Are the most common health complaints remedies already in your home?

Stop Bleeding

A sprinkle of cayenne pepper on a cut will quickly stop the bleeding and actually relieve pain.

Toothache

You don’t want to ignore a tooth problem, an infection that close to your brain can be extremely dangerous if it spreads. Please make sure to schedule an appointment to see a healthcare professional. But while you wait, to reduce swelling and pain, you can try putting a few drops of clinical grade clove oil on your tooth and gums, and bite down on a smashed piece of garlic (which has excellent antibacterial properties).

Rashes and Allergies

Prescriptions and over the counter antihistamines can cause some serious side effects.  Try a good green tea, which contains compounds with antihistamine properties. You’ll need to drink about 10 cups a day to get the full effect.

Athlete’s Foot

A foot fungus is no fun, and… it stinks. Soak your feet in salty water, wash them with garlic juice, soak them with diluted apple cider vinegar. These things help kill the fungus.

Acne and Sensitive Skin

First, you need to start by taking a good look at your lifestyle.  Imbalances in your health can and will show up in your skin. But in the meantime here is a tip that can help, wash your face with oatmeal. It’s a gentle exfoliant and draws out oil and impurities.

Ear Infections

Ear infections can become quite serious and cause permanent damage, especially if your symptoms last more than a couple of days.  So please see a healthcare professional if your ear ache has become severe.

But in the meantime if you feel like your infection is mild and at the beginning stages, put a few drops of garlic oil or white vinegar even warm olive oil into your ear canal and lay down on the opposite side to let those drops do their work. Garlic and vinegar create an environment that won’t support the bacteria causing the infection. While the olive oil will just sooth the pain. Repeat a few times a day until the symptoms disappear.

Sore Muscles and Bruises

You truly will save the day with clinically graded arnica liquid or cream. Rub it on your body for instant relief. The humble arnica flower makes an incredible cream that no medicine cabinet should be without. Use it immediately to speed up the healing of bruises, sprains, sore muscles, and other general aches including burns and bites.

Look out for the next blog for more tips and ideas.  And, give some of these remedies a try before you reach for an over the counter or prescription drug. Please call our office at 786-360-6355 for more details or questions.

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