This is such a fun story…. the question is… will these actually work? I intend on trying them out.
Your kitchen is full of all kinds of healing tools. And they’re easy to use! Let’s start with Honey. I love honey. I have it every day in my tea and often on my toast! But who knew it could heal wounds and burns!! Many of us have tried honey in some warm lemon water to soothe a sore throat (I have, sadly I was too far gone for this to work) but honey has also been used to treat wounds for thousands of years. New Dutch research identified a protein in honey called “defensin 1″ that gives honey its antibacterial action. So, if you have a mild burn or minor cut, try applying warm honey to the wound and covering it with a sterile bandage. Change the dressing daily and you should see results!!
Salt is also useful. Many of us have tried gargling with salt water to soothe a sore throat (once again I”ve tried this to no avail) but try using it to clear out nasal congestion. Basically when you mix salt into water at a stonger concentration than the salt water in our bodies, this combo helps to draw fluid out of our tissues. My dad swears by shooting a saline solution up his nose to help with congestion. And I can tell you doctors recommended salt water to clear out the noses of my children. And in fact, when I did a story recently on allergies, the Allergist recommended salt water up the nose to clear congestion in children. Just make sure if you’re making your own saline solution, to use distilled water or cooled boiled water. Tap water is not sterile enough.
Peppermint tea. The oil found in the peppermint leaf and its stems calm the muscles of the digestive tract. This allows gas to pass more easily and relieve indigestion. However, if your indigestion is caused by reflux (you’ll know this if you feel an acidic, burning pain) avoid the tea. It could actually aggravate the problem by relaxing muscles that would allow stomach acid to flow back into the esophagus.
Oatmeal. I adore oatmeal. Oats have phytochemicals in them with antiinflammatory properties. Oats can be used to help soothe irritated skin from eczema , rashes, bug bites or even a sunburn! Oats help to bring your PH back into its natural balance. You can grind your own oats (not the flavoured kind) into a fine powder until it dissolves in water and pour the solution into a warm, not hot, bath. And soak for no longer than 15 minutes. You can also buy colloidal oats in the pharmacy and just add that to your bath. Colloidal oats are finely ground oats boiled to extract the colloidal material. Ahhhhh.