I was in the middle of checking out possible weekend getaways, when it suddenly hit me that I should share some DIY cures that are actually doctor recommended. Sometimes, I run out of topics to write, thus, when something comes up, I drop everything to seize the moment.
So, here goes:
- Heartburn – if we’re talking of occasional heartburn, a glass of low fat or fat-free milk will help. The proteins in milk will absorb the excess acid. Whole milk should be avoided, though because the fat content can trigger heartburn.
- Nausea – a half teaspoon of ginger root, simmered in water for five minutes and strained. Ginger ale is fine, but the former is a stronger alternative.
- Bloating – two tablespoon of fennel seeds boiled in two cups of water for three minutes, strained. Add honey to taste.
- Migraine – a few drops of peppermint oil diluted with olive oil and rub mixture into the temples.
- Warts – just cover the wart with the ever reliable duct tape! You can also use masking tape if duct tape is not available. You have to change it when it gets icky. That wart should banish in a month or so.
- Bug bite – Make a thick paste by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with enough water. Apply to the bite and let dry.
- Postnasal drip – A tablespoon each of honey and lemon juice, mixed and microwaved for twenty seconds until warm. Then swallow the mixture ( a teaspoon at a time).