Trans4mind Home Page

The Best Home Remedies That
Will Keep You Out of The Doctors Office

By Craig Middleton

Home remedies have been used throughout history for healing minor ailments before they get serious. While you should always seek a diagnosis for new health conditions, a little self-care goes a long way toward staying out of the doctor’s office for easily-identified common problems. Many of the best remedies also involve natural ingredients that are readily available in most people’s homes, which help keep treatment affordable. When that itchy rash appears or you get that first little sniffle, use these remedies to clear them up and avoid having to schedule an appointment.

Eat Chocolate For a Cough>
Many cough medicines list daytime drowsiness as a side effect, and they may not be suitable for young children. Fortunately, chocolate serves as a delicious alternative because it contains a compound called theobromine. This compound works in a similar way as codeine to relax your lungs and esophagus without the dreadful side effects. Simply eat two squares, and it should help curb your cough within a half an hour. Repeat as needed throughout the day when your symptoms start up again.

Brew a Drink To Shorten A Cold
Hot toddies are a go-to home remedy for coughs, but you can skip the whiskey to shorten a cold if you don’t want to deal with side effects of alcohol. To make your brew, squeeze one half of a lemon and drop the peel into a mug. Then pour boiling water over the lemon, and add a teaspoon of honey. The lemon juice contains vitamin C, which is a known immune booster, and the honey contains antibacterial compounds that heal infections. Inhale the steam, and drink up. This remedy can be used three times a day until you feel your cold symptoms start to disappear.

Soothe Shingles With a Cooling Paste
When shingles strike, the burning and itching feels unbearable. Treatment for shingles involves keeping your immune system strong and using topical ointments to heal your sores. Healing baths containing colloidal oatmeal help to ease your discomfort. After toweling off, apply a paste made from two parts cornstarch and one part water. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes, and rinse it off. The cooling effect of the cornstarch helps combat that burning feeling while also helping the sores to dry up.

Unstiffen a Painful Neck
Being unable to turn your head leaves you worried about whether or not you can even drive to the doctor. Fortunately, you can use a method called contrast hydrotherapy to limber up those muscles. Step into your shower and blast your neck with hot water for 20 seconds. Then, switch to cold for 10 seconds. The hot water increases blood flow while the cold constricts your blood vessels. Repeat this process three more times, and make sure you end it on cold. As you get out of your shower, your blood vessels will open up a final time and send blood flowing into your neck muscles, which loosens them up.

Soothe a Sore Throat
Garlic juice may not sound like the most delicious drink around, but cloves of garlic contain antibacterial qualities that destroy the bacteria that cause sore throats such as strep. Mix six pressed garlic cloves into a glass of warm water. You can add a teaspoon of honey to enhance the antimicrobial effect. Gargle with this solution twice a day until your sore throat has healed.

There’s a reason why your grandparents used to give you warm drinks when you were sick and encouraged healthy eating. Many of the best home remedies rely upon natural ingredients to stimulate your immune system. By knowing how to stop common illnesses and injuries in their tracks, you can prevent more serious health problems from developing.

Craig Middleton has been in the real estate and home decor business for most of his professional career. He graduated at UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. He now is the founder of Treetop Real Estate and enjoys building connections with other professionals.
More Health & Fitness articles

Good info on many topics:
Submit your own article

Tools for Transformation

personal development
Trans4mind offers its visitors a huge range of complimentary personal development resources for self-directed education and transformation of the whole person...
HOW TO USE THE RESOURCES 
Introduction to our Tools for Transformation. We aim to open up the mind to new ideas, new challenges and new solutions - to think differently and be creative.
SEE THE SITE MAP 
Describes all the contents of Trans4mind.com.
WORDS OF WISDOM 
Here are our favorite quotes. The best quotes distill powerful wisdom into a few words and can make a real difference to our perception and understanding. Including:
Life  Purpose, Spiritual  Awareness, Success and Abundance, Wisdom from the Heart, Happiness and Wellbeing, Communication & Relationships, Motivation and Leadership, Parenting and Education, Emotional Intelligence, Transitions in Life, Social Community, Quirky Quotes, Creativity, Proverbs, Humor - and many further topics in the Wisdom from the Heart section.
INSIDE-OUT BLOG 
Articles by Peter Shepherd and Wallace Huey. Imagine if the values of the heart could be brought into our families, communities, charities, organizations and businesses... what kind of a world would this create?
TRANS4MIND PODCASTS 
Audios by Peter Shepherd, focused on key personal development topics, to help advance your personal growth.
RAISE YOUR VIBRATION 
A free meditation program to help you experience the state of unconditional love - key to lasting joy and fulfillment in your life.
THE POSITIVE APPROACH 
Become more clear about your own identity, what you want in life - your life vision - and how to manifest your full potential.
THE AFTERLIFE 
If we do actually have a soul, then where does it go after death? Near-death experiences provide convincing answers.
ONLINE BOOKS 
Check out our fascinating collection of complete books for you to read online, including Peter Shepherd’s Transforming the Mind, which created the foundation of this site back in 1997.
EBOOK DOWNLOADS 
Over 250 PDFs to freely download covering many personal development topics - and including the range of Trans4mind publications.
KNOW YOUR OWN MIND 
Free personality test based on the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. See yourself as others may see you, in a more objective light, so you can know yourself better.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS 
Watch our selection of over 400 personal development videos by top experts, offering many insights about mind, body and spirit.
AND LOTS MORE 
Our site is expansive, including loads of helpful resources. See what else we have.

Check out the menus on the top of every page too!

Trans4mind Companies

TRANS4MIND TRAINING FOR COMPANIES

Today companies need to find new and innovative ways to prosper in a fast-changing business world. Uniquely based on empowering personal development, supported by personal trainers, Trans4mind Training's online interactive video workshops meet this need without any disruption to your existing operations

Learn more & get started...

Unlocking Mental Wealth. Activating Self-Leadership
Hypnosis Downloads

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
 

View all the Hypnosis Downloads here

Copyright © 1997-2018 Trans4mind Ltd
Terms of Use & Privacy Policy       Email Webmaster