Discover the 20 Best Natural Home Remedies that are safe, effective and easy to use. These natural remedies will sort seasonal cold and flu. You’ll also find the natural solution for headache, hangover and upset stomach.
You will be amazed to learn that many common and everyday items we pick up in our weekly grocery shop can be used as effective natural remedies.
All 20 of our natural home remedies are safe for all ages and effective in treating common ailments and illnesses. Most of them you probably already have in your home.
For any items you need go visit your local health food stores and stock up.
There is solid evidence that supports each of the natural remedies and their effectiveness. Using them also provides you with additional benefits.
When you use natural home remedies you avoid the need for over the counter medicines, and second, you save a fortune in the process!
Using more natural remedies will be like having a 24-7 doctor at home! Your family will thank you for it.
The 20 Natural Home Remedies!
Pomegranates Are Effective Natural Remedies.
Taking 1 glass of pomegranate juice, or 1- 2 cups of pomegranate seeds, per day is good for your heart. They are effective natural remedies because they offer offer anti-atherogenic properties which helps improve blood flow to the heart and also helps to clear clogged arteries.
Pomegranate 1Pomegranate is a potent antioxidant. This fruit is rich in flavonoids, anthocyanins, punicic acid, ellagitannins, alkaloids, fructose, sucrose, glucose, simple organic acids, and other components and has antiatherogenic, antihypertensive, and anti-inflammatory properties. Pomegranate can be used in the prevention and treatment of several types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases. is one of the most effective natural remedies for those suffering from High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) because of their high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C. Pomegranates also contain Polyphenols which stimulate the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps health as it keeps the blood flowing and our arteries open.
Pomegranates contain properties that act as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to help block enzymes that can damage joints causing pain and stiffness. This is one of the most effective natural remedies for any arthritis sufferers.
Watermelon As A Natural Treatment For Heat.
Did you know that a common cause of headache is heat? By adding watermelon to your natural medicine chest you have the solution.
So when you feel a summer heat headache, or one caused by exertion, go grab yourself a glass of watermelon juice. Taking one glass a day will end your heat headache. It is easily made at home or canm be picked up from local health food stores.
Apples – the best natural remedy for Migraine!
Maybe it sounds far fetched but research into natural remedies has shown that eating an apple on an empty stomach in the morning relieves migraine pain. The apple is packed with flavonoids, which reduce blood pressure and therefore decrease headache pain
This needs to be done regularly in the mornings before you can reap the full rewards. If you, or someone you love, suffer from migraines then adding an apple to your diet is the best natural remedy!
Banana – One Of The Natural Remedies For Hangover
Even the healthiest of us can sometimes enjoy ourselves too much. When that occurs there is no need write off the next day as one of the best natural remedies is the banana.
If you ever find yourself suffering from a hangover, a freshly made banana milkshake with some added honey is a truly effective natural remedy and will bring you immense relief.
The cold milk coats and soothes the stomach lining. The combination of banana and honey 2Honey is a natural anti-bacterial. Honey exhibits a broad-spectrum of antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant (MRSA) ones. builds up depleted blood sugar levels and replaces lost nutrients.
To make this home remedy add one and a half cups of cold milk, a half cup of ice cubes, 1 ripe banana and 2 tablespoons of honey to a blender. Blend until you reach the consistency you prefer!
Basil Leaves As Home Remedy For Acid Reflux.
A very simple natural home remedy for acid reflux and relief from acidic food is to chew a few Basil leaves (also known as Tulsi) after your meal.
The Basil leaves work as a natural antacid. Basil helps the body to absorb food, stops acid reflux and prevents the formation of ulcers. Basil is one of the best herbal natural remedies.
Clove Is A Remedy For Acidic Foods.
So simple and incredibly effective the clove is one of the best natural remedies. Just sucking a Clove, or two, after each meal will help to reduce any acidity problems.
Grated Garlic Natural Treatment For Upset Stomach.
To use this natural home remedy finely grate half a clove of garlic into a glass of water. Stir and drink quickly on an empty stomach.
This is a perfect home remedy whenever you are feeling queasy, or have an upset stomach. If you suffer from wind, gas, or other stomach and gastric related problems then take this remedy daily to settle your stomach.
Fennel, Cardamom And Mint Are Herbal Natural Remedies
A hugely popular and effective home remedy for gas, wind and bloating is to add a few fennel seeds to a saucepan. Add 2 cups of water and bring to the boil. Simmer the water and fennel seeds for five minutes over a low heat.
Ensure that you strain the fennel water solution before you drink it.
Another simple bloat busting herbal home remedy is to chew the fresh leaves of the fennel plant. Be warned, the taste of the leaves are very strong, however this is a very effective treatment.
