100 Amazing Home Remedies from Around the World

 
 
It’s best to see a trained professional when you’re not feeling well, but most people don’t want to make a visit to the doctor’s office for every little ache and pain. There are many different ways you can heal yourself at home. Take a look at our collection of home remedies to take care of headaches, colds, and more.

Aches & Pains

Attend to the aches and pains of life with these remedies.

  1. Breathing for headaches: Practice breathing exercises for headache relief.
  2. Nettle leaves: Nettle leaves applies to the skin can relieve muscle and joint aches.
  3. Apply direct heat for back pain: Use an electric heating pad, water bottle, heat wrap, or gel pack to your back for pain relief.
  4. Cayenne: Cayenne is a pain fighter and even an aphrodisiac.
  5. Cheese for inflammation: Apply cheese to injured muscles to reduce inflammation.
  6. Peppermint essential oil for headache: Deaden pain by applying peppermint essential oil to your feet, temples, or directly on the pain.
  7. Garlic for insects and mosquitoes: Eating lots of garlic can keep insects and mosquitoes from biting and stinging.
  8. Leg cramps: Drink V-8, tonic water, or eat yellow mustard to stop leg cramps.
  9. Breathe for headaches: Breathe slowly with awareness to calm your nerves and bring oxygen into your body.
  10. Chicken soup: Chicken soup from bone marrow, carrots, and other vegetables can go a long way toward whatever ails you.
  11. Gatorade for headache pain: Drink two glasses of Gatorade for quick relief of headaches.
  12. Turmeric: Turmeric is an effective remedy for colds and throat irritations.
  13. Sore throat: Gargle 1 teaspoon of vinegar with an 8 ounce glass of warm water to treat a sore throat.
  14. Horseradish and olive oil for achy muscles: Mix horseradish and olive oil, and use it as a massage oil for aching muscles.
  15. Ginger: Ginger can relieve your coughs and colds.
  16. Epsom bath for joint pain: Relieve your joint pain with an epsom salt bath.

Fever

Use these remedies to treat a fever.

  1. Raisin tonic: Crush raisins in water and lime juice to reduce fever.
  2. Apricots: Apricot juice with honey or sugar can combat high fevers, clean up the digestive tract, and more.
  3. Oranges: Eat or drink oranges to improve a lack of energy, appetite, and immune system.
  4. Grapes: Restore liquids to the body by eating grapes.

Digestion

With these remedies, you can stop stomachaches, heartburn, and more.

  1. Chew sugarless gum: To neutralize stomach acid, chew a sugarless gum or suck on hard candy to increase the production of saliva.
  2. Pomegranate for diarrhea: Pomegranate has been found helpful in treating diarrhea.
  3. Drink water: Drink at least a glass of water after meals to tame acid reflux.
  4. Treat heartburn with garlic: Chew on garlic when heartburn occurs.
  5. Fruit juice for constipation: Drink prune or other fruit juices to get rid of your constipation.
  6. Nettle tea: Nettle tea can replenish your blood and increase appetite.
  7. Sweet lemon juice: Sweet lemon juice can serve as a home remedy for heartburn.
  8. Bananas for heartburn: Although bananas give some people heartburn, they can be just the thing for others.
  9. Onion water: Drinking water that onion has been boiled in can help with stomach complaints.
  10. Papaya: Papaya or papaya juice will help relieve heartburn naturally.
  11. Brown sugar with water: Brown sugar and water can relieve your constipation.
  12. Almonds for heartburn: Eat a few raw almonds when heartburn starts.

Diabetes

Get a little help with diabetes from these remedies.

  1. Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba can help the body regulate its response to insulin.
  2. Cinnamon: Cinnamon is useful at controlling blood sugar.

Cold & Flu

Relieve the symptoms of cold and flu using these at-home remedies.11

  1. Aloe and honey: Treat a dry cough with aloe and honey.
  2. Clear your stuffed nose with Altoids: Chew on a few Altoids peppermints for a stuffy nose.
  3. Licorice for cough: Use licorice root as a treatment for cough.
  4. Vinegar and honey for sore throat: Mix honey, and vinegar to kill the bacteria causing your sore throat.
  5. Garlic for cold and flu: Eat or take garlic supplements to improve cold and flu symptoms.
  6. Honey: Honey is a useful cure for sore throats and coughs.
  7. Chocolate for cough: Eat dark chocolate to relieve a sore throat and coughing.
  8. Lemon: Gargle water and lemon to soothe a sore throat and fight bacteria.
  9. Echinacea: The herb echinacea has been used to prevent and relieve colds.
  10. Garlic and honey for cough: Mix garlic, honey, and lemon juice together to cure your cough.

Infection & Bacteria

Use these treatments to clear up simple infections.

  1. Alka Seltzer for UTI: Urinary tract infections can be cleared up with Alka Seltzer.
  2. Pediatric ear infection: Treat pediatric ear infections with the help of hydrogen peroxide.
  3. Listerine for fungus: Soak your toes in Listerine to get rid of toenail fungus.

Minor Injuries

These remedies can help you with minor injuries.

  1. Remove splinters: Put glue over your splinter, let it dry, then peel and the splinter will stick to the glue.
  2. Broken blisters: Use a few drops of Listerine to disinfect broken blisters.
  3. Stop nosebleeds: Thump your foot to stop a nosebleed.
  4. Heal bruises: Use vinegar to heal bruises.

