mixture twice a day to cure a sore throat. Garlic is a known remedy for respiratory tract diseases. The healing properties of garlic can lighten the inflammation and heal the soreness within a day or two.

3. Nagging cough? Eat some dark chocolate

Research shows that the ingredients of dark chocolate work better than our regular cough medicine in curing a persistent cough. Eat a mini bar of dark chocolate and you will be amazed by its effect on a nagging cough. The best part about this remedy is that it doesn’t cause any drowsiness or constipation like the usual cough medicines do.

4. Burnt skin? Apply some Aloe vera

Well, it is quite a mundane scenario that ladies get burnt during cooking or baking food. Apply some fresh aloe vera gel to the burnt skin. It is a known remedy for various skin ailments and in this case, it would decrease the burning sensation and help heal the skin.

5. Trouble with gastric issues? Try some mint water

If you are having trouble with digestion, you can try some mint water at home as a cure. Just boil a few leaves of peppermint and add a few drops of lemon juice in it. You can drink this mixture thrice a day to cure all digestive ailments. The soothing properties of peppermint will decrease the acid reflux issues and even gastric tract concerns after a few days of use.

6. Embarrassing foot odour? Use vinegar

Vinegar consists of antibacterial properties that can kill bacteria which causes odour from your feet. Soak your feet in a mixture of three cups of water and one cup of vinegar for 30 minutes daily. It will eliminate all the odour from your feet within a few days of treatment. You can also add a cup of chamomile tea mixture to enhance its performance, as it consists of anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.

7. Catching a cold? Drink lemon and honey tea

Increasing the intake of Vitamin C can halt the aggression of a cold. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze all its juice in a cup of water and boil it with the reaming half lemon shell. Add two teaspoons of honey to the mixture and boil for ten to 15 minutes. Inhale the steam rising from the boiled mixture to eliminate the congestion of sinuses. Drink this tea twice a day to reduce the cold.

8. Feeling constipated? Try falooda seeds

Have you seen those pretty little translucent globules in sherbet? Yes, those are falooda seeds, also known as basil seeds. Pour some falooda seeds in lemonade and drink it twice a day to cure a majority of digestive ailments including constipation. These seeds enhance the secretion of digestive enzymes in the body that aids in improved digestion.

9. Troublesome bad breath? Eat raw yogurt

If you are having trouble with bad breath, add raw yogurt in your daily eating regimen. The anti-microbial properties of yogurt fight the bacteria in the mouth and reduce the foul smell. Also try gargling with lukewarm water with few drops of lemon juice in it, every morning. Eat half a cup of unsweetened yogurt for breakfast and stay away from bad breath the entire day.

We might have come across such remedies in our grandfather’s collection of books. I suggest we try them out, instead of turning straight to medicines.

Farheen Zafar

Farheen Zafar

The author is a beauty & makeup blogger with an obsession to write her experiences with different beauty products, sharing beauty and health tips for women. She tweets as @FSFashionista (

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