One of my favorite remedies for gas and bloat is to make a herbal tea. Simply take half the leaves of a fennel plant, 3 cardamom pods and 10 – 12 mint leaves. Add the leaves to a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
Drink this natural remedy whenever you feel a buildup of stomach gas.
Lemons – Effective Natural Remedies For Health.
Lemons are incredible natural home remedies. They are one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin C and contain essential nutrients such as Vitamin B, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium.
Just squeezing the juice of half a lemon into a mug of warm water and drinking will help eliminate the waste in your system. They are effective natural remedies because they detoxify the body and serve as a liver tonic.
The addition of lemon water to your natural medicine chest offers several benefits:
- Lemon keeps your stomach healthy;
- It is a natural home remedy for nausea,
- Soothes and settles heartburn,
- Offers an end to indigestion,
- Helps with high blood pressure,
- Is said to help with stress and even depression,
- Is a great way to beat the bulge and lose weight.
To save making it fresh each time simply juice four lemons and add to 2 liters of water, or slice up the lemons and add to the water. Keep this natural treatment at room temperature or in the fridge, whichever you prefer!
Dates are a natural cough suppressant
First take 6 dates, open them and remove the seed (if necessary), slice in half and place into a small saucepan. Add half a liter of milf to the saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for approximately 25 minutes over low heat.
For sufferers of dry cough this natural cough suppressant will ease your cough and soothe your throat. Drink up to three cups a day and take whenever your throat starts to tickle.
Honey And Ginger – Natural Home Remedies
Using fresh ginger root, cut and peel a 4cm piece of the root. Grate very finely into a small bowl. To this “ginger juice” add 3 teaspoons of honey. A mixture of Ginger and Honey is easy to consume and has tons of benefits. 3This combination of Honey and Ginger has been used since a long time for treating respiratory problems like cold and cough as recommended by Ayurveda. Honey has also proven to be a very good medium to transmit the various benefits of ginger to the body. Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits, like having antioxidant properties and being good for digestion, which is why the combination of the two provides additional perks.
This holistic honey and ginger tonic is perfect for several conditions, all related to nose, throat and sinuses.
Take half a teaspoon to help expectorate mucus and provide relief from the common cold. This mix will clear a cough, settle sinuses, open airways and soothe sore throats.
Beets – Natural Home Remedy For Indigestion
If you, or someone you love, suffer from stomach cramps, constipation or indigestion then add beets to your diet. Cook beets until soft and let cool. Keep in the fridge.
Take half a cup of cooked beets each morning and settle your stomach!
Ayurveda Home Remedy For Coughs And Colds
Our amazing Ayurveda cough syrup is well worth taking the time to make at home.
Start by peeling and slicing 2 medium brown or white onions into rings. Now take an airtight glass jar (or container) and your jar of raw honey.
Add a layer of onion in the bottom of your jar. Pour, or spread, a teaspoon of honey over the onion rings. Place another layer of onion and top with honey. Keep repeating until all the onion and 4-5 tablespoons of honey are inside your jar.
Seal the jar and let sit for 6-8 hours.
After this time you will notice a liquid has formed on top of your onion and honey mix. This liquid is an incredible natural home remedy for cough and cold. Simply take one tablespoon of the liquid every three hours. You will be amazed at how quickly your throat is soothed and your cough controlled.
Turmeric Salt Soothes Sore Throats
A wonderfully easy and extremely effective natural home remedy for a sore throat is a turmeric salt gargle!
Add half a cup of warm water to your mug. Then stir in a half teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of powdered turmeric. Stir well and gargle with the liquid,ensuring you don’t swallow.
It is important, after you gargle, you do not drink or eat anything for a minimum of thirty minutes. This allows the health benefits of salt and turmeric to work, by killing bacteria.
Both salt and turmeric are excellent anti-bacterials and using this gargle ensures your mouth and throat are cleared of the bacteria which causes sore throats.
You can repeat this gargle as often as you need throughout the day.
Tulsi Will Tackle A Sore Throat.
When you are suffering with a severe sore throat and cough then treat with Tulsi.
Tulsi juice is made from the leaves of a favorite herbal remedy, the Holy Basil. Mix 4 tablespoons of tulsi juice with 1 tablespoon of garlic juice (mince garlic finely) and 2 tablespoons of honey.
One teaspoon of this tulsi mix taken once every three hours will cure excessive coughing and soothe a scratchy throat.
Garlic Juice Oil For Ear Infections
First prepare your garlic juice.
- Take 6 cloves of garlic and put them through a press to make puree (or you can start with the store bought minced variety).
