14 Healthy Home Remedies in Your Spice Rack
Find out which herbs and spices help naturally cure acne, constipation, canker sores, dandruff, and more with these tips and recipes from the book Joey Green’s Magic Health Remedies.
Ease Arthritis Pain: Vanilla Extract
Dab the sweet-smelling stuff on a tissue and sniff every so often. Green explains that the vanilla aroma triggers certain parts of your brain to produce endorphins, which are neurotransmitters that produce a sense of well-being. Also, studies show that vanilla helps reduce stress, which can lower pain sensitivity.
Clear Up Athlete’s Foot: Thyme Leaves
Add two tablespoons of thyme leaves to one cup of boiling water in a teacup, cover, and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and let the liquid cool, then dunk a cotton ball into the thyme tea and dab on your feet and between your toes. Let them air dry. Antifungal compounds in thymol kill the fungus causing your stinky feet.
Relieve Seasonal Allergies: Ground Turmeric
Thwart your body from releasing symptom-triggering histamines with this spice-infused beverage: Stir one teaspoon of ground turmeric into an eight-ounce glass of water and drink. Certain antioxidants in turmeric help suppress histamine production.
More Healthy Home Remedies
Find out how to turn more everyday products into quick and easy health boosters in Joey Green’s Magic Health Remedies.