SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON ILLNESSES

SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES FOR COMMON ILLNESSES

Home Remedy for Common Cold 

  • Garlic soup helps reduce the harshness of a cold. 
  • A glass of lemon juice a day would raise the body’s resistance. 
  • Onion juice can also help avoid a cold. 
  • Drink plenty of water, at least 6-8 glasses per day.  


Home Remedy for Cough 

  • Basil leaves and ginger are very effective in relieving an irritating dry cough. You can either chew basil leaves or take fresh ginger with hot water. 
  • Eat grapes. Grapes when eaten regularly can also help get rid of severe coughs. 
  • Drinking a few cups of hot water with salt can also help stop coughing. 
  • Take a hot shower. Breathing in the steam can provide temporary relief.  


Home Remedy for Fever Blisters 

  • Apply petroleum jelly to the skin. 
  • Apply cold compress on the affected area. 
  • Avoid eating nuts and chocolate.  


Home Remedy for Common Fever 

  • Drink tea made with from saffron. 
  • Eat oranges. Oranges give instant energy and helps the body fight unwanted infections. 
  • A glass of milk also works wonders.  


Home Remedy for Sore Throat 

  • A mixture of Listerine mouth wash and Hydrogen Peroxide. Pour a little of each liquid into a cup (equal parts) and gargle. 
  • Eat three to four marshmallows to soothe a sore throat. The gelatin in the marshmallows is what soothes the sore throat.
  • Drink hot water, lemon juice, and honey mixed together.  

Home Remedy for Heartburn 


  • Dissolve a tsp. of baking soda in 8 ounces (1 cup) of water and drink. Baking soda is a natural antacid. 
  • Bananas act as a natural antacid in the body. You can eat either fresh or dried bananas. 
  • Fresh ginger is one of the oldest remedies for heartburn. It can be added to food when its cooked, eaten raw, or consumed as ginger tea.  

Other Simple Remedies 

  • Use duct tape to remove warts.
  • Cure nail fungus with vapor rub.
  • Soothe eczema by using oatmeal.
  • Cure bad breath by eating yogurt.
  • A spoonful of sugar to cure the hiccups.
  • Bite a pencil to cure a headache.
  • Eat olives to help with motion sickness.  

Common illnesses such as coughs and colds should not make you panic. There are a lot of home remedies that would help you get rid of these illnesses without taking any over-the counter 
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