There are a ton of items in everyday use which we can apply to common ailments and save ourselves a trip to the pharmacy.
|What’s it good for?
|How does it work?
|Best to use
|Inflammation, puffy eyes
|Tannins and caffeine
|Steeped, then cooled
|Apple cider vinegar
|Dilute 2 parts water to one part ACV and swab
|Wrap in a tea towel and place on injury
|Mix 1/2 cup baking soda in a large bowl of warm water and soak feet for 15mins a day
|Bad breath bacteria
|Hold a slice of cucumber against the roof of the mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds
|Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
|Eat fresh, with other dishes or make a warm drink with milk, honey or other spices
|Stomach complaints, bloating
|Blocks brain receptors
|Steep and drink as tea or eat fresh
|Eat fresh or add to smoothies, mash and use as a mask
|Eczema, skin irritation
|Add to a warm bath or add to a face mask