46 Home Remedies That Actually Work

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Home remedies can be very effective. They are a great alternative to conventional medicine. They are cheap, healthy and natural.

Today, I gathered 46 best home remedies that actually work, for the most common health problems from Hangovers to headaches. Remember the saying “Don’t knock it before you’ve tried it!”.

1- Hydrogen peroxide dissolves blood. Nothing better for getting blood stains out.


2- For canker sores in your mouth: Mix baking soda and salt in water (about 4 ounces). The water should be pretty salty and be generous with the amount of baking soda you use. Gargle and spit out after about 30 seconds and repeat a few times. Do it a few times a day and they’ll disappear right quick.

3- Hangover cure: Drink lots of water (especially before you go to bed that night).

4- Witch Hazel! Put it on your skin if it’s irritated by almost anything. It’s helped me with acne, alleviating poison ivy itch, even making bruises fade faster.

5- Coconut oil: Put it on everything, from mosquito bites to razor burn to over-plucked eyebrows to stretch marks. It works better than bio oil on my deepest stretch marks.

6- The hot spoon to stop mosquito bites from itching. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I tried it.

7- A spoonful of honey will bring back your voice if you have laryngitis.


8- Having trouble sleeping while you have a cold because of a dry cough? Sleep slightly propped up on pillows, it will keep the post-nasal drip from pooling and tickling your throat.

9- Boiled ginger or ginger tea with honey is a very good for a low-level nausea. Also, try eating a little bit of dry toast or a cracker.

10- A cup of coffee can cure a headache, also helps with trouble breathing due to mild asthma problems.

11- Chicken soup is actually one of the best treatments for a cold or gastro – plenty of fluid and electrolytes that you are losing out of your holes.

12- Don’t underestimate getting regular nights of long periods of uninterrupted sleep. Even if you don’t have problems feeling tired during the day or think you feel any ill-effects, it does wonder for your mood, concentration, and immune system.

13- Apple Cider Vinegar for dandruff. Mix one part vinegar with two parts water and slowly pour over the scalp. It’s better than any store bought cream-rinse.

14- Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a glass of water for instant relief from acid reflux.

15- Toothpaste on blood stains.

16- Aloe Vera and Apple cider vinegar for sunburn.

17- Ginger, lemon and honey tea when you feel like you’re developing a cold or a flu. Stopped having to take so many different pills after I learned about this home remedy.

18- If you have a bloody nose, run cold water through your hair and it clears right up.

19- Vernons Ginger Ale cures stomach aches.

20- Spicy udon noodles for sinus congestion. Add Sriracha for extreme cases.

21- Drink vinegar for muscle cramps.

22- Baking soda baths for blisters and rashes.

23- Eating almonds and pears to help coughs.

24- Looking at distant green objects to help eyesight/ eye strain.

25- Sucking on sunflower seeds for sore throats.

26- Banana peels to draw out splinters.

27- Garlic infused lemon juice to lower blood pressure.

28- Apples or apple juice to soothe acid reflux.

29- Cabbage wrapped around the swollen area to reduce swelling.

30- Apples with peanut butter does work very good for acid reflux.

31- Guinness extra stout beer, one bottle a day relieves the joint pain in my fingers.

32- Mindfulness meditation for anxiety and depression.

32- Got the hiccups? Eat a spoonful of peanut butter.

33- Bloated after a meal or have bad or stinky gas? I put half a teaspoon of baking soda, a squirt of lemon juice, and a bit of peppermint oil in a glass of cold water and chug it down.

34- Coconut oil for hair and skin, especially if you have keratosis pilaris or little acne-like clusters of raised bumps on your arms or back. Rubbing some coconut oil on mine each day, it’s been about 3 days and they’re already about 50% less visible. It also makes my thick coarse dry hair real shiny and pliable.

35- Ginger tea is great and peppermint. I always keep peppermints in my car (I get motion sick sometimes) so that if I feel ill on a long car ride I can pop one in my mouth and feel better within a few minutes. Plus nice breath.

36- Black tea with a bit of lemon juice to help you  stop throwing up.

37- For a stubborn/late period: make tea with fresh parsley. You can flavor it with peppermint to make it taste better.

38- Tea tree oil in water bathed on poison ivy rashes gives delicious, instant relief. Also good for maddening bug bites.

39- Cinnamon for period cramps.

40- Cranberry juice / non-alcoholic beer for urinary infections.

41- Prunes for constipation.

42- Ginger/lemongrass/cumin to cleanse the stomach.

43- Starch for diarrhea.

44- Soda water to calm puking.

45- Chewing ginger for throats and colds.

46- Pineapple/watermelon/papayas smoothies for detox.

Home remedies can be highly effective, but like most things, what works for another person may not help you. So I encourage you to try various approaches to find one that fits.

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  • http://www.your-lisbon-guide.com/ Mary H Goudie


  • https://www.snorenation.com/ Robert Hudson

    Awesome list Kristin, saving it for later reference. Thanks