Chamomile tea can be useful in treating irritated skin. Rashes, bumps and burns from shaving can be treated with the tea once it’s been refrigerated and cooled. Using a cotton
ball, apply the tea to the irritated spot.
Oatmeal is a popular and efficient way to treat chicken pox at home. Add oatmeal to a warm bath to instantly reduce and sooth itch and irritation.
For bee stings, you can apply parsley, honey, or salt to the spot. If especially severe, bandage the sting with a poultice made from onions, leeks, or raw cabbage. Apply fresh plantain leaves, basil, sage, or rattle. Be sure to effectively crush these ingredients to release their healing properties.
Freshly-cut onion will provide instant relief for burns. Freshly-cut raw potato slices are also effective. Other remedies include the topical application of: banana peel, toothpaste, raw egg or buckhorn oil. Freshly-grated carrot can help ease the pain of a burn as well as prevent formation of blisters on the surface of the skin.
Cuts, Scratches, and Bruises
For minor cuts and scratches, wash with marigold oil and/or rub the affected area with the inside of a banana peel. Banana peel is known to reduce swelling and irritation. To help a bruise heal more quickly, soak a slice of bread in apple cider vinegar or wine and apply to the affected spot.
Cabbage juice can be applied by a dropper in to the eye to help aid conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink-eye. You can also create an eye-rinse using fennel. Simply boil 2
tablespoons of crushed fennel seeds in 5 cups of water. Cool and strain. This wash can be used twice a day. Egg white and castor oil can be added to the fennel seed wash for increase effectiveness. Castor oil was traditionally used by ophthalmologists to reduce and prevent eye irritation prior to exams.
Clove oil is a well-known and successful treatment for toothaches. Soak a cotton ball in clove oil and place it on the affected area. You can also chew the cloves for a similar effect.
There are multiple other natural remedies available for tooth pain. Because garlic juice is a natural anesthetic, Garlic cloves can be pressed directly on the tooth to relieve pain.
Chewing garlic is also a preventative measure, as this action can strengthen teeth and reduce overall sensitivity. Chewing raw Onions will have the same effect.
Lemon juice can be very beneficial for the health of your teeth and a lemon-rinse added to your morning routine can remove bacteria and naturally freshen breath. Simply add fresh lemon juice to a cup of water and rinse. A warm salt rinse can improve gum health and ease tooth pain, as can an oregano gargle or black pepper and basil leave paste applied directly to the tooth/gum.
Hawthorn root can be effectively used to heal corns. Simply boil hawthorn root until the water turns brown. Place the water in a basin large enough to accommodate the affected
foot. For optimal results, you’ll want to be sure the water is as hot as you can safely tolerate. Continue immersing your foot once daily for two weeks. You should begin to see
results after just a few days.
To naturally treat a calcium deficiency, mix 1 teaspoon sesame mills with honey and several drops of lemon juice. Consume daily for 20 days out of each month for a total of three months.
There are multiple ways to naturally and inexpensively treat sunburn at home. One easy method is to dissolve baking soda in water, and apply as a compress to the affected area.
You can also add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a warm bath and soak. Allow the baking soda to dry on your skin without rinsing or scrubbing. The baking soda will naturally assist in
the rehydration of your skin.
A few other naturally healing and soothing ingredients are watermelon, lavender oil and lemon juice. Freshly sliced watermelon can be applied directly to sunburned skin to reduce inflammation, act as an antioxidant and rehydrate. 20-25 drops of the lavender oil can be added to a cup of water and rubbed or dabbed with a cotton ball or rag on the affected skin. Lavender is antimicrobial, so it reduces the sting of a sunburn and also assists with inflammation.
The juice of three lemons mixed with cold water can be applied to sunburned skin for to ease redness. Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and acts as a natural bleaching agent.
A milk compress can be applied to sunburned skin every two hours for around 20 minutes at a time. The protein, fat content and PH of milk all have soothing and antiinflammatory
effects on the skin.
Cooking oil, ginger oil, and peppermint oil can all help facilitate the healing process of a sunburn. These oils act as natural emollients and will help prevent drying, cracking and
peeling of affected skin. Peppermint is regarded as the most cooling of these oils, and it reduces redness while offering a slight numbing effect.