6 Home Remedies You Probably Didn’t Know About

honey

Sometimes, the remedies you’re combing the entire city searching for could be right there in your kitchen cupboards. Here are some really useful home remedies that would help you through some of the health issues you might be too embarrassed to talk about. Don’t knock it till you try it!

Use Ginger for Menstrual Cramp

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

According to research, ginger is an effective herb that has several health benefits, one of which is curing menstrual cramps. It lowers pain levels causing prostaglandins and soothes menstrual cramps and calms the stomach. All you have to do is boil some ginger slices in water and keep sipping this throughout the day. Your cramps will disappear in no time. Luck for you, ginger isn’t difficult to find.

RELATED: How To Take Care of Your T-zone Naturally

 Use Oatmeal for Eczema

good-morning-white-oats-500g-pack-of-6-5462157

You probably thought oatmeal could only be consumed. Oatmeal is an interesting cure for eczema. It contains saponins which allows it to work as a natural cleanser and removes dirt and dead skin from your pores. This anti-inflammatory content reduces inflammation. You can use oatmeal as a mask for your face and body or add it to your water before bathing. Get product here.

To use as a mask, put 1/3 cup of oatmeal in a bowl, pour in 1/2 cup of hot water and let it sit for a few minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well and use as mask on your skin.
To add to your bathing water, grind 2 tablespoons of oatmeal to powder form with blender; add 1 tablespoon of baking soda; add 1 tablespoon of olive oil; soak in water for 10-15 minutes; stir properly and bath.

 RELATED: What Your Face Really Needs

Use Cucumber for Puffy Eyes

cucumber-685704_960_720

Cucumbers are a proven remedy for puffy eyes. They contain vitamin C and caffeic acid in the vegetable which helps soothe skin and reduce puffy eyes. Put the cucumber slices in a plastic bag and chill them in the refrigerator. Place the cold slices over your eyes for 5-10 minutes.

Use Honey for Better Skin

honey-1006972_960_720

Honey is an inexpensive DIY treatment for your skin. It’s also very simple to use. Apply honey to your slightly damp skin. Rub in a circular motion and leave for 30 minutes before washing off with warm water. Honey contains antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties which makes it your skin’s best friend.

 RELATED: Healthy Skin Routine For Busy Mums

Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

bragg-s-organic-raw-apple-cider-vinegar-32floz-5399265_1

Apple Cider Vinegar popularly known as ACV is one of those natural home remedies that work a lot of wonders including weight loss and hair care. The particular brand we are talking about is the Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. The benefits are too many to be compressed into this paragraph. Don’t just take our word for it, Google it! Based on the work of Dr. Jarvis and others, 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar + 1 glass of water is the best way to take it. Drink before meals 3 times a day. It might be difficult to find but you can find Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar here.

Use Baking Soda for Smelly Feet

baking-soda-100g-5520535

Smelly feet could be very embarrassing. Thankfully, baking soda is a wonderful remedy for smelly feet. Add 1/4 cup of baking soda to a warm bowl of water big enough to cover your feet. Make sure you stir as you add till the water is cloudy. Squeeze some lemon into the bowl of water. Leave your feet in the solution for 10-15 minutes and dry feet properly. To also stop your shoes from smelling, leave baking soda in them after wear over night for the moisture to be absorbed.

Do you know some other DIY remedies? Share with us in the comment box below.

Upcoming Events
  1. Children’s Finance Fair

    May 27 @ 9:00 am

What is it about LagosMums? Being a Mum means that you are many things at the same time...

FOLLOW US ON