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Home Health Wellness 7 Home Remedies for Common Ailments

7 Home Remedies for Common Ailments

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7-home-remedies-for-common-ailmentsNo one really likes going to the doctor, so battle small health problems with these home remedies!

Especially when you're not feeling well, curling up at home may seem like the better option. So, if you're looking to skip the doctor and feel better, you might want to try some of these DIY home remedies.

Allergies

A spoonful of sugar might help the medicine go down, but a shot of apple cider vinegar can turn your allergy woes around. A small shot once or twice a day can ease or sometimes rid those nasty allergy pains.

High Blood Pressure

Chocolate is a woman's best friend. Dark chocolate, which is rich in an antioxidant compound that can ease blood flow in blood vessels, has been known to help lower blood pressure. A bite of dark chocolate a day can help keep the doctor away. You might also want to try meditation as the breathing exercises can prove beneficial. 

Upset Stomach

Ginger. Whether it's juiced or the side on your sushi platter, ginger has been known to calm an uneasy tummy. 

Cramps

Menstrual cramps can be painful. But if you're hoping to skip the pain meds, you might want to try a heating pack. Fill a sock with rice and microwave for 1-2 minutes and place the heated pack in the pained area. 

Stress

Essential oils can be a quick and easy fix to cure that ball of stress forming inside you. Try lavender, or sniff an orange or lemon for instant relief. 

Headaches

Lavender can also be a simple remedy for a pesky headache. Carry a bag of lavender leaves or drop some lavender-scented oil on your pillow. Also try drinking some water as dehydration is a common cause. 

High Cholesterol

Eating fish can be an easy way to help lower cholesterol. Fatty fish in particular, such as salmon, tuna or trout, are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help to drop your cholesterol. Aim to eat fish 1-2 times a week.

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