Baking soda, vinegar, lemon on table

There are a ton of items in everyday use which we can apply to common ailments and save ourselves a trip to the pharmacy.

IngredientWhat’s it good for?How does it work?Best to use
Green teabagsInflammation, puffy eyesTannins and caffeineSteeped, then cooled
Apple cider vinegarMouth ulcersAntibacterialDilute 2 parts water to one part ACV and swab
Frozen peasSwellingCoolingWrap in a tea towel and place on injury
Baking sodaFoot fungusAntifungalMix 1/2 cup baking soda in a large bowl of warm water and soak feet for 15mins a day
CucumberBad breath bacteriaPhytochemicalHold a slice of cucumber against the roof of the mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds
TurmericSore throatAnti-inflammatory and antioxidantEat fresh, with other dishes or make a warm drink with milk, honey or other spices
GingerStomach complaints, bloatingBlocks brain receptorsSteep and drink as tea or eat fresh
AvocadoInflammation, skincareAntioxidantsEat fresh or add to smoothies, mash and use as a mask
OatsEczema, skin irritationAnti-inflammatoryAdd to a warm bath or add to a face mask


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