Friday, December 6, 2013

Natural Health Remedies

Minor aches and pains can be an annoyance, but they’re usually not serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor. You can treat most minor health problems yourself: minor cough, heartburn, swimmer’s ear, muscle strain, headache, and sinusitis. Here are six useful home remedies: • Strained Muscle – Right after the injury, put ice on the injury for 20 minutes; elevate the area. Repeat every few hours. • Tension Headache – Put a drop of lavender on your index fingers; rub the oil on your temples and the back of your neck. • Heartburn – Mix ½-teaspoon baking soda and 1-cup warm water, and drink it to relieve the discomfort. • Swimmer’s Ear – Warm ½ onion in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. Hold it close to your ear (but not touching) for one minute. • Cough – Make hot tea from wild cherry bark, steep. Drink 1 cup. • Sinusitis – ½-teaspoon salt dissolved in 1 cup of warm water. Gently breathe into your nostrils. (If any symptoms are unusual, or don’t go away after a few days, or come on suddenly, call your physician.)