Continuing on the food, wellness and kitchen talk I thought we would post about some home remedies and quick fixes that you may not have known. I haven't tried a majority of these but have heard them a couple times. There are a lot so look for two blogs worth!
Apples - Grated apple can be held in a cloth and applied to a stie or minor infection site.
Apple Cider Vinegar - 4 tsps can be added to a pint of hot water to be an effective gargle when your throat is sore. It also is a great weight loss agent and adjudicative aid when 1 Tbs is added to water before eating. It helps increase the absorption of protein at that next meal.
Baking Soda - 1/2 cup added to a bath can help itching skin related to poison ivy or insect bites.
Cayenne - When added to some water to make a paste it can be applied to an ozzing wound to stop minor bleeding.
Charcoal - Ever crave toast after an upset stomach or food poisoning? The burnt portion is similar to charcoal an can help reduce the gut toxins.
Clove - Simmered in tea or placed at the base of a sore tooth can help relieve minor tooth discomfort.
Epsom Salts - The magnesium is a muscle relaxant and helps alleviate sore muscles.
Garlic - Drinking garlic tea can be effective in warding off a cold, garlic has been linked to lowering blood pressure when eaten regularly and when sliced and simmered it is great for sore throats and coughs.
Honey - For re-hydration add honey and salt to water. Add some to warm water with lemon to relieve a sore throat and/or cough and it can even be placed topically on a wound to expedite healing.
Lemon - Fresh lemon in warm water thirty minutes before eating can help improve digestion and again help with coughs.