Cleveland, OH — You probably have ingredients in your cabinets or refrigerator that could serve as a “medicine” if you’re feeling under the weather.
Some of these natural sources might save you a trip to the store for everything from nausea relief to skin care and the common cold.
Of course, talk to your doctor before trying to diagnose yourself. These remedies could just relieve the problem, not completely solve it.
Here's what one expert told us:
- Ginger for sore throat and nausea: Use in hot tea, eat in candy form or pickled.
- Olives for nausea: Eat a few olives to fight motion sickness, stomach uneasiness.
- Baking soda for UTIs, brushing teeth, poison ivy: Make into a paste, drink baking soda mixed with water or use box of baking soda to neutralize odors.
- Apple cider vinegar for diarrhea, stinky feet, sore throat: Fight off stomach bacteria with a couple of tablespoons in water, gargle or soak feet in mixture to combat smells.
- Garlic to boost immune system: Cook with soup, put in dressing, mix in favorite dish.
- Essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, cinnamon, lemon, etc.): Use in diffuser or humidifier, around house for various effects.