Stop toothache pain, lower blood glucose level, relieve morning and motion sickness plus ease other maladies with common spices that you probably have in your kitchen right now. Cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, sage and thyme can do more than just season food, these spices are also powerful home remedies for common afflictions.
The capsaicin in cayenne interferes with the body’s transmission of pain (many over-the-counter arthritis creams contain capsaicin), including toothache pain. To ease the pain of a throbbing tooth, make a paste from a teaspoon of cayenne and a few drops of water. Use a cotton swab to dab the paste on the tooth to numb the pain. Be careful not to get the paste on the gums as the cayenne (made from hot red peppers) will generate heat and could irritate gums.
Studies have shown that people who have type 2 diabetes can lower their blood glucose level by adding ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to their daily diet. A little of this spice made into a tea can also stop diarrhea and dry up a runny nose – Add one teaspoon of cinnamon to one cup boiling water and let steep until cool enough to drink.
Dried, ground ginger root is as effective for relieving morning sickness or motion sickness as over-the-counter medication created for the purpose. Some of them even contain ground ginger as their primary ingredient. Use the spice to create a ginger tea to stop any type of upset stomach issue by placing one teaspoon of ground ginger in a cup, pour one cup of boiling water over top and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink.
Sage can assuage menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats naturally. Add ½ teaspoon of dried sage to one cup of boiling water, steep 10 minutes, strain and rink. Make and drink this sage tea three times a day to relieve menopausal discomfort.
This spice is rich in germ-killing compound and has long been used as an antiseptic and expectorant. At the first sign of a sore throat, brew two teaspoon of dried thyme in one cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely and gargle with the antiseptic spice several times a day as needed.
For an effective cough home remedy, steep one teaspoon of dried thyme in one cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain and drink twice a day. A little honey or sugar may be added to sweeten the flavor.
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