1,001 Amazing Home Remedies & Cures, from the experts of Consumer Guide, is packed with practical and cost-effective ways to treat common health problems at home. This invaluable book provides help for coping with everything from allergies to yeast infections, using common products that you probably have on hand. You'll discover easy and inexpensive solutions to more than 90 everyday health problems. Many of the remedies have been used for generations; others are more recent cures, based on the latest scientific information.
The remedies in 1,001 Amazing Home Remedies & Cures are a lot less expensive than a doctor visit or prescription medication—much of what ails you can be treated or prevented with items you have at home. For example:
- Treat a burn with honey. It draws fluid out of the tissues, which cleans the wound and speeds healing.
- Can't stop hiccupping? Place your finger in your ear. This recalibrates the action of the irritated nerve that causes hiccups.
- Douse the itch that results from hives with a milk compress.
Each profile gives a short explanation of the causes and symptoms of the condition, then provides remedies categorized by type: dietary remedies, herbal remedies, and lifestyle remedies. The profiles also tell you when to forgo home remedies and seek professional help. Allergies, back pain, dry skin, eye puffiness, fever, heartburn, insomnia, laryngitis, nausea and vomiting, and sore throat are some of the conditions addressed.