Honey is popularly used by people for weight loss and soothing a scratchy throat, but very few people know that it can also be used to treat minor cuts, burns, cough or sore throat. According to a review done last year, honey is also effective in treating minor to moderate burns. Another recent study has found a protein called defensin-1 in the honey, which enhances its antibacterial properties. Apply small amount of warm honey to the affected area and then put a gauze bandage on top. Make sure you change the dressing on a daily basis. However, if the burn is accompanied by inflammation, fever or pain, consult your doctor instead of trying this or any home remedy.
Use of salt is not limited to adding taste to your food, but it can also be remarkably effective in getting rid of sinus congestion and sore throat. To treat a sore throat, mix half a teaspoonful of non-iodized salt in a glass of water and gargle with it. To flush out sinuses, pour this solution in a squeeze bottle and squeeze a little amount of the solution into your nostrils. Don’t use unsterilized bottle or tap water for the treatment.
This refreshing and delicious tea is good for treating indigestion and stomachache. The leaf of peppermint contains oil that helps calm muscles of the digestive tract, allowing gas to pass easily, thereby providing relief from indigestion. Drink tea prepared using peppermint leaf.
Oatmeal is one of the best remedies to treat eczema, sunburn and hives. Oats are packed with photochemicals and anti-inflammatory properties that soothe skin irritation. Grind a small amount of oatmeal in fine powder and then add water to it to form a solution. Now, pour this solution into a bathtub full of lukewarm water and soak yourself for 15 minutes.
Meat tenderizer is effective in treating bee stings and nonpoisonous spider bites as it contains an enzyme called papain that helps break down proteins and toxins from mosquito bites, bee stings and non poisonous spider bites. All you have to do is mix a small amount of meat tendrizer in water and prepare a paste. Apply this paste on the affected area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. You can later wash it off with warm water. Image source: Getty