These 20 Home Remedies are as Old as Civilization Itself

20. Eat Frozen Ginger Chips To Help With Nausea

Home remedies and natural medicine have been around long before the age modern medicine, and while natural medicine sometimes gets mixed in with homeopathy, natural medicine is usually the best, purest, and cheapest way to cure common ailments. Most of these ingredients  you can find around the house or from a quick trip to the grocery!

Let's take a look at 20 home remedies that are as old as our civilization as we know it!

Sucking on frozen ginger chips helps soothe an upset stomach.

19. Take A B-50 Supplement To Prevent Hangovers

All you need to do is drop sliced ginger into boiling water, strain, and freeze the water-infused chips.

Alcohol depletes the body of B-50, so taking a supplement after a night of drinking will help you wake up hangover free.

18. Gargle Garlic Water To Soothe A Sore Throat

Of course, drinking plenty of water before bed also helps.

Mix six pressed garlic cloves into a glass of warm water, and gargle twice a day for three days.

17. Stop Bad Breath By Gargling Lemon Juice And Eating Plain Yogurt

The garlic juice is said to fight against the bacteria that causes pain and inflammation.

16. Use Olive Oil To Soften Chapped And Dry Lips

Gargle a small amount of lemon juice before eating a few bites of plain, unsweetened yogurt to eliminate the bacteria that’s responsible for bad breath.

Olive oil has many uses, including softening dry, chapped lips.

15. Soak In An Oatmeal Bath To Soothe Dry Skin And Rashes

Simply rub a bit on your lips a few times a day to get softer results.

Place whole oats in a sock tied shut at the end, and soak them in your bath.

14. Apply Cooled Black Tea Bags To Relieve Puffy Eyes

The oats will work to soothe  and calm inflamed skin.

Black tea is full of compounds that help reduce and tighten under-eye bags.

13. Eat Cherries Or Drink Tart Cherry Juice Before Bedtime To Help With Insomnia

Simply steep a bag in hot water for a few minutes, then place in the refrigerator to cool before putting under your eyes.

12. Get Rid Of Whiteheads With Honey And Sugar

Cherries are proven to contain melatonin, which helps you sleep soundly.

Create your own natural acne scrub using these two common ingredients.

11. Soak Feet In Vinegar And Water To Eliminate Odor

Use one tablespoon of honey and one of sugar, then gently scrub your face using the mixture before rinsing with warm water.

10. Take A Teaspoon Of Sugar To Get Rid Of Hiccups

Soak your feet in a mix of one part vinegar with two parts water to eliminate odor.

Sugar granules stimulate the nerve that causes your diaphragm to spasm during hiccups.

9. Drink Turmeric And Ginger Tea For Arthritis Pain

You only need one or two teaspoons, though.

Turmeric and ginger work as anti-inflammatories, and both help reduce pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric to 2 cups boiling water.

8. Peppermint Capsules Can Settle Bloating And Gas

Strain after simmering for 10-15 minutes. Makes two servings.

Taking two peppermint capsules up to three times a day will help kill bacteria that causes bloating. It also relaxes gastrointestinal muscles that are responsible for spasms during digestion— in other words, gas.

7. Use Crushed Strawberries And Baking Soda To Whiten Teeth

You’ll want to make sure the capsules are enteric-coated to be sure they don’t open until reaching your lower gastrointestinal tract.

Mix crushed strawberries, a bit of baking soda, and water until you create a paste that can be used to polish away stains.

6. Eat Dark Chocolate To Suppress A Cough

However, don’t use this paste more than once every three or four months as it can erode enamel.

5. Use Warm Coconut Oil To Help Diminish Scars

Eating one or two squares of dark chocolate has been found to be more effective at suppressing coughs than codeine.

Slightly heat extra virgin coconut oil and apply to scar tissue in small circular motions.

4. Drink Linden Flower Tea To Reduce A Fever

Repeat weekly to achieve the best results.

You can easily find linden flower tea on the shelves at your local grocery store from brands such as Lipton and Twinings.

3. Use An Egg As A Protein Treatment For Healthier Hair

It’s said to help reduce fevers by stimulating the hypothalamus to better control body temperature, and also by dilating blood vessels to induce sweating.

Whisk one egg until it turns foamy, then apply to wet hair and leave for two hours.

2. Apply Olive Oil For Stronger, Healthier Nails

This helps supply your hair with much-needed protein, and you can repeat every week.

Rubbing olive oil on your nails a few times each week will help them grow stronger and have better texture.