In the season of cold and flu, it is important to find a natural way to prevent illnesses and protect ourselves.
Coughing, stuffy or runny nose, painful throat and significantly low energy – we all know how exhausting can be to go through all the stages of having a flu.
We give you a few tips on how to treat different ailments with the help of salt, pepper, and lemon:
1. Sore throat
Combine a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper and one teaspoon of high-quality salt. Stir the mixture in a glass of warm water. Gargle the liquid several times a day to relieve sore throat and severe cough.
2. Stuffy nose
Combine equal parts of ground black pepper, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom seeds and grind them well into a fine powder. Smell the mixture, and watch how the sneezing will relieve your stuffy nose.
Gallstones are hard deposits of digestive fluids that form in the gallbladder. These block the digestive tract, and cause unbearable pain. Patients usually undergo a surgery to get rid of their gallstones.
But, you can treat the condition with natural remedies. Combine 3 parts of olive oil, 1 part of lemon juice and 1 part of black pepper. Use the remedy to dissolve gallstones.
4. Canker sores
Stir a tablespoon of Himalayan salt into a cup of warm water. Swish the solution in your mouth after your meals to heal the mucus membranes in your oral cavity. This will help you get rid of bad bacteria and heal the sores a lot faster.
5. Weight loss
Add a quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper, 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juiceand a tablespoon of raw honey to a glass of water. This elixir will improve your metabolism. Polyphenols in lemons keep you fit and enhance insulin sensitivity, which is essential in the fat-burning process.
Soothe your upset stomach with black pepper. The scent of lemons relieves nausea. Combine a tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Stir the mixture in a glass of warm water. Sip your drink slowly until you notice some improvement.
Combine ½ a teaspoon of ground pepper and ½ teaspoon of clove oil. This mixture will relieve your aching tooth. Floss and carefully brush your teeth twice a day. Cut off sugar and acidic foods.
8. Cold and flu
Juice half a lemon, and add it to a cup of warm water. This drink relieves cold symptoms. You can also leave the pulp and peel of your lemon halve in the water for 10 more minutes. Take them out, and stir in a tablespoon of raw honey. Consume the citrusy remedy until you feel better.
Soak a piece of cotton in some lemon juice, and stick it in your nostril. Bring your head slightly forward, so the blood does not drip in your throat. This will also prevent nausea. The nosebleed will stop almost instantly.