- Now add this puree to a strainer and squeeze to separate the juice from the solids.
- Finally pour the juice through a cheesecloth (muslin)or a coffee filter paper.
You now have pure garlic juice!
Take one teaspoon of garlic juice and add to two tablespoons of olive oil. The garlic juice is a natural antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-fungal and our olive oil is anti-inflammatory. This makes it powerful for treating an ear infection!
With an eye dropper, or pipette, add 2 drops of the garlic juice oil mix into each ear. Do this twice a day.
Note: This home remedy should not be used if the ear infection is related to a ruptured ear drum.
Lemon Soda Deodorant
If anyone suffers from excessive perspiration, strong smelling body odor or has an allergic reaction to the chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants then this is one of the best natural home remedies.
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix to create a paste (it may fizz and that’s okay!)
Apply the lemon soda mix to the underarms, and other areas of excessive perspiration, and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
After this time, shower and wash it off.
Do this daily for a few weeks and you will be amazed by how much your body odor and perspiration is reduced.
Date Ghee Shake To Boost Iron Levels.
If you are affected by anemia or have an iron deficiency then this natural remedy is for you. It’s a simple to make date, ghee and milk smoothie and is filled with goodness.
Dates are packed with iron, calcium, manganese, copper and magnesium. Copper is the best natural ingredient to produce red blood cells and increase hemoglobin in your blood.
Ghee is rich in antioxidants and contains vitamins A and E. The antioxidants fight free radicals for a healthy immune and cardiovascular system.
Milk contains excellent amounts of Vitamin B12 which helps to treat, perhaps even prevent, pernicious anemia.
It is important to remember that you should take milk in moderate amounts when dealing with iron deficiency. This recipe is a great way to incorporate a moderate amount of milk and gain the benefit of the B12.
To make the smoothie crush and pound 3 or 4 soft dates (with stones removed) with 5 tablespoons of milk and a half teaspoon of ghee. Pound until a smooth mix.
If you take this date mix daily you will increase iron levels and it will help to treat and prevent Anemia.
Cucumber For Complexion.
To use as a natural home remedy you need to grate a fresh cucumber. Apply the grated cucumber over the face, the eye area and the neck. Avoid getting the juice in your eyes.
Leave the cucumber on the skin for fifteen minutes. Once this time has passed rinse the cucumber off and pat the face dry.
Cucumber has a number of properties which are beneficial for the health of your skin. These properties include hydrating levels of water, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and a series of essential amino acids.
The vitamins in cucumber are all potent antioxidants and are said to help to reduce visible effects of free-radical damage on the skin.
Vitamin E is a vital ingredient in the skin and helps our body to repair the damage caused by acne.
Because cucumbers are around 96 percent water applying them to the skin helps to hydrate and moisturize our skin.
This hydration helps reduce redness and swelling and makes the humble cucumber very beneficial for treating and clearing both acne and blackheads.
Turmeric And Tomato For Dark Circles.
Freshly made tomato paste is an amazingly effective home remedy for the treatment of dark circles.
This is one of the easiest to make natural home remedies.
Peel two large, ripe and fresh tomatoes. Chop and place into a blender. To the blender add one tablespoon of lemon juice, a quarter teaspoon of gram flour and quarter teaspoon of turmeric powder.
Blend all ingredients until they form a thick paste of even consistency. Apply the turmeric tomato paste very gently around your eyes. Sit quietly for 10 to 20 minutes. Then gently rinse off the paste with clean water.
Repeat these steps two or three times a week. This paste will help improve the skin tone around your eyes, lighten the skin shade and if used consistently will help rid yourself of those dark circles around the eyes.
And there we have it! 20 Natural Home Remedies to help you stay healthy. They are easy to use and effective for everyone!
Please do let me know if you use these remedies. I would love to hear how you found them. Do you know of other natural home remedies that should appear on our list? If so please do share in the comments below!
- 1Pomegranate is a potent antioxidant. This fruit is rich in flavonoids, anthocyanins, punicic acid, ellagitannins, alkaloids, fructose, sucrose, glucose, simple organic acids, and other components and has antiatherogenic, antihypertensive, and anti-inflammatory properties. Pomegranate can be used in the prevention and treatment of several types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases.
- 2Honey is a natural anti-bacterial. Honey exhibits a broad-spectrum of antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant (MRSA) ones.
- 3This combination of Honey and Ginger has been used since a long time for treating respiratory problems like cold and cough as recommended by Ayurveda. Honey has also proven to be a very good medium to transmit the various benefits of ginger to the body. Both honey and ginger have their own individual health benefits, like having antioxidant properties and being good for digestion, which is why the combination of the two provides additional perks.