Did you know that every time you have a minor health trouble, you need not rush to the doctor for help? Some common problems can be dealt with very common things already present in your kitchen.

Taking care of slight burns or scalds

I’m sure you know that onion makes your eyes tear every time you try to cut it. But did you know onion could be helpful if you happened of get yourself burned in the kitchen? Chop the onion into halves. Keep the inner side of the onion on the burned spot till the pain goes away. Well, onion has certain compounds of sulphur and quercetin that can be helpful in burns. Quercetin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and used in many drugs too. So next time you get a burn don’t forget the miraculous onion.

Relieving hangovers

There are like hundreds of things that are already present in your kitchen and can help you fight a hangover from the last night. If you have honey in your kitchen you can take 2-6 teaspoons of it when you wake up in the morning. Honey is a good source of fructose (a type of sugar), and thus quickly replenishes the sugar levels in your body. Take more spoons of honey after a gap of 20-30 minutes. Honey also contains potassium which counteracts the alcohol effects.

Fighting headache or migraine

Headache is a very common complaint and each one of us has experienced it more than once. There can be different causes behind the headaches. It is warranted that if you’re regularly experiencing headaches, you’ve migraine, or if there is a single spell of severe headache, you must see the doctor and find out the real cause to get appropriate treatment. However, besides visiting a doctor you could also try to relieve the headache by yourself at home.

You can use cold to fight the pain. Cold constricts the blood vessels thus relieving pain. Now, if you didn’t know, frozen peas make a great ice pack. The peas could mold into the appropriate shape to reach the spot uniformly, thus quick results. Also, they can be re-used any number of times, unlike ice cubes. Hold the pack of frozen peas at the painful spot for ten minutes. Give a gap of twenty minutes before repeating. Frozen peas can be used as an ice pack for other pains too.

Taking care of puffy eyes

You could have puffy eyes after a night a little to no sleep, as a result of aging or because of dehydration. Fluid gathers in the tissues under the eyes. To get rid of those puffy eyes, you could use the used tea bags. Keep the bags in the fridge until they’re chilled. Remove any extra tea water by squeezing them out, so that it doesn’t trickle allover your face. Put the bags to the swollen eyes for like ten minutes. Besides taking care of swelling, it also refreshes your eyes, and reduces dark circles. Chilled cucumbers are also used for the same.

  • Very very useful tips. Excellent ! Especially the one for head aches.

    • Thank Subhodeep. I am glad you liked them.

  • aaricdavid

    nice post