Home Remedies from the Kitchen

If you find yourself afflicted with a minor home malady and you are out of your favorite over-the-counter remedies, head for your kitchen. There you will be sure to find the needed items for home remedies that will bring you relief. Home remedies for minor cuts, blisters, bee stings, athlete’s foot and diarrhea are as close as your kitchen.

If you get a minor cut while doing a home project and find that you are out of antiseptic, head for your kitchen and grab the jar of honey. A dab of honey on the cut before applying a band aid will disinfect it and promote healing.


We have all gotten blisters while doing home projects, two tried and true home remedies for blisters can be found in your kitchen – milk or tea. Soak a wash cloth in milk and hold it on the blister for 15 minutes, or you can use a cold, used tea bag, holding the tea bag on the blister for 15 minutes. After you make tea, save a few used tea bags in a ziploc bag and keep in the kitchen fridge for handy use in home remedies.

Unless you are allergic to bee or wasp stings, you can easily treat stings with home remedies to take the sting out and reduce swelling. The juice of an onion or a pinch of baking soda applied to the bee sting will bring instant relief.

Home remedies for athletes foot is as close as your kitchen and cheaper than commercial products for the problem. You can relieve the burning and itching of athlete’s foot by soaking your feet in tea, it’s the tannic acids in tea that does the trick. Fill a large container (large enough to accommodate your feet) with a quart of boiling water and add six tea bags. After the tea water cools down, soak your feet for 1/2 hour. The tea might stain your feet, but the itching will be gone.

Home remedies for something no one likes to talk about, much less have, is diarrhea. What you have lost in the bathroom can be replaced in the kitchen, by eating a banana. Bananas are rich in potassium and will help speed up the process of you feeling like your old self again.

Many home remedies are as close as your kitchen, one more that I will mention is home remedies for hives. All over body hives or just a patch of hives can be remedied with kitchen ingredients. For all over body hives, soak in a cool bath to which you have added one cup of oatmeal. For spot home remedies, mix a small amount of cornstarch and vinegar and pat it on the area.

Home remedies are as close as your kitchen.

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