Oooooh ! Aaahhhh! Ouch!
Are you heading to your medicine cabinet once again? Why don`t you try your kitchen instead? Grandma says there is many an adequate
cure on your kitchen shelf and there is little need to dose and drug yourself for small ailments and problems. Why don`t you give it
a try? Most kitchen cures are harmless - you needn`t worry about the side effects. After all, the history of medicine did begin in
the humble kitchens of yore.
The scorching Indian summers can create havoc with your skin. While brown
skin doesn`t peel with heat - it still reacts adversely to an overdose of the sun. You need to cool your skin first. Rubbing cold
water or ice on the skin helps immensely. If you`ve spent too many hours in the sun - try cold water first and gradually introduce
ice - so as to decrease your skin`s sensitivity to the extreme change in temperature.
Lavender oil is
just as effective for soothing parched skin. Rub it gently onto your skin - and you`ll feel better in a short while.
But if the spell in the sun has dehydrated you (when you feel dizzy or listless) - you need to act a lot faster. Get
out of the sun and stop all activity. Drink a few glasses of cold (but not chilled) water. Add a spoonful of apple cider vinegar in
it if you can.
Here`s a sweet way to get rid of hiccups - try a spoonful sugar. Or if you prefer a sour
taste - suck at a slice of lemon - your hiccups will disappear before you can say Jack Robinson. Some people believe that if you block
your ears with your fingers - and drink water through a straw - you can get rid of hiccups.
migraines? Try two spoons of honey after every meal. This remedy could even prevent potential migraine attacks.
Plagued by sinus? You need to clear out those blocks. Use an extra pillow and keep your head elevated through the
night - it helps drainage and prevents the blocks from forming. A totally sugar free diet is said to do away with sinusitis. And
helps you lose weight as well!
Regular dose of garlic, and hot milk with turmeric can ward off many a
cold and throat infection.
It`s important to remember, though that home remedies are recommended
only for minor ailments that plague us regularly. You should consult your doctor for major or chronic symptoms.