Have you encountered a minor illness? If so, before running to the dispensary rush to your kitchen. You may find a remedy there which contains no side effects.
Baking soda can have a soothing effect on irritated skin, relieving itching and irritation from insect bites and stings. Apply a small amount mixed in any natural moisturizing cream or ointment as needed.
It can also help clean teeth and eradicate bad breath when mixed with water, rinse as you regularly would and spit out.
Coconut oil moisturizes the skin and helps heal inflamed skin conditions like eczema. I also recommend it as a great topical treatment for babies with cradle cap. Coconut oil has both antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Research shows this spice can help improve cognitive skills like memory. Cinnamon may also assist in regulating blood sugar and cholesterol. Use it liberally in cooking or baking, or sprinkle onto your morning coffee.
Honey is truly magical, with research showing it’s an effective cough remedy and is useful as a topical agent to combat minor skin infections.
Ginger is one of the most effective anti-nausea and anti-motion-sickness remedies. You can find it in chewable form, or simply dice fresh ginger and mix it in hot water as a tea to sip. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, so people sometimes use it to help with arthritis.
Turmeric, a spice often used in desi dishes, has powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Often combined with other spices like ginger, it can help relieve joint pain from inflammation.
Olive oil is a key ingredient in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet, so use it as much as you can while cooking. It also happens to be useful as a topical oil, with anti-inflammatory properties to help address skin conditions like eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis.