Try These Natural Kitchen Remedies For Common Ailments
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With the pharmaceutical and alternative medicine industry making progress by leaps and bounds each day, we seem to have left behind the simple naani ke nuskhe that worked its magic when we were younger. Whether it was caused by uneasiness from overeating or a case of catching the flu, our kitchens have been the place where relief was sought. Tracing our steps back to the time when smaller ailments could be cured with simple ingredients found in the kitchen, we’ve compiled a list of natural remedies that could provide respite from ailments that are a bane to everyday living.

 Stomach Pain/Indigestion

Slowly chewing on a piece of ginger or crushing a few ajwain leaves to extract a juice that can be mixed with a spoon of honey, are great regulators of digestion and improving gut health. If consumed regularly, these simple ingredients are ideal to keep stomach pain or indigestion at bay and leave you feeling light, after a heavy meal.

Inflammation/Skin Irritation

Traditional medicine has always used honey to treat and soothe wounds and skin ailments of all kinds. Whether you may be suffering from skin allergies, rashes or even burns, dabbing some honey on the affected area helps easing the pain or irritation.


Mixing together a paste of turmeric powder with honey or consuming unsweetened cranberry juice has proven to be an effective cure to reduce or minimize ulcers. The healing properties and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, honey and cranberry juice when consumed in small amounts can also boost immunity and overall well-being.

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Joint & Muscle Pains

A spoon of warm, cold-pressed coconut oil massaged gently over a strained joint or muscle is known to relieve pain and strengthen joints. Although some research on this has been mixed, regular body massages using coconut oil is known to ease the discomfort caused by arthritis and improves cellular function.

Sore Throat

In post-COVID times, prevention of the remotest sign of infections is better than to wait for the ailment to subside. Even though a sore throat may not merit a visit to the clinic, gargling warm salt water with a pinch of baking soda kills bacteria and prevents the soreness from getting worse. Using this oral solution a couple of times a day and swishing it around your mouth also helps with bad breath and maintain good oral health.