Skin

These home remedies will help make your skin beautiful and healthy.32

  1. Vitamin E for stretch marks: Apply Vitamin E creams or capsules to the skin for stretch marks.
  2. Vinegar for sunburn: Cool your sunburn with a little vinegar.
  3. Oatmeal bath: An oatmeal bath can calm your skin with anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties.
  4. Soft feet: Soak your feet in Listerine and vinegar for softer feet.
  5. Aspirin: Apply an aspirin paste directly to a sunburn.
  6. Turmeric for psoriasis: Turmeric can be helpful for people with psoriasis.
  7. Spray tea: Spray cooled tea onto burned skin to cool and relieve your burn.
  8. Stop itch with ice: Use ice in a washcloth or frozen vegetables to prevent itching and reduce the appearance of the rash.
  9. Eye puffiness: Eliminate puffiness under your eyes with Preparation H.
  10. Milk: Apply gauze dipped in milk to a sunburned area.
  11. Mint for acne: Crush mint leaves with a mortar and pestle, then rub the leaves and juice on your skin.
  12. Banish age spots with chickpeas: Apply garbanzo beans to lighten age spots.
  13. Honey: Honey will help blemishes by killing bacteria, keeping skin sterile, and speeding healing.
  14. Treat varicose veins: Splash vinegar on your varicose veins to reduce the veins and relieve pain and swelling.
  15. Lemon juice: Wash with lemon juice and water for acne and pimples.
  16. Cocoa butter for stretch marks: Apply cocoa butter to skin as a preventive for stretch marks.
  17. Oatmeal for acne: Cook oatmeal with honey, allow to cool, and apply to your face for 10-20 minutes.
  18. Baking soda for acne: Use baking soda to zap acne.
  19. Aloe vera for acne: Use aloe vera gel for a cooling, soothing effect on acne sores and a natural antibiotic.
  20. Remove age spots: Use equal parts onion juice and vinegar daily on age spots for a few weeks.
  21. Lemon juice and rose water for acne: Use lemon juice and rose petals as a natural astringent and antibacterial agent.
  22. Nettle tea: Nettle tea is good for acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
  23. Keep your hands soft: Spray or dip your hands in vinegar, then dry to keep your hands soft after washing dishes.

Heart Disease

These remedies offer mild treatment and prevention of heart disease.

  1. Ginseng for high cholesterol: Use the herb ginseng to improve high cholesterol.
  2. Garlic for high blood pressure: Enjoy garlic in foods or supplements to thin the blood and reduce pressure.

Dental

Use these treatments for dental health.

  1. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide tooth whitener: Use this mix for up to 20 minutes, rinse thoroughly, and don’t swallow.
  2. Swish salt water for a toothache: If you have a toothache, try swishing salt water and tea tree oil.

Hair

Use these remedies to make your hair healthy.

  1. Use vinegar as a hair rinse: Vinegar neutralizes the alkali left by shampoos.
  2. Nettle tea: Nettle tea can be used as a remedy for losing your hair.
  3. Treat lice: Use vinegar when removing lice nits, which will break down the glue.
  4. Lemon: Lighten hair by using lemon juice as a final rinse after shampooing.

Burns

These remedies can treat and soothe the pain of minor burns.

  1. Soy sauce to ease burn pain: Apply soy sauce after cold water to ease the pain and redness from minor burns.
  2. Aloe vera as a burn remedy: Apply aloe vera gel directly to the skin for burn relief.
  3. Colgate: Colgate toothpaste works as a salve for burns.
  4. Honey: Honey can be applied to relieve the pain of burns.

Women

Follow these at-home remedies especially for women.

  1. Tea tree oil for vaginal bacteria: You can treat infections caused by bacteria by applying tea tree oil to your vagina.
  2. Black cohosh for PMS: Boil black cohosh to relieve cramping, ovulation pain, and the symptoms of menopause.
  3. Yogurt: Eating and inserting yogurt into your vagina can relieve a mild yeast infection.
  4. Sitz bath: A sitz bath is believed to help relieve vaginal itching.

Miscellaneous

Here you’ll find even more remedies to try at home.5

  1. Parsley for breath: Eat fresh parsley after a meal to freshen your breath.
  2. Apple cider vinegar for bad breath: Drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before each meal, or gargle for 10 seconds after each meal.
  3. Weight loss: Drink a glass of water with a tablespoon each of vinegar and honey before each meal.
  4. Oatmeal for arthritis pain: Apply warm oatmeal to your hands to find arthritis pain relief.
  5. Corn and callus remover: Tape a piece of stale bread soaked in vinegar over your callus or corn overnight.
  6. Exercise for better sex: If you have erectile dysfunction, increase your blood blow with exercise.
  7. Lemonade kidney stone prevention: Cut down on kidney stones with the help of lemons.
  8. Natural lemon deodorant: Apply lemon juice while showering to avoid having to use deodorant.
  9. Cranberry juice for kidney stones: Cranberry juice can flush your system of toxins.
  10. Lemon balm for an overactive thyroid: Lemon balm can calm an overactive thyroid.
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